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A few years ago, Wim approached a Nijmegen-based research team at the Radboud Medical Center and challenged them to scientifically investigate his purported ability to influence his autonomic nervous system – a skill commonly deemed impossible by the medical community.

The first two studies were conducted by Dutch physicians Dr. Matthijs Kox and Prof. Peter Pickkers who work on studying the human immune response, mainly in ICU patients, to help reduce the mortality of critically ill patients. They were able to publish their work in high-ranking scientific journals and continue to investigate the effects the WHM has in various patient groups.

Enjoy this week’s episode where we bring you a fascinating, rich, and highly articulate interview with Matthijs Kox, the man who has investigated the Iceman!

Epiphany Corner

  1. How the first paper ever published on the WHM came about
  2. How Wim hacked his autonomic nervous system
  3. Why scientific investigation of the method is so important to Wim
  4. What it was like to bring immunology to the top of snowy mountain
  5. Why suppressing your innate immune response might sometimes be a good thing
  6. Why your blood turns more alkaline during the breathing exercises
  7. Which two distinct mechanisms might contribute to the effects of the WHM on the innate immune response
  8. What adrenaline and noradrenaline have to do with sepsis, the most common causes of death in the ICU
  9. What projects Matthijs and his team are working on now

Most people would say beforehand: This is not possible!

Matthijs Kox

Associate Professor, Radboud Medical Center