Hi and welcome everyone! My name is Melani Tankel and I have been Plant-based for 15 years, a Preventative Nutritionist and a Ironman Athlete. My journey began with a desire to be at peace and establish a sense of calm within myself. I intuitively knew that my well being depended upon nutritional abundance. Over the past twenty years, I have tried many forms of detoxing, raw-food, cleanses, colonics, greens, fruits, fermentation, food-combining etc. I have walked in all of these shoes many times over. Ultimately, what has worked for me is balance. A balance of body, mind and spirit. There is not one solution or one fix or one thing. We are complex and what I respond to nutritionally may not be for you. Balance is universal for all that exists on this earth. Balance is what we seek and what we actually need to survive.
I discovered that what brings me joy is the power of fresh whole foods, rooted in plant-based nutrition. I became certified at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2000 and Plant-based certified in 2015 at The Center For Nutritional Studies founded by Dr. T. Colin Campbell at e-Cornell. I also hold a LEED Green Associate certification in Green Building and Sustainability. I graduated from George Washington University with a BA in Psychology and I'm a ten-time marathoner plus Iron-WO-man.
I have created a dynamic and enthusiastic approach to helping others thrive in a demanding world. By living an active lifestyle (training for my sixth Ironman in August '19), supporting environmental sustainability, engaging in meditation practice, and self-acceptance, I am able to encourage others to follow a similar path. I believe that to maintain wellbeing, it is important to be mindful of personal health and that of the world we live in.
If you are interested in speaking with me, the benefits of a complimentary one hour consultation is that I am a great listener, intuitive, understanding and truly want you to learn ways to practice health and be your best advocate. No one can take care of you better than you and I help you find the confidence to trust your instincts. You are enough right now to live your best life possible.