Should I do a juice cleanse? Why I did it and what I found…

For many years I’ve been against the idea of juice cleanses. I don’t believe that in three days you can truly make lasting changes to the body. Let’s face it, a crappy diet or lifestyle isn’t going to be fixed in three days. If you truly have issues with junk food, or even issues with…… Continue reading Should I do a juice cleanse? Why I did it and what I found…

Why Meditation Helps To Improve Health And Wellbeing

As medicine evolves and scientific research reveals its benefits, medical professionals are increasingly promoting the benefits of meditation and alternative healing to treat health problems from infertility to depression. Dr Nasim Ashraf, head of the DNA Centre at Madinat Jumeirah, has been practising medicine for more than four decades and has seen the evolution and…… Continue reading Why Meditation Helps To Improve Health And Wellbeing

Tried And Tested: 5 Healthy Meal Delivery Plans In The UAE

There are few other places in the world where there is such a market for meal delivery plans as the UAE. Once the domain of those losing weight or bodybuilders on strict macronutrient plans, the UAE has adopted meal delivery plans as its own version of high-end fast food. The plans usually include five days…… Continue reading Tried And Tested: 5 Healthy Meal Delivery Plans In The UAE

Food Allergies? Six Tell Tale Signs Your Food May Be Ruining Your Health And Fitness Goals

Sick of feeling bloated, fatigued, down, or struggling to lose weight? It may just be that you’re suffering from food intolerances. We really are what we ‘digest’, not only what we eat. Here, Dr Nasim Ashraf, an internal and functional medicine specialist with over 35 years experience and head of the DNA Health Clinic in…… Continue reading Food Allergies? Six Tell Tale Signs Your Food May Be Ruining Your Health And Fitness Goals

Five Ways DNA Testing Can Maximise Your Health

DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is what makes us unique individuals. The only person who could share your DNA is your identical twin, which is why each and every one of our bodies and personalities is different. DNA is the genetic code which creates and determines all of our characteristics and physical make up, from the…… Continue reading Five Ways DNA Testing Can Maximise Your Health

Ten Things Losing My Mother Taught Me

It is now an unbelievable six years since I lost my mum. For anyone who knows me well, she was the rock of my life, my mum, my best friend and really the beginning and end of my world. Losing her was indeed the hardest thing I have encountered during my life and anything challenging…… Continue reading Ten Things Losing My Mother Taught Me

Five Love Myths Modern Women Must Let Go Of

After growing up watching a raft of great romantic movies, from Dirty Dancing toGrease, and Pretty Woman, in a home full of love and strength between my parents, who were together over 50 years before we lost my mother six years ago, it’s easy to look back and see why my idea of love and…… Continue reading Five Love Myths Modern Women Must Let Go Of