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An Ayurvedic Look At The Carnivore Diet
Episode 14518th August 2022 • Spartan Mind Strength • Vie Binga & Tim Ganley
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Episode Topics

  • Modern day Ayurveda is not real Ayurveda as written by Charaka
  • Charaka is the original Ayurvedic physician and the author of traditional Ayurveda
  • Charaka would have a steak with Shawn Baker (one of the main proponents of the carnivore diet)
  • Chapter 9, verse 4 of Charaka Samhita says: "Health is known as happiness while disorder is unhappiness. "
  • If you are unhappy, you are sick according to Charaka
  • Charaka Samhita says the sicker you are, the more cooked meat you should be eating
  • Ayurveda was not written by yogis looking for enlightenment
  • The rishis who composed Ayurveda wanted to thrive
  • The "bible" of modern day's yoga, the Patanjali Sutras is a lot newer than traditional Ayurveda
  • For long term thriving, Charaka advocates maintaining a dynamic balance in everything we do
  • The term that is repeatedly used by Charaka is "equilibrium"
  • Equilibrium of our doshas, dhatus (tissues) and digestive fire
  • As humans, we are not meant to sustain extremes for a long period of time
  • As humans, we are meant to always adapt in order to maintain an equilibrium that allows "flow"
  • If we are not careful, when we try to remove ourselves from one extreme situation, we create its opposite extreme situation
  • The carnivore diet is an ayurvedic diet
  • Veganism and vegetarianism are not ayurvedic diets
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  • May we all be well, adapt and thrive! - Tim and Vie

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