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 of […]

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 from […]

Sad Mood Epidemic in The Art of Healing Magazine by Vanita Dahia

Sad Mood Epidemic in The Art of Healing Magazine

Sad Mood Epidemic in The Art of Healing Magazine Date: 1 March 2017 Publication: The Art of Healing Vol 1, Issue 58 Mar/May 2017 Author: Vanita Dahia Title: Is an imbalance in brain chemicals responsible for our sad mood epidemic? Keywords: Transcript: Brain chemical imbalance is responsible for moods. Happy and sad brain chemicals also known as neurotransmitters are […]

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 […]

Custom Compounded Amino Acids vs Protein Powders

by Vanita Dahia Did you know that the amino acid constituents are not the same in the different types of protein powders? Photo credit: las – initially via Visualhunt / CC BY-NC-ND If you happen to be Glutamate toxic, it is very important to reduce neurotoxic foods from the diet. You may be taking a […]

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 […]

5 Reasons Why Integrative Medicine Works

5 Reasons Why Integrative Medicine Works

5 Reasons Why Integrative Medicine Works by Vanita Dahia You’re tired, stressed, and feeling down. You are juggling all the duty balls in the air whilst suffering from insomnia, indigestion and hot flushes. You get to your doctor for a five minute consultation who readily hands you a script for a symptom, or perhaps increases […]