Anuradha Kumar - Mar 02 2021

My Journey of Healing on a Plant-Based Diet

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remember the day. It was in 2016. It was the proverbial last straw when I decided that I am going to change course. All the different approaches have not made a dent. I was looking for that one thing that would help me. But what could that be? Is there a single solution to all the problems I was facing?

This was in relation to my health. Plagued by several issues, I started looking for a one-stop solution to all of them. I was leading a very calloused life as far as  my health went. Years of misuse and abuse in the form of oily food and lack of exercise resulted in many red flags showing up. Some were quite debilitating. The days without pain were few and far between. My quality of life was compromised. I started restricting myself within my home, was unable to plan for any events, was hesitant to participate in any activity.

Unave Marundhu - Food is Medicine

I had the immense support of my family to overcome these, but alas I was so deep into the whirlpool of ailments that I didn’t know how to extricate myself. Frustration was building as no approach seemed right. Any step I took only gave me slight relief from that one particular problem I was addressing.

The search towards better health resulted in my journey towards healing.
It is a natural way. It is the way by which one provides the right environment for the physical body to heal itself. Yes, it is the ‘holistic’ way. This whole plant-based diet heals along with other dimensions such as change in lifestyle, yoga and meditation. In Tamil there is a saying ‘unave marundhu,’ meaning food is medicine. As a first step towards healing food has become my medicine

Naturopathy

‘Naturopathy’ - the name immediately conjures up images of someone eating ‘ghas-phos.’ That is the standard response I get whenever someone asks me about it. But folks, it is a whole different world out there. A world of healing. A world which helped me overcome the whirlpool of ill health, a world which boosted my confidence, a world which made me happy. Some say that I have sacrificed much, but folks I have actually benefited more from it. To all those who say so I have only one answer, ‘been there done that’ and am more impressed now with the changes and improvement in my health all round. The nutritious, balanced and healing diet is incomparable to anything. To say that my life changed would be an understatement. It was a transformation that has given me a new lease of life.

Prior to this journey of healing I had several health issues, such as PCOS, obesity (both are complementary and a vicious cycle), obstructive sleep apnea, headache, backache and a few others. The issues by themselves might not have been of prominence; but put together and over a period of time resulted in loss of sleep, debilitating pain, increase in stress and anxiety levels to name a few.

Dr. Achyuthan Eswar

When I approached Dr. Achyuthan Eswar, he was very patient, calm, and smiling and said that everything can be overcome. He charted a plan for me and voila I started seeing and feeling the improvements in a month’s time. It was just the beginning. Within a month my snoring, because of OSA, was cured completely. I started sleeping better. In about six months’ time I lost weight, my monthly cycle regularised, headaches were few and far between and the body was on the mend.

This journey was a bit challenging initially. But I had the guidance of my doctor and other co-travellers who made it very interesting. There was a day when I couldn’t fathom eating so many fruits, but now when I think of food the first thing I plan is the fruit(s). Three meals to two a day was a big challenge; but just a month or so later I could not eat a third meal and almost gave up on snacking. Not having dairy in some form or the other was unthinkable, but within 5-days I gave up coffee, and buttermilk that I could not live without just got dropped from my menu and haven’t thought about it ever since.

Fasting

I discovered something fascinating during this journey. I learnt about ‘fasting’ and how it helps in the healing process. This is validated by a Japanese who won the Nobel prize for autophagy. The concept of fasting was followed by our ancestors religiously. Guided by Dr. Achyuthan, I started with fruits only for a day in a week. I now have progressed to the extent that I abstain from food of any kind, except water, every Ekadashi for the last few months. Fasting also taught me to look at food more objectively. I no longer panic if food is not available or my expectations of a meal. I appreciate hunger much more now because it gave me different perspectives with regard to food.

Way of Life

Overall, this journey has been eventful. People scoffed at us, discouraged us, demotivated us (the ‘us’ includes my husband who has been my pillar of strength from day one). But we didn’t deter. For me it started as a desperation to regain my health, but eventually I started loving it, enjoying it to bits and pieces so much that I started talking to everybody about it.

To this day I appreciate that life has given me a good opportunity to rethink on several things, to unlearn and learn. The confidence that was lacking earlier bounced back. This helped me reclaim my life. For those who ask for how long this is, folks this is a ‘way of life.’ This has not just given me my health back but a lot more. I now appreciate nature in ways that earlier I had taken for granted."

- Anuradha Kumar.

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