I just watched a good explainer of Hormesis with Todd Becker.
I know, I know. Don’t mention the plus lenses and give jake another round of email headaches.
But I really like the way that Becker frames all of his research, including myopia reduction, through the lense of hormesis.
This is the most important slide of his presentation. That I thought might stimulate some more conversation around our EM practices and hormesis.
So my thought process atm is “What EM practices embrace hormesis?” Especially the ones above.
Looking through this lense my first thought is that EM definitely engages with the first three principles, placsticity, specificity and super compensation.
My second thought is that maybe EM does not engage in the last two as directly, secondary adaptation or intermittency.
EM is effective because it bases improvements on habit building.
The downside of habit building is that it may not be intermittent or oscilating.
Intermittency would lead us down the rabbithole of exercises.
My third thought is that maybe there are some things that we could engage in that would be considered as intermittent or oscilating.
For example. Doing a zero diopter reset once a week and really pushing your eyes to the limit and then using our usual normalised for the other days.
Please don’t take this as unicorn farming or finding another “he who shall not be named” cheat/hack.
This is very much to stimulate conversation around the idea of myopia reduction and hormesis.
Interested to hear people’s thoughts!