When the human body feels hungry, it eats or cleans itself by removing all cancerous and aging cells “Alzheimer.” It preserves its youth and fights diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases.This is done by special proteins that are only formed under certain conditions. These proteins selectivelygather around the dead, cancerous and diseased cells, dissolve them and turn them into something useful for the body.
This is like “recycling”, where scientists have concluded through long and specialized studies that “autophagy process” requires unconventional conditions that force the body to go through this process. These conditions are to abstain from food and drink for at least 8 hours and not more than 16 hours, to move and exercise normal life activities. This process should be repeated for a period of time to get maximum benefit for the body and in order not to give an opportunity for those cancer cells to be active again.During this complete and daily-repeated abstinence from food and drink, scientists noticed that strange protein particles (Proteasomes) called “autophagisomes” become active and they multiply in the brain, heart and body tissues. They become like giant sweepers that feed on any abnormal cells they meet.The study recommends practicing “starvation” or hunger and thirst two or three days a week from 8 to 16 hours. Our great Prophet Mohammad “PBUH” used to fast on Mondays and Thursdays, and the Japanese Professor “Yoshinori Ohsumi” was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the research he carried out on this subject.