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Hawthorn for The Heart

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Hawthorn Tea (Crataegus monogyna) Hawthorn flowers, leaves, and berries have long been used to prepare medicinal teas and tinctures, and in recent years hawthorn has become popular with natural healers for treating heart ailments. Hawthorn has the ability to strengthen the heart muscle, promote blood flow and lower blood pressure. In fact, hawthorn may be…

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World Thyroid Day – May 25th

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World Thyroid Day – May 25th   Every cell in the body depends upon thyroid hormones for regulation of their metabolism.  The function of the thyroid gland is to take iodine and convert it into thyroid hormones which control various functions in your body.   These hormones include: Triiodothyronine (T3) – active form, critically important…

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Tropical Detox Smoothie

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Tropical Detox Smoothie During Ramadan, it has been customary for Pakistanis Muslims to drink rooh afza. I used to drink it when I was growing up but I have found alternatives which are much better. Why? 1️⃣First off, rooh afza has very high amount of added sugar. Sugar that is added to processed foods is…

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ND Talks: Interview with Dr. Palacios – Fasting During Ramadan

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ND Talks Interview with Dr. Palacios on Fasting During Ramadan One of my friends and colleagues who is nonMuslim, Dr. Palacios, will be joining us with the fasts. Please take a look at the video below to see my interview with Dr. Palacios and his journey with fasting during the Ramadan. (Just a little insight on…

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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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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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