Plant Based Wholeness for the Busy Family

Empowering you with knowledge and simple recipes

Who We Are

We are a physician couple that is dedicated to promoting health and wellness using nutrition and lifestyle modifications as the foundation.

Dr. Melissa Mondala is a board certified family medicine and lifestyle medicine physician. She is also on the Board of Directors for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.  She has also used lifestyle modifications to improve her health. Her passion is using her knowledge on lifestyle medicine to empower her patients.

Dr. Micah Yu is a board certified internal medicine and lifestyle medicine physician.  He is currently in fellowship training in his last year of fellowship.  He suffers from autoimmune disease himself with spondyloarthritis and also has suffered from gout and pseudogout as well.  With lifestyle transformation, he has been able to put his diseases to remission

Are you having trouble losing weight? Are you tired of taking so many medications? Are you feeling overwhelmed with juggling work and home? Does the kitchen feel intimidating?

We are a physician couple who focuses on nutrition as medicine. We practice lifestyle medicine and help families become healthier and happier. We will show you simple steps to be the healthiest version of yourself.

I can say that Dr. Melissa Mondala was my answered prayer. Even though my time as a patient with her was short it was very meaningful. She really took her time to listen and encourage me to continue with small health changes and goal setting. That is huge, she is one of the few doctors I have met that was willing to become a partner in my health journey so much that lifestyle medicine became a passion and a source of inspiration to take my health to the next level.

Dr. Mondala is the most caring, engaging and very knowledgeable physician in her field making my journey engaging and easier to reach my goals. Her bedside manners are beyond what the Hippocratic Oath entails which made me feel how much she cares for her patients. If all of the physicians would stand to the way she practices medicine, perhaps we would have a community more in tune of the importance to seek and follow a different life style.

Dr. Mondala created a safe environment for me to share and get validation on my health challenges and respectfully listened to my frustrations. I finally was able to talk to a doctor and discuss my goals and Dr. MM was able to put a name to what I was doing thus far. Dr. MM ordered the essential lab test to see my progress and again for the first time a doctor took her time to review my results and discuss the highlights and also the opportunities for improvement. After that visit, I knew Dr. MM was more than a doctor, she is person who genuinely cares for her patient’s wellbeing and wants to be a supporter in the possibility to reverse chronic illnesses for good.

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