Healing Diet

Ayur Times Healing Diet

You can heal yourself and reverse your disease with Ayur Times Healing Diet. It has mainly three phases:

  1. Phase 1: Healing Phase Diet.
  2. Phase 2: Stabilizing Phase Diet.
  3. Phase 3: Preventing Phase Diet.

Preparation: Fasting

Before you start the healing phase diet, we recommend fasting in the following way:

Day 1Water Fasting
Day 2Juice Fasting
Day 3Salad Fasting
Day 4Salad Fasting
Day 5Start the Healing Phase Diet

More Details: Fasting for Healing

Weekly Fasting

You should choose one day every week on which you can fast whole the day. The day should be the same. For example, if you choose Wednesday for fasting. You should have fast on every Wednesday whenever possible and practicable.

In weekly fasting, you should not eat anything at breakfast and lunch. But you can eat a salad made of non-starchy vegetables and group 1 or group 2 fruits. Check Fruit Guide to know more about Fruit Groups.

Healing Phase Diet (Phase 1)

Healing Phase Diet promotes quick healing and restores health. This phase is important to reverse diseases.

TimingsFood Types
8:00 AMVegetable Juice
10:00 AMFruits (Group 1 or 2)
1:00 PM (Lunch Plate)Vegetable Salad + Fresh Herbs + Soaked Seeds + Healing Spices
4:00 PMFruits (Group 3 or 4)
6:00 PM (Dinner Plate)Vegetable Salad + Fresh Herbs + Soaked Nuts

Duration: Minimum duration is 3 months, or as long as you get complete relief from a disease, or as recommended by us on a case-to-case basis. For example, a patient who has psoriasis or cancer may need to follow it for a minimum of 3 years.

Principles

  1. Do not take any cooked food during this phase.
  2. You can only eat fruits, vegetables, fresh herbs, soaked nuts and seeds.
  3. You should not take grains, legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils, soya, sprouts) in this phase.
  4. Take 50% of the recommended serving amount for fruits in the morning and 50% in the evening.
  5. Take 60% of the recommended serving amount for vegetables at lunch and 40% at dinner.

Selected Healing Spices

You should also take Healing Spices as listed below:

  1. Turmeric.
  2. Black Pepper.
  3. Long Pepper.
  4. Cumin Seeds.
  5. Ginger.
  6. Cinnamon.
  7. Green Cardamon.

Check their recommended amount in Dietary Guidelines article. You can sprinkle these herbs on a salad or take it with lukewarm water.

Stabilizing Phase Diet (Phase 2)

Stabilizing Phase Diet promotes stabilisation in health. It slowly introduces the intact whole grains.

TimingsFood Types
8:00 AMVegetable Juice or Smoothie
10:00 AMFruits (Group 1 or 2)
1:00 PM (Lunch Plate)Vegetable Salad + Fresh Herbs + Soaked Seeds + Healing Whole Grains + Healing Spices
4:00 PMFruits (Group 3 or 4)
6:00 PM (Dinner Plate)Vegetable Salad + Fresh Herbs + Soaked Nuts

Duration: The duration is 3 months after phase 1.

Principles

  1. All principles are the same as in Healing Phase Diet except the introduction of Intact Whole Grains.
  2. Take intact whole grains (e.g., boiled oats, cooked millets or brown rice, quinoa etc.). Do not take products made of grain flour (e.g. bread, chapati, flatbread, etc.).
  3. Choose intact whole grains from Healing Grain list.
  4. You can take selected whole grains at lunch. You should not take grains at dinner.
  5. Salt: From this phase, you can also start taking salt during lunchtime. Salt amount should not exceed 1/4th of the teaspoon (i.e., equal to 1.25 grams of salt or 0.5 gram of sodium) per day.

Healing Whole Grains

You can select the grains from the following list:

  1. Sorghum (Jowar).
  2. Barley.
  3. Amaranth (Rajgira).
  4. Teff (red, brown, and white)
  5. Farro (Ancient Wheat Grains)
    1. Emmer (Farro piccolo).
    2. Einkorn (Farro piccolo).
    3. Spelt (Farro grande).
  6. Barnyard Millet.
  7. Foxtail Millet.
  8. Kodo Millet.
  9. Little Millet.
  10. Browntop Millet.
  11. Buckwheat.
  12. Oats.
  13. Rye.
  14. Quinoa.
  15. Bulgur (cracked wheat).

More Details: Whole Grain Guide

Preventing Phase Diet (Phase 3)

Preventing Phase Diet helps to stay healthy throughout life. You should follow it after a complete recovery from your health condition. If you are already healthy, you can choose this diet plan directly. You might not need to follow Phase 1 and 2 diets.

TimingsFood Types
8:00 AM – 10:00 AMFruits (Group 1 or 2)
1:00 PM (Lunch)Vegetable Salad + Fresh Herbs + Soaked Seeds + Whole Grains + Legumes + boiled vegetables + Healing Spices
4:00 PMFruits (Group 3 or 4)
6:00 PM (Dinner)Vegetable Salad + Fresh Herbs + Soaked Nuts +/- Healing Whole Grains (optional)

Duration: Follow this phase 3 for lifelong.

Principles

  1. You can take cooked legumes (lentils, beans, chickpea, soybean products) at lunch. Take legumes on alternate days. Alternate legumes with boiled vegetables. You should not take cooked legumes at dinner.
  2. You can also eat foods made of whole-grain flour (whole grain bread and chapati), but it should be limited to 25% of your total grain intake daily.
  3. 75% of grains’ intake should be from intact whole grains (oats, brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, cracked wheat, millets, etc.).
  4. You should never take food made of refined grains or refined flour (e.g., white bread, white rice, etc.).
  5. For dinner, choose only intact whole grains from Healing Grain list given under Phase 2.
  6. If you take 100% servings of whole grains at lunch, you should not take grains at dinner. That is why it is optional for dinner.
  7. Salt: You can take salt at lunch and dinner both. Salt amount should not exceed a half of the teaspoon (i.e., equal to 2.50 grams of salt or 1 gram of sodium) per day.

Notes:

  1. You should check Dietary Guidelines for the recommended serving size according to your age group.
  2. Check Fruit Guide for knowing about fruit groups.
  3. For vegetables, take 50% of the recommended serving size at lunch and 50% at dinner.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.
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