Breastfeeding and Fasting: Nursing a mother’s soul

For some mothers, Ramadan won’t feel complete without fasting. Ramadan is a month of giving, and some women give twice over. No matter how often we are told that breastfeeding brings “x times more blessings to the mother than fasting”, or is more difficult than fasting, there will be nursing women who fast. This simple … Read more

The Contributions of Muslims to Medicine

Though we may not realise it, the Islamic world has had a remarkable influence on health and wellness as we know it. From hospitals that cared to scholars who shared, early Muslims were so progressive that we continue to benefit from their work today. Although health and wellness may be on everyone’s minds these days, … Read more

Benefits of regular vitamin D tests remain unproven: Study

Experts said Monday regular tests for vitamin D levels are not proven to be beneficial or harmful, despite previous research warning of damaging effects of vitamin D deficiencies in adults. Studies have found that low levels of the vitamin can increase the risk of bone fractures, heart disease, colorectal cancer, diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s disease and … Read more