Jan 19, 2019
Niraj Naik, my guest on today's show (and the same
guy who invented the crazy holotropic-style breathwork protocol
I do in my sauna) is a qualified pharmacist who comes from a
background of working long hours for several years as a community
Becoming a certified “legal drug
dealer” at the ripe age of 24, he got to witness first-hand,
many clients going home with shopping bags full of drugs each
month, rarely getting better and usually going on to suffer from
other diseases. He also learnt of the debilitating side effects of
the prescription medication which drove many of the patients to
have to take more and more drugs to ease the side
Curious to find ways to improve his own health he attended
several health seminars and discovered an in-depth
approach on how to reach optimum health and vitality by
understanding the true origin of disease and how to prevent it.
After experiencing great benefits with his own health, Niraj was
motivated to devise a scheme to see if he could also help his
suffering patients. He incorporate a lifestyle plan called his
"healthy shopping lists' that includes simple food swaps, tools and
websites to support their specific condition.
Within two weeks he received testimonials from patients who were
starting to get better and within a few months some being able to
lower the dose or complete come off their medication.
After an arduous battle trying to get his novel approach
accepted into the mainstream that resulted in a lot of stress and
disillusionment, in 2010 he was diagnosed with a stress related
illness, ulcerative colitis, that left him housebound for over 10
He was told by doctors and nurses there existed no cure and he
would need to be on medication for the rest of his life. Like his
patients, Niraj suffered from side effects of his medication
to the point he felt completely hopeless and even suicidal. He was
then left with a choice that would be a major turning point in his
life. Test out a new drug or have his colon removed.
He decided to choose option 3, a path not yet known by
conventional medicine. So began his search to learn from people who
had great success with either curing themselves or others from
chronic illness. He learned a combination of natural treatments
including Ayurvedic practices, and dietary recommendations from
Paleo and SCD. He studied healing methods through meditation, yoga
and mind power techniques like self hypnosis and NLP. He even
discovered the powerful techniques of sound and music therapy as
tools for reducing stress and promoting self healing.
Niraj finally broke free from the burdens of his illness,
without medication. The experience of illness has allowed him to
completely reinvent his life and discover a new passion for helping
others to do the same. His speciality is helping people recover,
prevent or reduce the dependency for longterm medication for the
metabolic diseases of diabetes, heart disease and obesity and
auto-immune disease where stress is an underlining factor in the
Niraj is now a professional musician, holistic health expert and
entrepreneur. He runs several successful websites that help others
who suffer from stress-related, chronic diseases through his
self-composed, captivating meditation music and online courses.
Niraj has composed music for healing centres, spas and therapists
During our discussion, you'll discover:
- Was friends with a world-famous psychic
- "Only one thing worse than bad publicity, and that's no
- Saw a conspicuous link between sugary drinks and metabolic
diseases; doctors weren't aware of it (in 2005 timeframe)
- Frustrated with the "dumbed-down" state of the healthcare
- First published by truththeory.com; Became #1 trending
article on Facebook within a few weeks
- Firms literally pay millions of dollars for the type of
authority the infographic gave Niraj
- Follow up infographic
on Diet Coke was equally successful
-How Niraj used alternative medicine to heal himself of some
serious health issues...16:45
- Very little awareness of the effects of diet to overall health
- Created "Healthy shopping lists" as a pharmacist in the U.K.
(employed by a major pharmacy chain)
- Niraj's boss and biggest supporter left for another job, was
left to fend for himself; his practices were deemed by corporate as
"too controversial" - they watered down everything he said
- Negative emotions/thoughts manifested as physical symptoms;
became very ill (ulcerative colitis)
- Severely depressed; considered suicide (31 years old)
- G.O.D. "Gift of Desperation"
- Met a mentor who encouraged him "You'll get over this and
change the lives of many people"
- Combination of colostrum, breath work, and a change in
-Examples of ayurvedic principles used to heal the
- Efficacious for improving digestive health
- Health of the mother (including mental health) affects the
quality of the colostrum
- Cow colostrum translates perfectly to humans (produces 4x the
amount a calf needs)
- Proper dosages:
- You need whole fat colostrum
- Big doses in the beginning (2-3 heaping tablespoons)
- Take it raw
- Use powder (a lot of it is absorbed by the gums)
- Suck it for 5-10 minutes and then swallow it
- Regain emotional balance
- Diet protocols
- Ayurvedic means "balanced"
- Modern medicine not aligned with human nature (scientific
- Ask Lots of questions, "Know thyself..."
- There is no pill for every ill; but there is an ill that
follows every pill
- Most important question: "Do I wake up every day enthusiastic
about a hard day's work?"
- Prof. B. M. Hegde
-A unique breath protocol Naij specializes in
- SOMA is referenced over 50,000 times in the Rig Veda, the
oldest known religious manuscript
- Physical elements:
- amanita muscaria mushrooms
- kush cannabis
- blue lotus (full of DNT)
- Tantra has its roots in SOMA
- Use it purposefully, for therapeutic purposes; don't use it
recreationally or habitually
- Hatha yoga incorporates breath work
- We can "wake up" the internal pharmacy. We have everything that
might be prescribed to us with in us; breath work releases it
-Why the medical industry doesn't advocate for SOMA
- "Unconscious capitalism"
- "Cholesterol myth" is good for big business
-A practical example of using breathing to chance one's
-The true intent of yoga and how the "yoga industrial complex"
has twisted it out of context...1:10:40
- Turned it into a fitness or aerobic routine
- Meant as a "route to the divine"
- SOMA Awakening:
- Rhythmic breathing
- kumbhaka breathing (breath retention)
-What it's like to go through Niraj's SOMA
- Bhastrikā, followed by kumbhaka rechaka
- Rhythmic breathing
- Fallacy of a scarcity of oxygen; the opposite is true
- Pranayama means "energy control"
- Body adapts to having less than normal oxygen
- Stimulates production of red blood cells
- Better blood flow to the heart
-The 21 day protocol and webinar Niraj has
- Click here for more info.
-And MUCH more...
Resources from this episode:
-What Happens After Drinking One Can
Of Coke (and here's the one for Diet
-Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry's
Playbook and Reclaim Your Health
-The Renegade Colostrum that Niraj
uses and discusses in podcast
-The Age Of Aging Documentary Ben
-Ayurveda Over Western Medicines | Dr. B.M
HEGDE | TEDxMITE
-Essential Oil Wizardy for Blue
-Study: Effects of Cold Exposure and Breathing Techniques on
-My interview with Patrick McKeown on
-Soma Breathwork 21 Day Protocol - use code BEN for
-SOMA Awakening Breathwork Meditation Webinar - this
is completely free
-SOMA Breathwork Instructor Training - use code
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-Prof. B. M. Hegde
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