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, [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Neuroscience Reveals What Fasting Does To The Brain (And Why Big Pharma and the Food Industry Won’t Study It)Afiya Abida2017-04-21T15:18:57+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 [...]