Today I am going to talk to you about one of my favorite longevity practices (bio hacks), Cold Therapy (cold thermogenesis). Listen below.
I honestly don’t know why I do the crazy things I do! I have tried many things in the name of health. There is some strong need, some drive in me to try these things out. It doesn’t feel optional. If feels like a must. Here are a few of the things I’ve tried in the name of extreme and health:
100% raw vegan diet for 5 years and what I learned
Deep colon cleanse for 1 month using herbs and fasting
3-month (90 days) liquid/juice only cleanse
Water fasting for 10 days in Thailand
Dry fasting for 5 days (preceded by 48 hours and 72 hours) and other time periods off and on. My most recent was 40 hours.
Plant-Based ketogenic diet
Cold Therapy using ice baths and cold showers
I also cover some common ice bath questions:
Who should take ice baths? Is it just for athletes?
Are cold showers as good as cold baths?
What are the benefits?
How do I make it easy to do on a regular basis
How am I sure I am getting an effective experience?
Does it hurt?
How Long is good?
When (before or after a workout, in the morning? Etc.
How do I get started? According to Tim Ferriss of the 4-hour body, start slow with ice showers.
Can I take a hot shower or bath after my cold plunge?
Cold Therapy – Why You Should Be Doing it, and How to Incorporate it
Well, energy has to travel a shorter distance in your mitochondria. In simple terms, that means that cold allows you to produce energy more efficiently.