Bollywood….… just the mention of the word creates excitement and curiosity. Unfortunately not many people are interested in the picture behind the gloss. Being part of the film industry for the past 22 years, I knew the pain and hard work that went hand in glove with the fame. But I ain’t complaining! Though talking about pain, I really wished I could wish it away. Attributing it to my exercise regimen and emotionally challenging profession, I started shirking from exercise, especially on days when I was not feeling too good emotionally or physically. Somewhere around 1997, I could see my clothes size getting bigger and then I got into the vicious circle of - you feel fat - you stress - you eat - you feel fat and you actually become fat. After putting on weight, I started suffering from water retention. The body pain didn’t get any better and remarks from friends and acquaintances, “Haven’t you put on weight?” were a lot to deal with. To top it someone suggested an allergy test and I discovered I was allergic to about 40 things. By now it was 2007. I had reconciled to a life of being overweight with numerous restricting allergies, terrible itching all over my body, sinus and mild asthma (because of allergies), red patches on my skin, body pain and thyroid. I would start my day with anti-allergy tablets and what not. Then in May this year I discovered Dr Piyush’s treatment, from Sambhavna. She too is an actor and a very dear colleague of mine whom I affectionately call Sam. I saw her after a gap of more than six months. I was shocked at her weight loss. I congratulated her. She asked me about a red patch on my neck and I said jokingly, “Oh this is a sign of my royal blood.” She obviously didn’t find it amusing and I knew in my heart how untrue that statement was. She took it upon herself to explain to me the treatment formulated by Dr Piyush and its benefits, it sounded completely impractical and gross. But am I glad I did it! After a month of interacting with Sam and asking Dr Saxena all sorts of questions under the Sun, I took that step towards well-being. Today I feel I have embarked on a new journey, with a new zest for life and endeavour to help more people with this wonderful magical treatment. Not only I have stopped taking pain killers and anti-allergy tablets but my digestion has also improved by hundred times. My hypothyroidism is under control. I don’t feel exhausted anymore. I am full of dreams of the future. Dr Piyush and his cleansing treatments etc are a blessing for mankind. I recommend it to everyone.
Kunickaa has expressed in so much detail that not much is left for me to write. However, I take the credit of introducing her to Dr Saxena. I had been suffering from severe allergies and had been on regular medication. I had hormonal problems also. Besides, I used to have severe joint pain in my knees. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and prescribed ‘Regestrone’ on a regular basis to reduce the pain. My treating doctor took one hour to counsel that I shall not be able to dance (which is my profession) in the future so I must change my line of work. Fortunately in Oct. 2007, I met Dr Piyush Saxena on a shooting where I was giving dance performance for the ‘item number’. He gave me a draft of his book ‘Cure Yourself’, which I read. Then I spoke to him and he personally monitored my three liver cleanses over a period of two months. My allergies vanished gradually. My joint pain has vanished and my weight has come down from 64 kg to 58 kg. My hormonal problems are over. I feel much better now and I do not take any medicine. The honest truth is that I have forgotten that I had any medical problems in the past. I now have higher energy levels and I am able to perform better in my all activities.
Progress is good for humanity. How many of us, however, pause to really think about what this so-called progress means for us and the change that it has brought about in our lives? People often say that pollution has increased. Population has led to more crowding everywhere, than ever seen before. Ambitions have grown, leading to a gradual shifting of individual priorities from the family to one's own career. More opportunities accrue to people, who are increasingly accepting them and the challenges they bring. Success brings money and recognition in its wake.
However, all of this has not come without a steep price, though unknowingly and without any forewarning. Our progress has seriously affected our lives and proven highly detrimental to our health. This trend will only worsen in the foreseeable future. Overstretched schedules leading to high levels of stress, untimely and unhealthy eating habits, erratic sleep timings etc make heavy demands on the body in general and particularly on specific body parts, such as the kidneys, liver, heart etc. This has resulted in people losing their vitality at a relatively young age, such as their mid twenties and feeling tired and listless. We see an increasing number of patients with chronic ailments at younger ages. I cannot recall witnessing diabetes, blood pressure etc during my childhood but now it is found, even in youngsters. Patients have to wait for treatment on many occasions nowadays, due to the paucity of adequate treatment facilities. This is the case, though many new hospitals have been established, primarily due to the increase in the number of people seeking medical attention.
If a doctor says that arthritis has no treatment and one should learn to live with it, it does not imply that arthritis is incurable. Rather, it simply means that the condition is incurable for that doctor or the therapy that he follows. There are one hundred and twenty eight alternative therapies in existence. Many times, these therapies may not be able to cite research studies for the treatment they offer or may not sound very logical. However, they do have tremendous potential in that they yield better results in some cases. Dr Piyush Saxena has a convincing argument for cure of such diseases and I for one, am convinced that they are worth trying.
The pattern of ailments has changed. Till 200 years ago, people were agile and energetic. Doctors were few and far in between and even fewer had any specialization. More people died of infection from various pathogens, e.g. cholera, plague, small pox, typhoid etc, rather than chronic ailments of the heart, kidneys etc that are the bane of modern society. Cleansing therapy, as advocated by Dr Saxena, has attributed the cause of this transformation in medical demographics to pollution and parasites. The most striking part of his therapy is that he has accepted the fact that these perils of modern society cannot be changed or wished away, hence we should accept their existence as an inescapable part of modern day living. Crowds cannot be reduced nor can the atmosphere be purified. There are agencies that are devoted to cleaning up the environment but they have had rather limited success so far.
Dr Saxena maintains that ambitions are vital for people to lead meaningful lives. Work pressures and stress levels are only going to increase in the future, due to increased competition. People normally eat unhealthy food. His process of the utilization of cleansing procedures like kidney cleanse, acidity cleanse, parasite cleanse, liver cleanse and joint cleanse is indeed a boon for modern lifestyles. The best part is that his therapy can be practiced in the comfort of one's home, without the need for any medical supervision or the utilization of esoteric and expensive ingredients. In this book, he gives the details of various cleansing therapies used for the treatment of many debilitating and chronic afflictions. The therapeutic system advocated by Dr Saxena has originated in USA and found wide acceptance in many advanced countries. It is time that this system, which is very similar to our own ayurvedic system of medical treatment, gains the acceptance and following in our country that it so richly deserves.
We were doing a serial in which Kunickaa is acting with me. During shooting sometimes we have to sit idle because other people are performing. That day we were on a break when Kunickaa told me about this magical treatment. I could not believe it but she was adamant. To close the topic, I told her to send to me the book of Dr Saxena by email. My wife and I started to read the book on our computer next day. It was 1 pm. By the time we were midway through the book, I called up Kunickaa and told her that I wanted to do the liver cleanse same day. She told me about the requirement of light food during the previous night and I confirmed that I had unknowingly complied with the conditions. Why delay? And I started the liver cleanse within 24 hours of my knowing about it. The effects were amazing. Earlier I used to get tired by evening. I had fatigue and lethargy. All that has gone. I am feeling very fresh now. I have already told many people about it.
Dr Saxena has worked with me in two films. During leisure, I got an opportunity to overhear his discussions with other artists on naturopathy. Finally I visited his office and understood the whole procedure of the liver cleanse. He assured me that liver cleanse will give general improvement in my health which I definitely got. I appreciate selfless attitude of Dr Saxena in the service of the mankind.
Piyush is no less than a younger brother to me - though we are not related. We also shared many years working together in different organizations, including Reliance. Piyush has been genuinely concerned about my chronic problems resulting from acute acidity and was strongly recommending that I undergo liver cleansing process. However, I ignored his advice for about four years till about eight months ago, when the problem and the discomfort peaked. Piyush personally administered and monitored my kidney, acidity, parasite and liver cleanse processes. I have been feeling not only better and relieved but also more energetic and rejuvenated since then. My only regret is not having listened to Piyush earlier. Anyway, it is better late than never. I wish that the cleansing therapy reaches every home to benefit all.
Piyush has been very dear to me. I have closely seen his passion for learning alternative therapies during kidney problems of his younger brother. That young life came to an end despite putting in all possible efforts. That could be the trigger for his mission to provide tips to people about cleansing therapy through naturopathy. Knowing him, I was very certain that the well researched cleansing therapy will be very useful. I had been very keen to take benefit of his treatment. Every weekend I felt that ‘next week would be most suitable’. Many weeks passed without realising that the whole treatment requires only a couple of hours time which can be spared any day. Last month, I met Ajeet Varma, a friend who is also very close to Piyush. He explained to me the benefit and the overall sense of well being he felt after undergoing treatment by sparing just a couple of hours. I felt guilty for not undergoing the treatment much earlier, particularly since I knew about his research work long before the idea of writing this book came to his mind. Finally, I went through the kidney and liver cleanse process. It was mildly discomforting during the evening the treatment started. Next morning I felt a little weak. Since I have full faith and trust in dear Piyush’s statements, I continued as per instructions. There was some discomfort, though much less than the previous evening. I improved a lot by noon. By late afternoon, I went for along drive and then went out for dinner. Next morning onwards I started feeling better, my joint pains reduced quite a bit. My energy level has increased. Most importantly my internal systems seem pampered. Encouraged by my improved health and observing that the suffering was minimal, my wife also did liver cleanse. Other family members, relatives and friends are doing it shortly.
I learnt about liver cleanse in 2005, I had the problem of poor digestion, tidiness in my life and high levels of acidity. I did the liver cleanse and repeated it after five months. First liver cleanse gave me good relief. After that I met Dr. Saxena in Mumbai and discussed with him about the chronic problem of my stomach pain. His advice helped me and I am fully satisfied with his treatment which have no side effects. After second liver cleanse I felt very alert, energetic and fresh. I have advised many people to do liver cleanse and all of them are very satisfied after doing this. I wish him all success in future.
I met Piyush sometime in 2002, through a common friend. Although at that stage, he was opposed to the interest I represented, I found something quite likable about his person - suave, committed, systematic and above all a gentleman. We ended up being friends and continued meeting. Talking to him used to be an experience - because every time he had fresh and interesting anecdotes to tell.
Over a period of time, Piyush remained his affable, positive self though his health looked like it was taking a beating. In fact, in the first half of 2003, he looked distinctly bloated, weak, tired and generally dispirited, unlike the Piyush one had known. Despite my concern, I chose not to bring up the subject - it being a very personal matter. Subsequently, our meetings became less frequent and we almost lost touch with each other.
I met Piyush again after a long break, sometime during the beginning of 2004 and noticed to my pleasant surprise a new Piyush - trim, fresh, alert and responsive. The changes were so marked that I could not help noticing them and I asked him the secret of his new found glowing health. It was at this stage that Piyush introduced me to a certain liver cleansing therapy, which had brought about this miraculous improvement in his overall health. He briefly explained to me the procedure and strongly recommended that I too should go through the procedure, which would be not only useful in detoxifying the body but would also be directly useful in the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that I had been suffering from for a long time. I left it at that, thinking that Piyush was typically overexcited about an idea and may be he was giving more credit, than due, to the therapy.
Piyush continued to flood me with literature on the subject, copies of his articles in magazines, CDs of his various radio talks and TV shows. Eventually, he prevailed upon me to attend a live broadcast of his talk on FM Gold 100.7 MHz on Akashwani. His talk was very informative, to say the least. He readily agreed to take questions live on air and answered them in a technically accomplished manner.
The persuasion to try the therapy went on relentlessly. One day Piyush actually sent home all the ingredients with a detailed note on their use for the liver cleansing, along with a concealed threat that he would come home and supervise the administration of the ingredients.
The time had come to take a call. The results were in front of me to see. However, the fear of treading on an unknown path remained. To overcome my resistance, I spoke to my neighbour and friend Dr Ashok Kripalani, who is a leading nephrologist of the country and the President of the Indian Society of Nephrology and a senior faculty member at the Bombay Hospital. His views were clear. He had not heard of such a therapy or its efficacy. However, he did assure me that the ingredients involved were all natural and could not do any harm except perhaps flushing my bowels, at worst. On being assured that the ingredients in the quantity taken involved no risk to my health, I indeed went through the therapy on the following Saturday.
The result actually astonished me. In the period thereafter the recurrence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) declined; I lost some excess weight; energy levels distinctly went up; my ability to work long hours with concentration improved; the feeling of fatigue at the end of the day, which I had been experiencing, disappeared and there was a clear sense of well being. In fact, I feel deeply grateful to Piyush for ensuring that I went through the therapy, which has resulted in a quantum improvement in health and in quality of life.
A major factor in my appreciation of the cleansing therapy is that it requires a minimal commitment of time and effort. All the ingredients are easily available and I can practice the cleanse from the comfort of my home, whenever my schedule permits. The best part of this therapy is that everything is used in its natural form, without any processing by way of preservatives or additives. This has allayed any fears of side effects or detrimental results in the long run.
Piyush is currently a regular contributor to radio and television programmes, has authored many informative articles on various medical problems in a variety of magazines and newspapers. The driving motive is service to people and the activities are run on a completely ‘no profit’ basis. His commitment to the cause is commendable. I wish him all success in his endeavour.