[ExI] Autophagy and Aging

Randy Burkhardt randy.burkhardt at gmail.com
Sat May 4 18:59:24 UTC 2019

Hi Stuart LaForge John Clark, I'm very interested in trying this.  What
would you say about your activity, exercise, and energy levels of your
selves and then around your fast days?  Thanks, RB

On Sat, May 4, 2019 at 11:24 AM Stuart LaForge <avant at sollegro.com> wrote:

> John Clark wrote:
> >> I have been experimenting on myself by eating every other day
> >> both to both lose weight and to induce autophagy and I can't help but
> >> notice beneficial effects. My mood is improved, I feel sharper and
> >> more energetic with a general sense of well-being.
> >
> > For whatever it's worth I noticed something like that myself, so
> > over 40 years ago I got into the habit of only eating once a day. It
> > seems to be working, I'm not dead yet and still feel pretty good.
> Do you completely abstain from ANY net carbs and proteins the whole
> time between meals including snacks and beverages? The point is to
> avoid any insulin release for the whole fasting period so as to
> produce as much glucagon as possible and promote gluconeogenesis and
> autophagy. Both digestible carbohydrates and proteins trigger insulin
> production, which inhibits glucagon, and the amino acid leucine is a
> powerful inhibitor of autophagy. Therefore, I try to avoid even
> gelatin capsules since gelatin is made from collagen which is a
> protein. Pure fat and pure fiber are the only two kinds of food that
> one can eat during the fast period.
> If you tried it, you might notice further improvements.
> Although I do sometimes take pure psyllium husks (not metamucil which
> has sugar and other additives) to stay regular and to avoid diarrhea
> from eating pure fat. Psyllium husks do contain about 200 milligrams
> of protein per tablespoon so I try not to use too much.
> For those of you who want to try to implement some variant of my
> experimental Life Extending Autophagic Diet, please consider your
> attempt as an experiment or open source beta test as well and share
> your experiences to the list like I am doing.
> Stuart LaForge
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