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  • Boovarahan Srinivasan
    Jan 12, 2011
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      Hi !

      I have attached two e-books which may be of value.

      Boovarahan S

      On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 9:20 AM, Chockalingam M <annamchocku@...>wrote:

      >
      >
      > Hi,
      > The diet is according to the circadian rhythm divided in three 8 hour
      > parts.
      > morning time is eliminatin time and the body is supposed to be left alone
      > for
      > elimination thru our lymphatic system. Hence our first meal is at noon and
      >
      > untill then we can feast on fruits.
      > The second part is the appropriation time and we can have the meal at noon
      > preceded by as much raw veg as possible.
      > the second and last meal of the day is at sunset and again preceded by as
      > much
      > raw veg salad as possible.
      > Whenever one indulges (permitted) one may have a lime shot to counter the
      > acidic
      > effect of cooked or processed food.
      >
      > The NO NOs are,
      > All refined / processed food including sugar, iodised salt etc.
      > all animal products inclding milk and milk products.
      > I have just followed this and my cholestrol is down from 400+ to 184,
      > Triglycerides down from 800+ to 218 in ten months.
      > In consultation with my physician i have gradually reduced the medication
      > during
      > this period and finally stopped the medication.
      > Best,
      > Chockalingam
      >
      >
      > Be the change...
      > M K Gandhi
      >
      > chockalingam.m
      > office: srivaru, 22 sjp Road, bangalore 560002. residence: 218 d,
      > classic
      > orchards, bannerghatta road, bengaluru 560076
      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: Boovarahan Srinivasan <offtown@... <offtown%40gmail.com>>
      > To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com <fukuoka_farming%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Tue, 11 January, 2011 8:53:33 AM
      > Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Self care to earth care
      >
      >
      > Hi !
      >
      > Its true that fruits are the complete food for humans but the problem is
      > getting them all through the year at affordable prices . And getting
      > naturally grown fruits devoid of chemicals is still more difficult. For
      > example apples are coated with wax and its ling term health hazards are
      > still debated. And a good number of fruits are seasonal and regional and
      > don't grow at all places. Fruits , milk and honey are all what needed as
      > food for humans (some don't include milk as food for humans).
      > The first and important effect of fruit diet is felt in the stomach and
      > bowel movements.
      >
      > Can you please elabortae on the fruit diet regimen ?
      >
      > Thanks.
      >
      > Boovarahan S
      >
      > On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Chocku <annamchocku@...<annamchocku%40yahoo.co.in>>
      > wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > Dear all,
      > > How true!
      > > When we cook we destroy nutrients and denature enzymes.
      > > I was introduced to natural diet by one Dr. Vijaya Venkat of Mumbai in
      > Jan
      > > last year.
      > > My 20 year cholesterol which was attributed as genetic is now under
      > control
      > > for the first time without any medication.
      > > Food is indeed medicine.
      > > She has turned my life into care from cure.
      > > Best,
      > > Chockalingam
      > >
      > > I reproduce one of her interviews here for the benefit of all:
      > >
      > > What I basically do is to encourage people to understand health in terms
      > of
      > > care and not cure. It has become a trend to run to doctors for every
      > small
      > > thing. But it is this reliance on medical systems, which is keeping us
      > from
      > > good health. Here I include not just allopathy, but even the so-called
      > > alternatives, such as homoeopathy and ayurveda. In fact, I question the
      > > 6000-year-old perception of human health only in terms of interventional
      > > therapy to cure diseases.
      > >
      > > We have to wake up from this attitude of neglecting the body�s existence
      > > with the belief that someone else will take care of it. This way we
      > > undermine the body�s tremendous capacity to take care of itself. Our
      > > approach has to change from one arising out of fear to one based on
      > faith.
      > >
      > > Health is not the absence of disease; rather absence of health is
      > disease.
      > > Also, understand that death and disease are not connected. In fact, I
      > say,
      > > celebrate disease because it is the living body�s way of correcting
      > > imbalance.
      > >
      > > On a macro level, the basics of health care also translate into community
      > > care and earth care. We have to see all of life as a whole, because we
      > are
      > > all integrated and connected and there is absolutely no scientific
      > > legitimacy to look at things in fragmentation.
      > >
      > > So where does food fit into this?
      > > Health and life are synonymous and nutrition is the process by which
      > these
      > > are maintained. But besides food, nutrition includes certain other
      > > fundamentals such as fresh air, nature, sleep, rest, mental poise and
      > > involvement in socially productive and protective activities. As they
      > say,
      > > it all depends on aahar (diet), vihar (environment) and vichaar
      > (thinking).
      > >
      > > Thus nutrition is our capacity to integrate energy through food, the
      > > environment and our thoughts. But food is also a good example for me to
      > > drive home the point of self-care as being synonymous with earth care.
      > >
      > > Could you elaborate?
      > > An area of land used for growing fruit trees will be far more productive
      > in
      > > terms of output, than the same area used for any other food crops, tea,
      > > coffee, sugar, etc. Moreover, growing fruit is a sustainable venture for
      > the
      > > farmer, as once the trees grow they are less susceptible to the vagaries
      > of
      > > nature. It is an example of a socially productive and protective
      > enterprise.
      > >
      > > Fruits also cause the least drain on the soil, and thus are an
      > ecologically
      > > sound proposition. Other foods draw energy from the earth and similarly
      > > deplete our body�s energy when we consume them. Thus fruits are the only
      > > crop that releases good energy at the macro and micro level.
      > >
      > > Instead, wrong choices and priorities in food production, as well as
      > > harmful processing techniques are draining our resources. Immunisation,
      > > iodisation and irradiation are wreaking havoc on us, depleting the vital
      > > energy of the body and earth. If peace is what we want to gift our
      > children,
      > > how can it happen when we are sowing violence in our own bodies and in
      > the
      > > earth?
      > >
      > > Then, what kind of food is healthy?
      > > Food is a genetically designed pattern in nature. It is always species
      > > specific, meaning that each organism has its own food. Physically and
      > > anatomically, humans are fruitarians, ideally meant to live on a diet of
      > > fruits. Besides fruits, vegetables, nuts and sprouts fulfill our dietary
      > > needs. Forget animal products such as meat, eggs and milk, even cereals,
      > > being acid-forming, are as far as possible, avoided. Wheat, especially,
      > > should be completely given up.
      > >
      > > An unnatural diet comprising these also induces us to drink more water.
      > > Medical opinion recommending unrestrained drinking water is highly
      > > misguided, and by doing so we end up diluting the natural metabolism of
      > the
      > > body and overloading the kidneys. A right diet, rich in fruits and
      > > vegetables, fulfills the body�s need for fluids so that, to counter
      > thirst,
      > > we just need to sip a little water.
      > >
      > > Even generally, one should always have cooked meals with plenty of salads
      > > and lemon. Have fruit separately, keeping a gap of half an hour before
      > and
      > > three hours after eating anything else. And finish your meals before
      > sunset.
      > >
      > > The right kind of food, by preserving the energy of the body, pushes the
      > > body towards right actions.
      > >
      > > Is it possible to maintain good health while caught up in today�s hectic
      > > life?
      > > Of course it is. I myself live by the precepts I propagate and there are
      > > many others who are beginning to accept them. But you have to see life as
      > a
      > > composite whole. You can�t meditate for 20 minutes twice a day and live
      > in
      > > the �now� any more than you can bring up a child or manage your business
      > by
      > > investing only that much time to it. Life is flowing and interconnected
      > and
      > > it has to be a continuous endeavour. The best meditation is watching the
      > > sea, the trees and enjoying the gifts of nature, and the best yoga is
      > > healing Mother Earth.
      > >
      > > What's a gourmand to do? In an attempt to locate the answer, a bright
      > sunny
      > > morning takes me to Dr. Vijaya Venkat, health activist and pioneering
      > > founder of the Health Awareness Centre in Mumbai. A simple little cottage
      > in
      > > a downbeat Parel compound houses her office and kitchen that supplies
      > > healthy lunch tiffins to converts who abide by her iconoclastic food
      > > ideology.
      > > In a rustling sari, accessorised by a big bindi and an enigmatic aura,
      > she
      > > settles down to share her philosophy: "Don't separate food from life -
      > use
      > > it for adding life to life. This happens when you eat 'living' food. Only
      > > raw food can be best absorbed by the body. All other organisms, apart
      > from
      > > humans, do so. We have separated ethics, ecology and the environment
      > because
      > > of food. We're no longer in tune with the natural needs of the body and
      > > discard bodily intelligence. An ailment is disharmony in the body. I
      > refuse
      > > to call it an 'illness' - it is an energy fluctuation."
      > > She asserts that what really nourishes us is not just food but an
      > attitude
      > > of gratitude. "Get up with awareness and focus on all the blessings you
      > > have. I never use the terms - if, but, sorry, trying and procrastination.
      > I
      > > use - thank you, so what, trust, faith. Tension is misplaced attention.
      > > Bring your focus back to your breath and thank God the body is alive!
      > Take
      > > the journey from fear to faith. The saddest part of my life is having to
      > > prove something so clear."
      > > Her dietary 'don'ts' encompass all things bottled, tinned and packed,
      > > including medicines. "I have been living in awareness for 40 years," she
      > > explains. "I am a biochemist and a nutritionist and I thought I'd be
      > > flourishing with all my knowledge as a mother. But my heart faltered when
      > I
      > > had my first child, because microbiology made me fearful of a whole world
      > > full of germs that would kill my baby."
      > > So she began her odyssey into the natural world instead, and has
      > integrated
      > > it into her lifestyle. Till eleven in the morning she eats only fruit.
      > Then
      > > gives a gap of an hour before she has her pre-lunch vegetable juice with
      > > fresh herbs. At 12.30 she eats lunch comprising a big salad, sprouts and
      > > some veggies cooked without oil. And pretty much the same for dinner. No
      > > milk or milk products.
      > > And no indulgences? She smiles, "I do have some wine or chocolate cake or
      > > ice cream occasionally. But my fundamentals are strong: sleep when you
      > feel
      > > sleepy, chew when you are thirsty (there is no need to drink water - when
      > > you drink water, prana goes out of the body), eat lots of fruit when you
      > are
      > > hungry. Eat a cooked meal an hour later, but make sure three-fourths of
      > it
      > > is a salad with lots of lemon. The balance one-fourth can be anything you
      > > like!"
      > > She is big on lemons, consuming six to eight on an average day, and going
      > > up to 22 lemons on days when she feels the need. She is a great proponent
      > > for managing ones own health. "How many more hospitals are you going to
      > > build?" she asks, adding, "Celebrate when you are unwell. It's the body's
      > > signal that it is still alive - let the body do what it's doing without
      > > trying to suppress it with medicines. If you try to prevent disease you
      > will
      > > end up preventing health. The root causes of disease are lack of mental
      > > poise, not enough sleep or rest, and poisonous foods."
      > > "Your quality of life," she asserts, "depends upon what you think, eat
      > and
      > > feel. The toughest path to traverse is from the head to the heart, from
      > > institution to intuition. Live with love and in love. You are the product
      > of
      > > nature and nurture. Go within and heal your inner conflict. That is the
      > best
      > > check-up you can give yourself."
      > > In conclusion, the good Dr. (the College of Life Sciences, Texas,
      > conferred
      > > on her a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nutritional Science after she
      > completed
      > > a prescribed course in 1991) stresses on her mantras for 'life awareness
      > > through health awareness':
      > > � Push yourself to live in gratitude.
      > > � Dissolve all dissatisfaction by thanking God for your life.
      > > � Live to preserve Mother Nature by eating fruits, vegetables and
      > sprouts,
      > > as they energise you while causing minimal environmental damage.
      > > � Eat raw as far as possible.
      > > � Be humble and accept very naturally that you are part of nature.
      > > � Fundamentally question the role of the medical community in your
      > health.
      > > Are they helping you to live healthfully or in constant fear and dread of
      > > disease?
      > > A chat with her is like a mental detox, but can one walk her talk? Scores
      > > of people do, and testify it greatly enhances their health. Dr. Venkat
      > could
      > > well lead us into the age of the green gourmet!
      > >
      > > Sent from my iPad
      > >
      > > On Jan 10, 2011, at 12:55 AM, Pietro Speroni di Fenizio <
      > > 2009@... <2009%40pietrosperoni.it> <2009%40pietrosperoni.it>>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Dear all,
      > >
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