Cells play a variety of roles and provide the blueprint for everything we are and everything we become. They can store and release oxygen, they create energy, they store the food we eat and then can later distribute it to our bodies, they renew themselves and they communicate with each other to work together.
Over time, cells begin to fatigue. Old cellular matter accumulates and begins to degrade cell functionality. Thankfully, our bodies have an answer for this. The cellular process of autophagy allows cells to recycle old or toxic cellular matter into functional pieces. A renewed cell becomes a functional cell.
In 2016, a Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi for his extensive research on autophagy. What he concluded rings true today; When our cells don’t work properly, the rest of our body suffers.