Leaky Gut Syndrome is when the intestinal lining's tight junctions (TJ) are loosened, causing it to become more permeable. Eventually, it results in toxins seeping into the bloodstream.

What causes a leaky gut?

Poor nutrition, overuse of antibiotics, stress, the creation of toxins due to the food assimilation process, and the creation of certain toxins (antibodies) loosen the tight junctions of the intestinal lining. As a result, the permeability of the intestinal lining increases, making it easier for toxins to seep into the bloodstream.

What is Shonali's USP (Uniqueness)?

Shonali’s leaky gut diet plan aims to strengthen the body’s immune system by first fortifying and sealing the gut lining. She works with eliminating foods, antibiotics, and other factors causing this situation. She focuses on working with creating good pH so that it impacts blood condition. Her 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?

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 balancing the body’s pH. A leaky gut diet plan helps 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.


36, Restaurant Owner
Shonali is the only true gut health nutritionist in India. Her diet for me has cured me of a problem I have lived with since I was 10 years old. Bleeding from my rectum had become a way of living for …
33, Social Worker
“I did not know what ‘leaky gut syndrome’ was until I read, ‘The Detox Diet’ by Shonali. So far, I had got a thyroid at a young age, and suffered with some skin issues, coupled with …
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