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Interested in learning more about some of the studies concluded on how to maximize wellness and do more with our bodies and minds than previously thought possible? Me too! Below is a knowledge compendium of current and previous scientific studies relating to the Wim Hof Method, meditation, cold exposure, breathing, nutrition and various other topics and the correlating effect on the bodies physiology.



Wellness Scientific Studies

When you lose weight, where does the fat go? Most of the mass is breathed out as carbon dioxide, study shows - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141216212047.htm

Brown fat as a therapy for obesity and diabetes - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3593105/

Gut microbes trigger fat loss in response to cold temperatures:https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151203135832.htm

Breathing, Oxygen Saturation & Vagus Nerve Study:

Vagal nerve regulation is essential for the increase in gastric motility in response to mild exercise. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20948179

Your Brain on Nature; - Studies included in article. 
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Wim Hof Method Science Breakthroughs

Article: The Influence of Concentration/meditation on Autonomic Nervous System Activity and the Innate Immune Response: A Case Study
Authors: M. Kox, M. Hopman, P. Pickkers. et al. - Radboud University Medical Center
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Article: Voluntary Activation of The Sympathetic Nervous System and Attenuation of the Innate Immune Response In Humans
Authors: M. Kox, P. Pickkers et al. - Radboud University Medical Center
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Article: Controlled Hyperventialtion After Training May Accelerate Altitude Acclimatization Authors: G. Buijze, M.T. Hopman
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Chapter: Biology Now - Endocrine and Immune systems - Testing the Iceman

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Article: The Role of Outcome Expectancies for a Training Program Consisting of Meditation, Breathing Exercises, and Cold Exposure on the Response to Endotoxin Administration: a Proof-of-Principle Study Authors: H. van Middendorp, M. Kox, P. Pickkers, A.W.M. Evers - Radboud University Medical Center
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