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May 15 2012

Ask Deepak - Changing My Diet To Be Healthier

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Question:

I changed my diet to live healthier. Ever since I made those changes though, I am feeling weaker, more sensitive and just worse overall. Can you help?

Question: I changed my diet to live healthier. Ever since I made those changes though, I am feeling weaker, more sensitive and just worse overall. Can you help?

Answer:

You made a step towards the right direction. Releasing toxins out of your system though is not something that your body is used to and progress will take time. Be mindful, listen to your body and you will see that the changes you made will make a difference on the long run.

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  • I think people often mistake eating healthy as "cutting out bad foods" but the focus should be on "adding super foods". Berries! Plant oils! Grains! Lentils! and the unexpected super food: Spices!

    Seven Carnegie // 2012-04-27 11:47:15 // //
  • We also did the CLEAN diet...and what a difference. We pretty much have adopted it for our daily routine. No sugar, wheat, dairy, red meat; lots of fruit and veggies. (Forks, No Knives!) Lost weight and breathe so much better. Mostly all organic. Cannot say enough about healthy lifestyles. Yes, occasionally we take a day off...or part of the day off. Otherwise.....we`re CLEAN all the way!

    Pegatha10 // 2012-04-28 18:17:18 // //

 

 

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  • Deepak helps us in a wonderfull way. Thank you very much!

    Catalina // 2012-12-31 00:11:40 // //
  • The BUY NOW button on the left-hand side of the web page for the Featured Book does not work. GRRRRRRR!

    azdevil // 2012-11-24 02:51:39 // //
  • I have recently discovered Anjum Anands Ayurdeva recipe book and have followed her recipes and lost 2 kgs ( an amount I have not lost in a long while so eating for my body type is working. Can you let me know if any of your books will give me more guidance in how to change my eating habits and recipes. I have read many of your books and find you are my insparations. Many thanks and regards Linda

    Linda // 2012-07-09 17:58:59 // //
  • I have just read about changing my diet to achieve my ideal weight and I am keen to start. However I work shifts and cannot achieve the ideal time to eat and go to bed to assist my kapha dominant dosha. How can I fit this into my life to make it work?

    Fifegal68 // 2012-07-05 20:37:08 // //
  • As we change and tweak our lifestyle through food, exercise, and healthy choices be mindful of your bio-individuality. Trust your "gut" thoughts while feeding both your primary plate (relationships & life choices) and your secondary plate with whole foods. Keep an open mind to follow your intuitive nature, trust and hear what your body requires and remember sleeping in a dark quiet place each night is vital for healthy life and especially important when we change and tweak our primary and secondary plates! Safe journeys while embracing each moment on your continuing journey. Toodles! Janie Heinrich www.itisthefood.com

    It is the food // 2012-06-18 11:50:15 // //
  • I think any drastic change, even for the better, is difficult for the body to adjust to. I worked with cancer patients who embraced a macrobiotic diet and became so weak and sick they couldn`t continue. I am not saying that type of diet is wrong, I believe that any change in diet or exercise needs to be gradual and if you are really listening to your body`s feedback, you will be able to fine-tune your diet so that you arrive at the very healthiest one for you. One that brings you a life of balance and well-being. A life of bliss! www.blisslifestyle.net

    Dr. Judith McKay // 2012-06-01 14:20:17 // //
  • Qué opina Ud. de la limpieza hepática? yo estoy tentada a hacerlo pero me da miedo Se trata de comer manzanas y acido láctico durante 6 días y el 7ª dia tomar una purga para despedir las piedras del hígado. Podría ayudarme con su opinión?

    Susana // 2012-06-01 08:41:44 // //
  • I`m 40 years old and have developed Lymphadema due to an accident at my job, and as a result, my weight has went from 260 to 450 lbs. My ultimate goal is to get down to a solid 235-240, but I don`t want to get the gastric bypass surgery. The treadmill is not an option due to the damage to my legs, but I really believe I can do this...do you have any suggestions as to how I can achieve this task ?...thanks in advance.

    Ceeza130 // 2012-05-31 21:07:37 // //
  • Hi - well, here`s what I`ve done: Haven`t necessarily at least at the beginning changed too much, except to bring mindfulness to my body/how I feel during & after eating. Also have paid attention to articles on food etc. (i.e. if you eat tomatoes & some sort of fat/oil together, the lycopene in the tomatoes is soluble in the oil - and so you can absorb more of that useful chemical).. I have noticed my harmful food habits - eating a whole bag of twizzlers, or some such - are disappearing gradually on their own while I am feeling better throughout. - and that`s another part to it: I`ve started to approach eating with the perspective that I`m *already* healthy, and don`t necessarily *need* to change -- which allows the change to happen naturally and at its own pace without buying into the cultural neuroses that we Americans nurse toward food. :) good luck!!!

    lefleuret // 2012-05-31 20:17:33 // //
  • Micromanaging the body and mind needs more experiments by yourself to feel better. You should sleep well first. Philosophers are always thinking to tell something to the world. Stop thinking. Close your eyes and meditate. Just walk around and say hello to your neighbors and chat with them. I prefer small portions of balanced meal 6 times a day to maintain blood glucose level. Then check your energy level. Breakfast should include a high quality protein like soft boiled eggs, blanched apples or other fruits, coffee with hot milk and some salted snacks. Don`t take too much fish oil supplements. Don`t look at the computer screen for a long period of time while you work. Drink water when you are thirsty. You need to be regular with no constipation. The bottomline is that we should maintain the balance of physical, mental, social and emotional health to feel more energetic through intuitive eating of your liked foods, even you can think of pig-out sometimes. Increase your calorie level by 20% distributed in your daily portions. Increase your body weight by 5%. Some medications make you to feel weak. Check those medications, especially statins. Limit your vitamins and minerals through supplements. Sometimes you don`t need that. Experience it for yourself and feel better. You don`t feel any weakness, but energetic in your daily life.

    JayRamen // 2012-05-30 23:54:21 // //
  • We changed out diet and are feeling AWESOME, healthier, more energetic. We have added more organic chicken to our diet. We have a place that provides us with grass fed beef and lamb too. But the biggest change was cutting out wheat that wasn`t sprouted wheat. We also only use unhomogenised unpasteurised milk. Also we soak and roast nuts. See Weston A Price foundation for advice and very that actually works and very important books on nutrition.

    Thomas Stevens // 2012-05-30 20:52:27 // //
  • I want to remind people to make sure you`re getting enough ***iron & B-12.** Two important vitamin/minerals that vegetarians oftentimes have a lack of, and will most certainly cause the feeling of "weakness". Stay close to your doctor, or ***homeopath, while on this amazing journey.

    eyerly // 2012-05-29 20:35:39 // //
  • time to time keep changing your diet patterns,thats good rest you will only breathe the number of times you are supposed too,except u dont do anything stupid,so experience life as it flows u dont bring anything u dont take anything and u also dont leave anything except an illusion that u do leave anything behind, so stay cool relaxed and enjoy everything in balance,atleast i feel so rest everyone can rightfully do what one pleases too.

    pawan bhatia // 2012-05-29 20:30:43 // //
  • Great to make these changes! Did it involve eating vegetarian by any chance? Again, another great decision if so. Many vegetarians though, get a form of anaemia if they don`t learn about balancing proteins properly. It is harder to make sure that you get whole proteins when you are a vegetarian or vegan, but worth it in the long run! So, just make sure you learn about properly balancing nutrition, especially protein and iron if you are feeling weak.

    wavvy // 2012-05-29 20:22:34 // //
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    Smith // 2012-05-21 23:13:25 // //
  • its acours?you wanna set acours to us?you know better how you can be better in life ,in body ......

    Azam Panahkhahi // 2012-05-19 01:09:22 // //
  • Gosh Deep! You taught me so much and now I got to slap you on the wrist. Eat pussy, drink 70s Bordeaux red wine and bread afterwards.

    Franck Rivaleau // 2012-05-16 17:51:24 // //
  • Dr. William Davis author of the book Wheat Belly,Lose the Weight and find Your Path Back to Health,explains why the wheat today is not the wheat of yesterday and why it has become so distructive to our health. You can find information at wheatbelly.com and wheatbellyblog.com...You can also find Dr.William Davis on You Tube,one video I liked well was at "It`s Rainmaking Time" Kim Greenhouse interviewing Dr.Davis on the benefits of becoming wheat -free. Hope you feel better soon Dr.Chopra

    Shelly Ballaro // 2012-05-16 15:10:00 // //
  • Keep you diet in control but Join the fitness center or do little exercise 3 to 4 times a week. Leave complaining or blaming any person, idea or ideology and be happy for no reason, you will find the difference in health as well as personality. Side effects of doing this again may be you may feel that you are not as successful as you should be... But don`t care ...success will follow you.

    Naseem Khan // 2012-05-15 23:18:06 // //
  • Weakness can also happen when one does not consume enough protein and good fats. Be sure to eat beans, legumes, & nuts (if you are not allergic) and perhaps free range organic eggs or fish roe (if you don`t want to eat meat or fish. Also, the ancient grain, quinoa has perfectly balanced protein composition without the estrogens (like soy has). Also, while detoxifying, drink plenty of water! Lastly, beware of "organic junk food". Just because it is free of chemicals, doesn`t mean you have the green light to eat as much sugary goodies as you want. Organic sweeteners are still sweets. Be well!

    Jules // 2012-05-15 17:17:55 // //
  • It`s always a good idea to do research beforehand when changing your diet.There are plenty of resources online free of charge.All you really need is the initiative to take control of your own health.Start off slowly modifying your diet. I myself have looked at the health value of different foods such as poly-phenols found in green vegies,olive oil and raw cocoa,probiotics found in fermented foods,B complex vitamins found in meat and eggs,omega 3`s found in fish oils as well as spices such as turmeric(cur-cumin),black pepper.Since I am over 50 and don`t eat organ meats I take the reduced form of Q10(ubiquinol).I also take a vitamin D3 supplement when I`m not going to be out in the sun.I have to say I have a lot of energy and never felt better in my life.One of my favourite resources for researching supplements or micro-nutrients as I like to call them is pub-med.

    Freddyfenderbender // 2012-05-15 16:48:46 // //
  • is with MsLove

    Jessica Mitchell- Macdonald // 2012-05-15 15:27:52 // //
  • It is so painfully obvious that this page in not monitored. You sould like a bunch of psychiactric patients, aloose in the public library

    Elizabeth Love // 2012-05-15 15:06:17 // //
  • Oops, my mistake. Senior moment. I was thinking of Richard Simmons, not Deepak Chopra.

    Juliano Bodega // 2012-05-15 14:52:04 // //
  • ? Wth

    Nic St James // 2012-05-15 14:29:06 // //
  • Try drinking your own urine. Deepak said to do that in one of his books if I am not mistaken. But before you drink it, you have to say a magical spell. Deepak said you have to say this spell in order to work, "Mecca Lecca Hi Mecca Hiney Ho!". After you say the spell THREE times, drink the urine. I`ve tried it before - my energy levels went sky high! Thanks Deepak for your valuable wisdom.

    Juliano Bodega // 2012-05-15 14:24:30 // //
  • I agree listening to ones body is key. It is important to take note of how one feels after eating different meals (food combinations). Through trial and error one can determine what foods and in what (combinations and proportions, # of meals/day) are best suited for their body. Some people simply need more veggies and less fruit, or more quality animal protein and less grain or the opposite for example. Before you start jumping into vigorous exercise it would be best in my opioion to start slow but be consistant with your new habit (a regular walking routine or yoga 1st) (How was your health before you started?)... and if you are still feeling weak/sensative for over a few weeks and you have been getting enough rest/sleep and no improvement maybe try adding in more quality calories (If you are losing too much weight at one time you can be sure you are not eating enough calories. Remember it is not just about losing weight or gaining weight but losing or adding that weight in the right spots keeping that healthy lean tissue as Mr. Lalanne would say. Use your instincts as to what if anything decide to add/take out ect from diet. The point is you will propably not find the perfect diet for your body (we are all unique) through a book or blog (Though these can help guide you along your personal discovery to what is right for your body) but rather through listening to your own body for that oh so important sometimes subtle feedback it gives us. Respect your body, cherish it, you get only one and it is the only thing that will be with you throughout your life! Best of luck

    Feelyourbest // 2012-05-15 14:21:30 // //
  • I would tell this person - MAKE SURE YOU GET ENOUGH GOOD FATS AND PROTEINS. I would not recommend a vegetarian diet, unless someone is disposed to that. I don`t condone cruelty to animals, far from it. But: #1 we have canine teeth, and enzymes designed for meat protein #2 even the lesser % of protein in vegetable sources is not easily accessible to humans, as it is bonded with indigestible cellulose. If someone is going to be vegetarian, I would say take great care in finding good meat alternatives. Many vegetarians look sleek and vibrant, but it begins to show in their skin after a few years, and also their low bodyfat % (can be a good or bad thing I guess). Fats are so essential - for cell membranes, the nervous and hormonal systems and a lot more I would guess. If this person is feeling weak, it could well be a lack of good fats. Some good organic dairy, avocados, healthy oils, or good meat would help with that. Those two ports of call would be my first thing to tell this person. And also to drink lots of water if there is a detox going on.

    solarbear // 2012-05-15 14:09:53 // //
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    Helping People Changing Lives // 2012-05-15 14:08:09 // //
  • ...and all of you judgmental name-callers follow Deepak Chopra on FB? Consider buying or borrowing one of his books, and read it.

    Deanna Larson // 2012-05-15 14:04:09 // //
  • How about changing your diet back dimwit?

    idrissa // 2012-05-15 13:50:28 // //
  • Wish u had common sense, change it again

    Gin Wkr // 2012-05-15 13:48:52 // //
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    Diana Scherbert // 2012-05-15 13:46:10 // //
  • Me and my (adult) son did a switch in diet as well. We didn`t eat less - in fact, between meals and snacks was six times a day - all totally healthy food. Both of us were soooooo tired and dragged out we went back to "bad" eating and instantly felt better. Go figure!

    Laura Ann // 2012-05-15 13:42:11 // //
  • might be toxins being got rid of maybe usually you feel bad then better a few weeks or a month later

    Chrissi Matusevics // 2012-05-15 13:38:08 // //
  • depriving yourself of goodness will make you cranky for sure - treat yourself once a week and it will feel better !

    Madiha Jahangir // 2012-05-15 13:37:19 // //
  • depends on what you have changed it too -

    Madiha Jahangir // 2012-05-15 13:36:36 // //
  • How about changing your diet back dimwit?

    Kwende Idrissa Madu // 2012-05-15 13:36:20 // //
  • eu sinto isso tbm.. af

    Adriana Almeida Fernandes // 2012-05-15 13:35:32 // //
  • Victim.

    Jeffrey Lee Taylor // 2012-05-15 13:35:03 // //
  • probably not eating enough

    Nick Ivanović // 2012-05-15 13:34:36 // //
  • Diet without training only goes so far...

    Ramon Insua // 2012-05-09 10:37:07 // //
  • I am using Monavie - amazing acai berry juice and RVL as a substitute for meals it s an energetic bomb wealth from nature completely natural and organic. Monavie.com

    Zuzana // 2012-05-08 13:19:59 // //
  • "May your heart come home to the thousand petals of the lotus, and in that moment freely gaze on the Infinite Beauty of love." Tony Samara

    samarafoundation
    // 2012-05-03 16:16:01 // //
  • me gusta

    felisa // 2012-05-02 20:31:02 // //
  • eat wherever you want just be healthy how are you everyone happy sunday!!!

    vicrojaz // 2012-04-29 17:06:17 // //
  • Yes, that`s true, mild walking is better in those cases. I also think many people over-do it with vigerous exercise. Weight training, walking/rebounding and some form of meditation practice is the best combo IMO..

    LambadLambadLambda
    // 2012-04-29 15:49:25 // //
  • Veganism doesn`t seem to be good for all people. Some people`s biochemestries need more animal protien/fat. I`ve known a few people that got anemic even though they supposedly did all the right things in veganism. But there are good meat choices you can make, pasture based organic, non-processed meats etc...

    LambadLambadLambda
    // 2012-04-29 15:47:33 // //
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    Guillermo Maldonado // 2012-04-29 12:54:10 // //
  • I started my new way of eating with a 5 day detox. I felt like I was hit by a truck! It was a huge wake up for me. My body hurting that bad made me realize how much I needed to change my eating habits. Stick with your goal of being healthier! It`s so worth it.

    AnneBaker // 2012-04-29 11:51:39 // //
  • Lean into it don`t go all out at first, because you start to detox. Don`t let the noises tell you your getting weaker. Im Vegan and I can put on large amounts of muscle mass, I do crossfit and i to questioned it at first. Add a enzyme supplement to help process you proteins. And go slow in this process, it takes awhile to figure out whats healthy. Just because its vegan doesn`t mean its healthy. Organic plant based diet. Go slow.

    Jeffrey T. Mogen // 2012-04-29 11:03:43 // //
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    Wisdom909
    // 2012-04-28 20:36:11 // //
  • I felt myself detoxing when I started drinking alkaline water. It was a mild nausea for a while.

    Steve Wein // 2012-04-28 20:10:14 // //
  • I feel a lot stronger on a vegetarian and largely raw organic diet. I take a whey protein supplement sometimes.

    Steve Wein // 2012-04-28 20:03:39 // //
  • I think you`re coming down with something . I have gone vegetarian for years fell off and went back. Never felt ill starting or stopping meat. When I stop I felt great, light, eyes cleared, all positive outcomes!

    Jackie McAdams // 2012-04-28 19:57:13 // //
  • Remember proteins, very necessary ,

    Asther De Medford // 2012-04-28 19:17:45 // //
  • Ur body is adapting, let it be..

    Guillermo Maldonado // 2012-04-28 18:49:59 // //
  • I noticed you said you have been feeling weaker and generally worse all over. Since starting my lifestyle change I have lost 2 kilos and 10cm of body fat in 2 days. Its true, the products work and the energy I feel is amazing. I`m not hungry, tired or weak. I have more energy than ever before. I feel GREAT. If you want to know how, email me now achievetoday@unitedonlinebusiness.com

    Achieve2day // 2012-04-28 18:34:22 // //
  • I am sure I could... what did you do??

    Maria Cronyn // 2012-04-28 18:34:19 // //
  • We also did the CLEAN diet...and what a difference. We pretty much have adopted it for our daily routine. No sugar, wheat, dairy, red meat; lots of fruit and veggies. (Forks, No Knives!) Lost weight and breathe so much better. Mostly all organic. Cannot say enough about healthy lifestyles. Yes, occasionally we take a day off...or part of the day off. Otherwise.....we`re CLEAN all the way!

    Pegatha10 // 2012-04-28 18:17:18 // //
  • I completely agree with the answer if we knew that the person`s diet were actually healthier for him/her, however it could easily be that what she/he`s new diet was actually detrimental in one or more ways. I would recommend a visit to a professional (functional medicine doc, appropriate naturopath, etc.) for guidance.

    Jack // 2012-04-28 18:12:00 // //
  • Oh yeahh sure your gonna feel that way. Start accepting the new you. Embrace it. Buy new clothes, start living slimmer. Go out hike smile at people!! (If u have the discipline to a science, eat a large pizza) =)

    arvin // 2012-04-28 18:10:14 // //
  • +Seven Carnegie Haven't looked into hemp oil, but palm and coconut oil are still not nearly as good as Olive, Grapeseed and flaxseed. Pam and coconut oils will raise the harmful triglyceride and lipid levels. Bath antagonize my gout, which in my opinion trumps any study.

    Lou Farris // 2012-04-28 02:26:01 // //
  • Coconut and Palm Oil got a bad reputation due to flawed studies decades ago that used rancid product.

    Kenneth Stuart // 2012-04-27 20:22:12 // //
  • Raw garlic fasting for 3 days to clear, then the normal life no milk, no salt, no sugar, lots of honey and water and watermelon, grapefruit, kidney much energy is lost. Thank you for the path of the wizard helped me a lot.

    elniñodelalba // 2012-04-27 20:19:37 // //
  • "The Food is My Friend Diet" by Ruth Frechman, nutritionist, dietician. Great book incorporates food, humor, great insights. If anything is going to be your friend, let it be a banana! And she tells you why!

    anitareinsma // 2012-04-27 20:11:58 // //
  • I have done that as well and as I am a firm believer in the body, mind, spirit continuum, it is not a matter of changing just eating habits. If the body craves meat for example, then eat it organic or grass fed. Fowl, wild game and lamb are excellent sources of protein and healthy. We only have to look at our ancestors hundreds of thousands of years ago. The issue to me is about industrialized farming, petrochemicals and antibiotics -- what is truly safe? Even the so-called organic foods are not exactly immune from the spread of chemicals. Therefore, we need to purify our minds and hearts. So long as we are on our true path, living our truth to me it is not necessary to be on any type of diet. Now that doesn`t mean to go all out and eat junk food, chemical processed foods or macrobiotic (self made diets). Be reasonable, vary your plate. Do not overindulge in anything. Peace out., Elise Krentzel

    elisekrentzel // 2012-04-27 20:06:27 // //
  • Very nice answer except for the rigorous exercising, maybe just walking on a treadmill might be best until the body stablizizes.

    lilyseymour
    // 2012-04-27 18:51:33 // //
  • With all due respect, I don`t think vigorous exercise is something people should do when they are feeling weak as it will only contribute to the fatigue. Exercising when feeling weak is a placebo because you are stimulating the hormones adrenaline and cortisol which temporarily make you feel great but are causing hormonal problems in the long run.

    believeinfidelity
    // 2012-04-27 18:16:39 // //
  • wow, i'm learning so much. why is coconut oil not a good choice? I currently use Grapeseed, Olive, Flax, Coconut, and Hemp oil in my daily diet.

    Seven Carnegie // 2012-04-27 14:21:41 // //
  • Whole grains will not hurt you. White bread will add retained calories. Coconut oil/palm oil is not a good choice. Extra Virgin olive oil (I drink a tablespoon of it a week, and no frown lines, creases, and my skin retains elasticity.)
    Fruits, nuts (esp almonds, pistachios) a high fiber, low carb, high protein diet works.

    Lou Farris // 2012-04-27 13:15:35 // //
  • I absolutely agree about wheat!!! but I would suggest eating quinoa, amaranth, spelt, etc.
    I was not aware that there was a difference between 'vegetable oils' and 'nut/fruit oils'. When I said 'plant oils' I was referring to Flax, Coconut, Olive, Avocado, Hemp, etc.
    Thank you for helping me to specify. :) <3

    Seven Carnegie // 2012-04-27 12:40:05 // //
  • I went through the same thing. Many spiritual leaders - who are monks - advise followers to eat traditional monastery diets that were designed for people doing many hours of motionless contemplation. But those diets are ill suited to those who work and/or are householders.
    Scientific and medical research shows that human beings evolved over several million years, on an omnivorous diet of insects, meat, nuts, tubers, fruits and vegetables. If you want to remove animal products from your diet, then you must carefully replace the protein and fat with other sources.
    Also, there is very strong evidence that humans are not designed to eat grains. Grains have only been part of our diet for 12,000 years, a tiny blip on the several million years that there have been hominids. Wheat, in particular, seems especially bad, and I have never found anyone who does not feel better after cutting out wheat from their diet.
    PS Three things are correlated with obesity world-wide - wheat, vegetable oils (which have only been eaten for one century, not to be confused with nut/fruit oils like olive oil which seems to be healthy), and sugar.

    Kenneth Stuart // 2012-04-27 12:33:33 // //
  • its good to eat a little of everything and feel good and happy...

    Elzbieta Stenström // 2012-04-27 12:05:57 // //
  • I think people often mistake eating healthy as "cutting out bad foods" but the focus should be on "adding super foods". Berries! Plant oils! Grains! Lentils! and the unexpected super food: Spices!

    Seven Carnegie // 2012-04-27 11:47:15 // //
  • Check out the blood type diet.

    Heather Connor // 2012-04-27 10:56:06 // //
  • "what`s eating you..?? "

    Harry Strong // 2012-04-27 10:41:29 // //
  • I think you should eat foods high in protein and high in calories. Health workers in Indonesia are often called "TKTP", it's very good for eating, although in a bit. :)

    Alvionita Williem Linjar // 2012-04-27 10:38:28 // //
  • Dr. Patel`s Diet: http://drpatelsdiet.com/ It will change your life....

    RK // 2012-04-27 10:34:24 // //
  • lol

    Katrin Fox // 2012-04-27 10:33:52 // //
  • if feeling unwell when such changes it is best to suspend or under a different regime

    khanh nguyen // 2012-04-27 10:28:32 // //
  • http://thepaleodiet.com/ We need Omega3s, healthy saturated fats, and COMPLETE PROTEINS. Grains can destroy the digestive system over time. Please consider the paleo diet. It`s changed my life. When I was a vegetarian it almost ruined my health. I started having all sorts of autoimmune problems because of leaky gut syndrom from the harsh compounds in wheat and digestive upset from soy. These are NOT foods for ideal health.

    Jen // 2012-04-27 10:26:13 // //
  • Not to those degreess, but I have CUT out a lot of soft drinks.. wiped them out completely..4-27-12

    Orlando Jackson // 2012-04-27 10:22:31 // //
  • I like the book by Alejandro Junger entitled CLEAN. Sound principles and those who I personally know who have done this are invigorated by it and don`t even want to go off it. I learned so much from this. You are a blessing to so many people. There may be a moment that might be insignificant to you, but during that moment, you may have changed a life. So few are blessed to hear the voice of God and communicate that message back. You do that well. You walk the walk.

    iluvmyemok
    // 2012-04-27 08:44:10 // //
  • you belief system does not best support you Deepak as there is no separation except in the mind between you and what you believe can hurt you. Believe nothing unless it supports you.

    davidchilderley
    // 2012-04-27 08:10:34 // //
  • Do you still strongly advocate the Ayurvedic program of diet?

    siamkarl
    // 2012-04-27 07:40:13 // //
  • Thanks Deepak, I need to get in shape with age. If you can look into web camera & talk instead of monitor, we can connect better to you.

    samann95014
    // 2012-04-27 07:23:33 // //