She’s not just your health coach — she’s your friend!
20.06.2017 / by Prajwala Darog
After more than a year of on/off hand eczema, I was desperate for a solution that could nip this irritating (and sometimes even debilitating) skin condition in the bud. Allopathy and even the occasional home remedy never worked, and I was at my wits’ end — quite literally handicapped. In fact, allopathy was just increasing my dependency on steroidal ointments for the eczema, making matters much worse. It was only later that I realized the problem could be internal and I should try treating it from the inside->out to see if it was diet-related.
In any case, I had been wanting to visit a nutritionist for a while, but I was skeptical of one who might not understand the typical South Indian vegetarian diet I’m so used to. Around the time my eczema was at its peak at the beginning of this year, I met my new roommate, Chetana, who introduced me to Prajwala.
Though the going was very tough, we embarked on a detox to not only help with my major issue of eczema, but also the more minor IBS symptoms I had been living with for years.
I resorted to homeopathy to provide short-term relief for the relentless eczema, which was essentially the symptom of underlying food (and climate!) sensitivities and stress. Once we discovered these sensitivities, I followed Prajwala’s carefully-curated diet for my body type to maintain and aid in long-term recovery. Her diet recommendations were very practical and easy for me to incorporate into my daily routine. We focused on the big picture, working on my overall mental and physical well-being.
A few months down the line, my eczema has subsided to a degree I never thought was possible, and I’ve almost completely recovered. My IBS symptoms have reduced, as well. Aside from the treatment, it has been lovely getting to know Prajwala. She’s not just your health coach — she’s your friend. She’s so easy to talk to, get along with, provide motivation, and answer your questions, anytime.
– Sumitra Narayanan