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AboutMelanie Gayle Green, MA, NC, RYT is a nutrition consultant, yoga teacher and health coach who specializes in healing through yoga and healthy eating. I received my Masters degree in Women's Studies, specializing in Women's Health and Eating Disorders from San Diego State University in 1998. I have been teaching yoga since 1999 and recently received my certification in Holistic Nutrition from Bauman College. I believe that by integrating yoga, meditation and healthy eating into one's daily life, one can not only live well and feel well, but sustainable happiness can be found. Since 2002 I have also been the co-owner and Director of the Berkeley Yoga Center.
I am a strong advocate for the healing powers of a healthy diet and lifestyle. I feel passionate about discovering the underlying causes and triggers of my clients' pain and fatigue so I can assist them in achieving better health and vitality. I strongly believe that the foods that we put into our bodies affect all of our systems: physical, mental and emotional. I can help individuals gain a better understanding about what foods will help them most.
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I work and live in Berkeley, CA with my partner, two children, cat, dog, hamster, and three chickens.
My StoryMy journey toward sustainable happiness demanded I make the connection between mind, body and spirit. I began using food as a way to cope at an early age and not in a healthy way. At the age of 11 I was diagnosed with scoliosis, a significant curvature of the spine (both C and S curve), which caused chronic pain until I found yoga a decade later. Yoga helped to heal my physical pain, as well as connect to my body from the inside, which also helped further heal my eating disorder.
During an Ayurvedic cleanse in 2010, I experienced many beneficial outcomes. Two of which were sleeping through the night and no abdominal pain after eating. These were experiences that I had grown accustomed to, and dealt with on a daily basis. After the Ayurvedic cleanse when I began to reintroduce foods, I realized that gluten was the main culprit in my digestive and sleep issues. This led me to want to better understand how nutrition and the body worked, so that I could help people not only have the tool of yoga and meditation to heal, but also the information about how to eat for wellness. This journey of connecting with body and spirit eventually led me in 2011 to begin my education in holistic nutrition.
As Michael Pollan recommends, "Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much." If indeed we were able to understand how to implement this very simple recommendation, there would be no need for the services of a Nutrition Consultant. However, life is complicated and because of the food industry that currently exists in this country, food is complicated too.
If you are interested in better understanding how to take care of yourself with food, make an appointment with me today. If you are experiencing fatigue, stress, weight gain, digestive issues or feeling overwhelmed, I can help start you on a path to heal.