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Conversations with Harkiran Grewal

Today we’d like to introduce you to Harkiran Grewal.

Hi Harkiran, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
My journey started with a personal illness. In 2007, I was diagnosed with a chronic medical condition. As I went from doctor to doctor seeking expert advice on what was going on, I met some very compassionate physicians. These physicians could precisely tell me WHAT is wrong with me; however, at the same time, they lacked the knowledge to explain the WHY of my chronic health issues. Ten years later, I came across an Integrative/Functional Medicine textbook, and in the chapter labeled Insulin Resistance was a graph with all of my diagnoses. I had no Diabetes, a typical manifestation of Insulin Resistance. I was presenting with other issues due to insulin resistance. Once I figured out the WHY it was easy to manage my health issues. This lead to a disconnect in my practice with my patients. So I started seeking ways to train myself further and came across Functional Medicine.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Not at all. I have had many frustrations and struggles both with my healing and building a business at the same time. What one see’s on the surface is just the tip of the iceberg.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a physician, and I consider my work with my patient a form of art. My work with my patients is inspired by the Japanese art of Kintsugi, where broken pieces of pottery are glued together with gold lacquer. In that process, the pottery becomes more exquisite.

My journey is unique; I have moved around countries, lived on three different continents, which gives me an insight into people of all walks of life.

Have you learned any interesting or important lessons due to the Covid-19 Crisis?
Oh my! YES, I had to make sudden decisions to keep my business and family needs afloat. As this pandemic has heavily hit all mothers, this was a very intense year of my life. Juggle virtual school, telemedicine clinic, and constant demand for snacks tested what I was capable of doing.

I learned how to swing with my issues vs. confront them and resist the source of pain. Leaning in instead of pushing away my emotional pain was what helped me through it all.

Pricing:

  • $499.00 Initial Functional Medicine Consultation
  • $399.00 Follow up Visits.

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