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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...

When looking into the mirror, the first thing many of us do is focus on our flaws and point out what needs fixing. It is incredibly difficult for me to look at my reflection and be pleased with what I see because I am always...

Not all hair care tips work for everyone. This is aimed towards those with straight, South Asian locks who adorn the hijab. It is easy to neglect hair care when it is covered for large chunks of the day, and one of the biggest problems...

Much of the anxieties and insecurities we experience in our adult lives are rooted in unresolved woes from childhood - and that is where the heart-work begins. With whatever challenges we may be facing right now, we can ask ourselves a few key questions to...

A few weeks ago I was sitting at my desk at home, elbows on the table. Whilst writing up an essay,  I slumped my chin on the palm of my hand. I then felt my pulse so intensely under my chin - now, this is...