The Nature Cure Yogashrams of Rev. Dr. Thomas Maliekal, ND, PhD have helped more than 50,000 patients since the first one was established in 1981. Many patients with serious diseases have been successfully cured. He looks into the various aspects of food intake that would affect health in general and gives the following advice:
The right way to eat and drink:
Rev. Dr. Maliekal stressed the importance of chewing well, until solid becomes liquid, before swallowing. He also advises against drinking liquids while eating solid food. “Take your liquids half an hour before eating, or one hour after,” he says. When one’s appetite is good, it is best to eat during the day only. At night, liquid food like soup can be taken, or fruit be eaten two hours before sleeping. Incidentally, a fruit (one variety at a time) should be taken alone at a meal, for best results.
When drinking, don’t gulp your drink in but slowly sip it. A person may drink warm or normal temperature water, but never cold drinks because these stop digestion and lead to gassiness. As a general rule, avoid food and drinks that are too hot or too cold.
Rev. Dr. Thomas Maliekal’s Model Diet:
6 a.m. – Drink pure water or vegetable juice like cucumber (which could “melt” blocks in arteries, according to Rev. Dr. Maliekal)
6:30 a.m. – Meditation and exercises
8 a.m. – Eat fruits
11 a.m. – Take some vegetable juice, vegetable soup, or coconut water. May be taken with honey, muscovado sugar.
12 noon – Have some rice or wheat bread (1/3) with green leafy vegetables (1/3), and cooked vegetables (1/3). Don’t take fruits with the meal.
2 p.m. – Have a glass of water
4 p.m. – Eat fruits or nuts
6 p.m. – Have cooked veggies, soup, and whole wheat bread
8 p.m. – Have some soup, honey water, or water with lemon juice
9 p.m. – Bedtime
If your produce is not organic, simply clean them by soaking in warm salt water or warm vinegar water from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Then rinse them using clean water.
5 Power Recipes–
Mix vegetable juice (cucumber, zucchini, carrot, etc.) with juice of green, leafy vegetable (mint, parsley, malunggay, pechay, spinach, oregano, basil, etc.). Experiment with the combinations to get the taste you want.
Mix peanut and water in a blender. Great for growing children. You can also add some coconut milk.
Mix papaya, coconut milk, and muscovado sugar in a blender. You may also use honey instead of muscovado, and add raisins or other fruits.
Mix mango, raw coconut (firm), greens, salt, onion, and chili. You may also fry the coconut to get a variation in taste.
Mix orange slices with shredded coconut and muscovado sugar. You may also add/substitute papaya, grapes, or other fruits.