[REC]Ві Genesis (2012)
The Cold Thermogenesis Protocol should be added gradually to the Leptin Rx rest protocol. This blog post is additive to the Leptin Rx, and is an evolution extension of it for those who need it. I hope you all realize that not everyone will need it. Some will need it because they have special needs that they face. This blog is designed for those who have been previously left out of the reset protocol. Those people are gastric bypass patients, HCG users, those on exogenous steroids, chronic pain patients, and those with T2D and metabolic syndrome, as a few examples.
[REC]Ві Genesis (2012)
Also, drink 16-32 oz. of ice cold water immediately prior to the test no matter what stage you are at. Why you ask? Your body temperature is incredibly hot at approximately 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and ice water is approximately 40 degrees Fahrenheit. In order to maintain this homeostasis, your body has to bring that ice water up by about 60 degrees, and, by definition, it takes 1 calorie to raise the temperature of 1 liter of water by approximately 2 degrees Fahrenheit. That means that to raise the temperature of 1 liter of ice water by 60 degrees Fahrenheit, your body would burn about 30 calories. Two liters, which is about eight glasses of water, would burn 60 calories. Do not drink more than 32 oz of water before this test because cold adaptation also affects our thirst centers. You should always consider drinking cold liquids as part of your dietary plan as it can increase your metabolic rate by 30-40a7b724a0454d92c70890dedf5ec22a026af4df067c7b55aa6009b4d34d5da3c6. If you get a lot of brain freezes when you drink cold things this might signal you suffer with a high tissue omega six level or are severely dehydrated. You need to proceed with caution while trying to apply cold thermogenesis. You will see why your omega 6 level matter soon and your total body water matter a lot too.
When I began this 18 months ago, I did a lot or reading on NASA astronauts, Special Ops, and Navy Seal training. I also looked to a lot of natural human experiences with cold thermogenesis as well. The safest way to adapt to is to submerge your face first into water in a sink where you add ice to with a cooking thermometer. Wait until the water is between 50-55 degrees, and enter face first and see how long you can tolerate it using a time piece. Record the time. For the next two weeks work your way up until you need to take a breath for O2. The rate of adaptation to this will vary for people. When you finish this proceed to number 2.
When you first begin cold training with clothing on, when you re-enter a warm environment the way you disrobe also matters for the adaptation to become more comfortable and less agonizing. So first expose your face, then your head to the warm environment. Then expose your extremities to re establish the blood flow and lastly your torso and abdomen. If I am wearing clothing in liquid when I am in cold water, I do the same thing. This progression of re-exposure to the warm environment from the cold will make it more bearable as time progresses. If you remove clothing in a different layered fashion, you can abruptly increase cortisol release to cause a vascular instability. This instability is felt to be behind a thermal dump that underpins vascular reperfusion injuries seen in frostbite and hypothermia injuries. If you are not overheated by heavy clothing or your warming environment, the cold (when other symptoms are warm) will trigger non-shivering thermogenesis to be induced and you will continue to burn calories as free heat for many hours after the cold exposure. This is why people who are in cold environments tend to be quite thin when they are eating a non Western diet. You will also notice a change in your hunger and appetite, because they will decline. This addition is also quite beneficial to those with binge eating disorders too.
This paper showed that swimming in cold water consistently reduced uric acid levels, while decreasing oxidative stress by increasing reduced glutathione lowering oxidized glutathione levels. The mechanism of cold thermogenesis is felt to be a hormetic effect to reduce intracellular stress. It appears this is an inducible stressor to the cell to improve cellular longevity by hormetic stress. This also helps explain why cold improves immunity and decreases aging too.
From your last post, you answered my question about Raynaud's by recommending low omega-6 diet, and central cold thermogenesis. Do you think that ANY triggering of the Raynaud's should be avoided, so that I can use that as a guide on when to proceed to immersing my hands and feet too? Or, is some gradual exposure ok or even required, even if the Raynaud's is triggered by that exposure? I think I have the diet under control now, but am not sure how cautious to be with the Raynaud's symptoms. Do I need to wear gloves and socks, or even use hand warmers at first as I cool my abdomen and thorax? I am hoping to reduce or eliminate my Raynaud's episodes in the long haul! Thanks!
I am interested in your thermogenesis protocol, but I have an aversion to cold and almost always have cold extremities despite a paleo-type diet with lots of coconut oil and pastured animal fats for over a year.
THank you. I think my cortisol has gotton so much better. I was just trying to understand this comment and how to properly come out of the cold tub. Should I get dressed right away? If you remove clothing in a different layered fashion you can abruptly increase cortisol release to cause a vascular instability. This instability is felt to be behind a thermal dump that underpins vascular reperfusion injuries seen in frostbite and hypothermia injuries. If you are not overheated by heavy clothing or your warming environment, the cold (when other symptoms are warm) will trigger non-shivering thermogenesis to be induced and you will continue to burn calories as free heat for many hours after the cold exposure.
Jack had a question about warming up after cold thermogenesis session. Is it better to just tough it out after a session or is it ok to warm myself up by putting on clothes? I know you mentioned putting on a robe after your sessions. I want the maximum benefit so if leaving my clothes off and toughing it out will provide me that then I will. Thanks Jack
If anyone has any recommendations that will assist with successful CT, or who makes good cooling vests, I would be grateful.I really believe Cold Thermogenesis will be one of the great keys to a very happy, healthy, and energy-filled future for me as I age. 041b061a72