The REAL Reason Why Autophagy Exists

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In this video, I want to cover autophagy and the real reason why autophagy exists. 

What is autophagy? – Autophagy is a condition where your body takes damaged proteins and recycles them. The recycling process provides amino acids for fuel, and to be used as raw material to build tissue. Autophagy was created to cope with starvation. During starvation or fasting, autophagy acts as a survival mechanism.

Damaged proteins are very toxic to the body. It’s very beneficial to get these damaged proteins out of the body. Autophagy also eliminated microbes and viruses. 

Types of damaged proteins:

• Misfolded proteins
• Oxidized proteins
• Mutated proteins
• Glycated proteins

Autophagy is not a mechanism that switches on and off. Autophagy is always going on unless you have an issue like high blood sugar or an inflammatory condition.

You probably have an effective autophagy system if you’re doing:

1. Keto
2. Exercise (as you exercise your efficiency with autophagy also improves)
3. Fasting (18 hours or longer is great for autophagy) 

Autophagy benefits:

• Anti-aging and enhancing benefits
• It gets rid of things that are very unhealthy for your body

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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