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Soccer Training and Diabetes


A study from Denmark, shows that soccer training improves heart function, reduces blood pressure and elevates exercise capacity in patients with type 2 diabetes. The study, recently published in Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, investigated the effects of soccer training, consisting of small-sided games (5v5), on 21 men with type 2 diabetes, aged 37-60 years. Soccer training makes ... Read More »

What is Acupuncture (Part 1)


Acupuncture is one of the most accepted of complementary medical treatment systems and is fast being adopted by many to both treat illness and maintain good health. But what is it and how does it work? What conditions can it treat? Will it work for me? These are the questions that I will try to answer in this series of ... Read More »

Dirty dummy?


Your baby drops their pacifier on the ground or table. What do you do? Wash it in the sink or put it in your mouth to clean it off? It looks like putting it in your mouth to clean it off may not be a bad idea. This week, in the journal Pediatrics, researchers followed 184 infants from birth to ... Read More »

Cupping/Hijamah-Part 1


Cupping is becoming a very popular therapy, but do you know what it is?, when and for what it should be done? and most importantly when it is not appropriate? The fact is that the public are mostly unaware of the finer details regarding cupping and often get it done on the wrong days, in the wrong season or in ... Read More »

The medical benefits of intermittent fasting


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 »

Treating PCOS Holistically


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is on the rise in women around the world. Originally called Stein-Leventhal syndrome, physicians first described the collective symptoms that characterize the syndrome in 1935. Since then, PCOS has become very prevalent, with about 5 to 10 percent of women of childbearing age displaying one or more symptoms of PCOS. PCOS is a syndrome. Syndromes are ... Read More »

Hearing impaired learners get cellphones


Cellphones have become an essential tool in assisting the hearing impaired to communicate with family and peers. This may seem strange but its the text messaging and email functions of smartphones that are breaking down the barriers of communication that exist for those who are affected. With this in mind, McDonald’s and Nashua Mobile handed over 28 BlackBerry Curve smartphones ... Read More »



The date-palm is as old as mankind, scientists state that it originated in the Arab Gulf region in the region of Bahrain and then spread throughout the Arabian Peninsula, a mummy was discovered in Egypt that was wrapped in a mat made of palm leaves. An entire palm tree was also found in one of the Sakkara graves with a ... Read More »

Olive oil with Fish Oil


Fish oil is rich in polyunsaturated omega-3 fats, and these have been linked to a number of positives benefits for ones health. These days, even mainstream medicine is heralding the health benefits that fish oil offers. By adding omega-3 fats to your diet and supplement regimen, you’re opening yourself up to a range of health benefits, including: Healthier mood Improved ... Read More »

Black seed


Before the advent of multivitamin supplements, nature already provided us with a seed that is far more powerful and contains many more health promoting and disease fighting constituents. Nigella Sativa, commonly known as black seed or “habbatul barakah”, has been used for centuries by cultures throughout the world and even finds mention in the teachings of Islam, as well as ... Read More »

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