An inspirational talk by Rolling Stone writer and NY Times best selling author Scott Carney. Scott went to the Netherlands to debunk Wim Hof as he had already done with other teachers and 'gurus' who made unbelievable claims. Instead of disproving him, he was inspired to learn the Wim Hof Method and understand the science behind the amazing feats of mind and body that Wim Hof had accomplished. From these experiences and research, Scott wrote the best selling book "What Doesn't Kill Us".
In this talk, Scott asks: Have the comforts of the modern age made us weaker? Human biology evolved in constantly changing environments and developed biological mechanisms to let them adapt quickly. But effortless comfort means that biology isn’t active anymore, and the lack of stimulus makes us less resilient. Scott explains how adding varied environmental stimulus can help you regain some of that environmental vigor. He teaches a breathing method that strengthens the connection between the conscious mind and autonomic nervous system to help people boost their immune system, lose weight and put their bodies into environmental equilibrium.
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About this speaker:
Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney has worked in some of the most dangerous and unlikely corners of the world. His work blends narrative non-fiction with ethnography. Currently, he is a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and a 2016-17 Scripps Fellow at the Center for Environmental Journalism in Boulder, Colorado. What Doesn’t Kill Us, his most recent book, is a New York Times bestseller; other works include The Red Market and A Death on Diamond Mountain. Carney was a contributing editor at Wired for five years and his writing also appears in Mother Jones, Men’s Journal, Playboy, Foreign Policy, Discover, Outside and Fast Company. His work has been the subject of a variety of radio and television programs, including on NPR and National Geographic TV. In 2015 he founded WordRates, a website that aims to add transparency to the business of journalism with Yelp-esque reviews of magazines and editors. In 2010, he won the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism for his story “Meet the Parents,” which tracked an international kidnapping-to-adoption ring. Carney has spent extensive time in South Asia and speaks Hindi. He attended Kenyon College and has a masters degree in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently lives in Denver, CO