Autophagy -Your body’s way to cleanse itself
Autophagy is a biological process that removes body’s accumulated toxins, and recycles damaged cell components.
Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi is the sole recipient of 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The medicine Nobel Prize recognizes his research in the mechanisms for autophagy. This recognition has created renewed interest in the study and understanding of autophagy and its vital role in safeguarding human health.
“Autophagy” in Greek means self-eating. In medical science it refers to the powerful degradation and recycling mechanism in human cells. The failure or dysfunction of this mechanism is linked to neurodegenerative diseases, infectious diseases, and cancers. Autophagy refers to the body’s innate recycling process, where the faulty parts are removed, cancerous growths and metabolic dysfunction (obesity and diabetes) are stopped. Autophagy can be achieved by
RIGHT EXERCISE : Research studies have proved that exercise helps you sweat, and sweating helps release toxins through your skin.
PROPER DIET : Raw, organic and vegan diet helps in detoxifying the body. Raw nuts, seeds, sprouts, fresh fruit juices and raw vegetables are considered as effective foods that aid in detoxification. Keto diet ensures that 60 and 70 percent of oneÛªs overall calories comes from fat. It helps to achieve autophagy with the same metabolic changes and benefits of fasting without actually fasting.
AIR & WATER : Breathing fresh air rejuvenates the body and keeps you feel refreshed and healthy. Drinking enough water protects you from dehydration, promotes saliva production and helps with perspiration and removal of waste.
FASTING : By skipping meals, you are indeed helping your body to utilize the excess fat available which is converted into energy. Fasting is also an effective way to lower the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like AlzheimerÛªs and ParkinsonÛªs.
Autophagy is bodyÛªs self-degradative process that lengthens your life span. It balances sources of energy in response to needs of development and nutrient stress. It is a biological process that removes non-essential proteins, damaged organelles and intracellular pathogens. The disruption of autophagy is linked to rise in neurodegenerative diseases, infectious diseases, and cancers. Right exercise, fasting and diet with focus on keto diet will help in promoting autophagy and thereby helps to ensure good health.