Our Delhi-based facilitator Seema Bali shares how her relationship with antibiotics changed over the years…
My family and I used to frequently visit the doctor since someone would catch a flu at least once in two months.
Over many visits and realising that the doctor was giving the same medicines each time, we started stocking up on those in the house and each time we saw symptoms of a cold or a cough or fever we would have antibiotics, anti allergics and other medicines! The same happened after I got married and had kids. I had become such an expert, kind of a self-proclaimed doctor prescribing which antibiotic is to be taken for which condition to my friends and relatives too!
We were not aware that antibiotics weaken the immune system and we were doing more damage than any good. The side results were repeated chest congestion, prolonged cough, cold and ear infections. Over time we needed more and more antibiotics due to the resistance building up in the body.
All this changed when I switched to the whole food plant based diet. It’s been six years that my family and I haven’t seen these medicines again. Recently when my father was almost unconscious due to some health issues and was not allowed to go to hospital due to the covid situation, my brother gave him only whole food plant based meals and within a month my father was again walking and talking!
Our body heals itself and we get good nutrients from the food which helps our body handle the sickness with its own mechanisms. Now I don’t even keep a painkiller in my house. And we are free from medicines. It is a huge money saver and a huge relief for my entire family.
I am in all gratitude to SHARAN which has transformed mine and my entire family’s life. I am still a self proclaimed doctor but now my prescription holds lots of fruits, vegetables and my WFPB cooking classes.