About The Book A holistic approach to healing through making smart food choices by health guru Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa that combines spiritual advice and integrative medicine to provide healthful recipes and nutrition plans targeting common and chronic illnesses for a longer, healthier, natural life. Did you know that blueberries can increase brain longevity? That kiwi fruit can be an excellent weapon for battling cancer and heart disease? That pears can help prevent fibroid tumors?
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About The Book A holistic approach to healing through making smart food choices by health guru Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa that combines spiritual advice and integrative medicine to provide healthful recipes and nutrition plans targeting common and chronic illnesses for a longer, healthier, natural life. Did you know that blueberries can increase brain longevity?
That kiwi fruit can be an excellent weapon for battling cancer and heart disease? That pears can help prevent fibroid tumors?
From the bestselling author of Meditation as Medicine, comes a remarkable book that helps you achieve maximum health by eating well. Grounded in science, Food as Medicine is a pragmatic and accessible reference that sets readers on the right nutritional path.
Drawing on patient case histories, Food as Medicine outlines the seven principles of "The Khalsa Plan" for healthy eating, details ailment-specific nutritional plans, and lays out dozens of delicious recipes that promote overall well-being. Here I am on a seventeen-mile mountain bike ride at an altitude of 6, feet in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I want very much to share all this new and exciting information with you, such as how cancer can be prevented and reversed using food.
It turns out that every major ailment has a specific natural food prescription that can reverse its course. This is the cutting edge of medicine. See clearly on the spot That object which is now. In my work as a physician specializing in integrative medicine, I have used nutrition as part of my practice for many years. This type of medicine, as you may know, is the emerging field that blends the best of conventional Western science with ancient healing therapies such as yoga, meditation, nutrition, herbal medicines, and acupuncture.
Because I use both Eastern and Western medicine, many of my patients have made unexpected recoveries from illnesses they had been struggling with for many years. Some of them have considered their recoveries to be miraculous, but I see only the natural outcome of good science and good sense. The one thing I have come to believe while participating in these recoveries with my patients -- whom I call my healing partners -- is that your body has the ability to heal itself if you just give it a chance.
Using food as medicine gives my patients the greatest chance of all to heal. One of the chief reasons my program has been so successful is that it treats each person as a unique being. If you come to see me, I take into consideration your biochemical uniqueness and then design a program to restore you to maximum physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
When that happens -- when you once again attain a healing balance in your body, mind, and spirit -- it certainly feels miraculous. It is the answer to your deepest prayer. The practical use of modern nutritional principles, which I will present in this book, will allow you to activate your own natural inner healing force and bring you back into a balanced state.
Since no two patients are alike, no two require exactly the same therapy. When a patient comes to me for pain, fatigue, memory loss, cancer recovery, high blood pressure, or some other ailment, I always have my nutritionist, Luz-Elena Shearer, R. Only rarely do two patients receive the same diet. I will present the information in this book so that you will be able to create a unique healing experience for yourself.
What I learned at the conference in Wyoming brought my knowledge and ability to help heal to a higher level. I learned the latest information on preventing and healing illness at the cellular level by using food to maintain genetic integrity. If you have been following the news about the human genome project, you are probably aware of the great advances it promises. One day, drugs or therapies will fight illness by treating our genes.
But I believe we can do that right now by using food as our form of genetic therapy. My program will act on your body, your brain, your mind, and your spirit. It will also touch you on your deepest inner level: your soul.
After all, mind, body, and spirit are united; they are one. True healing requires we affect them all. This is the future of medicine -- and here we are together at this precious moment. You can see it in the latest best-selling books and seminars. Some of the most popular speakers of our day, such as my colleagues Dr. Deepak Chopra and Debbie Ford, bring a spiritual slant to everything they say and do. Each Oprah program ends with a segment called "Touching Spirit," which is very popular and empowering to the members of her audience.
It stirs them at a deep level. This kind of elevation in consciousness recently touched one of my healing partners, a forty-year-old woman named Jane, who had spent a lot of time searching for help in dealing with her serious case of chronic fatigue syndrome. Jane had visited some of the most highly regarded physicians in America but had made little progress. Despite that unpleasant experience, she kept searching for a cure -- or at least someone who believed in her ability to heal.
Finally, she was referred to me. Working together, Jane and I designed a program that returned her to wellness. One day she wanted to discuss a realization she had had, based on her meditation practice and reinforced by her travels around the country. She asked me if I knew what it was. I told her that I saw the situation as more than just a change from the old way of treating people medically to a new way.
The real shift we are witnessing today, I said, and still believe, is in how we look at the world in relation to ourselves. I have written about the reasons behind this shift before. As I discussed in my book Meditation as Medicine, we are now entering a new age: the Age of Aquarius. Age shifts are natural phenomena that occur every two thousand years. Astrological scholars believe that the world changed again at midnight on November 11, At that moment the Age of Pisces ended and the Age of Aquarius began.
Astrological transitions are marked by three seven-year periods totaling a twenty-one-year cusp. This current transition will end in Each seven-year stage brings with it accelerated change. I think you will agree that we are certainly seeing such a positive change now as people become more aware of their spiritual nature.
But we are also witnessing the polar opposite of that positive change. The negative corollary in this age of transition includes an increase in terrorism, fear, violence, and rage. On a medical level, we can see a rising incidence of illnesses such as chronic fatigue and obesity, as well as escalating rates of some cancers. The single most significant change we are witnessing in this Age of Aquarius is how it revolves around experience rather than information.
In its initial stages, the Age of Aquarius still centered on information and its effects on us. For example, our collective quest for information led to the development of the personal computer and the rise of the Internet. During the information age, the cry was "I want to know, I want to know. As we ride the crest of the second seven years of this cusp, a new impulse has emerged. Now the shout is "I want an experience. This change in paradigm is especially vivid in the practice of medicine.
Because patients have become so utterly discouraged with medical practice as driven by big business and HMOs, they now visit the offices of alternative medical practitioners in droves. In the s, very few Americans had consulted an alternative medical practitioner, be it a nutritionist, yoga therapist, meditation expert, chiropractic physician, massage therapist, acupuncturist, or herbalist.
However, in a Harvard study, this number had increased to 34 percent, and in over 50 percent of Americans had visited an alternative medical practitioner. This number is further climbing with every passing day. Extrapolation of the Harvard study suggests that Americans made an estimated million visits to providers of alternative medicine in alone.
The financial ramification of this shift to integrative medicine is staggering. The reason people are embracing integrative medicine is apparent. Patients crave the experience of wellness that this type of treatment gives. It is what I call the feeling of healing. You usually leave the office of an alternative medical doctor feeling a lot better than when you entered.
You have hope and the experience of happiness. The practitioner usually spends quality time with you, asking questions and seeking feedback. It has been my experience that when conventional doctors see you they are rarely in the moment. Their minds seem to be elsewhere. Many people tell me that a trip to the doctor leaves them feeling like a number or a file, not a person. For the most part, conventional medicine does little to provide them with a true healing experience.
However, because patients demand it, conventional medicine has been forced to integrate proven natural healing techniques into the standard care of surgery, radiation therapy, and drugs. Yet, there is still a long way to go. One reason the evolution toward alternative or holistic medicine becomes bogged down is that we are taught to rely on technology instead of on our lifestyles and ourselves to heal. We have been taught that optimal health, deep healing, satisfaction, gratification, happiness, and even God can be found out there somewhere.
This concept of looking outside is simply not correct. All answers lie within. As long as words have been written, saints, sages, poets, writers, philosophers, and yogis have commented on this concept and shared this truth. About five hundred years ago, an Indian guru named Arjun clarified my favorite interpretation of this reality. He was known as the Fifth Master, the king of this world and the next. Here is what he wrote: All things are within the heart, The home of the self.
Outside there is nothing. Those who look outside themselves Are left wandering in doubt.
Food as Medicine
Mikaran It will also touch you on your deepest inner level: A must read for those who believe, as I do, that good health starts in the kitchen. Thanks mostly to her, meals at their home are memorably tasty, optimally healing, and easy to digest. Khalsa offers a low-fat diet that is rich in grains, organic fruits and sinh and non-meat protein. About five hundred years ago, an Indian guru named Arjun clarified my favorite interpretation of this reality. Kiwi fruit, because of its high levels of disease-fighting antioxidants and phytonutriens, is said to be an excellent source in battling cancer and heart diesease. Age shifts are natural phenomena that occur every two thousand years.
Food As Medicine
Food As Medicine