Vanita Dahia

Vanita Dahia - Train, Test, Tailor. Integrative Medicine, Pharmacist, Naturopath and Author of Alchemy of the Mind and Alchemy of Amino Acids

Cannabis a therapeutic panacea

Cannabis – A Therapeutic Panacea

 Cannabis – A Therapeutic Panacea by Vanita Dahia The interest and media buzz in cannabis plantations world-wide for medicinal and recreational use has grown significantly since the partial legalisation of Cannabis in some countries. Two components of Cannabis are CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that bind to cannabinoid receptors in the body to produce its …

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Potential heavy Metal Toxicity in Gluten-free, Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

Potential Heavy Metal Toxicity in Gluten-free, Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

Potential Heavy Metal Toxicity in Gluten-free, Vegetarian and Vegan Diets by Vaanita Dahia Just when you though eating vegetarian foods could be healthier for you, a recent study has shown that you may be taking in metals such as Arsenic, Mercury, Lead, Cadmium, and Cobalt. Many gluten-free diets include grains which has been shown to be associated with …

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Androgen Deficiency in the Ageing Male

Androgen Deficiency in the Ageing Male (ADAM)

Androgen Deficiency in the Ageing Male (ADAM) by Vanita Dahia As a man ages, he goes through lots of changes called andropause pretty much what women go through in menopause. About 30% of men in their 50’s experience andropause. In Australia, about 1 in every 200 men under the age of 60 and about 1 …

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis by Vanita Dahia Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system. The name multiple sclerosis refers to the multiple scars (scleroses) on the myelin sheaths. The myelin sheath around the neurons usually protected with a layer of essential fatty acids aimed at stimulating neurotransmission from neurone to …

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Amino Acids in Mental Health

Amino Acids in Mental Health

Amino Acids in Mental Health by Vanita Dahia Communication within the brain & between the brain & the rest of the nervous system occurs through chemical “languages” called neurotransmitters. The central nervous system is almost completely regulated by amino acids & peptides. Amino acids needed to manufacture neurotransmitters Amino Acid           …

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Are your Genes Affecting Appetite and Weight?

Are your Genes Affecting Appetite and Weight?

Are your Genes Affecting Appetite and Weight? by Vanita Dahia   There are certain genes that have the potential to impact how we perceive and desire particular foods, and influence our eating behaviours, such as excessive snacking and difficulty feeling full. For example, variants in the ANKK1 and DRD2 genes, which result in a reduced density …

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Amino Acids in Exercise and Sport

Amino Acids in Exercise and Sport

Amino Acids in Exercise and Sport by Vanita Dahia Taking amino acid muscle bulking powders? Sports nutrition with enhanced additives in protein powders are growing exponentially in the young sportsperson with increasing demands in endurance, muscle build and optimal recovery. Amino acids with high carb loading is used in debilitated patients and in palliative care. …

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