Assalamu alaikum,

We hope everyone enjoyed a rewarding Ramadan and joyous Eid celebration. If we didn’t get enough exercise during the month, or even if we did, we will want to go back to a regular exercise routine. “Exercising Your Heart Muscle” offers pointers on how to make sure we keep our heart active.

With increased activity, we need additional nourishment and we want to be sure to avoid food poisoning. “Abdominal Turbulence” discusses the common causes of food poisoning and some ways to avoid it.

At the same time, we don’t want to overeat. “Obesity” explores the causes and offers suggestions for keeping our weight under control.

Shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables, we often see the organic section offering similar looking products at higher prices. Are they worth it? “Why Organics?” provides some insight into the benefits or myths about eating organic products.

A food mentioned in the Quran, “Ginger” explores the benefits of this root and the healing power ascribed to it by ancient civilizations.

More and more, plastic is used to package and display food products. Though we cannot deny the viability of plastic in food packaging, we also cannot overlook the impact on the environment. “Managing Our Plastic Addiction” explores the history of plastic use and considers ways of reducing our dependence on plastic.

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



Roger M. Othman, editor