She's Helping Women Reconnect with Their Bodies
Monique Allen is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist based in the island of Jamaica. Just like every other Jamaican child of the 90s, she enjoyed my fill of Jerk chicken and cheese patty with coco bread. But being the granddaughter of a farmer and spending her school holidays roaming the hills of rural Clarendon, she gained an appreciation for local foods. However, it was the influence of Rastafarian culture in her late teens developed her true passion for food. In the area of wellness tourism, she hosts retreats that create a space for women seeking to reconnect with their bodies. she also hosts culinary retreats for people interested in discovering Jamaica’s indigenous plant-based cuisine- Rasta Food.
Tell us about your offering:
I help a lot of people around the world navigate through the journey to health I. run a web-based practice where I help women who suffer from hormonal, autoimmune, digestive issues achieve relief through plant-based nutrition and functional medicine. This includes providing one on one sessions, meal plans, and nutritional assessments. So almost daily I am online working with people going through their shopping list, helping them to find places to shop in their area, developing meal idea for my clients and conducting wellness assessments.
What is your favorite part of the work you do?
It is truly amazing and humbling knowing that I am using my passion to enrich and improve the quality of life for others.
What does “black wellness” mean to you? And what would you like to see happen or more of in the black community?
What is the top obstacle that you see for our community in wellness? What is your ideal solution?
What is your self-care or wellness ritual?
I practice the art of saying mantra and gratitude walks. When I feel overwhelmed, I go back o my family home in rural Jamaica and have a "River Bath", it takes me back to that childhood place of feeling safe.
What's one ritual you recommend more people of color adopt to cultivate peace and wellness?
What recent small purchase has increased your quality of life?
What is your final message for the community?
Monique offers free discovery calls to new clients. Find more from Monique on her social links below!