Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast! Monique Costello joins me to chat about the healing nature of food. Monique Costello is a Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, Integrative Holistic Health Coach and a Gourmet Cook who conquered her years of persistent pain with the very same element that fueled her passion, food.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Monique’s health journey with persistent pain

-The role of a health coach on a healthcare team

-How to utilize food to reduce inflammation and heal

-Monique’s timely tips for eating healthy during the holidays

-And much, much more!


Monique’s experiences with overcoming chronic pain have taught her the importance of positive thinking and challenging personal fears and limitations. She states, “If you’re constantly thinking negative thoughts, there isn’t a chance for positivity to win. It’s taking little ways of how we think and how we view the world and tweaking them. “


Monique is a strong believer that optimal nutrition and health looks different for everyone and requires self-reflection and experimentation. She recommends that you “Start to become a little more intuitive with your body and start to really notice what your body is telling you.”


Monique recommends pursuing mediation and personal growth to be the most optimal provider for your patients and clients. She stresses, “We don’t stop and take time for ourselves… If you don’t secure you first, you’re not going to be able to help anyone else.”

For more about Monique:

moniquecostelloMonique Costello is a Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, Integrative Holistic Health Coach and a Gourmet Cook. After years of a debilitating break down of the body, chronic back pain and unexplained symptoms ranging from low energy, restless sleep and weight gain to dry skin, Monique found relief in the very same element that fueled her passion, food.
A champion recipe developer once featured on The Food Network, Monique now works as a health strategist through corporate wellness programs and a one-on-one coaching. She teaches Soma Institute’s Health and Wellness certification program and healthy cooking classes at Kendall College along with hosting Clean Food Cleanse programs to help people recognize that food is medicine and it can heal you from the inside. Read more about Monique’s story at


Resources discussed on this show:

Entropy Physiotherapy Courses


Kendall College, Chicago, IL

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Xo Karen


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