Extreme cold, breathing and influencing your immune system - Wim Hof "The Iceman"

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By Matthias Wittfoth, PhD, Matthias Wittfoth, PhD | Neuroscientist | Sports-, and Music-Coach | Author. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Wim Hof was born in the Netherlands and has developed his own method which consists of breathing techniques, cold exposures, and a specific mind set.

This has brought him not only more than 20 Guinessbook worldrecords, but has led to scientific research showing that this method is able to influence the human immune system.

Wim Hof has been a guest on many podcasts before; e.g. the Tim-Ferriss-Show, Joe Rogan Experience, Ben Greenfield, Rich Roll, or Bulletproff Radio, just to mention a few.

But my plan was to go beyond what already has been discussed with Wim.

In this interview, Wim and I are talking about

his view on fear,

how his collaboration with science has started,

the latest news from research,

and how breathing has helped him raising four children on his own.

A study that has been published in 2014 in the high-ranking journal "Procedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) has shown that a group of participants who were trained by Wim Hof were able to influence their immune system while they had been injected with endotoxins.

More Information: inside-brains.com

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