The Science behind the Wim Hof Method Podcast
This podcast is for you if you are eager to learn more about the scientific facts behind the Wim Hof Method from an educated and reliable source. Join us and find out why guided breathing, cold exposure, and mental focus are so extraordinarily effective in increasing physical, mental and emotional health!
After gaining some fame for his more than twenty Guinness Book World Records, Wim and his Method are now finding their way into the consciousness of an even broader audience. The profound health benefits brought about by this unique combination of breathing techniques, cold exposure, and mental focus are now featured in scientific publications such as Biology textbooks and peer-reviewed journals. More than a hundred thousand people around the globe are practicing Wim’s techniques, and science is increasingly picking up on this topic, too.
Who we are
Dina and Matthias Wittfoth both majored in Psychology and hold PhDs in Neuroscience.
When people first hear about the Wim Hof Method, they often wonder how it can possibly be healthy to repeatedly expose your body to ice water, hyperventilate and hold your breath. Turning to science, the research field of hormesis can readily provide...read more
Dysphoria and dynorphin Professor Marc Cohen is one of Australia’s pioneers in integrative and holistic medicine. He is a registered GP with degrees in physiology and psychological medicine, as well as PhDs in Chinese medicine and biomedical engineering. I...read more
Thermoregulation without top-down control Prof. Otto Muzik and Prof. Vaibhav Diwadkar, two neuroscientists working at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine in Detroit/Michigan, are experts in investigating the correlates of thermoregulation in the...read more
Kiki Bosch is a dutch ice-water free diver. In this episode, she shares her story. She speaks about her experience as an ice freediver, about her role as an ambassador of nature and a body awareness coach and upcoming WHM instructor. Freediving is...read more
As (brain) scientists, we are naturally inquisitive and want to know how and why things work the way they do. The manifold positive effects we experienced in ourselves when we picked up the Wim Hof Method made us curious to seek answers to the many questions that popped up in our heads.
Our mission in this podcast is to sniff out and digest scientific evidence related to all aspects of the Wim Hof Method and to present them to you, our audience, in a fun, intelligible and compact format.
- Present matters of science and encourage science that matters
- Set up a flow of financial support so we can produce at least two episodes per month
- Grow a following to gain momentum for our podcast and for the Wim Hof Method
- Enlist more top experts in related research fields
- Expand the work of this podcast by creating a platform for connecting practitioners of the Wim Hof Method and scientists working in related fields to learn from each other and grow together
- Spread the love!