Sending a message to millions of phones about an incoming ballistic missile should, one would think, have a confirmation message. It did. But so did the test message. It also required the user type in a special password to ensure they intended to send the message to every recipient, but so did the test message.
Fasting also stimulates autophagy and mitophagy, the process of culling the old, dysfunctional mitochondria. So the ancient wellness practice of intermittent fasting essentially gets rid of the old mitochondria and at the same time stimulates new growth. This process of renewing your mitochondria may play a huge role in the prevention of many of the diseases we currently have no acceptable treatment — diseases of excess growth. While metformin may stimulate AMPK, it does not reduce the other nutrient sensors (insulin, mTOR), and does not stimulate mitophagy. So, instead of taking a prescription medication off label with its bothersome side effect of diarrhea (don’t wear white pants), you can simply fast for free, and get double the effect. Intermittent fasting. Boom.