Todd Becker is a freelance blogger based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lives with his wife and two children. He has degrees in Chemical Engineering and Philosophy from Stanford University and Brown University. Todd currently works as a staff scientist for a biotechnology company in Palo Alto, where he leads project teams and holds more than 20 patents.
Todd’s philosophy of Hormetism is the result of years of personal investigation into the role of moderate stress in adaptation, as applied to health, nutrition, rehabilitation and psychology. By combining this research with a philosophical curiosity about the underlying similarities among these diverse fields, he is interested in how we might exploit this understanding to overcome challenges, adapt, and thrive in any of our endeavors.
Getting Stronger represents an attempt to bring together the research in these areas and place it within a coherent framework. But it is also about fostering active discussion, debate and refinement of these ideas in order to better develop the philosophy of Hormetism and find new applications. Todd looks forward to your active participation in this dialogue, and he encourages you to post comments to this blog, and to visit the Discussion Forum where you can contribute your ideas and personal experiences.