Integrative Medicine

Boosting BDNF in Alzheimer’s Disease

Boosting BDNF in Alzheimer’s Disease

Brain derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) is naturally produced by brain cells to regulate normal brain and plasticity. Boosting BDNF in the brain can also delay the cognition degradation that occurs in Alzheimer’s Disease and Senile Dementia. It is estimated that in 2020 there are between 400,000 and 459,000 Australians with dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) …

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Vaginal Infections

How Healthy is your Vagina?

The health of your vagina affects much more than your sex life. Vaginal health is an important part of a woman’s overall health as it can affect your fertility, desire for sex and ability to reach orgasm. Ongoing vaginal health issues can affect your confidence and cause stress in a relationship. We know about the …

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What is Naturopathy and Integrative Medicine?

What is Naturopathy and Integrative Medicine

Naturopathy Naturopathy uses natural medicines to help you feel better as quickly as possible, to reach an improved state of wellbeing and help to prevent health problems from developing. Naturopathy is not a band aid approach to medicine. It identifies through detailed history taking, functional pathology and in-house assessments functional blocks in your metabolism which …

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Is Stress making you Wired and Tired?

By Vanita Dahia Assess your Type of Stress and Naturally Manage Stress Lifestyle, physical and psychological stresses put constant demands on the adrenal glands. If they get depleted, adrenal fatigue or adrenal insufficiency may be experienced. In fact, stress related problems are the root cause of approximately 90 percent of doctor visits. Most stressed people …

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Connection between Hormones and Mood

by Vanita Dahia   Women are powerful beings. Women juggle many balls through their lives wearing different hats of a daughter, wife, mother, domestic householder, worker, executive, cook, cleaner, administrator, social organiser, entertainer, counsellor and maybe a grandmother. What makes women tick? The resilience of a woman is governed by her hormones.Hormones enliven us. They …

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Managing Anxiety and Depression with Amino Acids

by Vanita Dahia Amino Acids are essential for the production of happy and sad brain chemicals. Amino acids have the power of regulating mood, building muscle, detoxyfying the liver and maintaining the microbiome. Custom Compounded Amino Acids for Stress, Anxiety and Depression The benefits of taking amino-acids to improve your health can hardly be overstated. …

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Achy Breakie Heart

by Vanita Dahia I couldn’t help but feel a deep ache in my heart when reaching out to a friend who has just lost her loved one with a heart attack. The hierarchy of emotions felt at the time transitioned rather slowly from blame, resentment, the shouldve’s, couldve’s and anger to a glimmer of acceptance. …

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Link between Estrogen and the Microbiome

by Vanita Dahia   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 women’s health …

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Pain Pain Go Away

by Vanita Dahia I couldn’t help giggling inside as I heard the conversations of pain and inflammations around the coffee table. “My knee aches, I can’t lift my arm cos’ of my shoulder injury, my knees hurt, I can’t walk due to hip injury or my headaches are debilitating”, a form of an organ recital. …

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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 therapies and medications not working …

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