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 […]

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 […]

Vanita Dahia with Gillian Blair on Radio 3WAYFM

Vanita Dahia with Gillian Blair on Radio 3WAYFM

Vanita Dahia with Gillian Blair on Radio 3WAYFM Date: 6 February 2017 Interviewees: Vanita Dahia with Gillian Blair Details: Vanita Dahia with Gillian Blair on 3WAYFM discussing Alchemy of the Mind, Stress, how the mind affects sleep, the gut and adrenal fatigue Websites: https://vanitadahia.com and http://3wayfm.org.au Keywords: Vanita Dahia, Gillian Blair, Alchemy of the Mind, Gillian Blair Audio file: http://vanitadahia.com/audio/public/170206-vanita-dahia-gillian-blair-3wayfm.m4a (37.34MB) 00:26:19

Vanita Dahia with Dr Sherrill Sellman on Methylation

Vanita Dahia with Dr Sherrill Sellman on Methylation

Vanita Dahia with Dr Sherrill Sellman on Methylation Date: 26 November 2016 Interviewees: Vanita Dahia with Dr Sherrill Sellman Details: Vanita Dahia interviewed Dr Sherrill Sellman on the topic of Methylation – the underlying cause of genetic predisposition of mental health. Dr Sherrill Sellman is an internationally recognised author, naturopathic physician and radio host based in Oklahoma, […]