‘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).

I’m pretty sure we all have some food truisms or bug bears


1. I just can’t eat kiwi fruit skin 😱
2. I hate wasting broccoli stem
3. Only organic carrots (read a study during Uni & ever since ...)
4. Real bread is the size & weight of a house brick
5. White chocolate is not chocolate
6. Low fat dairy .... nope
7. There is no such thing as ‘cooking wine’
8. Pine nut syndrome is a thing
9. Royal Gala’s are ‘da bomb
10. The best food is shared

What about you?
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Don’t know about you guys but the week before Easter seems appropriate to start thinking about hot cross buns. Thinking/baking/eating even.
Real hot cross buns - too - not those doughy supermarket versions!

I just can’t get my head around chocolate HCB’s. Am I outta the loop? Chocolate & fruit does seem a divine combo.

This year I’m going traditional. To add peel or not though? And to mess with little Miss 9 I’m also going slightly naturopathic with semi fermented pumpkin HCBs 👊🎉

Have you got a favourite HCB recipe? Hit me with a chocolate one - I’m down with being converted ;)
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I’m intrigued, is there a meal you cook every week? Perhaps something for the freezer/lunches/a family favourite/comfort food/easy/fridge leftovers?

For me, lately at minimum I cook up a batch of bread rolls and gnocchi.

I’d agree, at first glance these aren’t your usual Naturopath spruiky meals. Where’s the kale Sam (Urgh) or the bone broth, the kimchi or the pickles?

Aside from the kale, the others do feature :)

But ... I’ve developed a love of sharing cooking and passing down recipes to my daughter. Easy, kid friendly, kinda healthy in moderation & extended family/friends favourites is high on the list at the moment.

And I’ve invested in a wonderful Melbourne made, mid century dining table, and wonderful Mud Australia plates that make eating dinner a wonderful ritual.
We’ve gone retro too 😱 - place mats, full cutlery, side plates, bread rolls, the works. It’s a wonderful feeling to sit down to Martha Stewart-ish table, eat a great meal and contemplate .... the dishes 😂

No pressure meant to be applied here - we prioritise what works for us.

What are your weekly staples, and what is the best dinner routine that works for you?
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Level 6, 641 Mt Alexander Rd.
Moonee Ponds VIC 3039, Australia
Phone: 0430 394 917

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