Melissa Bunkers, MSN, FNP-BC

My story began six months after my first daughter was born. I was back to working full-time as a busy Nurse Practitioner, obsessed with getting my "pre-baby body" back, barely sleeping, and running on E. Eventually, I found myself stuck in bed, exhausted to my bones, anxious, irritable, crying out of nowhere, nauseated, and missing out on precious time with my family. I was unable to be the mom or wife I wanted to be.

I went to my primary doctor who ran some basic tests and told me everything was "normal", but I knew better! I researched my way to balancing my hormones, became certified in Functional Medicine, and now I help other women heal their bodies too.

I created my online Health Consulting business, Revive Functional Medicine, to give women Hope and the answers they aren't getting from traditional medicine.

What is Functional Medicine?

Unlike traditional medicine, Functional Medicine gets to the root cause of your health issues rather than prescribing a pill to mask your symptoms. Your symptoms and health history are used to uncover areas of imbalance in the body and help you reach optimal well-being.

Melissa Bunkers is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Functional Medicine Expert who is passionate about helping women feel their best so they can keep up with the demands of life. She lives in Harrisburg, SD with her wonderful husband, Drew, and two beautiful daughters, Kollyns and Reese.

Melissa graduated with Honors from The University of Iowa College of Nursing in 2010. She then attended Frontier Nursing University and graduated with a Master's in Nursing in 2016. Melissa has over 10 years of experience managing complex health issues, including her own adrenal dysfunction, hormone imbalance, and anxiety. She loves changing the lives of women through Functional Medicine!

Success Stories



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My periods are regular for the first time in my life!

(With happy tears in her eyes) “My periods are regular for the first time in my life! This is life-changing!”

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My overall mood has increased, and my anxiety feels so much more manageable. I’m not having as much bloating or stomach aches. Overall, I have more energy, and I just feel happier! My body is feeling much more balanced. Melissa is the absolute best at what she does.

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“Because 1 day into the Cellcore (supplement) I had a BM without using an enema! So excited!”

Work with Me


I believe in educating and inspiring women to take control of their health. I always explain the dynamics that are causing your symptoms so you understand WHY your body is reacting the way it is, and WHAT to do about it. I know reaching optimal health takes courage to make "uncommon" choices in today's culture. I equip you with the knowledge to feel empowered to do better.