Daran Wallman is an intuitive healer, teacher, and practitioner of the sacred art of being a really good human being.
His warmth, generosity, and passion were evident the minute we met outside my office, and they shined during our interview.
We talk mostly about the healing properties of sound, and why most of us have so much trouble expressing the music within us.
Plus, he gives us a short didgeridoo concert toward the end of the interview. Enjoy, and feel the healing power of sound.
Dilip Barman is a Food For Life instructor, plant-based personal chef, food blogger, and president of the Triangle Vegetarian Society.
As a food blogger, Dilip hasn't repeated a meal in over 13 years of daily cooking and blogging.
As a Food For Life instructor, Dilip takes students through both the science and practical skills required to adopt the world's healthiest diet (the only one shown to reverse even advanced heart disease).
And as president of the Triangle Vegetarian Society, Dilip presides over the country's best attended vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner (at Dilip's table, the turkeys also give thanks!).
We chatted about the evidence-based benefits of a plant-based diet, as well as the challenges and how they can be overcome. Enjoy!
Food For Life program from Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine
What’s the perfect Father’s Day gift? New golf clubs? A shiny red sports car? A monogrammed barbecue apron?
What a silly question, right? All men are different. Different interests, different tastes. And gift givers have different budgets. There’s no way to identify the PERFECT gift for every dad.
Actually, I think there is. You see, there’s one thing that every dad needs in order to enjoy the golf clubs, the car, the apron, and anything else you might give him.
He needs his health.
And the good news is, health doesn’t come in a bottle of pills, or at the end of a surgeon’s knife, or in the molecular manipulation of his genes.
Nope, health comes mostly from the food he puts in his body day in and day out.
And the way of eating shown in study after study to be the healthiest? Hands down, the whole food, plant-based diet (WFPB). As in, eat mostly plants, in as close to their natural state as possible.
How healthy is the WFPB? Let’s imagine that all its effects could be achieved through a drug called Eunutria. The drug company unveiling Eunutria could tout the following scientifically proven facts. Eunutria:
- Prevents 95 percent of all cancers, including those “caused” by environmental toxins
- Prevents nearly all heart attacks and strokes
- Reverses even severe heart disease
- Prevents and reverses Type 2 diabetes so quickly and profoundly that, after three days on this drug, it’s dangerous for users to continue to use insulin
What about side effects? All drugs have side effects, right? Yeah, you got me there. Eunutria does come with side effects. Here’s the fine print. Eunutria:
- Gets you to your ideal weight in a healthy and sustainable fashion
- Eliminates most migraines, acne, colds and flu, chronic pain, and intestinal distress
- Improves vision and hearing
- Cures erectile dysfunction
OK, maybe you’re shaking your head in disbelief.
- As in, “Why the F haven’t I heard this before?”
- As in, “Why hasn’t my doctor told me about this?”
- As in, “Why is the US government subsidizing meat and diary and promoting their consumption as part of a healthy diet?”
The answers to these excellent questions are beyond the scope of this article. But you can read all about the system that allows the few to profit at the expense of our health in WHOLE: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, the book I wrote with T. Colin Campbell, PhD, coauthor of The China Study.
Dr Campbell and I hear stories all the time from people who adopted WFPB and lost weight, regained their energy, got off their meds, and reversed heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and erectile dysfunction, among many other conditions caused by the Standard American Diet.
Bottom line is, if you want dad to live long and strong enough enjoy all the other gifts in his life (and yes, that includes you!), give him the gift of the Truth. Nothing says “I Love You” like telling dad that you want him in your life for years and years to come.