After all, it is through our tribe that we have been able to share our passion and Vision for a more authentic and caring food industry.
So, today we took 5 to chat to Mel Falconer, a VIVO Tribe Member to see why she's part of the movement for real, whole foods.
VIVO: Thanks for having a chat with us Mel. Are you able to let us know why you started using VIVO in your life?
Mel: I am a 32 yes old mum of 2, 6.5 yrs old boy and 4 yr old girl.
After the birth of my son in dec 2013 I was diagnosed with MS. Optic neuritis was my main symptom which mostly effect me when I get hot, it’s like my vision gets pixelated. It’s was a very hard diagnosis for me and my family. Not long after I joined the gym, more of something I could do for myself, something I felt like I was in control of.
The improvements in my fitness has made my symptoms more bearable but I do find that I can’t focus that well on faces when I’m in the middle or a workout, along with this I also looked at changing my diet and to having a more natural type of protein with less additives.
I am on some good medications and my MRI scans since my initial diagnosis have been good .
Mel: It tasted delicious and bonus it was a plant based protein powder (in the past whey protein has not been so good for my digestion and I never stuck with them).
VIVO: What did you want to achieve with your choice of plant based protein?
Mel: I wanted to live a cleaner lifestyle, plant based protein was an option I looked into. My brother actually told me about the protein and gave me a sample, I have been hooked ever since. Coco bliss is my favourite!
VIVO: What have been the benefits you see / gained from having VIVO Nue in your life?
Mel: I have incorporated vivo into my everyday life. I enjoy having it after a workout or just as a mid afternoon snack with a banana. Recently I have stepped up my training at the gym and have lost nearly 10kgs in 2019
VIVO: What's your favourite way of having VIVO Nue?
Mel: Most days I just have it with ice and water but occasionally will have it with a banana and almond milk and ice in a smoothie.