Sunday, August 13, 2006

IN THE LAND OF FOUR-STAR ASCETICISM

Today's New York Times travel section carried a halfway decent story about high-end ayurvedic tourism in the south Indian state of Kerala. To check it out go here.

Part of the ayurvedic treatment involves cleansing and detoxing......Which reminds me; every time I eat at a raw foods resturant I get gassy and thirsty and crave ice cream. I have a hard time sleeping and the next day my joints ache and I feel hung over.

The last time I went -- on Wednesday -- I went home and immediately had an elimination round.

And the next day I lost control and farted while teaching.

Coincidence?

The raw foods people would probably say I'm detoxing, and to give it a little time.

But I think that some raw foods restaurants, in an effort to make the food taste like it's been cooked, put so much oil, seasoning and spices in it -- and process it so much (kale massaged for 30 minutes?!) -- that it ends up making some of us a little sick.

On the other hand, I had two desserts yesterday and today felt completely spacy, nervous and off balance.

Coincidence?

The sugar lobby would probably say I'm toxing, and to give it a little time.

4 comments:

  1. Come on, they really advertize that? No restaurant, unless it uses slave labor, can afford to massage a kale for 30 minutes.

    That said, you may have something with the added oils.

    Castor oil has been used for centuries as an elimination helper.
    Any overage intake of oils can cause your intestines to become loose.

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  2. drefuss' food massager7:57 AM

    Nothing wrong with a nice piece of meat. Maybe some of you with fragile
    digestive tracts need to get with the meat eaters program?

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  3. I wonder if the last few minutes of the 30 minute kale-massaging process are unbearably boring -

    "29 minutes 57 seconds, 29 minutes 58 seconds, 29 minutes 59 seconds - done! Whoo hoo! 30 minutes! Boss, the kale is ready! Tell all those pasty raw foods freaks to come and get it!"

    It is often said (but I believe true) - if God didn't want us to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them taste so good.

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  4. I have seen Dr. Dreyfuss with a
    PETA shirt.

    The shirt also defines his his PETA

    People for the Eating of Tasty Animals

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