Check Your Thyroid at Home: All You Need Is a Thermometer!
Dr. Barnes created a home test that you can make it at home. It’s simple and quick and you can check your thyroid function.
Fifty years ago, Dr. Broda Barnes find out that you body temperature is an indicator of awakening. It is generally measured immediately after awakening. In his book, he explained how does the thyroid function, many changes and diseases that can occur if the thyroid doesn’t work properly. Dr. Barnes created a home test that you can make it at home. It’s simple and quick and you can check your thyroid function.
Before you go to bed, take a glass thermometer and shake it down to bring the mercury level to 35C’.
Right after you get up; put your thermometer under your armpit. Keep the thermometer for about 10 minutes. Write down the result when you see it. That result is also known as “early in the morning basal body temperature”. Your normal body temperature should be between 36.5 and 36.8.
Note that your temperature can vary because of different infectious diseases. This also applies to women with menstruation.
Your thyroid works normally if your temperature is between 36.5 and 36.8.
If your body temperature falls below 36.5, your thyroid is underactive (hypothyroidism). You should keep on mind that depression, lack of energy, tiredness, infections, chronic headaches, lack of memory and concentration, hair lost, are the symptoms of underactive thyroid.
If your body temperature is higher than 36.8, the work of the thyroid is accelerating (hyperthyroidism) or you’ve got a body infection.
It is recommended for you to do this test 3 days in a row to get the best results.
If in any case you temperature is lower or higher than normal, you should see a doctor.
If you want your thyroid to function, it is very important that your liver functions properly, that you live without stress, and also selenium, vitamin A, cortisol, magnesium and vitamin B.