Karmanos researchers report enhanced chemosensitivity of pancreatic cancer cells by black seed component

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute researchers today presented, at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in San Diego, CA, the potential benefits of Thymoquinone (TQ), a compound present in the oil of black seeds (Nigella sativa), in treating pancreatic cancer.

For centuries, these black seeds have been consumed in Asia, Africa and the Middle East to promote health and fight disease. TQ, an active component of the seeds, has been isolated for its promise as a chemo preventative agent. Pancreatic cancer cells currently have a high degree of inherent and acquired chemo resistance to standard chemotherapy agents Gemcitabine and/or Oxaliplatin, making these drugs only moderately effective.

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Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets


Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets

By Hasnaa Hassan

Onislam.net Staff
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 00:00

Give it a try; your kids will be so excited!

Chicken nuggets meal is an easy chicken recipe that your whole family will love. It is a very kid- friendly dish, too.

Children always eat it at restaurants, but we believe it is not healthy for them. Most of the time, nuggets are fried in repeatedly used oil and are high in fats. We also can’t be confident that the nuggets are made of pure chicken meat without other unhealthy additions.

Thus it is better to let our kids enjoy their favorite meal, but this time it is going to be a homemade and healthy dish.

Your kids will also love to participate in shaping their nuggets with their own hands.

Give it a try; your kids will be so excited!



  • 3 large skinless boneless chicken breasts( minced)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3tsp olive oil
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp onion powder
  • 1\2 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil spray


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray.
  2. Put the minced chicken in a bowl; add salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, cinnamon and olive oil.
  3. Mix them well by your fingers, and leave the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil.
  5. Make small balls of the chicken mixture, then shape them tenderly with your fingers( you may use shapes like hearts or stars…etc).
  6. In another bowl, mix breadcrumbs with parmesan cheese.
  7. Put a few chunks of chicken at a time into the breadcrumb mixture to coat, then on the baking sheet.(repeat until all is done).
  8. Lightly spray the top with olive oil spray then bake 8 – 10 minutes. Turnover then cook for another 4 – 5 minutes or until cooked though.
  9. Serve with ketchup, mayonnaise or whatever sauce you would love for dipping.
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Hair remedies recipes

Hair remedies recipes are good to follow, if you are looking for a natural way to treat most of your hair problems such as hair loss, hair dryness, dandruff, oily scalp, gray hair, and split ends. By making hair remedies recipes at home, you can gain a double benefit as you save your money and treat you hair through using natural, cheap and effective ingredients that are available in your kitchen.

There are many hair remedies recipes that you can make easily at your home

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Black Seed Oil Is a Remedy for Every Disease

Black Seed is medically referred to as Nigella Sativa, the herd grows about 16-24 inches tall. From this will come a little rectangle-shaped Black coloured Seed which is also called the Blessed Seed (Arab: Habbat ul Baraka, or Habbat ul Sauda).

The ancient Egyptians recognized and utilized the habba sawda and described it as being a remedy (cure for problems/disease). The Romans as well understood this seed and named it Greek Coriander. Recorded by the Greek doctor from the 1st century, Dioscoredes, being an ailment for overall health problems for example tooth pains, severe headaches and was primarily applied being a health supplement.

Ibn Sina, the writer on the Canon of Medicine, probably the most famous books within the history of medicine writes that Blessed Seeds energizes the metabolic process and assist to cure dispiritedness and lethargy. Ayurvedic treatments understands its many characteristics and stimulant character. It’s used for numerous types of issues like hemorrhoids, hepatitis, fever, diarrhea, cough, tapeworm, and a lot more.

Since 1959 there has been over 200 different scientific tests at universities and laboratories around the globe. In the Cancer Research Laboratory of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, among the largest experimental studies so far discovered that BlackSeed Oil enhanced the development rate of bone marrow cells with a staggering 250% plus it inhibited the rise tumor/tumor-like cells by 50%. It triggered immune cells and raised interferon production (which protects cells from viruses). They verified the strongly anti-bacterial and anti-mycotic effects understanding that it provides a positive effect in reducing blood sugar levels within the body, that is a vital part of the therapy for diabetes.

Recently released independent scientific studies have established which have been shown to increasing the ratio between helper T-cells and suppressor T-cells with a tremendous amount while also improving the natural killer cell activity. Experiences of doctors in Munich shown that 70% of patients with allergic problems, including pollen and dust allergies, asthma and neuro-dermatitis discovered very good success with the use of blessed seeds.

Black Seed Oil features a stabilizing impact on a persons Immune System which fights illnesses which are a product of defective natural defenses. Therefore if the immune system is taken care of, then your total impact on the rest of the body can be felt.

A prophetic Medication as suggested 1400 years back by the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). As part of his heavenly wisdom he explained – “Use the habba sawda it’s oil for without a doubt, it’s a remedy for all diseases except death. Sahih Bukari 7:591

Black seed oil consists of One hundred healing elements which work together in a synergetic result. Which means all of them supplement the other along the way of aiding our body’s capability to take care of itself.Numerous studies have discovered that there isn’t an additional herb recognized to work with this type of massive amount healing features.

Habba Sawda continues to be known and used throughout many cultures for more than 2000 years. If you want to know more about this, visit Saabrinternational.com and get yours today!

By Farid Yusuf
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Can an Orange a Day, Keep Stroke away?

If I told you that there was an easy way to lower your risk of suffering a stroke by one-fifth, you’d want to know the secret, right? Well, here it is: Eat more citrus. If that sounds too simple to be true, let 1029.jpgme tell you about a recent study that identified the connection and brought more pinpoint clarity to the oft-heard but oh-so-broad advice to consume more fruits and veggies.

Researchers analyzed 14 years’ worth of dietary data on nearly 70,000 US women who participated in the large-scale Nurses’ Health Study, teasing out the potential effects of numerous different nutrients to see which might be particularly beneficial in terms of stroke protection.

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3 superfruit properties of kiwifruit

While there are no shortcuts to good health and vitality, there are some fruits you can include into your daily diet to ensure sufficient intake of vitamins and minerals that can provide a great boost to your immune system.

Kiwifruits are a great option to start with. Known for their “superfruit” properties, each kiwifruit packs a natural nutrition punch.

Below are three key benefits of kiwifruit:

 1. Rich in Vitamin C and a natural boost for your immunity

Think oranges are a great source of Vitamin C?

Well, did you know that kiwifruit, in fact, contains twice as much Vitamin C as there are in oranges?

So much in fact, that eating kiwifruit daily can help you meet your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C.

This is especially important, since Vitamin C has been proven to help our bodies fend against common illnesses such as flu.

Vitamin C can also only be replenished daily from food sources as our bodies are not able to synthesise this vitamin.

For those who suffer from flu, the good news is also that gold kiwifruit – a distict species of kiwifruit with yellow flesh – can help to reduce the duration of symptoms such as sore throats and headaches.

In addition to being a rich source of Vitamin C, kiwifruit also contains a wide range of antioxidants that protect against free radical damage, a process that speeds up ageing and that might cause the onset of chronic diseases such as heart diseases and various forms of cancer.

2. Low in calories, making it a great snack

If you’re watching your waistline, then kiwifruit is the way to go.

Each kiwifruit contains about 60 calories and is also low in fat. The glycaemic index of kiwifruit is also relatively low, at around 50.

This means that the energy in the fruit is released slowly into the body, helping your body to maintain blood sugar levels.

This makes kiwifruit a great natural afternoon snack as it helps you to keep energy levels up while ensuring that you also get the vitamins and minerals that you need.

3. Contains fibre to relieves bloating and helps keep digestive system healthy

Most of us are also well aware of the digestive properties of fruit, thanks to the high fibre content of the fruit.

Fibre can help relieve the bloated feeling after a heavy meal and is also essential for a healthy digestive system.

Kiwifruit is widely recognized as a natural digestive aid due to the high amount of soluble fibre it contains.

For example, 100g of green kiwifruit contains 3.0g of fibre, comparatively higher than many other common fruit such as apples (2.4g) and bananas (2.6g).

Regularly eating kiwifruit can thus promote normal bowel habits and prevent bloating in the digestive system.

Actinidin, a unique enzyme found in green kiwifruit, has also been proven to help the body better digest protein from meat, milk and legumes.

KIWI TIP!: For a natural meat tenderiser, just spread a mashed up a green kiwifruit onto your steak, leave it on for 15 minutes and scrape off the pulp before cooking.

This article was contributed by Zespri, the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit. For more information on the nutritional benefits of kiwifruit, you can visit  http://www.zespri.com/zespri-health.html

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Midwife who runs free health clinics wins CNN Hero of the Year

LOS ANGELES – American Robin Lim who has helped poor Indonesian women to have have healthy pregnancies and births, has been named by CNN on Sunday as their 2011 Hero of the Year.

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Uses of Honey & Cinnamon & it’s Benefits

Uses of Honey & Cinnamon & it’s Benefits


English: Cinnamon

English: Cinnamon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is found that mixture of Honey and Cinnamon cures most of the diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Ayurveda as well as Yunani medicine have been using honey as a vital medicine for centuries. Scientists of today also accept honey as a Ram Ban (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases.

Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases. Today’s science says that even though honey is sweet,if taken in the right dosage as medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients also. A famous magazine named Weekly World News published in Canada dated 17 January 1995 has given a list of diseases that can be cured by Honey and Cinnamon as researched by western scientists.

ARTHRITIS: Take one part honey to two parts of Luke warm water and add a small teaspoon of cinnamon powder, make a paste and massage it on the itching part of the body. It is noticed that the pain recedes within a minute or two. Or for arthritis patients daily morning and night take one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If drunk regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research done at the Coppen Hagen University. It was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week out of the 200 people so treated practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.

HAIR LOSS: Those suffering from hair loss or baldness may apply a paste of hot olive oil, one tablespoon or honey, one teaspoon cinnamon powder before bath and keep it for approx. 15 min. and then wash the hair. It was found very effective even if kept for 5 min. also.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of Luke warm water and drink it. It destroys the germs of the bladder. TOOTHACHE: Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth. This may be done 3 times a day daily till such time that the tooth has stopped aching.

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water if given to a cholesterol patient,it reduces the level of cholesterol in the body by 10% within2 hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken 3 times a day any chronic cholesterol cured. As per the information received in the said journal,pure honey taken with food daily relieves complains of cholesterol.

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon Luke warm honey with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses.

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomachache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root. GAS: According to the studies done in India & Japan, it is revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread or chappati instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast.It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, are kept miles away from the next attack, Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that due to the increasing age the arteries and veins, which lose their flexibility and get clogged, are revitalized.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constants use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food, relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

INFLUENZA: A Scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ingredient, which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly arrests the ravages of old age. Take 4 spoons of honey 1 spoon of cinnamon powder and 3 cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup. 3 to 4 times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increases and even if a person is 100 years old. Starts performing the chores of a 20 years old.

PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks. It removes pimples from the roots.

SKIN INFECTIONS: Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures Eczema, Ringworm and all types of skin infections.

WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning 1/2 hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup water. If taken regularly it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also drinking of this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has reveled that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month 3 times a day

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful than detrimental to the body strength. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr.Milton who has done research says that half tablespoon honey taken in one glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 p.m. when the vitality of the body starts decreasing. Increases the vitality of the body within a week.

BAD BREATH: People of South America, first thing in the morning gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water. So their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder taken in equal parts restores hearing.

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Spoken Word : Rings In the Water

This is a post from our new follower mesayah,if you like the spoken word check the page out at http://mesayah.wordpress.com/

Circkles from the center, rise of a problem
the start of a rock falling, no one can solve em
But you can break the cycle
by throwing your own thoughts back at em
Production from the brainstem
thirty rocks thrown
no sollution shown
Just rings of thirty different sullotions,  all hope is gone
No justification won
No king on the throne
thirty different princes screaming their kingdom will come
So the water rings hides a lot of stories
but underneath the surface lies the true deep diaries
written in the streams
dragging you between,
the true stream of life and the images in dreams
you cant stop a view with your own
but you can always sit and dream about your hopes

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Uses for Black Seed Oil

By Ryan Biddulph , eHow Contributor

Uses for Black Seed Oil thumbnail Black seed oil has been used to treat various maladies. Black seed can be used as a homeopathic remedy for ailments and to improve overall health. The flowering herb goes by the scientific name Nigella sativa and is grown in Europe, Arabia and India. The rectangular seeds are the portion of the plant used to make black seed products. The seed has been used to treat maladies related to respiratory health, aid kidney function and improve circulation. Black seed is also used in cooking and may have anti-cancer properties. Other names for the seed are black cumin, fennel flower, onion seed and Roman coriander.


  • According to the Muslim Health Network, black seed contains 15 amino acids, carbohydrates, alkaloids and dietary fiber, and linolenic and oleic acids in addition to minerals like sodium, potassium and calcium. Research indicates that black seed can help boost your immune system, act as an anti-inflammatory agent and serve as an antibiotic.

Bronchial Cure

  • Take 1 tsp. of black seed oil in coffee twice daily. You can also inhale the oil by mixing it with hot water or simply rub it onto your chest to help with asthma or other bronchial illness. Take three drops of black seed oil in each of your nostrils to aid sinus congestion.


  • A King Saud University clinical study notes that black seed oil decreases blood pressure. To treat hypertension, add 1 tsp. of black seed oil to any drink and also take two cloves of garlic with breakfast. Apply the oil to your body and expose yourself to the sun for 30 minutes every three days. Follow this procedure for a month.

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Love and LIfe

When you think of your life do you think about the love you have or the love you may have lost?  What about the last time you were in love? Did you think about what your friends might say or what you were even telling yourself?  Well in our friends ARob’s song called “Crazy”  he captures this feeling and spirit in his first song off his EP “Love and Life”  You can check out this song on youtube at http://youtu.be/_MB1JSrhjMY, let him know what you think by leaving comments and going to itunes and buying this song or any other one you like.

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