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Ramadan Health Tips

By Homeopath Tina Krombach

  • Ramadan fasting gives the body’s digestive tract a rest from continuous digestion work. However, your metabolism should not lay down its duties completely, which can be prevented by adequate rehydration at the time of Iftar, ideally by 2 glasses of room temperature, still water that can be pepped up with juice of a freshly squeezed lemon, slices of organic cucumber, pieces of ginger and a handful of organic mint leaves. It is best to wait for about 20 minutes after drinking before you proceed with dates and avoid drinking liquid with solid food in general.
  • Salad, when enjoyed before a cooked meal, stimulates the digestion juices and enzymes as preparation for your metabolism. Fibrous foods and light activity will support healthy digestion and prevent constipation. In some cases natural dietary supplementation is needed to keep a healthy bowel activity.
  • There are certain food combinations that have a beneficial effect on your health and others can be very demanding on the digestive organs. You can get help with healthy food combinations and individual eating plans from your nutrition specialist. Generally speaking, simple meals are easier to digest.
  • For many people it might be necessary to adjust the pH level because we naturally go into an acidic state during times of fasting. Therefore alkaline foods and adequate elimination of acids are important. Your health specialist can help you find the best individual way to stay alkaline and detoxify from acids and toxins.
  • Keep the good habits that you have established during Ramadan and continue to celebrate eating without distraction from TV/phone/news etc., noise, stress, worries but in a relaxed and peaceful environment so that you can eat slowly and mindfully. Your body will be grateful!

Complimentary Classes in Ramadan


During the month of Ramadan, Tina Krombach is offering complimentary relaxation and yoga classes at OHC (first come, first served basis). To register, please email on or call 043487366.

Ramadan Relaxation Class: Saturdays, 5pm – 6pm from 3rd June

Enjoy one hour of relaxation, powerful affirmation and visualization to calm down and balance the nervous system, recharge energy, raise body awareness, improve concentration and sleep, harmonize body and mind.

Ramadan Yoga class: Mondays 8am – 9am from 29th May

Special Ramadan Yoga Program focuses on:
• Easy and effective flowing movements
• Mobilization of joints and muscles
• Flexibility of spine, supportive movements for your back
• Purifying, energizing and balancing breath
• Relaxation and prevention of the effects of stress
• Muscle relaxation
• Guided meditation

Ramadan Free Treatment Campaign

Ramadan: The Month of Good Health

The holy month of Ramadan, whether you are fasting or not, is a great time to cleanse and regenerate the body.

If you are fasting it is a nice opportunity to celebrate healthy food for Iftar and Suhoor that will cleanse and nourish you to feel sustained yet light and refreshed.

Take the chance during Ramadan to fine tune your nutrition and integrate cleansing foods that support the body detoxifying and eliminating unwanted substances such as toxins from environmental pollution, residual chemicals/pesticides/fertilizer in food or water and metabolic waste products that may be difficult to expel.

Detoxification and healthy nutrition that provides you with vital foods:

  • helps restore your energy levels and nutrient stores;
  • improves nutrient availability and absorption into the body’s cells;
  • enhances nutritional status;
  • supports healthy and long lasting weight management;
  • promotes ridding of unwanted eating habits;
  • improves your metabolism;
  • balances your hormone levels; and
  • cleanses, regenerates, rejuvenates and refreshes.

Consultations to assess the best kind of detox and support your individual nutritional requirements can be any time before or during Ramadan. Use the Ramadan Special Offer during this month and get 30% off your first consultation with our homeopath Tina Krombach. To book a session, please call 043487366 or visit this link.

Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Practice in Osteopathy

This is one-year postgraduate course validated by Instituto Piaget (a Higher Education Institution/University in Portugal) and delivered by the Osteopathic Health Centre in Dubai Health Care City, United Arab Emirates. The course will enable practising osteopaths or
physiotherapists with training in osteopathy to develop advanced knowledge, skills and capabilities in patient evaluation, clinical reasoning, diagnosis and osteopathic treatment applied to the fields
of geriatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology and genitourinary problems, paediatrics, and sports care, from an evidence-informed perspective.

Course Leader
Dr Jorge Esteves, PhD, MA, BSc, DO – Associate Professor at Instituto Piaget, Scientific Coordinator for the BSc (Hons) Osteopathy at Instituto Piaget in Portugal. Osteopath and Clinical Director at Osteopathic Health Centre, Dubai.

Teaching Faculty
Experienced educators and researchers in the field of osteopathy and physiotherapy.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

• Demonstrate competence in the selection and clinical application of a wide range of osteopathic treatment techniques considering absolute and relative contraindications, indications and modification, and the rationale underpinning their selection and application of in the individual patient in relation to patient safety, care of self and effectiveness of the technique;

• Critically understand the principles and practice underpinning specialist osteopathic patient management;

• Apply osteopathic specialist knowledge and principles in formulating and deploying evaluation, treatment and management strategies within a simulated context of clinical uncertainty in the fields of geriatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology and genitourinary problems, paediatrics, and sports care;

• Critically appraise the role of multimodal and multidisciplinary care in osteopathy, and the role of osteopathic treatment in the fields of geriatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology and genitourinary problems, paediatrics, and sports care.

Entry requirements
• Suitable academic qualification in osteopathy (DO or BSc (Hons), BOst, MOst)

• Applicants without a degree in osteopathy should possess a degree qualification in physiotherapy and training in osteopathy or experience in musculoskeletal practice

• Applicants must, where applicable, be registered as a practising Osteopath or Physiotherapist with the relevant regulatory authority or association and must, irrespective of the former, hold appropriate professional indemnity insurance

• Ideally applicants will be required to provide evidence of having achieved IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent. Applicants without IELTS will also be considered as part of an interview where the ability to effectively communicate in English will be evaluated.

Course Structure
• 12 months – 720 hours – 60 credits ECTS
Start date
• 28th September 2017
• 10 monthly seminars of 4 days (Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon)
o Thursday 4-8pm
o Friday and Saturday 8am-1pm and 2-6pm
o Sunday 8am-1pm
• Online lectures, tutorials and skype meetings and group discussions

Tuition Fees
AED 16,600/EUR 4,000/USD 4,350 (10% discount to EMA members)