How to take your Basal Temperature to test Thyroid Function
Take this temperature in your armpit for a period of three or four days. If the temperature is consistently low, this indicates a hypo- or under-functioning of the thyroid gland. The most important issues of hypothyroidism are metabolism and calcium utilization in the body.
Normal temperature reading is 97.8º – 98.2º Fahrenheit or 36.56º – 36.78º Celcius
When your basal temperature is below 97.8 it shows varying degrees of hypothyroidism. When it is above 98.2 this may indicate hyperthyroidism.
Most under-active or hypothyroid conditions are due to congested lymphatic system and cellular waste clogging up and damaging the tissue of the thyroid. Hyperthyroidism is also due to congestion. The good news is that the thyroid can be restored back to proper function by taking the appropriate course of action and I’ve seen many people even restore function to the point where they didn’t have to take thyroid medication anymore.
At night before going to sleep, place a digital thermometer on your bedside table where you can reach for it in the morning without having to get out of bed.
Next morning, as soon as you wake up, don’t get up or move around. Place the thermometer under your armpit pressing your arm against your bare body. Leave the thermometer there for 7 minutes by the clock and relax. Press the timer button on the digital thermometer and record the temperature.
Make sure to take the reading under both armpits as there often can be a discrepancy between the two.