Hi I’m Dr. Melissa Mondala

I’m a holistic plant-based physician, nutritional & wellness expert, health coach, mental health advocate and recipe inventor!

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Plant-based Enthusiast 

Dr. Melissa Mondala

 Hi, I’m Dr. Melissa Mondala, and I love plant-based cooking and being a doctor. I help thousands of people just like you create life-changing results in their health and wellbeing. I help you unlock your behaviors and thoughts – by one simple step: educating and empowering you to value your health and plant-based nutrition.

My approach combines 6 years as a physician specializing in family, lifestyle, and primary care psychiatry with the latest cutting-edge medical research to help reach your health goals.. I help you tackle challenges and achieve amazing results with less need for pills. I stay updated with medical literature to provide you with the best evidence-based approaches to your questions and health conditions.

My “WHY” is to get people to live a long happy, healthy, fulfilled life through a lifestyle change instead of throwing prescriptions your way. Instead of catching a ball that needs to be tossed back to a physician, catch a solution that you can pass onto your loved ones.

See The Benefits of Plant-Based 

Whole food, plant-based diet is not only enjoyable but families can benefit from lower rates of:

  • Asthma, allergies, and eczema
  • Gerd, inflammatory bowel disease
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Upper respiratory infections such as sinus and ear infections
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Acne
  • Mental health issues such as anxiety, depression,  poor attention, memory issues
  • Lifetime cancer risk
  • Arthritis and joint pain

With the combination of plant-based foods and simple exercise, meditation, quality sleep, you’ll learn to get your life back and love how you eat, look, and feel.

Let Me Show You How

View my latest recipes, blogs, podcast, and appearances 

No Sugar Strawberry Jam


Lifestyle medicine & the role of diet on our health with Dr. Plantbased


Going Plant-Based for Your Mental Health? Here Are Some Things to Keep in Mind. Forks Over Knives


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In my e-books, I will show you to view your food, your life, your body, and your time in a new light!

Plant-Based Kitchen eCook Book

Here we share our favorite and frequently asked recipes! We provide easy and convenient recipes that help you make the first step in the plant-forward direction. These recipes burst in plant-based nutrients, satisfying flavor, and culturally tasteful ingredients!

Recipes Includes:

  • Sides, Salads, Soups for meal prepping or weekend fun
  • Melting Pot of Entrees from Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Italian, Indian, and of course, American staples 
  • Breakfast, desserts, & snacks for the entire family 
  • Featured recipes from our original #52weekplantbased challenge

Plant-Based Jump Start Guide

If you are wondering where to start, this JUMPSTART GUIDE will help you step by step. You and your family can be healthier and enjoy the process at the same time!

Dr. Melissa is a family medicine and lifestyle medicine specialist who works alongside Dr. Micah, a plant-based rheumatologist, who is equally passionate about teaching others to how to eat healthier.

You’ll learn about:

  • 7 Critical steps to transitioning to a Plant-based Lifestyle.
  • 10 Tips for meal planning.
  • Comprehensive Grocery shopping list for vegetables, fruits, legumes, grains, and pantry supplies.
  • And more!

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