Ep #274: The Renegade Pharmacist, Niraj Naik
Niraj Naik is a qualified pharmacist with a history of working long hours as a community pharmacist. As a “legal drug dealer”, he witnessed first-hand, many clients going home with bags full of drugs each month, rarely getting better and usually going on to suffer from other diseases. He also saw the debilitating side effects of the prescription medication which drove many of the patients to have to take more and more drugs to ease the side effects. Eventually, he escaped the pharmacy as he was promoted to the head office of one of the largest supermarket chains in the UK to carry out his novel healthy shopping list system for delivering essential life saving information to patients on diet, nutrition and holistic health. This is when he was first branded as ‘The Renegade Pharmacist’ as the corporate management felt the idea was too ‘risky’ and could conversely impact profits. The fear of going back to his old job dishing out pills overwhelmed him and he found himself housebound for nearly a year with depression and an autoimmune condition called Ulcerative Colitis. He was left with the option of being a guinea pig for a new untested drug or undergoing a colectomy (removal of the colon). So began his search to learn from those who had great success in curing themselves or others from chronic illness. He learned a combination of natural treatments including Ayurvedic practices, and dietary recommendations from Paleo and SCD. He studied healing methods through meditation, yoga, and mind power techniques like self hypnosis and NLP. He even discovered the powerful techniques of sound and music therapy as tools for reducing stress and promoting self healing. Niraj finally broke free from the burdens of his illness, without medication. His experience of chronic illness forced him to completely reinvent his life and discover a new passion for helping others do the same. His speciality is helping people recover from metabolic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and autoimmune diseases. He helps people prevent or reduce the dependency on long term medication. Niraj is now a professional musician, holistic health expert, and exceptional entrepreneur. He runs several successful websites that help others who suffer from stress-related, chronic diseases through his self-composed, captivating meditation music and online courses. Niraj’s music is used by healing centres, spas, and therapists worldwide. It is understandable why Niraj no longer practices as a pharmacist, as his entire perception of disease and how to cure it has changed through his experience. He believes that the stress of modern living is the root cause of disease and poor health, and that treatment begins with self belief.