Vanita Dahia

provides integrative medicine consultations, functional pathology, clinical training programs and educational initiatives to doctors and allied health practitioners worldwide.

Vanita Dahia is an internationally-recognized integrative medicine expert and author.

Her career has been guided by balancing body chemistries in mental health and chronic complex health conditions.

Vanita is in the vanguard of neurochemistry research which has led to the publication of Alchemy of the Mind and Alchemy of Amino Acids books with online masterclasses.

B.Pharm, Fellow in Anti-Ageing and Regenerative Medicine, Adv Dip Naturopathy, Adv Dip Nutrition, Adv Dip Western Herbal Medicine, Dip Ayurveda, Adv Dip Clinical Nutrition (Mental Health)

An internationally recognized integrative medicine expert and author, Vanita’s career has been guided by balancing body chemistries in mental health and chronic complex health conditions. 

Vanita is in the vanguard of neurochemistry research which has led to the publication of Alchemy of the Mind and Alchemy of Amino Acids books with online masterclasses. 

She provides functional pathology, clinical training programs and educational initiatives to Doctors and allied health practitioners world-wide. Vanita earned her Board-certified fellowship in Anti-ageing and regenerative medicine, and qualifications in pharmacy, naturopathy, nutritional mental health and Ayurvedic medicine in Australia and abroad. 

Vanita’s research explores previously uncharted territory of compounding pharmacy with evidence based natural medicine and is a prodigious innovator in targeted therapy with many patients and health practitioners under her tutelage.

Vanita is a fellow certified by A4M (USA) and A5M (Australia) in Anti-ageing and Regenerative Medicine. Fellows are adept in systems biology, functional pathology and biochemistry of the body to help heal from complex, chronic illnesses by utilizing a full spectrum of healing methods and the most advanced therapies and protocols.

Integrative medicine enables the patient to have an understanding and explanation of the basic principles of pathophysiology as well as the mechanical and biochemical changes caused by a variety of diseases or imbalances.

Integrative health and wellness is a client-centred approach to working with individuals collaboratively to address the health and wellbeing of the whole person. It acknowledges the interdependent roles of mind, body and spirit, and the innate healing capacity within each person, with an emphasis on self-care.

Integrative medine encompases conventional and functional medicine principles to provide a holistic and patient centric outcome.

Vanita has pioneered in compounding pharmacy in Australia owning and operating Dartnell’s pharmacy, Melbourne since 1990 for 20 years. Compounding is the creation of a pharmaceutical preparation or a drug by a licensed pharmacist to meet the unique needs of an individual patient (either human or animal) when a commercially available drug does not meet those needs. Compounding pharmacists tailor prescription needs in various strengths, dosage forms or nutritional medicine custom tailored for the patient.

Pharmacists are healthcare professionals who specialize in the quality of medicines supplied to patients. Their responsibilities include ensuring the supply of medicines are within the law, ensuring medicines prescribed to patients are suitable, and advising patients on medicines, including how to take them, what reactions may occur, and answering patients’ questions.

Today, Vanita used her compunding skills in tailoring science-based natural and pharmaceutical medication to suit a patient’s needs based on validated functional pathology lab results.

No need for guessing – target and tailor health solutions!

Vanita employs a whole medical system combining theory (philosophy and principles) and practice that uses an array of natural therapies to support healing and maintain health. A Naturopath aims to identify underlying causes of ill health and uncover metabolic blocks in biochemistry with functional pathology and use various modalities to manage health. Understanding the by-products of digestion, gastrointestinal health, neurotransmitter response, immune function, metabolic shifts and balance, allergic or sensitivity reactions, and systems and pathways of detoxification are the many avenues of study and implementation into a naturopathic practice.

The scope of practice of natural medicine consists of the assessment of body systems and biochemical imbalances through traditional natural medicine techniques, and the use of traditional natural medicine therapies and techniques to promote, maintain, or restore health. Therapies may include nutrition and diet, herbal preparations, homeopathic preparations, manual techniques, health coaching, and emergency medicine.

Vanita uses naturopathic principles to manage chronic complex health conditions

Vanita has extensive knowledge and qualifications in western and ayurvedic herbal medicine and its application, development of personalised herbal treatment protocols to maximise health potential.

Herbal and botanical herbal medicine is the older traditional form of medicine using plant extracts from traditional and indigenous cultures for their medicinal qualities. Herbal medicine can be compounded using a synergistic blend of herbs for an induvidual’s health needs.

Medical Herbalists use approved herbs with their in-depth expertise on materia medica on herbs to blend into formulae for maximum therapeutic effect.

Vanita is qualified in clinic nutrition and Nutrition in mental health. Nutritionists advise on how to improve diet, lifestyle, and attitude to promote optimal health. A holistic nutrition professional advises on the value of diet and supportive nutrients in health.

The nutritionist focuses on how foods are digested, absorbed, and assimilated, and ultimately how food affects the body biochemically. Rather than strictly advocating a pyramid or food-group-style diet, the nutritionist will determine the healthiest and most effective program for the individual according to the latest nutrition research and the unique biochemical make-up of the individual.

Vanita has also completed training in Marma therapy (a form of acupressure) in Rishikesh, India and is certified as an Ayurvedic practitioner.

The principles of Ayurvedic medicine involves creation of diet and lifestyle recommendations according to assessment of Ayurvedic constitution, imbalances and state of the doshas, agni, dhatus, malas, and manas or mind.

An Ayurvedic practitioner will educate, motivate, and counsel patients to support them to be successful in implementing the principles of Ayurveda into their lives, Ayurvedic purification and rejuvenating therapies.

Board Membership

Vanita Dahia has served and/or is an active board member on:

Pharmacy Support Services

Vanita has served on PSS board and is an active volunteer in excess of 10 years.

The Pharmacists’ Support Service (PSS) works on the principle of pharmacists supporting pharmacists.

The service provides a listening ear to pharmacists and pharmacy interns and students. PSS receive calls from family, friends, colleagues and pharmacy staff who are concerned about a pharmacist.

The volunteers  are all pharmacists and are trained in the crisis model of telephone counselling to support their colleagues.  

NIIM Mental Health Advisory Board

Vanita Dahia is an active member of NIIM Mental Health Advisory Board.

The National Institute of Integrative Medicine, or NIIM, is a not-for-profit organisation, which brings together education and research in Integrative Medicine, as well as facilitating its practice at the NIIM Clinics in Melbourne and the Gold Coast.

The patient-practitioner relationship is collaborative and supportive, empowering individuals and the community to take control of their health and wellbeing.

Eagle Medical Advisory Board

Vanita Dahia has been a board member of Eagle Medical Advisory Board.

Eagle Natural Medicine is Australia’s pioneering natural healthcare company developing solutions for good health.

Eagle has built their leading reputation on the quality of our precision formulations and focus on helping Australians achieve better health. Their passion for developing natural therapies continues to be driven by the positive impact these remedies can have on health, something they have witnessed for over 50 years.

SEHAT Wellness Cruises and Health Retreats

Vanita Dahia is an active member of the Advisory Board for SEHAT Wellness Cruises and Health Retreats.

The Revolutionary Regenerise Matrix Well-being Program is the perfect balance of health spa resort and wellness programs.

The core design of the program is to deliver an integrated holistic experience that aids guests in transitioning into a wellness mindset that builds on their current level of wellbeing.  This ancient wisdom is mixed with modern technologies that  rebalance  physical, emotional, vibrational and biochemical wellbeing.


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