A complete guide to autophagy: your body’s most powerful anti-aging tool!
Autophagy. It’s a word most of us have never heard of, much less know how to pronounce. For starters, it’s pronounced aw-taw-fuh-gee, quite a mouthful, but it’s so important that you understand this crucial part of your well-being and how to activate it, even if you can’t pronounce it!
In this video I explain how autophagy is scientifically proven to slow the appearance of aging by killing off damaged cells which are created by natural stressors. I was lucky enough to be granted interviews with the Nobel Prize winning Dr. Yoshinori Oshumi as well as Dr. William Dunn, in which they told me about their life changing research surrounding autophagy, I’ve linked both videos below! More importantly, I’ll be explaining how to activate it.
1. The Keto Diet: When on the ketogenic diet our bodies will begin to induce autophagy in a way similar to that which occurs while fasting. As your body shifts from being glucose-dependent to fat-dependent, autophagy allows the body to maintain energy homeostasis and create benefits from the starvation as opposed to detriments.
2. Intermittent Fasting: While we fast, our cells enter a phase where they literally digest themselves to recycle and reuse the good while discarding the bad. If we constantly eat throughout the day, it doesn’t give our cells a chance to repair and clean up the waste and toxins that have accumulated.
3. Exercise:Exercise creates microtears and inflamed muscle tissue which activates the autophagic process to repair and optimize the muscles. However, acute exercise may do more damage than good, so exercise in moderation is more efficient.
4. Sleeping. The sleep is the easiest and most enjoyable way of activating autophagy, simply because it requires no sacrifice or effort. However, miraculous things are going on inside our bodies that we are not even aware of. This is one of my favorite ways to activate autophagy 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this video! If you’re interested in learning more about autophagy, your body’s most powerful anti-aging tool, make sure to check out my book Glow15 which goes over everything you need to know about the topic. I also have so many videos and blogs on autophagy which I’ve linked below.
Thanks for watching and I look forward to sharing more exciting content in the future on all things happy, healthy, insightful, and informative.
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Dr. Mercola and Naomi Whittel discuss Glow15:
Autophagy from within and without:
The 12 Important Benefits of Autophagy: