"I really enjoyed working with Melissa! She listened to my situation and helped to address issues with care, concern, understanding, and science. She was great about following up with emails to summarize what we talked about. She was also able to help walk me through some responses while I was going through a deep body/gut cleanse that I had not expected. It is great to have someone that you can discuss these things with while you are in them, someone that understands what is going on with your body and its systems.
I learned a lot of information about my condition that I did not know. Information from recent studies and some things to try to make me more comfortable as I heal. I felt more confident knowing I could ask a nurse questions as I needed to and did not have to wait until my next appointment six months from now with my Dr. She could address most of my concerns as they came up. If it was something for my Dr. to address, she would say so and encourage me to reach out to him.
One serious challenge I had was addressing the multitude of food sensitives and allergies that I had developed along with the Hashimoto’s. She was able to explain the different approaches that were currently available and make that concern less stressful. I also learned about additional supplements that could be beneficial for my system and how to make easier choices when eating out or on the run. Her recommendations also supported those of my Functional Medicine Providers. It’s great to have a team of medical people all on the same page.
If you are newly diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and don’t know where to start, Melissa can really help you. If you need someone to walk with you for a time, short or long, Melissa is for you. If you need someone to help keep you on track, Melissa can do that too. I highly recommend her coaching services!"
~Jeannetta H. 52, TN
Working with Melissa has brought back to mind the things that I had forgotten or let slip from my daily and weekly routine I had previously established. In addition to that she provided me with new information that has helped and will continue to help me live a full life without symptoms of Crohn's or the unwanted side effects of medication.
She was very encouraging of me even when my progress between meetings felt minimal. Her encouragement made me want to try harder and do better for the next meeting. I enjoyed her cheerful attitude even during points when I was feeling discouraged about my progress or challenges I felt unable to overcome.
Thanks to Melissa’s coaching, I have been motivated to reestablish healthy routines such as regular exercise, a healthier diet, and focusing on a positive mental attitude. Those might seem like minor things but sometimes I just need that external support to get committed and focused which you provided.
Her unique perspective, particularly about various healthy foods--what to eat and what to avoid--provided me with new information that will help me improve my health even more.
I would recommend Melissa to anyone dealing with any number of health issues. More specifically, anyone dealing with an autoimmune disease. Based on my experience as well as others I know it can be possible to get free of many medications that only create the illusion of healthiness. With her help and resources along with a proper Functional Medicine Doctor it can be possible to achieve a high level of health without the need of drugs.
~Matt I. 34 Nashville, TN
Before I started working with Melissa, I had a lot of stress in my life and there weren’t enough hours in the day to get things done. I didn’t think I had anytime to relax and slow down. Melissa changed that for me! She taught me how reduce stress by mindfulness and that it was okay to take time for myself. I learned so much from her! Melissa is amazing and a very caring and genuine person! I have so much more peace now in my life since working with her! Thank you, Melissa,!
I started working with Melissa after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism. She helped me to discover what areas of my life and diet that needed to change for me to feel better. I loved working with Melissa and felt so comfortable with her especially since she also has Hashimoto’s. I recommend her highly to anyone since she is so knowledgeable about nutrition and also a registered nurse. Since my time with Melissa, I've stopping eating processed foods, have begun eating organic fruit and vegetables and have lost weight! Thank you Melissa for teaching me so much about Hashimoto’s and how to heal!
~Liz R. 65 Nashville, TN
I was struggling with weight loss after my femur was broken. I was very encouraged after my meetings with Melissa and her insight on options for me to research.
My experience with Melissa was very positive and found her to be very engaging in listening to my concerns. She offered different ideas and provided me links to additional information. In addition, she encouraged me to get back on track at my local gym.
If you are seeking a knowledgeable and caring provider, please contact Melissa. She will definitely guide you on establishing your personal goals.
~J. T. 54, Tennessee
Melissa helped me focus in on my goals and gave me someone to be accountable to. Instead of saying I needed to do something that impacted my mental health and being a mother, working with Melissa made me accountable and helped me go through with what I have been thinking about doing for months. She listened to my concerns non-judgmentally and in a supportive environment. I loved being able to talk to her and get things off my chest. Being a stay at home mom can be hard at times, so I really needed (and enjoyed!) my talks with Melissa! She helped me focus on my mental health in a positive way. For months I had been saying I wanted to focus my energy on other aspects of my life. She asked me thought provoking questions that helped me better see and understand my own true happiness. I’m a nurse and mom who was needing some clarity in life, so I feel others needing a lending ear or nurses’s opinion would greatly benefit from working with Melissa!
~Megan S. Georgia
Melissa has a wealth of knowledge and is brilliant!!! She was so supportive and encouraging throughout all of my obstacles! She helped me with all of my research and assisted me in deciding what route to take in order to fight like a warrior and beat cancer!!! It worked!! We did it and I'm so happy!
~Gina, 36 Franklin, TN
I had a great experience working with Melissa! She provided me with so many beneficial resources. She was consistently positive, professional and informative throughout our sessions. She helped me improve my water intake and taught me about a multitude of healing modalities.
When I first started working with Melissa I lived my life constantly playing "catch up". I could not get out from under the lists of things that "had" to be done. I was not able to find time for myself to practice mindfulness. While I believed whole heartedly in practicing mindfulness, there was never enough time...
Melissa helped me create time for mindfulness practice during my day. Soon after I unexpectedly started looking at many other areas of my life that I wanted to work on. In a very short time Melissa had me diving in and making positive changes in many aspects of my life. I loved that she followed up each session with several wonderful resources from which I could work with. My only regret is not getting help with things sooner!
Thank you Melissa!
~Cari Gill, 49, Houston, TX
Working with Melissa was amazing! I was at a crossroads in many areas in my life and she was able to help me take the time and space to regroup and get in touch with what my true goals were. I was able to prioritize and make better use of my time. She is very knowledgeable about health and wellness and was a great example for me.
I appreciated her kindness and the space she provided me to get in touch with what my true motivations and set reasonable goals and accountability to achieve them.
I would highly recommend Melissa as a nurse health coach.
~Mary J. VT.