Here’s why I don’t cold plunge myself, or recommend cold plunging for my clients.
The truth is that many women living in today’s society are:
✩ Not eating enough, period
✩ Not eating enough nutrient-dense, mineral-rich foods
✩ Have dysregulated thyroid and metabolic function
✩ Have a low body temperature
✩ Are struggling with some sort of fertility impairment
✩ Are sick/stressed/overwhelmed
And the list goes on.
There’s also a lot of other factors that determine whether or not frequent cold plunging is optimal:
✩ Is it summer? Or is the environment appropriate? A dip in a cold stream on a hot summer day, ending your shower with cold water, or a quick plunge in a cold lake after a hot tub or sauna session is different than just going right into a cold plunge.
✩ Are you sick? If you’re sick at all or feel like you could be getting sick, cold plunging should be avoided for obvious reasons.
✩ Are you going from a very warm environment (sauna or hot tub) to the cold plunge? Or are you just going straight in the cold plunge? That matters (learned this from @drbenlynch)
I would never recommend starting your health journey by cold-plunging. If you are just starting your health journey, I’d recommend starting with the information I share on my page: eating real/nourishing/warming REAL foods, avoiding seed oils + low-quality animal products, focusing on minerals, focusing on creating a sense of safety in your body, and working on building up your fertility.
Remember: you can do whatever your heart desires. If you love cold plunging, keep doing you. This post exists to explain why I do not recommend cold plunging to my clients, members, or followers in the middle of their healing journey, and why I’m not partaking in it myself.
Not medical advice, as always