(From Girlfriends Magazine)
Moon Colón is a multi-talented, multi-successful, multi-careered Korean woman who we shall designate the Queen of Multi-tasking! She stays active, to re-invent herself, and to do things that will make an important contribution to the world.
Girlfriends are all about health and Moon walks the walk and talks the talk! She and her husband, Dr. Mel J. Colon, have extensively researched lifestyle choices to prevent disease, eat smart, exercise, meditate, and laugh their way through life. Moon starts her day with a Queen’s breakfast: two eggs first, then a bowl of whole grain, high fiber cereal adding blueberries, sliced banana, two table spoons of crushed unsalted organic mixed walnuts, almonds, pecans, brazil nuts, hazel nuts, a tea spoon of organic flax seeds, two table spoons of kefir and topped with unsweetened soy milk. She takes some vitamins, supplements and omega 3 fats in a liquid form. Moon cannot possibly be hungry for many hours and then have a princess size healthy lunch. An early dinner (if eaten at all) may consist of a healthy salad and later some more blueberries three hours before bedtime. Moon has learned that a secret of a healthy, long life is not to eat any protein or fat for 8 hours before bedtime.
Moon eats a lot of fresh vegetables, fish, soba and soybeans. Due to the fact that Asians eat soybeans, they tend to experience a much more mild menopause. She never eats foods that are deep fried, eats brown rice instead of white rice and very little meat.
These and many other unique and crucial daily life strategies are shared with other women of color at her clinics. Moon admits she has a strong will and she convinced her physician husband to come out of an early retirement to fill a much needed void in the minority community. Therefore, on May 8, 2004, International Medical Clinics was born to serve the healthcare needs of the uninsured minority community at lower fees and with many physician specialties including family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology (infertility/couples having difficulty getting pregnant), urgent care, occupational medicine (work injuries), cosmetic surgery/plastic surgery and podiatry (medicine and surgery of the foot, ankle and leg).
Moon says, “It is just so very gratifying to honor and respect minorities and different cultures and to truly listen to people in the delivery of healthcare”. “I just don’t agree with “cookie cutter healthcare” or “one size fits all”. God created us to be special and different. Women are remarkable souls with quite a bit of influence in this world, which can be used for the good of all.. Perhaps Solomon was mindful of Eve reaching into the forbidden tree when he penned Proverbs 14:1: “Every wise woman built her house: but the foolish ‘plucketh’ it down with her hands.” Therefore, this can refer to business, family and friends.
An example of her gratifying work with women of color are the many African American women with breast cancer. Studies have shown that when African American women follow the same preventive measures as white women, their death rates from breast cancer are very similar. However, African American women are more likely than white women to be diagnosed at later stages of the disease and are more likely to die from it. THIS MUST CHANGE!
Another example are the Hispanic and African American women she has met at International Medical Clinics with HIV/AIDS. In 2002, HIV infection was the leading cause of death for African American women aged 25 to 34 years and was among the four leading causes of death for African American women aged 20 to 24 and 35 to 44 years, as well as Hispanic women aged 35 to 44 years.
Moon’s first career was as a fashion designer of the finest and most luxurious fabric to the leading fashion houses of the world. Moon provided related services like textile and fashion design consultancy that encompassed manufacturing of accessories, total fashion , styling, presentation, cloth sampling, and production. The name of her business is J. Paik. Paik is her family name and she chose J. to honor her deep faith in Jesus Christ. She maintains her fashion design consultancy for women of color on an individual basis as a labor of love and to celebrate every woman’s body.
Presently, Moon also serves as the CEO of 20/20 Realty Group LLC, a premier commercial, land and residential brokerage firm located in Atlanta , Georgia that embraces diversity. Its signature project is Star Towers, which will be the nation’s largest international mixed-use real estate development including a five star hotel, upscale condos, upscale multi-cultural restaurants, upscale retail shops, wholesalers displaying products from all around the world, a convention center, and so much more. Many of the world’s nations will maintain their consulates and trade commissioners here.