In the modern world, lifestyle and autoimmune diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cancer, depression, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and others have assumed epidemic proportions. Irregular lifestyles, stressful work environment and failure to strike an ideal work-life balance have added to our health problems. Held at Kala Mandir on November 19, Power of Thoughts & Emotions: Reversing Diseases With Your Mind, in association with The Telegraph offered a new, holistic way of approaching these diseases and suggesting cures that focus on the mind of the patient.
Presented by nutrigenomics and disease reversal expert Karan Kakkad of health and wellness consultant Reverse Factor, the talk focused on prevention and reversal of diseases through correct nutrition and by controlling thoughts and emotions. Kakkad believes that the human body can heal itself and is designed for optimum health and well-being. To him, disease is a manifestation of an imbalance in the basic nature of the body.
The full-house audience at Kala Mandir listened in rapt attention to Karan Kakkar’s talk on how to reverse diseases with the right nutrition and the power of the mind
A pioneer in the space of reversing lifestyle diseases, Kakkad said that thoughts and emotions play a vital role in how our bodies respond to diseases. They may enable us to either recover from various diseases or to worsen its condition. His talk emphasised on the need to take control of our thoughts and feelings so that we can channelise them towards staying healthy or for recovering from ill-health.
Chief guest Harshavardhan Neotia (extreme right) with his wife Madhu Neotia (second from right) at the event
According to him, disease reversal can be achieved by following certain steps. First, the patient has to connect to his inner intelligence and become ‘pure consciousness’ through a process of meditation. At this stage, his mind will become oblivious of the world around him. Next, the patient has to envision in his mind a perception of the thoughts or feelings he would have if he was already cured. This would lead to an elevated frame of mind with higher emotions, which in turn would lead to an expansion of energy around their body. Finally, the patient has to retain these higher emotions in his mind all through the day so that the positive energy around him stays intact.
While emphasising that meditation must be done twice a day for at least 15 minutes, while waking up and before going to sleep, he made it clear that it is equally important to retain the feelings generated during meditation for the rest of the day.
The evening began with nurturing of self-love and happiness through a lively dance routine by dancer Sangeeta Bhuwalka, who was later joined on stage by Karan Kakkad
A 15-minute meditation session was arranged as part of the programme to simulate positive thoughts and feelings, through music. The talk ended with a question-and-answer session in which Kakkad responded to queries from the audience. He also discussed case-studies of former patients who have fully recovered from serious, debilitating diseases through reverse factor therapy and now lead normal, active lives. “The audience enjoyed themselves as they found the programme very engaging. The concept of thoughts and emotions being able to reverse disease was well-acknowledged by the crowd. They accepted it as a new and interesting idea and I am sure a lot of them felt this can be made a daily practice,” said chief marketing officer of Reverse Factor Shruti Modi, after the event.