Feeling stressed, tired or irritable? 

What can you do if you are deep in the mid-year, mid-winter drag? A herbal tonic called Rhodiola rosea is a natural pick-me-up to help you cope with feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and down. Rhodiola has been used for hundreds of years in many different cultures for its anti-stress, anti-fatigue and antidepressant properties. A 2016 review of the scientific studies on Rhodiola found evidence … Continue reading Feeling stressed, tired or irritable? 

Hypothyroid, not yet medicated, but need to feel better?

Hashimoto's thyroiditis (Hashimoto's) is the most common autoimmune disorder in the world affecting more than 10% of females and 2% of males causing hypothyroidism with fatigue, weight gain / difficulty losing weight, infertility, constipation, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, dry skin, dry hair, hair loss, swelling and more. A study was completed on women in … Continue reading Hypothyroid, not yet medicated, but need to feel better?

Menopause, hot flush, reduced libido, lost interest in sex, HDL, maca, perimenopause, postmenopause, post menopause, peri menopause, menopausal, Sonia McNaughton, Naturopath, Newcastle

Maca: an effective natural alternative to HRT

In scientific study on 168 caucasian menopausal women Maca was found to be an effective natural alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).  In the words of the scientists, doctors and PhD researchers involved in the study Maca was “superior to HRT in terms of all the additional benefits (...) not delivered by HRT programs or … Continue reading Maca: an effective natural alternative to HRT

Tired, teary & sluggish?

Feeling tired, teary & sluggish?  Can't lose fat or gain muscle?  You might have one of the most common chronic disorders - hypothyroidism.  A whopping 5% of the total population have hypothyroidism and as you age your risk increases.  In your 50's and 60's 10% of the population have hypothyroidism.  Plus it's more common in women than men (2, 3).  … Continue reading Tired, teary & sluggish?