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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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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