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24/Jun/2019

Holistic Tips for traveling
10 tips from our Holistic Diet & Lifestyle specialist on how to have a healthy & happy summer vacation
How prepared are you for your summer holidays? Many of us leave for several weeks during the summer time. Being away from home may push us away from our healthy diet and lifestyle routine. However, this doesn’t have to be the case! Our Holistic Diet and Lifestyle specialist has put together a detailed list of tips to help keep you on track! This is the perfect opportunity to nourish yourself and feel healthier and happier than ever!

1. Use the Homeopathic Holistic Travel kit as your on-the-go pharmacy
Be ready for nausea during the flight, over-eating or drinking, an ankle sprain or even just a headache. Whatever it is, your Holistic Travel Kit will have you prepared for all scenarios and keep you away from having to take over the counter medication or spend hours in a doctor’s waiting room. This is the perfect way to keep you and your family healthy and happy on the go!

2. Breathe in fresh air & spend time in nature
According to yogic tradition, life expectancy is linked to the frequency of breathing. The tortoise breathes very slowly and lives long, whereas the mouse breathes fast and has a very short life. By extending your breath and incorporating breathing exercises during your day, you will feel more energized and you will strengthen your immunity. Discharge stagnation by taking a walk barefoot on the beach or take a swim in the ocean. Enjoy the forest or the mountains. Wherever you are, spend time taking deep breaths outside and in nature.

3. Value your sleep
Try and maintain a regular sleep pattern. Being away from your daily routine may encourage late nights. If that is the case, enjoy a 20 minute nap in the afternoon so you can keep your energy levels up. Otherwise, try to go to bed before midnight and be up before 8am in order to maintain the body’s optimal function without disrupting its natural system. This will make it easier for you to adapt back into your routine once you are back.

4. Drink a glass of warm water with lemon first thing in the morning and before meals
Enjoy warm water with lemon anytime of the day. It is especially beneficial to have it first thing in the morning and before eating. This will help jump start your metabolism, keep healthy skin, detox the body naturally and ensure regular bowel movements.

5. Avoid dairy and swap for almond or coconut milk instead
Instead of depriving yourself of your favourite drinks, make little changes that support rather than restrict. By switching dairy for almond or coconut milk, you can still enjoy the flavour without the harsh affect dairy can cause on your sensitive system. You will be surprised to notice how much better your digestion and skin can get after just a few days!

6. Breakfast like a KING, Lunch like a PRINCE and Dinner like a PEASANT
Do you remember the saying our grandmothers used to tell us? Have breakfast like a KING, lunch like a PRINCE, dinner like a PEASANT. It’s true! We need more energy in the morning and less at night. By balancing your meals like this your food will leave you energised, rather than drained! “Food coma” will become a thing of the past!

7. Have fun, laugh and enjoy with your loved ones
Our emotions have a direct effect on the physical state of our body. Laughing, smiling and connecting with friends and family is the perfect way to promote health and vitality. Surround yourself by love and positivity.

8. Enjoy your favorite activity for 30 minutes every day
This can be going for a run, doing a yoga class or just taking a long walk. Whatever it is, move your body to allow for energy to flow freely. Physical activity and exercise is important for our body, mind and soul. It helps to maintain a good circulation, strengthen our muscles, balance our hormones and feel energized!

9. Desserts – Eat alone, or leave alone!
Natural fruits like baked apples and dates are the best resource to satisfy sweet cravings. Other desserts can still be enjoyed occasionally and in moderation. However, try to enjoy desserts on their own, rather than after meals. Mixing desserts with other foods can disrupt the digestive process, often leaving the body feeling very full and heavy.

10. Eat natural and local foods
Food should be your medicine and not medicine be your food. The choice is in your hands.
Choose the food that makes you feel light and fulfilled rather than lethargic, heavy and bloated.
Local foods will help you stay acclimatized to the environment you are in, keeping you in tune with nature.

Visit us for a short consultation to learn the basics to your own on-the-go pharmacy and other personalized tips for you and your family’s summer vacation! Be Healthy, Be Happy!


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24/Jun/2019

A reading based on an ancient system of Eastern Cosmology & Chinese Astrology…

How do you know if a person is good for you in your personal life? Who do you work best with in your professional life? What are ways you can discover the talents of your child? How can you find out what your own talents are? Where is the risk? What decisions are safe? Are you seeking your true purpose? How can you achieve the success you are looking for? These are all questions we ask ourselves at some point in our life. Feeling a lack of direction, being confused and in a constant search for answers can have an impact on both our physical and mental health. That is why it is our every right to seek out support in developing ourselves and gaining a better understanding of what our next best step is.

Dr. Daniiar uses Pulse reading and Numerology to help discover your behavioral patterns and guide you to optimize partnerships both personally and professionally. This reading is based on your birth date and originates in ancient eastern Cosmology and Chinese astrology. These methods have been used for over 5000 years in traditional settings and our specialized coach is now incorporating these techniques with his work in the western world. This session is for those seeking to develop themselves, find their purpose and make better choices in order to live a healthier and happier life.

This reading works by understanding the way astrological patterns effect us and the world around us. It gives us clarity to step into making wiser choices and taking a path of positive steps forward.

Dr. Daniiar comes from a medical background and is trained in Traditional Chinese medicine and astrology. This coaching session is unlike any you have tried before. His approach is truly Holistic. By combining all his knowledge and work into one, we introduce to you a unique session that opens you up to self exploration and self development.

Benefits of a Holistic Coaching:

  • Get insights into your personality
  • Discover your behavioral patterns
  • Make wiser choices of a career
  • Achieve the success you always wanted
  • Optimize partnerships personally & professionally
  • Get clarity to create a positive turn in your life

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24/Jun/2019

While the modern, high-tech section of the beauty world is experimenting with chemicals, micro-currents and creating complex new skin care mixtures, many are also returning to traditional beauty secrets. With origins in the ancient medical traditions of China and Southeast Asia, Gua Sha is a method of facial massage using crystal tools. You may have seen images or videos all over social media recently, but really this technique has been around for thousands of years.

Facial Gua Sha massage releases tension in the face muscles, increases blood circulation and encourages lymphatic drainage to get rid of puffiness. It helps break up fascia — the connective tissue around muscles and can even be considered as a Botox alternative.

Holistic Aesthetic specialists explain: ”Imagine you have a leg injury: The muscles are all knotted up from the trauma and there is scar tissue restricting circulation. You’d be sent for physical therapy to help release the muscles and break down the scar tissue, so that your leg could heal. The chronic stress of our day-to-day lives plays out on our faces as a furrowed brow or a clenched jaw. Facial Gua Sha is a therapy we can apply to uncoil the daily buildup of stress we experience in the face, and restore health, vitality and glow.”

This may sound very similar to jade rollers which some of you might already have at home. While the jade rollers are great to simulate and release superficial puffiness, the facial Gua Sha is much more powerful. It gets a lot deeper into the skin tissue and really works on lifting the face, de-bloating and even removing wrinkles.

One thing to keep in mind is that using this technique aggressively or without proper understanding of our lymph nodes and facial anatomy can cause some unnecessary bruising. There is a specific technique in order to experience all the wonderful benefits and so we recommend Gua Sha facials and lymphatic drainage massages by a professional.

Our Holistic Aesthetics specialist is trained in this technique by Traditional Chinese masters that have brought this incredible beauty secret to the West. If you are looking for a natural approach to your facials and skin care, seeking out a Holistic expert will take your beauty to the next level.


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24/Jun/2019

By now you’ve probably heard health enthusiasts praise the many benefits of CRYO therapy. It is no secret that this new trend is able to significantly promote your health and overall performance. The Holistic approach is taking this all to the next level. No such tool is truly effective without the whole body into consideration! That is why our team has come up with quite literally the “coolest” and most effective CRYO program in town! By combining it with our specialized Holistic Diet & Lifestyle plan, we work to optimize your health, enhance your metabolism and give you the results you’re looking for.

This program has been specially designed to hit 2 birds with one stone; a weight loss supporting and cell regenerating set of lifestyle changes combined with CRYO sessions to help you literally FREEZE your fat off!

CRYO detoxes, energizes and boosts your metabolism in just a few minutes. These effects continue for 48 hours after your session, while your body works to adapt and restore its normal temperature! In the meantime, you will be guided to follow a Holistic approach to eating and style of living to ensure the foundation of your detoxification is in place and the body is in an optimized state for long lasting weight loss.

With just 3 sessions per week combined with a personalized Diet & Lifestyle plan, say goodbye to your weight troubles once and for all in just 1 month. Our program works on 3 levels of healing; Replenish, Remove & Recover.

Benefits:

  • Multi-level detoxification; digestive, urogenital, respiratory, lymphatic & microcirculation
  • Cell regeneration
  • Increased collagen production
  • Balanced energy levels
  • Faster metabolism
  • Pain & inflammation relief
  • Weight loss & balance

The quickest & most effective solution for busy individuals. In 3 minutes only, be energized, look younger and feel lighter with this effective weight-loss program!

1. REPLENISH

CRYO:

Blood vessels are constricted, forcing blood toward your core. Here the body’s natural filtration system works to remove toxins & inflammation.

LIFESTYLE:
Holistic Diet & lifestyle changes will decrease toxic intake while opening up the pathways for detoxification.

COMBINED: Eased Inflammation, alleviated pain & reduced fatigue

2. REMOVE
CRYO:
After the session, filtered blood flows back to the all your tissues. Now cleaner and enriched with oxygen, your blood enriches your skin & muscles.

LIFESTYLE:
Holistic Diet & Lifestyle works to improve the quality of blood & circulate it efficiently to nourish the body with what it needs.

COMBINED: Loss of water retention, increased energy & metabolism, healthier & glowing skin,

3. RECOVER
CRYO:
The restoration process continues for 48 hours after your session. There will be reduced pain & inflammation and increased energy levels.
LIFESTYLE:

As the body continues to detoxify, the metabolism will increase. This will restore vitality & balance your weight.

COMBINED: Increased performance, long-lasting results, optimized digestion & faster metabolism


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24/Jun/2019

The mind and the body are more connected than you think!
Ancient Eastern civilizations have long understood the way our mind connects to our body. Recently, with studies proving how the ‘gut’ acts as our second brain and how stress is toxins, western science is only just starting to catch up!

STAGES OF ILLNESS:

1. Wrong Mindset
2. Incorrect interaction with the World
3. Homeostasis disbalance
4. Metabolic disbalance
5. Symptoms & disease
6. Terminal stage

Consider this:
Every organ corresponds to a certain emotion. Every disease stems from disbalance in an organic or its meridians (energy channels). That is why a physical disorder in a certain organ often actually arises from an emotional imbalance in that organ.
The reverse could also be true: an imbalanced organ can heighten a specific emotion. This can then become a vicious cycle.
As humans, emotions are a normal element in life. They do not necessarily cause disease when they arise, but when they are repressed or unconsciously expressed they may become pathological.

Specific herbs and foods can be used to strengthen tone and detoxify the organ to help emotions to pass through easily! Also, the more we become aware of our emotions through activities like meditation can help bring awareness to our emotions. This helps us prevent diseases through maintaining balance in our body and mind.

This is how different organs and emotions are connected and ways to re-balance your system:

GRIEF + DEPRESSION: emotion of the lungs & large intestine

Loss of any kind can trigger a cold, a feeling of being energetically drained, and difficult bowel function. When grief is unresolved, depression and an inability to ‘let go’ of things can arise. This could eventually interfere with lung function and oxygen circulation.

To Balance: pungent flavored and/or white colored foods and herbs. Onion, radish, mustard greens, daikon radish, scallions (white part), almonds, white meat, white rice, white beans, white mushrooms, gingko nut, white mustard seed, angelica root tangerine peel

Reduce: eggs, dairy, rich, processed or fatty foods that cause congestion

FEAR: Emotion of the kidneys & bladder

It is a normal adaptive emotion, but can become chronic when we ignore it. Kidney issues often arise when we are dealing with fear, such as a change in life direction or unstable living conditions.

To Balance: salty flavored and/or black colored foods and herbs. Black beans, walnuts, black sesame, mushrooms, water chestnuts, seaweed, blackberries, black tea, psoralia root, lotus seed, stephania root

Reduce: cheese, salt, heavy meat, sugars, excessively cooling foods

WORRY + NERVOUSNESS: Emotion of the spleen & stomach

Too much pensiveness, worrying and insecurity can weaken our ability to digest. When we are anxious, we find it hard to digest and accept a situation or life event. A weak spleen can also be the cause of stubborn weight problems!

To Balance: sweet flavored and/or yellow, orange, brown colored foods and herbs. Root veggies! Carrots, sweet potato, pumpkin, parsnip, squash, chestnuts, fig, taro, liquorice root, ginger root, jujube date, astragalus root

Reduce: meats, cold, raw, and all frozen foods, iced drinks, excess refined sugars

ANGER + FRUSTRATION: Emotion of the liver & gallbladder

Emotions like rage, fury or aggravation can indicate that this energy is in excess, and when we experience these emotions consistently, our liver can get further damaged.

To Balance: sour flavored and/or green colored foods and herbs. Dandelion greens, beetroot, green bell pepper, peas, sprouts, bok choy, string beans, cabbage, zucchini, mung beans, avocado, citrus, barbat skullcap, fo shou, milk thistle, Chinese wolfberry fruit

Reduce: soft dairy, crabmeat, buckwheat, alcohol, fried foods, peanuts, and excess citrus

HAPPINESS + JOY: Emotion of the heart & small intestine

When we experience true joy and happiness, we are nourishing our heart and small intestine energy: we feel mentally clear and able to process experiences. When we are lacking joy in our lives, the heart suffers and we can feel stuck, mentally chaotic, and have difficulty sleeping.

To Balance: bitter flavored and/or red colored foods and herbs. beet, tomato, okra, cherry, watermelon, broccoli rabe, bitter melon, lettuce, arugula, dandelion, berries, chillies (in moderation), green tea, lotus root, sour jujube seed, arbor-vitae seed, mimosa tree bark, ginseng, hawthorn berries

Reduce: excess spicy foods, chocolate, sugar, salt, vinegar, garlic


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24/Jun/2019

Ramadan is a special month for many of us. It revolves around the time; the biorhythm of nature. The Holy Month begins and ends depending on the phase of the moon and fasting happens from sunrise to sunset. Similarly, the Holistic Lifestyle encourages us to reconnect with time and the flow of nature.

Traditionally and spiritually this month is about moving away from overabundance to support our body, mind and soul through having the correct food, the right amount and at the appropriate time.

In order to achieve this, what we need, is our consciousness. When we are conscious about our actions and particularly the food that we put into our body, balance and harmony are easily within our reach!

Rather than adopting a mentality of overeating to compensate for the time spent fasting, spending this month to develop mindful eating habits and discovering other sources of energy is a wonderful practice that will only benefit us! This month is our chance to develop ourselves and blossom our relationship with God, with our loved ones and of course our own body, mind & soul.

Here are some Holistic tips to consider while fasting:

While fasting (before Iftar):

  • Light exercises; partake in breathing outdoors (by the sea) right before Iftar. This will promote detoxification and help clear the mind.
  • You can enjoy a short nap in the afternoon if necessary. However avoid switching your days and nights.
  • Some Relaxing treatments can help cleanse the system as well as relax the body and mind. Ayurveda treatments during this time are best as they detox and nourish the body inside out.

Breaking your fast (during Iftar):

  • Break your fast with 1 glass of warm water with slices of lemon and 1 or 3 soaked dates.
  • Have a bowl of soup and then take a 15-30 minute break before continuing on with the meal. This will help you avoid overeating.
  • Opt for fruits (papaya is perfect) as a snack an hour or so after Iftar. Have sweets in moderation, no need to deprive yourself but try limit to 1-2 times a week.
  • If still hungry before bed, have a bowl of vegetable or fish broth, or a baked apple.

Preparing for next day of fasting (Suhour):

  • Suhour: this meal is very important, just like breakfast! And it is best not to skip it! An ideal suhour would be porridge with 1 or 3 soaked dates, and a ripe banana.
  • Hydrate: water is vital, but not as helpful as you may think when you drink a large amount at a time! Instead have your fluids (ideally water) spaced out throughout the evening by sipping gradually.
  • Caffeine: this will drain you of your energy and make you more lethargic while fasting. Replace this with water, herbal teas, or even better a green juice!

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Prepare for Ramadan with a Reflexology, Visceral Therapy & Oil Enema

Whether you are fasting or not, Ramadan is a time where everything slows down and you have more time to focus on you. It is the perfect month to nourish yourself with healthy meals, detoxify your body and rebalance your energy. So, where to begin?

Our Holistic programs are running as usual, however we have created a special protocol for you to enjoy the luxury of pampering yourself while detoxing. Cleaning out your system has never been more enjoyable!

This Ayurvedic experience begins with a reflexology, a foot massage that stimulate the organs and blood flow through the body. It is then followed by a visceral therapy, a speciality stomach massage to activate, release stagnation and tonify the organs.
You finish off with an oil enema which is a simple, pain free procedure to cleanse and remove any build-up in the colon.

The release of toxins will be activated through the massages and then removed from the body with the oil enema. Any stagnation in the body will be flushed out. It is the most powerful way to release physical blockages like constipation or bloating as well as emotional feelings of anxiety, fear, restlessness, hypersensitivity.

If you are the type to usually have symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, heart burn or fatigue during fasting, this could be a sign that toxins are being released and may need some support to leave the body. This protocol is the perfect way to encourage a healthy and enjoyable detoxification.


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24/Jun/2019

The key to glowing skin, healthy hair & feeling zen

Liver according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Did you know that our Liver is the organ that is most affected by excess stress or emotions? According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Liver is the organ responsible for the processing of toxins and the smooth flow of emotions, Qi (energy) and blood.

  • It cleanses your body from toxins & harmful substances
  • The eyes are the sensory organ related to the Liver. If you have any eye issues, including blurry vision, red or dry eyes, itchy eyes, it may be a sign deep down that your Liver is not functioning smoothly.
  • The tendons are the tissues associated with the Liver. TCM says that strength comes from the tendons, not muscles. Be like the cat that is strong, agile, and flexible, not the cow, which has huge muscles but little real strength.
  • The taste that corresponds to and supports the Liver is sour. If you crave sour foods, that may be your Liver asking for an extra boost. Include high-quality vinegar and lemon in your diet.
  • Anger is the emotion associated with the Liver. If you are often irritable, get angry easily, have trouble unwinding from the day’s activities, have trouble going with the flow and letting things go, this is connected with your Liver function. Experiencing these emotions excessively can contribute to unbalancing the function of your Liver.

Simple Tips for Everyday Liver Health:

  • Stay calm and try to let go of any stressful situations. Try focusing on your breath to help relax.
  • Take things easy and go slow; take a nice long walk in the park or do other gentle exercises to relax your mind, body, and spirit.
  • Avoid alcohol! Because the Liver is responsible for metabolizing alcohol, drinking in moderation can go a long way towards preserving your Liver’s energy and giving it a break.
  • Engage in gentle exercise, such as swimming or walking, instead of hard and fast exercises which overwork the tendons and whole body

Acupressure for Liver Health

Rub the acupressure point called “Taichong” (Liver 3) which stimulates a key point on the Liver channel. It may be sore, but this means you’re hitting all the right spots! You are unblocking your Liver Qi (energy). It’s located on top of your foot where the big toe bone meets the second toe bone (about an inch back from the skin between these toes). Using your thumb, press and massage this spot on both feet. Try to do this every day for a few minutes.

Liver Detoxing:

Getting a liver detox will release any stagnation in the liver and flush out toxins. This will relieve the liver from feeling overloaded and allow it to return to its natural healthy state and function. All patients see benefits from doing this process, reporting a boost in energy, better digestion, glowing skin, thicker hair, feeling less angry and an overall sense of happiness.


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24/Jun/2019

Applying time-proven ancient principles to bring you into your ideal weight

Are you trying to stick to rigid diets to lose weight? Or counting calories without enjoying your food? What we put into our body is important but HOW and WHEN we do so is key. If we eat with frustration and restriction, that is how our body will receive our food. Instead if we eat with love, on time and in a peaceful environment, we will open our body to optimal digestion and absorption. The Holistic Diet & Lifestyle approach is based on ancient knowledge that originates from Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. We blend this wisdom with a modern day understanding to optimize your health and naturally balance your weight.

According to Ayurveda, every person is born with a constitution that is made up of a unique combination of the five elements (space, air, fire, water and earth). Some people are born with large bones, some with small bones while some people build muscle easily while others do not. Your body is the “vehicle” for your soul and it was made for you to function optimally in this lifetime. Just as your constitution is unique, so is your ideal weight. Too much over your optimal weight indicates accumulation of fat and strains your vital organs. Too much under and you lose the protection that fat and muscle provide for the organs.

Give yourself the opportunity to finally see the results you are looking for once and for all by forgetting restrictive dieting and enjoying a Holistic lifestyle. Applying time-proven principles to eating and living on a consistent basis will align you with nature, resulting in natural weight loss, a healthier body, a clear mind and the space to thrive long-term. Say hello to a healthier, happier you that feels great both inside and out.

Here are some Holistic Diet & Lifestyle principles you can start introducing into your life today:

  • Favor foods that are light, dry and warm
  • Eat lots of vegetables, preferably steamed, roasted or stir-fried
  • Enjoy meals at the same time each day
  • Avoid eating after 7pm
  • Eat only until 75% full – enjoy feeling satisfied rather than stuffed
  • Cold drinks should be avoided as they dampen the digestive fire
  • Enjoy Home-cooked foods as they are cooked with love
  • Listen to the signals your body is sending you
  • Spend time outdoors
  • Say grace or express gratitude before your meals
  • Focus and enjoy your food
  • Eat and live with love!

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24/Jun/2019

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Choose your words wisely?” Research has proven how the words we use literally shape the world around us and create the life and body we live in. The impact of positive and negative emotions might be more powerful than you think.

Masaru Emoto a Japanese researcher explained how the human consciousness has an effect on the structure of water and food. He showed how water could react to positive thoughts and words and that polluted water could be cleaned through prayer and positive visualization. He also did a similar experiment on jars of cooked rice. Rice stayed clean and eatable when it was appreciated, but the rice that was hated or ignored, turned black and moldy.

That is why it’s true when they say that food made with love always tastes better. Who prepares our food, and how it is cooked will effect not only how much we enjoy it but its ability to nourish us. 10 people can cook the same recipe but its taste will differ! This difference comes from the energy that was put into it — some may call that the “art of cooking with love”! That may explain why food made by our grandmothers or mothers always tastes the best.

Traditionally, people prayed before their meals. Showing gratitude for food before eating, is an ancient practice with proven benefits. By thanking nature and everyone involved in providing for the meal, the senses open up and prepare the body for proper digestion. When we are conscious and we smell, see, taste and fall in love with what we are putting into our body, our food becomes more delicious and nutritious!

Whether it is towards water, our food, ourselves or other humans, words we use, thoughts we have and intentions we set, have a powerful affect on everything around us!

The Holistic Lifestyle and Holistic Cuisine considers all elements around eating, making it a truly HOLISTIC approach. How you prepare your food, how you eat your food and with whom you eat it is more important than what you actually eat. Try implementing the following Holistic tips to support your health and happiness:

  • Have food in a peaceful environment
  • Listen to classical music when cooking
  • Eat when you are relaxed
  • Chew food properly
  • Enjoy eating with good company
  • Indulge with all your senses
  • Concentrate & enjoy every bite
  • Support digestion by taking a light walk after meals

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