Welcome nutritionist and global wellness advocate Mona Sharma. She is the founder of Xicama™, an innovative line of functional food and beverage products that deliver the gut and immune boosting benefits of the superfood Jicama.
"It’s not the Ashram that healed me. It was the rituals at the Ashram that healed me: It was the focusing on my body, listening to my thoughts, living in nature, being with community—understanding that I could actually use my body to control my mind and my mind to control my body to heal.” - Mona Sharma
Mona sits down with Ruben to talk about her disillusionment of our modern medical system following two heart surgeries, chronic anxiety, and burnout resulting from her incredibly high-stress corporate career.
This led her to rediscover the power of food-as-medicine, yoga, and meditation to heal the body—truths she grew up amid youthful summers spent living in an Ashram. Today these are the pillars of Mona's philosophy in her work helping her clients achieve their goals for long term optimal health and excellence.
Mona speaks on the value of honoring your personal constitution over trying to find “the perfect diet”, and why it’s much more sustainable to seek out foods that fuel self-love rather than simply labeling them as either “good food” or “bad food”.
"It wasn’t the diet or living on the Ashram that helped me lose 45 pounds, get off medication, and heal my heart. It was the ultimate act of self-love.” - Mona Sharma
About the Guest: Mona Sharma is a dynamic leader and entrepreneur in the health and wellness industry who works with high profile clients around the world. She is a Holistic Nutritionist, mind/body coach, and founder of Xicama™ an innovative line of functional food and beverage products that deliver the gut and immune boosting benefits of the superfood Jicama. She also has a recurring role on the Facebook series Red Table Talk where she guides Will Smith’s family on their healing journey.
This is an Operation Podcast & Live Through Love Media Production