I went to see Melissa Bennett ND about a skin rash problem called Pityriasis Rosea that I have had for about 5 years. After numerous visits to the doctor over the years they were unable to provide any real solutions to my problem. All they gave me were expensive medications that didn’t work. I even went to see a skin specialist. While they understood the problem better they had no effective remedies for it either and they had no idea what causes it.
When I went to see Missy this rash covered about 50% of my body. With her help I was able to heal to the point where it is only a minor aggravation now. The last outbreak I had was very minor in comparison and it healed quickly. The foot detoxes combined with changing my diet to eating according to my blood type (blood type B) made a huge difference in my condition. I haven’t had an outbreak for 5 months now and I’m hoping I won’t have any more. I highly recommend her services. Where modern medicine and drugs failed her approach worked for me.
I would like to share may testimony with you regarding my health issues.
My personal experience with Beta-Mannan was truly a wonderful success. When I came to The Olive Leaf, I was diagnosed with HPV and I also had an 1st stage precancerous cells pap test.
Melissa Bennett my naturopath recommended this supplement. I contacted the company and consulted and begin to take the product as instructed. I was very nervous due to my Mother dying of Lung Cancer and my young 46 year brother dying with Cancer also.
I received the Beta-Mannan, produced by Alotek, I followed the instructions. Which were to take product for 3 months and a few other instructions and I had and Normal Pap and negative HPV test!!!!
Thanks so very much to Melissa Bennett taking the time to research my very personal needs and details to find this very successful supplement. I am truly grateful and inspired.
Thanks so very much!!!
It took me awhile (2 days) to get started on the ACV as I remembered how awful the taste was. I had a Dr.s appt and asked about my situation and was told that an antibiotic would not be recommended…then I came home and began the ACV – 2 Tbs. followed by 8 ozs of water. I could only do 1 Tbs (followed by 8 ozs of water) then 4 hrs later 1 more Tbs (followed by 8 ozs of water.HOWEVER, I noticed a difference in my head congestion fairly soon, so was encouraged to continue.
I was also dealing with what I thought was Candida, but turned out to be a Urinary Tract Infection. Although I wasn’t sure, it did seem the ACV was beginning to make a difference in the cloudy urine with foaming bubbles. I did buy a homeopathic from NatraBio called Bladder Irritation which has helped with the outer burning and itching I was having. I also increased Vit C to 3000 mg/day for now.
I am so GREATFUL that you suggested this to me. As horrible as the taste is, I was able to deal with this infection without having to take antibiotics. It appears that ACV works with bacteria, as well as improving one’s pH balance!?!?! Thanks for your assistance. You have been a GREAT ASSISTANCE to me.
I started visiting Melissa in July 26, 2009 because I was sick and tired from adrenal insufficiency and sleep apnea. I was taking regular prescription medicine but I could see no improvement. I had started following Dr. Dadamo’s blood type diet a few weeks before the visit with some improvement in weight loss and general over all health. I had lost about 15 pounds and my sleep apnea was better in that I did not use the equipment every night. But I wanted to know more about the Blood Type Diet and the soon to be released Swami Diet (Geno Type Diet) for optimal health.
Melissa helped me complete the Geno Type Kit and sent the information through the Swami software in October. I now use the Hunter specific diet and avoid the foods as much as possible. By following the Blood Type O diet and then the Hunter Geno Type diet, I no longer have joint pain, adrenal insufficiency, or sleep apnea as confirmed by medical test from my physician. I attribute this to the diet and Melissa help in helping me refined my diet. When I go off my meal plan, I have stomach aches, restless nights, joint pain, and fatigue. Thank you Melissa for helping me find and perfect a meal plan that is right for my bood type. As long as I follow the recommended foods and avoid the foods that cause me problems, I feel good and maintain my weight loss. I have lost 20 pounds in two months.
My name is Cheryl. I am 29 years old and I have PCOS. I started my period when I was 12 and never had a normal flow. Either it was lasting as long as a month or a couple of days and I always skipped cycles. For me that was normal. In the last couple of years it got worse and I would be lucky to get my period 2 times a year and when I first started seeing my Naturopath Melissa, I wasn’t getting my period at all.
When I first saw Melissa I was suffering with all the symptoms from PCOS plus some. I had unwanted hair, dark skin patches from high insulin levels, over weight, skin tags, bald spots, amenorrhea, fatigue, insomnia, digestive problems, depression, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, high testosterone, low estrogen, I was a mess. Just a month prior to my first visit I was on all kinds of medication prescribed to me by my OB GYN, Endocrinologist, podiatrist, psychiatrist, gastroenterologist and primary care physician and I still wasn’t getting better. I was popping pills all day long and I would sleep 12 plus hours a day, had no energy, all my joints hurt, I was always getting sick, and it felt like I was falling apart. Eventually I was on the verge of becoming diabetic and then I finally was fed up and wanted to try something new.
With the help of Melissa, I lost 50lbs and am now on my 5th regular menstrual cycle (which hasn’t happened in at least 10 years or so, maybe more) she helped me regain my life back or I can say she helped me understand what I needed to do to have a healthy life because really I have never been healthy before now. Really I can’t even begin to describe to you how sick I really was. I could barley work because I had no energy, I was always hungry and ate 4 times more food than I do now and never felt satisfied. I was always getting sick with a cold, bronchitis, the flu, or random stomach viruses and everyday felt like a challenge for me. My digestive system was so messed up I always had abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and sometimes my food would look the same way it did going in as it did coming out (meaning I wasn’t even digesting my food properly). I was over weight and malnourished. I was always in some kind of pain and it was so severe I would have to leave work and go straight to the ER or urgent care. All they gave me was pills and more pills. I called out of work a lot because of this and my employer noticed my physical inability to keep up with everyone else and my condition was causing me a lot of problems in the work place. I’m lucky that they never fired me but they still gave me a hard time and it wasn’t fun. Also because of all the extra weight I was carrying my back always hurt and my quality of life was reduced dramatically then it had been years earlier.
I never could have imagined last year around this same time that I would be 50 lbs less, having regular menstrual cycles and feeling great. I never remember feeling this healthy in my life. I thought that my PCOS was a death sentence and it would never get better, but it has. There is hope. I will tell you though it wasn’t easy. It took dedication and hard work but once you start feeling better the work turns into fun. I do have to say is it is an investment though of time and money. At first I didn’t want to pay the money for supplements and special food and exercise tapes or a gym membership, I just wanted to buy my 99 cent cheese burgers and be done with it. But honestly cheap food doesn’t save you money. You can buy cheap food but in the long run you spend more on food, doctors and medication. At first the change was a little expensive for me because I ate like I was eating for 3 people but now I save money because my body is running more efficiently and I eat less. I never go to the doctors because I never get sick. Before I was paying outrageous co-payments with multiple doctors and specialists and for medications and diagnostic exams, the only reason why I still have health insurance is because my job won’t let me drop it. Changing my lifestyle saved my life and helps me save money in the long run. Just in less than one short year all my efforts have paid off and my drastic situation has turned into a success story. And I do have to say I owe a lot of my success to my Naturopath Melissa. I don’t know how I could have done any of it with out her. Thanks DOC.
I first came to Melissa in the Spring of 2011. I had just been cleared by my doctor who had been treating me for Lyme Disease for the past three and a half years (I had Lyme Disease for a total of seven years, as I went the first three and a half undiagnosed and misdiagnosed). The treatment requires a combination antibiotic therapy and many supplements to help the body fight the infection and replenish the nutrients that the Lyme steals. Upon being cleared in March of 2011, my doctor recommended that I began seeing a naturopath for further care and to help me begin a detox program.
At the time, we had already suffered one miscarriage and it was evident that my body needed help riding itself of the build-up of toxins from my treatment. Melissa evaluated me and we began her foot detox regimen and I begin to feel the results, especially in my knees, almost immediately. The process did take time, as there was a lot that my body needed to flush, but we kept working and after our second miscarriage Melissa helped me to figure out how to add progesterone to my diet to help my body prepare. Though the Lord has taken our first five children home very early-we know that they each served a significant purpose in our lives and that the Lord was and still is preparing us to be the parents that He has called us to be. Our first baby who we will be privileged to shepherd for a lot longer will be born in January! The Lord is soo Good and His timing is soo perfect! I am very thankful to Melissa, not only for her help and guidance in preparing my body for this little life, but for her prayers! One of the best benefits of working with Melissa is the gift that she gives you of her heart, her prayers, and her love! Each and every appointment was a joy, a therapeutic, wonderful session that felt like coffee with a best friend and a counseling appointment all rolled into one! She is a blessing, her work is a blessing, and her prayers are blessings-all of which the Lord has used to bring us to this place and to bring this child into this world. We are eternally grateful!
This is our 3rd month being involved with a naturopathic solution.
Are you thinking about seeing a naturopath to resolve health issues? This is the very reason my wife and I sought out natural health healing. We decided that Melissa was the choice for us. My wife had doubts regarding natural healing, but her opinion has changed. First, you have to realize that if you desire better, enjoyable health you must do your part and be committed or else you will be wasting money and time. We were originally concerned with the cost of naturopathic care. We are on a fixed income and we do not have much money to spare. Do not let this cause you to turn away from pursuing great health. This is a wonderful way of managing and staying healthily in life. -Naturopathy- is the way to go.
Originally, we only had one reason for seeking natural health care. Please read, and consider how you can benefit. My wife had skin itchiness that comes from too much nickel in her body, which is acting like a toxin. It has been going on for the last 5 years. 3 times a week she has an outbreak of harsh rashes and periods of itchiness. She has taken prescribed antihistamines for relief yet it has its draw backs, such as extreme sleepiness and these outbreaks came about anytime of the day. Just imagine -work, driving, and our romantic time, So far this is where we are– in the last 3 months my wife itchiness has been reduced and the severity has been reduced. Yes it’s taking a bit of time we are confident that this extreme allergy will go away permanently.
Amazingly, other areas of my wife’s health have improved. She has lost weight loss without much effort, she had very high cholesterol and now her cholesterol has decreased from 325 down to 200 in a month (no medicine)! She has increased energy level and awareness. This is only her 3rd month.
I needed to improve on weight and blood pressure. I started seeking help for these problems during the last month. I have made progress in one month; I have lost 6 lbs. I have always had a hard time loosing weight. I just need to loose 25 lbs total. I am 185 lbs and my goal is to get to 160 lbs. As for my blood pressure, it has gone down a bit. It was 160 over 100 and then it came down to 140 over 97 within the last month or so. Melissa does not treat blood pressure, but she has the body balance out so the body is able to normalize. She makes sure I continue to have medical care and my blood pressure stays monitored. I have also noticed my energy level has increased and I am more alert though out the day, just like my wife!
Melissa our Naturopath- consulted with us and gave us a routine to follow and we did as she instructed us. It took us about 3 weeks for us to understand the changes we need to make in our lives. Yes, you will have to make changes, yet it is not that hard or burdensome; go at your pace that is what we have done. So far, it has been great we do not want to go back to our old ways. She is our life coach and we are blessed to have found each other.
If you are seeking an update on our progress, you are welcome to contact us.
Remember healing comes through our creator
God and our Savoir Lord Jesus Christ
My name is Kimberly T. Courand I’m a 22 year old Nutrition major at the University of Georgia. For my entire life, I have been a fitness fanatic and played sports through out college. I have been battling eating disorders since high school but during my most recent battle I discovered it was more than just a mental disorder. I was extremely irritable, tired, negative and physically bloated, gaining weight, and having a whole lot of GI discomfort. My psychiatrist and I began doing research and found Melissa Bennett, ND at Natural Health Atlanta right up the road from my house. At this point, I was just so ready to figure out what was going on with my body and how I could fix it.
Walking into the Dr. Bennett’s office, I immediately felt a sense of relief. She wasn’t just “another doctor” and I wasn’t just “another patient” to her. She took time to figure out what our plan for making me better was. There wasn’t a choice-we were going to make me better no matter how long it took to figure it out. That same day, a series of test were taken and sent away- everything from food sensitivity to thyroid to bacteria in my gut. After three weeks, I came back and we looked at all my test results together. One test in particular came back and Dr. Bennett and I both gasped and a sense of relief came over me. My gluten intolerance was off the charts, along with dairy, peanuts, and a few others. It all made sense now, I eat so many whole wheat products,peanut butter and so many different dairy products everyday- no wonder I haven’t been feeling well. We also noticed my thyroid was on the sluggish side and I had a few vitamin deficiencies. Dr. Bennett knew an immediate plan. She was completely thorough with every little thing we were going to do for not only the next couple months but for the rest of my life. I am now almost complete with my 28 day detox to help repair my body and I feel 200% better. My irritability is basically gone, my GI problems have subsided and I have even lost a few pounds- I couldn’t be happier and this is only the beginning stage. I’m so thankful for Dr. Bennett her loving personality, knowledge, and drive for passion in Nutrition. My life has completely changed for the better and I cannot wait to spread the word about all the services The Olive Leaf has to offer.