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 nice. 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 the sleep. Psychologically we calm down, and physiologically we deeply benefit, our endocrine glands, the hormones and neuro-transmitters such as serotonin, respond positively which makes us feel happier, our adrenal glands (the fight or flight mechanism) moves to a para-sympathetic state of relaxation, which allows our nervous system to 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.