Benefits of Black seeds – By Zatasha Kiran


 

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Black Seeds

The black seed, also called Nigella Sativa, is known as the cure for “everything but death”. It is believed to be first found in ancient Egypt and is widely used for cooking purposes, often being paired with cumin or coriander to spice bread or baked goods. Sensitive to weather and soil condition the black seed is commonly found in the Mediterranean region. As well as being used in several cuisines, the black seed is customarily used for medicinal purposes, to cure certain illnesses and for overall health and well-being. It contains amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, alkaloids and many other compounds that help heal our bodies. Continue reading “Benefits of Black seeds – By Zatasha Kiran”

Is it Coffee or Caffeine? – By Dr. Hilana Omar


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Photograph Credits: Christoph

Coffee lovers are people who appreciate coffee in every way. Their mornings can’t start without it. Their moods swing along with its aroma into rainbows and butterflies. On the other side, normal people can’t seem to understand a love like that, and the first comment we hear is how unhealthy it is and how one will soon die with a heart attack because one has had 2-3 cups of coffee a day.

Debates and arguments over this topic are endless. Articles are being posted here and there with different information that lack evidence, and still not convincing enough. As a doctor and a coffee lover myself, I couldn’t stop myself from going through researches and studies published for the past 11 years and honestly what i found was astonishingly interesting. These articles are a result of 38 hours of reading and researching, I hope it will be beneficial to everyone.

How could you love something and not know its history ? Continue reading “Is it Coffee or Caffeine? – By Dr. Hilana Omar”

Beat it! ~ By Zatasha Kiran


Ways to combat common illness:

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Photograph Credit: Jaromir Novota

1. For sore and itchy throats cut a lemon in half, remove the seeds and squeeze the juice out. Drink the fresh lemon juice immediately (gargle it a little too if you’re brave enough!) You can repeat this as many times as you like. Continue reading “Beat it! ~ By Zatasha Kiran”

Fasting: Rehab Your Body – By Dr. Abdullah Bahi


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In many religions, fasting is considered one of the most common rituals. Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and many other religions promote fasting as an obligation or a way to get closer to God. This has been studied lately leading to the discovery of interesting health and spiritual benefits of fasting.

Fasting in many cultures is the willing of abstinence (or reduction of) from all or some food, drink, or both for some period of time. It is believed that it’s a great spiritual exercise for the soul to learn how to control one’s desires.
Other than the fact that fasting helps reduce weight, it helps remove toxins and waste products from the body. In addition, many people who perform the habit of fasting feel more energetic, which is met by a surprise because they believe it is the ingestion of food that gives them energy. This is not very far from the truth,  however, the body needs some rest every once in a while from the energy consuming process of digestion, especially if bad dietary habits are involved. And since the majority of people have unhealthy dietary habits, many dietary centers encourage intermittent fasting as a way of “resetting” the body.

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Give Me a Break! ~ By Natalia Oparka


Spring has officially arrived and that means that, whether we like it or not, the time came to smell the coffee and get active! Days are longer, nights warmer and our appetite for life bigger than ever. But in all this Great Awakening let’s not forget about one essential thing: TAKING BREAKS! Continue reading “Give Me a Break! ~ By Natalia Oparka”

5 Swine Flu Prevention Tips – By Valentina Coppola


The H1N1 virus, also known as swine or pig flu, is a deadly and highly contagious infection which first appeared in 2009 from North Europe. The most common symptoms are similiar to an ordinary flu: fever (sometimes higher than 38.5°C), coughing, sore throat, chills, muscle pains, headache and fatigue. The virus was first contracted by humans coming into direct contact with pigs, hence the name.

Unfortunately, a lot of people across the world have recently caught the virus this February, according to some doctors. The usual symptoms of fatigue and exhaustion have been remedied with doses of antibiotics.

Is it possible to prevent swine flu? The first way to prevent it would be to get vaccinated against it. But here are five other important precautions you can also take: Continue reading “5 Swine Flu Prevention Tips – By Valentina Coppola”

5 Best Health Tips Ever – By Dalia Al Saad


1. Imitate your little cat: To boost your blood circulation, help your digestive system, and relieve backache, learn to do stretching exercises when you get up in the morning just like your kitten does.

2. Breakfast.. Breakfast.. Breakfast: There’s a reason why we always hear about the importance of having a proper breakfast with wholewheat bread and lots of fiber. If you’re skipping this crucial meal and you’re wondering why you’re not losing weight as you should be, now you know why. Continue reading “5 Best Health Tips Ever – By Dalia Al Saad”