Diabetes Diet in Mumbai
A condition when the body’s response to insulin is impaired. This basically means that the body uses glucose (main source of energy) from food you eat, to get into the cells; when the body’s insulin response is not functioning at optimum, this fails to happen; glucose stays in your body causing health problems.
What causes diabetes?
When the body’s response to insulin is not normal over a long period of time, you get diabetes. However, you can also have juvenile diabetes; which is a result of a genetic predisposition; or gestational diabetes due to a pregnancy.
What is Shonali's USP (Uniqueness)?
On a diabetes 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.
How does Shonali help?
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 programme has impacted this condition to teach people to manage their sugar levels via foods and change in lifestyle habits. Such that they either get off their insulin, keep their blood sugar levels (when on insulin) under check, or get rid if diabetes completely.
Shonali is based in mumbai and is presently working online in ver 35 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.