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[Love Lab Series] | a relationship workshop from the heart

relationship

An intimate relationship does not banish loneliness. Only when we are comfortable with who we are can we truly function independently in a healthy way, can we truly function within a relationship. Two halves do not make a whole when it comes to a healthy relationship: it takes two wholes.

-Patricia Fry 

 

Join Devika Singh-Mankani, Licensed Psychologist, in the first instalment of her insightful [Love Lab Series] to learn more about the science of love and relationship longevity. Devika helps individuals and couples to master their relationships with themselves and others. 

Join us for this eye-opening session, in which you will learn what the most important element is to the longevity of a relationship is, and how to strengthen your relationships by applying tried and tested research-based skills. The [Love Lab Series] is designed to provide you with tools and experiences to elevate and build strong and meaningful connections. 

Relationships are a profound means for personal growth and the deeper the love discovered, the more elevated our connection to life and our true selves becomes. In this session you will also gain skills that will help to dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationships and help you manage conflict in healthy, positive ways.

So, if you want to find and build that true relationship with yourself and others book your spot today, and bring your significant other with you too! 

Date: May 9th, 2018 

Time: 7pm – 8:30pm 

Where: The Hundred Wellness Centre 

Cost: AED275 for single ticket or 500AED for a couple 

Spots are limited so please email us or call on +9714 344 7333 to secure your attendance.



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

family

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

selective eating

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. 



art + wellness | under one roof

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Gympilates studio, cafe, art space – all these words have been used to describe our favourite spot in all of Dubai –  The Hundred Wellness CentreWith so many wellness services on offer here, it was important that the space itself reflects The Hundred Wellness Centre lifestyle, and anyone that knows our founder Asma Lootah, knows that this centre bringtogether two of her passions – fitness and art. It’s no secret we love to host art workshops whenever possible! Now with Art Dubai starting we wanted to turn the spotlight on to our centre, and some of the curated design and art pieces you will see when you visit us.  The Hundred Wellness Centre is a hybrid concept born from the perfect union between the love for art & design, and a fully functional fitness center.  Tucked inside a peaceful villa in the heart of Jumeirah, every little design and decor detail has been thought out, from the chairs in the waiting areas, to the original photography by Asma herself, all the way to the coasters that you rest your teacup on.. The Hundred is definitely not your average fitness studio. The team here practice a holistic approach to wellness, which means they focus on how the three main areas of your life – body, mind and soul –  are connected and how they can be optimized to improve your overall sense of well-being. The Hundred has been painstakingly curated to truly help our clients feel at home – and at peace, while celebrating amazing UAE local talents, and the mere fact that a person can get all of these services within a functional art-centric space is truly unique. Each and every piece of art at The Hundred Wellness Centre has a purpose and a story behind it‘s journey to finally finding its home here, and you can read more on the tales of some of the pieces that are dotted around the space by visiting our website, or the next time you visit just ask one of our team! 



treating Diabetes | the natural approach

diabetes

Did you know that in the UAE there is a disease that affects ONE in every FIVE people living in the UAE? Its growth can certainly be described as a “Tsunami of Diabetes”! And studies show the rates rising steadily with approximately 450,000 undiagnosed cases, and a 2017 survey points out that 15% of expats and one-fifth of Emiratis in Dubai are diabetic! What makes this even worse is that according to the statistics many who develop diabetes are children as young as 13 years old!

So, what can be done to combat this disease? We had a chat with our in-house Naturopath Dr Faryal Luhar and here are her thoughts:

With Diabetes the conventional approaches typically focus on medications to lower blood sugar levels and improve insulin function, however it is important to identify and treat the underlying contributing factors. Diabetes is primarily caused by lifestyle and environmental factors, which if addressed properly, can actually prevent and possibly reverse the course of disease!

Poor-quality diet and nutritional deficiencies, lack of exercise or too much sitting, poor sleep, and of course stress are some of the main culprits. Environmental toxins and genetic susceptibilities also play a big role, but as Dr. Mark Hyman says, “while genes may load the gun, environment and lifestyle pull the trigger”!

So by realizing that Food is Medicine and is the most powerful tool against disease will lay the foundation for great health. An emphasis on real, nutrient-dense foods such as meat, fish, organic vegetables and fruits, nuts and seeds, and some starchy foods like sweet potatoes will provide the body with the necessary nutrients to combat high blood sugar and balance metabolic problems. Processed foods create havoc with blood sugar balance and provide little to no nutritional value.

Examining one’s lifestyle to address areas that need attention such as exercise or sleep or digestion are equally important. Diabetes CAN be prevented and reversed with effective nutritional and lifestyle strategies. Even those with advanced disease can make improvements with natural medicines and therapies designed to restore the way cells and the body functions!

So, if you or a loved one suffers from this disease or if you would like to know how you can help educate your family to protect them email or call us on +9714 344 7333 to book a session with Dr Faryal Luhar today!



infrared sauna | because some like it hot 

infrared sauna

What if we told you that we have a tool that can warm up, relax AND detox your body all at once?? Well, we do! Let us introduce the Infrared Sauna. 

 Ok, but what’s the difference between using a regular sauna and infrared sauna? The biggest difference is that infrared heating penetrates much deeper into fat tissue and your neuromuscular system. Also, in an infrared sauna, sweating occurs at a lower temperature which in turn puts less demand on the cardiovascular system. The benefits of these saunas are thought to be a result of the heat actually reaching the neuromuscular system providing quicker recovery. 

Another difference is that infrared saunas use heat and light to create the warmth that penetrates your body to help you to detox, very similar to the infrared rays of the sun, which as well all know are the healthiest rays out there!  

What are some of the potential benefits? 

  • Detoxification: All that sweating you’ll be doing? It helps move the toxins out of your body through your sweat. 
  • Pain relief: The heat can actually reach and penetrate your muscles and can provide relief from chronic pain. 
  • Stress reduction: It’s easy for your stress to reduce when you’re in a disconnected and relaxed state. The gentle heat relaxes you and can also improve your sleep. 
  • Skin purification: You will love that immediately after detoxing in an infrared sauna you will notice that your skin is glowing because the impurities have been pushed out.  

So, in a nutshell, this therapy can give you some great benefits without the risks of traditional saunas. 

Ready to try for yourself? To book your sessions and try it for yourself call us on +9714 344 9333 or email us. 



international women’s day | a time for action

women

It is International Women’s Day today. And on this day, we at The Hundred Wellness Centre celebrate the many women, and even men, that have given their hearts and souls to the cause of striving for a better life for all women across the globe. But unfortunately, in an effort to multi-task, we find that women often neglect their health, which is essential for a healthy, and happy family (and life) , and what better time to take some action and change that??

So, having said that, ladies, tell us: Have you been suffering from fatigue, mood swings, memory loss and mental fogginess or maybe some unexplained weight gain? If so, you might want to make an appointment to meet with Dr Sean Penny our in-house holistic practitioner and Homeopath. Dr Sean will be able to walk through the changes you are experiencing and take a look at the effects of stress on your life with you, and he will then help to pinpoint more precisely using some of our highly acclaimed non-invasive diagnostic tests such as the AlfaSight 9000, DNA hormone testsBioresonance therapy and more! Also, under our roof you will be able to start moving in a more mindful manner with our Pilates, and Yoga classes and even pop into our private Infrared Sauna… Oh and not to forget that we also have a selection of highly potent natural supplements that Dr Sean can advise you on what to take for optimal health and function… 

So, as they say: it’s never too early (or late!), so call us on +9714 344 7333 or email us to book your session! Have a happy and healthy International Women’s Day, ladies! 



pelvic health healing sessions with Karin Locher

Most women, when faced with a diagnosis affecting their pelvic floor, are unaware that there are non-invasive treatment options that exist outside of medication and surgery. Pelvic health issues do not need to be accepted as a part of our being; when given the chance, the body’s self-correcting and self- organizing nature can heal itself with some help.

This month we invite you to join the founder and director of the Centre for Spatial MedicineKarin Locher as she brings her expertise and experience to The Hundred Wellness Centre. Karin will be conducting hour long private sessions in which she will work to resolve and restore pelvic conditions to help achieve physical freedom.

Karin utilizes a personalized treatment approach that weaves together each patient’s unique health journey with her own experience and knowledge of the human body, using a combination of hands-on techniques, visceral manipulation and targeted exercises.

Each of these unique sessions has 2 stages:

The First Stage of Healing – To help discover and recognize the coping strategies and habit patterns that are playing out in the body. This stage involves s a manual fascia releasing process, where tensions and past experiences that are held in the fascial tissues are released.  Once released, the nervous system is able to resume a state of optimal health and function.

The Second Stage of Healing – To help increase awareness of the unconscious patterns that are disturbing the balance of the body which are contributing and creating the strains and stagnation, which in turn lead to pain and dis-ease.

Please note that treatment will vary depending on the specific problems identified.

Dates available in March 

Wednesday: 14th 9am – 1pm 

Wednesday: 21st 9am – 1pm 

Session length: 1hr 

Cost per session:  700dhs 

Limited spots available 

To book your private session, or if you still have any questions, please do not hesitate to Email or call us on +971 (0)4 344 7333