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  2. Assa

    Ladies Swimming Pool - Nr Al Rahba

    hi, even many years after i answer for other people finding this topic and wanting to know, there are 2 free swimming pool in shalila. The two of shalila are still open.if you go on you ll find it easily. It opens from 1 pm to 17h30. It s clean. its free, only for women, you have an access to the beach and swimming pool staff there is good, theres someone who is watching for children, swimming pool is not so big, water cold in winter, if you go the day they clean the swimming pool its ok, but if you go many day after the swimming pool is not clean, no bleach or chimical in water, people are used to eat all over the swimming pool, thats the only negative point with cold water, and no games around the swimming pool. i like to go there but not when there s too mych people.
  3. Madelyn

    Craft groups

    Hi, Is there any craft making groups here?
  4. Carole Hallett Mobbs

    How to ready your teenager for a lifetime of change

    This is a new post from Expat Child by Carole Hallett Mobbs Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice. How well does your teenager handle change? Perhaps your family relocates to a new city or country. Maybe your child ... Read More The post How to ready your teenager for a lifetime of change appeared first on Expat Child. View the full article
  5. The greatest health & self care gifts for her. Perfect for women who want to increase their wellbeing and get healthier! Greatest Health and Self-Care Gifts To Improve Her Wellbeing Are you struggling to find a meaningful health and wellbeing gift for someone you know? It’s the greatest gift to see loved ones face when we buy them something meaningful and thoughtful. But with SO many products, gadgets, and presents on the market, you want to make sure that you get a present that someone will truly love. Well, you’re in luck, my friend! I’m writing this gift guide as I am one of those women who LOVES anything to do with health, fitness, and wellbeing. I mean it’s my fave thing in the whole world! And there are so many cool gifts that I would love to receive as well as anyone who is interested in health and wellbeing! However, this list may also be for you! Are you interested in improving your health? To have a li’l extra self-care in your life? Are you fed up of getting the same gifts each year that you’re not really excited about? Then this list is something you can use when someone asks “What do you want for Christmas?” I know, I know you’re asking someone what to buy you. But what if you could get a gift for someone and they would truly love it? What would make you happier? If someone told you what they ACTUALLY want so you can get it for them OR getting something you THINK they want and they’re not that bothered. I see so many women disappointed with Christmas gifts because people genuinely don’t know what to buy them. SO do yourself a favour, this year, get something great! Heres a list of small to large gift ideas that someone who loves health and wellbeing would love! The Best Health and Wellbeing Gifts for Her #1 Neon organics London Tranquility Scented Candle This gorgeous smelling candle contains pure essential oils to help give you a good nights sleep. Buy Now #2 Neal Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm This bestselling multi-purpose cream is an absolute gem! Full of gorgeous essential oils & skin softening ingredients. This cream can be used as a facial cleanser, moisturiser, dry skin treatment, facial mask, cuticle cream, and lip balm! Buy Now #3 This Works Pillow Spray Want to get a better night to sleep? This award-winning natural, aromatherapeutic Superblend of Lavender, Vetivert, and Chamomile calms the mind and body, helps you fall asleep faster and wake up feeling more refreshed. #4 Dry/Wet Separation Gym Bag This gym bag can be used as a holdall/shoulder bag/crossbody/duffle bags. It has two durable padded shoulder straps that make this bag a backpack or rucksack. A detachable shoulder strap can easily turn the backpack into a crossbody bag/shoulder bag. You can also use this bag as a backup bag in case there is no more space in your suitcase. #5 Self Care for The Real World Wellness pioneers Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Philips share the small, achievable steps they picked up on a lifetime’s journey towards self-care, and how can you apply them to your life, wherever you are. Buy Now #6 Lifeforme Yoga Mat I have this lifeforms yoga mat and as a yoga instructor, I can assure you I’ve tried a fair few! In my opinion its the Rolls Royce of yoga mats. Beautifully designed, non-slip, eco-friendly and have these cool markings to show you how to get your positioning right every.single.time. It’s a genius! Buy Now #7 Tisserand Travel Survival Kit This travel survival kit from Tisserand refreshes and awakens your senses to help you when you are in the move. Pick Sweet Dreams when your mind won’t stop and you can’t sleep and Energy when you need the energy to keep you going and uplift your spirit. Buy Now #8 The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector Buy Now This is by far the best hand cream I’ve ever used. All the women in my family use it its that good! If you’ve got dry hands and want a cream that’s inexpensive, cruelty-free but actually absorbs into your skin without a sticky residue this hand cream is a must! #9 Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate Tracker Fitbit is a long-standing winner in the fitness & health game. What makes this watch different (apart from the gorgeous design and colour) is that Fitbit purely designs watches for fitness and health advocates. There are so many fitness trackers on the market but I love Fitbit because it’s easy to use and it’s for health and fitness only. If I want to be active I want to do it without having notifications and feeling like I have my mobile strapped to my wrist! Buy Now #10 Tealyra Pluto Porcelain Small Teapot in Pink With Extra Fine Infuser to Brew Loose Tea Tealyra porcelain teapot with lid and stainless steel mesh perfectly brews the tea, does not leak and trickle out. Our loose leaf teapot is made of high quality porcelain. This material is ideal for making the most aromatic and delicious tea, looks attractive, and works well. BPA and Lead free. Buy Now #11 Fragrance Essential Oil Diffuser This aroma humidifier can hold up to 300ml of water and produce up to 30ml of moisture per hour. It can also be used as an Aromatherapy Diffuser/Humidifier/Air Purifier/Night Light. Buy Now #12 FMTV (Food Matters TV) Subscription Get a Subscription to FMTV. FMTV is basically a Netflix for wellness. It covers nutrition, health, meditation, yoga, workouts plus so much more. Its what I’m getting for Christmas this year and I’m SO excited! You can join FMTV here #13 Herbivore Botanicals All Natural Coco & Rose Body Polish/Scrub Everything Herbivore creates contains the finest all-natural ingredient, with an emphasis on ingredients that are plant-based, organic, and food-grade. Each ingredient is included for a therapeutic reason. Buy Now #14 MIU Glass Water Bottle It’s made of high-quality toxic-free borosilicate glass, BPA, and PVC free, no lead, and toxic chemicals. It can preserve the natural fruit flavor of your drink to prevent oxidation. Buy Now #15 Nicole Diary Non-Toxic Nail Varnish This nude nail polish is a classic that never really goes out of style. It looks simple but can be matched with all kinds of clothes, seasons, and occasions. Buy Now #16 Lily England Detangling Hair Brush Set For Wet, Dry Curly, Womens & Kids Hair (Marble & Rose Gold) The brush has smooth rounded bristle tips that stimulate your scalp. Our ergonomically designed brush handle fits right into the palm of your hand and makes brushing your hair faster and easier. Buy Now #17 Foot Rescue Balm for Cracked Heels This balm alleviates pain from cracked heels. It reduces, pain, and bleeding from sores, cracks, and fissures. It combines natural soothing antiseptic properties of tea tree oil and fresh minty aroma. Buy Now #18 Langria Expandable Bamboo Bath Caddy Tray Crafted from 100% bamboo. This bath caddy tray has a smooth surface and has no splinters. It is sturdy enough to support 11 lbs. load. It is also a perfect book and tablet holder. Buy Now #19 Himalayan Salt Lamp Not only do salt lamps increase energy, reduce stress and promote a better nights sleep. But Himalayan salt lamp’s give off a gorgeous warm glow. Perfect for a cozy night in! Buy Now #20 Vitamin A3500 Ascent Blender – Soup in 5 minutes, ice cream in 30 seconds Getting a Vitamix was probably the best investments I have EVER made. Yes, it can be pricey but after burning my way through a million cheaper other ones, I knew it was time to invest. This gift is perfect if you like to make quick and healthy meals and snacks. I literally use it every day for smoothies, salad dressing, dips, chopping vegetables, making energy balls, nut butter, nut milk, and ice creams. You can even make your own soup because of the blades spin so fast they actually heat up the food without causing any nutrient damage. Did I mention it cleans itself? SOLD! Buy Now #21 Pilates for Life DVD International ballet star Darcy Bussell presents this guide to pilates, taking the viewer through warm-up routines, a variety of pilates techniques, plus routines designed to target specific parts of the body. Buy Now #22 Beats Solo 3 Wireless On Ear Headphones Rose Gold This headphone delivers premium playback with fine-tuned acoustics that maximize clarity, breadth, and balance. The comfort-cushion ear cups buffer outside noise for immersive sound so you can experience music the way it was meant to be heard. Buy Now #23 Bebarefaced Dead Sea Mud Face Mask – Facial Anti Aging, Blackhead & Acne Treatment For All Skin Types Detoxifies skin by drawing out excess oil and impurities, leaving your face with a velvety-matte, and super clean finish. It gently exfoliates to minimize enlarged skin pores and helps fight acne, blackheads, and excess shine. The tingling sensation means it is working, detoxifying and purifying the skin. Buy Now #24 Absolute Aromas Himalayan De stress Bath Salt With Bergamot & Jasmine Essential Oil These salts have many health benefits attributed to them, the soothing effect on irritated skin is widely known, as is using the salts as a relieving soak for tired muscles. These salts contain essential oils of Bergamot, Jasmine and Chamomile to uplift, refresh, soothe and replenish the mind, body and spirit. Buy Now #25 Thermos stainless steel Travel Mug, Rose Gold The Thermos vacuum insulated travel mug will look just as good in your kitchen as it does out and about, with its clean lines and metallic colouring. Thermos vacuum insulation technology keeps your drinks hot for 9 hours or cold for 20 hours and the stainless steel interior and exterior is highly durable and easy to clean. Buy Now I’d love to know, which gift on this list would love to receive? And what’s the best present that someone has gifted you? As always share in the comments The post GREATEST HEALTH AND SELF CARE GIFTS TO IMPROVE HER WELL-BEING appeared first on Holistically Lizzie. View the full article
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  7. DesertDream

    UAE National Day Celebrations

    Lots of festivities going on through the UAE since 2 nd December; 2018 and for sure lots of practices in the weeks before- if you want to see the event watch either Abu Dhabi tv or Emirates Tv - live events! Even for the rest of the week I am sure the festivities will continue mashallah. I didn’t venture out except to nearby coop, as I don’t want to get stuck in traffic jams etc plus, flu is going around!! Hope you all have a nice time; me- been very busy, have mashallah new grandson recently, another two sons expecting new members too shortly mashallah . That’s quick news from my side for now, regards to all!
  8. DesertDream

    Dry Cleaners

    There are many good dry cleaners out there ; just look and if you see any long dresses hanging inside then it means women are sending there dresses there. Make sure you ask for either steaming if bead work on dress or dry cleaning .
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  10. Canadian Expat Mom

    (Embarrassing) Gender Roles

    I consider myself a feminist if I were to put a label on things. But it’s seems a bit ridiculous that there even has to be a word for it. Of course women are equal. Obviously we can do whatever… The post (Embarrassing) Gender Roles appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  11. Meltigger

    Dry Cleaners

    I have a couple of dresses that are dry clean only that are in need of washing. Can anybody recommend a dry cleaners in Abu Dhabi that does good work.
  12. Carole Hallett Mobbs

    Focus on the expat family

    This is a new post from Expat Child by Carole Hallett Mobbs Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice. Staying connected with family After moving abroad, everything changes – and sometimes, even family dynamics do, too. After settling in, ... Read More The post Focus on the expat family appeared first on Expat Child. View the full article
  13. Ebaidoon

    Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

    Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + coolingMakes6 servingsIngredients2 cups water1 cup quinoa, rinsed3/4 cup packed fresh parsley sprigs, stems removed1/3 cup fresh mint leaves1/4 cup coarsely chopped red onion1 garlic clove, minced1 cup grape tomatoes1/2 English cucumber, cut into 1-inch pieces2 tablespoons lemon juice2 tablespoons olive oil1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper1/4 teaspoon ground allspiceDirectionsIn a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork. Transfer to a large bowl; cool completely.Place parsley, mint, onion and garlic in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add tomatoes and cucumber; pulse until coarsely chopped. Add tomato mixture to quinoa.In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, oil and seasonings until blended; drizzle over quinoa mixture and toss to coat. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate until serving.Editor's NoteLook for quinoa in the cereal, rice or organic food aisle.Nutrition Facts2/3 cup: 163 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 403mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.Source: Taste of HomeCheck out my blog for more recipes
  14. Ebaidoon

    Moroccan Braised Beef Recipe

    Curry powder is a blend of up to 20 spices, herbs and seeds. Add a pinch of curry to your favorite soups, stews, salads and even rice for an exotic flavor. In this Moroccan stew, begin with 2 teaspoons curry, then add more to your taste. —Taste of Home Test KitchenTotal TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hoursMakes6 servingsIngredients1/3 cup all-purpose flour2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes3 tablespoons olive oil2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth2 cups chopped onions1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained1 cup dry red wine1 tablespoon curry powder1 tablespoon paprika1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon ground coriander1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1-1/2 cups golden raisinsHot cooked couscous, optionalDirectionsPlace flour in a large resealable plastic bag; add beef and toss to coat. In a large skillet, brown beef in oil. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the broth, onions, tomatoes, wine and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until the meat is tender.During the last 30 minutes of cooking, stir in the raisins. Serve with couscous if desired. Freeze option: Freeze cooled beef mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary.Serve as directed.Nutrition Facts1-1/3 cups beef mixture (calculated without couscous) : 533 calories, 22g fat (7g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 620mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 5g fiber), 34g protein.Source: Taste of HomeCheck out my blog for more recipes
  15. SERVINGS: 6 RECIPE BY: MAUREEN ABOODPerfect with poultry, lamb, beef, grains, greens--pretty much everything!INGREDIENTS2 large sweet potatoes or yams2 tablespoons neutral oil, such as grapeseed or canola1 teaspoon kosher salt2 teaspoons sumac1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more!)Few grinds black pepper2 tablespons honey1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oilINSTRUCTIONSPlace a large sheet pan in the oven and heat to 500°F.Scrub the sweet potatoes. Leaving the skins on, halve the potatoes crosswise, then halve them lengthwise. Lay the cut-side down and slice the potato crosswise into 2- to 3-inch wedges.Place the potato wedges in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk the neutral oil, salt, sumac, cayenne, black pepper, and honey until combined. Pour over the potatoes and stir with a large spoon until the potatoes are well coated.Remove the sheet pan from the oven reduce the oven to 425°F. Line the pan with parchment. Place the potatoes on the pan, arranging them so they aren’t touching one another.Roast the potatoes for 20-30 minutes, turning the potatoes over with tongs halfway through roasting, until they are golden brown and cooked through. Take care not to overcook them.Serve the potatoes warm, drizzled with olive oil.Check out my blog for more recipes
  16. TOP 10 BEST VEGAN & PLANT-BASED NUTRITION BOOKS TO RADICALLY IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH Whether you have been on a vegan diet for a while or you are simply just curious, one of the MOST important things that I encourage you to do is to educate yourself as much as possible. The books recommended are the best vegan nutrition books I have personally studied in depth and are based on WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED NUTRITION. By sticking to a whole food plant based diet you can see results such as: Weight Loss Improved Health Glowing Skin Long lasting results Suggested: LIFE CHANGING BENEFITS OF GOING VEGAN THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND If you don’t know what the difference is between a vegan and plant-based diet, you can read this post here. So if you are dealing with a health issue or you simply want to eat the best way possible for vibrant energy, glowing skin, easy weight loss & disease prevention then these vegan nutrition books will give you all the tools, data, and meal plans that you need. This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using this link. The Best Books for Vegan and Plant-Based Nutrition When I first started a plant-based diet, I did PLENTY of research beforehand. As a nutrition coach, I wanted to make sure the diet I advocated it was nutritionally superior. I have done tons of research not just into vegan nutrition but also animal consumption nutrition. I believe before giving nutritional advice, it’s important to understand the other side of the spectrum before making assumptions. These books have been written after years of research by medical physicians, surgeons or nutritionists. They contain data that reflects numerous and nutritionally accurate studies. Why do vegan diets fail? One of the main reasons many people can’t stick to veganism is because they lack the knowledge and reasons to keep them motivated on a plant-based diet. Many people fail at vegan diets because you: Start a vegan diet, only to find it too hard and give up. Get bored with food choices and always stick to the same meals. Don’t know if you are eating enough or even too much. Are unsure whether you are eating the right foods without getting any nutritional deficiencies. Please don’t believe that a vegan/plant-based diet is nutritionally poor or that you might be missing out on vital vitamins and minerals. There are studies after studies that prove that eating a whole foods plant-based diet is the healthiest diet to live on and to thrive on! How vegan and plant-based nutrition books have helped me Personally, I don’t think I would have stuck to a plant-based diet if I hadn’t had all the nutritional information available to me. It’s been a constant stream of motivation and encouragement for me to stay on track. And I’m so glad I have! You can read about the positive changes that happened when I switched to a plant-based diet here Why do people get fat and sick? The standard American Diet, appropriately named the SAD for short promotes obesity, makes us sick and kills more people by the day. Why? Because the animal, dairy and egg industries are very lucrative and pump lots of money into government bodies to promote an animal-based diet. If you’ve heard conflicting advice it’s because animal, dairy and egg industries form studies that are inaccurate and show that animal consumption can be beneficial to health. We LOVE to hear good things about our bad habits. That’s why many ‘experts’ hold on to these inaccurate studies and base ‘diets’ on them. People then get more sick and obese so they find another ‘diet’ to go on that promises results. Enter yo-yo diets If you finally want to end your battle with dieting then going plant-based is the only way to go. Not only is it scientifically and nutritionally backed. But its the only sustainable and realistic way to eat for long-term weight management and superior health. As a side benefit, eating a plant-based diet is the most optimal for the planet and helps save millions of animals every day. Best vegan 7 plant-based nutrition books for easy weight loss, superior health, glowing skin & increased energy. #1 The China study: Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted & the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss & Long-Term Health Overview: You can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes just by changing your diet. More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the China Study, the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing a disease. What they found when combined with findings in Colin’s laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of whole foods, plant-based diet. Other groundbreaking books by T.Colin Cambell include: Whole: Rethinking the science of nutrition, The China Study Cookbook The Low Carb Fraud You can Read Success Stories Here With over 577 Amazon Reviews, mostly 5 stars. There’s no wonder why this book is a bestseller. You can read the reviews for this book here. Buy On Amazon #2 Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health Overview: The #1 New York Times bestseller answers: What if one simple change could save you from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer? For decades, that question has fascinated a small circle of impassioned doctors and researchers–and now, their life-changing research is making headlines in the hit documentary Forks Over Knives. Their answer? Eat whole foods, plant-based diet–it could save your life. It may overturn most of the diet advice you’ve heard–but the experts behind Forks Over Knives aren’t afraid to make waves. Other books in this series include: The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to a Life Saving, Whole-foods Plant-Based diet Forks Over Knives Family: Every Parents Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy Kids on a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet (This is definitely on my Christmas list!) Forks over knives: The cookbook You can read many of the success stories here Check out the latest amazon reviews here Buy On Amazon #3 How Not To Die: Discover The Foods Scientifically Proven To Prevent & Reverse Disease Overview: Do you have a history of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet. High blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug – and without the side effects. Worried about heart disease? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to prevent the disease, but often stop it in its tracks. In How Not to Die, internationally renowned physician Dr. Michael Greger examines the top causes of premature death – heart disease, cancers, diabetes and more – and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to enjoy better health. Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting-edge nutritional science, these doctor’s orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives. Other books in this series include: How Not to Die Cookbook: Over 100 Recipes to help prevent & Reverse Disease With over 700 5 star review already, this book is a must-have. You can read the reviews here. Buy On Amazon #4 Eat To Live: The Amazing Nutrient Rich Program for Fast & Sustained Weight Loss Overview: Hailed a “medical breakthrough” by Dr. Mehmet Oz, EAT TO LIVE offers a highly effective, scientifically proven way to lose weight quickly. The key to Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s revolutionary six-week plan is simple: health = nutrients/calories. When the ratio of nutrients to calories in the food you eat is high, you lose weight. The more nutrient-dense food you eat, the less you crave fat, sweets, and high-caloric foods. EAT TO LIVE has been revised to include inspiring success stories from people who have used the program to lose shockingly large amounts of weight and recover from life-threatening illnesses. Other books by Dr. Joel Fuhrman: Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defences to Live Longer, Stronger & Disease Free The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent & Reverse Diabetes The End of Dieting: How to Live For Life Fasting & Eating for Health: A Medical Doctors Program for Conquering Disease Eat for Health: Lose Weight – Keep it Off – Look Younger – Live Longer Fast Food Genocide: How Processed Food is Killing us & What We Can Do About It The End of Heart Disease: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Disease Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right Eat to Live Cookbook: 200 Delicious NNutrient-RichFor Fast & Sustained Weight Loss, Reversing Disease & Lifelong Health Eat to Live Quick & Easy Cookbook: 131 Delicious Recipes forFast & Sustained Weight loss, Reversing Disease & Lifelong Health Read Dr. Fuhrmans success stories here To see the amazon reviews, click here Buy On Amazon  #5 The Starch Solution: Eat the foods you love, Regain your health & Lose the weight for good Overview: Pick up that bread! This doctor-approved method lets you keep the carbs and lose the pounds! Fear of the almighty carb has taken over the diet industry for the past few decades–from Atkins to Dukan–even the mere mention of a starch-heavy food is enough to trigger an avalanche of shame and longing. But the truth is, carbs are not the enemy! Bestselling author John A. McDougall and his kitchen-savvy wife, Mary, prove that a starch-rich diet can actually help you lose weight, prevent a variety of ills, and even cure common diseases. By fueling your body primarily with carbohydrates rather than proteins and fats, you will feel satisfied, boost energy, and look and feel your best. Other books by Dr. John McDougall include: The McDougall Plan for Maximum Weight Loss The Healthiest Diet on the Planet The McDougall Program: 12 Days to Dynamic Health The McDougall Quick & easy Cookbook The New McDougall Cookbook: 300 Delicious Low Fat Plant Based Recipes Digestive Tune up The McDougall Plan for Women: What Every Woman Needs to Know to be Healthy For Life The McDougall Program for a Healthy Heart You can read and watch the many success stories here. Read the latest Amazon reviews here. Buy On Amazon #6 Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know on How to be Fit & Healthy on a Plant-Based Diet Overview: Are you considering going vegan, but you’re not sure how to start? Are you already committed to an animal-free diet, but are unclear about how to get proper nutrients? Vegan for Life is your comprehensive, go-to guide for optimal plant-based nutrition. Registered dietitians and long-time vegans Jack Norris and Virginia Messina debunk some of the most persistent myths about vegan nutrition and provide essential information about getting enough calcium and protein, finding the best supplements, and understanding the “real deal” about soy. Covering everything from a six-step transition plan to meeting calorie and nutrient needs during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Vegan for Life is the guide for aspiring and veteran vegans alike, complete with an easy-to-use food chart, tasty substitutions, sample menus, and expansive resources. Other books include: Vegan For Her: The Women’s Guide to be Healthy & Fit on a Plant-Based Diet Read the Amazon reviews here Buy On Amazon #7 Proteinaholic: How our Obsession with Meat is Killing Us and What to do About it Overview: An acclaimed surgeon specializing in weight loss delivers a paradigm-shifting examination of the diet and health industry’s focus on protein, explaining why it is detrimental to our health and can prevent us from losing weight. Whether you are seeing a doctor, nutritionist, or a trainer, all of them advise eating more protein. Foods, drinks, and supplements are loaded with extra protein. Many people use protein for weight control, to gain or lose pounds, while others believe it gives them more energy and is essential for a longer, healthier life. Now, Dr. Garth Davis, an expert in weight loss asks, “Is all this protein-making us healthier?” The answer, he emphatically argues, is NO. Too much protein is actually making us sick, fat, and tired, according to Dr. Davis. If you are getting adequate calories in your diet, there is no such thing as protein deficiency. The healthiest countries in the world eat far less protein than we do and yet we have an entire nation on a protein binge getting sicker by the day. See the testimonials here Read the latest Amazon reviews here Buy On Amazon #8 Prevent & Reverse heart disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure Overview: Based on the groundbreaking results of his twenty-year nutritional study, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn illustrates that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent the progression of heart disease but can also reverse its effects. Dr. Esselstyn is an internationally known surgeon, researcher and former clinician at the Cleveland Clinic and a featured expert in the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease has helped thousands across the country, and is the book behind Bill Clinton’s life-changing vegan diet. The proof lies in the incredible outcomes for patients who have followed Dr. Esselstyn’s program, including a number of patients in his original study who had been told by their cardiologists that they had less than a year to live. Within months of starting the program, all Dr. Esselstyn’s patients began to improve dramatically, and twenty years later, they remain free of symptoms. Other Books in this series include: The Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook: Over 125 Delicious, Life Changing, Plant Based Recipes Read & Watch some success stories here Check out Amazon latest review here Buy On Amazon #9 Dr Neal Barnards Program for Reversing Diabetes Overview: Revised and updated, this latest edition of Dr. Barnard’s groundbreaking book features a new preface, updates to diagnostic and monitoring standards, recent research studies, and fresh success stories of people who have eliminated their diabetes by following this life-changing plan. Before Dr. Barnard’s scientific breakthrough, most health professionals believed that once you developed diabetes, you were stuck with it–and could anticipate one health issue after another, from worsening eyesight and nerve symptoms to heart and kidney problems. But this simply is not true–Dr. Barnard has shown that it is often possible to improve insulin sensitivity and tackle type 2 diabetes by following his step-by-step plan, which includes a healthful vegan diet with plenty of recipes to get started, an exercise guide, advice about taking supplements and tracking progress, and troubleshooting tips. The Cheese Trap How breaking a Surprising Addiction will Help You Lose Weight, Gain energy & Get healthy The Vegan Starter Kit: Everything You Need to Know about Plant Based Eating Dr. Neal Bernards cookbook for Reversing Diabetes: 150 recipes Scientifically Proven to Reduce Diabetes Without Drugs Breaking The Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings & 7 Steps to End Them Naturally Read Reviews here Buy On Amazon #10 The Plant-Based Solution: Americas Healthy Heart Docs Plan to Power Your Health Overview: Are you ready to feel better, look better, and heal the planet at the same time? Then it’s time to revolutionize your health from the inside out. The Plant-Based Solution, leading cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn shows how everyone can cultivate optimal well-being with a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Known as America’s Healthy Heart Doc, Dr. Kahn has already helped thousands of people to prevent and reverse heart disease. But what about other chronic conditions, such as adult diabetes, obesity, gut health, osteoporosis, autoimmune disease, and even low sex drive? It turns out that all these conditions and more can be improved with a plant-based diet–and Dr. Kahn has the evidence to prove it. Drawing from decades of experience, Dr. Kahn brings together a wealth of scientific research and in-depth case studies to clearly demonstrate how you can take charge of your own health. Other books by Dr. Joel Kahn include: The whole Heart Solution: Halt Heart Disease now With The Best Alternative & Traditional Medicine Your Whole Heart Solution: What You Can do to Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Now Read success stories here Read the Amazon reviews here Buy On Amazon Bonus Book #11 Food over medicine: The Conversation That Could Change Your Life Overview: Nearly half of Americans take at least one prescription medicine, with almost a quarter taking three or more, as diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and dementia grow more prevalent than ever. The problem with medicating common ailments, such as high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol, is that drugs treat symptoms—and may even improve test results—without addressing the cause: diet. Overmedicated, overfed, and malnourished, most Americans fail to realize the answer to lower disease rates doesn’t lie in more pills but in the foods we eat. With so much misleading nutritional information regarded as common knowledge, from “everything in moderation” to “avoid carbs,” the average American is ill-equipped to recognize the deadly force of abundant, cheap, unhealthy food options that not only offer no nutritional benefits but actually bring on a disease. In Food Over Medicine, Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., ND, and Glen Merzer invite the reader into a conversation about the dire state of American health—the result of poor nutrition choices stemming from food politics and medical misinformation. But, more important, they share the key to getting and staying healthy for life. Read the Amazon reviews here Buy On Amazon What is the Best Book to Read? There’s so much valuable information in all of these books. And truthfully you can completely change your life by reading and implementing any one of these strategies. As your vegan or plant-based journey continues, it’s important to read up and inform yourself as much as possible on the associated health risks eating a meat-eating diet. This will help keep you motivated through the transition period when other people are likely to give up. Don’t quit yet! You will soon experience the results for yourself and will never go back. What is the best vegan nutrition book for a beginner? If you are a complete beginner, I’d suggest reading The Starch Solution and Forks Over Knives. What is the best vegan nutrition book for a skeptic? If you are a complete skeptic of a vegan or plant-based diet Id recommend How Not to Die. What is the best vegan nutrition book if you’re not seeing results? If you want to take your health to the next level, are striving for a very healthy diet or not seeing the results you’d like on a vegan diet then I’d suggest you Eat For Health. What is the best vegan nutrition book for a person who needs medical attention? If you have a chronic health condition and need to take immediate action then Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease & Reversing Diabetes are good choices. The Last Thing You Need to Know about vegan nutrition and plant-based books By eating a whole food plant based diet you can expect to: Drastically improve your health Easily lose weight Feel more energetic Have better hair, skin, and nails Invest in yourself and your education. Your health is EVERYTHING. How you will look, think & feel is determined by the foods you put in your mouth. Think about how what type of life that you will have later on. Do you want to be free from pain and illness or do you want to suffer from various medical conditions and a lifetime of medications and hospital appointments? What vegan or plant-based nutrition books have you read? How have they affected your life? If you know anyone who can benefit from these life-changing books them please share this post with them. If you want more, you can find a whole list of these books and resources such as best family-friendly cookbooks, best vegan podcasts, YouTubers, etc. all for free by entering your email below or signing up HERE. The post 10 BEST VEGAN & PLANT BASED NUTRITION BOOKS TO RADICALLY IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH appeared first on Holistically Lizzie. View the full article
  17. Ebaidoon

    Lebanese Fattoush Salad Recipe

    Think of this bread salad as you might any other salad that includes croutons. Here the crouton is toasted pita bread, which is thin and crisp and soaks up the salad’s juices deliciously. I love fattoush with firm leaves of romaine, which stand up well to the bread, but you can make the salad of any leaf you like and add whatever vegetables you like. The lemony vinaigrette is so good, it may be the only dressing you ever eat again. For the salad:2 loaves thin pita bread 1 head of romaine lettuce, washed and chopped into large bite-sized pieces 1 cup tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1 cup sliced cucumber 1 small sweet onion, sliced For the vinaigrette:1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, or more to taste 3 tablespoons canola or light olive oil ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon kosher salt freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon sumac Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Tear the pita bread into 2-inch pieces (using both layers of the pita per piece; this makes for a sturdier crouton). Spread the bread on a large sheet pan with a little space between each piece. Bake until golden brown, 3-5 minutes. Repeat with remaining bread. In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine, tomatoes, cucumber, and onion. Make the vinaigrette: combine the lemon juice, canola or olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk until fully combined and emulsified. Dip a piece of lettuce in the vinaigrette, taste, and adjust seasoning. Add more lemon if you like a tart dressing. Add half of the pita chips to the salad and combine. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss. Place the remaining pita chips on top of the salad, and sprinkle liberally with sumac. When the salad is finished, you’ll see juices at the bottom of the bowl. This is the best part! Sop up with more pita bread, and enjoy. Check out my blog for more recipes
  18. PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 12 MINUTES | TOTAL TIME: 32 MINUTES | SERVINGS: 4 | RECIPE BY: MAUREEN ABOOD Grilled marinated chicken kebabs are a Lebanese tradition, served with toum garlic sauce or a simple seasoned yogurt sauce. I love this recipe because the chicken is so juicy and delicious from the flavorful yogurt marinade. Use long metal or wooden skewers--soaking the wooden skewers in water helps prevent them from catching fire over the grill flame. Be sure to plan ahead so the chicken can marinate for 8 to 24 hours. I often double this recipe...people eat it up and lots of it! The chicken is delicious served over rice, with salads like tabbouleh, fattoush, and Lebanese potato salad. INGREDIENTS 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt 1 medium sweet onion, grated 1 tablespoon dried mint 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Juice of 1/2 lemon 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut in 1- to 2-inch pieces 2 large red onions, cut in wedges INSTRUCTIONS 1. In a medium bowl, whisk the yogurt, onion, mint, salt, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice. Add the chicken and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours and up to one day. 2. Heat the grill to medium-high or, to broil in the oven, turn the broiler on medium. 3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and wipe off most of the marinade. Place the chicken on a paper-towel lined sheet pan and pat dry with more paper towel. This is a messy deal, but worth it! 4. Thread skewers with chicken pieces and onion wedges. 5. Grill the chicken over medium-high heat, turning the skewers for even cooking, for about 12 minutes or until the chicken is charred in places and cooked through. If you're broiling in the oven, be sure the rack isn't too close to the broiler to prevent burning. Broil for about 20 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and charred in places. 6. Use a large fork to push the cooked meat and onion off the skewers onto a large serving platter, and serve immediately. Check out my blog for more recipes
  19. Ebaidoon

    Chicken Shawarma Recipe

    My shawarma, which is tenderized and given a boost of flavor with a wonderful marinade, is based on a recipe by Sam Sifton in The New York Times. Go any direction you like with the sauce; mine is a nice balance of cool yogurt and cayenne heat. Serve the shawarma over rice; I love cinnamon-scented vermicelli rice for this. The recipe for the rice is in the Rose Water & Orange Blossoms cookbook…. Serves: 6 | Recipe by: Maureen Abood INGREDIENTS For the shawarma:Juice of 2 lemons ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup yogurt (any fat percentage) 6 cloves garlic, peeled and halved 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 teaspoons sumac ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs 1 large red onion, peeled and quartered 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley For the sauce:1 cup whole-milk yogurt, chilled Pinch kosher salt Cayenne pepper, to taste Olives, cucumbers, pickled turnips, and flatbread or pita bread, for serving INSTRUCTIONS 1. In a medium bowl, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, yogurt, garlic, salt, sumac, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes. Add the chicken, cover, and marinate for at least one hour and not more than one day. 2. Heat the oven to 500°F with a rack positioned in the upper third of the oven. Line a sheet pan with parchment or non-stick foil. 3. Toss the red onion with the chicken in the marinade, then place the chicken and onion evenly on the sheet pan, discarding the marinade. Roast for about 30 minutes, flipping the chicken halfway through cooking, until the chicken is nicely crisped around the edges and golden brown. Broil for a few minutes to get the chicken caramelized, if needed. 4. Immediately slice the chicken into ¼-inch strips, then lay them over a bed of rice. 5. Make a quick yogurt sauce by whisking the yogurt with cayenne and salt. Adjust seasonings to taste. Drizzle the sauce over the shawarma, and sprinkle with parsley. Serve the shawarma hot, with the roasted onions, olives, pickles, cucumbers, and bread on the side. Check out my blog for more recipes
  20. Canadian Expat Mom

    Book 6- Why it’s Important

    The Kids Who Travel the World: Indonesia is out for the world to read today! I’ve got my hands on a copy, and you can get yours on Amazon! This book is extra special to me for a few reasons.… The post Book 6- Why it’s Important appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  21. ADCity Guide

    National Day

    For more details, visit https://yasisland.ae/events/national-day-ferrari-world-abu-dhabi/ Check it out
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    Big Grill Festival

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    Doctor Recommendation

    Hi bunnyrabbit - how was your experience with Dr Raquel? Did you deliver with her and where?
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    OBGYN Doctors

    Does anyone have experience with Dr Feroza Dawood? She used to be working in Burjeel as consultant OBGYN but now have moved to Kings College. I was with Dr Malini but she cant deliver for me as her calender is really full, she recommended to see Dr Feroza instead. Anyone has experience with her?
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    Tolerance Cricket Cup

    FREE TO ATTEND - FINALS ON 16. NOV! Join us for the final match of the Tolerance Cricket Cup, part of the National Festival of Tolerance! The competition will be friendly yet fierce between Team Labotel (Camp: Al Otaiba Enterprises) and Team Saadiyat Falcons (Camp: Saadiyat Workers Village) at Nursery Oval 1, 4pm - 9pm, Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi! Who are you rooting for to win the cup? Show your support and be there! For more information, visit www.nationalfestivaloftolerance.ae/tolerance-cricket.html Check it out
  27. Ebaidoon

    Garlicky Cabbage Rolls Recipe

    Cabbage rolls are not our most beautiful food, but they are so savory and delectable that their looks are quickly forgiven. Cabbage rolls can be cooked in water, chicken stock, or tomato juice. They can be as garlicky as you like, or not at all. Lemon can be added to the broth or served alongside the rolls, or both. The way to create the best flavor in the rolls is to coax many layers of flavor—by salting the blanching water for the leaves, soaking the rice in the spices for the stuffing, and salting the cooking water. A little butter doesn’t hurt anything, either. Recipe by: Maureen Abood Ingredients 1 head of cabbage leaves, blanched 1 cup converted rice (such as Uncle Ben’s) 4 oz. (1 stick) butter, melted 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more for cooking ½ teaspoon pepper 1 lb. ground sirloin ¼ cup water 8-10 garlic cloves, peeled Preparation Prepare the leaves: Blanch the head of cabbage and remove the leaves one by one. In order to roll the blanched cabbage leaves, the thick rib must be cut out of the center of each leaf. On the small leaves, the rib can simply be shaved down rather than cut out entirely. Then trim the leaves to remove any torn edges and to make some of the larger leaves a more manageable size. Each leaf should be about six inches long. Some will be shorter, and some will be longer. This is fine. Place the trimmings and any very large, dark leaves in the bottom of a medium-sized heavy pot. Make the stuffing: Rinse the rice twice to remove some of the starch. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the uncooked rice with the melted butter, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Let this mixture sit for about 10 minutes for the rice to absorb the flavorings. Taste the rice and adjust the seasoning, keeping in mind that the seasoning will also flavor a pound a meat, so it should be strong. Add the meat and mix with the rice mixture until combined. Add the water to loosen the mixture, and combine. To taste the mixture for seasoning, place a small ball of meat in boiling water (use the cooking water from blanching the cabbage) for a minute, then taste and adjust seasoning. Stuff and cook the leaves: Lay about a tablespoon of the stuffing on a cabbage leaf and spread the stuffing into a long row lengthwise along the leaf. Roll up the leaf around the meat (no need to tuck the edges). Stuff each leaf in this manner, then place each roll in the prepared pan snugly against one another. Run each layer of rolls in opposite directions. Scatter the garlic cloves over the rolls throughout the pot. Place a small plate over the rolls to hold them down while they cook. Cover with cold water (add lemon to the water if using, or use chicken stock or tomato juice instead of water). Add about 2 tablespoons of salt to the water. Make small meatballs with any leftover stuffing and place those in the pan. Place the pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Taste and add more salt if needed. Reduce heat to simmer, cover the pot, and cook the leaves until the rice and meat are fully cooked, about 30 minutes. Serve warm with the cooked garlic cloves and labne. Check out my blog for more recipes
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