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The Iceman Wim Hof: Hack Your Biochemistry | E175

The Iceman Wim Hof: Hack Your Biochemistry | E175

Update: 2022-06-201


Imagine you could voluntarily activate your autonomic nervous system and immune system response and consciously control your response to stress and pain. Now, imagine you would do all this through a combination of breathwork, meditation, and cold therapy. This is the basis of the Wim Hof Method, a method touted by thousands and backed by science as having incredible physical and mental health benefits. The Wim Hof Method was founded by Wim Hof, a Dutch extreme athlete, motivational speaker, and wellbeing influencer, known as "The Iceman” for a long-list of incredible feats involving his ability to withstand extreme cold, including 26 Guinness World Records. Wim asserts that anyone can master the Wim Hof method and unlock the incredible health benefits that come with it. In this episode, Hala and Wim chat about the science behind the Wim Hof Method and how to do it. They talk about Wim’s background and his first experiences with the cold and breath work, and they chat about the purpose in life and how to tap into your intuition. 


Topics Include:

- Perspective on the purpose of life 

- Role of the body vs the role of the soul 

- What’s wrong with always feeling comfortable? 

- Wim’s mission in life

- What was Wim like as a teenager? 

- How do you know what your intuition is? 

- Is this the next human evolution? 

- How did Wim Hof become the Iceman? 

- How did he figure out the breathing aspect?

- The importance of deep breathing 

- What is the Wim Hof breathing method? 

- What is adrenaline’s role? 

- How is the Wim Hof Method scientifically proven? 

- Wim’s perspective on religion 

- Wim’s actionable advice 

- Wim’s secret to profiting in life

- And other topics…

Wim Hof is a Dutch extreme athlete, motivational speaker, and wellbeing influencer. He is known as "The Iceman.” Wim earned this nickname after setting 26 Guinness world records, including swimming under ice, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle barefoot, submerging himself in ice for 1 hour and 52 minutes, and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in just shorts and sandals.

Wim Hof is the creator of the Wim Hof method, a combination of breathing, cold therapy, and commitment to give you the tools to take control over your body. Wim is on a mission to share the potential health benefits of his method, working with scientists around the world to prove that his techniques work. 

He is the author of several books including, The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Potential

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The Iceman Wim Hof: Hack Your Biochemistry | E175

The Iceman Wim Hof: Hack Your Biochemistry | E175

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