Fasting as an evolved mechanism for repair on internal organs | Valter Longo

Parent Episode: Dr. Valter Longo on Resetting Autoimmunity and Rejuvenating Systems with Prolonged Fasting & the FMD

In the past, fasting was imposed by the environment during times of famine. Dr. Longo proposes that the human body evolved a natural self-repair mechanism that is switched on during fasting and allows for the repair of damaged cells and organs. In the modern-day with no imposed fasting, these cycles of renewal may remain dormant. In this clip, Dr. Valter Longo discusses how cellular repair mechanisms may have evolved during times of fasting, but are latent in times of food abundance.

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