Infertility, miscarriage & thyroid

I wish more than anything in the world that I had found a thyroid-literate naturopath & doctor before I suffered through so many miscarriages & spent thousands of dollars on IVF. It's one of the reasons why I went back to school for 4 years of full time study to become a naturopath myself & … Continue reading Infertility, miscarriage & thyroid

Sonia McNaughton Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist, Newcastle, Hunter, Charlestown, Belmont, Warners Bay, PCOS, obesity, facial hair, insulin resistance

Study says PCOS helped by sunshine

Women with PCOS have been found to have worse symptoms if their vitamin D* levels were low.  That is worse obesity, lower pregnancy success, excess facial hair as well as a long list of other problems. 1;2. An alarming 67–85% of PCOS women have been found to have extremely low levels of vitamin D in their bodies. 2. So it’s time … Continue reading Study says PCOS helped by sunshine

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Increasing milk supply for nursing mothers with herbal tea: Scientific evidence

It’s world breast feeding week!  So what better time to look at the evidence and scientific research behind nursing mothers’ teas for increasing milk supply. A herbal tea of fenugreek was tested on 66 mother–infant pairs in a randomised, placebo-controlled trial conducted in 2011.  The women were assigned to either: fenugreek tea group, apple tea … Continue reading Increasing milk supply for nursing mothers with herbal tea: Scientific evidence

Heart disease kills more Australian women than any other cause, including breast cancer – do you know your risk factors?  

My mum died of a sudden and fatal heart attack after years of being regarded as the “healthy one” having dodged the family narrative of autoimmune diseases, arthritis and dementia. When my mum died I started researching what would have caused an otherwise healthy woman to have such a massive heart attack.  I was shocked to … Continue reading Heart disease kills more Australian women than any other cause, including breast cancer – do you know your risk factors?  

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.