What is Hormetism?

Posted 14 Oct 2010 in General

There is a good summary of the basic principles of  Hormetism on the Overview page of this blog.  But you might find it more approachable to read my wide-ranging interview on the blog of Julien Smith:

Part 1:  Overview of Hormetism, cold showers, the opponent-process theory of emotion,

Part 2:  Plateaus, intermittent fasting, making hard decisions, the generality of hormesis

If you prefer listening to reading, you might enjoy listening to this podcast interview of me explaining Hormetism to interviewer Jimmy Moore:

Podcast interview on the Livin’ La Vida Low Carb show


  1. Derek M.

    The interview was a great read. I really like the ideas on this site, and was surprised to find out that cold showers weren’t as bad as I thought they would be!

  2. I totally agree with you Derek, I never realized before that cold showers are really good to our health. Thank you for posting useful information!


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