It’s officially summer! Schools are out, kids are at home, and the days are longer. The extra daylight hours☀️ make it easier to get outside and enjoy some fresh air and exercise. What are your favorite ways to exercise in the summer?🏊♀️🚣♀️🏃🏽♂️I love going for an energizing, brisk walk as the sun rises 🌅or a peaceful stroll in the evening.
In addition to eating a clean diet🍎🥦🥑, taking vitamins, exercising🏃🏽, and sleeping 😴 soundly at night, there is one secret to health that I want to highlight today: AUTOPHAGY♻️
The word “Autophagy” ♻️ has a Greek origin. “Auto” means “self” and “Phagy” means “to eat.” So the literal meaning of Autophagy is “self-eating!” 😲
When there’s no food coming in (AKA fasting), the lysosomes in our cells work as “pac mans” and clean up all the garbage 🗑️ we have inside our cells, which includes proteins, DNA, RNA, polysaccharides and lipids.
In 2016, Japanese🇯🇵 cell biologist, Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize for his breakthrough discovery on the mechanisms of Autophagy♻️.
To learn more about Autophagy♻️ , please check out my YouTube video above.
10 Reasons to Activate Autophagy♻️ :
- 1) Reduce inflammation
- 2) Promote longevity
- 3) Clean up your mitochondria (energy powerhouses of the cells!)
- 4) Shut down Insulin
- 5) Lose weight
- 6) Clear up your skin
- 7) Improve mental sharpness
- 8) Reduce bloating and IBS symptoms
- 9) Clean up your liver
- 10) Promote detox pathways
Here’s the great news… Autophagy♻️ is FREE! It’s easy on your wallet. But the benefits on your health are tremendous.🙌 I’ve seen people lose significant weight, reverse diabetes, fatty liver disease, and autoimmune diseases by activating Autophagy♻️ on a regular basis.
Check out my video for more tips on how to activate Autophagy♻️ this summer. 🌻
Stay healthy friends,
Rajsree Nambudripad, MD