Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is characterised by extreme fatigue, for which doctors sometimes have no real explanation. The fatigue a person undergoes spills into insomnia and lethargy and affects mental alertness. There are no real tests to diagnose your condition, but some of the symptoms include loss of memory, fatigue, extreme lethargy, sleeplessness, joint or muscle pain, sore throat, constant allergies, mental fogginess, headaches and sometimes enlarged lymph nodes (neck and armpits).

What causes CFS?

CFS happens to people who over-exhaust their adrenal glands due to any number of factors. These could range from emotional, psychological and physical stress, viral infections, immune system issues, hormonal imbalance, depression, increased workload, sleeplessness, over-exercise, leaky-gut syndrome and many more reasons.

What is Shonali's USP (Uniqueness)?

On a chronic fatigue diet, Shonali addresses CFS by analysing a person’s over-exhausted adrenal function. Basically, the adrenal glands, which sit on top of your kidneys, need to be boosted in order to get you out of this problem. Shonali’s approach relies on the tenets of Macrobiotic philosophy: using 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’s chronic fatigue treatment diet 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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