Cholesterol (a waxy substance that starts coating arteries and pathways of the body) is much needed by the body as the cells, membranes and nerves are made up of it.
What causes cholesterol?
In many cases it can tip over leading to heart disease and other issues; foods like saturated fats; being overweight and ailments you may have (insulin resistance for one); could be a hotbed for cholesterol to tip over in your body.
How does Shonali help?
On a cholesterol diet, Shonali’s 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.
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 Cases25
AGE 38“I had been in great health till I hit pre-menopause and then everything started going haywire; the first thing that happened was my cholesterol levels started going through the roof. I approached Shonali as I like the way the diet considered an individual on a holistic level. I know if I went to a doctor he would have prescribed medication and I did not want that for myself. Shonali’s approach helped me normalize my cholesterol levels over time, and also stay away from medication. For me that was my biggest ‘win’ on her approach. Please do consider her diet, before you start medication.”