Heart disease has different classifications please read here: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/237191.php
What causes heart disease?
Heart disease can be hereditary or a condition that on could develop due to poor nutritional habits, or just a birth defect, many such reasons.
What is Shonali's USP (Uniqueness)?
On a heart disease diet, Shonali works with isolating foods; especially bad quality fats in the diet and bringing in a fiber-rich approach to tackle heart disease. She focuses on working with creating good pH so that it impacts blood condition. Her 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. She also understands that heart disease could have a grief component attached to it; so she works on the emotional aspects of your diet by providing mood-boosting foods. She also studies various other health conditions you may have had or have along with heart disease.
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.
“I had a stent put into one of my arteries. I have heart disease in my family, and no amount of prevention based on the media information really helped me. Her (Shonali) approach should be taught as a part of a school curriculum for kids and to adults in courses of ‘preventive’ disease. I feel a lot lighter, healthier and buoyant.”