Holistic Living Specialises in a Holistic Approach in the Treatment of Obesity and its Related Illnesses

Holistic Living is the pioneer weight loss clinic with over two decades’ experience in the treatment of Obesity in East Africa.

We are committed to helping you achieve sustainable weight loss and to provide the highest level of patient care.

Our extensive experience and our passion for ideal health set us as the forerunner in tackling obesity in East Africa.

Dr. Shchukin defines obesity and its viable treatment

Gastric Sleeve:

John’s story

Gastric Bypass:

Stacy’s story

Non-Surgical Weight Loss & Psychological Correction of Eating Habits

Bernese Wanjagi

Our Services

Holistic Living has been completely transformational in my life, both physically and emotionally. My “Gastric Sleeve” has improved my self confidence and motivation and I have a very positive image of myself. My whole family and I are all very happy.

Mrs. Alice K.Aged 36

Getting surgery was the best decision I’ve ever made, and it was worth every shilling! I can’t believe how amazing I felt the days after surgery, and the two years following it. I feel 30 years younger and am at the prime of my life! I can walk the whole of Uhuru Highway without pain or getting out of breath. Dr. Shchukina is only a call or email away and is very prompt with her help and response.

Ms. R. ThomasAged 23

I had the Gastric Sleeve procedure and in one month the change in my weight was tremendous. I had diabetes type 1 and hypertension. I was on a high dose of insulin, 3 times a day and anti hypertensive medications.

In four months’ time I had lost 34kg and have stopped taking insulin and blood pressure medications. I feel fantastic and am loving life! I would recommend this surgery to whoever has struggled with their weight for a long time. I completely trust Dr. Shchukin. He is very professional and I see how much Holistic Living strives for quality in their procedures. I’m so happy they brought this to Kenya! It has saved me a lot of money and headache. I have never been so happy.

Mrs. J. O.Aged 62

I had always been quite big, even from an early age. In school, I was constantly bullied and made fun of because of my size. I heard about weight-loss surgery and the huge benefits that came from it, but it was only offered in India, Europe and America, and my parents did not want me to travel alone. When I found out that Holistic Living was doing the same procedures done overseas at a lower cost, I was so happy!! I convinced my parents and got the Gastric Bypass. I was 135kgs and now, one year later, I am 65kgs and have never felt more beautiful or healthy. I am infinitely thankful to Dr. Vladimir and Lyudmila Shchukin for all their support and wonderful work.

This has changed my life and I feel like I am finally living.

Mrs. J. WairimuAged 40

I had the Gastric Band done. It was completely painless and I got back to work in less than a week. I lost over 30kg within the first 5 months. I’m very satisfied.

Ms. E. ScottAged 25

My weight was 125 kg. I considered myself healthy, my only complaint was that I felt heavy. I had the Gastric Bypass procedure and now my weight is 75 kg and I feel very good. My son is a student in England, and he is severely obese at 130 kg. I told him clearly that I am taking him for the same procedure that I went through. He must understand that this is the disease that shortens life.

Ms. Faridah M.Aged 66

I was planning to go to India to have the Gastric Balloon procedure. I found out that Dr. V. Shchukin does the same procedure in Nairobi Hospital. I had the Gastric Balloon put in one year ago and have lost 25 kilos. It was removed after six months.

I want to put the Gastric Balloon again because I still need to lose 30 kilos. I am very happy with the progress, but am extremely determined to get to my ideal normal weight so I will get it again.

Mr. K. BangitAged 45

2006, 12 years old: I was never able to lose my weight, and since I started Medical weight loss it had helped me a lot. I am grateful to Holistic Living for helping me.

11th April, 2012: Hello Dr. Shchukina, I am so sorry that it has been so long since I last talked to you but I’ve been so busy with school. I just wanted to thank you for helping me with my weight problem. I am now perfectly fit and well shaped all thanks to you. I hope I can serve as an example to all those out there suffering because of their weight. I now weigh 58 kg and feel great. Here is a picture of me of late.

Thank you for all your help. With love, Faith”.

Mrs. Nejri KamauAged 47

I tried many different methods for weight loss (in America, Canada, South Africa, Kenya) but my extra weight did not go. Since childhood my self-esteem was really low, in school children called me different names, and it was embarrassing for me to be obese and to hear those comments.

I started Medical weight loss in 2004 and within the few days I felt that I was already losing weight. I lost 25 kg and am comfortably maintaining the result for 3 years. I am very grateful to Dr. L. Shchukina. My life has completely changed.

Ms. Faith. L.

I was diabetic and on insulin with 120 units a day.  My weight was 140 kg and despite the high dose of insulin, my blood sugar was still high. My brother is a doctor and he said that without weight loss I wouldn’t be able to improve my health. I was also on a high dose of blood pressure medications. With my severe obesity, my only treatment option was bariatric surgery.

I did the gastric sleeve procedure and now I am 50 kg down. I am off insulin completely, I do not take any more diabetic or blood pressure medications, because my blood sugar is perfectly normal.”

Mrs. Betty. M.Aged 43

Bariatric – Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Treatment

If achieving sustainable weight loss through diets or exercise for a period of 6 months or more is a challenge for you, or you suffer from a medical condition due to obesity, then Bariatric Surgery may be your best weight loss solution.

Bariatric surgery involves a variety of procedures that are performed to bring about weight loss through either permanent or reversible techniques. It has helped more people lose weight than any other method in existence and is very effective in maintaining that weight loss! It can dramatically improve the quality of life, as well as treat other medical conditions associated with obesity, such as Diabetes, Stroke, Cholesterol, Heart Disease, Joint problems and many more.

We offer quality Gold Standard weight loss procedures in Kenya and Africa with a range of minimally invasive, laparoscopic procedures. These include the Gastric Balloon, Gastric Band, Gastric Sleeve, and Gastric Bypass, allowing us to customize the most suitable Weight Loss solution for each unique client.

Non-Surgical Weight Loss

Holistic Living is the only Weight Loss Clinic that merges the Mind, Body and Spirit to achieve healthy, safe and lasting weight loss, most uniquely by Treating Obesity on the Psychological Level.                         

We invite you to explore our sessions of “Psychological Correction of Eating Habits” that result in changed lifestyles and developing a healthy, satisfying and enjoyable eating style with no single food that is prohibited.

Our holistic-integrated approach focuses on Psychotherapy of extra weight and obesity.  This method has been proven to be the best medical weight loss procedure for sustainable weight loss! This technique was developed in collaboration with doctors from Europe and Kenya.

We also offer the temporary, non-invasive and non-surgical Gastric Balloon.

Bowel Hydrotherapy/Body Detox

We offer this unique procedure to revitalize your body through Oral Hydrotherapy of the whole digestive system from the mouth to the colon to eliminate toxins and allergens from the body. It also serves as a preventative procedure for different life style diseases.

Digestive System Hydrotherapy is used as a treatment of choice for many gastroenterological disorders such as indigestion, bloated stomach, gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), colitis, constipation, alleviating allergies.

At Holistic Living, we offer Bowel Hydrotherapy for sick, as well as healthy individuals who care about their physical and psychological well-being.

Back Pain

If you suffer from back pain, you are not alone: 4 out 5 adults experience the symptoms of lower back pain. We recommend chiropractic treatment of back pain before any surgical option is pursued. Our doctors are highly trained and have over 20 years’ experience in using this method.

The spine is manually manipulated by the orthopedic doctor to correctly reposition the intervertebral discs, to relieve pressure on the nerve root and align the spine back into the physiological position. This procedure is painless and very effectively targets the areas of pain.

If you have a sports injury Dr. Shchukin will identify it, provide treatment and advise on rehabilitation, exercises, and more. We first aim to use conservative methods of treatment before surgery is explored as a final option.

At Holistic Living it is our aim to get you back to full fitness in the shortest possible time.

Testimonials

Holistic Living has been completely transformational in my life, both physically and emotionally. My weight loss has improved my self confidence and motivation and I have a very positive image of myself and my whole family and we are all very happy.

Ms. R. ThomasAged 23

Getting surgery was the best decision I’ve ever made, and was worth every shilling! I can’t believe how amazing I feel the days after surgery, and the two years following it. I feel 30 years younger and am at the prime of my life! I can walk the whole of Uhuru Highway without pain or getting out of breath. Dr. Shchukina is only a call or email away and is very prompt with her help and response.

Mrs. J. O.Aged 62

The Team

Dr. Vladimir Shchukin and Dr. Lyudmila Shchukina are the founders and medical practitioners behind Holistic Living:

Dr. Vladimir Shchukin is a Bariatric, General, Laparoscopic Surgeon with over 30 years of experience in medicine, and is an active participant in new findings and procedures in this field. He practices with world standard Bariatric (weight loss) procedures developed in the US, Sweden, Belgium and Israel.

His main areas of specialization are bariatric, abdominal (open and laparoscopic), and thyroid surgery.

He has performed over 1,500 successful bariatric surgeries.

Dr. Lyudmila Shchukina is a Family Physician, who has been practicing medicine in Kenya for the past 20 years. She is the co-founder of Holistic Living and the East African Bariatric Center, Nairobi.

She has a strong interest and passion for obesity treatment and prophylaxis and uses a unique approach of targeting multiple root factors of obesity: psychological, social, metabolic, anatomical and environmental.

Are you ready to change your life?

Now it is time to contact us and let our medical doctors help you determine which of the methods mentioned here is the right one for you…

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