"Kelly, you are awesome; recipes look fascinating! Every person with inflammation of any type should see this."
(Kelly's clean-eating recipe book Sweet Healthy Living)
-Jane Wcislo, PT, MS
"Kelly Ann, of Sweetie Pie Health, was truly wonderful at our recent Juvenile Arthritis Education Event for the Arthritis Foundation. Her understanding of Juvenile Arthritis and the needs of children with this disease was fantastic. The parents attending the event really had great take-aways and learned so much. Clean, healthy eating is critical to the health and well-being of a child with arthritis. Thank you so much Kelly Ann!"
-Katie Pickens Bertotti, Assoc. Director of Development and Programs
Arthritis Foundation of Nashville
"Kelly Ann shared her gift of beautiful music at our memorial service for the Trauma and Burn Units at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her personal story and musical gifts were truly a comfort to others experiencing grief and loss."
-Rev. Lillian Hallstrand Lammers, Director of Stewardship and Vocational Planning
Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, TN
"Kelly Ann Monahan has been delivering the healing power of music through her volunteer work with Musicians On Call for years. I've personally seen the difference that she has made in the lives of patients, families and caregivers. Kelly Ann and her husband, who plays the guitar while Kelly Ann sings, bring comfort to those who need it most through their music."
-Katy Epley, VP of Music Programs for Musicians On Call
"I really learned a lot, and she made me want to be more aware of my healthy eating choices. I want to live a long healthy life, and as I've gotten older, I now understand how important clean eating is. I feel so much better!"
(Kelly's clean-eating and motivational speaking event)
-Carol R., Nashville, TN
"I am the Program Director at FiftyForward Donelson Station and an advocate for better health and fitness. Kelly Ann provided our group with the tools and knowledge she gained by choosing a healthier lifestyle. She graciously answered our questions and shared her personal journey of nutritional success. It's wonderful to hear from someone who has struggled and now can share their story."
- Lisa Maddox, Program Director at FiftyForward, Donelson, TN
"Kelly Ann Monahan is a dedicated musician and health coach who understands the healing properties of music. After many years of hearing and watching Kelly in music ministry, in public performances, and in the recording studio, I can testify to her amazing musical gifts. And as the music director for our parish, I can testify to her willingness to use those gifts for the good of others."
-Scott G., Director of Music Ministry, Nashville, TN
"The Ladies Auxiliary thoroughly enjoyed the presentation about Clean and Healthy Eating by Kelly Ann Monahan at their monthly meeting. Many were shocked to learn that certain foods can and do adversely affect how digestive system. A great speaker with an even greater message."
-Bettyann Tompson, Director of The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, St. Stephen Catholic Community
"Our members enjoyed the class and found Kelly Ann to be very knowledgeable."
-Allison Yonker, LMSW, Program Manager of Gilda's Club Nashville
"I was 100 lbs overweight, tired all the time, and in constant pain from arthritis and stenosis...and I was desperate. After 1 month working with Kelly, I had lost 11 lbs., had more energy and was standing straighter. I was skeptical at first, but Kelly introduced me to healthy foods I had never even heard of; sent me recipes that were fast and easy, and kept up my spirits with articles and continual support. She was never negative or intimidating when I slipped, but continued to encourage me out of genuine concern for my goals."
-Judy K., Hermitage, TN
"After a lifetime of struggling with my weight, I was now told that my blood pressure was in the danger zone and that I needed to take medication. I convinced my doctor that I wanted to first try to get my blood pressure down through a healthy lifestyle program that I had seen work for others. After 6 weeks on the program, I lost over 20 pounds and my systolic blood pressure number went from the 160's to the 120's! When I returned to my doctor's office, he told me that I had "made his day" and asked me what I did. To date, I have lost 70 pounds. I am grateful to Sweetie Pie Health & Harmony for helping me to achieve my health goals!"
-Travis H., Nashville, TN
"I have always thought of myself as a pretty healthy person. But after my total hip replacement, I found myself taking repeated rounds of antibiotics for infections not related to my surgery. My surgeon’s office confirmed that having major surgery, and the accompanying antibiotics and other medications, can weaken the immune system. They provided dietary guidelines to strengthen immunity, but I couldn’t eat many of the suggested foods due to chronic digestive problems. I had never been able to tolerate multivitamins or dietary supplements either. I knew I needed to improve my health and regain my level of confidence because I was scheduled for my second hip replacement in three months. Even without the second surgery, repeated infections could have spread to my first hip prosthesis, requiring more surgery to remove and replace it.
At this point, I was running out of options, and becoming more and more anxious as my level of wellness seemed to be decreasing. I asked Kelly Ann to be my health coach, and she has worked with me patiently and creatively. Together we developed a personalized program which has greatly improved my wellness and energy level. She has provided varied and interesting reference material, fun and easy recipes, and best of all, one-on-one coaching sessions with lots of positive encouragement. I have enjoyed shopping for new foods and learning to read and understand labels on food packaging. It’s kind of like a treasure hunt! Today I feel better physically and mentally, and I’m confident that I can successfully recover from my next surgery and maintain a healthy lifestyle in the future."
-Kathy R., Hermitage, TN
"I was referred to Kelly Ann by a friend from church. I was very impressed with the knowledge and genuine interest Kelly Ann demonstrated. I enjoy having email access for answers to food questions and recipes, too."
-Maryann H., Lebanon, TN
"Hi Kelly, Just wanted to let you know I tried the Ginger Drink recipe from your Sweetie Pie Health website and it really gave me a boost and helped my sinuses. Thanks so much for listening and offering your knowledge on ginger and its benefits. Plus I love the taste. Thank you again."
-Deborah W., Mount Juliet, TN
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any information or products found at sweetiepiehealth.com does not replace medical advice or professional consultation. None of the information listed on this website is intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition.
Broadcast Journalism: With a bachelor's degree in English and Communication, her background includes radio, television and writing. She has reported on health, medicine and the healthcare industry for World Christian Broadcasting for over 12 years now, and also currently can be heard on Saturday afternoons in Nashville on WSM-AM (home of the Grand Ole Opry!). Most recently, she authored her own clean-eating recipe book, SWEET HEALTHY LIVING. It's full of easy-to-make, healthy recipes that are vegetarian and gluten-free; the book also incorporates her personal health journey and scripture, which you can buy here!
Music: Sweetie Pie has a lifetime of professional training and performances; once upon a time, she was even a Music Major in high school! For the past nine years, she has been a therapeutic musician/singer with Musicians On Call - which brings the healing power of music to patients' bedsides at healthcare facilities. At Sweetie Pie® Health & Harmony, she incorporates music into my inspirational speaking engagements.
*Studies have shown that music is one of the most effective stress relievers. It is also a powerful pain management tool, and used to treat a number of health conditions including lowering blood pressure. Even surgeons use music in the operating room!