Brown Fat and Raw Vegans
I've found a site in which I found the following:
So far, most of what we know about brown fat comes from animal studies at Duke. When a mouse mom leaves her nest to forage for food, her babies burn brown fat for heat while she''''s gone. In other words, it''''s the fat that''''s quickly consumed for survival rather than stored.
As in mice, brown fat in humans is made up of fat cells that burn fat rather than store it. Those adults who seem to be able to eat a lot without gaining weight may have a larger-than-usual proportion of brown fat. So your fortunate friends who "have a high metabolism" or "burn up everything they eat" may in fact be walking storehouses of brown fat.
Could it be that raw vegans start producing more of this type of fat, hence their being better able to tolerate cold? Any thoughts? Also, does anyone know what changes that makes us better able to tolerate heat?
I definitely noticed that I like warmth more than ever before. For example, I like visinting sauna in winter in order to warm up lol! I also read about others being able to tolerate heat more when on raw. My understanding of it is that humans are tropical apes, adapted to living in tropics. Changing one's diet from cooked to raw, which in many cases means eating lots of tropical fruit, is like going back to our origins, and letting our bodies function at its orignally intended way. Also, I read about people on raw having lower body temperature than before. This would explain the tolerating-heat phenomenon.
The reason I asked is that it was 65F outside last night and 78F inside. I could barely tell the difference! I did notice this summer that I did not feel as hot as I would normally have before raw. In fact, I felt comfortable.
I've heard many raw people say that they are better able to tolerate the cold as well as heat. It got me thinking and now wonder if it's that we are better able to utilize our brown fat since we are no longer diverting our energy to digestion and dealing with toxins. This is after detox of course. Many people get cold easily durring detox probably for the same reasons as cooked people.
P.S. If I did not have roommates, I'd save so much on my electric bill!!!