It is unclear if it would apply to NF. However, Rapamycin is a major stimulator of autophagy, and Rapamycin seems to have done well in some clinical trials.
It seems that in the past humans had times when they had less food, and the body would recycle cells at those times, but now we have food most of the time, so perhaps that natural mechanism is not there.
Again, unclear how if at all this would apply to NF. Just been interesting reading about it.