Holistic Eating

Dry Cup Abhyanga

Dry Cup Abhyanga at The Healers’ This treatment at The Healers’ stems from our unique Ayur-Physio approach. It helps you avoid stagnation, chronic myalgia, and localized pain. Along with dry cupping – first at general points and then, at specific points, you also undergo Abhyanga which involves massage of the body with customized and traditional […]

A good detox

With all of the buzz around detoxes and cleanses these days, it might be difficult to know how to detox properly. Ayurveda, the 5000-year-old “science of life and longevity,” provides some answers. Ayurvedic detox teaches us how to reduce the number of toxins we take in. Detoxing the body and mind is especially crucial in […]

Haircare at The Healers’ Clinic

When it comes to an overall healthy appearance, our crowning glory has always been of importance. Bad quality of hair, thinning hair or even hair fall causes great distress. Unfortunately for us, the quality of our hair depends on quite a few factors some of which, like the environmental ones, are beyond our control. However, […]

The Healers’ Philosophy

The Healers’ Clinic in Dubai has a philosophy deeply entrenched in time tested preventive and therapeutic health care systems dating back to several centuries ago. Incorporating treatment approaches from Asia, Europe and other parts of the world, The Healer’s choose a course of treatment best suited to your individual needs, systematically tailored to your lifestyle […]

Should I change my diet as I age?

What difference does age make to metabolism and how should I change my diet as I age? Age is one of the vital factors in the body’s energy metabolism. Research has shown that the decrease in muscle mass, relative to the total body, may be responsible for an age-related reduction in the basal metabolic rate. […]

Quality of Sleep

Recent research by Namni Goel says that you will experience significant neurobehavioural changes when you don’t sleep well. So the quality of sleep is as important as the quantity. Total sleep deprivation and chronic sleep restriction increase the homeostatic sleep drive and diminish waking neurobehavioral functioning, producing deficits in attention, memory and cognitive speed, increases […]

Prevention, Cure and Sustenance

Prevention, Cure and Sustenance — these are the three foundation points of treatment at The Healers’ Clinic. Here, every patient receives tailor-made holistic treatment from the moment they set foot in the ambient space. For the eminent Dr Hafeel Ambalath, Founder and CEO, and Dr Saya Pareeth, Founder and Medical Director, The Healers’ Clinic, it […]

The Healing Process

Healing is a process that evolves from one’s inner core, and a healer facilitates that process. It is essentially an art that can neither be assessed by a set of standards nor be standardized to fit into the realm of modern science. It is like setting on a vibration in the inner cords which leads […]

Homeopathy @ The Healers’ Clinic

The homeopathic system of medicine is found to be effective in almost all kinds of physical and mental illnesses. It is successfully used in all age groups from infants to old age. It is so gentle in its administration, (usually few medicated pellets or in water), that even children usually accept it without any fuss. […]

What food should children eat to enhance immunity?

Immunity is directly linked to an efficient digestive system and how readily your body absorbs nutrients. Naturally ripened seasonal fruits enhance immunity if taken in moderation. Remember, the best time to eat fruits is before noon, and their best consumed at the beginning of a meal, or on their own. Gooseberry, seasonal mango, grapes and […]

What are the dietary guidelines for asthmatics?

Asthma is characterized by the contraction of smooth muscle in smaller units of the lungs called bronchioles, which partially abstract can cause extreme difficulty in breathing. In asthmatics, triggers range from pollen, dust and polluted air to specific foods, heavy meals and emotional factors. Ayurveda considers the trigger can be simple indigestion as well. Light […]

Child-Friendly Foods

What child-friendly foods can I introduce to my kids if I want them to follow in an Ayurvedic approach to eating? Organically grown grains, soft seasonal fruits, clean dry fruits and moderate ghee, all based on one’s digestion can be introduced to children. The ayurvedic philosophy strongly advocates the cultural practice of introducing foods of […]

Is There An Alternative to Sugar?

I practice Ayurveda but I also have a sweet tooth. Are there any alternatives to sugar I can try to reduce my cravings? Practising Ayurveda and consuming sugar is not necessarily a conflict. Ayurveda identifies six tastes by which all foods can be categorised: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent. The first three tastes […]

Are Some Foods Bad For Digestion When Combined?

Our body usually transforms foods at various stages, as part of mastication, digestion and absorption. The body’s physiology is such that at different stages of processing foods, it is facilitated by physical movements and multiple types of enzymes and digestive juices.  Based on the types of food, the effort of your digestive organs also very. […]

Snacking as per Ayurveda

How should I approach snacking if I want to follow an ayurvedic diet? The best answer is to know your digestive capacity well. Indulge in something natural or cooked.  Carefully selected nuts are the best choice if you are not allergic to any. If you prefer to snack on fruits, you need to choose a […]

Is Cold Water bad?

Why does Ayurveda recommend taking warm or room temperature water? The quality of water varies with its sources and process as per Ayurvedic understanding. The purest water is considered to be from rainfall and hailstone derived from seasonal rain in an unpolluted environment. This is considered synonymous with elixir. Water is considered lighter when boiled […]

Handling Zinc Deficiency

What signs should I look for if I think I have a zinc deficiency? When your diet is low in zinc, it causes a deficiency. Poor absorption and increased utilization of zinc in your body can also result in zinc deficiency.  The zinc deficiency can give rise to multiple symptoms at various systems in the […]

Improving Haemoglobin Level

My haemoglobin level has gone down to 10. What sort of food can bring them to normal levels? Low haemoglobin can occur due to various reasons. When your body produces fewer red blood cells than usual or when your body destroys red blood cells faster than they replenish, you end up with low haemoglobin. Blood […]

Happy Doctor’s Day

Only a doctor is blessed with the magical powers to treat a life, to bring health into our lives and to be there with us when we have lost all the hopes. A Happy Doctor’s Day to all the healers who put their patients first. Thank you from all of us at @healersclinic #AskDrHafeel#askthedoc At the […]

Feeling Anxious?

Is there any relationship between diet and anxiety? Foods that you’re highly allergic to may have some effect on anxiety. There is nothing to a specific food that creates anxiety. However, there are a few things that may be triggering factors. These are primarily high-energy foods and heavy spices. Practices such as leaving the stomach […]

Is it true that margarine is healthier than Butter?

We are always torn between healthy choices and unhealthy ones. More often than we want to accept, the unhealthy ones creep into our regimen and then we are at a loss. Sometimes, some popular choices of food are not as healthy as they are claimed to be. Today we address a question from a parent […]

Natural Solutions to Your Diet Plan

Should I be monitoring my diet by counting calories or would you suggest a different approach? Many factors matter when you consider your diet. The calorie is just one among them. Yes, calories do count when it comes to specific clinical conditions. Counting calories make at least some individuals are highly focussed and obsessive. Try […]


Are there any changes I can make to my diet to help reduce insomnia? It is hard to fall asleep or maintain your sleep if you have insomnia. It affects your energy levels and causes many health issues. Insomnia can also reduce your performance at work and cause and an overall reduction in your quality […]

What are the benefits of foods that contain antioxidants and what should I be eating?

Antioxidants are natural compounds found in foods that help in effectively neutralizing harmful free radicals in your body. The average oxygen metabolism in the body gives rise to lots of free radicals. Free radicals occur naturally in our bodies but attack fats, protein and DNA in our cells, which can cause different types of diseases. […]

Can a Healthy Diet Lower The Risk of Depression?

Yes, it is true. Both malnutrition and overeating can take you closer to depression. A clean diet is a key to a healthy body and mind. Beyond chemical understanding, various food types come with energy that can positively or negatively affect the individual on a deeper level. Overconsumption of sugar, refined products, genetically engineered food […]

What is the best time to consume dinner and how long should it be before I sleep?

The night is for resting, for both mind and body. A night of good night sleep is the best way to rejuvenate. Slow digestion resulting from a large meal disturbs sleep patterns. Modern science, as well as tradition, do not advise a heavy meal towards the evening. Large dinners make you uncomfortable and tired and […]

What would you recommend for planning meal sizes?

Many people ask us if they should plan their largest meal at lunchtime. Digestion is related to your external environment and is closely linked to the sunrise and sunset. As the Sun progresses during the day, the appetite of a healthy person should increase. Sometimes your eating habits can affect this process. For example, if […]

Is Your Child Allergic to eggs?

Excess source of quality protein, iron, vitamins, minerals and carotenoids. Their role in providing disease-fighting nutrients such as lutein has given eggs an important place in nutrition, especially for growing children. So, yes, it is important to find a suitable alternative if a child is allergic to eggs. Yoghurt and tofu can be a good […]

Changes You Can Make to Your Diet to Avoid 3 pm Slump

There could be many reasons for an afternoon skipping breakfast and having a big meal for lunch is one of the common reasons. Like any other functional device, the human body requires fuel to function. Your digestive system needs the energy to process the food you eat. If you skip your breakfast and eat a […]

Tips To Stop Nails from Becoming Brittle

If your nails have become brittle and they peel or chip easily, here is what you should be eating to make them strong. Brittle nails could be a short-term phenomenon or a long-lasting reflection of internal disease. The condition has been associated with iron deficiency and thyroid or kidney imbalances. Splitting or pitting has been […]


Most of us work in front of a computer or looking at a screen for long hours daily. Prolonged work of any kind results in exhaustion. In this case, it will be more as it involves your brain and one of the sense organs, the eyes. Eat juicy fruits and drink water at regular intervals […]

Diet Changes To Improve Children Lacking Energy

Lacking energy when growing up is a point of concern. It may be as simple as indigestion, unhealthy and untimely eating habits, parasite infestation or it could be early signs of nutritional deficiencies, such as vitamin D deficiency. In certain cases, it could also b due to psychological factors. A detailed evaluation of the child […]

Ayurvedic Approach to Diet & Preventing Hair Loss

Ayurveda considers hair and nails as by-products of metabolic activities, specific to bones and marrow. So anything that corrects and strengthens metabolic activities at this level should work for hair as well. Vata (wind) and Pitta (fire) types of constitutions have a natural susceptibility to brittle hair, early greying, baldness and poor hair quality. Environmental […]

Holistic Approach to Health

Trishna Patnaik, a self-taught artist based in Mumbai is our guest author today. Trishna embraced the pursuit of holistic living around a decade and a half ago. Today’s post on ‘holistic approach to health’ is drawn from her own experience in pursuit of a healthy, happy life. Here is a glimpse. “The phenomenal advancement of […]

Is #Homeopathy a healthier way to treat depression?

Depression is a very loosely used term these days. It could be a temporary passing phase or a deeply disturbing condition that may even lead to suicide. Except in minor depressive states, professional attention is generally recommended to help a person go through this emotional experience consciously. Homeopathy has been shown to have several benefits […]

Dos and Don’ts of Fasting

If you’re one of the millions of Muslims around the world fasting during Ramadan this month, you’re probably fasting from dawn to sunset every day. Fasting is an important part of many religious traditions, and it is usually safe to do so. If you have any health conditions, such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, diabetes, or another […]

Restoring Balance With Fasting

According to Ayurveda, the best time to fast is during the Kapha season. Kapha season begins at the end of March and lasts until the end of June. The spring season is ideal for fasting. This is similar to the idea of fasting for Ramadan. This is due to the season’s natural balance. Because the […]

Ayurvedic perspective on fasting

Ramadan, the holy month, is one full moon cycle of faith, sacrifice, and trust. Throughout Ramadan, millions of Muslims on all continents are required to fast from dawn to dusk every day. Ramadan also provides Muslims with an opportunity to practice self-discipline, sacrifice, and compassion for those in need. It brings back benevolence and charity. […]

How to prepare your body for fasting

Some of us believe that we will be ready when Ramadan begins, but preparation will make the transition much easier. The following are few ways to prepare your body for the fasting month. Consumption of food: Begin by eating in moderation. Ramadan is approaching, so don’t splurge on food. This will only increase your hunger […]

Wellbeing Defined

“sama dosha sama agnischa sama dhatu mala kriyaaha|Prasanna atma indriya manaha swastha iti abhidheeyate” – Sushruta Samhita “Wellbeing is the totality of the dynamic balance between bodily humors, quality of tissues, digestion, excretory process and a pleasant state of the mind, the sense organs and the spirit” If your body signals that it is not […]


Eating healthily is the cornerstone of your health. Health�ier eating depends on the quality of your digestion and ac�quaintance. Ayurveda gives great importance to the measure and quality of your digestion: A good digestion is the pil� lar of your immunity. Ayurveda recommends simple foods, cooked and warm unless fruits. Being light and nutritious is […]

Awaken The Yogi In You

With the growing importance of being fit – physical, mental and spiritual, the world is looking to ancient practices of good health. Yoga is among the safest and one of the most ancient solutions available. Yoga, the science of exercise which symbolizes the union of the mind and the body was the gift of Rishi […]


The Earth is our mother. She is a giver. She has a bounty of resources to nurture us and help us sustain. Remember – Nature may not need the human species but the human species is entirely dependent on nature. Respect the ways of the Earth and nature and you’ll grow to understand them. As […]

Immunity Boosting Food

Cook your food with immunity-boosting spices such as cumin, fennel, coriander, turmeric, ginger, and black pepper. Garlic, which is one of the most commonly available herbs is known to treat numerous health-related issues. It has antimicrobial, antibiotic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Adding a clove of garlic to your daily diet can help boost your immune system […]

Ramadan Kareem

Ramadan Message from our founder Dr Hafeel WHY CHOOSE THE HEALERS’ CLINIC? The Healers’ Clinic Dubai is an integrative clinic with its philosophy deeply embedded in preventative health care. Its philosophies are influenced by traditional medicines, ancient wisdom and local health cultures which are time-tested. The Healers’ is the one of its kind in the region where the […]

Intermittent Fasting and You

Human beings eat food at least thrice in today’s time, but when you compare it with animals, they eat when required. It’s because overconsumption gives rise to metabolic morbidities, such as accumulation of fat, insulin resistance, etc., especially in an inactive lifestyle. Initially, there was food scarcity, so humans and animals consumed less, enabling them […]

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Intermittent Fasting and You