The Healing Power of Cold.

In the January 2013 issue of Oprah Magazine, Dr. Oz informs us:

“A study in Clinical Physiology found that healthy, habitual winter swimmers who jumped from saunas into frigid water had improved immune function compared with those who don’t regularly swim in the cold. Researchers believe that over time, exposure to extreme temperature differences may boost the production of infection-fighting cells.”

We sauna enthusiasts love winter, frozen lakes, naked snow angels, polar plunging – the euphoria and endorphin rush akin to “runners high”.  We smile when it snows.
And come to think of it, yes, it’s true: we rarely do get sick.

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2 thoughts on “The Healing Power of Cold.”

  1. Does anyone have a connection with the Wizard better known as Dr. Oz.? He has expressed interest and appreciation of sauna, and I’d like to share some enthusiasm and experience along the authentic sauna realm.

    It could help further advance authentic sauna here in North America. Please email me.

  2. If you search, you will find Dr. Oz and Oprah doing a special on sauna. But it is basically an informercial for infrared sauna, and Dr. Oz simply re-stated their (I think) dubious claims.

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