Credentials and Achievements
• M.B.B.S., M.C.P.S (Family Medicine)
• Fellowship-Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, USA
• PhD (Holistic Nutrition) USA
• PhD (Integrative Medicine) USA
• Certified in Nutritional Wellness (American Naturopathic Certification Board)
• Certified “Lifestyle Modification Tools ” Harvard Uni., USA
• Certified “Leadership for Physician Executives ” Harvard University USA
• Certified “Positive Psychology” Harvard University USA
• Member American College of Lifestyle Medicine
• Country Head Global Positive Health Institute-GPHI-USA
• Member Asian Society Lifestyle Medicine
• NES Scan Certified(UK)
• Author of ” Living as Nature Intended “
• Founder of SWIPE—Synchronised Wellness Integrative Program of “Entrainment” by Shagufta
• Director RIPHAH Institute of Lifestyle Medicine-RILM
• Founder/President Pakistan Association of Lifestyle Medicine-PALM
Professional Journey of Dr. Shagufta Feroz
Dr. Shagufta Feroz has been running a private Family Medicine practice since 1988. From her very early age she was passionate towards healing with nature, rather than drugs. Pursuing her passion, she specialized in Family Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Integrative Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. She is the founder of the “SWIPE for Healthy Lifestyle” (SLP) Program and managing her patients through SWIPE for the past 17 years. Based on her independent research, she has authored a book on preventing, halting and reversing diseases through a personalised lifestyle modification titled as “Living as Nature Intended”.
After running a drug dependent clinic for 15 years, she identified the healthy lifestyle factors and their role in prevention, treatment and reversal of disease process. This awareness forced her to gradually switch from drug dependent practice to a drug-less Integrative Family Medicine practice. Since 2003 she has been successfully managing wellbeing of a variety of patients utilizing the SWIPE Six Pillars. Up till now she had managed more than 60,000 patients of various ailments with SWIPE. Dr. Feroz is passionate to transform and groom the youth in terms of whole health. She frequently delivers lectures and conducts workshops in schools, colleges and universities. She is also a regular speaker at various national and international health forums, doctor forums, government training institutes, and military training institutes. She has participated in about 100 live TV health shows, and active at Social Media. In 2015 she spoke about “The role of a Healthy Lifestyle in Youth “ at TEDx Lahore. In 2017 LMEd Harvard University nominated her as their Pakistan’s Lifestyle Medicine Collaborator for three years, for the introduction of Lifestyle Medicine to doctors and for undergraduates training. She is the Director RIPHAH Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, RIPHAH University. Within next five years her department will start Post Graduate Diplomas, Masters and Phd In Lifestyle Medicine.
Synchronised Wellness Integrative Program for “ENTRAINMENT” by Shagufta—SWIPE (SLP)
After about 10 yrs of clinical practice Dr. Feroz started realizing that there are many missing keys for disease reversal in conventional medical system. Over a period of few years, she started to find the link between poor eating habits, sleep deprivation and stress in the causation of a chronic disease and speedy ageing.
For 5-7 years She kept analysing the relationship between the individual components of a lifestyle and their impact on various human systems, which lead to the birth of SWIPE for Healthy Lifestyle.
Over time SWIPE turned into a fully developed Lifestyle Modifying Program with six pillars which are,
1-SWIPE-8-Rules of Correct Eating
2-Nocturnal Sleep regulation
3-Personalised Physical activity
4-Personalised Stress management
5-Management of various Addictions
Using her 8 rules of Correct Eating, she converts table foods into a medicine customized for the patient to heal. SWIPE focuses on the restoration of the immunity, Microbiome health, Circadian rhythms and homeostasis, by synching the external routine of that person with the ongoing internal biorhythms through an individualized SWIPE based lifestyle.
The beauty of SWIPE is that it can be benefitted by the rich and poor alike, simply by optimizing intake of kitchen foods. It is found helpful for positive/preventive health, arresting disease process and reversal of a disease process. In 2012 she realized that she was right on the scientific tract of a new medical specialty called Lifestyle Medicine. Since 2015 she started following American College of Lifestyle Medicine. In 2017 Dr. Feroz appeared in first IBLM examination by ABLM in Tucson Arizona.