• Detox – rids infections, pathogens, viruses, bacteria from every cell in the body.
• Cell regeneration
• Activates immune system
• In the respiratory system, it can lengthen the cilia, which is responsible for clearing pathogens
I believe it is important to get into a regular state of autophagy. I believe this keeps the immune system healthy and strong to defend the body from the threat of viruses and disease.
Some ways that you can stimulate autophagy are:
• Intermittent fasting (between 17 and 72 hours). This is easily achieved if you follow a low-carb diet.
• Give up smoking
• Stress less
• Sleep well
• Eat real food
Here is the research connecting autophagy to improved respiratory function.