If you want to boost your recovery after workouts, try adding cold water immersion or heat therapy

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & 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, and 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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  1. @heeyaustin on November 13, 2023 at 1:58 am

    Yes!! I always take cold showers after exercising it’s great

    • @Drberg on November 13, 2023 at 4:01 am

      Wonderful. Keep up the good work!

    • @user-il1nx9bl9z on November 13, 2023 at 6:38 am

      Like some stuff good to cycle on off at times
      N don’t try to set no records with cold plunge
      It aint no contest

    • @whoknows8223 on November 13, 2023 at 7:05 am

      I do it BEFORE workout. Wakes you up really good. Heard of too many downsides right after workout

  2. @VanBelleNZ on November 13, 2023 at 2:21 am

    Precisely what my hubby does after weekly basketball league and his home work outs! Powerful and effective for sure. Game changer for the next day and overall recovery, like you said! Thanks for sharing your incredible wisdom and expertise with us on here, Dr. B! God bless you and keep you🙏🏼

    • @Drberg on November 13, 2023 at 3:57 am

      Thanks for sharing what you observed with your husband. Wishing good health to both of you.

    • @1truthseeking8 on November 13, 2023 at 8:59 am

      ​@@DrEricBergDCgot any videos on the side effects of Glycerin/ Vegetable Glycerin/ Glycerol in supplements?
      Both my mom and I suffered greatly ACUTELY this year alone- Nearly died from taking a B-12 *sublingual* that had this as an ingredient… Let alone the over 10 years that I have been struggling due to the amounts in gel capsules…

  3. @coolParadigms on November 13, 2023 at 2:38 am

    🚿 Cold shower are very efficient for muscle soreness after working out, but it’s also likely to cut down the anabolic effect, so it could be annoying in a context of 🏋️ weight training. Personally I saw the 2 effects on myself, consequently hot showers could be interesting to test in this context.

    • @karoltzarzetski126 on November 13, 2023 at 2:49 am

      A comparison can be done after getting slightly burned on a small skin surface with boiling water, showering quickly the affected part with cold water is great against the pain and also against the often exaggerated body/skin natural reaction to the hot threat.

    • @nickpumpeth on November 13, 2023 at 5:05 pm

      huberman said this and now everyone thinks it’s true when there’s so little evidence it effects hypertrophic

  4. @commonsensecorner7275 on November 13, 2023 at 3:01 am

    No cold for me, I’ll take the heat!

    • @pamelatimbush3762 on November 13, 2023 at 7:24 pm

      I’m with you I can’t do cold it makes my body hurt worse!!!
      I’ll take the heat 😊

  5. @emilylee9894 on November 13, 2023 at 3:47 am

    Korean day spas utilize alternating between hot and cold dips after showering. Also resting on a heated jade floor and a high heat sauna room lined with Himalayan salt crystals.

  6. @Holymoly923 on November 13, 2023 at 3:50 am

    Great Eric, I have been the Hot magnesium bath guy forever after my physical work days. Then I apply a brew of topicals and cold is first when I feel I have torn too much, then I heat after.👍 Your red beef for muscle recovery is outrageous great advice! Thnx😊

  7. @vegeta420z6 on November 13, 2023 at 5:08 am

    My hot water heater went out on July 1st of this year, I just replaced it on November 2nd, but during that whole time I took cold showers.
    Felt really good during that period.

  8. @bellathuy127 on November 13, 2023 at 7:44 am

    Thank you so much Dr.Berg..🌹❤️

    • @Drberg on November 13, 2023 at 8:00 am

      You’re welcome. Thanks for watching the video.

  9. @Ali_ReBORN on November 13, 2023 at 9:59 am

    Keep the ice immersion therapy 6 to 8 hrs away from exercise sessions. Right after exercise is not recommended as the benefits of exercising gets offset.

  10. @user-bi1fm5yw2b on November 13, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Dr. Berg is the best doctor anywhere.

  11. @marysh3840 on November 13, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    I love cold showers but in warm season more. It’s a little bit difficult to persuade myself for a cold water immersion in cold season.

    • @stevegwizzle3560 on November 15, 2023 at 2:22 am

      I’m the opposite, I like cold therapy more when it’s cold outside. Not snowing, but cold

    • @marysh3840 on November 15, 2023 at 4:08 am

      @stevegwizzle3560  That’s great, because I know the benefits of it.

  12. @Joseph_Tackett on November 13, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    Cold before, heat after.
    The cold reduces inflammation, but I’ve heard the inflammation is essential, however you need the proper rest before straining the muscle. That’s what I’ve heard.

    • @PsychedelicDude on November 23, 2023 at 10:16 pm

      Same here. I heard you should avoid the cold for at least four hours after exercise or it will ruin the muscle hypotrophy or something.

  13. @Itiswhatitismija on November 13, 2023 at 5:22 pm

    *Marshmallow root extract for inflammation*

  14. @Itiswhatitismija on November 13, 2023 at 5:24 pm

    *U can also supplement amino acid L glutamine powder (start at a very small dose), it is what many athletes use for fast recovery. L glutamine helps build protein as well. Do not choose weed*

  15. @seattlesix9953 on November 13, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    Terrific detective work… much appreciated

  16. @Natasha26 on November 13, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    Cold shower in the summer. Yes, yes, yes!

  17. @jeweetzelf1379 on November 13, 2023 at 9:53 pm

    also heard you might not recover as well because of the extra stress it puts on your body. Red light therapy is also a great option.

  18. @ernest8017 on November 13, 2023 at 11:38 pm

    Dr Berg I sit in a heat sauna after my workout and it feels fantastic I don’t feel tired after working out when I add heat to it.

  19. @UTAH100 on November 13, 2023 at 11:45 pm

    Love the Berg but I have to make some corrections to this. COLD is likely helpful specifically for inflammation. Otherwise, most of us should do HEAT- even a Sauna visit once a week.

    Dr. Huberman, PhD- Standford just talked about this. He said post workout never do COLD. DO WARM. The reason is warm expands blood vessels improving bloodflow, allows muscles and ligaments to stretch nicely (not cramp) and also get the nutrients they need like protein. He said COLD when you first WAKE UP is the way to go. So I might do a workout, then Sauna,..then eat…then 3 hours later if there is any pain/inflammation, some cold might help that. Never right after eating- cold or heat.

    • @tardwrangler on December 21, 2023 at 3:48 am

      Yeah. Seems like a rare miss from Berg

  20. @hjordistorfa on November 14, 2023 at 10:53 am

    I would ad swimming as well.. it’s a way of life in Iceland going to the swimmingpool every day before or after work.. rain or shine islanders go swimming and in to the hot pots.. Stay cool and Safe everyone 💞✌️😊

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