About Me

Hello, my name is Melissa Phipps.
I am a work-a-holic turned stay at home mom who went from a misdiagnosis of bi-polar to the real culprit of hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s autoimmune disease. I then started searching for my own wellness without medications using the Word of God as my guide. With the Lord holding me through it all I have seen such amazing victory in adjusting stress, reducing inflammation through careful clean eating, and adjusting life to live it intentionally and with a healthy ebb and flow instead of the standard kaos and time crunch mentality I once had.

I have seen 10 years of wellness since my diagnosis 11 years ago!!! I am pain free although I was told Fibromyalgia would have me likely wheelchair bound by 40 (I’m 43!!). The hashimoto’s no longer causes me any serious issues and only sometimes gets mildly annoying. The PCOS I was diagnosed with has been completely healed!!!

My current struggles are the health concerns of my children. They have both been diagnosed with PANS/PANDAS as of March 2021. I have been prayerfully adjusting my page and my focus of my advocacy and ministry to meet me where my family and I are. While I will not share much concerning them because they are their own people who deserve their own story, I will be sharing about the big picture of this illness, it’s effects and what we do to help heal the same as my journey has always been. I am expectant in their healing!!!

My content will be focused on autoimmunity wellness concerning Hashimoto’s and PANS/PANDAS. While there are tons of amazing resources for Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism there are precious few for PANS brain encephalitis. With this in mind my focus will shift from thyroid awareness to more PANS content for increased PANS/PANDAS awareness…

A friend recently reminded me of how much the Lord loves my children… even more than I could ever love them. That’s so hard to comprehend! I will remember to give them over to him in all ways as I seek his face for their wellness and am obedient to do what I can as a parent to give them a healthy and fabulous childhood… They are so precious in his sight!

“All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.”

Isaiah 54:13

Claim their peace! My children’s health issues cause them so much anxiety. God commands they be taught by the Lord, and that obedience produces peace …and GREAT peace. Claim it over them! Stand on God’s promises for them. Be diligent to teach them the Word….

“Teach them to your children [to obey his commands], talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

Deuteronomy 11:19

I have learned that
God’s natural elements of the earth are perfect beyond comprehension and everything we need to achieve wellness! God is good and our victory is secure through Christ’s death on the cross! Isn’t that great news!?

As we journey together to seek God’s face and our wellness I pray this site blesses you and encourages you! You can always reach out on and follow me at Facebook.com/melissaphippsgo page name Melissa Phipps.

Thank you!!

6 Replies to “About Me”

  1. Hi Melissa in more than a few occasions I have come across your path on FB thyroid group where I am a member under the direction of Raina and Kimberley wonderful thyroid warriors. I found your site not by coincidence either. I’m Christian myself and I would love to continue to read your blogs as you inspired me to believe in God’s plan for our lives through this ailment. I’m excited you’re a woman of faith through our savior Jesus we will overcome. God bless you.

  2. Hello Melissa this Inger, I meet you a couple of weeks ago at labcorp. I have been experiencing lower stomach and back pain for years. Instead of treating me for my chief complaint the doctor would treat for my symptoms (high blood pressure due to being in pain). The doctor would put me on different blood pressure medicine sending my nerves hay wire. My fingers and toes would feel like wires running through them. Now my colon is infected, from them giving me medicine that I didn’t need which cause me to have an infection in my colon. Some African Americans are allegoric to most high blood pressure meds. My cholesterol level is somewhat up and I’m one point over on my thyroid. Once I finish the antibiotics I have to get a colonoscopy. I will read the book you recommended me to read to find out natural remedies. I refuse to be a slave to the pharmaceutical wars.

    • I’m so glad you are looking for healthier alternatives! May I also recommend a high quality probiotic! All those antibiotics are killing your good gut bacteria. That’s where your immune system is so your system is shot. By adding back in a refrigerated probiotic your giving yourself back the good gut bacteria your body needs. It will likely help your colon too. *hugs* and healing to you! God bless!

  3. Hi Mel,

    I met you in Rite Aid. You had spoken about the immune system and how reactors such as needless immunizations can cause needless inflammation. I am due for my tetnus shot and am timid about getting it due to my adrenal insufficiency. I just read an article that said the tetnus shot is good for 30 years not 10. I also read about how the shot can cause an autoimmune response and painful arthritis. Do you have any insight on this shot before I go and get it? Thanks so much! Nice to meet you!

    • Lori, I am so sorry this is so late. My blog was not forwarding any comments. I am so sorry, this answer is likely not much help concerning your question.
      Vaccinations do trigger your immune system… like gasoline on a fire. Since you mentioned we met at rite aide, I know your local. I highly recommend Embracing Health on 610 in Stafford. Dr. Villareal is a naturopath and an MD doctor so she can be your primary care doctor through insurance while helping you in a fictional medicine way. If you can, try to get in with her to address your adrenal fatigue. I have a close relative that has been suffering years with adrenal fatigue and just discovered she has adrenal insufficiency cataracts and need immediate eye surgery. It’s a very real issue that needs to be addressed by a physician that believes it’s a real condition. Many MD’s just don’t. I pray you are doing well. Thank you for looking me up. I’m honored.

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