Today’s topic is on Fasting: So what is fasting? Is fasting relevant today Let us explore a little.
So, it depends who is fasting and what their belief is. And what their respective faith tradition prescribes them to do or is it medically prescribed?
First I will talk about what scientists and researchers are saying about fasting and its effects on our health and diseases. And then I will talk about what Islam prescribed about more than 1400 years ago.
The Mystery of Fast-5 and D.I.E.T.: Bert Herring, MD at TEDxRiversideAvondale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdQgiTPiRYo - Fasting - A path to Mental and Physical Transcendence by Phil Sanderson.
TED TALK: Neuroscientist Shows What Fasting Does to Your Brain. Mark Mattson is the Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UkZAwKoCP8 - Ted Talk - Why fasting bolsters brain power by Mark Mattson.