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The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting for a Healthy Immune System

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Wesley A Gray Jr

Wesley A Gray Jr


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How Eating Frequency Affects Our Immune System

"...Eating too often puts stress on our cells, We have a system that removes waste and damaged particles from our cells: it is known as the autophagy system.

Autophagy allows the cells to function more efficiently,which improves the functions of our organs, tissues, and the entire immune system.The number of inflammatory molecules in our blood is directly linked to the function of our autophagy system. Imagine there is trash lying around your house.You walk through the halls and the rooms and pick up the trash,put the trash in bags, and put the bags in cans by the street.Then the garbage collector comes by and takes the garbage;they put it into their truck and haul it off to the landfill or incinerator.This is what the autophagy system does within our bodies.The autophagy system has special cells that pick up the waste products and take them to the equivalent of the landfills or incinerators within our bodies.

It takes our bodies 4-6 hours to digest, metabolize, and utilize the nutrients in food before returning to pre-meal homeostasis.That means that if you were to eat throughout the day,from when you wake up to when you go to bed, you could end up staying in a post-meal) state for 18 hours each day. Then your body is focused on digesting and assimilating nutrients, not on removing wastes. So garbage can accumulate in your cells and tissues. Imagine if you were to make your dinner meal using the same pots and pans you used to make your lunch meal, without cleaning them first. Yet, almost all of us do this to our bodies all the time..." 

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