Thyroid could be classified and an underactive (hypothyroid) or overactive (hyperthyroid) condition.
What causes a thyroid condition?
It is an autoimmune ailment, and the body loses its ability to cope with physical and environmental stress.
How does Shonali help?
On a thyroid 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.
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.
Number of Cases65
AGE 45"I am 45, with a 9 year old hypothyroid condition. As a result, weight gain was easy but shedding even a kilo was a mammoth effort, in spite of being active and regular with my exercise. After several failed attempts of losing weight I stumbled upon Shonali’s webpage from which I gathered that diet is not about abstaining and suffering for a period of time but to correct your daily eating that lasts a lifetime. I went for a consultation to Shonali around mid November 2014. The consultation was an eye-opener to all the small mistakes that I was making which jeopardised all my weight loss efforts. I followed Shonali’s method of eating (yes! not dieting!) religiously since I was enjoying the steady cleansing that was taking place within. For the first time I was more bothered about what goes in rather than desperately keep checking the weighing scale. In 2 weeks friends started noticing inches being lost and in a month and a half I was feeling lighter. At the end of 3 months when a friend asked me to check my weight I was thrilled to have lost 8 kilos. I recently went for my thyroid check-up and the readings were far below normal that the doctor has cut down my dose. Well moral of the story – I am eating well, feeling light and also on the road to be off medications. Guys go for it and enjoy the glow on your skin for the body is too intelligent and starts reciprocating directly to what goes inside."