“Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2016 for his research on how cells recycle and renew their content, a process called autophagy. Fasting activates autophagy, which helps slow down the aging process and has a positive impact on cell renewal. “
“Scientists have found that fasting for 12+ to 24+ hours triggers autophagy, and is thought to be one of the reasons that fasting is associated with longevity. There is a large body of research that connects fasting with improved blood sugar control, reduced inflammation, weight loss, and improved brain function; Oshumi’s research provides some of the “how” to this research. Exercise can also induce autophagy in some cells, allowing cells to start the repair and renewal process.”
Intermittent Fasting (IF) or 24h Fasting
If you can’t last without food, we advise you to try just skipping breakfast. If you are used to not eating breakfast, try to continue till 2 or 3 pm without food. If you want to go hardcore, try 24h fast. Whichever option you choose, make sure you drink plenty of water and herbal teas.
On your fasting day ( especially if you do the 24h one), don’t do strenuous exercise! Take it easy but keep moving.
If you haven’t heard the podcasts Joanna recorded with Dr Barbara Kuske, listen to it.
They are talking about: 3 stages of fasting, benefits, contraindications, our personal experience and our reasons behind it.