My name is Melissa. I am a Functional Medicine nutritionist.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Nutrition in 2014 from FIU, and I received my Master’s degree in Human Nutrition & Functional Medicine from UWS in 2020. In the next year, I plan to receive my NAET certification and ultimately become a Doctor of Osteopathy. I have much clinical experience in a private practice setting where I have been working with Dr. James Jack since 2011.
On a daily basis, I meet people that are trying to do their best to stay healthy but are missing a piece of their health puzzle. Many times these are the same people who are not getting the help they need from their physician and are seeking more answers. Functional Medicine recognizes that everyone has a unique bio-individuality and should receive a personalized approach to their treatment. I look at blood work, stool tests, and other testing in a very different way than what the conventional healthcare model does. I compare your test results to the (scientifically validated) optimally healthy lab values to see where you fall on that spectrum and how you can make an improvement.
Functional Medicine looks at the whole person and aims to find the root cause of illnesses as opposed to just treating the symptoms with medication. I truly enjoy helping people learn how to heal themselves. The end result is seeing a person be able to restore their lives and that is one of the things I was put on this Earth to do.
All the best,