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  • How to Combine Intermittent Fasting and Nobel-Prize Winning Science for Rapid Weight Loss, Reducing Inflammation, and Promoting Long-Term Health
  • By: Thomas Hawthorn
  • Narrated by: Adam Greco
  • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
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By: Thomas Hawthorn
Narrated by: Adam Greco
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Summary

Discover how a one day starvation secret won the nobel prize. And how you can use it to lose weight and promote long-term health.

In 2016, Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize for his research on Autophagy.

Now, not only does autophagy have lifechanging weight loss benefits...It may help treat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Why has this unique type of fasting only become established in the past couple of years?

It’s simple, the fat cats of our food industry establishment have billions riding on the outdated “3 square meals a day” lifestyle.

And not only is this typical American lifestyle outdated, it’s downright dangerous!

Inside you’ll discover:

  • How to lose weight faster while intermittent fasting 
  • IBS pain? You can blame this common food 
  • 5 superfoods you can find at your local supermarket
  • How inflamed is your body right now? Exactly what to ask your doctor to find out the truth.
  • How to increase autophagy without fasting for several days in a row
  • 7 best foods for nurturing gut health
  • Eat this “forgotten food” to reverse plaque build up in your arteries
  • How to properly do a water fast without feeling weak or getting hungry.
  • A handful of this food cuts risk of heart disease by 24 percent
  • 1 in 4 supplements failed quality tests at a leading independent lab. Discover which ones to throw out
  • How to lose weight without working out every day
  • 3 beginner mistakes which actually prevent autophagy, and how to avoid them
  • Do you get autophagy during 16/8 fasting? The surprising truth
  • And much, much more.

Plus countless other health secrets...Including this “miracle beverage” which researchers at the University of Minnesota found lowered diabetes risk by 33 percent...drinking this also boosts the effectiveness of your fast...plus one drink to avoid which sneakily breaks your fast.

You’ll also discover:
 

  • How to avoid starvation mode while fasting
  • The raw truth about extended water fasting
  • Is too much autophagy bad? Get the answer from the world’s leading expert 
  • Why do dogs who eat 1 meal a day live 20 percent longer than dogs who eat 3 meals a day?
  • The 3 benefits of autophagy you probably didn’t know about
  • Autophagy success stories

All written in plain English. So you don’t need a medical degree to understand and apply what’s inside.

This is not just a diet fad. This is a long-term game changer in the health and longevity space.
 

©2019 Thomas Hawthorn (P)2019 Thomas Hawthorn

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Very irritating book

This book could be summed up in about three sentences. Very long-winded with no real information about how to go about organising a diet.

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  • 01-10-19

Sadly a waste of time & money for such a compelling topic

Chatty narrative lacking scientific and medical substantiation relying instead on generalities and platitudes. Surface level anecdotal and second hand references including the cheap shot allusion to the ‘Nobel Prize Winning’ research - which is not included with any detail. The entire work lacks apparent professional editing as evidenced by frequent grammatical errors and repetitive and contradictory statements. Sadly the narration is incredibly annoying (narrator pronounces ‘during’ as ‘daring’; other vocal nuances are simply grating.)

I have almost 300 titles in my Audible library. I rarely write reviews, and even more rarely negative ones, but want to alert other Audible readers who have generously shared their valuable insights over the years. It’s as if the author wrote this book after reading a handful of nutrition, keto and fasting books, and included a bit of high level thinking from each. I will, as another reviewer suggested, seek a refund from Audible.

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  • Erin
  • 22-09-19

Inaccurate, boring, lazy.

Did you know that all atoms have a proton and a neuron in the center? No, seriously. Yep. One proton per atom. Then one neuron. It's bad enough that this author doesn't know the difference between a neutron and a neuron, but to try and teach people a scientific concept when not even being aware most atoms are not accurately identified ad having "one neuron (you mean neutron?) and one proton in the center. I guess this guy is made of pure hydrogen. Don't EVER take dietary and medical advice from someone who can't even pass a simple high-school chemistry class. Maybe that was middle school, I don't know. Anyway, if you've stumbled upon this publication abomination, you're clearly looking for information on autophagy. Head over to any of Dr. Fung's books - he understands atoms need more than one neutron and proton in general. OMG - I'm still in shock this book was published. Thanks to Audible returns are free and easy.

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  • Aimee
  • 16-10-19

Disappointing, inaccurate, and all over the place

Really irritated by this book because the publisher's summary right up front mentions science and basing the information on Nobel Prize winners etc. So the assumption is that this book will contain scientific information and explanation of autophagy.

Instead the author immediately starts with a chatty tone and implies that nobody really understands science so he won't go into scientific details you won't understand and will keep this folksy for stupid old readers.

Then he wanders around all over the place giving mostly anecdotes, and providing information and analogies that are in many cases false. He implies that the body's methods for withdrawing fat from fat cells for energy is the same mechanism as autophagy, which it just isn't. He also says, 'All cancers are the same and none is worse than the other'... ummm, wrong, just wrong.

He launches into a long rant about food labelling that has nothing to do with autophagy and also contains inaccurate info.

He then wanders thru a lot of different topics with no real focus on any of them and jumping around. It's like he's read a bunch of other people's books and just babbling on about his opinions on the information in other books about fasting and low carb diet (and more inaccurate info there too).

Don't waste $10 on this book... 3 hours of just some guy yammering about what he thinks autophagy is, not what it actually is. Very little info about autophagy and more a rant on various things and dieting.

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  • Debbie Chandler
  • 28-11-19

Boring

There are plenty of other books on autophagy that aren’t painfully boring to listen to.

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  • Nini B
  • 06-10-19

Weak writing made worse by a terrible narrator

Couldn’t get past the first chapter. Move on to a different book. Narrator sounds like a robot reading. The writing is clunky.

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  • Walker Ott
  • 02-06-21

Lacks substance

I realize this book was trying to explain autophagy in layman’s terms, but it really lacked substance and mostly repeated the same words over and over and over.

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  • Dennis Davis
  • 02-09-19

The info on the benefits of fasting.

This book was recommended in an article that I was reading. Started the fasting program and it is working! The info on the benefits of fasting is nothing new, but how he explains this type of fasting that you can easily apply it to your life is great.

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  • Maria
  • 29-07-19

Strange writing and narration, but decent info

I bought this book because I have an interest in autophagy, and there seems to be very little published on the subject in audio. Immediately, I struggled with the author's cadence and tone. It seemed way overly dramatic for a short medical reference. I was hoping for a more in-depth book that really delved deep into the mechanics and biology of autophagy, but this was pretty high level. It was also all over the place, jumping from topic to topic. The strangest thing of all, though, was the bizarre language the author used. Either the narrator was reading it wrong, or there were a lot of errors and bad editing. For example:

“You will remove all the sources of carbs and sugar into your life.”

“You cannot keep on taking these fats.”

“...by utilizing the process that should be supposed to help.”

“...nip the problem at the bud.”

Overall, I guess it's a decent introduction into autophagy, but if you're looking for an in-depth, authoritative reference with strong scientific backing behind it, this isn't the book for you.

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  • Gabriel Michael
  • 15-11-22

informative

I really enjoyed learnings from this book. would recommend learning about autophagy. Very informative and explaining.

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  • Casey Donner
  • 13-07-21

Too elementary

I couldn't finish this one. The writing style and the content in this book are entirely too elementary.