It's something I had thought about for quite a while and was left in awe of when I pondered deep enough. We're all one tiny part of a huge, ever-expanding universe - one we have only discovered a very tiny portion of. A seemingly never-ending Russian doll - each part fitting perfectly in its place… Continue reading Life is Like a Russian Doll
How could bad dietary habits increase your risk of developing dementia? Good diet is vital for overall brain health. Dietary habits usually affect the brain through their effects on a person's cardiovascular conditions. The cardiovascular system is responsible for transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body and comprises the heart and circulatory system. So poor… Continue reading What is The Relationship Between Nutrition and Dementia? (Part 2)
This is going to be 3 part series about the nutritional implications of dementia. I'll first be giving a brief introduction to the disease and its pathology, then the following posts in the series will look into dietary habits that induce and prevent the development of it. According to Potocnik’s, (2013), article on Dementia in The… Continue reading What is The Relationship Between Nutrition and Dementia? (part 1)
"He causes to grow for you thereby the crops, olives, palm trees, grapevines, and from all the fruits. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who gives thought." [Qur'an 16:11] Abu Asid said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Eat the oil and use it on your hair and skin,… Continue reading Olives (Sunnah Food Series #3)
"The pains of labour drove her to the trunk of a date-palm... Do not grieve! Your Lord has placed a small stream at your feet. Shake the trunk of the palm towards you and fresh, ripe dates will drop down onto you. Eat and drink and delight your eyes…" [Qur'an 19:23-26] Research suggests that eating… Continue reading Date Fruit (Sunnah Food Series #2)
Tendons and ligaments are specialized fibrous tissues that connect bone to muscle and bone to bone respectively (Tozer and Duprez, 2005). They are made up of fibroblasts that produce large amounts of extracellular matrix, giving rise to dense hypocellular structures. During embryonic development, tendon and cartilage cells originate from mesodermal compartments, whereas details in the… Continue reading Do sports injuries have a genetic basis?
"And the Lord inspired the bee, saying: "take your habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. Then, eat of all fruits and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you)". There comes forth from their bellies a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily… Continue reading Honey (Sunnah Food Series #1)
This post is an introduction to a short series I will be publishing alongside my usual essays and reviews. Sunnah refers to the practices, traditions and customs of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), all of which have been documented and compiled in a collection of reports known as the Hadith. Islam promotes a clean… Continue reading Sunnah Food Series
I came across this great talk by Susan Cain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0KYU2j0TM4 I can personally relate. There always seems to be a constant demand for people to be outgoing, talkative, loud, have connections from all over the place, be ready to accept every invitation that comes our way... the list goes on. Which is all very well for… Continue reading The Power of Introverts
Something a little different for this one. Here I have presented a systematic literature review about the relationship between light and sleep cycles. I know the layout is a little bit unorthodox as far as scientific research goes, but please bear with it. I'm hoping to do more of these so feedback/advice would be really appreciated.… Continue reading How Does Light Affect Sleep Cycles in Mammals?