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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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Multiple Sclerosis

by Vanita Dahia   Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system. The name multiple sclerosis refers to the multiple scars (scleroses) on the myelin sheaths. The myelin sheath around the neurons usually protected with a layer of essential fatty acids aimed at stimulating neurotransmission from neurone to neurone,

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Pain Relief from the Kitchen

by Vanita Dahia Suffering with pain? Pain pills not working or upsetting your system? Pain in the bones, muscles or joints? Pain is an unpleasant feeling which can be acute or persistent. Acute pain can be intense and last a short time but chronic pain persists for long periods and often resistant to medications. Pain

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Thyroid Matters

by Vanita Dahia   Do you feel tired and cold? Do you suffer with swollen joints or have a poor memory? Difficulty in losing weight? You may need to check the health of your thyroid. Thyroid Gland Your thyroid gland is located in the neck area, controlling how quickly the body uses energy, makes protein

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Amino Acids in Mental Health

Amino Acids in Mental Health

Amino Acids in Mental Health by Vanita Dahia Communication within the brain & between the brain & the rest of the nervous system occurs through chemical “languages” called neurotransmitters. The central nervous system is almost completely regulated by amino acids & peptides. Amino acids needed to manufacture neurotransmitters Amino Acid          

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Are your Genes Affecting Appetite and Weight?

by Vanita Dahia There are certain genes that have the potential to impact how we perceive and desire particular foods, and influence our eating behaviours, such as excessive snacking and difficulty feeling full. For example, variants in the ANKK1 and DRD2 genes, which result in a reduced density of dopamine receptors in your brain, have been

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The happiness in dark Chocolate

The Happiness in Dark Chocolate

The Happiness in Dark Chocolate Consumption of chocolate escalates at times of celebrations, especially around Easter, Valentines day and Mothers day. After all, you can’t go wrong with gift of chocolates. All chocolate if now bad for you. No need to feel the guilt with a dark chocolate. Dark Chocolate is derived from the seed

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Amino Acids in Exercise and Sport

Amino Acids in Exercise and Sport

Amino Acids in Exercise and Sport by Vanita Dahia Taking amino acid muscle bulking powders? Sports nutrition with enhanced additives in protein powders are growing exponentially in the young sportsperson with increasing demands in endurance, muscle build and optimal recovery. Amino acids with high carb loading is used in debilitated patients and in palliative care.

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Small Intetestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) by Vanita Dahia Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition of increased number of bacteria present in the small intestine. SIBO is a subset of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). SIBO affects between 10% and 15% of the population globally. It is estimated that over 50% of patients diagnosed with

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gut microbiome

GUT Microbiome

GUT Microbiome by Vanita Dahia The gut microbiome is a complex community of microbial organisms living in the small and large intestine. This microbial community is made up of a hundred trillion microorganisms containing more than 1000 different species. The microbiome is made up of bacteria predominantly, together with yeasts, viruses and parasites all collectively

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Do you take Tea with Plastic or Coffee with Pesticides?

Do you take Tea with Plastic or Coffee with Pesticides?

Do you take Tea with Plastic or Coffee with Pesticides? by Vanita Dahia Surprised that there may be plastic in your teabags? There is nothing as a comforting as a good cuppa! Tea drinkers sip many cups of tea each day. The media have informed us of the different types of plastics in a humble

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The Power of Amino Acids in the Magnificent Egg

The Power of Amino Acids in the Magnificent Egg

The Power of Amino Acids in the Magnificent Egg by Vanita Dahia A chicken egg is considered to be a nearly perfect amino acid food. Amino acids are central to virtually every function of the human body. The pool of amino acids is highly dynamic, changing moment by moment by shifting the flow of metabolic

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