The Green Magic

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From the desk of Dr Nandita Shah

India has the largest number of diabetics in the world and the numbers are growing exponentially. This is scary due to the dreadful complications that this disease leads to – loss of vision, silent heart attacks, amputations and kidney issues. Even worse, its affecting youngsters.

The good news is that diabetes can be easily prevented and even reversed. Most people simply are unaware of the facts. I have diabetes patients relishing bananas and mangos, which they have not had since years! And it’s possible just by going on the whole plant based diet! Yes, we can actually turn this around with delicious food. Anyone can do it!

This year, I have planned Reversing Diabetes and Hypertension seminars in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai, Nairobi, London, and Dubai.

Are you ready to press the reset button on your health?

40 year old Tehseen Mehdi reversed her diabetes and was off her insulin within three weeks of going on a whole plant based diet


Food for Mind

Success comes in small steps. Success is having a salad before your meal. Success is not buying a samosa in the theater. Success is giving your digestion system a break in regular intervals. Success is doing our exercise every day.Success is simple. You are already quite successful !

How to Cook Drumstick Curry


We generally add drumsticks in curries and sambar, teamed with carrots, potatoes and more. Give the humble yet highly beneficial drumstick its due, by making this easy and delicious drumstick curry with brinjals!


  • 4-6 small brinjals
  • 2 drumsticks (no worries if not available)
  • 1 big gooseberry sized ball of tamarind
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 8-10 flakes of garlic
  • 1 heaped tbsp sambar powder (order from Burst of Taste, if necessary)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp date paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

To temper

  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp tur dal
  • 2 tsp whole jeera
  • 1 sprig curry leaves

To grind

  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1 onion

Chop one onion into big pieces
Chop the other onion and tomatoes fine
Peel the garlic
Extract tamarind juice
Roast the ingredients mentioned for tempering, in the order mentioned (not separately)
Add garlic and finely chopped onions
Sauté till onions are translucent
Add tomatoes and sauté till tomatoes are soft
Add the tamarind extract, enough water, salt, turmeric and sambar powder
Add drumstick cut into 2″ pieces
Let this mixture boil for 4 minutes
Then add the brinjals and bring to boil
Grind the coconut and roughly chopped onion into a smooth paste with a little water and add to the boiling curry
Let it boil till brinjals are cooked and the gravy thickens
Add date paste and pepper powder (if using)
Stir and remove from flame
Transfer to a serving bowl


Serves 5-6



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The Drumstick Magic!


Every part of a drumstick (also called moringa) tree oozes nutrition. Originating from India, it’s actually called The Miracle Tree. In Africa it’s also known as The Never Die Tree, as it strives in even poor soil conditions.

Find out 8 Reasons why Drumsticks are great for you!. Moringa actually contains more than 90 nutrients and 46 different anti-oxidants! It also has anti-aging properties. It’s great for your skin and hair. Nature’s beauty secret revealed! The pods (the vegetable) are used in curries and soups. The leaves can be blend into a delicious smoothie. The moringa powder can be sprinkled in literally anything!

1. High in calcium, iron and vitamins – so its great for strong bones

2. Purifies blood

3. Lowers blood sugar

4. Eases respiratory problems

5. Good for pregnant women

6. Protects against infections

7. Aids digestion

8.Enhances sexual health.


This newsletter was compiled by SHARAN Associate Reyna K Rupani, who is based in Mumbai. She facilitates the Six Weeks to Health & Weight loss program and also conducts Health talks for schools, groups, corporates and more. Find out how she has benefited in so many ways by going on a whole plant-based diet here

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