Fasting and probiotics may help prevent diabetes. Very low calorie diets and probiotics may both help prevent Type 2 diabetes and a scientific trial to investigate this will be underway in Auckland this year.
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Scientists have new information on what happens at the molecular level when we go hungry. Through new study, they were able to show that upon deprivation of food a certain protein is produced that adjusts the metabolism in the liver.
"In America, one person in three dies of cancer, one in three suffers from allergies, one in ten will have ulcers and one in five is mentally ill. One out of five pregnancies ends in miscarriage and a quarter of a million infants are born with a birth defect each year. Americans spend one dollar out of every fourteen for medical services. We have almost forgotten that our natural state is one of balance, wholeness and vitality." Fallon, 2001.
The holy month of Ramadan is a time of restraint, reflection, and renewal. Muslims make every effort to better themselves and to be drawn closer to their Creator.
Fasting isn't a new concept for people adhering to Islam. Food fasting is a common practice in many human cultures, as a part of religious practices. Ramadan is a Hijri month that requires daytime fasting; being one of the five pillars of Islam.
Many studies tout the health benefits of fasting. We now know that when we refrain from giving our bodies food, the body will heal itself.
A red bag of grain droops from his sheathed head as light sweat beads gently run down the ageing face of Hamisi bin Omar, a porter in Kenya’s Swahili port city of Mombasa.
Each year, more than 1.6 billion Muslims all over the world await the announcement of the first day of the holiest month of Ramadan.
"Fast [the month of Ramadan] so that to heal your bodies from diseases," says a Hadith, or saying of the Prophet Mohammad (SAAW).
Someone kicks, but we are unable to see who it is. We can only see the consequences of that kick, and in a dazed state we tend to lose the language to properly express what is actually happening.
It is recommended to break our fast on dates”, as Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings be upon him) used to do: “Break your fast by eating dates, if not, do it by water as it is purifying.” (Narrated by Ahmad).