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Late Hwaa Irfan, may her soul rest in peace, served as consultant, counselor and freelance writer. Her main focus was on traditional healing mechanisms as practiced in various communities, as opposed to Western healing mechanisms.

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Thirst Inducing Soft Drinks

Thirst Inducing Soft Drinks

Some of us are already feeling the heat, as we flex our muscles to reach for a soft drink to quench our thirst. However, ice-cold soft drinks actually numb our taste buds to the reality that we are consuming a can or bottle of “liquid candy” containing the equivalence of seven teaspoons of sugar that …

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Miracles of Ultraviolet Rays for Human Health

Ultraviolet rays have recently been blamed for the high incidences of skin cancer across the globe. However, many people are not aware that ultraviolet rays also have some beneficial effects. It was in 1903 that the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded for the discovery of UV rays as an effective treatment for many ailments. …

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When It’s More Than Just Cup of Tea!

Black tea, green tea any kind of tea! Why is it that someone always offers a cup of tea at a time of stress or just plain worry? A good cup of tea does sometimes make the difference, especially if it is the right tea for the right purpose. While much is “known” by the …

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Traditional Medicine Finds Connection with Naturopathic Healing

Traditional Medicine Finds Connection with Naturopathic Healing

The traditional world of healing (naturopathic) is developing a healthy partnership with many areas of allopathic medicine (Western). One such area is the study of the role the human psyche plays in healing. After being trained in complementary medicine, Drs. Reilly and Taylor have said, “I now see the whole person and not a biochemical …

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Vitamin E: A Natural Gift From Allah

The Qur’an (Surat Al-A’araf 7:160) recommends that we “eat of the good foods We have provided for you.” However, studies in 2001 showed that only about 25% of the general population globally eats whole foods while the other 75% subsists mostly on processed and devitalized “modern” foods (Diet and Disease, Raskin). This fact has resulted in the …

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