Ramdan Mubarak to all! May Allah help all of us take full advantage of the blessed month of Ramdan, spiritually and physically.
Most of us know about the spiritual benefits of Ramdan but very few of us know the physical and medical benefits of fasting in Ramdan or outside Ramdan. In this article, I will cover only a few ways fasting impacts our health.
There is a lot of scientific research going on regarding fasting. A lot of people are using fasting to lose weight and others are using fasting to get rid of serious ailments.
There are Doctors in America who are successfully treating patients for Diabetes. Fasting has also been helping patients with Blood Pressure issues, Heart Problems, Cholesterol etc. There is scientific research that shows that fasting generates new brain cells, which is supposed to be good for Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
So how does fasting make us healthy? In simple terms, the body has Homeostatic Balance, which is body’s ability to heal itself. But by years and years of eating Junk food, over eating, polluted air, chemicals, toxins, stress, anxiety, worry, hopelessness etc, our body cannot take it anymore. One or more of our body’s functions start to breakdown and that is how we end of up with a certain ailment and disease.
By take pharmaceutical drugs, we are adding more toxins into our body systems and the body continues to breakdown further. That is when the doctors start telling us that, there is no cure for this disease and you have to keep taking medication for the rest of your lives. These medications and hopelessness does not help the body’s Homeostatic Balance or its’ ability to heal itself.
By fasting, our body organs and systems get a chance to take a break and start removing all the toxin built up in the body. They rid the body of all the garbage that has been piling up inside our body, including the storage reserves of sugar and fats.
Once our body systems and organs are cleansed during fasting, our body’s Homeostatic system gets triggered and now body starts to heal itself and gets rid of the disease and starts to get healthy.
Allah obviously knew that. That is why He has prescribed fasting for us. Not only is it spiritually good for us; it is a yearly 30 days body cleanse for our system. And then to maintain your body for the rest of the year, you can follow the sunnah of fasting twice a week.
By fasting twice a week, you can get rid of all of the toxins that you have accumulated during 5 days of eating unhealthily or even eating healthily!
The number one thing to get healthy is to avoid eating and drinking bad things. Here are some of the suggestions of which things to avoid during and after Ramdan.
Filtered Water: You have to make sure that you have pure filtered water if you live in an area where there is no natural pure water. If you live in cities, you will most likely need filtered water. You can test your water by using TDS meter and using home use toxicity test.
Our body needs a lot of water to keep functioning, but if you are giving your body chemical rich water, it will harm your health. You body will have all of these chemicals and toxins clogging your body and your body won’t be able to function the way it is supposed to and it will start breaking down. You can filter water using multi stage Reverse Osmosis filtration systems for good water.
Cooking Oil: Use only Olive oil for cooking, even frying.
Microwave: Do not use a microwave to warm your food. It kills all the nutrients in your food.
Processed Food: Do not eat any processed food. Always cook fresh food. Processed food is full of harmful chemicals.
Salt: Don’t use Table Salt. It is has sand and glass in it. Even Sea salt is not good sometimes because of the way it is processed. The best salt is the Himalayan salt.
Sugar: Regular sugar is very bad for us and even artificial sweeteners are unhealthy and dangerous to our health. We find sugar in everything these days. An average American citizen eats about 160 lbs of sugar per year. Sugar is in everything, in cookies, cakes, juices, drinks, soda, carbs, starch and even fruits. All the carbs and starch turns into sugar anyway, which might be more than what our body needs, then we should avoid the intake of regular sugar.
You can use “Just Like Sugar” for a healthy, natural alternative to sugar. It is even good for Diabetic patients as well. A big percentage of “Just Like Sugar” is dietary finer. The more you eat it, healthier you will get, insha Allah.
Overeating: After fasting of all day, your stomach has shrunk anyway, so use that momentum to eat healthy and less. Don’t eat too many different kind of foods in one go. Just eat a simple meal and let your body digest the food properly. Also, this way, you won’t feel tired for Taraweeh either, insha Allah.
Among all the other things, Hijama is great to detox the entire body in an accelerated way. There are quite a few different opinions regarding Hijama during fasting, which I will cover in one of the other emails insha Allah.
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