“Seronegative spondyloarthropathy” sounded scary to me!

Rachna Chhachhi with Sanjiv Sharma
Rachna Chhachhi with Sanjiv Sharma

Sanjiv Sharma, TV Producer, Content Specialist, Ad Film maker

“Somewhere in the last quarter of 2014, I started developing a severe lower back pain.   The first diagnosis suggested a problem in the L4 / L5 Vertebrae.  No 7 KM brisk walks, no weights is what the doctors pronounced. For someone who clocked 50 Kilometres a week that could be a death knell. As we kept discovering, the reason for the pain was finally identified as “sacroiliitis” or “seronegative spondyloarthropathy”.  Sounded scary to me.

Around that time Rachna and I were connected by a common friend for a reason that had nothing to do with my problem.  This gave me an opportunity to learn more about Rachna and what she does. Around that time Rachna was also launching her book “Restore” where focusses on “healthy living” and “eating right”.

From the Book and from our conversations I figured that Rachna was making complete sense.  Inflammation was the major cause of many of the disorders we face and eating a healthy anti-inflammatory diet seemed like a logical solution.  Besides the case studies in the book, Rachna had clawed her way back from a debilitating disease by healthy living and eating right.

The diet itself involves no starvation.  Based on your blood reports, age and gender, Rachna customises your chart that works for your system.  The foods I eat are tasty.  I eat enough to feel “full” and one year later not only I am working towards my “sacroiliitis” but as a bonus I’ve managed to battle obesity.  12 Kilos lighter than when I started, I am healthier on many counts.

Many of us are committed to “effort” and not to the “outcome”.  Our gadgets are clocking how many kilometres we’ve done or how many hours we spent in the gym, but what about the outcome?  To me this is a “jump start” into a virtuous cycle and great results are the best motivator to ensure you stay on track.

What Rachna is propagating is not different from what wise men in the past have already told us.  It’s upto us whether we want to pay heed to that wisdom or are determined to get our value back from Medical Insurance companies.”

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