Monday, October 16, 2006

WOW Live and Learn


You know how some times u think that u know everything about something and u r so confident about it that when anyone speaks of that subject u'll just say "So, I know everything about it" and when anyone tries to explain something about it u'll just say "Don't waist ur time I've learn all that could possibly be learned about it" so I as a human being -as I hope to be- thought ignorantly that I know everything about certain things and one of those things is "Islamic fasting" and I once again was proven to be wrong and here is the story...

I was sitting in front of the TV and just exchanging channels trying to find something good -or may be just to feel relieved that I have lots of choices- and then I landed on this channel that is showing an educational program on Ramadan and the Islamic fasting and I was like "OH not again what is there to learn" I kept watching -and thank God I did that- there was this guy that is talking about the benefits of fasting to the Human body and since I do care about such stuff I kept watching and in the beginning he said the usual information that fasting is good for ur health and there came the new information that I didn't know, he said that in ordinary situations the human body renews it-self at a whole (except for the brain cells) every five years and that from time to time the weaker cells is replaced by stronger newer ones and that is a periodic operation for the human being till the body is old then this operation is slower and slower, so what does that have to do with Islamic fasting? well through fasting the cells of the human body is starved so the weaker cells will be eliminated cause they can't take the pressure so they'll have to be replaced by newer ones so in conclusion after 29-30 days of this process the human body will be completely renewed (of course except for the brain cells) so instead of being renewed every five days by fasting Ramadan the human body will be renewed every year with fresh strong cells isn't that a miracle or what?...
OK now one may ask what is the difference between Islamic fasting and and ordinary diet it is much easier to diet, well the first difference between Ramadan and total fasting is the timing of the food; during Ramadan, we basically miss lunch and take an early breakfast and do not eat until dusk. Abstinence from water during this period is not bad at all and in fact, it causes concentration of all fluids within the body, producing slight dehydration. The body has its own water conservation mechanism; in fact, it has been shown that slight dehydration and water conservation, at least in plant life, improve their longevity, while dieting or total fasting causes sever dehydration or starvation and that is more damaging for the body than being useful.
For those who may say that the fasting hours is unjustly long I say at the contrary it is what it should be for the following reason: when a person eat, about 3-4 hours is required for digestion and then about the same time for the body to absorb and make use of that food so let's say it is about 8 hours for the whole operation and since we Iraqis eat quite big and greasy meals (Suhour) then we need about 10 hours for the complete operation so let's say we have finished our last meal (Suhour) at 5 AM so after 10 hours (about 3 PM) the whole digestion and absorption operation will be ended so the starvation of the body will start at 3 PM (this is a timing for the Arabic countries) till the Futour which may be around 6 PM that means three hours of body starvation (which is not along time at all if u look at it) so in these three hours the body will be obliged to use the stored fat in the body to produce energy and by getting rid of the extra fat the body becomes healthier and in addition to the stored fat the body will get rid of the poisonous materials in the body in this period (it has been proven that during the fasting the human urine contains more harmful materials than in usual days) but do u know what is even more surprising? it has been proven that our prophet Mohammad (God bless his soul) used to nap before the after-noon prayer and after it he some times would take some of his followers and walk around the city which means that he used to walk around the city exactly in the time when the body is devouring the stored fat in order to increase of that operation and he was no nutrition expert but he does that in order that we may learn from him because as he said "strong a believer is better than weak a believer" and by that we keep our bodies strong and healthy and a healthier body leads to a healthier mind, at last all that I can say is "GOD IS THE GREATEST" and "Live and Learn"...

4 comments:

white rose said...

though i do not know how to properly announce your name,
but i must say excellent post!!!

Kyubai said...

My name is: kyubai which consists of "kyu" which in Japanese means "nine" and "bai" (it means tails) which should originally pronounced as "bay" in romanji it should be written like "bei" as the "e" is pronounced like in "get" so it is easier to write it like kyubai for people not familiar with japanese language...:D so in sum it is kyubai= nine tails demon fox.
Sorry for making it too long but that is the way it is and thank u for ur kind comment...

Anonymous said...

sorry, but kyuubi only means nine-tails.. it doesn't mean fox, or demon or anything like that, merely nine-tails

you'd know that if you had examined it further other than taking it from naruto

and the pronuciation is kī-ū-bā

Kyubai said...

Anonymous:thank u for ur comment and I think that I've explained that kyubai refers to nine tail but I added Demon fox so that it would be known that I mean that kind of creature and if u have read the post Demonic Announcement u will find that I wrote the full name as to be Kitsune Kyubai in which Kitsune is Fox in Japanese but I don't deny that I caught the name kyubai from Naruto since I used to watch it utill it started to deviate from the original story.
anyway thank u again for ur valuable information and I hope that u've liked what u've read in my post...