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How 'Natural' are Natural Beauty Products?

How 'Natural' are Natural Beauty Products?

Defining Natural “Natural” is probably the most ambiguous term used in cosmetics marketing and is therefore a frequent source of confusion and misunderstanding. Citing Dictionary.com gives us the following three definitions: “Growing spontaneously; without being planted or tended by human hand, as vegetation.” Sounds great but that basically only permits us to source raw materials …

Your Smile Tells a lot About Your Health

Your Smile Tells a lot About Your Health

Modern dentistry has made mending teeth a common and relatively easy thing. You get a cavity, you head out to the dentist and it gets fixed. A tooth breaks and it can be easily replaced. But teeth trouble goes well beyond what the dentist can do for them because they say more about your overall …

Why Do We Sleep

Why Do We Sleep?

Allah Almighty mentions to us in His Holy Book, the Qur’an: {And it is He who has made the night for you as clothing and sleep [a means for] rest and has made the day a resurrection.} (Surat Al-Furqan 25:47).

Supplements Aren’t Necessarily the Answer

Supplements Aren’t Necessarily the Answer

Allah Almighty says in the Qur’an, (O you people! Eat of what is on earth, Lawful and good; and do not follow the footsteps of the evil one, for he is to you an avowed enemy.) (Al-Baqarah 2:168). As Muslims, we want to be healthy, so that our bodies could be in the best condition to …

My Child Is a Picky Eater

My Child Is a Picky Eater

Eating together is a very important opportunity for communication within the family. It is always a good chance to show children love and care and to find out about their likes and dislikes. But to some parents, it’s too much of a hassle. As an oro-motor consultant, I often receive complaints like, “my daughter starts …

High-Fructose Corn Syrup: Ingredient to Avoid?

High-Fructose Corn Syrup: Ingredient to Avoid?

It can be hard to understand the ingredients on prepackaged foods these days, which makes it a challenge to decipher their effects on our bodies. One such ingredient is high-fructose corn syrup. High-fructose corn syrup has been around since the 1970s, showing up in a variety of foods and beverages. In simple terms, it is …

Revolution in Brain & Spinal Disease Treatment

Revolution in Brain & Spinal Disease Treatment

For a long time, the human brain was considered a mystery concealed in a box. It was, and still is, extremely difficult to diagnose what is going on inside. But thanks to advancements in new imaging techniques, we now have the opportunity to see the brain in action and so better diagnose and treat it. …

Botox: Digging Deeper

Botox: Digging Deeper

It’s undeniable that Botox is popular. Indeed, statistics published in 2008 by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) state that 2,464,123 Botox procedures were performed in North America. Not only that, but the recipients are getting younger as Botox is seen as a reasonable way to ‘prevent’ wrinkles from occurring. So is the …

By Design or Chance

Origins of Life in Universe: By Design or Chance? (Book Review)

Title: By Design or by Chance? The Growing Controversy on the Origins of Life in the Universe. Author: Denyse O’Leary Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, 2004 Pages: 384 pp. ISBN: 0806651776 Scientists, philosophers, metaphysicists and theologians have debated about the concept of an ‘intelligent creator’, or God, from ancient times. Some are as devoted to proving that this universe is ‘Godless’ as …

Is Cholesterol Really the Worst Problem?

Is Cholesterol Really the Worst Problem?

Case: Sayed came to me about his high cholesterol. He was very self-aware about his body and described his health problems, eating habits and lifestyle to me in great detail. Sayed spent long hours driving, had a very high stress job, smoked a pack of cigarettes a day, drank 6 cups of tea a day, ate …



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