Dhru Purohit Podcast
The Insane Benefits of Cold and Hot Therapy on Mood, Energy, Metabolism and Brown Fat with Dr. Susanna Søberg
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Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Susanna Søberg to talk about her groundbreaking research on deliberate cold exposure and brown fat metabolism. Dhru and Dr. Søberg discuss the benefits of cold exposure for supporting mental and metabolic health as well as enhancing mood and energy in the short and long term.
Dr. Susanna Søberg is one of the world’s leading researchers and experts in cold and heat therapy and functional breathing. She is also the founder of the Soeberg Institute. Dr. Søberg obtained her PhD in metabolism at the University of Copenhagen. Dr. Søberg is the author of the international bestseller Winter Swimming, which has been translated into 13 languages. Her new book, Thermalist, is available in Danish and hopefully soon in English.
In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Søberg dive into:
-The short-term benefits of cold therapy (3:07)
-How cold therapy boosts dopamine and norepinephrine levels for better mood and energy (6:14)
-The long-term benefits of cold therapy (20:42)
-The evolutionary history behind the benefits of cold exposure (23:59)
-Brown fat’s history and purpose and how to activate it (46:15)
-Cold exposure improves insulin sensitivity (58:18)
-Dr. Søberg’s research watching winter swimmers in Denmark (1:10:26)
-Psychological improvements for cold exposure (1:22:00)
-Minimal viable dose for the benefits of cold exposure (1:37:00)
-Cold showers and other means of cold exposure (1:39:14)
-The research on heat exposure (1:57:21)
-Future research on cold exposure (2:35:35)
Also mentioned in this episode:
-The Thermalist (in Danish)
-The Soeberg Institute’s course catalog (use code TRYTHIS for 10% off)
For more on Dr. Susanna Søberg, follow her on Instagram @susanna_soeberg, or through her website, https://www.soeberginstitute.com.
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