If a person finds themselves constantly suffering from the flu or any colds, then that just means one thing: their immune system is weak and needs a serious boosting. Everyone has had a weakened immune system at some point or another, but some people seem to constantly have a low immunity. That’s why they need a way to strengthen it in order to prevent any other health-related complications.
A famous Russian doctor by the name of Sergey Bubnovkiy claims that one can easily boost their immune system by using a very simple trick: soaking their feet in ice-cold water! Apparently a mere 10-15 seconds a day will get the job done and this can also help to prevent colds or flu from manifesting.
The instructions are simple. Fill a basin with cold water, and add as much ice as possible. The more ice you add in the basin, the better. Then place both feet in the basin and keep them there for a total of 10 to 15 seconds. For best results, this should be done every night before going to bed or if the immune system is very weak this process can be repeated every four (4) hours.
The University of Virginia had conducted a recent study in which they discovered that icy water can stimulate the production of norepinephrine, a natural hormone which plays an important role in strengthening the immune system.
Other health benefits resulting from this simple protocol are:
- Eases sore muscles – soaking your feet in a basin full of icy water reduces any pain in your muscles.
- Can fight depression – this is due to the cold receptors affecting your skin, which means submerging your feet in icy water will improve your mood and lower any depression symptoms.
- Helps improve skin health – this ice water therapy can prevent blood clotting, tighten the cuticles and pores and even energize the skin.
- Shinier hair – icy water can close the hair follicles and thus give your hair more smoothness and shininess.
We would need to try this to see if any of the above health benefits apply – but it is certainly worth a try!