I am called to, healed and held by nature.
I am medically intuitive and also happen to be trained by some of the most talented and wise naturopathic doctors in the world through my formal education at the National University of Natural Medicine, in Portland Oregon.
I have been honored to work with Dr. Leslie Peterson, ND during my residency training and for the last 5 years with Dr. Judith Moore, DO in the mountain village of Midway, Utah. I have also had the great privilege of creating and supporting residency training programs and grants to continue in passing on the ART of Natural Medicine.
Through my spiritual practices, and my social, political and environmental activism, naturopathic medicine has become a joyful unifying force for my beliefs about healing. The focus of my work is to empower people to heal and bring balance into their own lives.
Together with Dr. Judi Moore and Tyler Mitchell I help to create high quality, affordable herbal and nutrient supplements through our company Springtree Health.
The goals of my medical practice are to:
Aponi has been passionate about health and fitness nearly her entire life. She was raised by health conscious parents that instilled in her from a young age the importance of nutrition and exercise. They believed in holistic healing and how important the balance of mind, body and spirit are to overall health. Aponi has dedicated her life to learning, teaching and training people to become stronger from the inside out and believes in enabling her clients to create their own strengths. She is a Certified NSCA and NASM Personal Trainer as well as a CrossFit and Olympic Weight Training Instructor. Her goal is to help her clients break down any fears or stigma about exercise and build a foundation on which they have the knowledge and self-motivation to live a healthy and active lifestyle on their own.
Aponi loves to spend time outdoors and loves to hike, climb, mountain bike, snowboard and trail run. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and two dogs. She loves animals and volunteers as a foster parent with an animal rescue organization based in Utah.
“Dr. Malus has been a friend, confidant and personal adviser for over a decade in my life. Amongst many attributes his strong constitution and appeal to reason stand out. One of my first experiences with this was his assistance with a traumatic 3rd degree burn I endured. A rapid response, with a collected focus on treatment, expedited my healing time and allayed any and all complications. I am ever grateful to have him as my Doctor.” -WW
“After suffering a massive health crisis as the result of several years of a high-stress, high-demand lifestyle, I sought traditional care from an M.D. The treatment provided by my M.D. actually made my symptoms worse and offered no recognition or treatment of the roots of the illness itself. I realized that my life depended on resolving the illness and sought out the care of Dr. Malus who immediately worked up a comprehensive, long-term health care plan that involved all facets of my lifestyle and health care that paid incredible attention to all facets of my health and wellbeing, physical and emotional. Dr. Malus literally brought me back from the brink of death and helped me establish a sense of wellness, remedy my symptoms, and helped me create a long term plan to maintain my health to avoid future episodes of chronic illness. I highly recommend Dr. Malus’ services, indeed, I won’t see anyone else.” -LA
“Dr. Malus has always been able to clearly explain to me complicated medical and biologic processes to help me better understand what’s going on in my body. His patient explanations in layman’s terms have helped ease my mind when faced with potentially stressful personal health conditions.” -SE