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5 Health Benefits of Fasting

Nour Zibdeh, MS RDN CLT, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and owner of Nourition private practice (link: www.nourition.com) in Northern Virginia. She specializes in digestive wellness, food sensitivities, weight management, heart disease, diabetes, migraines and headaches, fatigue, and fibromyalgia. Nour enjoys whipping up delicious meals for her family and friends. She shares her recipes and nutrition articles on her blog, helping her clients and readers eat healthier, one day at a time.

While fasting the month of Ramadan has a deeper purpose, in my world of nutrition, it has become a fashionable term with hopeful, yet questionable, merits. In research, ‘fasting’ means a variety of different things: fasting on alternating days, the 5:2 fast (600 calories during two fast days of the week and unlimited calories during the other five), 24-hour fasts, ... Read More »

The Importance of Suhoor & a Recipe for Parmesan-Feta Quiche

parmesan and feta quiche cut to 600

Everyone is talking about this year’s daily fasts in Ramadan being so long because sunset (the time when the fast is broken) will come a little after 8pm here in Chicago. It’s also a hot summer season. Very hot. Fasting isn’t meant to be perfectly easy or else how could we savor the reward of building self-discipline? It’s also not ... Read More »