Dates – A Truly Nutritional Food


Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 09:22

Muslims generally break their fast by eating dates, as this is the sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

Together with this, it is an ideal food which is easy to digest and within half an hour of consumption, the tired body regains a renewed vigour. The reason is that a shortage of sugar in the blood is the main factor. When the body absorbs the nutritional essence of a few dates, the feeling of hunger is appeased. When taking other foods after breaking the fast with dates, much cannot be eaten. It would seem that dates then help and prevent one from excessive eating.

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What to Do in Winter?


Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 08:50

1. Refrain from eating cold foods as well as foods that are cold and dry in nature.

2. Eat foods that will increase body heat i.e. meat, spicy foods, sour foods, etc.

3. Heavy foods can be eaten slightly more as digestion improves in winter.

4. Eat foods with a low glycaemic level so that it can maintain nourishment for longer and to counter overeating.

5. Do not eat foods that are very sweet.

6. Dress warm at all times, inside the home and outside.

7. Do not go outside with the body or hair wet.

8. Keep the feet, ears and nape covered.

9. Exercise regularly, however it should not be so much as to cause a heavy perspiration.

10. The body should be cleansed and washed regularly so the pores are not blocked which may harm the body in spring.

11. Keep the skin moisturized using oils or cream.


Preparing For Winter


Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:20

1. Stop foods that are cold in nature.

2. Dress warm, especially in the early morning and at night.

3. Increase foods that have heat e.g. methi paak, ginger paak, ginger tea, cinnamon tea, etc.

4. Exercise daily till you perspire lightly.

5. Keep your feet covered.


Irritating Allergies


Last Updated on Saturday, 01 November 2014 15:48

We are living in a world where we are constantly exposed to manmade chemicals which, besides being carcinogenic, often trigger allergies. The number of people who have accepted chronic sinusitis and post-nasal drip as a part of their life never cease to amaze me, because one simple, non-medical way of alleviating these effects is to consciously reduce exposure to manmade chemicals.

Many of us have become so accustomed to unnatural chemical smells that we don’t even detect them anymore. But that doesn’t mean that our airways – sinuses and lungs – aren’t reacting to these tiny chemical molecules released into the air. Take fabric conditioner for example, there are more natural ways to soften and fragrance your washing. Add bicarbonate of soda to your washing machine during the rinse cycle or hand wash your clothes with it. It’s an excellent non-toxic deodoriser with no unnatural smells. Also, no chemical additive can beat the smell of freshly laundered washing that dried in the sun.

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Lose Weight with Apple Cider


Last Updated on Saturday, 20 September 2014 06:52

Losing 35kg over a few months and not regaining it can be done through drinking apple cider vinegar daily. Dr. Janet McBarron became a weight loss specialist after successfully losing weight with apple cider vinegar after a decade of battling serious weight problems.

As a doctor, she knew the dangers of obesity, including high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and heart attack.

Her victory is described in “The healing powers of vinegar” by health writer Cal Orey.

The strategy is easy – simply drink a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water on an empty stomach every morning and, if you can handle it, in the evening.

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