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Health Guidelines for Ramadhaan

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 07:39

We are once again on the threshold of Ramadhaan – a month that is well known for its spiritual benefits. However, the act of fasting is replete with health benefits as well. Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah said, “Wage jihaad and earn booty, fast and acquire health, and travel and earn wealth.” (Majma‘uz Zawaaid #5070)

From this hadeeth, we learn that fasting enhances one’s health. Furthermore, it is a well known fact among the Hakeems (physicians) that overeating leads to sicknesses, and fasting is a remedy for many illnesses. Haarith bin Kaldah, the physician of the Arabs, was once asked, “What is the best medicine?” He replied, “Necessity i.e. hunger”. Fasting is a way of giving the body time to reorganize itself and serves as an accepted treatment in many therapies.

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Ginger Paak

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Last Updated on Saturday, 29 April 2017 07:01

The best winter warmer.

One teaspoon to be taken daily, first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, with either black or cinnamon tea.

Peel 1 kg ginger. Grind in the magimix.

Roughly grind ½ kg almonds with the skin on.

Grind 100g chaar magaj.

Wash and grind 100g kus kus.

Slice 50g of pistachio.

Grind 50g of pistachio.

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Autumn Guidelines

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Last Updated on Saturday, 11 March 2017 06:36

In the previous article, our discussion on seasonal effects upon the body centred on summer, and mention was made of the manner in which heat initially increases during summer until it reaches its peak, remaining at a peak for a while, and thereafter gradually decreasing, making way for the next season – autumn.

As we look around to see the effect of this season on the plant life around us, we notice most of the leaves turning brown after which they finally dry up and fall off. A similar effect is noticed on the plant itself. This is a direct result of this season's cooling effect and an indirect result of the moisture-sapping, extreme heat of summer. Similarly, this season has numerous effects upon the body.

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Summer Guidelines

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 November 2016 15:53

In our discussion of seasonal effects upon the body, we had previously discussed the effects of spring and had also made mention that as spring progresses, it gets hotter. Continuing this discussion, the system of heat increasing in spring continues until the next season comes upon us, which is summer.

Summer brings along certain difficulties, as the heat makes us perspire more. The body tends to start drying, thereby making one’s temperament more inclined to ‘hot and dry’. This, in turn, mobilises the yellow bile humour and consequently many diseases associated to it are noticed, such as diarrhoea, extreme thirst, restlessness, fevers boils, eye infections and eczema, etc.

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Spring Guidelines

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Last Updated on Saturday, 01 October 2016 16:38

As the days and months pass, we notice a change in the climate and temperature around us. This change that occurs is known to all of us as the different seasons. We also notice everything reacting to this change in its own unique way, such as birds migrating to warmer climates and plants either blooming or withering and drying out.

Similarly, our bodies also undergo certain changes to adjust to these changes in the climate. These adjustments which we make, whether consciously or sub-consciously, are to ensure that we derive the maximum benefit from the relevant season as well as save ourselves from its harms.

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