Given the history, please forgive the gloating over unintended results. It’s N=1, but I’m anxious to hear of other body temperature measurers for those into that (I’m not, even though I’m clinically HypoT). Here’s the comment from CDXLI—who’s been checking body temperature daily since young Matt Stone was in diapers, or thereabouts. I added a few editor comments, as well as a few very skillful edits for drama and effect. You can still link to the original if you think that’s better.
Has anyone noticed improvement in low body temperature using RS? I have hypothyroidism and have checked my temp nearly every day for 20 years. I averaged about 97.5 for a few years then did LC for a few years and temp stayed around 97.1. I switched to VLC [that’s LC dogma for you: double down! –Ed] because LC didn’t seem to be working any more and my temp dropped to 96.8. Not good.
My hypoT prescription was raised yet again but most days, my temp would still barely hit 97. Plus I felt like crap; so I started PHD [Paul Jaminet’s Perfect Health Diet, which I endorse and applaud –Ed]. Safe starches plus plenty of fruits…and I immediately felt better. And guess what? Body temp climbed to an average of 97.2. For the past couple of years, I’ve tried coconut oil, increased activity, herbs, and so on. Absolutely none of these and nothing helped to raise my temp [But did you try REFINED SUGAR? –Ed].
2 weeks ago, I started 4 Tblsp potato starch per day. Within 5 days my temp started to climb daily. I took my temp this morning. It was 98.6.
I. Don’t. Fucking. Believe. It!
It’s been decades since [Uh, like before Matt Stone was born –Ed] I’ve seen that temp. I’ve made no other changes beyond that 4 Tblsp RS. Is this a fluke? Has anyone else noticed this, or checked for body temp changes?
Well, it’s N=1, and so I’m fully prepared if I’m wrong and Matt gets table-turn lafs on me. She’s commented now & then going way back a couple of dozen times, and so that’s my trust/risk equation—it’s not random, out of the blue. But c’mon, how could I really resist? This was like a freshly grilled ribeye to Robinson Crusoe.
Since I’ve been doing this long series on Resistant Starch (here, those who have ‘Matt Stone’ in your Google alerts, the tagged Resistant Starch post in reverse cron order) I keep getting comments like: “Matt Stone did a post on this 4 years ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Indeed he did. Then he never mentioned it again; until I’ve been doing so, apparently. Instead, in apparent desperation for results at virtually any cost, he went to refined sugar in desperate hopes of getting a “rise” in people.
Anyway. Don’t take the obvious, intentional hype here too seriously. I’m at peace with the fact Matt Stone is out there, and on any given day that you ask me, the first thought that will come to my mind is that if he didn’t exist at all, it would be necessary to invent him.
This is just a poke in the eye for fun, but hoping it sticks.