Shonali’s contribution and mission for India is to create a market for the Macrobiotic diet lifestyle and an alternative holistic approach using food to heal the body.
Shonali Sabherwal is India’s first Graduate and practicing Macrobiotic Counselor/Chef/Instructor from The Kushi Institute (USA). Healing with foods is her passion and a cause that is very close to her heart. Shonali began on this journey when her father contracted prostate cancer and she was looking for a dietary practice to help him. Macrobiotics gained popularity when Madonna adopted it as a diet, however, it has the mantle of being a ‘cancer curing’ diet since the mid 70’s.
Awarded Vogue India’s Best Nutritionist in 2020, Shonali believes disease is the result of the imbalance in the body caused by a poor diet, lifestyle and emotional distress. This can be corrected via foods (used as medicine), changing lifestyle and using complementary therapies.
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Shonali uses her body organs and meridian diagnostic skills combined with the chakra system (to analyze emotional triggers) to arrive at a prognosis for her clients. With the Macrobiotic approach she seeks to achieve a balance between acid and alkaline blood condition and works towards creating strong immunity.
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The Macrobiotic Diet Plan is being used for her clients to reverse various ailments and lifestyle diseases. Shonali’s core specialization is in the field of cancer and irritable bowel disorders. She has also worked on many other health concerns such as autoimmune diseases, diabetes, heart disease, thyroid conditions, irritable bowel disorder, sports nutrition, beauty (hair and skin), rheumatoid arthritis, weight loss, psoriasis, urticaria, aging skin, fibromyalgia to name a few.
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Apart from her pioneering work in the field of nutrition Shonali writes voraciously for leading publications and has published four bestsellers. She is on the advisory Board of Ecole Mondiale World School and is in phase two of their healthy canteen project. She has started her ‘Healthy Macro Kids’ program for schools all over Mumbai, wherein she gives talks to parents on raising healthy children. She has introduced a ‘Wellness Food’ menu as part of her repertoire of services for Wellness Health Spas and Restaurants; where she conceives, curates the menu and trains Chefs. Through her workshops, Shonali also seeks to educate you in creating and supporting a healthy fuller life. She is soon to start her own product line.