Dr. Shah was great. She has a very personable demeanor. Even online she could tell where I could benefit. She has a very calming voice and always listens and then promptly follows up. She followed up promptly with email and suggestions. I don’t take my medication as often. I am now down to taking it 4 times a week instead of 7. The diet has made a big difference in my GI system. I can feel the difference when I am away and have to eat outside. I feel calmer by working on myself more and taking care of my diet and health. Some of the supplements have helped my son who also has ADHD.

Your diagnosis (diagnoses): 
ADHD, Anxiety

A brief history of your illness(es) along with duration and all you had tried before seeing Shah:
I have been using Concerta and Prozac for anxiety and ADHD.

Main symptoms you were experiencing: 
Mind was driving a lot and generalized anxiety. This was getting increasingly worse with more responsibility and age.

Describe your experience with Shah, Doctor of Ayurveda, in your own words (add more pages if needed):
Dr. Shah was great. She has a very personable demeanor. Even online she could tell where I could benefit. She has a very calming voice and always listens and then promptly follows up. She followed up promptly with email and suggestions.

Summary of the key benefits you have experienced (you can share in a bulleted form if you like):
I don’t take my medication as often. I am now down to taking it 4 times a week instead of 7. The diet has made a big difference in my GI system. I can feel the difference when I am away and have to eat outside. I feel calmer by working on myself more and taking care of my diet and health. Some of the supplements have helped my son who also has ADHD.

What are a few things that you think characterize a consult with Shah?
It is very important to be open and honest with Dr. Shah and really let her know what is going on. She is very good at reading a person and prescribing herbs accordingly.

Would you recommend Shah to a friend? Why?
Yes, I would definitely recommend her. She really listens and doesn’t hurry the client through the process. She is very caring and genuinely wants to help. She follows up regularly to see how things are going.

Happy Client (MA, USA) - ADHD, Anxiety

Dr. Shah is amazing, in just 15 days she solved my daughter's eating problem.  Before meeting Dr. Shah, she would just not open her mouth to eat anything, even if it was her favorite food.  She would eat one or two bites and that too with lot of struggle.  Her eczema was getting worse too, but with Dr. Shah’s herbs and other recommendations, she is a self-feeding baby now and eczema is also a lot better and continues to improve.  Dr. Shah responds to my call even if it is late night whereas it can take up to 2 months to even see a regular doctor.


Your diagnosis (diagnoses): 

Eating problem and eczema


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

This is for my 1-½ year old daughter. She was barely eating, was lagging behind her growth milestones and was also suffering from bad eczema.  We had tried everything which her pediatrician recommended, but nothing worked.  She just did not want to eat and her eczema was getting worse day by day.


Main symptoms you were experiencing:

Eczema and not gaining weight since she was not eating.


Describe your experience with Shah, Doctor of Ayurveda, in your own words (add more pages if needed): 

Dr. Shah is amazing, in just 15 days she solved my daughter's eating problem.  Before meeting Dr. Shah, she would just not open her mouth to eat anything, even if it was her favorite food.  She would eat one or two bites and that too with lot of struggle.  Her eczema was getting worse too, but with Dr. Shah’s herbs and other recommendations, she is a self-feeding baby now and eczema is also a lot better and continues to improve.  Dr. Shah responds to my call even if it is late night whereas it can take up to 2 months to even see a regular doctor.


Summary of the key benefits you have experienced (you can share in a bulleted form if you like): 

My daughter’s appetite is back, she is eating well, her mood is better, improved energy and her eczema is almost gone.


What are a few things that you think characterize a consult with Shah?:

Timely response, patient and intent listening, deeply invested in her clients.


Would you recommend Shah to a friend? Why?

Yes of course.  I already did to so many people.


Sonal Parikh (MA, USA) - GI issues, Eczema

'Upon first meeting Dr. Shah, I was immediately put at ease, not an easy task given the current restrictions with Covid, mask wearing, face shield. She was very attentive, thorough, and organized. After taking my pulse, looking at my tongue, and reading through the answers on my dosha questionnaire, she told me which dosha(s) were predominant in me, what was out of balance and how Ayurveda explains the doshas. She was happy to read my “life story”, and in fact seemed to appreciate the detail as it gave her a good snapshot of me. At no point did I feel rushed. She took the time to explain briefly but clearly how Ayurveda approaches healing and medicine and how it differs from but can include a western medicine approach. It is a very comprehensive but elegantly simple “common sense” approach for healing and really how to live in balance. Her knowledge of and education in both modalities is clear and very helpful. Dr. Shah was able to form a very good picture of me and what was going wrong and what had started it all. She had a systematic approach for our master wellness plan that she communicated very clearly and it made so much sense to me. '

Your diagnosis (diagnoses): 
Chronic gut issues, menopausal symptoms including mood swings, irritability, poor sleep, bloating, water retention and more; fatigue, loss of weight

A brief history of your illness(es) along with duration and all you had tried before seeing Shah: 
I suffered from constipation mainly as a child. As I grew older, and within the last 15 years especially, digestion and gut issues went from IBS to mainly diarrhea and a medical diagnosis of microscopic colitis. At the onset of menopause, all my symptoms grew worse and many more appeared, mainly due to a lot of inflammation, and long term lack of absorption of nutrients. I sought western medicine, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, and a functional MD to find answers and relief. I wanted to take a holistic approach and try to get to the root of the problems. All provided some answers and measures of help and relief but nothing really stuck or fully helped me. 

Main symptoms you were experiencing: 
Diarrhea, gas and bloating, water retention, headaches, insomnia, night sweats, skin breakouts, and high irritability. 

Describe your experience with Shah, Doctor of Ayurveda, in your own words (add more pages if needed): 
Upon first meeting Dr. Shah, I was immediately put at ease, not an easy task given the current restrictions with Covid, mask wearing, face shield. She was very attentive, thorough, and organized. After taking my pulse, looking at my tongue, and reading through the answers on my dosha questionnaire, she told me which dosha(s) were predominant in me, what was out of balance and how Ayurveda explains the doshas. She was happy to read my “life story”, and in fact seemed to appreciate the detail as it gave her a good snapshot of me. At no point did I feel rushed. She took the time to explain briefly but clearly how Ayurveda approaches healing and medicine and how it differs from but can include a western medicine approach. It is a very comprehensive but elegantly simple “common sense” approach for healing and really how to live in balance. Her knowledge of and education in both modalities is clear and very helpful. Dr. Shah was able to form a very good picture of me and what was going wrong and what had started it all. She had a systematic approach for our master wellness plan that she communicated very clearly and it made so much sense to me. For me, she explained that my gut has been an issue for basically my whole life and that no amount of medicines or completely healthy diet will work or help to any great extent until some healing and repair can be brought about. Also, that my habit and lifelong propensity toward fitness, exercise, extreme exercise was driving a lot of imbalance. Instead of so much exercise at this point in my life, cultivating other activities that bring me joy and stress relief would be very helpful. I loved her analogy of likening the situation to one’s arm getting punched over and over again...eventually there will be a lot of swelling and inflammation, possibly loss of function. 

Summary of the key benefits you have experienced (you can share in a bulleted form if you like): 
Within 4 weeks of starting the Ayurvedic protocol, I have experienced:
● Improvement in bowel movements and stool formation, less constipation and more formed 
● Reduction in water retention and swelling (Lymph wellness tea, Dr. Shah’s formulation) 
● Improved mood overall and a willingness to back off of intense overdoing it with exercise 
● A connection with myself, enough to slow down and have a more balanced approach to food and life in general

What are a few things that you think characterize a consultation with Shah? 
A consultation with Dr. Shah will give a thorough, clear picture of one’s state of health and the factors likely causing an imbalance. If one has some or even very little knowledge of Ayurveda, she will give an elegant, simple, and easy to understand synopsis of how Ayurveda works and the approach that will be taken. One’s physical and emotional/mental well-being and issues will be addressed as well as lifestyle and nutrition. If appropriate, some herbal formulations will be advised. All will be explained and written out in a clear master wellness plan, with an emphasis on taking time with this approach, not having to be perfect about it, and letting it unfold at its own pace. She offers plenty of support and advises reaching out with any questions or issues in between follow up consults. 

Would you recommend Shah to a friend? Why? 
Yes, most definitely! She has a very calm and reassuring yet bolstering effect. Her confidence and ease of explanation came across to me in a way that just resonated. She is respectful of where one is at in their journey to health, and gives many analogies to a situation one might be dealing with to help one understand and maybe grasp on a deeper level what is going on. It helps me to think along those lines and bring greater awareness to what I’m doing or not doing without feeling judgmental about it in a negative way. For me, as I’ve been researching and trying to find healing for issues for a long time, Dr. Shah has been the teacher that appeared as I, the student, was ready. 


Tiffany Vaughn (MA, USA) - IBS and Menopausal syndrome

"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