What does autophagy mean?
It means self-eating or self-cannibalization. It’s a natural detox process that we all have inside of our bodies so it works at a cellular level,” Whittel tells Us.
As Dr. Trevor Cates, a leading expert in naturopathic medicine explains, “We all know when something is inflamed on the outside, but the problem starts inside the body. Internal inflammation can happen for a host of reasons such as from poor dietary habits, environmental toxin exposures, immune system overactivity (allergies, autoimmune disease), digestive problems and even hormone imbalances. A high level of inflammation within the body can cause many health problems including “skinflammation.”
The processes that lead to aged skin, for example, starts deep within your body, so your skin is merely a reflection of the degree of inflammation lurking inside. How you look on the outside affects every cell of every organ. Your skin, your largest organ, reflects cellular damage in the form of wrinkles, dryness, dullness, and discoloration. These are visible signs of aging, reflecting poor health in need of repair.
In my new book, Glow15, I harness the science of autophagy to show you how to use your biology to not only repair the visible signs of aging but protect against the invisible ones too. Try these DIY Mask and let’s get you glowing.