Functional Pathology

Link between Estrogen and the Microbiome

Link between Estrogen and the Microbiome

Link between Estrogen and the Microbiome The immune integrity of the gut mucosa is crucial to metabolic health of a woman especially as she goes through hormonal changes. Estrogens influence the microbiome to regulate weight gain and lipid or fat deposition. Estrogens fluctuate throughout a woman’s cycle and particularly during PMS, menopause and in complex …

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assessment ptions in Mental Health

Assessment Options for Mental Health

Assessment Options for Mental Health by Vanita Dahia The complexity of mental health is frequently an intimidating dynamic process that keeps many patients and health practitioners on their toes. An appreciation of the underlying causative factors that occur with mental health disturbances can lend itself to targeting assessment options. Experiencing anxiety, stress or depression? Current …

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the long term health effects hisdden in the Aussie Toxic Smoke

The Long Term Health Effects Hidden in the Aussie Toxic Smoke

The Long Term Health Effects Hidden in the Aussie Toxic Smoke by Vanita Dahia   Australia has been ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades with swaths of the country devastated since the fire season began and still continues. The catastrophic bush fires have destroyed more than 18 600 000 hectares of land, destroyed …

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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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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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gut microbiome

GUT Microbiome

GUT Microbiome by Vanita Dahia The gut microbiome is a complex community of microbial organisms living in the small and large intestine. This microbial community is made up of a hundred trillion microorganisms containing more than 1000 different species. The microbiome is made up of bacteria predominantly, together with yeasts, viruses and parasites all collectively …

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