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

What is Naturopathy?

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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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Our lock down suburbs need some joy at the moment 🤗This is one of my favourite stories ever! I have seen this man before, I mean how do you miss a man carrying a giant carrot?! But I've never been able to catch him! Today I did and what a legend he is!

“I have to ask, why do you always carry a giant carrot around?”


“To make people smile… You see, one day I went to an op shop and I bought a giant turnip. I was carrying it home and noticed how much it made people smile. That made me feel really good!
So I decided to try carrying other giant things around. I carried a giant octopus and a giant squid… then I made the giant carrot and carried it around town and I noticed a big difference. The diversity of people smiling and the number of people smiling was much greater. So I just kept carrying the carrot around because it was the most successful thing at making people smile.
Personally I would have loved to keep carrying the squid but it was the carrot that everyone loved…
I’m on a disability pension, you see, and this is my way of giving back. I’m a part of the community, putting smiles on people’s faces.
Like today for instance, I was at home watching a DVD, and I just thought, ‘Nah, I’m going to go out and make hundreds of people smile instead with the carrot.’
Last year there was a big protest at Parliament, right wing people and anti-racism people and I was at home watching it on TV thinking ‘how awful, this could end up in a riot.’
So I picked up my carrot and wandered down. It worked so well, people started smiling when they saw me and the carrot and I think it helped calm them down.
I try to get out as often as possible but you have to be in the mood to do something like this… today I’ve been out here for about an hour and a half and I’ve had hundreds and hundreds of smiles. This is what’s so good about it, if I want to do something good I just grab my carrot and head on out.”

Keep on carrying that carrot Nathan, you make Melbourne an even better place to be!

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I reckon the most unhelpful time to be a naturopath is when overtired, and having a continuing battle of not being able to sleep.

I've noticed that is when the most incredibly unhelpful things start to happen. Like non-stop thinking.

You follow your own advice and when that doesn't work you think about the nth root causes of poor sleep, start the self-recriminations for the coffees you had that day, the blame game at some external factor that wrecked your nighttime routine 'if only they didn't snore, hog the bed, talk so loudly before bed, listen to the tv so loud!'
The thinking just doesn't stop. And then the tangents. If only I could remember some of these ideas :D

I find, much like improving libido, the best way to work on sleep anxiety is start the day before, and to work on diet, mood, and smoothing energy levels with a daytime and nighttime prescription. And to accept that it may take a while to get into a good sleep rhythm.

What are your sure fire sleep fixes?

Sleepy Sam

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