We are an eclectic team serving the 'fasting culture' mission from across the world
from several countries — India, United States, Australia, Slovakia, Switzerland and
Singapore — a global team of individuals who aspire to unite as a tribe and hope
to expand along with you.
Graduates of Pratt, MIT, Cornell, Berkeley, Stanford, Cambridge as well as
Ayurvedic Universities in Kerala and Coimbatore — we are a group who represents
deep insights into the areas of holistic health & medicine, design & technologies,
nutrition & sound therapy, science & spirituality. The questions we are fed by
the 'soul of the project': Can we locate harmony in the present disharmony of
disparate belief systems and worldviews? Can we discover and establish the
hope and the trust in the future of earth & humanity? Can we explore and introduce
a new way to commune – a new way to work, live, love and heal each other? Can we
introspect and be the instruments of true hope and inspiration?
As a team, we are free and open to become, with all our weaknesses and
strengths. And we all, value your togetherness on this mutual journey and
contribution to our earth and the humanity!
Here, in camaraderie we align,
to your command, our Beloved!
At your feet, we shall rest &
by your heart, we must act,
to serve your mission for us mortals,
dreaming of Oneness, of Immortality
while here on this evolutionary planet!
Your blessings for our contribution in surrender,
our only request…
Grant us your light & love,
to serve and live in your Grace!
This project is inspired to chart a new path, to explore basic principles of ‘wellness’ — Truth, Beauty and Good - even in the design and operations of the organization. Human ego, at its peak in our evolutionary journey and responsible for the present crisis, is questioned: How to lead and operate to let it exist as an instrument and not as a despot. How to build the brand and the outreach effort that remains aware of its intention to not self-aggrandize and mindlessly compete/capitalize at the cost of life of this project and also the life of flourishing friends/organization in the same field.
Following these principles, we have chosen to ‘be silent’ and focus on perfecting the offering/service during the first year after the launch, which happened to be the ‘lock-downed’ year of 2020! We chose to stay away from PR/News and thus launched silently and exist at present without many words on the World Wide Web!
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Dr. Weil is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing-oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert for his views on leading a healthy lifestyle, his philosophy of healthy aging, and his critique of the future of medicine and health care.
Born in Philadelphia in 1942, Dr Andrew Weil received his A.B. degree in biology (Botany) from Harvard in 1964 and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1968. After completing a medical internship at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco, he worked with the National Institute of Mental Health, and then wrote his first book — ‘The Natural Mind’. From 1971-75, as a Fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs, Dr. Weil traveled widely in North and South America and Africa collecting information on drug use in other cultures, medicinal plants, and alternative methods of treating diseases. From 1971-84, he was on the research staff of the Harvard Botanical Museum and conducted investigations of medicinal and psychoactive plants.
At present Dr. Weil is Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, where he also holds the Lovell-Jones Endowed Chair in Integrative Rheumatology and is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health. The Center is the leading effort in the world to develop a comprehensive curriculum in integrative medicine. Graduates serve as directors of integrative medicine programs around the United States, and through its Fellowship, the Center has been training medical practitioners for 20 years.
Dr. Andrew Weil is a featured speaker at the annual Nutrition and Health Conference sponsored by the Center. He is the author of many scientific and popular articles. Some of his bestselling books are — ‘The Natural Mind’, ‘The Marriage of the Sun and Moon’, ‘From Chocolate to Morphine’, ‘Health and Healing’, ‘Natural Health’, ‘Natural Medicine’, ‘Spontaneous Healing’, and ‘8 Weeks to Optimum Health’. His most recent books are ‘Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition’, ‘The Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for a Better Body, Life, and Spirit’; and ‘Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-Being’ and ‘Why Our Health Matters’. Oxford University Press is currently producing the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, a series of volumes for clinicians in various medical specialties; the first of these, ‘Integrative Oncology’, co-edited with Dr. Donald Abrams appeared in 2009.
Dr. Weil maintains a website – drweil.com where his health thoughts and research findings are documented regularly and writes a syndicated newspaper column, ‘Ask Dr. Weil’. He serves as the Director of Integrative Health and Healing at Miraval Life in Balance Resort in Catalina, Arizona. A frequent lecturer and guest on talk shows, Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert on medicinal plants, alternative medicine, and the reform of medical education. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Dr. Rama Prasad studied Ayurveda and Yoga for a decade at a South Indian university, in a traditional style which has been practiced for over 5000 years in India. After his formal studies, in his early years of practice, Dr. Prasad was guided by some of Kerala's leading Ayurveda practitioners (Gurus). He also has studied hypnotherapy and mind-body counseling from Australia.
Dr. Rama Prasad teaches, presents and practices Ayurveda internationally for over 25 years. Dr. Prasad’s coaching and presentation style is light yet immersive, humorous yet profound, with a strong sense of devotion and passion. He explains Holistic Healing Intelligence and the complex system of Ayurveda with scientific rational and common sense, so that students and practitioners get a holistic understanding of its principles and application. He has organized and has been part of several international Ayurveda and Yoga conferences in India, Australia and many other places.
He has identified around 2,000 classical Ayurveda herbs in Australia, including many species which are endangered in India. In his Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne clinics, he specializes in "stress and its effect on the body" and uses effective mind-body treatment techniques. Currently he is working on a number of projects internationally, including an ‘Ayurveda Dictionary’, an interactive online health training software, ‘The Story of Ayurveda’ exhibition material and an Ayurveda eco-health farm in Australia. He is considered one of the chief experts in the world in the area of Tongue Diagnosis. His insights and researches in the area of tongue analysis has been regarded in the forefront of medical technology and he is pursuing modern ways to map the diagnostic protocols to the current developments in technology for analysis and diagnosis.
An experienced Ayurveda practitioner, Dr. Rinu Ravi Kumar has contributed his service to humanity seeking natural healing and recovery, for last 12 years. He has diagnosed and treated over 5,000 patients in last ten years of his service. Dr. Rinu has completed his university education and research in Ayurveda, gaining a degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from the Muniyal Institute of Ayurveda Medical Sciences, India. After graduation, he practiced in several Ayurvedic hospitals in Kerala, India. He also served Consulting Practitioner at ‘Vasudeva Vilasam’ – a 125 year old Ayurveda Hospital of Kerala in India.
Dr. Rinu is a traditional Ayurvedic medical practitioner – his training began at early age under the supervision of his grandfather, who practiced Ayurveda for over 65 years as a traditional “Vaidya” in India. This helped cultivate intuitive connection to the human body and its humors, acquisition of the traditional/source knowledge and capacity for interpretation of the ancient texts of Ayurvedic principles. Dr. Rinu learned how to access the deeper layers of the Ayurvedic texts from his guru. His approach to learning, analyzing, diagnozing and treating the patients; study of their biological, physical as well as emotional self; it's present state; tapping the deeper knowledge of the basic elements of Earth, Water, Soil and Sun/Moon cycles as an integrative, organic and complex combination on the dietary supplements and herbal medicinal potions etc., facilitating the detection of the root cause(s) of diseases which all contribute to holistic healing. His knowledge and experience is applied in his clinical practice at the center which also guides the daily life of his devoted patients. Hundreds of Individuals from Europe, Eastern Europe, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, South Asia, and India has not only been his patients, but friends – to whom he has contributed his attention relentlessly for true healing and recovery.
He is young and infused with enthusiasm to keep alive the old traditions of authentic Ayurveda and serve it to people suffering from modern habits/lifestyles. His healing protocol integrated with Fasting, Herbal medicines, Plant-based Diet, Ayurvedic therapies, Yoga and breathing practices.
Dr. Rinu has traveled internationally to understand human cultures, food habits and its implications on the life and our health.
Michael Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, among countless other symposia and institutions; has testified before Congress; has appeared on shows such as The Colbert Report and The Dr. Oz Show; and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial. In 2017, he was honored with the ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award.
Dr. Greger's most recent scientific publications in the ‘American Journal of Preventive Medicine’, ‘Critical Reviews in Microbiology’, ‘Family and Community Health’, and ‘The International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health’ explore the public health implications of industrialized animal agriculture. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Greger is also licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition and is a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He was featured on the Healthy Living Channel promoting his latest nutrition DVDs and honored to teach part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell's esteemed nutrition course at the Cornell University.
Dr. Greger is the author of ‘Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching’ and ‘Carbophobia: The Scary Truth Behind America's Low Carb Craze.’ His latest books — ‘How to Survive a Pandemic’, ‘How Not to Die’, ‘The How Not to Die Cookbook’, and ‘How Not to Diet’ — became instant New York Times Best Sellers.
Dr. Greger is a member of the Council of Directors of the global voice for lifestyle as medicine, the True Health Initiative (THI), a growing coalition of more than 360 world experts representing 35 countries. Dr. Greger's work in the field of nutrition and diet is documented at NutritionFacts.org, one of the first science-based, non-commercial websites in the world.
Dr. Sandeep K. Vashist is a Senior Scientist in In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) and Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. He was the Bio-analytical Scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb Ireland (2006-2009), Team Leader for Point-of-Care (POC) Diabetic Monitoring at the National University of Singapore (2009-2012), Head of Immuno-diagnostics at Hahn-Schickard, Freiburg, Germany (2012-2015), and a Senior Scientist in POCT at Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität, Munich, Germany. His research outputs include successful technology transfers; IVD and POC technologies; more than 100 high impact factor journal publications, six patents, eight book chapters, more than 100 conference publications, invited/keynote/plenary talks, and forthcoming books. He has received many prestigious fellowships and awards for scientific research excellence and innovation. He is the Editor for more than 12 highly reputed journals (such as Sci Rep, Biochem Biophys Rep, New Horiz Transl Med, Neurol Psychiat Br, Biotech Adv, Diagnostics, Sensors, Biosensors etc). Besides, he is an expert reviewer, advisor and consultant for many international funding agencies, industrial and healthcare authorities/settings in the fields of assays, IVD, POCT, mobile healthcare, and diabetic monitoring and management.
His recently published books include, "Point-of-Care Technologies Enabling Next-Generation Healthcare Monitoring and Management (Springer 2019) and "Point-of-care Glucose Detection for Diabetic Monitoring and Management" (CRC Press 2016)
“Pursuing our search for truth in our democratic aspirations and systems, we have already arrived to accept the voice and the value of a teacher and the student to be equal. Shouldn’t the same be applied to the voice and value of a doctor and any long-term patient, for whom the illness/disorder became a gift of self-realization and the self-healing journey? Do you also feel that the doctor’s panel should include the voice/vote of such patient? Well, I am grateful to have been given this opportunity to serve you from my experience, which is my resume of credentials!
My journey has led me to realize, first, the importance of seeing the human being, not as a patient, but as an integral part of the whole, affected by the current divisive structure of our society, which is in essence based on the story of ‘separation’. Journey of my break-down began at a very young age, apparently in USA. It is then, when I came to realize the importance of humanizing the healthcare system, the importance of integral diagnostics and the global reality of the ignorant application of the modern medicine, which robes the person (the patient) of his purpose to be cured. As an individual, I realized the responsibility of each person to strive and learn about how to connect with the body, and ascribe it the needed power to guide itself towards healing— albeit it is the soul that is the chief guide, and when our mind allows the direct connection between the soul and the body, the miracle can be witnessed. Pushed by the state of being trapped within the ‘sick system’ — pushed beyond the limits of the body/personhood — my soul witnessed the greater suffering, and sought to discover ‘that’ freedom, joy & energy, for the self and all life!
Through couple decades of simmering and growing (gratefully, not degenerating or dying), I’ve been gifted the clarity about illness, diagnostics and true healing—well, the holistic perspective of ‘wellbeing’ discovered through the spiritual journey of ‘self’ in the Universe! Empirically, I’ve explored wellness and healing through fasting, nutrition, breathing, meditation, chant therapy, Aayurveda, Energy Medicine and have been learning about the latest scientific discoveries and research about the gut, microbiome and of course, fasting. I am also interested in learning about the cosmological revelations discovered by the current humanity and integrating such knowledge in the concept of fasting and exploring its application and impact on our ‘culture’. And, my learning and evolving continues…
Lastly, I must express my enchantment with the story and the science of the five fundamental elements and the ten stages of evolving consciousness, which has the profound capacity to transcend the present state of our life playing out ‘separation’, into a new dimension of ‘union’ that simultaneously exists within, without and in the cosmos—and thus, we may find ourselves, our society and our earth healed, instantaneously!
Ultimately, I believe, the secret power of healing lies in the free journey, of abundant joy through creative learning in all circumstances, where the life simply knows how to flow and be!”
Ikwan Onkha is a physicist, sound designer/audio engineer, sound therapist, musician, and independent researcher in the field of complementary and alternative medicine. His research work focuses on the application of physics (especially the principles of energy, vibrational frequency, and resonance) in the development of novel alternative therapies, and the advancement of already existing ones.
Ikwan's research, which has a sound footing in wave-particle physics and quantum mechanics, has led to his discovery of a novel computational approach to developing novel therapeutics based on vibrational frequency relationships. In his opinion, therapeutics development models based solely on the structure-activity relationship, SAR, only consider the particle nature of molecules, which, are wave-particle entities. Therefore, the consideration of molecular interactions in therapeutics design must factor in the wave nature of the molecules as well as their particle nature.
In this light, Ikwan proposes what he calls the vibrational frequency-activity relationship, vFAR, which evaluates the wave-particle attributes of molecules, as a complement or alternative to the SAR model. To determine vFAR, Ikwan has devised a proprietary computational algorithm which he calls Bio-molecular Vibrational Frequency Identification, BVF-ID. In application, BVF-ID is a lot simpler and easier to deploy than the complex 3D computations involved in SAR models. And there lies a major advantage that Ikwan hopes the Biotech industry will consider in developing new therapeutics or repurposing existing ones.
Preferring non-invasive medicine, Ikwan is channeling his research findings and further explorations to developing therapeutics along the lines of Sound Therapy, Phytotherapy, and Aromatherapy. Nonetheless, his propositions are applicable to mainline pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals.
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