ARTICLE OF THE DAY – ALUMINUM POISONING


As the metal aluminum is present in our food, water supply, and soil, most people suffer from some degree of aluminum toxicity. After years of accumulated exposure and storage of it in body tissues, this poison can have results ranging from brain degeneration to skeletal deformities.

Dangers of Aluminum Toxicity

  • It is particularly poisonous to the nervous system with a range of symptoms that can include disturbed sleep, nervousness, emotional instability, memory loss, headaches, and impaired intellect.
  • It can stop the body’s ability to digest and make use of calcium, phosphorus and fluoride. This prevents bone growth and reduces bone density. Aluminum can also cause conditions which actually force calcium out of the bones. Either of these situations can bring on weakness and deformation in the bone structure with crippling effects.
  • Toxicity can also result in aching muscles, speech problems, anemia, digestive problems, lowered liver function, colic and impaired kidney function.

Sources of Aluminum

  • Over the counter medications can be one of the largest sources of aluminum:
    • Frequent users of buffered aspirin, such as people with arthritis, could possibly take up to 700 mg of this metal each day. But since aluminum contributes to bone damage, the aspirin actually enhances arthritis.
    • Digestive aides such as diarrhea and hemorrhoid medicines can also contain aluminum. A typical dose of aluminum-containing antacids can contain as much as 200 mg. and an entire day’s use can supply 800-5000 mg. of aluminum.
  • Aluminum is also often added to hygiene aids such as antiperspirants and douches.
  • Food that has been cooked or stored in aluminum pots and aluminum foil is another source. Estimates say that as much as 4 milligrams of aluminum can be transferred to each serving of an acidic food such as tomatoes or citrus fruits that has been heated or stored with aluminum.
  • Stainless steel cookware can be a source as well as it is made by bonding the stainless steel with layers of aluminum. My testing and experience shows that after stainless steel cookware has been used for a short period of time, aluminum traces begin to enter the food.
  • There are six aluminum salts that have been approved as food additives in the United States. The salts most commonly used are sodium aluminum phosphates. They are added to cake mixes, frozen dough, pancake mixes, self-rising flours, processed cheese and cheese foods and beer (in aluminum cans). Just one slice of individually wrapped processed cheese can contain up to 50 mg of aluminum. It is thought that the cheeseburger may contain one of the highest aluminum contents of any food. Baked goods have approximately 5-15 mg per serving.
  • An average sized pickle contains 5 to 10 mg if it has been treated in an alum solution which is commonly done. Alum is a form of aluminum sulfate that is used in the pickling solution to firm up the cucumbers.

Nutritional Support

While the first step in ridding your body of this poison is to avoid aluminum intake as much as possible. The next is to provide your body with nutritional support to give it the strength it needs to detoxify this metal. There are several supplements that can assist in this process. They are Core Level C, Core Level Health Reserve and Core Level Liver.

Detoxification Symptoms

When aluminum comes out of its stored locations in your body it can act as an irritant. For example it has a tendency to irritate nerve endings which can irritate muscles. Therefore, when someone is detoxifying aluminum, there can be discomfort involved. And, since the kidneys are the organs that handle this detoxification, there may be pain in the back, over the kidneys, also.

Because aluminum tends to concentrate itself in the brain, the detoxification process can be accompanied by mental confusion.

It can also cause flu-like symptoms with fever, chills and mucous discharge. The detoxification will run its course and the symptoms will go away. Because any nasal discharge will be toxic, spit it out instead of swallowing it.

Reducing Aluminum Exposure

  • In your home, you should replace aluminum or metal cookware with one of several options: Enamel coated steel cookware is a safe option. For frying, old-fashioned cast iron works best, but please avoid the non stick surfaces. Corning ware and Visions cookware are also safe but again please use without the non stick surfaces as they are toxic.
  • Do not cook with aluminum foil, and minimize its use for food storage. Never use it to wrap acidic foods (oranges, lemons, tomatoes, etc.) or cooked food that is still hot.
  • Use bamboo steamers instead of metal vegetable steamers.
  • As nearly all cooked restaurant food has aluminum in it, here are a couple options regarding that.- Reduce your cooked choices of food while dining in a restaurant as raw food has no contact with their cooking utensils. Order salads and cole slaw and juice!- If you do eat cooked restaurant food, take 3-6 Core Level C’s with the meal. This will help your body move out some of the aluminum before it stores in your body.
  • Check the labels of all food, medicinal and hygienic products you buy, avoiding those that have aluminum content.
  • Minimize your intake of cheese, particularly processed cheeses.
  • Minimize your intake of any baked goods that are not homemade without aluminum additives.

Over to You

While your body can tolerate low levels of aluminum, you must be sure that the level stays low and does not build up. This requires care and continued monitoring. There are tests such as hair/urine/blood analysis that can be done to help you monitor the aluminum levels in your system. Let us know if you need any assistance in getting these done.

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HOW TO EAT TO PREVENT CANCER

You don’t need supplements to prevent cancer — look to the food you eat every day to pack in all the healthy nutrients you need.

To complete this How-To you will need:

Berries
Spices
Sources of isothiocyanate
Watercress
Green tea
Sources of folate
Brazil nuts
Omega-3-rich fish
Garlic
Asian mushrooms
Apples
Flaxseed
Broccoli sprouts
Macadamia nuts

Step 1: Pick some blackberries

Pick up some blackberries; they contain twice the antioxidant content of blueberries. Strawberries, cranberries, and raspberries are cancer-fighters, too.

Step 2: Spice up your life

Curry lovers, rejoice! Turmeric, the spice that gives the popular Indian dish its yellow hue, inhibits the development of cancer. Ginger runs a close second, followed by cinnamon.

Step 3: Eat your broccoli

Eat your broccoli. It contains isothiocyanate, a compound that fights several cancers. While Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, and arugula also have ITCs, broccoli is king because it has a particularly potent kind called sulforaphane.

Tip: Broccoli sprouts have the highest concentration of sulforaphane.

Step 4: Eat & drink your greens

Munch on watercress and drink green tea. Both increase the amount of cancer-fighting antioxidants in your blood, and watercress protects your DNA from changes that can trigger cancer.

Step 5: Enjoy asparagus

Enjoy a bunch of asparagus; it contains the B vitamin folate, which may reduce the risk of several cancers. Other good sources of folate are orange juice, lentils, spinach, peanuts, and broccoli.

Step 6: Go nuts

Go nuts — as long as they’re Brazil nuts. They contain selenium, which fights cancer cells. Go for the unshelled ones, which have more selenium. But limit yourself to one large or two small freshly-shelled nuts per day, as too much selenium is toxic.

Tip: Macadamia nuts contain almost as much selenium as Brazil nuts.

Step 7: Order the fish

Eat fish a few of times a week. An Italian study found that people who eat fish twice a week reduce their risk of developing several cancers by 30% to 50%. Go with Omega-3-rich fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel, and tuna.

Step 8: Reek of garlic

Indulge in garlicky foods. Fans of this pungent bulb have a lower risk of stomach and colon cancer because cooked garlic inhibits cancer cells from growing.

Step 9: Don’t fear fungus

Consume more Asian mushrooms — in lab tests, shitakes repressed cancer cell growth. Also try maitake, zhu ling, enoki, and red reishi mushrooms.

Step 10: Eat an apple a day

An apple a day may keep the oncologist away. Studies have found that when pulverized apple skins were placed in a petri dish with colon cancer cells, the cells’ growth was inhibited by an impressive 43%. So don’t peel before eating!

Step 11: Fill up on flax

Incorporate flaxseed into your diet. In a Canadian study, women diagnosed with breast cancer who ate a daily flaxseed muffin for 40 days showed a statistically significant reduction in the size of their tumor compared with a control group.

To complete this How-To you will need:  

Berries
Spices
Sources of isothiocyanate
Watercress
Green tea
Sources of folate
Brazil nuts
Omega-3-rich fish
Garlic
Asian mushrooms
Apples
Flaxseed
Broccoli sprouts
Macadamia nuts

Step 1: Pick some blackberries

Pick up some blackberries; they contain twice the antioxidant content of blueberries. Strawberries, cranberries, and raspberries are cancer-fighters, too.

Step 2: Spice up your life

Curry lovers, rejoice! Turmeric, the spice that gives the popular Indian dish its yellow hue, inhibits the development of cancer. Ginger runs a close second, followed by cinnamon.

Step 3: Eat your broccoli

Eat your broccoli. It contains isothiocyanate, a compound that fights several cancers. While Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, and arugula also have ITCs, broccoli is king because it has a particularly potent kind called sulforaphane.

Tip: Broccoli sprouts have the highest concentration of sulforaphane.

Step 4: Eat & drink your greens

Munch on watercress and drink green tea. Both increase the amount of cancer-fighting antioxidants in your blood, and watercress protects your DNA from changes that can trigger cancer.

Step 5: Enjoy asparagus

Enjoy a bunch of asparagus; it contains the B vitamin folate, which may reduce the risk of several cancers. Other good sources of folate are orange juice, lentils, spinach, peanuts, and broccoli.

Step 6: Go nuts

Go nuts — as long as they’re Brazil nuts. They contain selenium, which fights cancer cells. Go for the unshelled ones, which have more selenium. But limit yourself to one large or two small freshly-shelled nuts per day, as too much selenium is toxic.

Tip: Macadamia nuts contain almost as much selenium as Brazil nuts.

Step 7: Order the fish

Eat fish a few of times a week. An Italian study found that people who eat fish twice a week reduce their risk of developing several cancers by 30% to 50%. Go with Omega-3-rich fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel, and tuna.

Step 8: Reek of garlic

Indulge in garlicky foods. Fans of this pungent bulb have a lower risk of stomach and colon cancer because cooked garlic inhibits cancer cells from growing.

Step 9: Don’t fear fungus

Consume more Asian mushrooms — in lab tests, shitakes repressed cancer cell growth. Also try maitake, zhu ling, enoki, and red reishi mushrooms.

Step 10: Eat an apple a day

An apple a day may keep the oncologist away. Studies have found that when pulverized apple skins were placed in a petri dish with colon cancer cells, the cells’ growth was inhibited by an impressive 43%. So don’t peel before eating!

Step 11: Fill up on flax

Incorporate flaxseed into your diet. In a Canadian study, women diagnosed with breast cancer who ate a daily flaxseed muffin for 40 days showed a statistically significant reduction in the size of their tumor compared with a control group.

SMOKING IS HARAM IN ISLAM

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Smoking is Haram in Islam FATWA RELEASED

Muhammad Afifi
It is evident beyond doubt that smoking is injurious to health. Allah says in the Qur’an:
And make not your own hands contribute to your destruction” (2:195).

Muslim scholars in the past differed in opinion regarding smoking because of lack of evidence relating cigarette smoking to disease. Those who considered Makruh (a hated act) regarded this lack of evidence. But since 30 years ago the evidence clearly demonstrates that smoking is injurious to health. The majority of Ahl Sunnah wal-Jama’ah scholars and Jumhur have clearly stated that smoking is Haram.

Quotes from some scholars:
Shaykh Abu Bakr Jabir al-Jazairi a Professor in Islamic University of Madinah and a famous teacher in Masjid an-Nabawi has clearly explained the ‘Hukm’ of smoking derived from the Qur’an and the Sunnah:
Anything that harms the human body is Haram.”

The consensus (Ijma’) of Ulama’, prohibits the act of destroying property unnecessarily or using it not for the path of Shara’ as in the case of smoking.”
Bringing harm to others is Haram and so does smoking.”

It is clear that Sharia’ condemns smoking as a disgraceful and damaging act. Smoking is an act of sin and it is wrong for it is Haram and it is Wajib to abstain from it.

Ibn Hajr in his ‘Fath al-Mubin‘ gave 2 points why smoking is Haram in Islam:
The act leads to harmful effects, whether noticed or unseen.
It will cause the body to suffer.

The Prophet (S.A.W.) said:
Do not hurt yourselves nor injure others.” (Ahmad & Ibn Majah)

Shaykh Muhammad al-‘Aini states in “Fatwa Shraba ad-Dukhan” (8-10), that smoking is prohibited due to these 4 ‘Usul’ (principles):

  • Indulging in anything that causes harm to your health is Haram.
  • Ittifaq (agreed) by Fuqaha of Salaf (early Muslims) and Khalaf (later Muslims) that smoking is Haram.
  • The bad smell which smoking produces disturbs others: humans and angels alike.
  • Smoking can be addictive & wasteful and from these reasons alone it can be considered Haram already, based on the ruling from the principles of Shari’ah’ and rational (Ma’qul).

Shaykh Mahmuud Syaltuut, a former Dean at the University of al-Azhar wrote:
The dangers of smoking are clear. Once you quit smoking, the person becomes ‘muftir’ (drowsy, tired) as explained in a Hadith from Imam Ahmad that: acts that will lead to ‘muftir’ are prohibited). Furthermore, smoking is usually unpleasant to others, it leads to lung cancer and leads to the wasting of one’s property (as had been prohibited by the Prophet (s.a.w)).

Shaykh Muhammad ‘Abduh a known reformer of Islam introduced the principles of:
The security & well being of the physical health is more important than the well being of religion.
Preventing the disease is better than treating it.

Professor Ahmad Shalabi a famous writer in Islam makes it clear that:
Smoking will lead to diseases and this is Haram; furthermore it creates economic hardships for the family or the society which will compromise the funding and Maslahah of the family & society.

Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradhawi a well known Da’i and scholar in Islam states:
Muslims are not allowed to eat, drink or smoke (inhale) something which could lead to their death whether it be instantly or over a long period of time.
According to the methodology of the Shari’ah, smoking is prohibited.

Al-Allamah AbdurRahman Nasir as-Sa’di from his works:
Everything which inflicts harm to the servant of Allah affecting the Deen or the body or the property without any benefit, is definitely Haram.

Sulayman Bujayrmi, a Shafi’i scholar says:
Whatever harms the body or mind is unlawful, from which the unlawfulness of the well known tobacco is known.

Evidence relating to the prohibition of cigarette smoking are derived from the Quran and the Sunnah, through the methodology of Usul Fiqh with the true spirit of the Shari’ah. Many scholars clarified this by giving Fataawa’s and writings from the time of as-Shafi’i (200 H), Ibn Taimiyyah (700 H), Hassan al-Banna (1400 H) until now.

The Prophet (S.A.W.) said: “Refrain from harming your own soul, and follow not its whims into the disobedience of God.

KEEP YOUR BODY FIT

Survival of the healthiest. If you don’t keep your body, this is what you will get into. haha…

Stop drink carbonate and boycott coca-cola.

RULES OF HAPPY LIFE

Remember these five simple rules to be happy:

1-Free your heart from hatred.

2-Free your mind from worries.

3-Live simply.

4-Give more.

5-Excpect less. Continue reading

PREVENT SWINE FLU

jintan-manis

Fennel seed treatment claimed effective to prevent swine flu

Staff Report
Published: July 05, 2009, 08:53

Sharjah: Drinking a decoction made of fennel seeds soaked in warm water first thing in the morning could prevent you from catching swine flu says a study published in a Chinese medical research magazine.

According to report published in Al Khaleej a local Arabic daily, the study has resulted in an increase of fennel seeds sales by 50 per cent in some Asian countries.

The report read that similar increase in sales was also visible in countries like Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

The fennel seed warm drink is being distributed to people who are making pilgrimage to the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah.

Copied from : gulfnews.com

Sharjah: Menurut kajian yang dikemukakan dalam sebuah majalah penyelidikan perubatan di China, minum air suam yang direbus dengan jintan manis pada pagi boleh mencegah selesema H1N1.
Menurut laporan dalam surat khabar harian bahasa Arab (Al Khaleej), kajian itu telah menyebabkan peningkatan jualan jintan manis di beberapa negara Asia sebanyak 50%.
Berita tersebut melaporkan bahawa peningkatan jualan yang serupa juga dapat dilihat di negara-negara seperti Arab Saudi dan Mesir.
Minuman jintan manis juga diedarkan kepada mereka yang sedang menunaikan haji di Makkah dan Madinah.

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