Originally posted by eyescryforALLAAH07
Prophetic Medicine in Modern Life
Healing with Food: Islamic Tradition or Modern Idea?
By Karima Burns, MH, ND
Smoothies are tasty AND healthy
continued : SOME RECIPES FOR ALL OF YOU!
In the book, Smoothies for Life, the following recipe is given for preventing osteoporosis:
1 cup nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup nonfat milk
1/4 cup pitted dates
1 frozen banana
3 tablespoons of tahini
Add a sprig of mint, blend together and drink.
Dates and Tahini are credited with giving this nutritious shake a big calcium boost. In fact, foods like humus, zaaatar or anything else with a large
proportion of tahini or sesame seeds will help prevent osteoporosis.
In the book, Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners, Amadea Morningstar gives the following recipe to heal candida and depression stemming from such a
2/3 cup dried mung beans, navy beans and chick peas
8 cups water
1 bay leaf
Cook the beans until done (soak overnight first).
Wash and chop:
3 inches of leek
2 stalks of celery
1 cup of fresh green vegetables
Add these vegetables to the pot with the beans and:
1 cup rose petal tomato sauce
1/2 cup white basmati rice
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sweet basil
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
Simmer for 45 minutes and serve.
In the book, New Foods for Healing, the editors of Prevention Magazine list recipes for almost every disease including the following recipe for high
2/3 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup boiling water
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1/4 cup fat-free egg substitute
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups oats
Beans and grains can heal
Combine the apricots in the food processor with the water until well-blended. Add this to the sugar and butter in another bowl. Add the egg substitute
and vanilla. Beat. Add the rest of the ingredients except the oats and mix again. Sprinkle the oats over the mix, stirring. Bake at 350.
The key in this recipe is, of course, the oats. Oat bran and oatmeal, in fact, are still the most popular ways to lower cholesterol. Some doctors even
recommend that taking 1/2 cup of oat bran a day will cure cholesterol (Kowalski).
In Healing with Whole Foods, Paul Pitchford gives lists of foods that help to cure various diseases along with helpful recipes such as the following
dish for diabetics:
Millet with Onions
2 cups millet, soaked
1/2 onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
1/4 cup hijiki, soaked and cut
6 cups water
1/2 tsp. sea salt
Toasted sesame seeds
Layer vegetables in order given. Add millet, water and salt. Cover Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 30 minutes. Stir and served sprinkled
with sesame seeds.
The secret to this recipe is the millet, a very inexpensive and common grain.
Yuhanna bin Masawayh (known in the West as Mesue), an accomplished Arab pharmacist, said, “A physician who can cure by using only diet without
drugs, is the most successful and skilled of all physicians.” This is certainly true if you are on a budget, are taking medications that may
interfere with herbs, you want to seek a simpler solution, you want to minimize side effects, or you live in a country where many things are
unavailable. Certainly food should be considered a very real alternative to importing special medicines and herbs or taking risky medicines.
Chance, Danielle and Keane, Maureen B. “Smoothies for Life.” USA: Prima Publishing. 1998.
Cimons, Marlene. “New RX: Food That Can Heal.” Los Angeles Times. May 19, 1999.
Heinerman, John. “Heinerman’s Encyclopedia of Healing Juices.” USA: Prentic Hall. 1994.
Kowalski, Robert and Kattus, Albert. “The 8 Week Cholesterol Cure: How to Lower Your Cholesterol by Up to 40 Percent Without Drugs or
Deprivation.” USA: Mass Market Press. 1999.
Morningstar, Amadea. “Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners.” Wisconsin: Lotus Press. 1995.
Pitchford, Paul. “Healing with Whole Foods: Oriental Traditions and Modern Nutrition.” California: North Atlantic Books. 1993.
Yeager, Selene. “New Foods for Healing.” USA: Rodale Press. 1998.
** The following website has a partial list of some foods and diets that cure illness: www.curezone.com...