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The foremost concern on the minds of most patients and social acquaintances during Ramazan is how to lose weight. Most of them get offended when I ask them why they put on extra pounds and feel sluggish – this is obviously a rhetorical question given the general preoccupation with food during the month.
I have been trying to convince patients, friends and family that Ramazan is the perfect time for an annual detox to remove impurities and toxins from the body and restore internal equilibrium including cholesterol, sugar and blood pressure levels. Alas this is the one month when we most indulge in food of the wrong kind. Continue reading