What Doesn't Eliminate United States, aNew York Times bestseller, traces our evolutionary journey back to a time when survival depended on how well we adapted to the environment around us.Our ancestors crossed deserts,mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of exactly what anybody today may consider modern-day technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we bask for approved. Exactly what if we could gain back some of our lost evolutionary strength by replicating the environmental conditions of our forefathers? Investigative journalist and anthropologist ScottCarney takes
up the difficulty to discover: Can we hack our bodies and use the environment to promote our inner biology? Assisting him in his search for the responses is Dutch physical fitness master Wim Hof, whose ability to manage his body temperature level in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. Carney also gets input from an Army researcher, a world-famous internet user, the founders of an obstacle course race motion, and normal individuals who have actually recorded how they have actually cured autoimmune illness, slimmed down, and reversed diabetes. At the same time, he chronicles his own transformational journey as he pushes his mind and body to the edge of endurance, a quest that culminates in a record-bending, 28-hour climb to the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a set of running shorts and sneakers.An enthusiastic blend of investigative reporting and participatory journalism, What Doesn't Eliminate United States explores the true connection between the mind and the body and reveals the science that permits us to press previous our viewed constraints.