Once a year anyone who has a car has to have a Ministry of Transport (MOT) test by law to ensure it is road worthy. Any failures in the test have to be fixed before a new MOT Certificate is granted. Typically the MOT is a convenient time to give the car a yearly service (a practice I have been doing for many years). Now many people take great pride in their cars and devote a lot of time and money in making sure it is perfect.
So what about our body? Does it need a yearly MOT check? Are there any faults with its running? As we all know we are not by law required to have our bodies tested for any defects and subsequently repaired if any are found. Unless you are a Muslim in which case every year we are required to take our body to have a service. Well it is not quite an MOT but it comes in the form of our yearly fast during the month of Ramadan.
What happens during Ramadan is that our bodies go through a process of maintenance and repairs. This happens because during the period when we are fasting (thereby not eating) some special enzymes called "metabolic enzymes" go around the body looking for any defects and then carrying out any maintenance and repairs as needed. This happens because normally we are always eating which requires a different set of enzymes called "digestive enzymes."
So unbeknownst to most of us, we do (as Muslims) have a yearly bodily (and in fact spiritual) service.
May Allah (swt) grant you all the best of health.