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