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

What to do when you’ve lost that lovin’ feeling*. The science behind regaining your lost libido.

What can you do when that lovin’ feeling is gone, gone, gone?*  And where does it go?  Are there any facts supporting the claims that aphrodisiacs can bring your sexy back**? Lost libido can be an early warning sign or further proof that something is not quite right with your health, your diet or your … Continue reading What to do when you’ve lost that lovin’ feeling*. The science behind regaining your lost libido.

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?