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30/Jul/2021

Have you been so busy home-schooling your kids and trying to work from home? Has your skincare routine been slacking during quarantine? Are you ready to step back into the world glowing
and looking your best?

It is time for post-lockdown self-care! Our Holistic Aesthetics specialist has developed uniquely designed Hydrafacial treatments for different skin types. Her approach is always personalized to your skin but will fall under the following three categories:

**Deep cleansing treatment — This facial includes an extended extraction, purifying mask and Blue LED Light therapy that has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to improve the appearance of oily or congested skin.

**Brightening treatment — This facial includes the infusion of an intensive brightening booster that contains antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Bearberry extract and the brightening agent Alpha-arbutin. In combination with Red LED Light therapy this helps with appearance of irritation and enhances cellular metabolism. This treatment evens, balances the skin tone and leaves the skin radiant!

**Peptide therapy — This is a facial that is more of a therapeutic treatment and includes the infusion of a uniquely formulated combination of peptides that help to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and enhances skin elasticity. You also receive an infusion of a serum with growth factors that improve skin health, vitality, texture and the creates a more youthful appearance. In addition, Red LED Light and Infrared Therapy stimulates the production ofcollagen.

Not sure which facial you need? Have a 15mins complementary consultation with our Holistic Aesthetics specialist. Our Hydrafacial treatments are available for a discounted price for only 500AED. Now is the time to treat yourself!


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30/Jul/2021

We’ve all been there, our parents or grandparents catch us doing something, and throw a word of caution our way that at first sounds ridiculous!

“Those electronics will fry your brain someday!”, “Eating before sleep will give you nightmares!”

Many of us have been guilty of rolling our eyes without taking these comments very seriously. Guess what? They weren’t so wrong after all. More and more evidence is proving that those “myths” have a lot of truth to them. Here are some health tips, de-mythed!

 

1. “Eating before bed causes nightmares” 

Parents often caution against eating heavy food before sleep, scaring us with the threat of bad dreams. Modern science shows that eating food, particularly sugar, impacts our sleep. However, ancient wisdom of natural medicine has been advising against late or heavy meals for centuries.

During sleep, our body cells are focusing on rest and regeneration. When we eat late meals, particularly after sunset, our body isn’t optimized for digestion. This means instead of our body rebuilding at the end of the day, it’s struggling to also try to digest food. This leaves us feeling unrested, tired and heavy the next morning, rather than rested and refreshed.

TIP: Have your last meal around 6-7 pm, and make sure it’s something light and easily digestible to improve the quality of your sleep and allow the body to remain strong and balanced! This brings us to the second point…

 

2. “You can’t catch up on lost sleep ”

It’s been a long week full of late nights, but it’s okay because the weekend is just a few days ahead…! We’ve often looked forward to that weekend lie-in to allow us to cram up some extra hours of sleep and stock up on what we’ve lost — regardless of how much it may have bothered our parents!

A recent scientific study has proven that it is nearly impossible to catch up on lost sleep, as it still affects the body’s performance significantly. Traditional medicine did not need to wait till the 21st century to figure that out! When you pile up more and more sleep ‘debts’, you increasingly reduce the body’s regeneration process. This means that when cells are broken down and lost, which is a normal and ongoing process every day, it does not restore for the next day. This leads to dis-balance, weakening of the immune system and the eventual accumulation of toxins – not to mention the ongoing fatigue and tiredness you may feel from the moment of waking up.

TIP: One thing to keep in mind the next time there’s temptation to stay up a little bit later: sleep debts cannot be repaid! Get to bed on time!

 

3. “Electronics ‘fry’ the brain”

No one can argue that we have become dependent on our devices during our day-to-day lives. However, with all the added benefits come a lot of harmfuleffects. Although we may have dismissed our parents’ warning as a scare tactic to get off our phones, science has proven that there is some truth to it after  all. There are significant effects electromagnetic fields have on our brain! Natural medicine has always cautioned against the importance of distancing from electronics to support the body, mind and soul – encouraging consciousness and awareness.

TIP: An easy way to practice limiting your use of devices is avoiding using them first thing after waking up, while eating and at least 30 minutes before sleep. Instead, be conscious and be present to avoid life (and your brain cells) from passing you by. In turn, you’ll notice yourself enjoying more mental clarity, better sleep, positive mood and easier digestion.

 

4. “Deodorant will cause health issues”

An odd health-concern expressed was often related to deodorant. But why? Off the shelf deodorants are loaded with all kinds of chemicals that we can’t even pronounce, much less know what they are. Additionally, deodorants, particularly antiperspirants – block the pores in order to trap sweat and over perspiration. However, sweating is just another normal function of the body used to detoxify itself and let go of its toxins. When the body is blocked from sweating, this keeps the toxins inside, leading to an additional accumulation with no means of release (not to mention the additional toxins that enter the body from the deodorant itself).

TIP: Instead, opt for a natural deodorant, or try this easy and natural DIY recipe for a deodorant that is both effective and beneficial to your skin:

– 2 tsp beeswax (optional, but ideal)
– 3 tbsp shea butter
– 3 tbps coconut oil
– 1 tsp baking soda
– 4 tsp cornstarch
– 50 drops of frankincense oil (try lavender!)

Simply melt the solids, and add the powders followed by the frankincense once fully mixed. Allow to set in a pot and store until use.

 

5. “Regular detoxes are a must”

Have you ever heard stories of your grandparents having regular routines throughout the year, where they have to drink a “not so pleasant solution” that results in a “not so pleasant” 24 hours? It definitely sounded horrifying to us, and we couldn’t fathom why on Earth anyone would willingly do so! Contrary to what you may think, the Holistic approach to health believes in regular detoxification. From time to time, the body requires a cleanse to the system. This eliminates all toxins that are likely to accumulate over time, which relieves the load of organs such as the liver and kidney and optimizes digestion. The body is refreshed to continue functioning efficiently, and leaves you feeling lighter, more focused and more energetic.

 

6. “Mixing dairy and seafood will give you a stomach ache”

Whether or not you’ve been warned against mixing dairy and seafood in the past, you may have noticed a ‘funky’ or unpleasant feeling following a meal involving the two. That’s because even if you are eating the healthiest food, it doesn’t matter if the body isn’t able to process them properly. Both modern and ancient findings have concluded that’s the case. Specifically, in Ayurveda, there is a strict recommendation to avoid this combination. This is because dairy and seafood come from very different sources, with contradicting effects on the body and so the combination leads to great internal imbalance. Additionally, combining the two is shown to cause issues with digestion – and when the body struggles to digest anything this leads to an accumulation of mucous and toxins with multiple other side-effects to follow.

Were you shocked about any of these? It might be surprising that some of these myths are true, but after all, our ancestors must have known what they were doing if they got us here today! Did you grow up hearing any recommendations from your parents or grandparents?

Share with us and our team will let you know how true they are!

Learn more about living a holistic lifestyle and our holistic lifestyle core programs


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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 is 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.

Now more than ever we are given the time and space to go within, and to stay away from any
outside distractions.

To achieve this, we only need to be conscious about our activities and about our
food. Balance and harmony are easily within our reach when we choose consciously!

During this time of isolation, we don’t use as much energy as usual and so need much less
energy, especially from food. You will discover other sources of energy which is a wonderful
practice that will only benefit you!

This month is our chance to experience a lifestyle that will support us to maintain our
health, clarity in our mind and nourish our soul.

We are here to support you and continue to guide you with our Holistic Lifestyle
recommendations during the month of Ramadan.

Here are some Holistic tips to consider when fasting while staying home & staying safe:

When fasting:

• Support yourself with activities that are not related to media and technology. Pray, connect
with existential energy, meditate, practice light activities like Simha Kriya and Pranayama in
as much fresh air as possible (in your garden or by an open window) This will promote
detoxification and help clear the mind.

• Follow nature’s timing and avoid sleeping/napping during the day. When you disrupt your
body’s clock, you also affect it’s function which weakens the body and immune system. Try
to sleep by 10 pm. If you wake up early, make use of this by doing morning prayers or
meditations.

Breaking your fast (Iftar):

• Break your fast with 1 glass of warm water with slices of lemon and 1 or 3 soaked dates.

• Have light yet supportive meals, and avoid very rich and heavy foods such as meat, dairy,
sugar, nuts, etc — especially when eating at night.

• Incorporate grains, vegetables, and cooling foods into your meals. Cooling spices such as
cloves, cardamom, anise, turmeric are excellent. The best vegetables for this time include
zucchini, celery, cucumber, spinach and okra. You want to choose vegetables with high
water content to keep yourself hydrated!

• Avoid drinking water during meals. Drink before or between meals and avoid gulping down
too much, too quick!

• 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.

• Reduce the amount of snacks. Eat consciously and regularly with awareness of portions. If
you feel like you need a snack, the best is baked apple, fresh papaya, a vegetable juice
with carrot and apple or our popular detox juice.

• When choosing fruits, try to have berries, papaya, watermelon or honey melon.

• Use your senses! If you feel energetic and light after a meal, it was right for you. If you feel
lethargic or sluggish, your body is struggling to digest.

• Avoid desserts to support your body’s media/environment during this time. Sugar,
fermentation and mucous attracts pathogens, viruses, and bacteria.

• Try to move like taking a walk after Iftar and before sleeping to release excess energy and
any stagnation.

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 fruits and nuts or if you are more active have porridge with 1 or 3 soaked
dates and a ripe banana.

• Hydrate: water is vital, but not as helpful 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!

• This is the perfect time to focus on yourself and prioritize your health.
Incase of any health concerns or general personalized programs, we recommend a

Consultation with Dr. Ludmila to give recommendations of what you can do at home to
maintain your health during Ramadan.

For Online Consultations click here.


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During this period it is especially important for children to follow a Holistic Lifestyle to support their health, growth and development:

1. Maintain your kids sleeping routine, encouraging them to be in bed by 9 pm and to wake up
early in the morning. Activity should be greater during the day, and reduced during the evening.

2. Be active with your children, especially during sunrise and sunset. Partake in family exercises
in the fresh air, outside or by an open window. Breathing exercises and Upa yoga are best.

Other excellent exercises particularly during this period of time include squats, jumping rope or
other jumping exercises.

* An excellent exercise for children to reduce agitation and balance energy is the turning of their
wrists. Encourage them to do this regularly while they study online on devices!

3. Have as much family time as possible – family games that involve all members of the family.
Play different board games, charades, cards, sudoko, etc… Alternate between physically and
mentally engaging activities.

4. Avoid rich and heat producing foods, especially sugar, candies, popcorn, chips and chili, as
these can lead to increased agitation and frustration in children. Instead, have more apple,
clementines, oranges, cucumbers and avocados as snacks.

5. Replace sweets and candies with dates, bananas or other ripe fruits.

6. Have regular meal times: breakfast between 6-8 am, lunch around 12 pm and dinner around

6 pm, with regular snacks in between. Avoid late night meals or snacks!

7. Make sure to have plenty of fluids during the day; alkaline water, water with lemon, cranberry
juice, tomato juice, apple juice & chamomile tea

8. To support the system, encourage having 1 tsp turmeric in the morning. This could be as balls
of turmeric powder and a little honey, or turmeric dissolved in water with little honey.

9. Start and end the day with a bath or at least a shower. Baths are ideal. We are 70% water,
and therefore water has a tremendous effect on transforming our bodies.

Children can have baths during the day as well instead of swimming. You can massage them
with coconut oil or green graham powder, and bath them in warm water with mustard powder.

10. Encourage transition of energy in rooms and avoid stagnation in your space to reduce the
frustration of your children and break electromagnetic stimulus from devices. This can be done
by burning oil lamps, using lavender/eucalyptus/tea tree oil and/or burning laden or camphor. Do
this in rooms where your children are engaging in their online distance learning.


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Holistic Tips for Isolation

1. Support digestion
What you eat is important, but it is more important how you digest what you eat.

During isolation because of COVID-19, we are locked in small areas and do not spend a lot of energy.

As we do not have much activity aside from listening to the news, taking in information or sitting in front
of our computer. It is more important than ever to have easily digested and not too rich or heavy food.

2. Have an early dinner
If you feel bloated after your food, it means the food is not for you.

Bloating leads to a lot of frustration, short-temper and anger – please try to avoid this!

Even the best food eaten late at night, becomes the best toxins. Try to avoid late night meals. Food
should be ate by 7pm latest.

3. Have cooling foods
Reduce heavy foods and snacks such as nuts, bread, biscuits, ice cream, meats and dairy as much as
possible.

You can even try to eat 2 meals a day.

Have a light breakfast with cucumber, avocado, lentils, any type of refreshing salads or soft-cooked
eggs and grain porridge are also good. Another option is some fruit with a small portion of overnight
soaked nuts.

Reduce or eliminate coffee and black tea completely, as they create heat and stagnation in the system.
Coffee also creates acidity, with advanced palpitations – which increases the development of mucus.
Instead, enjoy warm water with lemon slices and dry ginger powder. Avoid fresh ginger as it creates
heat during this time.

4. Try to follow time
The vital energy of the sun can support you even if you simply open a window.
Wake up as early as possible, by 5-6 am, to allow your system to function with the flow of energy – not
against the existential energy.

Avoid getting depleted of Vital Energy and Vitamin D in this period of time. Spend time in the sun during
the morning or afternoon as much as you can.

5. Activity
Even if you cannot be active outside, try to be active as much as possible inside.. Dance, practice yoga
or do any enjoyable activity near the fresh air to support elimination, transformation and cleansing of
energy in the system.

Practice yoga in front of a window, on a balcony or in the garden.
Inner Engineering, Upa Yoga and Simha Kriya are excellent exercises.

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Try to find a solution for a small space, do whatever you can and whenever you can.

6. Space
Open a window early morning and late afternoon. Have as many windows open during the day and
allow air to move and transit through your home.

It cleans the stagnated energy and refreshes your space!

7. Neem and Turmeric
Take a spoon of neem and turmeric daily, especially in the morning before breakfast to support your
immunity.

8. Cut out all sugar and sweets
One teaspoon of good quality honey in warm water can support your immunity, but avoid honey in hot
water as this can be toxic.

A teaspoon of good quality honey can also be given to children to support their system to wake up
easily.

Keep in mind, honey with your meal breaks your digestion and honey after food can even create
toxicity!

Avoid honey in baked goods as this develops more bloating.

These are simple Holistic Lifestyle tips to support your digestive system during the isolation
period to avoid the stagnation of energy in your body and in the space around you.

For more support, Dr. Ludmila is here for you, book an online consultation through our website.


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As a mother, the happiness of my children is my greatest happiness, and is all I can ask for! 

Maintaining a healthy and happy child is not as stressful as most might think or as tiresome of a task as our mothers made us believe. At least not when I have been following a holistic lifestyle and when I have homeopathy by by side! 

With homeopathy, my kids are healthy and strong even if they do catch the flu or that common virus every now and then, but this happens seldom! 

Their immunity has become a lot stronger, and if they do catch the cold or any sickness, the recovery time is a lot shorter and we handle it with it without the stress over medication, how to give it to them, and whether they will accept it or get sick from the taste! 

Homeopathy is the one medicine my kids love taking and actually request more of! 

The sweet homeopathic pills is nature’s candy!

For over 5 years now, I have been using homeopathy for my children and I have learned so much about their feelings and behaviors! 

I understand them better and respond to them a lot wiser. 

I used to be confused as to why my kids were irritable, crying, nagging, angry or had no appetite. 

It was frustrating not to have the answers to these behaviors and I tried different methods from threatening them, punishing them and even bribing them! I am sure many mothers can relate to this!

Homeopathy has supported me tremendously, as I have realized that their psychological behavior is a direct reflection of their health and what is going on in their body! 

Children are the happiest creatures alive! 

When they are healthy, they are happy and 

when they are happy, we mothers are happy! 

Homeopathy is a natural medicine that supports the restoration and regeneration of health, not only on a physical but also on an emotional and mental level. 

My kids became calmer, friendlier, more focused, happier and on top of that not sick! 

Mother earth has given us so many resources to maintain our health and to be happy. 

As natural as it is for a mother to give birth to a child, it is the most natural thing to offer them what nature has made available for us. 

It is time we mothers embrace Motherhood with Mother Nature.

A grateful & happy mother!


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30/Jul/2021

Holistic Recommendations for Better and More Effective Sleep

The way we sleep, or how much sleep we got the night before, dictates how our day goes. Getting too much or too little sleep affects our energy levels and productivity.

So how can we promote better sleep? Here are some Holistic tips from Dr Ludmila to help you get more peaceful and revitalizing sleep.

 

  1. We use most of our energy during daytime and less energy as the day gives way to night. Pattern your meal size accordingly: get a rich breakfast, good lunch and light dinner

 

  1. Try to have dinner at least 3-4 hours before sleeping

 

  1. After dinner, it is ideal to walk for 1-1.5 hours

 

  1. Take a warm, but not hot, shower before sleeping and enjoy a cup of chamomile tea. You may feel more energised in the beginning, but it will actually lead to a more productive sleep

 

  1. Before sleeping, please prepare yourself. Cool down and try to avoid any television, internet and media. Please try to keep all electronics away from your bed

 

  1. Avoid having your bed facing north, as this leads to disturbed sleep. Face your bed in any direction except for north in the northern hemisphere and south in the southern hemisphere

 

  1. The moment you go to bed, rid yourself of any burden you accumulated throughout the day

 

  1. Please light an oil lamp, as this will give you tremendous support during the night to sleep easier and better

 

  1. Try alternate nostril breathing, or Pranayama, to prepare for sleep

 

  1. Before sleep, remind yourself that you are mortal. Wish for the best sleep you could have. You will wake up easier, lighter and your sleep will be more effective

 

  1. Sleeping does not need to be 8 hours. If sleeping is restful, you only need 3-5 hours

 

  1. In case you wake up earlier than normal (e.g. at 3:30 am), try to meditate for half an hour. You can then either go back to sleep or get ready for the day and go outdoors

 

  1. Try to wake up without an alarm. If you sleep on time, the body will relax much more easily. In case you sleep later, the body will always have difficulty to fall asleep

 

  1. The moment you wake up, turn to the right side, rub your hands with each other until warm and place them on your eyelids

 

  1. The moment you open your eyes, smile – not everyone receives the gift of another day. If you wake up, smile a big smile for yourself

 

A very good morning, be happy!


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30/Jul/2021

You’ve visited a Holistic doctor. You’ve heard her suggestions and changed the way you live, the way you eat, the way you prioritise your health. And it’s worked. You’ve been feeling a lot more vibrant lately. Your energy levels are at their peak.

And then you fall off the wagon.

We don’t blame you; it’s very easy to slip back into old habits. The convenience of waking up later than usual; foregoing meditation; falling for temptations around us – you started that one time your co-worker celebrated her promotion, but suddenly you can’t stop anymore. All these little details snowball until you wake up one morning … and there you are. Back at square one again.

“I feel improvement when I follow instructions from you — whether lifestyle, medication or treatment. It is only when I deviate that I start to lose balance and feel problems. When I go back to recommendations, I finally feel my health stabilize.”

-Patient Testimonial

 

The effectiveness of your treatment plan depends on whether you follow it and practice it. Of course, it will stop working when you stop following it — when patients don’t follow the doctor’s recommendations, they always compromise the effectiveness of the treatments they are receiving. The path to wellness is not straight. It’s also not set in stone, so we understand how easy it is to lose your way. However, this doesn’t mean that there’s no moving forward with your healing journey.

Remember the benefits. Remember the feeling of being in control of your health. It’s a wonderful feeling that goes beyond the momentary pain of not being able to try out fast food or a new restaurant. It goes beyond sleeping in for an extra 30 minutes when you could start your morning with Vinyasa. Do not let a momentary lapse divert you from your Holistic journey. At Holistic Healing Medical Centre, we’re here to support you on your personal journey, every step of the way.


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30/Jul/2021

Multiple Sclerosis has various effects on the human body. No two cases are the same, so treatments have to be specifically tailor-made for them to be effective. Physiotherapy has always been part of a much bigger treatment plan for Multiple Sclerosis. With Holistic physiotherapy, you can be sure that your treatment plan will be touching all areas that need to be addressed.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition caused by inflammation of the central nervous system. The spinal cord and the brain are damaged by this debilitating disease, which often escalates quickly and can affect various muscle groups and a person’s mobility. MS is highly unpredictable and can affect all areas of the body, depending on which part of the brain is affected. Its symptoms include muscle spasms, problems with balance and coordination, and even memory loss.

Holistic Physiotherapy

The Holistic approach considers the entirety of the human body, combining various treatments from Ayurveda, to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and manual trigger points, to speed up the healing process in the most efficient method. Hence Holistic Physiotherapy has become one of the most effective treatments for MS patients.

The effects of MS vary from person to person and in how they manifest themselves. The best treatment is to consider each case uniquely and in isolation from other MS patients. Holistic treatment plans are ideal when it comes to looking at a person’s unique case, which is why Holistic physiotherapy has so much potential to provide lasting relief to MS patients.

With a Holistic physiotherapist on your side, our treatment plan can help you improve your strength, mobility and other bodily functions. You will always know that our specialists will be looking into your case with a complete understanding, and will only ever suggest the treatment plan that is best for your unique case.

For more details, feel free to get in touch with us by booking an appointment.


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We are like the seeds we plant, where every seed has the potential to grow and to flourish. Everything has a purpose, to become a beautiful plant or tree and to offer various benefits: to provide shade, share beauty and bear fruit. Seeds need to be cared for with water, good rich soil and sun, so they can reach their full potential.

We are just the same! Every human is like a seed and we can also reach our full potential. What is the difference between a seed and a human being? Seeds can only grow based on their genetic composition. Whereas human beings know they have the potential to be more, they are more than just genetics. They have a mind that makes them conscious and aware, which is why they have so much more potential for growth. Only human beings can change their surroundings!

Holistic Life Coaching

How do you know if you are making the right decision to improve your career or personal relationships? Despite being sentient beings, humans are prone to errors that can only be seen in hindsight. With Holistic life coaching, we can help you figure out the correct life path to take by mapping out who you really are as a person. Through your life numbers and other signs and symbols from the universe, our Holistic life coaching session will help you learn how to nurture and maintain the seed in you.

The concept of Holistic healing considers the whole as a sum of all parts. In the same way, you are part of something bigger – the universe. Your life gives energy to the universe and in return, the universe gives you energy. In this equivalent exchange, you have the potential to use this energy better and more efficiently when you get to know yourself better. Be more aware of who you are as a person. Find out who you are, what your role in the universe is. Manager your life better and become a better version of yourself.


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