Vienna, Virginia 22180

(703) 963-8939

Your Personal Health Coach

About Me

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What I Do

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means I look at how ALL areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we'll look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.   

Why It's Important

We must treat the "CAUSE" of illness rather than the "SYMPTOM" to get well.  My interest in wellness turned into a passion after my dad died from an overdose of chemotherapy to treat his early-stage bladder cancer.  He died a mere two weeks after his first chemo treatment.  At the time, I had no idea that most people die from the cancer treatment, not the cancer itself.  If I'd known then what I know now, I truly believe my father would have lived for many more years.  

Why I Chose This Path

In the aftermath of his death, I spent countless hours researching alternative treatments for cancer.  It’s unbelievable how many alternatives to chemo, radiation and surgery are available.  But unfortunately, most people, including doctors, don't know about them.  My research led me down paths to heal people with methods other than prescription medicine.  I decided that if I could help just one person through what I'd learned, my dad wouldn't have died in vain.  His death altered my life's course and I was called to do something with my "healing hands" (my dad's words).

My Training

The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (“IIN”) trained me in more than 100 dietary theories and taught me a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods.  While studying at IIN, I also studied extensively on how to get and stay well naturally.  Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a personalized “road map to health” that suits YOU.  Your program will be designed specifically for YOU.  I won't put you on a "diet", because frankly, diets don't work.  What I will do is help you become healthier and achieve your goals through a number of different avenues.  I will hold you accountable and track your progress.  Together, we'll get you where you want to be. 

My Credentials

  • Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and certified as a Health Coach
  • Certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners  
  • Published articles on the University of Virginia Alumni Website - http://alumni.virginia.edu/hoosnetwork/tag/susan-monaco/  
  • Certified Personal Trainer  
  • Certified Group Exercise Instructor  
  • Certified in CPR  
  • Trained in Nutrition Response Testing, a form of Applied Kinesiology (muscle testing) in which your body tells you what's wrong  
  • Personal experience with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy  
  • Personal experience with mercury (amalgam) filling removal  
  • Extensive research on alternative treatments for cancer  
  • Toastmasters Competent Communicator Bronze and Competent Leader Bronze
  • Black belt in Tae Kwon Do  
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Virginia   

Take Control of Your Health

Are you curious about how health coaching can help you?  Let’s talk and I can tell you.  Contact me and I will send you a confidential health history for you to fill out and send to me.  After I review it, we'll set up an initial consultation (it's FREE), get to know each other and you can learn more about my unique approach to health coaching and how it can help you achieve your goals.   

I look forward to helping you on your path to wellness. 

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