Autophagy: Bio-Hacking Your Brain For A Longer Life
Dear Kosterina Family,
I love the podcast, Bulletproof Radio with Dave Asprey. The host, Dave, seems to focus on the idea of “biohacking” – i.e. ways to improve our bodies and our minds for high performance - quite often.
The latest episode focused on autophagy. Autophagy is a Greek word and the literal translation is “self eating”. For all of us non-technical folks, autophagy is the process of the body cleansing itself (an innate recycling program turning old cells into new healthy cells) and apparently it is the key to slowing the aging process (yes, please!).
In this episode that my husband, Kosta, turned me onto, a wellness expert named Naomi Whittel talks about autophagy and how to stimulate it.
Whittel explains that processed foods and environmental toxins are “accelerating agers” and they decrease the autophagy happening naturally in our bodies. She goes on to say that we can activate autophagy when we eat “fat-first and fat-most” and carbs at the end of the day.
Does it count if we drizzle EVOO on everything?!
Check out this episode for much, much more on the topic if you’re interested!