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Brain Fog? Irritable? Bloated? Allergies? Thyroid Issues? Overweight? Stressed? Hormones Imbalanced? Fertility Issues? Digestion Imbalances? Need real food resources, menus and shopping lists for your busy family? I first identify the root cause imbalance, in lieu of correcting symptoms, help the body heal, followed by achieving and sustaining vibrant health.  I can help you get to the underlying imbalance and help give you solutions. Click below to get started! Health History Form
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Cat and Dog Health Concerns? Should you vaccinate, what are the possible side effects-what are your rights? Best species appropriate diet for optimal health? Anxiety? Heartworm? Skin issues? Diabetes? Cancer? Metabolic Imbalance? Lack of energy/Too much charged energy? Allergies? I can help you get to the underlying imbalance and help give you solutions. Click below to get started! Health History Form
Meet Melissa
I'm Melissa, and I'm healing my body with food! I'm a Naturopath, Paleo-ista and WAPF'er with a thriving practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA and long distance practice world-wide. I am happily sharing my experience and knowledge with clients and readers, so you can heal your body too. I'd love to share my story and journey with you, feel free to follow along. Read My Story Here
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  These ingredients help to clean up pathogenic yeast and bacteria in the gut and also help to absorb and pull matter through the digestive tract. The ingredients help with inflammation, constipation, gas, bloating, it also contain both types of beneficial fiber to create a sweeping effect and the spirulina acts as “scrubbing bubbles” for ...
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We all want to be fit and healthy and we care about the world, environment and welfare of animals. Dr Nylaan’s dental practice on Plainfield ave in Grand Rapids, MI has taken those empowering concepts and created “Zumba for a Cause”. Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of ...
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  Rutabagas are a root vegetable that originated as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip. This puts rutabaga in the brassica family: a classification of vegetables that are particularly high in sulfur and it’s important to eat sulfur rich foods every day for optimal health. Rutabagas are a wonderful paleo friendly complex carbohydrate ...
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We all want to be fit and healthy and we care about the world, environment and welfare of animals. Dr Nylaan’s dental practice on Plainfield ave in Grand Rapids, MI has taken those empowering concepts and created “Zumba for a Cause”. Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of ...
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Oil pulling is an effective ancient therapy using a good quality oil to clean up and balance the microorganisms in the mouth, gums, tongue, oral tissue and teeth. Ayurvedic literature states “oil pulling is capable of improving oral and systemic health, including a benefit in conditions such as headaches, migraines, diabetes, asthma, and acne, as well ...
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  Whether you’re experiencing migraines, PMS cramps, stress headaches, joint pain, car or sports injury or fibromyalgia, these pains can interfere with our life and make us lose our sense of self. When you’re in pain, you want relief, you want it now and you don’t want to add chemicals to your body, that have ...
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  These ingredients help to clean up pathogenic yeast and bacteria in the gut and also help to absorb and pull matter through the digestive tract. The ingredients help with inflammation, constipation, gas, bloating, it also contain both types of beneficial fiber to create a sweeping effect and the spirulina acts as “scrubbing bubbles” for ...
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  Rutabagas are a root vegetable that originated as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip. This puts rutabaga in the brassica family: a classification of vegetables that are particularly high in sulfur and it’s important to eat sulfur rich foods every day for optimal health. Rutabagas are a wonderful paleo friendly complex carbohydrate ...
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I love soup! I wanted to make a soup that was dairy-free yet, creamy, nutrient dense and healing for the gut … and this is perfect. This is also one of my healing protocols for candida and other gut micro-organism imbalances. Celery offers natural fiber and phytochemicals which make important contributions to the health of your ...
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I love to keep my lips moisturized, but cringe at the ingredients on anything available at the store and even on-line. So I came up with my own recipe. This works so well, it hydrates, moisturizes and with the real food ingredients it helps to heal and seal and protect the delicate skin on your ...
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Oil pulling is an effective ancient therapy using a good quality oil to clean up and balance the microorganisms in the mouth, gums, tongue, oral tissue and teeth. Ayurvedic literature states “oil pulling is capable of improving oral and systemic health, including a benefit in conditions such as headaches, migraines, diabetes, asthma, and acne, as well ...
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  Whether you’re experiencing migraines, PMS cramps, stress headaches, joint pain, car or sports injury or fibromyalgia, these pains can interfere with our life and make us lose our sense of self. When you’re in pain, you want relief, you want it now and you don’t want to add chemicals to your body, that have ...
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I’ve made the switch years ago from toxic chemical cleaners and conventional air fresheners to natural ones and my home and health have never been better. Plus it really cuts down on all the clutter of plastic bottles under your sink – minimalism is my other passion. Natural cleaners improve the air quality which in ...
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An important part of having a natural home is using therapeutic clean products to clean it. Using natural cleaning products will help you save money, time, space, eliminate product clutter and reduce your chemical exposure. If you are a tree hugger and are environmental and budget conscious like me, I think you will love Dr. ...
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  I’ve received lots of requests for a list of gift ideas for that special person who appreciates health, wellness, nutrition and safe non-toxic gifts. Here are my favorite natural gift ideas for the whole family, including our beloved pets! I hope this helps make your holiday shopping more smooth, thoughtful, creative and peaceful. One ...
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We all want to be fit and healthy and we care about the world, environment and welfare of animals. Dr Nylaan’s dental practice on Plainfield ave in Grand Rapids, MI has taken those empowering concepts and created “Zumba for a Cause”. Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of ...
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As I have written about previously, our skin is a window to our internal health, especially the health of our gut. It is the body’s largest elimination organ, and also a canvas where nutritional deficiencies, toxicities, food sensitivities, gut flora imbalances and hormonal issues can show up. Often times, changes in the texture of skin, ...
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Cats and Dogs are just as important as our other human family members and while their diet needs are actually quite similar to ours, unfortunately so are their illnesses. Have you noticed that pets today are suffering from many of the exact same modern day diseases as humans, such as diabetes, obesity, anxiety, allergies, skin ...
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  Whether you’re experiencing migraines, PMS cramps, stress headaches, joint pain, car or sports injury or fibromyalgia, these pains can interfere with our life and make us lose our sense of self. When you’re in pain, you want relief, you want it now and you don’t want to add chemicals to your body, that have ...
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What is Maca? Maca, is a root that belongs to the radish family, and is most commonly available in powder form. Native to the Andes Mountains, maca is revered as a superfood of one of the oldest, and once most advanced civilizations on earth – the Incas and Peruvians. Over the centuries maca has been called ...
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Every week I hear another magnesium success story, and I am proud to say that I am one of them! Just like water, our body has a thirst for magnesium everyday. Due to processed foods, low functioning digestive systems, our nutrient depleted soils and nutrient deficient foods, at least 80% of the population is dangerously deficient ...
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Holidays can be such a special time of the year to gather with family and friends. The holidays can also be a difficult and stressful time due to thoughts of loved ones who have passed, all the pressures of shopping, preparing food, having everything just right and clashing energy of certain family members. Many times ...
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In this, many times, cruel, frustrating, fast paced world we live in, I am always looking for ways to find peace, joy and happiness. My guess is you are too. I’ve compiled a list of 17 sure fire ways to help you improve your mood and help release those feel good hormones now. Reach for the ...
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Does your heart pound, arm pits sweat, feel light headed and shaky when you are about to do something, talk to someone or even just think about a potential stressful situation? Do you jump to conclusions or assume before having all the facts? Is anxiety interfering in your life? While some fight or flight hormone ...
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profileI believe many people and pets are unnecessarily suffering from nutritional deficiencies and toxicities that are not being addressed. My focus for my clients is to first identify the root cause imbalance, help their body heal followed by achieving and sustaining vibrant health. When your health is optimal and you're thriving you become a better version of yourself and therefore have the ability to contribute more to loved ones, sentient beings and the rest of the world around you. Emotional happiness and well-being comes from living in a vibrant body. This is one of my ways of helping to create and contribute to world peace. [ Read More ]