Sex Hormones

Is Testosterone the reason erectile function changes?

Q&A Get answers to your health questions. Health question and answers have grown in popularity in recent years as a means for patients to obtain health information from medical professionals. There is a plethora of health information available in all sorts of media. You might get lots of opinions from your health professional, your friend …

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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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Chemistry of Love, Lust and Attraction

by Vanita Dahia What a wonderful feeling to be in love! Love is a beautiful phenomenon that leaves us feeling giddy with racing hearts, flushed skin and sweaty palms. However, it’s a rather challenging task to define or describe the emotion of love as it means and feels different for each of us. The emotion …

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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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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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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 in every 10 men over 60 have …

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Exercise, Hot Flushes, Sweating and Iodine Deficiency

Exercise, Hot Flushes, Sweating and Iodine Deficiency

Exercise, Hot Flushes, Sweating and Iodine Deficiency by Vanita Dahia Doesn’t it feel amazing to have a good sweat after a session of exercise? Fed up of sweating during menopause? Constantly sweating irrespective of the temperature? Generally, most people tend to sweat when they have exerted themselves during exercise, live in humid environments, or are …

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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 of Point Institute has discovered a …

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