Ramadan is a holy month in the Islamic religion practiced annually by over one billion people around the world. During this month, the practice is to fast (no food, no water) from sunrise to sundown; to abstain from “practices that may harm you physically or emotionally” such as smoking, using negative language, entertaining negative thoughts…etc.; to consciously practice compassion; and to pray/meditate with intent. Interestingly, the health benefits of this holy month are countless. In recent years, scientific research has begun to shed light on some of these benefits.