"In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth." – Mahatma Gandhi
"Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well." - Mahatma Gandhi
I watched Gandhi last night & tonight – in two parts, it’s a long movie! Last watched it in the 80’s & just remembering it from that it went into my top 10.. now after watching it again, it stays there.
I was quite interested last week when I overheard a phone conversation, which I knowingly & obviously listened in on. It was about the life of Anne Wigmore. Now being a raw foodist for the past year and a half and as into it as I am.. you would think that I would know a little more about her than I did. To tell the truth I had a bit of a mental block.. I tried rejuvelac.. and it was awful! Worse than awful. & I know, I know she’s the mother of raw foods & all that.. but I just had taste issues, and never delved further. Although I always had a feeling I should & would one day.
She’s huge on wheat-grass tho.. and since I’m all about wheat-grass these days.. it’s only fitting that she would come up & I would get to know her a bit better.
I did a bit of research.. this is mainly from her autobiography..
Anne grew up in war-torn Lithuania where she used to watch her grandmother use herbs & weeds to heal wounded soldiers from WW1. She learned a lot about the use of herbs & natural remedies from her. In her mid-teens she moved to America. She had a disastrous accident which crushed her legs and which resulted in gangrene setting in. The doctors wanted to amputate but Ann refused even though her family sided with the doctors. Ann took care of herself, with a hard time moving & feeding herself.. she spent lots of time in the backyard in the sun eating weeds & herbs & applying them to her legs.. just as she had learned from her grandmother in Europe. She healed herself, and with her wounds gone she visited the doctors again said she remembers when they said nothing when the X-ray showed that the bones had knitted firmly together again.
Her American diet however, later resulted in colon cancer. She created a live food program for herself, & ate lots of greens she grew indoors, sprouts and raw fermented foods including that signature drink of hers – rejuvelac, which is made from sprouted wheatgrass seeds fermented in water. Fermented foods aid in digestion by replenishing healthy intestinal flora.
In 1958, Ann opened the Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston – which attracted people from all around the world – who were all treated equally, whether rich or penniless, famous or not. She was huge on wheatgrass, which contains one of the highest nutritional contents of the grasses.
Her work at Hippocrates produced thousands of testimonials from people healing themselves of a multitude of illnesses – diabetes, ulcers, asthma, eczema, colitis, arthritis etc,etc..
However, fighting the American Medical Institution proved too much for her. But she went on to start living food programs in other countries- incl Canada, Sweden & India.
She died in 1994 from smoke inhalation during a fire that destroyed the home of the original Hippocrates Health Institute.
Most recent taste sensations:
Little things can change things up and make a big difference sometimes.
On Fri. we were juicing a basil leaf, for whoever wanted it, in with their wheat-grass juice. A drop of peppermint essential oil in with a large glass of water – if too strong, try a drop in a pitcher.. just a fresh taste. A stalk of lavender put into a bottle of water , or a few stalks in a pitcher is really nice also.
Last night I ground up goji berries in my coffee grinder & added to some powdered cacao & wildflower honey.
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pics: 1- Ghandi & 2- Kollam, India by Camil Demetrscu