Archive | May 20, 2012

Good News for Coffee Drinkers!?

Good News for Coffee Drinkers!?


By Hwaa Irfan


The news is out following research by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health that coffee is good for you! Their findings from 400,000 U.S. men and women ages 50 to 71 have demonstrated that coffee drinkers (caffeinated and decaffeinated) are less likely to die from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and infections. However, the ’evidence’ has been complied from questionnaires (1995-1996). They discerned that the greater the intake of coffee, the lower the risk factors of death by the above with those who drink above 3 cups a day reducing the risk by 10%. The data was examined by Neal Freedman, Ph.D., Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI.

However, this does not counter the side –effects of high consumption of coffee which includes:

  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Duodenal ulcers
  • Easily excited
  • Frequent urination
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness

This only proves that standardized applications, nutritional and medicinal guidelines cannot be applied, with the first argument against standardization being that each person has differing levels of susceptibilities.

In homeopathic terms coffee likely chamomile is a purely medicinal substance, and as such, should not be mistaken for daily consumption, yet it is the most widely, and regularly taken stimulant, a stimulant of the central nervous system, and the liver. To witness one person go into a frenzy after being without coffee for 1 week, the first week of fasting in Ramadhan 2011, is not a pretty sight, but then again coffee drinking replaced drinking other substances, and the consumption of food.

Time and evidence has proven that the extract of coffee, caffeine, has the ability to reduce muscle fatigue, and increase the body’s ability to burn fats, which might account for the reduced risk factor of dying from heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. In homeopathic application, coffee or coffea is used in the treatment of Chronic fatigue Syndrome, insomnia, neuralgia, and tremors.

It just goes to show how the gifts of Creation is when applied in its proper context reinforcing the Qur’anic precept that everything has its measure.


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The Next Phase in Controling the Internet*

The Next Phase in Controling the Internet*


By Eric Blair

Google is making a big change to how it displays results in its dominant search engine.  It is rolling out a new feature called the Knowledge Graph which breaks from the traditional practice of matching keywords with webpages.

According to an article on Blog Tips about Google’s Knowledge Graph, immediate answers or “facts” from pre-selected sources like the CIA Factbook, Wikipedia, and the World Bank will be provided in search results along side the organic results:

Instead of using the typical search strength of a particular answer, this new feature will draw ‘facts’ from places like Wikipedia for historical information, CIA World Factbook for geopolitical answers, the World Bank for economic facts, Freebase for information about people and other predetermined sources.

Google-owned Freebase will also be used in the Google Knowledge Graph.  Freebase is a massive database, which according to Singularity Hub already “has data on over 24 million people, places, and things.”

Google then combines its Freebase with Metaweb algorithms to connect everything and everyone.  For the purposes of improving searches, this may be wonderful, but it’s the exact type of software that can easily build and organize a profile on all Internet users.

Watch how they’re already connecting your data points below:

So besides relying on the CIA and the World Bank to force feed Internet users “facts”, they will also construct and display how each person appears in these new searches.


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