If Gandhi graciously handed you the key to a lifetime of good health and well being today, could you possibly disregard it?M.K Gandhi
was called the "Mahatma", the "Enlightened One
", because he was one of the wisest and most inspired thinkers and humanitarians the world has seen. It's like hearing his voice talking to you as you read these words...
"It is health which is real wealth, not pieces of silver and gold"
Gandhi was, and still is, a great inspiration to thousands of people across the planet. He galvanised an entire population into adhering to his life philosophy. He lived by the principles he preached, a fact which he aptly summed up in a short statement:
"My life is my message"
He was a constant experimenter.
Spirituality, religion, self-reliance, health, education, medicine, childcare, fasting, politics, dietetics, friendship, earth and water treatment, status of women; no field escaped his search for truth (or Satya), in his quest for an ethical life. He achieved this by learning from his own mistakes and conducting experiments on himself. He named his autobiography "The Story of My Experiments with Truth".
Gandhi strongly believed in natural healing and the power of nature.
"The human body is the universe in miniature", he wrote. "It follows therefore that if our knowledge of our own body could be perfect we would know the universe".
His book "Key to Health" is a reflection of the natural health philosophy he lived by. In it, he dedicates a part to which he himself practised and endorsed. In my opinion the form of hydrotherapy suggested by Kuhne is simple and effective", he wrote, in the introduction to his chapter on hydrotherapy.
He had previously discussed Kuhne's method in a correspondence to Nehru on January 17th, 1929 saying: "I utterly distrust doctors' reports, I strongly recommend Kuhne's bath and sun baths."
Louis Kuhne a naturopath from Leipzig, Germany -who was hailed by his contemporaries as "a Genius in the Art of Healing
"- created this method, which made so much sense to the Mahatma. Kuhne was an early pioneer of the detox concept back in 1883. His doctrine of the Unity of Diseases
stipulates that all disease is caused by an accumulation of waste deposits and toxins in the body. He devised an ingeniously simple healing panacea based on hydrotherapy -specially featuring his famous friction sitz bath accompanied by a wholesome, vegetarian diet.
The Detox Bath is based on Louis Kuhne's friction sitz bath. It is a tool that nature generously provides us with, to help us maintain our health and body in optimal condition. It is a timeless human competence, which Gandhi practised and strongly endorsed, after experimenting with it and experiencing its tremendous benefits. The Detox Bath is a simple, 10-minute bath technique that offers a natural alternative for maintaining disease at bay by strengthening the body's inherent ability to flush out waste deposits, toxins, excess fat and cellulite. When practised regularly, it's a powerful energy and mood booster, at the same time promoting restful sleep, improving digestion, encouraging a natural and regular bowel movement and enhancing skin tone and complexion. "A person has a prospect of getting well by personal effort. He cannot borrow health from others". M. K Gandhi In our complex world, the simplicity of this method could be deceiving...But who said that things needed to be complicated to work?
By Randa Khalil
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