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Nearly 90% of all chronic diseases are caused by lifestyle choices.

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Most illnesses can be managed or reversed with Functional Medicine Protocols and Lifestyle Coaching. If your health keeps getting worse, if you’ve already been to several doctors and there’s something still wrong...

My Healthcare Partner™ is

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My Healthcare Partner™

Functional Medicine Certified Health Coaches and Consultants

ONLY WITH MHP will you receive support from a HEALTH COACHING TEAM OF EXPERTS that includes a registered nurse, a medical cannabis expert, mold and lyme toxicity specialization and numerous other certifications that will help you improve your outcomes using the latest advances in genetic testing, environmental toxicity, meal planning, stress management and other scientifically proven techniques for modifying your health.

Shelley Thomas, Founder

Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach

Shelley Thomas

As a an experienced Coach, a licensed attorney and former Pharmaceutical Hospital Executive with nearly 25 years of combined experience working directly with Hospital Administrators, Residency Programs, Pharmacists, Healthcare Providers and other stakeholders who influence the delivery of healthcare, I have experienced the delivery of healthcare from both a consumer’s perspective and as an industry expert. Both perspectives have deeply influenced my opinion about modern healthcare and fundamentally shaped my decision to contribute to the evolution of healthcare, through my role as a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach.

I became a Functional Medicine Coach to facilitate and advocate for better health outcomes for patients with debilitating chronic illnesses including autoimmune diseases, metabolic disorders, environmental toxicities and cognitive impairments (e.g., traumatic brain injuries). Prior to becoming a Coach, I was the caregiver of a son who experienced a mild traumatic brain injury early in life, that was later exacerbated by toxic mold exposure that significantly impacted his physical and mental wellbeing, while changing the trajectory of his academic accomplishments and future opportunities.

I too have lived with chronic illnesses for more than twenty years. Initially I experienced side effects from prescription medication which put me at life long risk for diabetes and other life threatening illnesses. However, years later my health succumbed from living a common Western lifestyle that’s commonly associated with the standard American diet, inadequate exercise, stressful careers and lacking any meaningful skills for attaining real balance in my life. My type-A personality and achievement driven lifestyle led to a battery of chronic illnesses that robbed me of any meaningful quality of life and ultimately led to near fatal consequences.

Despite my efforts to work with numerous allopathic Practitioners for greater than fifteen consecutive years, I was never able to secure a diagnosis that accurately reflected the root cause of my illness and adequately explained my failing health. Similarly, I wasn’t any more effective with helping my son secure medical services that had any appreciable effect on his cognitive functioning which declined sharply after his initial mold exposure. It was only when I partnered with a Functional Medicine Practitioner was I able to identify the root cause my symptoms and implement the lifestyle changes that I needed to ultimately reverse my autoimmune disease and other co-morbid conditions. Functional Medicine saved my life.

I’ve been given a second chance to live my best life. You deserve the same.

Lisa Ragsdale

Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach

Lisa Ragsdale

In addition to being a health coach I’m also a Registered Nurse. After practicing as a nurse for more than 25 years, I discovered health coaching and the holistic approach to wellness. For most of my life, I ate poorly, had a general lack of energy, continual brain fog, and lacked any motivation to exercise. I believe that many people struggle with these same issues. My health was not great and I was what many call ‘skinny fat’. I had little to no muscle tone and I didn’t like the way my body looked. When I discovered the functional medicine approach four years ago, I was transformed and today enjoy good health, lots of energy and an optimistic outlook on the rest of my life. My own transformation motivated me to help others achieve optimal health as I had done. This is the reason I chose to become a health coach.

My goal is to help my clients feel good about themselves and realize the best health that is available to each of them.

Michelle Bitzer

Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach

Michelle Bitzer

How many of you either know someone or have personally had an experience in the medical arena- doctor’s office, hospital, clinic, - where you haven’t felt heard, where you have been prescribed one medication after another by one doctor after another yet still you haven’t felt better—still, your symptoms persist or your health continues to decline? Or, you have been told, “it’s all in your head”, “you aren’t exercising enough”, or “eat less”! These are the all too familiar challenges of ‘Doctor hopscotch’ and ‘Dead-End’ diagnosis.

I understand how you feel. It happened to me.

Back in 2003 I was bitten by my first tick. In 2012, I was bitten by two more. In retrospect, what went on in those nine years (or more considering I was raised in CT) was mind boggling medically, emotionally, physically and yes, spiritually. In 2008 I had three unexplainable surgeries to address endocrine failures, shingles, pulmonary and vascular issues, depression and multiple other abnormal labs that were unexplainable. At the time, doctors were not looking for the possible diagnosis of Lyme, co-infectors, a virus or mold exposure, and my body was failing. With no help, no one ‘quarterbacking’ my care, the ongoing cascade of unmanageable medical issues continued to spiral downward after the 2012 bite and my health took a serious and dangerous turn for the worse.

In 2014, I was emergency Medevac’d out of the Caribbean with unexplainable symptoms mimicking an attack of cardiac/stroke. It was then that I sought out a Functional Medicine physician to guide me in my ‘Root Cause’ discovery of illness; and so began the first steps down my path to wellness. On top of the Lyme, co-infectors, and viruses that were discovered, it was also revealed that I was chronically challenged due to years of unknown biotoxin mold exposures. My path to wellness would be a long one—I was overwhelmed, lacked direction, energy or focus and needed help. I needed an advocate. I needed a Coach.

Today, I am a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach. As an empathetic and experienced Coach, I teach and encourage my clients who may be faced with a chronic condition or health challenge to advocate for themselves; to reach for a vision that defines who they want to become not who they feel they are destined to be. Together we explore new pathways to their optimal vision of health so that so they can lead a life of healing physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Moni Patterson, M.A

Herbal Alchemist & Medical Cannabis Expert

Moni Patterson, M.A

Moni Patterson, M.RA is a highly sought-after speaker, herbal alchemist and wellness educator with over 20+ years of successful entrepreneurial experience. As an entrepreneur she owns two business consulting firms, as well as an exclusive organic nutritional supplement and cosmetic line in the cannabis industry where she personally formulates each product for maximum efficacy and bioavailability. Moni is known for her standard of excellence in her products and services. Her love for people is what drives her to continue to be innovative in order to inspire and impact the masses.

Mary Lynn Carver

Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach

Mary Lynn Carver

Mary Lynn Carver, (FMCHC) is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, has a Masters of Adult Education, and is a Usui/Karuna Reiki Master Teacher. As a result of some serious health problems (including cancer and diabetes) and a major case of burnout, Mary Lynn felt that the information she was getting from her traditional health care practitioners was not helpful at best and actually causing her health to decline. She decided to take matters into her own hands – the ultimate goal of practitioners everywhere. Being the lifelong learner she is, she decided to embark upon the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy Health Coaching program to help not just herself, but also to apply the knowledge to others in an empathetic and compassionate framework. Helping others better their health is the best way for her to continue her own health journey.

In her capacity as full-time faculty in a local community college Adult Education division, Mary Lynn saw the need for health literacy in underserved communities. She is currently the lead curriculum developer and an instructor in the Health Care Transitions program at the college, and was part of the team receiving an award from the Institute for Healthcare Advancement for community health literacy while employed at a local library.

Most recently, Mary Lynn is developing and offering a group coaching series for that same community library on Type 2 Diabetic strategies and looking forward to expanding to other community venues to improve health literacy in underserved communities. It is an amazing opportunity to be able to do what you love, help yourself and help others at the same time.

Functional Medicine is the Fastest Growing Movement in Modern Medicine Today

  • Functional Medicine identifies the root cause of disease instead of simply managing symptoms with medication.
  • Functional Medicine Patients are More Empowered to co-create their own personal wellness plan which leads to better outcomes and a better patient satisfaction.
“We believe that the patient ultimately determines their outcomes. This is why our focus is to teach our patients how to take better care of themselves and their families. Our end goal is to liberate our patients from being dependent on us for health and to teach them how to tap into their own healing potential by paying closer attention to how they eat, move and think. By consistently educating our patients and providing them with the right tools, we have been able to help hundreds of patients become the best versions of themselves and to continue their growth even after their program is completed. Empowered and aligned patients are the backbone of any clinic.”

- Patel, Sachin

“10 Ways to Make Functional Medicine More Affordable.”

Living Proof Institute, July 4, 2016.

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Why Do You Need a Certified Health Coach?

Unlike the typical 10 minute exam or 30 minute coaching
session, MHP IS YOUR ONLY OPTION for coaching that:

SUPPORTS YOUR MIND, BODY & SPIRIT with the compassion and time needed for your total care

EMPOWERS YOU to manifest your vision for your very best life

PARTNERS WITH YOU to co-create a personalized care plan for your wellbeing that reflects what you want to achieve

OFFERS EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIPS and strategic protocols to maximize your success

Provides CREDIBLE RESOURCES AND EDUCATION to eliminate your confusion and insecurities about your healthcare options

As a Patient or a Caregiver, MHP Coaches routinely do this and much, much more for our Friends every week until you’re empowered to navigate the healthcare system confidently and competently to achieve the outcomes you desire and deserve.

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  • Over the course of five sessions, I learned about phytonutrients and how they can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases and cancer, along with ridding the body of toxins, boosting the immune system and much, much more. Lisa changed the way I look at food consumption. I expressed to Lisa the goal of losing 4-5 pounds and achieved that goal through eliminating many of the empty carbs that I was previously consuming, along with making overall healthier food choices. Lisa is such a wonderful coach, guiding me in ways to evaluate my health and wellness and analyzing where there might be improvement or just to appreciate the qualities that dwell in me.

    Mary B.
    Flower Mound, TX

  • I feel so fortunate to have been coached by Shelley for 12 weeks. Working with Shelley was extremely beneficial, I created a vision and took tangible steps towards making that vision a reality. Through working with Shelley, I now feel I can do, be, have and create whatever it is that I choose, in large part to Shelley's unending ability to stretch my self-perceived limitations. This for me was the greatest result of working together and will certainly continue to ripple into deeper dimensions of my life. If you're ready to get stretched beyond who you believe yourself to be and into who you want to be and you're ready take tangible steps towards becoming that 'shinier' you, then let Shelley coach you, you won't regret it!

    K. Fried
    Wichita, KS

  • It was a true honor and privilege to be coached by Shelley. When I first began coaching sessions I did not know what to expect. However, using her strong, keen listening and discerning gifts, Shelley was able to draw out what it was that I was needing support with. As a result of her coaching, she was able to help me clearly define what my values are, who I am, where I am and the great opportunities that lie ahead of me!! This has truly been a life changing and God -ordained appointment and with my strong faith and the tools that I was equipped with in coaching I now know that I can move mountains and truly live to my highest potential.

    L. Jones
    Kansas City, KS

  • I highly recommend Coach Thomas for your coaching needs. She pushes you beyond your limits and makes the uncomfortable moments easy to bare. She is totally capable of helping you reveal your true self. Take your time, do the WORK! Trust the process and see RESULTS!

    Andrea A.
    Oklahoma City, OK

  • I worked with Shelley in the early part of 2018, and she really helped me explore the reasons that I was not using the knowledge that I had and applying it to my own health issues. Because of the work we did together, I am now using my CPAP machine more consistently, getting more sleep (6-7 hours instead of 5), and making better diet choices to control my blood sugars. Shelley has a kind and compassionate way of asking deeply intuitive questions for reflection that really get to the heart of the matter. She is never judgmental, she is never bossy, she is absolutely my partner in every step of the way. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her and I continue to make the changes that we talked about and get a little bit better every single day.

    M. Carver
    Chicago, IL

  • Michelle is an amazing health coach! Not only does she have immense knowledge and skill, but she is very compassionate and easy to work with. She cleverly helped me identify what I truly wanted with my life and provided gentle support and guidance with small actionable steps on how to get there. Her professional tips, tools, keen listening skills, and intuition allowed her to help me make great progress very quickly. I truly enjoyed and found great value in our weekly meetings. I would highly recommend her!

    Katrina K.

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