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Hey There. Thanks for stopping by.

I’m Melissa. Dental Hygienist, Mom, Health Coach- turned blogger!

What I do.

I help busy women, just like you, thrive through strategic eating (not dieting) & lowering your toxic burden, so you can feel better. Look better. Sleep better. Live better.

My Story:

I have always had a passion for nutrition, exercise, and wellness.  In my twenties, I began having some health issues out of nowhere.  I developed allergies, began having chronic recurrent sinus infections, chronic fatigue, depression, thyroid issues, joint pain, inflammation, adult acne, vitamin deficiencies, and so on.  After two years of doctor’s visits and tests, I even underwent a serious surgery on my right ear.  That was when enough was enough.  I decided no more medicine or doctor’s visits.

I swore the natural route from that point on.  I partnered with an amazing Health Counselor for guidance and together we rebuilt my health.  Severe digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, food sensitivities, adrenal fatigue, metal toxicity, and Epstein Barr Virus were to blame.  It took well over three years to recover, but I am now full of energy, feel better than I have ever felt and even lost ten plus pounds in the process!  This entire experience drove me to reach out and help others who are going through similar issues, or who just want to lose weight and have more energy and vitality, all while preventing disease. I truly believe everyone deserves to have the most happy, healthy, full and energetic life possible and I have dedicated myself to helping anyone I can achieve it.

Interested in Elevating Your Well-being? These posts can help you out! 

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Where I received my training:

I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods.  Drawing on this knowledge, I help create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health.  Drawing on these skills and knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.

I am also a Registered Dental Hygienist, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University, as well as an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor. I am currently pursuing post grad work in clinical nutrition.  I am a volunteer for Kids Hope USA.  I am happily married to a Marine Corps Veteran and enjoy cooking, yoga, surfing, and hiking and spending time with my fabulous family and amazing circle of supportive girlfriends.

Are you ready to get to Master your Metabolism and Health once and for all?

Let’s chat. Schedule a FREE 15 minute chat with me today.

 

 

12 thoughts on “About”

  1. I really like your idea of healthy living. What I enjoy the total health approch from food,fitness and feel good vibrations.
    Nice blog! I will visit often and try to follow recipes.
    Jayshree @vegfusion.com

  2. Dear Melissa,
    Hello! I am so grateful that Kate Doubler referred me to you. I am amazed by the work you do and love that we have very similar passions. I particularly love this statement, “I help busy women, just like you, thrive through strategic eating (not dieting) & lowering your toxic burden, so you can feel better. Look better. Sleep better. Live better.” You totally get it and I also love that your a mom like me (I had my daughter at 40) which means you understand that life is never the same post baby. You are doing amazing work in the world and woman to woman I thank you!

    I know you are busy. I would be greatly honored if you could share some time with me. I teach the Yoga of Courageous Self Care. I am committed to raising the vibration and consciousness of the planet. In alignment with my mission I am launching my very first online series, Conscious Beauty Secrets. I would be sooo grateful and honored to interview you for this topic, Conscious Beauty Secrets: Learn Daily Practices To Invoke Vitality, Joy, Courage, And Boldly Shine Your Divine Light. I would love to hear your take on a daily practice that supports us in our vitality!

    As I am sure you understand, part of the purpose for this series is to grow exposure. I am guaranteeing each expert is sharing the information to a list of 5000 or more inviting over 100,000+ to hear the series! Some other influencers include Shel Pink of Sparitual and Slow Beauty author, Dr. Claudia Welch, Gabrielle Brick of Rebel Rise Mama, Vapur founder David Czerwinski and more.

    I launch February 12, 2018 with the promo period beginning January 26, 2018. These are pre recorded 20 minute interviews via Zoom. Would love to know what you think, are you willing to support a beginner in the online entrepreneurial world.

    With Deep Gratitude,

    Kristy
    kristyyageryoga@gmail.com
    912-571-2970

  3. Melissa,
    Loved the interview with Kristy! You shared tons of really valuable information. I sometimes react to facial products so you really hit home with me. I’ve just spent some time wandering around your website and I love it too. Your message is fantastic and the presentation beautiful. I have signed up for your newsletter and I can’t wait to get the next one.
    I am a friend of Kristy’s . We live in the same community and get together once a week to help each other with our projects. I am a photographer/designer and I have a clothing line: Inspire Active Wear. It is a line of exercise wear produced entirely in the USA. The leggings are made from recycled plastic water bottles and the tops from organic cotton, bamboo and RPET blends. My textile patterns are designed by me from photographs I take. My brand message aligns very closely with yours.
    I am planning to launch a newsletter in the next 30-45 days. I want to focus on healthy living and include articles on exercise, food/recipes, sustainability/recycling and social responsibility in the fashion world. I’m looking for like minded people to do some co-marketing. I would really like to feature some of your articles and recipes in my newsletter. Would you be interested? I encourage you to visit my website to see who I am and what I do. I would love to work with you.
    Thanks for your consideration,
    🙂
    Barbara

    1. Hi Barbara! It’s so nice to meet you. Thank you so much for the kind words and stopping by to say hi. I will definitely stop by your site and would love to connect and learn more about your brand!

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