“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates (460 B.C.)
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Through online coaching sessions I will guide you and help you to create a healthy and strong body & mind. All dietary and lifestyle guidelines you receive are 100% tailor made in order to make sure your needs and wishes can be fulfilled. Watch Video & Read more
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This conversation (30 minutes) takes place via Skype, Facetime or Facebook Video. After this conversation we can find out which treatment suits you best.
Last year I was seeking for dietary advice, because I started working out in the gym. I was aware of the fact that nutrition and mindset plays and indispensible role in getting fit and strong and obtain the optimal results. Melissa’s knowledge and approach made me stronger. Not only physically, also mentally. My awareness about healthy eating and living has increased tremendously. The results were beyond my expectations.
I have been trying to loose weight for ages, but always without any success. But then I started my coaching sessions with Melissa. Wow! This was new for me. I learned that I had a sugar addiction and that I used food in order to feed my hurt soul instead for feeding my body. I quit eating sugar and artificial ingredients, learned how to cope with my grief and started living a healthy life. Melissa motivated me in a way, which I will never forget. She is a fantastic coach and I can recommend her to everyone who needs help in implementing a healthy mental and physical lifestyle.
Melissa and I were in college together and I worked a lot with her. She is a very enthusiastic woman with a great eye for details. She always takes initiative first and is very creative and always willing to help you out. Her drive to success is tremendous and she is very intelligent. That makes Melissa a great person to work with.
I consulted Melissa because of my chronic bladder condition (IC / bladder pain syndrome). I wanted to get rid of my bladder pain, frequency, urgency, vaginal discomforts, fatigue and insomnia (poor sleep) and wanted to understand what caused these symptoms. Melissa created a personal health plan for me, which consisted of a lot of detailed and useful information. All the mentioned tips and advices were very clear and all the information I got was really personalized so that it 100% fit my needs and preferences. Everything she advised me was very easy to realize. It just made sense! I also received advice with regards to dietary supplements and I was very happy about that as it is very difficult to find trustworthy and effective advice about dietary supplements and Ic / bladder pain syndrome.
From 1 (bad) to 10 (excellent) I would rate Melissa’s skill as follow. Flexibility and empathy: 10. Knowledge and skills: 9. Coaching qualities and prices of her services: 8.
After 5 weeks my bladder felt already more relaxed, I had less bladder discomforts and I sleep better. Also the pressure on my bladder had decreased significantly.
Melissa also revealed the link between my allergies and IC / BPS, which was very interesting to learn for me. I am really enthusiastic about Melissa’s approach and from the first beginning I immediately felt a connection with her and got exited about the way she works. She has a lot of patience and passion for her work. Her empathy gives you faith and the strength to go on. She enables patients to step out of their comfort zone and motivates them to step up and ‘fight’ for themselves instead of being a helpless IC sufferer. Her support and personality can help you on your way to a new life and to believe and trust in you body’s self-healing ability.
Melissa knows a lot about her profession and is very well educated in different kinds of disciplines. She knows how to communicate and is a great person to be with. Her broad skills in combination with her entrepreneurial qualities ensure that Melissa can be called a real all round professional.
I was suffering from bladder pain, high urgency, high frequency, pelvic pain, vaginal discomforts, insomnia and fatigue. I asked for Melissa’s help because I wanted to understand the causes of these symptoms and wanted to cure them naturally without any medication. Melissa created a personal health plan for me, which was very well personalized and exactly fit to my needs and preferences. Therefore the dietary and lifestyle advice were not very difficult to implement in my life. I also was very happy that she also advised me about ‘IC proof’ supplements. There were really ‘IC proof’ and did their job, without any side effects or whatsoever.
On a scale from 1-10 Melissa deserves a 10 for her flexibility and empathy. I would rate her knowledge and skills with a 9 and her pricing and coaching qualities an 8.
After 5 weeks treatment my condition significantly approved; a lot of my symptoms are gone. I have more energy, I sleep better, and my bladder pain and vaginal discomforts decreased A LOT! Also the urgency and frequency are not so high anymore.
I found it very interesting that Melissa found a connecting with mi IC related symptoms and my allergy. I like Melissa’s approach and she has a lot of patience and empathy. Her relaxed and friendly approach made me feel human again instead of a patient. I would definitely recommend her to other people with IC / bladder pain syndrome (BPS). She knows a lot about these conditions in relation to food and lifestyle. She also knows how to motivate you to step out of your comfort zone. Patient empowerment is really one of her qualities. I would say: go for it and take your life in your own hands (again!).
I asked Melissa to help me, because I suffer from interstitial cystitis (IC) (also known as bladder pain syndrome (BPS)). I was also depressed because of the IC related discomfort and pain and hoped that she could help me out.
My personal goals were: less pain and less IC related symptoms. I also wanted to become mentally stronger. Melissa suggested starting with a Personal Health Plan, which consists of a personalized nutritional and lifestyle advice. I found this very interesting, because my doctors (including my urologist) had never talked about nutrition with me.
Melissa’s flexibility, empathy, coaching skills, knowledge and expertise and quality / price ratio of her work are excellent. She is a real A+ professional who exactly knows what she’s doing. By now, a few months after starting working with Melissa, my symptoms have already decreased significantly. I have learned how I can reduce my physical and mental symptoms and am grateful for this. Melissa is doing a great job and I would definitely recommend her to others. She is a very kind woman with a lot of knowledge.
I asked Melissa’s help because of my Hunner and my IC / bladder pain syndrome related symptoms. I had been suffering from IC / bladder pain syndrome since 2003 and in January 2017, after 7 laser sessions, my urologist advised me to remove my bladder. According to him there wouldn’t be anything that could help me out. I also used cortisone / steroids for over 10 years and it was told that without this medication the condition would get even worse! Next to my bladder condition I also suffered from stomach disorders like heartburn. For those symptoms I also took loads of medication.
But then I found Melissa (via Facebook) and suddenly I had faith again. First I visited one of her “IC patient meetings” and later on I started consulting her via Skype and e-mail. I told her that I wanted to get rid of all the medication and that I was hoping that I could work on my stomach disorders and IC related symptoms. My personal goals were: no heartburn anymore, no bladder pain, lower urgency, lower frequency, more energy, better stool and weight loss.
Melissa’s personal health plan was e real eye-opener for me. I learned about the pathology behind my symptoms, learned what food is good and bad for me and found out why you should or should not eat and do things. The recipes in the personal health plan were very tasty and with the variation tips I am able to prepare a lot of different and nice meals, which are not only suitable for me, but also for my family. It does not feel like a diet, but as a healthy lifestyle, which can be achieved by everyone who is motivated and open-minded.
After 4 weeks I am completely off medication, lost some weight (8 kg!!), sleep better and feel that my bladder is less irritated. I have more energy and feel more at ease. Also my stool improved and my heartburn is completely gone. I would definitely recommend Melissa to other patients.
My bladder was painful and I suffered from a lot of pain and discomfort. I wanted to get rid of my bladder pain and also wanted to tackle my fatigue. I wanted to feel fit and healthy again and also loose some weight.
The personal health plan, which I received from Melissa, was very detailed and extremely comprehensive. Personal lifestyle advice, dietary advice, advice about supplements, etc; everything you can think of was addressed in a logical and understandable way. The personal health plan had become a ‘real life style bible’ and I often look up information and recipes if I am out of inspiration or forgot something about the reason why I should / should not eat some specific food items.
Changing your dietary pattern is not easy, but absolutely doable. Only on social occasions it is (sometimes) a bit challenging to implement all guidelines.
From 1 (bad) to 10 (excellent) I would rate Melissa’s skill as follow. Flexibility and empathy: 9. Knowledge, pricing and coaching qualities: 8.
My condition absolutely improved! After 4 weeks I already experienced less bladder pain, less urgency and I also lost some weight. I don’t have and point of improvement for Melissa’s approach as I think that she’s doing very well.
I have been suffering from asthma for decades and my grandson advised me to contact a nutritionist in order to find out whether adjustments in my eating habits could help to relief my symptoms. After a thorough intake Melissa created a detailed and personal food plan, including an advice for some supplements. Her personal and very professional approach made our plan a real success: my symptoms appear less often and I experience them as less intense.
I consulted Melissa because in August 2016 I had been diagnosed with IC (Interstitial Cystitis). My personal goals included: reduce symptoms of IC, mainly frequency and urgency.
Melissa sent me a personal health plan. I found this plan very detailed and understandable. If I would have to rate Melissa’s qualities and services on a scale from 1 – 10, Melissa would receive following ratings from me. Flexibility: 8 Empathy: 9 Coaching skills: 9 Knowledge and professionalism: 10 Pricing: 8
My condition significantly improved after Melissa’s treatment: after six months, symptoms are much reduced. I reached all my goals after following Melissa’s advice.
I would definitely recommend Melissa to others, because Melissa is very knowledgeable and passionate in helping me.
I consulted Melissa, because I wanted to get rid of my Interstitial Cystitis (IC), allergies and fatigue. I also wanted to loose some weight (3 kg). I also wanted to reduce (bladder) pain, flares, and work on my sugar addiction.
Melissa’s personal health plan and coaching sessions provided me with everything I needed: knowledge, awareness and perseverance. Melissa’s empathy and enthusiasm helped me to stay focused and motivated. I would rare her work with a 9 out of 10.
After 6 weeks my flares were gone and I am convinced that my new dietary pattern is the reason why I do not suffer from them anymore. I feel better, have more energy and feel more like a normal and healthy person. I would definitely recommend Melissa to other patients and would like to emphasize that her approach really works as long as you are willing to commit 100% to your new lifestyle.