Winning the battle against jetlag with Dr Singha ‘s Travel Tonic.
As seen on the American Airlines Magazine, American Way.
Winning the battle against jetlag with Dr Singha ‘s Travel Tonic.
As seen on the American Airlines Magazine, American Way.
Zachary Sklar is a journalist, editor, and screenwriter. He is best-known as co-screenwriter (with Oliver Stone) of the Oscar-nominated film JFK. A former Executive Editor of The Nation magazine, he has taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and served as a Creative Adviser at the Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab and many other workshops around the world.
In November 1986 I went to see Dr. Shyam Singha in a cramped hotel room in mid-Manhattan. Tall and thin, he was a Sikh from India—a naturopath, doctor of osteopathy, acupuncturist, and nutritionist. He had a restless energy, flowing black hair, and an ageless face. He could have been 40. Or 70. I had no idea.
He examined my tongue, felt my pulses, and asked me what made me laugh. Then he handed me a piece of paper with a scribbled regimen. “12-16 broiled oranges per day for seven days. As much hot water as you want. Nothing else.”
In response to a close family member……
These questions you have asked me for your friend will take time to answer. However if your friend needs more science or whatever then you need to tell her to google the info. It’s all out there. This link I have sent you should be interesting for starters about turmeric.
In fact, I would love to answer your real question as deeply as I possibly can because that is my passion. When you are working to get the body to heal itself in a crisis you have to use the whole tool box…ie. bring out the big guns in order to restore chi otherwise known as lifeforce. This means..major anti-oxidants, balance the pH, eliminate the toxins, parasites, heavy metals, increase the oxygen, remove interference fields, raise the cell resonance and provide powerful nutrition to restore integrity in the organs and tissues. For each person it’s a totally personal journey because each person has their own story of how they got to the point they’re at.
At the bottom of it all is ‘intention’ and that wonderful word ‘YES’. When that is present all is possible. Even then, it may be a person’s choice to leave their body for whatever reason. However, if someone wants to live totally, like you, then the mystery that we call ‘life’, brings infinite knowledge and wisdom to the rescue. To know the ‘Way’ requires passion, enquiring minds, deep intuition and a whole lot of patience and then when clarity comes a deep trust and total willingness to act. We were blessed in your situation with all of these attributes.
The Secrets of Shambhala, In Search of the Eleventh Insight
By James Redfield (Author of ‘The Celestine Prophecy’)
He disappeared into the kitchen, and returned with a platter of vegetables, accompanied by a sauce of some kind. He ushered both Yin and me over to a table and served the vegetables in three small bowls. It soon became clear that the food was all part of the information Hanh was imparting.
As we ate, he continued. “Maintaining higher energy within oneself is impossible if one consumes dead matter as food.”
I looked away, turning off. If this was going to be a lecture on diet, I would just as soon skip it.
My attitude seemed to infuriate Hanh.
“Are you crazy?” he almost shouted. “Your very survival may depend on this information and you won’t put yourselves out a little bit to learn this. What do you think? That you can live any way you want and still do important things?”
He became quiet and glanced sideways at me. I realized that the anger was genuine but was also part of his act. I got the impression that he was giving information to me on more than one level. As I looked back at him, I couldn’t help smiling. Hanh was eminently likable.
He patted my shoulder and smiled back at me.
“Most people,” he continued, “are full of energy and enthusiasm in their youth, but then during middle age they lapse into a slow, downhill slide that they pretend not to notice. After all, their friends are slowing down and their kids are active, so they spend more and more time sitting around and eating the foods that taste good.
“Before long, they began to have nagging complaints and chronic problems such as digestive difficulties or skin irritations that they write off as just age, and then one day they get a serious illness that won’t go away. Usually they go to a doctor who does not stress prevention and they begin to take drugs, and sometimes the problem is helped and sometime it isn’t . And then, as the years fly by, they get some disease that progressively gets worse, and they realize they are dying. Their only solace is that they think what is happening occurs to everyone – that it is inevitable.
“The terrible thing is that this collapse of energy happens to some extent even to people who otherwise intend to be spiritual.” He leaned over toward me and feigned looking around the room to see if someone was listening. “This includes some of our most respected lamas.”
I wanted to laugh but I dared not.
“If we seek higher energy and at the same time consume foods that rob us of this energy,” Hanh continued, “we get nowhere. We must assess all the energies we routinely allow into our own energy fields, especially foods, and avoid all but the best if our fields are to stay strong.”
He leaned closer to me again. “This is very difficult for most people because we are all addicted to the foods we currently eat, and most are horribly poisonous.”
I looked away.
“I know there is much conflicting information out there about food,” he went on. “But the truth is out there too. Each of us must do the research, make ourselves see the larger picture. We are spiritual beings who come into this world to raise our energy. Yet much of what we find here is designed purely for sensual pleasure and distraction, and much of it saps our energy and pulls us toward physical disintegration. If we really believe we are energetic beings, we must follow a narrow path through these temptations.
“If you look all the way back at evolution, you see that from the beginning we had to experiment with food purely by trial and error, just to figure out which foods were good for us and which would kill us. Eat this plant, survive; eat that one over there, die. At this point in history we’ve figured out what kills us, but we’re only now realizing which foods add to our ultimate longevity and keep our energy high, and which ones ultimately wear us down.”
He paused for a moment as if determining whether I was understanding.
“In Shambhala they see this larger picture,” he continued. “They know who we are as human beings. We look like we are material stuff, flesh and blood, but we are atoms! Pure energy! Your science has proved this fact. When we look deeper into atoms, we first see particles, and then, at deeper levels, the particles themselves disappear into patterns of pure energy, vibrating at a certain level. And if we look at the way we eat from this perspective, we see that what we put in our bodies as food affects our vibrational state. Certain foods increase our energy, and vibration and others diminish it. The truth is as simple as that.
“All disease is the result of a drop in vibrational energy, and when our energy drops to a certain point, there are natural forces in the world that are designed to disincorporate our bodies.”
He looked at me as though he had said something very profound.
“Do you mean physically disincoroporate?” I asked.
“Yes. Look again at the larger picture. When anything dies–a dog hit by a car, or a person after a long illness–the cells of the body immediately lose their vibration and become very acid in chemistry. That acid state is the signal to the microbes of the world, the viruses, bacteria, and fungi, that it is time to decompose this dead tissue. This is their job in the physical universe. To return a body back to the earth.
“I said earlier,” he went on, “that when our bodies drop in energy because of the kinds of foods we are eating, it makes us susceptible to disease. Here’s how that works. When we eat foods, they are metabolized and leave a waste of ash in our bodies. This ash is either acidic in nature or alkaline, depending on the food. If it is alkaline, then it can be quickly extracted from our bodies with little energy. However, if these waste products are acid, they are very hard for the blood and lymph system to eliminate and they are stored in our organs and tissues as solids—low vibrational crystalline forms that create blocks or disruptions in the vibratory levels of our cells. The more such acid by-products are stored, the more generally acid these tissues become, and guess what?”
He looked at me dramatically again. “A microbe of one type or another appears and senses all this acid and says, ‘Oh, this body is ready to be decompose.’
“Do you get that? When any organism dies, its body quickly changes to a highly acid environment and is consumed by microbes very quickly. If we begin to resemble this very acid, or death state, then we begin to come under attack form microbes. All human diseases are the result of such an attack.”
What Hahn was saying made perfect sense. A long time ago, I had run across some information about body pH on the Internet. Moreover, I seemed to know it intuitively.
“You’re telling me that what we eat directly sets us up for disease?” I asked.
“Yes, the wrong foods can lower our vibrational level to the point that the forces of nature begin to return our bodies to the earth.
“What about diseases that aren’t caused by microbes?”
“All disease comes about through microbial action. Your own research in the West is showing that. Various microbes have been found to be associated with the arterial lesions of heart disease, as well as the production of tumors in cancer. But remember, the microbes are just doing what they do. Diets that create the acidic environment are the true cause.”
He paused and than said, “Grasp this fully. We humans are either in an alkaline, high energy state or we are in an acid state, which signals the microbes living within us, or that come by, that we are ready to decompose. Disease is literally a rotting of some part of our bodies because the microbes around us have been given the signal that we are already dead.”
He looked at me mischievously again.
“Sorry to be so blunt,” he said. “But we don’t have much time. The food we eat determines almost entirely which of these two conditions we are in. Generally, foods that leave acid wastes in our body are heavy, overcooked, overprocessed, and sweet, such as meats, flours, pastries, alcohol, coffee, and the sweeter fruits. Alkaline foods are greener, fresher, and more alive, such as fresh vegetables and their juices, leafy greens, sprouts, and fruits like avocado, tomato, grapefruit, and lemons. It could not be more simple. We are spiritual beings in an energetic, spiritual world. Those of you in the West might have grown up thinking that cooked meat and processed foods are good for us. But we know now that they create an environment of slow disincorporation that takes its toll on us over time.
“All the debilitating illness that plague mankind—arteriosclerosis, stroke, arthritis, AIDS, and especially cancers—exist because we pollute our bodies, which signals the microbes inside that we are ready to break down, deenergize, die. We always wondered why some people exposed to the same microbes don’t get a particular disease. The difference is the inner-body environment. The good news is that even if we have too much acidity in our bodies and begin to decompose, the situation can be reversed if we improve our nutrition and move to an alkaline, higher energy state.”
He was now waving both arms, his eyes wide, still twinkling.
‘We are now living in the dark ages when it comes to the principles of a vibrant, high-energy body. Human beings are supposed to live more than a hundred and fifty years. But we eat in a way that immediately begins to destroy us. Everywhere, we see people who are disincoprorating before our eyes. But it doesn’t have to be that way.”
He paused and took a breath. “It’s not that way in Shambhala.”
After another moment Hanh began to walk around, looking me over one more time.
“So there you have it.” He concluded. “The legend says that humans will first learn the true nature of foods and what kinds to consume. Then, the legend says, we can fully open up to the inner sources of energy that increase our vibration even more.”
Grilled Oranges Diet
“COME OFF MEDICATION”
Interview with the late Dr. Shyam Singha at the Humaniversity in Holland
Out of all the pharmaceutic drugs there are only about ten that are specific, such as iodine, thyroxine, insulin, and penicillin. All other medication is non-specific. They are general-spectrum, which means that they bombard everything. There is not a single drug the pharmaceutics have produced that doesn’t have a side effect. When you keep giving general-spectrum antibiotics for small infections, streptococcus, coughs, viral influenza, bronchial difficulties, cystitis, it has serious consequences.
General-spectrum antibiotics don’t only destroy the harmful bacteria – they also destroy the anabolic bacteria, such as the acidophilous and bifidus bacteria in the colon. These are vital in the body’s immune system. They produce all kinds of anti-cholesterols and vitamins. A healthy person should have around 2 kg of those bacteria. The average Westerner doesn’t have more than ½ kg. We get infected more easily.
I don’t mean to say that antibiotics are not needed. When somebody gets run over by a truck, and all kind of dirt and rubbish have gone into the body, then is a question of life and death. Then we have to use general-spectrum. The danger is in using drugs for every small purpose.
OK! Are you ready for alchemical transformation? Do you have your favorite wooden chopping boards and knives ready? Better yet, do you have friends and family standing-by enthusiatically waiting to join in with your creative salad-making celebration? If so……..
Dr. Singha’s basic Ayurvedic/8 Taste Salad Recipe can be made from any fresh, raw vegetables on hand. The idea is to blend vegetables with spices and good quality sea or rock salt so that we create a delicious, digestive-juice stimulating, bio-available, easily assimilable mix of enzymes and minerals in a sense-provoking raw-food feast. However to help you get started, I recommend the following Organic, Farmer’s Market bought vegetables whenever possible:
Mustard seeds and their Medicinal use have been around since Biblical times. In Ayurvedic Medicine, Mustard Baths have been traditionally used for detoxification and purification. In many parts of the world Mustard is well-known for its therapeutic value when used as a Mustard Pack, a Mustard Plaster or a Mustard Bath in helping to increase circulation, oxygenation and the elimination of toxins. The outward application contributes to general well-being by activating the largest organ of elimination in the body, THE SKIN, so helping to reduce the toxic load stored in tissues throughout the body. Dr. Singha said: “There are 4 stages of nutrition:
and….of these 4, elimination is the most important. No elimination……no assimilation.”
Being a strongly alkaline bath, Dr. Singha’s Mustard Bath also assists in restoring the correct pH to the body. (Please see the article on pH balancing in our ‘Of Interest’ category)
Dr. Shyam Singha not only practised Acupuncture, Osteopathy and Ayurvedic Natural Medicine in England for over 40 years, but he also created the first Acupuncture School in the U.K in 1964. He had three treatment centers in London and an extraordinary Holistic Residential Retreat Center deep in the countryside of Suffolk. Every clinic sold his Mustard Bath formula. He taught people how to Fast using Monofasts (eg. eating 5-7 pounds of a specific fruit for a prescribed number of days for the most part). His Mustard Bath was frequently used in conjunction with the Fasts to assist in the elimination of acid waste and other toxic matter that accumulates in the organ tissues. The Sodium Carbonate base provides a potent alkaline medium to assist in the restoration of a healthy body pH. The essential oils of Wintergreen, Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Thyme were carefully chosen for their therapeutic benefits to help reduce nerve pain, assist breathing and provide general antiseptic properties.
Dr. Singha’s masterful combination of ingredients leaves the skin feeling rejuvenated, radiant, re-conditioned, soft and open.
This Original Mustard Bath Formula has been available in the U.S. since 1990. More and more it has become part of the Holistic Medicine First Aid Kit in a multitude of Preventive Health households. We have received grateful appreciation consistently over the years from its users. People with aches and pains, skin problems, breathing difficulties, sleeping irregularities and so on continue to immerse themselves in this effective bath product.
Dr. Singha’s Original Mustard Bath Formula, with aromatic essential oils, is available in Health Food and Grocery Stores, Spas and Medical Treatment Centers throughout North America and increasingly overseas. It can be purchased online at DrSingha.com where we have deeply discounted on-going “Specials”, or call us at 800-856-2862 for immediate Retail and Wholesale assistance.
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A warming massage and spa oil.