SIBO is defined as harmful bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. It is sometimes accompanied by diarrhoea, weight loss and malabsorption of nutrients. The symptoms of SIBO are so complex that doctors often misdiagnose them. Medication, unfortunately, worsens the condition.

What causes SIBO?

Poor nutritional choices, erratic lifestyle, and a leaky gut accompanied by dysbiosis are all factors that lead to SIBO.

What is Shonali's USP (Uniqueness)?

On a SIBO treatment diet, 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?

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. Her approach is to make you identify the toxins you are consuming from foods, the environment and your lifestyle and get rid of them. The SIBO treatment diet brings 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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approximately 8 hours, every 10 days. I saw my GP and a gastroenterologist and tried the usual cocktail of medicines and it only made me sicker. When I was asked to do invasive tests to determine why …
I came to Shonali thinking I had SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth). Had severe bloated-ness all the time with very severe acidity. I was sceptical at first, I didn’t think how I’d be …
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