wellness is truly a passion.”
Melissa Bowman, MS, RD
Celebrity Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer
PhilosophyMy interest in health and wellness is truly a passion. My philosophy about my practice is that services should be simple, realistic and attainable. My holistic mindset is balanced with modern western training and understanding. It is my goal to work cooperatively with physicians and other healthcare practitioners to treat patients holistically. Most importantly, I listen to my patients. We work together to find health and wellness solutions. I am here to help you understand why your body is reacting in certain ways (or is not reacting). I will help you develop lifestyle habits that will be beneficial to your complete mind-body wellness.
Melissa Bowman is Chicago’s renowned Nutrition & Fitness Expert. She earned her Master's degree in Clinical Nutrition. She is a registered dietitian (RD) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with a holistic nutrition background. She is a Certified Level 1 Coach of the USA Triathlon Association.
Melissa focuses on teaching and empowering clients to incorporate healthy behaviors, including proper nutrition, training and recovery into daily life. With over 15 years of experience, Melissa’s talents lie in helping clients gain a deeper understanding of their bodies while achieving a greater balance in energy levels, eating practices and overall well-being. She has helped clients overcome everything from heart disease and obesity to diabetes and depression.
Clients everywhere have earned the ultimate gift of “true health” working with Melissa. Her current client roster includes well-known personalities Meredith Vieira, Al Roker, Ann Curry, Gary Dell’ Abate and Whoopi Goldberg. Other clients include professional and elite athletes, athletic teams, CEO’s of some of the country’s largest corporations, writers, journalists, infants, children and adults with a variety of nutritional challenges; including weight management, eating disorders, food allergies/intolerances, pregnancy, lactation and chronic conditions. Working with Melissa, clients will receive practical solutions that bring results and long-term success.
Melissa studied diet and the balance between Eastern and Western Medicine. Educated on the relationship between holistic nutrition and disease prevention, Melissa learned through this research that environmental toxins can be linked to chronic disease and inflammation. This led to the creation of Melissa’s world famous PhysioCleanse Detoxification Program™.
Melissa has appeared on NBC’s The Today Show, The View, Rock Center, WLS-TV (ABC Chicago), WMAQ-TV (NBC Chicago) and more. She has been interviewed by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Social and Michigan Avenue magazines and has been featured on radio shows around the country, including Sirius-XM radio, Chicago’s 101.9 The Mix and Healthy with Hart and the Sports Medicine Show with Dr. Brian Cole on ESPN radio. Melissa has also been sponsored by Athleta, Infinit Nutrition, Zico and Sugoi. In 2013, Melissa was selected to be on The Ironman Foundation Newton Running Triathlon Team. Melissa has lectured on diet and exercise throughout the country and has been published in numerous articles and journals.
Melissa is an accomplished athlete, she is a 5x Ironman Finisher including a top 10 finish and top 5 finish in Ironman 70.3. In addition, she has competed in numerous sprint, Olympic and half-iron distance triathlons, as well as marathons.
Melissa has an extensive background working with patients with:
- Acne or Other Skin Problems
- ADD/ADHD/Autistic (gluten, casein-free diet)
- Toxic Overload
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chromosome Abnormalities/Genetic Disorders in Children
- Developmental Delays in Children
- Digestive Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Food Allergies/Food Intolerances
- Feeding Disorders (g-tubes, ng-tubes, picky eating)
- Heartburn or Reflux
- High Cholesterol
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Sinus Infections
- Sports Performance for Youth & Adults
- Thyroid Conditions
- Weight Loss
- Yeast Overgrowth
- Many Other Diagnoses
Her areas of expertise include:
- Individual Counseling
- Professional & Elite Athletes
- Detoxification and Cleansing Programs
- Paleo Nutrition
- Weight Management
- Eating Disorders
- Food Allergies/Intolerances
- Pre and Post Pregnancy
- Chronic Conditions
- Holistic Nutrition
- General Nutrition/Wellness
- Pediatric Nutrition
- Sports Nutrition
For more information on Melissa Bowman
or to arrange a speaking engagement,
Melissa at NutritionByBowman@gmail.com