Autophagy, the Watchword in Wellness.

Autophagy, a Greek word meaning self-eating is a Nobel Prize winning subject. Perhaps no other medical term is implying more positivity in wellness.

Benefits of autophagy are numerous. We have prevention or repair to many horrific things like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, inflammation, heart health, diabetes and even aging.

I think I have the attention from you now.

Three ways are mentioned as inducers to autophagy.

1. Diet

2. Intermittent Fasting

3. Regular exercise (high intensity, interval)

Diet

High in natural good fat, moderate in protein ( too much protein inhibits autophagy) and low in carbs especially non fibre carbs.

Intermittent Fasting

Fasting, if possible every day (preferably) for a minimum of continuous 16 hours. When you eat during the eating hours, take a look at item 1 Diet

Preferably high intensity interval workout

High intensity is better than moderate and interval training is better to continuous and moderate workout.

Well, each one of the three can induce autophagy to an extent. How about doing all in an enjoyable way! Well like all good projects, team work ensures the best results. Hence my constant invitation to join our small broadcast group where even individual identities are kept confidential.

Personally, I am doing items two and three. I am bad on diet during my eating window. Most of it are carbs, that too non fibre like sugar based and starch.

Now I want to do good things with diet. One of the members in the group reduced weight by 14 kgs in about 6 months on diet and ketosis only. Perhaps this addresses the number one priority of a health buff- weight loss.

Incidentally, stress induces autophagy. I remember going through, while on a family holiday in Cancun, Mexico, something called hydro therapy, where stress was induced by methods like coming out of a hot sauna for a dip in ice cold water.

And we see politicians living longer threatening to cross 100 years. Well this one is only a casual observation.

But we need autophagy and all the allied benefits.

Best way is to do in a team. I welcome you again to join the whatsapp broadcast group set for this purpose. You don’t have to worry about other members knowing your contacts. In broadcast group, only the originator (me) has a total view.

Send whatsapp to my number +91 9400056031 or mail: jacobkurian@hotmail.com

We are 30 now and can go upto 50 so that I can still give individual attention.

Autophagy, the Watchword in Wellness.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s