‘Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live’, Jim Rohn

What is Naturopathy?

mind, body, spirit, soul and you - balance or wellbeing concept - handwriting on colorful sticky notes against grained wood

Naturopathy is a complementary health profession with a focus on holistically treating you as an individual and addressing your health concerns. Sam will take your detailed case history and work towards identifying the underlying cause(s) of your ill health, rather than just treating your symptoms. One of the major philosophies of Naturopathic health care is that the body has an innate ability to heal itself.

Conditions treated

Naturopath’s provide supportive treatment for a wide range of chronic and acute conditions including: fatigue, lack of energy, low mood, poor concentration, sleep issues, coughs, colds, sinus, hayfever, gastrointestinal problems such as IBS, Crohn’s, Fructose malabsorption, GORD, reproductive issues such as PMS, PCOS & endometriosis, weight loss, preconception care, diabetes, hypertension & high cholesterol.


Sam Marks is a Moonee Ponds based Naturopath (Melbourne). Treatment is multifaceted and varies depending on your condition & individual circumstances. Herbal medicine or nutritional supplements may be prescribed and range in price from $8 for teas through to $25 for a weeks supply of liquid herbs and nutritional supplements which range from $20-$60 (on average).

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Nurture Naturopathy - Sam Marks

Like most parents, Spaghetti Bolognese and puree things like pumpkin soup are probably on ’this used to taste like great, super quick & tasty, it was adult food but I can no longer stomach’ list 😉

But Spag bol with added veg + salad is great nutritionally & budget wise.

I read this post by Andrew Orr & the accompanying comments and appreciate both. But he is supportive of getting patients doing the best they can.

Tonight I’ve doubled my usual servings, added fresh pasta and lovely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. And pretty much the only thing I do differently is ... add mushrooms & chilli (not super devouring but will eat kid food 😬🤣) AND use glass containers 🙏

Happy days
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Habit 4: Movement

When I talk about incorporating more movement, most people think = gym. But movement encompasses more than exercise, and includes the more meditative practices such as Qigong, forest bathing, yoga.

It's often only when you have impaired mobility that you realise what a gift our bodies are.

Movement not only benefits your physical health but it improves your mental wellbeing: improves sleep, reduces anxiety & depression, improves mood, increases our 'brain fertiliser' or brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), protects against cognitive decline, improves memory and boosts creativity and mental energy.

Habit 4 is purposely including movement in your day and exploring different aspects from cardio intensive to improving flexibility or core strength through to meditative.
** work to your fitness level

My favourites are a ride, walk around the river or yin yoga. Might see you out there this week :)
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Habit 3: Get stuff done

Have you noticed the hardest thing about getting stuff done is the actual process of starting to do the thing that you keep putting off?

Sometimes it could be that this thing just doesn't tick your boxes anymore, you're aiming too high and beating yourself up, it's high on your perceived values but low on your lived ones, you might need outside help or you have decided that Inertia really is a lovely place to hang out. No judgement - I'm a semi-regular visitor

I like this short video by Mel Robbins: procrastination is habit, when you think about the underlying reasons why we do it, it is mainly used largely as a stress reliever and the best thing is that it can be interrupted. Mostly by ... starting, the task you have actually been putting off.
Procrastahousework or whatever substitute busywork task you do doesn't really count. And the worse thing - putting things off might reduce your stress momentarily but it doesn't take long to boomerang.

Is there something you are going start this week?
I can tick off some *actual* tasks, not procrastinating ones (!) and I'm starting ... resuming a course I need to finish. Strangely affirming it publicly also helps get stuff done! :)


#GSD #week3 #cookingwithgas
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Phone: 0430 394 917

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