health trends

Loosening Your Tension: Shizenha Bio-Hacking

As I stated in Bodyweight Training and Stretching, in Chapter 14, we have a different perspective on being fit in Japanese natural health. Being fit means having flexible muscles and joints, not necessarily having big muscles.

Bio-Harmonizing with Japanese Natural Health

While bio-hacking is more science and technology-oriented, bio-harmonizing in the Ikigai Diet is keeping a balance between ancient wisdom and modern science. I incorporated many aspects of Japanese natural health into the Ikigai Diet. Zen Shijin diet, ancient Japanese martial art, healing methods such as Shiatsu, Seitai, and acupuncture are all part of Japanese natural health, which was initially influenced by ancient Chinese medicine.

Three Reasons Why I Don’t Take Supplements like NMN or Resveratrol

In the field of anti-aging, supplements like NMN and Resveratrol are in the spotlight these days and many people take them. Well, I don’t take them and I have never taken these kinds of supplements in my life including regular dietary supplements. Today, I will tell you why I don’t.

Can Sushi Activate Autophagy?

In the last post, I shared with you that fermented foods such as natto, miso, soy sauce, and cheese, as well as mushrooms such as shiitake contain a polyamine called spermidine, which activates autophagy, according to Dr. Tamotsu Yoshimori, who was a co-researcher of Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi, the 2016 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine by discovering and elucidating the mechanism of autophagy.

So, spermidine is one of the keys. Are there any other foods that can activate autophagy?

Spermidine, an Autophagy Activating Polyamine

One thing he discussed in the book which I hadn’t seen in other books on autophagy is spermidine. Spermidine is a polyamine that can activate autophagy. It is found a lot in fermented foods such as miso, soy sauce, and natto.

A Japanese Bestseller Book on Autophagy and Community Health

Thanks to me, our library is acquiring a great selection of cutting-edge science on health and longevity. This is the third book they purchased for me, and they are all current bestsellers. I don’t think many other libraries have this selection and the residence of our town can access it.

Can Natto Activate Autophagy?

Natto is another food supposed to be good for autophagy, according to Dr. Tamotsu Yoshimori, the author of Life Science Nagaikisezaruwoenaijidai no Seimeikagakukogi. He was a co-researcher of Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi, the 2016 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine.

Combining a Hot Spring with my Intermittent Fasting Routine

Maybe I should go to a hot spring every weekend so that I can create a good balance sequence of stress and break. Alternating stress and break is a method recommended by Yu Suzuki, the author of Furo Choju Method, A Method of Immortality and Longevity, another best-selling book on the topic of longevity.

Three Ways to Activate Autophagy

Autophagy is now considered to be the key to our health and longevity.

So, how do we activate autophagy?

There are several ways but today I will share with you the three most common ways.