Various studies have revealed the existence of fasting miracles in terms of modern medical perspective. In scientific research, there is no effect of Ramadan fasting on the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, eyes, endocrine profile, hematology and neuropsychiatric functions.
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Put, there are tremendous and unexpected benefits by scientists about the miracle of Ramadan fasting for human health. Although Ramadan fasting is safe for all healthy people and certain diseased conditions, but in certain diseases a person should be with a doctor and follow scientific standards.
The month of Ramadan is the most anticipated month by Muslims. At that time, regarded as a month full of blessings and rahmah. All well-healed Muslims are required to fast wholeheartedly. Although for some people fasting is quite heavy, but there are privileges to get the wisdom of a happy God, doubled rewards, and even a miracle in health.
Allah will give blessings to those who fast. As confirmed by the words of Prophet Muhammad SAW narrated by Ibn Suny and Abu Nu’aim: “Fast you are you healthy.” By fasting, will benefit biopsicososial healthy physical, spiritual and social. Secrets of health promised in fasting is the main attraction of scientists to give birth to various aspects of fasting psychobiologically, nopatofisilogis and biomolekular imu.
World nutrition experts who are fasting or starvation (starvasi) as a taboo of nutrition either in total or in part in the long term or short term. While the concept of fasting in Islam is substantially refrained from eating, drinking and relating husband and wife began to rise dawn until the sun was ready with the intention. Once fasting has a difference regarding ordinary starvation.
Here are 20 Fasting Meditations on Human Health:
1. The balance of anabolism and catabolism
In contrast to starvation or starvation in various forms can interfere with the health of the body. On the contrary, in fasting ramadhan occurs anabolic balance and catabolism that result in amino acids and various other substances help the rejuvenation of cells and their components produce blood glucose and supply amino acids in the blood throughout the day. Prudential protein reserves in the liver due to nutrient intake at open and dawn will still create the body’s condition to continue producing other essential proteins such as albumin, globulin and fibrinogen. This does not occur in long-term starvation, because fatty deposits are large, so there is no risk of liver cirrhosis. While the fasting month of Ramadan, the liver function is still active and good.
2. There will be no acidification in the blood.
Then also different from starvasi, in Islamic fasting research shows amino acids oxidized slowly and ketones do not increase in blood so there will be no acidification in the blood.
3. No more in human blood cells
In the study, when fasting was absent in human blood cells & there was no difference in reticulocyte count, red blood cell volume and mean hemoglobin concentration (MCH, MCHC) compared with people who did not fast.
4. Fasting in type 2 diabetes is not moderate
Ramadan fasting in type 2 diabetics does not exist and there is no difference in sugar protein, glycosylate protein and glycosylate hemoglobin. But in certain types of diabetes patients should heal with a doctor if you can fast. Among them are diabetics with increased ketones, are pregnant, childhood age or other complications such as kidney and heart failure.
5. Influence on pregnant and lactating mothers
There is a fasting study on pregnant women, nursing mothers, and non-pregnant and non-breastfeeding groups in West Afika villages. Apparently in the study concluded there was no difference in serum glucose levels, free fatty acids, triglycerol, ketones, beta hydroxy butyrate, alanine, insulin, glucagon and thyroxine hormone.
6. Influence on the fetus when the mother hami fast
Research on the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from Gaziantep University Hospital, to 36 healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies of 20 weeks or more, who fast during Ramadan to evaluate the effects of Ramadan on the fetus, ultrasound Doppler measurements in increasing bipolar diameter of the fetus (BPD ), Increased fetal thigh (FL) length, estimated fetal weight gain (EFBW), fetal biophysical profile (BPP), amniotic fluid index (AFI), and systolic / diastolic (S / D) umbilical arterial ratios.
Maternal serum cortisol, triglycerides, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL), very low density lipoprotein (VLDL), and LDL / HDL ratios are also evaluated before and after Ramadan. The results showed no significant differences were found between the two groups for fetal age, maternal weight, fetal weight gain (EFWG), fetal BPP, AFI, and S / D umbilical artery ratios.
7. Decrease in glucose and body weight
The cohort study was conducted on 81 students of the University of Tehran of Medical Sciences while fasting. We evaluated body weight, body mass index (BMI), glucose, triglycerides (TG), cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL), and Very Low density lipoprotein (VLDL), before and after Ramadan. This study shows that Ramadan fasting causes decreased glucose and weight. Despite a significant drop in feeding frequency, significant increases in LDL and HDL decreases were recorded in Ramadan. It seems that the effect of Ramadan fasting on blood lipid levels may be closely related to nutritional diets or biochemical starvation response.
8. Effect on thyroid function
When fasting was also proven to have no effect on the functioning of human thyroid gland. The results showed that there were no differences in plasma levels of thyroxine (TS), free thyroxine, tironin triyodium and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in fasting men.
9. Influence on the hormone virgisteron
While the female hormonal research does not occur interference with the hormone virgisteron when performing fasting. However, 80% of the study population showed a decrease in prolactin hormone. This study shows new hope for people with infertility or female sterility caused by increased prolactin hormone. So when fasting, women still have a great opportunity to stay in fertile conditions.
10. Helpful for the Heart
Some studies say there is actually no striking difference when fasting than when not fasting. Ramadan fasts do not drastically affect the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Although there is an increase in serum uria and uric acid often occurs during mild dehydration during fasting. When fasting there was an increase in HDL and alpha apoproteins. LDL decrease itself is very beneficial for heart health and blood vessels. Some “chronobiological” studies show that fasting Ramadan influences the rhythm of decreased circadian distribution of body temperature, cortisol hormone, melatonin and glycemia. Such mild changes seem to also contribute to improving human health.
11. Fix and restore cell function and performance
When fasting occurs massive changes and conversions in amino acids that accumulate from food, before it is distributed in the body occurs re-format. Thus, it provides new cell shoot opportunities to improve and restore its function and performance. A fasting diet can supply essential fatty acids and amino acids during meal and fasting. So that shoots proteins, fat, phosphate, cholesterol and others to build new cells and clean the fat cells that clot in the liver. The number of dead cells in the body reaches 125 million per second, but those who are born and rejuvenate more.
12. Very effectively increase urine concentration in the kidney as well as increase the strength of urine osmosis
Cessation of water consumption during fasting is very effective in increasing urine concentration in the kidneys as well as increasing the strength of urine osmosis to reach 1000 to 12,000 ml osmosis / kg of water. In certain circumstances this will provide protection against kidney function. Lack of water in fasting was able to minimize the volume of water in the blood. This condition leads to the performance of local mechanisms of blood vessel regulator and increase prostaglandins which ultimately spur the function and work of red blood cells.
13. In a state of fasting it can improve the immune system
Research shows when fasting increases lymphocyte up to ten times. Although the overall white blood cells did not change, T cells experienced a rapid increase. Recent studies have shown that there is a decrease in apo-betta, raising apo-alfa1 levels compared to before fasting. These conditions can keep the heart disease and blood vessels.
14. Decrease in various hormones one of the secrets of long-term life
Endocrinologic studies show that a fasting, rotative diet is a burden in the assimilation of food in the body. This condition leads to a decrease in the expenditure of the hormone digestive system and insulin in large quantities. The decline of various hormones is one of the long-term life secrets.
15. Helpful in sperm formation
Another benefit is shown in research on male fertility. In the research conducted research on the hormone testoteron, prolactin, lemotin, and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), It turns out the final results of the research conclusions are useful in the formation of sperm through changes in testicular hypothalamus-pituatari hormone and the influence of both testes.
16. Beneficial for patients with inflammation of joints (rheumatism) or rheumatoid arthritis
Another benefit that needs further research is the effect of fasting on improving arthritis sufferers (rheumatism) or rheumatoid arthritis. The parameters studied were neutral cell function (neutrophil) and clinical progressivity of the patient. The study concluded that there is a correlation between improved arthritis and increased ability of neutralizing cells in eradicating bacteria.
17. Improve testosterone and sexual performance
In an endocrine and metabolic journal reported fasting studies are associated with male hormones and sexual abilities. The study looked at levels of the hormone virility (testosterone), stimulant sac (FSH) and lemotine (LH). There were changes in the levels of various hormones in each week. In the early stages of testosterone hormone decreased resulting in decreased sexual appetite but did not disturb the fertility network. But only temporary because a few days after fasting testosterone hormone and sexual performance increased rapidly than ever before.
18. Improve mental condition significantly
A researcher at Moskow conducted a study on a thousand people with mental disorders including schizophrenia. Apparently with fasting around 65% there is a significant improvement mental condition. Various other studies show that Ramadan fasting also reduces the risk of obesity compilation, protect the body from kidney stones, reduce the sexual turmoil among the young and many other diseases.
19. Promotion of good psychosocial communication with God and fellow human beings
The benefits of fasting for psychosocial life play an important role in human health. In the month of fasting there is an increase in psychosocial communication both with God and fellow human beings. The psychological connection of communication with God will increase rapidly, because fasting is a blessed month. Every prayer and worship will be rewarded many times more than usual. Increasing the quality and quantity of worship in the fasting month will also improve social communication with fellow human beings both family, relatives and neighbors will be more frequent. Various increases in worship will directly enhance the relationship with the Creator and his fellowman will make the soul more secure, calm, happy, happy, satisfied and happy.
20. Lowering adrenaline
Psychological state of calm, calm and not filled with a sense of anger when fasting can actually lower the adrenaline. When anger there is an increase in the amount of adrenaline by 20-30 fold. Adrenaline will minimize muscle contraction of bile, constrict peripheral blood vessels, expand coronary blood vessels, increase arterial blood pressure and increase blood volume to the heart and heart rate. Adrenaline also adds to the formation of cholesterol from low-density protein fats. Various things that turned out to increase the risk of vascular disease, heart and brain such as coronary heart disease, stroke and others.
Various scientific studies through medical research have shown that it turns out a month of fasting during Ramadan is very useful for the human body. Instead many studies show that fasting is different from ordinary starvation, in general will not disturb the human body. In looking at the scientific findings it will be more believed that the health blessings promised in fasting is not just a theory and opinion. The benefits of fasting for health have been partly scientifically proven. Naturally, that fasting is the most eagerly anticipated by the Muslims because it is scientifically proven to be prominent