And this process peaks when liver glycogen is totally depleted. So, if you’re regularly shoveling food down your throat, you’re allowing dead and dysfunctional cells to accumulate and grow, setting the stage for diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and more.
Fasting puts the autophagy process into overdrive, which can help protect you from disease, and keep your body healthy and energized.
Tumor Growth and Brain Diseases
When autophagy kicks in, there is an inhibition of the mTor Pathways.
mTor Pathways are regulators of your metabolism and physiology. They play a role in the growth of muscle, tissues, cells, and more.
However, when these pathways are dysregulated and overactive, things begin to go awry. Things like encouraged tumor growth, the accumulation of misfolded proteins, and increased fat storage occur when the mTor pathways are dysregulated.
These issues lead to deadly diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and more.
And mTor Pathways can become overactive from dysfunctional eating patterns.
When you fast, however, you inhibit these pathways, preventing tumor growth, and possibly avoiding a landslide of other ailments such as diabetes, depression, obesity, and even brain diseases.
And don’t worry… As you’ll see later, you won’t lose muscle mass, or incur any other negative effects from this inhibition of the mTor pathways.
Fasting simply helps bring balance to the activity of these sometimes harmful pathways.