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Science On The Rocks

Dina & Matthias Wittfoth

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Science On The Rocks

Science On The Rocks

Dina & Matthias Wittfoth

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The Science behind the Wim Hof Method | Dina and Matthias Wittfoth both majored in Psychology and hold PhDs in Neuroscience. They are avid fans of the Wim Hof Method which has helped them to take their lives to a new level both personally as well as professionally. This podcast is for you if you are eager to learn more about the scientific facts behind the Wim Hof Method from an educated and reliable source. Join us and find out why guided breathing, cold exposure, and mental focus are so extraordinarily effective in increasing physical, mental and emotional health! Find out more at https://scienceontherocks.orgSupport us on https:/www.patreon.com/scienceontherocks

Latest Episodes

Welcome to Science on the Rocks!

Welcome to Science on the Rocks! We are very excited to release our new podcastcovering the science behind the Wim-Hof-Method. Once you are practicing the method you're probablycraving more information and might be wondering where to find a reliable source. We are... Dina Wittfoth, M.Sc., PhD, Neuroscientist, Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Posture Teacher, Matthias Wittfoth, M.Sc., PhD, Neuroscientist, Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Performance Coach, and Wim-Hof-Instructor. Shownotesand more at scienceontherocks.org

27 MIN2017 SEP 26
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Welcome to Science on the Rocks!

Adrenaline, Cherry Blossoms, and Whiskey

EAdrenaline is a major player in the infamous PNAS (a very high-ranking scientific Journal) study published by Dutch researchers around Matthijs Kox and Peter Pickkers who investigated the immunological effects of the Wim Hof Method (Kox et al. 2014). But what exactly is this stuff, where does it come from and do you need plant cherry trees or drink copious amounts of whiskey to make it work for you? Join us on this week’s full-length episode and find out more about this “Stoff” that literally kicks a*s! Support this podcast on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/scienceontherocks Podcast Homepage https://scienceontherocks.org/

42 MIN2017 OCT 3
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Adrenaline, Cherry Blossoms, and Whiskey

Cold water - hazard or treatment?

The cold is an essential force in the Wim Hof Method. Hoffers know that going into the cold water has all kinds of amazing effects, yet many people shy away from the idea of cold water immersion (CWI), either because they think its too uncomfortable, or because they think it is actually dangerous. And let's face facts: going into the cold water isn't for wussies! In this short episode, we will give you a couple of inspirations and tips for making your practice of cold exposure both beneficial and safe, backed by an excellent review paper on cold water immersion by Tipton et al. which was just published in a Journal called Experimental Physiology in August 2017. Join us on this week's short ice bucket episode and immerse yourself in the deeper knowledge around cold water and how to behave in the face of this merciless, but righteous force! Support this podcast on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/scienceontherocks Podcast Homepage https://scienceontherocks.org/

12 MIN2017 OCT 6
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Cold water - hazard or treatment?

Talking about fear - Wim Hof

Wim Hof was born in the Netherlands and has developed his own method which consists of breathing techniques, cold exposures, and a specific mindset. This has brought him not only more than 20 Guinness book world records, but has led to scientific research showing that by using this method we are able to influence our immune system. Wim Hof has been a guest on many podcasts before; e.g. the Tim-Ferriss-Show, Joe Rogan Experience, Ben Greenfield, Rich Roll, or Bulletproof Radio, just to mention a few. But my plan was to go beyond what already has been discussed with Wim. In this interview, Wim and I are talking about his view on fear, how his collaboration with science has started, the latest news from research, and how breathing has helped him raising four children on his own. Support this podcast on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/scienceontherocks Podcast Homepage https://scienceontherocks.org/

71 MIN2017 OCT 16
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Talking about fear - Wim Hof

The Poland experience - intimate conversations

To attend to the Poland Experience group workshop could be a decision that can change your life. No matter how frequently you exposed yourself to the cold or how much experience you have with breathing sessions at home, you will be surprised when you find out how a group setting is able to multiply the effects of the Wim Hof Method. And this happens frequently when you book a Workshop that gives you a couple of days to delve deep into the hidden realms of your inner life. Matthias has been to Poland at the end of last year to attend the winter travel. In this beautiful place with snow-capped mountains and traditional rural houses, Wim Hof himself and a team of instructors trained a group of sixty people to take ice baths and to let go of all conditionings by concentrated breathing sessions. At the end of this training and as an almost unbelievable climax of this week, all ascended the highest mountain in this area - mount Sniezka, just in shorts and shoes. In this episode, we will p...

52 MIN2017 OCT 22
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The Poland experience - intimate conversations

Mysterious and singular - the Pineal Gland

The pineal gland is still a somewhat mysterious organ at the center of the brain. It was dubbed the “seat of the soul” by 17th-century French philosopher René Descartes and is still viewed as the physiological structure corresponding to the “third eye” in some esoteric traditions. In medicine, the pineal gland remains rather elusive to research due to its location, snugly nudged to the wall of the third ventricle in the middle of the brain. Its main and most well-researched function is the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that plays a critical role in regulating the circadian rhythm. Tune in on this week’s episode where we will tickle your ears and open your third eyes! Why the pineal gland hasn’t yet revealed all of its secrets How breathwork might help you hack into your pineal gland Why ‘beauty sleep’ might be more than just a catchphrase The link between the pineal gland and the hallucinogenic compound DMT More info scienceontherocks.org Support us on patreon.com/scien...

20 MIN2017 OCT 29
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Mysterious and singular - the Pineal Gland

Investigating the Iceman - Matthijs Kox

A few years ago, Wim approached a Nijmegen-based research team at Radboud Medical Center and challenged them to scientifically investigate his purported ability to influence his autonomic nervous system – a skill commonly deemed impossible by the medical community. The first two studies were conducted by Dutch physicians Dr. Matthijs Kox and Prof. Peter Pickkers who work on studying the human immune response, mainly in ICU patients, to help reduce the mortality of critically ill patients. They were able to publish their work in high-ranking scientific journals and continue to investigate the effects the WHM has in various patient groups. Enjoy this week’s episode where we bring you a fascinating, rich, and highly articulate interview with Matthijs Kox, the man who investigated the Iceman! More info scienceontherocks.org Support us on patreon.com/scienceontherocks

38 MIN2017 NOV 6
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Investigating the Iceman - Matthijs Kox

Comparing Buteyko and Wim Hof - Wilfried Ehrmann

WilfriedEhrmannis an exceptionally experiencedbreathworktherapist, Co-Founder of the IBF (InternationalBreathworkFoundation)and a prolific writer abouttherapeuticbreathwork. In this episode, we talk about the breathing techniques used in theButeykoMethodvs.those in theWimHofMethodwhicharequite opposite at first sightregardingbreathing style andmindset. In the WHM you breathea lot, in theButeykoMethod, you breathe very little. We go into questions of where each method comes from, how they affect physiology, whether there are people for whom the WHM might not be advisable, and how prolonged phases of intense breathing (e.g. forms of conscious connected breathing) can help you tap into your subconscious and heal from emotional stress and trauma. Listen in onWilfried’sprofound knowledge aboutbreathwork, and learn more about this magic key that helps you unlock your truest and deepest potential! More info scienceontherocks.org Support us on patreon.com/scienceontherocks

28 MIN2017 NOV 13
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Comparing Buteyko and Wim Hof - Wilfried Ehrmann

Rebirthing - Alakh Analda

EAlakh Analda is a practitioner Trainer and the founder and director of Zentium International, Rebirthing Breathwork Mastery. She was initiated as a Yoga Swami in 1976, and since 1987 she is a Breathwork Mastery practitioner. She has been facilitating Rebirthing Breathwork mostly from a Sydney base. Besides long-term private breathwork practice, she has facilitated many hundreds of Groups, Weekends and Six Day Workshops in all parts of Australia, and also overseas, in Rebirthing Breathwork with Chakras, Meditation and Yoga and Kriya Yoga training. Many of you might have experienced profound changes due to the breathing technique of the Wim Hof Method, but in this episode, we will dive deep into a technique based on fully conscious connected breathing – Rebirthing. Dan Brule who has taught breathwork to people like Tony Robbins or Mark Divine has written in his book "Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork for Success in Life, Love, Business, and Beyond": "This is by far one of the most p...

75 MIN2017 DEC 2
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Rebirthing - Alakh Analda

Disturb the comfort - Kiki Bosch

EKiki Bosch is a dutch ice-water free diver. In this episode, she shares her story. Shespeaks about her experience as an ice freediver, about her role as an ambassador of nature and a body awareness coach and upcoming WHM instructor. Whatmakes this episode unique and extraordinary is that Kiki and Dina discuss their own experiences of sexual abuse and how the cold as a force of nature that can supportovercoming trauma. More info scienceontherocks.org Support us on patreon.com/scienceontherocks

89 MIN2017 DEC 11
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Disturb the comfort - Kiki Bosch

Latest Episodes

Welcome to Science on the Rocks!

Welcome to Science on the Rocks! We are very excited to release our new podcastcovering the science behind the Wim-Hof-Method. Once you are practicing the method you're probablycraving more information and might be wondering where to find a reliable source. We are... Dina Wittfoth, M.Sc., PhD, Neuroscientist, Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Posture Teacher, Matthias Wittfoth, M.Sc., PhD, Neuroscientist, Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Performance Coach, and Wim-Hof-Instructor. Shownotesand more at scienceontherocks.org

27 MIN2017 SEP 26
Comments
Welcome to Science on the Rocks!

Adrenaline, Cherry Blossoms, and Whiskey

EAdrenaline is a major player in the infamous PNAS (a very high-ranking scientific Journal) study published by Dutch researchers around Matthijs Kox and Peter Pickkers who investigated the immunological effects of the Wim Hof Method (Kox et al. 2014). But what exactly is this stuff, where does it come from and do you need plant cherry trees or drink copious amounts of whiskey to make it work for you? Join us on this week’s full-length episode and find out more about this “Stoff” that literally kicks a*s! Support this podcast on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/scienceontherocks Podcast Homepage https://scienceontherocks.org/

42 MIN2017 OCT 3
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Adrenaline, Cherry Blossoms, and Whiskey

Cold water - hazard or treatment?

The cold is an essential force in the Wim Hof Method. Hoffers know that going into the cold water has all kinds of amazing effects, yet many people shy away from the idea of cold water immersion (CWI), either because they think its too uncomfortable, or because they think it is actually dangerous. And let's face facts: going into the cold water isn't for wussies! In this short episode, we will give you a couple of inspirations and tips for making your practice of cold exposure both beneficial and safe, backed by an excellent review paper on cold water immersion by Tipton et al. which was just published in a Journal called Experimental Physiology in August 2017. Join us on this week's short ice bucket episode and immerse yourself in the deeper knowledge around cold water and how to behave in the face of this merciless, but righteous force! Support this podcast on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/scienceontherocks Podcast Homepage https://scienceontherocks.org/

12 MIN2017 OCT 6
Comments
Cold water - hazard or treatment?

Talking about fear - Wim Hof

Wim Hof was born in the Netherlands and has developed his own method which consists of breathing techniques, cold exposures, and a specific mindset. This has brought him not only more than 20 Guinness book world records, but has led to scientific research showing that by using this method we are able to influence our immune system. Wim Hof has been a guest on many podcasts before; e.g. the Tim-Ferriss-Show, Joe Rogan Experience, Ben Greenfield, Rich Roll, or Bulletproof Radio, just to mention a few. But my plan was to go beyond what already has been discussed with Wim. In this interview, Wim and I are talking about his view on fear, how his collaboration with science has started, the latest news from research, and how breathing has helped him raising four children on his own. Support this podcast on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/scienceontherocks Podcast Homepage https://scienceontherocks.org/

71 MIN2017 OCT 16
Comments
Talking about fear - Wim Hof

The Poland experience - intimate conversations

To attend to the Poland Experience group workshop could be a decision that can change your life. No matter how frequently you exposed yourself to the cold or how much experience you have with breathing sessions at home, you will be surprised when you find out how a group setting is able to multiply the effects of the Wim Hof Method. And this happens frequently when you book a Workshop that gives you a couple of days to delve deep into the hidden realms of your inner life. Matthias has been to Poland at the end of last year to attend the winter travel. In this beautiful place with snow-capped mountains and traditional rural houses, Wim Hof himself and a team of instructors trained a group of sixty people to take ice baths and to let go of all conditionings by concentrated breathing sessions. At the end of this training and as an almost unbelievable climax of this week, all ascended the highest mountain in this area - mount Sniezka, just in shorts and shoes. In this episode, we will p...

52 MIN2017 OCT 22
Comments
The Poland experience - intimate conversations

Mysterious and singular - the Pineal Gland

The pineal gland is still a somewhat mysterious organ at the center of the brain. It was dubbed the “seat of the soul” by 17th-century French philosopher René Descartes and is still viewed as the physiological structure corresponding to the “third eye” in some esoteric traditions. In medicine, the pineal gland remains rather elusive to research due to its location, snugly nudged to the wall of the third ventricle in the middle of the brain. Its main and most well-researched function is the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that plays a critical role in regulating the circadian rhythm. Tune in on this week’s episode where we will tickle your ears and open your third eyes! Why the pineal gland hasn’t yet revealed all of its secrets How breathwork might help you hack into your pineal gland Why ‘beauty sleep’ might be more than just a catchphrase The link between the pineal gland and the hallucinogenic compound DMT More info scienceontherocks.org Support us on patreon.com/scien...

20 MIN2017 OCT 29
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Mysterious and singular - the Pineal Gland

Investigating the Iceman - Matthijs Kox

A few years ago, Wim approached a Nijmegen-based research team at Radboud Medical Center and challenged them to scientifically investigate his purported ability to influence his autonomic nervous system – a skill commonly deemed impossible by the medical community. The first two studies were conducted by Dutch physicians Dr. Matthijs Kox and Prof. Peter Pickkers who work on studying the human immune response, mainly in ICU patients, to help reduce the mortality of critically ill patients. They were able to publish their work in high-ranking scientific journals and continue to investigate the effects the WHM has in various patient groups. Enjoy this week’s episode where we bring you a fascinating, rich, and highly articulate interview with Matthijs Kox, the man who investigated the Iceman! More info scienceontherocks.org Support us on patreon.com/scienceontherocks

38 MIN2017 NOV 6
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Investigating the Iceman - Matthijs Kox

Comparing Buteyko and Wim Hof - Wilfried Ehrmann

WilfriedEhrmannis an exceptionally experiencedbreathworktherapist, Co-Founder of the IBF (InternationalBreathworkFoundation)and a prolific writer abouttherapeuticbreathwork. In this episode, we talk about the breathing techniques used in theButeykoMethodvs.those in theWimHofMethodwhicharequite opposite at first sightregardingbreathing style andmindset. In the WHM you breathea lot, in theButeykoMethod, you breathe very little. We go into questions of where each method comes from, how they affect physiology, whether there are people for whom the WHM might not be advisable, and how prolonged phases of intense breathing (e.g. forms of conscious connected breathing) can help you tap into your subconscious and heal from emotional stress and trauma. Listen in onWilfried’sprofound knowledge aboutbreathwork, and learn more about this magic key that helps you unlock your truest and deepest potential! More info scienceontherocks.org Support us on patreon.com/scienceontherocks

28 MIN2017 NOV 13
Comments
Comparing Buteyko and Wim Hof - Wilfried Ehrmann

Rebirthing - Alakh Analda

EAlakh Analda is a practitioner Trainer and the founder and director of Zentium International, Rebirthing Breathwork Mastery. She was initiated as a Yoga Swami in 1976, and since 1987 she is a Breathwork Mastery practitioner. She has been facilitating Rebirthing Breathwork mostly from a Sydney base. Besides long-term private breathwork practice, she has facilitated many hundreds of Groups, Weekends and Six Day Workshops in all parts of Australia, and also overseas, in Rebirthing Breathwork with Chakras, Meditation and Yoga and Kriya Yoga training. Many of you might have experienced profound changes due to the breathing technique of the Wim Hof Method, but in this episode, we will dive deep into a technique based on fully conscious connected breathing – Rebirthing. Dan Brule who has taught breathwork to people like Tony Robbins or Mark Divine has written in his book "Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork for Success in Life, Love, Business, and Beyond": "This is by far one of the most p...

75 MIN2017 DEC 2
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Rebirthing - Alakh Analda

Disturb the comfort - Kiki Bosch

EKiki Bosch is a dutch ice-water free diver. In this episode, she shares her story. Shespeaks about her experience as an ice freediver, about her role as an ambassador of nature and a body awareness coach and upcoming WHM instructor. Whatmakes this episode unique and extraordinary is that Kiki and Dina discuss their own experiences of sexual abuse and how the cold as a force of nature that can supportovercoming trauma. More info scienceontherocks.org Support us on patreon.com/scienceontherocks

89 MIN2017 DEC 11
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Disturb the comfort - Kiki Bosch
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