- “If you have not consciously made the decision to be rich, excellent, and healthy, then you have unconsciously made the decision to be poor, mediocre, and unhealthy.” -Wattles Wattles
Podcasts & Workshops: 2020
November / December Podcast interviews:
October Podcast Guest Appearances & Interviews
Blissfully Parenting with Michelle Abraham – Is your child’s behaviour affected by the food they eat?
Are Your Trashcans Overflowing?
Most people don’t realize that one of the key health issues we have today is the high toxic load in our world, that is bogging down our liver and kidneys. In this session, I explain how our toxic load is negatively impacting our health and then show you what you can do about it, in my 2 step approach to helping people bring their bodies back into balance so it can heal itself, or for the proactive amongst us, how to optimize your health, to avoid getting sick.
Are Your Hormones Driving You Crazy?
In this session I show women how and why their hormones get out of balance, whether they are in their 20s and 30s and struggling with PMS or fertility issues or older and dealing with symptoms of peri-menopause, menopause or post-menopause. These symptoms are all signs the body is out of balance, and asking us to do something different. Too many women today are struggling with symptoms of low energy, unexplained weight gain, brain fog, headaches, insomnia, irregular cycles, low libido, and more, thinking they just have to put up with it. I will show you in this session that you can actually do something about this, to bring your hormones back into balance and get back to feeling amazing again!
Enjoy Food Again By Lowering Your Toxic Load And Healing Your Gut!
Many people today are struggling with digestive issues, from chronic acid reflux to gas and bloating or pain after eating, constipation or diarrhea. This s no fun at all given that we need to eat for our very survival! In this talk I show you why your body has started behaving this way and the steps to healing your gut, so you can get back to enjoying food again!
Kick the Sugar Habit
Do you wonder why you crave sugar at certain times? Why does sugar become a craving anyway? Are you done reinventing the wheel and would you like to learn what really works and what doesn’t when it comes to kicking the sugar habit? Learn the 3 main challenges to kicking the sugar habit and then 7 points you can implement that will curb your sugar cravings. This will allow you to get off the blood sugar roller coaster, and stop weight gain in your belly, (common result of too much insulin in your body).
Stress and how it Manifests in the Body
60% of all diseases are caused by the toll stress takes on your body. Stress causes weight gain, poor sleep, emotional eating and more negative health issues. Come learn how to reduce your digestive stress, the biggest needle mover for most people when it comes to reducing the impact of stress on their body. Learn how to switch on your digestive system so it operates at an optimal level, allowing your body to fully assimilate all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals. We eat for energy, but when our body isn’t assimilating the nutrients, vitamins and minerals, we are left without enough energy, and then wanting to eat / drink more to make up for it. By optimizing your digestive system, you will reduce the stress on your body and enjoy more energy from the food you eat, and can reduce the need for mid afternoon coffee/ snacks to get you through the day.
Eating for Energy and Understanding Digestion
What is your relationship with food? Do you think of it as energy, or something else? We will review some common views on dieting, food and our body’s amazing ability to process our food. Then we will break down the type of nutrients in food, an overview of fats, proteins and carbs, as well as a discussion on low fat, and why we went so wrong, when we were told to eat low fat or no fat! We will discuss eating for energy, and you will learn how to monitor your hunger and fullness scale, and optimize your digestion at each meal.
6 Steps to Improving Your Sleep
Do you struggle with getting to sleep or staying asleep? We need 7 – 9 hours of good quality sleep every night to optimize our health and reduce the risk of chronic illness and injury. You cannot play catch up on the weekend either! This talk that will teach you how to reduce stress, improve sleep habits, and give you tips and tricks you can take away and practice at home. You’ll also learn why all of this is so important to your longevity. We always say “life is short”, but did you know that poor sleep is guaranteed to make your life shorter? You will learn how to change that outcome for yourself.
Your Digestive System – Why You Need To Look After It.
Science has now shown that our gut (micro-biome) is much more important than we ever thought! It sends 9 messages to our brain for every message our brain sends to our gut! 95% of serotonin is produced here, and when it is healthy, so is our immune system. When our micro-biome is unhealthy, hormone production goes out of balance, our immune system breaks down and we are susceptible to illness and chronic disease. Many of today’s chronic diseases are due to an unhealthy micro-biome, including autoimmune disease, leaky gut, cancers, diabetes, fatty liver, crohn’s disease, colitis and more. Are you feeling bloated, gassy, having indigestion, or developing food intolerances? These are all signs your micro-biome is struggling and needs some help to be healthy again. Hippocrates said “All diseases start in the gut” – what he knew so long ago, we are only just coming back around to with today’s latest research. Come to this talk to learn how to look after your micro-biome and regain control of your long term health as a result.
Melissa always eloquently delivers her keynotes with passion. Her ever evolving knowledge is apparent and she consistently provides her audiences with information that will help improve their health and their lives. She is an expert in her field of Health Coaching who always inspires anyone she talks with. Having Melissa as a speaker to your group or organization is always the right choice.
Melissa’s talks are well put together, comprehensive and engaging. The content is full of useful knowledge that can be easily be implemented. Nesters Market Whistler is always grateful to have her as a guest speaker to educate the Whistler community
Thank you Melissa for your “6 Steps to Better Sleep” talk last night! I had to email you, to let you know that I slept like a log last night, my husband event commented that he had to check I was breathing!
Thank you for your talk today Melissa, the feedback for your session has been outstanding! It is by far the best Brain related” class that this group has had. They said you were well prepared and spoke very well. They also appreciated the hand out notes. Bravo!