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Intermittent Fasting and Its Biggest Benefits - Weight Loss or Autophagy?

 What is the definition of autophagy?

Hi it's did you realize that the biggest benefit of intermittent fasting has nothing to do with weight loss, so the biggest benefit has to do with this new concept called Etapa G I don't know if you've heard about it before, but if you haven't, you're going to hear about it, but it's incredible actually Etapa G is the condition or state whereby the cells are recycling damaged cell parts. (1)

So, it's recycling it's taking out the trash it clears all the trash out of the cell it's also getting rid of pathogenic microbes, so basically anything like mold fungus bacteria virus sitting in the cell and anything that's damaged not working, so each cell has a little garbage disposal called the lysosome composed of enzymes to break down these parts into small little particles which are then sent to the liver to be used either as energy or recycling into new tissue.

Effect of fasting on autophagy

Etapa G was discovered by a Japanese scientist in 2016 so just think about the magnitude if you were able to extract pathogenic microbes that damaged things out of your cell think about what's going to happen to your brain cognitive effects anti-aging for your skin longevity immune system it's incredible so the thing that stimulates this the most is fasting and in a minute fasting that's number one so if you're not fasting or doing intermittent fasting you need to start that immediately. (2)

There are some other things that will also increase it to some degree not near as much as intermittent fasting but olive oil aerobic exercise that would be like low-intensity exercise walking yoga things like that then we have sulfur fain which is basically a phytonutrient category with all the calciferous type vegetables interesting we always come back to the calciferous vitamin d3 will increase it b3 vitamin b3 will also do it the phytonutrients in coffee but again if you're going to make coffee just do a small amount green tea coconut and there are many more things on the list. (3, 4, 5)


So, this then makes sense because if you take a look at someone who's frequently eating, they're raising insulin over a period of time, they become insulin resistant pre-diabetic become a diabetic I mean look at what happens to their cognitive function, look what happens to the cells, they age fast, they get inflammation of their immune system. (6)


a new concept called AUTOPHAGY. This is a condition whereby your cells are recycling damaged cell parts and getting rid of pathogenic microbes (mold, viruses, fungus, bacteria, and candida). Autophagy is the ultimate anti-aging strategy. Each cell has mini-garbage disposals called lysosomes. These clear out the trash and send the particles to the liver for either fuel or making new parts. What do you think of the article How to Overcome Adrenal Stress with Intermittent Fasting, I think it is useful to you.

How to stimulate autophagy:

  • Intermittent fasting
  • Exercise (aerobic)
  • Sulforaphane (cruciferous vegetables)

My name is John Tolan, 36 years old affiliate marketer and blogger holding a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition from the Australian University of Science and Technology. My interests revolve around writing about health and nutrition topics.