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Continuing the spotlight on physical fitness, this issue presents “Let’s Get Hard Core,” providing insight into the “core” muscles that control our movements, posture, and disposition. Before starting a new exercise routine, get cleared by your physician.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America; and it can affect people at any age. “Take Charge of Your Heart Health” offers some do’s and don’ts for maintaining a healthy heart.

Alcoholic beverages are a “no-no’ in a halal diet, but various fermented foods, like yogurt, are acceptable and can be beneficial to a healthy gut. “Fermenting Foods for Future Fare” discusses the types and benefits of fermented foods.

An ancient food mentioned in the Quran, “Garlic” reviews the forms, uses, and benefits of this popular flavoring plant.

Though most calves grow up eating grass, what does it mean when a label says “Grass-fed”? Read “Grass-Fed” to learn the actual meaning and what else is in the marketplace.

Consuming proteins is essential to maintaining good muscles and strength. Does that mean we have to eat meat? Not necessarily. “Protein—More Than Meats (The Eye)” delves into alternative sources of protein that can meet the recommended daily requirements.

Finally, be sure to try out the recipes and share your comments with us via email, Facebook, or Twitter.



Roger M. Othman, Editor