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.