It was a proud moment as The Navhind Times celebrated its 75th workshop on Sunday, November 3 at Dempo House, Panaji. Since its inception in 2011, these workshops have become a regular feature and are organised once a month. The workshop which are usually held on a Sunday have no fee involved thus making it possible for everyone to attend.

On Sunday, ‘Become healthy or extinct’, a workshop on reversing chronic illnesses with integrated natural therapy was conducted by engineer, therapist and alchemist, Darryl D’Souza. People from all walks of life attended and the senior-most participant was a 93-year old lady from Aldona who was accompanied by her sons and sister.

“Till 50 years ago chronic illnesses were not seen till the age of 50 years. But if you look at averages in the world today, you will see them manifesting even at the age of 35 years“, stated D’Souza as he commenced the session. He then recounted how the 14-years of ill-health he suffered led him to the world of medicine, alternative health therapy and metaphysics of the human body. “My physical trauma during those years got so intense, that I even planned suicide,” he added.

Recounting his journey from wellness to sickness and back to wellness, he stated shocking facts that we usually turn a blind eye to. “It is we who make our bodies age and sick with wrong habits, foods, substances, materials and environment! If we stop doing wrong things, we can prevent sickness,” he said emphatically. Listing the common foods that make us sick like milk, sugar, sea-salt, rice, wheat, processed oil and microwaved food, he stated that the general public have a wrong notion about these foods and hence their usage is perpetuated.

On the topic of milk, he said, “We drink it only because we are forced to, by our doctors, milk manufacturers and half educated teachers of nutrition. Children above the age of 4 hate the smell and taste of milk, hence milk powders like Complan, Bournvita, Horlicks and so many different milk shakes were invented.” Debunking the common myths, he gave alternative sources of calcium, namely -broccoli, soy milk, oranges, etc.

He spoke at length on each of the above-mentioned foods and also on alkaline and acidic foods. His insights into using earthenware, cast-iron and stainless steel instead of aluminium for cooking were also an eye-opener. Participants had many questions and doubts which he answered and clarified accordingly.

Stressing on the consumption of fruits, raw vegetables, millets, sorghum, sprouts, etcetera, he said, “Eat fresh and organic. Pay the farmer now or pharma later.


A very good and informative session. It taught me not just about the right food for a healthy life but also gave good knowledge about acupressure points.

Sharmila Shirodkar

Most inspiring workshop i have ever attended in my life. Thank you Darryl for sharing your experiences with us.

Vibhavari Shirodkar

The workshop was indeed an eye-opener!!! Living healthy is afterall is not difficult. Its possible! Its easy!

Fatima Shaikh

It was informative and sceintefic.Darryl spoke to us something we knew but didn’t realise.

Archana Nagvekar

Extremely mind blowing . we need more Darryl D`Souzas to heal not only ourselves but our planet earth.

Varenka D’Souza

A very nice programme organised by Navhind times.

Vinay Rodrigues

Informative session with Darryl.

Cyril Rebello

The workshop was informative and motivating .It helped me understand the various causes of various diseases.

Samaresh Naik

A beautiful session and i hope you have another one with Darryl.

Maria Simoes

Excellent workshop. It will help me change my lifestyle and that of my family for better health and future.

Manguesh Naik

Very useful, informative and inspiring talk would love to attend such workshops in the near future.

G. Gangam

Very informative and enlightening.

Margaret Monteiro

Thank you Darryl for giving us a deep insight into the whys and how of healing through natural therapy.

Myra Shetkar

Excellent educative messages for a healthy diet, healthy living and healthy generation without medicines.

Geeta Mangeshkar

Health is the new wealth. Thanks to Darryl D’souza for his pioneering work on healthy living.

Anny Gomes

Thank you Navhind Times for arranging Darryl Dsouzas talk that gave us a deep insight into holistic healing. Avoiding certains foods that we consume daily will keep us in better health.i learnt5 a lot and now need to practice it.

Marina Albuquerque

Excellent workshop Keep it up.

S K Jalkar

The session was very beneficial.

Abdul Rauf

Very informative and well structured workshop.

Astrid Vas

Very informative and useful.

Vandana Arvind

Very Inspiring talk that helped to create awareness and knowledge about the importance of health.

David Ferrao

Holistic approach to health is what i appreciated with goof knowledge of physiology will work wonders. Good job.

Doctor Karande

Lots of misconceptions were cleared looking forward to changing my food habits and living a healthy and happy life.

Dhaval Mehta