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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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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