We had the good fortune of connecting with Zeeshan Shah and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Zeeshan, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Perseverance and consistency. Showing up even when you don’t feel like it!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I guess I have always been inclined to help others improve their lives and health. Way before I started my practice, I used to blog and write parenting articles for various online publications. I started a blog named The Conscientious Mom but it was short lived. Due to life events, a baby, loss of my mom and a move overseas, I had to pause. I had a five year old and a baby at this point and just needed to focus on my growing family. When I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, it just seemed natural that I would question the conventional approach of medicating the symptoms. I come from a part of the world where purity of food and the healing power of herbs and spices is ingrained in our culture and so I set about looking for alternatives. So began my health journey It wasn’t easy, not by a long shot but it has been so rewarding and such a wonderful personal development journey. After I successfully reversed my condition, I decided that others need to hear about the beauty and healing power of food too. There is such a disconnect when we look at our health and the way we eat although the relationship is unquestionable. We truly are what we eat. I got certified as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and today I coach women through 1:1 and group coaching and my course The 30 Day Jumpstart to live their healthiest, happiest lives. I show them that they have the power to heal themselves, that they are in control and that they shouldn’t be a victim to their diagnoses. Of course there is a place for conventional medicine and some people truly need medication but we cannot discount the healing power of nutrient dense whole foods on the body and research is now telling us, on the mind as well. My unique perspective of having been in my client’s shoes and having had my own struggle with an autoimmune condition sets me apart from the competition. I can empathize with them and show them that if I can do it, they can too! I love to teach but have become a student too! I am learning so much about business and entrepreneurship as I go. Being a solopreneur has its challenges. You have to wear so many different hats. Teacher, content creator, marketer. I have learnt that investing in yourself is important. I take courses to hone my entrepreneurship skills and I have also learnt to contract out work when needed. I want women to become more empowered as far as their wellbeing goes. I want them to realize that they can age gracefully from the inside out and that our body, mind and soul is all connected. If we treat one, we are going to see a change in other areas of our life as well. I am constantly evolving and am so excited for what the future holds. The times we are living in demands that we show up for the world in optimal health and I am here to lead my community! At present I am working on relaunching my course, The 30 Day Jumpstart that has had great success in the past and am so excited to share it with the world soon!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take her to the Museum district and check out The Museum Of Fine Arts. While there we could visit Rice University. I love their grounds. We’d grab lunch and go have a picnic at Hermann Park. I love Rice village and we could also stop there and walk around and check out the little shops and then grab some dinner at Istanbul Grill. I love Pondicherri’s Bake Lab for their healthyish desserts so that is a must too! Houston has many wonderful restaurants and I am fond of Mediterranean cuisine so I would definitely take her to Kasra and Faadi’s. The Galleria is a must. This would be a day long shopping spree with a stop at Bazille, at Nordstrom for lunch. We would definitely take walks around the lake near my house. It is very picturesque. I would also take her to parks like Sugarland Memorial park and Memorial Park. I love Crave Cupcakes too so I would want her to try that out too. Tiny Boxwood is another great breakfast place we would go to. As you can see lots of places to eat here in Houston:)
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband Ali and my two kids Shehreyar and Sami for their unconditional love and support of my dreams.
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