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Dinner with Fr. Jacob Gnalian

I've first heard about Fr. Jacob last year when hubby attended the Ayurvedic Convention at the Daughter's of St. Paul Auditorium in Pasay. Since we've been into holistic medicine and food cures for quite some time now, he was eager to attend and learn more about Ayurveda.

"Ayurveda- Science of Life- is an ancient Indian Medicinal science aimed at the prevention and cure of illness, through the fundamental balance of the principles (Vata, Pitha, Kapha) in living beings as a whole body, mind, and spirit. In other words, empower the individual to attain and sustain balance within him/herself-body, mind and spirit through restoring harmony with Nature."

Hubby's been drinking Ayurveda Tea since then. Sometimes, daughter drinks the tea also. As for me, I prefer making my own kefir drink. ;)

That's a photo of Fr. Jacob showing me a Banaba plant in his garden. I was lucky to arrive half an hour early and spent some time checking the plants in the garden. Yes, I love plants, especially the medicinal ones. Going back to banaba, Fr. Jacob explained that it is good for treating diabetes and other illnesses when combined with other plants. Sometimes the leaves are used, or the bark or the roots, or the flowers. Fr. Jacob also mentioned that I can go back to visit his garden and ask questions. Woohoo!




Fr. Jacob explaining Ayurveda and the benefits of natural medicine compared with western medicine. 




Afterwards, we were treated to an Indian dinner.

This is curried vegetables. It looks like an Indian version of pinakbet except that it has curry sauce. Good but spicy!


 
I forgot to ask the name of this pancake-like goodness. Alas, another spicy dish. Water please!



 
Chapati. So good! You dip it in the curry sauce. Think pita bread.



 
Chicken. Didn't taste this but I know its delish. :)




Pink Tea. Looks so cute! Been busy eating and chatting with new friends to ask Fr. Jacob about the tea's ingredients and why it turned pink.





To know more about Ayurveda, Fr. Jacob Gnalian is inviting everyone to the 3rd INTERNATIONAL AYURVEDA, YOGA & WELLNESS CONVENTION & EXPO PHILIPPINES 2012 on October 27 and 28, 9am-5pm at the Alberione Auditorium, Daughters of St. Paul, 2650 F.B. Harrison St., Pasay City. For inquiries: Secretariat- 02-5315789. Luchi Rosales 0918-5656801. Jayson Khonghon 09176201795. Cherry Joy Perea 0917-8414281. Pearl Ancheta 0920-4698813. Fr. Jacob Gnalian 0910-6871406. Email: jacob.gnalian@yahoo.com


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