Essential Living for Muslim Women

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH ADVOCATE TRAINING

Essential Living for Muslim Women Breast/Mammography Initiative hosts its Breast/Mammography Community Health Advocate training on November 1, 2015 at Masjid An Nur, 1996 So. Stone Mountain Lithonia Rd, Lithonia GA 30058. The training is from 9a-4p, includes continental breakfast, formal lunch, snacks and materials. The session is interactive so be prepared to display your persuasive talent.

For additional information contact Safiyah AbdulKhaaliq at 7703652277 or Aisha Rasool at 4044417029 or by email at essentialliving4muslimwomen@hotmail.com

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SISTERS HEALTH AND WELLNESS SYMPOSIUM

13 December

at 10:00–16:00 in EST

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Hosted by Women's Group of Al Farooq Masjid of Atlanta

442 14th St NW Atlanta Ga 30318

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BREAST/MAMMOGRAPHY EDUCATIONAL SESSION - FREE CLINICAL BREAST EXAMS

Another Essential Living Series, Breast/Mammography Educational Session with Free Clinical Breast Examination, Sunday, October 19,2014 2P at Masjid An Nur 1996 So Stone Mountain Lithonia Rd

Lithonia GA 30058

Free Educational Sessions Free Clinical Breast Exam

Contact: Safiya 7703652277 Aisha 4044417029

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PIG DNA AND TOMATOES

PIG DNA AND TOMATOES

December 6, 2011

Genetically manufactured agriculture (GMA) and genetically manufactured organisms (GMOs) are plants and animals that that have been modified and changed from their natural state, using DNA (genes) from

bacteria, fungus and animals.

GM foods were first put on the market in the early 1990s. The first commercially grown genetically modified crop was a tomato which was modified to ripen without softening, by a company called Calgene which is a subsidiary of Monsanto Chemical Company. Today tomatoes are among the leading foods that are genetically altered. The process used to genetically alter tomatoes to give them a longer shelf life is injecting the DNA from pigs into the tomato seeds and tomato plants. This includes tomato catsup, paste, sauce, salsas, sun dried tomatoes and all other tomato bi-products. The consumption of GM tomatoes and all tomato bi-product will endanger the health of the consumers of tomatoes. If you have any questions, please contact me:

Dr. Cornelius Stephens

770-9227282

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DIABETES - HOW DO YOU USE GLUCOSE

“DIABETES - HOW DO YOU USE GLUCOSE”?

Your Mother/Father, your Sister/Brother have type 2 diabetes. It's just a matter of time before you are diagnosed with it too, right? Not necessarily. Family history is an important risk factor for diabetes, however, it is not the only risk. Your weight, specifically being obese, getting older, and the lack of exercise, are among some of the things that can significantly increase a person's chance of developing type 2 diabetes. Except for family history and getting older,

obesity and exercise are within our control.

Diabetes is a disease in which the body either does not produce the hormone insulin or does not properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is key to regulating carbohydrate (the energy component of the diet) and fat metabolism in the body. Insulin causes the cells in the liver, muscle and fat tissue to take glucose (sugar) from the blood, store it as glucose which can later be used to meet the body's sudden need for glucose.

Insulin, which is produced by the pancreas, is needed by the body to keep glucose in balance. Having too little glucose prevents the brain from functioning at its best. Having too much

glucose can cause damage to the heart and kidneys. Glucose comes from food, mainly

carbohydrates, found in sweets, breads, cereals, and starchy vegetables like potatoes.

Diabetes is a chronic disease with no cure to date, yet there is a lot of research in progress. Management of this chronic disease may include carefully managing diet, exercising, taking

oral diabetes medication, and/or using some form of insulin. One complication of diabetes is

the effect on circulation in the extremities which may be further complicated by external factors such as stress, illness, menses, injection site scarring and other physiological factors unique to individual patients.

There are several symptoms of diabetes which may be expressed in the body such as extreme thirst, frequent urination, increased hunger, unexplained weight loss, numbness in the hands or feet and/or blurred vision. A test of the blood sugar confirms that you have diabetes. Many people either ignore the symptoms while others may not display symptoms and unfortunately are then diagnosed with the disease much later after significant damage has been done to their body.

Prevention and regular medical check-ups are key. It is much better, if we all live a lifestyle that includes lots of vegetables and fruit, daily exercise and knowledge, so that diabetes will not be a part of our future.

Aisha Hasan-Rasool, WHNP-BC

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Essential Living for Muslim Women Inc Breast Health Initiative

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MAMMOGRAPHY

SISTERS: Are YOU ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE MAMMOGRAM?

SISTERS: You may be eligible to receive a FREE MAMMOGRAM if YOU:

ARE UNINSURED OR UNDERINSURED

ARE AGE 40* OR OVER

HAVE NOT HAD A MAMMOGRAM IN ONE YEAR

In order to receive these services you must attend one of our breast health education sessions AND Receive a clinical breast examination by our nurse practitioner OR show proof that you were examined by your health care provider within the past three months.

*Women 39 and under may receive a free clinical breast examination. Depending on your medical or family history you may be eligible for additional breast health services.

For more information call: AISHA at 404 441 7029 or email us at

essentialliving4muslimwomen@hotmail.com.

As Always "BREAST HEALTH IS IN YOUR HANDS".

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BI MONTHLY CLINICAL BREAST EXAMINATIONS

BREAST EDUCATION & FREE CLINICAL BREAST EXAMINATIONS

As Salaamu Alaikunna,

Essential Living for Muslim Women Breast Health Initiative will conduct free clinical breast examinations on Sunday, March 14, 2010 from 1PM to 4Pm at Masjid An Nur located 1996 Stone Mountain Lithonia Rd, Lithonia GA 30058.

Breast Health is in Your hands. Don't have health insurance, underinsured and/or have breast problems, you may qualify for a free mammogram. Please attend this most important session, learn the importance of self breast healthcare and share your thoughts.

Essential Living for Muslim Women Breast Health Initiative is a metro Atlanta based program dedicated to increasing the awareness of breast health self care and to improving access to breast health services with generous funding from It's the Journey, Atlanta 2Day Walk.

Please come grow with us.

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PINK LADY PARTY

PINK LADY PARTY ~ LET'S EDUCATE, EMPOWER AND TAKE CARE

Remember the tupperware parties?! Essential Living Breast Health Initiative would like to host a Pink Lady Party at your home or office.

Breast Health is in Your Hands, and You are very important. Being knowledgeable about our breasts helps us to recognize the difference between normal changes and the signs of breast cancer.

Select a date, Invite your Muslim Sisters to your home or gather them together at your office, and we will bring the breast cancer educational materials, the refreshments and Clinical Breast Exam schedules for all participants.

Contact us at essentialliving4muslimwomen@hotmail.com or Aisha Hasan 404.441.7029

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EXAMINE YOUR BREASTS MONTHLY

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS IT'S IN YOUR HANDS

Essential Living Breast Health Initiative team will come to your Masjid, Islamic Center, home or where ever Muslim women come together for learning, sharing and growing to provide breast cancer awareness information and to conduct free clinical breast examinations. Please come grow with us!

Yes Sisters! Breast Cancer is in your hands. It does not matter what our ethnic, cultural, socio-economic or educational backgrounds are, we all share a most important fact, we are women and we are at risk for breast cancer.

The recommended Breast Cancer Screenings are to:

Perform Breast Self Examinations (BSE) beginning at age 20 years and on a monthly basis. Performing BSE monthly makes us knowledgeable of our breasts feel and texture.

Obtain a Clinical Breast Examination (CBE) by your Doctor or Health Care Provider at age 20 years or older and on an annual basis as part of a complete physical exam.

Schedule yourself for Mammography ~ if you are younger than 40 years of age depending on physical findings, family history and doctor's recommendation for a mammogram and its frequency; if you are 40 and older a mammogram is required annually.

We all ask, "who is at risk for breast cancer"? We've learned and we share this ~ just being a woman; being over 50 years of age; family history of breast cancer; personal history of breast cancer; having no children or having children after the age of 30; overweight/high fat diet; early menstruation/late menopause; previous breast biopsy that showed atypical hyperlasia or lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS).

We've learned and we share that 1% of people treated for breast cancer are men.

We all ask, "what am I looking for when performing my monthly BSE"? The following may be warning signs of cancer~but does not always mean cancer is present ~ a firm lump that feels different from the tissue around it; a change in skin texture or color; a dimple (skin depression) in the breast; a nipple that becomes pulled in (retracted); a bloody discharge from a nipple; a change in the size or shape of just one (not both) of your breasts.

You are the most knowledgeable about your body, you are responsible for the day to day care of your body. You must know the recommended breast cancer screenings, the risks for breast cancer and the warning signs of breast cancer. Breast Health is in YOUR hands!!

essentialliving4muslimwomen@hotmail.com

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

ESSENTIAL LIVING for MUSLIM WOMEN BREAST HEALTH INITIATIVE

"Nor strain thine eyes in longing for the things We have given for enjoyment to parties of them the splendor of the life of this world through which We test them: but the provision of thy Lord is better and more enduring." Holy Qur'an 20:131

Essential Living Breast Health Initiative is a metro Atlanta based program dedicated to increasing the awareness of breast health self care and to improving access to breast Health services among immigrant and minority Muslim women residing in metro Atlanta. This goal insha'Allah (Allah willing) will be achieved through the generous funding by the It's The Journey Atlanta 2Day Walk.

Essential Living for Muslim Women Breast Health Initiative places enormous emphasis on empowering Muslim women to take an active role in their own health. Our initiative addresses the issues of modesty and cultural preferences by provisioning Muslim health care providers and trained Muslim Community Health Advisors representative of their respective communities. We plan to achieve this by assessing and providing Muslim women with clinical breast examinations, screening/diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds,biopsies and clinical follow ups. As always we welcome and assist all women.

Essential Living for Muslim Women, Inc., implementing this initiative, is a group of ethnically diverse Muslim women representing various Masajid who are dedicated to submission to Allah's will, the education of Muslim women and the empowerment of Muslim women via thought provoking workshops and seminars.

For additional information regarding the Essential Living Breast Health Initiative, contact us at essentialliving4muslimwomen@hotmail.com

As always, please come grow with us!

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Essential Living for Muslim Women

Essential Living for Muslim Women
essentialliving4muslimwomen@hotmail.com