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How Whole-Body Cryotherapy (WBC) Works

Colin Cook I have written about whole-body cryotherapy’s usefulness for depression, muscle soreness, fibromyalgia, inflammation, Alzheimer’s, dermatitis, a weakened immune system, tinnitus, and oxidative stress. But what actually happens to a person in a cabinet when the temperature is lowered to minus 200 degrees? I want to use this post to explain the physiology of WBC. Read more…



5 Tips for Optimizing Your Infrared Sauna Use

In the past, I have written in this space about how infrared sauna can improve your cardiovascular health, hinder the proliferation of cancer, help you recover from heart failure, avert Alzheimer’s, treat many of the effects of lifestyle diseases, counteract the aging of skin, help you avoid sports injuries, and lose weight. If you have Read more…


Photobiomodulation and the Brain

I have already written in this space about the promise of photobiomodulation (PBM) for traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s. But I may have been too limited in my vision for PBM and the brain. A 2016 paper published in the journal BBC Clinical reviewed the research on PBM and the brain, saying in part, “The Read more…


Surviving Winter Blues

In this hemisphere, it is autumn, the days are growing shorter, and we are acclimating ourselves to more darkness. It happens every year, but it always affects my mood. I am sure I’m not the only one. This time of year can be especially difficult for active people. In New England, the roads are a Read more…


The FDA vs. Whole-Body Cryotherapy (WBC)

I recently completed an Ironman competition in Louisville with more than satisfactory results, capping off a hectic six months under constant threat of interference with my training. But in those six months, I exercised as much discipline as I could and became almost fanatical about recovery. Judicious use of the different services here at Peak Read more…


Infrared Sauna and Your Wrinkled Skin

Dermatologist Suzan Obagi, writing for Scientific American, says that after the age of 20, you produce about one percent less collagen each year. Collagen, which supplies firmness, is one of three primary components of healthy, youthful skin. As the supply of it diminishes, skin becomes thinner and more fragile. The other primary components are elastin, Read more…


Float Pod and Pain Management

WebMD distinguishes a dozen different kinds of pain, but I think most people are familiar with four: 1. Musculoskeletal pain. This is pain in the muscles, tendons, or bones, and it commonly results from trauma (e.g., a fall, a car accident, a fight). It can also be produced by overuse, bad posture, strain, repetitive movements, Read more…


Services to Relieve Oxidative Stress

Chemists define a free radical as a molecule with at least one unpaired electron. Stated that way, it sounds harmless, but an oxygen free radical in the body is anything but. Oxygen free radicals are unstable and desperate to return to stability. They attack our cells in an effort to find an element that can Read more…