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Cold Exposure and Light Therapy: Are They Worth The Hype?

Cold Exposure and Light Therapy: Are They Worth The Hype?

If I told you that two super simple things were linked to more energy, better skin, and fat loss, what would you say? Not only that, but they’re shown to help reduce depression, anxiety, your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Cold exposure and light therapy have been a hot topic for biohacking influencers and medical professionals alike. So, in this latest solo episode, I explore whether these two are really worth the hype.

Could cold exposure and red light therapy be the secret ingredients to increased energy, fat loss, and life extension? Or are they just another flash in the pan of health hacks that are all talk and no substance?


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Therafrost Cold Exposure:

Therasage Light Therapy:

Huberman Lab Cold Exposure:

Boosting Metabolic Health: Ivanova and Blondin 2021

Cardiovascular Adaptations: Li, Alshaer, and Fernie 2009

Pain Relief and Inflammation Reduction: Bouzigon et al. 2016

Enhancing Mental Well-being: Néma et al. 2023

Cancer Therapy: Yang et al., 2020

Skin Health: Li et al., 2021

Neurological and Psychological Conditions Salehpour et al., 2018

Sports Injury Recovery: Hu et al., 2019

Safety in Skin Treatments: Wang, Austin & Jagdeo, 2022


In this episode, I dive into…

(00:01) Exploring the hype around cold and light exposure

(04:28) The metabolic benefits of cold exposure, at what temperature, and for how long

(12:16) How cold water exposure impacts neurotransmitters for psychological and physiological health

(26:11) The benefits of red and near-infrared light for skin health, energy, mood, and disease prevention


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