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.

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


We have served many clients 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 and more.


As functional medicine health coaches, our goal is to 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 support remedies and tools that address symptoms while targeting the root causes of chronic disease in the 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, but co-owners, Melissa Homner and Christy Lonergan have been health coaching much longer. 


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 Disease

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

Metabolic Disease

Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes Type 2 

Autoimmune Disease

Type 1 Diabetes, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Hashimotos, Graves, Celiac, Sjogrens



Melissa Homner FMHC, AADP


Melissa Homner is a Certified Health Coach serving individuals locally, nationally, and internationally. Her passion is supporting clients who have chronic or autoimmune conditions who don’t know they CAN recover.

Because of her own journey with Multiple Sclerosis, diagnosis, and recovery, she works tirelessly to reach, support, educate and empower others who have given up hope of ever being well. She has been working in the autoimmune community as a health coach since 2017.

As a Functional Medicine Health Coach, Melissa is skilled at using a variety of testing, symptoms expressed by the body, and personal and family history to get to the root of the disease process for her clients. Then, as a team, they work together to create a plan to reverse the dis-ease dynamic in the body, and create the best path of recovery. She is dedicated to guiding her clients as they progress through this path, providing encouragement, education, and empowerment so that when the client has reached their desired wellness goals, they know how to STAY well.

Immune Function

Meniere's Disease

Skin Conditions (Eczema, Acne)

Headaches & Migraines

Thyroid Function

Insulin Resistance

Type 2 Diabetes

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

Hormone Balance

Weight Gain

Christy Lonergan  FMHC, AADP 


Christy Lonergan is a Certified Health Coach practicing virtually out of Kansas City, Missouri.  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 over 100 individuals locally 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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