"My experience with Doctor Shah has been wonderful from the start. From the first time I called her, desperate to find some relief from ongoing symptoms related to Graves Disease and hormonal imbalance. Dr Shah met my call with a warm voice and offered that she might be able to help. After our first “official” phone consultation, she mailed me an herbal protocol of teas and herbs to add to my new diet (all easy to take and the modified diet, easy to follow) Within a few weeks on the protocol, I started to feel better! My heart rate slowed, my hand tremors ceased, my stools were more normal than they had been in years and my anxiety was diminishing."


Your diagnosis (diagnoses): Graves Disease, IBS, Gastritis, Raynauds Syndrome, PMDD

A brief history of your illness(es) along with duration and all you had tried before seeing Shah:

I struggled with PMDD since my very first period at the age of 16. I have also suffered digestive woes since childhood. In 2013, I was diagnosed with both IBS D and Gastritis. For many years, I have had diarrhea and stomach discomfort, coupled with lots of acidity. My most pressing illness since my diagnosis in 2017 is Graves’ Disease. I was working with an endocrinologist until recently. She insisted on me having my thyroid removed, which is something I would never do--take away the master gland to cause another disease (hypothyroidism) no thank you! I was taking methimazole and it started to damage my liver and my endocrinologist said to stop taking it for a while and resume in a few months, again, I say, no thank you. At this point, I knew I needed to  seek alternative therapies. My fiance suggested Ayurvedic and it immediately resonated with me. After a quick search, I  came across Dr Shah. Although some of the other practitioners seemed like they’d be good, something inside me said, Dr Shah is the one and I know I chose well, because I haven’t felt this good in many years!

Main symptoms you were experiencing: Mainly Graves symptoms-rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, anxiety, pain in neck, hand tremors, loose stools, insomnia.

Describe your experience with Shah, Doctor of Ayurveda, in your own words (add more pages if needed): My experience with Doctor Shah has been wonderful from the start. From the first time I called her, desperate to find some relief from ongoing symptoms related to Graves Disease and hormonal imbalance. Dr Shah met my call with a warm voice and offered that she might be able to help. After our first “official” phone consultation, she mailed me an herbal protocol of teas and herbs to add to my new diet (all easy to take and the modified diet, easy to follow) Within a few weeks on the protocol, I started to feel better! My heart rate slowed, my hand tremors ceased, my stools were more normal than they had been in years and my anxiety was diminishing. And now, after a full month, I feel back on top. Dr Shah is always an email away and is on top of replenishing the herbs as soon as they are low. During phone follow ups, she asks all the right questions and listens to my needs. I am forever grateful to have found her (on an internet search for Ayurvedic practitioners) and I am confident that my health will continue to improve under her care. In all honesty, I’ve never felt better.

Summarize the key benefits you have experienced (you can share in a bulleted form if you like):
- Restful nights
- Increased hormonal balance
- Solid Stools
- Stomach comfort
- Steady hands
- Increased blood flow in my limbs, hands and feet
- Feelings of calm
- Decreased anxiety
- Increased appetite
- Cessation of neck pain (in thyroid area)
- Significantly reduced tremors and palpitations

What are a few things that you think characterize a consult with Shah?
* Insight
* knowledge about body type and specific needs of body
*Understanding more about achieving a life balance through diet, meditation, harmonious relationships, letting go of judgements, being open and receptive.
*Empowerment! Dr Shah reminded me that I am in control of my health. An important fact that I let myself forget--somewhere in the course of feeling unwell. 

Would you recommend Shah to a friend? Why? 

Absolutely, yes!!! She’s a true healer. In a matter of weeks, it feels as though all of my previous ills have taken the backseat, and some issues, I am not feeling anymore. An important thing I should note, is that I made Dr Shahs’ recommendations a priority. I took the herbs as directed (I missed doses here and there--but it was rare) I am and have been very serious about regaining my health. I continue my regimen and will not stop. 

Kiki Brien, Grave's disease

Vaidya Pratibha Shah listened to all my issues intently and did a detailed assessment of all aspects of my life – physical, physiological as well as psychological. She wanted to know everything starting from what I ate how I pooped and how I slept. She has a very integrative approach. So she advised me that we will definitely be open to using steroids or other modern medicine IF the situation is acute. She said the goal would be to bring me to a state of real and true health through food and lifestyle changes and herbs where the need for chemical drug support would be minimized or completely eliminated. I saw her after my first acute episode 10 years ago. Since then I have NOT NEEDED TO USE STEROIDS OR ANY OTHER MODERN MEDICINE A SINGLE TIME. And I have been experiencing much improved health, my symptoms have resolved, my skin is so much clearer and most importantly I feel good.

Shikha Ashutosh Sinha

Ayurveda with Dr. Shah about a month ago, and we followed her diet plan completely, and I started taking the Ayurveda herbs that she prescribed, along with my allopathy medications, and I have never realized what a tremendous, debilitating impact that migraines and tension headaches truly had on my health and mental wellbeing. For the first time in a year and a half, I have had days where my head doesn’t feel clouded and overwhelmed, and that is amazing progress in such a short time!

Happy client