I believe that life is all about balance. Indulging once in a while is part of living a healthy lifestyle and enjoying a happy life
Woodland Hills, CA (Vocus) January 20, 2009
melslife.com, a multi-media, advertiser-supported, healthy living social network, which targets echo boomers, has many of the functionalities of social network leaders Facebook and MySpace, but its emphasis is on food, health and life philosophy.
melslife is for people who want to live healthier lifestyles. "The growth of melslife has been phenomenal and positive. I feel like we are making a real difference in people's lives. If you want hope, optimism, and easy-to-digest food and wellness information, come to melslife. We've gotten thousands of positive emails, and our users told us that they wanted mothering and baby information," according to melslife's 24-year-old founder Melissa "mel" Melcombe.
melslife for Little Ones features pages on Moms' health, Babies' Health, Birthing, and the Healthy Home. According to mel, "Little Ones is a resource for people who want to know more about holistic choices for their children. We do not preach, but rather give users alternatives."
While melslife is not a medical site, it does feature in-depth coverage of six medical issues, written from a holistic point-of-view. These sections include Cholesterol, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Blood Pressure, Cancer, and the Immune System. Because of the growing number of people with gluten sensitivity, melslife has also included a melsSnapshot on Celiac Disease. melslife does not rely on doctors' or medical experts' advice; rather, melslife relies on mel's opinions and the comments and advice of its demo-influenced community.
If you want to know about what foods to eat, chocolate to buy, juices to drink, types of coffee to order, teas to enjoy, alternative foods to seek out, and/or vitamins, minerals, and supplements to take, then melslife is your one-stop information site. melslife has over 400 pages of unique, original content. "I believe that life is all about balance. Indulging once in a while is part of living a healthy lifestyle and enjoying a happy life," says mel.
melslife has a large video section, with specific channels for Coffee, Tea & Cocktails, Cooking, Exercise & Fitness, Health & Medical, Inspirational & Charities, Pets, Reviews & Product Comparisons, Tips, and Smashed Videos. Another melslife channel is "The Ask mel Show" channel. The Ask mel Show is a melslife original, a Web-based show that allows users to send "mel" a question on video, and "mel" will answer the question, creating a truly interactive show. The Ask mel Show goes back into production in mid-February.
melslife is developing 15 local international sites to be launched later this year. "We saw a need and demand for local melslife sites around the world. Users in over 33 countries consistently come to our U.S. melslife site, and we want to create a unique user experience for them and not just a translation of what we already have," states founder Melissa "mel" Melcombe.