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Let’s Talk About Sleep

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All of us know we should get 7-9hours of sleep every night, yet, majority of us don’t reach that goal. And if we do, we might not be fully refreshed. This could be due to hormone imbalances or stress, such as pulling an all-nighter to cram for a test/paper. These lead to continuous release of…

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Dr. Humaira’s Health & Wellness Tips for College Students

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Students are busy with exam, papers, and maintaining an active social life that they often neglect their health. It is important to create a plan/routine that you can use throughout the semester to keep your health in check. Here are a few tips to help ensure you stay healthy and illness free throughout the school…

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Signs & Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

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Approximately 80% of adults are magnesium deficient. The Recommended Dietary Allowance(RDA) for men is 400mg and women is 310mg.    Magnesium is required for Protein synthesis Blood sugar regulation Energy metabolism Blood pressure regulation Nerve function Neurotransmitter release Decrease constipation   Deficiency Can Result In: Insomnia – magnesium is important in the function of GABA, a neurotransmitter that…

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Watermelon Juice

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Summertime is here and this is one delicious recipe you should definitely try! Watermelons are loaded with water and are incredibly hydrating. Watermelon is best known for it’s content of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant which is converted into vitamin A. Ingredients 2 ¼ cup of seedless watermelon, cubed & chilled ½ cup ice cubes ¾…

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Summer Skin Protection

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There are 2 types of sunscreen: non-mineral which are made from chemical formulas and mineral sunscreen which are made from zinc oxide and titanium dioxide formulas. The latter are less toxic. Environmental Working Group found 67% of sunscreens didn’t work and many, due to their chemical composition, may disrupt endocrine hormones and even mimic other hormones.…

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Hydration in The Summer

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With all the traveling and walking around in this summer heat, one needs to be hydrated. Drinking 1/3 to ½ your body weight in ounces is the key to hydration, however, many only drink an ounce of water per day. Severe dehydration has serious health consequences, but even mild dehydration may cause damage. Dehydration is…

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Tips to Improve Digestion

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During this fast paced day and age, one is always eating on the run and scoffing down food. This leads to improper digestion, decrease in absorption of nutrients, and health concerns such as constipation, bloating, headaches, acne, malnutrition and the list goes on. The following are tips to help you improve digestion. Ways to improve…

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Injera: Ethiopian Flatbread

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Awhile ago, I went to Bunna Cafe  in Brooklyn and fell in love with the Ethiopian cuisine, especially the flatbread Injera. So I finally had a go at making it and it was a success. Did you know Injera is gluten free, spongy, sourdough flatbread which is fermented 1-3 days, depending on ones taste. This fermentation process…

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Fitness Tips

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Fitness Tips During Ramadan by Rami Allan    Unsure how to optimize your fitness during Ramadan? Let me help make it easier for you.   If your goal is to lose a few pounds and burn body fat, then you’re in luck, well, that’s only if you can control yourself from the buffet of sweets…

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Basil Seeds Benefits & Recipes

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Basil Seeds (Ocimum basilicum) – native to Asia and the Mediterranean regions. Other common names – sabja, tukmaria, falooda Basil seeds are cousins to Chia Seeds. Basil seeds are black, tiny and round. Whereas, Chia seeds are little bit larger and more oval in shape and can be in a variety of colors. Chia seeds…

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