Meet Dr. Christina Melançon - Ivy Vitality

Christina Melançon is a Naturopathic Doctor, currently studying for her PhD in the Philosophy of Natural Medicine. She is a Southern-raised, farmer’s daughter who grew up on a nostalgic sugar cane plantation (managed by her father, Ivy) deep in the heart of South Louisiana. She came to appreciate the value of growing and harvesting her own food. Christina’s mother studied herbalism and passed this passion onto her with her consistent practice of home remedies. At age 14, Christina read a book that would change her life, Harvey Diamond’s, Fit for Life. From that day on, this book inspired her to become vegetarian. She has since adopted a mostly vegan diet. Christina also developed a love for exercise at age 14 and became a personal trainer at age 19. She’s been working in health and wellness for the last twenty plus years acquiring certifications in nutrition, fitness nutrition, plant-based/raw-vegan nutrition, functional training, special needs training, sports conditioning, Pilates, herbalism and detoxification, and emotional release techniques such as Evox (perception reframing) and Emotion Code.

Christina is an avid writer and published author of the titles, Eat Super-Natural, Super-Natural Juicing, and Grateful Clarity. She was the co-creator and publisher of Fit Life Magazine (2009), creator and editor-in-chief of Healthy Works Magazine (2009- 2019), and co-creator and editor-in-chief of Inspire Health Magazine for three years.

“True health is being centered, finding and aligning with your Higher Self and being present.” 

-Dr. Christina

IVY Vitality Wellness Center is located in Folsom, Louisiana.

Ivy Vitality uses a holistic approach to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. We believe everyone is capable of making a positive transformation, and we are here to help you on your health journey.

Our core practice is centered on energy medicine. You are an energetic being and are deeply affected by human relationships, trauma/events, environment, culture, upbringing, and the chemistry (energetics) of food. All these things affect your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health to a large degree. Understanding how these things affect you is the first step in your journey to wellness!

A true holistic program will help you understand how your emotional and physical body are intimately connected with your total health and well-being. That is what we do at IVY Vitality. We help you understand how everything in your world affects you and how you can make shifts at any time to lead a healthier, happier life through three stages— awareness, empowerment, and transformation.

“I am not a hard core, in your face motivator.  I am a nurturer.  I find being vulnerable, sincere and authentic is more motivating than many traditional approaches.” 

-Dr. Christina

We evaluate your health and prescribe treatments that address the four fundamental dimensions of your health.

How We Treat You

We feel your pain on every level.  Whether it shows up as emotional, structural or social, we’ve been there, we understand and are reaching out our hands and heart to help. 

Too many Doctors don’t take the time to listen and to get the whole story.  They miss out on key pieces in solving your health puzzle.  After all, you are a whole person and every part of you plays into your health picture.  We understand the value of listening and pausing for you. You are more than a chart, a record, a number. That’s why we get your history, order labs, suggest life coaching and/or emotional release therapy and suggest dietary and lifestyle changes along with recommended supplements.  It’s not just up to us to get you well, it’s also up to you.

Together, we will make a plan to get you where you want to be.

The plan will include our treatment intervention, lifestyle changes necessary and nutritional supplements.  It will also include the time and money investment needed.  You will be “in the know” from the get-go!  No stressful surprises.