O.K. so here’s the deal, I have been looking into cold thermogenesis or CT for a week or so and have not really found a “for dummies” quick start….until now. I found this in a forum that mentions that Jack Kruse wrote this easy start guide to the process. This guy is a neuro-surgeon who loves to write book length blogs, and you know I don’t like to read. I would prefer he take his stuff into a podcast. Anyhow, he has been going viral with amazing claims of fat loss and health benefits from lowering your body temperature to force your body to burn fat.
I live in southern California and although you might think it is warm here all the time it is not. My pool has been at about 50-70 degrees from September to June. That is COLD. I figure I would give this CT a shot. I began yesterday with dipping into the pool for about 15 minutes. My daughter joined me but only because she thought is was pool time. She seemed to enjoy freezing her tail off. I however, was freezing my ass off. (FYI, I just submitted canoopers as a word into the Urban Dictionary) My wife then decided I was going to clean the pool and threw the pool brush at me and made me do some scuba style scrubbing.
I will admit that after a few minutes I was used to the water. But, every time I would dunk my head and gasp from the chill of the water. I noticed that when my wife went to hand the baby to me about an hour later I was still way to cold to hold her. Not that I was felling cold but that my skin was cold. I guess that means it was working. Later that evening before bed I took a cold shower and went to bed.
I was under the impression that during Dr. Kruse’s studies and testing that people were doing little to no exercise. I like that part. Well I am not going to say I am shedding pounds but I will say that when I weighed myself before bed I was 272, and when I woke up this morning I was 268. Now that’s not something to be surprised at…or is it. I have always fluctuated 5 or so pounds from one day to the next. That’s why when I hear someone say they lost 5 pounds I say “I shit 5 pounds.”
Being said, I was very intrigued with the idea that I had so easily crossed into the 260’s that I took that as a sign to begin my “paleolithic” or “caveman diet” intentions into actual application. I did want to mention that last night, as I ate ice cream, my neck was suddenly very stiff. This morning my hands and arms bones hurt, and getting down the stairs for the first trip down at 6 a.m. my body felt like I had done a whole body workout. Placebo? Mental? I don’t know. I am about to go for another freezing dip in the pool and I will do so 3 times a day for a month. I am lucky to work from home and have a pool. I will continue to report the progress at I go. For now I want to thank JackKruse.com for the easy start guide to cold thermogenesis.
COLD THERMOGENESIS (CT)
CAUTION: If you have a serious health condition, please consult a medical doctor before beginning a CT regimen. Immediately stop treatment if you experience light-headedness or a pale pink to white coloration of the skin. This should gradually be added to the Leptin Rx reset protocol (not everyone will need this). CT training should be done at sunrise or after dinner.
Cold Thermogenesis Benefits:
- Lower body fat
- Increase hormone levels
- Reproductive fitness!
- Reverse diabetes
- Cut food cravings
- Kill fat permanently
- Strengthen adrenal function
- Fix thyroid disorder
- Super immune function
- Deep sleep
- Pain management
- Sense of well being and better attitude
- Cut visceral fat first
- Promote cessation of eating disorders
BEFORE every CT session:
- Eat a high fat and/or protein meal
AFTER every CT session:
- Immediately drink 16-32oz of ice cold water. DO NOT drink more than 32oz.
What you need: skin thermometer, a timer, ice, and a bathroom sink or larger bowl.
- Remove make-up or facial products
- Get the water between 50-55 degrees
- Dunk your face into the ice water and hold as long as you can
- Record time and dunk again
- Continue for the next two weeks and work your way to using less breaths
- DO NOT let your skin temperature fall below 50-55 degrees
Compression Shirt & Ice:
- Lay down flat on your back
- Place a 20-40 lbs block of ice on your torso (whilst wearing compression shirt)
- Try to extend your time 5 minutes a time until you get to 60 minutes
- You will notice your skin is pink to cherry read and numb in places
- If you can complete the 60 minutes- remove the compression shirt
and place the bag of ice directly on the skin
*Note: If you develop cold urticaria at this time, this is a sign you have high levels of tissue and serum omega six content. Stop the experiment and adjust your diet until you have a blood omega six to three ratio that is below 10 to 1 using a ketogenic paleolithic diet.
When you can tolerate the skin being covered for one hour with pink to cherry red skin you’re now ready for the Cold Tub step!
Full Body Immersion with Ice:
- Fill the bathtub with cold tap water
- Wear socks, gloves, and a knitted cap to keep the heat in your body
- Add 20 lbs of ice to chest and abdomen
- When your body is use to the ice you can remove the socks, gloves, and cap
- DO NOT let your temperature fall below 50-55 degrees
- Stay for 45 minutes
- Continue daily 2-5 times a week
Full Body Immersion with NO Ice:
- Jump into a pool, lake, or hot tub from the neck down
- Stay for 10-20 minutes
- Pay attention to skin color