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[Video feature] India's diseases and diet

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 12:31pm IST | Agency: dna

Known as the world’s ‘diabetes capital’, India is home to about 371 million people who suffer from diabetes.

Changing this for India is Nandita Shah. Her aim is ridding India of its infamous title by changing mind-sets about food and healing people through food. Lakshmi Rebecca catches up with this amazing woman and finds out more about the work she does and about her non-profit, SHARAN (Sanctuary for Health and Reconnection to Animals and Nature).

It may be surprising to discover in the context of what you just read, that Shah is a homeopath and vegan. Yes, she is. And she is well tuned-into research and has proof to show for her concept of healing through food.

At SHARAN, Shah runs workshops and educational programs across the country on better nutrition. She has hundreds of success stories to share, and these are not just for diabetes. In this conversation with Lakshmi, Shah shares about the 3 food myths India has subscribed to, the repercussions of these myths and how medication might not always prove to be the way out of an illness. “I am actually helping people reverse diseases through food rather than medicines. I help them get off medicines and get well by simply understanding what is the correct food for our species and switching to that”, she says. 

About the show:
Chai with Lakshmi is India’s first award winning online talk show. It showcases people who are positively shaping India for the future. Follow the show on Twitter (@chaiwithlakshmi) and Facebook

Watch more refreshing conversations on: chaiwithlakshmi.in 


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