Interviewed by The Success Today – A Digital Webzine
1) Tell us a bit about yourself and your business.
Hello to you all.
I would like to begin by mentioning my academic details. I have attained a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Science in the field of Diet and Nutrition. I am certified diet nutrition & wellness advisor and a diabetes educator with a specialization in renal and heart. I am also a sports nutritionist certified by International Sports Science.
I have two clinical centers, both located in Delhi.
I have worked as a dietician at Balaji Action Hospital. Currently, I am enjoying working as a freelancer and trying to grow my youtube, Instagram and Facebook community, which goes by the name Dietician Meenakshi. I also have a website with the same name.
2) What inspired you to start a career in this field?
I had always wanted to be a part of such a service through which I could secure people’s health. Dietetics has helped me bring about positive change in people’s health and life as a whole by altering their lifestyles and food habits, which have a large impact in sustaining good health. Hence, I believe just relying on medicines to cure illness is no good when dietetics can ensure permanent solutions to many health-related issues.
In my search for a profession where I can effectively cure people’s health-related issues, I found satisfaction in Dietetics.
𝟯) 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀/𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀?
I have a specialization in renal and cardiac diseases. Diseases concerning heart and kidneys, be it diabetes or dialysis, I try to cure them by altering people’s diet, ensuring long-lasting solutions. Other than that, I provide effective dietary treatment for hormonal problems like Thyroid, PCOD and PCOS; pre & post-parturition illnesses and gastrointestinal diseases.
As a dietician, I provide solutions for weight gain and loss, anti-aging and pediatric diet schedules.
My aim is to find the root cause of any illness by deeply analyzing the symptoms and providing appropriate diet measures for the same.
I would also like to mention that I offer free diet consultancy to Covid patients and cancer patients, 24*7. I guide them on how to lessen the side-effects of the treatment concerning these illnesses through a nutritive and enriched diet. Nutritious and delicious food results in the secretion of happy hormones which can help take away the negativity that can capture one’s mind when going through the phase of illness. So that’s what I aim to eliminate via dietetics.
𝟰) 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗼 𝗳𝗮𝗿 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆?
My biggest achievement and reward so far has been the smiles that I was able to bring to people’s faces after they cured their illnesses effectively via dietetics.
Additionally, I was awarded the National Nutrition Award in 2016 and the International Business Award in 2018.
For my service to the Covid patients, during the first and second waves of the pandemic, I was awarded the Chikitsak Sewa Sammaan by Dr. Harshvardhan.
Adding to what I said initially I would say, the biggest achievement in my 12-13 years of service so far is the trust that people have put in me to offer the best of the service.
𝟱) 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘁𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗹𝘆?
When a person comes to me seeking an effective cure to their illness, they put their trust and faith in me. And I try every way to stand by that trust. There are days when I only get 3-4 hours of sleep; I spend my entire time going through new researches. But all my efforts are worth it when I am able to give the best of results to my clients.
The smile I am able to bring on their faces post bringing positive changes to their health is worth those sleepless nights. I strive hard to lit up people’s lives and that’s what has been my ultimate aim ever since I joined the field of dietetics.
𝟲) 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝗲𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲?
New beginnings come with several problems in various forms and they try to hold you back. But the people who succeed are the one who face their problems with monumental determination, strong resilience and overwhelming willpower and not get consumed in the trivial everyday struggles of life.