Tick your Box of Health with a Yes!

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From the desk of Dr Nandita Shah

I am often asked whether we should fast. I know many people who go to special detox centres and they come out feeling so much better that they decide to go there once every year. And then they go back to their normal lives and habits!

Rather than an annual detox, why not permanently keep your body clean by eating only foods that are most suitable to our body? A whole plant based diet contains fibre which does wonders to keep the body clean. Fibre acts like a broom in the digestive tract and prevents the blood sugars and fats from rising. It keeps the blood thin and helps clean out clogged blood vessels.

Eat only when hungry. Eat consciously. Listen to your body. Your body will tell you if it needs a fast or not.


Testimonial of Suvarna Avari


Suvarna Avari from Hyderabad, didn’t wait to attend a SHARAN workshop, to start working on reversing her Diabetes! And now that she if off her insulin and medications, she wants to spread the awareness of the whole-plant based diet, and is conducting cooking sessions for SHARAN in Hyderabad!

Food for Mind by Albert Einstein

Zesty Green Smoothie


  • 1/3 cup mint leaves
  • 1 juice of ½ lime
  • 2-3 frozen large bananas, slightly defrosted
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • ½ tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp soaked raisins


Place the mint leaves and lime juice in the blender. Add some of the bananas and blend to crush the mint leaves well. Add rest of the ingredients and blend well. Add water as needed. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

Serves 3-4

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If you love Facebook, then join us to be supported on your plant based journey. We offer 3 possibilities from 1st Jan 2016.

1. SHARAN India This is SHARAN’s main Facebook page which you can like and follow for getting useful daily updates and news from the plant based health world. You will also get news about the latest SHARAN events, see testimonials, and more

2. SHARAN’s Vegan Support Group This is an open support group to know more about vegan/plant-based lifestyle. Here you can ask questions and share inspiring stories, tips, recipes, etc.

3. SHARAN’s Plant Powered Health This is the new group only for the past attendees of SHARAN’s events: seminars, cooking classes, retreats or longer programs.

All our doctors and presenters will be here to answer your questions and give you tips. If you have attended our events join this group to be a part of our family.

Please like the main SHARAN page and join the group(s) applicable to you.


Detox Do’s

Most of us are so concerned about hygiene….of our bodies, homes, environment etc. But do we really think about internal cleansing? Have you ever considered how to cleanse your organs internally? How to get rid of impurities of the mind?

That’s exactly what detox is all about – Cleansing internally. Simply by going on a whole plant based diet, the detoxification process begins. That’s why unexplained headaches, back-aches etc disappear, as we start eating the right way. Slowly and steadily, the body feels happy, and it shows on your hair and skin, as it glows. Energy levels rise and mental clarity is experienced. 

Check out if you are on the detoxification path, with the 9 Detox do’s…

1.  Green Smoothies

A green smoothie for breakfast or an evening snack is ideal! Greens and fruits (frozen – add to the taste) blended with water, is a very effective detox.

2. Go Organic

Pesticides in fresh produce and preservatives in packaged foods, are chemical disruptors, and we want to get rid of the toxins!

3. Go Vegan

Meat & Dairy contain fat and cholesterol, that clog our veins and truly need to be wiped out.

4. Herbal teas

If something warm is what you seek, then make natural teas, like boiling lemon grass with water. So simple.

5. Sweat it out

Did you know that when you exercise and you begin sweating, toxins release from your body and you begin cleansing!

6. Add fibre into your diet

Have organic fruits and raw vegetables as whole (with their peels on wherever possible), as this helps release the waste accumulated in your digestive track.

7. Fasting

Go raw for a day or two in a week. This gives the body a rest, and it has time to recuperate and rejuvenate.

8. Join a spiritual class

Our mind also needs to get rid of thought impurities, for a healthy mind, ensures a healthy body.

9. Listen to your body

Drink when you are thirsty and eat when you are hungry. Don’t eat because food is there, or it is time to eat!


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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