We had the good fortune of connecting with Saira Sultan, ND, MBA and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Saira, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I started my own business, DrSairaND, after a lot of thought about how things have changed in the world in the last 6 months. With the pandemic of Covid-19, we must now focus our lives on doing things out of the comfort of our home to stay safe during these trying times. As a Naturopathic doctor, I knew the best way to ensure my patients were able to stay healthy at home, was to see them for appointments through telemedicine to make this a convenient way to stay in touch. This has been helpful and successful for my patients, as I guide them through digestive issues, weight loss, fatigue, hormonal imbalances, and infertility.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
At DrSairaND, I am here to empower you to reach your Health and Wellness goals! Whether it is to find the root cause of digestive issues, anxiety, fatigue, or to lose weight; I will be there for you every step of the way. I am double board certified as a Traditional Naturopath and in Nutritional Wellness and have been successfully practicing for more than 10 years. What sets me apart from others is my ability to offer Telemedicine at home visits to get you to your health goals! My favorite success story is a child who was diagnosed with Autism because he stopped speaking at the age of 3 years old and had not been speaking for 3 months, although he was thriving before this. I found that he had moved to the United states around this time and made a lot of changes in his diet. Through specialty nutritional testing, I found that he had a dairy intolerance and was deficient in GABA. Once he gave up dairy and started taking GABA, he started speaking again within 30 days!
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?
If I had a friend visiting before the Pandemic, I would take them to the Belt Line to get some exercise and enjoy the wonderful restaurants in Inman Park, Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market. I love going there because its a wonderful time seeing new things in nature and enjoying the outdoors. Now, I would have them enjoy family time at my home, BBQ, do Yoga on the Patio, go for a long walk. Through this pandemic, I have realized that family is the most important thing and spending time with them is the benefit of all of this. We are enjoying every minute together!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give a shoutout to my husband, Shan for being there every step of the way! He is my rock, my motivation, and my sweetheart. He has seen me with Rheumatoid arthritis and Iritis, having to take 72 medications weekly and injections, and infusions to be able to walk and see. And pushed me to find the root cause of my inflammation, which was Gluten. I have celiac disease. He is the reason I became a Naturopathic Doctor and want to help so many feel good and be healthy every single day!