“Modern medicine is in fact one of the leading causes of death in the United States”, Dr. Dean , author,Death by Modern Medicine, 2003.
Please have good think and pray salat ul istikhara(guidance prayer) before embarking on a career in medicine, if you are doing it just for the money and prestige then an attitude like that is dangerous when people’s lives are concerned, you would be better off in law or banking.There is an etiquette in Islam pertaining to medical ethics,firstly in the application of medicine, the patient should make duaa/pray for shifr and ease, secondly simple medicine like councelling,herbs, nutrition, aromatherapy should be used, if that fails to remedy the situation then compound medicine like pharmaceuticals should be used , then finally surgery.Modern Medicien that is practiced by Muslims as well as the wider community, often neglects to go through the first two stages and jumps to tablets, vacinations and surgery to the benefit of the bank balances of doctors,pharmacists, surgeons and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
This is an interesting lovely soup that could be made with the many seasonal fruits and vegetables coming in from the fields right now, taken from a Canadian student web site, it’s a lovely veggie recipe definitey worth tweeking.
It’s ideal to work with a larger bottom pot so that everything can cook evenly together.
1. Saute leeks in butter on medium-low heat until tender and translucent 2. Add squash, celeriac, parsnip, stock, thyme and salt. 3. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook until nearly tender. 4. Add apple and continue to cook until everything is tender enough to puree. 5. Puree soup in a blender and season with additional salt to taste.
Maybe it’s your diet that is creating that acid in your stomach;too much red meat, fried, processed spicy acidic foods that you are too familar with, that makes you culturally comfortable are actually doing you more harm that good.
So you need to change the way you eat…should you need an little expert -ease, please get in touch with me and I can help you help yourself by providing a tailor made lifestyle plan for your nutrtional needs.
I am a qualifed nutrtionist and food writer, mAnaged by Nadine Khan at 1st Witness Management.
Steroids In Your Steak Maybe Affecting Your Sex Life. By Karimah bint Dawoud, Clinical Nutritionist & Muslim Chaplain. You may want to think twice before you spend your money buying hubby steak to wet his fancy. I know I wouldn’t do it, alhmdulilah. Unless the meat is free range or organic is most likely that the cheap chicken, lamb and beef we buy has been injected, since it was a young animal, with growth hormones which are, in effect, steroids. I know body builders, including some Muslim celebrity sheikhs who take steroids to pump up the volume, although I have warned them against it. But we consume the same growth hormone steroids in that cheap meat chicken, steaks and chops we buy. These growth hormones we consume, have an effect on male sexual development according to the organic center and the organic consumers association.
Today, there are six anabolic steroids given, in various combinations, to nearly all animals entering conventional beef feedlots in the U.S. and Canada:
* Three natural steroids (estradiol, testosterone, and progesterone), and * Three synthetic hormones (the estrogen compound zeranol, the androgen trenbolone acetate, and progestin melengestrol acetate). In 1988 the use of steroids was banned in UK , however that doesn’t let us off the hook because the beef we may be buying could very well be from the states or Canada. In Islamic medicine books by scholars like al Qayyim ibn Jawziyyah beef should not be eaten except by those who do a strenuous days work and in those days that was beef without steroids.
In America , a study as carried out called “ Study For Future Families” and they found that those males born to women who had “low beef “ diet was 24% more concentrated sperm count than to those makes born to women who ate beef meal more than 4.5 times a week. They also found out that those male born to high beef eater had a sperm concentration 18% lower that The World Health Organisation sub fertility levels…hmmm very interesting way to control population dynamics. I would also question these figures , regarding the total amount of beef meals to be consumed and low sperm count ,with even less beef meals because these consumers are probably consuming enough diary as well, the good ole American diet, containing outputs of the hormones in the female cows to produce milk and any study coming out of the States regarding beef has to regarded as dubious because it is one of the main products of the States, as well as one of their top commodities on the stock exchange. Allah knows best. Mental health is also affected by anabolic steroids; depression, aggression and concentration problems are all exacerbated by steroids , according to Claudia Fahlke, director at CERA. CERA, is the University of Gothenburg’s Centre for Education and Research on Addiction. According to The National Institute Of Drug Abuse, studies show that anabolic steroids that are used in high does cause irritability and aggression. We can see, when we join that dots, that eating beef once in a while is ok, however the short term , regular consumption of beef by those of us with a sedentary life style will cause indigestion, heart and arteries issues and weight gain. In the long term beef as well as other meats containing anabolic steroids, will not only affect our health but the health and fertility of future generation to coming, if at all we are able to produce any sperm that is capable of impregnating. Halal or not halal, it wouldn’t make any difference because the steroids are in the muscle tissue and organs not just the drained blood. Something worth thinking about next time you feel like impressing hubby with a steak dinner…no thank you..and we haven’t even touched on mad cow disease yet
WATER By Karimah Bint Dawoud, Nutritionist and Muslim Chaplain. Do you rinse your plates with dirty water? No, that would be stupid but that exactly what we are doing when we don’t put enough clean water back in our bodies every day via drinking and eating raw fruits and vegetables. The water in our bodies from yesterday has cleaned, detoxed and travelled all around the body and needs replacing because that old water is released from our bodies, along with toxins through sweat , breathing and urinating. If we don’t drink enough water, our insides and outsides are like dirty plates that have not been rinse properly and build up plaque and other toxins deposits inside and make our skin and hair look dull on the outside.
Even those of us who eat more healthily; juicing, cleansing, and detoxing, we still need to remember to rinse the body out with…WATER. 70% of the human body content is water, and so water plays an important role in the proper functioning of your body. The human brain cells contain about 85% of water. 75% of muscles is water Bones also contain about 25% water 82% of blood consists of water. H20 2 parts hydrogen 1 part oxygen Sports coaches, dietician and nutritionists are always encouraging people to drink more water and watery drinks for good health, however water also affects your mood. A study was done on a group of athletes and those who drank less water reported not only a weaker performances but also more negative mood. Water is a conductor of electricity and the brain will not be able to make the right connections if it is dehydrated, so please remember to drink enough water even if you don’t feel like make sure you drink enough water . there is difference of opinion on the amount of water to be drunk but the general consensus is 1.5 liters for women and 2 liters for men, that about 6-8 x 8oz glasses. Water is so amazing its mentioned in the Quran, the Islamic holy book, over 100 times more than any drink, fruit or vegetable, more than any other nutrient. Give thanks for water, it’s one of nature’s miracle cures.