Pathways to Health - Transformation Coaching For a Fit Body and Focused Mind

I help people (men and women) lose the extra weight, banish bloat and feel great in their bodies. With my Functional Diagnostic Nutrition training I can look at your help through the lens of science via lab tests if that is indicated. More importantly, perhaps, I help my clients with what is happening between their ears.  The work we do around mindset is critical to all of the other health related work we do.  I want you to look and feel great in your clothes but I really want you to embrace your whole life!!
What clients are saying about her 30 Day Gut/Mind Makeover:

I just finished the 30 day gut and mind makeover with Melinda- it was a great experience! I learned a lot about myself and digestive issues. The class was unique and a perfect mix of group and independent work- I especially liked how each of us got to individually determine our journey-but got to learn and share from each other! The reading was powerful, the recipes were amazing- like all of Mel's cleanses- and Mel's leadership, support and inspiration were ever present for the full 30 days! It was a great experience for me- getting a much more in depth knowledge and test of what fuels me and/or impacts me - for better or for worse. I highly recommend this class and working with Mel!- Lisa Vatske-Olympia, WA

I signed up for a gut seminar with Melinda and was cautiously optimistic that it would relieve the symptoms I had been struggling with that my GI doc just wanted to throw meds at without any clear cause.  I followed what Melinda said to the best of my ability and within 3-4 days the gas, bloating, nausea, and pain were gone! I became more in tune with my symptoms, what caused them, what worsened them, and how everything was connected within my body. Instead of ignoring messages from my body and mind I was hearing them and acting before the symptoms, and when necessary could treat them without multiple pharmaceutical meds. I am grateful for the support, the information I received, and the lifestyle changes. I recommend anyone in similar situation to work with Melinda personally or through her seminar, and I will likely again in the future.  -Crystal, Maine

What Her One on One Clients Are Saying:

I came to know Melinda through her yoga classes, and then by experiencing one of her well-planned and executed cleanses. I hadn't thought I needed to hire a coach, but things were stuck in my life, and I wanted help making necessary changes. We all think we know how to take care of ourselves, but sometimes it takes an external voice to get things moving. Melinda, as a coach, is supportive, informative, objective ... and able to apply a KITA when it's called for! In the time we spent working together, I:

-Lost 20 pounds (and continue to lose 1-2 pounds a week)
-Rediscovered my love for yoga
-Uncovered a health issue that was precipitating a cascade of other wellness challenges
-Revamped and vastly improved my family's internal relationships by learning to speak up for myself

I'm grateful I made the choice to invest in coaching sessions with Melinda. -Sally Johnstone, Bath, Maine

 You have supported us thru feelings of helplessness and frustration. We're right here with you, for you. Your work with Sadie is a HUGE deal. You're teaching her life long lessons about how food can harm and how it can heal. We're on an upswing of positive results right now, though I know we still have a ways to go and we can easily have another setback. But I also know that we have you there to support us thru it all. Your journey is changing the life of a special five year old girl. So no matter whether it's a bad day for you or a good day, know what a healing power you have inside yourself. We are so grateful for you! –Shelly Daniels,  Bath, ME


Melinda has been a WONDERFUL and INSPIRING life-coach for close to 1-year. We have phone meetings regularly and meet 1-1 when I am in Maine. She has helped me to set realistic goals, look at and self-evaluate my growth fairly/honestly and we talk openly and candidly about my mental and physical well-being. She is honest and supportive and has helped me to make significant positive changes in both my personal and professional life. I am always impressed with her ability to challenge and support me all while keeping the smile that reminds me to celebrate my triumphs and start over when/if I stumble. She is funny and very, very real. I am grateful for her assistance and would recommend her to ANYONE as a life-coach.

– Marcia from Virginia

As a present to my self I enlisted Melinda to work with me for a month: to listen to me, educate me, and inspire me. All that was done with enthusiasm, a personal approach geared to my style, and a solution to any thing that I didn’t understand. Melinda guided me on a 7 day cleanse, helped me to shop smart, choose things that would satisfy my personal tastes, while staying on track. I learned new things about food and how to satisfy my cravings and treating my body to the good things it needs. I also lost 8lbs and the pains in my body were diminished greatly or completely gone! Also, I’m not experiencing any more indigestion. There really wasn’t any room for cravings, my needs were met. It may sound simple, but it’s a lesson some of us forgot.

Thanks for all your help Melinda!

G Swanson-W.Bath, ME

When was the last time you talked with someone about your health and received the personal attention you deserve?

It’s rare for anyone to get 45 minutes to work on their nutrition and goals with a trained professional. As a Holistic Health Coach, Master Life Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, I create a supportive environment that will enable you to achieve all of your health and life goals. I have studied all the major dietary theories and use practical lifestyle coaching methods to guide you in discovering which approach works best for you. I also have the training to be able to utilize lab testing to get to the root of your health ailments.

Most approaches to nutrition dwell on calories, carbs, fats, proteins. Instead of creating lists of restrictions and good and bad foods, I coach my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline.

No one diet works for everyone. I will guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you. I will also help you to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health goals.

Could one conversation change your life? Schedule a free initial consultation with me today! If you have any questions please contact me at

I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach and certified by the American
Association of Drugless Practitioners. I received my training from the
Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York, NY, USA, where I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts, including Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Katz, Dr. Walter Willett, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Alejandro Junger, Dr. John Douillard, Dr. Liz Lipski, Dr. Josh Axe, Donna Gates, and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.

Drawing on my background, training, skills, and life experiences, I support my clients of Pathways to Health spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.

I am not a medical doctor, dietician, nor nutritionist. I do not hold a
degree in medicine, dietetics, or nutrition. I make no claims to any
specialized medical training, nor do I dispense medical advice or
prescriptions. This content is not intended to diagnose or treat any
diseases. It is intended to be provided for informational, educational, and self-empowerment purposes ONLY. Please consult with your doctor or wellness team if you have any questions regarding this whole foods program, and then make your own well-informed decisions based upon what is best for your unique genetics, culture, conditions, and stage of life.

I look forward to working with you!
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