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Madhavi Shilpi

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As a Nutritionist and Prediabetes Coach I am on a mission to help you reach your nutrition, health and weight management goals.

I have spent a decade learning about the intricate relationship between health and nutrition. Quick-fixes and crash diets do not produce long-term results. Personalised nutrition coaching, that guides your efforts to adopt healthy eating habits is the positive lifestyle change that can make all the difference to your health and vitality.

About Me

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food


I believe

Food is the Cause and the Cure

Food has a profound effect on growth, health and overall wellbeing. There is a strong relationship between suboptimal eating habits and the development of chronic diseases. On the other hand, food also has many therapeutic possibilities and can be used to nourish the body to not only prevent but also reverse metabolic and chronic diseases, and achieve a state of vibrant health.

Health comes first

Finding the root cause and healing the body as a whole versus addressing individuals symptoms is at the core of using a functional nutrition approach to not only prevent, but also reverse diet and lifestyle related imbalances. Improvements in overall health, accompanied by a feeling of positive energy should be the goal and eventual outcome of an individualised functional nutrition plan.

Every human body is unique

Genetics, previous life choices in terms of nutrition and exercise, mindsets, disease states and ever-changing metabolic health define and differentiate each one of us. An individualised approach that is based on who you are in terms of this uniqueness and the health goals you want to achieve should be the key determinants of your path to better health through optimal nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Optimal Nutrition is a lifestyle

Diets are a trendy part of the nutrition and health space. But regardless of their fame, these temporary approaches rarely work to bring about health. A more sustainable and ultimately health-giving approach is to redesign your eating routines to match both optimal nutrition standards and your lifestyle. Healthy eating is not about punishment and deprivation. Healthy eating is not a diet. It just is!

What you choose to eat not only influences how you look and feel, but is also an effective weapon in your arsenal to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

I practice

Functional Nutrition

Food has many therapeutic possibilities. Healing the body as a whole by addressing root causes versus individual symptoms is at the core of using a functional nutrition approach to nourish the body. This works to not only prevent, but also to reverse diet and lifestyle related ‘dis-eases’ like excess weight gain, PCOS, impaired gut health and prediabetes.

Nutrition Coaching

I will be your nutritionist, teacher, motivator and mentor. A documented nutrition recommendation alone lacks the inspiration and accountability you need to reach your health goals. My client-focused coaching process will guide, teach and empower you to make optimum food and lifestyle choices for yourself to help you stay on the path of good health and vitality.

Every time you eat is an opportunity to nourish your body

My expertise


Fatigue that envelops you like a heavy cloud and is often accompanied by sheer physical exhaustion, unrefreshed sleep, a lack of energy or motivation, a depressed mood and difficulty thinking or concentrating is tough to live with. Focussing on optimum nutrition and ensuring that adequate nutrient status is achieved can be the start of your journey to revitalising your energy.

ResetBody Weight

Maintaining a healthy body weight, i.e. being neither underweight nor overweight, can ensure that you do not suffer from the negative health effects associated with these conditions. Targeted lifestyle changes that include dietary changes, adaptation of the type and intensity of physical activity, refining quality of sleep, and stress management can help you reset your body weight to a healthy range.


Prediabetes is when your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed and treated as Type 2 Diabetes. Regarded as a leading risk factor of Type 2 Diabetes, prediabetes is a wake-up call that all is not well. However, there is much you can do to not only prevent the progression of Prediabetes to Type 2 Diabetes, but also potentially reverse Prediabetes using targeted nutrition and lifestyle changes.


PCOS can feel like you’re waging an uphill battle with your body every single day. Symptoms like weight gain, acne, facial hair growth, anxiety, hair loss, and infertility can take over your life and sap you of vital positivity and energy. Learn how to make positive nutrition and lifestyle changes and begin taking steps towards weight loss, improved hair and skin issues, improved hormonal balance and a host of other benefits to your metabolism.

RestoreGut Health

Imbalanced gut function can cause not just unpleasant symptoms but also lead to compromised health, since the body’s intake and absorption of health-giving nutrients relies on a healthy functioning gut. Changing one’s diet by removing offending foods and adding in gut-health promoting foods, improving stress and sleep management, and adjusting physical activity can be the first steps towards restoring healthy gut function.

Learning about good nutrition practices can get you started on your journey to live a healthy, balanced life.

My Approach

An individualised journey

A one-time consultation is a good start to provide you with a preliminary nutrition plan designed to help you reach your health goals. I recommend combining this with nutrition coaching, which can last from 2–12 months. This includes follow-up meetings, ongoing lab-testing and progress reviews, and outcome-based adjustments to your nutrition plan, coupled with WhatsApp/Message/email support for the duration of the plan.

Preliminary Assessment

At the outset, I will assess your current state of health, dietary approach and physical activity level through questionnaires and laboratory tests. We will then determine some smart health goals and action steps for your nutrition journey, and identify milestones to be achieved during the change process.

Designing a nutrition plan

I will design a targeted nutrition plan and suggest nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes, as needed, to get you started on your journey to good health. These steps will be fine-tuned and modified from time-to-time, using an outcomes perspective, as you make progress towards your health goals.

Guiding & Teaching

As your nutrition coach,I will guide you and inspire you, and more importantly, teach you the how’s and why’s of the nutritional recommendations being made for you. At the end of our coaching plan, you should feel empowered to make optimum nutrition choices to maintain good health in the long run.

Educating and inspiring others to follow healthy eating and living practices is my way of sharing the abundance I have received redesigning my own health with targeted nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Social Nutrition

Workplace Wellness and Health talks

These custom programmes can be a wonderful morale-building opportunity for your team to learn how good nutrition can help improve their health and energy in the daily grind. Add-on a cooking demonstration to inspire them to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Eating! Healthy Kids!

Teaching children about foods and their impact on health is a great way to set them on a lifelong path of healthy food choices. Add-on a cooking demonstration to inspire your students and parents to make nutritious cooking a part of their healthy family lifestyle plan.

Cook along with me!

I conduct fun and engaging cooking workshops at my Nutrition Refinery Studio in Mumbai. The recipes are chosen for their nutritional density and ease of preparation. Expand your repertoire of healthy recipes and learn how easy it is to prepare simple balanced meals for yourself and your family.


Ready to get rid of that intense sugar addiction? Want to learn about Optimal Nutrition for growing children? Looking to enrol in an Intermittent Fasting Circle? Sign up for a group masterclass and find inspiration and support from members who are pursuing the same goal.