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Inspirational Woman: Dr Kalpana Gupta Shekhawat | Medical Director at Freedom Diet Functional & Regenerative clinic

I have been a family medical practitioner since I passed out from SMS Medical College Jaipur in year 1992.

Inspirational Woman- Dr Kalpana Gupta Shekhawat 2I moved out of India for 10 years and lived in Moscow and Ho Ch Minh City. I returned to India in 2006 and started to practice here again, as a medical practitioner. After five years I started to look for a way to help my patients better by addressing the root cause and not just masking of symptoms of the disease manifestation.

I found a way out through A4M (American anti-ageing medicine), which is the network of Physicians in USA, who train doctors into managing diseases with minimum medication and root cause correction.

Tell us about any current projects or initiatives you wish to promote

My current venture is the Freedom Diet Functional & Regenerative medicine clinic, which focuses on chronic lifestyle disease management with the help of nutrition correction, Nutraceuticals and Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

What has been your biggest challenge in achieving your success?

Since Anti-ageing medicine practice is fairly new, and completely research based, I have to often spend lot of time counselling my patients about the beneficial effects of correcting metabolism, covering up nutritional deficiencies, detoxification, etc and addressing the root cause of disease without masking symptoms. However, once the patient has experienced the treatment all of their worries go away and they feel delighted with the outcome.

What has been your greatest achievement personally?

I have been able to reverse many cardio metabolic diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, Congestive cardiac failure, resistant obesity, and Hormone Imbalances.

However, if I’m being honest, my greatest achievement has been bringing my mother back from Congestive Cardiac Failure. She was told she had severe cardiac muscle weakness and a slim chance of survival.

If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you be doing?

In my opinion, one’s profession should not be a task that you feel burdened with and compelled to perform day after day in a monotonous manner. If you wake up feeling excited about the work you do, it doesn’t drain you and you have an eager urge to do better each day, then you are at the right place and with the right work. It should be a way of life that the person connects with on a higher level. For me my current work is an extension of my personality. There is nothing else I would rather do that makes me as happy and makes me feel the zeal for life and good health.

I feel I am one of those fortunate people who can make a living out of their passion!

Who has been your biggest inspiration?

My biggest inspiration is seeing that my patients are happy and that they are satisfied with my results. Comments like “we are feeling so much better”, “happier”, “we have more stamina”, “we do not feel anxious or depressed” and “we get compliments about weight loss and glowing skin” inspire me to do better and it a delights me to see a completely transformed blood report with all parameters within normal reference range.

Apart from this, my parents and my son are big inspirations. They are essentially my indispensable pillars of support and guide me through almost every aspect of my life. They constantly help me push myself out of my comfort zone and encourage me to take risks that help me grow professionally, spiritually and on a personal level. They’ve kept me on the path to progress.

What does the future hold for you?

Freedom Diet logoWhat I am practicing is most appropriately called the “Future of medicine” by American anti ageing medicine. Therefore in my opinion this is the way forward for our entire medical system.

It’s safe to say that prior to the year of 2009, I hadn’t discovered my true calling as a professional in this world. Of course, I was a successful medical practitioner but there was an inexplicable, repressed urge inside of me that just didn’t find expression in my work.

A particular event in 2009 changed this and brought about a paradigm shift in my lifestyle and my professional values. That year, my mother was diagnosed with Congestive Cardiac Failure. Quite ironically, my medical knowledge of this disease made the situation all the more distressing for me, because from a strictly medical standpoint I was convinced that her chances of overcoming this were slim. On the verge of despair and conceding, I felt an inexorable need to do something about it instead of just sit and feel pity for my family. I had to push my knowledge of modern medicine to its limits and make a solution if I couldn’t find one. I started reading extensively about what many called the ‘Future of Medicine.’

This effort finally paid off, when my mother started on the road to recovery with the help of Functional Medicine. I was awe-struck about the wonders of this new branch of medicine that could help save a million lives and potentially undo the harmful effects of decades of poor lifestyle. So this is where it all began, and since then every single day of my life has become a blessing and an instrument to help me make the world a better place.

Contacting Dr Kalpana Gupta Shekhawat

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