12 Ways to Trigger Autophagy

12 Ways to Trigger Autophagy

let’s talk about the 12 different ways
you can trigger the condition called autophagy so the word autophagy means self
eat because your cells are basically eating up and recycling damaged proteins
and malfunctioning organelles or pieces of the cell that are no longer working
now a lot of benefits can occur from autophagy one is anti-aging number two
is dropping inflammation number three is improving your immune system because
part of the recycling process involves cleaning up pathogens microbes candida
parasites and even viruses but I believe that the biggest benefit of autophagy is
decreasing the risk of cancer because if you think about it cancer can’t actually
exist unless there’s first damage to the mitochondria so if you’re going through
autophagy and you’re cleaning up all the damage in your mitochondria you
basically bring your risk for cancer way down so there are several things that
can trigger autophagy that go beyond just fasting number one regular exercise and
the key word is regular not like a one time thing you do periodic exercise it’s
regular consistent exercise not only will it trigger autophagy but it’ll
increase the capacity of autophagy so you’re just gonna clean up more damage
in the body so the research on exercise includes both resistent training and
aerobic type exercise aerobic exercise really improves autophagy of the brain and
I’m going to put all the references down below so you can check them out number
two intermittent fasting this is the one that most people know about and you’d
have to fast for at least 18 hours to really see the benefits of autophagy
and if you go up to 48 hours you’re gonna see more and more benefits you’re
basically recycling all the little damaged proteins or cellular machinery
inside the cells that basically are not helping you they’re hurting you all
right number three ketones so ketones can trigger autophagy they also
protect the neurons they feed the neurons they can actually stimulate
autophagy in the brain clean out some of this amyloid plaquing that’s involved
in dementia all right number four sleep this is when you recover autophagy occurs
when you’re in recovery mode this is why stress blocks autophagy but sleep can
enhance autophagy then we get hyperbaric oxygen therapy has the capacity of
stimulating autophagy cold and hot therapy because it triggers certain
genes that stimulate that mechanism okay number seven coffee I’m not talking
about drinking pots of coffee because you’re gonna get too much caffeine but
it’s polyphenols that can stimulate some autophagy and then wine which by the way
I’m not recommending but it does tend to stimulate at autophagy but it has other
effects that could be damaging to the liver alright number nine cruciferous
vegetables specifically the phytochemical called
sulforaphane can trigger autophagy green tea stimulates a certain phytonutrient
that can also increase autophagy extra-virgin olive oil has a phytochemical that has the ability to stimulate autophagy in human studies some
of these other ones are in animal studies number twelve mushrooms shiitake
and oyster mushrooms stimulate this chemical which has a capacity to
increase autophagy so if you combine all these let’s say for example you drink a
lot of wine at night okay you’re gonna get drunk go to sleep you’re gonna sleep
a lot deeper initially anyway but of course you’re gonna wake up with a
hangover so you’re gonna need more coffee then you can go and make yourself
some breakfast with mushrooms fried in olive oil maybe put a little cruciferous
vegetables drink your green tea and then go for your daily exercise and then
start your intermittent fasting and realize that was a joke you don’t want
to combine them together but if you have not seen some of my other videos on autophagy check them out they’re on the screen now



  • Daniel

    Speaking about mushrooms boosting autophagy – chaga, reishi… 🙂

  • Amith M

    Well I got a religious and scientific motivation to fast on every 11th cycle of moon…..(ekadashi)…. thanks doctor.

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  • Len Tab

    Thank you Dr berg for sharing your knowledge. You have helped me and my family in so many ways. I havent been to doctor in 3 years cause I'm so healthy.

  • Cyfer Gooey

    Lol I was like waaaaaaaaaa????? Lol good one! Thnx Dr. Made my morning!

  • Febry Kurniawan

    Can I consume olive oil while doing intermittent fasting?

  • me

    Dr Berg I have a question. How do prisoners get so physically big? Does testosterone increases? Levels Cortisol effects on muscle building?

  • Paul Peul

    Dr Berg please, Can autophagy act also on reversing genes mutations or the non efficient proteins developped from these mutations ?

  • XFCBXS3rgy

    I actually thought he was serious when he was recommending all those at the end.

  • PortCanon

    That dude on the treadmill was me, back in August.
    Fast forward through 7 months of Dr. Berg’s videos and I am now 89 pounds healthier. ⚖️❣️

  • rudegunz

    I don’t get it?? Why can’t you combine those things when you’re breaking a fast ?!?

  • Anthuan Juarez

    Dr. Eric Berg! ⭐️

  • FA FA

    Hi Dr. Berg,
    Thanks for your informative channel.
    I have a question about doing 3 days dry fast then continue 25 days water fast.
    If a male diagnosed with HPV genital warts would that fast help him or is gonna make it worse ? Just because I read that missing nutrition when you have HPV will make the virus stronger, but I didn’t read about fasting because I believe it is deferent story.
    Thanks Dr. Berg

  • asala mansour daas

    Is intermenting fasting ok when breast feeding

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  • David LeDoux

    Love the humor, Doc! Keep it coming . . . and thanks again for the great information (not to be confused with inflammation).

  • saved by his grace RT

    Love it.

  • Ark Fen

    i love your jokes )))

  • artmac1272

    Okay Dr. Berg, what do I consume during an 18-48 hour fast?? What would you consume ?

  • 49jubilee

    So, cancer patients shouldn't eat…?
    For autophagy
    I notice, when I do HIIT, it's easier for me to fast😄I can't eat after Hiit. Since the blood goes to stomach for digestion, I get cramps…

  • Rajan Tweety

    Dear Dr.Berg,

    Do we need sleep for 7 to 9 hours per day, Could you explain that how many hours do we need to sleep per day in Keto?

  • Digital currency dude

    Im always tired on the carnivore diet.. should i down the protein and up the fat?

  • Yakup Dogan

    As usual thanks again. 👍

  • Sara Benchikh

    Your videos are so informative and helpful that i developped a habit of watching them every morning when i eat my breakfast instead of checking my social medial Thank you Dr for all the effort you put on to make each one of this videos

  • Pizdezss

    Can u talk abouth thyroid tumor? If there is annything u can do

  • Maher zain

    Please🙏D. Berg
    Make your book in arabic language💝
    You are gorous doctor

  • Rebecca Gitto

    Can you address why your coronavirus video disappeared? Would you be willing to do another?

  • Smile without a hobby

    maybe that will work for a hanhover are there any guinea pigs?

  • أبو عدي

    Doctor, I have a skin disease called cutaneous leishmaniasis. I want to ask: Do you advise me to eat fruit or a type of vegetable that fights against leishmaniasis and what is the food that increases the spread of leishmaniasis? Are there any elements responsible for fighting this virus?

  • R M

    No more jokes plz. Lol

  • Elias Nassour

    Hahhhhaaha. Best sensor of humor!!

  • ismail ighachane

    Could you propose some keto meal ?

  • Sylvain Riendeau

    Thank you.

  • Sourav Basu Roy

    that was hilarious!! at once point i was like wow! is he serious?!

  • David Landrum

    I thought he was serious at the end. Wow, I do that all the time!

  • Jim Lambright

    Can coffee be substituted with espresso?

  • V P

    Pls Make a video on overcoming stammering…

  • white tiger

    Your other videos are on the screen but you can't view them…

  • white tiger

    But I see the URLs below disregard first comment 8)

  • Rice 'N Gravy

    I'm just here for the comments about how much red wine Dr Berg said they can now drink. lol!

  • Paul Hazzard

    Hi Doc B. Thanks for that vid. I enjoyed it. Any chance of a slightly deeper delve into demonstrating that wheatgrass does NOT break your fast? What about adding Turmeric, pepper, clove and cayenne powders to your ACV? 🤯🥺😳👍😁

  • Juan p Carrillo

    Dr berg can you make a video about leptin and lack of sleep. I think I get more hungry when I sleep less hours even tho I’m eating healthy fats and fasting. Yeah keto and IF don’t work well without sleep . (Keto, IF, sleep) doesn’t work without all 3 together

  • Judy Lee

    But wait Dr. Berg! That's how I've been doing it…..get drunk, sleep hard, drink coffee (at noon), stretch a little, have a salad and eggs…….LoL…….well, shoot. Your videos saved my life last year, so I'm going to have to trust this timely one is what I need, too, to arrive full circle to wellness….if I can. I guess I'm going to have to change a couple of things, huh? Wish me luck! : )

  • Farshad mn

    For a second I thought I get drunk by red wine &… For some one like me with bad english sometimes these jokes can be dangerous! Thx for the information

  • KarenChi

    You’re hilarious Dr. Berg!!!😂😂😂

  • Allen Stokes

    At work watching Dr. Berg video can't believe people are asking me what is Autopagy

  • DAMNit

    In light of these common viruses, is Echinacea Herb really a miracle in increasing the body's immunity ?

  • Peter Gan

    They pulled down his Corona virus video, unbelievable….

  • kei kei

    I need to work on the 'regular' part of exercise.

  • Salwan J. Binni

    As helpful and inspiring as always!

  • Donovan Catuncan

    Dr. Berg, what is the name of the board you're using? Which company made it, and where can I buy one? It's an amazing piece of tech. 👍

  • Elizabeth Tovar

    Love your jokes! 🤣

  • Cla Gle

    No wonder I felt good during my drinking days, or was because I was 30 years younger.

  • Johnny Aingel

    my biography 😁😀😉 sorry DR BERG i couldn't help it

  • E

    Great information on autophagy. Although, I'm still chuckling. 😄😄😄

  • sand sam

    My husband has started to drink his coffee black with only sugar, but I don't think process sugar is good for you, so I bought keto krrisda stevia today.. would you say this is a good one .

  • Che Hojas

    hahaha his jokes ❤️

  • Eileen McDougall

    Hahaha haha he's great

  • Rebecca Jo Steelman

    Thanks so much!

  • Sonja Walker

    Man you are funny sometimes LOL

  • wiseman_4u

    I love plot twist at the end

  • legally blonde

    The ending is hilarious 😂

  • sapphirerain

    Can you do a video on Resveratrol (supplements)? It's found in red wine, grapes, blueberries, cranberries, dark chocolate and pistachios.

  • Thanh Lộc Trần

    Omg I loved your dry humor!!! I initially believed that joke and was like "Really? I CAN do that?"! Thanks, Dr. Berg. I'm a big fan of yours!

  • Ali Fares

    Please help. I have been suffering from chronic urticaria for years and have not benefited from all the histamine medications. I have done many tests without success. I hope you advise me because I am tired of itching, swelling and thanks.

  • Freddy Rodriguez

    Dr Berg, I really want to try that, but I heard fasting will give you stones in your gallbladder. I heard by two of those like you following the fasting method on YouTube. How can I prevent that..

  • Jovial Juju

    Lololol….the best ending of your videos… Hilarious😂😁😀 awesome information though thank you good Sir😍

  • Gilda Olsen

    LOL 🙏😂😂😂

  • Andre Waani

    i lost 27 kg doing OMAD, but when i stop vaping, i gained weight even when im still doing OMAD, can anyone help me?

  • Jessie Sheppard

    Dr Berg what can you do to stop restless leg syndrome when you lie down at night for bed ?

  • RamenGuy

    Video idea: Should infants supplement iron?

  • J Sims

    I love the ending 😂

  • C.L. Montoya

    Lol🤣 I love the humor❣️ it is refreshing & healthy. Does laughing trigger autophagy?

  • XxXxDominator

    Step 1: "get drunk" oh damn in dieing inside 😂🤣😂 gotta love humor

  • aditi chadha

    Hi my age is 32 female.I am having dark spots on my skin kindly tell me d reason behind them as i am not looking pretty

  • Razi Sin

    Ohh hell .. i almost fill my cup with wine.. what a waste..

  • abadi

    i fasted for 48 hours and let me tell you, it works, i feel much better and i lost 3 kgs of weight.

  • Anita Madala

    Dr. Berg we want to hear more ffom u. Ur videos gives more knowledge.

  • Salem Mubark


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  • Death Wish

    Loool was thinking Eric has got to joking! 🤣

  • Juwan Deniro

    I love mushrooms

  • VGLV


  • Kathy

    Just add in cheesecake and this is basically my lifestyle!

  • fiberbeads

    SO funny! Thanks for the early morning laugh!

  • Rhonda Williams

    Could you talk a little more about Cold/Hot Therapy?

  • chrislida C

    So so you drink the apple cider vinegar drink (ACV+lemon justice+cranberry juice+water) only before you eat, or 3 times a day even if you are on fasting and eat once between 1-5pm?

  • Lil Eli

    I’ve been following you for a while now. I’ve learned along the way. I was wondering if you an speak on male baldness. Especially what to do to stop or reverse it. Many thanks

  • november9err

    … if only that was the process, i would definitely be on it !

  • Little Lulu

    Joking aside… never fry anything in olive oil….js

  • Mr. X

    Does autophagy cleans up that protein in the brain called Tau??

  • Diana Stapley


  • blink555

    I'm thinking raw sauerkraut is great for ketosis and autophagy – a lot of vitamin C too. You list olive oil… how about olives?

  • Jay Troche

    I take anywhere from 7,000-11,000 steps at work everyday…would that be considered like exercising?

    My Samsung app tells me I'm burning about anywhere from 300-600 calories just from how much I walk at work.

  • T M

    Am new to your channel. I come across were you were talking about glutathione. Can a pregnant or breastfeeding mom take glutathione? Thank you for replying.

  • Kathleen Cotton

    Hahahah! 🙃

  • Barrington Bishop

    Autophogy usually occurs 18 hours into a fast, but can it accelerate if you exercise while fasted?

  • Mylar

    If I fast for UP TO 18 hours, am I still getting the benefits of autophagy, or does that only start after 18 hours?

  • Maria Wilson

    hahah you are so cute ! walking everyday is that acceptable ?

  • Mblaizen M

    So are you saying those things will help with autophagy while fasting or even if you’re not fasting?

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