Core Team Of LSI

B.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics Degree

Luke Coutinho, Chief Programme Mentor

Luke Coutinho is a Holistic Lifestyle Coach and practices in the field of Integrative Lifestyle Medicine and Life Coaching. In his practice, he believes that while doctors do what they have to do, the medicine he and his team use is Lifestyle. He says, “Every human is individual and unique in their own way and must be assessed, diagnosed and treated as a unique individual. What works for one doesn’t have to work for another. Each person will need a completely personalised and individualised approach to nutrition, movement, sleep hygiene, stress and other factors. Only then can we expect some amount of healing.

His mission and vision is backed by a solid team of registered dietitians, certified nutritionists, experienced lifestyle coaches and skilled allopathic medical practitioners – doctors who believe in lifestyle medicine and help clients with a 360-degree approach, combining medicine and lifestyle to improve their condition.

Hardika Vira

Hardika Vira, a power-house of expertise and knowledge, has a Graduate’s degree in Food science and Nutrition, Post-Graduate degree in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics, a Certificate course in Nutrition exercise and Fitness, M.D. A.M. She has unparalleled experience and tremendous success treating patients with Diabetes PCOS, Kidney diseases, weight loss, heart diseases, pregnancy, and critical cases such pancreatitis, enteral tube feeds, liver conditions like fatty liver, ascites, hepatitis, and cirrhosis, several kidney conditions, burns, cancer, and bariatric surgery. She has also successfully treated patients in OPDs, ICUs and even provided sports nutrition. Currently, Hardika works as the Chief Clinical Dietitian at Luke Coutinho Holistic Healing Systems. With the rise in medical conditions, Hardika sees great potential in food and lifestyle coaching to maintain health. She believes in natural medicine and lifestyle for prevention and healing.

In relation to this course, Hardika says, “It’s very important that there is an amalgamation of nutrition, lifestyle and medicine for holistic healing of a person and it need not be an individualistic approach. This course is one of its kind which is designed in such a manner which will enable us to bring about a change holistically with an in-depth knowledge of nutrition, lifestyle, alternative therapies for treatment which is the need of an hour


Hemali Malavia

Hemali Malavia, has an unparalleled experience of being a professor for 20 years and practicing nutrition for 10 years. She has pursued her M.Sc. in Microbiology and Post-Graduation degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. She started work as a head coordinator at Biotechnology National college, followed by a stint at Abbott Nutrition as a nutritionist, where she has counselled and prescribed nutritional plans for post-surgery patients and cases like epilepsy and bipolar disorder. Hemali also worked as head nutritionist at an infertility clinic and Healing Harmony Homeopathy Centre, treating and managing diverses cases around womens health and infertility like PCOD, fibroids, lactation, miscarriage and planning nutrition during IVF. At LCCHS, she has been instrumental in aiding management of conditions such as Diabetes, Kidney conditions like IgA nephropathy, nephrotic syndrome, hydronephrosis, clients on dialysis and endometriosis. She has successfully got patients off Thyroid and TB medication, helped multiple clients conceive successfully and those with autoimmune disorders notice remarkable improvements in their health. Hemali has immense experience of working with Cancer patients aged between 10 to 80 years. She also holds experience of conducting practicals, research, meal planning for sports nutrition, conducting nutrition camps, training and upskilling nutritionists and driving their performances.

Hemali believes that this course is exactly what and other experts have learnt through years of experience and is shared in the form of an educational course to pass it down to future generations. She says, “Everyone has the right to education, but the right to correct education is the need of the hour, with the internet being the first resort that people rely on for any and every problem, it becomes the moral responsibility of a health care practitioner to share correct knowledge and practices. Not all the information shared on the internet is incorrect , but like the saying goes half information is more lethal.”