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Ann Marie McQueen, Author at Live Healthy

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Seva Table is tucked away behind Seva Experience, which is tucked away behind Jumeirah Center.  Yet everyone seems to know about this little “hidden gem”; staff were turning away would-be diners even on a recent weekday lunch. A few things you need to know: Everything in this cafe is plant-based and “free from” gluten, dairy and cane sugar, GMO and plastic. There are numerous nut, garlic and onion-free options too. Everything is made on-site, and...

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I’ve been planning to book a session with Nir Levi, who visits Dubai’s Seva Experience wellness center from his home base in Paris, for years now. Something always got in the way.  But as he would say, I finally went this summer because, well, that’s just when I was meant to go.  He wouldn’t mean that in the woo-woo, spiritual bypassing way of the faux-zen wellness warrior we are all so tired of. I know...

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I get a stiff neck – and I mean really, really stiff. And quite often. From time to time, that stiffness starts to feel like concrete and a bad tension headache develops, which sits like an unwelcome helmet over most of my head. Nothing touches this pain: not painkillers, movement, massage or drinking lots of water. It can go on for days.  Luckily several years ago a physiotherapist mentioned the possibility of dry needling. Although...

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The research is stacked up: owning pets is a clearly a very healthy thing to do. From reducing stress, lowering depression, loneliness, anxiety and cholesterol; boosting serotonin and, in the case of dogs, increasing activity levels — even a longer life span — the benefits are many and well-documented. We know this at Livehealthy, where the entire editorial team are pet-lovers. Meet our menagerie. A black desert cat Ann Marie McQueen, editor I was adamant that...

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The UAE is catching up with the rest of the world when it comes to podcasts and there are a growing number of offerings that will help you nurture your body and soul. Check out our list of 14 that are well worth your time. The Livehealthy Podcast We’re a bit partial to our own podcasts, which the team launched at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hosted by livehealthy.ae editor Ann Marie McQueen in...

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The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use in children aged 12-15, according to the UAE’s health ministry. The move came two days after the US Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer-BioNTech for 12 to 15-year-olds. The vaccine is available through Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and more widely at hospitals throughout Dubai. The Sinopharm vaccine is available for individuals 16 and over, with prior booking through the SEHA app required. Earlier: UAE residents,...

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World IBD Day – May 19 – marks the launch of the UAE IBD Society, which was created to support people living with inflammatory bowel disease, provide education, foster research, implement a patient registry and more. IBD is a broad term used to describe any chronic condition that causes the digestive system to become inflamed. Two of the most common forms are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which can both be debilitating. Due to their...

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There are more ways than ever before to focus on our own health and that of our family, not to mention get some stylish workout gear, smart supplements, eat well and take care of the planet, too. Recapp app With 1,500 users and three tonnes of materials collected, RECAPP, the UAE’s first free recycling service has been building real momentum since it was launched in October 2020 by Veolia Middle East and Agthia Group. RECAPP...

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The World Health Organization has approved the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, providing international recognition and paving the way to help lower-resource countries vaccinate their populations.The news came at the end of a week in which National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority spokesperson Dr Saif Al Dhaheri told the weekly UAE Government media briefing that almost 70 percent of people over 16 have been vaccinated, to the tune of 10.7 million doses. The UAE also...

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Trying to have a healthier Holy Month? We’ve got all the talks, homegrown gift ideas and ways to give back that can help you get there. Flow Talks The Dubai healthy eating hub Flow is back with another round of its Flow Talks Series – Ramadan Edition. The talks are held live every Tuesday at 4pm on Flow’s Instagram and feature experts from the worlds of art, fitness, nutrition and more. The panellists include chef...

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It’s not vaccines that save lives, it’s the act of vaccination, and that requires an unprecedented global effort to make sure all countries are covered, not just the richest ones.  The epidemiological and economic imperatives of equitable vaccination distribution marked the opening of the two-day virtual World Immunisation and Logistics Summit organized by the Hope Consortium, the Abu Dhabi-led mass vaccine distribution program.  “The scale of what’s needed in terms of the number of vaccinators,...