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Jumaah Mubarak and Happy Friday Friends! It’s been a while and I wanted to say hi from my little corner of the world. Th...
05/07/2021

Jumaah Mubarak and Happy Friday Friends!

It’s been a while and I wanted to say hi from my little corner of the world. This Ramadan has been pure soul nourishment. I am more quiet, still, and peaceful. Taking the fasting month to cut out all outer source of "static" and "noise".

There is deep quitting that happens when we are not being comforted by food nor soothed by water. Experiencing hunger and thirst and getting up for the late night prayers has helped me gain so much insight and reconnect with myself. I am more aware than ever, how the many blessings I take for granted and tread with more gratitude, a sense of peace and joy.

With love,
Idil
📸: @ekow.dawson

Jumaah Mubarak and Happy Friday Friends!

It’s been a while and I wanted to say hi from my little corner of the world. This Ramadan has been pure soul nourishment. I am more quiet, still, and peaceful. Taking the fasting month to cut out all outer source of "static" and "noise".

There is deep quitting that happens when we are not being comforted by food nor soothed by water. Experiencing hunger and thirst and getting up for the late night prayers has helped me gain so much insight and reconnect with myself. I am more aware than ever, how the many blessings I take for granted and tread with more gratitude, a sense of peace and joy.

With love,
Idil
📸: @ekow.dawson

I believe that when women’s bodies don’t thrive, it’s because we fall out of sync with our health. Too many of us are se...
03/31/2021

I believe that when women’s bodies don’t thrive, it’s because we fall out of sync with our health. Too many of us are searching for answers to healing and self empowerment in the wrong places and suffering needlessly as a result. What we must do is learn how our endocrine systems function, and how to align ourselves with our hormones.

Hormones are the major chemical messengers of the body. There are about fifty hormones working away in your body at any given time, and all work together.

Our hormonal balance is being destroyed because we live in a culture where we are validated by how much we are doing. Hormones affect everything. Have you ever struggles with acne, oily hair, dandruff, dry skin, cramps, headaches, irritability, exhaustion, constipation, irregular cycles, heavy bleeding, clotting, shedding hair, weight gain, anxiety, insomnia, infertility, lowered s*x drive, or bizarre food cravings and felt like your body was just irrational? Your body is not, you’re hormonal!

Yet women remain mystified at their bodies seemingly random display of disconnected symptoms, never thinking that they are connected and hormonally based. The reality is, hormones influences you in utero, throughout childhood and adolescence, and most importantly, right now at this moment.

What if I told you that if you really understood how your body works and made a few changes to your diet and lifestyle to create certain effects on your hormones. Well you can. Book a free discovery call @idilsworld.com or through DM and let’s figure out the underlying causes of your hormonal issues.

Culture is the fundamental building block of identity and the development of a strong cultural identity is essential to ...
03/29/2021

Culture is the fundamental building block of identity and the development of a strong cultural identity is essential to an individual’s healthy sense of who they are and where they belong.

For many people, the almost complete lack of recognition of culture as a determinant of health and the lack of access to culturally competent care results in an alienating and disheartening experience.

The role of a registered dietitian and nutritionist is to counsel others on nutrition, so it's important that these practitioners to work to understand their clients' backgrounds and values around food, and that they give nutrition advice that's culturally sensitive and relevant.

Join us tomorrow, March 30, 2021, at 12 PM EST for a panel discussion on Fostering Cultural Appreciation in Nutrition and Dietetics. The panelists will explore the need for a greater appreciation for diverse cultures and food in nutrition and dietetics, and the importance of dismantling systems of oppression in the dietetics profession.

Culture is the fundamental building block of identity and the development of a strong cultural identity is essential to an individual’s healthy sense of who they are and where they belong.

For many people, the almost complete lack of recognition of culture as a determinant of health and the lack of access to culturally competent care results in an alienating and disheartening experience.

The role of a registered dietitian and nutritionist is to counsel others on nutrition, so it's important that these practitioners to work to understand their clients' backgrounds and values around food, and that they give nutrition advice that's culturally sensitive and relevant.

Join us tomorrow, March 30, 2021, at 12 PM EST for a panel discussion on Fostering Cultural Appreciation in Nutrition and Dietetics. The panelists will explore the need for a greater appreciation for diverse cultures and food in nutrition and dietetics, and the importance of dismantling systems of oppression in the dietetics profession.

Ramadan is around the corner and part of the traditions of Ramadan in my family is gifting giving to loved ones to welco...
03/26/2021

Ramadan is around the corner and part of the traditions of Ramadan in my family is gifting giving to loved ones to welcome the blessed month. So when my friend @fooodlicious approached me to come up with #lowwastegiftidea, I decided that this immune boosting golden milk mix will make the perfect gift.

Low Waste Ramadan gift, ended becoming up a compilation of beautiful and thoughtful gifts from a diverse group of talented Muslim creatives (list below).

The emphasis is on this low waste gift giving is to minimize waste by getting creative and using what you have around your home. These days, it’s easy to get caught up in the consumerist impulse when it comes to gift giving. But the truth is with a little creativity and some planning there is an opportunity to give something special without breaking the bank.

The reason I chose to gift this golden milk mix, is all you have to do is pre make this mix and when the cravings strike, all you is add water or milk and enjoy. Plus, the simple ritual of making golden milk is an important part of my self-care routine during ramadan. It’s super warming and comforting, aids digestion and respiration, prevent colds and flu, decongest the liver, ease sprained muscles and joint pain, purify the blood, clear the skin, and aid sleep.

To get the full guide checkout the link in my bio 👆🏽 or go to @fooodlicious page. Also please check out everyone else’s amazing contributions.
@dasootas
@eman.faith.ahmed
@handiyman
@moonorchidsdesign
@naturesnurture
@nimistyle
@onefortyfour_
@pinspearls
@project.inprogress

As we approach the month of Ramadan, one of my family traditions is making these airy, ye**ty, soft triangle-shaped Soma...
03/25/2021

As we approach the month of Ramadan, one of my family traditions is making these airy, ye**ty, soft triangle-shaped Somali doughnuts.

These are famous in East Africa where I come from, but most cultures have some form of these fried dough called—puff puff, bofrot, loukoumades, zeppole, or beignet. Somali’s refer to them as mandazi, bur saliid or quraac. Served with samosa, bajiya and tea it’s enjoyed as a great casariya (afternoon tea & snack).

As child growing up, one my favourite things to do was to help my mom and aunt make these fried doughnuts for iftar (the meal eaten to break our fast). But this year I wanted to make a healthier version of this delicious treat. So I teamed up with some amazing food bloggers (listed below) to bring you you healthier take on some Ramadan treats we love, so we can indulge while still being mindful of our health.

Instead of frying, I used an air fryer to get the traditional crispiness without any of the added greasiness. I also reduced the amount of sugar that is usually used, and substituted with coconut flakes cardamom and nutmeg to add a depth of flavour. Swipe 👉🏽 for the full recipe and enjoy!

P.S. don’t forget to checkout the other recipes from Sukaina @healthandfoodjunkie, Sana @cognizantcooking and Anyse @reelhomeliving

GIVEAWAYJoin us in today’s conversation on healing with ancestral foods. Ancestral foods have healed many indigenous com...
03/13/2021

GIVEAWAY

Join us in today’s conversation on healing with ancestral foods. Ancestral foods have healed many indigenous communities, societies, our ancestors, and maintained many farming systems since the beginning of time. Modern way of life, stress, and the challenges of work and life balance has impacted the kind of foods we eat.

Indigenous African foods connect us back to the foods that heal us, the foods that nurture us, the foods our ancestors ate, and preserved.

@addablooms workshop on “The Origin, The History, and The Uses of Ancestral African Foods”, highlights the importance of connecting and including ancestral Whole foods in the foods we eat.

Workshop Ticket Giveaway:
1. Follow @idilsworld
2. Follow @addablooms
3. Tag a friend below
4. Join the live at noon

GIVEAWAY

Join us in today’s conversation on healing with ancestral foods. Ancestral foods have healed many indigenous communities, societies, our ancestors, and maintained many farming systems since the beginning of time. Modern way of life, stress, and the challenges of work and life balance has impacted the kind of foods we eat.

Indigenous African foods connect us back to the foods that heal us, the foods that nurture us, the foods our ancestors ate, and preserved.

@addablooms workshop on “The Origin, The History, and The Uses of Ancestral African Foods”, highlights the importance of connecting and including ancestral Whole foods in the foods we eat.

Workshop Ticket Giveaway:
1. Follow @idilsworld
2. Follow @addablooms
3. Tag a friend below
4. Join the live at noon

In Africa, spices are as integral to everyday life as water. I grew up eating spicy sour condiments that were served wit...
03/12/2021

In Africa, spices are as integral to everyday life as water. I grew up eating spicy sour condiments that were served with all kinds of dishes from simple eggs to fancy meat dishes like a whole roasted lamb leg.

So, whenever I cook now, I am always thinking of ways to add that familiar spicy flavour to pretty much everything I make.

Tonight’s dinner is this grilled salmon, marinated in basil, lemon, garlic and chilli🌶 sauce. With mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and olives. This dish was both flavourful and satisfying👌. Swipe 👉🏽 get the recipe for my spicy basil sauce.

Your hair cells are the second fastest-growing cells in your body (second only to intestinal cells). To add to this, you...
03/12/2021

Your hair cells are the second fastest-growing cells in your body (second only to intestinal cells). To add to this, you have roughly 120,000 hairs on your scalp, all of which need nourishment in order to grow.

But because hair is not a vital organ or tissue, your body will never prioritize its nutritional needs. So, due to hair’s expendable nature, a nutritional imbalance will often show up first in the form of hair loss. Below are nutrients and vitamins and 3 that are important for hair growth.

EAT ENOUGH PROTEIN:
Your hair is composed primarily of protein, so including adequate amounts in your diet is vital to hair growth. Food high in proteins include: fish, chicken, lean meat, eggs, beans, quinoa, tofu, seitan, legumes and nuts.

CONSUME ADEQUATE IRON:
Ferritin (stored iron) levels are extremely important for hair growth. If your diet allows it, try to eat lean red meat at least twice a week or eat leafy green veggies, blackstrap molasses, amaranth, quinoa & mushrooms.

HYDRATE:
Drink approximately 1.5-2 litres of water a day depending on your activity level and climate. Your scalp, just like your skin, can become dehydrated, making for a poor growing environment.

Essential fatty acids especially omega-3s:
play a key role in the health of your skin, hair, and nails. You should eat some of these foods, which are rich in omega-3, every day: Salmon, tuna, mackerel, and other fatty fish. Flaxseeds oil, chia seeds, walnuts, tofu and cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts).

Vitamin A
All cells need vitamin A for growth. This includes hair, the fastest growing tissue in the human body. Sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, spinach and kale are all high in beta-carotene, which is turned into vitamin A. Vitamin A can also be found in animal products such as milk, eggs and yogurt. Cod liver oil is a particularly good source.

Vitamin D:
Low levels of vitamin D are linked to alopecia, a technical term for hair loss. Research also shows that vitamin D may help create new follicles, where new hair can grow. Your body produces vitamin D through direct contact with the sun’s rays. Vitamin D rich foods to include: fatty fish and cod liver oil.

Food is human right, but issues of economic inequality and systemic racism permeate our food system.Today’s IG live conv...
03/09/2021

Food is human right, but issues of economic inequality and systemic racism permeate our food system.

Today’s IG live conversation is with Leticia Deawuo @am.amponsah.aa, director of Black Creek Community Farm, the the chair of SeedChange formerly USC Canada and is currently a part-time instructor with George Brown College.

Join us today at 12pm EST. Our conversation we will unpack the relationship between food and health, the difference between food desserts and food apartheid, food policing, and what are some strategies to address the root cause of food insecurity in racialized and indigenous communities.

Food is human right, but issues of economic inequality and systemic racism permeate our food system.

Today’s IG live conversation is with Leticia Deawuo @am.amponsah.aa, director of Black Creek Community Farm, the the chair of SeedChange formerly USC Canada and is currently a part-time instructor with George Brown College.

Join us today at 12pm EST. Our conversation we will unpack the relationship between food and health, the difference between food desserts and food apartheid, food policing, and what are some strategies to address the root cause of food insecurity in racialized and indigenous communities.

Food affects all of these cells, and by extension, every aspect of our being: mood, energy levels, food cravings, thinki...
03/05/2021

Food affects all of these cells, and by extension, every aspect of our being: mood, energy levels, food cravings, thinking capacity, sleeping habits and general health.

Try to move through each day, one step at a time, calm, conscious and aware versus stressed, anxious and obsessed. We need ask ourselves if what we’re eating today is supporting our unique energy and mental health needs?

Ask yourself one simple question everyday:

How do I want to feel today?

And eat accordingly. Get the most out of your meals by nourishing intentionally with foods that support your health & boost your mood. Start by eating the rainbow and adding colourful nutrient rich foods like antioxidant rich berries, more green veggies, spices and herbs.

Berry Burst Smoothie:
-1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
-1/2 cup of Fresh or Frozen mixed blueberries
-1 Tbsp of protein powder ( I used @botanicahealth perfect blend vanilla plant based protein)
-1/2 banana
-1 Tbsp of ground flaxseeds
-1 Tbsp of ground h**p hearts ( I used @manitobaharvest h**p hearts)
-1 Tbsp of lemon juice

Food affects all of these cells, and by extension, every aspect of our being: mood, energy levels, food cravings, thinking capacity, sleeping habits and general health.

Try to move through each day, one step at a time, calm, conscious and aware versus stressed, anxious and obsessed. We need ask ourselves if what we’re eating today is supporting our unique energy and mental health needs?

Ask yourself one simple question everyday:

How do I want to feel today?

And eat accordingly. Get the most out of your meals by nourishing intentionally with foods that support your health & boost your mood. Start by eating the rainbow and adding colourful nutrient rich foods like antioxidant rich berries, more green veggies, spices and herbs.

Berry Burst Smoothie:
-1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
-1/2 cup of Fresh or Frozen mixed blueberries
-1 Tbsp of protein powder ( I used @botanicahealth perfect blend vanilla plant based protein)
-1/2 banana
-1 Tbsp of ground flaxseeds
-1 Tbsp of ground h**p hearts ( I used @manitobaharvest h**p hearts)
-1 Tbsp of lemon juice

Healthy looking hair is in general a sign of good health and good haircare practices.  In today’s IG Live of “My hair gr...
03/04/2021

Healthy looking hair is in general a sign of good health and good haircare practices.

In today’s IG Live of “My hair grows up” with @byallisonhill 6pm EST, we will addressing the fundamentals of haircare. What do you get when a nutritionist and a hairstylist team up? Everything you need to know from what products to use and not use, and how to nourish intentionally for optimal hair health. Join us for a informative and lively discussion and don’t forget to tell everyone you know 😊.

Healthy looking hair is in general a sign of good health and good haircare practices.

In today’s IG Live of “My hair grows up” with @byallisonhill 6pm EST, we will addressing the fundamentals of haircare. What do you get when a nutritionist and a hairstylist team up? Everything you need to know from what products to use and not use, and how to nourish intentionally for optimal hair health. Join us for a informative and lively discussion and don’t forget to tell everyone you know 😊.

Our modern lives, though full of opportunity, have us anxious, stressed and exhausted. A lot of us are experiencing quar...
03/01/2021

Our modern lives, though full of opportunity, have us anxious, stressed and exhausted. A lot of us are experiencing quarantine fatigue, and we’re constantly feeling stressed about work, finances, relationships or family tragedies.

On this first day of nutrition month, join me and @therosienutritionist for a chat (IG live, today @ 12 EST ) on how to engage in consistent self care rituals and mindfulness practices to nourish our nervous system. Our goal is to share strategies on how to increase our personal resiliency so we have the bandwidth to not just survive each day, but to thrive .

Our modern lives, though full of opportunity, have us anxious, stressed and exhausted. A lot of us are experiencing quarantine fatigue, and we’re constantly feeling stressed about work, finances, relationships or family tragedies.

On this first day of nutrition month, join me and @therosienutritionist for a chat (IG live, today @ 12 EST ) on how to engage in consistent self care rituals and mindfulness practices to nourish our nervous system. Our goal is to share strategies on how to increase our personal resiliency so we have the bandwidth to not just survive each day, but to thrive .

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