“Three years back, when I got a random blood test done its showed high cholesterol. I was shocked, as I have always been a big foodie but never expected this to happen at such a young age. In the meanwhile, I started having low energy, coupled with low libido. I corrected my diet (myself) and became more active but nothing helped. I started the rounds of dieticians, but no one really has answers to my low energy, low libido issues. After reading about Shonali and Macrobiotic food, I went to see her. She not only created a diet plan around my food habits, likes and dislikes; but also, addressed why I was in this situation, and how I could use foods and their energy to give me more energy. With the help of cooking styles customized for me, it became easy to follow. In 4 months, my cholesterol levels were back to normal, and I experienced much higher energy levels overall. I feel much lighter. I would recommend this diet for everyone.”
“I met Shonali through her workshops, her enthusiasm and passion for health is contagious. I was overweight by 10 kilos; she came in like a fairy with her magic wand. I enrolled for her 4-month plan. Not only did she give the diet, but a strict menu plan to follow monthly. I stuck to it, what I liked about her was her dealing with my cook and getting involved with the staff that managed my kitchen. It took me 3 months to lose 10 kilos, and I looked amazing. She is the best.”
“I was diagnosed with prostate cancer stage 1, it was still within the prostate gland. I decided to use food alone to help me and did not start with any conventional medical treatment. After being on Shonali’s diet for 4 years now I have still managed to keep my PSA levels within normal range, and have had no complaints. I had to give up my chai with milk, and make a switch to almond milk instead, but apart from that the diet has been easy to adapt to. I am a squash player, and still continue to play my game with the same vigour and strength; thanks to the immense energy I have gained from being on her approach.” Excerpt: “I was diagnosed with prostate cancer stage 1. I decided to use food alone to help me and did not start with any conventional medical treatment. After being on Shonali’s diet for 4 years now I have still managed to keep my PSA levels within normal range, and have had no complaints.”
I had issues with my gut and irregular bowel movements, malabsorption of nutrients from food leading to few vitamin deficiencies. The result was: low energy, fatigue, coupled with high anxiety. Shonali helped me in diagnosing the root cause in a scientific way. She prescribed the right type of foods along with some key lifestyle changes, which were not that difficult to follow. Within 2 weeks, I started feeling more energetic, lost 4.5 kgs in 40 days with 50% reduction in anxiety levels. Most importantly, her plan helped me to inculcate self discipline with respect to food habits.
Since I was a child I had dark circles. I only learnt about why I had them when I met Shonali. A weak digestion, tons of constipation had weakened my gut, which also impacted my kidneys being sluggish. I was always tired, confused and low on energy. All were signs (as Shonali explained) of adrenal fatigue. I worked closely with Shonali for 8 months and slowly saw them disappear. What a dermatologist could not do, I managed with changing my diet and lifestyle. Kudos to her approach! Using foods to sort out something so tough for me to achieve in my 40 years.
Our school, Ecole Mondiale World School, has been working with Shonali spear-heading our Kids Nutrition Program for the past 3 years. It has been a pleasure working with someone who is so passionate about kid’s nutrition. Not only has she turned our canteen around, by making it sugar-free (almost 80%), dairy-free (almost 60%), refined flour-free (maida-free), adding whole grains like brown rice, a healthier menu for breakfast, lunch and snacks; but she has also engaged our parents, teachers and kids in talks on health and nutrition. Shonali’s passion speaks through her dedicated work for children, and setting the foundation in-place for their health. She has been able to guide our back-end caterer on various tips to include healthier options in his canteen menu. Because her USP is that of being a nutritionist and a chef; she knows exactly how to deal with kids and the roadblocks they put up when something healthy is introduced to them. She is someone that can relate to any staff member from a parent, to the caterer, to our administration and to even our helpers in the kitchen. Guiding us all towards setting standards of excellent health for the kids at our school.
“My life was in a total mess because of an unhealthy lifestyle coupled with a hectic work schedule, stress, and tension. I soon became a victim of PCOD (Polycystic Ovary Disorder). I followed the conventional way of treating the problem but my issues were not being resolved. This was increasing the pressure on me and worsening my problems and PCOD. I was totally blank, not knowing what to do and whom to approach. I read ‘The Beauty Diet’ wherein things were explained in a simple way, and how I could reverse the problem. So, I decided to approach Shonali for a consultation. I followed her Macrobiotic approach strictly for four months and my PCOD was sorted out. Her diet healed me completely and I must thank her for this, and I say this from the bottom of my heart. You came like an angel from God in my life and made me healthy. I wish you lots of success.”
“I am 52 years old, and been suffering with gout (high uric acid levels) for the last 10 years of my life. Shonali met me 10 years ago, and started working with me on a diet and lifestyle (which included exercise) to bring my uric acid levels under control. I realized when I stayed on her plan, I always did well and my levels were okay. But whenever I veered away from the diet, my uric acid levels would rise and cause me pain in some joint or the other. Her approach was simple to follow, and easy to manage, despite me being a bachelor. She helped to get it all together for my cook as well. This was a real big help. I am fine now, and follow her approach about 80% to keep healthy.”
She has brought about a new way of thinking in this book. I recommend it to everyone looking for answers to longevity, good health and ageing.
I contacted Shonali in February 2021 when I realized that my daughter was having digestive issues at the age of 12. My daughter’s weight was also yo-yo-ing and I knew something wasn’t right as she was ordinarily quite an active person. Shonali set us up with a very healthy food plan, something that would keep my daughter excited as well. It wasn’t an easy transition for my daughter but we were guided all through. Any doubts I had regarding her meals, Shonali would be quick to respond. We saw a change in our daughter’s behavior, attitude, and confidence level instantly. She has been alert and attentive at school as well. Her teachers have also seen this positive change in her. Her energy levels have gotten so much better. All the sluggishness has disappeared. I am so glad to have contacted Shonali, which has led me to give my daughter and my family a healthy lifestyle
I was suffering with H. pylori, had a bloated stomach and was feeling very uncomfortable. I followed her (Shonali) diet and it made a huge difference, great.
I have lost weight…and feel more energetic. Anybody who wants to lose weight without starving should read Shonali’s book.
“I have learnt how to keep my cancer in remission with Macrobiotics. I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and had a double mastectomy, with aggressive chemotherapy and radiation. Shonali came in while the chemotherapy was on, and helped me build good immunity through the chemotherapy. Now she has laid the foundation for a solid diet plan, I have been cancer free for 2 years and feel amazing, energetic and glad to have found Macrobiotics.”
I have had acne with a combination of rosacea from my teens. I started visiting dermatologists, who put me through many skin treatments. But, at one of those sessions, in the clinic I bumped into Shonali who had flawless skin. I asked her what her secret was, and she said she was a Nutritionist and Chef in the Macrobiotic approach and only focused on her food. While sitting there waiting she said she could see I had a digestive issue (which I also did since I was very young). She mentioned that my lungs were off, and I was wondering how she rattled off so much about me, by just looking at my face. Then she mentioned she could read organs on the face, and I was totally stumped. I then decided to go to her for a consult. She has really been able to work on my whole system, sorting out my digestion that has benefitted my skin tremendously. I also have PCOD, so this too she explained had happened because of erratic lifestyle and eating patterns. Shonali has been a Godsend to me, helping me and teaching me a food plan that really works from you from within, resolving your blood condition (as she says) which shows up on your skin. Ultimately no amount of skin clinics can do this part of cleansing internally. Her ingredients and the way she uses them to affect the outcome that is your health goals are unique.
I came to know of Shonali through my sister and started following her on Instagram. I am based in Doha, so when she visited, I decided to do a consult. I took a 2-month plan, and was so amazed by Shonali’s approach and the way she handled my case. I was diagnosed with Lupus and Shonali assured me with the right diet, I could keep all the symptoms at bay. This is just what happened once I started following her diet plan. My lupus markers were better, and I just felt amazing. Shonali is very approachable, and passionate about what she does. She is gentle and guides you diligently about your foods, adjustment to the diet, and any questions you have. I have been very happy on this plan, and it work for my health condition.
I got diagnosed with lichen planus when I was 43. My profession does not help the situation. Since it is an autoimmune condition, doctors don’t offer you a solution. I resorted to homeopathy, but never thought my diet played a big role in getting me there in the first place. Shonali was recommended by a friend, who also had an autoimmune skin condition, I immediately took up her 4-month plan. After all the topical solutions and medications, I cannot believe just making dietary changes based on Shonali’s approach stopped my flare-ups and I am now finally managing my condition. Thanks to learning food triggers for lichen planus and foods that would heal my condition, I am sorted. Thank you Shonali, you’re the best.
My daughter was diagnosed with Pediatric Crohn’s disease. Every doctor we visited said that we had no choice, but to start her on steroids. In our family, we don’t even have paracetamol so we look at natural alternatives I had heard about Shonali from a friend and we decide to give Macrobiotics a shot. It’s been two years and we are doing extremely well being consistent with her diet and homeopathy. Shonali is extremely knowledgeable, empathetic and practical in her diet approach. She is there to hold your hand right from sourcing the food required to the preparation.
I never knew why I was always bloated, uncomfortable and never lost my weight. Till one day I picked up Shonali’s book ‘The Detox Diet,’ and could not put it down. I only knew that I had ‘inflammation’ after reading her book. All the signs were pointing me in that direction. I also did not know I had candida, till I finally decided to meet Shonali for a consult. If there is anyone who knows about ‘gut’ health and the digestive system, it is her. She knows her stuff at a level that only a person who suffers with such a condition, will know. She is a ‘guru’ on the ‘gut’ – you can call her a ‘gut guru.’ At least she has been mine. I cannot thank her enough I have lost 6 kilos, my skin is glowing, I look like another person. Most of all I feel unbelievable. For me she is everything a true Nutritionist should be all about. She follows up routinely with calls, reminds you that you have to talk to her and is all there when you need her. I kept extending my plan with her, as I knew I was in the right hands. If you can spend on jewelry, expensive clothes and bags. Then why not spend it on your health instead for life-long insurance against any disease. Please do this for yourself. It’s totally worth it!
“Been an amazing experience. Got a lot of insights into the different ways of doing things. It doesn’t seem so difficult. I have really enjoyed the class.”
"Main pehli bar healthy khana seekh raha hoon. Mujhe bahut achcha laga, madam ka banane ka seekhane ka tareeka."
"I always thought diet food is sad food! But it was delicious."
“My journey in exploring Macrobiotic cooking began 3 years back when I picked up The Beauty Diet, authored by Shonali Sabherwal. I am a foodie and I love to experiment with food. But I am perpetually looking for a balance between my food cravings and a need to look good. The book intrigued me and I began exploring. I kept following the ground rules of the book. No maida, no sugar, and no dairy. Especially the No Dairy part helped me a lot. I am a young civil servant and preparing for the UPSC exam required me to study and concentrate for long hours. Going off dairy really worked for me. I was addicted to milk, curd and paneer which are the staple foods for any Punjabi. Getting off dairy made was magical for me. I was less groggy and more energetic. I also followed it up with her cooking class, Shonali was generous and she shared her wisdom gained over so many years of cooking Macrobiotic food. I flew in especially from Delhi to attend the weekend workshop. We covered about 50 plus dishes including soups, salads, snacks, fermented pickles, deserts and much more.”
“I am a victim of depression, as my father too suffers from the same condition. It started during my youth, but at that point I would bounce back quickly, with moment of feeling low and blue all the time. However, once I cross 42 it took a turn for the worse, and now I am clinically depressed; as analysed by a psychiatrist. While I did take a course of anti-depressants for a long time; I also realized that having a sound diet would really help me. I approached Shonali as I had read her book, ‘The Beauty Diet,’ in which she included a chapter on food for better moods. Her diet has managed my condition very well. Even though I am not out of this dark space, I am not on anti-depressants anymore, and manage my condition very well. I am thankful to her for showing me the path to keep myself light and somewhat joyful.”
I was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis and before this psoriasis. My lifestyle, was erratic with food habits and the inclusion of a lot of alcohol. This led me to the hospital and finally diabetes. My wife had attended Shonali’s workshop and was sold on her approach. She told me it would be a change in lifestyle. But despite visiting a nutritionist in the functional medicine area, I was not sorted out. So, my wife and I decided to consult Shonali. She sat in Mumbai and we live in Jaipur. The first consult was a face-to-face meeting, she diagnosed me, prescribed a plan within 2 days. I started her 4-month plan. I have no words to express, where I stand 6 months later. I am a changed person in every way on my sugar parameters, digestive system, blood work and mental state. Shonali has worked diligently, committed, helped my wife with recipes, sorted our eating plan while travelling. But more importantly literally taught me the true meaning of living disease-free. We only met her in person, after 6 months; but were in constant touch on the phone, emails. There is no stone this lady will leave in getting you to be healthy again! Please do consider her approach, to me it’s the only way out of something like what I had. She will not leave your side till you get there. That’s the ’beauty’ and ‘grace’ in her approach as well, a big part in your healing journey. No assistants in-between you and her. It’s just her all the way.
“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 constipation from a young age. I tried various permutations and combinations of treatment. From laxatives and of course the thyroid medication to colonics with topical expensive skin treatments; nothing worked. I got temporary relief, but my condition got worse as it would all come back. After reading Shonali’s book, I started somewhat following her approach, but I knew I wanted it customized. I was on her program (and have continued it on my own) for 4 months. She resolved my constipation, which was a sign that my gut lining had gone back to normal. She also got me off my thyroid medication, and now I suffer with no skin issues, I have to thanks her for tackling my issues from within, and resolve them.”
“I am a healthy male, however had a series of years where I ate very poorly and started having stomach issues and after a colonoscopy it was revealed that I had acquired Crohn’s disease. I knew my condition had to be managed. After going through a series of articles on the net, I chanced upon Shonali. The Macrobiotic approach was best suited for me, because she understood the nature of my ailment. It took me 4 months to recover, but her total care in helping my staff in the kitchen, advising my wife and my mother and personal involvement were the key pillars in making me recover. I am now cured and have also been taught how to live, eat and live a healthier life.”
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 me. I visited doctors, homeopaths, naturopaths and nothing helped. Only when I finally reached Shonali did I realize that diet was the answer. Her plan just worked its magic. I cannot describe to you, what a person with this condition goes through. It’s a pain and I mean real pain. I also visited the Ayurvedic space she works closely with and Dr. Raveendran. Shonali works with her amazing method to see you finish your plan, and leave completely happy. She has as she says, ‘no blocks in energy between you and her’ she wants to see a ‘free-flow of energy’ between her clients and her, so the approach she sets out succeeds.
Shonali’s pregnancy diet is a must do. She gives you the best plan ever to keep you fit, weight under-check, and sort out supplementation. She focuses on your baby’s condition while you are pregnant, so imagine it’s a diet for you and your baby’s health. She makes sure your gut health is taken care-off, so you pass this on to your child. I also lost my post-pregnancy weight in just 4 months. I strongly encourage you to do her diet plan, it is so easy to follow, adapt and incorporate. It will become your life.
“Facing chronic slow bowel movement and having tried all form of medication be it Ayurveda, Homeopathy or to some extent Allopathy and all sorts of food combinations and laxatives; I came across Shonali book i.e., ‘The Detox Diet.’ Being a non-believer in Allopathic for any chronic/ such kinds of ailments, immediately purchased the book, followed by meeting with her. Shonali, seemed to have a fairly good idea of the problem faced and was confident of it being a treatable / reversible condition. Meetings were followed by a set of instructions which primarily consisted of modifications in staple food i.e. from wheat flour to flour of other grains and additions of certain specific food/ drinks, aimed towards increasing the microbe (term learnt from her). The dietary changes also included inclusions and exclusion of certain foods, depending upon their effect on gut functioning. The efforts were supplemented though Ayurvedic treatment upon her recommendations. All in all, I found Shonali’s methods effective and although new; yet quiet worth the effort. The changes helped in stopping the condition which was getting from bad to worse and reversing the position. Shonali is passionate to perfection and will hold your hand till the time she finds a solution, suited for you.”
“I found Shonali through the net, while surfing for alternative approaches to cancer, and then by chance a friend also recommended her. I had ovarian cancer, and was in remission after surgery and chemotherapy. However, 2 years after the surgery, my cancer counts started climbing again, and doctors were going to recommend more chemotherapy, which I wanted to avoid. Shonali helped reduce my cancer markers within acceptable range in just a month of me following her plan. I averted chemotherapy, and continue to follow a Macrobiotic lifestyle.”
“I met Shonali through a friend, and came from a hard-core non-vegetarian style of eating. After going through allopathy and homeopathy, I felt it was time to change my diet to help with my condition. In 4 months of eating the way she prescribed, I have not had my condition worsen. I am still on Shonali’s approach it’s been 6 months and I am seeing a change in my condition. Giving up eating out, dairy, sugar and processed foods has been hard, but totally worth it. The foods she gives you, help you. I am already seeing my skin respond.”
- ANTI - INFLAMMATION DIET
- ANTI AGING
- ATOPIC DERMATIS
- AUTOIMMUNE DIET
- BREAST CANCER
- CANCER DIET
- CANCER MARKERS
- CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFS)
- COLON CANCER
- CONCENTRATION & FOCUS
- CROHN'S DISEASE
- FOOD CRAVINGS
- FOOD INTOLERANCE
- GALL BLADDER AND DUODENUM CANCER
- GOUT / URIC ACID
- GUT HEALTH
- HAIR FALL
- HEART DISEASE
- IMMUNITY DIET
- INSULIN RESISTANCE
- IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)
- LEAKY GUT SYNDROME
- LEPTIN RESISTANCE
- LIBIDO ISSUES
- MENOPAUSE / PRE-MENOPAUSE
- MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME
- OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)
- OVERALL WELLNESS
- PEDIATRIC CROHN'S DISEASE
- POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME
- PROSTATE CANCER
- RECTAL CANCER
- RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
- SKIN GLOW
- SMALL INTESTINE BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH (SIBO)
- SPORTS NUTRITION
- ULCERATIVE COLITIS
- VITAMIN/MINERAL DEFICIENCY
- WEIGHT GAIN
- WEIGHT LOSS