I’m a woman on a quest to discover all things health & wellness. I’m not satisfied being a part of the status quo! I love to explore alternative ways of thinking & doing things, natural health, whole-real food, fitness & everything else that keeps me crunchy!! Also, *warning* I am a rambler so this blog may take a rabbit trail or two talking about what ever is on my mind for the day. Random: I’m dreaming about going to Alaska, I started doing triathlons at 47, I used way too many capital letters and exclamation points when i write and I love to ride my bike alone in the rain  🙂

So, Join me for a walk down the road less traveled,


Melody Pipkin N.D., C.N.H.P.


More Info About Me:

I live in the woods, I am a  Lifelong Learner, Wife to the love of my life for 23 years, Mother to 3 great guys, Grandmother to adorable 2 grandsons, Follower of my Lord Jesus Christ, Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Natural Health Professional, Natural Health Consultant, Lifter of Weights, Techie, Interval Trainer, Bookworm, Runner, Biker, Blogger, Kettlebell Swinger, Pinner,  Nature Lover, People Lover, Dog Owner, & Triathlete & Servant of all!!

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Doctor of Naturopathy: The word “doctor” comes from the Latin word ‘docere’ meaning ‘to teach.’ Naturopaths teach natural ways to enhance good health, optimal wellness, and encourage longevity. The Naturopathic approach is holistic and focuses on maintaining wellness with an emphasis on disease prevention. I emphasize creating a lifestyle which includes pure water, proper diet and nutrition, exercise, appropriate rest, right thinking, absence from toxic substances, effective management of stress, and a number of other natural practices which lead to the balanced living concept. I believe that physical health is primarily (but not always) a reflection of God’s universal law of cause and effect. How we care for our bodies is both a physical and spiritual issue that impacts our health. In my opinion, the way to a life a wellness is for the body to restore its own protective mechanisms by removing physical and spiritual roadblocks that hinder restoration and/or healing by working to build immunity, improve spiritual and mental health, and enhance overall body functions.

Disclaimer:  I am not a medical doctor and do not prescribe or diagnose.

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All information and resources found on the Crunchy Mel Blog or Living Well site are based on my own opinions and are meant to motivate readers to make their own nutrition and health decisions after consulting with their health care provider. Readers should consult a doctor before making any health changes, especially any changes related to a specific diagnosis or condition. No information on this site should be relied upon to determine diet, make a medical diagnosis or determine a treatment for a medical condition.

Any statements or claims about the possible health benefits conferred by any foods or supplements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Note: While many of the links on my blog are purely for informational purposes, I do earn a small commission on many such links including links to books, products and services. I do not write paid posts. My thoughts and opinions are my own and not of those of any sponsor or advertiser.

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