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I was able to create a supplement regimen that addressed my nutrient deficiencies and prepared me for pregnancy. Our protocol helped to regulate my sleep. You were able to make recommendations about which exercises would be best for me and my goals, which was very important to me.
You diagnosed my Hashimoto’s, which was a big missing puzzle piece in my fertility, and you helped me create a really doable protocol that addressed my Hashimoto’s (beyond just taking a pill).
And most importantly, I was able to have a successful first round of IVF (successful egg retrieval followed by pregnancy) with your help!
I think you and your services are amazing. You are so smart and very thorough in your recommendations. I appreciated that everything you recommended was evidence-based and you also provided other resources that were useful to me (books, podcasts, studies).
I cannot speak more highly of your services, which is why I have recommended numerous friends also come to see you. So grateful to have found you!
"I have ovulated 3 times in the past 4 months which means my cycles are much shorter than before (no more 100+ days between periods)..."
I have always been overweight and had been accepting of it for the past few years. I tried for a year to get pregnant before seeking out my OBGYN and then a Reproductive Endocrinologist. I did many fertility treatments over 3 years from clomid, femara and trigger shots to IVF. During my last few months of of treatment with a traditional doctor I was diagnosed with PCOS and was prescribed a low dose steroid (for 6 months) that wrecked my body. I gained 40 lbs in those 6 months, was experiencing extremely swollen ankles every day and developed anxiety I had never had before. I was always tired, truly unhappy, and I was still not pregnant. It took me getting to a real low point to seek out alternative treatment through Melissa.
I have ovulated 3 times in the past 4 months which means my cycles are much shorter than before (no more 100+ days between periods). I have fewer PMS symptoms. I no longer have swollen ankles every day and I do not have anxiety or panic attacks. I no longer have heartburn. I have lost 30 lbs without trying to diet. In fact, I actually eat more food every day than I was before. My body feels good, my mind feels great and more clear. I established a supplement and movement routine easily. I have been able to stick to Melissa’s guidelines in airports and hotel rooms and in high stress situations. I eat more foods I enjoy on a daily basis along with a greater variety of foods. I eat cookies and french fries sometimes. I enjoy a glass of wine from time to time without guilt. I have hope that I did not have before I worked Melissa. I have hope that I can get pregnant without strong medications or treatment.
Melissa helped me in our first consultation by telling me that working with her would be different. She told me we would slowly add things to my diet and lifestyle. What I didn’t realize and what turned out to be key was that this meant I wouldn’t have to restrict myself. Melissa never asked me to stop eating certain foods. She actually encouraged me to enjoy what I was eating more and indulge sometimes. She would comment on my food journal and say “Is this enough carbs for you?” or “Is this enough food for you?” The dietitian who worries if you are eating enough food or if you are satisfied is the kind of dietitian every woman should be working with. After working with Melissa I can see that the way she taught me to add foods that are good for my body made the difference in being able to make something a habit rather than a failed fad.
Melissa is honest, patient and a brilliant dietitian. I recommend her services to strangers on various fertility threads across the internet.
What is stopping you from choosing to work with a Dietitian? Really think about it. Then just schedule a consultation and ask Melissa the questions that make you hesitant. She will answer truthfully. She will offer testing, supplements, emotional support, answer endless chats and give you tools to take with you long after your 3 months are up.
"No BS, evidence based information, and awareness that we are not all the same..."
When I started [working with Melissa] my cycle averaged 46 days. After only the first three weeks of [working together] my cycle went down to 32 days! I’m sure that with even more time to apply the things I’ve learned I would get to the typical 28 but I ended up getting pregnant naturally during my next cycle so I’ll have to wait and see 🙂
No BS, evidence based information, and awareness that we are not all the same. Also, the incorporation of small gradual changes. It is a completely different approach then the typical “change all the things” attitude suggested by other medical professionals in the past.
"It’s so beneficial to know what your body and hormones are doing. She takes all the guess work out!..."
I had struggled with PCOS and infertility for years. Though I’m not pregnant yet Melissa taught me foundational things for PCOS that will help me throughout my life.
It’s so beneficial to know what your body and hormones are doing. She takes all the guess work out!
"I've been less anxious about my health and baby's health with Melissa's support and nutritional advice..."
I started working with Melissa to improve general health, especially as it related to ovulation and high testosterone. Though I got pregnant early in treatment, was very helpful to help me with pregnancy nutrition, which I knew nothing about!
I’ve been less anxious about my health and baby’s health with Melissa’s support and nutritional advice. I feel like I am doing everything I can, with the her nutritional & supplemental guidance, to support a healthy baby.
I believe my lack of serious gastrointestinal symptoms and morning sickness [during this pregnancy] has a lot to do with Melissa’s advice about eating, what to eat while pregnant and feel that I am truly supporting the needs of my body.
"She is super responsive and I never had to wait very long for her to respond to any questions or concerns I had..."
I have unexplained infertility, we have one daughter from a successful IUI, but had had several failed treatment cycles trying for baby #2. I was also recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism.
Melissa gave me the tools I needed to know I was doing the best I could and helped me fine tune what I was doing. This has done wonders for my quality of life because it allowed me to relax and have to second guess what I was doing.
Loved the video chat check in and messaging between appointments. She is super responsive and I never had to wait very long for her to respond to any questions or concerns I had. I loved having someone with extensive knowledge to guide you through how to best support your own body and health needs, someone to bounce ideas and concerns off of, and having an amazing cheerleader on your side!
Update: Pregnant with Baby #2!
I took [The PCOS Root Cause Roadmap] because I wanted a better understanding of my PCOS diagnosis, especially since the multiple doctors I’ve seen didn’t seem to care much other than putting me on the pill. Melissa’s teaching helped me understand the different hormonal levels involved and what to do about each “problem area” specifically.
Taking the Course was one of the best things I have invested in for my fertility journey. You learn so much about ways to fuel your body correctly, tests and real facts about PCOS, and it’s packed with useful handouts that make implementing everything so much easier. By following Melissa’s methods, I was able to ovulate naturally within the first few weeks.
I’m still working on getting it down to a more regular pattern, but being able to have a period without induction medication is one step closer to my goal of getting pregnant one day! I’ve also noticed I sleep throughout the night more, I’m feeling better throughout the day, my nails are growing longer and stronger, and my acne is clearing up.
In working with Melissa at [The Hormone Dietitian], I have been able to discuss my issues with someone who thinks about health from a wholistic perspective. This has really helped in that Melissa considers the interplay of nutrition and health and has been able to make recommendations to me that no one ever has before. I have been on a number of supplements that Melissa recommended – no change in diet, no change in exercise and have seen an improvement in my mental well-being and ability to manage stress. I have also seen small, incremental changes in weight loss over a period of time and have had some improvement in period symptoms.
I highly recommend working with Melissa. I’ve been very impressed with her breadth of knowledge (and I have a PhD in Biochemistry!) and also how she tailors her recommendations to what she knows I can actually incorporate into my daily routine.
[Working with Melissa] helped me understand my symptoms, as well as real applicable ways to deal with them. I saw results within the first month (got a period for the first time in 6 months!), and since then have had another 4 periods all with confirmed ovulation! Which is HUGE for someone who only had one period the year before and has been trying to conceive!
I am finally ovulating and having a regular period (which is important when TTC but also just overall uterine health). I also just FEEL so much better. More energy, no mid afternoon slump, and I’m sleeping better than I have in years!
The progress is slow, but I have improved my daily habits. Food cravings are less severe and I actually think I ovulated this cycle!
Melissa is super approachable and knowledgeable. I feel more confident in knowing actual steps I can take each day to help balance my hormones.
"Her focus on adding in nutrients and functional foods rather than cutting out enjoyable things makes me feel like nothing is off-limits, and there's no desire to rebel..."
Melissa’s sense of humor and attendance to both the function and pleasure of food make her a really good match for me. She is encouraging and supportive and never pushes me to eat foods that don’t appeal to me.
She’s really attentive to information from my other providers and explains what’s going on in my body in ways that I get. Her focus on adding in nutrients and functional foods rather than cutting out enjoyable things makes me feel like nothing is off-limits, and there’s no desire to rebel!
One of Melissa’s recommendations was that I make sure to incorporate pleasurable foods too. It really helped me recognize that enjoying what I eat is essential to being able to commit to a new way of eating.
"I've never seen a dietitian before, and she has set the bar very high..."
I worked with The Hormone Dietitian for four months and I am so grateful to have found a dietitian that is qualified and knows about women’s health. She is flexible in her recommendations, encouraging in her approach, and understands what it’s like to be a busy woman trying to eat healthier.
She uses a holistic approach, and she never tells you certain foods are bad for you, she just teaches you how to balance them with protein or fiber so it’s better for your body. I’ve never seen a dietitian before, and she has set the bar very high.
"I now know exactly what is PCOS and how I can manage it through lifestyle..."
The information was easy to understand and we were given simple steps to take. I also felt like I wasn’t being judged for the first time by a medical professional. It was a safe and open space to learn. The information also helped me lose weight, feel happier, sleep better, and regain some confidence.
I now know exactly what is PCOS and how I can manage it through lifestyle. I’ve really learned about food and how my body processes it. I have lost weight and this has led to me feeling happier and more confident with myself.
It’s the best money I’ve ever spent on my health.
"By following Melissa's recommendations and recipes, my bloating is GONE, and I haven't had heartburn in weeks!..."
I’m only about halfway through the course, so I haven’t gotten my periods back yet. However, by following [Melissa’s recommendations] and recipes, my bloating is GONE, and I haven’t had heartburn in weeks! This is a major improvement in my life!
"This course lays out a simple, straightforward strategy to tackle your symptoms and your root causes without sacrificing any whole food groups or the foods you enjoy..."
[Melissa’s PCOS Program] has been life changing!!! Ever since being diagnosed with PCOS I’ve been struggling to make sense of what that diagnosis means for my health and future (does it mean I’ll need fertility meds? Does it mean I’ll get diabetes? What about heart disease?). This course lays out a simple, straightforward strategy to tackle your symptoms and your root causes without sacrificing any whole food groups or the foods you enjoy.
Three weeks in, my cycle is down to 28 days vs 38 days previously. I’m so glad I took the plunge and decided to enroll! And now crossing my fingers I’ll see that double line on a pregnancy stick!
Melissa’s no BS approach to PCOS is what sold me. She’s blunt, straightforward, and doesn’t coddle you! Basically, if you put in the work and follow the recommendations she so thoughtfully lays out for you, you can most certainly expect to see results.
"I know that this is just but the beginnings of a positive overhaul of my health and that I feel empowered enough to do it on my own..."
I was struggling with cystic acne, monthly yeast infections, mood swings, facial hair, painful periods and not really knowing how to interpret my DUTCH test results. I was also not really knowing how to eat, reading random articles on the internet about the “best” way to eat and going through periods of restriction, keto, calorie counting, etc and losing and gaining the weight.
For the first time in my life I had a painless period and my acne really began to clear up. I know that this is just but the beginnings of a positive overhaul of my health and that I feel empowered enough to do it on my own. I also forgot to mention that my libido is back! I had a really low libido before and it was affecting my relationship with my boyfriend, but now I feel desire again and have initiated sex much more often than the past! Wow typing this out has shown actually I have come a long way in 3 months. Thanks Melissa!
F*** YES I would recommend your services to a friend! I considered working with you an investment for the future and I know it will pay off so much in the future.
"She educates you based on research and customizes individual plans based on your symptoms and test results..."
I was definitely led astray with everything I read online to do or not to do for PCOS – Melissa is a professional and taught me that a lot of information out there isn’t accurate. She educates you based on research and customizes individual plans based on your symptoms and test results. Very thorough!
[Working with Melissa] has helped improve my digestion, my energy, I’ve lost weight, and just overall feel better!
"I've had my first normal cycle after one month of changes (89 days to 32 days) and I'm not even through the program..."
[Melissa’s] guidelines are implementable for the long term. You won’t be waiting for it to end like diets. It’s not a diet!
I’ve had my first normal cycle after one month of changes (89 days to 32 days) and I’m not even through the [program]! My cycles appear to be normal, my sugar cravings have practically disappeared. My acne is improving.
"Your health is so worth the investment and you can use this information for life..."
I got my period naturally about 3 months after finishing the course and it wasn’t painful for the first time ever! My mental health greatly improved and overall my body feels so much better.
Your health is so worth the investment and you can use this information for life!
"This is the best and most information I’ve ever been given on my health & you got down to the root issues of why everything is happening..."
I feel SO much better after working with you! Less bloating, more energy, less snacky, & I feel knowledgeable on how to continue to fight Pcos & insulin resistance.
Being able to have virtual appointments and talk face to face and have someone to really listen to me and then come up with solutions has been SO amazing for me.
This is the best and most information I’ve ever been given on my health & you got down to the root issues of why everything is happening.
Take the leap and work with Melissa. It may seem like a lot to money to spend at once but it’s SO worth it. No one has ever gotten to the root issues for me and then guided me in how to help me. She’s the holy grail of PCOS & Insulin Resistance!!!
"With so much information on the internet, Melissa was helpful in cutting out the noise using scientific knowledge and her experience working with women with PCOS..."
Working with Melissa has been extremely valuable in learning the behaviors necessary to lead a healthy life with PCOS. Working with Melissa enabled me to become more knowledgable about what is going on with my body and how what I eat and do affects my symptoms. I now have the confidence to know what my symptoms mean and the behaviors I can take to lessen those symptoms and work toward alleviating them. With so much information on the internet, Melissa was helpful in cutting out the noise using scientific knowledge and her experience working with women with PCOS.
I am located across the country and despite that, I was able to connect with Melissa over the internet and felt like I received the same service as if we were meeting in person. I almost felt as if I received more service because I was able to contact her at any time with any question instead of needing to wait until my next appointment.
I only wish I had reached out to work with Melissa sooner.
"I’ve been able to have a cycle, without metformin..."
Prior to working with you, I was still struggling with mental fog, hormone imbalance issues in the form of emotional instability and hadn’t reached another plateau in energy.
Since working with you, I have been able to utilize nutrition and as needed supplementation to support my health. I’ve been able to have a cycle, without metformin! My energy and mental clarity has increased. My emotional stability has also returned!
Keep at it girl, your service is vital!! Very much appreciate the tools you use to get a clear and optimal living spectrum of your clients. Extremely appreciate your ability to work with me long distance.
"Working with Melissa helped me understand my PCOS on a deeper level through the DUTCH test and other specialized testing...."
After coming off hormonal birth control 2 years ago, my period started becoming irregular about 8 months later. After skipping my period one month, I knew something wasn’t right. A few months later, I was diagnosed with PCOSand was told the only treatment for PCOS was prescription drugs. Being a Dietitian, I knew drugs weren’t the only way, but I knew I needed guidance from a professional who specialized in PCOS.
Working with Melissa helped me understand my PCOS on a deeper level through the DUTCH test and other specialized testing. We found that I am estrogen dominant and have very low progesterone. Melissa was able to come up with an easy-to-follow supplement regimen as well as ensure my diet includes foods that enhance my body’s natural detox pathways.
My cycles are more regular – averaging 28-30 days, I have less painful cramps and my period is not as heavy, and I now have way less hormonal acne (if any at all)!
"I can tell a difference in my energy level and was able to see a natural period after 6 months of not having one after 3 weeks on the plan..."
[Working with The Hormone Dietitian] is very beneficial if you are tired of the doctor telling you to eat less and exercise more to lose weight, when you know you are eating less and doing more exercise already! I learned it is not about eating less but what you are eating and how to form a plate that is more beneficial. It also gets to the real roots of what is causing your issues.
I can tell a difference in my energy level and was able to see a natural period after 6 months of not having one after 3 weeks on the plan.
This program gave me the tools to a more sustainable lifestyle and I am seeing slow and steady weight loss that I feel will be life long and not temporary like past diets, because this is NOT a diet.
– Laura W.
"After working with Melissa for the last 3 months, we’ve gotten my cycles down to 36 days with confirmed ovulation..."
After working with Melissa for the last 3 months, we’ve gotten my cycles down to 36 days with confirmed ovulation! I know this significantly increases my chances of getting pregnant naturally.
And although weight loss was not the primary reason I sought Melissa’s help, I managed to lose 7 pounds by making what feels like small changes. I can honestly say that I am learning how to listen to my body and feel the difference when I do. I feel more energized, have better sleep, feel less cravings for carbs, and no longer suffer from constipation.
I was afraid of taking the leap in changing my eating habits because I’m typically picky and thought I would have to make drastic changes that I couldn’t handle. The opposite couldn’t be more true!
I can’t say enough great things about Melissa. I had developed some unhealthy eating habits since becoming a mother and working from home. Melissa helped me zero in on what needed to change and gave me practical ways to make those changes. Eating can be a complicated thing, and Melissa acts like a nutrition ninja, providing insight and solutions from all angles.
Working with her is like having a medical expert/detective/therapist/life coach on your side. Most importantly, she’s non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive. After working with her closely, I feel that her expertise has had a positive long-term effect on me and things she suggested to me have really stuck. If you’re ready to make some changes, she’s the person to help you do it.
"Melissa's approach helped me understand that I didn't need to diet and I didn't need to cut out "unhealthy" foods..."
I have been working with Melissa for about six months and I have seen quite the transformation. Melissa helped me shift my eating habits to include more protein and incorporate foods and vitamins that help balance my hormones.
I have lost about 14 pounds since I started working with her.
Melissa’s approach helped me understand that I didn’t need to diet and I didn’t need to cut out “unhealthy” foods.
She is a kind and caring dietitian and is a dream to work with!
"It is so helpful to work with an expert - the DNA, blood, and hormone tests helped ensure I was making the best decisions and choices for my body..."
I wanted help transitioning off of HBC so I could get pregnant (and to avoid horrible cystic acne)!
It is so helpful to work with an expert – the DNA, blood, and hormone tests helped ensure I was making the best decisions and choices for my body. I stopped HBC… and so far so good!
I loved the video chatting- very easy to schedule and it is nice to have the time to talk through items in person. I also like how scientific her approach is.
"I found what foods really work for my body, healed a lot of inflammation, and I found more emotional balance..."
Before working together, I was struggling with weight loss resistance, extreme fatigue, brain fog, sluggish thyroid, and imbalanced hormones. I was also struggling with binge eating. I had tried so many different supplements and blindly followed diet advice before working together.
Working together taught me so much about combining foods for blood sugar balance and finding a healthy range of food options, including healthy treats. I found what foods really work for my body, healed a lot of inflammation, and I found more emotional balance through letting go of yo-yo dieting and over-exercising. I feel like I got a full-on nutrition education that went as deep as interpreting raw data from genetic testing.
"She has so much knowledge and is so patient and compassionate and that really helped as I was taking in all of this new information..."
Melissa is fantastic to work with. I was having some issue with my skin and my digestive system and she explained to me very clearly what she felt the issues were.
She has so much knowledge and is so patient and compassionate and that really helped as I was taking in all of this new information.
I started on a new diet and added in some supplements she recommended and within a week, I was feeling so much better and my most annoying symptoms had subsided.
"After Melissa explained to me the results [of my DUTCH test] I now understand more what’s going on with my hormones..."
After Melissa explained to me the results [of my DUTCH test] I now understand more what’s going on with my hormones.
You have been the only professional that has explained to me what’s going on with my hormones and also made good recommendations to improve the issue.