Yes, low thyroid and depression can be related, doctors have known that for decades. What isn’t so well known is that patients can have normal thyroid blood tests and still have low body temperatures and the associated symptoms such as depression, weight gain, and fatigue.
The great news is that low body temperatures can often be corrected such that the depression lifts. The body temperature and depression can often remain improved on their own once recovery is complete!
You see, virtually all the functions of our bodies take place by virtue of chemical reactions. The sum of all the chemical reactions that take place in our bodies make up our metabolisms. Our metabolic rates are carefully controlled by our thyroid systems. A normal body temperature reflects a normal metabolic rate.
A problem in the thyroid system can result in a low metabolic rate, a low temperature, and depression. Thus, the connection between thyroid and depression is a low body temperature. However, people can have normal thyroid gland function and still have low body temperatures and depression. This is known as Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome and this condition can often be corrected with the right kind of thyroid medicine given in the right way (WT3 Protocol). Some people are also able to normalize their temperatures on their own with diet, exercise, stress reduction, and rest.
It appears that the body has coping mechanisms that help it respond to stress. When people go through severe physical, mental, or emotional stress their bodies can slow down to conserve energy and their temperatures can drop. Apparently, this “conservation mode” helps people make it through difficult circumstances and when the difficult circumstances pass, body temperatures and body functions are supposed to come back up to normal, but sometimes they don’t.
Almost all the chemical reactions in the body are catalyzed by enzymes and enzymes depend on their shape for their activity. And, their shape depends on their temperature! Thus, when people feel bad, their temperatures can drop, and when their temperatures drop they can feel bad. This can result in people getting stuck in a vicious cycle of despair. When people get overwhelmed and feel that they are at the end of their ropes their temperatures can drop. Ironically, a low temperature itself can leave people feeling overwhelmed and at the end of their ropes.
People with low temperatures due to Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome don’t usually die from it but they sometimes feel so bad that they would rather be dead. Interestingly, with proper treatment, their temperatures can sometimes respond in a matter of days, and they can quickly feel back to normal…even though their life circumstances haven’t changed. That is, they have the same job, the same bills, the same problems, the same marriage and family…and poof! The world looks completely different with a normal temperature.
People feel better so they feel more like exercising and doing. With normal temperatures they tend to sleep better and feel better so they cope better so their temperatures improve. In this way, captivity in a downward spiral can be replaced with a liberating upward spiral of improving good health.
I just started treatment [WT3] 5 days ago and I already feel an improvement and hope it continues. I was feeling really depressed, if someone asked “How are you?” I would start crying. I’m amazed how the depression went away so quickly, I am not taking anti-depressants, so it has to be the treatment. That funny foggy feeling in my head has improved too…and I can concentrate a lot better, also.
San Dimas, CA
It would be wonderful for you if you do have a low body temperature. That could explain your depression, and low temperatures can often be corrected so that people can feel well on their own without having to take medicines (like anti-depressants) for the rest of their lives.
The body temperature is probably the most important reading doctors rarely check!
If you have depression you owe it to yourself to start checking your body temperatures by clicking here: How to measure body temperatures. You can track your temperatures on our free temperature chart which you can print.
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