January 2015 update from Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old,
but on building the new."

- Socrates

Here at MNMC we would like to wish you all a very healthy, invigorating start to the New year! I know it is so cliché to start the New Year with a focus on being really healthy, but hey who didn't over indulge over Christmas and with the New Year celebrations? 

So why not start the New Year by breaking any bad habits such as sweets after dinner, wine with food, putting a little too much food on your plate. Oh and of course that awesome regular exercise regime you were going to implement! The time is now, the New Year is an excellent way to promise something special to yourself and actually do it...

We have recently launched our 'Weight For Life' program. Have a look below for more information on how MNMC can assist you with weight loss.

So why don't you come and see us, so we can help get you back on track!!!!

With love,
Angela Smith
Director and Naturopath


Welcome Erica!
We are very excited to welcome to a new Naturopath to the MNMC team, Erica Patrick! Having practiced naturopathy in Melbourne for the past 20 years, Erica brings a unique set of skills to the clinic with her qualifications in Psychology and as a NLP practitioner. For more information about Erica, click here.

Operating hours over Australia Day Long Weekend
Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic will be closed on Monday 26th January. We will re-open 8.30am Tuesday 27th January 2015. The clinic is open for appointments and supplement purchases on Saturday 24th January. To ensure that you are able to book an appointment and avoid disappointment, please contact the clinic on (03) 9686 2566.

Supplement Orders
Existing clients can contact Reception to place a supplement order up until approx. 3pm Thursday 22nd January. We can courier or Express Post products to wherever you are for the long weekend!
New Year, New You!
As we enter 2015 the team at MNMC is very excited to announce the launch of our weight loss program - 'Weight for Life'!

We all want to live a long happy and healthy life and being a healthy weight is a key part of this. For some of us maintaining a healthy weight is harder than it should be, and this could be due to many different reasons for example, an unbalanced diet, lack of exercise, dehydration, hormonal imbalances, stress, inadequate digestion, inflammation or more complex metabolic issues.

At the end of the day, when the body's process are not functioning optimally or the right environment and fuel is not provided to the body, an imbalance occurs and effective weight loss can be impacted.

This is where a Naturopath is specifically able to help!

Our practitioners utilise functional pathology testing to investigate and treat any underlying reasons for weight gain or causes of inefficient weight loss. Our in house tools, including Live Blood Analysis and Vitality Longevity and Healthy Ageing test are invaluable when investigating health status and preparing the body for weight loss.

So what else can you expect from the program?

We believe that a one size fits all approach to weight loss simply doesn't work! Some people prefer a program with meal replacements to initiate ketosis, while others achieve better results with a detox program and gut repair. Your practitioner will work with you to individually tailor your program to suit your needs, requirements and lifestyle.

Your practitioner will also focus on providing you with everything you need to know to achieve long-term success. You could think of it as 4 key groups or pillars that are required for weight maintenance and health in general. If one pillar is lacking, the imbalance will impact the other pillars.

The pillars include:

*Lifestyle and Environment

*Information and Education

*Food and Nutrition


Each of these pillars are essential to enable you to maintain your new healthy weight for LIFE!

Each visit is conducted as a one-on-one private consultation between you and your practitioner. By participating in the program means we can provide you with added value at a competitive price, including:

- Live blood analysis, body composition testing, nutrient status and more (NO extra charge)

- Two FREE infra-red sauna sessions (60 minutes each)

-  You have the full support of weekly one-on-one consultations with your practitioner

- Access to weight loss products and supplements to assist your journey

- A FREE 120-page Comprehensive Wellness Guide

- Access to useful resources and recipe book

- Learn tips and tricks along the way that will assist you to recognize unhealthy habits and how to create new ones

After the program, your Naturopath is always available for further consultations when required.

8-week and 12-week program packages are available. Contact the clinic on 03 9686 2566 or visit this link for more details!

Our Naturopaths are also available for a FREE 15 minute consultation to discuss how the ‘Weight for LIFE’ program will benefit you. 

Summer Skin

The summer months are not always kind to your skin, particularly if you are prone to oily skin and breakouts.

Using sunscreen and make-up during the warmer months may result in more skin complaints than usual.

Mukti have available a range of products to help all different skin types, throughout all seasons of the year!


This Neroli Blossom Balancing Mist Toner not only assists with toning the skin, it also tightening pores, freshens, soothes, hydrates and can help with the absorption of moisturisers!

Perfect for those of us with oily/combination skin, it's uplifting citrus aromas means this toner has Summer written all over it.


Purchase in January
to receive

10% off

Neroli Blossom Balancing Mist Toner 
(was $49.95 now $44.95)

Next time you are in the clinic, have a look at the wide range of Mukti products that we stock!

Remember to check the blog page on our website for new articles each month!

Chicken Salsa

This warm, Mexican style dish is the perfect way to easily sneak a few extra veggies in!  It's also suitable for people on our weight loss program.

Recipe courtesy of Metagenics.

- 1 skinless chicken breast (or 200g) cut into thin bite size pieces
- 1/2 cup mixture of broccoli florets and capsicum, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1/2 clove garlic, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon tomato paste
- 1/4 cup water
- Sea salt and cracked pepper to taste
- Olive oil for cooking
- Fresh chopped parsley to garnish

*Mix together (and leave to stand) water, tomato paste, sea salt and pepper.
*Coat frying pan with olive oil.
*Over moderate heat, add crushed garlic, chicken, mushrooms, broccoli and capsicum.
*Keep mixing and tossing until chicken is cooked, then add tomato mixture, stirring well until evenly mixed through.

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