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It's time to take back control of your health!

As a functional medicine nurse health coach, I help you discover what your unique body needs to function at its highest potential so that you can feel energized and comfortable in your body.

You want to feel better, 

but where do you even begin?

Because right now, you’re:

  • craving a good night’s rest
  • struggling to make it through the week
  • frustrated with your bloated, irritable gut
  • fed up with your lack of progress
  • wanting to eat better
  • waking up feeling exhausted
  • sick of the hormonal roller coaster ride
  • aware that something is “off” with your body

The good news? it DOESN’t have to be like this!

I'm here to support you as you regain control of your health.

You want to feel better, 

but where do you even begin?

Because right now, you’re:

  • craving a good night’s rest
  • struggling to make it through the week
  • frustrated with your bloated, irritable gut
  • fed up with your lack of progress
  • wanting to eat better
  • waking up feeling exhausted
  • sick of the hormonal roller coaster ride
  • aware that something is “off” with your body

The good news? it DOESN’t have to be like this!

I'm here to support you as you regain control of your health.

Hi! I’m Melissa!

I know firsthand what health can do for your mind, body, and spirit.

I am a childhood cancer survivor. As a result of conventional treatments, I struggled with illness and side effects to the point that I was sick more often than healthy.

Diet and lifestyle changes have enabled me to reverse almost every health issue I had, including putting Hashimoto’s into remission and coming off all medications.

I am passionate about empowering other people so that they can achieve the same healing results!

health coach holding oranges to her face in kitchen with fruit displayed in front; woman in workout clothes

Hi! I’m Melissa!

I know firsthand what health can do for your mind, body, and spirit.

I am a childhood cancer survivor. As a result of conventional treatments, I struggled with illness and side effects to the point that I was sick more often than healthy.

Diet and lifestyle changes have enabled me to reverse almost every health issue I had, including putting Hashimoto’s into remission and coming off all medications.

I am passionate about empowering other people so that they can achieve the same healing results!

health coach holding oranges to her face in kitchen with fruit displayed in front; woman in workout clothes
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Melissa is a joy to work with!

Her passion for health and helping others is truly from a source of love, care, and a ton of experience and knowledge.  Not only did Melissa help me take steps towards better health, but her encouragement and support along the way made it very achievable. I am so thankful for Melissa and highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their health.

– KANDICE KROGER

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Western/Conventional medicine is great for trauma and emergency situations.

But it’s failing many people in the areas of disease prevention, informed consent, over-prescribing medicines, getting to the root cause of illness, managing chronic disease, and recommending appropriate diet and lifestyle changes.

This is where functional medicine comes in… and this is where I can help you!

holistic healthcare concept with stethoscope, natural ingredient supplements, and pills

Western/Conventional medicine is great for trauma and emergency situations.

But it’s failing many people in the areas of disease prevention, informed consent, over-prescribing medicines, getting to the root cause of illness, managing chronic disease, and recommending appropriate diet and lifestyle changes.

This is where functional medicine comes in… and this is where I can help you!

Have you experienced one of the following scenarios?

  • You go to your doctor with several nagging symptoms. Your doctor orders basic lab work and insists that “everything looks normal”. You’re given a prescription for medication to treat the symptoms.
  • Your labs were abnormal, but instead of digging deeper and working alongside you to figure out the root cause, your doctor simply prescribes medication.
  • You’ve been placed on medication for one issue, but end up with several additional issues as a result of the medication’s side effects. 

This type of medical model is BROKEN. It won’t get you through life feeling your best, but instead simply helps you survive.

You’re meant for so much more. My goal is to help you THRIVE and live the life that you deserve! 

Healing herbs and flowers over blue background
Healing herbs and flowers over blue background

Have you experienced one of the following scenarios?

  • You go to your doctor with several nagging symptoms. Your doctor orders basic lab work and insists that “everything looks normal”. You’re given a prescription for medication to treat the symptoms.
  • Your labs were abnormal, but instead of digging deeper and working alongside you to figure out the root cause, your doctor simply prescribes medication.
  • You’ve been placed on medication for one issue, but end up with several additional issues as a result of the medication’s side effects. 

This type of medical model is BROKEN. It won’t get you through life feeling your best, but instead simply helps you survive.

You’re meant for so much more. My goal is to help you THRIVE and live the life that you deserve! 

What is a nurse health coach?

Nurse health coaches listen deeply and spend a lot of time with you to understand your unique needs. We don’t give you ‘orders’ like a doctor would. Instead, we help you realize your inner wisdom, strengths, and the possibility to seek and act on your needs. This approach enhances your ability to care for yourself and accomplish your health goals.

Nurse health coaches are supportive mentors and wellness authorities that will work alongside you to help you feel your best through diet and lifestyle changes. Our clinical expertise includes an understanding of both the science of the human body—in both disease and healthy states—and the daily health challenges that many people are living with. We are fierce advocates for all things related to you and your health. We do not diagnose or offer treatments.

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What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a science-based, personalized approach to healthcare that  focuses on the prevention and   reversal of chronic illness through diet and lifestyle changes, targeted nutrition, and cutting-edge functional medicine lab testing.

Your treatment is personalized, based on your unique combination of  genetics, nutrition, environment, biochemistry, lifestyle, and mindset. I collaborate with you to customize a plan specific to your needs so that you can revitalize your energy, rejuvenate your health, and restore balance to your body.

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Melissa is a wealth of knowledge!

When I met Melissa, my husband and I had been trying for a baby for 6 years with miscarriages, failed fertility treatments, and an ectopic pregnancy in which I lost a tube. When I told her about our regular Tylenol use, what she told me about glutathione blew my mind. That was all I needed to begin our slow natural-minded transition.  I started by getting rid of our over-the-counter medicines and switching to herbal tinctures and natural supplements.

To reduce inflammation in my body, she suggested specific dietary changes as well as a leaky gut protocol. I began to lose weight without even trying! I was also less bloated and had more energy. The change wasn’t overnight, but Melissa supported me and kept me motivated.

About 9 months into this transition, we got pregnant. While the timing was purely divine intervention, I truly believe that all the changes we made prepared my body and this time, the embryo stuck! Our happy baby boy is now 7 months old and I’m so grateful for our friendship as Melissa continues to help us make healthier choices for our family!

– CYNTHIA DORVIL

Ready to kickstart your health journey?

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1:1 COACHING PACKAGES

Wherever you are on your health journey, there’s a coaching package for you! All packages include a 90-minute initial consult where we discuss your main health goals. You will also receive a health plan customized for you. Basic wellness lab work is included with all coaching packages (with the option to order additional specialized labs).

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OPTIMAL WELLNESS PACKAGE

If you’re looking to maintain your health with personalized recommendations based on your lab work, this option is perfect for you! Lab work can also be ordered for immediate family members for an additional fee.

If you decide to move forward with         1:1 coaching, the price of this package will be deducted from your total cost.

functional medicine nurse holding coffee cup

1:1 COACHING PACKAGES

Wherever you are on your health journey, there’s a coaching package for you! All packages include a 90-minute initial consult where we discuss your main health goals. You will also receive a health plan customized for you. Basic wellness lab work is included with all coaching packages (with the option to order additional specialized labs).

holistic health coach with blender and smoothie

OPTIMAL WELLNESS PACKAGE

If you’re looking to maintain your health with personalized recommendations based on your lab work, this option is perfect for you! Lab work can also be ordered for immediate family members for an additional fee.

If you decide to move forward with 1:1 coaching, the price of this package will be deducted from your total cost.