Autophagy & Intermittent Fasting: Activate Garbage Recycling and Cellular Remodeling

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    Dr. Berg talks about the amazing health benefits of autophagy using intermittent fasting. Autophagy is the condition whereby the cells start to recycle damaged and garbage parts (defects) into basic elements thereby allowing the cells to remodel itself. The free fatty acids and free amino acids can then start to rejuvenate the skin, muscles, brain, heart and immune system. When you fast or do intermittent fasting, you trigger garbage recycling and cellular remodeling.
    Autophagy allows misfolded proteins (proteins that have shaped incorrectly) and coverts them to free amino acids. It is the accumulation of misfolded proteins that causes amyloids, which is the plaquing that develops in Alzheimers, diabetes, Parkinsons, atherosclerosis and all sorts of degenerative diseases.
    Intermittent fasting triggers autophagy, which is
    *Immune supportive

    Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
    Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods. His private practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government and the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, scientists, engineers, professors, and other clients from all walks of life. He is the author of The New Body Type Guides, published by KB Publishing in January 2017. Dr. Berg trains chiropractors, physicians and allied healthcare practitioners in his methods, and to date he has trained over 2,500 healthcare professionals. He has been a past member of the Endocrinology Society, and has taught students as an adjunct professor at Howard University.
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评论 • 294

  • From Zombie To Superman

    A month ago (July 2018,) I was basically a bedbound Zombie in Depression, one of MANY. Then I began eating brain healthy foods, cold showers and meditation. Intermittent fasting first at 18 and then 23 hours was the true game changer. It was only two days of discomfort, now it’s easy and the brain fog is clearing like that song “I can see clearly now the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way...”

  • Ty Vann
    Ty Vann 17 天 前

    Dr.Berg thanks you're the best !

  • fidel catsro
    fidel catsro 19 天 前

    thank you!

  • Frederic Baron
    Frederic Baron 19 天 前

    Hi Dr Berg, is there anything I can drink while long term fasting without breaking the autophagy and sanogenesis benefits. My objective is to mitigate the side effects of long term fasting. I am struggling with headaches, nausea, stomach ache, fatigue and dizziness.
    I know I can drink tea but that does not reduce these side effects. Thank you for you help

  • wtglb
    wtglb 20 天 前

    How many hours of fasting is needed to trigger autophagy?

  • Pankaj Singh
    Pankaj Singh 个月 前

    Hello Dr. Berg; once again many thanks fir educating the people. How long do we need to fast to achieve the effects of autophagy?
    Thanks in advance.

    • P Morley
      P Morley 25 天 前

      I'm pretty sure you could eat 1 meal a day every so often or limit your daily meals to within a 6-8 hour span. I find inconvenient to do so when my schedule allows I prefer 2 days of only water. Especially a couple days before a new moon or full moon. I cannot recommend it for you. I've had some experience at this. Aloha

  • true survivor
    true survivor 个月 前

    Dr. Berg what are your thoughts on mTor and igf1? Especially for those going through cancer. Is it safe to eat meat? From what I've read meat and mTor are connected. How can the ketogenic diet keep mTor at bay if I'm eating meat on keto?

  • Franco Catucci
    Franco Catucci 个月 前


  • Hotel CharliHill
    Hotel CharliHill 个月 前

    Praise God! This is how he designed us and this is the PHYSICAL (not spiritual) benefit to fasting!

  • OriRune
    OriRune 个月 前

    Is Dr Berg actually 85?

  • Gulzar Ahmed
    Gulzar Ahmed 个月 前

    Hi DR. berg i called many times hoping to talk to you but was told you don't consult over phone or in person. If i skip a meal i get hyper acidity. Please shed some light on this condition. I am interested in intermittent fasting but can't due to hyperacidity. please advice.

  • silvaneyra
    silvaneyra 个月 前

    I find this video interesting and helpful, Why do some people a give thumb down to this video?

  • timothy790110
    timothy790110 个月 前

    I just did a 5 day waterfast and the first meal I had, cucumber, salad, 50 g of salmon and 20g of avocado, and I got the worst gallbladder attacks I've had for a long time.

  • alex chenn
    alex chenn 个月 前

    Short, sweet, and precise as usual! Thumbs UP!!

  • VideoGrabBag
    VideoGrabBag 个月 前

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for not all that blah blah blah, fluff stuffing intros, babblings, exit info, etc.... 4 minutes of pure useful content. Thank You!

  • Everest Md
    Everest Md 个月 前

    Dr we should fast for 38 hours to start the autophagy or the 23 hours are good?

  • jon levesque sr
    jon levesque sr 2 个月 前

    I thought you said in another video that the brain was the only organ that doesn’t renew itself?..... you were mentioning that blood was 3 months and liver was 3 yrs...... and other organs had various times

  • Rin Jawa
    Rin Jawa 2 个月 前 +1

    We are do 1 years 1 time 'At Ramadhan full 1 month doing fasting 18 hours per day 🤣 that amazing

    • Rin Jawa
      Rin Jawa 个月 前 +1

      All that is the will of the Almighty God.

    • Orbifold
      Orbifold 个月 前

      So why don't muslim have a higher life expectancy?

  • cinnamon girl
    cinnamon girl 2 个月 前 +2

    Without food coming in, your body needs to use something to fuel itself and to build new tissue. And it recycles garbage to do it! The human body is amazing!

    • Orbifold
      Orbifold 个月 前

      No, you are wrong. To build new tissue you need IGF-1, so you need to eat.

  • Ada Villena
    Ada Villena 2 个月 前

    Thank you Dr Berg for your helpful videos.

  • Greg Petree
    Greg Petree 2 个月 前 +1

    Dr. Berg, I have another serious question. How do we get into deeper levels of autophagy in our fasting window? I am currently doing keto with IF 20/4 for six days a week. The studies that I hear about say that it takes 24 to 48 hours to get the benefits of autophagy, however, I believe that since we are already in ketosis, that we may get into autophagy sooner.I do HIIT in the morning three times a week. I usually do ACV, salt, and lime juice in the morning, then a little later I do one or two cups of green tea and some lemon water. Then just a lot of water throughout the rest of the day and do some more exercise at the end of my fasting window. Is my protocol helping or hindering autophagy?I am not doing ketosis and IF to lose weight, but just because of the health benefits. I am an endurance runner and do like body building a couple times out of the year. I have had cancer and a heart attack, and have overcome both of those. I do not ever want to go through those things again! I appreciate any feedback, thank you for sharing your knowledge!

    ROB NATION 2 个月 前

    It kind of makes sense. Cavemen didn't have refrigerators. Chasing your food and then eating it later could be a good program.

  • My Account
    My Account 2 个月 前 +5

    I think Muslim's fasting has many benefits

    • Gireesh Jay
      Gireesh Jay 5 天 前

      Only of it is not followed by feasting in the evening and early morning.

  • Layla khatun
    Layla khatun 2 个月 前

    Interesting video, i wasn't aware of the in-depth details of fasting and since it's the month of Ramadan. It feels good to know that my body is renewing itself.

  • yanuar adil
    yanuar adil 2 个月 前

    1400 years ago Al quran command this... for healthy living

  • Angel heart
    Angel heart 2 个月 前

    Thanks dr. You are amazing as always I love this video and all of your videos

  • orasatk
    orasatk 2 个月 前

    Thank You Doctor for your valuable information. May I know whether the Islamic fasting promotes authophagy

  • Sunny Girl
    Sunny Girl 2 个月 前

    Thank you!

  • Ali Abuassal
    Ali Abuassal 2 个月 前

    Thanks for the amazing talk.
    More than 1400 years ago, the prophet Mohamed (peace be upon him) said fast to be more healthier.

    • Ali Abuassal
      Ali Abuassal 个月 前

      Sandra Proctor, both from the same God. However, Islam is the latest version, therefore, we need to upgrade to the latest version.

    • Sandra Proctor
      Sandra Proctor 个月 前 +1

      The Muslims got the idea from the Jews.

    • Orbifold
      Orbifold 个月 前

      So why aren't muslim healthier?

  • Tao33316
    Tao33316 2 个月 前

    Hi Dr. Berg. I am not fat, just doing keto and fasting for health. I am doing well on the keto diet, excellent blood work results. High cholesterol and high LDL, which is to be expected, but HDL and triglycerides (and everything else) was splendid! Now my question. It's about fasting. I heard Siim say that he sips on water only when thirsty in order not to rid himself of electrolytes. So, from the moment of the last meal before the fast, should I drink a combo of ACV with lemon juice and turmeric and cayenne and all that to kickstart, and then sip only when thirsty till the end of the fast (unless I urinate, in which case I would replenish electrolytes)? Then, a question to follow up is, should I workout in this fasting period? If so, how should I go about it with regard to intensity and consumption?

    Thank you, Dr. Berg!

  • Phillip Sørensen
    Phillip Sørensen 3 个月 前

    Hello Dr. Berg. If you are doing OMAD daily, autophagy is occuring daily no matter a ketogenic/non-ketogenic diet? I read on another site that autophagy requires a 2-3 day fast before authopgy begins. What is your take on this? Thanks!

  • Marcelo Ribeiro Simões

    Some vegans say that long term keto diet brings a lot of problems... that true?

  • md. kayzer
    md. kayzer 3 个月 前

    That was helpful. Thanks.

  • shabeer ahmed
    shabeer ahmed 3 个月 前

    Since the month of Ramadhan(complete fasting for 15-18 hrs) is in progress , and fasting has been made compulsory in Quran by God almighty for muslims.. I think everyone should give have serious look in this holy book to derieve more benefits for humankind..

  • Praxis Dev1
    Praxis Dev1 3 个月 前

    Now I know what autophagy is!! Thank you, you’re brilliant and an important resource in my journey to optimal health.

  • Desmond Wood
    Desmond Wood 3 个月 前

    Awesome information! Thanks.

  • ahmed najeh
    ahmed najeh 3 个月 前

    سبحان الله . فلسفة الصيام . وان تصوموا خير لك

  • Nizar’s My first name

    Thanks for the raw data

  • GNR 0000
    GNR 0000 3 个月 前

    if i water fast can i slowly regenerate a torn knee cartilage?

  • Ship Creek
    Ship Creek 3 个月 前

    I feel quite privileged having you to learn from Dr Berg. The best thing is my brain is willing to soak it all up.😆😉

  • Phuong
    Phuong 3 个月 前

    Does exercise increase Autophagy as well as fasting?

  • Paula Irureta
    Paula Irureta 3 个月 前

    I tried 3 day fasting months ago it was good but now trying to go for a whole month of intermittent fasting since not eating at all kind of scared me. It’s my 7th day of intermittent fasting. Needing to fix my mental and physical health after years of consuming trash and tons of carbs. I now drink a bottle of water eat 2 bananas and an apple with a protein shake in the morning and then meat and steamed veggies for lunch after the gym. And then I stop eating after lunch, so I fast for at least 15 hours. I feel great! At first it was so hard I felt weak and threw up, I was ready to quit but I was determined so I kept going. Now I feel amazing. I don’t crave carbs or processed foods or dairy, I’m hoping to continue I need this. Not just for now but need to change my overall health and lifestyle. I’m loving it, I feel great.

  • Vetters22 Vetters22
    Vetters22 Vetters22 3 个月 前

    I can't stop watching your videos.
    For 4 years now, I have have not eaten any cows, pigs, chickens, Etc.
    but I always continued
    eating Seafood because I love shrimp & lobster.
    Also, I eat eggs and sometimes some cheese.
    Vegans, vegetarians and the plantbase dieters all frown upon this.
    Well, inn 4 years, I have actually gained over 40 lbs.
    However, from listening to your advice, I have lost almost 20 pounds of that in one month.

  • John Stein
    John Stein 3 个月 前

    ‘Garbage 2 gold!’

  • sergsrt8
    sergsrt8 3 个月 前

    How long does it take for autophagy to set in? And is water ok or do a dry fast?

  • Gamer Bhai
    Gamer Bhai 4 个月 前

    does this will help in case of eye floaters ??

  • Annette Fowler
    Annette Fowler 4 个月 前


  • Eddie Ca.
    Eddie Ca. 4 个月 前 +3

    Generally speaking, how long does it take for autophogy to take place?

    • Anon Ymous
      Anon Ymous 3 个月 前 +6

      Eddie Ca. 24 to 36 hours from studies I’ve read. Autophagy goes up 300 percent at 36 hour fast window.

  • Stacy
    Stacy 4 个月 前


  • Toni H
    Toni H 4 个月 前

    Do you know if fasting can cure adenoma? Thank you:)

  • sushmasagar yadala
    sushmasagar yadala 5 个月 前

    Can fasting improves any health problems? Does it improve nerves that aren't working?

  • Ray Grover
    Ray Grover 5 个月 前

    More great info Dr. Berg. Thank you

  • Paulo Ferreira
    Paulo Ferreira 5 个月 前

    Beautifully explained. Thank you for sharing. Greetings from Brazil.

  • Bolo Cabrera
    Bolo Cabrera 5 个月 前

    will smoking cannabis deactivate autophagy?

    • P Wilki
      P Wilki 4 个月 前

      no, but eventually you will be a dope. Hence the name.

  • tcoom76
    tcoom76 5 个月 前

    You are really helping me get my life in order. Thanks Doc, you're videos are addicting!

  • BoogieFlicker
    BoogieFlicker 5 个月 前

    What camera are you using? And, are you using a green screen? Inquiring minds want to know!

  • Miguel Gonzalez
    Miguel Gonzalez 5 个月 前

    i thought brain cells were stuck in the G0 checkpoint phase so how is it that they can build or grow new brain cells through autophagy? it really makes me rethink whether all the other videos have good validity ...

  • Annette Fowler
    Annette Fowler 5 个月 前


  • Barbara  Aspengen
    Barbara Aspengen 5 个月 前

    Dr. Berg just keep giving us truthful information& you will have lots more viewers. This is what we need THANKS a bunch

  • Keith Scalley
    Keith Scalley 5 个月 前

    Doctor I'm thinking of eating once for 24hrs, I already do this but it's not on good food, if I eat a salad with cucumbers, radishes, and celery with lettuce and sugar free dressing( Waldman farms) would this put me into ketosis just eating once and fasting the other 23 hrs? I thought this would slow down my metabolism

  • Rhoda Delgado
    Rhoda Delgado 6 个月 前

    Hello Doc, how long does autophagy occur in our body after starting intermittent fasting?

  • E. Kelbell
    E. Kelbell 6 个月 前

    Wonderful. We love you Dr Eric Berg and Karen!! Thanks for sharing and educating us!

  • Glenny Weoll
    Glenny Weoll 6 个月 前

    In other video (nobel prize for Yoshinori Ohsumi), it says that too much autophogy can promote the growth of cancer and have the to resist cancer drugs.
    What is your thoughts about this?

    • Glenny Weoll
      Glenny Weoll 6 个月 前

      Pardon me...I mean "autophagy". And how it may promote the growth of tumor and have the body to resist cancer drugs.

  • Salwan J. Binni
    Salwan J. Binni 6 个月 前

    Thats wonderful. But I have a question if you don't mind:you said intermittent fasting triggers autophagy and by doing so it strengthens the immune system which in tern the number one weapon in fighting cancer cells. Still it is know that hunger stimulates growth hormone which is to my knowledge should be kept under control since it triggers the growth of good and bad cells alike...wouldn't that sound a bit confusing?

  • wataki2
    wataki2 6 个月 前

    Does Autophagy eliminate loose skin?

    • Aberran Fox
      Aberran Fox 个月 前

      It has the best chance of doing so some people never lose the stretch marks but the skin should be tight against muscle once you hit a certain level of leanness and at that point the stretch marks are going be less noticeable as well if they do not go away. It all depends on how elastic your skin still is. Best results come at earlier ages. I am nowhere near that lean just fyi. I still have fat under my skin giving it an appearance of being "loose."

    • P Wilki
      P Wilki 4 个月 前 +1

      eventually all your loose skin will be gone.

  • Dusan Veselka
    Dusan Veselka 6 个月 前 +6

    Why am I learning all this in my thirties? Can't this get to primary/secondary school curriculum...?

  • Jim Ivey
    Jim Ivey 6 个月 前 +6

    Dr. Berg, Mr. Ohsumi received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discoveries with the importance of autophagy. Maybe now, mainstream medicine will catch up with you on the importance of intermittent fasting.

    • Jim Ivey
      Jim Ivey 5 个月 前 +1

      The Dedicated Learners! Good point!

    • The Dedicated Learners!
      The Dedicated Learners! 5 个月 前 +2

      You mean the lame stream media that is paid by big pharma.. not yet. We have to bring this to our friends and family and in time they will have to hear the masses and then critical mass will take place.

  • Peter Post
    Peter Post 7 个月 前

    Interesting and illuminating, thank your for making and posting this video, much appreciated!

  • Veronica Townsend
    Veronica Townsend 7 个月 前 +2

    So we've been lied to our whole life about food..she's thanks for you videos

    • P Wilki
      P Wilki 4 个月 前 +1

      you are being lied to about 99% of everything, always. Welcome to life on planet earth. Have a nice day.

  • 01 sevensix
    01 sevensix 7 个月 前

    You are a lifesaver, in the most literal sense. Thank you.

  • Esprit libre
    Esprit libre 7 个月 前

    Great video as usual! Thank you very much!

  • Abel Ramirez
    Abel Ramirez 7 个月 前

    I love this channel!

  • V a l n s k y
    V a l n s k y 7 个月 前

    Question Doc: after how long of a fasting period will Autophagy kick in?

  • DreadStyle33
    DreadStyle33 7 个月 前 +1

    Does I. F. help with hair growth due to Autophagy and increased HGH among other benefits?

  • Aperson1235
    Aperson1235 7 个月 前

    Thank you very much Mr. Eric Berg for your teachings !

  • Pedro Zegarek
    Pedro Zegarek 7 个月 前

    How fast this autophagy process start? Does it start with my first fasting? Or i need to do few fastings first to initiate this proces? Do i need to be first keto adapted? And what is the minimum time of fasting to start this proces?

  • Hari Ganesan
    Hari Ganesan 7 个月 前

    When does autophagy set in optimally doc

  • Caleb Cole
    Caleb Cole 7 个月 前

    Autophagy, Auto-Phagy.

  • Daniel Adshead
    Daniel Adshead 7 个月 前


  • Barbara Murray
    Barbara Murray 7 个月 前 +1

    Thank you Dr Berg, I have never heard this explained better. When you reach this stage, how do you know? I think i reached this stage at one stage of my eating, and felt like I couldn't eat enough food, especially fat, to sustain an acceptable energy level. I was very drawn in the face, and feeling very spacey. What's up with that? Then I backed off a little on my plan, and started consuming more carbs to feel more mentally stable.

    • Morgan Kelly
      Morgan Kelly 天 前

      I've read articles that discourage women from fasting for too many hours. We get different results than men.

  • Liz S
    Liz S 7 个月 前 +1

    Thank you Dr. Berg from the bottom of my heart ❤️🙏🏼 God bless you and your family.

  • Cruz Santa
    Cruz Santa 7 个月 前

    Thank you Dr. Berg. Should we fast everyday? Or 3 to 4 times the week? Wouldn't IF everyday slow down our metabolism?

  • Michael Mac Donald
    Michael Mac Donald 7 个月 前

    Excellent video Dr Berg, very helpful.

  • em1ownerify
    em1ownerify 7 个月 前 +6

    Does no one think that the government understands this science behind insulin’s and the triggers with sugars??? And that’s why they tell you to eat three means spread out and American diets are loaded with sugars??? Like toxic amounts??? This is the real fucking conspiracy not the moon landing

    • The Dedicated Learners!
      The Dedicated Learners! 5 个月 前 +1

      It's a vicious cycle.. the food industry, big pharma all pumps loads of cash in politician's campaign coffer and they return the favor once elected by continue the subsidy.

    • 80's Nostalgia Guy
      80's Nostalgia Guy 6 个月 前

      em1ownerify Government subsidizes farmers. So it makes sense they would really want to push the idea of eating more. Especially things like grains and meats and milk.

  • TheSaneWarboy
    TheSaneWarboy 7 个月 前

    But don't we burn muscle when we fas too much.

  • BridgeMetz
    BridgeMetz 7 个月 前

    How long fasting before u get into autophagy?

  • Eunice Lum
    Eunice Lum 7 个月 前

    I can understand better what autophagy is with this video. Thanks, Dr. Eric Berg DC for doing this video.

  • Kay Tee
    Kay Tee 7 个月 前

    What thorough information! Thank you so much.

  • nasrin salah
    nasrin salah 7 个月 前

    Thank you 🙏 Dr Berg. The best Doctor I have ever met/ listened to!! Have an amazing year in 2018. 🎉🎊

  • Organic Gay Life
    Organic Gay Life 7 个月 前


  • Orlando Corona
    Orlando Corona 7 个月 前 +3

    I've been a subscriber for approximately 3 months ...I've lost 35 pounds . My blood pressure is excellent, my waste line has reduced by 4 inches. Energy is way up , skin , hair , muscle have all improved . My skin fungus on my back has all of a sudden disappeared. Thanks for all your valuable information it's truly the best gift I've ever received at 48 years old . I look forward to more videos and a healthier body for 2018 ...thanks Orlando from Tucson Arizona "Go Wildcats " !

  • 123gurtej
    123gurtej 7 个月 前

    Could you do a series of videos that inform people of the Dangers of fungal infections in males and females and how to treat them, mostly candida and yeast infections pls.

  • Alper Tunga Sungur
    Alper Tunga Sungur 7 个月 前

    There is a saying in İslamic culture do fasting find health... You can search about it... And even this shows us how a high level culture İslam is... Why i write all this here because i am a doctor as well in Turkey. And i want people to think twice before assaulting İslam and muslims. We do fasting for a month in a year called Ramazan month. Ty all merry christmas to y'all.

    • P Wilki
      P Wilki 4 个月 前 +1

      Please, tell me more about Islam. I am particularly interested in female genital mutilation.

  • Fwiffo
    Fwiffo 7 个月 前

    You're awesome Dr. Berg.

  • USARules FreedomOfSpeech

    Great Explanation. Now can we have some researchers that prove or disproves your explanations? Let's have some evidences (researches) backing up Ketogenic diet (traditionally 90% fat and 10% protein) studing the benefits/dangers of "Long Term Use of this diet" and Intermittent Fasting also, please let's have the researchers shown here also. No point in explaining something using scientific terms and not showing evidence through researches, otherwise this starts to look very misleading or even a "cult-like diet".

  • Trinii1
    Trinii1 7 个月 前

    🎄 🎁 🎈 🎀 🎄 🎈

  • AdrN
    AdrN 7 个月 前

    Better to 24 hr fast n eat at 11pm everynight or better at 6pm

  • Titanium Ovaries
    Titanium Ovaries 7 个月 前

    Can you be in autophagy on a 20/4 fast without being on a keto diet at the same time?

  • Tomasz Romanowski
    Tomasz Romanowski 7 个月 前

    Can someone with adrenal fatigue do intermittent fasting? I mean I hear that fasting activates cortisol so aren't the adrenals getting hammered when doing IF?

  • Felipe Cirne
    Felipe Cirne 7 个月 前 +1

    Hello, when does autophagy starts during if ?? Can I get autophagy from one meal a day ? Or is it better to do 36h fasting once a week, and eat normally the other days ?