It's hard to say - I don't think that we understand how the body actually functions well enough yet.
The cold usually doesn't bother me. I am slightly plump at the moment (maybe 8-10 pounds of fat that needs to be converted into something more useful than a floatation device), but have generally been trim. My body temp is also usually low (about a degree and one half F), but while I had fibromyalgia my waking temp was BELOW 92F, which should have put me into a coma! I also sweat like a pig (do pigs really sweat??) when I exercise, which for me is usually a pain in the eyes. Also, I simply do not have any body odor - I have never needed to use deodorant. The only time I get a slight body odor is when I am ill. (Not mentally, thank goodness, or I'd smell rotten all the time! :-) My wife is very sensitive to cold. Prior to her pregnancy, she got cold when she ate. However, that went away after little Michael was born. Now HE is the one who gets cold when he eats. Both of us have very low blood pressure. Mine is usually around 104/68 (at age 54), and hers is the same (at a younger age :-). When she was pregnant, it got down to 90/52 or thereabouts. Needless to say, neither of us should die of a stroke (our cholesterol is also fine and dandy). Anywho, there does seem to be some similarity between our resistance to cold. However, my wife just came in and told me that I need to go out and find the spot heater, since it was now "officially cold" in our bedroom. So I gotta run! Jon Marc A. Schindler wrote: I often wonder -- in all seriousness, this time -- if our body temperature and other factors has something to do with how we feel heat. I'm rather overweight, and you can almost hear people tell me in their minds that if I'm so danged hot why don't I lose some weight, but the problem is that I wasn't always overweight, but even as a kid I sweat a lot. It just didn't bother me then -- it takes time to learn that it has social consequences (not to mention having your glasses fall off in a soccer game), and I was actually rather scrawny and small for my age until my mission. Anyway, having had my fair share of medical attention the past few years (I've been in 5 hospitals and seen 20 specialists alone), I've learned that my normal core body temperature is 36oC, not 37oC which is supposed to be "normal." So I'm cold-blooded. Absolutely WAG stab in the dark, but this could be why I feel the cold just as acutely as anyone else, but it simply doesn't bother me. Today it was only 4oC when I went down the alley to check the mail, and I didn't bother putting a jacket on. But let it get above 20oC and I'm the first to complain. Now here's the really weird thing. 2 of my 4 kids are like me -- both the boys. The two girls, one of whom is slightly overweight and the other of whom isn't, complain that we keep our house too cold. My wife used to use my backside to warm up her feet at night when we first got married (she's from Spokane, WA, not one of your palmier spots), but after her first pregnancy, she turned "cold-blooded" just like me. I have absolutely no explanation, scientific or otherwise, for this. I am *so* cold-blooded that I once frost-bit my entire left ear, all the way inside to and including the ear drum, and didn't even know it. I was fooling around on the way to school when I was 8 and got pushed into a snowbank, and got snow jammed into my ear. Around recess I was running a fever, and was sent to the school nurse. She called my mom, who came and got me and took me to our family doctor, who said I had first-degree frostbite. I still have a rough, cartiliginous section of the top of my earlobe from that damage. There was scar tissue on the eardrum for several years thereafter, although it gradually healed. And yet I never even felt it at the time. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================