Back to Beginnings / Who We Are

Anil Grover

Functional Medicine Health Coach

AFMC Practitioner


Anil is the founder of Back To Beginnings. Anil’s obsession with a proactive, holistic approach to health came out of his experiences with his family’s cancer journey that he now shares with others to educate, inspire and empower them to be the leaders and nurturers of their health and wellness. He’s had the honor of guiding many people out of the haze of gastrointestinal distress, autoimmune issues, thyroid, fatigue, and much more, into real freedom, peace, and the kind of health that has them feeling like they have a new lease on life. He focuses on personalized care through lifestyle, nutrition, advanced functional lab testing if required, targeted nutraceuticals and most importantly mind-body practices to help patients along the journey to optimal health and wellness. 

Anil firmly believes that for a healthy life, it is crucial to focus on epigenetics and our beliefs and feelings that impact our gene expression and subsequent overall health quality and longevity. Epigenetics is the study of how environmental factors affect the expression of our genes, and by understanding this we can learn how to make lifestyle choices along with our mindset to positively impact our genetic makeup. Positive energy, such as love, joy, compassion, benevolence, and contentment plays a significant role in healing and promoting overall well-being by reducing stress and improving immune function and digestion. Anil has also been studying and practicing meditation for the last three decades.

What drove Anil to his present obsession with health coaching?

“What drove me to research and study nutrition, coaching, and functional medicine—was the prevalence of the disease, especially cancer, among my friends and family. As adumbrated above, I’ve experienced firsthand the agony, for both patients and their loved ones, of the terminal stages of cancer that claimed my mother’s and wife’s life. Beyond cancer, I struggled for decades with GI and fibromyalgia issues, the resolution of which could barely be controlled via conventional practice. It was only via integrative functional medicine that pivoted around radical lifestyle, nutrition, and perspective transformation that I was able to heal successfully, not only symptoms but, more importantly, causes.

We live in a world of unavoidable toxicity, whether in food, relationships, or the environment, all of which contribute to lives dominated by illness (autoimmune disorders, metabolic syndrome, cancer, etc.). My practice emphasizes prophylaxis: One can and must establish a healthy lifestyle to prevent disease. Indeed, radical lifestyle changes may even reverse and “turn off” the conditions. My goal as a healthcare professional is to educate and guide you to live a healthy life from a holistic, integrative perspective. Above all, I aim to empower you to keep yourself healthy and disease-free or to support you in your fight against the disease. I believe genuine learning happens not in academic, intellectual, and spiritual institutions, but through life experiences. “For me, the real yardstick for achievement is neither awards nor monetary gains but rather how many people’s lives have I improved.”

Anil has been educated at the following institutions;

  • AFMC Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach through The School of Applied Functional Medicine, Massachusetts
  • Certified Health Coach through The Institute of Integrative Nutrition New York.
  • Graduate of the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate through T. Colin Campbell Centre, New York
  • Completed the Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches Course from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine cum Wellcoaches School of Coaching.

Anil’s scope of training and experience enables him to guide and support you with a few of  the health conditions mentioned below;

Gastrointestinal/Digestion Imbalances, Autoimmune conditions, Cancer recovery support cum prevention, Diabetes, Weight/Thyroid/Metabolism concerns, Insomnia, CVD/Hypertension/Elevated Cholesterol, Allergies/Food Sensitivities/Eczema, Hormonal Imbalances – PCOS, Infertility.

Preeti Ayyappan

IINHC - Nutrition Coach and Lifestyle Aligner

Preeti coaches on nutrition and lifestyle.

Nutrition Coaching

As a nutrition coach, I provide you with guidance and answers so you can learn how to eat well, fuel your body with the foods you need and eat right for certain health conditions as well as heal your relationship with food. As part of the coaching process, I provide ongoing support, virtual sessions, and personalized plans to support your wellness through comprehensive health goals.

Weight Management

Diet and exercise need to be balanced in order to achieve successful weight loss. You can exercise as much as you’d like but if you are not eating healthy, you will not receive the full benefit of weight loss, and vice versa. We can educate you on incorporating healthy eating and exercise into your lifestyle and create an individualized plan to achieve your goals. 

Eating for Health

Detoxing will clear out toxins from your body and give your digestive system a break to heal and restore naturally, before introducing new eating habits and food. Your lifestyle and how you view food will drastically alter how effective weight loss and detox work. Our goal is to set you up for success and shift the way you relate to food. 

Preeti has been educated at the following institutions;

  • Institute of Integrative Nutrition, New York.
  • Positive Psychiatry and Mental health from the University of Sydney

Sheetal Arora

Holistic Yoga and Health Educator

I’m a yoga teacher and Holistic Health educator. I enjoy teaching Yoga and Pranayama for health and like to add elements of Tai Chi, Tapping, Aerobics, and Chakras to my sessions. I also educate people on healthy living by aligning their lifestyles with the laws of nature. Anything in its natural form is easily available, free and so powerful and that inspires me to help people recognize, realize and connect to their original nature of the soul, body, and mother nature.

Having gone through cancer myself, I now understand the importance of having a clean healthy environment within our bodies which I emphasize a lot through detoxification. I like introducing fasting programs and more simple ways to regularly detox our bodies.

Sheetal is certified in Health & integrative lifestyle, Naturopathy, and Yoga. She also holds a certificate in Psycho Neurobics (chakra healing).