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Doctor Barnes has created a home test that you can easily do in the warmth of your home. Easy and fast and you can find out how is your thyroid working. Fifty years ago, Dr. Broda Barnes discovered that the body temperature is an indicator of the waking activities. He especially emphasized the importance of the body temperature immediately after waking up.
In his book he has explained the thyroid as well as a variety of problems and diseases that may occur in the case if thyroid is not working properly. Doctor Barnes has created a home test that you can do in the warmth of your home. Easy and fast and you’ll learn how is you thyroid working. To do the Barnes test you need to do the following: Before going to bed, take a body thermometer that you have shaken well. Temperature on it has to be 35 °. Once you get up, immediately put the body thermometer under the armpit. Hold the thermometer for ten minutes.
Once you read the result from the body thermometer write it down. This result is known as the “early morning basal temperature”. Normal temperature is between 36.5 and 36.8. Note that in case of infectious diseases or when female is menstruating, the temperature can vary. You need to do the test when you are completely healthy. Test results are as following: your thyroid is operating normally if the temperature is between 36.5 and 36.8. In case you find that the temperature is below 36.5, then the work of your thyroid is reduced (hypothyroidism). Keep in mind that depression, lack of energy, fatigue, infections, chronic headaches, lack of memory and concentration, hair loss are all symptoms of reduced work of the thyroid. If the temperature is higher than 36.8, than it is showing that work of the thyroid is accelerating (hyperthyroidism) or there is an infection in the body. It is recommended to do these test three days in a row if you want accurate results. In case you find the temperature is above or below the normal range contact your doctor. Keep in mind that for good functioning of the thyroid are very important good liver function, stress-free life, selenium, vitamin A, cortisol, magnesium and vitamin B.