Darryl D’Souza went through 14 years of sickness & suffering that almost ended his life in 2004. His radical reversal from that state to a state of complete well-being within just 1 year of using Integrated Natural Therapies is a story that has inspired thousands across the globe lead healthier lives.
His book ‘Become Healthy or Extinct’ on curing chronic illnesses with integrated natural therapies finds readership in 200 countries.
Darryl is also an organic farmer, an environmentalist, a TEDx speaker, an ambassador of VeganNation and a speaker at The World Parliaments on Spirituality.
Below is the full text of his TEDx Talk titled “How I Cured Myself of Chronic Illness and Reversed Ageing” at TEDxPanaji.
This is a photograph of me in 1988, when I was only 18 years old, and I’d never experienced any sickness in my life.
This next picture is of me at 25 years – two years after I survived a nearly fatal bout of pneumonia. But at this time, I was also suffering from amoebiasis, an infection in the small intestines, after drinking Mountain water.
And that just did not get cured so easily with allopathy, even with Ayurveda and Homeopathy.
And years went on till this next picture at — when I was 34 years in 2004. And at this time, I was not only suffering from amebic colitis but also irritable bowel syndrome, blood toxicity, internal heat, skin allergies, candidiasis, which is fungal growth in the intestines, and third-degree piles which had to be operated.
Now, which of these three photographs do I look like today? And what has happened to me since 2004?
Well, after all the modern systems of medicine failed to cure me, I switched to Natural Therapy. And just in about a year and a half, I was able to reverse all those illnesses that I mentioned.
And something else also happened on the way. And it is called reverse aging.
Now this happened because I followed some very important principles about food, which I call the Natural Laws of Nutrition. And that is what I’m going to share with you today.
Now, nutrition is such a complex topic for the common man, that it’s very difficult to understand what is the right kind of a diet for you.
But let me tell you that nutrition has got nothing to do with the mind of how well-read you are. It has got to do with an experience that you are having.
Now if you look in nature, at animals, birds, and reptiles, you see them just going about their daily thing, whether it’s running around their territories, playing with each other, in the mating game or just scouting the area.
And in the middle of all that life, hunger happens automatically, like a feeling in this part of the system, your body.
So I invite you — imagine that I invite you to my home where I’m going to do this experiment with you on what is the real healthy diet for you. Because the bottom line is everybody wants to know, you know, what is the best kind of diet for me.
And I tell you that I will offer you all the foods that you eat, and even foods that you don’t eat if you think they are healthy for you.