Who is Komal George?
Komal George is a Holistic Pharmacist. She helps her clients transform their relationship with their health starting with their weight, by helping them reignite their inner pharmacy. She uses her unique ‘journey programme’ designed using the principles of the ultimate holistic healthcare system Ayurveda, and the modern day approach Functional Medicine, helping her clients to change their relationship with food, themselves and their place in their lives.
Why do you do what you do?
I’ve been a pharmacist for over 15 years and during that time I’ve been on a constant search to discover how I can truly help people. It may sound a little strange coming from a pharmacist, given my job is to help support people feel better through medicines. But I was always drawn to this thinking that we can’t separate the mind from the body which cannot be separated from the soul. I’ve spent much of pharmacy career working at national level, and seeing the population getting sicker and sicker through the increasing number of prescription drugs. I finally felt like enough was enough and if I didn’t step into helping people really make the changes they needed to, to their health through their lifestyle I would feel like I had failed as a pharmacist.
So, I went back to my Ayurvedic roots, learnt about modern lifestyle medicine and trained as health coach so that I could really support people in the way they need. Most of us know what we need to do when it comes to changing our lifestyles it’s just that it feels like a huge mountain to climb. I’ve made it my job to support as many people to climb that mountain as I can.
The journey is certainly not easy, and every person faces challenges, but when I see my clients transform themselves from feeling like they can’t change their health to stepping into their confidence and self awareness it brings me such joy and happiness.
Is it more important to be liked or respected?
Anyone can be liked but respect is to be earn’t. When I think of all the people whom I really respect in my life they’re all people who’ve shown genuine care for others without showing it off. Those who have a deep connection to the work they do and it simply speaks for itself.
Favourite place to eat?
I love food, so this is hard for me to answer but I would say my favourite place to eat is at my mum’s. There is a comfort with eating mums home cooked gujarati food and memories of chatting with my dad at the dinner table. Many of the world’s problems have been put to right around that table.
When did your life change for the better?
Without a shadow of a doubt, my life changed for the better after I had my children, not only was I forced to step into the parent I wanted to be but I realised that if I didn’t take care of myself I was in no position to take care of others. The experience made me not only look at my future with them but I analysed my past too, and began to understand my own behaviours through a different lens. I began to become interested in Ayurveda because I had unknowingly grown up with many of its principles which ignited the desire to learn more about how changing our lifestyles can fundamentally shift our health. I began to better understand my own weight and relationship to food and shifted my lifestyle in ways I couldn’t even dream of reversing now.
Are you someone who knows what you need to do but can’t seem to get started when it comes to changing your habits and improving your health? Do you know that there must be something more to managing your weight and staying healthy instead of just counting the calories and hitting the gym, but you’re not sure of what it is? Join my free facebook group ‘Weight loss is a side effect – Holistic Health with Komal’ and learn all about exactly how you can begin to make significant changes to your lifestyle and transform your health and wellbeing.