Ulcerative colitis is an inflammation in the lining of the large intestine. It is accompanied by sometimes diarrhea, weight loss and malabsorption of nutrients. Medication unfortunately worsens the condition.
What causes ulcerative colitis?
Ulcerative colitis disease always starts with a gut issue; it is an autoimmune condition; so the good cells of the body attack themselves. In Shonali’s opinion, incorrect foods have a lot to do with the progression of gut issues, leading up to it.
How does Shonali help?
On an ulcerative colitis diet with Shonali, her approach is to first put you through a regimen of absorption; since most people in this condition have stopped absorbing nutrients from their food. Post which she starts building you up first by cleansing the gut, using foods and then by strengthening the gut introducing foods that will start the gut repair process. She balances the use of fiber from foods in such a way that it does not trigger the condition.
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.
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.