I am Melissa


~ Certified Nutritional Advisor ~
Certified in diet and nutrition, gluten free living, and gut-brain health.

Touched by chronic illness throughout the last several decades our family struggled to find the guidance we needed to get back to optimal health. Getting a diagnosis was bittersweet; an answer to what was going on, but now what?

With medical diagnoses and no detailed guidance from the medical community, I sat out to better educate myself. I started to read reputable articles about how to live a better life in spite of chronic illnesses. I quickly learned that there is not a one size fits all treatment for almost any illness, the answer is almost always complicated.

After getting our family back to better health, I realized I had a passion for helping others feel better. In order to help others, I decided to go back to school and become a nutritional advisor, certified in diet and nutrition, gluten free living, and gut-brain health.

In addition to my certifications, I have personal experience in celiac disease, polycystic kidney disease (PKD), dysautonomia (POTS), Lyme disease, mast cell activation disorder (MCAD), hypermobile type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), food allergies, food sensitivities, and vitamin deficiencies.

I meet with other professionals about medical information and research, finding it a valuable resource for bringing the best services to my clients.  I have had the honor of meeting with Dr. Guandalini, Gastroenterologist and founder of The Celiac Disease Center at the University of Chicago. In addition to meeting with him, I also work with other doctors, nutritionists, and dietitians that specialize in various chronic illnesses.

It is my passion to help guide and provide resources and tools to those in need of healing and those wanting to enjoy life again!

Disclosure: I am not a medical doctor and I cannot diagnose anyone or offer medical treatments. 

I volunteer as an Education and Wellness Consultant with the Dysautonomia Support Network.

I volunteer as a caregiver for the PKD Foundation (Polycystic Kidney Disease).

I collaborate with businesses that bring resources to those struggling with chronic illness. Like FIG app developers (Food Is Good), Food Belly, Partner in Lyme, and more.

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