Full text of Dutch athlete Wim Hof’s talk: Medical mystery revealed at TEDxBreda conference.
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Wim Hof – The Iceman
This is what they saw first time in a scientific history after 250 years of data, acknowledging scientifically… they saw for the first time that a man…human… the human physiology now is capable of influencing deeply into the autonomic nervous system.
That related to the immune system, means that we are going to look completely different toward disease and toward pain.
And, yes, I did it.
I teach doctors nowadays and therapists and I work with professors and I only have a technical school: I learned to paint.
But I believe… I believe we can do more than we think we can. And now, yes, we got these breakthroughs. And yes, I believe now it’s time to change our psychology.
In the third year of the university books in the USA, all the universities, they have included a chapter calling ‘The Iceman’. That’s about me.
But meanwhile, they explain comparative study. As you saw these young people just trained in four days time to be able to influence deeply into the autonomic nervous system and the bacteria injected therefore, had no chance.
Within a quarter of hour, compared to thousands of test subjects before who had no significant influence into the process of this bacteria on their immune system, they became sick, uncontrolled shivering, headaches. And it was not nice to be there three to six hours sick in the bed. Because you couldn’t do anything into your system to block the reaction of this bacteria on your immune system.
And now these persons I trained in four days. In four days, they were very capable to endure, say the cold to minus 27° on top of a big mountain in shorts, dancing the Harlem shake, all of them. When we went on the slopes, it was on the Czech Polish border. We walked up and it was minus 10° when we began.
After one and a half hour, we came to the ridge, which is the border at the center. Then these Czech soldiers came; these military people and they looked like ninjas, completely covered because it was minus 17°. They came over the Ridge and then they saw a group of persons in shorts coming up, couldn’t understand, but we made nice selfies.
And we went on to the top. And yes, at the top, it was minus 27 and we danced the Harlem shake together. And yes, then I knew I was convinced, “Hey, these guys, they are back and have tapped into their deeper potential the way nature meant it to be in every person. But they did it and awakened it in four days of time.”
And four days later, they were in a hospital and yes, they were injected and they had 100% score. Everybody had a control over the immune system in the deepest levels, not recognized by science up till then to be possibly influenced. And they did it all.
And so I did it also with 26 people, ranging to 65 years from 22 years, having all kinds of diseases like Crohn’s, Roma, MS, Cancer, Asthma, Coronary disease, by-passes, and all that, 65 years old and going to 6,000 meters in three days.
And all the physiologists and experts, they told us “it’s not possible to do that. We don’t want to link our name with your expedition. The people are going to die. Humanly, physiologically, this is not possible to be done.”
And yes, maybe they are right. We didn’t do it in three days. We did it in two days.
I don’t hear these experts anymore. They thought it to be that way. We got these old ways of thinking patterns and they are laying it upon us, upon our children. “You cannot do this… You cannot do this… You got to do this… You got to do this.”
Industries who gain a lot of money because… and I don’t want to be political, but this is the old way of thinking. The food industry and the medicine industry… they are really not here to feed us or to heal us, they are here to make money. And that’s the old way of thinking, possibly originated from being insecure, having a fear and ‘I have to take care of my thing’. This narrowing consciousness.
And I think right now, and has been proven that we are able to tap in to the endocrine systems, the immune systems, deeply up till the autonomic nervous system level. And it’s in the books everywhere in the world now. And so maybe still has to come here, substantially, in the books here in the Netherlands.
But USA already is doing this. And soon we have new studies with the Harvard. It’s all in there. And it shows that we are actually:
- Very capable of preventing from disease
- Very capable of influencing into our energy management on cell level
- Very capable to get in our DNA
- Very capable, thus to intervene and direct our happiness, strength and health.
We all got the tools now, and we have shown this with thousands of results. This time we will change the psychology to become happy, strong, and healthy. It’s like love.
What do you want for your kid? Do you want it to be healthy, strong, and a lot of energy, powerful? I think so. I think that’s love.
And now chemically, it has been shown that we are able to intervene into the endocrine systems — the hormones etc. If you want to be happy and you translate it into chemistry, you see oxytocin, melatonin and serotonin, the material trip to mind, all those hormones.
When you see power, energy, you see adrenaline, epinephrine and cortisol and all that. We have shown in the hospital, lying in bed, doing certain kind of breathing exercises and using the mind. The mind later… still have nine minutes. I see, okay.
Lying in bed and producing more adrenaline-controlled stress hormone than somebody looking into an abyss. Abyss you know, deep down like 500 meters, something like that. And having fear and needing to jump, making a big bungee jump.
They compared the blood results and they saw these people lying in bed without a trigger, without a truck coming toward them at a hundred kilometers, no danger whatsoever, completely controlled, completely still, to be able to tap into the deepest part of our brain: the brainstem, the reptilian brain, the reactionary brain, which reacts. It doesn’t think, it reacts.
And we are able to tap in. Bam!
So, influencing into the brainstem as deep as that one, producing adrenaline controlled bam is a medicine. We don’t need all these medicines. We have our own. And then inject it with this bacteria. In 15 minutes, all hundred percent score, everybody had control.
And then the immune systems. It was not possible to intervene in the workings of the immune systems in the physiology of it. And now they saw it is. It is.
Last year when it was published, I felt I’m going to get the Nobel Prize or something. Why? Because the first time scientifically shown that the autonomic nervous system in relationship to the immune system can be deeply influenced. It’s going to change our vision toward disease.
And everybody does want no disease. We want to be healthy and strong and have control over our mood. No depression, be happy, be nice here right now.
And it came out on television, in the best of medical magazines, like Nature and Panache, came out. And yes, then in some festival the man with the beard who appeared with the dress was more important. I thought, what world is this? Why are we fighting for?