Hormesis

Hormesis

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by 5 · 9 minutes ago

There is a good article in the nautilus website, athttp://nautil.us/issue/15/turbulence/fruits-and-vegetables-are-trying-to-kill-youabout hormesis and oxidative stress.I've been trying to add a question to open the article to discussion but... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 11, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Yes, a nice unusually sensationalist title to it, but it's quite true. Plants don't produce vitamins or macronutrients, for our use, they produce them for their own needs. A lot of what they make are countermeasures to being eaten by insects. ... (more)

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by 5 · 9 minutes ago

I posted this question before and it's not shown again, this is not a spam, I promise... This is an article worth discussing.http://nautil.us/issue/15/turbulence/fruits-and-vegetables-are-trying-to-kill-you

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by 1600 · 31 minutes ago

My SO and I are currently drinking lots of holy basil tea. We deal with constant stress and it has really been a boon. On one hand I know that chronic stress is bad and inflammation can lead to all sorts of things... but on the other hand what... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 05, 2013 at 2:41 AM

Regarding stressors, hormesis occurs from what is pretty much the opposite of chronic stress. Hormesis occurs under the force of an acute stress that doesn't immediately damage the body; the act of stressing the body in a particular way way or may... (more)

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by 115 · about 1 hour ago

I found a couple years ago that I am seemingly gluten intolerant. For example during the holidays when I ate alot of wheat containing foods I was a mess for a week or two. I am generally gluten free but maybe once every other month I might have... (more)

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Mscott 0 · February 10, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Kurt Harris has a post directly answering that question: Stress Does Not Imply Hormesis. Some things, like wheat, probably don't have "mechanisms which where the body's responses leaves you physically 'better off' than before". If wheat is a... (more)

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by 18412 · about 1 hour ago

If an employee works just 2 hours a week, they are still technically on the payroll. What if we treated the internal mechanisms that handle food toxins like super part time employees just to keep em around? Dr Ayres says that we shouldn't fear... (more)

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haig 0 · April 21, 2011 at 10:16 PM

That's why I eat vegetables.

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by 593 · October 19, 2014 at 4:16 AM

This isn't totally a paleo question but I find that the wisdom and practicality of people on this forum often surprise me. So, what's your take? Have any of you done extensive, technical research 'round the web? For me, I'm pretty sure "none"... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · August 21, 2013 at 8:22 PM

I personally see alcohol as a pretty detrimental food based on my experience from when I have some, even in few amounts: pretty fast lose of cognitive performance, drowsiness, a very heavy feeling on my legs (I'm an endurance runner yet when I... (more)

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by 7592 · October 19, 2014 at 3:20 AM

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

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Futureboy 0 · August 16, 2011 at 5:18 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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by 78417 · October 18, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Kruse and many others around the web talk about cold-exposure being excellent for health and maybe it is. The questions I have is do we have any information about the effects of this sort of forced adaptation in people who live in tropical and... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · April 03, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Because Dr. Kruse is basing his recommendations on a seriously flawed evolutionary narrative, thinking that ice baths are awakening some ancient polar mammal pathway (sorry, mammals did not evolve in polar conditions and primates are even more... (more)

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by 5 · October 16, 2014 at 4:13 AM

I don't get why this question is not shown, I think I asked it 2 times today and it's not shown. Is it time to worry about somebody with conflicting interests here with the power to delete questions ? It's the 3rd time that my innocent question is... (more)

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by 5 · October 12, 2014 at 4:21 AM

There is a good article in the nautilus website, atissue/15/turbulence/fruits-and-vegetables-are-trying-to-kill-youabout hormesis and oxidative stress.I've been trying to add a question to open the article to discussion with the link but it keeps... (more)

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by 5 · October 11, 2014 at 4:19 AM

http://nautil.us/issue/15/turbulence/fruits-and-ve...

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