Hormesis

Hormesis

Richard Friebe

Stress can be good for us and poison can be healthy – it all depends on the dose!

Stress is good for us - it just depends on the dose! Paracelsus already recognised the secret of resilience which provides the basis of all life, known as hormesis. Modern sci-ence has also now discovered that stress - whether in the office or in the form of noxious substances - can release great healing powers at certain doses.

Resilience is the ability to emerge stronger from crises. Hormesis points the way to robust health, through consciously exposing the body to stress. We know this the ef-fect from competitive sports. Muscular micro-injuries caused by hard training lead to a stronger physique. But also the intake of plant toxins in small doses like caffeine, for ex-ample, strengthens our immune system, or conversely, alcohol in moderation exercises our heart, and playing in dirt prevents allergies. Richard Friebe reveals the secret of resilience. This is a book that holds no less than the key to a healthier life.

Hormesis

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