Intraplanetary

Eating meat is sacred and spiritual

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17 minutes ago, Village said:

'm already familiar with this study as well as many others about the Inui. If you look at the details, all they show is how much the introduction of Western foods degraded their health, which used to be excellent beforehand (read Dr. Weston Price's research for example).

I think we will agree that the Western diet is the worst possible diet on the planet and what wherever place you come from it will make it worse. 

I have never taken deep dive into Inui diet but found this piece where they explored few mummies from the 16th century and despite being very young had a progressive arterial plaque. Now they don't mention too much but this could be something you could relate to as "traditional inui diet". Small sample I know but it shows something https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6991216/ 

Weston Price is commonly referred to as almighty researcher but we have many other who have proven benefits of more plant-based dominated diets in their own research such as Natan Prittikin or Dean Ornish. 

 

 


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22 minutes ago, Village said:

I'm already familiar with this study as well as many others about the Inui. If you look at the details, all they show is how much the introduction of Western foods degraded their health, which used to be excellent beforehand (read Dr. Weston Price's research for example).

While I'm not an expert in the literature I know that Weston Price is a very controversial figure. He has been criticized for his superficial research and drawing overly simplistic conclusions from it. I wouldn't reject the current scientific consensus based on this guy.


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On 18/10/2020 at 11:16 AM, Tangerinedream said:

It is just so ingrained in peoples cultures to eat meat,

it's not cultural to eat meat. Humans survived thrived and celebrated meat for hundreds of thousands of years. A plant-based diet is evolutionary inconsistent as much as you care for animals, humans will never adopt to eating plants.

We'll find systematic solutions to regenerative farming which is holistic; it supports the whole ecosystem. 

On 18/10/2020 at 11:16 AM, Tangerinedream said:

The poorer people are stuck at the bottom and only being able to afford the cheapest meats

Have you ever thought about calories? poor people have much more chances to survive eating meat than plant-based food. It's hard to eat enough plants to be physically active. Plant diet requires an enormous amount of planning, investing in a crazy amount of supplements to ensure that body gets all it needs. Only wealthy people can do this. Plant-based diet is EXPENSIVE. I was vegan for 8 months I spent a fortune because I was planning, cooking, supplementing, etc and still end up losing my period and iron deficient.  -- hell yeh I'll eat meat! I'll eat as my life depends on it! And when I have resources I ensure that the meat i buy is grass-fed and local. 

My physical and mental health is my top priority. this is my base my roots from where all else come. Without it all talk about pursuing spirituality is fruitless. 

I found I'm my best when eating meat and eggs. And those who say it's wrong...give me a break I'm busy cooking ribs! 

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 I know of an enlightened master called Devamrita who ate meat and drank beer as well.  However, at the same time, he was also able to practice  present moment awareness constantly and precisely for six months while working as a pharmacist  to the point that he dissolved all his karma and  became enlightened.

 Nisargadatta Maharaj also ate meat.


These masters were blessed with excellent powers of application and this is why they were able to attain enlightenment. Application and completion makes the impossible possible. This power of application came from the daily practice of their careers or profession as a pharmacist and businessman which demanded diligence and precision.


That said, vegetarianism and abstinence from intoxicants aids the spiritual process. I have noted that most quality meditators were vegetarians or abstained from meat.

 

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