Melissa Szaro

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Arizona State University, Institute Of Integrative Nutrition, Elderberry School Of Botanical Medicine
Nutrition, Plant-Based Food, Herbalism
  • Melissa received a Health Coach certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and has in-depth knowledge of nutrition and how to use food as medicine.
  • She loves spending free time exploring new restaurants in her hometown of Portland, which is a very foodie city.
  • She has interviewed famous food personalities, like Gail Simmons from Top Chef and Dan Churchill (aka The Healthy Chef).


Melissa has a passion for writing and will never be seen without a notebook in hand. She has been a professional writer since 2018, and prior to writing for Alb Media, Melissa worked as a professional blog writer for the Herbal Academy and as a copywriter for various clients in the health and wellness industry.


Melissa received a B.S. in sustainability from Arizona State University and went on to study at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, as well as the Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine. She is also a Certified Trauma-Informed Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and has in-depth knowledge of herbs, nutrition, human anatomy, and food and plant science.
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