The Story behind Sam Beau Patrick & Why she got into Hormones

Sam Beau Patrick SMH article March 2016

Through this blog (and my podcast), I aim to demystify the complex world of hormones and share the wisdom I've accumulated as a professional, a mother, and a woman who has navigated the ups and downs of health and wellness for decades.

From Tasmania to a Life Fueled by Passion for Health

Growing up in Hobart, Tasmania, was a blend of natural beauty and early life challenges. My childhood, immersed in the world of plants within a nursery, sparked my love for nature. However, the sudden loss of my mother to a skiing accident when I was 12 thrust me into the realities of life and the medical world at a very young age.

This harsh introduction to life's unpredictability nudged me towards the healthcare field. Initially dreaming of becoming an air hostess, I found myself fascinated by how our bodies react to different environments and diets. This curiosity led me to nursing, and later, the idea of physiotherapy. My early professional experiences, especially in oncology, were eye-opening, shaping my approach to health to be more holistic, focusing on the whole person rather than just the illness.

my mum

A Turn Towards Holistic Health

One moment that really flipped the script for me was seeing how alternative therapies could literally give someone their life back.

When I was 18 years old and on my first ward rotation to oncology, I met a cancer patient who was pretty much told to get her affairs in order because she didn't have long.

But then, to everyone's surprise, she turned it all around with therapies that were off the mainstream radar.

It was like watching a miracle unfold. That hit me hard and made me think, "There's so much more to health than just pills and procedures."

It was a big nudge towards looking at health in a more rounded way, where what we eat, how we think, and the natural remedies we use all play a part.

Mt Wellington sam Beau Patrick

Losing my mom when I was just a kid threw me into the deep end of life's uncertainties and the complex world of health care way too early. It was tough, I'm not going to lie.

And as I grew up, facing my own set of challenges, like trying to keep it together through the stress of life in Melbourne, dealing with burnout, and yes, battling a serious sweet tooth, I realized I needed to find a better way to live. Not just for me, but for anyone who's ever felt overwhelmed by it all.

Those personal battles, as hard as they were, showed me the power and importance of natural health practices. Trying to live a healthy life in a fast-paced, stress-filled environment, while also trying to dodge a growing sugar addiction, really put things into perspective. It made me see the importance of balance in health, and how crucial it is to take care of ourselves on all levels.

surfing bali sam Beau Patrick

From Pharmaceuticals to Natural Medicine

Taking a somewhat unexpected detour, my career led me into the pharmaceutical industry. This phase was crucial, deepening my grasp of pharmacology and the intricacies of healthcare business. Yet, it also highlighted the constraints of a healthcare system heavily dependent on medications and surgeries.

Motivated by a desire to meld my nursing expertise with my insights from the pharmaceutical sector, I pursued a path toward natural medicine, becoming a naturopath and nutritionist. This blend of personal and professional experiences underscored the value of adopting a holistic health perspective, where natural remedies and conventional medical practices enhance one another.

holding retreats at Gwinganna

The Path to Hormone Health Advocacy

My journey to truly understand health took a significant turn when I faced my own hormonal imbalances. Diving into this issue not only broadened my understanding but also shed light on how crucial hormone health is to our overall well-being. The insights I gained, both through personal exploration and extensive research, led to the writing of several books. One notable work, "Beauty and the Beast Within," delves into the problem of elevated testosterone levels in women and explores its wide-ranging effects on health.

In my efforts, I strive to address and correct the myths that cloud women's health, particularly around menopause. I advocate for an approach that is both more informed and leans towards natural management methods for this life stage. My aim is to equip women with the knowledge and tools they need to take charge of their health, challenging the notion that they are somehow "broken" and in dire need of repair.


Join the Conversation and Embrace Your Health

This blog, much like my podcast, is an invitation to join a global conversation about hormone health.

I have spent hours and hours writing books, doing interviews, and offering different ways women can discover more about their hormones and take control of their health and happiness.

My latest investment is into my podcast @hormoneswithsam.

This space is all about pooling our knowledge, experiences, and insights to forge paths toward more joyful and healthier lives. If you're grappling with hormonal issues, going through menopause, or just aiming to boost your overall well-being, you've found the right place.

I urge you to get curious about your body, think about trying saliva tests for precise hormone evaluations, and delve into the rich resources on natural health strategies. Let's set off on this adventure together, towards discovery, empowerment, and a life filled with vitality.

Sam Beau Patrick podcast

Thank you for being part of this journey. Let's make hormones fun and sexy, and transform our health and lives together. Stay tuned for more insights, stories, and guidance on navigating the world of hormone health.


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Sam xx


PS if you would like to measure your hormones click here to find out more.