Human body temperature varies due to an individuals metabolism. The higher (faster) the metabolism, the higher the body temperature. Equally the slower the metabolic rate, the lower the body temperature. Body temperature may vary to the time of day, or the part of the body in which the temperature is measured at. Temperature is lower in the morning due to inactivity and fasting (no food intake). Therefore we should expect to see a rise during the day due to consuming food and becoming more active.
As most of you know I've been using temperature to assist in healing my thyroid and during my recent hospital stay I was interested to see the temperatures of my fellow patients on the respiratory ward. Most of the guests were admitted following infections which naturally sees a raised (fever) temperatures.
Nature knows best and if we just leave well alone, our bodies will heal. A high fever is often a very beneficial response to disease and doctors are wrong to fight it with medicines like aspirin and paracetomol in an attempt to decrease temperature. Research found that biological enzymes work to raise temperature as a defence process. At around 103°F enzyme levels are found to 10 times more active than at 98.40F (37°C). So, fever actually helps the immune system fight efficiently and rather than interfering with it we should be allowing our body to use its natural defense system or even helping to achieve a better temperature.
Hyperthermia (raised temperature) was a fantastic anti-cancer alternative treatment in which a fever was induced. Although its been used as a method for over a 100 years its not as profitable as the toxic but expensive chemo-therapy.
While I work hard to maintain my usual temperature I did notice that despite the tropical temperatures in the hospital, most of the patients were hidden under blankets and were even asking for more blankets whilst complaining of being cold. I'm back home now and continuing monitoring my temperatures, I'm also reassured to know that its also helping to maintain my general health.