In the ancient Indian Vedic Literature, there is a simple but
powerful saying: “avert the danger which has not yet come.” Recently my
wife and I went through our own averting process at the Optimum Health
Institute (OHI) in San Diego. The OHI program consists of three
week-long sessions teaching ancient spiritual disciplines that promote
healing. Participants learn to purify and detoxify the body with diet,
fasting, cleansing and exercise, how to quiet the mind with journaling
and meditation, and how to strengthen the spirit with study, prayer and
celebration. In a safe and sacred environment promoting faith, love and
hope, people experience God’s presence in the healing of themselves and
At OHI, they believe that purification and healing start with the
body first, then the mind, and then the soul. They have intelligently
and diligently designed a structured routine that visitors follow. Free
from outside distractions, the OHI visitor is surrounded by people with
the same intentions as theirs in a beautiful campus with an organic
garden. Increased levels of inner peace and clarity come with this
routine and these surroundings. All of this is provided at an affordable
The routine is simple. First the body is purified with a raw,
organic, vegetarian diet in preparation for a juice fast, colon
cleansing, lymphatic exercises and the consumption of wheat grass juice.
The mind is also detoxified and quieted through classes that teach how
to reach the alpha level and release negative emotions. While I was
there, I witnessed powerful awakenings in people. Individuals accessed
their inner resources in order to take a stand for what was most
important in their lives.
One of the main components of the OHI program is wheat grass
juice. Wheat grass is considered to be the most alkalizing plant on
earth. Animals know this by instinct. Usually when animals get sick,
they eat grass to detoxify their bodies. At OHI, participants have
unlimited twenty four-hour access to the wheat grass juicing room and
can drink as much as they want. Staff members plant organic wheat grass
on the campus and visitors learn how to juice themselves. I must say it
does not taste very pleasant but the benefits are priceless. My wife had
a very tiny growth on her skin that the doctor said was cancerous. She
was informed that she needed a small operation to get rid of it. Someone
recommended that she put wheat grass pulps on it which she did
consistantly. After a week, the growth was totally gone and it never
The second main component of the program is colon cleansing. You
will need to apply enemas to yourself during your stay at OHI. You can
also choose to get a colonic like I did. My experience with my colonic
therapist was the highlight of my experience at OHI—and most inspiring.
The therapist was one of the most peaceful and enlightened human beings I
have ever met; she was vibrantly healthy and profoundly content. She
told me that she has been able to maintain a healthy lifestyle and
mental well-being with a raw food diet, regular intake of wheat grass
juice, and monthly colonics for over five years. Now she only needs four
to five hours of sleep. Don’t you want to wake up totally rested after a
few hours and have more time during the day to enjoy your life? I do!
According to her, the average person has at least ten pounds of excess
toxins in their colon, which prevents the complete digestion and
absorption of the food we eat. What happens most of the time is that we
may feel full after we eat, but we are not getting the energy and
necessary vitamins and minerals out of our food. This is one of the main
reasons that some people feel chronically fatigued. The therapist also
told me that it may take up to ten colonics to totally clean a person’s
colon, depending on how much the person weights. As a by-product of
colon cleansing, most people loose pounds of access weight.
The Optimum Health Institute began as a way for individuals to
learn “God-centered mental techniques for healing the whole person.” It
has been around for over three decades yet many people have never heard
about it before. OHI does not do any marketing or advertising.
Individuals come to their facility mainly through word of mouth. At the
end of the 3-weeks long program, my wife and I were buzzing with energy
and joy. I believe that this is the natural human condition that we all
can experience on an on-going basis. Happiness can come from life itself
without any outside source for its cause—if we only make room for it to
It amazes me that most of us take better care of our vehicles
than our physical bodies. We know that if we do not change the oil and
do not perform regular maintenance on our car, the engine will burn out
sooner or later. The human body, which is a much more complicated system
than a car, requires even greater levels of maintenance. Health
consciousness is one of my core values and I have been exploring many
different kinds of alternative health systems and programs throughout my
life. Without a doubt, the OHI program is one of the best. It produces
miraculous, real-world results.
I am a big believer of maintaining crystal clarity coupled with
unshakable certainty to live an impeccable life. This way of being
requires constant effort in getting rid of clutter in order to bring
oneself into a higher order on all levels: body, mind, and spirit.
Needless to say, without sound health and abundance of energy, realizing
one’s destiny is only a dream. Prevention is the key. It is possible to
avert the danger which has not yet come. My wife and I can’t wait to go
back to OHI.
For more information, visit www.optimumhealth.org.
Koray Ozturk is an Inner Conflict Resolution. He assists individuals to
see their own greatness and live with honor as a result of resolving
their inner conflicts with themselves and the world. Contact him at email@example.com.