Virtually every tradition in the world recommends fasting at least once or twice a year for therapeutic and spiritual awakenings. Fasting has been shown to slow down the aging process. One may fast by not eating, eating a single food only, or by eliminating one or more foods from the diet. The fast can last a day, a week or several days.
Complete fasting for a short period of time, or following a Whole Foods Regime for an extended period of time, encourages our mind and body to shift out of our unhealthy patterns, in the way we think about, act upon, and eat food. While many of us eat consciously it is more often, an unconscious response, as in, I am hungry, or, it is time, and we eat out of habit, and too fast, with repetitive menus with food that no longer nourish us. We feel tired and empty most of the time.
According to a recent study in 2016, babies are born with more than 200 chemicals in their blood stream. These chemicals are found in our environment in the form of heavy metals, in our food chain with pesticides, and on our bodies, with the chemical detergents we use to wash clothes, and with the chemically based body products we use to make ourselves smell pretty. These chemicals are bombarding our system and are creating weak links in our DNA, which may invariably account for the growing number of harmful micro-organisms found in our bloodstream-with bacteria, fungus, parasites and viruses, running rampant. These pathogens along with too much stress in our lives, are contributing to the break down of mankind's physiological and mental health and are contributing to the increase of many chronic conditions and diseases.
Following a whole foods regime over a period of weeks yields numerous benefits. Not only do we derive the pleasure of eating whole foods, we begin to notice how much more nourished we feel, and how much better we digest, poop and sleep. Psychologically we calm down, and physiologically we deeply benefit, our endocrine glands, hormones and neuro-transmitters such as serotonin begins to respond positively and we feel happier, our adrenal glands (the fight or flight mechanism)begins to relax, and our nervous systems unravel. We eliminate harmful toxins. We purify. We give our entire system a dearly needed rest. This is the secret to longevity.
A common misconception is that fasting without ANY food is better. Although fasting on liquids can be beneficial over a shorter period, fasting on liquids for more than a few days is not advised. Without calories, our body begins to breaks down fat, where the toxins hide out. When we are not able to accommodate this sudden shift in metabolism and eliminate properly, the toxins end up in our tissues and in our bloodstream where they become harmful. This is potentially dangerous and why many people experience unpleasant side symptoms when following a more rigorous heroic regime.
Eating whole foods while fasting encourages a deeper and gentler elimination; the method is nourishing overall. The Dharani Healing Arts Whole Food Regime is based on The Wise Traditions to nourish, verses to cleanse, and to heal gently and deeply, verses too quickly and too fast. We address our constitutions based on Traditional Chinese Medicine assessment and a herbal remedy is selected for your constitution.
We initially begin the regime to reduce damp and cold conditions that affect digestion, with spleen deficiency and tiredness. In week One, we eat from an array of warming root and vegetable dishes with sweet grains and soups, and pungent spices that encourage our systems to warm up and dry out. Our digestive chi improves, our energy increases and our joints relax. Gradually, after a few days to a week when you begin to feel warmer and more vibrant, one focuses on the liver, with Week two foods; with foods and herbs that cool and invigorate good liver Chi and ease the mind. Nervous tension subsides. We eat from a variety of fresh, blanched and whole raw foods and vegetables. The condiments are cooler and encourage relaxation. After at least two weeks, one has the option in Week three to blend whole food soups and smoothies, with organic juices and super foods and salads galore for a few days up to a week! This is the ultimate way to restore one’s vibrancy. There are plenty of recipes.
The Twenty-One Days to Vibrant Health offers you a chance to reinvent the way you feel, think, act upon and eat food. We reconnect with the bounty within ourselves, with the mother earth, and of our respect for all living things. The regime has been developed through years of eating whole foods mindfully, of living a life of moderation and contemplation, centered on the Buddhist three pillars of health; to nurture a peace of mind, to cultivate a contented heart and to practice and eat with gratitude daily. The Whole Foods Regime is structured to mentor and to empower you, and for you to live and sustain yourselves entirely on a whole foods regime, and as a way of life over time. I can promise you, you will feel much, much better after completing the Twenty-One Days to Vibrant Health, Whole Foods Regime.
Join us. Live a vibrant life!
Ten Reasons to Follow a Whole Foods Regime
1. Our Entire system has a chance to rest; we digest, assimilate and eliminate better.
2. Our body Rediscovers its Natural Affinity to heal and be well.
3. Our Energy increases.
4. We Become more Resilient.
5. Inflammation, Allergies, and other Chronic conditions subside.
6. We Experience a heightened sense of Mental and Emotional Well being, while concentration, focus & memory improve.
7. We Reduce body fat, we feel Lighter and Slimmer.
8. Our Skin, hair and our Eyes glow.
9. We feel Happier and more Confident, and more Vibrant.
10. We Sleep better**** which is critical to good health. So many activities occur throughout the night to replenish our mind, body and being. A good night’s sleep is essential.
Twenty-One Days to Vibrant Health
May 1st -21st
Workshop to Prepare
Cécile Wehrell of the
Friday, April 21st, 2017
The 2017 Regime includes the Workshop with Cécile, (yeah!) the Manual-with amazing recipes and rich info, as well as E-news Support, a Facebook group page, and mentor ship with Andrée. We will gather for an optional weekly meditation, and Chi-gong movement series. The Spring Tonic and an Herbal remedy is also selected to support you, on your path to whole health and holiness. All Dharani services, while following the regime are offered to you for 20% off.
This regime is vegan friendly!
Super Foods & Super Herbs & Spice Blends will be available for purchase.
“Dharani’s skill in assessing and releasing stored tension in the body memory is truly a gift. With her guidance she invites you to reconstruct old stories and re story them releasing deeply held emotional blocks - allowing the whole body, your whole being be restored.”
- Deb Flemer
“Andrée’s remarkable ability to point out specific details of my past experiences took me pleasantly by surprise. Andrée told me things about my life that she had no prior way of knowing, and she did so in a professional and non-threatening manner. This insight, combined with Andree’s warmth and gift for healing, truly helped to facilitate my emotional, physical, and spiritual growth. She brought to the surface issues I was having trouble with, both consciously and subconsciously. She helped me to bring resolution. Her sessions will always be a part of me.”- Alison Sellors
“Andrée’s gentle and compassionate guidance has allowed me to step into adult shoes. I feel more confident in life, not only professionally as an artist- I feel more connected with my family and friends. I have more control in my life and my choices. Andrée’s nutritional guidance gave me the tools to listen to my body and eat what suits my constitution. I feel a lot better.”- Anne Stanley
“During my recovery from cancer Andrée was there for me with unconditional support. With her Energy work I re-connected with myself and the power of self healing. I would overcome my fears and worries and gain in-sites and energy. As an herbalist she helped to ease the harsh symptoms of chemotherapy and radiation. I experienced her loving calmness and friendship.”- Mary Korsman
"I am grateful for Dharani. With her guidance, i feel more confident to learn about plants that heal. Dharani’s knowledge and willingness to share, makes her a wise woman worth knowing. Dharani’s Wise Woman Herbal Course was the gateway to a world i now continue to discover everyday. Dharani’s herbal blends keep my family happy, healthy and healing."
"Dear Andrée,I want to thank you again for the positive experience you have shared with me.I enjoyed our discussions and feel I’ve gathered valuable information I can apply to maintain and improve my health going forward. Your passion for your work, in itself, seems to have rejuvenating powers.The wise woman’s simple approach and gentle touch, makes sense to me!Stepping through the veil."- Allen.
"I joined Dharani's 'Whole Food Regime' and followed it for a month. It was a wonderful plan, complete with amazing vegan recipes and lots of new ways to understand how our bodies process what life throws at us. Dharani is so passionate and shares her vast knowledge with warmth, encouragement and support. I felt so good following the regime that I have maintained the mainstay of the plan ever since. I have also worked with Dharani in private sessions and she has helped me to work through a number of issues, adding to whole foods certain herbs, tinctures, supplements, etc., all of which have made a remarkable difference in how I feel. Thank you Dharani for sharing your gifts and helping me to make positive changes in my life!"