In a perplexing scenario of fad diets and various health researches coming up every single day, we tend to feel lost as we embark on the journey of holistic health development. Diet is often neglected or highly feared of. If any diet would comprise giving up on food at all, then the dream of a flourishing ‘you ‘ would be like years away. Diet on the other hand, is a personalised concept and free of any standards or procedures to be followed. It is devised to suit the requirements of every individual.
Shivika Gandhi endeavours to fuse her knowledge of nutrition with the science and concept of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
“To me, food is medicine. It is a vibrant and delectable medium to a robust body and soul.”
A holistic 3-step approach
Since diets are based on various factors such as body composition, activity levels, medical issues , genetics etc., we gather information about the constitution of body, the ailment and the extent to which it may hinder in future times. We also classify body type based on the five elements -Air, Earth , Fire, Wood, Metal.
This is to make the body a fresh canvas ready to be coloured upon. This step is undertaken to prepare the body for responding to the diet as well remove all the toxins present inside.
An acronym for ‘Nutri’tion Imple’ment’ , we prescribe foods based on the conclusions drawn in the elicitation phase. These foods aim at curing the ailments under scanner.
Foods may be classified on the basis of following parameters:
As soon as we accomplish the objective of curing an ailment to the maximum possible extent or bringing the needle of weighing scale to our favourite digits, it is imperative to conserve this change and adapt to it so as to not rollback to the causes of ailing health or an overweight body.