Dr Jeewanlal Gandhi
Dr Jeewanlal Gandhi is an inspiration for Team Sattv. He is a pioneer in curing lifestyle diseases through diet purification. His academic training includes ND (Graduation in Nature cure & Yoga) and MFAM (Graduation in Ayurveda & Modern Medicine). During the past 55 years of dedicated practice, he has helped thousands of patients overcome their lifestyle diseases. He has lived a life guided by Nature's principles and has shown from his own lifestyle how we can maintain physical, mental, as well as spiritual health through diet purification.
Dr Gandhi has written books on how we can cure diseases and maintain vibrant health through natural diet. He has conducted training programs and workshops on holistic lifestyle to help people of all ages.
Team Sattv is privileged to have Dr Gandhi as our mentor and guiding light.
Dr Vikram Pattarkine
Diet purification (aharshuddhi) and intermittent fasting result in body purification, efficient conversion of food into body tissues (dhatus), increase in the subtle energy (ojas), improved immunity, and finally mind purification (chittashuddhi). This has been proven in Dr Vikram’s personal experience through careful experimentation and observation.
As a chemical-environmental-process engineer, Dr Vikram always knew vibrant health could be maintained by diet control and regular exercise, but had not been able to practice this knowledge consistently. In late 2017, when he transitioned to a natural diet as an experiment, his body weight reduced from 80 kg (176 lb) to 65 kg (143 lb) in 3 months. Other medical parameters - mildly elevated blood pressure, sugar, and cholesterol - returned to normal levels. What started as an experiment became a lifestyle because of the pleasant experience of health. Over time, his yoga practice became more intense and his understanding of Shrimad BhagavadGita and Vedanta deepened.
As Team Sattv's senior member, Dr Vikram mentors the team as well as those who seek his guidance. Many have achieved their ideal body weight and overcome their lifestyle challenges under his mentorship and guidance. Dr Vikram recommends we should eat to satisfy our body's needs, only when truly hungry, only till the first burp! When we follow this discipline, then other rules of Nature become clear within our own heart as we progress towards discovering our own essential nature.
Shweta has a masters in dietetics from the University of Pune and over 15 years of professional experience. She is a certified diabetic educator in Pune. She has worked as a dietitian in several hospitals in Pune including Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, KEM, and Bharati. She has worked with Fitness Point in Nashik advising participants on weight management. She has organized diet and health related recipe displays and competitions. As a clinical dietitian, she has dealt with patients suffering from renal dysfunction, dialysis, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and ICU patients. She has planned Ryle's tube (RT) feed charts, renal diet charts, and conducted lectures on dietary management of diabetes. She has delivered Lectures on diabetes and obesity management in several camps conducted by pharmaceutical companies. She has conducted lectures on health and nutrition as a part of community awareness for healthy living (schools, colleges, and women's health).
As a Sattv team member Shweta conducts one-on-one interviews with all participants and follows up with them periodically. She advises participants based on their specific requirements and holds their hand with compassion as they progress towards detoxification and disease reversal. Shweta is committed to the well-being of each participant and ensuring every participant has the best experience possible.
Sayali Dindorkar Pitale
As a child, Sayali was a little chubby. Because of her weight issues, her confidence was low. When it was time to choose a career path, most of her relatives decided to pursue medical and paramedical fields. Sayali, however, decided to take a plunge into the field of food science. She enjoyed the subject thoroughly and graduated in nutrition and dietetics. She then went on to complete her masters in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Pune.
Sayali has been working in nutrition and dietetics for over 13 years. She manages nutrition departments in hospitals, IT companies, and schools. She and her team have consulted more than 400 employees from various IT companies to lead them towards a healthy lifestyle. She provides nutritional guidance to students and also serves tailor-made food to institutions she is associated with.
Sayali has worked with patients from cancer, cardiac, and orthopedic hospitals as well as nursing homes. She is also a visiting faculty with Symbiosis Center of Health Care, Pune.
Sayali practices yogasanas and breathing exercises (pranayama) regularly. On her plant-based diet, she has experienced phenomenal results with respect to her energy levels, productivity, and weight management. She mentors those who are interested in leading a balanced lifestyle through mental and physical well-being.