From icing ankle sprains to whole-body cryotherapy chambers, cold therapy has been a therapeutic procedure used for many years to resolve many issues. As scientific literature has increased, both excitement and skepticism for the effectiveness of the cold has increased. What hasn’t changed, is the fact that cold exposure is often uncomfortable and undesirable.
In this episode, you’re going to learn why the discomfort of the cold is more than worthwhile. From improving brain performance and reducing neurodegenerative diseases to increasing fat burning potential and adding years to your life, forcing yourself to be cold has incredible powers. I’ll also share my experience with daily cold showers, years of ice baths as an athlete, a regular cryotherapy practice, and most importantly, how you can begin to leverage the cold for an optimized life.
[1:58] The cold activates mitochondria-rich brown adipose tissue
[5:13] Sirtuins and the survival circuit
[7:03] Vasoconstriction for better brain health
[8:16] Relationship between the blood-brain barrier, the vagus nerve, and cold exposure
[12:03] How cold showers have changed my life
[14:17] Cryotherapy: Results of exposure to -180°C (-300°F)
[15:44] Best and easiest ways to implement cold exposure
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