Concentration & Focus
A lack of concentration usually arises from not having the bandwidth (physical/mental) to pay attention to a task for a long period of time.
What causes lack of concentration/focus?
A lack of concentration could result from many different factors: chronic fatigue, wrong foods (over consumption of sugar), bad yeast overgrowth (candida), insomnia, ADHD (as kids), the start of dementia in adults and so on.
How does Shonali help?
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’s goal is to remove food triggers and help you make the neurotransmitters of the brain fire with foods that you eat so that the brain starts re-wiring itself to function better.
Concentration & Focus
Number of Cases4
ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER, IRS
AGE 30"My journey in exploring Macrobiotic cooking began 3 years back when I picked up The Beauty Diet, authored by Shonali Sabherwal . I am a foodie and I love to experiment with food. But I am perpetually looking for a balance between my food cravings and a need to look good. The book intrigued me and I began exploring. I kept following the ground rules of the book. No maida, no sugar, and no dairy. Especially the No Dairy part helped me a lot. I am a young civil servant and preparing for the UPSC exam required me to study and concentrate for long hours. Going off dairy really worked for me. I was addicted to milk, curd and paneer which are the staple foods for any Punjabi. Getting off dairy made was magical for me. I was less groggy and more energetic. I also followed it up with her cooking class, Shonali was generous and she shared her wisdom gained over so many years of cooking Macrobiotic food. I flew in especially from Delhi to attend the weekend workshop. We covered about 50 plus dishes including soups, salads, snacks ,fermented pickles, deserts and much more."