Asthma, is typically characterized by difficulty in breathing due to the blockage in your airways in the lungs. This will lead to wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest area.

What causes asthma?

While genes could affect this condition, your relationship to food and what you eat, can be corrected to minimize asthma attacks or even put you under a complete cure.

How does Shonali help?

On an asthma diet, Shonali approach relies on the tenets of Macrobiotic philosophy: using the oriental system of ‘facial diagnosis,’ and touch meridian diagnosis (if needed) to analyze the strength and health of your organs. Her framework (like Ayurveda) relies on using the foundation of analyzing your constitution (that which you were born with: blueprint from your parents) and condition (that which you have created growing up). Macrobiotic philosophy uses the ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ elements of ‘energy’ or ‘prana’ to help her diagnose everything you are or do. This is her training and USP and how she actually zeroes in on your diagnosis and further prognosis.

Shonali helps you isolate foods that build-up mucous and cause these airways to get sore and inflamed restricting them; thus leading to an asthma attack. She uses the food tools and the principles of the Macrobiotic approach to aim at: strengthening your gut, detoxify you of all the accumulated toxins (‘ama’ in Ayurveda plus any accumulation of bad gut bacteria causing ‘dysbiosis’ i.e., when bad bacteria outweigh the beneficial ones) and balance the body’s pH. Her approach is to make you identify the toxins you are consuming from foods, the environment and your lifestyle; and get rid of them. Plus bring in food-elements to clean up your gut to help you detoxify. She then layers this with the use of holistic natural everyday foods; using her knowledge of balancing the ‘foods’ and ‘cooking styles’ used to give you the required strength to overcome your ailment and encourage balance.

Shonali is based in Mumbai, but is practicing online in over 20 countries. She is the only one who works with you, and there are no assistants or other nutritionists between you and her. She conducts her own follow ups and meetings personally; as she believes turning your health condition around is a ‘personal’ business; and only she has been trained to diagnose your condition and monitor the progress one-on-one. The macrobiotic approach is integrative, alternative and comes under the branch of lifestyle medicine, using foods as medicine to reverse and cure your health ailment/disease.


Number of Cases


Shibani Mehra
Running an NGO

AGE 25

“I have suffered with asthma, since I was a child. I ate poorly, and was addicted to dry snacks like chips; being stressed would add to my attacks repeatedly. Shonali helped me come up with a plan where she isolated foods that would trigger an attack, and also foods that would help me cleanse my channels to prevent an attack from happening. I an safely say after many years of a tortuous journey with asthma; I have been on her plan for 2 years and plan to keep it that way; I now get one attack a year as opposed to 10-12 attacks a year. For me that’s a cure.”

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