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MONA SHARMA - Founder / CEO

Mona Sharma is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Wellness Coach, and NLP practitioner based in L.A. and Toronto. She’s a mother to Elijah and baby India, a wife to Craig, who is a film director, and she’s also the founder and CEO of Xicama™, an innovative line of functional food and beverage products that deliver the gut and immune boosting benefits of Jicama.

 

In her late twenties, while working a high-powered, high-stress role in the corporate beauty world, Mona began to experience chronic anxiety, severe digestive issues, and heart palpitations that persisted after two heart surgeries. After hitting rock bottom, she decided to switch gears and turn her attention to her personal health, returning to her roots of living on an Ashram with her parents. She began to make use of the tools she obtained on the Ashram, where emphasis was placed on bringing the mind and body back to balance through yoga, meditation, mantras, and Ayurvedic meals. After healing from major health issues, Mona shifted her professional career toward health and wellness. She began working with professional athletes, celebrities, and CEO’s to bring balance back to their lives, as well as peace and happiness back to their mindset, so they could thrive.

 

For over a decade, Mona has worked with clients on mind-body connection, the link between inflammation, gut health and vitality, and the foods that fuel optimal health. 

One day, while pregnant with baby India, Mona was eating Jicama in her kitchen with her husband, when they decided to pull out the juicer to make some Jicama juice.
Aware of its benefits for gut health and immunity, they kept the conversation going, leading to the establishment of her own company, IQ Foods International— for which Xicama™, an innovative jicama-based food and beverage line, is the flagship brand.
 
Mona’s philosophy is that it’s time for us to awaken our health, and decide that we are worth more than living with symptoms we’ve gotten used to. Food, meditation, and movement are the ultimate pillars to a vibrant mind and body for life.
 
“Being happy, healthy and feeling beautiful are not independent of one another, they are all connected. It may sound like a simple concept, but far too often we forget that what happens in our minds affects our bodies, and what happens in our bodies (our gut) affects our minds and our emotional well-being.  That’s why I work with my clients to awaken optimal health, from the inside out. I use a personalized approach using functional nutrition as medicine, breath and movement as therapy, and meditation as mind re-conditioning to rid the effects of learned behavior, stress, and inflammation of the body, so that they can show up more powerfully in life every day”.
 
For interview requests with Mona, high-resolution shots or any related media inquiries please contact: Michelle Calvert, 416.640.5675, 323.348.6412 or email michelle@lucidcommunications.ca
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