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The Importance of Psychoneuroimmunology
Psychoneuroimmunology: The effects your thoughts have on health and immunity.
Due to the nascency of the subject the learning opportunities are very scarce and scattered. I have left school to pursue the intellectual discipline mentally but more importantly, physically. Here is an article of me that I believe is the beginning of my journey.
I wish to raise awareness, following the footsteps of Wim Hof (who has run half marathons barefoot & bare chested near the polar circle and swum in antarctic rivers) who does so not to encourage people to do the same crazy things, but to inspire what the human body is truly capable of. It has a primal, innate ability that modern times and lifestyles are hindering, and neglecting without understanding the sad significance of doing so. Exposing yourself to 'harsh nature' has many psychological implications and benefits which are of grave importance, but more so the physiological factors, a more robust circulatory system, more efficient arteries and most prominently huge immunity improvements. The cold is but a teacher, an exemplar to what is truly and innately possible when we embrace nature rather than resist. Thus I will traverse this spectrum of knowledge to communicate in a language the Western World seems to listen to; science.