Come on in! The water’s freezing!
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Brrrr!!!! Doesn’t this look like fun? Jumping into icy cold water and hanging out for a bit? Many of you know I have been following the Leptin Reset for a few months. Less than a month ago, Jack Kruse came out with a new twist on this. You can read his first post on it here. I’m still trying to understand all of the science behind it but I am excited at the possibility of it fixing my thyroid.
Mercola writes about it here.
The basic premise is that you teach your body to adapt to the cold using ice water. This has massive impact on how your body works. If I can believe what he has said this will increase your metabolism, make your thyroid work better, fix your adrenal issues, resolve diabetes, and melt away fat. It seems to be too good to be true. I think it will be fun to try it out together.
Jack K “…acute cold causes rapid leptin sensitivity! It means that fat is forced to liberate leptin from fat cells to slowly lower its serum levels as long as the cold stimulus is applied safely. “
Jack K. “If you have a gastric bypass, T2D, chronic pain and on narcotics, adrenal fatigue, or poor sleep this addition will likely shock you at how well it helps you.”
I’m going to invite you to join me in this. Step one is to put your face into 50 degree water. You do this for 2 weeks, working on increasing your time. He has some guidelines on his website about how to make sure you are doing this safely. I want to encourage you to read it for yourself to understand it for yourself. Always check with your Dr if you have any heath conditions before starting anything new.
So this is the basic proticol that I am inviting people to do with me.
Once a day, after a high fat/protein meal drink 16-32 oz of ice water. Next, get a sink (or bowl) full of water that is 50-55 degrees. Add ice to your cold tap water if necessary. You want to do this with a clean face. Put your face into the water as long as you can stand it and then stop. Your goal is to get your skin temperature down to 50-55 degrees.
Jack says “When you get there watch your skin color when it begins to get to pale pink or white its going south of 50-55 degrees. End the session then. In the beginning your sessions will end faster than later because you’re cold adapting.”
That is as far as I will take the challenge for now. We can talk about going further once we get to 2 weeks. Jack K says that it takes 2 weeks to get cold adapted.
I’ll start the challenge next Monday March 12. Who’s in? Post in the comments if you think you want to try this with me.
I have been reading the comments from people who are already doing this and their testimonials are just incredible. I am feeling pretty weak lately and my rt3 problem is a real big issue. I was able to ask Dr K if he thought I was a good candidate for this (do I have to be stronger first). His response was “You need this now!” So here I go.