Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition and autoimmune in its nature.
What causes psoriasis?
Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition; Shonali feels inflammation is an event that always preceded psoriasis. Most of her psoriasis clients have a gut issue.
How does Shonali help?
On a psoriasis 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. She has successfully worked with this condition and kept people in a plateau-state (lesser flare-ups) as she calls it.
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.
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AGE 34"I met Shonali through a friend, and came from a hard-core non-vegetarian style of eating. After going through allopathy and homeopathy, I felt it was time to change my diet to help with my condition. In 4 months of eating the way she prescribed, I have not had my condition worsen. I am still on Shonali’s approach it’s been 6 months and I am seeing a change in my condition. Giving up eating out, dairy, sugar and processed foods has been hard, but totally worth it. The foods she gives you, help you. I am already seeing my skin respond."