Cold Therapy Burns More Fat

Find out how cold therapy can improve cognitive function and boost fat loss!

0:00 Introduction: Cold therapy and weight loss
1:16 Cold therapy and your brain
2:10 How does cold therapy increase weight loss?
5:02 How to increase brown fat
5:20 Cold therapy and your mitochondria
5:55 Adrenaline and fat-burning
6:10 Cold therapy and your thyroid
7:12 Learn more about the benefits of cold therapy!

Today, we’re going to talk about the surprising health benefits of cold therapy. Not only does cold therapy speed up weight loss, but it can also potentially help:
•Grow nerve cells
•Improve cognitive function (attention and mood)
•Speed up recovery time after exercise
•Increase diversity in your microbiome
•Decrease skin inflammation

Throughout history, humans have had to adapt to cold, harsh conditions to maintain a body temperature of 98.6 degrees. Cold therapy utilizes this temperature regulation mechanism to increase weight loss in a number of ways.

Cold therapy helps you tap into brown adipose tissue or brown fat. Brown fat is abundant in mitochondria and helps you burn glucose and white fat. Cold therapy signals the mitochondria in brown fat to make heat to warm your body. This can help you burn several hundred extra calories.

Cold therapy works to mobilize fat for energy, especially if you combine it with exercise. Cold therapy can also help increase insulin sensitivity.

Cold therapy increases mitochondrial biogenesis, the process in which your body makes more mitochondria. Mitochondria are the energy factories of the body and the heart of your metabolism. Cold therapy also increases mitochondrial autophagy—the recycling of damaged mitochondria.

Cold therapy increases adrenaline—a neurotransmitter that directly increases the release of fat from the fat cells. It increases thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and increases the conversion of the inactive thyroid hormone (T4) to the active form (T3).

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and intermittent fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope you’ll give cold therapy a try, especially if you’re struggling with weight loss. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. @pjprevite3021 on January 25, 2024 at 1:04 pm

    I been doing the cold showers lately. I also have started taking your allithamine on a regular basis i think both are working great! Thanks dr berg!!

  2. @a.williams45 on January 25, 2024 at 1:10 pm

    Great information and this is true. Cold therapy also helped me to find relief and heal from dysautonomia/pots as well. Thank you, Dr Berg 🙏🏻

  3. @sabrinapittsley2304 on January 25, 2024 at 1:12 pm

    I live in Florida and swim in my community pool. There’s one heated and the smaller pool isn’t. I LOVE swimming in the colder pool for an hour. I feel such an exhilaration for the rest of the day. If it’s too cold, I use dishwashing gloves on my hands and I also use fins for resistance and a great workout. Also sometimes a sauna vest and pants if it’s way too cold. Bummer that it’s shut down right now because they are remodeling both pools. They should be reopening in another month or so.

  4. @experimenthealthyketo83 on January 25, 2024 at 1:16 pm

    Yep! I was a nutrition coach before knowing the data you presented back in 2017… 😁😁 Until I was tired to be tired 😵😵and found your videos! Lucky I found your videos almost easily!

  5. @Ounouh on January 25, 2024 at 1:22 pm

    I know this was about losing fat, but cold therapy is also used to treat rheumatism due it’s ability to lower the inflammation in the joints. Maybe you could make a separate video of that?

  6. @JaykeMEllis on January 25, 2024 at 1:26 pm

    I converted my chest freezer into a cold plunge last year. Been doing it ever since! Super cheap too!

    • @nevastrong2850 on January 25, 2024 at 2:11 pm

      Great idea!

    • @jessicaflores2616 on January 25, 2024 at 3:23 pm

      Wait what cool, explain. I want to hear more.

    • @jonathanleon6615 on January 25, 2024 at 3:57 pm

      Was your ice chest one of those metal oval ones? If so, I know what you mean

  7. @doc_holliday9280 on January 25, 2024 at 1:30 pm

    Now I can’t be 100% certain but around the time I started taking cold showers my RA flared up in my knees. Been swollen for over 2 months now. I am usually in remission and this episode has been worse than it’s been since I don’t remember.

  8. @MattBooher-ng4qi on January 25, 2024 at 1:31 pm

    Cold showers suck while doing but you feel amazing mentally and physically afterwards. A jolt of energy shoots trough your whole body. If you have depression cold showers will help a tom!

    • @dawnelder9046 on January 25, 2024 at 2:06 pm

      I started ending my showers with cold. Right after ringing the condition out. At first it was horrible. Set a timer for 1 minutes. Then 2. Finally 3 minutes.
      Hated every second. Over time it got better.
      Now about a year and a half later it it is my favorite part. I don’t want to leave the shower. I also tend to go outside a lot in the winter without coats.

    • @krollic on January 25, 2024 at 2:30 pm

      the apprehension of the shower is the worst of it. this is why i prefer to cannonball into the pool

    • @whoknows8223 on January 25, 2024 at 2:41 pm

      I do them for over a year. Never gonna dtop

    • @MattBooher-ng4qi on January 25, 2024 at 5:20 pm

      @@dawnelder9046 Yeah it’s wild, Once you take a cold shower in the morning, everything else feels warm around you wherever you go.

    • @MattBooher-ng4qi on January 25, 2024 at 5:21 pm

      @@krollic No doubt if I had a pool I would do the same thing. I tried to pay my uncle 25 bucks a month to keep the pool open al, year around, It was a NOOO

  9. @n0426 on January 25, 2024 at 1:37 pm

    It’s very anti-depressant too.
    It strengthens your nervous system. And makes you more tolerant of life. 😉

  10. @joshuakincaid8238 on January 25, 2024 at 1:42 pm

    I watched dancing with the stars recently and they all do this too. I thought it was just for soreness but evidently there’s obviously more to it. They actually give them the best technology out there but it’s all so simple and it’s based on what our body needs. Like using lasers to help charge our cells with atp or a simple ice bath. They don’t seem to use drugs cause they know it won’t fix the problem long term. Also the diet is huge obviously.

  11. @AlphaMikeFoxtrot5150 on January 25, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    Perfect timing! I’m about to jump in the pool (43° F)… started cold water therapy 2+ years ago and absolutely love it, well… I don’t love IT, but the benefits are fascinating!

  12. @profitablebusiness8559 on January 25, 2024 at 1:56 pm

    Dr. Berg is the goat I learn so much from him and words can’t explain how much I appreciate this blessing of a person

  13. @p.c.h.6721 on January 25, 2024 at 2:18 pm

    I started taking cold baths with a lot of ice, for several years, every day, nonstop… I highly recommend it for ladies who can’t get rid of the extra fat around the thighs and the buttocks. But it’s not easy doing cold baths every day, it takes a lot of willpower.

    • @alu_bee on January 25, 2024 at 6:31 pm

      Will it get rid of the lower muffin top?

  14. @tairikuokami on January 25, 2024 at 2:39 pm

    I take cold showers and baths for years and it has kept me alive, I have high blood pressure (170/130) and cardiomegaly and warm showers just make me dizzy and weak. Water does not have to be freezing, just cold. Adding ice to water does not really lowers it’s temperature, it is more for the visual effect. P.S.: If you start shivering and losing sensitivity in limbs, get out ASAP!

  15. @TheCmoney21b on January 25, 2024 at 2:52 pm

    I started the keto diet on January 2nd along with exercising, eating healthy, fasting 19 hours a day and taking cold showers every morning. Since January 2nd I have lost 18 pounds and I feel amazing. Before I started all this I was constantly feeling sick to my stomach all the time and I could not be productive to save my life. Thank you Dr. Berg and yes the cold shower hype is real

    • @rowanstarling3816 on January 25, 2024 at 4:22 pm

      I start fasting every other day and keto on January 7th. Down 12 lbs. No cold showers… Maybe when the weather warms up, but I have heard that putting an ice pack on the belly will work as well.

    • @TheCmoney21b on January 25, 2024 at 4:50 pm

      @@rowanstarling3816 That’s great, I’m happy for you. I can only speak for myself here, but after I pushed myself the first few mornings to take a cold shower, after a couple days I looked forward to a cold shower and now I’m addicted to them every morning. The dopamine kick is quite the rush! Good luck.

    • @michaelrobertson4561 on January 25, 2024 at 7:16 pm

      Wow, Congratulations on the life style change, i personally believe these two words i just mentioned is something everyone needs to truly understand, the word diet, I’m not saying it doesn’t work, but for someone who has struggled with being over weight for the last 12yrs plus now, a person can go on a “diet”, all is going well, 6 weeks something happens & the wheels comes off, i know, it’s happened to me, my job is extremely stressful for various various reasons, i find myself comfort eating alot, i mean i will have breakfast/lunch/dinner & 30min later, I’m snacking, i have gone on many diets before & have lost weight, but then something happens & it triggers me & my stress levels goes up, i have to get my head around this & make life style changes, i am definitely going to make contact with Sr Berg’s practice & start this Keto/Fasting Plan, i definitely want to try these cold showers & these ice baths, thank u for sharing yr journey, keep it up & good luck 💪🏻 Blessings from South Africa 🇿🇦🙏🏻

  16. @jassichahal8147 on January 25, 2024 at 3:04 pm

    My health has been completely changed by you dear Dr Berg. You are bright light in this field. I have made some diet changes and my weight is 77kg now which was 89 kg. Now I feel More energy. A very big RESPECT from Punjab, India❤

  17. @alphabeta8403 on January 25, 2024 at 4:48 pm

    1:15 Helps grow your brain cells
    2:20 Brown fat
    4:00 Burn calories
    5:00 Affects your mitochondria
    5:55 Adrenaline; thyroid

    • @zivarosenthal8650 on January 25, 2024 at 6:26 pm

      Don’t need a parrot..

  18. @ralphnevill6171 on January 25, 2024 at 5:10 pm

    Five years ago my dog became very ill and it was clear he was not long for the world. At the same time I read about cold showers and tried it. After my pup passed away I was so overcome with grief the only thing that helped was a long cold shower every morning.

    Since that time I took a Vm Hof course and got two new dogs, but have kept up with the cold showers.

    No matter my mood when I wake up, whether happy, sad or just sleepy after my cold shower I’m awake and ready for the day 👍

  19. @CziffraTheThird on January 25, 2024 at 6:34 pm

    Timing for this Dr. Berg could not have honestly been better or more perfectly timed!….got into cold showers like 8 years ago, and lately in the last plus year I fell into this mental rut of not honestly being able to crank my shower nob to cold to save my life… earlier I semi cranked it near the end of the shower….yeah, I am getting back on track with this including my fitness!! Lets go!! You are truly above and beyond Dr. Berg!!

  20. @thuywu2304 on January 25, 2024 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you so much Doctor Berg for your information, but it is not easy in the winter.❤ your explanation is so wonderful ❤

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