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In the Name of God بسم الله


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  1. The increase in your cravings for "sweet carbs" may just be a reflection of increased intake of and therefore dependence on sugars. The lay-term "sugar" is often used in place of glucose and really obfuscates what carbs are and what they do once consumed. Your body breaks down all carbs you consume into glucose which is then absorbed into the bloodstream via the gut. If you're eating simple/refined carbs (aka starches) like sugar (i.e. your everyday sugar you put in your tea), potatoes, refined white breads etc then your gut is able to very quickly break down the simple starches into glucose a
  2. Can you provide more details about your pain? How does it start? What kind of pain is it (shooting, stabbing, constant, intermittent etc)? Does it involve the whole head or is it localised to certain areas? What symptoms before, during and after? How long does it last? What makes it better? What worsens it? How many times in a month do you get it? How old are you and how long have you been getting it? Do you have any other health problems? Does anyone in your family have migraines or significant health problems? What medications and supplements do you take currently? What meds have you taken i
  3. If I follow your twisted and mindbogglingly narrow logic, enslaving other human beings is clearly halal given the "textual evidence"... Sorry to burst your bubble, but you don't have a monopoly over Islam. It encompasses far more than just the closed circle of jurisprudence/fiqh/sharia whose centripetal revolutions haven't allowed the penetration of any new sciences for centuries--a closed circle that clearly can't tolerate a significant interruption of its tradition of consensus on the limited number of doubts and difficulties considered permissible to discuss. You don't get to deci
  4. Conjecture: "the formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof" ^In fact not a single point in what you've quoted is conjecture or personal opinion; and you did graciously grant that it is backed by science. Let me clarify that it is the established consensus of the medical community. Not to mention, it's backed by the same 'limited' medical science that has extended life expectancy by 20-30 years on average. And I'm assuming you are enjoying the fruits of the medical fraternity's labour by living a relatively healthy life?
  5. Dear Hussein, I'm uncertain about your age and location so a lot of what I will say will be based on some assumptions. Your sexuality is a critical part of who you are and therefore it is vital that you have good awareness of it. Only with sound knowledge of your sexuality (and your body in general) can you have a healthy sexual life. 1) There is no evidence whatsoever that masturbation in and of itself poses any risks to your well being. It's a normal part of self/sexual exploration at first and can continue to be a healthy part of your sexuality throughout your adult life. There's
  6. Given what you've stated about your partner, I'm inclined to assume that he has a fairly long list of sexual partners. You should get yourself tested for STIs as soon as possible, if you haven't already. You should also get the HPV vaccination as well if you're within the recommended age range. This case is an excellent example of why all girls (and boys) should be immunised against HPV before they become sexually active. Too often females in the Muslim and other conservative communities refuse immunisation against HPV because some equate it to a license to promiscuity. The result, such a
  7. As different as the difference between awesome and average.
  8. Are you getting the blisters at the very same spot? Do you get them on both feet or just the one foot? Skin/tissue damage and the resultant pain is usually a signal from the body that it doesn't like what you're making it do. So try to get the rubber/adhesive strips to prevent the friction. Make sure the shoes you were are comfortable, especially in the context of the activity you're engaged in while wearing them. Finally, make sure that your feet are as dry as possible and don't wear the same pair of socks for more than a day.
  9. People need to be careful about stuff they see on TV and all these fad diets. There's no such thing as gluten allergy or intolerance. There's however a quite serious condition called coeliac disease in which the body's immune system damages the intestines because it perceives gluten (parts thereof) as dangerous to the body. So if you keep eating food with gluten in it, the damage to the intestine increases, this in turn reduces the body's ability to absorb nutrients from the food you eat. Hence, signs and symptoms of malnutrition appear. UK's NHS has a helpful page on coeliac disease
  10. Usually the replacement lens is good for life. So why this problem has occurred needs to be investigated by a proper medical professional. There's nothing in your post for even an eye surgeon to be able to answer the question you are asking. Only an ophthalmologist/surgeon can answer your queries after doing a physical examination and reviewing your full medical history. (Age, smoking history, diabetes status, previous history of major illnesses/surgeries, type of cataract, type of cataract surgery, surgical complications, complications in the recovery phase, family history, work/social histor
  11. Blu115, the most well known genetic disease that we know of is cystic fibrosis. By well known, I mean that it has been studied across the globe because its incidence in Europeans is quite high. Even so, the breakthrough in gene therapy for CF is very recent, limited to the most predominant mutations, and still in experimental stages. In contrast, primary hypoxaluria is a much rarer disease and exists mainly in Mediterranean populations. There's very little advanced research in it, so gene therapy won't be a realistic option for it for the foreseeable future. Spiritual engagement etc are impo
  12. There is no cure for primary hypoxaluria, only treatments available to manage it. Please try not to go off the advice of random lay people on the web. Since you've already done that, you're actually doing the exact opposite of what's recommended. You should not be fasting! High fluid intake is extremely important. The stuff about "alkalizing" your body is ridiculous. Our bodies' plasma is closely guarded within a pH range of 7.35 to 7.45. The body self-corrects any disturbances, and if it is unable to correct the disturbance in pH within a reasonable amount of time, all metabolic activity wi
  13. Sucrose (sugar), a disaccharide, is composed of monosaccharides glucose and fructose. Glucose and fructose are isomers of each other and their metabolism is very similar - same chemical formula, different atomic arrangement. The benefit of consuming fructose instead of sucrose or glucose is pretty much negligible. If people are really interested in improving health, the right course of action is to avoid sugars rather than find alternatives for it. Most day-to-day processed food products use a variety of sugars in very high amounts. Aside from the obvious products like desserts and drinks th
  14. Just shake the hand. It won't kill you. I've tried it and I was totally okay afterwards. Even lived to tell the tale. Like right now.
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