Autophagy Part 1 - Why it matters

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Autophagy is your body’s natural process to recycle old, damaged cells and prevent age-related diseases like cancer, arthritis, and dementia. It’s a bit complex, but it’s so important to your health and longevity. That’s why we’re going to tackle it in two parts. Part one this week will explain what autophagy is, why it’s so beneficial, why it’s no longer working for most people, and why you’re not hearing about this scientifically-backed way to improve your health and extend your lifespan.

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Fast food reprograms your immune cells

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The fast food or Western diet is characterized as high in saturated fat and simple sugars and almost completely lacking in fiber. It’s a great recipe for weight gain, which is why nearly 40 percent of American adults are obese. It’s also a great way to trigger systematic inflammation. Short-term inflammation is a normal part of healing or immune system protection, but chronic inflammation shortens lifespans and increases the risk of developing diseases like cancer, dementia, heart disease, muscle loss, and more. Find out how a bad diet triggers excessive inflammation and a simple thing you can do to prevent it.

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CICO diet - everything old is new again

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The exciting new fad diet popularized by Reddit is the CICO diet. This “new” concept stands for Calories In Calories Out, and the basic idea is you can eat anything you want as long as you burn more calories than you consume. This week I’ll dig into the philosophy to see if it’s really right for you.

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Win the battle of wills

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Losing weight ultimately boils down to a battle of wills - you against your body. Your conscious mind may want to lose the extra fat, but your body does not. It interprets weight loss as a sign that you’re starving to death and in response it fires off every trick in its arsenal to prevent that from happening and “help” you survive. This week I give tips on how to reinforce your willpower and win the battle.

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