While a 19-year-old should only be worrying about college exams, college boys, and what dreams to dream, Manasvi was burdened with problems that were more than her fair share. Cysts in her ovaries, the weight being gained by each passing semester, facial hair, acne, and no signs of period for months. Did she survive her graduation without her life falling apart? Let’s find out.
Age21 years old
|Workshop attended Juice Fast Workshop (May 2020)
Time taken to heal1 month
Satvic Lifestyle steps followed
“The first time I was recommended hormonal pills, I almost instantly said no. It just didn't sound right. One year later, not only was I heavily dependent on them, but had also found a companion for them, Anti Depressant pills”
Birth of PCOD
2018 was the life of a typical hosteller. Nights ending at 3 am and beginning at 11 pm. Meals revolving around chocolates, maggis and ParleG biscuits. Social media posts were the only newspaper that mattered and fresh air was something I couldn't care about any lesser. Until life gave me something that I couldn't not care about. My missing periods. 3 months without any menstrual flows, and then suddenly a month of non-stop flow of 15 days. To make matters worse, life was making it harder for me to hide this from the world. Weight, acne, and facial hair were all shooting up. I at once decided to visit a doctor. And right then was a 19-year-old introduced to a new age disease she hadn't heard before. PCOD.
Cysts were quicker to shift into my ovaries than I was into my college dorm. While what I had expected was a timetable for my classes, I was instead being handed one for my new medicines. At once I tore it off and decided to take matters into my own hands. However, after having no diet, exercise, or homemade remedies work in my favour for over a year after that, it was now the same hands that went and grabbed a tape to bind the torn pieces of that prescription together. And just like that, my desperation to end PCOD led me to an endless trap of medication.
It started with hormonal pills, causing havoc all inside my body, only to take me to anti-depressant pills because now there was havoc even inside my mind. This continued for two extremely long years, until one day I came across a three-day Juice Fast being held by Satvic Movement and a calling from my heart that might be something. However, it was surely a task to convince my mind against its constant noise of “but how will you survive even one day of not eating Manasvi? Let alone for three days!” And right when I somehow managed to convince my mind, what stood as a bigger challenge in my way were the minds of my parents. “Are you crazy Manasvi? We are not going to let you do this. We can't risk having your blood sugar levels drop and anxiety shoot up any further.” I don't know what came to me at that moment, but I just convinced all those noises and got myself to this online fasting workshop.
That was the tipping point of my journey.
Having lost three kg in 3 days, and with the help of a stranger new friend that I made from the Facebook Juicing Community, I gained the motivation to try the Satvic lifestyle for a month. While on one hand, my parents were shouting at me for making this stupid decision and inviting more panic attacks, my newfound community friend, Harshita, kept me convinced that this is the best decision that I could make for my health. Who do you think was right?
It caught me off-guard how I had gone from being an object of pity to an object of inspiration in just a few months. I’ve been disease-free and medicine-free for almost a year now and can rescue so many others just the way I had been rescued. And the best part was watching how quickly the Satvic lifestyle started making an impact once I shared it with my friends and family.
My days witnessed a big shift. From a night owl, I became an early riser. From being a couch potato, I was now doing yoga for 2 hours each morning. My food started looking more Satvic, with dairy, fried and packaged items making their way out of my home. What made my change smoother were Mangoes! I was never a vegetable person. However, fruits I loved, and with this lifestyle when I got more and more of those, I gradually started liking vegetables too. Enemas and wet packs too were done now and then, especially during fasting.
A month later, I visited a new doctor to get a regular test done. He asked me what was the test for, and I said PCOD. He looked at me puzzled and said ‘but there are no cysts in your ovaries.’ And I laughed. I told him he must have mixed up the reports. He still had the same look on. It took me 5 minutes to realize what had just happened. 2 years of cysts that had now almost become a part of me, no longer existed inside of me. I remember that moment like it was yesterday.
The same parents who thought that this decision would only increase my panic attacks, were now so elated, that they wanted to try this lifestyle out themselves.
Now each morning, we all share a juice together, sit in the sun for at least 30 minutes, feeling blessed for collectively coming back to the right source of energy.
Actions do speak louder than words indeed.
Now I hope to keep getting inspired by the actions of those who shared this knowledge with me and keep inspiring those who, while reading this, are somewhere deciding to take these actions in their own lives.
Ms. Manasvi has been following the Satvic lifestyle since May 2020. She had come across the Satvic Movement’s channel back in 2019. However, it was only the Juice Fast and its results that got her motivated enough to start the lifestyle.
She has also been off of all her medication since May 2020.
Steps that she followed - enema, 16-hour fasting, wet pack, and sunbathing - were done religiously for the first one month. Enema and wet pack have done for the first 21 days, and then only when needed. Food is gradually turning more Satvic with each passing day. She also did yoga each morning for 2 hours and has witnessed a radical shift in the peace of her mind.