‘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.

FAQ’s

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 $30 for a weeks supply of liquid herbs and nutritional supplements which range from $20-$80 (on average).

The coffee withdrawal taper headaches are really real folks 😣 #yikes

As a Naturopath I know all the health promoting things I *should* be doing. And *should not* be doing.

Drinking a lot of coffee + stress head + slow metaboliser = should not be doing.

I’ve been pretty quiet on SM because I’ve been really busy work wise & studying around the clock to finish an insanely in-depth Nutrigenomic course that is finishing this month.

Nutrigenomics is the interplay between food, lifestyle, environment, exercise & your unique genetic profile and your resulting health (or not).

It’s been a really fascinating deep dive & I love that it was independent of any of the test providers, with a focus on a strong evidence base for food & nutritional interventions. It’s also made me re think my treatment of the most prevalent health issues of our time: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity.

Like most other practitioners my interest in this area was sparked when the awareness of the gene involved in methylation, MTHFR was fairly new and testing became more widely available.

Cue confusion and fantastical claims of what having this single gene variant meant. Much the same as Pyroluria 🤯 but that’s a subject for another day. However this made me want to take a holistic view and learn more rather than being fixated on single SNPs and labels.

The end of this course is an analysis of a genetic profile which has been fascinating.

I’m banning the ‘should’ and ‘should nots’ in 2021. Going with my version of Yoda and ‘do or not do but know why’.
Because it’s knowing the why that can really embed behavioural change in yourself & others.

Stay well
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Came across this while clearing out the bookshelf.

A mix of traditional ’nature cure’ principles mixed with outdated health advice but... some great recipes for incorporating more f&v into your day.

They were ahead of the times (quinoa, almond milk, cauliflower spread to name a few) - and minus the gluten + the sprouts they aren't that far removed from some current health bestsellers.

Might have been one of the first ’diets’ I ever did 🤯😂

Now that I've outed myself...what was your first diet? Come on, don’t be shy 🙂
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Is it just me Melbourne or does anyone else have their happy tunes playing tonight?

I’ll still be working from home but the ability to move around, grab a meal and go to a few shops in a covid safe way is 💪

https://open.spotify.com/track/60nZcImufyMA1MKQY3dcCH?si=6oRoDKMnQ8-47eCXRa7uwAPharrell Williams · Song · 2014
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Bookings can be made online or you can contact us directly via phone or email. Visit our Booking page.

CONTACT

Moonee Ponds VIC 3039, Australia
Phone: 0430 394 917
sam@nurturenaturopathy.com.au

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