13 November 2018Last updated

Healthy body

Health news

What’s new in the world of health, fitness and nutrition

By Catherine Harper
5 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
  • Zulekha Hospitals are running a fantastic campaign until June 30, offering women free consultations and pap smears.


Screen yourself

If your insurance doesn’t cover preventive medicine and you’re due for a pap smear, there’s good news; Zulekha Hospitals are running a fantastic campaign until June 30, offering women free consultations and pap smears. Simply make your appointment and pop along to take advantage of this valuable opportunity. And remember, it may not be fun but it could be life-saving; current advice from experts is to have a pap smear at least once every three to five years, depending on your age, and perhaps more often if you have certain health conditions or a history of abnormal results. Your doctor will be able to advise you.

Healing touch

Abu Dhabi’s new BounceBack Physiotherapy – staffed by qualified, experienced UK and Australian therapists – offers a range of physiotherapy and rehab treatments including the McKenzie method, Pilates and acupuncture. The clinic promises to treat the cause rather than just the symptoms. 02 565 1212

Super snacks

Super snacks

If you’re a fan of the Paleo diet you’ll love the new range of snacks from local goodie-supplier Couture C4. The new Paleo-friendly range, with ingredients completely compliant with Paleo rules, features Energy Bites in three flavours – ginger and cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg, and cacao – with absolutely no added sugar or other nasties, and they come in handy mini-boxes perfect for popping in your handbag. There’s also a variety of protein bars and truffles for those on low-carb regimes. Find Couture C4 on Facebook or get in touch on 050 917 1799.

Pedix Feet socks

Happy feet

Suffering from cracked heels, calluses or hard skin? A pair of new Pedix Feet heel repair socks will sort you out and have you sporting baby-soft tootsies in no time. With avocado oil, vitamin E and jojoba, the socks – when worn for at least 30 minutes at a time – will moisturise, nourish and repair tired feet effortlessly. Socks can be used for up to 40 applications, hand-washed in between, and cost Dh160 per pair from leading salons and spas. Check with distributor Enigma for your nearest stockist. 04 328 4604

Three detox dining options

Detox brunch, Fashion TV Café

Detox brunch, Fashion TV Café, 04 421 1486

Enjoy brunch without the guilt. You’ll get three courses of deliciously healthy, nutritious dishes as well as a choice of detox juices and smoothies. Dh135 for brunch, drinks at Dh39 each.

Detox lunch, Coya

Detox lunch, Coya, Four Seasons, 04 316 9600

This new Peruvian restaurant offers a light Latin American lunch menu accompanied by a wide selection of detox cleansers, smoothies and boosters featuring all manner of good stuff.

Detox juices, Farmers Garden

Detox juices, Farmers Garden

Choose from a huge range of fresh organic fruit and veg for your juice – or ask the resident juice expert, trained by Jason Vale himself, for advice – and have it made on the spot.

By Catherine Harper

By Catherine Harper