"And He feeds me and quenches my thirst and when I fall sick then He (Allah) cures me" [Soorah Shu'araa: 80]


25.8.15

Breakthrough towards the natural control of cardiovascular disease



Why do we get infarctions of the heart but rarely other organs?
Why do we get arterio-sclerosis but not veno-sclerosis?
Why do animals not get hearts attacks but human do?
Why old theory of high cholesterol causing heart attack is no longer true?
What is lipoprotein(a)?
What is the role of micronutrients especially Vitamin C in preventing/treating arteriosclerosis?
The answers can be found after watching the above video from Dr Matthias Rath





3.6.15

The Spiritual and Health Benefits of Ramadan Fasting

Written by Dr. Shahid Athar  

Muslims all over the world will start this month with fasting from dawn to dusk daily for 30 days as ordained in Quran.ramadan-tea-and-dates
"O you who believe fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you so that you can learn Taqwa" (Quran 2:183)

The Arabic word
Taqwa is translated in many ways including God consciousness, God fearing, piety, and self restraining. Thus we are asked to fast daily for one month from dawn to dusk and avoid food, water, sex and vulgar talk during that period.

But why do we need to fast? It is our experience that temptations and ways of the world tend to spoil our purity and austerity. Thus we indulge in food all of the time, snacking and nibbling the whole day, heading to obesity. We drink too much coffee, or tea, or carbonated drinks. Some sexaholics can not stay away from sex unless they do it at least once or more a day. When we argue, we leave our decency aside and resort to vulgar talk and even physical fighting.

Now when one is fasting, he or she cannot do all of that. When he looks at the mouth watering food, he cannot even taste it and he has to give up snacking and nibbling as well as smoking cigarettes if he does. No constant coffee, tea or Coke drinking either. Sexual passions have to be curtailed and when he is provoked to fight, he says " I am fasting that I cannot respond to your provocation". To achieve God consciousness or God nearness, a better word, we are advised to do additional prayer and read the Quran. 

Medical benefits of Ramadan

Muslims do not fast because of medical benefits which are of a secondary nature. Fasting has been used by patients for weight management, to rest the digestive tract and for lowering lipids. There are many adverse effects of total fasting as well as of crash diets. Islamic fasting is different from such diet plans because in Ramadan fasting, there is no malnutrition or inadequate calorie intake. The calorie intake of Muslims during Ramadan is at or slightly below the nutritional requirement guidelines. In addition, the fasting in Ramadan is voluntarily taken and is not a prescribed imposition from the physician.

Ramadan is a month of self-regulation and self training, with the hope that this training will last beyond the end of Ramadan. If the lessons learned during Ramadan, whether in terms of dietary intake or righteousness, are carried on after Ramadan, there effects will be long lasting. Moreover, the type of food taken during Ramadan does not have any selective criteria of crash diets such as those which are protein only or fruit only type diets. Everything that is permissible is taken in moderate quantities.

The difference between Ramadan and total fasting is the timing of the food; during Ramadan, we basically miss lunch and take an early breakfast and do not eat until dusk. Abstinence from water for 8 to 10 hours is not necessarily bad for health and in fact, it causes concentration of all fluids within the body, producing slight dehydration. The body has its own water conservation mechanism; in fact, it has been shown that slight dehydration and water conservation, at least in plant life, improve their longevity.

The physiological effect of fasting includes lowering of blood sugar, lowering of cholesterol and lowering of the systolic blood pressure.
In fact, Ramadan fasting would be an ideal recommendation for the treatment of mild to moderate, stable, non-insulin diabetes, obesity, and essential hypertension. In 1994 the first International Congress on "Health and Ramadan", held in Casablanca, entered 50 extensive studies on the medical ethics of fasting. While improvement in many medical conditions was noted; however, in no way did fasting worsen any patients' health or their baseline medical condition. On the other hand, patients who are suffering from sever diseases, whether type I diabetes or coronary artery disease, kidney stones, etc., are exempt from fasting and should not be allowed to fast.

There are psychological effects of fasting as well. There is a peace and tranquility for those who fast during the month of Ramadan. Personal hostility is at a minimum, and the crime rate decreases. Muslims take advice from the Prophet who said, "If one slanders you or aggresses against you, say I am fasting." This psychological improvement could be related to better stabilization of blood glucose during fasting as hypoglycemia after eating, aggravates behavior changes. There is a beneficial effect of extra prayer at night. This not only helps with better utilization of food but also helps in energy output. There are 10 extra calories output for each unit of the prayer. Again, we do not do prayers for exercise, but a mild movement of the joints with extra calorie utilization is a better form of exercise. Similarly, recitation of the Quran not only produces a tranquility of heart and mind, but improves the memory.

One of the odd nights in the last 10 days of Ramadan is called the night of power when angels descend down, and take the prayer of worship to God for acceptance.

Fasting is a special act of worship which is only between humans and God since no one else knows for sure if this person is actually fasting. Thus God says in hadith qudsi that "Fasting is for Me and I only will reward it". In another hadith, the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) has said "If one does not give up falsehoods in words and actions, God has no need of him giving up food and drink".

12.4.15

How to Protect and Unblock Your Arteries With a Simple Fruit


Heart disease is the leading cause of death around the world, especially in the West. It affects people of all ages and backgrounds. It is often related to a process called atherosclerosis – thickening of arterial walls due to plaque buildup.
People usually try to combat cardiovascular problems with different pharmaceutical substances. But there is actually a completely natural substance that can be more helpful for the prevention of heart disease and cardiac mortality. It is found in the form of a pomegranate fruit.
Interestingly, pomegranate somewhat resembles a multi-chambered heart and its juice looks like blood. When studied rigorously, pomegranate’s potential was also confirmed in a scientific way.

Scientific studies about pomegranate

Back in 2000, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, provided evidence that pomegranate’s juice has potent antiatherogenic effects. In other words, pomegranate juice can protect against the formation of fatty deposits within the walls of arteries. This was connected to the fruit’s antioxidative properties. Pomegranate is rich in polyphenols and other antioxidants. These play an important role in the prevention of atherosclerotic lesions and decrease oxidation of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol.
In 2004, a group of Israeli scientists examined the effect of pomegranate juice on a group of patients with an already existing carotid artery stenosis (narrowing of the arteries that supply the head and neck with blood). Ten patients were given pomegranate juice for one year and five of them continued for up to three years. The results showed a reversal in carotid artery stenosis by up to 30%. Patients’ blood pressure decreased as well. People in the control group, who did not consume pomegranate juice, had their arterial blockages increased by 9%, which gave further support to pomegranate’s heart-protecting potential.
In 2013, the journal Atherosclerosis published a pomegranate-related study. Mice with a genetic susceptibility towards spontaneous coronary artery blockages were given pomegranate extract. After two weeks, it was observed that the atherosclerotic features reduced. This study, too, confirmed that pomegranate reduces oxidative stress and inflammation in the vessel walls, which protects the vessels against the formation of ominous plaque.

Pomegranate’s characteristics that help prevent cardiovascular disease


Pomegranate has the following, scientifically proven, properties:
  • It has an anti-inflammatory effect – inflammation often plays a major role in the development of chronic conditions, including heart disease. You can read more about inflammation and the damage it causes in my previous article.
  • It lowers blood pressure. Find here more ways to reduce you blood pressure naturally.
  • It has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties – secondary viral and bacterial infections often develop due to plaque buildup, including hepatitis C and Chlamydia pneumonia.
  • It is a powerful antioxidant and reduces oxidative stress in the blood.
Pomegranate both prevents and reverses atherosclerosis. It improves blood flow through the heart and promotes a healthy blood pressure, giving you an all-round protection from heart and vessel diseases. Including this fruit in your diet appears to be a good decision. Eat it fresh or get concentrated juices and extracts and enjoy its taste and health benefits. Research has shown some heart health benefits from as little as two ounces of pomegranate juice a day. Also read my article aboutmore foods to prevent clogged arteries.
Jenny Hills

Resources:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23528829
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15158307
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10799367
http://www.clinchem.org/content/42/4/498.full.pdf
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Caregiver/Resources/WhatisCardiovascularDisease/What-is-Cardiovascular-Disease_UCM_301852_Article.jsp
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/can-pomegranate-keep-you-going-under-knife
http://www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/pomegranates/health.shtml
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Dr. H's comments:
Pomegranate (رمان) is one of the types of plant mentioned in the Quran. In fact, it is mentioned thrice in the Quran
Pomegranate is referred to in verse (6:99) of chapter (6) sūrat l-anʿām (The Cattle):


Sahih InternationalAnd it is He who sends down rain from the sky, and We produce thereby the growth of all things. We produce from it greenery from which We produce grains arranged in layers. And from the palm trees - of its emerging fruit are clusters hanging low. And [We produce] gardens of grapevines and olives and pomegranates, similar yet varied. Look at [each of] its fruit when it yields and [at] its ripening. Indeed in that are signs for a people who believe.

Also mentioned in the same chapter (6), verse 141:





Sahih International
And He it is who causes gardens to grow, [both] trellised and untrellised, and palm trees and crops of different [kinds of] food and olives and pomegranates, similar and dissimilar. Eat of [each of] its fruit when it yields and give its due [zakah] on the day of its harvest. And be not excessive. Indeed, He does not like those who commit excess.






In the Qur'anic verse quoted aboved, pomegranates are mentioned as one of the fruits that will be found in paradise. 

No doubts it is one of the superfruits of all time..




8.4.15

Vibrational Frequency List

In 1992, Bruce Tainio of Tainio Technology, an independent division of Eastern State University in Cheny, Washington, built the first frequency monitor in the world. Tainio has determined that the average frequency of the human body during the daytime is 62-68 Hz. A healthy body frequency is 62-72 Hz . When the frequency drops, the immune system is compromised. Check out these very interesting findings: 

Human Body:
Genius Brain Frequency 80-82 MHz
Brain Frequency Range 72-90 MHz
Normal Brain Frequency 72 MHz
Human Body 62-78 MHz
Human Body: from Neck up 72-78 MHz
Human Body: from Neck down 60-68 MHz Thyroid and Parathyroid glands are 62-68 MHz
Thymus Gland is 65-68 MHz
Heart is 67-70 MHz
Lungs are 58-65 MHz
Liver is 55-60 MHz
Pancreas is 60-80 MHz

Colds and Flu start at: 57-60 MHz
Disease starts at: 58 MHz
Candida overgrowth starts at: 55 MHz
Receptive to Epstein Barr at: 52 MHz
Receptive to Cancer at: 42 MHz
Death begins at: 25 MHz

Foods
(fresh foods and herbs can be higher if grown organically and eaten freshly picked):
Fresh Foods 20-27 Hz
Fresh Herbs 20-27 Hz
Dried Foods 15-22 Hz
Dried Herbs 15-22 Hz
Processed/Canned Food 0 HZ...(the majority of food we eat)
According to Dr. Royal R. Rife, every disease has a frequency. He found that certain frequencies can prevent the development of disease and that others would destroy disease. Substances with higher frequency will destroy diseases of a lower frequency. The study of frequencies raises an important question, concerning the frequencies of substances we eat, breathe and absorb. Many pollutants lower healthy frequency. Processed/canned food has a frequency of zero. Fresh produce has up to 15 Hz, dried herbs from 12 to 22 Hz and fresh herbs from 20 to 27 Hz. 


Essential oils start at 52 Hz and go as high as 320 Hz, which is the frequency of rose oil. Clinical research shows that therapeutic grade essential oils have the highest frequency of any natural substance known to man, creating an environment in which disease, bacteria, virus, fungus, etc., cannot live.

American inventor Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943), a pioneer of electrical technology, said that if you could eliminate certain outside frequencies that interfered in our bodies, we would have greater resistance toward disease.

Every essential oil has a frequency and each of our organs and body parts have a frequency. The frequency of an oil will attract a like frequency in the body. Lower frequencies become a sponge for negative energy. The frequency is what stays in the body to maintain the longer lasting effects of the oil. Low frequencies make physical changes in the body. Middle frequencies make emotional changes in the body. High frequencies make spiritual changes in the body. Spiritual frequencies range from 92 to 360 Hz. (Bone frequency is 38-43; neck and down frequency is 62-68). 

Dr. Robert O. Becker M.D, in his book, The Body Electric, who also explains that a person's health can be determined by the frequency of the person's body.

Another doctor and scientist, whose research has been buried for some time but has managed to resurface due to the work of avid supporters, is Dr Royal Raymond Rife M.D, who developed a frequency generator in the late 1920’s. In brief, Rife successfully treated 1,000 patients diagnosed with incurable cancer in the 1930’s. He was honoured with 14 awards and an honorary doctorate.

After the unsuccessful attempt by pharmaceutical companies to buy out his research and equipment, his office was ransacked, his research paperwork was stolen and the machine that healed all those 1,000 “incurable” cancer patients was destroyed.
In 1934, before this destruction occurred, the University of Southern California appointed a Special Medical Research Committee to bring terminal cancer patients from Pasadena County Hospital to Rife's San Diego Laboratory and clinic for treatment. The team included doctors and pathologists assigned to examine the patients - if still alive - in 90 days. After the 90 days of treatment, the Committee concluded that 86.5% of the patients had been completely cured. The treatment was then adjusted and the remaining 13.5% of the patients also responded within the next four weeks. The total recovery rate using Rife's technology was 100%.http://www.rife.org/
What Rife had developed was a 100% effective cure for many forms of cancer. So why do we not know about this and why are there so many cancer research foundations in existence? Put simply, it is due to the economic motives of the orthodox medical community, which relies on funding for cancer research - such funding often coming from pharmaceutical companies - and whose fortunes would be damaged if a cure for cancer was found. (That is, it’s OK to search for a cure but don’t really find one!) This is a story that illustrates yet another grand attempt by the mainstream medical community to control the lives - and deaths - of so many millions of people today.

“In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy." - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Laureate in Medicine (1937) What Rife proved is that every health disorder has a frequency, which in turn responds (resonates) to a specific (optimal) frequency for its dissolving/healing in the body.

People who maintain their optimal frequency, at least of their immune system, would prevent development of symptoms and illnesses associated with the common cold. Of course, in practise this does not work for most of us because, being human, we experience stress and emotional challenges on a daily basis, which lower our body frequency. Hence, we need to raise our body frequency regularly/daily with the right substances that are compatible at the cellular/energic level of our being, rather than wait until our body frequency has dropped so low that it becomes a friendly host for microscopic invaders.

How can we prove this?According to a report (Epidemiology, May 2001; 11:345-349) psychological stress - particularly the chronic type that may accompany a personality with a negative outlook - is a risk factor for contracting colds. An optimistic outlook and outgoing personality seemed to protect individuals, investigators found. The findings indicate that high levels of psychological stress are closely associated with contracting the common cold. While the common cold is rarely a serious health hazard, it is responsible for about 30 million days of lost work in the U.S. alone each year. To investigate whether stress increased the likelihood of developing a cold, the researchers surveyed more than 1,100 Spanish university staff and students at regular intervals over a one year period. The study focused on different types of stress, including stress from life events, perceived stress, having a generally negative outlook, anxious or compulsive personality, compared with having a positive outlook/attitude to life.
Individuals with a negative outlook were at greatest risk of developing colds - regardless of their intake of vitamin C and zinc or their smoking and drinking habits. The next highest-risk individuals were those who believed that they were under stress. These people were nearly three times as likely to develop a cold, according to the report.

Why Should I Avoid An Antibiotic?

Colds can be contracted as the result of contact with more than 200 different viruses. However, among all of the cold viruses, the rhinovirus and the coronavirus cause the majority of colds. Each time you have a cold, it is caused by a distinct virus (e.g. adenovirus, rhinovirus, parainfluenza virus, and coronavirus). Viruses are much smaller than bacteria. They are tiny clusters of genetic material surrounded by a protein ‘wrapper’. Medical science currently does not have any drugs that can kill these viruses. Antibiotics, including penicillin, do not have any effect on viruses. They are only used to treat secondary bacterial infections that can further complicate the effects of a cold.
How Do We Actually Contract the Cold?
The most common source of infection is not from coughing or sneezing, or walking barefoot in the rain, but from hand-to-hand contact. That is why, when you have a cold, washing your hands frequently is very important. The likelihood of contracting the cold virus increases, however, if one is overtired and physically exhausted. Most uncomplicated colds last eight to nine days; about 25% last two weeks; and 5 -10% last three weeks.As long as one’s temperature remains below 38.8 degrees Celsius, there is no need to lower it. Cold viruses do not reproduce at higher body temperatures. In fact, a slight fever should help us get rid of the virus quicker and feel better much sooner. It is our body’s own way of ridding itself of toxins.Why are Aspirin and Tylenol counterproductive?A study (J Infect Dis, Dec 1990; 162(6):1277-82) showed that people who take aspirin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) suppress their body's ability to produce antibodies that destroy the cold virus. This actually causes the body to take longer to fight the cold and it accounts for any secondary infections and post-nasal drip.

What Can We Do to Avoid Common Cold?While orthodox medicine does not have the answer for colds and ‘flu, nature does - and it comes in the form of pure organic unadulterated Therapeutic Essential Oils. Why? Because they are made up of very high frequency molecules (ranging from 52MHz to 320MHz) and contain nature’s wisdom and power to raise the body’s frequency and to assist our immune system to fight viral invasions. For greater clarity, organic Therapeutic Essential Oils are not the same as everyday aromatherapy oils, which are produced for fragrant and other purposes.

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2.2.15

Mindfulness-benarkah cuma dari Buddha?

Assalamualaikum wbt




Artikel hari ini, saya akan sekali lagi menyentuh topik yang menjadi kegemaran dan bidang kajian saya kebelakangan ini iaitu "Mindfulness". Topik ini pernah disentuh dalam posting yang lepas:

http://rawatan-holistik.blogspot.com/2014/03/mindfullness.html

Kamus Dewan mendefinisikan mindfulness sebagai keprihatinan

(http://prpm.dbp.gov.my/Search.aspx?k=mindfulness)


Bagi saya ini kurang tepat dan tidak mencapai maksud yang ingin disampaikan melalui huraian pakar psikologi moden. Saya lebih bersetuju dengan istilah "tumpatsedar" atau "padatsedar", mengikut pandangan seorang penyelidik al-Quran dan ICT (http://kajian-quran.blogspot.com/2010/01/al-quran-sains-vs-al-quran-ict.html)

Baiklah, kita tinggalkan polemik tentang istilah, yang penting adalah INTIPATI atau ESSENCE dari mindfulness ini...

Mindfulness dikatakan dicedok dari amalan Buddha (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindfulness#Jon_Kabat-Zinn_and_MBSR). Ini mungkin menyebabkan sesetengah kita merasa ragu..takut-takut tergelincir aqidah bila belajar tentang mindfulness ini..apalagi bila mempraktikkannya

Bagaimana dalam Islam? Adakah amalan ini tiada dalam Islam?

Jawapannya saya temukan dalam artikel yang ditulis Dr Ian Ellis-Jones-seorang menteri/peguam/pensyarah dari Australia yang banyak mengkaji psikologi pelbagai agama

Rujuk: 

http://ianellis-jones.blogspot.com/2013/02/mindfulness-and-islam.html

Artikel ini bagi saya ditulis dengan jujur dan terbuka, malahan penulisnya bukan seorang Islam!

" I am not a Muslim, and Islam is certainly not my favourite religion". katanya...awal-awal

Tak apalah..kita biarkan sahaja dia..kita pergi ke bahagian yang lebih menarik..

"I’m ‘into’ mindfulness---which is all about health and wellness---and the essence of mindfulness (which, by the way, is not a religion) is this---unconditional surrender to what is. Such surrender is the result of a choiceless awareness to life as it unfolds from one moment to the next. In essence, the word ‘Islam’ means voluntary and total submission---in peace---to the will of the Almighty (Allah) together with a striving after Truth so as to do the will of Allah. Submission and surrender are essentially the same thing, for both involve a letting-be and a calm acceptance of whatever is. The word ‘Islam’ refers to that total peace that comes from such submission or surrender"

Terjemahan:

"Saya mendalami bidang mindfulness-iaitu semuanya berkait dengan kesihatan dan kesejahteraan-dan intipati mindfulness (iaitu ianya bukanlah suatu agama) ialah begini- PENYERAHAN TANPA SYARAT. Penyerahan begini adalah kesan dari kesedaran tanpa dapat memilih kepada apa yang berlaku setiap detik ke detik dalam kehidupan.

Secara ringkas, perkataan Islam itu sendiri bermakna secara sukarela dan penyerahan total--dalam kedamaian-- kepada Kehendak Allah Yang Maha Agung berserta dengan usaha mencari kebenaran dalam melaksanakan Kehendak Allah

Ketundukan dan Penyerahan adalah perkara yang sama-keduanya melibatkan penerimaan kepada apa-apa yang akan berlaku dan tenang dalam menerima apa pun

PERKATAAN ISLAM MERUJUK KEPADA KEDAMAIAN MUTLAK HASIL DARI KETUNDUKAN DAN PENYERAHAN ITU"

Sebagai seorang Islam, tentulah kita pernah mendengar pengertian perkataan ISLAM itu dari segi bahasa dan istilah

Dari segi bahasa, Islam berasal dari kata aslama yang berakar dari kata salama;

Antara pengertiannya ialah 

1. Berasal dari ‘salm’ (السَّلْم) yang bererti damai.
2. Berasal dari kata ‘aslama’ (أَسْلَمَ) yang bererti menyerah.

(http://edukasi.kompasiana.com/2012/07/12/islam-muslim-menurut-bahasa-dan-istilah-470655.html)

Hasil yang dapat kita simpulkan "Mindfulness" merupakan intipati ajaran Islam itu sendiri dan sifat-sifat yang perlu ditegakkan oleh seorang Muslim seperti berkasih sayang, menghormati, kasihan belas, sabar, redha, syukur dan lain-lain







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