Doctor Dissects the Wim Hof Method - Cold Hard Science Analysis
- Published: 27 June 2019
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I'm a cardiologist and academic and this is an overly detailed look at the Wim Hof Method.
For those that might ask: yes I've tried the technique, quite extensively. But I haven't shared those experiences as they're not relevant to an attempt at unbiased scientific appraisal.
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