Health and wellness guide receives a second print run

Melanie Pouliot has published her second book. Photo Dani K. Johnson

Local health and wellness practitioner, Melanie Pouliot, has released a second edition of her new book, Health by Design Wellness Guide.

The book features Pouliot’s 10-step wellness program and other support material, and was inspired by her work with clients as well as personal experience. 

“The guide is my wellness journey over the past thirty years,” she explained. “I created my steps in this program because of the changes they brought to me in my life.”

Pouliot has worked in the holistic wellness field for over thirty years and boasts a broad professional repertoire as a certified nutritionist, clinical hypnotherapist and advanced Psych-K® facilitator. Health by Design Wellness Guide offers guidance on a similarly wide array of health and wellness challenges. 

“I wanted to make it reader-friendly for all people, no matter where they’re at in their health journey or their personal journey,” she said.

Her message is particularly timely considering the proliferation of uncertainty and mixed messaging around health.

“There’s so much information available to us now, in so many different platforms,” Pouliot acknowledged. “People are self-diagnosing and going to the internet to get their answers, and what I’m hearing from my clients is that they’re so confused because there’s such varying information and contradiction in the different resources that are available online. ‘Don’t eat this and don’t do that.’ This guide brings it home to what is simple and what is practical.”

Pouliot said supporting our body is especially important in the present climate.

“The stronger we are, the healthier we are, the more balance we have,” while minimizing our stress, helps to bolster our body’s immune response,” she said.

Pouliot is based in Sun Peaks and operates her private practice remotely, working with clients around the world. She described her new book as another support she can provide from a distance. In fact, the guide was originally intended as a resource for her clients, but upon its publication Pouliot was encouraged by friends to make it publicly available as well.

“It was beyond what I could have expected,” Pouliot said, having sold out of copies of the title within 24 hours of posting about it on social media.

A second print run of the book, with additional content, will be available from August 31 at Kamloops Chapters, Kamloops Library and, more locally, Bolacco Cafe. It will also be available to purchase through Pouliot’s website.

Health by Design Wellness Guide is not Pouliot’s first foray into the publishing world. In 2012, she published Life Through the Eyes of an Hourglass, which was written in collaboration with her son, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer at age 12 and died in 2011.

Pouliot is open to the idea of writing another book in the future; though, as she purports in her wellness program, one step at a time.

For more information, and to pre-order Health by Design Wellness Guide, see


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