Dr. Pankaj Naram, based on a thousands of years old ancient science, recommends certain dietary improvements that can positively affect our health and improve our overall well-being. All his studies and research are deeply rooted in Siddha-Veda Ancient Teaching About Food Consumption. In the previous article, we explained some main points of this ancient tradition, and today Dr. Naram discusses common rules that will help you to balance all three doshas and create a healthy digestion and strong immune system. You should not be discouraged if you are not able to follow all rules immediately. Even if you follow only one or two recommendations at first, over time, you will realize that you can incorporate more changes. Be consistent and enjoy your food.
Dr. Naram states that the first main Siddha-Veda Principle is to eat only when you are hungry and not to consume large meals after the dark. Unfortunately, many of us eat whenever we have an opportunity, or out of emotional habits, regardless side effects of such food consumption. According to the ancient principles, enjoying a lot of Moong/Mung soup made of green whole moong/mung will benefit you a lot. Also if you avoid drinking water with meals it can help with digestion. You should leave half an hour gap before or after eating and then drink water.
You are encouraged to eat a lot of local, seasonal and organic fruit and vegetables and to consume plenty of cooked, green, leafy vegetables. However, you should avoid potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, citrus, etc. due to their acidic nature. This food can be very harmful to your health, so you are advised to avoid it, except for the cases in which Dr. Naram or his team recommend it as a part of a home remedy.
Although we are told to consume milk and dairy products to provide ourselves with enough calcium and other minerals, Siddha-Veda traditional principles highly recommend avoiding these products. They are considered to cause many illnesses such as digestive problems and inflammation, and from now on they should be avoided, using instead substitutes like nut milks. Eat instead more green leafy vegetables, which have high amounts of digestible calcium.
Refined sugar like Aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet), Saccharin (Sweet’N Low), Sucralose (Splenda, Altern), Xylitol, Sorbitol, Acesulfame (found in diet sodas), Neotame (used in baked goods), etc. should be replaced by natural sweeteners in moderation such as jaggary (good), agave extract, pure Maple Syrup and Stevia. Honey should be added only when food and drinks are cool, and it should never be heated up because it tends to become toxic in high temperature.
Moreover, you should enjoy cooking and preparing meals with fresh ingredients while avoiding as much as possible fast food, ready-made food, chain restaurants, etc. Enjoy eating without involving any other activities like watching TV, working at the computer or driving.
Dr. Naram points out that his 125 year old master taught him about moderation in all things, the principle deeply established in Siddha-Veda tradition. According to him, the most important thing on healthy lifestyle path is to discover who are you, and what are the things based on your unique constitution that are your medicine, and which are the things that act as a poison for you. Following these general simple Siddha-Veda rules you are going to balance your body and achieve more peace of mind. For more information about this topic and many other ancient healing secrets, please visit http://www.drnaram.com.