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Feed your soul; Trim your waist

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At MONACO Wellness, we are all about you finding your best self and living your best life. We have discussed, in previous posts, the concept of the “Circle of Life” as introduced by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I love this concept. The basic theme is that the food we eat is considered secondary food, whereas primary food, and perhaps the most important, is made up of the other components of life, the ones that make life worth living, like relationships, spirituality, career, finances, even home environment. Not until these components are in good balance, and meeting our expectations, can we begin to approach health.

In subsequent posts, we will address my interpretation of each of these elements of a healthy life, and what “balance” might look like in each of them, and most importantly, ways to approach these components in your own life.

One of the other important components of heath as put forth by IIN (the Institute for Integrative Nutrition) is bio-individuality, to the concept that each of us has our own definition of health, and therefore our own needs.

There is no single prescription for any of the components of the circle of life, like Career, for example, which fits all individuals. Each person, based on their own individual life story, will have a unique understanding of what a meaningful career means.

With extreme gratitude to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and their Circe of Life concept, provided to the world through their students, let us embrace a new understanding of health in 2021. Health is a journey, a balanced starting point, from which we will appreciate the best versions of ourselves.

I invite you, as we plunge into this new year of discovery, renewal and rejuvenation, to explore We will give you the tools to improve your health from the inside out, and discover the best version of you. We look forward to hearing from you.

John E. Monaco, MD

Tampa, FL

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