Melissa Urban

Co-Founder and CEO

Melissa Urban

387 total articles

Melissa Urban is a 7x New York Times best-selling author who specializes in helping people establish healthy boundaries and successfully navigate habit change. She has been featured by the New York Times, People, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Today Show, and Good Morning America, and , and is a prominent keynote speaker on boundaries, building community, health trends, and entrepreneurship. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT with her husband, son, and a poodle named Henry.

  • Whole30 Success Story Contest Winner: Jennifer’s Story

    In December, we published a call for Whole30 success stories – people who had completed the Whole30 program in 2010, and had amazing, life-changing results with the program. We received HUNDREDS of entries – all which embodied the spirit and intention of the Whole30 program. […]

  • The Whole30 and Infertility: Kristyn’s Story

    Today we are featuring a story that brings us much joy, not only because Kristyn and her husband Willy have realized their dream of having children, but because they’ve been friends of ours for quite some time, and helping people you love is just about the best feeling in the world.  Read, be inspired, and …

  • Whole30 + Acne: Judy’s Story

    Skin conditions like acne aren’t exclusive to teenagers – and despite the numerous treatments (both over the counter and prescribed) designed to treat acne, many adults still suffer with dry skin, irritated skin, and disrupted skin on a daily basis. What if smooth, healthy, vibrant skin were as simple as changing the food you put in your mouth? […]

  • The Whole30 + Type 1 Diabetes

    While many have had life-changing results from ourWhole30 program, once in a while we have the opportunity to delve into more complicated “problem solving mode” with our consulting practice. A few months ago, we had such an opportunity with Meggie D., a type 1 diabetic who was having trouble controlling her blood sugars, despite a …

  • Whole30 Success Story: Beth Tracy

    We had the pleasure of meeting today’s Whole30 Success Story Beth Tracy twice – once at our Foundations of Nutrition workshop in her home state of Texas, and again in June when she flew to Las Vegas with her daughter to attend another workshop. After speaking with Beth, we asked her to share her story …

  • ARTICLES BY Melissa Urban

Dear Melissa & Friends: Unpacking Diet and Sleep with Dr. Michael Breus

We’re all trying to sleep better. You now know how important sleep is to just about every marker of health. You’ve bought blackout curtains, keep your bedroom cool, and wear an eye mask to block out the light. If you’re like me, you also go to bed Toddler Early as often as you can, to …

Dr.Megan Rossi discusses probiotics and gut health.
Dear Melissa & Friends: Dr. Megan Rossi Answers Your Questions About Probiotics and Gut Health

This issue of Dear Melissa & Friends is all about natural probiotics found in foods and drinks, and features Dr. Megan Rossi (PhD, RD, APD), The Gut Health Doctor. Probiotics and gut health are trending right now. The use of probiotics have been shown to have benefits that go well beyond your digestive system, including …

Dear Melissa: 6 Common Misconceptions about the Whole30

The Whole30 has changed millions of people’s lives since its inception in 2009. You can read page after page of glowing testimonials from our community, and many medical doctors, mental health practitioners, and other healthcare providers endorse the program and recommend it to their patients and clients. There are now eight Whole30 books, hundreds of …