Fasting & Disease Control: COVID-19 BULLETIN #3

Fasting and Disease Control

The COVID-19 Pandemic offers us all an opportunity to reflect on life and change old patterns which I’ll served our health. We have found this article helpful.
International Journal of Health Sciences
Qassim University
Role of Intermittent Fasting on Improving Health and Reducing Diseases
Salah Mesalhy Aly, Ph.D.
Additional article information:
Nutritional status is the major contributors to self-sufficiency, disease recovery and quality of life. Obesity may result from overfeeding, dietetic errors or other multiple genetic, metabolic and behavioral abnormalities, it induce both insulin resistance and pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction and therefore consider as the cornerstone of type 2 diabetes. (1)
Intermittent fasting, in which individuals fast on consecutive or alternate days, has been reported to facilitate weight loss preventing the progression of type 2 diabetes (2) and consequently improve cardiovascular risk. (3)
Moreover, Extensive evidence suggests that imposing fasting periods upon experimental laboratory animals increases longevity, improves health and reduces disease, including such diverse morbidities with cancer (4) neurological disorders (5) and disorders of circadian rhythm. (6)
Fasting has been used in religion for centuries. The Daniel fast is a biblical partial fast that is typically undertaken for 3 weeks, and during Ramadan (9th month of Muslim calendar), all Muslims across the world fast during daylight hours of this month where this consider as one of the five main pillars of Islam.
Such periods of fasting can limit inflammation, (7) attenuates pro-inflammatory cytokines and immune cells, (8) improve circulating glucose (9) and lipid levels (10) and reduce blood pressure. (11) In addition to that, studies undertaken in animals and humans have suggested that fuel selection is altered and efficiency of metabolism is improved while oxidative stress is reduced.
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Below, our youngest volunteer, Anyé Young, is pictured at a local Lowe’s purchasing home essentials while accompanied by her mother, LaDàna  Drigo.



Distance Learning: COVID-19 BULLETIN #2

Distance Learning in the time of COVID-19

Convinced that every cloud has a silver lining, Rebuild Dominica Inc is committed to promoting remote-learning during the lock down and social  distancing occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In line with the  education and development mission of those who founded Rebuild Dominica Inc in 2015,  we list 450 free online classes hosted by Ivy League universities.

Let use this time wisely  by an engagement with distance  learning. Proceed to expand the circumference of your knowledge!





A Reminder for Dominicans in the Diaspora

For Dominicans living in the diaspora, it’s a bit of a trying time. Unlike our friends and family living on-island who are lucky enough to still have the benefit of cool and refreshing natural breezes, we in the diaspora may be left feeling a bit restricted.
We share this video to remind each of us to appreciate the little things and offer a chance to reminisce on our days by the river. One love!