We are dedicated practitioners who have completed rigorous training in advanced functional medicine sciences and validated application through serving hundreds of clients.

We have completed intensive study of chronic disease etiology, functional physiology, and evidence-based intervention, along with hands-on clinical practice. We are uniquely qualified to provide individually targeted strategies that address the multifaceted nature of today’s complex health challenges.

The result: root-cause resolution, empowered clients.

Our Functional Medicine Practitioner & Health Coach Team

At Sagebrush Wellness, we are an experienced, compassionate team of functional medicine health coaches who serve individuals experiencing symptoms of pain and fatigue by helping them solve why those symptoms are happening and to find sustainable relief naturally.


We serve individuals who have come to us with symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, fatigue and stomach pain, as well as pain in the joints, allergies, headaches, thyroid issues, infertility, skin issues like psoriasis and eczema, hives, asthma, edema, both common and rare autoimmune disease.


As functional medicine health coaches, we confidently assess complex disease patterns, inspire our clients to understand what is going on in their bodies and support them as they make lasting change, facilitate deep recovery, and support them as they experience astonishing results.


We use proven-effective therapies and tools that address symptoms while targeting the root causes of chronic disease in each unique individual. Often, we are able to use this approach to help our clients “head off” more entrenched disease by catching imbalance in the body early and facilitating interventions that bring the body back towards wellness by optimizing the body’s own drive to be well.


Sagebrush Wellness was established in 2017. Chief practitioners, Melissa Homner and Christy Lonergan have been practicing for over 18 years combined. 


Our education includes the School of Applied Functional Medicine, Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Functional Nutrition Lab, with certifications from American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Human Research and Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel from Weill Cornell Medical College as well as HIPPA certification. 


We have been able to help our clients to:

  • Sustainably reverse Type II diabetes

  • Eliminate the need for cholesterol-reducing medication

  • Stop debilitating menopausal symptoms

  • Reverse hypertension

  • Alleviate life-long constipation, headaches, or eczema

  • Sustainably reverse irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Crohn’s

  • Sustainably reverse chronic autoimmune activation

  • Stop acid reflux permanently

  • End chronic low energy, joint pains, tremors, or congestion

  • Eliminate the need for antidepressant or anti-anxiety medications

  • Lose weight and keeping it off long-term

The Sagebrush Wellness Team




Gastrointestinal Diseases

IBS, Crohns, IBD, SIBO, Colitis, Gastritis, Ulcers

Metabolic Diseases

Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes Type 2 

Autoimmune Diseases

Type 1 Diabetes, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis,

Hashimotos, Graves, Celiac, Sjogrens,

Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis,

Cancer, Mast Cell Activation,

Rare Autoimmune Conditions

Women's Health

PCOS, Fertility, Weight, PMS, Hormone Imbalance

Headaches & Migraines

Melissa Homner AFMC, AADP


Melissa Homner is a committed investigative partner to individuals who have chronic or autoimmune conditions.

As a result of her own journey with Multiple Sclerosis, diagnosis and recovery, she provides empathetic, highly personalized care. Her goal is to support, educate and empower individuals to become well again. She has been working in the autoimmune community as a Practitioner since 2017 and has extensive experience with rare autoimmune conditions.

As a Functional Medicine Practitioner, Melissa is a sought-after clinician. She is skilled in a variety of cutting-edge progressive testing. She uses symptoms, test results, and personal/family history to get to the root of the disease process for her clients. As a team, she and the client work synergistically creating a plan reversing the dis-ease dynamic in the body. She provides innovative care, education and encouragement, throughout their journey. When the client reaches their desired goals, wellness is sustainable.



Immune Function

Meniere's Disease

Skin Conditions (Eczema, Acne, Psoriosis)

Headaches & Migraines


Insulin Resistance

Type 2 Diabetes

Digestive Function (IBS, IBD, Crohn's, UC)

Hormone Imbalance

Weight Loss

Christy Lonergan  FMHC, AADP 


Christy Lonergan is a Certified Health Coach practicing virtually.  Her passion is meeting people where they are in their journey and supporting them to reduce disease symptoms and to live their best life.  


Having overcome her own Meniere's autoimmune disease in 2012, she has since helped hundreds of individuals locally, nationally and internationally to find their own path to wellness.  Her specialty is to listen and read between the lines to discover root cause and to implement change in small ways that can have large impact.   Her baby steps approach keeps change from being overwhelming, and she works to help her clients not only meet their health goals, but to also get back to the favorite things they enjoyed in life before becoming sick.  

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