To begin, visit the website: Hormesis, Sunshine and Radioactivity, http://www.rebresearch.com/blog/hormesis/ and then let’s start with a question based on your opinion:
1. What are your thoughts on sun exposure? What are the benefits and disadvantages? Do you believe the amount of exposure affects these benefits and disadvantages? Have you or someone you know ever experienced a sunburn or skin injury from tanning or sun exposure?
2. You read two articles on hormesis that explained tissue and cell damage in other areas. What are your thoughts on claims that small exposures to toxic substances can be helpful?
3. Holistic medicine and natural alternative medical therapies are becoming increasingly more popular. After visiting the NIH website https://nccih.nih.gov/health/homeopathy discuss your thoughts on claims that small diluted doses cure or prevent conditions. Do you believe this works? How do you feel the practice of homeopathy relates to the practice of Hormesis as it relates to cells, tissues and skin?
4. Research other articles on Hormesis and homeopathy that both defend and refute the claims and discuss how you use critical thinking to form your opinion about these topics. Do anecdotal claims, that is, patients who report positive or negative results affect your decision? Do you rely more on scientific evidence or do both play a part?
5. Compare and contrast the characteristics of the ideal tissue forming the outer surface of the body with that forming the lining of the small intestine. How are they similar and different? What tissues fulfill these needs?
6. If a bone is broken, it will heal in several months. If cartilage is broken, it generally never heals. If epithelium is cut, it heals in a week or so. Why is there such a difference in the healing rates of these tissues?
Support your ideas with principles/understandings from the text or discussion materials.
WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger
The Exposure to Sun
Exposure to the sun`s UV rays remains an essential element in nourishing the body through vitamin D. Vitamin D, in this case, helps in strengthening the body’s muscles, bones, and immune system, an aspect that lowers the exposure of the body to some kinds of cancers such as the colon cancer. Given this, the exposure to the rays of the sun remains beneficial in as much as there are negative aspects related to this aspect.
Benefits and Risks of Exposure to the Sun
As established, the exposure to the rays of the sun is a required ingredient in enhancing the functions of the body. First, the UV rays are efficient in the treatment of skin conditions that include psoriasis, a condition that sees the skin shed its cells faster, hence resulting in scaly pat