Ive had major bone and skin problems ever since getting off antibiotics for Lyme disease.
I knew some of the problem probably had to do with MMPs, NFkB, low thyroid hormones, low Vitamin D, etc.
However, my recent experience makes me think some of the problem was from low magnesium.
I got a stress fracture somewhere in my knee at the gym. It felt much better when I started using transdermal magnesium on it. I know magnesium deficiency (which I've been diagnosed with) can contribute to the degradation of elastin.
Maybe magnesium will help to rescue me from these chronic bone and skin problems. I have been reluctant to take magnesium since I know it can contribute to biofilms, but maybe transdermal magnesium is ok.
Raw food obviously has profound effects. People often claim it is from enzymes.
I wonder if some of the benefit is from plant microRNA.
Juicing also seems like a way to get huge amounts of plant microRNA and polyphenols, all of which have biological effects. You aren't heating, and you're able to eat more polyphenols than if you were eating the whole plant along with its fiber. Juicing is like a way to eat in one day the vegetables you'd normally eat in a week.
I have to wonder if some of the major benefit from coffee enemas is from rectal administration of two potent Nrf2 activators in coffee: cafestol and kahweol.
I know some people think it is from palmitic acid (see S A Wilson coffee for enemas).
Even the underlying mechanism of coffee enemas seems like hormesis to me - taking advantage of a few natural reflexes the body has for toxins (dumping bile, increasing glutathione-s-transferase).
I think it's hormesis. I think most of the things that work for chronic illness (without causing dependence) are hormesis.