Cold Exposure & Ice Baths
Dr. Eberwein wants you to know the following about the cold:
When exposed to it properly, cold exposure is one of the best hormetic stressors. Exposing one’s body to cold temperatures is one of the three pillars of the Wim Hof Method. Proper exposure to the cold starts a cascade of health benefits. This includes the buildup of brown adipose tissue and resultant fat loss. In addition, ice baths or cold stressors help reduce inflammation which facilitates a fortified immune system. As a result you receive balanced hormone levels, increased energy, improved sleep quality, and the production of endorphins. Endorphins are the the feel-good chemicals in the brain that naturally elevate your mood. In recent years, cold body therapy has gained serious popularity, because it is linked to numerous health benefits.
Some people, including professional athletes, bodybuilders, and celebrities even swear by whole body cryo-therapy. This kind of therapy is characterized by standing in a sealed container for a short amount of time, while extremely cold air is circulated around the body. As whole body cryo therapy is relatively expensive and not widely available. Methods like the Wim Hof Method provide an affordable alternative. You can practice the method from within the comforts of your home, by taking a cold shower, so you can already start reaping the benefits of cold body therapy today!
Watch Dr. Rudolph Eberwein & Miguel Bertonatti in their two minute ice bath by clicking on the video below
Who is Wim Hof
Wim Hof got his nickname “The Iceman” after he broke over 25 Guinness World Records with regards to resisting cold. Some of his feats include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle on his bare feet, running a full marathon in the Namib desert without drinking water, swimming underneath ice for 66 meters, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes. Wim is has proven that our bodies are capable of doing the same exceptional things his body allows him to do, and has scientific proof behind his method to back him up. Therefore, he has developed his Wim Hof Method that gives ordinary people the tools to take control over their body. You can learn the Wim Hof Method yourself by going to www.wimhofmethod.com