Hi! I’m Melissa Reade, a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Licensed Clinical Nutritionist. Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me. I’m sure you have some important questions, like, “Who is this and why is she qualified to help me?” I promise to get to that, but first I want you to know that my intention is not only to provide you with knowledge, but also to support you. It’s not just the “what” that will get you feeling better, it’s the “how.” My approach is to consider you as a whole person. So let’s combine your expertise with mine and get you on the path to better health and wellness!
What is my expertise and training?
Growing up a dancer, I have always had a profound passion for the human body. Fascinated with anatomy and physiology, my passion for movement helped shape my interest in nutrition and wellness. This enthusiasm ultimately led me to study Nutrition Science while in college, and earn my MS in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health.
Like most of my clients, I have struggled with digestive issues for years, not to mention migraines, nutrient deficiencies, and thyroid conditions. After being diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and given a prescription, I was confident I would start to feel better. Unfortunately, this was not the case. It wasn’t until I understood the root cause of my symptoms that true healing could begin.
Let’s face it – dealing with chronic disease is no fun (to put it mildly). Not only do chronic diseases affect your overall health but they can also affect work, your social life, your romantic life, your workouts, your mental health, your self-confidence and your quality of life. I understand first-hand what it is like to live with a chronic condition, the need to find answers, and most importantly, to find relief.
My educational and personal experience makes me uniquely qualified to work with you and get to the root cause of your symptoms.
When I'm not consulting with clients, I love to spend time cooking and baking healthy (and sometimes not so healthy) food, reading the latest in health-science literature, getting on my mat for a sweaty yoga flow, taking a dance class, and listening to classic vinyl. Oh and hanging with my puppy brother, Oakley!
Qualifications & Education
Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists
MS Nutrition & Integrative Health, Maryland University of Integrative Health
Yoga Training- Evolation Yoga, RYT 200
BS Nutrition Science/Biology, Syracuse University
National Association of Nutrition Professionals, Member
WORK WITH MELISSA
Have you tried everything but still don’t feel well? I can help. We can start right where you are, right now. I will listen to your story, tell you what steps to take, walk alongside you, and give you the support you need to feel better. In the middle of your busy life, we can start to turn things around, together.
This website contains medical information. The medical information is not advice and should not be treated as such. I am not physicians; we are nutritionists. The information included on this site is not a substitute for professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider before altering your diet, starting or changing your exercise routine, taking any supplements, starting any new treatment or making changes to existing treatment.