11397Re: [fukuoka_farming] Self care to earth care
- Jan 12, 2011Hi !
I have attached two e-books which may be of value.
On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 9:20 AM, Chockalingam M <annamchocku@...>wrote:
> The diet is according to the circadian rhythm divided in three 8 hour
> morning time is eliminatin time and the body is supposed to be left alone
> 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
> raw veg salad as possible.
> Whenever one indulges (permitted) one may have a lime shot to counter the
> 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
> this period and finally stopped the medication.
> Be the change...
> M K Gandhi
> office: srivaru, 22 sjp Road, bangalore 560002. residence: 218 d,
> orchards, bannerghatta road, bengaluru 560076
> From: Boovarahan Srinivasan <offtown@... <offtown%40gmail.com>>
> To: email@example.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 ?
> Boovarahan S
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Chocku <annamchocku@...<annamchocku%40yahoo.co.in>>
> > 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
> > last year.
> > My 20 year cholesterol which was attributed as genetic is now under
> > 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
> > care and not cure. It has become a trend to run to doctors for every
> > thing. But it is this reliance on medical systems, which is keeping us
> > 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
> > Health is not the absence of disease; rather absence of health is
> > Also, understand that death and disease are not connected. In fact, I
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > it all depends on aahar (diet), vihar (environment) and vichaar
> > 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
> > 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
> > farmer, as once the trees grow they are less susceptible to the vagaries
> > nature. It is an example of a socially productive and protective
> > Fruits also cause the least drain on the soil, and thus are an
> > 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
> > how can it happen when we are sowing violence in our own bodies and in
> > 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
> > body and overloading the kidneys. A right diet, rich in fruits and
> > vegetables, fulfills the body�s need for fluids so that, to counter
> > 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
> > three hours after eating anything else. And finish your meals before
> > 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
> > composite whole. You can�t meditate for 20 minutes twice a day and live
> > the �now� any more than you can bring up a child or manage your business
> > investing only that much time to it. Life is flowing and interconnected
> > 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
> > morning takes me to Dr. Vijaya Venkat, health activist and pioneering
> > founder of the Health Awareness Centre in Mumbai. A simple little cottage
> > 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,
> > settles down to share her philosophy: "Don't separate food from life -
> > 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
> > humans, do so. We have separated ethics, ecology and the environment
> > 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
> > to call it an 'illness' - it is an energy fluctuation."
> > She asserts that what really nourishes us is not just food but an
> > 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.
> > 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!
> > 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
> > 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
> > it into her lifestyle. Till eleven in the morning she eats only fruit.
> > 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
> > 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
> > hungry. Eat a cooked meal an hour later, but make sure three-fourths of
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > nature and nurture. Go within and heal your inner conflict. That is the
> > check-up you can give yourself."
> > In conclusion, the good Dr. (the College of Life Sciences, Texas,
> > on her a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nutritional Science after she
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > well lead us into the age of the green gourmet!
> > Sent from my iPad
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