Book Review: The Wim Hof Method


“That is the same confidence you will feel when your subconscious comes to your awareness…. You will be drawn in too, because…you cannot miss. There’s only one shot to take. Take it and in doing so discover the purpose of your life. Let the light guide you, and go with confidence.” ~ Wim Hof

By Catherine Austin Fitts

I have several friends and colleagues who have tried to get me to study Wim Hof’s work for several years. This includes Ulrike Granögger, who has attended one of Hof’s workshops and whose advice and counsel is always excellent.

Wim Hof’s nickname is “The Iceman,” as he is known for cold therapy – cold showers and ice baths. As someone who loves bubble baths and Jacuzzis, the thought of taking a nice long freezing shower in the morning was far from appealing.

Nonetheless, I was finally inspired to get Wim Hof’s latest book, The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential. I confess that this is, in fact, one of the best books I have read about getting and staying well.

Wim Hof recommends things that you can do at home or on the road. Anyone can do them. His techniques involve cold showers, baths, swims, or outdoor exposure as well as breathing exercises and mental visioning. No expenditures required.

Part of the appeal is Wim Hof himself – his journey and authenticity. His excitement to help you get and stay healthy and vital is infectious.

Last Monday, I started with morning breathing exercises followed by a cold shower – an add-on after a regular warm shower. I started at 15 seconds of freezing North Sea cold water and after a week, I am up to 32 seconds. My goal is to get to 2 minutes. Each day I have had approximately 5% to 15% more energy all day than I had in the weeks before – the method has made a real difference.

So, I have just started and have far to go. That said, I already know that this book is going on the 2021 Annual Wrap UpBest Books for 2022 that we will publish in January. As the traditional medical infrastructure is destroyed by inflation, politics, and tyranny, we need to invest our time and resources in the most economic forms of health and wellness. Now is a good time to discover Wim Hof and his method.

Please note: The book’s FAQs say that the Wim Hof Method is not recommended for people with a variety of conditions, including epilepsy, high blood pressure, heart disease, or a history of serious health issues or migraines. It is also not recommended for pregnant women. If any of that describes you, you may want to read the book and speak with your physician before you consider using the method.

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Wim Hof (Wikipedia)

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