COLD PLUNGE UPDATES (alternative to facebook for those not using social media)

Heidi has been posting her progress on using the cold plunge to help her back pain here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1586578935015983

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CURRENT RUNNING UPDATE: Day 77 at 236 hours

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April 29th–Cold plunge tank arrives!

Here comes the plunge!!!
When I peak my head out of the cold plunge I can see the abyss of the ocean in the distance

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April 1 2022 but this is not a joke, for real!!!!

2nd record that same day after four hours from 12:08 to 4:08pm on April 1st was a 5th hour of soaking 5:11pm to 6:11pm–that record is soaking a total of 5 hours in one 12 hour window single day (before it had been 4.5 hrs)

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Since many fans have reported not using social media, she is also going to put updates on this page!

Since September, Heidi has been using a 4 and a half foot deep cold plunge at a local hot springs .

Feb 14th Valentine’s Day record

Other prior posts included:

On Day 41, Heidi went from 60 minutes to 90 minutes.

On Day 49, Heidi went from 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

One Day 54, Heidi went from 120 minutes to 150 minutes.

Day 63, she went from 150 minutes to 180 minutes in one soaking.

Day 74, she went from 180 minutes to 240 minutes in one soaking

To try and keep warm for her HOURS soaking in the plunge, Heidi wears a hat and scarf as well as thermal undershirt and fleece with sleeves pushed to above her elbows

In this video from her WIZARD’S UNITE DISCUSSION GROUP (start listening at min 4 sec 40 for cold plunge focus, whereas the first half relate to the neuroscience behind being able to create habit change which was the focus of the group).

Email her at HeidiCrockett at gmail dot com to learn more about the group or to attend.

Want to see the SCIENCE BLAST video AFTER the above update where Heidi teaches more on “response flexibility” and where exactly the “wizard brain” (prefrontal cortex) is located?

See the below video code ResponseFlexibility2heal!

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Want to know more about Heidi’s congenital back condition that she is healing?

It is called Bertolotti’s Syndrome or simply “transitional vertebrae” in some places.

Heidi had a RARE version of a rare condition where her pain came from the OPPOSITE side where pain typically comes from with this condition. (This picture comes from the PubMed article published on her case.)

(The pain typically comes from that fused side where the bone meets the sacrum called a “pseudoarticulation” or false joint because the enlarged transverse process turned bone merging into the sacrum can be partially fused in a way that causes pain. That wasn’t the way it manifested in her case.) Her pain came from the opposite side at the sacral ala (see white arrow) where her right transverse process was cutting into her sciatic nerve (this caused her ankle pain, she was on crutches for 9 years and just got off them at the end of 2021 due to the cold plunge!!!)

The above diagram explains what has happened since ankle pain started in 2012, the short version is an anticipated FULL RECOVERY sometime later this year in 2022 thanks to many hours soaking in the cold plunge! (After an appropriate back surgery in 2017 with hardware removal in 2020)

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Last year she completed the below results.

This blog post is created on Valentine’s Day Feb 14, 2022, where she has completed a total of 63 days visiting the springs to help heal her back with 192 hours soaking in the 50 degree F plunge (approx 10 degree C)

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