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Tamara Clarke, Author at Live Healthy

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Natasha D’souza has one piece of advice for any woman who believes she may have PCOS, aka Polycystic ovary syndrome. “Get a good doctor that treats the causes,” she says, “and not just the symptoms”. PCOS is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age that is often undiagnosed, so women have a hard time getting the care and support that they need. According to the recent Apple Women’s Healthy Study, about 12 percent...

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Patients with diabetes can go about fasting safely during Ramadan by understanding their risks, managing their condition and carefully following doctor’s recommendations. Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how the body turns food into energy. Most food is broken down into sugar (glucose) and released into the bloodstream. When blood sugar goes up, it triggers insulin production — unless a person has diabetes. For those with diabetes, the body either doesn’t make enough...

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“Ramadan and fasting is a great time to hit the ‘reset’ button and give our bodies a fighting chance to have a stronger immune system, reduce inflammation, and introduce new eating habits”, says Amna Al Haddad. We chat with her and other fitness enthusiasts about the changes they plan to make during the holy month.   Amna Al Haddad  Amna Al Haddad is a weightlifting athlete. She is best known for breaking barriers as the...

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Dee Popat has lived with multiple sclerosis (MS) for 25 years. She was officially diagnosed in 1997 but in hindsight realizes that she began experiencing symptoms two years prior, following a car accident. Dee’s symptoms, which were attributed to whiplash, included “weird feelings, such as a day or so of numbness in my right leg and then everything was normal or episodes when I could only see partially from one eye”. Finally, after two years...

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Aging is a woman’s superpower but embracing the physical changes that come with passing decades may prove difficult for some. No worries. It’s completely possible to maintain a healthy body as you age and these female fitness trainers over 40 show can tell you how. Donna Howarth: The Motivator Donna Howarth is set to turn 50 in May and with this milestone on the horizon, there’s no stopping her resolve to help menopausal women manage their symptoms through...

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Behind every successful woman is another successful woman and the ladies featured in this article understand this all too well. Keep reading to learn how Miko, Tamara, Gina and Tash use their platforms to propel other ladies within the community.  Miko Su  Miko Su is the entrepreneur behind Twiink Studio, a  lash and brow studio in Abu Dhabi. The quaint, Instagrammable shop is located along a popular strip of waterfront property at Al Muneera, where...

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The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have launched the first Jr NBA Abu Dhabi League, a youth basketball development program for 450 boys and girls across Abu Dhabi. The draft event is offered for ages 11-14 from 30 schools. Each school has been assigned an NBA team, with each participant awarded a corresponding NBA-branded jersey. The Jr NBA Abu Dhabi League, which is part...

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From dating apps to reality TV to social media to the real world, there are plenty of ways to find love. However it’s in maintaining those connections that things usually fall apart. Since experience is the best teacher, we reached out to long-established couples in the UAE for their best relationship advice — a task that proved quite difficult. Couples like this are guarded; they protect the sanctity of their relationships by maintaining privacy. Many...

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There’s never enough time at home with their new babies when new mothers and fathers have to return to work, but parental leaves in the UAE have traditionally been among the shortest in the world — until now. Those leaves expand with the introduction of UAE labor laws governing maternity and paternity on February 2, 2022. Federal Decree-Law No 33, which brings sweeping changes, replaces the previous decree which has been in place since 1980. This...

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It’s one of the hardest things a person can go through, and for many families, it’s a sad reality: pregnancy and baby loss. It’s why the Dubai marketing and public relations agency TishTash came together late last year with an assortment of local organizations and support groups to hold the first-ever Love Through Loss.  The goal of the day-long, online event was to support a UAE community of women and men, and to raise awareness...

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I tiptoed through a bootcamp session and slid out of the gym door. As I sat in my car preparing to leave, two energetic girls tapped on the driver side window. Startled, I quickly pushed the gear shift back into park and rolled down the window. They greeted me with nervous giggles then one bravely asked, “Ummm…we wanted to know where’d you get your braids done?” I relaxed and explained that while my hair is...