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How to boost your immune system

Many people do everything they can to boost their immune system, from vitamin pills to diets, and supplements to lifestyle modifications. But are you able to boost your immune system by yourself? Boosting your immune system is easier said than done. Nonetheless, several changes in your lifestyle may strengthen your body’s defenses. Scientific research has shown us that practitioners of the Wim Hof Method have a stronger immune response to pathogens, compared to others! So, start boosting your immune system today and sign up for our Fundamentals video course!

Ways to naturally boost your immune system

The immune system is an important defense mechanism that protects our bodies against viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens that cause diseases. A healthy immune system is essential to fight off diseases. You can easily get ill when your immune system is weak or overactive. The immune system is connected to many different health aspects and is firmly dependent on your lifestyle. A strong immune system is, for example, linked to the reduction of stress, a healthy diet, regular exercise, certain vitamins, and hormones. So when you take care of your body and mind, you can naturally manipulate your immune system.

Eat your veggies

Eat more whole plant foods like vegetables, fruits, seeds, legumes, and nuts which are rich in nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. This will give your body a boost against harmful pathogens. For example, antioxidants are good against inflammation. Besides that, the fiber in plant foods will provide healthy bacteria in your gut. In addition, it is important to reduce sugar, unhealthy fats, salt, alcohol, and caffeine in your diet.

Exercise regularly

Exercising is considered to be an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. When you exercise regularly you can lower your blood pressure , keep your body weight healthy, and improve your cardiovascular system . These aspects will give your immune system a powerful boost.

Manage your stress

Managing your stress is a critical thing to do to keep a healthy immune system. Being in a prolonged state of psychological stress can suppress the immune response, and promotes inflammation . Relieve your stress with activities such as meditation , journaling, yoga , and breathing exercises . Besides that, make sure you have a good quality of sleep .

Keep your vitamin D levels high

Low levels of vitamin D in your body are related to a higher susceptibility to infections and autoimmune diseases. Our body produces vitamin D via exposure to sunlight. It is advisable to supplement vitamin D in autumn and winter when relatively little sunshine reaches our skin.

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Effects of the Wim Hof Method on your immune system

Practitioners of the Wim Hof Method experience a positive effect on the immune system. In the past years, many scientists have studied the effects of the Wim Hof Method. They found a lot of physical and mental health benefits related to the method, including the buildup of brown adipose tissue, and a stronger immune response. Besides that, practicing the method also has a positive influence on hormone levels. During one study, subjects that were trained in the WHM, as well as a control group, were injected with a pathogen and monitored for symptoms. The followers of the Wim Hof Method showed a stronger immune response and fewer symptoms related to the pathogen, compared to the control group.

Practice the Wim Hof Method


You can practice the Wim Hof Method easily within the comforts of your home, at any time and everywhere you want! Start today and sign up for one of our video courses . Our Fundamentals video course for example is specifically designed to give anyone the means to benefit from the powerful principles that define the Wim Hof Method. You get lifetime access to more than 13 hours of video, featuring Wim Hof himself as he explains the principles of the Wim Hof Method to you, and the way you can incorporate them into your daily life.

The three pillars

Wim Hof is famous for his incredible achievements, such as swimming under ice, running a half marathon in the snow on his bare feet, and climbing Mount Everest in his shorts. These achievements require an enormous amount of focus and dedication. Based on his experience and motivation, Wim Hof developed a method that enables him to achieve extraordinary things. His method is based on three pillars, which are breathing, exposure to cold, and commitment. Wim Hof teaches you how to use these pillars and gain control over your mind and body. They will ultimately help you become a stronger, happier, and healthier person!

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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
Gregor
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
Benjamin
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.