How To Increase And Renew Your Cellular Revival With Autophagy

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Many of us are wondering what the secret is to achieve optimal health. That is of course something that is utterly individual but there is one thing that often gets overlooked - your cellular health.

Cellular health is often referred to as the “building blocks of life” and your body has over 200 different types of cells that work together to shape your organs, bones and muscles. New cells are getting produced by the million each and every second and are responsible for assisting your body into storing and converting nutrients and also to make sure it is performing accurately.Because of this, caring for your cells is a crucial part of staying healthy.

What About Damaged Cells?

Cell damaged happens frequently but can result in severe health consequences such as:

Heart disease
Wrinkles and other signs of skin aging
Weakened immunity

Caring for your cell health is therefore vital and it is important to make sure that your cells not only survive but also thrive.

How To Nourish Your Cells

Our bodies have a natural way of aging and we are constantly exposed to lifestyle triggers, some who might be harder to avoid than others. However, there are ways to counteract cellular aging through stimulating a process referred to as autophagy.

Autophagy is your body’s way of cleaning out old damaged cells to recycle them and make space for new healthy cells to be produced. Autophagy has been proven to be so important that even the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded for the progress of the studies on this topic in 2016.

Ways To Trigger Autophagy


You can kick your autophagy into full speed by making sure you give your body a rest from food for extended periods of time. Fasting has been proven to have a significant impact on a broad variety of health issues such as inflammation, blood sugar levels as well as brain health. Intermittent fasting has the ability to to improve autophagy in the body for anti-aging and renewed cellular health.

Make Time For Exercise

Working out regularly is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Exercise has also been linked to an increase in autophagy and the cellular renewal process.

Consuming Superfoods

Studies have shown that specific foods such as green tea, turmeric, and berries can help induce autophagy because they contain high levels of antioxidants like quercetin, catechins, and curcumin.

The importance of autophagy on overall health can not be overlooked and therefore I promote it to all my patients as well as incorporate it into my personal life.


Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, leading functional medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences and post doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in clinically researching underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is the best selling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.

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