Integrative Holistic Care, Inc. was founded by Dr. Jannat Chowdhury. She established the company in 2020, and all of the dedication and love she pours into it is not only to assist her clients in healing but also to memorialize her brother, who died in the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center tragedy.
Jannat’s brother was a remarkable human being with a pure heart who impacted the lives of countless people. Jannat’s loss inspired her to continue his legacy through her efforts.
In the beginning days of her career Jannat worked as a licensed esthetician while in college, in New York State as a Paramedical skincare specialist. After which she started working with a well-known dermatologist in Manhattan’s Soho area, who sees Hollywood celebrities, where she performed photolyte facials, microdermabrasion, and laser treatments. She also had the opportunity to do a treatment on a celebrity. When the editors of Bazaar and Self publications asked her to write about natural skincare at home, she realized how much more she could benefit her clients and make a difference in their lives by offering more customized therapy. Also at the same time, during that time the tragedy of Sept 11, 2001, happened where she lost her brother, and Jannat experienced this horrific event that affected her so deeply working in lower Manhattan. As she was so devastated by this loss, she was not able to heal herself and she realized that the only way she is able to heal herself is to make a difference in people lives and in return it will heal her back and to follow her brother’s legacy. In order to pursue this, she thought being a doctor she could do so much. Since then it became a mission for her to pursue this in medical field. As a result, Jannat decided to leave the skincare profession and pursue to become a Nurse practitioner in medicine which she thought to herself the best way and sooner to achieve her goal. In the middle of her pathway to become a Nurse practitioner, she realized after working as a Registered Nurse for some time in a hospital in a conventional medicine she is still was not able to achieve that much (and not able to achieve what she pursued to start her mission for her brother) as to make a difference when her patients would relapse and die in her arms and she couldn’t do anything for them. Jannat discovered that there is so much limitation to what you can do for your patients, and felt as though too much emphasis was put upon treating symptoms and not enough on healing the whole body from within.
So Jannat again followed her vision, she redirected her career toward naturopathic medicine, a field in which she has always had a strong interest. Jannat has been certified by a number of renowned Naturopathic doctors, teachers, and schools, including Reflexology, Dr. Chi’s Fingernail and Tongue Analysis, Oriental Diagnosis: Reading the Face and Body (by Ohashi), Dr. Jeffrey Bland’s Clinical Breakthroughs in the connection between toxicity and chronic disease, iTHRIVE Certified Functional Nutritionist and Stress Therapy.
Jannat has been featured many times for her amazing work. Articles and write-ups include Bazaar Magazine & Self Magazine, an award at a special award ceremony celebrating her accomplishments by the American Naturopathic Medical Association, Higher Achievement Award at Las Vegas, Nevada in August 2021. She was selected to speak the names of victims of the September 11th, 2001, tragedy in the 9/11 Memorial in ground zero, 2010. Jannat also has pictures of the current and former presidents and the Mayor of NY in the National September 11 Memorial. Jannat was also offered by the Visual Department to Model in the window of Bergdorf Goodman for Women on 5th Ave, Manhattan which includes a mosaic with 200 pictures of Jannat.
Jannat is devoted to providing a natural, non-invasive approach, one that takes into account the whole person and all health ailments in addition to psychological/Mental Health issues. It’s the goal of Integrative Holistic Care to provide patients with a sense of being heard, respected and understood. Jannat wants to assist with long-term health issues, such as chronic illness and disease prevention through proper diet, maintain a healthy lifestyles and supplementation.
Where did the idea for your career come from?
The road to get to where I am was not an easy one. I had to overcome a lot of obstacles, problems, and suffering throughout my life in order to get here. My desire to pursue this career came as a child. I was always interested in the medical field and wished to study to become a doctor. In order to reach here, I have gone through many lines of careers, from skincare to being a registered nurse. But the biggest shift came when tragedy struck on September 11, 2001. I lost my brother as a victim of the attacks that day. I chose to turn my grief into something positive by trying to help as many people as I can.
When I was a nurse, I observed that hospitals have limitations. As a Naturopathic Doctor, I can find and address the root cause of the condition, not just alleviate the symptoms. Wellness encompasses mind-body-spirit and that is where I want to focus.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I start my day with prayers and thanking God for all the things he has blessed me and gave me another new day to live. I recommend to all of my patients to do a healthy morning routine as well.
I then review what the schedule is for the day and any changes in case there are emergencies or other unexpected events. Then the rest of the day is filled with appointments, listening to and engaging with my patients so that I can start the healing journey with them. I also remain engaged in patient care while working in a hospital, there I help my patients in a different role (as an Assistant Director in Psychiatric Department) which is also very rewarding.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I bring my ideas to life by starting with a vision. I write out my goals and what I need to do in order to achieve them. Then, I take action steps and put them into a plan. Finally, I execute the plan and adjust as needed. What works best for me is to have a visual representation of my goal, such as a vision board. This helps me to stay focused and motivated.
What’s one trend that excites you?
One trend that excites me is the increasing focus on preventative medicine and holistic health. I believe that this is the future of healthcare and am excited to be a part of it. What’s more, I am seeing an increase in patients who are interested in integrative holistic care. This is a positive sign that more people are becoming aware of integrative medicine and its benefits.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I try to always be present and engaged with people. When I am listening, I am learning. This helps me to better understand my patients and to provide the best care possible.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Stay positive. No matter what happens, get back up on your feet and try again.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
I believe that prevention is the key to disease and that integrative holistic care is the future of healthcare. Most people do not agree with me on this, but I am confident in my beliefs.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Invest in yourself. I read books by thought leaders, attend seminars and workshops, and network with successful people in my industry to improve myself and grow my business.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
The best strategy that has helped me grow my business is to focus on my niche. I narrowed my focus to naturopathic medicine and wellness, and this has helped me to stand out in a crowded industry.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I once tried to do too many things at once and I was not successful. I learned that it is important to focus on one thing and do it well. When I narrowed my focus, I was able to grow my business more successfully.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
One business idea that I am willing to give away to our readers is starting a wellness retreat center. This could include health and wellness workshops, deep breathing exercises classes as well as classes on spiritual growth for self-awakening. This would be a great opportunity for people to come and learn about holistic health and to relax and rejuvenate.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I recently spent $100 on a workshop by a thought leader in my industry. I learned a lot and it was worth every penny. I highly recommend investing in yourself and learning from people who have been successful in your field. It will help you to grow your business and improve your skills.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
One piece of software that helps me be productive is Evernote. I use it to take notes, record my thoughts, and track my goals. It is a great tool for keeping everything organized and in one place.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
The book that I recommend our community should read is The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer. This book teaches about the law of attraction and how to use your thoughts to create the life you want. It is a great read for anyone who wants to learn more about self-improvement and personal growth.
What is your favorite quote?
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
This quote inspires me to always strive to be my best self and to make a positive impact on the world.
- As an entrepreneur, invest in yourself to continue learning and growing your business.
- Focus on a niche to stand out in a crowded industry.
- Prevention is the key to disease and integrative holistic care is the future of healthcare.
- The best way to grow your business is to focus on one thing
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.