When the cells in your body don’t respond to insulin in a normal way, it is termed as insulin resistance. It will eventually take you to diabetes if not bought under control. Typically symptoms include weight gain, fat around the belly, lethargy, low immunity, hunger pangs, difficulty concentrating and sometimes-high cholesterol.
What causes insulin resistance?
Shonali’s experience on an insulin resistance is caused by a diet high on simple carbohydrates and erratic eating patterns; excess weight, infections, prolonged illness, over-use of steroids, elevated cholesterol/triglycerides, could be some the causes as well.
How does Shonali help?
On an insulin resistance 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 also, makes sure that with her remedies to set the blood sugar levels in check, you start maintaining a good sugar balance. The Macrobiotic approach is naturally set to include foods with low glycemic index (GI) load.
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.