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What Happens When We Fast? (Part 3)

In other articles, we talked about hormones, gluconeogenesis, and ketosis. This article will be all about autophagy. You can read other articles by clicking this. You probably didn’t hear autophagy before. It’s actually the most underrated benefit of fasting.  It is directly related to longevity, anti-aging, and overall health. Also, It may play a role in the prevention of serious diseases. Let me explain to you what it is first. What is autophagy? Autophagy is simply a rejuvenation process that occurs within our cells. When autophagy is activated, our cells start to recycle their old components like old organelles, excess […]

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What Happens When We Fast? (Part 2)

In the last article, we made an entrance to the fasting physiology. We talked about hormones that are part of the fasting process. In this article, we’ll talk about gluconeogenesis and ketosis. Part 3 is going to be all about autophagy. Alright, let’s begin.  Gluconeogenesis I assume you are not familiar with that word. Let me explain quickly.  It is simply our body’s process of producing glucose.  The human body has the ability to produce glucose from multiple molecules. I don’t want to confuse you with some weird names. Let’s get into the point.  When we fast, we are deprived […]

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What Happens When We Fast? (Part 1)

Fasting is so popular nowadays. But people usually afraid of fasting. The idea of fasting scares them. In this article, I will explain the physiology of fasting and how our body responds to it. First of all, we need to know what insulin is and how it works. Insulin is a major anabolic hormone within our bodies. It is produced in pancreas Beta-cells. It opens our cell’s gates so that nutrients can come in from the bloodstream. Our body produces insulin whenever we eat something. So, when we produce it, we’re on storage mode, therefore, we store fat, build muscle, […]