Minal Rajan, NTP

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

BETTER FOOD, BETTER MOOD We'll help you connect the dots.

Beaverton, OR

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (6)
The meal was a delight to the senses and medicine for the the body and the cooks gave it soul. This community exemplifies all that healing should be and what modern medicine has lost.
Minal’s food was so well received by our high school interns (at David Douglas high School), and really inspired excitement about the possibility of integrating Indian food into their daily lives.
Minal’s mastery of Indian food combined with her comprehensive education in nutritional therapy made her a powerful ally in our efforts to support cancer survivors and educate friends and families on the importance of nutrition in the advocacy of health.
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Beaverton
1975 NW 167th Pl, 100-26, Beaverton OR 97006, United States
Mon: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Questions & Answers

Minal Rajan, NTP Answers
It usually takes your body 3-5 days to get into the state of ketosis when you first start changing your diet. The answer to your question would be based on the reason you are eating this way- Is it because of specific health reasons or because of overall health benefits of eating HF/LC diet? If being in a state of ketosis a 100% of the time is not a goal, then my suggestion would be to follow a cheat meal with longer gaps between this and the next high fat low carb meal. Fasting intermittently will push your body to utilize the time digesting the High Carbs you cheated with, without burdening it with digesting and processing the high fat in your next meal. It will allow for the carbs to be used for energy during the fasting phase instead of being stored as fat reserves in the body's tissues. Also look into the reason WHY you are wanting more "Cheat meals" -- what is it that your body is craving for? WHAT nutritional imbalances and deficiencies are driving your cravings? A high fat diet does take a strong digestive system to absorb the nutrients from your food --- Are there signs and symptoms of malabsorption or digestive insufficiency that you have considered or overlooked?
Minal Rajan, NTP Answers
I would say start your day with warm water. Next Add lemon juice / Apple Cider Vinegar. Beet juice is great for liver flush and mixed with greens and some berries can be a powerful anti-oxidant boost to carry you thru the day. I prefer juices to be used as anti-oxidants, cleansing and refreshing. Apples, limes, lemons, cucumbers, greens, beets, tomatoes, carrots and ginger, turmeric, cilantro are all fabulous to throw in any any combination of your choice to juice and drink in the morning.
Minal Rajan, NTP Answers
Low Hydrochloric acid is most likely the reason for these pains, taking a shot of apple cider vinegar a few minutes before a high protein meal can help with digesting the meats. Digestive enzymes in fermented foods like beet kvass, pickled vegetables, sauerkraut help with breaking down foods and aid digestion. Also notice if you get any pain, discomfort, gas, brain fog, "hungover feeling" with eggs and any other foods. Meat, eggs and many vegetables are high on sulfur and can be an issue when not metabolized properly in the body.

Minal Rajan Reviews

5.0 of 5 (6)
The meal was a delight to the senses and medicine for the the body and the cooks gave it soul. This community exemplifies all that healing should be and what modern medicine has lost.
Minal’s food was so well received by our high school interns (at David Douglas high School), and really inspired excitement about the possibility of integrating Indian food into their daily lives.
Minal’s mastery of Indian food combined with her comprehensive education in nutritional therapy made her a powerful ally in our efforts to support cancer survivors and educate friends and families on the importance of nutrition in the advocacy of health.
I had been struggling with issues around my sleep, anxiety and digestion since almost a year. I was confused as to what was going on with me, when Minal came to my rescue. She patiently took out time to understand the full picture and approached my symptoms from a holistic whole body function perspective. By following her advice, which is supported by a thorough understanding of the human body and it’s nutritional needs, I have been able to overcome almost all my issues. Her recommendations on dietary supplements have made me regain my lost energy. She also has great recipe ideas that can make your favorite meals healthier. Minal is great to work with and is very proactive in answering all your queries. I would highly recommend Minal to anyone who wants to learn how to unlock one’s best health and wellness potential via nutrition.
Minal’s own story of breast cancer survival was inspirational and motivated us to consult her for nutritional therapy during and after my father’s treatment protocols for prostate cancer. Her recommendations for foods and nutrients that could be incorporated into my father’s daily diet were most helpful in keeping him healthy and strong in his fight with cancer–a plan his doctors supported wholeheartedly. Minal is a skillful chef herself and most of her recommendations came with easy-to-adopt recipes and suggestions of how best and effortlessly we could make his meals not just nutritious but flavorful. I would highly recommend Minal to anyone wanting holistic support for cancer or other health issues.
I was looking for a nutrition consultant who could understand my challenges methodically and recommend a plan to address my weight and digestive issues. Minal worked with me to suggest options that fit into my lifestyle and food habits in a sustainable way. Minal’s recommendations have definitely made a positive change in my life.





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