Asthma is typically characterised by difficulty breathing due to a blockage in the airways in the lungs. This leads to wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest area.

What causes asthma?

While genes could affect this condition, your relationship to food and what you eat can be corrected to minimise asthma attacks or even put you under a complete cure.

What is Shonali's USP (Uniqueness)?

Shonali’s diet plan for an asthma patient relies on the tenets of the Macrobiotic philosophy. She uses the oriental system of ‘facial diagnosis’ and touch meridian diagnosis (if needed) to analyse the strength and health of your organs. Her framework (like Ayurveda) relies on using the foundation of analysing 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?

Shonali helps you isolate foods that build up mucous that restricts the airways and causes soreness and inflammation, thus leading to an asthma attack. Shonali’s recommended diet plan for an asthma patient uses the food tools and the principles of the Macrobiotic approach to aim at strengthening your gut, detoxifying 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 holistic, natural everyday foods using her knowledge of balancing the ‘foods’ and ‘cooking styles’ to give you the required strength to overcome your ailment and encourage balance.

Shonali is based in Mumbai and is presently working online in over 35 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 and alternative and comes under the branch of lifestyle medicine, using foods as medicine to reverse and cure your health ailment/disease.


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“I have suffered with asthma, since I was a child. I ate poorly, and was addicted to dry snacks like chips; being stressed would add to my attacks repeatedly. Shonali helped me come up with a plan …
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