The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Copper + Thyroid

    Does anybody have any information about what it means to be low in copper?

    And what it means to be low in Thyroid?

    I had a blood test and my doctor called and told me to buy "copper sebacate" and take 4mg a day.

    He then told me to buy a "basal thermometer" to check my temperature for five days and give him the results to find out if my Thyroid levels are low.

    What does all that mean?
    It's like I'm a juicer... but I'm not.

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    Party of "No." Tryska's Avatar
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    i dunno about being low in copper.

    but i know a helluva lot about being hypothyroid.

    has he taken blood tests? is this a natural doctor?

    anyway...basal body thermometers can be found at your local drugstore. (usually near the condoms and fertility monitor stuff, as women use them to chart when they are ovulating).

    anyways...what you do is when you first wakeup in the morning, before moving around at all, take the thermometer and put it in your armpit. (hint - get a digital beeping one, so you can snooze a little while this is happening). Record that temperature. I believe if your basal temperature upon rising is below 97F (?), then you may be hypothryoid.
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    oh and being low in thyroid means that there is not enough thyroid hormone floating around in your blood to keep your metabolism working right.

    symptoms include:

    extreme fatigue
    sensitivity to cold
    unexplained weight-gain, inability to lose weight
    muscle weakness
    brittle hair and nails
    depression, irritability (T-3 is key in brain chemistry)
    lack of energy
    itchy or dry skin
    acne
    lowered immune response
    joint pain; carpal tunnel
    low to non-existent sex drive
    low appetite
    puffiness in your face, and especially around your eyes
    short-term memory issues


    there's a pile of symptoms, as this is a systemic problem....you may have all of them, you may have 1 or 2 of them....it's highly individual.
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    do you take extra zinc?
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    This doc (a dermotologist) took a blood test to see if my testosterone count was high. My test levels turned out to be average. He then said that through the blood test, he seemed to think that my copper and thyroid levels were low.

    I don't take extra Zinc, however.

    So the only symptoms on that list that I can relate to is:
    acne (why i see a dermotologist)
    maybe minor joint pain
    It's like I'm a juicer... but I'm not.

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    well...do the basal body thermometer test....if that comes back low, i'm guessing your dermatologist is gonna make you get a thyroid panel or refer you to someone who will.
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