Insomnia is defined as the inability to fall asleep; leading to fatigue (sometimes also chronic fatigue syndrome), lack of concentration and lethargy. If you are not sleeping for more than three times a week restfully, then you have insomnia.
What causes Insomnia? It could happen due to various reasons: imbalance in cortisol levels, lack of magnesium, depletion in serotonin or melatonin, insulin resistance, and stress.
How does Shonali help?
On an insomnia diet, Shonali’s approach is multifold on a dietary front; she recommends therapies, which handle the psychosomatic component and stress management techniques. Her main focus is food and working towards setting up the foundation to support the brain and neurotransmitters. 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.
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.
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AGE 21“I had been on Shonali’s program initially for candida, which got resolved. Then I took a break under her supervision but kept following the main principles. I started eating some junk foods again, and suffering with extreme emotional mood swings and insomnia. So I went back to Shonali for help, Shonali helped me isolate the reasons as to why I was suffering with mood swings and insomnia. We slowly managed to restore my sleep patterns, as she was able to pin-point exactly why I had insomnia. I am so thankful to her because I could get through my exams. Now I am sleeping better and my moods swings are under control. I love Shonali and will keep going back to her if I have issues.”