We Keep Growing Our TeamThe Healing Grapevine is dedicated to sharing the knowledge, experience, and practice of dedicated experts in the field of Health and Wellness. Be sure you read all the way down because our team keeps expanding.
Our latest testimonial!
I'm so grateful to Ramona and the rest of the HGV team, not only for the meticulous way they've cataloged their observations and healing protocols, but for the selfless way they've given time, energy and support to those of us who have felt overwhelmed and alone.Ramona Melvin spent over fifteen years in the health and fitness industry as a health and wellness coach, teacher, personal trainer, and fitness model/spokesperson. This is Ramona’s personal story that starts with contracting Lyme disease in 2004.
Ramona particularly is like a beacon of hope and has always been a resource to me. The good that they've already done with their website and knowledge is incalculable!!
S K, Michigan
She did not employ the high-dose and long term antibiotic treatment that is commonly prescribed in the medical community and instead learned how to manage her Stage 3 Lyme symptoms with alternative remedies.
Then in the fall of 2008 she ran up against an advanced level of toxicity which necessitated a full scale detox and rebuild protocol to bring her back to a healthy sustainable immune system.
Today she is 100% recovered from both Lyme and the hyper-toxic syndrome aka Morgellons and provides Wellness Coaching for many who relate to her story and want to recover as well.
Ramona continues her intensive research on the basic principles behind toxicology as it relates to our health. There is an intrinsic relationship between the effects of harmful chemicals, pollutants, GMOs, and toxins of all sorts and our biological system's ability to function properly. The more we are exposed to these contaminants, the more likely we are to become ill.
Today Ramona has a unique perspective...she sees any health challenge as an opportunity for personal growth. It is through these challenges/opportunities that she says we can practice the full array of healing principles needed to be a mature, vibrant, and happy human being.
Toni Wright is a skillful, as well as compassionate Wellness Consultant, and has been coaching people towards better health all over the U.S. for the past 15 years. She was a body worker with State Health Board status for ten years and remains involved in Neurostructural Therapy (NST) and other mind/body/spirit healing arts.
Toni is a holistic, plant-based food nutritional consultant and fat loss specialist, with a passion to help special needs clients with autoimmune disorders and other chronic health challenges. She has also helped countless clients in the healthy sector as well as they search for peace and relaxation in their hectic lives.
As a mom, a health care practitioner, and past sufferer of Systemic Lupus, eczema and panic attacks, she just got fed up and became her own research specialist. On her own journey back to health, what she found was a huge library of health information not readily available from the conventional medical community. Her struggles, her wisdom and her valuable health information are the things she wishes to impart to others who are desperate to feel better in their own bodies.
It was more than twelve years ago when Ramona and Toni met and formed an instant bond as companions, moms, and fellow seekers of optimal health and wellness. Toni was instrumental in helping Ramona discover her successful holistic journey and recover from the scourges of Lyme Disease. She is a true Fountain of Wellness knowledge!
Toni has "Gone On Retreat" at her own "Woodland's Retreat"!
We will be posted on her latest healing techniques and adventures soon (we hope).
Bengt Robbert is an expert in the field of water filtration and purification, as well as re-mineralization and “structuring” of water. He holds 6 state contractor’s license categories and has worked in the water business for over 30 years.
Bengt has a deep understanding for both science and spiritual minded awareness which he utilizes during the formulating process of water. With this 'holistic' view, he braids the cellular intelligence and natural communication properties inherent in the medium of water to create a products which are literally engineered to promote our natural state of health.
Bengt’s combined field experience, scientific mind, and understanding of the chemistry of water and minerals has lead him to becoming a great addition to our team.
Trisha Springstead RN has been in the healing profession since she was 22 years old. She is an RN with a Master's in Science and has worked in all areas of medicine including ICU, ER, Burn, Surgical, Medical and Wound care. She was also an administrative supervisor, headed a 44 bed Cardiac Unit and was a Clinical Educator for 2 HMA hospitals.She has a degree from the state of California in Psychiatric Technology and worked with head trauma patients and folks with mental disabilities. With all this education under her belt she does believe that hospitals are for emergencies and use it when needed, but for chronic illness she is 100% behind using organic, non-toxic remedies such as essential oils and catalyzed water to activate the natural healing properties our body already has. Trisha declares the Morgellons syndrome as a condition of "hyper-toxicity" and she wholeheartedly agrees that some of the main culprits are plastics, heavy metals and toxins, that are in our food sources, pesticides, environment, and water contributing to the increasing amount of body burden in humans and animals. She points out that for decades now, we have been microwaving food in plastics, storing food and water in plastics, and using plastic packaging on the wide range of 'natural' and 'organic' skin care products that are supposed to be clean and free of toxins. However, once they are sealed in a low quality plastic container they become polluted. Fragrance oils made from up to 600 undeclared chemicals in perfume, skincare, beauty and home products, along with pesticides and chemicals in foods are causing Endocrine Disruption of monumental proportions. This in turn has been proven to create ADD, ADHD, lowered sperm counts, testicular, ovarian, breast diseases and is creating a shorter time to sexual maturation in women. www.certichem.com Trisha has worked with over 300 people over the last 5 years who came to her describing and suffering from the classic list of Morgellons symptoms. Today she has networked with a group of professionals that want to create centers that will provide support and non-toxic protocols to help those who need to recover. Trisha is very active in facilitating non-toxic remediation processes to the Gulf Oil spill areas. Please visit her blog at www.trishaspringstead.com/ With the growing networks rippling out from this hub, we are confident that 'out of the dark and into the light' come the answers to all disease (new and old) as well as our accelerated aging issues.