Ruh-roh. (Photo: Toby Otter ) Following our Paleolithic ancestors, our Neolithic ancestors lost an average of six inches in height. Most people now have those last 5-10 pounds that seem impossible lose. The causes for both, surprisingly, may be the same. Robb Wolf can explain.
The miswak ( miswaak , siwak , sewak , السواك ) is a teeth cleaning twig made from a twig of the Salvadora persica tree (known as arak in Arabic ). A traditional alternative to the modern toothbrush , it has a long, well-documented history and is reputed for its medicinal benefits. [ 1 ] It also features prominently in Islamic hygienical jurisprudence . [ edit ] History
Hummus ( Arabic : حُمُّص ) is a Middle Eastern and Arabic food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini , olive oil , lemon juice, salt and garlic. [ 1 ] Today, it is popular throughout the Middle East , Turkey, North Africa, Morocco , and in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe. Etymology Hummus is an Arabic word (حمّص ḥummuṣ ) meaning "chickpeas," and the complete name of the prepared spread in Arabic is حمّص بطحينة ḥummuṣ bi ṭaḥīna, which means "chickpeas with tahini". [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Spellings of the word in English can be inconsistent. [ 4 ] "Houmous" is the standard spelling in British English. Among other spellings are hummus, hummous, hommos, humos, hommus and hoummos. History