Sonia McNaughton, naturopath, herbalist, newcastle, vitamins, minerals, nutrition, confused, vitamin d, magnesium, thyroid, pms, acne

I call bullshit on oversimplified info on supplements

The amazing peeps at Harvard are trying to help the average shopper interested in their health with an article on why information on nutrients and supplements (and I think herbs too) is so confusing and overwhelming. Simply put it comes back to the science: what formulation of the nutrient was used in the scientific trials, what dosage, … Continue reading I call bullshit on oversimplified info on supplements

Healthy, delicious, fast lunch

Keeping on track with my 2016 goals gets hard when I'm time poor!  What I need is a quick and healthy meal to help me stay alert, calm and full throughout my busy afternoon while lovin' my liver. Challenge accepted! Carrot & Beetroot Salad (with thanks to Everyday Cookbook) Recipe: 1 carrot 2 beetroot (raw) ½ green apple ¼ … Continue reading Healthy, delicious, fast lunch

Energy-Boosting, Craving-Busting Snacks

Do you find you are looking for something to pep you up to get through the day?  Is the diet coke / coffee and chocolate afternoon snack more than the occasional go-to food? I was talking fatigue and craving-busting strategies with my gorgeous friend Leah who is a mum to 2 active boys (3yo & … Continue reading Energy-Boosting, Craving-Busting Snacks

Fighting Fatigue, Boosting Energy

Feeling fatigued is a wide-spread problems for about 20% of our population who possess so little energy their exhaustion interferes with their ability to enjoy a normal life (9). Are there evidence-based solutions that boost your energy that don’t leave you crashing and worse-off? The simplest, natural treatment for fatigue is rest and sleep. Sadly … Continue reading Fighting Fatigue, Boosting Energy