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Experimented with hormesis?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 16, 2011 at 4:03 AM

Have any of you tried hormesis for anything? Cold showers, food intolerance, improving eye-sight,etc?

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on August 18, 2011
at 12:00 AM

I also take cold showers, It's a great way to help me wake up in the morning when I am groggy.

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on August 16, 2011
at 02:37 PM

Yes it does...I don't know all the benefits but I've been trying cold showers in the morning for blood circulation. I first heard of it from Jimmy Moore's show with Todd Becker. http://gettingstronger.org/

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on August 16, 2011
at 05:18 AM

I take cold showers everyday, but does that count as hormesis?

I take a normal hot shower, then spend about 5-10 minutes in full-blast cold water. I like the jolt of energy and also the reputed testosterone boost.

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on August 16, 2011
at 02:37 PM

Yes it does...I don't know all the benefits but I've been trying cold showers in the morning for blood circulation. I first heard of it from Jimmy Moore's show with Todd Becker. http://gettingstronger.org/

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on August 18, 2011
at 12:00 AM

I also take cold showers, It's a great way to help me wake up in the morning when I am groggy.

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on August 27, 2013
at 04:54 AM

In my case, prior to switching from the Conventional Wisdom(TM) regarding sun exposure on skin and eyes, towards a more appropriate interval-dependant model regarding Vitamin D and photo-sensitivity I could not operate outdoors without sunglasses for more than a few minutes. Removing sunglasses for increased periods of time has been my most recent experiment with hormesis.

While hormesis is typically and historically described as a dose-response phenomena of unclear scientific backing (in part due to the pre-germ theory influence of homopathy) - hormesis in the wider biohack community is now used alongside eustress to describe provoking the body to enhance desirable physical attributes in anticipation of future stressors.

If you have ever done high intensity exercise (Tabata Sprints for example), you have experimented with Eustress and Hormesis. :-)

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