Many times, we can focus too much on the negative in life, the same can be said for what we focus on in our health. Are you doing that when it comes to your health?

We make so many rules, because of 1 or 2 clinical studies, when there are hundreds that say the opposite. Why are we complicating our diet?

It should be something you can actually manage, something doable — a lifestyle: a plate with a rainbow of foods and maybe a bit of influence from the French.

Dr. Lamees Hamdan has seen it all when it comes to health, her viewpoint is just like above, keep it simple, it a rainbow and make it a health change that you can actually continue.

Dr. Hamdan is a firm believer in a healthier, organic lifestyle. She is a medical doctor, and has launched several beauty companies and is a spokesperson (in Arabic and English) for natural health and beauty through video blogs and panels such as Zahrat Al Khaleej (the UAEs best-selling Arabic language women’s magazine), and on MBC TV, the Middle East’s premier Pan-Arab breakfast show with more than 10 million viewers.

She was also featured on Oprah and Huda Kattan’s online blog (the worlds biggest beauty blogger with over 30 million followers).

By training, Dr. Hamdan is a medical doctor and a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and extensively studied alternative therapies of southeast Asia, Europe and the Middle East. After a 2 year residency in Dermatology in Dubai, she left her medical career early to seek alternative scientific paths to healing, than was currently offered or allowed by the medical community in the UAE.

I think sometimes we focus too much on the negative.
-Dr. Lamees Hamdan

She started learning and teaching herself various alternative modalities, and in the meanwhile launched in 2004 her natural beauty company Shiffa which integrated these new teachings into a line of natural skin and body care products.

Dr. Hamdan is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and directed several beauties start ups. she is currently in the midst of a fellowship in integrative medicine from the University of Arizona.

On the latest episode of the Create Your Own Life Show, Dr. Lamees Hamdan sits down with me, Jeremy Ryan Slate, to chat about building a global beauty brand and living an organic lifestyle.