Integrative Medicine

With controversy raging around dairy, camel milk yields undeniable nutritional benefits. While camel milk may seem foreign to many worldwide, in the Middle East, especially the GCC, it’s a dietary staple that almost 50% of Emiratis have drunk at some time. Popular for centuries as a medicinal drink in Asian, African and Middle Eastern cultures, this super food beverage is undergoing...
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If you had to choose a space which you thrive in what would it be like? Environments can create in us a sense of wellbeing others can be very bad for us. Eminent Naturopath Rumana Zahn looks at how spaces affect our health in the final part of her six zone Wellbeing Programme. Part 6 of 6. Read Zone Into...
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Our planet is awash with toxic chemicals. During the past two centuries thousands of newly-synthesized chemicals have infiltrated the air, soil, food and water supplies from different industries. These chemicals are carried by wind and rain from the place of production to every corner on the earth. According to the US Environment Protection Administration (EPA) “more than four billion...
Do you wonder how some people just ooze a fabulous healthy glow, an essence you can’t put your finger on. They are confident, calm, charismatic and live life with ease. Eminent Naturopath Rumana Zahn looks at how can we achieve that in our own lives in part five of her six zone Wellbeing Programme. Read Zone Into Health: Part 4...
Over-the-counter dietary supplements, nutraceuticals and herbal products are now all the rage. Dr. Pieter Cohen mentioned in an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2012 that there are 55,000 products labelled and marketed as ‘dietary supplements’.  And according to the Global Industry Analysts, the global nutraceutical market is projected to exceed US$243 billion by 2015. Although...
Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable emotions that you can’t seem to do anything about? Emotions can be triggered by foods, chemicals, people and situations – in many different ways, some of which we may not have even considered. Eminent Naturopath Rumana Zahn talks about how we can tune into and keep our emotions in check in part four of...
The myriad biochemical and physiological functions of the body that maintain vitality need to work effectively to ensure the harmony and synchrony of these functions. Under the control of two sophisticated systems – the nervous system and the endocrine system – the former operates through nerves that transmit signals at high speed for fast and short term messages while...
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What would it feel like to have a sharp, clear thinking mind, one that is healthy and not plagued by stress and anxiety? Eminent Naturopath Rumana Zahn talks about how we can keep our minds healthy in part three of her six zone Wellbeing Programme. For most of us, our minds are full of thoughts – constantly. Not a minute...
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To move is part of nature. Physical fitness is paramount to wellbeing, vitality and longevity. Since antiquity exercise has been recognised as essential to quality life. Besides its many cellular and systemic benefits, exercise is the only means to maintain strength, endurance, flexibility and balance, keeping us fit to conduct daily activities in an independent way far into old...
“Cortisol has recently become a ‘prime’ hormone of fascination, discussion and confusion within the health and fitness industry,” says Dr. Ajaz Yasmeen. With looming deadlines, meetings, challenges at home and juggling social obligations, not to mention the global economic crisis – given all of this, who isn’t stressed? It’s a misnomer to think that success and adrenalin go hand...
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