Interviewed by The Success Today – A Digital Webzine
- Tell us a bit about yourself and your business.
A nutrition counselor, with 14 years of experience in customized diet plans based on the client’s dietary habits. We at Golz strongly believe that the food we eat should be of our liking and not something that is forced upon us. Postgraduate in food & nutrition and doctorate from internationally acclaimed CSIR-CFTRI (Central food research and technological research institute) Mysore. I strongly believe in scientific research and its impact on the quality of human health and well-being. Unfortunately, there is a vast gap between food research and its translation into our daily food. Nutrition research is a dynamic area to meet age, gender and regional food choices. Golz’s vision is to bridge this gap and provide daily nutrition.
Golz was founded seven years ago based on my freelance journey with corporate-like GMR, GVK pan India 2008. The remarkable changes achieved by dietary modification helped enormously in overcoming issues of weight, diabetes, cardio, hormonal and many other lifestyle diseases with our nutrition and diet solutions. These life-changing solutions paved the way to register Golz Nutrition & Diet Solutions at Mysore. Presently we have two centers and global clientele. We are successfully reversing diabetes, PCOD, thyroid, and weight issues.
Apart from regular nutrition solutions, our core area is empowering parents with diet solutions for Autism and differently-abled children. Nutrition education, workshops/webinars are integral parts of all Golz programs—corporate, school, college, young population. Golz customizes nutrition for all age groups along with therapeutic nutrition. Having a global clientele, (10 countries) touched more than 15K population since inception. We are proud to have 25% of medical doctors as our clientele. Online consultancy is our integral part, since our inception.
- What inspired you to start a career in this field?
New scientific research happening in clinical nutrition inspires me to get connected to people’s health through daily food.
The happiness and satisfaction from my clients, positive health benefits from our diet solutions keeps me motivated and inspired. Mainstreaming autistic children with help of our diet solutions drives me to innovative scientific food solutions. The reversal of illness to wellness inspires me to get connected to the recent advances like nutrigenomic. My client’s joy also helps me in looking forward to challenging health issues.
Through Golz we want people to experience the goodness of a daily diet and a healthy lifestyle for lifelong physical and mental health.
- What services or products do you provide, and how are they beneficial to your customers/clients?
Our services are customized plans which include:
Nutrition assessments- based on world-class BCA assessments, Therapeutic diet plans, Therapeutic yoga & lifestyle modification, Genetic based personalized diet plans/ Nutri-genomics, Nutrition for all age, Nutrition for Autism
We offer special packages for – weight management, diabetes, gestational diabetes, sports nutrition, women’s health, hormonal health and special nutrition for differently-abled children.
Our solutions bring enormous positive changes both physically and mentally, to our customers. Children with autism and other physical challenges successfully join normal schooling, thus we help them mainstream at an early age.
- What have you achieved so far in this industry?
Our biggest achievement is reversing the health issues. Empowering the young future citizen towards healthy food choices, to help them keep disease-free. Founded recently salutary nutrifoods to bring out ready to use food-based solutions to overcome health issues.
Awarded women achiever entrepreneur impacting Global health at Annual India International Science festival (IISF2020) by Ministry of Science & Technology, Health and Family Welfare GOI, India, Dec/ 2020.
Most Innovative Nutrition counselor of the year 2019-20 by Merit Awards and Market research, Feb/2020.
Special Recognition for Innovative food formulations for special children by IKMC, India, 2019.
Helped more than 15K people through Golz therapeutic diet plans. Modified and reversed issues of diabetes/ weight management/ thyroid/PCOD
During the pandemic reached out to more than 500 lives with nutrition plans for covid patients, post covid recovery, special children and covid warriors as our CSR programs.
Connected online to more than 6K grass-root workers locally during Breastfeeding Week and National Nutrition month in the last two years.
- What drives your passion and motivates you to work tirelessly?
My passion is driven by the giggles and smiles of my clients. Evolving research and new findings keep me motivated to work tirelessly and help me realize my dreams to reality. My faith and openness to learning new things keep me evolving to face challenging health issues with new dimensions.
- What is your one piece of advice for achieving success in life?
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, ESPECIALLY IN DIFFICULT TIMES, ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF LIFE WITHOUT ANY GUILT. AGE IS JUST A NUMBER, NEVER GIVE UP.
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Dr Sushma Appaiah,M.Sc.,Ph.D
Nutrition Counselor & Founder Golz-Nutrition and Diet Solutions, Mysore, India