Today, scientists confirm that periodic fasting and following healthy nutrition system can prevent 90% of physical and psychological diseases, let us read ...
What is dementia?
Dementia (meaning "deprived of mind") is a serious cognitive disorder. It may be static, the result of a unique global brain injury or progressive, resulting in long-term decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the body beyond what might be expected from normal aging.
Although dementia is far more common in the geriatric population, it may occur in any stage of adulthood. This age cutoff is defining, as similar sets of symptoms due to organic brain syndrome or dysfunction, are given different names in populations younger than adult.
Dementia is a non-specific illness syndrome (set of signs and symptoms) in which affected areas of cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving. It is normally required to be present for at least 6 months to be diagnosed.
Effect of Healthy nutrition and fasting
"Healthy nutrition and periodic fasting activate brain" Says Hanz diteleyv Vasman director of the Department of Neurosurgery at University of Münster hospital. Also he confirms that calories restriction prevents disorders in the brain's functions and reduces the possibility of dementia.
He added that researches proved that healthy and low calories foods which are full of the fatty acid (omega3) increase the efficiency of delivering signals in the brain.
The neurons (nerve cells) in the brain are the most important cells in the human body so that we have to get healthy nutrition to feed these cells and to prevent many diseases. Scientists confirm that fasting plays a vital role to activate the brain cells.
Fasting and regular calorie restriction
Experts and researchers had proved that regular calories restriction is an effective technique to get healthy life also they believe that periodic fasting is more efficient for the following reasons:
1. Fasting is an effective curative and treatment method. While fasting, the whole organism has an opportunity to cure itself, due to an intensification of natural repair processes. Caloric restriction has not been proven to have such powerful curative benefits.
2. If you are aiming for an 1800 kcal daily average and fasting 100 days per year, then on the other days you do not need to restrict yourself to 1800 kcal a day; you can eat a "normal" 2500 kcal ration of daily meals. (You should of course in any case take care to eat healthy, high-quality food).
3. After the second day of fasting you normally do not feel hunger; whereas, while on a calorie-restricted diet, it is not uncommon to feel hunger every day. With experience, it is much easier to get used to fasting.
4. While on an ordinary caloric-restriction regime you have to spend time eating meals 365 days per year. But with the alternative method you save that time on fast-days. If fasting 100 days per year, you only spend time eating on the remaining 265 days.
Fasting in Islam is the act of totally abstaining from food, drink, and sexual activity from Dawn (Fajr) to sunset. Fasting is mandatory on Muslims in Ramadan but it is optional at the rest of the year at any day.
As usual religion of Islam had preceded all scientists and researchers all over the world as Allah almighty says in His holy book fourteen centuries ago: (and eat and drink but waste not by extravagance, certainly He (Allah) likes not Al-Musrifūn (those who waste by extravagance)) (Sūrat Al-A'rāf-verse 31), also He almighty says: (And that you fast is better for you if only you know.) (Sūrat Al-Baqarah-verse184).
Finally I would like to remind you by what prophet Mohamed (peace be upon him) used to and ordered us to do which is fasting two days weekly (Monday and Thursday) and three days monthly.