Demystifying Medicine Video

This video evaluates studies that explore the health benefits of taking cold showers.

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  • Feng, Q., Cheng, B., Yang, R., Sun, F. Y. and Zhu, C. Q. (2005). Dynamic changes of phosphorylated tau in mouse hippocampus after cold-water stress. Neuroscience letters, 388(1), 13-16.
  • Holloszy, J. O. and Smith, E. K. (1986). Longevity of cold-exposed rats: a re-evaluation of the" rate-of-living theory". Journal of applied physiology, 61(5), 1656-1660.
  • Huttunen, P., Kokko, L. and Ylijukuri, V. (2004). Winter swimming improves general well-being. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 63(2), 140-144.
  • Huttunen, P., Rintamäki, H. and Hirvonen, J. (2001). Effect of regular winter swimming on the activity of the sympathoadrenal system before and after a single cold-water immersion. International journal of circumpolar health, 60(3), 400-406.
  • Janský, L., Pospíšilová, D., Honzova, S., Uli─Źný, B., Šrámek, P., Zeman, V. and Kaminkova, J. (1996). Immune system of cold-exposed and cold-adapted humans. European journal of applied physiology and occupational physiology, 72(5), 445-450.
  • Kolettis, T. M. and Kolettis, M. T. (2003). Winter swimming: healthy or hazardous?: Evidence and hypotheses. Medical hypotheses, 61(5), 654-656.
  • Olien, D. (2015). Olien Web, LLC. Heal, Cold Therapy: Cooler (for Your Body) Than You Can Imagine! SuperLife. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  • Patrick, R. (2015). Cold Shocking the Body Exploring Cryotherapy, Cold-Water Immersion, and Cold Stress. FoundMyFitness. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  • WHM Academy (2017). The Beginning of the Iceman. Innerfire. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  • Vybíral, S., Lesná, I., Jansky, L. and Zeman, V. (2000). Thermoregulation in winter swimmers and physiological significance of human catecholamine thermogenesis. Experimental physiology, 85(3), 321-326.

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