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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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I have completed the Master Class on Amino Acids with Vanita. As a Naturopath/Herbalist, I have felt many times that I have just been missing that little something, and I feel it has been the balancing of the Amino’s. After doing this course, I feel so much more confident in bringing in a more individualised

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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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The long term health effects hidden in the Aussie toxic smoke

The Long Term Health Effects Hidden in the Aussie Toxic Smoke

by Vanita Dahia Australia has been ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades with swaths of the country devastated since the fire season began and still continues. The catastrophic bush fires have destroyed more than 18 600 000 hectares of land, destroyed over 5900 buildings, 3000 homes many of whom have will have lost

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Living with Chronic Pain

by Vanita Dahia   Pain is multi-faceted – the experience of pain is unique for each person often dependant on several factors. Pain can result from physical, psychological, auto-immune, cognitive, cultural, environmental and genetic factors which sends signals to the brain that something is wrong obstructing the natural flow of blood, oxygen and energy in

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APOE Gene in Alzheimers Disease

by Vanita Dahia Are you at risk for develping Alzheimer’s Disese? Forgetful, brain fog, poor recall? Now you can determine if you are at risk of Alzheimer’s Disease with a simple gene test! Senile dementia and AD are considered the greatest medical threats of the twenty-first century which manifests as cognition decline, neuro-immunological conditions and

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Antibiotics and Bacteriophages

by Vanita Dahia   Antibiotics making you sick? Needing more than one course of antibiotics? Damaging gut microbiota with antibiotics? Antibiotics are used extensively throughout one’s life to treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics or antibacterials work on mass killing of detrimental bacteria as well as healthy bacteria which leaves us with a potential to attack by

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Cannabis – A Therapeutic Panacea

by Vanita Dahia The interest and media buzz in cannabis plantations world-wide for medicinal and recreational use has grown significantly since the partial legalisation of Cannabis in some countries. Two components of Cannabis are CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that bind to cannabinoid receptors in the body to produce its many therapeutic benefits. CBD and

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Potential Heavy Metal Toxicity in Gluten-free, Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

by Vanita Dahia   Just when you though eating vegetarian foods could be healthier for you, a recent study has shown that you may be taking in metals such as Arsenic, Mercury, Lead, Cadmium, and Cobalt. Many gluten-free diets include grains which has been shown to be associated with increased metal bioaccumulation. The levels of heavy metals in urine and

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