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Lose that belly fat

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If you have extra weight on your midsection, this is a strong sign that you have insulin resistance and in women, higher risk of PCOS. You may have been trying to get it off with exercise but the reality is that it is caused by eating the wrong things, and hormonal imbalances. The wrong things means too much high GI ... Read More »

Eggs & Cholesterol

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Turns out they were wrong about eggs! Throughout the late 20th century, doctors maintained that eating more than two eggs a week could increase your cholesterol, but in recent years research experts have begun to refute this myth. Now, a new study has found that eating more eggs is not associated at all with higher serum cholesterol in adolescents, regardless ... Read More »

Squat or sit?

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Our ancestors did it. People in Asia, Africa, and some parts of Europe still do it, and practising Muslims still prefer it. So how did we end up deviating from the best way to relieve ourselves? Blame it on toilets as we know them.  People thought they were on to something good when they made the “throne”, but research is ... Read More »

The medical benefits of intermittent fasting

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Fasting is a proven method of both maintaining good health as well as fighting off a number of diseases. It is no surprise that it is a common practice in many religions as well as the health regimen of many health professionals, fitness experts and athletes. It’s also the fourth of the Five Pillars of Islam. For Muslims, the fasting ... Read More »

How to have a healthy winter this year

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The ancient Chinese believed that human beings should live in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment. The cold and darkness of winter urges us to slow down. This is the time of year to reflect on our health, replenish our energy and conserve our strength. Winter is Yin in nature; it is inactive, cold, and damp.  Remain introspective, ... Read More »

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