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Your Health is Your Wealth with Melissa Deally
Episode 6013th June 2023 • Curiously Wise • Laurin Wittig
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Your Health is Your Wealth with Melissa Deally

In this episode we get curious about:

  • The importance of proactive health and the dangers of over-dependence on pharmaceuticals.
  • Stress as a major root cause of health issues and the need for detox.
  • Melissa's journey from the corporate world to becoming a health practitioner.
  • The significance of belief, mental health, and spiritual energy in the healing process.

To learn more about our guest:

Freebie: Discover Your Toxic Load Quiz


Podcast: Don't Wait For Your Wake Up Call!

Social Media and other useful links for Melissa: yourguidedhealthjourney | Instagram, Facebook | Linktree

Recommended Book(s): Our Daily Meds by Melody Peterson


Audio Engineer: Sam Wittig

Music: Where the Light Is by Lemon Music Studio

Photography & Design: Asha McLaughlin/Tej Art

To learn more about Laurin Wittig and her work: HeartLightJoy.Com

Copyright 2023 Laurin Wittig


Interview Episode with Melissa Deally

Melissa: [:

I can see the deficiencies in the imbalances, et cetera, et cetera, and we can resolve it, right? So, yeah. So for menopausal women to know that you don't have to suffer through, as I said earlier, the body is a miracle and it's not designed so that we should be suffering and in pain.

Laurin: Right.

Melissa: Any pain or suffering is for us to get curious what's going on and what can I do about this.

the best years of our life. [:

Laurin: Hello friends and welcome to Curiously Wise.

I'm your host Lauren Wittig, and today I have Melissa Deley. She is a really interesting combination of modalities. So where I work, I. Exclusively with the energy she brings an even more holistic approach to that. So we're gonna talk about that sound, but let me introduce you real quick here.

Melissa Deley is an integrative MINDBODY health practitioner, also trained in N L P neuro linguistic programming NLP is way easier to say timeline therapy and hypnotherapy. She's dedicated to helping her clients discover the root cause of their heart issues.

And truly heal while detoxing their physical, mental, and emotional bodies. Melissa's business is 100% virtual and she works with the entire English speaking world. Melissa also uses the power of functional medicine lab tests mailed to your home while offering a very high level of support to ensure her client's success.


Melissa: I'm wonderful. Thank you so much for having me, Lauren. I'm excited for this conversation today.

Laurin: Yeah, me too. I always love having these really wonderful conversations. It's not my normal day-to-day kind of conversations, but I, I love the I call 'em juicy conversations. So, Melissa, tell us about your journey. I know that in your in some of what you've told me, you started out in the corporate world and now you're doing this holistic health stuff.

And so tell us about how that happened.

t I knew three things. I was [:

Whatever I did next, I felt like it. Needed to be more of service to humanity and the planet. This was a chance for me to create a whole new, entirely different career, and that's what I wanted. I didn't wanna just go find another company in the same industry, and I had no idea what it was going to be that I would do next.

However, I was open to being guided, and because of 24 years, I was blessed with a package. And so I did have that time to spend with myself discovering what is it that I really want, who am I, et cetera. And so that was a really unique opportunity. And later that year, I was introduced to a company that specialized in brain supplementation.

and nobody's ever told [:

Laurin: yeah.

Melissa: And meanwhile, I had a grandmother who at the time was 99 years old, still living at home by herself fully cognitively functioning and caring for herself.

Laurin: Wow.

Melissa: Yeah. And I thought, well, okay, I've got good gene.

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

Melissa: But something made me ask, is that enough? And so I started thinking about her life and comparing it to my life. And she was born in little old Christchurch, New Zealand in lower, you know, bottom of the world, be way before World War ii, which is the point where all these toxins have been introduced since then, growing their food on their property, right?

ds there. However, it was the:

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

d I'm way more toxic than my [:

So I started learning about the brain and this nutrition for the brain and how the brain detoxes and how the body detoxes, and I found all of this really fascinating. And it was in alignment with doing something that would be more of service to humanity, because I thought if I could bring this information to more people, we could bring down these numbers of Alzheimer's and

Laurin: Yeah. Yeah.

Melissa: And so I was, you know, learning all of this and taking some online courses and things. And then my oldest daughter got a concussion in her first soccer game of the season in her grade 12 year. And she had been using this supplementation for the brain and now all of a sudden we have a concussion in the house and I'm not working full-time.

to go to the appointment and [:

It happens between the appointments. So if she can't tell me what she's been told to do, it's not happening and then there's no healing, right? I was going to the appointments with her so I could hear it for myself. Two months later, I'm driving to Vancouver and I get a phone call from the high school that could I please go and pick up my younger daughter who has a suspected concussion from grade eight gym class?

Laurin: Oh my gosh.

Melissa: And in that moment I literally looked, I was driving along the water, I looked out across the ocean, up at the heavens and said, really, this is how you show me my path. Stop taking out my children. So now I

Laurin: Leave my kids alone.

Melissa: Exactly. Stop picking a, I didn't have anymore kids. But still, why? How come?

You know, just having one concussion in the house is hard, but you know, the synchronicity of two, two months apart, like that's a sign right.

Laurin: Yeah,

Melissa: And so now I [:

And I learned that the body doesn't heal in a stressed out state.

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

Melissa: So if you're trying to figure it all out on your own, Is still in that stressed out state because you're also wondering, am I even doing this right? Am I seeing the right people? Da da da da da da da. Versus if you had somebody to guide you who already knows the path that you need to be taking, then you can trust in the process, relax into it, and that is when your body can start healing. So I realized there was a need for more of this, and at the same time, I was actually asked to work at a holistic clinic that was opening in town because I'm in Whistler. We have downhill skiing, all winter downhill mountain biking, all summer. We have a lot of concussion,

Laurin: Yeah. Wow.

sion recovery and bring this [:

Laurin: Good.

Melissa: I wasn't able to work there initially because I couldn't get insurance because I didn't have any certification.

Laurin: Oh.

Melissa: So I called a friend who was a life coach, and since I'd been let go, life coach had kind of been bouncing around in the back of my head, but hadn't really landed, but now I needed something.

So I called and said, you know, where did you do your training as a life coach? And he said to me, you don't need to be a life coach. You need to be a health coach. And I went, what? What's that?

Laurin: That's a thing.

Melissa: That's the thing. Never heard that term before. And so again, I consider that, you know, a gift from the heavens because I started Googling health coaching courses that night and landed on one that I absolutely love from the moment I found it.

ted with a whole new cohort. [:

But I also realized, if I don't know this, how many other people don't know this, right? are also in the corporate world and have children and have been busy, you know, being moms and dads and spouses, et cetera, et cetera, and building their career or building their business, and they haven't had time to learn this.

I could share this. And I could teach people the simple steps that you can take to prioritize your health so that you don't end up a statistic down the line.

Laurin: Mm-hmm.


Laurin: Yeah.

US dollars a year. And by:

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

Melissa: That's a lot of money.

Laurin: Yeah, it is. And most of it's not paid for by anybody else but

Melissa: Exactly. So who comes up with that money?

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

Melissa: To not enjoy it.

Laurin: Right?

Melissa: Right. So what if you could have those 10 years back, or what if you could shorten those 10 years to only one year or so? You know, we can do that when we choose to take responsibility for our health, prioritize it, and learn how to be empowered in our health.

It's not taught through our [:

Laurin: right. It wants to be in homeostasis That that ba perfect balance point. Yeah.

Melissa: We are not supposed to be in pain.

Right. Too often we have symptoms. And we ignore them, and the symptom is our body talking to us and asking us to do something differently. We're not supposed to go, oh, it's aging. Oh, it's seasonal allergies. Oh, it's my genetics, and ignore it. Instead, we should be getting curious and saying, why do I have this symptom?

What is going on with me right now? How can I get to the bottom of this, the root cause so that I can resolve it? Right? Very often, very often. The root cause is stress.

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

Melissa: nine 90% of all doctors' visits are caused by stress. 65% of all disease caused by stress. The world was the most stressed out it's ever been before.

Covid, and the [:

Laurin: Right.

Melissa: However, when we start to learn this and take responsibility, we can make simple changes that help to reduce our stress at different times throughout the day. As well as learning the steps that we need to take in order to optimize our health, whether that's a functional medicine detox to get the toxins out, cuz guess what? Those toxins in your body are like an overflowing trash can. They cause stress inside the body and they cause stress on the liver. That can't do its job properly.

Stress on the kidneys, right? These are our detox organs, and yet they're so overburdened, they can't do their job properly. Then the toxins end up getting stored in our fat closets

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

s are in our brain, which is [:

We're carrying extra weight. Is there a correlation between the amount of Alzheimer's and dementia and toxins being stored in our brain? Is there a correlation with the amount of breast cancer we have and toxins being stored in our breasts? Absolutely.

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

Melissa: It's my mission to educate enough people and get the whole western world detoxing, because when we do that, We eliminate chronic illness.

It's as simple as that. Chronic illness is a lifestyle disease and we just have to shift that lifestyle, get all those toxins outta the body, get our organs able to function properly, reset the entire body,

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

Melissa: port the deficiencies if we're n deficient in our minerals and vitamins, which we are, if we're stressed out cuz we're burning through them.


Laurin: Right. Also, our food is not very rich in nutrients

ent deplete soil systems and [:

Laurin: Yeah.

Melissa: And this is the question that I love to ask people is look around the world. Look at a utic medicine.

Look at Latin American medicine, look at Chinese medicine. All of those countries still detox to this day. Where's all the chronic illness in the world?

Laurin: In the us

Melissa: North America. The western world, right?

Laurin: The western world.

Melissa: where we've been taught to have a shower or bathe every day, wash our outer body, but we've never been taught how to care for our inner body.

Laurin: Hmm.

have to fix you, right? It's [:

The question is, are you worth it and are you willing to invest in yourself some time, some energy in order to change your lifestyle habits, support your deficiencies with some supplements, et cetera, et cetera. Do a detox to clear out your pathways. I just finished taking a group of 12 people through my five week detox program.

It's a three week program, but it's a five week course.

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

Melissa: So get all this learning with it, and every single one of them said, this was so much more than what I expected. I got way more results than I thought I would get from better sleep to more energy, to less aches and pains to better mental clarity, et cetera, et cetera, to some weight loss, which is just that side effect that that's not why they did it.

But the toxins do weigh something.

Laurin: Yeah.

these different ways when we [:

Laurin: Yeah, when I was 21, I guess I had spent a semester abroad in Morocco.

Melissa: Mm-hmm.

Laurin: Had lived with a family there and got cha dysentery and which is just, you know, you go to other places and you get these things, but the antibiotics I had to take to get rid of that and the stress of living in a very n not female comfortable place for four months really just shut down my immune system.

Melissa: Mm-hmm.

way, but he was holistic. I [:

They tested me for allergies in a unique way so that I really learned what my symptoms were. They, and, and I got you know, therapeutic massage. I got all these things and it took a year to clean out the crap, recreate the good cuz there was yeast everywhere too. Of course. , and repopulate the gut and all of those things that we need to do to, to help the body come back to a a, a healthy place.

And. At the beginning of that year, I tested, I think there were 78 foods I would, I was tested for, for allergies, and I tested reactive. Some were extreme, some were, you know, fairly mild, but only two. I had no allergic reaction to.

Melissa: Wow.

o have some, some, you know, [:

Melissa: Right.

Laurin: but I spent a year eating a very, very limited diet using lots of supplements, getting all of this other kind of support emotional, you know, the massage and stuff was really getting validated that I had the allergies, I had, I wasn't crazy, that kind of stuff. At the end of that year, my immune system was robust.

Melissa: Mm-hmm.

Laurin: Now I still had allergies for a long time. There was other underlying emotional issues with that that I learned only like 10 years ago. But. It took that long for my body to come back to a place of health. And it did take a take detoxing, it took clearing out all that yeast, it took supporting it with me with the supplements, supporting it by not eating the things I was highly reactive to, you know, and, and so you can bring yourself back to a place of health.

And that was my first aha moment that I can have an effect on my own health.

and share people and empower [:

Laurin: Yeah. Right.

Melissa: And so then they kind of put that six months in perspective and they're like, oh yeah, and you know, we do it. And it's, you know, I give them recipes and it's, it's not as limited as what you are in terms of your three foods, but it, there is some limitations there because we also wanna remove the foods that are highly inflammatory, that that inflammation causes stress.

So we're removing all dairy, we're removing all gluten for starters, right.

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

Melissa: And, you know, removing eggs initially, and then we start to slowly reintroduce as we go through the program and you know, see how they do and how they react, et cetera. But it's a program that really works and supports the gut, and you're absolutely right that we can.

to heal. What we need to do [:

And that's what happened. And it, you know, may maybe took a little bit longer because of the degree to which you were depleted

Laurin: yeah, yeah. It was bad.

Melissa: Right. Yeah, exactly. But you know, I love your point that you, we can heal ourselves. We just need to give our body what it needs. And when we're in that stress state, when we're sleep deprived, when we're eating, you know, eating a highly processed food diet, we are depleted.

ts that our body needs of the:

Laurin: And I believe it.

Feed me. And now it has the [:

And that's the other reason why I always start people with a detox, no matter who they are, where they're at, is if we put good. Protocols into a body that's still got a lot of toxins in it. Those toxins are actually getting in the way of the goodness getting to the cells, right? Some of the goodness will get to the cells, but not all of it, and as a result, it takes longer.

If we first detox, clear out the pathways, then we put the healing protocols in, then all of that healing protocol can get to the cells that need it, and it's much quicker in terms of the effectiveness of the program. So that's why I do it that way myself. And then your other point, you were talking about the emotional issues, et cetera.

Right? So we actually have four bodies. As you know, we have a spiritual body, a mental body, an emotional body, and a physical body. By the time the symptom shows up in the physical body, it's already passed through the other three.

Laurin: Yes.[:

Melissa: So, Yes, we work with healing the physical body so we can alleviate the symptoms that you're aware of.

But then we go through, and this is where I use the N L P and the timeline therapy and the hypnotherapy, is we will clear whatever's going on in the emotional body. You know those past emotions that you haven't wanted to feel and they've been stuffed down and now they're causing toxicity, right? And in the mental body, the limiting beliefs, et cetera.

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

Melissa: First you

Laurin: exactly the work I do.

Melissa: Awesome. I love it. Yeah. And as you know, first you have to believe you can heal before you can heal. If you don't believe you can heal, you're not gonna heal. Right.

Laurin: Yes.

Melissa: And I find when people come to me, sometimes they've been told by doctors, we can't do anything for you. Or they've just seen so many doctors and keep getting the same, you know, option of just a prescription drug and they're not getting any alternatives that they're feeling like maybe there isn't a solution for me.

Laurin: Yeah.

Melissa: But when they meet [:

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

Melissa: then when they start the detox and they start feeling better because it is a reset for the body, everybody starts feeling better. Then they're like, oh, maybe she knows something, and they start to develop their own belief, right?

Laurin: I call that borrowing somebody else's belief. You know, it's like, I don't know, but I'm gonna borrow your belief in that for a while.

Melissa: Exactly until they develop their own. And that's so important because just borrowing it gives them enough to move forward on and take action versus staying stuck in the discomfort. So yeah. So that's the work that you do. You completely understand how we have to clear all those bodies, right?

Laurin: Yes, yes.

Melissa: Yeah.

It's so important. And that's how we create that lasting healing.

was bringing that spiritual [:

Melissa: Yes.

Laurin: and the body.

Yeah. Go sit in a chair for a while, you know? But more and more it's becoming very clear that we need to bring that, that spiritual, emotional energy fully into the body, take care of it, and learn to live as a spiritual person in a physical body.

Melissa: Yes,

Laurin: And that for me is the goal of what I want to see in the world, because we're all gonna be happier, healthier, more peaceful, less combative, all of those things that are such a uncomfortable part of living today.

So it's a lovely, it's, I I love to see how, you know, you're coming at it from this direction first, and I'm coming at it from this direction first, and we're meeting in the middle with, you know, to help people do exactly what we need, we wanna do for them.

Melissa: Right. I love it. You just gave me full body truth bumps and, and I,

Laurin: 'em truth clubs too.[:

Melissa: so yeah, I love it because there's also, you know, there's that segment of the population that I. Isn't sure about spirituality and they want the science right, which is where my lab testing comes in, and then I can show them the science. But what I, I'm also loving as we move forward with the science is the quantum physics that's coming out, and that it is the language of spirituality, as is our unconscious mind as we learn about this connection.

And so that's why I've also moved into the realm of hypnotherapy and using that to create, you know, behavioral change in clients more easily with 10,000 times the focus, 50,000 times the accountability to get the results they want instead of them trying to just rely on willpower. Which we know willpower is all in the conscious mind.

ir New Year's resolutions for:

Laurin: Right, right.

f our unconscious mind, that [:

Laurin: Yeah. Yeah.

Melissa: do you wanna do things the hard way or the easy way? Right. Everyone's out there trying to do it the hard way. Exactly.

Laurin: It's way more fun if you take the easy way.

Melissa: It's, it's absolutely. I teach hypnotherapy and those are the most fun classes cuz we get to play, you know, our unconscious mind is like a toddler. We get to be our inner child again. So, yeah. Super fun.

Laurin: Nice. Nice. So yeah, I loved, I love talking about this responsibility for your health. And the other thing I wanted to touch on was when you were talking about your kids and that you needed to be there with them. I call that being an advocate for the patient, and I learned it. Years ago, my dad had terrible health, multiple heart attacks, cancer, all kinds of things.

w, the nurses were changing, [:

And it was so important because he was in no shape to remember what he'd been told or what he was supposed to do or why they were doing things or, and it's when I really learned that you must have an advocate with you when you're stressed.

Melissa: A hundred percent, a hundred percent. And also to be able to advocate for yourself when your health is. Not, you know, so bad that you need somebody else, but to know that you can. Right. So a couple of examples there and, and to understand the why. To your point, why are you giving him this medication?

e of things was because they [:

Right. So obviously, you know, not able to work cuz my head was pounding. So I went to the doctor who, oh, you need a stronger medication. I don't want a stronger medication doctor. I would like to know why they're worse. Because if I know why they're worse, then I can do something about that. Right.

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

Melissa: Can you help me?

Oh no, we'll never figure it out. Take take a week off work. They can be cyclical. See if that helps. And here's the stronger medication and I. Refused. I'm like, I'm not taking stronger medication. I took the week off work helped, but it didn't make it go away. Right. I went back to work, they came again and it's like, but they didn't used to.

So something's going on here. And what I ended up doing was actually going and seeing a naturopathic doctor.

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

Yes. Thank you. That sounds.[:

Laurin: Right. Right.

Melissa: So we did the saliva testing, and ironically, it's the exact same lab that I give to my clients today, right when we're running the hormones. And I discovered that my progesterone was very, very low. So I was in an estrogen dominant state, which is often triggered by stress, right? Because my progesterone was so low, it was triggering these migraines.

So she gave me this disgusting tincture that I had to take a teaspoon of every day for two weeks in my cycle for two months. And even after doing it for the first two weeks, I didn't get any more migraines. In fact, I didn't get migraines for seven years.

Laurin: Wow.

Melissa: And then they came back again and I went, Hmm, maybe my hormones have shifted a little bit, right?

I've had two kids in that time window. Maybe I should, you know, check out my hormones again or get that tincture again. So I went back to the naturopath and I said, can you gimme more of that tincture? And she's like, well, maybe we should run a lab again. I'm like, no. It's exactly the same as it was. That worked.

worked. Didn't have any more [:

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

Melissa: And this time my estrogen was low, my progesterone was low, my testosterone was low.

And she's like, how are you still standing? But again, we knew from the lab exactly what was going on. So then we knew what our action steps to take as opposed to, here's a prescription to mask the migraine so you don't have the pain. But we're not addressing the root cause. Right. So understanding that why is so important

Laurin: Yeah, so I

Melissa: advocating for myself, looking for different doctors.

And, go ahead. You were gonna

know, coffee and et cetera, [:

But nobody suggested. And I, I, I thought, you know, my, I'm going into menopause. My emotion or my, my hormones have gotta be a mess. Nobody offered. And I didn't really follow up to think, to ask, you know, can you, can you test the hormones? But yeah.

Melissa: Well, and so that's now, you know, and I wouldn't have been much help to you 15 years ago cuz I was in the corporate world anyway. Right. Anybody listening now I can help you. And that's another piece of this, of the segment of the population that I work with

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

Melissa: is women going through menopause because we're not taught us as women, right?

Laurin: We're not taught anything about menopause.

Melissa: Exactly. We do a great job trying to teach the kids about puberty at school because we have a venue to do that, but there's no venue to teach women about menopause. And so people don't know. So what do we do? We ask our mothers, we ask our sisters, we ask our friends, you have hot flashes?

, that's just normal. And we [:

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

Melissa: and that we can rebalance hormones.

And again, if you go to the medical doctor, they will do a test for hormones with blood, but that is not the best way to test hormone levels. It's actually saliva. And so we do saliva testing in the functional medicine side so that we can truly get a picture of where your hormones are at, where the imbalances are, so we can address them and get you out of your misery, right?

Because menopause should be the best years of our lives, right?

Laurin: Well, I,

Melissa: are grown and

t I could think a lot clearer[:

Melissa: Right.

Laurin: than I had in maybe my whole life, maybe since puberty, I don't know. But it was like this fog kind of lifted and I felt good and, you know, it just, And my, my, I have a lot of aunts. My mom was the oldest of four sisters, so a lot of aunts, and they all told me, yeah, my fifties were great, but they didn't tell me why or how. It's just, oh, you, oh, the fifties are great. This quote, cuz things settled down again, you know?

a wise woman's circle back in:

Melissa: right.

Laurin: women's wisdom that I had access to.

, and maybe we could come up [:

Melissa: very least, support and to know you're not going through it alone and you're not crazy and all of

Laurin: that one right there.

I'm not crazy.

Melissa: Exactly. Because sometimes when you go to the doctor, they tell you it's all in your head. Right.

Laurin: Yeah. Or

Melissa: I've had clients come to me who say, my doctor says it's all in my head, and we run labs and it's not all in their head.

I can see the deficiencies in the imbalances, et cetera, et cetera, and we can resolve it, right? So, yeah. So for menopausal women to know that you don't have to suffer through, as I said earlier, the body is a miracle and it's not designed so that we should be suffering and in pain.

Laurin: Right.

Melissa: Any pain or suffering is for us to get curious what's going on and what can I do about this.

a cycle, you can still have [:

And to know that you can do something about it.

Laurin: I went 13 years from my first hot flash to finally that year of loss, and they were hellacious. They were awful. I. And, you know, no sleeping and sweating all the time and hot flashes that were, you know, like being an inferno. And I had a, I had a, a rocky, rocky road. I would love for other people to not have to do that, you know?

Melissa: Yeah, exactly. So I'm glad that you're through it

Laurin: Oh, me too.

Melissa: I'm glad that we're having this conversation that came out of nowhere today, but somebody's here is meant to hear it, that they don't have to suffer through.

Laurin: Yes. Yeah. That there are things that we can, we can do to bring balance to the body,

Melissa: exactly.

Laurin: not try to medically fix it, cuz yeah. That never works.

Melissa: Or cover it up.

Laurin: [:

Melissa: Exactly. And then what happens is we get a new symptom because the body's like, Nope, that's not what I wanted. So I'm gonna give you another symptom to make you pay attention to try to resolve it properly. And then you go back to the doctor and they give you another medication to cover that symptom that was triggered by the first medication.

And before long you have people that are on 6, 8, 10 medications and it can even go higher than that, shockingly.

Laurin: Yeah. I think the average right now in the US is, is people, I think over 50 are on 10 medications.

Melissa: Wow.

Laurin: Not me.

Melissa: Not me. I'm not on any, I don't wanna be on any, my mom's in her

Laurin: of supplements, but that's about it.

're probably in like the top [:

Laurin: Yeah.

Melissa: And you know, she's an inspiration. And my grandmother's an inspiration and. There's resource that's come out recently that the human body can actually live to about 150 years old when we look after it. Right. And unfortunately, our food industry is working against us. Our medical industry has become a sick care industry.

You know, you gotta wait to get sick and then they'll help you. But there's nothing proactive taught about staying well, right. Let's, my opinion is, how about we just don't get sick, right. Do everything we can, but we don't get sick. And then, You know, as we talked about before that we even got on this call, big Pharma is all about prioritizing shareholder profit.

Laurin: Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.

ot allowed to advertise. Big [:

However, we have access to all the US channels, right? So if my

Laurin: Sorry about that.

Melissa: a sporting game, if he's watching some sports, you know, with us teams playing, right? Hockey or football or whatever, I can hear it from the living room. Talk to your doctor about this drug. Da DA has

Laurin: tell you what it's for. Half the time, you know, it's.

Melissa: However, then they go into, don't use it if you have this, this, this, this, this, this or this. Right? And then side effects could be this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this. And I'm just like, why would anybody want to talk to their doctor about this thing that has a hundred possible side effects that it just took you five minutes to tell me?

, so that, that's our, like, [:

And of course that's got the ads. You watch anything with news on it, on YouTube. You get the, you get the pill ads, you know, it's like the old people, they're watching the news.

Melissa: Right.

Laurin: It's like,

Melissa: make sure they know about this pill and that pill and, yeah.

Laurin: And so, yeah, so I, I mean my, a lot of my mission is around helping people get healthier, feel better,

Melissa: Mm-hmm.

Laurin: figure out why they've got the pain, and where you're coming at it from the physical side, which is a lovely way to support healing.

I'm coming at it from the energetic side and together. They are super powerful,

options are available to you [:

You know, like I did, I didn't like the idea of just being given a drug and then I went and found another practitioner and they offered me a lab test. You know, if whatever you've been told isn't sitting well with you, it's your intuition telling you that's not what my, your body wants

Laurin: And absolutely trust your intuition because you know your body better than anybody else does.

Melissa: Exactly. I love to say that you're your own best doctor because you've lived in your body your entire life. They haven't. So trust it. Yes, absolutely. And advocate for yourself. The other quick little story I wanted to share about me having to do that was early on in Covid, I had a plugged year, and this has happened to me a couple times through my life and I've had to, you know, go and have my ear flushed out.

bit of a cold in February of:

Laurin: Mm-hmm.

sa: from that. But it stayed [:

So in May of that year, three months later, I realized that it was so bad that I couldn't focus well anymore. And I had brain fog cuz it, and my brain was getting exhausted because I only could hear from one ear. And it was just really tiring and I needed to actually address this. So I called the doctor and said, I have a plugged ear.

I'd just like to have it flushed. Can I come in and have it flushed? And she said, well, it might not be that. And I said, okay, it might not be that. She goes, well, I have to see you. And I said, great. So can I come in and see you? Yes. So we make an appointment. I go into the clinic where they have a, a little wooden shelter built inside at the very entrance.

And she looked in my ear and she said, yeah, it's wax buildup. And I said, yeah, that's what I thought. So can you flush it out? And she said, no, I'm gonna give you a prescription. And I said, for what? And she said, oh, for this oil. And I said, I've been doing olive oil and it hasn't worked. I ha I wasn't consistent.


I said, I'd really like you to flush it out. Can we not do that? I've got 10 more minutes of my appointment left. We have time. And she said, well, everything's upstairs. I said, great. I'll come upstairs with you. Oh, you're not allowed. I said, well, can you go upstairs and bring it down so we can do it down here?

She huffed and she puffed, and eventually she did, and then she flushed my ear clear. All done, all resolved. End of story. But look at how hard I had to fight for that.

Laurin: Yes. For something so simple.

Melissa: Yes. And I came home and I said to my husband, what about the people that don't know that they can fight for that?

Laurin: right. Yeah. Yeah.

Melissa: It seems crazy to me, but the clinics everywhere now.

e left their clinics because [:

Laurin: Yeah, that's, yeah, that's just crazy. That's not, that's not healthcare.

Melissa: It's not, that's sick care.

Laurin: Yeah. Yeah. That's it, Carol. All right. Well, that's kind of a low point.

Melissa: Well, the great news is, is everybody listening to this knows that they don't have to live in that place and that there are options and that they can take responsibility and be empowered in their health. And that there's many, many solutions

Laurin: And, and to be a, an advocate for your own health.

Melissa: exactly, exactly. So it's all about health empowerment.

That's what I'm about

anybody else told me that, I [:

Melissa: Well, they also learn by you advocating because you're, you're, they have to go and research and, you know, learn more. And I think any good relationship is where both sides are learning. You know, I have clients come to me and I'm learning. I might have to go and research things in order to be able to help them.

And then I learn that. So the next time someone comes along, I know what's going on. And those are the best partnerships is when we learn together.

Laurin: Right. I agree. I I love being a lifelong learner,

Melissa: Exactly.

Laurin: All right. Well, I have one thing that I'm gonna ask you, cause that I'm asking everybody this year, and that is, is there a book that you think is a must read that you'd

Melissa: Well I have, so I have a whole bookshelf here I love so, so many

Laurin: see all the one in my office. It's on the other wall.

read called Our Daily Meds, [:

And so if people, you know, want to understand what's going on and kind of move off the fence and into that place of holistic health, And being proactive in your health. That's a book to read because it gives you a lot of information that you will then understand what you can do for yourself and why you may not want to be fully dependent on the sick care system.

Laurin: All right. Can you tell the listeners where they can find you? Because I bet there's gonna be some that wanna talk to you.

Melissa: Absolutely. So my website is simply your guided health, and there's a contact button as well as a book now button at the top of that screen. I do offer a complimentary 30 minute consult with everybody so I can get to know you, understand what your health goals are, and if I'm the right person to work with you.

And if I'm not, I have a [:

Laurin: Yeah. Yeah. If you are healthy, you can have a more joyful life, and

Melissa: Absolutely.

Laurin: really what it comes down to. Less, less pain, more joy. That's

Melissa: I love to say that health is your greatest asset, right? And we need to look after our health the same way we look after our car. That engine light comes on in our car, we do something about it. And even if we don't have the money, we find the money to fix the car. We treat our body the same way, and we don't have to spend 10 years in a nursing home at the end of our life.

We get all of those years to fully live our life.

Laurin: And how cool would that be? I mean, yeah, there, there's too much that I still wanna do in this lifetime to to get, to spend that much time somewhere with someone taking care of me.

Melissa: Exactly.

Laurin: All right. Well, I [:

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