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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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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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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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Fasting: Types & Benefits

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Fasting is used to lose weight, treat & identify medical conditions, cleanse and detoxify the body and has historically been practiced by various religions. During the Islamic month of Ramadan, majority of Muslims all over the world fast during the daylight hours. Fasting is a means of taqwa, guarding oneself from evil, and encompasses moral…

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Lavender

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  Some info about lavender 👇🏼 🔹Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice found lavender to decrease anxiety and emotional stress 🔹Study conducted in 2014 found lavender to be protective against diabetic symptoms such as weight gain and blood sugar dysregulation 🔹In 2012, Swiss journal Molecules, found lavender to improve brain function via it’s antioxidant content 🔹Lavender oil has sedating effects and helps to improve sleep and insomnia . Other…

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Matcha Green Tea

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Matcha Green Tea is that just one bowl provides over 5 times as many antioxidants as any other food – the highest rated by the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) method Green tea contains a specific set of organic compounds known as catechins. Among antioxidants, catechins are the most potent and beneficial. Has been used…

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