Real people, Real success stories!
Rahul Shirke, Pune
Monisha, New Delhi
Madhuri Pratinidhi, Mumbai
Aditi Jain, Noida
Shwetha Achuthan, Bangalore
Saba Azhar, New Delhi
So, it all started in 2021 when I heard the term Functional Medicine from someone I follow on Instagram. I started my search and found an Angel in form of Smriti. To give a background, I have been struggling with gut issues since I was a couple of years old. All my life I actually lived with an inflamed gut which resulted in multiple issues in my body - weakness, muscle pain, sinus, low immunity, bloating, just to name few. I learned about Smriti on Instagram, and I started going through her posts and everything was making sense to me. I had this gut feeling (even though I was struggling with gut issues 😉 …..) that she is THE ONE. I started reading more about functional medicine and finally decided in 2022 that I have to enrol myself in the program. That’s when my healing journey started. Initial days were difficult because of changes with the food and overall lifestyle, but I believe when you have determination and the right person to guide you, tough days really get over soon. Smriti and her team really know the domain well; the best part is that they’re busting hell lot of myths which we have been following since ever. The kind of support they give you during the program is what keeps you going. Another thing which I really liked about Smriti & team is that they will customize everything based on your eating habits, while giving you alternatives if you don’t like anything in specific, and not to forget the kind of supplements they recommend are the best quality supplements you can ever have, and they really work, (here you have to ignore the price point when it comes to healing your body). Ohh, there is one more thing (well…there are plenty actually) is that they can help you to get rid of the medicines you’re on from long time, with just the power of right FOOD. Isn’t it amazing? I started noticing changes in my overall health in a month’s time after following my diet religiously, I didn’t go off the track, and that’s what matters the most. Key is to be consistent and understand why certain recommendations are, along with how it can help you in maintaining your overall health. My energy levels increased, bloating is gone, I’m able to do a lot of work throughout the day without getting tired, and it happened with the little changes in diet and lifestyle. I’m still in the recovery phase as my issues were multiple and chronic at the same time. Just another few months and I’m sure my overall health will get better. I really wish people like Smriti can get more exposure as they are doing such a great job by educating us for our healthy life. We all can do our bit, by recommending her work in our respective circles. I have already started doing that, and my family and friends have started paying more attention to her posts and videos, which is a good sign at the start. I do hope that maximum people can be a part of this community as this is the way forward. Thank you Smriti & the team for helping me to achieve what I really aimed for. Forever grateful. Lots of love… May Allah bless you with the best! Thank you… Saba Azhar
Prashant Pillai, Mumbai
I was almost on the verge of switching from Allopathy to Homeopathy when I chanced upon your Instagram profile. I said to myself that instead of trying different drugs, let me just give diet another shot and I couldn't be happier! There were 2-3 health issues that I was dealing with, the main one being irritable bowel syndrome. Additionally, I also wanted to regulate my blood pressure and cholesterol levels through a healthier lifestyle and with reduced dependencies on drugs. The entire experience with you was very professional. Calls were scheduled well in advance. Discussions were always to the point and focused on addressing key issues. The main takeaway for me was that food has the biggest influence on your health and fitness. Instead of changing doctors or finding alternate modes of treatment, one should focus on having a diet that provides sufficient nutrients and systematically improves your overall health. The main change that I saw was with my IBS. My digestion and bowel movements got regulated 2 weeks into the program. Additionally, I started feeling better and in 4 weeks’ time, I managed to reduce the intake of medicines as well (of course, after consulting with my doctor). It has been a very good experience and I look forward to keeping the momentum going at least for the next two months."
Rehana & Burhan, Mumbai
We approached Smriti to work with our teenage son. My son, 17 years old, used to be tired quite often and was getting overwhelmed with his school work and learning. Showing signs of decreased focus and concentration. Through simple dietary changes and the addition of a few supplements, Smriti helped him substantially. I have seen his improved focus and energy levels throughout the day. The improved mood was a bonus 😊! We learned that we don't need to make huge changes in order to achieve big results, and sometimes simple stuff like hydrating yourself well can solve a serious looking problem. She also suggested ways in which I could make the food (and even water) more enticing to a teenager. I would definitely recommend her to everyone!"
Ruchika, New Delhi
First of all, I would just like to thank you, for getting me to the level where I know what my body needs v/s what my body wants . We are so hooked on our wants, that we end up ignoring the needs. My journey with you started three months back when I was struggling with gut related issues. Actually I have been struggling for the last 5 years. I only approached you three months back, after trying every form of medicine, from allopathy to homoeopathy to ayurveda. First 14 days were tough for me since I had to be off from certain things that I loved, but then it got easier. My body just felt energetic even without my coffee. And since mind and body are deeply connected, my mind started to push away any negative thought that came my way. You gave me a plan that wasn’t tough to follow at all, plus you read my deficiencies so well, on the basis of just your experience! I loved the sessions with you and liked how approachable you were. I loved the fact that you don’t try to make people dependent on you for a lifetime. You teach them right things, share every detail with them and then let them fly away on their own. My takeaway from the entire program was “Right nutrition in the right quantities, is the best medicine!" I wish you to reach people through whatever channels, since your immense knowledge shall help them recover from their prevailing issues which can be cured just by having the right foods at the right time! I am extremely thankful to you for your theory of EAT - DELETE (in context of foods) which has helped me immensely and got me to a stage where I can handle my issues just by eating right. It was a pleasure indeed !!!"
Dimple Narula, New Delhi
"Hi, I am Dimple and I came to know about Smriti through Instagram. I was suffering from various digestive issues and chronic constipation, lower abdominal pain and bloating since the last two years and covid made these worse for me. I have been dealing with constipation since almost 15 yrs. I spoke with Smriti and she very confidently told me that she can help me out. Following her meal plans made me feel better day by day and now I feel very light, and my digestion is much better. She is polite and answers each question, and she really knows how to reset the gut health. Cheers to her!
Paru Arora, New Delhi
"Hi , I am Paru and I happened to chance upon Smriti’s page on insta by chance ..So glad I did! The few months I took my sessions from her helped me not only to heal my gut but to understand what food groups had been troubling my system all these years. In just a few weeks my bloating went away, the energy levels increased , my knees' stiffness disappeared and the headaches vanished .. All by eating correctly under her expert guidance .I no longer need any antacids or medication which was quite a regular feature earlier .She’s very friendly and knowledgeable and I thank her so much for all her inputs and for doing this so passionately!!"
Zafar Abbasi - Netherlands
"The reason I connected with Smriti is because I had seen the impact of her knowledge and plans with my cousin. While I made up my mind, there was a clear intention - Healthier lifestyle, better food habits and a better understanding of what works well with my body type. I wanted to see if there is a way to tackle aspects like sleep apnea, inflammation, and body composition. Diet plans are not a cinch for foodies like me, but Smriti takes into account the various anomalies of the place where you stay, and what the effectiveness of the plans need to be. She ensured that the plans were going to be easy to manage for me. I was able to find a way to adhere to the plans and in the end it turned out very manageable for me. My clothes fit better, I have lost a lot of inflammation in the body and Smriti has also assured me to help with my challenges related to sleep apnea. At the end of just 6 weeks, I feel healthier, more aware of what affects my body in what way and also what's more important is that I am left feeling good about how I look at the end of the plan which is made effective by Smriti by understanding the lifestyle and limitations, and yet providing the means to deliver positive results. At 6 weeks into the program, I am excited about the changes in food habits, I am excited about my realisation of healthy eating with an active lifestyle (that does not mean hours in the gym or crazy diet plans). Extremely workable and surely result oriented. No Magic, just pure results. Thanks Smriti - you have been a great help :)"
Pavleen Khurana, New Delhi
"Hey Smriti! Thank you so much for the meal plan and the diet modifications you gave me. I had a lot of bloating and constant pain in my stomach because of coeliac disease. I did try a complete gluten free diet for long, which also left me bloated. Your meal plans made my stomach feel much better in just a few weeks! I feel more energetic than I felt before starting with you. What I liked most is that you were always available to clear any doubts I had regarding the meal plan and your meal plan consisted of everything in good portions. Also I didn’t know all the options in gluten free food! Thank you for constantly telling me and advising me where to shop from! Thank you so much for your help. Will forever be grateful and would definitely recommend you to all my friends and family.
Kavya Nirman, New Delhi
"Due to Covid and the effects of lockdown, my mental health issues started surfacing. I changed my Instagram followings from mom bloggers to health insights and self-help pages. There in I saw Smriti’s page. Her posts instantly clicked as she was addressing unspoken issues. Reaching to her was an intuitive decision. Smriti understood my history and mental health issues. She guided and supported me throughout. Her plans did not refrain me from eating. She stressed on the importance of eating clean and intermittent fasting. We started with proper lab tests and evaluations and she convinced me to start supplements as a way to replenish my body, as I had been junking my way through mental health issues. Simultaneously I also started therapy where I was advised to meet a psychiatrist and start on anti-depressants. On the advice of Smriti I refrained from the use of the same as Smriti mentioned that they have long term side effects. Smriti and I made a conscious decision to heal through food, breathwork and walk. Smriti did not just address my nutrition concerns but also my mental health. Her expertise lies in this area. I was not a generalised client for her. Every meal plan is custom made. It was not about diet, but nutrition. Apart from the mental issues I was suffering from when I met her, I also have a history of PCOS and insulin resistance. She asked me to get off metformin and introduced natural ways to control the same. Within a few weeks I could see the changes. I miraculously remembered to take every single supplement of mine. According to my therapist it was because my brain fog was disappearing. I guess food and asking for help is the start of one’s healing journey. I am 35 years old and the changes Smriti has suggested are a lifestyle now. She also encouraged me to continue without her assistance as she saw that I could take this journey in my own hands now. I would definitely recommend her to anyone in search to heal through nutrition. Healing is not about starving and a slimmer waistline. Healing is to have a beautiful relationship with food and enjoying the deviations too along the way."
Kritika Soni, New Delhi
"I was suffering from GERD for almost a year. I tried everything- allopathic to homoeopathic to ayurvedic medicines. I even changed my lifestyle, started eating very light food, but nothing seemed to help me as much. I had almost given up when I met Smriti and my objective was to know the right kind of food for me to get rid of GERD, at least most of it. I had so many questions, so much uncertainty, but she guided me throughout every step and helped me understand my body better. Along with this I was also suffering from rhinitis and sinusitis. I realised that medicines were only making my condition worse, all I needed was a good diet, with the right amount of nutrients and that was it. She also helped me understand the importance of good quality supplements that the body will actually absorb and make a difference. Another major learning was how stress triggers my condition and how I can manage stress to avoid triggers. All this worked brilliantly for me, to the point that I stopped having my homeopathic medicines regularly too. My GERD has reduced significantly and so has my rhinitis, both of which I had failed to cure otherwise from any medicines. When I look at my condition today and 2 months back, I can say with confidence that I have come a long way, thanks to Smriti. I hope that more and more people realise the importance of a nutritious diet and the effect it has on our body. "
Almitra Gupta, London
By God's grace, I was not facing any major health issues when I decided to work with Smriti, although I did have major sweet cravings all the time. I just wanted to be a fitter and healthier version of myself and Smriti has greatly helped me do that. My experience of working with Smriti was amazing. Smriti is very thorough in the nutritional advice she gives, and she makes every effort to teach you about your body, its needs and how it deserves to be healed holistically. After every call with Smriti, I felt I knew a lot more about my body and how it responds to foods that I eat on a daily basis. Key takeaways for me from her program personally were, (i) Reading labels of everything that I purchase, correctly and understand what each ingredient means - this understanding and knowledge was very empowering as I am able to make the right food choices at all points in time, (ii) Adding healthy fats to my diet - This has been a game changer, (iii) Consuming fat first in the mornings reduces sugar cravings drastically, and (iv) Including proper supplements rather than ordering any protein powders on the block. All these learnings have massively helped me in making a lifestyle change that I sincerely follow even after my program with Smriti is over. My biggest learning is feeling empowered to make the right food choices every time and understanding my body's nutritional needs. Her advice that has helped me the most is to consume healthy fats and proteins in the morning, incorporating the right collagen supplement in my daily routine and attuning my body to the circadian rhythm. I feel a lot more energetic than before, I wake up each morning with renewed energy and my sugar cravings have automatically reduced. I recommend working with her 100%. This has been one of my life's best decisions - Investing in myself. I believe that if you treat your body like your temple, it can do miracles for you. Smriti has made me aware of this, and I am incredibly grateful to her for that!"
Nitin Gupta, New Delhi
"Over the past couple of years, I was facing serious acid reflux & bloating issues, and excessive body weight despite working out in the gym regularly. My weight was not budging and my stomach was always bloated. While working with Smriti, I identified that my daily food regime was the problem which she helped me modify. By following the food and lifestyle patterns she advised, I observed a drastic improvement in myself within just a few days which further motivated me even more to stick to her nutritional coaching. No acidity anymore, no burping, no anxiety, no bulging tummy! A big thanks to you Smriti! Speaking about her approach, she was absolutely transparent, detailed and held a thoroughly researched plan for me, which included some great nutritious food items that I totally enjoyed having, and which also deeply impacted my health for my benefit. Her explanation skills are excellent when it comes to telling me about my eating flaws and my daily life regime. Smriti very beautifully helped me understand what were the mistakes I was making till now due to which I was facing these issues. She made me realise my food intolerances, foods I was unable to digest, and the foods that were good for me. Apart from this, she is adept at understanding the body, and how it works. I'm hugely impressed with the way she worked with me in terms of weekly calls and keeping a tab on my progress, being available for me whenever I needed to consult her. Overall, it has been a life changing experience with Smriti wherein she has made me realise the importance of nutritious food and healthy habits in our daily lives. She has also made me realise that our mental state of being is directly related to our physical being, and our food and habits directly impact the way we think and work. Now I have even begun having foods that I was intolerant towards, but in a restricted manner for my overall well being. And in the process, I lost around 9-10 kgs which we never made as our primary objective! And that too, while eating amazing foods and a lot of variety. I never felt restricted."
Alifya Basrai, Gurgaon
"Chronic constipation since years could create havoc in your life, adding to the toxins within, and a lot of unnecessary stress and dependence on substitutes like psyllium husk (Isabgol). I used it for years, but it never really was a solution. I was also an insomniac for very long, and I was unable to concentrate on anything due to lack of sleep. Restlessness was another baggage I carried for a long, long time. I met Smriti and thought of working with her, because I really wanted to know why I couldn't sleep and why I wasn't having proper bowel movements. Smriti helped me get my sleep back. She made me turn around my food habits and my lifestyle, and today I sleep good 6-7 hours every night without having to toss and turn, and I have been able to get rid of my childhood constipation issue by almost 80%. And all of this was done in the most natural way using just food and certain targeted supplements that she used to fulfil my deficiencies. Thanks, Smriti! You have undoubtedly helped me get over my chronic problems! In Fact I have been strongly recommending people in my known circles to work with you to understand the benefits of this lifestyle and the recommendations you give!"
Benseet Kannoli, Abu Dhabi
"I had a terribly messed up relationship with food for over a decade as I went on one restrictive diet after another to lose weight, which ended in epic failures. I wanted to fix my nutrition and food psychology once and for all, so that I could adopt a healthy lifestyle without feeling deprived. I wanted to be educated on food and my body. That’s when I got in touch with Smriti. From the very beginning, she was very clear on her process and objectives. She spent a good amount of time getting an in-depth understanding of who I am and what I specifically needed to achieve my goals. She ensured a seamless transition to the new routine and this was super impressive as until then, I had only met nutritionists who asked me to take up stringent and restrictive diets overnight by administering guilt. She was always available to respond to my queries and concerns. I could completely trust her approach almost immediately. Her overall commitment and belief in my journey got me super determined and disciplined (which is usually the toughest for me). In only a couple of weeks, I found myself falling in love with my food. I could slowly see the benefits of every choice that we made in my diet, in all aspects of my life - my moods, sleep, illnesses and connection with myself. Smriti wiped away my fear of food and taught me to eat with consciousness, love and gratitude. She put an end to my lifelong battle with food by educating me about the reasons for my body’s reactions, cravings and certain behavioral patterns and how to tackle them. As we progressed, I got more and more comfortable in my skin and became very aware of the TRUE needs of my body. Today eating has become a very sacred act of nourishment. I relish my food without guilt or depriving myself while ensuring that my body is constantly healing. Thank you so much Smriti, for helping me achieve one of the most difficult, important and long standing goals of my life. I have been raving about Smriti to all my friends and family; can’t wait for them to experience it."
Neha Bhojwani, Mumbai
Dear Smriti, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Getting in touch with you was the best decision I have taken in this year so far. I had been following you on Instagram since the last 6 months & everything you said & wrote resonated so well with me. Instead of going the conventional way of treating through allopathy I turned to you & I’m so glad I did. Throughout my journey with you, you have helped me to understand my body so well. When I approached you, I was in a mess with stomach distress, migraines, irregular periods. Under your guidance I’m much at ease & on my road to recovery. You helped me understand why certain foods were not agreeing with my body (even if those food groups are fine with others). Thank you for your patience in answering all my doubts, even the smallest & the silliest one. The changes you made in my diet was a big challenge for me initially as I live in a joint family. I thought I would never be able to follow it completely. But with your persistence & patience & confidence in me, I could do it and now I’m more at ease in making everyday choices. My experience & journey with you has been very fulfilling & healing and I hope I continue to do what you have taught me. Wishing you well always. Ever grateful,
Dr Anubha Dixit, Bhopal
I had gut issues for the last 2 yrs and my whole gut health went on a toss when I was diagnosed with dengue followed by Covid, just four months apart. I was constantly bloated, abdominal heaviness was there along with chronic constipation, acidity. My sleep cycle was also disturbed. I got in touch with Smriti through Instagram, and I was so positively influenced by her approach towards ailments. Since I have always believed in an integrated approach to treatment, I followed all her protocols strictly, as a result of which my gut improved drastically, bloating resolved, bowel movements became better, my hormonal health also improved. I lost inches too. Her program has done wonders for me. I am ever grateful to her! Your Food is your medicine! True indeed!
Ameya Mahale, Mumbai
I found out about Smriti through Instagram, and found her focus on gut health and reversing chronic illnesses through lifestyle and nutrition interesting. I had been working through a number of health conditions (sinus, allergies, digestive, blood sugar related) and hadn’t tried functional medicine/nutrition. My overall experience of working with Smriti was great. Things that stood out as great learnings for me 1) To cut out inflammation or chronic conditions, it is often more important to first focus on cutting out harmful foods/ingredients(veg oils, refined sugar/flour) much more than focusing on what to eat. 2) The time you sleep and wake up is as important as getting 7-8 hours of sleep a day. 3) Smriti worked through an excellent process of elimination to get to the bottom of any and all symptoms I was seeing, uncovered some uncommon conditions, and suggested sustainable solutions for it. My immunity and gut health has significantly improved in the two months I worked with her, and I’ve developed habits and an understanding of nutrition and lifestyle that I am confident will stay with me permanently. Working with Smriti has been a great learning experience and I’d definitely recommend her to friends and family.