Prioritizing what's important is challenging in today's world. The split focus required to maintain a career and a home, not to mention a Facebook feed, can feel overwhelming. Enter the science of what to prioritize, when. For over 75 years, Harvard's Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional well-being of two populations: [...]
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Too much sugar causes Alzheimer’s: Unprecedented study reveals ‘tipping point’ link between blood glucose and brain diseaseAfiya Abida2017-03-01T11:23:28+02:00
A diet high in sugar could lead to Alzheimer's, a new study has warned. Unprecedented research has revealed the 'tipping point' at which blood sugar levels become so dangerous they allow the neurological disease to take hold. Once levels pass the threshold, they restrict the performance of a vital protein, which normally fights the brain [...]
In a recent book called the South Asian Health Solution there is a chapter on getting Indians to exercise. The author is a well-known Silicon Valley medical doctor who is rightly concerned with the growing epidemic of heart disease among the peoples of the Indian subcontinent. The book contains many good points, but, unfortunately, the author has [...]
Not till long ago humanity has looked at water as something to just feed and nourish your body with, as something plants need to grow and give us food. We use water for cleaning and various mechanical help. HOWEVER, what scientists have just discovered may actually be The Discovery of The Millennium, and the turning [...]
Canola oil, or rapeseed oil, is one of those ubiquitous oils used in restaurants, delis, even organic food stores for baking and the deli bar. It’s cheap, plentiful and nearly all of the canola oil you buy at a regular grocery store is genetically modified. But that’s not the only reason it’s not good for you, or your [...]
Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn’t good for you. Your brain loves efficiency and doesn’t like to work any harder [...]
Exposure to blue light at night, emitted by electronics and energy-efficient lightbulbs, harmful to your health. Phone in the dark Until the advent of artificial lighting, the sun was the major source of lighting, and people spent their evenings in (relative) darkness. Now, in much of the world, evenings are illuminated, and we [...]
Do you feel healthy? Do you have energy crashes during the day, difficulty sleeping at night, problems concentrating when you work? Are you able to wake up refreshed without stimulants, play sports pain free, or eat a meal without getting bloated? Do you enjoy a healthy level of intimacy with your spouse? Being healthy means [...]
Point 3, 4 and 5 of this article connect directly to sufi teachings. Sufi masters regularly teach the importance of taking the means yourself, but leaving the outcome to God. Gratitude, as many who are familiar with sufism know, is one of the most integral parts of spiritual growth. Finally, the bigger picture is always [...]
Assalamu alaykum, I pray all is well with you and your families. Please join us on Sunday, Oct. 23rd for this important seminar on Healthy Aging with Dr. Rehan Zaidi from Amman, Jordan. Spots are limited and registration will close once we've reached capacity. Aging is associated with a degeneration of mind and body, but is [...]