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Can Stress Cause Weight Gain?

The model of weight gain that most people are familiar with has to do with consuming too many calories. You hear it all the time, “don’t eat that or you’ll get fat” or “if you don’t exercise, you’re going to gain weight.” The foods we eat or lack of exercise are most commonly associated with …

Islamic Oases From Daily Stress

In our highly regimented, fast moving, competitive environments, we frequently complain of unresolved feelings of alienation, inadequacy, and personal powerlessness. Many face a constant feeling of insecurity, and worry about their own basic survival and ability to measure up. This stressful lifestyle produces many types of mental and physical illnesses in modern societies (1). As …

Hunter Instinct: Stress in Modern Medicine

Stress is one of those human instinctive survival mechanisms that Allah (SWT) has bestowed upon us. It keeps us on our toes so that we can respond to immediate demands with a quick release of energy, such as when we must brake suddenly to avoid hitting an animal or another car. When our children are …

Adaptogens: Now More Than Ever!

Life, especially in these days and this age, creates stress “to the max.” More and more studies daily point out the negative pathologic consequences of our stress-filled lives. What are some of these stress-related illnesses? Well, let’s start with subjective changes like fatigue, anxiety, sleep-related problems, and various muscular aches and pains. On a more …

Qurban

How Much Halal is Your Eid Qurban?

Allah has sent a ram as a sacrifice to ransom for Prophet Ibrahim’s son Ismail (PBUH). We sacrifice qurban in the name of Allah and distribute their meat among families, friends and poor. Several Muslim communities perform the Eid Adha sacrifice at homes or outdoor just outside homes. But increasingly, qurban takes place in abattoirs, …

anxiety

I'm Getting Anxiety Attacks ; What to Do?

As-Salaamu ‘alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhum, I am sorry to hear that you are not feeling well and that you are having panic attacks. May Allah Give you Shifa’a (healing)! Panic attacks feel very similar to heart attacks, so it is very important that you go to the doctor and find out if these …

Exams during Ramadan: How will I Fast?

Health, Anxiety & Exams in Ramadan: How Will I Fast?

Answer: As- Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for placing your trust in our ability to propose a solution to your current situation. Firstly, I would advise you to consult a physician with your health history to determine if you’d be able to fast this Ramadan given that you have IBS and migraines. Sometimes, certain …

Panic Attacks Ruin My Life

Panic Attacks Ruin My Life

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, Thank you for writing us. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing panic attacks.  Panic attacks and anxiety affect millions worldwide. It can be quite debilitating.  Some people get attacks so bad and for so long that they become agoraphobic and end up not leaving their home for years. …

How to Interact with My Uncommunicative Dad?

How to Interact with My Uncommunicative Dad?

Answer: As-Salamu `Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi my dear sister, Thank-you for sharing with us your achievements, and may Allah (swt) strengthen you and continue to guide you in making the right choices, in sha’ Allah. One might be tempted to say that it is time for some “female activism”! Don’t panic, it is not meant in a …



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