Episode 145

An Ayurvedic Look At The Carnivore Diet

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
  • Email us your feedback and any questions you may have at: ask.tim.and.vie@gmail.com
  • May we all be well, adapt and thrive! - Tim and Vie

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Tim and Vie

- Vie Binga - a former mathematician and computer scientist is a lifestyle entrepreneur, outdoor adventurer, author and global teacher of Paleo Āyurveda™, Spartan Yoga™ and Spartan Mind Strength™ which include Meditation, Breathwork, Spartan Fitness™, and Power Yin™. She loves to biohack blending science and nature, to enhance physical and mental performance, sharing her findings with others.

She believes that high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution will always make an impact in people’s lives and the world.

When she is not teaching or writing, she can be found rock climbing, surfing, whitewater kayaking or scuba diving.

- Tim Ganley - a former law enforcement officer and SWAT Leader/Trainer is a lifestyle entrepreneur, outdoor adventurer, author and global teacher of Meditation, Breathwork, Spartan Fitness™, Power Yin™, and Conscious Business.

He loves experimenting with disciplines that lead to physical and mental strength and endurance.

He believes that if people learn about the state of flow and practice building their life around it, the world will be much happier.

When he is not teaching or designing new programs, he can be found doing the same shit Vie is doing.