When the cells in your body don’t respond to insulin in a normal way, it is termed Insulin Resistance. If not brought under control, it can eventually lead to diabetes. Typically,  symptoms include weight gain, fat around the belly, lethargy, low immunity, hunger pangs, difficulty concentrating and sometimes high cholesterol.

What causes insulin resistance?

In Shonali’s experience, insulin resistance is caused by a diet high in simple carbohydrates and erratic eating patterns. Excess weight, infections, prolonged illness, overuse of steroids, and elevated cholesterol/triglycerides could also be some of the causes.

What is Shonali's USP (Uniqueness)?

Shonali's approach to an Insulin-sensitivity diet plan relies on the tenets of 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?

She 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. The insulin sensitivity diet plan will help 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. She also ensures you maintain a healthy sugar balance with her remedies to regulate blood sugar levels. The Insulin sensitivity diet plan is naturally set to include foods with a low glycemic index (GI) load.

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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