The Importance of Glutamate before you Eat that next Piece of Steak

The Importance of Glutamate before you Eat that next Piece of Steak

The Importance of Glutamate before you Eat that next Piece of Steak by Vanita Dahia   What does aggression, schizophrenia, motor neurone disease, seizures, ADD have in common? Glutamate from your humble steak! Gluatamate is the most powerful excitatory neurotransmitter that is released by nerve cells in the brain. Over-excitation of these neurons can cause […]

The Impact of Mould on Allergies and Health

The Impact of Mould on Allergies and Health

The Impact of Mould on Allergies and Health by Vanita Dahia Allergic reactions of progressively increasing not only to food but also to environmental pollutants, volatile solvents, dust mites, plant pollens and mould. An allergy is a hyperactive response of the immune system which will initiate a histamine mediated inflammatory response. Typically, symptoms may occur […]

Nerve Agents Affecting Your Health

Nerve Agents Affecting your Health?

Nerve Agents Affecting Your Health? by Vanita Dahia   We are all on alert following recent deaths after exposure of nerve agents. The airtime attests to the lesser of publicity, awareness and subsequent political changes. Let’s get the scary part of nerve agents out of the way… Nerve agents, previously known as nerve gases were […]

Pharmacists’ Support Services Charity Dinner for Chinese New Year

Pharmacists’ Support Services Charity Dinner for Chinese New Year Pharmacists’ Support Services (PSS) offer a listening ear for pharmacists in times of stress,  as close as your phone. The Pharmacists’ Support Service is a free service run by pharmacists for pharmacists. It is an independent incorporated association supported by the profession which provides support to […]

Indigestion vs Hypochlorhydria

Indigestion vs Hypochlorhydria

Indigestion vs Hypochlorhydria by Vanita Dahia   Seeing, smelling, tasting or thinking about food signals the appetite regulatory hormones in the brain to stimulate hunger, salivate, and initiate the release of digestive enzymes. The anticipation of eating begins the process of digestion with biliary, enzyme and acid secretions. Digestion plays a key role in preparation […]

Harnessing the Vagus Nerve and Vagal Stimulation

Harnessing the Vagus Nerve and Vagal Stimulation

Harnessing the Vagus Nerve and Vagal Stimulation by Vanita Dahia   Heard of the gut-brain connection? Stomach in a knot when depressed? Changes in bowel habits when anxious or stressed? Pains in the gut when worried? The connection between the gut and the brain is gaining much repute within the published research. The value of […]

Pain Pill Pushers

Pain Pill Pushers

Pain Pill Pushers by Vanita Dahia   Pain is an inevitable outcome of many chronic inflammatory diseases, completely destroying peoples’ quality of life. More than a fifth of codeine users are now stock piling their stash of codeine based pain medication in light of the new regulations. On February 1st 2018, over the counter pain medication […]

Vanita Dahia and Dr Yasuhito Mikawa

Alchemy of the Mind Japanese Version Released

Alchemy of the Mind Japanese Version Released 錬金術士の日本語版リリース On my recent visit to Tokyo to speak at the First Health Japan Conference in October 2017, the Japanese version of Alchemy of the Mind was released! It was indeed a pleasure to meet with Dr Masashi Uwabu MD PhD, Dr Atsuo Yanagisawa MD PhD,  Dr Yasuhito Mikawa […]

insomnia and sleep disturbances

Insomnia and Sleep Disturbances

Insomnia and Sleep Disturbances by Vanita Dahia Natural Treatment Approaches About a third of the population complain of sleep disturbances either in the form of delayed onset of sleep or maintenance of sleep. Sleep is necessary for restoration and recovery enabling physiological process is to repair the body. Sleep is also necessary for energy conservation, […]

Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) for Stress

Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) for Stress

Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) for Stress by Vanita Dahia Stress is a common phenomenon in today society which describes a state of disharmony or a threatened state of homeostasis. Stress hormone cortisol and DHEA on the most pertinent hormonal markers used to identify the degree of adrenal stress, adrenal insufficiency, or adrenal fatigue. Thomas Guilliams […]