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Heal and balance your 

inner and outer terrain to reclaim your life


You are nature and you are meant to live in harmony with nature. The outer environment is now full of chemicals, toxins, processed food, synthetic medications, polluted water and air. Your inner environment is often stressed, anxious, over stimulated, disconnected and full of suppressed emotions. This creates mental, emotional, and physical manifestations of dis-ease. All which can be reversed. 


Three Main Causes of Disease


    1. Malnutrition – vitamin and mineral deficiency, including water. 

    2. Toxemia – toxic overload and accumulation that destroys cells and tissues, the most common cause of disease today.

    3. Trauma – trauma can come in many forms both physical and emotional. It can be a car accident, injury, or impact. Trauma can be chronic negative thoughts and beliefs as well as forms of abuse: emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Trauma can be neglect, abandonment, chronic shame, guilt, and anger. It can be human and sex trafficking, bullying, and exposure to violence and more. 


Terrain Model empowers individuals to act responsibility and provide the proper inner and outer environment for themselves.

We are not victims of our DNA. We are not powerless to the genes passed on to us from our parents and grandparents. There is a problem when a system perpetuates fear, disempowerment and quick fixes.


The Terrain Model is a new paradigm of health that recognizes our true nature. We are entering a new chapter in human history where we remember the Oneness of all things. Using toxic chemicals, cutting, and burning as main forms of treatment is the old system. A new level of consciousness is here. The new paradigms here. The Terrain Model restores health by aligning you with nature.

You are the Seed​


Like a flower, we begin as a seed. When planted in the right soil, receive the right amount of sunshine, water, and fertilizer, we can grow healthy and blossom. The flower is a symbol of our true nature. The Terrain Model teaches how to become a gardener, someone who nurtures their mind, body, heart and soul and reaches their full potential. 

We can work together as a team

and reverse the causes of disease 


Work with Melanie Ryan and Dr. Marizelle Arce, ND

  • Receive an assessment of malnutrition and deficiencies.

  • Receive assessment of what foods and supplements you need. 

  • Take only organic, non-gmo real food supplements, not synthetics.

  • Learn what foods to eat and how to find them locally or grow them yourself!

  • Remove processed foods, toxins, drugs, and synthetics.

  • Learn how to change your lifestyle.

  • Work on releasing suppressed emotions and buried trauma.


For many years, Melanie Ryan was the owner of an award-winning holistic health center in the Hudson Valley Region of New York. It was there that she witnessed the reversals of chronic and fatal diseases using the Terrain Model of health and healing. Melanie Ryan’s mission has always been to educate, empower, and provide options for health and healing that are not currently offered by the mainstream. In 2020, Melanie became a student of Dr, Marizelle Arce, a naturopath and terrain doctor with an expertise in nutrition and anthropology. Melanie entered an intense and intimate apprenticeship with Dr. Arce that continues today. 




The Famous ACE Study

We now know that childhood trauma has a direct correlation with adult chronic disease. The CDC-Kaiser ACE Study (Adverse Childhood Experiences) is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and household challenges and later-life health and well-being. The original study was conducted at Kaiser Permanente from 1995 to 1997. The initial study focused on how traumatic childhood events may negatively affect adult health. The 17,000 participants surveyed were asked about their experiences with childhood maltreatment, family dysfunction, and current health status and behaviors. The ACE study found a direct link between childhood trauma and adult onset of chronic disease. 

To find the original ACE study: (


German New Medicine

One of the most leading diseases overloading the health care system is cancer. Thanks to Dr. Rkye Geerd Hamer, we know that unresolved emotional trauma causes cancer. He used his own personal experience of losing his son suddenly, and subsequently developing prostate cancer two years later. As an OB-Gyn, he studied all of his patients who had developed cancer and then looked to see if they had unresolved trauma in their lives. He discovered that ALL his patients with cancer had sustained a sudden shock trauma approximately 2 years earlier. He then later expanded his research to include other organs/sites of cancer and discovered that the type of trauma determined the part of the body that developed the cancer. (Nickerson Institute called Psycho-Oncology: How Unresolved Emotional Trauma Can Cause Cancer). 

Welcome to German New Medicine

Recommended Books

Dr. Nancy Appleton, PhD. Suicide by Sugar tells her story of how she nearly killed herself by the food she ate. According to Appleton, sugar addiction is the number one addiction in our nation. 


Dr. Barbara Reed Stitt, PhD. Food and Behavior, shares the story of how Dr. Stitt discovered the relationship between sugar and processed foods with delinquent behavior. Her work has been responsible for the removal of soda machines and refined and processed foods in school systems. 

See her video here


Uma Naidoo, M.D. The Food Mood Connection, Nutritional Psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School

Gabor Mate, M.D. The Myth of Normal, Trauma Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture.

Gabor Mate, M.D. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction.


Ed Tick, Ph.D., Soul Medicine, Healing Through Dream Incubation, Visions, Oracles, and Pilgrimage. 

Ed Tick Ph.D. War and the Soul, Healing our Nation’s Veterans from Post-Traumtic Stress Disorder. 

Melanie Ryan, LCSW,  book launch coming soon! 

Dr. Marizelle Arce, ND book launch coming soon!


Relaxation and inner peace are 

necessary for health and wellbeing.



Terrain Model Online Webinar

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