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 cell damage and and cell death, or as some would say, “the brain […]

The Impact of Mould on Allergies and Health

The Impact of Mould on Allergies and Health 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 within minutes to […]

Nerve Agents Affecting Your Health

Nerve Agents Affecting your Health?

Nerve Agents Affecting Your Health? 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 originally developed for the […]

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 […]

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 the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holistic Retreats - evidence of benefit

Holistic Retreats – do they create measurable physiological and psychological changes?

Holistic Retreats – do they create measurable physiological and psychological changes? by Vanita Dahia I was inspired by the tutelage and support of John Vasta and Heather Musgrove of  Vasta Retreats, a retreat of vision, awareness, and strength through acceptance Heather Musgrove and Vanita Dahia have worked towards measuring the stress hormone, Cortisol and a […]

Is Sex in the Brain?

Is Sex in the Brain? Want to keep the libido going into your mature years? It is a known fact that libido has the potential to wane as we age. The topic of love, lust, sex and libido often intertwined with that of power and politics. Many a politician has become unstuck due to promiscuous […]