On Stands Now
May 2024

Questa  •  Red River  •  Cerro  •  Costilla  •  Amalia  •  Lama  •  San Cristobal

northern new mexico news boy
Access Back Issues of
Print Editions Here

Share this article!

Post Date:

Written By:


Courtesy Photo
Monica McClelland, Questa resident and Certified Health Coach at mind-your-gut.com

Monica McClelland is a retired professional dancer and health coach who moved to the El Rito area last year. She is the founder and CEO of Mind Your Gut, a health and wellness service that focuses on digestive health and nervous system balancing. Monica has a passion for helping others improve their gut health through nutrition and lifestyle changes. She believes that a healthy gut is the foundation for overall health and wellness.

Monica has helped many clients and has gained a reputation for her expertise as a functional gut coach. Her recent client Vanessa said, “Monica added years to my life! She is a trustworthy, empathetic and competent health professional you can count on in your journey to healing.”

Monica is a certified health coach through Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) Practitioner (FDN-P) and has digestive specific training under Dr. Nirala Jacobi and Dr. Jason Hawrelack for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS), a cobination or Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis refered to by the term IBD and other chronic digestive conditions. She is a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and follows their dietary principles.

At Mind-Your-Gut.com, Monica offers a range of services. She provides functional lab testing like stool and nutritional deficiency testing, coaching programs with personalized nutrition and supplement plans and educational resources. In 2021, she created a self-paced course, The Mind Your Gut Course, that teaches breathwork, nervous system balancing, energetic techniques, and mobility exercises designed to relieve digestive problems like gas, bloating and constipation.

Monica also offers corporate wellness programs to help organizations promote health and wellness among their employees and members.

In addition to her services, Monica also recommends a range of products to support gut health, including probiotics, digestive enzymes, and other supplements. All of the products that Monica suggests are carefully selected and vetted by Monica to ensure their purity, effectiveness and safety.

Monica is passionate about educating others about gut health because she suffered from chronic digestive problems throughout childhood and adulthood. She thought her entire life would be dictated by digestive upset until she became curious about holistic health. Since overcoming her health issues her microbiota passion has become an obsession!

Overall, Monica McClelland is dedicated to helping people find balance and wellness with compassion and patience. She believes in the power of the human body and that the “secret” to healing is helping the body heal itself with personalized nourishment, stress management, and the appropriate interventions. She acknowledges the gaps in our current medical “sick care” system and is determined to fill those voids.
Many of our locals know Monica through her engagement in the Questa community. She teaches beginning dance classes at Yoga Sala and leads Senior Technology classes at the Questa Public Library. She is married to chef Parker McClelland who shares her love of nourishing food. Together they raise chickens and hope to create a food forest and health retreat on their property.

Check out Mind-Your-Gut.com and contact Monica if you would like to learn more about how to improve your health through creating a healthy digestive system. She offers in-person consultations to individuals in and around Taos County and also is available for virtual, remote sessions. Explore mind-your-gut.com and contact Monica at hello@mindyourgutcoach.com or call or text (575) 754-0122.