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When Dubai-based Canadian Nancy Zabaneh moved from corporate banking to the wellness world, it was a deep dive. She’s a Kundalini yoga instructor and a compassionate inquiry therapist, practicing a psychotherapeutic approach founded by the Canadian physician, author, speaker and addiction specialist Dr Gabor Maté. People usually think of drugs or alcohol when they think of addiction. But as Nancy explains, whatever we use to escape from pain is an addiction. “When we use it repeatedly, to...

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Growing up in Saudi Arabia, Dr Dina Al-Tayeb always loved sports. Her mother encouraged her passion, despite the severe restrictions her country imposed on women taking part in sport. The dentist and mother-of-three tells the Livehealthy Arabic Podcast how she beat the odds and how, after more than 15 years of steady hard work, she became the first Saudi woman to complete the notoriously grueling Ironman Triathlon. The triathlon combines a 2.4-mile (3.8km) swim, a 112-mile (180km)...

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Abu Dhabi’s SEHA has announced that a third Sinopharm booster shot is available and is offered to anyone at least 6 months after they’ve had their second dose. Meanwhile, published results of Phase 3 trials of the Sinopharm vaccine show it is between 73 and 78 percent effective against Covid-19.

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The UAE government has approved emergency use of the coronavirus vaccine for medical staff working directly with patients. The directive allowing the vaccine to be given to frontline workers even though it is still in phase 3 clinical trials was announced on WAM, the state news agency. At a media briefing on Monday, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) announced that in the six weeks since the vaccine was announced it has been...

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Courtney Brandt is a food blogger (A to Za’atar) and writer, so naturally when she went to pitch a podcast idea to Amaeya Media founder and CEO Chirag Desai back in 2018, the topic was food. It was on a whim that she mentioned CSR of One, and now the podcast about individuals who launch their own social and charitable initiatives is in its third season. Each episode features people making strides outside their chosen...

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There’s nothing better than lashings of chocolate spread on a piece of hot toast or piled high on a stack of pancakes, and for many, that spread just has to be Nutella. With World Nutella Day back for the 14th year and mouthwatering photos everywhere, the cravings are real.  But you might have that little niggle in your head telling you that this particular chocolate spread isn’t exactly healthy – and you’d be right! With the...

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Dubai Active is coming to Dubai from December 5 to 7 and that means three days of celebrity-led workouts, browsing boutique activewear brands, free healthy snack samples and more. Here’s all you need to know about the hottest health and wellness event around.  What is Dubai Active exactly?  Dubai Active is a three-day wellness and health event that includes a range of fitness and yoga classes, meet-and-greets, expert talks, and quite a lot more, all...