546. The Dose Makes the Poison with Seamus Mullen

546. The Dose Makes the Poison with Seamus Mullen

By Commune

Turns out, not all “stress” is “bad.” In this episode, chef, author, and wellness thought leader Seamus Mullen, “stresses”' the importance of balance in experiencing adversity. We learn how to distinguish chronic stress versus acute stress, and how the dosage and frequency of stressors can impact resilience and health outcomes.

In this episode we cover:
00:04:00: What is the difference between chronic stress and deliberate stress?
00:07:00: The downsides to lack of adversity
00:15:00: Cold therapy as a tool for building distress tolerance
00:23:00: Breathing styles for stressful situations
00:34:00: How social isolation impacts stress
00:35:00: Boredom as a superpower of creativity
00:46:00: The physiological immune system’s relationship to the psychological immune system 00:55:00: Resistance training as an adversity mimetic
01:11:11: The importance of diversity
01:14:00: What can be learned from fasting

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This weekend retreat is all about practices that cultivate balance in your life. This will include movement (yoga and hiking), focusing the mind (meditation and breathwork), hot and cold therapy (ice plunge and sauna), and enjoying time together in community. Go to onecommune.com/retreat for more info.

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