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5 Intermittent Fasting Methods: Which One Is Right for You?

2016-05-03T14:11:49+02:00

We’ve all heard of the latest fad diets: The no-fat, all-fat, cabbage-soup, six-small-meals, raw-veggies-no-dressing, gluten-free eating plans supposedly proven to help you lose weight fast. What if we told you that the answer to losing weight, improving body composition, and feeling better overall might not even really be about dieting, but instead just skipping meals [...]

5 Intermittent Fasting Methods: Which One Is Right for You?2016-05-03T14:11:49+02:00

10 Healthy Habits Of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) That Science Later Proved

2016-04-28T15:59:56+02:00

As Muslims, we are advised the best example to follow is that of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), for his daily habits not only had spiritual benefits, but also physical and physiological benefits too. And this is spot on. Allāh says: “Indeed in Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), you have an excellent example to [...]

10 Healthy Habits Of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) That Science Later Proved2016-04-28T15:59:56+02:00

Motherly love helps children’s brains grow bigger, scientists find

2016-04-28T15:54:48+02:00

Motherly love can help children's brains grow at twice the rate as neglected youngsters, a study has shown. Although it is known that a nurturing, stable home life improves overall childhood development, it is the first research to prove that it has a significant impact on brain size. Children who received the most support from their mother’s before school [...]

Motherly love helps children’s brains grow bigger, scientists find2016-04-28T15:54:48+02:00

How the Human Heart Functions as a Second Brain

2016-04-24T16:26:05+02:00

The word “heart” is an anagram for the word “earth”. Hence, the phrase “home is where the heart is”. Did you know that the human heart is the organ that generates the strongest electromagnetic field of any organ of the human body? In fact, the electromagnetic field of your heart can be measured up to [...]

How the Human Heart Functions as a Second Brain2016-04-24T16:26:05+02:00

Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy

2016-04-16T08:39:05+02:00

Children or teens who are “revved up” and prone to rages or—alternatively—who are depressed and apathetic have become disturbingly commonplace. Chronically irritable children are often in a state of abnormally high arousal, and may seem “wired and tired.” That is, they’re agitated but exhausted. Because chronically high arousal levels impact memory and the ability to [...]

Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy2016-04-16T08:39:05+02:00

Research Reveals Nutrition Improves Mental Health Better Than Prescription Medication

2016-04-12T07:59:06+02:00

Clinical psychologist, Julia Rucklidge, delivers an enlightening TED talk on the importance of nutrition and it’s role in mental health. Julia reminds us of a time when Dr. Semmelweis was ridiculed and dismissed for suggesting that doctors wash their hands before touching pregnant women. She compares the radical reaction that doctors had then, to the [...]

Research Reveals Nutrition Improves Mental Health Better Than Prescription Medication2016-04-12T07:59:06+02:00

TOP 5 MEDICAL BOOKS ON HEALTHY LIVING FROM MUSLIM CIVILISATION

2016-04-12T08:04:28+02:00

If you think medical advice on healthy living - good nutrients, exercise and stress free existence is a modern medical practice, you might want to think again and join us to discover 5 medical books from 1,000 years ago that explored those exact topics. Looking after the health and wellbeing of humans is a key [...]

TOP 5 MEDICAL BOOKS ON HEALTHY LIVING FROM MUSLIM CIVILISATION2016-04-12T08:04:28+02:00

Fermented Salsa Recipe

2016-04-08T13:15:11+02:00

Homemade fermented salsa has been on my list for a long time. I’m not sure why I hesitated to try it because it’s so easy to make! Fermentation produces probiotics which are essential for a healthy gut. Our family eats a spoonful of fermented food such as sauerkraut, kimchi or fermented vegetables at each meal, so adding salsa [...]

Fermented Salsa Recipe2016-04-08T13:15:11+02:00