Entries by Rose Kumar M.D.

Where Then Shall We Begin to Reclaim our Health?

  The ego is a persistent contraction of awareness in the form of a collection of self-images that causes suffering through artificial self-limitation ~ Saiva Tantra (1) (Translated by Christopher Wallis) Reflecting on this quote may be a good place to begin to reclaim our health and to recognize the reasons we are limited in […]

Organic Summer Bean Soup

Print Organic Summer Bean Soup* by Rose Kumar M.D. Ingredients 1 cup of white beans soaked overnight in 4 cups of water and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. You may use 2 12 oz cans of canned beans as well, washed and drained. 1/2 cup of Farrow soaked overnight – OPTIONAL 1 large white […]

Traditional Hummus

  Print Traditional Hummus Ingredients 2 cups drained well-cooked or canned chickpeas 1/4 cup tahini 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic peeled, or to taste 3/4 tsp Salt 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp paprika Juice of 1 lemon plus more to suit your taste Approximately 1/8 cup of hot water Chopped fresh […]

The Lost Art of Listening

“Pain is often a sign that something has to change.”   ∼Mark Nepo We are told that the intended purpose for progress in technology and science is to lead to an advancement in the human condition. This being the case, we should be evolving and growing into a ‘better’ and happier version of ourselves with a […]

Leaky Gut, Leaky Brain

We have been on diets since the 1970’s.  We have lost weight, gained weight, birthed eating disorders, and are now more obese than ever.  Our diets have failed us. We need to rethink dieting. My patients often ask me what they can do to lose weight. Those most successful at losing weight follow my simple […]

Homemade Cilantro Chutney

  Print This Chutney is typically served with an Indian meal as an antioxidant and a digestive. Cilantro is a powerful detoxifier and chelator. You will feel its powerful effects after you eat it. Ingredients 2 bunches chopped cilantro 2 cloves chopped garlic 5-6 raisins 1 tsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp salt Instructions Blend in […]

How Our Relationship with Ourselves Impacts our Health

As a physician, I am a keen observer.  A good scientist observes what works, what doesn’t, as well as the outcomes of behaviors even when mechanisms seem elusive.  After 30 plus years of medical practice, I see common patterns underlying health and illness; patterns of thinking, feeling and behavior that have a powerful impact on […]

What Is the True Measure of Our Worth

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you.   If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” ~The Gospel According to Thomas   We are all products of our imprinting.  We are imprinted by our family systems […]

Healing Masala Chai

  Print Healing Masala Chai In India, we boil loose black tea in the spice water for a few minutes with sugar and milk, then strain it before drinking.  Ingredients 8 cups of water 2 tablespoons coriander seed 2, 2 inch sticks of cinnamon 1/8 cup of peeled and chopped ginger 1 tablespoon of crushed […]