Dr. Berg talks about the amazing health benefits of autophagy using intermittent fasting. Autophagy is the condition whereby the cells start to recycle damaged and garbage parts (defects) into basic elements thereby allowing the cells to remodel itself.
The free fatty acids and free amino acids can then start to rejuvenate the skin, muscles, brain, heart and immune system. When you fast or do intermittent fasting, you trigger garbage recycling and cellular remodeling. Autophagy allows misfolded proteins (proteins that have shaped incorrectly) and coverts them to free amino acids.
It is the accumulation of misfolded proteins that causes amyloids, which is the plaquing that develops in Alzheimers, diabetes, Parkinsons, atherosclerosis and all sorts of degenerative diseases. Intermittent fasting triggers autophagy, which is:
- Immune supportive