Dr Sushma Jajodia Senior Therapist, Diet and Nutrition
The patient had recently undergone a brain surgery and his doctors had prohibited any kind of movement. But he also had to lose weight. Enter Dr Sushma Jajodia. “I suggested some small changes in diet and those were enough to achieve a 2 kg drop in weight within 15 days.”
At the other end of the spectrum was this under-nourished middle-aged housewife who used to have just one chapatti each at 11 a.m. and at 11 p.m. “She mentioned she often felt like crying, but could not. Obviously she was facing some serious problems at home. She needed more than just diet advice. So, along with some tips to improve her diet, I prescribed some medicines. The effect was dramatic. She was glowing within a few weeks. Also, she mentioned that she did not feel like crying anymore.”
Thanks to a keen interest in the human body and its workings right from a young age, it was but natural for her to pursue a profession that cared for the body. After she graduated in Homoeopathy in 2001, Dr Sushma did not get a chance to practice it on account of various reasons. The turning point came in 2011 when she obtained a Diploma in Dietetics.
Mention diet and people think numbers—so many kilos, so many grams of protein, carbohydrates etc. While these numbers are important, Dr Sushma prefers a different approach. “Thanks to my training in Homoeopathy, I look at the whole person, not just what he should or should not eat. I am very fortunate that people find it easy to open up when they come to me. Our conversation may have nothing to do with diet per se. However, I feel that conversation is as important as the diet I prescribe.”
Dr Sushma feels it is precisely this whole-person approach that makes Wellnessence so relevant in today’s times. “There are many sides to a problem, all of which may not be apparent. So, it follows that, there will be a need for solutions at different levels through different therapies.”