What causes low libido in men and women?
Low libido in men and women could happen for many reasons both physical (hormonal changes in women or a prolonged illness) and psychological (prolonged periods of stress in men/women)
What is Shonali's USP (Uniqueness)?
On a low libido diet, food and lifestyle has a lot to do with impacting libido, so Shonali addresses both – setting the foundation in place for a diet that restores hormones, energy levels and brings back the sex drive. After your levels start slowly coming back, she starts adding supplements from the Ayurvedic herb spectrum to support you. If the problem is more chronic, she may recommend a visit to an Ayurvedic herb doctor she has worked with for over 15 years, as they have worked together on many-such cases with success. 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 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 started the rounds of dieticians, but no one really has answers to my low energy, low libido issues. She not only created a diet plan around my food habits, but also, addressed why I was in this situation, and how I could use foods and their energy to give me more energy.”