It doesn’t matter what your background is. What your health story is. What you’re dealing with.  Auto-immune disease, auto-inflammatory disease, cancer, chronic illness, IBS, chemical sensitivities, acne, anxiety, depression, obesity, diabetes or others!




The first step towards vivacious health is much closer than you think.  It’s really very simple and only requires a basic shift.  I know you’re absolutely, positively capable of making the changes you need to get a hold on your health  (and regain the energy you so desire!)  And you know what? I bet you’re more ready than you even know.  All you need is a little guidance.




(Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach & Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner)


It’s my mission, my manifesto, my credo to inspire you to listen to your body, discover pure health, and reclaim your life while reversing disease without ever feeling deprived of the things you love.


If you’re looking for me to hand you a basic meal plan and a one-size-fits all healing plan, you’re looking at the wrong girl.


I believe for true transformation and healing, you have to look at yourself as an individual and focus on what your body needs innately. Your body is unlike any one else’s, and my goal is to guide you on taking your health in your hands and bringing back the REAL you that’s deep down inside.


This is why I’m so passionate about inspiring and informing on the why and how, so you can get the what that you so deeply desire.

Consider me your personal health guide.

Your concierge wellness coach.

delivering guidance and a lifeline when you need it most


Well in 2015, I found myself faced with a seriously life changing health crisis. For months I felt tired, fatigued, short of breath, unexplained fevers and dizzy at times. What I thought was adult acne, turned out to be something far more significant. I underwent countless blood tests and biopsies.  I had sores all over my skin, and doctors weren’t able to figure out what was causing all of this. “Probably just food allergies" I was told. Let's do the elimination diet.  Done, and still no change.

I kept pushing through life as usual, because we all know as a mom, you don’t get any days off, but I knew there was something else I was missing.  Something I needed to hear.

The morning of October 16, 2015, my life as I knew it would change forever.  I was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow failure disorder, Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), and Acute Febrile Neutrophilic Dermatosis (Sweet’s Syndrome) as a result of the MDS.  

Not only had I never heard of either one, I left the doctor’s office feeling 


I was shuffled along through the standard conventional medical system, where you’re left feeling like just another number. Meetings with specialists, geneticists, and other oncologists all coming to the same exact answer - chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow transplant. You’re diagnosed with A, so you must be treated with B. No one cared to dig deeper to see WHY this had happened.  Must just be “bad luck” they would say. 


That just didn’t sit right with me.  There had to be another way.  My intuition told me to search deeper.


I figured I’m young enough (I was only 33!), and otherwise strong enough to do this.  Our body is designed to heal.  THIS is my path. My reason for being here.


That’s where The Pure Appeal came to be born.  


I set out on the lonely, uncharted adventure of healing cancer naturally.  I started researching holistic alternatives and realized THIS is what makes sense.  I knew there had to be a connection to developing something as serious as cancer, and the things we do every day in our lives.  The food we eat, the products we use, the thoughts we think - everything.  We are not cursed with bad luck, or bad genes.  Our bodies are not trying to fight against us. They’re trying to help us survive!


I created The Pure Appeal as a space to share my findings, knowledge and offer other women support on their own personal adventure through healing.


I enrolled in a holistic healing and nutrition program at The Institute of Transformational Nutrition.  During my training, I realized the importance of nutrition in healing, as well as psychology and spirituality, and how each affect our health.  I read book after book; medical journal article after another.  I met with alternative health practitioners. I consulted with natural healing gurus. 


I started implementing what I was learning, and I started seeing positive results!  My blood tests started looking closer to normal, and my skin was clearing up. This was incredible.  


I knew I was meant for something greater than just this diagnosis.  I started talking with other women going through similar experiences and realized they were just like me. Scared, lonely, and searching for ways to reclaim their health and take their life back!


Today, and every day after I continue learning and expanding my knowledge on holistic healing.  


Life is truly an adventure filled with things that happen FOR us, not just TO us.



Let’s discover your pure healing path,

and get you back to living your life, not just existing.

Grab your Rescue & Restore Itinerary that will take you through the what, when and why of jumpstarting your healing adventure. Snag it here! 

Melissa Mendez, CTNC



Melissa Mendez, CTNC, BCHHP is a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, nutrition expert and a self proclaimed research queen.  Creator and founder of The Pure Appeal , Melissa inspires women to listen to their body, discover pure health, and reclaim their life while reversing disease. 




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