Diet & Lifestyle

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

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

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,

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How the Quran and Hadith tell us to keep physically healthy

How the Quran and Hadith tell us to keep physically healthy

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

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5 Signs And Symptoms Of Vitamin D Deficiency

5 Signs And Symptoms Of Vitamin D Deficiency

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

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Food- A Balanced Approach-Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Food- A Balanced Approach-Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Too much sugar causes Alzheimer’s: Unprecedented study reveals ‘tipping point’ link between blood glucose and brain disease

Too much sugar causes Alzheimer's: Unprecedented study reveals 'tipping point' link between blood glucose and brain disease

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

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How to Diagnose, Prevent and Treat Insulin Resistance [Infographic]

How to Diagnose, Prevent and Treat Insulin Resistance [Infographic]

What You Need to Know about Sugar and Insulin Resistance In today’s post our fructose journey comes to a sweet conclusion, with answers to the questions that really matter: How much sugar is safe for you to eat? How much fructose and glucose is in your favorite

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Stop Feeding Kids These 5 Ingredients

Stop Feeding Kids These 5 Ingredients

Parents make hundreds of major and minor decisions every day for their children. What we choose to feed our kids falls into the ‘major’ decision category, but this often ends up being left up to ease and convenience. These convenience foods are loaded with a cocktail of chemicals. In

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5 Most Common Low-Carb Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

5 Most Common Low-Carb Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

1. Eating Too Many Carbs There is no clear definition of exactly what constitutes a “low carb diet.” Some would call anything under 100-150 grams per day low-carb, which is definitely a lot less than the standard Western diet. A lot of people could get awesome results

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