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Heart Disease in the UAE causes 30% of deaths. It shouldn’t have to... Nowadays, it’s no longer infectious diseases than are causing panic, it’s the threat of lifestyle conditions like cardiovascular disease that have been attributed to as the leading cause of death worldwide. Annually, more people die from cardiovascular disease (or CVDs) than they do from any other cause. Known as a group of disorders affecting the heart and blood vessels, CVDs range from damage of the heart muscles [...]

InSure® FIT™: The Life-Saving Test

Did you know that colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the UAE and US? While early detection is key to preventing this disease, it is often lack of education, or worse – embarrassment - that leads to many people not seeking help.   About Colorectal Cancer Most colorectal cancers begin as a growth called a polyp on the inner lining of the colon or rectum. While some types of polyps can change into cancer over the course of many [...]

You Love The Food But The Food Doesn’t Love You

Ranging from itchiness and hives, to gasping and possibly Anaphylaxis, (a rapidly progressing and life-threatening allergic reaction requiring immediate first aid treatment, with an EpiPen adrenaline injection), the estimated 15 million Americans who have food allergies, is on the rise. Clearly, what you enjoy eating can be bad for you, or even downright dangerous. This is particularly significant for the 5.9 million children under the age of 18. That’s 1 in 13 children, or two in every classroom who [...]

Biohacking the 101 on optimized health.

Knowing your Telomere length is one Biohacking tool you need to know. What if we tell you that you have ways to actually optimize living through simple Biohacking Life hacks, the more we know the more we become efficient, from small chores to big tasks, home arrangements or just to getting more out of a transaction. It is evident that everyone wants more than what anything can offer, we need to optimize it. If one is eager to optimize arrangements and transactions, what [...]

Executive Health Wellness Test, the current health checkup you need to do.

The Executive Health Wellness Profile is carefully designed to test for these very conditions and to screen for a range of diseases by giving you a complete health evaluation and a snapshot of your current health and lifestyle. With a busy lifestyle, excessive work hours, week after week without paying particular attention to what we eat and find no time for proper exercise it is hard to monitor one’s health. Such a lifestyle predisposes us to the classic trait of lifestyle [...]

Be alert! Know the facts about Colorectal Cancer

  More than 90% of Colorectal Cancer occurs to people aged 50 and above. According to an article in Gulf News1, "In the UAE, colon cancer in Emirati men occurs at an earlier average age of 47 compared to 50 in the West."  There is said to be more incidence of CRC in men as compared to women. How does it develop? Most commonly begins with a polyp in the innermost layer of the colon or rectum. In some cases the growth [...]

Four things you have to know in living healthy.

This is a call to living healthy! With the sedentary lifestyle, socioeconomic factors, habits, and demands from everyday life can anyone really say that they are living healthy? If so, how much effort does one put into one's health and how? Here are four things you have to realize in pursuit of living healthy. Health is not defined by trends In a digital and trend dependent millennia, many had been moved into habits of living a lifestyle brought about by hype in [...]

Telomere facts and how easy the chances of acquiring certain disease is.

A Telomere is the structure at the ends of chromosomes. Its main function is to act as “caps” to protect genes in the process of cellular division. Each time a cell divides, a portion of the telomere is eroded slightly (a phenomenon known as the “end-replication problem”). When the telomeres reach a critically short length, cell division stops and these cells enter replicative senescence or apoptosis, and eventually die. Critically short telomeres contribute to the onset of chronic and age-related diseases including [...]

Food Intolerance 101: Stop putting your health in jeopardy.

Food Intolerance affects everyone. Wellness and healthy living is not limited trends & eating what is dubbed healthy by the media. Start with what you eat.   In ensuring holistic diet, following trends is not enough eating what the trend says is healthy doesn't always work. One must know your body down to minute details. With these ongoing trends of detox cleansing diets, protein shakes, expensive meal plans, the hype for healthy fat such as avocado, more harm is caused than good to one's body. Living a [...]