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HOW SWEET IT ISN’T: On December 1, the UAE government enacted its first-ever tax on sugary drinks. And on January 1, many people will vow once again to change their eating habits for good. That’s why livehealthy.ae is taking a closer look at scientific and anecdotal evidence telling us that the sugar we love to eat is hurting our health. Sugar has been vilified by doctors and nutritionists who warn the sweet stuff is the...

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Sure, you can go to the mall and get your friends and family a tech device or some sports paraphernalia that’s been imported from abroad. Or, you could get some healthy gifts and support the dreamers/doers who are producing their own products right here in the UAE.  Dubai upside down If you’ve ever dreamed about holding a handstand, this is the guide for you. Created by UAE-based yoga teacher Sarah White, the (Dh147) ebook offers...

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If there’s one person who knows what humans needs to look and feel great, then it’s Elle ‘The Body’ Macpherson. Supermodel credentials aside, the 55-year-old, mother-of-two is a hugely successful entrepreuner who is ahead of the game on wellness trends. In the last few months her Instagram feed has been pretty heavy on the promotion of something called manual lymphatic drainage.  In the world of celebrities, she’s not alone; Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid,...

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FoodHealth‘Sugar is a toxin’

December 15, 201926 min

HOW SWEET IT ISN’T: On December 1, the UAE government enacted its first-ever tax on sugary drinks. And on January 1, many people will vow once again to change their eating habits for good. That’s why livehealthy.ae is taking a closer look at scientific and anecdotal evidence telling us that the sugar we love to eat is hurting our health. Whatever you think of Coca-Cola’s contribution to the global obesity problem — and the company...

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Few people lucky enough to live in the developed world, safe within the protective armour of modern sanitation, clean drinking water, decent nutrition and first-rate healthcare, will have heard of many of the 20 conditions categorised by the World Health Organization as “neglected tropical diseases.” Thankfully, they are spared the horrors of such life-altering conditions as dracunculiasis, Buruli ulcer and chistosomiasis. Yet between them these diseases and others like them, thriving in populations mired in...

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HOW SWEET IT ISN’T: On December 1, the UAE government enacted its first-ever tax on sugary drinks. And on January 1, many people will vow once again to change their eating habits for good. That’s why livehealthy.ae is taking a closer look at scientific and anecdotal evidence telling us that the sugar we love to eat is hurting our health. In my work as a physical education teacher and health promoter, I see two of...

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Freddie Mercury. Tom Selleck. Hulk Hogan. Aside from the fact that they are a trio of great entertainers, all three have provided moustachioed inspiration for men around the world all November long. Whether wispy, bushy, handle-barred or carefully sculpted, more men than ever have been sporting moustaches in recent weeks as part of a men’s health campaign that has gone global. Movember was launched in Australia in 2003. It consists simply of encouraging men to...

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Stressed out? Trouble sleeping at night? Muscle spasms? Blood sugar problems? If you have these symptoms, then you are probably deficient in magnesium.  Nicknamed the “calming mineral,”  a lack of magnesium is one of the most common mineral deficiencies that I see in my patients.  The body tends to burn through it when the person is stressed out. And who isn’t stressed out these days? We live in a world of constant busyness and an...

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I have a theory about why men don’t go to the doctor, even when their body is sending them every possible signal that now – right now, please – would be a really good time to seek medical advice. It isn’t primarily because they’re scared to confront the truth. It’s because after millennia of hunter-gatherer conditioning, their ancestors are shouting at them through their DNA to tough it out. Either you shrug off that mauling...

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Flu season is upon us and if you haven’t got your influenza shot yet, you are in luck. Although immunizations are normally given in October and November, this year Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is one of the outlets giving out flu shots daily through to mid-December. The shots are available from Sunday to Thursday from 9am to 8pm on the ground floor of the hospital. Visitors must present an Emirates ID and insurance card. Now,...

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Livehealthy.ae is shining a spotlight on men’s health in the UAE throughout Movember (that explains the moustache on our social media logo). This article on the steroid-infertility paradox is one of a series of stories on the subject. A growing number of men are using steroids out of social pressure to look good. But they are either unaware of or ignoring how it affects their fertility, experts warn. A study conducted in Denmark and published...