Challenging the Immune System to Beat MS with Bob Cafaro: PYP 284

Bob Cafaro is a professional cellist, author, and ass-kicker of multiple sclerosis. If you missed our first conversation, check it out here.

In his latest newsletter, he revealed two MS-busting tactics that he hadn't written about in his book, When the Music Stopped: My Battle and Victory Against MS.

Partly as an excuse to have another conversation with Bob (he's such a kind and passionate and awesome guy!), and partly to explore these two tactics, I reached out and managed to grab 30 minutes of his time in between the five dozen other things he has going on.

We discussed:

  • beginning each day with two liters of water
  • super-hydration and fasting (they go together)
  • Bob's collaboration with Terry Wahls, MD
  • “we don't eat when we're hungry; we eat when it's time to eat”
  • cycling and running in freezing temperatures
  • cold showers and ice baths
  • discovering the Wim Hof method
  • how our bodies lose the ability to adapt to discomfort
  • your brain on music: the benefits of playing a musical instrument on brain function and integration
  • the power of our placebo response
  • placebo isn't about gullibility or suggestibility
  • 18% of participants in the placebo group in a Rogaine trial  grew hair
  • and much more…

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Links

BobCafaro.com – where you can sign up for his excellent newsletter

When the Music Stopped, by Bob Cafaro

Bob on Facebook

Bob on Instagram

Bob playing the Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor with the South Jersey Youth Orchestra

Terry Wahls, MD

The Wim Hof Method

Podcast conversation with Scott Carney, author of What Doesn't Kill Us (about Wim Hof and others like him)

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