There's a switch inside every cell in your body. Flip it on and you're in growth mode. Your cells start dividing — but in the process, they make a lot of junk like mis-folded proteins, which help create the conditions for our biggest diseases (including cardiovascular, Alzheimer's and the big C). Flip the switch off, though, and your cells literally take out the trash — leaving them clean, renewed, effectively young.
We know how to flip the switch. The trick is figuring out when. Because leaving your body in cleanup mode for too long can also be extremely bad for your health, in the much shorter term. Doing so has been the cause of anxiety, misery and disorder, for decades. It's also known as starvation. Read more...More about Books, Fasting, Science, Health, and Food