Holistic Health Coaching with The Natural Minded Mama


In her former career as an oncology nurse, Melissa Long cared for children and families coping with serious illness. After suffering for years with numerous health issues of her own, she was introduced to the concept of healing from the inside out through diet and lifestyle changes. After experiencing positive changes in her own life and getting pregnant after struggling with four years of infertility, Melissa decided she wanted to help other people achieve the same amazing results she had achieved. She went back to school at the Institute of Functional Medicine coaching academy and launched her functional medicine nurse health coach business in 2021. When she’s not helping people or educating them about how to live a more toxin free life, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, go to the beach, play basketball, practice yoga, and do anything outdoors. Some of her favorite things are tiffany blue, dolphins, rustic decor and she loves photography.

Natural Minded Mama, Palm Beach Mom Collective feature

Where do you live in Palm Beach County?

Boynton Beach

How long have you lived here?

2 years, we moved from Broward County (Palm Beach is SO much better!)

What do you love about living in Palm Beach County?

I love that there is always something to do. It’s a beautiful location as well.

How many children do you have?


What are their ages?

2 and 4 (will be 5 in March)

What is your job description?

I am a functional medicine nurse health coach. I help teach people how to prevent disease, get to the root cause of existing health issues and how to detoxify their lives through diet, lifestyle and product changes. I am extremely passionate about teaching people how to thrive instead of merely survive. I have a special passion for kids health and I also focus a lot on helping people with autoimmune disease or post cancer treatments. But my favorite sessions are the ones where I teach people how to be healthy before health issues even arise. Its obviously exponentially more difficult to reverse issues once they occur so I love focusing on disease prevention! I have another business where I’m helping to build the brand for a high performing line of toxin free skincare and makeup. This line is local to south FL and women owned.

What is your favorite activity to do in Palm Beach with your family?

We love to go to the beach or parks. There are so many great free spots in Palm Beach County that you can take your kids to. My kids also love lion country safari. I have started doing mommy and me days with my youngest at Delray Beach Children’s Garden and we’re loving that.

Best piece of parenting advice you have received:

Give yourself grace. You won’t get it perfect most days and that’s okay. Just make sure your kids always know how much you love them and how proud you are of them.