Obsessive Compulsive Disorder( OCD )

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder; characterized by usually repetitive behavior, people with this disorder have recurrent thoughts to perform certain actions that are not what a normal person would do under regular circumstances e.g., washing your hands over and over again, checking if lights are on and putting them off and on many times and many such actions.

Why causes OCD?

OCD has a fear component attached to it. The person suffering from it is not in control with herself/himself and repeats actions to satisfy an inner voice and if this action is not done, it will lead to a negative consequence.

How does Shonali help?

On an OCD diet, Shonali uses her diet to establish some normalcy in brain patterns with foods. She adds foods that bring about more ‘love’ than ‘fear’ as most people who are going through this issue are coming from fear. 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.

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.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder( OCD )

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Tanya Singh
Law Student pursuing LLM in International Arbitration and Dispute

AGE 24, Singapore

“I had been suffering with atopic dermatitis and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) for over 10 years. Medicines helped me in limited ways to resolve my symptoms, and created a lot of side effects. I was hoplessly strolling along the shelves in Crossword when I stumbled across Shonali’s book The Detox Diet. In my head ‘diet’ was only meant for those who wanted to lose weight. However, after reading her book, I realized the only solution to all my woes was this diet, and I immediately signed up for a 4 month plan. Shonali’s diet is like going on a food vacation. It was simple to follow, and kept my taste buds happy all the time. My atopic dermatitis cleared up and my OCD issue was sorted. Who knew that the way to a healthy mind was through the gut! Many thanks to Shonali for sharing such an incredible approach to healthcare.”

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