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Hormesis: It Can Combat Aging and Let You Live Well

Kristen Sparrow • July 23, 2023

Today, we’re delving into a concept that is key to better understanding of health and aging. It’s called hormesis. A process key to staying healthy and resilient for a long life.

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Hormesis is like a little secret our bodies hold. It’s a process where exposing ourselves to low doses of certain chemicals or environmental factors that could be harmful in larger amounts, actually strengthens our cells and bodies, making them more resilient.

For instance, exercise, gradual exposure to antigens for allergies, sauna sessions, and acupuncture can be hormetic agents.

Let’s talk about acupuncture for a moment. Acupuncture may seem intimidating, but it’s truly remarkable. By introducing tiny injuries through acupuncture, our bodies kick into high gear, triggering a cascade of neurotransmitters, immune responses, and activating the healing arm of the autonomic nervous system.

The beauty of acupuncture and what makes it so elegant, is its self-regulating nature. The way acupuncture is currently practiced, it is extremely difficult to encounter any risks.

Longevity science has made great strides, and is a hot for research and funding. Longevity scientists have found that challenging our cells is key to defying aging.

Time-restrictive eating and cold exposure are some of the modern practices that can activate hormesis and promote longevity. Some medications are being explored also, but their long-term effects are yet to be fully understood. We should always prioritize the principle “First, Do No Harm”

So remember, our bodies and our cells need a little challenge to thrive. Embrace hormesis with care, explore these practices wisely, and you might just discover the key to a healthier, happier life.

Until next time, happy and healthy living and get in touch at the website with at the  contact form.