Dr. Rhonda Patrick explains how cold shock is a type of hormesis, which is a description of a type of stress that, in the right doses, is enough to shock the body and kick off adaptive processes and response mechanisms that are hardwired into our genes, and, once on, are able to create a resilience that actually exceeds what was needed to counter the initial stimuli.

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • (00:00) Introduction
  • (03:09) Cold exposure is good stress for the brain
  • (15:42) Cryotherapy reduces inflammation
  • (23:12) Cold exposure, weight loss, and thermogenesis
  • (30:45) Cold exposure increases antioxidant capacity and 
  • (33:42) How to use cold exposure to enhance athletic performance and recovery 
  • (52:44) Whole-body cryotherapy vs cold water immersion

If you’re interested in learning more, you can read the full show notes here.

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