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How to boost your immune system

The immune system is an important defense mechanism that protects our bodies against viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens that cause disease. It is a complex system that is comprised of multiple different structures and processes. When your immune system is weak or overactive, you get ill. Therefore, a healthy immune system is essential to fight off diseases.

Because the immune system is connected to many different aspects of your body, it can be manipulated by taking care of your body in certain ways. Scientific research has provided us with evidence that practitioners of the Wim Hof Method have a stronger immune response to pathogens, compared to others. Want to know more? Sign up for our Fundamentals video course today!

Ways to boost your immune system naturally

If you want to strengthen you immune response, there are a number of different ways to naturally boost your immune system. For example, a strong immune response is related to a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, getting enough exercise, certain vitamins, and certain hormones. Below are some tips that can help you boost your immune system in a natural manner.

Ensure that you get enough sleep. With the help of scientific research, evidence was found that well-rested people are less likely to catch an illness. For instance, people that slept the recommended seven to nine hours a night responded better to flu vaccine compared to a control group.

Follow a healthy diet. A diet that is low in processed foods and sugar is related to a healthier immune system.

Exercise regularly. Exercising s considered to be an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Getting enough exercise lowers your blood pressure, balances your body weight, and improves your cardiovascular health.

Avoid chronic stress. Stress hormones suppress your immune system. Therefore, being under emotional stress for a prolonged period of time should be avoided.

Vitamin D. Low levels of vitamin D are related to a higher susceptibility to infection and autoimmune diseases. Our body produces vitamin D via exposure to sunlight. Supplementing vitamin D is advised in autumn and winter, when relatively little sunshine reaches our skin.

Supply good bacteria. Many important processes that are related to your immune system take place in your gut. By consuming probiotic foods, you can stimulate the digestion of nutrients that support your immune system.

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Effects of the Wim Hof Method on your immune system

Wim Hof is famous for his incredible stunts like running a half marathon on his bare feet in the snow, swimming under ice, and climbing Mount Everest in his shorts. Achievements like these require an enormous amount of focus and dedication. Over the years, Wim Hof has developed his own method that enables him to achieve extraordinary things.

In recent years, Wim Hof and his method have been the focus of many scientific studies. Scientists have found a lot of benefits related to the Wim Hof Method, including the buildup of brown adipose , a stronger immune response, and a positive influence on hormone levels. During one study, subjects that were trained in the Wim Hof Method and control subjects were injected with a pathogen and monitored for symptoms. Compared to the control group, followers of the Wim Hof Method showed a stronger immune response and less symptoms related to the pathogen.

Practice the Wim Hof Method

In our Fundamentals video course, Wim Hof teaches you his method with the help of interactive videos and powerful exercises. You will gradually become familiar with principles that assist you in taking control over your own body. Wim’s Method is practiced by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, including celebrities and professional athletes. It is a unique and powerful method with a strong scientific underpinning, and you can easily practice it from your home.

The three pillars

The Wim Hof Method is founded on three pillars, which are breathing, exposure to cold, and commitment. Together they provide you with the means to perform extraordinary things. To give an example, professional athletes use the Wim Hof Method to help them recover after physical exercises, while sufferers from many different autoimmune diseases report relief of symptoms after they started practicing the Wim Hof Method.

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Wim Hof Method is assesed on average with an 9.5 out of 10 based on 2147 experiences written by participants

Tineke, Testimonial Wim Hof
Tineke, The Netherlands
I have severe arthritis in my left hip. By implementing the Wim Hof Method in my daily life, I can deal with this without getting surgery. I love Wim’s purity. His coaching inspires me and gives me energy. I’m almost 66 years old and by practicing the Wim Hof Method I feel much more...
Albert, Testimonial Wim Hof
Albert, The Netherlands
For 12 years now I have had rheumatism. Thanks to the Wim Hof Method I have been able to halve the amount of anti-inflammatory drugs. My goal is to completely stop the use of anti-inflammatory drugs after finishing the video course.
Aivar, Testimonial Wim Hof
Aivar, Estonia
I am 52 years old, and after 10 weeks of the Wim Hof Method I am in the best shape I have ever been. I did 30 push-ups as a test before I started the course, and when I finished I did 100 push-ups for the first time in my life. The Wim Hof Method gives you a good mood, it’s addictive!
Monic, Testimonial Wim Hof
Monic, The Netherlands
It’s only been 4 weeks since I started, but the results are remarkable! Thank you from the heart for changing my life, my health, and my understanding about my own power and the influence I have on this. I’m looking forward to a nice cold winter in the Netherlands.
Mino, Testimonial Wim Hof
Mino, Germany
Learning Wim’s method is like studying from one of nature’s best students. My life long fear of cold is history. I now fully enjoy cold immersions, but the benefits are not limited to cold. I am now a better person and a happier being. I smile when facing life challenges.
Gregor Testimonial Wim Hof
After 8 months of daily Hoffing, puffing and cold showers I can claim to be cured of my 5 year burnout. Not having had a single cold or flu, my sore knee is working perfectly again, which was very painful the last 2 years. It is like a miracle, and I’m really grateful that our paths crossed.
Franco, Testimonial Wim Hof
Franco, USA
Wim I hope to train with you someday. I love to jump into that cold water and climb that mountain with you. Your method has truly helped me with psoriatic arthritis. I am no longer taking Humira injections for my symptoms. I am controlling it with breathing, cold showers and ice baths.
Matthew, Testimonial Wim Hof
Matthew, Australia
I would have paid $10,000 for this, but that would not be enough because this has changed my life. I feel like I have taken Valium yet am supercharged. As a clinical psychologist my days can be very stressful. There is a stillness inside me now, and what I am really amazed by is the peace lasts.
Per Kristian, Testimonial Wim Hof
Per Kristian, United Kingdom
After 3 weeks of daily practicing my medication (Naproxen) for long-standing sciatica has been cut by 80%, and my arm pain and 'pins and needles' following a neck injury 50 years ago has been halved!
Arthur, Testimonial Wim Hof
Arthur, USA
I got anxiety 2+ years ago, and have had panic attacks every day since. Medicine helped a little. I came across your videos and started to walk my 2 miles a day in only a t-shirt at 20F degrees. Within 2 weeks my anxiety went away! I found it to be a miracle.
James, Testimonial Wim Hof
James, USA
I’ve had astonishing results battling addiction with the Wim Hof Method. It has saved my life and is the only thing that worked on getting clean and healthy. I go ahead and get my suffering over with in the cold showers, so I don't have to suffer throughout the day. Pretty good trade to...
Georg, Testimonial Wim Hof
Georg, Germany
Cardiac and respiratory arrest began my life. Heart defect and cleft palate pushed diseases. Depression, lack of self-efficacy, and post traumatic stress disorder followed. The Wim Hof Method frees me: I am twenty-nine years old, and I love to live. Thank you!
Grant, Testimonial Wim Hof
Grant, Australia
I was born with Spina Bifida, and was told I would end up in a wheelchair. After incorporating the Wim Hof Method into my daily life I have begun to see results in my pain levels and athleticism. I am no longer looking down the barrel of becoming a paraplegic, and I attribute that in part to the...
Raúl, Testimonial Wim Hof
Raúl, The Netherlands
From the 90s to 2012 I developed hayfever symptoms and had to take daily medications in order to cope. The effect of these medications only lasted for several hours. By using the Wim Hof Method training daily, my body has conquered hayfever symptoms since 2013.
Benjamin Testimonial Wim Hof
I started the Wim Hof method in October of 2018, and now the holes I had in my brain are gone. My neurosurgeon was so impressed by the scans that he told me I don't have to come back anymore. I take this as proof that this method works to regenerate brain tissue.