Hi! I am Monica Wilson, a Registered Nurse and certified Integrative Health Practitioner.
Ever since I can remember, I have had a fascination with the human body: how our organs work harmoniously together, how the food we eat gives us fuel, how an exterior object can cause interior imbalance... it is incredible!
I chose to dive deeper into healthcare and become a nurse. Through nursing school, I gained an endless supply of knowledge that I am forever grateful for. I started my career in the Air Force on a Medical Surgical unit where my eyes were opened to the world of chronic illness. Patients were getting incredible care for the acute treatment required, and we have come so far with our medical science knowledge, but there still seemed to be something missing.
We seemed to have forgotten about the basics of health.
I aim to educate and motivate my community to live in such a way that we are not settling on living with chronic pain, fatigue, illness, anxiety...etc being the only option.
I am committed to providing you with the resources and education you need to regain and maintain control of your own health.
More of Monica's Story
Monica is a certified Integrative Health Practitioner and Registered Nurse. She grew up in St Louis, Missouri and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
As a Registered Nurse, Monica began her career in the Air Force working in a Medical Surgical Inpatient unit and a Family Medicine Clinic. There, she cared for a wide variety of patients and chronic medical conditions.
Since high school, Monica has had a passion for understanding how food affects our bodies, and has been continuing her personal passion ever since. After becoming an Integrative Health Practitioner, Monica wanted to do more to align her personal passions and beliefs about health to her career goals.
As a Registered Nurse, Monica has seen firsthand how symptom-based treatment, lack of prevention, and minimal health education has affected individuals and our health care system as a whole.
Monica joined Ikaria Integrative Health with the belief that with a holistic approach to health and the proper, science-backed education, optimal health can be something we can all experience.