I was prescribed Vitamin D because my levels were low (18), and within a week of 2000iu/day, I stopped keeping my room at 83 degrees. I did a trial for a month and stopped it, and I started to need the space heater on again. Now I take it a few times a week, and base my dosage on how much sun I've had and how cold I've been at bedtime. It's working well. Side note: menstrual cycle dropped from 40 days to a consistent 30 within a month, except for the month where I went without, and then it crept back up to 35. Vitamin D must be required to regulate the foundational work of many functions in the body. Whatever the case, I love to be able to wear shorts, and survive in air conditioned rooms!
Hi Cal, this was certainly enlightening! I started calcium and vitamin D supplementation a couple of days, and since then I asked my husband a few times if its suddenly warm now a days...I used to always feel cold previously. Thanks for this revelation. Other foods that I found increase my body temperature have been coconut oil and caffaine from coffee or tea.
Good to see that you implemented my suggestion for the section on cold hands and feet.
A bit of history. Hands would get very, very cold even in mild temperatures, even when it's 21 or 22 degrees in the house. And the thing it wasn't just my hands - it was my core. At work folks would have the fans going and walking around in short sleeves and I would be literally freezing and had to wear my winter jacket in the office and at home the same thing - cold, cold. I saw a naturopath, chiro, acupunturist, medical doctors and specialists and nothing worked. Doctors said they found nothing wrong after gallons of blood taken and hundreds of tests. They said I was practically very healthy. One specialist decided to tell me that I have Raynauds but I told him no, I don't have Raynauds. (Don't always listen to them. Get a second opinion if in doubt). Finally I came across a doctor online and he suggested some tests to take so I went back to my doctor and got some of the tests done. The tests revealed that I was very, very deficient in Vitamin D, yes Vitamin D. Within a couple days of taking the Vit d supplements there was huge improvement. My hands were warmer, much warmer and I am not shivering at work anymore. It's not 100% better yet and I'm working on that but there has been a huge huge difference. Now my hands are actually warm when I go to bed while before they used to be freezing. The doctor suggested 2000 IUs a day for 3 months then 1000 after and the good doctor online just suggested 5000 IUs a day for a couuple weeks to bring things up to a comfortable level.
Hope this helps someone.