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EWG’S HEALTHY HOME TIPS: TIP 3 – PICK PLASTICS CAREFULLY

2017-11-02T10:25:29+02:00

Our homes are filled with plastics, and most of us don't really know what they're made of -- or whether they're safe. EWG has put together these tips to help you choose better plastics and plastic alternatives for your family: Why you should pick plastics carefully. How to choose and use safer plastics. Finding safer, [...]

EWG’S HEALTHY HOME TIPS: TIP 3 – PICK PLASTICS CAREFULLY2017-11-02T10:25:29+02:00

The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science

2017-10-02T17:17:08+02:00

Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new acquaintance will inevitably cling to him like ivy. On an aeroplane, it usually means that while everyone else watches movies or reads a thriller, he will find himself running an hours-long [...]

The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science2017-10-02T17:17:08+02:00

Intermittent fasting could help tackle diabetes – here’s the science

2017-08-23T11:04:49+02:00

Intermittent fasting is currently all the rage. But don’t be fooled: it’s much more than just the latest fad. Recent studies of this kind of fasting – with restricted eating part of the time, but not all of the time – have produced a number of successes, but the latest involving diabetes might be the [...]

Intermittent fasting could help tackle diabetes – here’s the science2017-08-23T11:04:49+02:00

Nearly Half of US Deaths Can Be Prevented With Lifestyle Changes

2017-08-21T09:55:40+02:00

Death is inevitable, but premature death can be prevented, say health officials. In its first report calculating the number of these deaths in the U.S. that can be avoided, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that tens of thousands of lives can be saved, mostly by people making changes to their lifestyle. [...]

Nearly Half of US Deaths Can Be Prevented With Lifestyle Changes2017-08-21T09:55:40+02:00

How the Quran and Hadith tell us to keep physically healthy

2017-08-15T10:23:18+02:00

In part 1, we discussed the high prevalence of cardiovascular disease as well as the interrelated scientific, spiritual and Islamic reasons for maintaining physical health. The question now arises: what practical steps can we take to optimise our physical health? The practical advice we have stemmed from three main sources; Allah (s.w.t.) through the Qur’an, the [...]

How the Quran and Hadith tell us to keep physically healthy2017-08-15T10:23:18+02:00

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the most important choice you can make

2017-08-01T10:37:07+02:00

According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the surest way to maximize happiness has nothing to do with experiences, material goods, or personal philosophy. It's all about who you decide to spend time with. But "it's not just advice to choose your friends carefully," Cerf [...]

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the most important choice you can make2017-08-01T10:37:07+02:00

5 Signs And Symptoms Of Vitamin D Deficiency

2017-07-20T15:58:55+02:00

If you often have allergies when you have milk products or if you avoid the sun, you may be at a risk of having a vitamin D deficiency. Besides weakening your immune system as well as your bones and muscles, low vitamin D levels can spell doom for your overall health, your healing ability, and [...]

5 Signs And Symptoms Of Vitamin D Deficiency2017-07-20T15:58:55+02:00

Food- A Balanced Approach-Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

2017-06-22T13:31:38+02:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASJXp_-zV98&feature=youtu.be Taken from the Lamppost Education Initiative's "Ramadan Reflection" Series, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf begins his discussion with Dr Abdullah Ali on a section from Imam Ghazali's 'Arba'een. This discourse soon evolves into a look at our culture of consumption, eating, and dieting with host of helpful suggestions and thoughts from Shaykh Hamza. Please support [...]

Food- A Balanced Approach-Shaykh Hamza Yusuf2017-06-22T13:31:38+02:00

Scientists Have Proven That Negativity Literally Makes Cancer Grow Inside The Body

2017-05-15T17:19:50+02:00

You surely experience negative emotions from time to time, but when you learn about their impact on our health, you will definitely try to find a way to combat them. Apparently, whenever you feel resentful, regretful, or replay some bad memories in the head, the body suffers equally to your mind. Therefore, focusing on such [...]

Scientists Have Proven That Negativity Literally Makes Cancer Grow Inside The Body2017-05-15T17:19:50+02:00

Neuroscience Reveals What Fasting Does To The Brain (And Why Big Pharma and the Food Industry Won’t Study It)

2017-04-21T15:18:57+02:00

I came across this TEDx talk given my Mark Mattson, the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging. It presents some fascinating details about fasting and why it isn’t as popular as it should be. Countless research studies are showing its benefits. These studies have suggested that intermittent fasting [...]

Neuroscience Reveals What Fasting Does To The Brain (And Why Big Pharma and the Food Industry Won’t Study It)2017-04-21T15:18:57+02:00
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