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.
Ramadan is the month which signifies self-reform and abstention from one’s basic desires which in particular helps to understand ourselves in terms of patience, tolerance and our threshold levels from the worldly desires.
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.
Hats off to all mothers-to-be undertaking the fast during Ramadan.
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).