Hardback, 320 pp. by James W. Clement | Item Catalogue Number: 34167
In The Switch, leading supercentenarian researcher James W. Clement shares the Nobel Prize-winning, lifespan-extending secrets of autophagy and mTOR. Autophagy is a natural process that recycles and renews damaged cell parts and removes pathogens to keep us healthy. Like a dimmer “switch,” mTOR can turn autophagy up or down. In most of us, autophagy is lying dormant, but Clement reveals how we can activate it through different regimens, such as calorie restriction, intermittent fasting, very-low-carb diets, exercise or supplements.
The mTOR/Autophagy Switch is at the center of nearly every anti aging drug, nutraceutical, diet and health choice that we make. When it’s switched up, autophagy restores our natural metabolism, slows the aging process and helps stave off countless diseases — from diabetes, to cancer, to heart disease.
Backed by a wealth of scientific data and with a practical food plan and grocery list anyone can use for lasting results The Switch not only decodes the cutting-edge science of autophagy, but also empowers you to control it and benefit from its profound impact at any age.
How can you lose dramatic weight, ease chronic conditions, and stay healthier longer? Flip the switch on your metabolism with intermittent fasting, protein cycling, and keto! Within each of us is an ancient mechanism that eliminates toxic materials, initiates fat burning, and protects cells from bing dysfunctional or turning cancerous. It’s called autophagy, and when it’s turned on, the complex operation not only can slow down the aging process, it can optimize biological function as a whole, helping to stave off all manner of diseases and affording us the healthy lifespans we never thought possible. It’s the body’s ultimate switch to life. So how can we positively activate this switch? How frequently should we fast and for how long? Which foods dial up autophagy or, conversely, turn it down? What’s the sweet spot between intermittent fasting, protein cycling, and ketogenic eating? The Switch decodes the science of autophagy and teaches you how to control it and maximize its profound impact
James W. Clement is a lawyer and entrepreneur turned research scientist who has devoted the last two decades to understanding the science of life extension. He is best known for his Supercentenarian Research Study, which he started in 2010 with Professor George M. Church of Harvard Medical School and has received international press coverage. Through worldwide scientific collaborations and in his own laboratory, James focuses on advancing cutting-edge biomedical discoveries.
”The Switch will undoubtedly rewrite your health destiny.”
–David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and Brain Wash