Healing hypothermia – Rethinking medication intake

Severe effects caused by medication intake

As already explained at the beginning of the book, many medications prescribed by physicians have a cooling effect on the organism. Unfortunately, you cannot discuss these effects with your doctor since the medical profession does not think in these categories. Medications have desired and undesired effects that one simply has to accept if one wants to get healthy. This is how doctors explain the efficacy of medications or something along those lines. The well-known fact that side effects are actually contaminations that can cause severe damage in the long term only seems to concern other patients in practice – at least according to statements made by some doctors. Every day patients tell me unbelievable stories about the discussions they have had with their doctors. Compared to headaches, dizziness, impaired vision, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, inability to drive and depressions, listed as possible side effects of a medication, sensations of coldness or cold hands and feet almost seem harmless. Do not be deceived! A medication that permanently lowers your body temperature – as we have seen – has severe consequences for your health.


Medicine as we know it today was developed as a countermeasure to infectious diseases, which are most often accompanied by high fever. Such is the origin and justification of these medications because, in certain cases, they can save lives. Countering high body temperature is the declared goal; yet a permanent application completely misses the mark since it weakens the organism, extracts strength and warmth, contributes to the discussed coldness-related illnesses and triggers as well as exacerbates chronic illnesses. The fundamental maxim should be: Get rid of long-term medications. Especially rid yourself of long-term pharmaceuticals that lower the body temperature from a healthy 98.6°F to subnormal temperature.

Health tip no. 3:

Let us just stop here for a moment! I am not recommending to immediately return all medications to the pharmacy for disposal.

You should approach this methodically! Seek out a medical professional, a naturopath or doctor who is competent in this area and discuss the best approach for ridding yourself of long-term medications. There are many good alternatives for conditions that are currently being treated with blood-pressure lowering medications, cortisone, statins and other fever-lowering preparations. Sometimes stopping a certain medication is the best way forward. Search for alternatives to antiallergenic medications. And especially look for an alternative if your doctor is, once again, all too eager to prescribe antibiotics. Find a different means of contraception if you are using the birth control pill.

There are many effective, natural and gentle preparations that are free of side effects and can also be taken during illness. The designation “alternative medicine” refers, among other things, precisely to these alternative treatment options that natural medicine can provide. An alternative approach to treatment is also required, i.e. such measures should be accompanied by sufficient rest and sleep, possibly food and/or water abstention, fresh air and sufficient body heat. Naturopathic practices follow different evaluation criteria and may require more time to treat the actual cause of a condition and strengthen the immune system instead of merely suppressing the symptoms. Perhaps alternative measures also require a little more patience than instant treatments performed with a chemical mace.

I recently had a female patient whose doctor advised her to abstain from eating too many green leafy vegetables. The large amount of vitamin K in these vegetables would be interfering with the blood thinner Marcumar. Despite the fact that studies have long disproved this correlation, the question needs to be asked:

“What has our health system come to when healthy foods can no longer be consumed because they disrupt the intake of medications?”


Excerpt from the book “Uwe Karstädt: 98.6° F – Ideal Body Temperature

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About Uwe Karstaedt

The German naturopath lives and works in Munich since 1986 and has published many bestselling books on health and alternative medicine. He is an inspiring speaker with a fascinatingly broad range of in depth knowledge about the basic principles of healing on all levels.

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