Nature cure is a way of life. It is pure and
drugless science but a slow process
requiring patience and faith. The patients'
own sacrifice, efforts and faith in nature
yield benefits. You should take it seriously
that your stay is more important for
learning to maintain and retain the
benefits derived here than getting cured or
any relief. I repeat, you must learn how to
maintain health by changing your lifestyle.
I have divided the subject (detoxification
and cleansing the colon) into four parts, as
- Causes of dirty or blocked colon.
- Symptoms of blocked colon.
- How to cleanse.
- How to maintain.
A ll d is e a s e s a p p e a r d u e t o
accumulation of faecal matter blocking the
colon, producing an army of diseases
producing bacteria. This condition, when
remains untreated, leads to generation of
toxins and eventually, toxemia - a serious
blood disease responsible for most of the
diseases including cancer.
We take care of the external part of our
body; we brush our teeth, wash our hair
and clean the whole body on regular basis
but do not clean ourselves internally. In
this modern and toxic world, our sewer
system or plumbing system of the body also
requires regular cleansing; just like a car
which requires overhauling and oil change
periodically. Even a drain passing through
a street needs cleaning. The old expression
goes, “death begins in the colon” because all
sorts of health problems arise due to
uncleaned or blocked or distorted colon due
to lack of knowledge and not adopting
proper care. We are all exposed to
thousands of toxins and chemicals on a
daily basis at our work place, in the home,
through the air we breathe, our food and
water supply and through the use of
pharmaceutical drugs. On top of these, we
do not do enough exercise and pranayama
nor do we drink sufficient water to flush out
If you try to understand the causes of
diseases, poor health, stress, irritability
etc., you will very easily know and accept
that we ourselves are responsible for the
misery as we do not have faith in mother
nature. In fact, we have made our abdomen
a dumping ground for waste material by
eating unhealthy food and that too in bulk
quantity, consuming alcohol, besides
carbonated drinks, drinking tea, coffee and
some indulge in smoking.
2. Symptoms of blocked colon:
If you experience one or more of the
following, then it is time to detoxify
yourself at the earliest:
(a) Freq uent t iredness and low energy.
(b) Flatulence, gas and acidity.
(c) Irritability, mood swings.
(d) Constipation needing purgatives.
(e) Co nt in uo us a nd fr e q ue nt medication - that leaves toxins behind.
(f) Putting on weight and your tummy is stiff.
3. How to cleanse?
In nature cure, the first step is to
remove the faecal matter and expel billions
of bacteria and the initial reaction during
treatments is called “the healing crisis”,
which is not a cause for fear. In fact, our
body is equipped by the creator with a
unique self-healing mechanism, which will
bring back the body to normal health, if
proper natural methods are adopted.
Bacteria in the colon is of two types,
one is healthy and the other one is disease
producing. They keep on fighting for
control like our politicians do. Healthy
bacteria is needed to control the disease-
producing bacteria like the intellectuals or
police men are needed to control the
miscreants. If the drainage system is
clean, the whole body is clean. If it is dirty
or blocked, it will give rise to multiple
diseases because of multiplication of
unhealthy bacteria. Hence there is a dire
necessity of cleansing the plumbing system
or colon, which is not possible with any
medicines or purgatives but only through
nature cure using fasting, enemas, mud
therapy, hydrotherapy, LSP followed by
bland diet and exercise.
4. Lastly how to maintain?
Let me first explain fasting, as other
treatments are not so frightening. There is
a general apprehension in the minds of the
people that in nature cure, doctors make
the patient starve, by which the patient
becomes weak and there is danger to
his/her life. This is absolutely baseless.
Starvation is quite different from fasting.
In fact, fasting is voluntary and for our
benefit, whereas starvation is forced and
affects our health adversely. About one
lakh persons have undergone fasting
process in this institute alone, but not a
single person has ever developed any
complications. Mostly they were benefited.
Naturopaths give the fasting treatment for
the disease and not to the person. If one
is kept on fasting within reasonable
limits under observation, the disease is
starved to death and the patient is saved
from death. Fasting is of great value in all
forms of impaired health. But fasting
should be undertaken with care and if
health permits. By fasting, practically all
organs of the body reduce their activities;
hence they rest. We all know that when we
are exhausted after the day long work, we
feel tired and after having a good sleep of 6-
7 hours during the night, we feel fresh in
the morning and fit for further activities.
Likewise, our digestive organs also need
such rest, especially when we are unwell.
In fact, the entire population of 37 trillion
cells in the body gets rest.
So, it is established beyond any
shadow of doubt that for maintaining good
health, you must keep your colon clean.
As explained, our modern lifestyle is
responsible for this misery and we can get
rid of it by changing our lifestyle,
particularly by changing food habits.
Friends, finally I advise you to follow
the principles of nature cure and do yogic
exercises on regular basis. Diet should
include raw foods like vegetables, fruits,
whole grains, fibre, sprouts and lot of
roughage. Drink 3 litres of water daily,
ensure regular bowel movement and 6-7
hours of sound sleep naturally, as you are
practising here and must have learnt for
yourself. However, occasionally if you feel
any of the aforesaid symptoms, you may
undergo fasting and enema for a day or two
followed by mono diet, that is, remainig on
one item, either fruit or vegetable or
buttermilk or juice or soup as suits you for
3-5 days, always avoid fried items, sweets,
nuts, oil, ghee, cheese so as to keep your
system clean. By all t his s im ple
procedures, you will be able to avoid repeat
visit s t o JNI w hich is a bsolutely
unnecessary for responsible and sensible
people having developed a little
In a nutshell, we have to bring the change
ourselves in our life and nobody else can do
it for us. Good things are not accomplished
without sacrifice. Remember, it is the
quality that matters and not years of life we
live in bed.