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When it goes Salaam I mean Eddie What's going on? Man? How you doing?
Man good to hook up with you always man. Always a pleasure. It's an honor. It's an honor.
And oh, gee of the game I shall I someone has been in here for a long time.
alameen Alhamdulillah is really nice to connect with you especially I want to commend you, I want to commend the sisters, Dr. Medina, and yourself. This is such an important topic. And no, I totally agree. Totally go sorry. Go ahead. Good. No, no, great, yeah, it's such an important topic and to see you know, someone like yourself, you know, her she's taken, you know, such being a strong voice and advocate for, you know, health a doctor here who's, you know, helping to create this awareness. And you now stepping on board is just, you know, revise that because I my story, as you know, was one of just like most people, you know, you're I was always into martial arts, physical fitness, but
I was eating whatever I wanted to, I wasn't really taking that part serious. And then you go through those struggles, and have chronic health issues and whatnot, it starts your body starts breaking down, and then I 100 I got turned out to many of these things we'll be talking about. And then I tried to bring this stuff, you know, create more awareness of it, and then to see people in the masjid removing the Coca Cola, you know, removing the fake foods, you know, people to get on board, so I commend you, you know, for being a voice for that, you know,
for this is so, so important.
No huddle, I totally agree, shake, you know, Mashallah, you know, it's very, very important, no, having my own personal experience, and then even with my family, you know, seeing the effects of, of health and what you eat, and having the three elements, right, the eating, the sleeping, and the type of movement that is needed to improve your well being and your health. So personally, I know that it's very crucial. And having someone you know, such as yourself, and everyone on this panel, and those that are viewing that take this into high importance, it's not supplemental is something that is essential. So Michelle, I hats off to the system. And last month, I'll reward her and
increase her and everything that she's doing from her books to her, her sight to you know, her, her, you know, her insight and also her knowledge. And you as well Mashallah being on the scene and being an effective element to the community is huge. It's not something to be taken lightly. That's her book right there really good book.
And she, she's a really a good example, for a lot of other I mean, doctors to take the lead because doctors as you know what, they don't study nutrition in medical schools. I mean, this is not to disparage any, any doctors, but this is just, it's like somebody focusing on one method, right. But there's other methods or you know, there's a whole branch of Sciences in the dean. So okay, you mastered one, but there's this whole other element, this whole the other science of nutrition. And she's taken the next level, she's got her medical degree, but she also went above and beyond and started studying nutrition. So this is so so important. That's a whole different branch, you know,
of science. No, no, exactly, man, because my let me know one thing about myself is also I don't know if you know, but before I went to go study, even after when I came back, I used to work as a surgical tech. So I used to be in the or with physicians of different services. So you'll find that the orthopedic surgeon doesn't have that much. I mean, he has a basic knowledge of what a cardiovascular surgeon may may have, you know, but there's definitely there's specializations, which could be, you know, a, I guess I say, gift or a curse, being that they're specialized in one thing, but knowledge of something else they may not and will not have. So when you're talking about
nutrition, that's a whole other thing that we as human beings, sometimes, you know, they may think that just kind of how you mentioned with them as hubs, you know, somebody that comes in with the beard in the film and gives a hook, but is an island in those films, and knows all of it, but that's not the case. So it's very important to take from those that have the experience and the knowledge as well. So it's very good analogy that you've given. And it's important for us as human beings and as, as Muslims to know that, you know, this holistic treatment, holistic medicine and nutrition and diet is something that is there. It's a speciality, and it requires people to have knowledge of of
that field as well. Let me bring some statistics here to the table and I want to get your feedback on when you hear this. What do you think look, what they're what they're telling us here, we have a CDC report that more than 100 million Americans today have diabetes are pre diabetic and prediabetic means that probably in five years they'll be to have a full blown diabetes. We have the Department of Defense has labeled chronic health an existential threat to America. You have 30% of Kids Children nowadays they have chronic disease. You have kids losing their teeth to tooth decay at a young age. I mean God Almighty Allah made those teeth to last you know, I had a dentist on you know
holistic dentist and we were talking about this some, you know, some people get very with their original teeth, they take care of them a lot. didn't put a
You know, a child, it's a sad, you know, to have to get root canals that you know, at a tender age of, you know, 789, which is happening. So we have that we have more kids, we have the sickest nation of kids. I've even gotten to the adults yet the sickest nation of kids than ever. They say that this is the first generation of kids not expected to outlive their parents. You have one in two Americans with chronic disease one in three with multiple chronic diseases, you have 40% obese. Now when you combine the obese with the overweight, that's 70% you have one and two expected to have cancer. Americans today, I think one in three women. And you have who the World Health Organization 2013. So
old statistic, it's probably grown exponentially. Now. They said 2.8 million people die each year from being over weight. So in all this, the majority, they say, this comes from the food choices we make 95% of these is said to come from the food choices that we make. So you know, all majority food related. What do you think when you have that? So there's a quote here by the health Ranger, he said today, more than 95% of all chronic diseases is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies, and a lack of physical exercise, the health Ranger, when you hear that, what do you think?
It's, again, it's something that is it should not be taken lightly. And the word here I think that, you know, we really need to take into account is the word chronic. Because, you know, when we're thinking of a sickness, we're thinking of something acute, you know, the difference being chronic being over a long period of time or lasting a long period of time. So when we think of that, it's like, okay, over a span of your lifetime, you know, what you are eating, you're thinking, Okay, well, Friday, I ate the pizza, you know, or I had the ice cream? Well, it's something that could have happened years ago that is slowly, slowly piling up in your arteries, you know, on your heart,
in your gut being your colon, the lining of your stomach, all this sugar that's being congest that's being consumed over a long over years. And diabetes is not something that comes overnight, you know, what, as I mentioned, was a surgical tech and one of the first question is, was does the patient have diabetes, because it comes to you know, we look at the reality of the blood, you know, reaching all of the you know, we say the limbs to a certain degree and there's certain signs of people having diabetes, which I think will be talked about, but that's, that's huge. When you hear the word chronic, it's important for us to know that as they used to say when I was young and I remember this
it was you are what you eat, you are what you eat man and that is so huge, because you will see the effects on your body, whether you like it or as soon as you swallow it, you know, whether you like it or not, it's going to have an effect on you and you have no control over the kind of effect that it will have on you unless you take the proper means and the best means is just totally staying away from that which is detrimental. So that those statistics are are huge. And as you mentioned, you mentioned one side you said is more likely to get worse. You know when looking at the Pinilla our society now we love the modernity and we love the access and instant you know gratification but it
comes to the price. It comes to the price. Let's look to Quran and Sunnah I want to mention one idea here and then we'll get into some Hadith
in Surah chapter two of bucket 172 it's very interesting look, or God Almighty Allah and then you can go ahead and expound on this where he's saying, Yeah, you hella Dena. armano coloman tayyiba to all you who believe eat of the good things I have provided for you and be grateful to law if you if it is him, you worship Why is Allah out of all this? He is specifically talking about look, eat of the good How would you translate this word? You got? Good, pure. How would you go ahead and expound on this idea? This is like amazing out of all this all these verses. Last one. Oh, God Almighty, the creator is talking about food. Exactly. And again, you know, the philos Jesse getting adjusted in
the Koran. It's not something that should be supplemental. Yeah. It's not something that should be supplemental, it is essential. And there's a huge difference. supplemental means that it's addition if you do it, or you don't you know, it's not a problem, we can say like maybe of the nephalem right in the solar watch, right? It is not obligatory, but essentially means you have to have it in your life in order to be your best self or in order to be someone that Allah is pleased with, or that the manifestation of his his his preservation will take place. So he says, Oh, you believe it's a call it's a call out to all of mankind or call it to those who believe kudamon for the bad and fight your
battles is my father. Yeah. And that is that which is good or that which is clean and and scholars have explained
Like the bat explains it as that which is clean and pure. And as we know, during the time of the Prophet sallallahu phytosome, you know, it's so amazing, you know, all of these words were here, organic, fat free, all these things. The origin of the food is that if you were to just go into, you know, slaughter an animal and cook it as we, as we see it in the ancient movies as something that is, shouldn't be done or something that is barbaric, that is organic, that is natural, it eats from the earth, and you eat from it as a part of law. That's what we call the the animal that is my aloof, the one that is just free roaming the earth without any type of manmade objects from the
seeds that it eats, and the fertilization and pesticides that can tamper with the food, therefore being organic, if it is free of all of those things. So that is from the play, you bet. And that is from what is clean, and that is pure, but I think it requires because of ultimately will lies. Ultimately the word greed and people wanting money for having things longer on the shelf, letting things having these preservatives to preserve it from decomposing the way Allah has created it to decompose quickly. That is where it tampers with the word play he bats and it can change the state of it taking it away even some fruits from the bat. So Allah, Allah says when he you know he from
the study bats models eco Now where does that come what We have provided from us and Pinilla when we look at, you know, farmers, you know, just just the whole concept of agriculture in and of itself is an amazing concept, from a worship standpoint, from a religious standpoint, from relying on the Creator of the heavens and the earth to bring down the rain. Because if the rain does not come without its provisions, then you will not have the crops that will grow to further provide for you and your family. As we know, from the barter system, I'll trade you, you know, 10 cows for this amount of wheat or things of that nature, you know, some kind of loss or loss once I've met models
for knocking to remind us all that the origin of all of this food is what Allah has provided. And it is there for you, as the law says, Who are the Haleakala commandment of the Jimmy and he is the one that is created everything for you on this earth. But as I was mentioning to some young men earlier today, and probably touch on this versus well, you know that
the things on this earth it is how we consume them, and use them that make them harmful or impermissible. water can be the means to your own destruction. As a last month, Allah mentioned the chapter of neuron filter called now Allah talks about water coming from the sky and water coming from spring from the earth which caused the flood, but at the same time you need it from all at the same time, yes, you we made everything from water. So ultimately, when we see that a loss without has provided us the display, you bet, it is not for us to tamper with it, it is not for us to use it for our own worldly gain. And that's why if you are those that truly believe, you take him, you're
great, you're grateful to him and use it for that which helps you in a better and no better way to help yourself and a brother of the of the better ways than eating directly from His provision. So this is a direct I like what you said, I mean, this is good. This is from the creator to have as an earth I mean, this is to be taken serious. And it should be talked about more. This is very important, specially I mean, we're talking about health. And we know the preservation of life is so important. And when we look at all these chronic health issues, I mean, one in two people look expect to have cancer, can you imagine look, and now the majority of these are reversible, right? So
this goes back to like, again, tying the camel, it goes back to what digging the trench, you know, this is something that we have in our power and then you do your and then if something hits you it hits you but you have to do your part, and not just gorge and you know, just take it lightly and and then the sickness comes in. And you're just like you know
cefdinir trying to chase a cure when this is the preventative measures that we can take. Let's go on to the next one. The Hadeeth so this authentic hadith in behati, where the prophet SAW Some said, Look, the two blessings, which people they take for granted. Look, he's talking about spare time and health.
Why is the province also mentioning this look at his health, we're talking about health he's, look this is the Messenger of Allah final messages sent to mankind the two things that people take for granted the most despair time and health Why is he talking about this? And we
Yeah, he says net metering, time consuming, unnecessary tool for all you know, he says a nygma it is a blessing and to realize that what Allah has given you some power is in a manner and Amanda means trust. You know,
you know support Allah when we say
the trust from Allah subhana wa tada some scholars even mentioned in regards to selling your body part, is it allowed to sell it? If you're, you know, for means of monetary gain, that just just generally speaking, you're not speaking by any particular issue of someone may be in a dire need or things of that nature. And you'll find some of the scholars say the reason
And behind their claim of impermissibility which is beautiful they say because it is not your body part anyway.
It is an Amana it has been given to you temporarily, it is what Allah has given you and how are you treating that trust, you know, even when a child is born, you know we have the aka the prophets of Allah Selim mentions he mentions the newborn as a mortal turn, it is that which Allah has given you any plans to take him or her back. So, understanding that this body that we have been given, ultimately, we do not have ultimate control over it, if you think about it. So, when you have it, how are you treating it? And that is where the Sahara two comes in, we should realize the importance of our health because when we are I mean, some kind of law, we're still in the in the COVID era
right now, all of us have witnessed Subhan Allah, Allah Subhan Allah, how you don't have control over your own self.
You can just snap your finger and say, You know what, I don't want COVID anymore, you know, but what you're doing at the moment is, man, was it probably the my immune system? Was it the way that I'd eaten? Was it the fact that I wasn't consuming cruciferous vegetables? Or wasn't drinking water? I wasn't having some type of movement. I wasn't sleeping at an adequate time. Do you want to be full of regrets? And that's why this headache is so beautiful, beautiful, because these two things we are highly neglectful, we stay up at night, right? And that's the for all staying up at night eating junk food. Right so it's kind of like contradictory to the blessing that Allah has given you. But
again, it goes back to realizing and Vicar of Allah subhana wa tada when you remember Allah, you remember your Creator you remember the blessings and manifestation of His Lordship upon you and from that is giving you this amount in this this body in this health and this time to use it in in a grateful way.
Yeah, it's it's real sad. Many people have been affected by this disease that you brought up. But it's even sadder that now these things that people aren't taking the reality of look this immune system this amazing immune system it's either you're weakening weakening it day by day or you're strengthening it and you don't hear you know even met it many of the medical professional they don't talk about like people like madiha Sade and people in her class people who are gone above and they talk about this so that's that method method wouldn't say for example sake they that they take this approach with conventional medicine, they don't talk about strengthening immune system they don't
talk about the power you know, you don't really hear this and this approach. So this is something like okay, we're taking many people are taking these precautions and they're putting on you know, the mask and this this all this others, okay, you're doing that that's fine. But all these other things components that are so more important because the people who are being affected the most are usually the people statistically who had these underlining health issues now so so now you know what we're talking about here you know, the health aspect are things that are going to be strengthened you're strengthening the gift that allows want to like give the immune system that army that's able
to inshallah fight off and nobody's against medicine and doing all the things but your first line of defense is your your immune system, your body so what are you putting in your body to strengthen your army or to weaken your body Shea. Exactly, nice, beautiful, man. I mean, just exactly how you're putting it. You know, surprised Allah, you know, when you get a cut, when you when you when you when you're, you know, you cut yourself or you're cut, you get bruised. Allah has already created a mechanism for your body to heal itself immediately.
Immediately, but But the problem is, is we take it for granted because we're so used to it. Oh, yeah, it's gonna clot up or you know, inshallah, you know what, I'm sleepy, I'm drowsy. Your body is telling you something. Even mucus in it of itself is a protective mechanism. It's not it can be a sign of the lack of certain nutrients, or it can be assigned of certain nutrients and certain chemicals that shouldn't even be in your mind.
You know, Allah Subhana Allah gives you many ayat, he gives you many ayat and many signs, but the person should take heed even when you look in the mirror and you may see some blemishes or something on your face. One of the first questions one should ask is okay, what did what what have I been eating? Right? What have I been eating? because food is the I remember the Pinilla when I started you know, came from Saudi Arabia, you know, and started working out and stuff and one of my mentors I was working on I was like, Okay, I would you know, you always hear what protein shake and you know, and all this stuff, he was like, Man food man. He said, food is the best medicine.
Eat, clean. That's it, just eat clean. Don't get into all of this other stuff. Just eat clean. Everything comes from that and mankind puts their own intervention and their own, you know, chemicals on top of that, yet we still have the bid button. They count or they cover that which is true.
With which is untrue even though the context is slightly different but to show that you know that which is pure you know they've placed a adulterate that which is pure Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food is sustaining for Hippocrates This is so important. Let's go one more Hadeeth were the promises on lassa fundamentally sent to mankind Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him he said take advantage of five before five. Right so what do you have in there sure you had time before
you're overwhelmed with time age right before old age hits hits in your well before you lose it and there's two more in there. I miss we got before we get to help what was the other one?
And then you have health so health health, isn't it when it comes to comes to us but health is one of those five before five. Again, health is talking about health share. NASA Pinilla again, if you notice all of these have the imperative verb you know it's a ton of more Hamson couple of sentences take advantage of five, you know, so it's taking take advantage of it using the imperative verb to show the matter of importance, the matter of importance is this. This is preventative right before it hits. Beautiful. Exactly, exactly. And, you know, Subhanallah, as they said in Arabic, and we call it 200 minute alleged prevention is better than cure, you know, that one has the Wikipedia
takes the preventative measures. And the the the the seed of preventative measures is when you I don't think how much I don't think we realize
you know we use we think of the word Jihad you know, people who have worked with guns and you know, on on the black flag and all that, or we think of jihad, enough's. Okay, but one of the most important manifestations of jihad enough is when you when you open that refrigerator, man, when you open that cover, what choices are you making?
You How often is the turn your stove on to actually cook something as opposed to going in the freezer and getting something that has that's breaded and when you look at the ingredients, you think it's another language, because you're seeing so many words that you know that you have to study. Even more important, more than nutrition to understand what some of these words mean, when you're in the kitchen. That is when you should ask? Well, I yeah, this sounds may sound outlandish or far fetched, that's when you should ask Allah for tofield when you walk in your kitchen, to make the right decisions, when you go to the store, you know, to make sure that you stop by the produce
section in buying water. So taking advantage of that, the manifestation of it, I would say that all of us, you know, a face is when we walk in the kitchen kitchen. That is where the protection of the sofa and the implementation of this Hadeeth if we have a correct intention, we will receive reward for it and shall they say the hardest push up they won't ever do is to push that plate away or to push those sweets away. That's the hardest push up like you do. So you gotta you really got to be strong. Let's go this is a famous scholar look. And I hope the fans shake.
Even they'll claim they will really be attentive, I found this quote for him. I don't know if you ever heard this one here. And I want your comments on it. He said, it's a tribute to him that health is one of the most precious favors Allah has bestowed upon His servants, the most generous of gifts, the most plentiful of his bounties. Rather, even more health is the most precious of favors without exception. So it is fitting that whoever is granted a portion of this fortune that he cherishes it preserves it and guards it against harm. What do you think about that when you hear that brilliant? I mean, just yeah, that is that is brilliant. I mean even obey Him whom and who he is someone that
he's talking about, look at look what he's taught, you know, look how he's balancing it out. He's talking about all the different sciences of the slot and then he's talking about look this do you think we're lacking of this talking about this by many of some of the learned folk amongst us? Oh, big time. And again, that's why you know, Subhanallah even though pay him you know, I'm trying to think of which book he said him because he talks about this in numerous books, right. It's kind of like, you know, there's a book that we have to benevity which is you know, it's it's a part of of his book so when we're looking at the beautiful aspect of the day, you know, even though I am
capitalizing on this and no claim as a student of Shrek the 17 year, you know, in from Syria so from the mask so when we're looking at the statement of immuno fam Rahim Hello tie that shows the importance of it and how he talks about preserving it. And it's a trust from Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, we know we should firstly understand, as we mentioned in the beginning, that this is something that is essential to our existence, as Muslims but most importantly as human beings, ie taking care of our bodies by watching what we eat, primarily watching what we eat and how we treat our bodies and you know, Subhanallah you know, I remember there's a Hadith of the Prophet
On when he talks about is all of us have heard, you know, the third, you know, the three elements that a third should be for error, a third for fluid and a third for food. And even Raja he mentioned in his explanation of this Hadeeth and the gemora, I don't want him in his book, explanation of the 40 Hadith. And remember, no, he mentioned that a non Muslim physician during his time said, if this heartbeat were to be implemented, basically saving a third for water, a third for food and a third for drink. The only concern was that the hospitals and clinics that we wouldn't, there would be no need for them. Because if people were to practice this, in, in the way in the amount that they eat
from this aspect of obviously eating that, which is for you, then you wouldn't have any need for these clinics, etc. So let me just again, go back to my story, maybe you have a similar story you can share with us, and maybe some people can relate again. So I was talking about someone who's always you know, working out and to martial arts, but then kind of just eating gorging, you know what I mean, having those sometimes would be like, just cheat day, but then, you know, maybe a whole box of doughnuts or whatnot. And then you start having TIF issues, you start having health issues, and then you go to, you know, the doctor, and then he gives you some antibiotics, and you think,
okay, I feel good. And then you get sick again, the week that you Wait, you're weakening the immune system, just eating garbage, and you start having bronchitis or, you know, some other health issues and whatnot. And that's what I was having. And then that routine, I would just, you know, you watch the commercials back in the day, when you when used to watch the TV, and you see like, you know, the pharmaceutical drugs, they're pushing out there. So, you know, we're, I think one of the two, only two countries, I think New Zealand and America that allow the pharmaceutical company to advertise right to the people directly. So this is dangerous, why they say because now you're fixated in that
pill, because the marketing is hitting you and now you force doctors get put in a position that now you go to them and they got to you know, give you something that you want something you want this pill and it's and then you know, educate you a doctor should be an educator educating you on how to have better health so they need to give you a pill because you believe there's a pill for every ill and that's how I was you brainwashed you know into that. But then you start to see stops it's not working you know you just masking the problem is just kind of the example is given is like someone who has a rock in their shoe and then they got pain. And then you go you know to the doctor because
the pain but it gives you ibuprofen, but you didn't get the rock out of the shoe, right if you just get to the root of the problem. So I wasn't getting to the root of the problem. But last month, Allah guided me to a nutritionist his name was Jim Marlo, while he was a former nutritionist for for a doctor who's really popular in the health scene, Dr. mercola, he was his chief nutritionist. And then he turned me out too, you know, eating real food, you know, the Thai baht, we call it and then I started to see major changes happen. And things started to really get better as far as health and 100. And it belong to me. But one of the first thing shifts that I cut out. And Alan Carr talks
about this, he's had great success. He's a award winning author of getting people off alcohol, cigarette smoking, and he has a book called good sugar, bad sugar. And he talks about in his book, that willpower will only take you so far right? You have to unpackage what you've been brainwashed all over these years as a child and specifically we're talking about here what helped me is when I went to war on sugar, now we differentiate the good sugar that allow us want to put in dates and apples and you know the real foods that come with fiber has a nutritional value micronutrients in there and we're talking about not that but the sugar that's been stripped from the sugar cane that
has no nutritional value. That's deplete a vitamin is a minerals and actually is poison it wreaks havoc in the body. So when I studied that, and I realized that this stuff is poison, it's actually there's no as Alan Carr talks about in his book, there's no safe level it's like someone who wants to take some some heroin you'd be like there's no safe flow with that because every time you take you just set yourself up to getting more and more addicted. There's a ton of research that talks about it's more addicted to cocaine so is no no safe level, every time you put it or you project your sugar cravings onto your children you're setting them up for disaster and we've talked about
the the staggering statistics and whatnot. And then you're setting yourself up for addiction and that's what it does, it gets you addicted and then you just want more you have more and more and more and then inflames your body as as Medina say talks about in her book
in this book, the holistic RX so that was the first thing so I want to talk about that, you know, going to war on some of these things that you see when you alter the creation of Allah subhanaw taala You know, it can produce many of these negative results the food that Allah spent Allah gave us you know, you mentioned the 1/3 1/3 now you go in moderation with that, but but these other these other like, they have over a half a million fake food items, and they're all pumped in the majority with with sugar so many people don't know where to start.
So I would recommend and um, see your thoughts on that understanding unpackaging really the difference between good sugar bad sugar, the sugar that last one FDA gave us right and dates and raw honey, this kind of sugar is different. And then understanding what man is concocted and made in the lab, and how this if we avoid this and I I've had people people I have, you know, people who've asked me, you know, what was the thing that helped me the most and once they've cut out sugar they've seen a drastic decrease in in their weight loss right away off the bat, you know, you can watch so many different videos out there of people who've given up you know, who've done this and
they've seen tremendous health benefit and Turner turns out just from this just from going to war and understanding the havoc that is wrecked wrecking on your body. And starting with that getting rid of sugar cleaning out the cupboards from sugar replacing with what other what was something that you be substituted with, but understanding this concept, what do you what do you think about that? Not as huge, man. I mean, I just wanted to hear you keep going because that is something that is that was a breakthrough for me, man. I mean, you know, knowing what, what when they say sugar, okay, I'm thinking the white sugar in my cover. I don't sit and eat that. I don't put that in my if I
drink tea. I don't put that in my tea. I don't put that in. You know, you know, I remember I used to put that in my cereal when I was younger. I don't do that anymore. So I used to do it also.
A cornflakes by themselves, man. Come on.
Come on me. No. So, you know, I used to think it was the white sugar. But then you know Subhanallah you know shout out to these two sisters. They were sisters
here in Dallas a couple years ago and then they told me you know, they were eating some some noodles, but it wasn't processed news. Right? And I was like, why? And they're like, but there's there's a lot of sugar. I'm like there's sugar in and processed food and in breaded foods and like, yeah, so there was a documentary I watched called fed up on Have you watch it? Yeah, I recommend this to everybody watch it from now on. After that, fellas. Now that really, it was I want to say revelation. But linguistically, it revealed to me the reality of sugar. What sugar is in like, you know, barbecues, I used to love barbecue sauce, like the you know, the, the Heinz and the ketchup.
And when I stopped and looked at what I loved as a child, and what took me It made me go to the dentist in the fourth grade and get so many fillings. You know, I didn't eat the junk. You know, I had the Jolly Ranchers, you're thinking the candy in the store, but no, the sauces that you eat bread, you know, all of these sugars inside of these things? And what does that mean? Like when someone told me information? I'm like, okay, information on my joint. No, then when you explain inflammation, and how that prohibits the absorption of nutrients that you need, and then what can take place? I think that general education, what we're what's being done today, from the Muslim
Ummah, as well needs to be done on a consistent basis. Because when you talk about sugar, man, that is SubhanAllah. That is the seed, because a lot of people do not know, when we say sugar, where it is in the foods that we eat. I mean, I think bread is one of the biggest ones, right? Bread is awesome. I don't eat bread. Yeah, exactly. Right. And you know, when I left bread and dairy, let's just say dairy, you know, that the traditional dairy, which they told us we needed, how many servings, you know, per day, when I left that I saw a drastic change in my body. I was I used to be lethargic in the middle of the day, because I would have those little, you know, healthy crackers
and cookies and stuff and realize that, you know, the sugar was in it, that is what was spiking me up, and then I was coming right back down, you know, the feeling in my joints, you know, when I wake up in the morning, you know, some kind of leaving this sugar off. And ultimately fasting was that which which was huge. And that again, you know, when we're talking about chronic illness, sugar plays a huge role in that. And I think they talked about in plant to talk about in the future, from the walls in your artery, to the walls in your intestine, you know, to Cipolla to the way that your your the cloud the cloudiness and your thoughts in the fog in your thinking, you know, sugar plays a
huge role in that. And again, it may not be tomorrow, but it could be 10 years from now 20 years from now. And like you said, the average physician won't be able to uncover that. Like he mentioned someone that is a nutritionist and looks at you know, the elements of foods and how it affects your hormonal system primarily is that which is which is very, very important. So I think you know, some of the action items for Muslims is to really, you know, after today if they haven't is to look at, okay, what are the good sugars that I can eat, and when should I eat them? And what are the things that I should stay away from the bachelors that process when we say processed food, what does that
mean? Right? So I think that's huge Michelle, for bringing that up. Yeah, this this people don't understand. We talked about how it creates the diabetes, cardiovascular disease.
Cancer, obesity, high blood pressure, weight gain even has a effect on your mental health, mood disorders, inflammation, the list goes on or logical disorders already back to you know, sugar. And it's I just I'm so happy elated when when you you start mentioning you're talking about many of these things it's kind of like you're you're on the meth head now you're on the med med hatches Is that your understanding? Because you've done you've just taken some time you got an open mind as the saying goes look for the mind to work it has to function properly has to be like a parachute has to be open. So people you start talking about this stuff and they're just like they're living to eat
instead of eating or eating to live instead of living to eating to live. So let me eat Yeah, yeah, you know the saying right now it's like they're not taking this matter serious. And this is sad, you know, and then you see look like what I talked about many of the how it's been systematically set up, because then you go you get into the system, you don't want to get into the system, like when you go to for instance, the hospitals deal with my nutritionist and we did a video you know, just pointing out some of these things like it said on the so we're in the waiting room and then there's a sign says something about nutrition and then we go in there and it's a pot machine right and and
then it has the other machine next to it with all the chips and all of the this is in a hospital so just this the ironic thing, so that I just had recently had some
situation going back to the house because because my father had a stroke now heal him. I mean, every amin and then so here's a true story. Look, they said they bring him in you're kind of at the mercy they're at the hospital. And then he gets in and he's already diabetic. And then they're they bring him to jello and they're bringing him the you know the pop and the sprite and all and then this is increasing his you know, blood blood pressure, his blood sugar, and then he gets in a spiral of drugs, you know, the mean is, and that drug is causing this side effect and that one this side effect and it's just a roller coaster disaster. You know what I mean? Yeah, yeah, no, no, man, I
don't mean to stop you, man. But I'm just saying that, you know, yesterday, I just had to bring take my bring my mother back from the hospital. You know, Subhanallah she, you know, they could she, they her cardiologist said she has some issues with her heart. So we took her to the hospital and she went in, they were about to put a stent in our but apparently there was no stenosis, everything was apparently clean there. But you know, she has a sharp pain in her chest, I mean, signs of that, which could lead to a heart attack. You know, she has vertigo, you know, where it's the feeling of feeling dizzy, and you can't, you know, it's it's, uh, you know, sometimes it's in the middle ear
where you can't even your eyes.
You know, so, you know, just seeing how vulnerable she was post after the after the presumed surgery, right? Or intervention, because the anesthesia was wearing off. And just seeing how Subhanallah how vulnerable she was, you know, I'm saying to myself, and you know, man, Charlotte, may Allah protect her, and do not want to be put in this situation ever. So just thinking about, you know, the average person think of Okay, working out, some I can go out and do which is great, which is needed. But again, you know, some kind of love
when they were bringing the food in, you have to be you know, and as you mentioned, you'll tell certain people, the majority people, and they don't, it's not that they don't want to hear it, there may be politeness and sometimes even joke about it, you know, that you're a health nut or something like this. But the reality is, you know, they're comfortable. What is more comfortable than eating something that tastes good? You know, so and that's exactly the whole thing of the [???]tier. You know, when you look in the deen of Islam, the what's the one that what's the reason the process and even mentioned why gold is impermissible for men, he says because it will be for you. And Jenna,
when he talks about gender he talks about rivers of, of honey lakes of milk, these are things that you know, you will desire, right? But the goal is Be patient and fight your desires of that which is not beneficial for you on this earth, or what let's even say what Allah has made him permissible. And you may not ultimately know all the reasons, but just doing it because Allah said, so he will give you that what you want in the next life. And from that is eating from the play you back and not tampering with the food. So Paula, you know, and that's the message I want to give to everyone. I'm glad you brought that up. in hospitals. Sometimes in gatherings, you're going to be the odd person
out, people gonna look at you strange people are going to, you know, maybe even make fun of you. You know, you may like in hospitals, just as you were as I was, you know, they brought the food and I'm like, Can I just work at the hospital? I'm like, I asked him I said still that food in the hospital? Thank you.
I mean, in the hospital, you know, so it's just you have to be that person, you know, and I say that with full conviction, to be the person that always tries to call people to help people and, you know, again, like with eating, it's something that they consume every day. So you're trying to tamper with that, you know, I don't know
You know, people don't really want to hear that all the time. But when it comes to the being sick, you know, when you when you tell them okay, what you what you what you're eating? You know, that's where it's highlighted. It's the final frontier for a lot of people. Yeah, that's, that's interesting. You're saying I mean, we often
we, again, going back to the hospital, I mean, we do have like for emergency care, you break a leg gunshot, you know, the best emergency care. But, you know, doctors will tell us even I've had people, doctors in the program and people who I've, you know, I went to nutrition health, and I've asked them, when's the last time you've been to the doctor? This is also what had me thinking. And I have people say, 20 years, 25 years, I said, what I thought that was just like, you got to be there, like, every once a year you got it. But it was like, What are you doing? Like, what are the life hacks, and then they talk about what we're talking about. The key to good health is good food, we
haven't got to exercise, that's part of it also. But even before that, because people get into this calorie counting and whatnot. But really, I mean, you can't compare the calories from avocado versus snicker bar.
It's not the same. So you'll be you can see people just working out day and night. Like I was myself working out a lot. But then again, if you're putting goes back to if you're putting, you know, like my uncle, use a doctor chiropractor, he said, you know, a law, God Almighty didn't create the bodies, the garbage can, so don't put garbage in it. So if you're putting garbage in it, and you could be just working out working out, but you're just it's counterproductive. Right? So going back to that is, I'm just so happy when you when you when you mentioned that we're trying to save I mean, can this fall under look, you know, just as helping to save life, you know, this is something I've
been really helping to save the children who are not expected to outlive their parents, you know, the cancer is just growing exponentially chronic disease and what we found you found I found in the doctors who are on this panel and whatnot on this program. So this is just to like for the oma for the community and beyond to take the matter serious one, you know, get the Coca Cola out of the massages, I mean, something else and then I get it again, this is not to put, you know, disparage or two we have some great doctors physicians out there. But it really disheartening when I come in, and I've seen this and I'm like, I'm around and there's like a whole group of physicians at the table.
And they are Coca Cola on the table.
Yeah, yeah, no support a lot. I mean, especially in Ramadan, I mean, as you know, it's a huge opportunity to quote unquote, jumpstart, dare I say, your life, your body and the metabolism and the functionality of your hormones primarily, you know, the insulin secretion, you know, which is the key hormone to weight gain, ultimately, right, when you break your fast your body is so depleted of nutrients and wants to know,
what immediately what you consume is what's going to take in and even hold to a certain degree. So if it's going to be, you know, what you're breaking your fast with is something that you can practically have a real good jumpstart in, and make sure that it's something that is light, and that is natural, that is plaguing something that is like natural to call organic and free of all pesticides, and anything any type of chemicals. You know, rather than pop I think you'll call it so you know, soda, and some salty foods, you know, Subhanallah so that's one thing, okay, we can we can one like some action, do items, clean your house sell from all of the sugar, the processed foods,
the fake foods and fake foods often say is a list of foods and ingredients, you need a chemistry degree, a biology degree to understand, you know, to pronounce, so cut all that out, because you're going to be less tempted when you go into your kitchen. You know, that's your first Jihad now you're in your you're in your kitchen, and you got to be like, you're going to fail, that willpower is gonna, you know, diminish. So get it don't bring it in the house. So this is where we also need, you know, the family to work together because if once on that wavelength, the other ones not, then it becomes a conflict in the house.
What do you say about that? We need that huge man. Well, I I'm so glad you touched on that point. I'm so glad you touched on that point. Because it's very important for the wife and the husband to at least respect, at least respect each other's decisions. And and and to accommodate that. So when you cook something, you know, if you're the wife or the husband and you're cooking something, and you know the husband does not want any salt, or he doesn't want anything processed no sauces with it, try to cook another dish for him or use another pan if he doesn't want, you know, certain types of, of, you know, whether no margarine, he wants natural butter, you know, something like that, or
coconut oil, you know, when cooking, you know, make that make that investment. For dare I even say for the men because I've seen one particular marriage where it was becoming a problem. I mean, it was becoming a marital issue where the husband had a certain diet and he wanted to try to maintain his diet. He was getting into fitness and things of that nature and wellness. And the wife wasn't really on board and it created it created conflict and guess who was seeing it? The kids, the kids, you know, so you
Without a doubt it This requires some kind of a series of meetings between the wife and the husband and the parents and the children. And it's not it's not no, put that away. It's more in the beginning, maybe, but to explain to them why, you know, like when children, especially young boys, boys and girls, when they're turning into a man and puberty, well, I sugar is one of the worst enemies for acne is one of the causes of acne. So if you tell them like like one of my sons, you're starting to get acne. I said, leave off the barbecue sauce. I know your dad used to love it. Leave off the barbecue sauce leave? No, as soon as he left it off. He started drinking water, more water
stayed away from soda. He saw the acne just disappear. I love it. I mean, look at that. Now, where would you go? I mean, again, it goes back to if you would have went to a physician, for instance, which again, I don't want I want I'm just this is because it's very important. Unless you go to a holistic minded physician, they would not connect this Connect. Exactly, exactly. They make the connection but Pop's made the connection.
Well, let's learn from holistic physicians, man, I mean, that's a massive, I love that, you know, just just him leaving that he understands now and now. Now he's an independent thinker. In regards to his bodily function. He realizes how this sugar plays in his life. Not only comes from his, from his how he looks, but even this before he loves basketball. Even in his performance, he realizes it and he sees how he gets real shut down and lazy. And that's where I come in. I'm like, ah, see, it? Was that what you consumed? It was those skills your friend gave you your practice.
Right? So now it's like, no, Bob, I can't kick comes around now. But so now it's just okay. Now you understand that. And that's huge, as you mentioned, with family, you know, Cipolla, and it's not going to come overnight, brothers and sisters and may not come overnight. And that's where again, it goes back to do it. Allah subhanho wa Taala. I just want to mention one thing that you mentioned, you mentioned it twice the preservation of the body and preservation. This is what we call from the Islamic objectives and mocassin to the city, some say five, and some say six, right? So health and eating from the playback even falls into more categories, you know, preservation of the health,
preservation of the of the of the of the dean, because when you're so lethargic, you don't want to get up for fudging. You don't want to get it for a pm. And then what is one of the reasons that's important to go to get sleep, as a scholar is mentioned, is to wake up to wake up for anybody to have enough energy for anybody. So everything that you use should increase you as a means to increase you in your body and your gratefulness to God. Right. So food is not helping you in that it can be something that is detrimental to your deen to your religion. You know, and again, as we talked about, not looking at, you know, understanding that your body is a temple, it is a trust you
don't ultimately own it is what Allah is giving you. How are you feeding it? What are you feeding it? And how are you using it?
So substituting those sweets, there's always something now that you can replace if you leave off, you know, and the doctor madiha she illustrates this, she makes so many different foods, you know, and they'll probably be talking about this. She talks about it a lot in the Hello kitchen, the sisters in there where you have if you leave off, for instance, let's take ice cream. And there's a video that you can watch from the Ben and Jerry's. Everybody knows about Ben and Jerry's, I think Jerry's right. The founders interesting story, if you go on YouTube, and look, Chris beat cancer. And then one of his guests, is the son of the owner of that famous ice cream chain. He talks about
how he was about to inherit this, he was about to inherit the kingdom of ice cream, eat it up because he started turning towards health. And he saw that the ice cream was actually helping to destroy people's health, right? So he gave it up. And later his father also got cancer among the majority of most of his family. And then it was interest, you got to watch the story for people out there, you know, who are really ice cream lovers. So you can see it for what it is, but then I'll give you a substitute to it. So then he's at the doctor's office, and a doctor recommends this book that had Look how Allah sets everything up that and the book was by the author his son so it came
and his son wrote I forgot the gentleman's name, but he's someone who's really into what we're talking about. So substituting you know the white sugar which you know, the tea bought the sweets, the whole fruits that have vitamins micronutrients, eating real food, avoiding fake food, I want to go I just want to touch upon this, I think is real important. Just real quick naps. You know, we all have this ego and whatnot, all of us, right? We have to, you know, be struggling against it. But like let's say for me and martial arts, I'm this inbox.
kickboxing, you know, my main specialty is jujitsu, Gracie Jiu Jitsu. But now if I start, you know, there's other martial arts. So if someone comes to me and they start asking about filming Filipino martial arts with knives and does that even though we have some basic weapons disarmament, but if I start trans if I start getting into an avenue, like I know everything, you know what I mean? Right, that's feeding my ego. And I'm misleading people, right? I have to know my limitations. Basically, what I'm saying like, if I don't know something, gotta say, look, and what is this shade? This famous statement is half an hour just saying, I just don't know. So now going back to two doctors,
you know, just, again, there's so much to learn, you know, and this I love our Muslim doctors out there, we have so many different physicians, but have you ever had a conversation and talk with you know, any physicians just to motivate them also, to take it because look, some, you know, people, they get into this area, like, Okay, what I learned is the gold standard, nothing else is where the learning what I learned is that as, as the divine religions, nothing else to learn, and they get stuck, and that's it, they don't go outside of that. And it's and take their knowledge, like Dr. Medina, say did to the next level, so to motivate them, because they're the people that people
respect us, and they're going to be going to them, right. So instead of just being the MD standing for master drug dealer, Let us stand for education, and educating people on really, what's the key to good health and good nutrition, you know? Yeah, no, definitely. So ego, ego, sometimes it plays into it, you see, that
is why they get the message, and they do that, but what have you ever experienced talking to some physicians about this? Well, life? Yeah, definitely, um, you know, supine a lot, because, you know, it's two things. The first thing is that, you know, physicians when talking with them, and not to, you know, as we're not doing, and as you mentioned, numerous times, but to make that very, very clear, this is not to downplay the profession of being a physician or traditional physician. But it's again, going back to the issue that you're talking about now, is to know our limits. And that's why, you know, when I mentioned certain types of surgeons in certain professions are specialized,
which is, which is what one is supposed to do. But that means that there is ignorance in another in another area, it's important to know that the word doctor covers a lot of different disciplines, science sciences, experiences, and it's just to know, particularly where we fall in that, and it reminds me This is the second thing is, you know, a couple of days ago, I don't know if you know that there was a family here in Allen, Texas, that, you know, two young men,
they took their own life and took it to their families, like two Muslims, here in Allen, Texas. And, you know, we, as moms, we all met here in Dallas, all of us as moms, we all met on a zoom call, and we had, you know, some psycho therapists on there with us. And one of the I made a very important point, you know, it's,
and he said, you know, please, please, please, you know, you know, realize that the community members are coming to you as emails, when they are stressed, when they have a problem, if they may be suicidal, they're not ultimately coming to us, they're coming to you, as a man's, it's important for you to know your limits, and when to refer them to a psychotherapist, to a psychologist when to refer them. And that's very important for moms as well, you know, that, when you're, you know, getting hired as an Imam or youth director, know what Know your limits, know where you can, what Allah has given you, and how you want to help this world? And no way you say, Well, no, that's not
my professional. I don't know anything about that. Let me refer you to someone. You know, Subhanallah, I remember the Hadith of the were two companions, companions that were traveling, we know this Hadeeth where the man he had some sores, I think it was some sores on his head. Right. And he wanted to,
you know, have a concession. He didn't want to listen, you know, and they said, No, you have to, and the water when it hit his wounds, he eventually died from that. When they came back to the province a lot. It was something they refer, they mentioned this to him. He said, also to move on to the como la he said, You all killed him. Right, because of their lack of knowledge, and insisting on what it was rather La, la be pleased with them. But the promise all sudden was making a point here is that there was a concession there was some element of knowledge that should have been sought before making this claim or before, I want to say forcing, but enforcing this upon the individual. So it's
very, very important that you mentioned that we should we should stop what we do not know and say I don't know, and take it to the people that do know and show them. Absolutely, just to touch upon what you mentioned is a very sad tragedy to happen. I just want to touch upon it. I don't know for the majority of people, because we take very dearly when we hear the term Muslim Islam, you know, and for just all of humanity life is just so precious. But I don't know if Did you get a chance to read through their letter? Yeah. And manifesting. Yeah, I mean, it seemed like this was more of again, it's another topic I wanted to talk about it. They had more of a secular theology. This is
You know, I mean, we use the label that there are Muslim whatnot, okay, but what the way that in the letter you had the way I believe they, they thought life was just about being happy. So they did this to make their parents happy to take them to a happy place. So it was like just antithesis to the Islamic teachings and Islam. You know, this is a different topic. But you know, when you read through that, just calling out, you know, what we're being exposed to in the schools in the secular system, and a lot of times people will try to put as Islam as the blame. But if we were living truly the Islam, as taught to us, you know, what I mean, these these ideas, and all these things that
creep in and all the other things? I mean, I don't know your thoughts on that when you read the letter, you know, and then again, not to the MIT and other health issues and mental health, all that stuff playing. But when you when you read that, what did you take from when you read, read through their letter? No, it's exactly that is exactly what you're talking about, you know, our environment and what we put out what we, you know, what we're surrounded by, and we've got to be very cognizant of that on a regular basis, you know, on a, on a given Sunday, we need to just say, Okay, what, how am I spent my day, and then hold ourselves accountable. But that ultimately goes back to, you know,
when it comes to our connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala? And what actions during the course of our day, are we consciously doing for Allah subhana wa, tada to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And under just understanding that relationship of, of doing an act of worship, and how that ties into Amen, so that, you know, that's where I got it from there. And definitely, it was something that, you know, you can say, a cry for help as well, you know, unless without a protect us show. I mean, I mean, I mean, I look, I want to probably do an episode dedicated to this future and show up, let's go back. So health, another part of health look, exercise, you know, this is so important that we get our
nutrition right, first, we get our Dean, right, right, you get the right, we get our heart right, connected to the Creator, the one and only, and then from their holistic way of life. You know, we we mentioned the ayah from the Quran. We mentioned the Hadith about taking health serious before you lose it, you know, exercise. So what do we have to say about Xhosa? How has that helped you in your life for you? How many days a week exercise? What do you recommend for people who just really, even some people learning people, you just used to sitting in a cubicle in the chair, you know, I mean, you don't get out there, and there's no movement in life. And if you start, you don't move, you
start dying, and you start you start to get into, if you don't use it and say you lose it. Right? Right. And that's literally it, if you don't use it, you lose it. So all the muscles in your body that it's important to use at some degree. Now, I mean, when we talk about working out, you know, you know, it's not about no pumping iron or screaming in the gym, or, you know, you know, working out to you're just totally you can barely talk and breathe,
it's just a matter of having some kind of movement with some level of resistance, your body does not know, you know, Subhanallah, I get a five gallon water bottle from a, you know, a 15 pound weight, or a person that you may be trying to move and maneuver during jujitsu and wrestling, right, your body doesn't know and doesn't care, it's just a matter of are you using particular muscles in a particular way, for you know, so that's what's most important we talk about exercise, that's all it is, it's just movement with some kind of resistance. Now, depending on that level of resistance, and the range of resistance is that is where we can get the different results. So for you know, people
that it depends on what you want. So a lot of people talk about, you know, I want to work out then first question is yes. Okay, what exactly do you want? You know, so if we're talking about, you know, nutrition, that's the first thing that I always try to tell people is okay, what are you eating? How are you sleeping, because those are the three elements, right? It's, you're eating, you're sleeping, and you're in your, in your and you're working out, you know, you really have to have the eating somewhat be conscious of what you eat and understand the results of it, you know, fearing the, the punishment of it in this life, and hopefully not in the next right, so it's trying
to eat clean and eating clean means eating that which comes directly from the earth as which we have talked about it was being talked about. But really with exercise, it's a matter of having some kind of movement or resistance, particularly if you can have it around three to four days a week, depending on the exercise in and of itself. And this is something that is highly recommended, hopefully something a little every day from some kind of movement and movement. I'm not talking about, you know, with some weights, I'm talking about a brisk walk in the morning, you know, a brisk walk in the evening. Now with fasting, particularly having that walk in the morning before budget as
soon as you wake up. You know, studies have shown that there's a 200% fat loss ratio when one walks in the morning on an empty stomach, you know, before they do anything, and then walking before you break your fast as well. cardio, you know, cardio, just some, you know, movements that increase the heart rate, while fasting has shown to have tremendous benefits as well. So
I mean that's a whole you know Michelle chapter and of itself but you know we're really with exercise it's a matter of having some kind of movement with some kind of resistance ultimately to have quote unquote gains and I mean many many, many benefits from your, your heart health, to secretion of hormones that are beneficial such as we call the human human growth hormone which is secreted from the pituitary gland you know with with weight training and adding some resistance can help that secretion. Fasting in itself helps that secretion and I think it's going to be talked about inshallah, as we talked about inshallah diabetic autonomy. There was a friend of mine Mike
lukovitch, he's 80s and I was asking him I said, What do you do to keep in good health right and he says, Okay, he's got his own vegetable garden. He has a garden and then what he does for exercise when he'll run when you go get his mail from the mailbox he Sprint's that is all day so that gets the heart rate going right isn't he's Hill sprint, that's the resistance training he does. These are the some life hacks that I got for him but like you said, you can look good that's one thing from the outside but the body can be deteriorating for insight. So it has to be built on the foundation of good food good health we always say eat root food avoid fake food. The food that allows one dog
gave it to Thai baht food and exercise have movement like you just said so important to living a holistic life. And we're here with
Dr. Misha Medina sh so when we talk about doctors we're not you know just making stuff up our own we're going to a doctor here also many out there like this one that same wavelength we got to get others motivated inshallah.
Allah hair wow Subhan Allah that was mind blowing, I was amazing design Allah Hara both for your time. And I am so thankful and honored that Allah brought you guys, you know, here that we can Subhana Allah really educate and empower the Muslim Ummah, to start with just little itty bitty steps. And I love those steps that brother Eddie that you said just like get rid of the faithful, just start reading yourself educating yourself, you know.
So just, it's really powerful to try to how to like, we can just start with these basic things. Right. So
yeah, also, and I loved the last thing you said, Brother Edie about the vegetable garden, I'm a huge fan of gardening. And I'm sure you guys probably also know about the Blue Zones, right? Blue Zones are the areas of the world where people live to be over 100. And you know, they have all these characteristics in common of like, good community, sociability, eating, food that they grow, and less emphasis on materialism. And, you know, super stressed out life. And, you know, these are all teachings that we have from Islam anyway. And I think, wow, you know, we we, we, we can really edit our lives down. And that would probably bring down stress quite a bit and simplify things, and then
really focus on what's truly important. Absolutely. And actually have time to exercise that we think that we don't have time for a break. Right? Yeah. And then the guy who was running to his mailbox hitting us.
That's awesome. It doesn't have to be.
Yeah, it doesn't have to be going to the gym, signing up for you know, people sometimes I think make things more we make things more complicated for ourselves sometimes, right? gardening is a I think it's a mental therapy for me, but when I actually get in to do it, it's like, it's physical work.
Guys, right. They're just gardening, man. It's just a lot of work. Yeah. But your
earth also is so yeah. All that grounding going on touching and increasing the microbiome, like the diversity of the microbiome.
I mean, we've got a problem in our stores, right? We don't know everybody wants perfect vegetables and fruit, but most places you go in the world. I mean, when I was living in Turkey, I had to, like, wash things many, many times to get the dirt off, but that's okay. You know, like, you get some of that biome, that's fine. You're not gonna die from that. It's, you know, that's, it just feels more real Anyway, you know, that it's that it's coming from right from the farm. And, you know,
it's viewed as beautiful. I mean, so far, like, you mentioned gardening. I hope you'll have something in the future session just on that. I mean,
the deen of Islam. I mean for children. You know, my mother used to garden you know, we're trying to garden now. I mean, we have the Met leaves that grow but, you know, there's nothing like when a child puts a seed in and then sees a couple of weeks later,
grow and then they cut that tomato and then they eat it and they see how
With the work of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And with just their hard work itself, house upon law, it brings something organic and it's beneficial to them and in the process just goes on and on. They will eat it. I've done as when I was a teacher, I, I had to I was had a curriculum that was pretty open, I could do what I wanted with it, not only it was an awesome experience, because what I really wanted was the kids to be outside in nature. And so it gave them all the plastic cups, some seeds, and they were so excited for the longest time watching everything grow. And then what happens after that, well, they want to eat that fruit that they grew or that tomato, and then they, you know, it
becomes part of their diet, because they invested in it, you know, and then they get to see the miracle of something that grows from just a seed and the sign at wind and Allah Allahu Akbar, you know, that's the stuff that I think the lessons are so packed in there, but the actual doing of it is so simple. Awesome.
Well, does that fair? Brother Eddie, and she have the leather over your time today? I can't wait to continue this conversation again. And john, another seminar.
We have a lot more to talk about. This is wonderful. Thank you guys so much. Does that sound to go? Yeah.
in that camp, right? I gathered everybody at home the last sister coming on next Alhamdulillah. With
Dr. Ahmed and sister gel, I mean, all of us. I feel like that's I wanted to gather everybody together. We can talk about this all day because Subhanallah we've we've reaped the benefit of this idea of lifestyle. And we we want to spread the word so does aka l'affaire for all your time today and tell them we'll continue this conversation again until another time. I mean, yeah.
Thank you for sharing your wisdom with everybody and let's make it a point to do something again. And I like the gardening idea.
I'm serious. I love it. I love it. I A lot of my readers are I post a lot of pictures of flowers and things that I think well maybe people think that's boring, but I get a lot of people asking like please do more of that they love it. So it's something earthy we all it's like a fix on our fixer. Right exactly. We really need that kind of thing that reconnection so let's regroup and maybe after even inshallah we can we can talk about something to do.
Getting out of the concrete jungle as I call it.
connects you with Allah. Yes.
Thank you. Wonderful. Thank you, DSA for hosting this you sister. Thank you so much and she's really nice to see you. Hopefully we see each other again soon in person
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