The Diabetes Epidemic Diabetes is now reaching epidemic proportions. 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes, and 1 in 3 Americans are pre-diabetic. Saudi Arabia is among the top 10 countries of the world with the highest prevalence of diabetes, affecting nearly 24% of the population. This deadly problem is even beginning to affect our children….
Liver is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. But many of us don’t know how (and why) to eat liver. If you’ve always turned your nose up at this superfood, I’m here to convince you to give it a try!
Anemia is a global health problem that affects both rich and poor, young and old. Did you know that 42.6% of preschool aged children suffer from anemia? And 29% of women worldwide (aged 15-49) are anemic? The problem is even greater in pregnant women, of whom 38% are anemic. (source) It’s therefore very important for…
Welcome to Healthy Challenge: Week 6!
Welcome to Healthy Challenge: Week 5! Many of us our scared to eat fats. The medical establishment used to tell us that all fat was bad, and recommended a “low-fat” diet for optimal health and weight loss. Only recently are we discovering that not all fats are equal. In fact, certain healthy fats are actually vital…
Having problems with your homemade kefir? Get answers to my most frequently asked questions about making kefir. For more about how to make kefir, see my post Kefir from A to Z.
I’ve been working on this post for ages and finally have it ready for you alhamdulillah! 🎉 I really wanted to have a place where all your questions about kefir are answered. So here’s everything you ever wanted to know (and maybe more!) about Kefir from A to Z. Scroll down for a short video…
Welcome to Healthy Challenge: Week 4!
Welcome to Healthy Challenge: Week 3! This week is all about making new friends…probiotic friends, that is!
Welcome to Healthy Challenge: Week 2! I hope that Week 1 was a success for you inshAllah, and that you made some progress in decreasing your sugar and carbohydrate intake! I know that Eid may have been a challenge for you, but let’s not let that ruin all our hard efforts…today is a new day! This…
Welcome ladies to 🍓Healthy Challenge: Week 1! 🍓 I’m so excited to have you here and inshAllah I hope we can all benefit from each other on this journey to healthier living!
Knowing which oils are safe to eat and cook with can be difficult, as there is so much conflicting information out there.
Most people are aware that soda is bad for you. And I am usually a firm supporter of the philosophy, “Everything in moderation.” But did you know that drinking only a small amount of soda can be harmful to your health?
There is an abundance of evidence in the medical literature proving the many healing properties of turmeric. In fact, a number of studies have shown turmeric to be more effective than many pharmaceutical medications!
Fever is a natural part of many illnesses, and most people don’t realize that fever can actually benefit you. By itself, fever is not a disease. Usually it is a positive sign that your body is fighting infection.
Seeing your child with a fever can be very frightening. You may worry; does my child have a serious infection? Will the fever cause him to have a seizure? Will the fever damage her brain? Many questions may run through your mind as you sit at your child’s bedside, feeling worried and helpless.
Every mother worries endlessly about her child’s health. Is he eating the right foods? Does my child get enough exercise? Is his school environment safe? But did you know that there is something you can do for your child, right now, which can dramatically improve his health? In fact, it may be the most important…
Many mothers have come to me in desperation, complaining that they can’t get their child to eat healthy food. And I really understand this struggle, as I went through a very difficult period with my own son, in which all he wanted to eat was ketchup sandwiches for about 6 months! Here are some tips…
I hate the word “diet”! At least, I hate what it has come to mean in today’s society… a quick fix, a temporary deviance from our normal lifestyle. Its primary goal is to lose weight (with little emphasis on improving health). Because diets do not involve permanent lifestyle changes, studies show that they usually result in…
In the United States, cancer is now second only to heart disease as the leading cause of death, claiming more than 500,000 lives per year. But did you know that cancer is actually a modern, man-made disease?
I’ve already discussed the remarkable health benefits of fasting. But unfortunately, during Ramadhan many people miss out on a golden opportunity to detoxify and rejuvenate their physical health. They offset the benefits by breaking the fast with fried foods and sugary treats. They then continue to stuff themselves throughout the night with more empty calories.
Many of us are well aware of the spiritual and psychological benefits of fasting. But modern science is now confirming that fasting is beneficial to our physical health in many remarkable ways.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is an amazing fermented product with so many health benefits. Vinegar is not only useful in the kitchen; it’s also great as a health remedy for many conditions, for household cleaning, for body care, and much more. In fact, ACV is one of the most inexpensive remedies around, and I recommend…
Since my family and I started adopting a more natural and healthy lifestyle, we get sick less often alhamdulillah. And if we do get sick, the illness is less severe and of shorter duration.
As a pediatrician, many worried mothers come to me complaining that their children seem to be constantly sick with one illness or another. Just as they get over one virus, another seems to make its way through every member of the family.
Are you scared of eating fat? Most of us are, as the medical establishment used to tell us that all fat was bad, and recommended a “low-fat” diet for optimal health and weight loss. Only recently are we discovering that not all fats are equal. In fact, certain healthy fats are actually vital to our health….
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends limiting our sugar intake to 6 teaspoons per day. For children that recommended limit is 3-5 teaspoons per day. But in the United States, the average person consumes 32 teaspoons of sugar per day!
Did you know that most of us are dangerously deficient in this essential vitamin?
What you are about to read may shock you. But if you haven’t already heard of “probiotics”, this may be the more important health information you ever read…