21 Health Benefits of a Cold Shower


Alexa Fleckenstein, M.D., author of Health20, has a few things to say about cold showers. Within the book, she writes:

“Cold water can do more than just wash away sweat, dirt, old skin cells, bacteria, and viruses:

What a Cold Shower Can Do For You

  • Enhance immunity against infections and cancer
  • Give your glands (thyroid, adrenals, ovaries/testes) a boost, improving hormonal activity
  • Jump-start your mood and motivation
  • Crank up your metabolism to fight type 2 diabetes, obesity, gout, rheumatic diseases, depression, and more
  • Normalize your blood pressure
  • Decrease chronic pain
  • Train and improve your blood circulation
  • Detoxify your body
  • Fight fatigue
  • Strengthen exhausted, irritable nerves
  • Rejuvenate, heal, and tone the skin
  • Deepen your breathing
  • Help with insomnia
  • Improve kidney function
  • Reduce swelling and edema
  • Improve lymphatic circulation, thereby increasing immune function
  • Reduce stress by regulating your autonomic nervous system
  • Regulate temperature, fighting chronically cold hands and cold feet and excessive sweating
  • Keep your hair healthy
  • Improve hemorrhoids and varicose veins
  • Reduce aches and pains”

– Originally posted on: http://www.cold-showers.com


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