Mind/Body

Known formally as psycho-neuro-endocrinology, the mind and the body are seamlessly connected in health and illness. Stress can play a major role in causing the sick state and recognizing it can break the viscous cycle.

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

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

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

This 75-Year Harvard Study Found the 1 Secret to Leading a Fulfilling Life

2017-03-07T18:32:08+02:00

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: [...]

This 75-Year Harvard Study Found the 1 Secret to Leading a Fulfilling Life2017-03-07T18:32:08+02:00

The Thread of Life

2017-01-25T17:13:17+02:00

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 [...]

The Thread of Life2017-01-25T17:13:17+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

Inner Dimensions of Fasting

2012-07-29T00:23:18+02:00

By Imam al-Ghazali (may Allah be pleased with him) THREE GRADES It should be known that there are three grades of fasting: ordinary, special and extra-special. Ordinary fasting means abstaining from food, drink and sexual satisfaction. Special Fasting means keeping one’s ears, eyes, tongue, hands and feet — and all other organs — free from [...]

Inner Dimensions of Fasting2012-07-29T00:23:18+02:00

10 Habits to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Child

2012-07-29T00:54:36+02:00

"We need 4 hugs a day for survival.  We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth." -- Virginia Satir We all crave those close moments with our children that make our hearts melt. That's what makes parenting worth it. Connection is as essential to us as parents [...]

10 Habits to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Child2012-07-29T00:54:36+02:00

Taking Homeopathic Remedies

2012-07-29T01:35:58+02:00

Homeopathy is a system of medicine developed in the eighteenth century by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann. Unlike conventional medicine where drugs are given to work against the body and its symptoms, homeopathic remedies work with the body to help stimulate the body to heal itself. In medicine, there are two basic ways for treating [...]

Taking Homeopathic Remedies2012-07-29T01:35:58+02:00