This is the story of Anil Nagpal. Suppression of simple ailments like cold and cough with medicines resulted in suffering from chronic issues of diabetes, high BP and cholesterol. Giving up dairy and moving to a whole foods plant-based diet with plenty of raw fruits and vegetables helped him to heal from these issues in just a matter of 4 months. He has continued on his journey of self-discovery and deeper healing and has helped many people heal. Read his inspiring story here.
57 years, Property Dealer & Health Coach
As a child, I remember falling ill with frequent bouts of cold and cough and used to be prescribed with strong allopathy medicines. I did not face these problems in adulthood and while I lived in Dubai for a few years, the clean air seemed good for my health and I had a fever only once.
Health issues resurfaced
In Oct 1998, after my stint in Dubai, I returned to India and my cold and cough problems returned too. Nights were the most difficult with continuous coughing. I visited many doctors to get relief from the cough problem that I was suffering from. I tried many treatments including allopathy and homoeopathy but they did not help me much. The doctors told me that this was due to weather and pollution and I should relocate away from the big city to a smaller place. In quest of relief, I went to another allopathy doctor who prescribed steroids and I was on them for almost 2 years.
Chronic health problems
I believe that suppressing my health problems with medicines led me to more serious chronic health issues. During tests, it was found that I had high BP and medicines were prescribed. Soon after, I found out my cholesterol levels were high and I was put on statins.
In a few years, by 2005, suffering from frequent urination I visited my doctor. He suspected that my sugar levels were high and sure enough the tests showed that it was above 300. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and put on 2 mg of sugar controlling pills. In a decade, i.e. by around 2015, the dosage was increased to 2000 mg/day to keep the sugar levels in control. It was also during this time that more tests showed development of kidney stones.
A pill for every ill led to the state where I was eating medicines the whole day! Addressing problems with medicines were leading to more health problems cropping up. I had put on weight and I suffered from constant fatigue.
Search for solutions
I had shared my problems with friends and well-wishers. I had tried to come out of these health issues by varying my diet and had given up many things like deep-fried foods, sugary snacks and other sweets. I was a vegetarian so dairy was a part of my daily intake. I met a friend from the organization Ojas, who told me to start with a high raw, plant-based way of eating. The whole day only raw plant-based foods like fruits, salads, juices are taken with one balanced home-cooked meal at night. Dairy had to be completely stopped.
It was Sep 2016. I made these changes and gave up Dairy overnight. I noticed that my sugar levels started falling. With the help of my Doctor and regular blood tests every month, the dosage of Diabetes medication was reduced. I also kept monitoring my BP levels and within a month I overcame Blood Pressure issue. My weight was reducing rapidly. By the end of 4 months i.e. on 1st Jan 2017, I was completely medicine-free! Diabetes, BP, Cholesterol, Kidney Stones – healed from all these problems!
My health journey continues
This was a real eye-opener to me. I wanted to experiment further on myself with other methods. I wanted to check what the effect of eating natural foods like fruits and juices on a former diabetic would be. I went fully raw for a period of 3 months. I enjoyed eating all types of fruits and got my HBA1C checked. It was 5.6 which is considered normal.
I then did a juice fast for 30 days. I used to drink the juice of sugarcane, watermelon, sweet lime and pineapple. My HBA1C levels dropped still further to 5.5. Though my body weight reduced, my energy levels were sky-high. I felt I had regained 15 years of my life.
I continued my experiments and journey of health and self-discovery. I started with Intermittent Fasting i.e. fasting for 16 hours, then gradually increased to 18, 20 and 23 hours. Subsequently, I did a 3-day air fasting along with 2 days of water fasting. I experienced mucus being expelled from my nostrils, throat and intestine. My body was being cleansed deeply.
In Sep 2019, I also completed a 45-day juice fast. Further cleansing was happening as I experienced itchiness. Being on light foods and combined with fasting, the body gets a break from digestion to concentrate on healing the body from deep within.
Post all these experiments, I am back to raw foods and some juices. My weight has also been going up now. My body has expelled the old toxins which had caused the weight shedding and was now rebuilding it with high-quality raw food materials.
Amazing Health benefits
My body is so flexible now and I can do all types of Yoga Asanas. All aspects of health have improved. Except for being admitted to the hospital last year for dengue, for the past 2.9 years, I am fully medicine and doctor free. My sleep is limited as I do not feel the need to sleep long, I am energetic throughout the day.
I continue on this journey by eating high raw with fruits juice, veg juice, fruits, salads and sprouts. At social gatherings, once in 10 days or a fortnight, I eat some cooked food
I am in love with life
This has been a 3 year-long journey of self-love, self-discovery and living proof that all is possible. This was born out of a deep desire to improve my life physically, emotionally and spiritually and be the best version of myself.
I believe age is just a number and everyone can improve their health and experience the magic. My experiences and experiments have helped counsel many who are willing to unlearn and re-learn on this path of natural healing. I love this lifestyle, my only complaint being that I had to change my wardrobe as I shed all the excess weight!
I thank all my Doctors, Yoga Teachers, Nutritionist, Ojas, my Family and my current Raw Vegan Group led by Aditya Mehta for supporting me in this journey of good health. Last but not least of all, my gratitude to the Almighty for guiding me to lead a disease-free life.
(About Anil Nagpal: Anil Nagpal is a property dealer based in Mumbai helping people purchase their dream home. He is a nature lover, vegan activist and a health coach too. He has helped many people heal from chronic diseases with a change in food and lifestyle. He also likes to attend Lectures on Health & Inner healing.)
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