Monday, March 31, 2014

:::Women's Wellness Program 2014::: April's Line-Up


April showers brings May flowers! So we are Springing into April with this Month's Line-Up! The Workshop Presenter will be teaching you to care for yourself; both Inside and out, We will be preparing you to spring into summer with a great Mind, Body, Spiritual, and Nutritional Out look! 

:::So Join Us:::

Dr. Kalandra Cooke-Goff will be sharing natural holistic ways to cleanse the palate as well as freshen the breath with herbals, Each herb presented also has healing properties which will be discussed. 
:::This workshop is an interactive::: You will be able to taste and take home herbals in a sachet's to keep with you and you will also be given a handout of herbals and the constituents they hold.
Workshop Cost: $10

Dr. Karla Mitchell will show us how to detoxify our system with raw juices, Dr. Mitchell will also show us how to effectively combine nutrients for great healing effects. 
::: In this workshop you will be given recipes and techniques for optimal health and healing.:::
Workshop Cost: $10


Sis. Kamilah Rashad, MSW, LLMSW is Home-based Therapist for KidsTALK CAC at the Guidance Center in Southgate, MI. ::: This workshop is very important for anyone who has suffered trauma or know others who has, want to understand it the effects of trauma, and want to learn to overcome it... 
:::In this workshop, you will receive information that can help you and/or your loved ones::: 
Workshop Cost: $10


Sis. Esther Yaquta McCormick, Educator and Acupressure Therapist will expose what government doesn't tell us about the cosmetic industry. How to be a wise consumer and how to make safe inexpensive alternatives at home. Because toxic ingredients in cosmetics are often hormone-linked, this information is especially important for young women who tend to use more of such products. 
:::This workshop is an Interactive:::
Workshop Cost: $10


Sis. Enaia Shaarour (Umm Malik); Educator, will be teaching us about the proper way to handle the deceased. She will be sharing what is mandatory, what is sunnah, How to properly wash and shroud the body, what should be said, the atmosphere and the tone or nature of those who are blessed to do this honorable job.
:::This workshop is a demonstration and interactive:::
Workshop Cost: $10  


This is our 4th and Final Cooking Challenge! Although The theme for this month is "April Showers, Bring May flowers"... You can you can create any edible art you like. 
Entrance fee: $5 per dish
PLEASE NOTE: Because this is a Wellness Program and Your First Line of defense against Disease and illnesses is through your Nutritional intake, healthy foods and Ingredients is the first thing the judges will be looking at. So try and remember this when deciding on your dish.  
CRITERIA'S 
you will be judged on:
(1)Health Consciousness
(2) Taste
(3) Originality
(4) Creativity
(5) Presentation

"Rules"
  • You must Name your Dish 
  • You must List Brands Used.
  • You must List all ingredients.
  • All Meats Must Be Zabiha (Slaughtered in accordance to the Islamic Law)
  • No Alcohol By Product can be used. (look out for flavorings)
  • No Pork By Product can be used. (look out for breads and dairy especially)
  • You must make enough for 3 judges at least. You can make more to share with group if you wish.
  • Your food must be prepared at home and brought to the center.
"Means of Disqualification"
  • The Use of Pork by Products.
  • The Use of Alcohol by products
  • The Use of Non-Zabiha Meats

:::CAREFUL:::
“Ingredients that may be pork based”
Porcine, Mono and dyglycerides (Deriving from Animal), Glycerin (Deriving From Animal), Gelatin (Deriving From Animal), Monoglycerides (Deriving from Animal), Dough Conditioners (Deriving From Animal), Lecithin (Deriving from Animal), ETC…

Points will be taken for each rule not followed

Women's Wellness Program 2014: April's Fitness and New and


 This is our final month for the "Five-4-Life" Fitness Challenge. We are at 100 reps of each strength exercise and 55 mins of a light run/ brisk walk... in preparation for the 5k run/walk... All of the ladies have seen and felt great improvement in their body, stamina, and health. I pray that they will continue this simple life style and remain healthy. Trophies awaits those who complete the challenge and Certificates of Achievements!





Our New and Innovative training has been coming along beautifully, We have nearly completed all our movements. Our trainers are just about ready to train others. This is our last month of training, thereafter; the ladies will receive trophies, Certificate of Achievements, and / or trainers certificates! 

::::Women's Wellness Program 2014::: March Line Up ~ The Fiqh of Wellness Pics and Overview~

Sis. Weihan sharing mind, body and spiritual exercises as well sharing knowledge of Wellness from a scientific, Wholistic, and Islamic perspective... Excellent and very informative! 


Sis. Weihan Li, Herbalist and Naturalist gave us a very informative workshop on The Fiqh of Wellness. She walked us through 5 levels of healthy development in light of Qur'an and Sunnah and much much more. Sis, Weihan gifted us with healthy snacks to taste and try.




Trying a little of everything... It all was tasty, I really liked the Lychee Coconut Jelly, roasted Seaweed, and Kale chips...




(Healthy Teas)








In Sis. Weihan's  Workshop she talked about the 5 holistic approaches to Wellness; which are "Physical, Biochemical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Spiritual"... and How according to the "WHO" (World health Organization) ~The Cause of disease is an imbalance in the Systems.

Sis. Weihan talked about The different systems in the body,  The Holistic and Islamic ways to keep them healthy... Here is just a few:
  • Respiratory System: Learning the Proper recitation (Tajweed) of Quran.
  • Cardiovascular System: Salat (for blood circulation)
  • Integumentary System: Wudu, Olive oil, etc...
  • Immune System: Breast feeding as mentioned in Qur'an, no overuse of Antibiotics
  • Lymphatic System, Musculoskeletal System: Stretching, Strength, Aerobics; as well, as Salat.
Sister Weihan also talked about The Islamic teaching of good health: Which is to do no harm and refrain from any unlawful acts. 7:157  including intoxicants. She also talked about Cleanliness and Oral Hygiene and how the Mouth is the pathway of the Holy Qur'an

:::Sister Weihan gave::: 
"20 tips of How to bring happiness to your Life:"
  1. Be grateful
  2. Don't look for rewards
  3. Be a believer
  4. Live in the moment
  5. Apply Detachments
  6. Love
  7. Be Optimistic
  8. Be Responsible
  9. Find an Objective
  10. Be Powerful
  11. Forgive and forget
  12. Don't get angry
  13. Don't worry
  14. Surrender to Allah SWT
  15. Be Flexible
  16. Remember Death
  17. Be content and satified
  18. Be Patient
  19. Take time for self
  20. Seek Allah's forgiveness
"How to build Healthy Relationships"
  1. Remake the bond with the one who severed you.
  2. Give charity to the one who deprived you.
  3. Forgive the one who oppressed you.
"The rights of Muslims over one another."
  1. If he calls,... Answer.
  2. If he ask,... Give advice.
  3. If he sneezes,... Thank Allah.
  4. If, he is sick,... Visit him.
  5. If he dies,... Attend his funeral.
"Have Altruism and helpful tips."
  1. Want for your brother, what you want for your self.
  2. Stop blaming others for their mistakes, wipe out traces of resentment.
  3. Try and overlook the offense/ faults of others completely.
"9 ways to keep the brain healthy."
  • Intellectually
  1. Never stop learning.
  2. Seek mental challenges.
  3. Keep physically active.
  4. Eat right and avoid harmful habits.
  5. Get a good nights sleep.
  6. Keep a positive attitude.
  7. Practice deep thinking.
  8. Practice social activities.
  9. Reduce stress.
  • Nutritionally
  1. Eat whole grains.
  2. Eat good fats.
  3. Proteins.
  4. Micro-nutrients.
  5. Antioxidants.
  6. Lots of Fruits and veggies.
  7. Eat Eggs.
  8. Drink Milk.
  9. Avoid Intoxicants.
  • Emotional Level
  1. Don't be hot tempered
  2. Have a relaxed nature
  3. Keep a strong faith
  4. Love your independence
  5. Keep self control
  6. Perceive problems as challenges
  • Environmental
  1. Keep a strong support system.
~Sister Weihan also talked Foods that are mentioned in Qur'an Like barley, wheat, corn, rice, oats, etc... and how the Prophet (SAW) started his day with a spoon full of honey and water. She gave us an overview the food groups, herbs, and supplements.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Women's Wellness Program::: March Line up::: "Kidney Disease and Hypertension Workshop Pics"



This month is National Kidney Disease Awareness Month, and In light of this very serious disease,we will be exploring Kidney Disease, it's various Stages, Causes, Prevention, and how hypertension effects the kidney and can cause kidney failure...Attendees will be given hand outs of "Nutritional Do's and Don'ts", and  We will also talk about various natural ways to help keep your hypertension in check. 

Join Kalandra Cooke-Goff, Ph.D. in this workshop and her Interactive & Hands-on Activity: We will learn to make lentil, black bean, or red bean lettuce burgers (If you would like to try a different bean you are welcome to bring your own cooked beans, we will also explore using seasonings to jazz up foods instead of the use of salt. 




Monday, March 3, 2014

Women's Wellness Food Challenge 2014... "Healthy On Budget $5 or Less" ~Winners~

JUDGES:


  • SIS. WEIHAN
  • SIS. AMMARAH
  • BRO. BELAL
  • BRO. MUHAMMAD


Yasinah: age 10 Won First Place for her "Berry Granola Cereal" and "Granola Circle Bars."
Ingredients: Organic coconut Palm Sugar, Mahava Agave Nectar, Sun maid Raisins, Quaker Oats, Spectrum All Vegetable Shortening, Fisher Natural sliced Almonds, Walmart Dried Cranberries


  • Protein: Almonds
  • 2 Fruits: Cranberries and Raisins
  • Carb/ Fiber/ Grains: Oats














Almonds= $7.98/ Servings Per Bag: 16/ 3 Servings for Judges= $1.47

Cranberries= $1.00/ Servings Per Bag: 3/ 3 servings for Judges = $3.00
Raisins= $4.99/ Servings Per Box 14/ 3 servings for Judges= $1.05
Oats= $2.84/ Servings Per Box 13/ 3 servings for Judges= $.57
TOTAL COST: $4.09
TOTAL SCORE: 33 POINTS




Yusrah: Age 7 Won 2nd Place for her "Fruit O' Kabobs" Ingredients: Quaker Oats, Fisher Almonds, Walmart Fresh Pineapples, Easy Ripe Kiwi, Red Blossom Strawberries, Bulk Cinnamon, Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • Protein: Almonds
  • Fiber/ Carbs/ Grain: Oats
  • Fruits: Kiwi, Strawberries, and/or Pineapples
Almonds= $7.98/ Servings Per Bag: 16/ 3 Servings for Judges= $1.47
Oats= $2.84/ Servings Per Box 13/ 3 servings for Judges= $.57
Pineapples= $3.49/ Servings Per container 5/ 3 Servings for Judges= $2.07
Strawberries=$1.98/ Servings Per Container 4/ 3 Servings for Judges= $1.47
Kiwi= 2.48/ Servings Per Container 6/ 3 Servings for Judges= $1.23 
TOTAL COST : Kabob (Pineapple /Strawberry)= $5.58
TOTAL COST : Kabob (Pineapple/ Kiwi)= $5.34
TOTAL COST: Kabob (Kiwi/ strawberry)= $4.74
TOTAL SCORE: 29 POINTS




Lorenda: Adult won 3rd Place for her "Meal On Wheels Breakfast Smoothie"
Ingredients: Banana, Strawberry, Spinach, Almonds, Oatmeal, Almond Milk
  • Protein: Almond and Almond Milk
  • Fruits and vegetables: Banana, Strawberries, Spinach
  • Carb/ Fiber/ Grain: Oats


Small Banana=1.65/ serving= $.55 
Strawberries=$1.50/ serving 1/2 cup= $1.00
Spinach=$1.99/ serving 1 cup $1.50
Almonds 16oz=$5.99/ 2 oz=$1.00
Oats=$3.98/ 1/2 cup =$.37
Almond Milk=$2.99/ 8oz.=$1.12
TOTAL COST: $6.64
TOTAL SCORE: 27 POINTS



INFO, RULES, AND CRITERIA

Healthy on a budget is Our food Challenge for March! 
The Theme is Color green for "Kidney Awareness" and Our Theme Title is "March into Wellness"
You Must create a Healthy Dish with $5 or Less, The person who follows the criteria the best WINS
~Entrance fee is $5 Per Dish~
PLEASE NOTE: Because this is a Wellness Program and Your First Line of defense against illnesses is through your Nutritional intake, healthy foods and Ingredients is the first thing the judges will be looking at. So try and remember this when shopping.  
CRITERIA'S 
You will be judged on:
(1)Health Consciousness
(2) Taste
(3) Originality
(4) Creativity
(5) Presentation
(6) The best food Budget
"Rules"
  • You must use a serving size of Protein, Complex Carbohydrate, 2 fruits or 2 veggies or mix and match fruits and veggies.
  • You Must show receipts and/or Calculations of foods used.
  • You must Name your Dish and whether you consider it (Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Appetizer, Dessert, etc...)
  • You must List Brands Used.
  • You must List all ingredients.
  • All Meats Must Be Zabiha (Slaughtered in accordance to the Islamic Law)
  • No Alcohol By Product can be used. (look out for flavorings)
  • No Pork By Product can be used. (look out for breads and dairy especially)
  • You must make enough for 3 judges at least. You can make more to share with group if you wish.
  • Your food must be prepared at home and brought to the center.
  • You can use any seasonings and spices you like, they do not have to be counted in the budget.
"Means of Disqualification"
  • The Use of Pork by Products.
  • The Use of Alcohol by products
  • The Use of Non-Zabiha Meats


:::CAREFUL:::
“Ingredients that may be pork based”
Porcine, Mono and dyglycerides (Deriving from Animal), Glycerin (Deriving From Animal), Gelatin (Deriving From Animal), Monoglycerides (Deriving from Animal), Dough Conditioners (Deriving From Animal), Lecithin (Deriving from Animal), ETC…

Points will be taken for each rule not followed

:::Helpful Tips:::
Sample Food Chart for Serving 


When buying look at the servings per container, in this case there are: 
11 servings per container
Look above and you will see "Your Price:" $7.37
You must divide: $7.37 by 11 equaling $.67
Now Multiply .67 x 3(judges)= $2.01 spent
~So spend Carefully~

Women's Wellness Program 2014... March Line-Up

This Month's theme title is "March Into Wellness." The theme color is "The Various shades of Green" for Kidney Disease Awareness.




 If you need a quick remedy, become your own kitchen cabinet herbalist! Karla Mitchell, ND will show you how... Lets join her in learning to remedy some of these illnesses that we know all too well. She will also be giving information to all who would like on learning the technique of  cupping!   Workshop Cost: $10

"Sorry This Workshop Has been Cancelled"





Acupressure for drug-free pain relief. Please Join Sis. Esther Yaquta Mc Cormick, Educator and Acupressure Therapist owner of "Core Health Institute" to Learn how use simple techniques from Chinese Medicine to relieve physical and emotional pain. Sis. Yaquta will be giving interactive and hands on training which includes point protocol for each participants' specific issues in class or by email after class. Workshop Cost: $10

:::In the event, that there is a cancellation of this workshop:  We will explore Herbals and stretches for Pain relief... This is an interactive as well as you will take home some herbals for pain relief and relaxation.::: Cost: $10



This month is National Kidney Disease Awareness Month, and In light of this very serious disease, we will be exploring Kidney Disease, it's various Stages, Causes, Prevention, and how hypertension effects the kidney and can cause kidney failure...Attendees will be given hand outs of "Nutritional Do's and Don'ts", and  We will also talk about various natural ways to help keep your hypertension in check. Join Kalandra Cooke-Goff, Ph.D. in this workshop and her Interactive & Hands-on Activity: We will learn to make lentil, black bean, or red bean lettuce burgers (If you would like to try a different bean you are welcome to bring your own cooked beans, we will also explore using seasonings to jazz up foods instead of the use of salt. 
Workshop Cost: $10



Sis. Kamilah Rashad, MSW, LLMSW is Home-based Therapist for KidsTALK CAC at the Guidance Center in Southgate, MI. She will be with us to give a workshop on Women and Child Advocacy, She will share various resources that are available for victims of abuse, and also with information and interactives to help us understand abuse and how being victimized can cause long term scaring and much More... Please join us for this very important workshop, It may help you to help someone else. Workshop Cost: $10 

:::In the event that there is a cancellation of this workshop, We will take a hobby quiz, to find out your hobby personality. We will talk about ways to turn your hobby into a business and How having a hobby can be a stress reliever.:::

Cost: $5




Sis. Weihan Li, Herbalist and Naturalist will be with us to give an informative workshop on The Fiqh of Wellness. She will take us through 5 levels of healthy development in light of Qur'an and Sunnah. Sis, Weihan will be gifting us with healthy snacks to taste and try. Workshop Cost: Donations.

:::In the event that there is a cancellation of this workshop  We will have a workshop on "Complete Wellness in Light of Qur'an and Sunnah... We will discuss Spiritual, Nutritional, and Physical Wellness of Our Beloved Rasul'Allah SAW"::: Cost: Donations.






Healthy on a budget is Our food Challenge for March! 
The Theme is Color is green for "Kidney Awareness" and Our Theme Title is "March into Wellness"
You Must create a Healthy Dish with $5 or Less, The person who follows the criteria the best WINS
~Entrance fee is $5 Per Dish~
PLEASE NOTE: Because this is a Wellness Program and Your First Line of defense against illnesses is through your Nutritional intake. Therefore, healthy foods and Ingredients is the first thing the judges will be looking at. So try and remember this when shopping.  
CRITERIA'S 
you will be judged on:
(1)Health Consciousness
(2) Taste
(3) Originality
(4) Creativity
(5) Presentation
(6) The best food Budget
"Rules"
  • You must use a serving size of Protein, Complex Carbohydrate, 2 fruits or 2 veggies or mix and match fruits and veggies.
  • You Must show receipts and/or Calculations of foods used.
  • You must Name your Dish and whether you consider it (Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Appetizer, Dessert, etc...)
  • You must List Brands Used.
  • You must List all ingredients.
  • All Meats Must Be Zabiha (Slaughtered in accordance to the Islamic Law)
  • No Alcohol By Product can be used. (look out for flavorings)
  • No Pork By Product can be used. (look out for breads and dairy especially)
  • You must make enough for 3 judges at least. You can make more to share with group if you wish.
  • Your food must be prepared at home and brought to the center.
  • You can use any seasonings and spices you like, but they must be counted in the budget.
"Means of Disqualification"
  • The Use of Pork by Products.
  • The Use of Alcohol by products
  • The Use of Non-Zabiha Meats


:::CAREFUL:::
“Ingredients that may be pork based”
Porcine, Mono and dyglycerides (Deriving from Animal), Glycerin (Deriving From Animal), Gelatin (Deriving From Animal), Monoglycerides (Deriving from Animal), Dough Conditioners (Deriving From Animal), Lecithin (Deriving from Animal), ETC…

Points will be taken for each rule not followed

:::Helpful Tips:::
Sample Food Chart for Serving 


When buying look at the servings per container, in this case there are: 
11 servings per container
Look above and you will see "Your Price:" $7.37
You must divide: $7.37 by 11 equaling $.67
Now Multiply .67 x 3(judges)= $2.01 spent
~So spend Carefully~




Sunday, March 2, 2014

Women's Wellness Program 2014 Healing Stone Workshop "Amethyst" Pics

Presenter: Fadillah A. Haque, Healing Stone Specialist
Amethyst is a very cleansing gem stone,
 it's is good for headaches, the digestive system, and releasing toxin from the body. Amethyst is an empowering stone, This stone has so many Healing Qualities and we will review them... There will be other gemstone jewelry with healing properties available for you to view or buy. 

***Everyone attending this work shop will receive an amethyst jewelry gift.

Cost: $10 per person


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Women's Wellness Workshops 2014.... March Line-up

The Theme of This Month is Spring into Wellness!
As spring approaches we should be ready to quickly tackle illnesses, pain, and prepare for a great summer!
As we March into Wellness, Our wellness team will show you how to control or remedy illnesses through Practical measures so that you can have a great summer!