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Can fasting enhance the quality of health?
 

Can fasting enhance the quality of health?

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The ancient practice of fasting has been proven by studies to reduce risks of various diseases. However, it is on a fine line that may lead to starvation and dangerous health effects.
 
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19 Nov 2016 - General
 
Mahmoud AbdelAziz It is good that you defined fasting for us. Fasting that way I would agree with. I actually did not know that is what Islams do. Thank you for sharing that! I appreciate learning such things to be more aware of what others would do. At least this way I could understand my patients better. The article is really negative and dangerous. ...
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The body always tried to maintain an appropriate homeostasis, unless the compensation is too much and then it becomes decompensated. So in a healthy individual, whether you fast or you binge eat, the body will try to maintain a regular blood glucose level by secreting the necessary amount of insulin and glucagon. However, in the long run, this may potentially poses a stress on the pancrease, leading to increase risk of glucose intolerance and eventually leading to diabetes. Thus the classic thin...
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I agree with Jennifer Winter that fasting should not be done by people with co-morbid conditions, especially those with diabetes. On the physiologic standpoint, I am unclear of the benefits of fasting because sugar levels have to be stable at all time. This is the exact reason why overindulgence in calorie-laden food items is not good because it causes a spike in blood sugar levels. As for fasting, I am sure tha...
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I believe that the respondent of the study named Barbieri was strictly monitored or being followed up by his doctors through his process of fasting for them to be succesful in their plans to prove that fasting is effective to have a good and healthy status. I wonder if what kind of diet or how was he able to survive the day or almost a year of fasting for it was not mentioned in the article. It is such incredible that man can survive fasting for a year. However, i think in today's era fast...
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I guess we need to elaborate more on the actual meaning of fasting. We need to know that its meaning can vary from total abstinence from all food and drinks for short time- such as during sleeping, that’s why we have breakfast in the morning- to stopping consuming certain type of food like anything but plants and water only( as Christians do). In both situations it is called fasting. Abstaining from all food for long times as mentioned in the article for hundreds of days is clearly called starv...
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My goodness, fasting for 382 days? Crazy. Anyway, I don't eat three meals (with snacks) a day and the only time I do is when I go out on trips, because eating is a must when you go out. Sometimes I fast, but really, my normal daily existence involves one one to two meals, and lots of small meals.snacks on the side. It's how I've been for a while, but it doesn't mean that I limit myself to that, because if I'm dining out, I eat a lot. To have a complete fast, though, what was ...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz
Intermittent fasting gives your digestive system a rest, and this can energise your metabolism to burn through calories more efficiently. If your digestion is poor, this can effect your ability to metabolise food and burn fat. Intermittent fasts can regulate your digestion and promote healthy bowel function, thus improving your metabolic function.
Intermittent fasting improves the ...
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I read somewhere and watched a documentary that emphasizes fasting as a way to prolong one’s life span. From what I picked up in the documentary, limiting the body’s calories triggers a mechanism that makes the tissues and cells try to function longer, which leads to longevity. It may also depend, however on what kind of fasting is done. Extreme fasting for long periods of time could of course be harmful as the body does not get adeqauate nutrition to support proper functioning. I’ve also heard ...
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There is a fine line between starvation and fasting. I could definitely see the benefits of fasting but I wouldn't recommend this to people with co-morbids. A healthy individual can do this but I am not in favor of it. If although, as Mahmoud AbdelAziz and Tahira Nawaz, if the fasting is for religious purposes I have no objec...
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Fasting has certain benefits to it in my point of view. Some will benefit out of it, some might not. Simple example is during fasting month for the Muslims, they not only have a small meal early in the morning to start their day and conserve energy by also abstain from drinking water and smoking, for the smokers, throughout the day. Many have the misconception that it is hard and difficult but it is achievable.

What are the benefits?
- They lose weight during this period they fast....
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What the! Fasting of more or less a year is crazy! Now I am interested with what happened with the guy who'd undergone this record breaking fasting practice. This isn't healthy for me and almost everybody at all. But as what is being said in the article, it depends on how your body reacts to low glucose levels. Others may faint and others may not. But I am really not sure what happened to that person then. This will cause malnutrition, bleeding into your intestines and a lot more of comp...
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Fasting is not the latest invention rather it is a practice from the ancient times. It has been concluded that starvation therapy can be completely successful and intermittent fasting has numerous health benefits that are listed in multiple research studies. Fasting is an obligatory practice for Muslims and Christian with few differences in the quantity and duration of fast. It is a religious obligation to clean bodies and souls. In the same way, scientists have also found similar benefits of fa...
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Absolutely yes it can. Some people may confuse starvation with fasting. Starvation literally means starvation. It doesn’t mean skipping a meal or not eating for 24 hours. As Muslims, we have a fasting month every year when we stop eating or drinking anything from dawn till sunset every day. Besides the health benefits of clearing body toxins and burning our stored fats and glycogen, Fasting teach us how to control our desires and to be in a better relationship with other people and our natural ...
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