During this time of discovery for me, I met Eric. Eric was on a similar journey and we traveled many of the same rabbit holes when looking for ways to utilize the cold to keep us healthy. For me it was easy, just keep my garage thermostat set on 45 all Winter and walk around outside without a coat and even barefoot in the snow. In the Summer, I could always take a dip in the ice cold water that runs by my house.
For Eric, who lives in Pennsylvania, he only had a few weeks a year with access to the temperatures needed for effective "cold thermogenesis" so he had to invent the cold. And what a job he did!
For years now, we've exchanged papers and studies on cold, brown fat, and other things that cold supposedly does for us. Eric took all this to a new level with his CoolFatBurner, a vest with pouches for ice packs. Sounds simple, and it is...so much so that now competitors are ripping off his patented design! You may think this all sounds like a late-night infomercial, and in some ways, it is. But I know the history behind all of this, and I know that it works. I helped Eric "beta-test" his first couple of CoolFatBurner vests, for free, as a "bro." His very first design, while functional, kinda sucked. It was hard to get on and the ice packs were too hard. His latest version, is pretty cool, though. And his ice packs are now flexible.
I keep meaning to write some posts about cold thermogenesis, and still plan on it. Last week, Eric sent me a link to his Kickstarter Project. Reading it and watching the videos brought back a lot of good memories. Eric is truly the "King of the Cold." He didn't just copy and paste studies about the cold, he went to some top universities and medical centers and actually tested his CoolFatBurner on himself. These tests were very well controlled and documented, and now he's wanting to do more.
The purpose of his Kickstarter was to raise about $6,000. A lofty goal, but as of this morning, only a week into his month-long fund drive, he's up to $40,000!
Please have a look at the Kickstarter Project page, and if you are interested in cold thermogenesis and brown fat, watch the videos and read the testimonials. Eric also has a newly revamped website and a Facebook page.
This is not a plea for your money, just something I am proud to share. His Kickstarter is FULLY funded, and I can't wait to see what he does with all the money. It looks like there are still some CoolFatBurner vests available at the Kickstarter prices if you are interested.
A Cool video you should watch:
And this is Eric "kicking some ass" in the ring!