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Episode 88: Fasting for Longevity and Aging Well?

June 11, 2023 Jeff Armstrong Season 2 Episode 25
Episode 88: Fasting for Longevity and Aging Well?
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Aging Well Podcast
Episode 88: Fasting for Longevity and Aging Well?
Jun 11, 2023 Season 2 Episode 25
Jeff Armstrong

Fasting is known to promote autophagy, which is the cellular process of recycling and removing damaged or dysfunctional components within cells. Autophagy plays a crucial role in maintaining cellular health and is associated with various health benefits. As well, regular exercise stimulates autophagy through various mechanisms, including energy depletion, activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, induction of heat shock proteins, modulation of growth factors, and improvement of mitochondrial quality control. Both can contribute to cellular homeostasis, tissue remodeling, and overall health benefits.

Fasting is a popular dietary practice but is it all that it is promoted to be? In this episode, Dr. Armstrong and Corbin Bruton discuss the topic of fasting and how it relates to well… aging. 

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Fasting is known to promote autophagy, which is the cellular process of recycling and removing damaged or dysfunctional components within cells. Autophagy plays a crucial role in maintaining cellular health and is associated with various health benefits. As well, regular exercise stimulates autophagy through various mechanisms, including energy depletion, activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, induction of heat shock proteins, modulation of growth factors, and improvement of mitochondrial quality control. Both can contribute to cellular homeostasis, tissue remodeling, and overall health benefits.

Fasting is a popular dietary practice but is it all that it is promoted to be? In this episode, Dr. Armstrong and Corbin Bruton discuss the topic of fasting and how it relates to well… aging. 

Support the Show.

Have questions you want answered and topics you want discussed on the Aging Well Podcast? Send us an email at agingwell.podcast@gmail.com or record your question for us to use in an upcoming episode:
https://www.speakpipe.com/AgingWellPodcast