We’ve all heard about the importance of having a healthy metabolism, which is responsible for turning the food you eat into energy. This chain of chemical reactions is also involved in
breathing, circulating blood, contracting muscles, eliminating waste and the function of your brain and nerves. As you can see it’s a pretty powerful system, and one that needs to be working optimally to keep you healthy.
If your body’s metabolism is altered, it will affect all other systems in your body. Difficulty with weight loss, thyroid issues, respiratory issues, getting sick frequently, PMS, headaches, depression, and so many others can be connected to a sub-optimal metaboilsm.
Did you that any form of stress can alter your cell metabolism, or put in another way how your cells breathe and use energy? These stressors can be emotional, environmental in the form of toxins (as Lori said in our last newsletter–think organic!), too much cardio, not eating the right amount of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, or not eating enough times during the day…to name a few! What’s even more alarming is that the very food you are eating could be making the problem worse, even if the food you eating is considered “healthy”. We always say that health is not ”one-size-fits-all”, so it’s vital to know what you personally need to keep your body working at it’s best.
Take the Metabolism Test:
Your body temperature is a way to test the health of your metabolism. Under “stress” your body pulls blood from the periphery (arms, legs) to support your vital organs which causes your body temperature to drop. (A cold nose is also an indicator). So, if your body temperature is below 98.1-98.6 which is considered “normal”, you could have a slowed metabolism. This handy test can also help you see if the food you are eating is slowing your metabolism even further and if the exercise you are doing is helping or harming you!
1. Take your body temperature as soon as you wake up, before getting out of bed. Record this number.
A number below 98.1 can indicate a slow metabolism.
2. Take your body temperature 20 minutes after a meal.
If it goes below the body temperature you had when you first woke up, the food you are eating is not right for your metabolism.
3. Take your body temperature 30 minutes after exercising.
If it drops below the number you had in the morning, the exercise you are doing is not right for your metabolism.
If you would like more information about healing your metabolism or would like to one on one coaching, please contact us for more information.
Dorothy and Lori