Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.
Hotline To Nature
‘Finding Meera’s house will be easy. You will see a bunch of carrots and beetroots on the door!’
‘When a guy comes to see her daughter, Meera will offer him a glass of palak juice and a plateful of raw radish’.
These jokes, at my expense, had sprung from my new-found liking, err, love, err infatuation, err passion for Nature Cure.
A chance encounter with a Naturopath in the one-room Prakruti Jeevan Kendra, had me hooked to Nature Cure-for life. The books in the library there became my Bible and Gita and the words of the Naturopath my Ten Commandments and Upanishads. ‘Madam, fast once a week to get rid of your dandruff’, was the doctor’s first prescription. ‘How is your carrot consumption?’ was his query when I told him of my bleeding gums. ‘squeeze some coriander leaves in water and put a spoonful in each eye’ went his mantra for itchy eyes.
‘I do not have a bottle of Vicks at home’ was perhaps the statement from the Naturopath which made me his firm disciple and avid fan.
From eye care to hair care and simple good health, I drank up all the knowledge in the books there while he cleared all doubts. “Disease is not natural, good health is”, went one hard-hitting aphorism.
The body tends to heals itself if it is allowed to.
Fever and pain are not problems, they are indicators of disturbances in the body and so are our friends.
My kids became guinea pigs. From coughs and colds to boils and tooth ache, I approached the Naturopath, like an eager student. Diet – no sugar, friend stuff, refined flour – for my son and more exotic therapies like enema and steam bath for my daughter…I do not remember with what bribes I stilled the vociferous opposition put up by my daughter but it didn’t matter; I HAD to try out and understand Nature’s ways.
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Can't eat the Peanuts!
A tour bus driver is driving with a bus load of seniors down a highway
When he is tapped on his shoulder by a little old lady.
She offers him a handful of peanuts, which he gratefully munches up.
After about 15 minutes, she taps him on his shoulder again and she hands him another handful of peanuts.
She repeats this gesture about five more times.
When she is about to hand him another batch again he asks the little old continue reading...