How did you start as a health professional and what was your idea behind the concept of Holistic Health?
My health professional journey started off with consulting clients to lose weight. The more I consulted, the more I identified gaps in people’s lifestyles that are affecting their health and wellbeing and how there is chronic illness everywhere which is only being suppressed with pills and medicines for short term relief but pushing the root cause deeper and deeper. That is when I began consulting them, I realised how acidity, lack of hydration, constipation, not sleeping well every night as common amongst every other patient I consulted.
What do you do as a Holistic Health expert?
Our core is consulting with people with regard to their lifestyle and health all around the world, along with personalised programmes to handhold them in this journey of making a lifestyle switch.
What do you suggest for better mental health and wellbeing?
Deep breathing, a simple breathing exercise, nature therapy, sleep, music, and visualisation is an interesting and inexpensive exercise that can be done daily and at any time to help you handle stressful situations in a better way.
How does one combat insomnia?
The causes of insomnia can be varied right from the kind of stress you are going through to some unseeingly significant aspects like your environment. Hence, the first step to address insomnia becomes addressing the root causes and factors that prevent you from falling asleep naturally.
Some lifestyle changes:
Why is losing weight such a struggle for most people?
The biggest reason for this is not understanding what works for your own body. People who are on a journey to lose weight find it a constant struggle to find the right diet, right exercise and lifestyle changes because they are constantly trying what worked for someone else. It is important to understand that everybody is unique and what helped someone else lose weight is not doing to help you.
What kind of workouts would you recommend for those who sit and work for long hours?
Just move. It could either be standing up in between work, stretching, taking calls while walking or even better, add a couple of squats, lunges, jumping jacks. It takes 3 minutes to do a couple of these exercises every 1 hour.
How do you rate the Indian diet?
The beauty of Indian food is the “synergy” between two or more ingredients. Look at a traditional Indian plate – It has got some rice and lentils which make a complete protein, vegetables, salad for fibre, vitamins and raw enzymes and some pickle on the side which acts as a perfect probiotic and helps in stimulating the secretion of digestive enzymes.
Any five things one should include in their lifestyle?
Chew slowly, daily pranayama, early dinner, eat local, stick to the staple foods, and gratitude – There is always something to be grateful for, no matter what is going on in your life. We drain our energy and focus on negativity and things don’t serve us way too much.