Communal meals to break fast can mean lots of single-use plastics. A switch to environmentally friendly principles is in line with Islamic principles through the ages.
Federal law protects students’ rights to request some religious accommodations, including during the month of Ramadan.
A roundup of The Conversation’s articles about this holy Christian season and its history.
Pancake Day isn’t just about pancakes.
Nutritionists pick out the most effective intermittent fasting diets based on the latest science.
A historian of American Judaism explains how cookbooks across the 20th century have influenced and reflected the shifting tastes of American Jews.
Most research shows intermittent fasting to be no better for weight loss than counting calories.
Proponents of intermittent fasting say the clock can help you win the battle of the bulge. But the science behind it is a little more complicated.
During fasting, meal schedules, fluid intake, and sleep and wake times are altered.
A growing body of research shows that nutrition, sleep, exercise and a host of other lifestyle choices can help optimize the immune system. But they are no substitute for life-saving vaccines.
A scholar of religion explains what those who fast for health and fitness can learn from religious traditions for a sustained, deeper and lifelong practice.
The 40-day Lenten season, when many Christians observe fasting, began in mid-February. A scholar explains how the practice may have emerged around the fifth century.
Islam is not a monolith and not all Muslims are experiencing lockdown in the same way.
Historically, indigenous people celebrated a girl’s transition to womanhood with a year-long ritual. Many such ritual practices were made ‘illegal’ by the US and Canadian governments.
Dopamine fasting has fast become a fad in the Silicon Valley, as a way to reset the brain’s feel-good chemical. Many religions have advocated fasting for some of the same reasons.
Anxious teenage girls are more likely to fast – one of the symptoms of anorexia nervosa.
Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam – acts that denote the obligations of living a good Muslim life.
The holy month of Ramadan begins on Sunday night. This can present a challenge for Muslim people with type 2 diabetes who want to fast but can’t necessarily do so safely.
The day that begins the Lenten season is called Ash Wednesday. Here’s why it holds deep religious significance for Christians.
Muslim women in the UK don’t feel able to discuss their healthcare needs because of fears of islamaphobia.