Great Companies: How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
Dr Meghna Mevawala: As a child I was absolutely impressed with doctors and hospitals; unfortunately I suffered a major health setback in my teenage years which undid my plans of medical studies and all my continued education plans abroad. My mind was teaching me something new: I was knocked down hard. But I was given another chance. An admin job in a holistic form gave me a fresh opportunity where I met a Nutritionist. She intrigued me so much when she actively listened to people's problems and provided custom made solutions, which till today has been my USP.
My alternate systems of medicinal naturopathy doctorate further makes me one amongst the very few who approaches dietetics and nutrition in a methodical tailormade clinical approach and the fellowship in functional medicine greatly helps as does my 5 year stint in hospitals as absolute on the job experience.
Great Companies: What are the various Services provided by Vrieves
Dr Meghna Mevawala:
Broadly classifying it into
1. Sports Nutrition
2. Corporate Wellness
3. Hormonal Balance
4. Lifestyle Management
5. Weight Management
7. Wellness for Children
Clinical & Sports Nutritionist
Helping Humans tackle obesity effectively
Empowering Sports Enthusiasts with Peak Fitness
Working alongside Corporates to achieve maximum productivity
Corporate Wellness : Our mission is to have our clients improve holistically & scientifically the way they look and feel about themselves.We firmly believe lifestyle modification is the key to achieving good health for life. Eating well for us at Vrieves - The Nutrition Clinic simply means making the right food choices without deprivation. Nutritionally inspire each client to pursue all their dreams and goals with better mental health, stable emotions and more happiness quotients.
Great Companies: What makes Vrieves different from hundreds of other Nutrition Clinics?
Dr Meghna Mevawala:
I truly believe that your everyday food & lifestyle choices can be the most powerful things you do for your health.
I’ve built a career combining my two great loves: nutrition and active listening.
Let me also add that I am Qualified!
Life Sciences Degree (Mumbai)
Diploma in Alternative Medicine (Kolkata)
Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics (Mumbai)
Medicinal Naturopathy Doctorate from Trinity International (UK & Caicos Islands)
Certified In Fitness Nutrition (ISSA)
Fellowship in BHRT and Functional Medicine
Great Companies: What are the struggles and challenges you face?
Dr Meghna Mevawala: Managing people's self beliefs, working in a system where a lot of people wish to look at life with shortcuts, and every time i travel outside of my house or my clinic hope and wish that fellow humans would meet with wellness professionals and not always experiment well-being on their own. Their struggles and challenges are right royally my own.
Great Companies: How do you plan to grow in the future? What does 5 years down the line look like for Vrieves?
Dr Meghna Mevawala: Life isn't about your age. Life is about living.
Let me explain that with two stories
A senior citizen aged 65, with uncontrolled sugar levels met with me and thoroughly understood her food habits and timings. 90 days, with regular online counselling sessions and education on diabetes management brought it down from a HbA1c(3 month sugar reading) of 10.6 and blood glucose levels of 256mg to the good controlled normal of 5.7 and 117 respectively. Active Listening at Vrieves is another phenomenal USP which makes positive health changes a breeze.
A young lady of 22, struggled with obesity because of her PCOS issues, we jointly worked with an endocrinologist and helped the lady shed 48 Pounds and also helped correct her PCOS post her evaluation and metabolic panel test. Clinical Nutrition is a specialty at the centre.
I shall look forward to hand-holding 1,00,000 individuals to live their lives fully through one on one customised sessions, group sessions, medium to large corporate events and as a keynote speaker is the 5 year way forward plan.
Great Companies: If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Dr Meghna Mevawala: Actively listen, implement good intentions into easily actionable plans, provide milestones to re-start living right, help clients understand eating the right foods at the right timings and the right amount of daily exercise which shall do wonders to all those who approach them.