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Donít Overeat in Ramadan, Doctors Say
Gulf News ^ | July 3, 2014 | Aftab Kazmi

Posted on 07/04/2014 10:58:39 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Health officials offer health tips to general public

Abu Dhabi Health Services’ (Seha) experts warn people who are fasting to refrain from overeating as it could lead to severe health problems.

Overeating, following a 15-hour-long fast, is common and doctors always advise people to eat nutritious and easy to digest food in proper quantities.

“Although Ramadan is a month of exercising self-restraint, some habits such as excessive eating after iftar, which is against the very principle of the holy month, may lead to severe health problems,” said Dr Mouza Al Kuwaiti, Health Education Committee Chair of Seha’s Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS).

Promoting a healthy lifestyle and creating awareness about common health issues during Ramadan are important priorities for AHS in its preparations for the month, said Dr Mouza, who is also manager of Oud Al Touba Clinic in Al Ain. People who suffer from chronic diseases or take medication may need to take additional precautions, she added.

The AHS is running a series of free public health initiatives until July 19 at Al Jimi Mall. An experienced medical team comprising a physician, dietician and two nurses are offering complementary screening for blood pressure, weight, height and glucose levels at AHS kiosks. The dedicated AHS kiosks are also promoting health awareness through talks by experts and hand-outs.

As Ramadan falls during one of the hottest months of the year, she said there is a need to enhance people’s understanding about the lifestyle changes and proper eating habits during the fasting month to help them cope with any health disorders such as dehydration, variation in blood sugar levels or blood pressure. Dr Mouza said that through its Ramadan awareness drive, the AHS aims to reach out to the general public and provide them with useful tips and free health screening services to help them stay fit during the month.


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1 posted on 07/04/2014 10:58:39 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Mr. Creosote?

(no...I won’t post the video, don’t worry! {:-(< )


2 posted on 07/04/2014 11:06:41 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: nickcarraway
My Ramadan greetings and wishes:

Greetings to all Muslims of the world. May Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior enter your lives and provide a contrast to the the vile, evil pedophile prophet. (May Mohammed burn in Hell.) Those of you that do not seek the Truth and then Light, please continue your fasting beyond all sunsets.

3 posted on 07/04/2014 11:11:57 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: nickcarraway

What about overbeheading, is there a limitation on that?


4 posted on 07/04/2014 11:17:57 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: nickcarraway

In honor of Ramadan I am smoking a pork butt. Any Muzzies that want to celebrate feel free to drop on in.


5 posted on 07/04/2014 11:22:16 AM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: nickcarraway

This “fasting” they make such a big deal about is really just skipping lunch.


6 posted on 07/04/2014 11:28:11 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro.)
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To: nickcarraway

FACT: overeating in a Ramadan is the number two reason Muslims are blowing up so fast.


7 posted on 07/04/2014 11:43:47 AM PDT by Rastus
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Dear Abu dhabi doobee dxoo,

Ain’t no such thing as ramitin in my neck of the woods.

It’s July 4th, known to some as Independence Day, sumthin’ you A-rabs no nothin’ ‘bout!

It’s time for picnics and barbeques and one dish dinners with plenty of beef, pork, and all the stuff you can put on it. It’s time for all the potato chips and dips you can grab.
It’s time, for some, for beer and wine, soda, coffee and tea for the others.

But aboo dhaboo dears, ain’t none fer you!


8 posted on 07/04/2014 1:41:14 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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