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Are Digestive Problems Ruining Your Ramadan?

Your digestive tract is a self contained unit that doesn’t (when working optimally) allow the food you consume to be absorbed and distributed to the body without first sterilizing, identifying and processing it.

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Losing Weight During Ramadan

“Fast [the month of Ramadan] so that to heal your bodies from diseases,” says a Hadith, or saying of the Prophet Mohammad (SAAW).

One of World's Healthiest Foods: Lemons

One of World's Healthiest Foods: Lemons

Lemons are just one example of the simple bounties Allah has provided us with. Although they may just be a “customary fruit,” they contain flavanoids, which are often referred to as ‘natures biological modifiers,’ because of their ability to modify the body’s reactions to other compounds such as: allergens, viruses and carcinogens. Lemons are usually …

What is Your Teen Eating

What is Your Teen Eating?

As parents, we worry about what our children eat. The marketplace is flooded with information guiding concerned parents on how to nourish their children, but as parents of teenagers will tell you, what works for the under 10 crowd may not always apply to the over 11 set. It is discouraging to see so little …

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Eating Healthy on a Budget

It makes no difference what your income is, we have all noticed that food is getting more expensive. We are buying less and less for more and more. I noticed this trend almost a year ago when I was living in the US and as a family of six, it did have its effects. Now …


Time to Quit Smoking is Now

According to a 2006 article published in the British Medical Journal, smoking rates are generally high in Muslim countries.

Fast-based Diet May Reverse Diabetes

As ordained by God in the Holy Qur’an, Muslims observe fasting for the sake of Allah. “O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you, as it was prescribed for those before you so that you may (learn) self-restraint.” (Surat Al-Baqarah 2:183). According to Islamic Laws, children below the age of twelve, sick patients, travelers, …

Tips for Healthy Winter

Winter is upon us and it is officially flu season. So, how do you plan to stay healthy this winter?  Most of us do not think about flues and colds until we already have one. Thinking about your strategy now will help you and your family stay well all winter.  So how are you going …

Sports Help Boost Your Mental Health

Since its advent, Islam has always encouraged its believers to exert effort through useful physical activities and sports which are extremely beneficial for our body, as they help us get fit and prevent us from being sick. But in recent times it has also been identified that games and sports are equally helpful in improving …

Ramadan with Non-Muslim Family

My father used to find Ramadan so stressful that he once suggested that I should move out for the month, so they didn’t have to deal with it. It didn’t actually come to that, but instead I try to make it easier and more natural by taking as many opportunities as I can to go out and have Iftar with friends.

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