An integrative foundation to healing – part 3

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LUKE COUTINHO & SAMARA MAHINDRA


In part 3 of this interview, LUKE COUTINHO and SAMARA MAHINDRA continue to speak about the importance of different foods, lifestyle and attitude towards holistic living.


LC: … Oil is important for developing your hormones, and absorption of vitamins such as A, D, E and K which are fat soluble. You need fat to carry them to your cells. That’s how important food is: you can’t just say, “I am doing a diet and eating such-and-such foods.” You have to look inside the body into how that food is being absorbed.

Look at the biofeedback of the body – many people still have that white coating on the tongue, which means that food is not working the way you think it is for you. It is not about writing out a diet to eat healthy foods; first you want to prepare the body to absorb those healthy foods.

So before eating a healthy meal, you need to clean out the gut and detoxify the liver, to prepare yourself for the next dose of healthy food. Then, when you have that good food, you automatically stop craving the bad food. Your body only craves clean food. An unhealthy body craves unhealthy food. That is why when you do a detoxification program, for the next 4 to 5 days you are completely fine. There is no need to battle with cravings in your mind, using willpower to control them, because your body is not creating that environment.

The moment you get that first dose of sugar and start that bacteria formation, then the cells become anaerobic, your whole physiology changes and then you start craving junk.

Q: So sugar is still the big baddy!

LC: Absolutely! There is no doubt about that. Then there is the whole issue of saturated fats and the cholesterol myth. People have been moved away from the oils that were actually managing their cholesterol to using oils that produce more heart disease and inflammation. So everything is coming up slowly.


It is not about writing out a diet to eat healthy foods;
first you want to prepare the body to absorb those healthy foods.
So before eating a healthy meal, you need to clean out the gut
and detoxify the liver, to prepare yourself for the next dose of healthy food.
Then, when you have that good food, you automatically stop craving the bad food.
Your body only craves clean food.


SM: I think a lot of people also want to follow the dietary fads that are current. We are always looking outside. For example, there are grains that are no doubt very healthy, like quinoa, but we all come from rich, ancient cultures with different kinds of foods that are good for our system, that we are born into. So we look outside, we want to get the fashionable healthy stuff, without realizing that what is local is what is the best for us. Many things come into play to take us away from that, like the media.


Read the complete article in Volume 2, Issue 3

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Interviewed by ELIZABETH DENLEY


 

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Elizabeth Denley

About Elizabeth Denley

Elizabeth is originally from Australia, and is the founding editor of Heartfulness Magazine. She loves meditating, writing, singing, playing the piano, gardening, thinking, spending time with her two grown up children, and life in general. She is active in researching and publishing the writings of the Heartfulness masters of the 20th and 21st centuries. She considers every moment of every day to be precious.

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