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Fasting and The Eucharist: Catholic Participation in the Sacrifice of Christ - Fasting and The Eucharist: Catholic Participation in the Sacrifice of Christ Christ, as the ultimate sacrifice in Christianity, gave his own life for the benefit of others. His self-sacrifice continues to this day to be celebrated in the Catholic Mass. Through communion, or receiving the Eucharist, one is able to actively partake of the fruits of that sacrifice. But how does one follow Jesus’ example. One surely cannot strive for the same kind of physical death that Jesus experienced. Thus, practice of another form of self-sacrifice becomes necessary....   [tags: Religion Religious Fasting Papers]
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The Benifits of Fasting. - Topic:The Health Benefits of Fasting The Health Benefits of Fasting Will Carroll There has been much contention in the scientific field about whether or not fasting is beneficial to one's health. Fasting is an integral part of many of the major religions including Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Many are dubious as to whether the physiological effects are as beneficial as the spiritual promoted by these religions. There is a significant community of alternative healers who believe that fasting can do wonders for the human body....   [tags: essays research papers] 1119 words
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The Difficulties of Fasting in a Non-Islamic Country - The Difficulties of Fasting in a Non-Islamic Country This week I have watched a very influential video about fasting in Ramadan as an American. This video helped me understand more about the hardships people go through while fasting in a non-Islamic country. It also helped me think more about why exactly, as a Muslim, do I fast in this particular month. It also shows the great importance in coming together as a family to break the fast together. Ramadan teaches us as Muslims why we fast exactly and what its significance towards Allah....   [tags: Ramadan, Islam] 582 words
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Fasting: Body Cleansing or Starving - Fasting: Body Cleansing or Starving The Purpose of Fasting Fasting is a body cleansing procedure during which food is restricted and only liquids are consumed. Strictly water fasts are the most brutal; herbal teas and juices made from fresh fruits and vegetables are consumed during a more liberal fast. Juice fasting is the preferred method amongst many doctors and European fasting clinics, perhaps because it is less harsh than other treatment plans. Today in the Western Hemisphere, many chronic health problems result from bad eating habits....   [tags: Health Religion Papers]
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Fasting - Fasting The holy month of Ramadan is a time of devotion, and a time of full commitment to worshiping god. This month is one of the greatest months, which Muslims all around the world experience, for it brings them closer to god, and closer to feeling what the unfortunate suffer from as we fast the whole day from dawn to dusk. This holy month is not only about fasting, and worshiping god, but it is also about sharing the moments together and being kind, for it brings many families together to share those indefinable moments....   [tags: Papers] 330 words
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Prayer and Fasting: Traditions That Cross the Barriar of Religions - In today’s world there are hundreds of religions with thousands of traditions and practices. Many of these religions share the same roots, but have diverged so much over the years that the only thing in common is the God they worship. When observing two major religions of India, Hinduism and Buddhism, one can see that there are several similarities, such as the polytheistic worship, but to the uneducated, the two religions may seem very different and distinct with little in common. In fact the major thing that Buddhism has in common with Hinduism is its roots....   [tags: Religion ] 1427 words
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Holy Fasting - People who have willingly chosen to become Jesus disciples are required to partake in the fellowship of Christs sufferings. While we are not meant to nail ourselves on the cross and re-live the suffering by Jesus at Calvary, yet we are asked by God to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him. Fasting, from many years even before Christ, was a symbol of a person humbling him or her self to show God that he or she is sincere in seeking Gods blessings. Fasting is serious business, but it can be approached with the wrong motives....   [tags: Religion Christian] 1424 words
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Hunger: An Unnatural History by Sharman Apt Russell - ... While another says, “Hunger, she reports, is as big as history and as intimate as the self" (Hunger 1). Many agree that the issues at hand are being ignored as a result of people being more worried about appearances instead countries like Africa and India who have no food at any moment. Hunger is a sensitive subject for people from countries like Africa and India because of the impact it has on the population as a whole. But people like Mahatma Gandhi, who is such an influence across the nation, has shown that using the resources of hunger will really get a message across in a momentous action....   [tags: hunger, fasting, dieting]
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Cardiac Catheterization Should have a Liberalized Preoperative Fasting Protocol - In medicine, there are innumerous amounts of tests and procedures performed every day. These procedures irrespective of how invasive or noninvasive they are require patients to be ‘Nil per Oral’ (NPO) for several hours prior to the procedure. Traditionally fasting preoperatively has been mandatory to prevent any risks related to aspiration during anesthesia. When anesthesia is induced in patients, it inhibits the patients cough and swallow reflex posing a higher risk for the patient to aspirate any gastric contents....   [tags: Nil per Oral (NPO)]
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Social Realism in Anita Desai’s Cry, the Peacock and Fasting, Feasting - ... (36) Additionally, Desai’s novels portray a subjective reality wherein characters are shaped by their own and other’s perceptions and identity is in constant flux. She finds the protagonists alone and they take it up as a natural condition, women ‘trapped in their own skins.’ Desai is one of the English novelists, who presented the image and condition of the women through her language. Like other women novelists who portrayed the external chaotic world of women, Anita Desai is best known for her psychological reverberations of female characters....   [tags: Social Realism]
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Asceticism - The Joy of Fasting, Flagellation and Self-mutilation - Asceticism - The Joy of Fasting, Flagellation and Self-mutilation In order to achieve a spiritual understanding, people have subjected themselves to extreme self denial through fasting, flagellation and self-mutilation (The Columbia Encyclopedia). This practice of self mortification is known as asceticism. Asceticism has been known to exist since the commencement of recorded religion. This zealous religious practice is associated with many religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity (The Columbia Encyclopedia)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart versus Fasting and Feasting by Anita Dasai - From the title of the story “ Things Fall Apart ” and from the name of the author Chinua Achebe ,who is one of the most eminent post-colonial writers, readers can predict what this novel is going to talk about. This book is mostly concerned with the coming of imperialism to a tribe called “ Igbo” in Africa and its social complexity. When I first read this book , I see a lot of similarities and differences in comparison to “Fasting , Feasting”, which particularly focuses on life in India after the period of colonialism....   [tags: essays research papers] 2404 words
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To Fast or Not to Fast? - To Fast or Not to Fast. Introduction "Rapid weight loss", "quick and easy weight loss", "preventative", "therapeutic" and "low cost"; with these guarantees, who would not want to attempt a seemingly unchallenging fasting diet!. According to a report on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) web site, as of 1995, tens of millions of Americans are dieting at any given time, in the process spending more than $33 billion annually on weight-reduction products. Are you playing the weight loss game. Here I will identify weight-loss programs advertised on the internet, discuss their claims to success, highlight specific fallacious claims, and report on findings of both the FDA and various medical...   [tags: Weight Loss Dieting Diet Papers]
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Introduction to Islamic Religion - ... Restaurants do stay open for non-Muslims, and food is purchased for use in the evening, leading to an increase in demand and therefore an increase in prices. This economic growth is somewhat limited, as it ends shortly after Ramadan concludes—the demand at this point drops, so prices drop as well, leading to less economic growth. Essentially, sawm may have some positive effect overall on economy, but there are confounding factors. Nevertheless, the most important aspect of sawm is the act of charity, which increases during Ramadan....   [tags: five pillars, ramadan]
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The Feast of Ramadan - The Feast of Ramadan (a) (i) What is meant by fasting. According to Webster's Dictionary, a fast is defined as: "To abstain from all food." "To eat only sparingly or of certain kinds of food, especially as a religious observance." "An abstinence from food, or a limiting of one's food, especially as a religious observance." "A day of period of fasting." - Webster's Collegiate Dictionary From the dictionary, we can understand that fasting has something to do with abstaining from something during a certain period of time....   [tags: Papers] 1184 words
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Ori Hofmekler: The Warrior Diet Ideology - ... Serotonin is an interesting neurotransmitter in that it is found in the brain, central nervous system and blood platelets (Nordqvist). Serotonin production is very important in appetite, sleep, learning, memory, mood, muscle contraction, cardiovascular function, wound healing and many more daily functions (Nordqvist). This is why Hofmekler points out the production of serotonin, and this will be important in other sections of this ideology. Serotonin has an effect on so many daily functions which means anything boosting its production is an exceptional thing....   [tags: fitness, well being, life style]
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The Fast of Ramadan - The Fast of Ramadan Muslims wake up before sunrise about two hours earlier and have some food. There is no limit on how much you can eat, but it is better not to eat too much because you wont be able to feel the hunger and thirst of the poor Muslims that are in need. During the 30 days of Ramadan, between sunrise and sunset, Muslims are forbidden from eating, drinking, smoking and engaging in sexual relations during the hours of daylight. This is a sacred time for worship and concentration on the Islamic faith, rather than everyday activities....   [tags: Papers] 724 words
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Indonesia and the Misconceptions of Muslim Women and how it Parallels to Muslim Women in America - Muslim women have often been stereotyped in westernized civilizations as heavily veiled women who do no more than tend to their household and children. According to Camilla Fawzi El-Sohl’s book titled Muslim women’s choices: religious belief and social reality, this is simply not true anymore as it pertains to the contemporary Muslim women. This concept of the Muslim women may have been true in the past or even true of certain groups in certain Muslim societies but it has little relevance to understanding the everyday lives of these Muslim women....   [tags: Culture]
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The Significance of Ritual and Sacred Objects - Sam Veda once said, “Rituals that are performed with the desire of attaining salvation also helps a man to achieve growth and progress in this world.” Rituals play an integral part in every religion and the lives of its followers. These rituals develop followers into better people and link them with the divine. Ramadan is a month long religious ritual that holds great importance for the Muslim community. In order to learn more about this ritual I attended a service at mosque during Ramadan earlier this year....   [tags: Islam ]
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Innovations in Diabetes: A1C Hemoglobin Testing - Since the first diagnosis of diabetes researchers have been attempting to find easier methods of diagnosing the severity of a patient’s diabetes. The only way was to have a patient take his or her blood sugar several times everyday take those results and place them in a daily journal. They would then have to take the results presented by the patient and place them either into a computer program for results evaluation or they would have to do the more tedious results of breaking down the results using a calculator....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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A Hunger Artist by Kafka - A Hunger Artist by Kafka "A Man of Art and Spirituality" In Kafka's " A Hunger Artist," art is not used in its conventional context. Kafka illustrates the interdependency of the audience and the hunger artist, and especially his need for attention. It is through the audience that the hunger artist is fulfilled, but because he cannot communicate the sincerity of his performance he is always left dissatisfied. The definition of artist according to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language is "Any person who performs his work as if it were an art." This is a perfect example of the hunger artist as he approaches his work with passion and devotion....   [tags: Papers] 503 words
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The Usage of Ayurvedic Medicines in Diabetic Treatment - ... The secondary outcome: of the selected studies were to evaluate effect of Ayurvedic treatment on complications associated with Diabetes. Main Results: For primary outcome: With the treatment of Diabecon, Inolter and Cogent DB significant decreases in the level glucose was observed [1]. Pancreas tonic and Hyponid treatment were ineffective to decrease blood glucose level [1]. Overall there was no effect on quality of life. “The side effects observed in the study are hypoglycemic episodes, gastrointestinal side effects” [1]....   [tags: diabetes mellitus, herbal treatment]
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The General Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus - ... Generally, the blood sugar levels before meals need to be keeping between 4.4 to 6.7 mmol/L (Treatment and drugs, 2013). Besides that, diabetes patient must take nutritious diet with low fat, high fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Refine carbohydrates and animal product can be take but in fewer amount. The patients also need to discipline themselves to exercise regularly and maintaining a healthy weight. The blood sugar level may change unpredictably. Therefore, the patient needs to check and record the blood sugar level often or at least four times a day so that the reading remains within the target range....   [tags: blurry vision, kidney failure]
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The Diabetes Epidemic in Amerca - Type two diabetes will significantly and permanently affect the life of an individual. A change in human lifestyle caused a striking increase in the quantity of diabetes diagnoses. No cure has been discovered, only ways to decrease the risks. Type two diabetes alters an individuals’ life forever; therefore, people should beware the danger of an unhealthy lifestyle even before diagnosis (Zimmet). Type two diabetes is a condition in which the body either creates too little insulin, or cannot appropriately utilize the insulin it create....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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The Five Pillars of Islam - Like many other religions, the Muslim faith has experienced many changes and branches. Like Christianity, the original faith is still practiced by some, but others have started new branches with their own unique interpretation being Muslim. Despite these differences within the Muslim religion, one set of rules for moral guidance is central to all. These rules are the Five Pillars of Islam. The Five Pillars act as a moral compass for Muslims and are universally accepted as they are mentioned specifically in the Qur’an, the sacred Muslim book of God’s words as they were recited to Muhammad (Molloy, 425)....   [tags: Islam ]
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The Events of Ramadan - The Events of Ramadan Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Lunar calendar (a calendar measured by the cycles of the moon). Ramadan is thought as the holiest months. The month begins as soon as the new moon is seen. Muslims have to go without from all food, drink, gum chewing, any kind of tobacco use, and any kind of sexual contact between dawn and sunset (Fasting during the month of Ramadan is to be carried out each day from when "the white thread of dawn appears to you distinct from its black thread ....   [tags: Papers] 1141 words
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Christianity - Christianity, Islam, and Judaism: Perspective on Fasting One of the longest established disciplines of the human body is that of fasting. Fasting is abstaining from food, drink, sleep or sex to focus on a period of spiritual growth(www.alinaam.org.za).Fasting has also been used in nearly every religion in the world, including Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Many of history's great spiritual leaders fasted for mental and spiritual clarity, including Jesus, Buddha, and Mohammed. Fasting is an important element in religious practices....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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China's Health Care Plan - The National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Center for Diseases Prevention and Control (CDC) are agencies focused on the prevention, treatment, education, and research for chronic health disease. These agencies are financially assisted by the federal government, have multiple subdivisions and encourage ongoing research to prevent chronic diseases including diabetes. A recent published peer reviewed article concerning diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in China (Chinese adults) reports the varied statistics and methods....   [tags: Health Care]
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Proper Colon Health Care - Proper colon care is essential for good health and increasing your longevity. The body is amazing and complex; it also has the capacity to heal itself if given the proper tools. In spite of the many toxins and chemicals we bombard our bodies with on a daily basis, they still serve us well and deserve to be treated well. Even the philosophers of ancient Greece knew that good health starts in the gut. Many individuals upon letting their grandmother know they felt ill have been met with embarrassingly personal questions about their bowel movements....   [tags: Health Care] 993 words
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Power and Starvation in the Novels and Lives of Emily and Charlotte Bronte - Power and Starvation in the Novels and Lives of Emily and Charlotte Bronte       In the fictional worlds of Charlotte and Emily Brontë, one of the few ways that women who otherwise have very little say in their lives are able to express dissatisfaction is through self-starvation and illness. It is noteworthy that in their own lives the Bronte sisters exhibited many eccentric habits in regards to eating, and both Charlotte and (especially) Emily engaged in self-starvation similar to the strategies used by the characters in their novels....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Explaining Ramadan - Explaining Ramadan 'O believers, you must fast so that you may learn self-restraint. Fasting is prescribed for you during a fixed number of days. (Surah 2:183-4) Sawm, or fasting, one of the five pillars of Islam. Sawm is the deliberate control of the body by an act of will. During the 29 or 30 days of the Muslim month of Ramadan healthy adult Muslims will go without all the pleasures of the body during all the hours of daylight. The fast begins as the first light of dawn touches the horizon and ends with sunset....   [tags: Papers] 1372 words
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Exegesis Paper On Isaiah 58:6-14 - Isaiah 58:6-14 is a very powerful passage. The first bible version that I read it in was the King James Version. That version didn't really make very much sense to me because of all the "thou's" and "thee's" and "thines". So then I looked it up again in the New Revised Standard Version. It was a lot clearer when I looked it up in that bible. There are a few similarities and differences from the different versions that I read. The two that stood out the most to me was the King James Version, and the New Revised Standard Version....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1745 words
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The Magnitude of Ramadan - The Five Pillars of Islam are the framework of Islamic life. First off, a Muslim must have faith in Allah and believe that there is only one Allah and Muhammad is His messenger. Next, a Muslim has the duty to pray five times each day, which is considered to be a direct link between him and Allah. Third, a Muslim must distribute alms and help the needy. Fourth, a Muslim is responsible to keep the Fast of Ramadan. Lastly, a Muslim is obligated to make a pilgrimage to Mecca in his lifetime. Most non- Islamic people do not know why these pillars are so important to the Islamic religion....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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World Religions: Hinduism - The religious life of Hindus can be focused on devotion to God. Others try to achieve liberation through intense meditation. Traditional Hindus are expected to pass through the four stages known as ashramas. During these stages many Hindus perform rituals to achieve feeling of devotion, and closeness to God. The rituals can go anywhere from reciting mantras to doing charitable work. A devout Hindu is expected to perform prayer every single day. Many rituals in Hinduism revolve around sacrifice to please the gods; this can be traced all the way back to the Vedic period....   [tags: Funeral Priest, Holy Animals]
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‘The Metamorphosis’ and ‘A Hunger Artist’ - There are many parallels and differences between Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” and "A Hunger Artist". Kafka portrays these differences and similarities very effectively through his utilization of elements such as transformation, dehumanization, and dedication to work. Through his works, Kafka communicates with the reader in such a way that almost provokes and challenges one’s imagination and creativity. Kafka is known for his highly symbolic and oblique style of writing. It is no surprise that several of his pieces contain the same major themes, just in different settings....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison]
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Accommodating Muslims in the Healthcare Setting - Introduction In today’s society, it is very important for the healthcare professional to be educated about the culture of their patients. It can be seen that the number of patients who are Muslim are increasing throughout the healthcare system. It is challenging for healthcare workers to care for the needs of Muslim patients when they don’t understand their cultural beliefs. Muslims don’t necessarily have the same health beliefs, outcomes, or priorities that their providers have, therefore making it more difficult to come to a final healthcare decision (Al-Oraibi, 2009.) “This intercultural gap in understanding between clients and providers may result in poor care services and low levels of...   [tags: Healthcare]
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The Widow of Ephesus by Petronius - In the story “The Widow of Ephesus” by Petronius, love, loyalty and extreme behavior are translated through the actions of the widow. The widow struggles and endearment allow her to experience an array of emotions. The people view her in the purest of forms in love and chastity, as she mourns the loss of her husband. She deprives herself of all comforts out of grief, and later she is tempted by a suitor only to deny him out of loyalty. Her grief takes her to the extreme of behaviors by fasting, self infliction of pain, and even denying her maid and the soldier simple indulgences as food....   [tags: Widow of Ephesus]
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Looking inside Kafka in A Hunger Artist - Looking inside Kafka in "A Hunger Artist" Thesis Statement: "The psyche of the people towards the hunger artist as a metaphor to the inconsistency, frailty and superficiality of human belief; through the eyes of Kafka as the hunger artist himself" The story's use of profound metaphors, symbolisms and allegorical abstractions, are too intricately bound and woven so that a singular interpretation of "A hunger Artist" is a total impossibility. Therefore, this paper will try to tackle only two of the possible interpretations: the story as an autobiographical representation of Kafka himself, and his commentary on the flaws and frailty of human belief....   [tags: Kafka Analysis Hunger Artist] 1297 words
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Explaining The Religion of Islam - Islam is currently the worlds 2nd largest and fastest growing religion with nearly one-fifth (approximately 1.2 billion) of the world’s population believed to be Muslim (About.Com, 2008, Online http://islam.about.com/od/muslimcountries/a/population.htm). Islam is a monotheistic religion which means it believes in the one God. It is Abrahamic or one of the ‘Religions of the Book’, this means that, similar to in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible and the Jewish Torah, stories such as that of the Creation story in Genesis and the stories of Abraham (abc.net 2009, Online http://www.abc.net.au/religion/stories/s790151.htm )....   [tags: Muslim] 1439 words
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Content for Glimepiride + Metformin - Content for Glimepiride + Metformin Background: The worldwide prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Insulin resistance occurs early in type 2 disease. This leads to progressive beta cell failure and overt diabetes. Though monotherapy can slow down this process, it does not prevent the progression of the disease. To address, both insulin resistance and beta cell dysfunction, combination therapy is required. Clinical evidence suggests that combination therapy using oral antidiabetic agents with complementary mechanisms of action such as a sulfonylurea/metformin may be highly effective in achieving and maintaining target blood glucose levels ....   [tags: Research Analysis ] 1453 words
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Buddhism in "Animekalai" - Religion is a strong aspect in most people's lives, and it can be as complicated as being in a theater play or movie or as simple as merely having faith in a certain belief or figure. It can be analogous to acting in that much practice is needed to perfect your faith and corresponding rituals since there may be countless rituals and steps to the religion that needs to be performed and remembered very precisely. Also, to fully play your role in that theater play or movie, you may need to do some research and learn about the character as much as possible....   [tags: World Literature] 1277 words
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The Practices and Beliefs of Islam - The Practices and Beliefs of Islam Islam is a religion that has existed for millions of years. The followers believed that there is one God and Muhammad is his messenger. Muhammad was deeply troubled by the idols worship of Arabs and the moral ills of society. When he was about 40, he was meditating and heard a voice. According to Muslim the belief the voice was that of the angel Gabriel it said, 'Proclaim.' When Muhammad asked what should I proclaim the voice responded with proclaim in the name of God....   [tags: Islam Religion Islamic Essays History] 499 words
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Yom Kippur - All the religion's are based on methodology. Some religions believe that by praying once a day will bring them closer to God, and some think praying five times a day will bring them closer to God. For example, Hindus have a day called Carva Choth, Muslims have Ramadan, and the Jews have Yom Kippur. They all have different purposes for fasting, but there is one thing in common, which is a connection through humans to God. In World War Two, the Nazi Germans captured all the Jewish people and put them in concentrations camps, also known as the "Holocaust." By Fasting and linking to God by prayers, they asked God for forgiveness for all their sins they have committed....   [tags: Religion] 655 words
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Women in Muslim Society - Women in Muslim Society 1 ABSTRACT In the western society today there is a stereotypical belief that Islamic women are treated unequally and cruelly. The object of this report is to challenge this stereotype and the argument of gender equality within the Islamic Religion/Muslim society. 2 INTRODUCTION The status of women in the Muslim society is neither a new issue nor a fully settled one. The position of Islam on this issue has been among the subjects presented to the Western reader with the least objectivity....   [tags: essays papers]
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No Chance Against Society - No Chance Against Society Throughout this world of unique individuals, the majority of human beings have generally conformed into different societal norms that follow one path and one dream without stopping to think of an alternative path. Complications step in front of individual prosperity and these obstacles spring from the pressures of the popular society. Within the short story, "A Hunger Artist", by Franz Kafka, the author proves and disproves a point best stated by Robin George Collinwood, that; "Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work, does what he wants to do." The protagonist, within this short story, freely chooses his career path as a h...   [tags: Personal Essays] 699 words
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The Suffering of Arthur Dimmesdale in "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Guilt is a very strong emotion, and it can take a merciless toll on a person. For most people, guilt is often a short-lived feeling because we confess why we feel guilty and get it off of our chests. However, this is hardly the case for Arthur Dimmesdale, the father of Hester Prynne’s child in the novel The Scarlet Letter. Dimmesdale does not confess that he has committed a sin with Hester, and for a brutal seven whole years, he withholds his guilt inside of him. Throughout all of that time, he reverts to self-punishment in the form of fasting, consecutive, sleepless vigils, and relentless studying of the Bible....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Scarlet Letter, guilt,]
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Eating Disorders Have Multiple Complex Causes; The Media is not to Blame - When the topic of eating disorders (ED), anorexia, bulimia, starving, purging, or any other form of self harm is brought into an everyday conversation, it is simply looked at as nothing out of them norm and is just brushed off as if the topic was concerning what the President had for lunch that day. At first glance, the average person would probably conclude that the main reason eating disorders are so noted in young women today is simply due to the fact that the media puts so much pressure on these women to be “perfect”....   [tags: Psychology]
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Comparing The Moral Virtues of Antony and Julian the Apostate - Roman emperor Julian the Apostate and Christian leader Antony both exhibited many qualities of character during their existence. Both of them led very distinctive lives although shared several ethical values. Book 25 of “The Later Roman Empire” and the book “Early Christian Lives” show concrete evidence of this. In the following essay, I will argue how both leaders’ lives were devoted to their religious beliefs and their mutual cardinal virtues. Regardless of the fact that Julian and Anthony did not practice the same religion, they both shared a particular devotion to their beliefs....   [tags: Roman History, Early Christian Lives]
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A Study of Pregnant Saudi Women With Gestational Diabetes - First: The study was carried out from April to November 2009 at Prince Salman hospital and four Primary Health Care Centers at west region in Riyadh city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saudi pregnant women with and without gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) between 12th & 14th week’s gestation and normal non-pregnant healthy women. It has been ethically approved in 23rd of March 2009 from the scientific and ethics committees at Prince Salman hospital. The research team was able to recruit 291 pregnant women; only 91 (31.3%) pregnant women agreed to participate in the study and 31 (10.7%) refused to participate, while 169 (58.0%) couldn’t participate either because they were using multivitamins...   [tags: Womens' Health] 1810 words
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