Melissa Jones is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and an honours graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition (IHN). Upon graduation Melissa received the designation of Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP) from IHN and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner (ROHP) from the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC).
Prior to life as a nutritionist, Melissa worked in marketing but started to experience digestive issues and chronic fatigue. It wasn’t until Melissa made changes to her diet and lifestyle when she saw improvement in her health and well-being. Through her learnings, Melissa discovered a new passion for health and nutrition. In 2013, Melissa went back to school for Holistic Nutrition so that she could further her knowledge and help others improve their health. Melissa founded Melisa Jones Holistic Nutrition in 2015, where she offers online nutrition consultations and meal plans to help people look and feel healthy and energized.
Melissa has a particular focus in helping people who are experiencing:
- Digestive issues
- Hormonal imbalances
- Skin concerns
- Sleep issues
- Food sensitivities
My journey to becoming a Holistic Nutritionist
After finishing up my Masters program in 2008 from the University of Texas at Austin, I set out for a career in advertising. After a few years of working in my corporate job, I started to develop digestive issues and chronic fatigue. I remember feeling incredibly frustrated and panicked that I would have to experience that discomfort for the rest of my life! It got to the point where I was afraid to eat food because I was worried how my body would react to it.
It wasn’t until I started to see a Holistic Nutritionist and started to detoxify my body that I saw an improvement in my health. I learned so much about the healing effects of proper nutrition. I remember I was so skeptical at first that a nutritionist would be able to help me at all. I never considered that changing my diet and lifestyle would significantly impact me but my symptoms at the time were not improving and I was willing to do anything to feel better (so glad I did).
Just after I started to see my nutritionist I became pregnant with my daughter so I had to put the detoxing on hold and focus on supporting a healthy pregnancy. Shortly after my daughter was born, I started to experience chronic fatigue, inflammation in my knee and my doctor told me that I was borderline for hypothyroidism so I went back to see my nutritionist. I started back onto a protocol and saw improvement in my health once again. My hormones began to slowly balance out, and my inflammation and chronic fatigue eventually disappeared.
A few months after maternity leave was up, I decided to go back to school for Holistic Nutrition. As it turned out, the same week I enrolled for the program, I found out I was pregnant again with my son (crazy timing!). After graduating, I founded Melissa Jones Holistic Nutrition in 2015 to offer online nutrition consultations. Such a dream to have the opportunity to help people improve their health!
Health for me is all about getting to the root cause of the issue and learning how to truly nourish your body in a way that is specific to your needs. Eating well is not about following the perfect diet 24/7. I aim to eat well about 90% of the time because when I eat well, I feel good. I am not about counting calories. Instead, I’m focused on eating whole foods and creating balanced meals. I’m passionate about what I do now because I have experienced some low points in my health and I know how frustrating it can be. I love to learn and I love to share what I’ve learned with others. I want to make things simple and easy for you, and help you cut through the clutter of information which can be overwhelming. As I now have 2 little ones, I also recognize the importance of quick and healthy meals that the kids can enjoy too. I am here to help show you how you can improve your health and feel great again!