Sunday, November 29, 2009

Has The Cause of Crib Death (SIDS) Been Found?

Toxic Gases in Baby Crib Mattresses
By Jane Sheppard

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). These four words can incite a considerable amount of terror in a parent of an infant. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as crib death or cot death, is the number one cause of death for infants from one month to one year of age. 90% of all SIDS deaths are in babies under six months old. Ongoing SIDS research occasionally leads to discoveries of risk factors associated with these deaths, but after over 50 years, researchers say they still do not know how or why it happens. The prevailing official viewpoint on SIDS is that the cause is unknown (SIDS Alliance 2001).
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Dangers of Pork

Pork-raising has come to be one of the great industries of this country; and since the supply is wholly regulated by the demand, it may be taken as a proper index of the prodigious quantities of swine’s flesh which are daily required to satisfy the gustatory demands of the American people. 

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Table of High Fructose Corn Syrup Products Containing Mercury

Just published in the Environmental Health journal is a science commentary reporting that mercury was found in 9 of 20 samples of commercial high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a common sweetener of foods and beverages.
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The Hazards of Household Cleaning Products

What cleaning products do you use in your home? Are they safe for the environment? Do they pose health risks? What happens if a child accidentally drinks some? The answers to these and other questions may surprise you.
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Top 11 toxic Seafoods to Avoid

These days when you eat fish, it’s a guessing game as to whether it’s actually good for you. Aside from food poisoning, there’s the issue of which fish are the most toxic. Several popular fish are laden with toxic substances thanks to widespread pollution of oceans, streams, rivers, lakes and creeks. When you eat a toxic fish — which is easy to do — then you become toxic, affecting your health in the long term.
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3 Miraculous Mold-Killing Recipes

Tea Tree Treasure

2 teaspoons of tea tree oil
2 cups of water

Shake the solution together in a spray bottle and spritz on moldy areas. Let it sit without rinsing.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Why you need to throw away your toothpaste and pick up a Miswak!

Have you read the ingredient label on your toothpaste lately? If you have you would have seen the endless list of hard-to-pronounce, even harder-to-decipher chemical names.

Have you ever wondered if all those chemicals are really safe?The answer is No! Rule of thumb, if you cant eat it, don't put it into or onto your body.
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10 Reasons To Give Up Sodas

Soda has become more popular than water. Its not uncommon to see infants and toddlers sipping a coke or pepsi. Adults who crave the taste of soda yet want to lose weight opt for diet sodas, assuming that the diet soda is healthier for them than the original soda. Diet sodas actually have more sugar than regular sodas and actually contribute to weight gain! The following is a list of reason why you should give up soda immediately!

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The Real Reason We Overeat

On the authority of Al-Miqdaam ibn Maadiy-Karib who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah saying: "No human ever filled a vessel worse than the stomach. Sufficient for any son of Adam are some morsels to keep his back straight. But if it must be, then one third for his food, one third for his drink and one third for his breath."

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Amazing Acai Berry

The Acai berry is one of the highly powerful and nutritious small sized, purple colored fruits popular worldwide today. It is a high energy berry that comes from an exclusive Amazon palm tree that is generally harvested in rain forests of Brazil.

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Baby products

Great sites for buying organic, non-chemical products for babies (diapers, wipes, food, etc)
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Safeguarding Your Baby

Why you should make the switch to green baby lotions ’n potions
When it comes to your baby's lotions, shampoos or powders, it’s wise to go green. Doctors and researchers have found many personal care products marketed for babies are laced with the harmful phthalates and other concerning chemicals.
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Makeup Chemicals To Avoid

Most of us take for granted that the popular cosmetics, soaps, lotions and the hair care products that we buy in our local salons, drug and department stores are safe. Why, as consumers, would we be able to buy and use a product on our skin, lips, eyes and hair every day if they were harmful? 
Over 90% of all ingredients in commercially available cosmetics are of synthetic origin. Directly linked to serious health risks like cancer, infertility, kidney and liver disease and severe skin issues. Environmental Working Group report called, “Skin Deep” found that almost 90 percent of the more than 10,000 ingredients used in personal care products have not been evaluated by government regulators. 
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The TRUTH about Canola Oil

Canola oil is very popular in ethnic cooking. Asians and Africans tend to use a lot of canola oil when cooking. It is also very popular in southern cooking where food is deep fried. Most people assume that this oil is healthy and use it in their everyday cooking. Below is an article i found on the dangers of canola oil.
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Hand Chart

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48 ways to Never Waste Food Again

Allah (SWT) states: "...Eat and drink, but waste not by excess, for Allah loves not wasters." (Al-Quran, 7:31)

Using Up Vegetables

1. Leftover mashed potatoes from dinner? Make them into patty shapes the next morning and cook them in butter for a pretty good "mock hash brown."
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Bananas Who Knew!

Bananas, containing three natural sugars, sucrose,
fructose and glucose combined with fiber, give an
instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
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The Benefits of Wheatgrass

Excerpts from The Wheatgrass Book by Ann Wigmore


Increases red blood-cell count and lowers blood pressure. It cleanses the blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract of debris. Wheatgrass also stimulates metabolism and the body’s enzyme systems by enriching the blood. It also aids in reducing blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways throughout the body.

Stimulates the thyroid gland, correcting obesity, indigestion, and a host of other complaints.
Restores alkalinity to the blood. The juice's abundance of alkaline minerals helps reduce over-acidity in the blood. It can be used to relieve many internal pains, and has been used successfully to treat peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, constipation, diarrhea, and other complaints of the gastrointestinal tract.
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Color Therapy – The Art Of Healing The Whole Body With Colors

Color Therapy
Much research has been done in the area of light and color therapy. It is a great addition to traditional therapies and treatments.

According to color therapy a patient reaction can be significantly increased by changing the mount and color of light entering the eyeball.

Hence psychological and physical changes can be observed.
Today there are thousands of practitioners of color therapy. Be clear and ask all your doubts and questions as they ask you during the initial visit.
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Say No To Nonstick Cookware

by Joe Barrios on January 21, 2009
We all love our nonstick cookware. Those eggs slide right off the slick nonstick coated pan, leaving no mess and nothing to scrape.
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Friday, November 13, 2009

Black Seed: A cure for Every Disease

In a hadith narrated by Abu Salamah on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:  Use this black seed regularly, because it has a 'shifaa' (cure) for every disease, except death.

Black seed provides a rich supply of polyunsaturated fatty acids. These ingredients play a key role in daily health and wellness.  They help to regulate the metabolism, carry toxins to the skin's surface for elimination, balance insulin levels, regulate cholesterol, improve body circulation, and promote healthy liver function.  A deficiency in polyunsaturated fatty acids can lead to a wide number of health problems including nervous system disorders, uninhibited growths, and skin diseases.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009


[I swear] by the fig and the olive. (Qur'an, 95:1)
The reference to the fig in the first verse of Surat at-Tin is a most wise one in terms of the benefits imparted by this fruit.

The Benefits of the Fig for Human Beings
Figs have a higher fibre level than any other fruit or vegetable. One single dried fig provides two grams of fibre: 20% of the daily recommended intake. Research over the last fifteen years or so has revealed that the fibre in plant foods is very important for the regular functioning of the digestive system. It is known that fibre in foods assists the digestive system and also helps reduce the risk of some forms of cancer. Nutritionists describe eating figs, which are rich in fibre, as an ideal way of increasing one's fibre intake.
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Benefits of Camel Urine

Allah calls upon us to ponder the creation of the camel, as He says (interpretation of the meaning: 

“Do they not look at the camels, how they are created?”
[al-Ghaashiyah 88:17] 
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Pharmaceutical Lies

The main principles governing the pharmaceutical “business with disease.” It is not in the financial interests of the pharmaceutical industry to prevent common diseases – the maintenance and expansion of diseases is a precondition for the financial growth of this industry.

1 The pharmaceutical industry is an investment industry driven
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cranberry Benefits

Cranberries have long been valued for their ability to help prevent and treat urinary tract infections. Now, recent studies suggest that this native American berry may also promote gastrointestinal and oral health, prevent the formation of kidney stones, lower LDL and raise HDL (good) cholesterol, aid in recovery from stroke, and even help prevent cancer.
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Best Researched Herbs

Many plants have been used medicinally for thousands of years. Here are ten proven medicinal herbs that scientists have tested in clinical studies. Few people are aware of the multitude of scientific studies done on plants.
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Pure Honey and its Benefits

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:

(The Prophet said), "Healing is in three things: A gulp of honey, cupping, and branding with fire (cauterizing)." But I forbid my followers to use (cauterization) branding with fire." 
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Fructose Corn Syrup

Look at the list of ingredients on one of your drinks or products. I guarantee you will most likely find High Fructose Corn Syrup as one of the ingredients.

HFCS is now commonly found in almost all processed foods, including:
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cupping, Natures oldest remedy

Cupping was practiced in ancient and traditional medicines including Greek, Egyptian, Chinese and Arab, and it continues to be used in alternative medicine and holistic therapies.

During dry cupping, heat or pumps are used to create
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Alkaline and Acidic Foods, which group are you in?

Acidic, Alkaline....You might be wondering what does this have to do with ME?  How does it relate to MY health? Does it matter if I have a more Acidic Diet opposed to an Alkalized Diet?

An acidic pH can occur from, an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients.  The body will try to compensate for
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Home Remedy for Cough

The ingredients are a combination of spices and nutrients with no unpleasant medicinal side effects -- no drowsiness, no dry mucous membranes, no cautions about using machinery or driving.
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Beautifiying yourself with Lemons!

One of the most precious ingredients that nature has given to mankind to preserve beauty is perhaps lemons. 

Healthy Nails - Soak your fingernails (or toenails) in lemon juice for 10 minutes. Then brush your nails them with a
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Benefits of ACV

There surely must be something really healthy in using apple cider vinegar, since The Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, used this vinegar around 400 B.C. for its health giving qualities. It is said that he had only two remedies: honey and apple cider vinegar. 

Beneficial ingredients in raw apple cider vinegar give it its power to make us feel better, look better and feel
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Allahs Pharmacy

I bet you never looked at the comparison of food to the body as well as the benefits?

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... And YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes. 

A Tomato has four chambers and
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Cayenne Pepper

Last year I stumbled upon cayenne pepper while at the health store. I had seen it mentioned often in cookbooks, but had never used it. I enjoy spicy, hot dishes so I decided to pick some up. Later that night I decided to try out my new spice
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Going Organic

Your grab your keys, climb into your car, list is nicely packed in your purse and your off....You arrive at the supermarket, list in hand. You start at the vegetable and fruit section and as you go to grab a bag of apples you stop... The sign in front of the apples reads "conventionally grown" and "organically grown"which one do you choose? The conventionally grown apples are cheaper than the organic apples so you shrug your shoulders and grab the cheaper bag. As you make your way to the dairy section
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Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

You wake up feeling sluggish, you slowly climb out of bed, stumble into the bathroom, eyes half open you squint at yourself in the mirror. The person standing in front of the mirror shocks you. bags under the eyes, wrinkles, weight that just wont come off no matter how much you exercise and diet... You cant help but think about those pills you need to take later to control your thyroid and diabetes, everything seems so depressing..

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