I just wanted to throw this back up on the top of the blog. Please see this movie before Hulu takes it down. It is INSPIRING!!!
Alternative Health: Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead
I had a friendly run in with some Sisters yesterday about the importance of being balanced—of being between these starvation diets and not letting oneself succumb to dietary/health neglect. When this issue comes up, a lot of Muslims will say: “It ain’t haraam [Islamically prohibited] to eat such-and-such foods” (i.e., what many call “junk foods”). That isn’t really the point. The point is that the typical American diet is filled with all sorts of chemicals: preservatives, fillers, pesticides, herbicides, flavor enhancers, etc. that by all accounts do not enhance one’s health. We have to be more sophisticated in our understanding of the food/medical industries. They don’t exist to improve the quality of our lives—they exist to make money, and it is profitable (to some sectors) to have a sick, gluttonous, obese, food addicted populace to whom they can sell more of their “food”…
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