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The Subtle Art of Freezing For Health

The Subtle Art of Freezing For Health

We are Homo Sapiens, a (somewhat) hairless ape, and we've been 'anatomically modern' for about 200,000 years. Our ancestors had to rely on their innate biology to survive. When it was cold in the winter they had huts, open fires, and animal furs to keep warm. They didn't have climate control that would keep them in the same temperature 365 days per year. This is comfort is now causing health problems.

Social Connections Have Supernatural Power to Change Us

Social Connections Have Supernatural Power to Change Us

There is groundbreaking research into the power of community. We  become like the people we surround ourselves with. But it’s even spookier than that. It’s not only the people we’re in direct contact with who influence our behavior. The research shows that we are even affected by our friends’ friends' friends.

Giving the Body What it Needs. Absolutely Nothing: The Beginner's Guide to Fasting

Giving the Body What it Needs. Absolutely Nothing: The Beginner's Guide to Fasting

The evolution of mankind has been rocky at best, and food security has always been a struggle (and for many still is). Mark Mattson, head of the National Institute on Aging's neuroscience laboratory, believes that, "evolutionary pressures selected for genes that strengthened brain areas involved in learning and memory, which increased the odds of finding food and surviving.”2

In other words: you had to be smart to survive, and in past times that often meant thinking on an empty stomach.

Our evolution through times of famine and scarcity has taught our body to function at its highest levels in the absence of food. Even at the most basic level, the way our body uses and stores food is built around the idea of surviving and thriving without food.

That spare tire you hate? Your body spent millennia developing the ability to create that. It ensures that if you had to survive a harsh winter, your body would have its own internal fuel source.

Floating: Can It Buoy You To Better Health?

Floating: Can It Buoy You To Better Health?

Here’s a trend you may have missed the memo on—flotation tanks. It entails lying in a large tub (think the length of a walk in closet) filled with warm, very salty water, in a soundproofed and pitch black room.

Busy-ness: The Sickness You Don't Realize You Suffer From

Busy-ness: The Sickness You Don't Realize You Suffer From

I grew up with the mentality of doing everything just to avoid feeling nothing and doing nothing and thus being a nothing. Being busy equals success, right? If I'm not busy, I'm less than you; if I'm not busy, I've somehow failed.

I have to be busy. I have no choice.

Love As The Absence Of Pain: My Time In The Sensory Deprivation Chamber

Love As The Absence Of Pain: My Time In The Sensory Deprivation Chamber

Wet and sweaty, dark and silent, I sat in an oversized tub filled with supersaturated medicinal salt water for sixty minutes. I learned about my body and mind, and the futility of my existence was reaffirmed.

How The Float Tank Helped Me Battle My Addiction

How The Float Tank Helped Me Battle My Addiction

The mind is a mysterious and powerful force. It has the power to change your entire world for better or worse and to manifest your most ambitious dreams into reality. In order to do that you must learn to gain control over your mind instead of being a slave to your thoughts.

5 Health Reasons to Get Into a Float Tank this Year

5 Health Reasons to Get Into a Float Tank this Year

(Lower Stress, Anxiety and Reduce Inflammation)

1. Lower Cortisol and Stress Hormones: While you're in the tank, you're experiencing a deep reset for your entire nervous system. With no external stimulation, you get an extended period of calm in which your body isn't reacting to noise, light or sound.