Why fasting bolsters brain power: Mark Mattson at TEDxJohnsHopkinsUniversity

  • Published on Mar 18, 2014
  • Mark Mattson is the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging. He is also a professor of Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University. Mattson is one of the foremost researchers in the area of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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  • Phillip Sims
    Phillip Sims Day ago

    JESUS fasted and advocated for fasting , it has to be good for us , after all , he created us , eh ?

  • Kasnar F Burns
    Kasnar F Burns 5 days ago +3

    Start out with intermittent fasting. You don't have to go cold turkey!!!

  • Clive Lindley
    Clive Lindley 6 days ago +1

    The ancients knew best and they expressed what they knew with simple powerful clarity.

  • Pilgrim's Promise
    Pilgrim's Promise 8 days ago

    Hideous opening music

  • Kathy Smith
    Kathy Smith 9 days ago +1

    Excellent. Great information.

  • Perry
    Perry 10 days ago

    Great talk. I am trying to loose weight and understanding all the biochemistry of what is going on helps me stick to it.

  • Marco Deo
    Marco Deo 11 days ago

    Today is Saturday. I started Intermittant fasting Thursday ,2 days ago. I fasted thursday and Friday only 2 days so far. I basically skipped breakfast. I workout from 12 pm to 1 pm. Eat at 2 pm tp 8 pm. Starting weight 210. Friday morning 205. Sat morning 208. I havent slept 8 hours in a row in years. The last two nights I slept like a baby 8 hours.

  • Knowledge Seeker
    Knowledge Seeker 11 days ago +1

    Alhamdullilah this is part of my religion

  • Peace Ful
    Peace Ful 13 days ago +1

    Peace to All. Aslam Alaikum, Muslims keep fasting 30 days in Ramadan Month, every year. Throughout their lives, Fasting is obligatory..

  • Franklyn Gibbons
    Franklyn Gibbons 14 days ago

    Thank you

  • Liam M Stacey
    Liam M Stacey 15 days ago

    Got into intermittent fasting by reducing breakfast size over the course of a week. Just a cup of green tea and a glass of water for me. Sometimes I break the habit to share a meal with my little girl.
    Feel much better!!!!!

  • Mohd. Aadil Malik
    Mohd. Aadil Malik 16 days ago +8

    A lot of thanks for you to explaining it so clearly .
    And I am a Muslim Who is blessed by Month of Ramadan.

    • Cometmoon448
      Cometmoon448 15 days ago +2

      Ramadan Kareem! Hope you had a blessed month.

  • JO B
    JO B 17 days ago +1

    Muslims fast one month a year. Also, a good number of them fast twice a week, Monday and Thursday.

  • anjum iqbal
    anjum iqbal 17 days ago +1

    I am a Muslim , I started fasting from the age of 8, at the age of 14 I was fasting for the whole month of Ramadhan, , I am past 70 , and I continue to fast through the whole mont of Ramadhan , always felt great ,

  • majid dar
    majid dar 18 days ago +6

    Absolutely working for me i m a muslim i am 39 years old and i m fasting since 30 years for the whole month of ramadan for 30 days.
    But this ramadan i start running while i was fasting around 10k then add some exercise then add cycling and i m feeling like 9 years old out of 39 years.
    So many times while running i felt it could be end of my heart at the end it never happened.
    Thanks to almighty Allah and his messenger Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him ) who taught us this practice.
    If one can put himself into a position where only one heartbeat and one breath is the goal of their life then what you think on that situation that will take you to a point where you feel the power of human brain. May Allah bless all humans that peace of mind and tranquility. (Ameen)

  • Neil
    Neil 18 days ago

    Please use tax payer money to research vaxxine damage.its very real.

  • Anon Sidious
    Anon Sidious 21 day ago

    Food, Medical industries and population control is why the modern diet is what it is. We are waking up. Lot of fear out there now because we are.

  • George Leslie
    George Leslie 21 day ago

    Brilliantly humble lecture.

  • Haqim Omar
    Haqim Omar 21 day ago

    Muslims fasting now for 1 month in year cycle & some do to extend 3 months own time cycle.

  • Almighty Alious
    Almighty Alious 21 day ago

    this's like a natural DNA modification for more intelligence better memory, overall health, and slow aging , hats off to you sir

  • Charles Long
    Charles Long 21 day ago

    What a great idea. If you don’t eat, you won’t poop. If you don’t poop you don’t use the toilet so much, therefore you use less fresh water. Your water bill will be lower. The thing about C. Elagans, is starving them so much that their reproductive organ shuts down, and I’m sure most humans wouldn’t like that.

  • SepticXable
    SepticXable 23 days ago

    But when I break my fast I eat like a horse 😒

  • Amirouche The Lion of Numidia

    I am a Muslim living in the Greater Boston Area. I have been fasting for the past three weeks because it is Ramadan. But I have for the past two years fasted each Monday and Thursday because our prophet Muhammed Peace be upon him said it is the way of the prophets before you. All prophets fasted Monday and Thursday including Jesus, Moses, Abraham, and all the other prophets. They fasted the Islamic fast ( remember the world Islam in Arabic means to submit your will to your creator and none have done more so than the prophets). The only prophet who used to fast every other day was prophet Dawud ( AKA King David to the Christians)

    As a testament to what this man is saying, I can assure you that he is 100% right. I feel a huge boost of energy every time I fast during Mondays and Thursdays. I feel like I am lighter , quicker, more alert, and very sharp. The days I don't fast however I feel less energy and a bit sluggish, and drowsy because of all the food I have been eating. The way Muslims fast is very different than the way Christians, Jews and others fast. We eat and drink ZERO foods and liquids form sunrise to sunset. I can assure you that FASTING is the way to go if you want to extract toxins, clean your system, become healthier, lighter, smarter, more alert, and get rid of all diseases.

    By the way in Haddith ( Prophet Muhammed PBUH Sayings ) and Islamic literature, Muslim scholars have said that all pro peace be upon then had an amazing physic including having 6 packs , and a v shaped body, and lean, and svelte appearance, and that they were all very strong men.

  • Lt. Abdul Rasheed Bavus

    Engaging talk. Intellectual mannerisms of a learned and practising scientist made this talk more endearing. But one thing I feel, Mart Mattson is practising this too much and it takes it in his body.

    JON EDWARDS 25 days ago

    Boring Bastud ! or What ?

  • Adil Al Awadhi
    Adil Al Awadhi 26 days ago

    Muslims fast one month of the year as you all know. Also recommended (not mandatory) to fast Monday’s and Thursdays.

  • emil ungureanu
    emil ungureanu 26 days ago

    Listen mate!
    You have to eat little bit of everything, no do much of anything: raw eggs in the morning mashed into a glass with maybe a little bit of a salt or baking soda, rest of the day you may have a nice barbeque steak with a nice bowl of salad also...

  • Alexander Voronin
    Alexander Voronin 27 days ago

    But this guy doesn't appear to be very healthy. The way he hisses during pauses suggests that his brain doesn't function well either.

  • Josh H
    Josh H 27 days ago

    Intermittent fasting is not hard or challenging. Don’t eat a few hours before bed and don’t eat a few hours after you wake up. Even if it’s just 2 hours before bed and 1 hour after you wake up to start. Most will find rather quickly that it’s not as bad as you think and you’ll feel good

  • Ana V.
    Ana V. 27 days ago

    Great video.

  • Priidik Möls
    Priidik Möls 28 days ago

    Excellent recap of fasting benefits.
    - -
    I've been on 17..18h fasting window for a year now.
    Digestion problems, mental fog, constant graving for food = gone.
    Also, hadn't seen sixback since my early 20's.
    - -
    Snacking often might be beneficial to children and teens.

  • Uma Sree
    Uma Sree 28 days ago +1

    Cold showers + meditation + yoga + fasting + ketogenic/carnivorous/epigenetic diet + stoic philosophy + nofap = GOD MODE

  • 3ye3ye3lack3ird
    3ye3ye3lack3ird 28 days ago +1

    Fantastic video. It's not good to just do something, but to know the science behind why you are doing something. Thank you for the video 🖤

  • James Bermingham
    James Bermingham 28 days ago +6

    Brilliant video.
    There’s a great fasting app called *Zero*
    If you are IF, you should download it.

  • k odu
    k odu 28 days ago +1

    The NWO hates this simple truth.

  • kasih sayang
    kasih sayang 29 days ago +15

    God said through prophets, do fasting, avoid alcohol, praying.

    • ezaty islamy
      ezaty islamy 7 days ago +1

      @kasih sayang in islam we fast pray and do not dring alchol . We woreship only one god Allah (god in the heven) and we believe in all prophets from adam, Abraham, Noah, Jesus, Mosa, Jacob,....and finaly prophet Mohamed peace and blessing be upon them all

    • kasih sayang
      kasih sayang 14 days ago +1

      Vivian Burton so Jesus ask to his father? he mean his father is god right? god the only one god like jews and other big religion who believes that God is one. but you people keep talking about our prophet Jesus a human who tells us something from God. think that. search that.

    • Vivian Burton
      Vivian Burton 15 days ago

      kasih sayang prayer should be a private ceremony ..we should be able to pray aloud or in silence...conversations of the heart is fine when ur privacy is not invaded by a nation ..some point laugh and judge u god know when can only grow when we come out from the world .. seek him Greving time is a yr or more.. long suffering is a fruit that people judge and call u crazy ..Jesus said father why have they forsaken me .. forgiveness is for u not the person who hurt u .. but the word says to pray for those .. this thing doesn’t happen overnight.. it is a daily struggle the flesh is weak and getting tried everyday in many way .. we fall down we get up even in the fire their is transforming of the old becoming new .. we should always never cease to keep our temple clean .. slowly but surely set goal to just stop can throw ur system into shock .. u must taper down .. then stop .. not in perfect time but in u and gods time.. he knows and he cares.. where ever u are in ur life is not a mistake.. we learn to come to acceptance... the fact is u never get over losing someone u love ..

  • Luis Albelda
    Luis Albelda 29 days ago

    Thank you!

  • Irshad Sn
    Irshad Sn Month ago

    Ramadhan Mubarak to all my muslim brothers and sisters

  • johnny grace
    johnny grace Month ago

    Mmmm.... หมอเองก็อดข้าวมาหลายวันแล้ว ผอมซะ

  • Mikael Åmark
    Mikael Åmark Month ago

    So would exercising while fasting increase the health benefits?

  • RubeeRoja
    RubeeRoja Month ago

    My whole life I've had a low appetite, eating 1 or 2 meals aday. Trying to eat healthy foods and make the most of those meals of course, and staying well hydrated. People have always looked at me weird or said I ate like a bird or wondered if I had an eating disorder. I've always been pretty healthy, though I would like to lose a few pounds now it entering my mid thirties… I've always been told you need to eat between 3 to 6 meals per day and never skip breakfast. That to be healthy you had to keep eating every 4hrs, adding logs to the fire and keep that metabolism burning. Now it's a medical breakthrough to do intermittent fasting… you never know what the world is going to discover… guess I'll keep on keeping on. Lol

  • Kathryn O'Neil
    Kathryn O'Neil Month ago

    The sound of his shaky breath and squeaky voice were very distracting

  • فوسفولبيدات الاينوزيتول inositol phospholipids

    Taking lion's mane mushroom increases the the production of new cell and strength of synapses as a result of hugely activated BDNF and NGF pathways ......so just by adding this mushroom to your fasting plan has the ability to make your brain super

  • Edward Morris
    Edward Morris Month ago

    There is NO Egyptian inscription dated 3800 B.C.!!!!!! However, thank you for at least not committing the greater sin of saying B.C.E.

  • Christina H.
    Christina H. Month ago

    Dr. Fung can explain this so much more simply.

  • Halee M
    Halee M Month ago

    His final point is quite true.
    Take fasting slowly. The way you take exercise slowly.
    After years of fasting during the month of Ramadan all I can say is fasting is something I look forward to. With great excitement and enjoyment. I've won the triathlon of fasting. 😀

  • Tomi Tom
    Tomi Tom Month ago

    When i fast i get rid of headache and my brain becomes much more clearer and memory too becomes better. Wish to be disciplined on intermittent fasting.

  • tru9requ
    tru9requ Month ago +2

    His hair game on point.

  • Rain them
    Rain them Month ago

    Truly very interesting , as I understood people look for a cure from a disease that came really from what we eat so plainly if we could just eat less and chew more which is also Biblical ,our body will naturally heal by itself, starve em'' a little and they'll sprung back rejuvenated that''s cool.

  • plinio flores
    plinio flores Month ago

    Thanks Mr. Mattson. Very instructive presentation , but--------------I am surprised you didn't mention FASTING AS A LIFESTYLE. My wife and I retired about 7 years ago, and gone on a lifestyle of eating ONLY TWO MEALS A DAY. I am college educated and She has about a middle school education. we eat dinner at 6:00 P.M. everyday and don't eat anything UNTIL --10:00-- A. M. The next day. We used to snack on some fruit-banana or strawberry, but not regularly. And We keep losing weight until our Doctor told us to not overdo it and say slim by eating healthy snacks and put on some weight. are both very healthy, slim at 84 years for her and 86 for me. AND BELIEVE ME, WE DON'T FEEL HUNGRY AT ALL DURING THOSE HOURS. How can We accomplish this lifestyle? She loves to watch WIFI MUSICAL SHOWS FROM "RU-clip", ( On TV until 2:A.M. with some Spanish novelas in between.) and I watch sports, nature shows, on TV PLUS SPEND THE REST OF THE TIME ON MY COMPUTER---RU-clip, YAHOO NEWS, FACEBOOK, ETC. in my private STUDY ROOM. . By coincidence, this FASTING METHOD IS DONE BY MILLIONS AND CALLED "THE 16-HOUR FASTING DIET". We reduced SUGAR AND WHITE FLOUR FOODS BY 90 %. And try to eat a mixed diet of vegetables , meats, etc. Please believe me --it is strictly a voluntary LIFESTYLE, NO HUNGER PANGS, ETC. IT;S A SNAP- REALLY. ( And we hope to live to a 100 years!---why not?)

  • Dale Halling
    Dale Halling Month ago

    "We don't have a profit motive" Neither supposedly did the people who created the food pyramid. What a bunch of socialist nonsense. The government has caused more catastrophes then all the private businesses combined. The food pyramid is just one example. One of the greatest toxic wastes sites was created by the EPA - tires in the ocean. The EPA banned DDT and killed at least 100 million people around the world.

  • Talia Zane
    Talia Zane Month ago

    I agree intermittent fasting can be a healthy break for the body but this guy needs some food, he looks weak, gaunt, malnutritioned and unhealthy. The bones in his face are scary. Maybe a few more meals would up the credibility of his very good lecture.

  • proactive abd
    proactive abd Month ago

    Now that you know fasting, don't ignorantly ask Muslims why they fast for one month a year.

  • Tornado watch
    Tornado watch Month ago

    Happy Ramadan

  • Ramadhan Abdul-Latif

    I've been fasting my whole life. Yes you lose weight.

  • Abu Amanah
    Abu Amanah Month ago +90

    Ramadan Mubarak to all my Muslim brothers and sisters, all across the globe!

    • Billy Boulton
      Billy Boulton 9 days ago

      Shabina Shah why would he? He’s into science not out of date stories. Wake up

    • Hediana Hadi
      Hediana Hadi 17 days ago +2

      @truthtruth Ramadan is fasting month, google it, it may not fit your fasting definition of autolysis, hence it’s abstinence from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset for 30 days. Ramadan Kareem to all Muslims around the globe, blessings.....

    • truth truth
      truth truth 20 days ago

      Ramadan is NOT a fast. That is why.
      You have to fast for 72 hrs to go into autolysis to be a fast.
      To avoid eating for part of the day has no actual definition of fast.

    • Peter Parker
      Peter Parker Month ago +2

      Abu Amanah and be peace be upon you brother

  • Daya Z
    Daya Z Month ago +1

    Ramadan 101

  • Joanna Agape
    Joanna Agape Month ago +8

    I am vegan and I often fast. It's really good! I feel so much brighter and stronger during my fast days :)

    • cienglad
      cienglad 8 days ago

      yes but the part that you are vegan concerns only other vegans

  • Shamasdin Wagay
    Shamasdin Wagay Month ago

    Muslims fast for a month every year ( from pre dawn to sunset) as the same is obligatory for them mentioned in Quran.

  • AlexSharayMusic
    AlexSharayMusic Month ago

    “Fast and become healthy” said Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He also fasted 2 days a week. Now, in Ramadan (May 2019), Muslims are fasting from dawn to sunset.

  • There is No god but Allah {SWT}

    Thank God for Islam! Ramadan mubarak

  • Clinton F
    Clinton F Month ago +3

    Thanks. Great information from someone who fasts for two days a month and only eats one meal a day. Life changing stuff!

  • Quran Now
    Quran Now Month ago

    🌴Quran 2 🤲🌷🍃
    O ye who believe! fasting is prescribed (commanded) to you as it was prescribed to those before you that ye may (learn) self-restraint.― (183) (Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the prescribed number (should be made up) from days later. For those who can do it (with hardship) is a ransom, the feeding of one that is indigent. But he that will give more of his own free-will―it is better for him, and it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew. (184) Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an as a guide to mankind also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So everyone of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spent it in fasting, but if anyone is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you He does not want to put you to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful. (185) When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them); I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me; let them also with a will listen to My call and believe in Me; that they may walk in the right way. (186)

  • Aisha Jaha
    Aisha Jaha Month ago +2

    Great video and yes... I am more productive on "fasting days!"

  • Magda Elmougi
    Magda Elmougi Month ago +1

    It is amazing video and it has a very useful informations , But I wounder why the prof. didn't mention muslims fasting .
    The islam encourage muslims to fast 30 days per year in ramadan month and fast 3 days per month and 2 days per week it is a wounderful system to get healthy and happyily life.

  • Joseph Alexander Muniz

    I love intermittent fasting! Fasting has really improved my life! Thank you for a more in depth theory as to why this is.

  • A Singh
    A Singh Month ago

    3 months into IF 18-6 paleo and feeling awesome

  • Lily Kay
    Lily Kay Month ago

    'Communication is the way to improve health' inspiring take home message. what an amazing guy.

  • Loucas Georgiou
    Loucas Georgiou Month ago


  • i.m. Me
    i.m. Me Month ago

    The video description doesn't describe the video. Good video though.

  • Chengfu Saechao
    Chengfu Saechao Month ago

    I always wanted to do
    FASTING..but I have no
    SelfControl when it comes to FOOD.....

    • Mario oiram
      Mario oiram Month ago

      i just did a 48 fast, then i ate fats and a bit of protein, im gonna cut sugar ths week and keep the fasting until friday, you gotta prepare your brain, it gets easier the longer you fast.

  • Nic
    Nic 2 months ago

    As I see my friends and family slowly get less energy and more health ailments I seem to be getting more energy and healthier. Went plant based and started fasting because I have two toddlers and for myself. Best decision I’ve made but no one will listen to me. This video might do the trick.

  • Neo Sanchez
    Neo Sanchez 2 months ago

    Been fasting every day for 23 hours for the past week and ive noticed better concentration and brain power for sure. The first 2 to 3 days I did feel a bit dizziness but not anymore. I'm starting a three day water fast as I type this.

  • Mr. Blunt
    Mr. Blunt 2 months ago

    My mind gets fuzzy when I fast...

  • ismail marican
    ismail marican 2 months ago

    Ramadhan is coming, 😊.. Dry fasting all the way, save money all the way and break it with Apple Cider Vinegar or Bone broth, detoxing with razor sharp focus. Ketones, Alhamdulilah..

  • Roberta Campani
    Roberta Campani 2 months ago

    yes fasting works better than any anti-inflammatory medication! better than diabetic medication better than any synthesis drug whatsoever!

  • Evan Smith
    Evan Smith 2 months ago

    Pretty sure this is the best ted talk if you think I’m wrong link me a better one!

  • IW Nunn
    IW Nunn 2 months ago

    I'm convinced. Just find it difficult to do

  • poweronia
    poweronia 2 months ago

    Great talk

  • qwerty mcqwert
    qwerty mcqwert 2 months ago

    Amazing. Click on ONE of these TEDx clips and the whole right side is TEDx clips.
    How does that happen?

  • Jensen Parr
    Jensen Parr 2 months ago

    Neurotrophic please. Sold by muscle tech. Caffeine may be one

  • psychicoutlaw Chanel
    psychicoutlaw Chanel 2 months ago

    We need Dr Jason Fung to give a TED Talk. and also Cole Robinson of Snake Diet!!

  • Edith Emerson
    Edith Emerson 2 months ago +39

    Keto, Fasting and walking has changed my life. At 55 I feel better then I have in years. Listen to this man, You will live longer and feel better.

  • Oleg Tutunnikov
    Oleg Tutunnikov 2 months ago +5

    I've been five years on the Warrior DIet. Every word Mark says in this video in my experience is true.

  • dyaflyingful
    dyaflyingful 2 months ago +1

    Great video. Thank you sir :). I’ve done the 16/8 fasting and lost 40 pounds in like 4 months, but that didn’t work great for me because I could still not control my hunger, I just couldn’t wait to finish my diet so I can eat bread, cake again. I’m just hungry all the time. A year later I’ve decided to increase my fasting period.For 1.5 months now, I’ve been fasting 36 hours 3 days a week (I don’t eat Monday, Wednesday and Friday). And I feel amazing. My hunger is way way way way down, I can actually manager those urges to eat all the time, I have much more energy, and I feel like my thinking is clear . The hunger still comes in waves, but if I can keep busy for 20-30 min, it just goes away(and is very mild), and I still cook everyday for my husband and son. The only problem now, is that I’m bored, because all that time I used to think about food, now suddenly I have to fill it up with something else... and I lost another 15 pounds... but my greatest achievement of all, is NOT BEING HUNGRY ALL THE TIME

    • Clinton Hurst
      Clinton Hurst 7 days ago

      I find that eating grass fed beef, (think fatty rib eye cooked med at most) good quality egg yolks (raw or) and throw in some bacon and a little cheese very satiating for long periods of time. (Former vegan turned carnivore) add intermittent fasting! Good to go!

  • unOrdinary Replica
    unOrdinary Replica 2 months ago

    I literally just watched a video on how low brain process without food to burn now you're telling me to eat nothing 😐

  • Dean Miller
    Dean Miller 2 months ago +1

    The 2 biggest factors for health are (1)diet and (2)excersize. Instead of medical insurance plans what people really need is a health club membership and a diet plan. Of coarse, that would be going against the medical/insurance industries which is why they promote unhealthy lifestyles.

  • Bin Fahad
    Bin Fahad 2 months ago +40

    I started the Islamic fasting of Mondays & Thursdays of each week!
    Been feeling great, especially my gut!!

  • Ado Podrinje
    Ado Podrinje 2 months ago +8

    fasting + sport exercise + breathing exercise + cold showers = becoming superhuman! also going Vegan or almost vegan or doing 5 Tibetan Rites! or running!

  • Arjun Gupta
    Arjun Gupta 3 months ago

    Never skip breakfast. If you want to skip, skip dinner; it's a healthier choice. You get the same benefits of 16 hours fasting, but you don't skip the most important meal of the day aka breakfast.

  • rolla
    rolla 3 months ago +2

    This lecture is gold.

  • MeditationMind
    MeditationMind 3 months ago +11

    Intermittent fasting + meditation + yoga = godmode

    • truth truth
      truth truth 20 days ago

      One meal daily×100% raw vegan foods×Fasting×Meditation×Mauna Anusthan×Asana×Seva×Mantra=GODDESS mode.

  • DukeOfMarshall
    DukeOfMarshall 3 months ago

    Not bad, but it would have been even better without that evolutionary religion thrown in.

    • Quran Now
      Quran Now Month ago

      Allah means God in Arabic. Islam means submission (to God) .
      So , islam is just a continuation of the divine message to the inhabitants of the earth.
      Not invented by Muhammad !

    • DukeOfMarshall
      DukeOfMarshall Month ago

      @Quran Now True, fasting has been around for a long time. Even long before Muhammed invented Islam.

    • Quran Now
      Quran Now Month ago

      Fasting was religious at first place.
      It was a divine commandment for ancient people.
      Only now people are doing it for its therapeutic outcomes.
      🌴Quran 2 🤲🌷🍃
      O ye who believe! fasting is prescribed (commanded) to you as it was prescribed to those before you that ye may (learn) self-restraint.― (183) (Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the prescribed number (should be made up) from days later. For those who can do it (with hardship) is a ransom, the feeding of one that is indigent. But he that will give more of his own free-will―it is better for him, and it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew. (184) Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an as a guide to mankind also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So everyone of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spent it in fasting, but if anyone is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you He does not want to put you to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful. (185) When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them); I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me; let them also with a will listen to My call and believe in Me; that they may walk in the right way. (186)

  • chef ahmmad elnono
    chef ahmmad elnono 4 months ago

    We also have the concept of fasting in Islam, where it is the duty of every Muslim to stop eating, drinking and other desires one month in the year (Ramadan) from sunrise to sunset. In order to feel the poor and the needy

  • Barb Elvan
    Barb Elvan 4 months ago

    Being subject to seizures, I found fasting/skipping meals not helpful, as well as caffeine, sleep deficit, stress (input overload), were all factors that overloaded the circuits. I can see why shutting the "demons" in a closed, dark closet would be beneficial in unloading the circuits, but that is only short term treatment. Nourishment and rest needed but is also short term.

  • Heem Lo
    Heem Lo 4 months ago

    Too bad it doesn't regrow hair.

  • HackHunter1835
    HackHunter1835 4 months ago +6

    I enjoyed the presentation, however the hair was distracting. Sir, lose the comb over.

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    Júlia x 4 months ago +1


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  • lakaumbucha
    lakaumbucha 4 months ago

    Damn. Here come the hungry days.