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I lived in Sri Lanka until I was 27. The past two years I was a graduate assistant at Ball State University’s Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology. Growing up I spent time with four generations of my family every day so I got to observe the aging process up close and personal. All of my grandparents are or were very active and healthy into their mid-90s. To me that is normal aging.

When I started my graduate studies, the fresh, nutritious unprocessed foods that always had been available to me were not readily available. I ate more and more processed foods and become a processed person. I gained 23 pounds in 90 days eating 50% less calories than I was used to. Then I lost my energy and became quite ill. My doctor figured out that it was the processed food that I had been eating. The produce was not as fresh as what I got from my garden or the market. I still had low energy and found it hard to exercise at my former intensity levels. I was having trouble digesting even rice.

Once I started putting whole, unprocessed foods back into my stomach, I started feeling better. Because of the increased energy that I had, I started to meditate again. That helped me reduce my stress even more. Next thing I knew I was exercising like I did before I became ill. Wow! And, it was such a simple solution – getting back to basics.

I want to help others learn about what I discovered about the miracle of the body wanting to heal itself. I had a chronic condition and reversed it by (1) eating a whole foods diet, (2) practicing skilled relaxation daily, and (3) doing exercise which is appropriate for me.

During my graduate work in gerontology I saw many wonderful people who were experiencing degeneration and chronic illness even though they were taking many pharmaceuticals. I realized that many of these people had become processed people. That was not the norm that I experienced in Sri Lanka. There is a health care crisis here in the United States. Health care costs and health insurance articles are on the front page and cover of many newspapers and news magazines every day. People want to be happier and healthier. I discovered there is a niche that I can offer people that want to be better stewards of their own health. They just need the information and encouragement to choose better health. I believe that beginning is half-done. I think, ultimately, that health is an individual responsibility.

Maybe you know someone who wants to go from tired to terrific, to stay sharp all day, to feel upbeat and optimistic, and to be active again. Guaranteed! My wellness and gerontology training and practice have taught me that the best way to avoid and resolve many chronic health conditions is to be too healthy to have them.
I’m on a global mission.

Nilanka Inasi

Member Since: 10/1/2009

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  • v RAIN454
    oh, okay, cool! So is it more like a paste then when you blend it with coconut and water and add it to rice? We only use curry leaves as whole fragrant pieces in different curries. We grow so much of it though that I would love to try new recipes so thanks for sharing it. Will try it out on the family soon and see if they can recognize it! :)
    3515 days ago
  • v RAIN454
    Hi, Nilanka! I'm from Kerala so Kariappala is a staple in our cooking. I didn't know it helped with BP! thats awesome! Thanks for sharing!! So make a juice out of it? u blend it with just water or is there a fruit/vegetable that you mix in it? TC.
    3517 days ago
  • v SONPARI1
    Dropping down to check how u r doing, have a fit and healthy week ahead.
    3532 days ago
    thank you for sharing your wonderful memories of your dad, touched my heart emoticon
    3532 days ago
    Read your blog on "Secrets to Success". Also watched the videos. Very insightful. It is amazing what the power of thought can do. When ever I had a negative thought it was so much against my grain...(so to speak). Now I know why and the answer. Thanks for the info and I know that I can use what I learned daily with positive, or should I say "affirmative" vibrations. emoticon
    3533 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/19/2010 5:34:35 PM
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