According to the ancient ways of Siddha-Veda, a natural diet is one of the keys to good physical and mental health. While Master Healer Pankaj Naram has espoused this for more than 30 years, and the Siddha-Veda philosophy or lineage he the current head of has known this for thousands of years, many modern-day scientific breakthroughs are proving the link between healthy food and healthy minds. Even psychiatrists are embracing the connection.
Case-in-point: a recent annual American Psychiatric Association meeting actually had an entire session dedicated to “Food and Brain,” which focused on how a person’s diet can influence mental health.
During the session, Dr. Drew Ramsey, an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons specifically called food such as greens, nuts and beans healthy for the brain.
“We see it in clinical practice all the time: With [these foods] people’s focus improves,” Ramsey said, “people’s energy improves, their self-confidence improves, and their involvement in their own self-care improves.”
Ramsey isn’t the only specialist whose conclusions on the diet’s effect on mental health match those of Master Healer Pankaj Naram. Food psychiatry is actually being embraced by more and more clinicians and researchers. Authors of a recent article in the Lancet Psychiatry went so far as to say that the “emerging and compelling evidence for nutrition as a crucial factor in the high prevalence and incidence of mental disorders suggests that diet is as important to psychiatry as it is to cardiology, endocrinology, and gastroenterology.”
Unfortunately, in the past 100 years the human diet has changed drastically. People have gone from a diet of whole foods to one of processed foods that are high in refined carbohydrates. Even worse, Master Healer Pankaj Naram believes, is that over the years people have refined foods like grains so much they’re stripped of their nutrients; and now this has led to the practice of adding those nutrients back to the grains artificially. For thousands of years humans processed and preserved grains keeping all of their nutrients, and now they have done away with all that.
“There are many ancient secrets,” Master Pankaj Naram said, “which can help people know what kind of foods to eat and avoid in order to achieve vibrant health, unlimited energy, and peace of mind.” He also said there are certain points on the body which you can press (called “Marma” points), known by these ancient masters, which can impact the health of both body and mind.