Are you willing to swallow a battery powered thermometer to determine your core body temperature?
Could it be we’ve been measuring our temperature wrong all this time? Jason’s guest, Dr. Wade Webster, states that while traditional mercury-based thermometers are capable of reading our body’s core temperature correctly, we would need to keep the thermometer continuously inserted for ten minutes or more in order to do so. His company, Prima-Temp, is creating options for capsulized internal thermometers, which one day might be fueled by the human body itself. The technology sends a notification to a mobile device so the user can know exactly what their core temperature is. The benefits of knowing our core body temperature are driving additional research, but today we know the brain synchronizes the cells in the body based on the temperature of our surroundings. Our exposure to light (heat) also benefits us by assisting with fighting infections, dealing with infertility issues and helping us take medications at optimum times.
[:58] What is a core body temperature?
[1:56] What about traditional thermometers?
[3:19] The brain synchronizes the cells of the body
[4:08] The circadian rhythm
[5:23] Problems caused by living outside your circadian rhythm
[7:35] Fertility issues can be resolved by understanding circadian rhythms
[8:29] The device will send the information to your cell phone
[10:12] Making a digestible circuit for the body to produce its own energy
[10:54] A tablet for men is $40, batteries included, and the Priya ring for women is $200
[12:26] Insurance plans may or may not cover the costs
[12:57] Circadian health is important for fighting infections
[14:14] Contact Dr. Wade Webster