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Michelle is a Functional Nutritional Therapist who's passionate about supporting her clients health journey through natural therapies. By helping clients understand the regenerative power of food, she develops long term strategies that restore, balance, and enhance the body's ability to heal. 

Hello Palate works with individual and corporate clients and participates in seminars and heath talks across NYC college campuses. As the resident nutritionist producing health segments for LA DANCE PROJECT in partnership with the Korochogo Dance Project, Michelle is also an affiliate nutritionist at the Manhattan Physio Group located at City Center Stage.


"With more than 20 years in nutritional therapy, it seems I have been destined to support people’s health. As a practitioner, I’m on a mission to return to the wisdom of connecting our food to nature and nature to food, with a holistic lens of supporting bio-individuality.  

As a mother, wife, sister, aunt, and friend - it was more than 15 years ago I was on an island unto myself seeking alternative remedies to solve contemporary health challenges for my child. Organic was labeled elitist, alternative milk considered curious, and doctors - albeit with the best intentions - were baffled by my questions. I felt discouraged and sought support.

After researching a variety of modalities, I discovered two Functional Medicine doctors, who listened, ran tests, and approached my childs therapies through a holistic lens - not just her symptoms in isolation. To my disbelief, the chronic health issues were resolved and I felt empowered by the experience. By altering her eating habits to restore and replenish her unique nutritional profile, her body responded.

Was the journey easy? No. But what came from it was my mission to create Hello Palate. Inspired and ready to help and coach others with similar health concerns, I approached my new role as a welcoming resource to be your confidant and advocate - your friend if you will - on this wellness journey. After receiving my certification from the Nutritional Therapy Association, and Precision Nutrition, I became a Certified Food Therapy Specialist at The Natural Gourmet Institute and shortly after, Hello Palate was born." - Michelle Pesce

Ready to introduce your palate to the taste of good health?

At Hello Palate, we're serving up our amuse-bouche monthly eblast - small tasty portions of the latest nutritional developments - just enough to delight your appetite without overwhelming your palate or inbox. Together, we will create a community of support based on ancestral ways of eating delicious, well‐prepared whole foods to delight, heal, and satisfy your body and mind.


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