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Official Bio

Melissa Deally is an Integrative Health Practitioner & Registered Health Coach, dedicated to helping her clients get to the root cause of their health issue and truly heal. Melissa’s business is 100% virtual, and she works with the entire English speaking world. Melissa uses a 2 prong approach:

  • Discover your toxic load and lower it
  • Discover your body’s imbalances and support them with natural supplements and herbs so the body can come back into balance, at which point it will heal itself. This is done through the use of Functional Medicine lab tests, mailed to your home!

Melissa offers a very high level of support, to ensure her clients’ success as you can see from the many, many testimonials from happy clients. Melissa is also a speaker (see below for speaking topics), and scroll down for a sampling of podcast and speaking engagements Melissa has participated in recently. Melissa has also been featured in Pursuit 365, and Fresh Magazine, featuring 365 Canadian Women who lead by example in the every-day pursuit of success, happiness, and achievement. Melissa is also the host of the “Don’t Wait For Your Wake Up Call!” podcast, ranked in the top 5% of Global podcasts by Listen Notes in the first 3 months of launching.

When not serving her clients, Melissa can be found on her paddle board, or backcountry hiking & camping with her daughter(s) or downhill skiing or cross country skiing, or planning her next trip for her Girl Guides (Girl Scout) unit (service trip to Thailand in March 2022 if borders re-open!) or working on her passion project, Girls Matter, helping keep girls in school in Uganda, breaking the poverty cycle, one girl, one family, one village at a time.

  • The problem today is that Big Pharma prioritizes shareholder profit over optimizing human health, therefore they are not motivated to help you heal, they want you to take their drugs day in and day out.”

Podcasts & Workshops:

September & October Podcasts & Workshops:

Mind Pioneer Podcast & Purposeful Women

Purposeful Women Podcast

I was recently interviewed by Viktoriia Miracle of the Purposeful Women Podcast!. We had a fabulous discussion together around boosting energy and therefore productivity by starting your day with shakes, cutting back on snacking, and being aware of the coffee running through your veins! It’s not just about ‘do do do’….sometimes we have to actually do less, in order to accomplish more!

Mind Pioneer Podcast

Mind Pioneer Podcast

Host Scott Donnell and I talk about personalized health, rather than a one size fits all approach.

Interview with Lorrel Elian of the “From Passion to Profit Group”

In this interview, we talk about concussions, the need to detox, supplements and more as Lorrel has also been on her own healing journey for herself and her family and discovered the power of using nutrition and lifestyle to optimize her health.

July & August Podcasts & Workshops:

Winning With Wellness, with Jenny Ryce

In this episode, Jenny & I talk about the importance of lowering your toxic load, and creating a body that is inhospitable to disease IF you’d like to live a long and quality life!!

Meet the Coach with Adeel

In this show, Adeel has me tell my story of going from corporate world to Health & Wellness and share how I help my clients.

May & June Podcasts & Workshops:

I was honoured to be invited by Dr Cabral and his team to share my story in becoming an Integrative Health Practitioner and how I have been building my business to be in service of others. This information applies to anyone building a business! 

When we are feeling dirty, we take a shower. But what about  cleaning the inside of our bodies? Wouldn’t it be good if we could just take a shower and flush it all out? In this interview with Karen Pulver we discuss the importance of detoxing.  

 

Good Change Podcast with Ken Streater: Conversations About Making a World of Difference. Listen to this great discussion about why medicine should not be marketed. Listen here.

Hosted by Connect Ottawa, I was invited to discuss the concept of What Is Your Health Worth To You?. I like to invite people to think about this and provide options to taking preventative steps in regards to your health, so you now how to get started.

Is the food your kids are eating, impacting their behaviour? Learn how our toxic load is impacting our kids, little known, but common nutrient deficiencies and lab testing that is available to help you understand what is really going on inside their little body, to get to the root cause of their behaviour /health issues.

March / April Podcasts & Workshops:

Is Food Medicine or Poison? We dig into the power of food as one tool in your healing journey. Listen here.
When we plan we’re much less likely to fail. Listen to this great conversation on brain fog, gut health, emotional attachments to foods, functional medicine labs, and so much more! Listen here.
In this episode, introducing my “Don’t Wait For Your Wake Up Call!” podcast, I explain why I am bringing this content to the world, and the fact that I am not a “Whistler Blower” but instead a “disruptor” of a broken medical system, offering people another way to heal. Listen here.

“Understanding Your Hormones and Reducing Chronic Stress,” with Guest Expert Melissa Deally, hosted by Justine Moore Sloan

January / February Podcasts:

Lead Up for Women, is a fabulous networking organization run by Colleen Biggs, offering not only the chance to meet more people, but the chance to be in the spotlight on her podcast, in her magainze, and through her Teaching Tuesday events, which are all free to members. The flipside of that is the opportunity to learn from other members, who are experts in their field. Here is my Teaching Tuesday session on “The Importance of Lowering your Toxic Load”
In this podcast we discuss how your toxic load impacts your health, and without your health, what do you have?
Listen here
Heather Steinker helps Moms be more organized and use their time more effectively. In order to do that, you need to also have your health, as without your health, you have lower energy, brain fog, and an inability to focus working against you.
I was invited back by America’s Super Mom, LaChelle Adkins for another conversation on her podcast….and this time we talked about toxic load. It’s the start of all disease and hardly anyone else is talking about this issue, so I am happy to talk about it and bring this issue to light, wherever and whenever I’m invited to do so.
There are so many great podcasts available now and I’m so honored to be invited to speak on so many – of course your health impacts all areas of your life, so it’s easy to talk about health on just about any show. In this show, I am talking with Jennifer Takagi of New Manager Media, around how managers can better serve their employees by first looking after their own health and wellbeing, and then encouraging their employees to do the same. This will result in improved profits, as the whole team has more energy, more focus, better productivity and because they feel better, they are happier too. It’s a win-win-win when we prioritize our health.

November / December Podcast interviews:

During this interview with Colleen Biggs of Lead Up for Women, Colleen asks “Are you unintentionally killing yourself?” simply because of today’s modern lifestyle and not having learned about the impact of toxins on your body, poor nutrition, high stress, and poor sleep. Colleen wants all the women in Lead Up For Women to know the resources of functional medicine labs are available and the importance of eradicating our body of it’s toxic load.
Ken Keis and I dig into my past, and how decisions I made 30 years ago have impacted who I am and what I do today and why I am so passionate about my work as in Integrative Health Practitioner.
In this interview with Larissa Russell of “Creative Soul Healing”, we discuss the importance of prioritizing our health, and that we can be empowered in our health, as Larissa learned in breaking the “genetics of breast cancer” in hear family.
This interview is with Deb Kiing of The Wisdom Playground, and we are talking about creating our best possible life, after Covid. Let’s create a life that is even better than it was before, come out of this stronger, happier and healthier. Deb is doing great work in the world and it was a privilege to be interviewed by her for her podcast and fb community.
Interview with Alysha Myronuk of “That’s Myrony” podcast – where we talk about those “ironies” or “synchronicities” that happen in life. Myrony is a word that Alysha created, based on her last name, to mean “synchronicity in motion”, meaning it’s not just about the synchronicity, but it’s also about the action you take as a result….now that’s Myrony!

October Podcast Guest Appearances & Interviews

Blissfully Parenting with Michelle Abraham – Is your child’s behaviour affected by the food they eat?

Wake Up with Gratitude, with Julie Boyer – We discuss the powerful effect a practice of gratitude can have on your life.
Reel News Today with America’s Super Mom with LaChelle Adkins – we discuss how food and nutrition or lack there of, can affect your child’s learning and behaviour, and how to test for food intolerances in order to resolve this.
I am honoured to have been part of the NEXT Conference, as a dynamic speaker – on the topic of “Thriving in Life and Business starts with Looking after YOU!”
Interview with MinkLife Motivation Team, as we discuss: Why is taking time to define what you want for your lifestyle so important?
I offered a free webinar called “How to Heal Your Gut So You Can Enjoy Food Again”.

Speaking Topics

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.

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!

Yasmin Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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!

Vanessa Whistler

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

Nesters Market Wellness Center Whistler

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.

Blair Kaplan VenablesPresident, Blair Kaplan Communications