AMPK, Gene Expression

To build the Eiffel tower you can't start at the top and work your way down, you need a rock solid foundation capable of handling the load above. I use the same principles in the design and construction of my own life, solidify the foundations and work upwards.

One of those key foundations I always keep in check of is my gene expression. One may say I'm slightly obsessive when it come to having a clean house, I enjoy it and it gives me a clear head which enables me to be more productive. The same applies for my cells, I don't allow environmental or degenerative waste build up to occur as I know it won't lead down a good path.

Cells can be expressed or atrophied depending on the information we provide them with. I personally want them to be expressed the way they are biologically designed to do. AMPK ( adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase ) is a gene which has come under much scientific study of recent years for its role in life extension and its reduction is degenerative diseases like diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and neuro degenerative disorders. When this gene is activated, so is the process of autophagy. Think of it as our body’s innate recycling program. Autophagy makes us more efficient machines to get rid of faulty parts, stop cancerous growths, and stop metabolic dysfunction like obesity and diabetes. “Your cells create membranes that hunt out scraps of dead, diseased, or worn-out cells; gobble them up; strip ’em for parts; and use the resulting molecules for energy or to make new cell parts.”

Even though there is a lot of discovery still to be made in these areas, there have been several scientifically proven way to activate the AMPK gene: through the correct use of intermittent fasting and through the use of stress-activated nutrients from Gynostemma and Berberine, alkaloids from 2 wild plants commonly available.

To survive in life I need to perform, to perform in life I need to survive.

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