Tim Ferriss Show – The Random Show, Ice Cold Edition – Show notes

Those are my notes regarding the podcast episode “The Random Show, Ice Cold Edition” of the Tim Ferriss Show.

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  • Sauna use / Cold therapy
    • Cold exposure health benefits include :
      • Fat loss / adiponectin boost
      • Noradrenalin / Epinephrine release
      • Immune system boost
      • Anti-depressant
    • Kevin feedback :
      • Doing the Wim Hoff method, 5 times a week
      • Week 1 : easy start / normal shower, cold ending
      • By week 3 : 20-30% improvement in mood
      • Week 10 : 15 minutes in ice cold water up to the neck
    • Fair warning about the Wim Hoff method :
      • Do not mix breath holds and water immersion or you might die
    • Van Gogh anecdote
      • Ice bath were considered a remedy for the insane
    • Also see “Contrast therapy” for athletes
  • Yaktrax
    • Device fitting in a pocket, which will attach to your shoes to provide traction when walking in snow
  • Bumble
    • A dating app like Tinder, except the women are in charge of initiating contact.
    • More efficient both for men and women
  • Kevin’s newsletter
  • Rumble roller : like a foam roller, but better
  • Tim’s book recommendation :Italo Calvino’s “The Baron in the Tree
  • Kevin’s health gadget : Fitbit Blaze
    • Watch format (like an iWatch)
    • Heart rate monitor
    • Resistant to high temperatures (e.g : operates in a sauna)
    • Sleep monitor
    • 5 day battery life
  • Yellow Stone National park
  • CRISPR gene editing tool
  • Bone broth
  • Tim’s eating sardines for breakfast
    • notes that teeth are getting whiter
    • and remineralized (possibly because you eat the fish bones)
  • Daria Rose’s podcast : “The foodist podcast
    • “learning how to get healthy and lose weight without dieting”


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