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The phrase “cool as a cucumber”, written by the English poet and dramatist John Gay, is an idyllic Ayurvedic idiom. Cucumbers are a summer vegetable that can have an inner temperature up to 20 degrees cooler than the ambient temperature. An accumulation of summer heat can heighten emotions, creating impatience, anger, and agitation. Physical manifestations of excess heat can cause imbalances of the liver, gallbladder, urinary bladder, blood, skin, and eyes. Luckily, the cooling and...

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Have you ever been at the grocery store or standing in line somewhere and someone else backs into you? Chances are, you find yourself saying “I’m sorry” even though you didn’t do anything. I used to be the person who would apologize if someone stomped on my foot while walking past, or knocked into me and spilled my drink. I’m still that person sometimes. It might seem like manners, but apologizing for our very existence...

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Instagram-friendly and cute-as-a-button Tania’s Teahouse is so committed to wellness that the Jumeirah Beach Road cafe is having its first special dedicated-to-wellness week later this month. One of the events will be a workshop, personally hosted by owner Tania Lodi, all about DIY face masks.  The New Yorker, who moved with her family to Dubai in 2005, became obsessed with the power of tea and also mindfulness and positivity while learning how to overcome chronic...

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Max Fardan knows all about keeping a healthy lifestyle: not only is he a fitness enthusiast and freelance model living in Dubai, but he has also survived cancer. Fardan was 24 and working as a sales manager in his home country of Uzbekistan when he found out he had breast cancer. Due to his epilepsy, he had frequent appointments with his doctor, who detected something and ordered an MRI. After his diagnosis, Fardan underwent a...

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Holidays are supposed to be fun, but if you are asthmatic or prone to allergies, they can be a minefield of discomfort. It’s wise to anticipate how unfamiliar pollens, hotel dust mites, pet hair, second-hand smoke, feathers and even exotic foods will affect you when you are in an unfamiliar environment.  A little extra preparation can go a long way toward making your stay more comfortable, according to David Lang, allergist-immunologist at Cleveland Clinic. Here...

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The list of great steakhouses in the UAE is long: Boa and Butcher & Still in Abu Dhabi; Prime 68 and The Rib Room in Dubai, to name a few. But sometimes you just want to kick back at home and prepare your own. We went to Chef Daniel Irvine at one of the capital’s top steakhouses, Ray’s Grill, which is located in Abu Dhabi’s Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, for some top tips.  It’s all...

After taking up its digital space last year, livehealthy.ae met up with Dubai’s health and fitness community for an IRL launch at Native, the hip new gym and wellness space at Zabeel House Dubai. The event was organized by travel and wellness influencer (and livehealthy.ae contributor) Danae Mercer, who drew together a crowd of the city’s most popular fitness influencers. The group were introduced to Stick Mobility, a brand-new workout led by Rania Boucher and...

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Most of us hate being a beginner. We dislike not being the ‘expert’ let alone not knowing anything about a subject or practice. And yet all of us start as a beginner in any new endeavor. Yoga, for many of us, can feel particularly intimidating, especially if we follow any of the famous yogis on social media and see lots of pretzel poses done flawlessly, in full makeup and expensive clothing (By the way, this...

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No more telling yourself that pasta you ordered was probably prepared in a healthy way: under new regulations by Dubai Municipality (DM), all eateries are going to be required to list the calorie counts of their dishes, right there on the menu. Maria Abi Hanna and Nadine Tayara are dietitians who founded KeepEATReal to provide the local food and beverage industry with guidance on health and nutrition claims and menu development. We asked them to...

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Zach Holz counts photography and percussion among his side hustles, adores his job teaching English at Dubai’s Universal American School and has recently made some big improvements to his lifestyle, too. But the 35-year-old American also has a much bigger mission: spreading the word about how when it comes to having a fulfilled, happy life, financial freedom beats anything you can buy. As he writes in the bio for his popular blog The Happiest Teacher: “I...