Archive for May, 2009

Interesting observation about body temperatures.

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Hi Katie,

Love your book!

One thing I would strongly recommend though… I always took my morning temperatures under my armpit and was always discourages as the temps were so low.

A friend recommended under the tongue. I looked through your book and noticed that you recommend either way so I tried it. Well, my temps are consistently 1-1.5 degrees higher! I just think this info needs to be out there so women know it isn’t apples to apples. I was convinced I had thyroid issues when in fact it was just the way I was measuring my temp.

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Thank you so much for sharing your research. I will post your observations on my blog.

Best,

Katie Singer

Interesting observation about body temperatures.

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Hi Katie,

Love your book!

One thing I would strongly recommend though… I always took my morning temperatures under my armpit and was always discourages as the temps were so low.

A friend recommended under the tongue. I looked through your book and noticed that you recommend either way so I tried it. Well, my temps are consistently 1-1.5 degrees higher! I just think this info needs to be out there so women know it isn’t apples to apples. I was convinced I had thyroid issues when in fact it was just the way I was measuring my temp.

________________________

Thank you so much for sharing your research. I will post your observations on my blog.

Best,

Katie Singer

A question about night-lighting

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Hello,

I have just read your book “Honoring Our Cycles,” and I have a question
about using the “night-lighting” technique to regulate my menstrual cycle.
I have a very bright streetlight outside and my black-out curtains don’t
make the room entirely dark. Will night-lighting have the same effect if
I use a sleeping mask to block out the light from my eyes, or is it
necessary that my entire body be surrounded by complete darkness?

Thanks!

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I’m not sure. I think the eye mask should give you what you need. If you
can afford it, there are room-darkening honeycomb blinds made with mylar;
I’m also looking into roll-down blinds that might be available at places
like Home Depot. I have also had good experience with flattened cardboard
between the window and the existing blind.

Best of luck,

Katie Singer

A question about night-lighting

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Hello,

I have just read your book “Honoring Our Cycles,” and I have a question about using the “night-lighting” technique to regulate my menstrual cycle. I have a very bright streetlight outside and my black-out curtains don’t make the room entirely dark. Will night-lighting have the same effect if I use a sleeping mask to block out the light from my eyes, or is it necessary that my entire body be surrounded by complete darkness?

Thanks!

***********

I’m not sure. I think the eye mask should give you what you need. If you can afford it, there are room-darkening honeycomb blinds made with mylar; I’m also looking into roll-down blinds that might be available at places like Home Depot. I have also had good experience with flattened cardboard between the window and the existing blind.

Best of luck,

Katie Singer

An interesting note from a reader.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Enjoy!

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Hi Katie,

Love your book!

One thing I would strongly recommend though… I always took my morning temperatures under my armpit and was always discourages as the temps were so low.

A friend recommended under the tongue. I looked through your book and noticed that you recommend either way so I tried it. Well, my temps are consistently 1-1.5 degrees higher! I just think this info needs to be out there so women know it isn’t apples to apples. I was convinced I had thyroid issues when in fact it was just the way I was measuring my temp.