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Rhodiola and Fatigue

Adaptogens support the body’s natural ability to deal with stress. One such herb which is an adaptogen is Rhodiola rosea. Rhodiola, also known as golden root, has been used in traditional medicine for centuries for people with low energy,...

Sep 29th, 2020
Alzheimer’s Disease and Insulin

Alzheimer’s Disease(AD) is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over several years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild,...

Sep 21st, 2020
Glyphosate Found in Hummus

Glyphosate is an herbicide found in the popular product RoundUp and is used to eradicate unwanted vegetation. The use of glyphosate has increased exponentially, It is used in over 750 different products, not only in agriculture, but also in home...

Sep 2nd, 2020
NEW! – E-Cookbook

Hello all! I am excited to announce that I have co-created an e-cookbook with another fellow nutritionist. The e-cookbook is called, Walk into Our Kitchen.

Apr 22nd, 2020
Boosting The Immune System

Boosting Immunity The rise of COVID-19 within the Tri-State area is concerning. What we can do is take measures to help prevent the spread of the virus and help build our immune system.

Mar 18th, 2020
2020 Intentions

In order to make your life look the way you want, you need to remember one thing: it must be lived with intention. Intentions work with goals and require planning ahead and staying mindful of whatever happens next.

Dec 31st, 2019
The Pep in Peppermint

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Highly prized for their ability to help prevent convulsions and flatulence. Peppermint tea is also useful remedy for irritable bowel syndrome. It may alleviate the symptoms of headaches (including migraine) and stimulate...

Dec 26th, 2019
Hawthorn for The Heart

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.

Jul 23rd, 2019
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.

May 24th, 2019
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.

May 9th, 2019
Pineapple Ginger Cleansing Juice

This Pineapple Ginger Cleansing Juice is loaded with anti-inflammatory, digestive-boosting and liver cleansing properties.

Mar 10th, 2019
Let’s Talk About Sleep

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.

Sep 4th, 2018
Watermelon Juice

Summertime is here and this is one delicious recipe you should definitely try! Watermelons are loaded with water and are incredibly hydrating.

Jul 30th, 2018
Summer Skin Protection

There are 2 types of sunscreen: non-mineral which are made from chemical formulas and mineral sunscreen which are made from zinc oxide and titanium dioxide formulas. The latter are less toxic.

Jul 1st, 2018
Hydration in The Summer

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.

Jun 26th, 2018
Tips to Improve Digestion

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...

Jun 25th, 2018
Injera: Ethiopian Flatbread

Awhile ago, I went to Bunna Cafe in Brooklyn and fell in love with the Ethiopian cuisine, especially the flatbread Injera. So I finally had a go at making it and it was a success.

Jun 10th, 2018
Fitness Tips

Unsure how to optimize your fitness during Ramadan? Let me help make it easier for you.

May 28th, 2018
Basil Seeds Benefits & Recipes

Basil seeds are cousins to Chia Seeds. Basil seeds are black, tiny and round. Whereas, Chia seeds are little bit larger and more oval in shape and can be in a variety of colors.

May 23rd, 2018
Importance of Water

Since I am fasting and can’t have any water until sunset, I just wanted to shed some light on the importance of water. I’ve come across many clients and friends who don’t drink enough of it, even though, we have filtered water within our reach.

May 21st, 2018
Meditation: Benefits and A Simple Guide

Meditation is a spiritual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts. Think of it as a “Mental Hygiene” – cleansing the self from within.

May 17th, 2018
Fasting: Types & Benefits

Fasting is used to lose weight, treat & identify medical conditions, cleanse and detoxify the body and has historically been practiced by various religions. During the Islamic month of Ramadan, majority of Muslims all over the world fast...

May 7th, 2018
Lavender

Some info about lavender Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice found lavender to decrease anxiety and emotional stress

Apr 11th, 2018
Seasonal Allergies

Environmental allergens cause an abnormal immune response resulting in seasonal allergies. Common allergens include animal dander, pollen, mold spores, and dust mites.

Mar 26th, 2018
Matcha Green Tea

Matcha Green Tea is that just one bowl provides over 5 times as many antioxidants as any other food – the highest rated by the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) method

Mar 16th, 2018
Pomegranates

Pomegranates have powerful antioxidants, three times more than red wine and green tea. These help to reduce inflammation and protect cells from damage

Mar 8th, 2018
GLYPHOSATE: EFFECTS ON HEALTH

Who would ever think we’d be consuming herbicide/pesticides in foods other than fruits, vegetables, and grains? Well, think again.

Feb 16th, 2018
Flu Prevention

We’ve come into one of the deadliest flu seasons yet! Here’s what you need to know:

Jan 27th, 2018
Natural Humidifiers

Wintertime dry skin is one way to tell your home is too dry Naturally humidifying your space is money-saving and eco-friendly alternative.

Dec 10th, 2017
Spices To Warm You Up

In Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine, warming herbs are used to improve blood circulation, promote digestion, and bring warmth within the body. The author of The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook, Dr. Alan Tillotson, Ph.D. states “Herbs...

Nov 7th, 2017
Wet Sock Treatment

What is it? Type of water based therapy (hydrotherapy) Natural method to stimulate immune system by increasing blood circulation.

Oct 31st, 2017
Echinacea

You may have come across these beauties while walking around. This plant is called Echinacea, also known as North American coneflower.

Aug 21st, 2017
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

The common flower you see sprouting through cracks on the sidewalk/pavement is called Dandelion, also known as Taraxacum offincinale in it’s latin name and “Lion’s Tooth” in French translation. It is a flower but many gardeners see it as a weed as...

May 29th, 2017
Manuka Honey

Made in New Zealand from the Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) flowers after pollination by bees. If you are looking to buy Manuka honey, make sure to find one that has a high Unique Manuka Factor(UMF) which is the antibacterial strength of the honey.

May 24th, 2017
Why You Should Stand At Work For Two Hours A Day

We’ve known for some time that too much sitting increases your risk of diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and early death. But until now it’s been unclear how much standing during the work day may counter this increased risk.

May 10th, 2017
The Science Behind Why Kissing Feels Good

Scientists in the Netherlands have reported that we share about 80m bacteria during a passionate ten-second kiss; a finding that makes puckering up seem cringe-worthy – and downright unsanitary at the start of cold and flu season.

May 10th, 2017