It’s not always easy to live a healthy lifestyle in Dubai’s summer months. With a climate that doesn’t lend itself to outdoor activities, we are far more likely to divide our time between the sofa and an array of tempting brunches, restaurants, and evening drink offers. If that sounds all too familiar, we have found the perfect treatment to kick-start a healthier lifestyle – the Detox Day at Dubai Herbal Centre.
The day begins with a full body composition analysis; a non-invasive treatment to measure components such as weight, body fat percentage, body mass index, fat and fat-free mass, and hydration levels. This gives the experts an understanding of what makes up your body weight so that they can better assess your health and physical condition.
Next on the agenda was a 45-minute Colon Hydrotherapy session – not exactly glamorous, but a treatment that has been proven to be very effective to clean your body from the inside and aid issues with digestion. Afterwards, we were offered a choice of fresh juices, which included wheatgrass. A session of acupuncture followed to eliminate toxins from the body. Not everyone agrees on the benefits of this alternative therapy, but there is evidence that it also aids relaxation and can even promote male and female fertility !
The session concludes with a cupping session, where glass cups are placed on the back on specific acupuncture points and left in place for 10 minutes. When they are removed, the skin underneath will have turned red due to the congestion flow – so not the ideal treatment if you are planning on attending a cocktail party or heading away on holiday, as the red marks take up to 5 days to disappear. The vacuum in the cup brings blood and lymph to the area, which is said to promote circulation and healing. Before we left the centre, we were given a 5-day supply of herbal supplements so that we could continue the treatment at home.
So, how did we feel afterwards? We didn’t notice any immediate improvements in the way our body looked and felt, but we did feel like we were finally taking a proactive approach to being healthy, which encouraged us to continue the health drive at home. So if you are struggling to get take that first step to being healthy, we would really recommend it.The treatment costs 899 AED and is until the 31st of August.http://www.dubaihtc.com/
When talking about a healthy diet it is often overlooked that this is not always a matter of general advice such as “be sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables”.
What is good and beneficial food for one may not be suitable at all for somebody else. At the Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre we have many years of experience in diagnosing food intolerances and food allergies.
Especially people with digestion symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea and other more nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, sinusitis, cough, sneezing, weight gain, water retention or eczema and rashes very often suffer from food intolerances and food allergies.
Our immune system has different types of reactions necessary to defeat bacteria, virus, fungus and other things that are not good for our body. But sometimes, due to lifestyle, medication or other unknown reasons our immune system can start overreacting. In this case the immune system starts overreacting to food. There are two ways this can happen, through the fast track (IgE, the food allergy) which usually triggers quite immediate and very severe symptoms like rashes and asthma for example, and the slow track (IgG, the food intolerance) with symptoms than can occur even 72h after eating that food. That is the reason why just by looking at what you have eaten it is almost impossible to figure out foods for which you have an intolerance!
Food intolerances and food allergies can be diagnosed by a blood test.
Depending on the results and symptoms, it is sometimes not enough to only adjust the diet accordingly and avoid the food for a certain period of time. Often it is also necessary to add supplements, probiotics and herbal medication to the treatment plan in order to achieve good results.