Introducing Komal George
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 14 years and during this time, I had come across a lot of unwell people but whilst my role was pivotal in delivering their medicines, I never felt like I was truly helping them. This feeling grew throughout my career and it came to head in my most recent job, where I was responsible for auditing a proportion of the billion + prescriptions that community pharmacies dispense up and down the country. I felt so disheartened with the fact that in all the time I had been a pharmacist, the prescribing of drugs wasn't reducing but it was in fact increasing. Medicines were always meant to be a last resort not the first, so I began to explore why, and more importantly, why all the measures we'd employed to help people with their long-term health not working? So I went on a personal journey of discovery, education and exploration in order to find out what truly helps people improve their health for the long-term and in doing so I explored ancient holistic healthcare systems as well as modern lifestyle medicine. By adopting the principles and practices in my own life I realised that I could significantly improve my health and wellbeing and weight loss simply became a side effect. So, I've made it my mission to help as many people as possible better their weight through adopting holistic lifestyle changes which are sustainable for the long-term.
Is it more important to be liked or respected?
Anyone can be liked but respect is to be earnt. 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 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?
My life changed for the better after I had my children, not only did I 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. 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.
If you've ever thought that you're one of those people who can never manage your weight for good then I'm here to help you do just that. What makes you 'you'? I believe the first place to start is to understand our emotions around food eating and weight. My free emotional triggers exercise is designed to help you examine this for yourself ,check it out here.