Fasting is a beautiful way to build awareness and focus. It elevates the sense of our connection with the universe. Fasting is one of the ancient practices that our ancestors propagated us to follow. Many religions and communities follow fasting so meticulously for its wide array of proven spiritual and health benefits.
Fasting, if done right, helps to rejuvenate and detox the body and holistically improves the overall health.
Why Fruit Fasting?
Fruit fasting, just like any other fasting technique, creates an environment for the body to heal when the stored toxins are being flushed out of the system. Most of us would have tried one or the other methods of fasting such as Fruit Fasting or Vegetable Fasting or the combination of both, etc. Also, many are stuck in one method of fasting and eager to move forward from one fasting method to dry fasting, which is the highest fasting level towards spiritual awakening. But fasting has to be done from the base level i.e Fruit Fasting and to be taken forward gradually with professional support, whereas random switching over different fasting methods is neither safe nor advisable.
Why HLP Fruit Fasting for you?
We at HLP community have stepped forward to clear the myths around fasting with the help of professionals who also happen to be our HLP Community members. Commencing this month, we have this guided fasting session with coaching and support from our On-Board Naturopath and Ayurveda Practitioners who will be available online to support and clear all your queries. As every individual is unique, so is their health condition. One fixed fasting plan may not be suitable for all. Hence, the diet for Fruit Fasting is proposed only after careful study about every individual’s health history. Every member after the enrollment process will have a session with our Coaches to discuss the health concerns and zero-in on the fasting diet plans.
Enrollment starts on 21st June 2020 ,ends on 30th June 2020.
Preparation phase is from 16th July 2020 to 17th July 2020
Fasting is from 16th July 2020 to 18th July 2020
Enrollment process as follows:
On Submitting the enrollment form, your Profile with medical history will be analyzed by our Ayurvedic practitioner according to your Prakriti – the Vata, Pitta and Kaph combination.
The analysis will be continued by our Naturopath Practitioner in customizing the fruits diet based on your body type and your preferences to make this fasting journey an enjoyable one rather than unpleasant.
You will receive a communication with all the guidelines and schedules for Day 0 – Day 3 of Fruit Fasting.
After all, the real Spiritual journey is being at present to enjoy our life without any regrets.
What are the Levels in Fasting?
There are 18 Levels of Fasting. This periodic fasting cycle will be done once every month, commencing on an Auspicious Day.
May Month- Level 1 – Fruit Fasting,
June Month- Level 2 – Vegetable Fasting and so on…
Ending with the Last Level- Dry Fasting which is the highest goal in spiritual awakening.
Is Weight Loss a goal in this fasting?
Fruit Fasting is not a weight loss regime. Weight loss involves an altogether different approach and mechanism. The aim of this fasting program is to detox and reboot your mind, body and spirit.
Is it compulsory to take All the Levels?
We would love to have you travel with us from Level 1 and graduate happily till the highest level which is the Dry Fasting. Or you can choose to try Level-1 and explore your fasting practice gained in this program.
This program is not applicable for
Children below 18 years
Anyone under Serious Medical Conditions ( You will be filling the Health Form once you have enrolled, based on that you will be getting the next steps of the fasting process )
If you are looking forward to experiencing the purest bliss of chanting, meditation practice during your food fasting, then this is your beautiful beginning.
Come join us!!! Let’s Detox our system through this refreshing, rejuvenating and reviving Fruit Fasting Program with an amazing deeper spiritual experience.
Fasting is not just a Physical Discipline, it is also a Spiritual Feast – Jentezen Franklin
6-Months Online Support Program to Lose Weight Gradually and Sustain It.
“If you are serious about losing weight in a holistic way… if you can enter this six months commitment… if you want to reinvent your healthy self … then this is the right program for you at the right time.”
Are you Overweight? You are not alone. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has coined the term “Globesity”, to bring to light the global scale of overweight as a serious public health concern.
Overweight is the leading cause of other health related issues, to name a few-
Bone & Joint Disorders
Psychological Issues & Sleep Disorders, etc
This Pandemic induced be-at-home lifestyles with zero physical exercises, add fuel to the already existing health and obesity-related issues.
Weight Loss is the need of the hour, especially for the people transiting between the 30s and 40s and maintaining the right BMI is the key to avoid 90% of the diseases. Taking advantage of this scenario-
The Weight Loss Industry has come up with lots of tricks to cheat people to loot money in the name of: dietary supplements filled with chemicals, weight-loss surgery that can pose serious side effects and complications, unrealistic diets which cause more harm than good to the body.
Weight-loss industry, being a $70 Billion market in the USA, is booming with programs endorsed by famous dieticians, celebrity doctors, healers, etc.
“Lose Weight not your Health!” Beware of short-cut diets and fast-track plans to weight loss. The results of such diets are short-term and create health disorders in the body.
The bottom line: That extra weight is a prospect to a lucrative business. And, to gain that money, these companies are willing to stretch the truth of what their products or services can do. However, you must understand the fact that they are more than just fads or fascinating ideas from people under limelight who would have you believe that their recommended supplements or diet plans will bring you the desired weight-loss results you so rightly deserved.
Hence, we do not want our people to fall prey to this money-minting market. Rather, we wanted to make sure that people reach out to us through their conscious/mindfulness. Unlike network marketing, our Weight-loss and wellness program is purely an informal HLP community’s initiative and the privileged audience is our Whats-app Community parents.
Our HLP Weight Loss & Wellness Program Focus On:
We follow the food habits passed on to us by our ancestors. We have been consuming certain foods in a certain way for ages/generations. Shifting to a shortcut swiftly from our long followed habit is highly dangerous to our health. We have to take it gradually with time.
Our HLP community emphasis more on our
Types of food – Seasonal, Native Varieties, Local
Eating Habits – Eat only when hungry, Munch the food well with saliva, Drink your food, Drink water later on.
These practices that we followed for ages are being ignored or forgotten owing to our current lifestyles.
Our Holistic Weight Loss Program comes to You with:
We, the HLP World, take immense pride in launching the groundbreaking weight-loss and wellness program.
Commence and continue your weight loss journey with the constant support of our HLP community along with the Naturopath Practitioner.
Your Nutritious Diet is custom-made by the doctor based on your Body type/Prakriti.
The diet & fitness plan is fine-tuned to your normal routine without affecting your natural and native habits.
You will have one review session per month with the doctors to discuss your progress or concerns. Also, you can reach out to our community or doctors anytime for online support.
Gradual weight loss removes the unwanted body fats and re-balances your body’s metabolism, naturally.
Our Nature-inspired weight loss mantra is HOW, WHAT and WHEN to eat. The good news is we endorse no-
NO Unusual/ Extraordinary Exercises
NO Expensive Coaches
This program is like a catalyst to enable and empower your life’s journey holistically. At HLP.World we are with you to support and walk together in this gradual and graceful path.
Enrollment process as follows:
6 Months Weight Loss & Wellness Program 1st Batch Begins On: 1st August
One-One Consultation (total of 7 consultations) With Naturopath Doctor: 1st Month you get 2 consultations, 2nd month on-wards you get 1 consultation/month. (Meanwhile, you can also reach out to our community or doctors anytime for online support.)
Currently, we plan to keep the numbers bare minimum with the existing technology set up behind the screen to run this program. However, with the increasing number of inquiries and registrations, we might have to increase the contribution to meet up the technology expansion in future.
There are a lot of people out there who lost money, health and peace in this race without proper guidance about ‘WHEN, ’WHOM’ and ‘WHERE’ to approach for the right weight-loss program. We want to make this wellness program affordable and reachable to everyone in need.
Weight-Loss is no more an elite scheme and this is something within the reach of a person with just a mobile phone with an internet connection. So, do make use of this opportunity and share with people who are in dire need.
Let us all enjoy the journey of Life-style change towards “A HAPPY HEALTHY ME!”
Good Health is your Birthright. It is your responsibility to claim it!
“A seed is small but rich with possibility, like love, which is as humble as it is powerful.” —Pir Zia Inayat-Khan from “The Seed of Love”
A recent FAO survey shows that less than 60-70yrs ago our ancestors consumed 150 types of foods, the current scenario is appalling to know that our diet has just 2 types of foods- Rice and Wheat.
Here are some questions for you to ponder-
As a consumer, what is your contribution in reversing environment and health deteriorating factor?
What are the benefits of adopting to traditional lifestyle/ traditional foods?
Can preserving Heirloom/Traditional seeds be the solution to global food security?
I had an opportunity to attend ‘2nd Auroville Seed Festival‘ which happened in August 2018 at Bharat Nivas in “Auroville”. The Seed Festival hosted by Sustainable Livelihood Institue (SLI)-Auroville, is a celebration of traditional seed varieties, local farming communities and holistic agricultural practises. The event showcased over 350 traditional varieties. The event also showcased talks by several experts such as Environmentalist & Agriculture Scientist Mr.Pamayan, Mr.Ananthoo of OFM & Tula, seed saving expert Mr.Nel Jayaraman as well as leading Auroville-based farmers and seed savers including Krishna Mckenzie of Solitude Farm.
Some excerpts from the Seed Festival event-
From the words of Pamayan ji– According to Tamil Sangam Literature the geographical landscapes are: Kurunji (Mountains), Mullai (Forests), Marudham (Agri Areas, Plains, Valleys), Neydhal (Seashore) and Palai (Desert, Parched Wasteland).
Quoting the words of a great Tamil poet and philosopher Thriuvalluvar–(Thirukural- Tamil to English Couplet 742): “maNinheerum maNNum malaiyum aNinhizhaR kaadum udaiya tharaN”. English Transalation- The wealth of a country is not in its forts/buildings, but in its crystal clear water, an open space, a hill, and shade of beauteous thick forests (Mix of 7 types of crops) where the sunlight does not touch the ground thereby turning the soil into fertile land full of life.
Dating back to before 2000yrs, our forefathers practised Nature based farming in Kurunji landscapes; much importance was given to increase the organic matter in soil by adopting to no-ploughing & no-tilling farming , 7 crop farming (Mix of indigenous trees, small trees, shrubs, herbs, similar to Permaculture). Using manure from farm animals and composting the manure to increase the soil fertility were predominantly a custom in Mullai (Forests) landscapes. Rice & Fish cultivation was traditionally practised in Neydhal (seashore) landscapes. Rain Water harvesting techniques and installing Grand Annicut or Stone Barrier in running rivers/streams were implemented in Fresh Water Ecosystem or Marudham landscapes. Ancient Tamilians used 33 types of man-made structures for water harvesting and saving purposes, they were considered experts in building Stone Barrier structures. It is said that there were approximately 40,000 lakes in Tamil Nadu, and out of which 99.9% have vanished in the name of development- Bus Depots, government buildings, offices, etc..
Why did we loose our ancient Farming Techniques & Heirloom Seeds?
Genetic diversity of agricultural crops has reduced at alarming levels which has de-stablised fragile environment Eco-systems. Our ancient and local knowledge of land has been slowly destroyed or conveniently bought-away from us by wealthy corporations and government policies for economic gain. The reasons for wiping out the heirloom seeds and cropping techniques is to capture the highly profitable food market. Through a recent FAO survey, it is shown that less than 60-70yrs ago our ancestors consumed 150 types of foods, the current scenario is appalling to know that our diet has just 2 types of food- Rice and Wheat. How is that possible? You visit any supermarket, you see arrays of shelves with varieties of food items stacked in them, how on earth its just 2 types of food? Sadly, the answer is a yes! The main ingredient used in the manufacture of majority of foods are bi-products of rice and wheat.
The intake of traditional foods, naturally grown foods and wild foods (forest foods) has reduced, but we consume mono-agriculture based foods, industrial foods, fake foods, fast foods, GMO(genetically modified) foods, due to which we suffer from Low immunity and non-communicable (life-style) diseases like diabetes, kidney failure, thyroid, BP, heart disease, cancer, etc. have increased globally.
From the words of Ananthoo Ji– Only one GM crop is officially approved in India which is GM Cotton. However, an alarming report says that over 55 types of foods consumed in India are Genetically Modified. This is due to the imports (wheat, soya, etc) and manufactured foods of foreign origin which reaches our plates without proper health safety parameters from the government.
Traditional foods are the only answer to boost our bodies natural immunity. A monopoly situation has been formulated by the greedy corporations to capture the food market profits by creating a difficulty to access our land based traditional and indigenous foods thereby reducing its consumption and health awareness to the public. Media and Advertisements play a lead role to confuse and favor public choices, especially children become the innocent victims, adults equally. Eg. paste with salt in it, manufactured drink claims to contain all the proteins and vitamins for a child’s growth, processed soya milk, pasteurized Milk, Pepsi ads by famous Sports person/ Actors, Breakfast cereals for weight loss, and the list goes on.
Monopoly through Fertilizer lobby, Industrial Seeds Lobby, GMO Crops:
Fertilizer lobby and Industrial Seeds Lobby is another culprit against Traditional foods. According to the Seeds Act, 1966., it is illegal to sell seeds by an individual farmer, only exchange is allowed. Yes, a farmer may feed the country and its people, may produce the seeds, but not sell ” Seeds”. When seeds are under siege by laws and large corporations (Monsanto, Bayer) the farmer loses his/her heirloom (open-pollinated) seeds and traditional farming systems to high costing seeds hybrid and GMO seeds. Engineered seeds are those that cannot produce fertile seeds which can be sown again and these seeds require expensive, environmental and health damaging chemical fertilizers (glyphosphate) for very crop cycle. GMO crops are known to contaminate and damage generations of heirloom seeds. Large corporations will start removing the heirloom seeds from the hands of the farmer and establish or monopolize the seed market, thereby pushing the farmer to higher debts and suicide. Example, the GM cotton seed from Monsonta are bought and cultivated by 95% of the cotton growers accross India. Ironically, our country’s National Flag which has to be made to specifications set by our ancestors, including a particular size, measurement, a place to make the flag, and using natural fiber cloth Khadi; is now made by using GM Cotton.
Agrarian Economy, Seed Freedom and Seed Sovereignty:
A country’s economics is in its agrarian economy. We are in a state of seed emergency and the Agrarian economy lies in seed protection, seed freedom and seed sovereignty. Currently, 95% of GM cotton is dominating the Indian market, if a similar situation arises to Rice, Wheat or any other Vegetable crops, then the seed companies will dictate the food market by means of regulating and restricting seed availability to farmers. In not so far future, the seed corporations might refuse to sell seeds for farming activities in our land and instead we will be forced to establish expensive import links by growing food crops in 3rd world regions.
The Great Seed piracy takes control of the seeds of farmers and facilitates seed monopolies, seed regulations through laws, germ plasm (ex-situ), genomic mapping and gene editing through biotechnology and intellectual property rights backed by large corporations. Food security can only be achieved through seed protection. For instance, A traditional Rice variety- Thooyamalli, which has been domesticated through 2000yrs of perfection, and handed down through many generations which has seen many seasonal changes, pests, diseases and climate cycles, has to be revived through continuous growing (in-situ) of the crop and there by preservation of the seed is achieved. What happened to Rice variety IR8, a product of Green Revolution? It is does not exist now. Such is the situation of new age seeds which is released every year by means of biotechnology. Traditional farming practices and indigenous seeds are a valuable cultural heritage and indicators of biodiversity.
There is a local saying which translates to “When a siddhar dies, 100 herbs might risk becoming weeds”, it so happens because of lack knowledge to identify a weed which may as well be a health benefiting herb.
Significance of Re-adopting to Traditional fooDS:
Planting seeds of change in our decisions towards sustainable food choices is the only way forward. Ancestral food celebrates and honors our land and our ties to Mother Earth; indigenous foods are high in nutritional quality and is significant to promote good health outcomes, a means to alleviate poverty and malnutrition, prevents chronic life-style diseases like- Diabetes, Hormonal Imbalances, BP, Cancer, etc.
Significance of Seed Festivals:
Show your support to protect and promote traditional seed crops diversity by attending your neighborhood Seed Festivals. Seed Festivals are a movement, a culmination of passionate people committed to reviving heirloom seeds & traditional foods including Rice, Millets, indigenous foods; and is a way to bring public awareness to the economic and health importance of ancient food systems.
Solutions don’t care how the problem started.
Together we can be the Change- Lets Save Traditional seeds by consuming indigenous and local foods, else the future of our food, mother earth and its inhabitants are bleak.