Let's flip the script together.

Fed up with status quo health and wellness options? Welcome to Viv, where we have a different kind of conversation. One that centers pleasure and connection and knows you're the expert on you. It's the approach to health support that'll have you wondering, "How'd you read my mind?" 

i've heard you're the type who refuses to settle...

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Suffer from chronic stress

Struggle with digestive problems

Have fibromyalgia or chronic pain

Live with an autoimmune condition (like Hashimoto's or Lupus)

Have candida (yeast) overgrowth

Suspect something's up with their hormones

Viv helps people who:

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Want more energy and vitality

Have negative health symptoms that aren't getting better

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You're done playing whack-a-mole with your symptoms 

You know that quick fixes rarely work long-term and crave something strategic

You've outgrown Doctor Google and WebMD

You're over diet culture and the fear-mongering that comes with it

You're ready to move beyond thinking of food (and your choices) in terms of good vs. bad

You don't want to wait for the medical status quo to catch up with the already available cutting-edge science

We're probably a good fit if:

You refuse to be in the same place 10 years from now 

You want to get back to being a bon vivant 

omg - that's me!

So many factors affect health outcomes: habits, environment, genetics, worldview, trauma, stress, relationships, and social identity. I look at the whole you, not just your symptoms, to get at the root causes. You're the driver, I'll help you navigate.

Functional Nutrition Framework

Feminist Lens

Too often, the nutrition industry ignores marginalized individuals. Let's ditch the never-ending "self improvement" project. I don't want to "fix" you. I just want you to get more joy. Your desires need not reflect popular wellness values. (Anti-feminist? Exit left.)

what makes viv different:

Historical & Cultural Context

Context matters. Our individual and collective stories are as important as our symptoms. By understanding how we got here, we'll make informed choices about where you want to go. Let's keep the cultural traditions that feed you and lose the ones that don't.

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"Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?"

mary oliver, poet

food for thought:

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Dinner Party 

The guide for the foodie who wants to whip up more magic in the kitchen without triggering the inflammation dominoes. Get my favorite chef-taught secrets from culinary school, adapted to reduce strain and increase joy. Work smarter, not harder. 

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One-on-One

Together, we'll dig deep into your history, assess the present, and build strategies to achieve your audacious health goals. The result: a sustainable nutrition and wellness plan that centers what brings you pleasure and bolsters your social connections.

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"I look at the whole you to get to the root causes of your pain. You're the driver, I'll help you navigate."

michelle-marie, viv founder

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"I look at the whole you to get to the root causes of your symptoms. You're the driver,
I'll help you navigate."

Nick D.

landscape designer

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At age 57 I was experiencing steadily increasing knee pain along with decreasing flexibility. I could not crouch to load the washing machine and instead had to grab the machine and lower myself to my knees, then claw my way back up after. It felt like the beginning of the end of my mobility...

"Viv has lead to life-changing improvements in my joint health."

Nick D.

landscape designer

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After a thorough evaluation, Viv outlined a combination of orthotics, supplements, and detailed nutrition advice.

Just 6 months later I’m 90% improved in both strength and flexibility, with numerous unexpected benefits from my improved diet.

I’m beyond thrilled!

Noelle W.

photographer

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"Always kind. Always wise."

Michelle-Marie is up to great things! If you're living with pain and looking for a way to manage it, check out Viv.

Stephanie L .

pilates instructor & massage therapist

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"Michelle-Marie will help you find a better way...
Absolutely love her approach."

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