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Bulletproof Radio

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Welcome to being Bulletproof, the State of High Performance where you take control and improve your biochemistry, your body, and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or just acting like a stressed-out a-hole.… read more

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3 Pillars of Performance: Cold, Breath & Mind – Wim Hof with Dave Asprey : 750

To Bulletproof Radio listeners: The audio on this particular episode is not our usual quality due to technical difficulties on an international connection. We ask for your understanding, as we didn't want to delay bringing this awesome guest to you.

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Wim Hof, aka, “The Iceman.” Wim holds multiple world records for his feats of endurance and exposure to cold. 

He’s based in the Netherlands and has taught breathing techniques all over the world. His methods can change your body chemistry, infuse you with energy, and focus your mind.

“The breath is a door,” Wim says. “Without the breath, what is there? It’s where you and I and everyone else began. It’s where all life begins.”

He’s taken his techniques and distilled them into a new book: “The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential.”

Over a decade and in eight university research studies, his methods have proven that the autonomous nervous system, as related to the innate immune response, can be willfully influenced.  This is something that was previously unknown to science

In these studies, he has also proven that he can directly:

  • influence his autonomic nervous system, 
  • measurably reduce inflammation, 
  • regulate his internal PH levels and body temperature, 
  • activate his immune system to resist the effects of poisonous endotoxins, and
  • activated regions in the brain responsible for pain suppression.


Although Wim is best known for his seeming ability to go beyond human limits, his basic method is accessible to anyone: 20 minutes of breathing practice, a cold shower at the end of your warm one, and the persistence to stick with it. 

Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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