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Over the past year, I have learnt to purchase items with intention and use consciously. So I thought writing up my monthly favourites provides me the opportunity to reflect and review what I invest my time and money in, to consider what I've learnt and...

Oats are a thing of beauty. They are rich in fibre, iron and minerals such as zinc and magnesium, all of which are crucial for maintaining bodily health. When soaked, oats release a compound called beta-glucan which is a type of soluble fibre that slows...

  There is an insane amount of injustice in this world. This imbalance of violence and oppression, and joy and beauty, has existed throughout Islamic history. The antipodes are just bizarre. Social media can make you feel like you are not doing enough to address the injustices;...

Intestinal health is extremely important to overall wellbeing. It’s often the root cause of many health issues and goes so much deeper than just how well food is being digested. The gut is largely responsible for critical bodily functions such as the immune system, absorbency...

When I reflect upon advice and guidance on health, nutrition and wellness from the Qur'an and Sunnah - from fasting and the properties of food, to the quantity of food one should consume and the benefits of exercise - everything essentially comes down to the...

You may have heard about dry brushing and how it stimulates the detoxification of the lymphatic system - but what exactly is the lymphatic system and what is its role in immunity? The lymphatic system consists of: lymph: clear, watery fluid from blood/capillaries, that carries away...

I love this quote by Frida Kahlo: “I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better.” I don't know a great deal about Frida Kahlo. I know she is an iconic artist and I watched the biopic...

Read my latest article on the importance of self-care for social justice activists: https://www.amaliah.com/post/53790/self-care-in-activism-self-care-in-islam-self-care-for-women-of-colour...

For the past few months I have been attending classes with Hakim Shahid Bukhari, a naturopath, herbalist and iridoligist based in Manchester, to study the theory of Unani tibb. What is Unani medicine? Unani tibb is one of the three major traditional medicines (others being TCM and...