Updated: Aug 21
One of the ways I like to spend my me-time is by sitting on my bed, or another comfortable spot, watching Red Table Talk. If you don’t know, it’s a Facebook Watch series with Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Jada’s mom, Adrienne. One episode that I like to rewatch is a health episode called “Smith Family Emergency Meeting.” It’s one of my favorites because I’m very much into health, fitness and improving my life inside and out.
The episode featured Dr. Mark Hyman and nutritionist, Mona Sharma, who talked about how food is medicine. That’s something I’ve understood for a long time, since my mom is always looking up natural remedies with different foods for me to eat whenever I’m sick. Something I eat a lot of, especially during flu season, is ginger. I cut a piece of ginger and chew it in the morning before I go to school to help keep my immune system in order.
But back to Mona… What’s cool about her is that she asks questions about people’s health to determine what they need to eat to help them specifically. She’ll ask people for a list of questions regarding how they feel on a daily basis, healthwise, as well as how they feel when it comes to the foods they eat. After, she goes into more depth about how to create a diet that works best.
Although people recognize her as the nutritionist from Red Table Talk, Mona is also a mind/body coach based in Los Angeles, and the founder of Xicama, an inventive food line that has jicama-based drinks. She focuses on educating people on health and wellness through yoga, meditation and food. I actually tried one of her cauliflower recipes from Instagram and it was so good! You can find it at the link below.
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