When my friend recommended you, I was a little skeptical about seeing a Naturopath.
I was having stomach pains for over a year and after tests and an endoscopy, my doctor could not give me an answer on what was causing the pain and told me it was probably reflux and prescribed tablets. This did not fix the problem and that’s when I decided to see you.
Within 2 months of a prescribed diet and natural supplements, my stomach was free of pain and my overall health had improved. I recently saw my doctor for my annual health check and my cholesterol had dropped from 5.8 to 4.5 and my blood pressure was at a very healthy level!
Thank you for your patience and understanding the cause of my problem. I not only came away pain free but also feel a younger man!
I went to see Marnie and she identified several areas which needed work. She prescribed me with various supplements and helped me change my diet. Since then I have had loads of energy and I am able to get on with my life. One piece of advice from Marnie that has always stuck with me is that you only need to make once change at a time – this really helped me make all my changes and has got me to where I am now.
I would (and already have) definitely recommend Marnie to anyone wanting to see a naturopath or who is suffering from the same issues as I did!”
About 12 months ago I was feeling lethargic, bloated, stressed, extremely tired, emotional and going through the beginning of the next phase of my life change, being a woman of over 50. Although I decided I could actually handle the wrinkles, accept that I was getting older (or as I like to put it “becoming wiser”) and that the aging process was inevitable. I had two choices either continue the way I was going or do something about it. I decided on the later.
I had been thinking of a detox for quite some years but with all the products on the shelf and the never ending media bombardment of “guaranteed” products I just didn’t know where to start. So I decided to approach a professional with a holistic approach and preferably a woman (no offence to the gents). On the web I found a name, researched and decided that it was worth a try. I found Marnie Downer, a naturopath.
Marnie was very understanding, a very good listener, easy to talk to and most of all empathetic to my situation. She did a variety of tests in conjunction with my GP (who was very supportive of my decision to seek assistance from a naturopath). Armed with the results Marnie was able to make an individual analysis of my personal needs. She did warn me that it would not be an overnight solution and I needed to make some lifestyle changes.
12 months on I have more energy, learnt how to not stress as much, laugh more, eat better, enjoy every day for what it brings and hopefully bring some enjoyment to those around me (I’m sure some might say I’m even a little crazy-but as long as I make them smile that’s OK with me).
With the help of Marnie, relaxing massages (wish they could be a little more frequent) and a change in thinking and eating I feel much better. Yes there are still challenging moments, however I seem to be able to cope with them in a more positive way.
Here’s to growing old gracefully and happily
I’ve known Marnie for about five years and have found her professional advice to be succinct, helpful and easily digestible.
It always seems that Marnie knows her stuff and can explain helpful ways to increase my wellbeing without the usual strict no-fun policy.
With Marnie’s help I was able to identify a few areas that I could improve to help my mental capacity throughout the day that helped to alleviate sudden bursts of tiredness at work.
Marnie’s warm nature over the years helps the complex issues of personal health and the somewhat daunting nature of having it checked, a lot easier.
I love my appointments with Marnie they are a joy. She has a vast knowledge and is incredibly thorough and professional. I felt I was in very good hands. The nutrition and advice Marnie has given me have worked very well indeed and I have been told by other health professionals that I am doing very well on my treatment – I believe this is due to the health program Marnie has set out for me. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Since I started seeing Marnie, I have recommended her to so many people and everyone I know who’s seen her has been really impressed with her work.
Marnie supported me in my choice of healthy diet and prescribed supplements to support my body which have helped me to manage this condition and minimise its effects. I returned to the Specialist 6weeks after the initial visit to him where he prescribed the Medications (which I did not get filled) for follow up. I “fessed up” about the Meds and he examined me again. His response was “whatever you are doing keep doing it, you have improved”. That was 2+ years ago.
Marnie is a professional and passionate practitioner. She treats and sees me as a whole person, not just a condition.
Thank you Marnie !!!
Marnie is a positive, warm and humorous character whom has helped me significantly reduce my sugar cravings, have healthy skin and a nutritious diet. I would like to thank Marnie for the changes I always previously struggled to achieve.
Thanks to her expertise I have completely cleared up my pretty severe acne, been given herbal supplements that helped get me through a stressful work period; and even somehow got convinced into doing a six-week detox!
Marnie’s commitment to your health is really apparent, and she will support you with any of your health goals (without the guilt-trip!). Thanks for all your help Marnie.
I wanted to get my health back on track using a natural approach and through Marnie’s experience in natural therapies and advice on healthy, balanced eating, I have been able to gain some much needed kilos and am feeling healthier than I have for years.
So thank you Marnie.
Over the years I’ve seen Marnie for a range of issues such as weight loss, cold sores, Candida, Anemia, depression, anxiety and improved memory.
She has successfully treated all of my concerns when doctors have ignored them or tried to fix the symptoms and not the underlying problem.
Most recently, my moods were suffering greatly from the Marina form of contraception. Taking it out seemed to be the only option. Within a week of seeing Marnie, my moods were back to normal and I was able to keep the Marina.
No challenge is too big, or small, for Marnie and she will help you overcome your health issues with genuine support and care.
Most importantly, Marnie has always been realistic with goals and treatments, in relation to my life, and is mindful of my budget constraints.
I think everyone would benefit form a bit of Marnie in their life – from serious health issues to minor qualms you have with your body. Marnie will never be judgmental and help you have a high functioning happy and healthy body.
Radiation therapy the previous year for breast cancer and the unexpected passing of my brother had left me unwell and unhappy. Added to that several on-going health issues had me lacking in energy.
When I talk to Marnie I believe she really listens to me. We discuss practical and often simple changes to my diet and lifestyle that have given me a sense of empowerment.
I’m not the “perfect” client but I am now a fantastic “work in progress”.
I started seeing Marnie in August 2013. Since then I have celebrated my 40th birthday, had numerous trips interstate and overseas, and I have attended far too many social events to count. From purely changing my diet and reducing alcohol consumption I have currently lost nearly 12 kilos and my waist is one centimeter away from placing me at the age that I am. The next step is to get serious about exercise which will hopefully see the end of my belly..!
I am totally amazed at how changing the smallest of things (eating breakfast for one), I have achieved what I have. I am now mindful of what I consume whether it is food or alcohol and importantly the quantities I consume. It hasn’t felt like hard work and more importantly I have really felt the changes to my wellbeing. My GP is now at the point of ceasing my heart medication as my heart rate has returned to normal, simply due to the weight that I have lost..!
I simply cannot thank Marnie enough for sharing this journey with me and providing me with the tools to change my life for the better. It is the best thing I have ever done for myself.
I am very happy with how Marnie supported and coached me to take it easy on myself and guided me onto the right healthy path. Barely 3 months have passed and I no longer crave sugar, I have much more energy and the bonus? Losing 5 kilo’s without trying.
I was recommended to Marnie Downer by a close family friend for a health problem concerning my diet. From the moment I met Marnie I felt comfortable and confident in her services. She is professional and friendly, always making me feel relaxed in our appointments.
Marnie was very thorough in the initial consultations and discovered the root of the problem that she helped me to address. From there I really valued being 1-on-1 with Marnie as she developed a personalised diet and nutrition plan that fit my needs and lifestyle.
Marnie’s solutions were practical and manageable. I saw her for my weekly appointments were we documented my progress. During this time I found Marnie’s positive attitude and sensible approach very uplifting, enabling me to achieve my health and nutrition goals.
I really appreciate Marnie’s unique services and would highly recommend her as a health professional.”