grain and metal toxicity

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

Potential Heavy Metal Toxicity in Gluten-free, Vegetarian and Vegan Diets 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 increased metal bioaccumulation. The levels […]

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           […]

Oh Bummer! How does disappointment affect mood?

Oh Bummer! How does disappointment affect mood? by Vanita Dahia Things not working out your way? On a downer? Feeling down or disappointed? When things don’t work out the way we expect them to, we might feel overwhelmed or saddened by circumstances. That downer feeling involves neurotransmitters becoming imbalanced and changes in neural firing underpinning […]

Amino Acids – the Building blocks of Protein

Amino Acids – the Building blocks of Protein by Vanita Dahia Amino-acids in practice The benefits of taking amino-acids to improve your health can hardly be overstated. All the body tissues – every muscle, hair, nail, enzyme, and brain cell – is made from amino-acids. They are central to the bio-chemistry of your body. It […]

Is Histamine the reason you are depressed?

Is Histamine the reason you are depressed?

Taking antihistamines for your allergies? Anxious or depressed? Suffer with migraine headaches? You may have a histamine imbalance if you have answered yes to these questions. Histamine is a neurotransmitter or brain chemical derived from an amino acid called histadine. Histamine is well known for its association with allergies, eczema, or hayfever. It acts as […]