Monthly Archives: April 2018

Free Talk | Gut Instincts – you are what you eat 


Gut health is not just about digestion; gut health affects everything from our mood, brain function, sleep, weight, hormones, allergies and immune system.

Join us for an insightful discussion with Dr. Faryal Luhar about ‘Gut Intelligence’ and how your gut health is not just about digestion!

Digestive dysfunctions can lead to various imbalances on physical, emotional and mental levels. What you eat is just as important as how you eat and how well nutrients are absorbed. Indigestion, cramps, bloating, acid reflux and bloating are common GI complaints, but they are not the only symptoms associated with poor digestive health.

In this discussion Dr Luhar will also take a look at how diet plays a role in gene expression. Learn how your genes interact with your environment to reveal and manifest health or disease.

Join us to find out more about the fascinating relationship between our diet and the incredible world of our gut.

Spaces are limited, so please call us on +9714 344 7333 or email us on info@thehundred.ae to reserve your spot.

Details:

When: Monday April 30th   10am sharp

Where: The Hundred Wellness Centre

Cost: Free

Facilitator: Dr Faryal Luhar, Naturopathic Doctor


A big hundred welcome | Dr Faryal Luhar 

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Please join us and give a big Hundred welcome to the latest addition to our team, Dr. Faryal Luhar!

Dr. Faryal is a fully licensed naturopathic doctor and graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Canada. She has been in practice in Canada and South Africa for 15 years and is now based in Jumeirah at The Hundred Wellness Centre as our resident Naturopathic Doctor.  

With a passion for the body’s innate healing power and the integration of naturopathic medicines and therapies, Dr. Faryal offers patients comprehensive naturopathic medical care and education to optimize their health and wellbeing. Treatment plans are tailor-made to suit each individual’s specific needs and goals, while supporting the individual’s inherent capacity to self-heal.  

She has published several articles in leading wellness magazines and she aims to empower and educate her patients to take charge of their health by living a happy, balanced life full of vitality and possibilities. To get a sneak peek at one of her latest contributions on Diabetes click here  

While Dr. Faryal does have a focus on Women’s Health, she treats a wide range of conditions from pain syndromes such as migraines, to chronic diseases such as diabetes. Removing obstacles to health and restoring physiology and function facilitates healthy ageing, stronger immunity, sharper mental clarity, and enhanced emotional wellbeing. Prevention is at the heart of Naturopathic Medicine and as such she also promotes gene-based healthcare by offering patients a glance at their own genetic susceptibilities towards disease and empowers them to become the author of their own health journey. All of which matches perfectly with our ethos here at The Hundred! 

Some of the therapies and services that Dr Faryal provides and facilitates: 

  • Clinical Nutrition Therapy 
  • Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture/Cupping 
  • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture 
  • Combination Homeopathic Remedies 
  • Lifestyle Counselling 
  • Stress Management 
  • Functional Laboratory Tests (Panels for hormones, neurotransmitters, food allergies/sensitivities, body composition analysis, adrenal function, oxidative stress, inflammation) 

 

Dr. Faryal has started seeing patients and looks forward to providing you with exceptional care. If you are interested in booking an appointment or for a consultation, please call the centre on +9714 344 7333 or email us    


Health – It’s a family affair | Free talk with Ryan Penny

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Keeping your family healthy is not always easy. We all know that with the busy-ness of daily life paired with the challenges of preparing healthy meals and making time for exercise, living well can be challenging to say the least! 

The good news is that there are some great, practical, and convenient ways to overcome many of these challenges. And the even better news is that you are only one step away from receiving those valuable tools and tips that will help you learn some real solutions for some of the most common problems faced by families today! 

So, if you would like to learn some tips on how you can build the health of your whole family – join Ryan Penny at The Hundred as he shares his own family’s approach to living well in Dubai, and then learn how to make the Penny Family’s nutritious and delicious ‘Immune Boosting Breakfast Smoothie’ (known to be a hit with kids of all ages!) 

Join us and learn the steps to experiencing more active and truly healthy lives! 

Details: 

What: Join us for a discussion on family health and breakfast smoothie 

When: 15th April, Sunday 

Where: The Hundred Wellness Centre 

Time: 10:00am sharp 

10:00am – 10:45am: General discussion on family health with a Q&A session.  

10:45am – 11:00am:  Learn from Ryan how he makes his ‘Immune Boosting Breakfast Smoothie’ and of course have a taste as well! 

Spots are limited. To reserve your seat email info@thehundred.ae or call us today on +971 4 344 7333 


selective eating | beyond fussy eating

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Something you don’t hear many parents talk about is an eating disorder referred to as ‘selective eating’. And while it is not fatal nor necessarily accompanied by other psychological difficulties, it does cause a lot of parental anguish and by extension, childhood distress. 

So, what is selective eating?  ‘SE’ is a condition in which a child eats only a very narrow range of foods and refuses all others and yet where the child’s growth is normal.  Such children do not respond to persuasion, bribes, punishments, gold stars (reward systems) and that age old tactic of being left at the table “until they finish their food” doesn’t help in the slightest.  Parents of selective eaters report regularly having tried all these things and more to no avail. These children would literally prefer to starve than eat food outside their range. 

And what a range it is! Cheetos, chocolate syrup in a particular kind of milk, smooth (hydrogenated) peanut butter, chicken nuggets from McDonald’s only, white breads, mostly starches and sugars and fats.  And to add insult to injury, rarely will this child eat just any old white bread or any old peanut butter—no, it has to be from a certain place and cannot be altered in any way.  Can you imagine how frustrating this is for the parents?  They see their paediatrician, they are told the child is normal and will grow out of it.   

Well…. normal, yes.  Grow out of it, unlikely, and they usually enter adulthood able to eat only a very narrow range, becoming that husband/wife who only eats ‘white things, plain and unembellished’—no green vegetables, only corn, no fruit, etc. They are otherwise fine children, perhaps they do have a fear of change and new things in general, but they are definitely not mentally ill. 

But the parents’ distress is real. Mothers in particular come under fire from well-meaning advice givers: “take away his iPad until he eats something good for him” or “just make her sit there, she’ll eat when she gets hungry enough”.  Oh no they won’t.  And this is not a failure of parenting nor a failure of caring… 

Luckily our friend Beryl Comar, Emotional Intelligence Development Specialist, former headteacher and university lecturer uses a range of techniques including NLP, EFT, Timelines and Parts Therapy and is no stranger to this disorder!  

Here is a story as narrated by Beryl of a former patient: 

 

When she arrived Amal was doubtful, her mother was cynical (even I was wondering what we could do in such a seemingly desperate case – what if nothing happened?!). 

14year old Amal was diagnosed with SEDs (Selective eating Disorder) and she ate only tomato soup, a specific type shell pasta, tomato sauce, French fries and one brand of chips (crisps in UK). She was hospitalized for 2 years with a feeding tube. Amal and her desperate mother needed help and fast! 

We went through the ‘Freaky Eaters Process’ of removing imprints and memories of food in Amal’s timeline, and we talked to the different parts of herself that make decisions as a result of previously held beliefs. She wanted to keep her eyes open, although on occasion, she closed her eyes through this process. 

And then it came to the food testing…Fruit salad, cheese, cottage pie, beef and dumplings, broccoli and sweet potato, all foods that Amal and her mother had chosen previously that she would want to eat if she actually could. She proceeded to taste each one calmly. Then, she actually had to be asked to stop eating the fruit salad so as to have a go at other things. Which she did one by one. Finally, she took the fruit salad again, and ate it on the way out.  

Over the past years Amal has had: daily group therapy, regular 1-1 therapy, family therapy and a food supporter during mealtimes. Now she is taking life one small baby step at a time, making very small changes every few days. And her parents are delighted to have their teenager back. 

 

Beryl Comar is here to help you and your children with difficult issues such as those above (although obviously not always as extreme or instantaneous to resolve), and she will be at The Hundred from April 2nd to May 8th and look forward to helping with you with any fears, phobias (such as social anxiety and public speaking), unwanted habits (nail-biting, eating issues, bedwetting) and also can help eliminate smoking, obsessive behaviours and limiting beliefs.  

All you have to do is take the first step and make an appointment via email or on 04 3447333 and spend 90 minutes with me to begin making the change – or even leave already having made the change you wish to make. 


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