a Talk on Ayurveda by Darshana Thacker
What is Vegan Diet? <ul><li>A vegan diet is that which does not use any animal product (meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dai...
AYURVEDA <ul><li>Ayurveda medicine follows the principles of health and prevention of diseases with the aid of intensive k...
Divisions in Ayurveda <ul><li>There are 3 body constitutions (doshas)  </li></ul><ul><li>Vata (air) </li></ul><ul><li>Pita...
Taste (rasa) <ul><li>There are six tastes - sweet, sour, salt, bitter, pungent and astringent.  </li></ul>
Qualities (gunas) Vata Dryness, cold, rough, light, subtle and movement. Primary is cold Pita Sticky, deep, hot, light, ba...
A well-balanced Ayurvedic diet has a lot of variety
Vegan Diet <ul><li>Three main reasons to choose a vegan diet: </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical </li></ul...
HEALTH <ul><li>The modern man is facing an epidemic of chronic diseases and there is a constant search to find a cure and ...
Many of the health risks of meat,  dairy and poultry. <ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>High Cho...
Diabetes <ul><li>Diabetes is increasing in India at an epidemic rate </li></ul><ul><li>India is believed to have the highe...
Cancer <ul><li>The World Health Organization has determined that dietary factors account for at least 30 percent of all ca...
Many of the health risks of meat,  dairy and poultry. <ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>High Cho...
Where do you get your protein? <ul><li>Sources of Protein </li></ul>100 gm Soya 36.49 100 gm Mug beans 23.86 100 gm Masoor...
The Ethical Reason
The Environmental Reason <ul><li>Deforestation  </li></ul><ul><li>Unsustainable pressure on land </li></ul><ul><li>Harmful...
The Environmental Reason Deforestation   Water waste due to animal waste
Ayurvedic Vegan Food uses a variety of natural ingredients Fruits Vegetables Nuts Seed Grains
 
Suggested reading on Ayurveda and Veganism <ul><li>Veganism </li></ul><ul><li>The China Study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By T. ...
 
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  1. 1. a Talk on Ayurveda by Darshana Thacker
  2. 2. What is Vegan Diet? <ul><li>A vegan diet is that which does not use any animal product (meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy) and any by-products derived from them. Many people turn to a vegan lifestyle for better health, ethical and environmental reasons. </li></ul>
  3. 3. AYURVEDA <ul><li>Ayurveda medicine follows the principles of health and prevention of diseases with the aid of intensive knowledge and study of physiology, pathology, different diseases, and their treatments with diet, herbs remedies, cleansing therapies, exercise, meditation. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Divisions in Ayurveda <ul><li>There are 3 body constitutions (doshas) </li></ul><ul><li>Vata (air) </li></ul><ul><li>Pita (fire) </li></ul><ul><li>Kapha (earth) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Taste (rasa) <ul><li>There are six tastes - sweet, sour, salt, bitter, pungent and astringent. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Qualities (gunas) Vata Dryness, cold, rough, light, subtle and movement. Primary is cold Pita Sticky, deep, hot, light, bad odorous, free flowing and liquid. Primary is hot. Kapha Sticky, cold, heavy, smooth, slimy and static. Primary is cold.
  7. 7. A well-balanced Ayurvedic diet has a lot of variety
  8. 8. Vegan Diet <ul><li>Three main reasons to choose a vegan diet: </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul>
  9. 9. HEALTH <ul><li>The modern man is facing an epidemic of chronic diseases and there is a constant search to find a cure and a preventive measure for these diseases. </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity etc. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the World Health Organization - Overall, 2.7 million deaths are attributable to low fruit and vegetable intake. </li></ul><ul><li>How does a vegan diet help YOU! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Many of the health risks of meat, dairy and poultry. <ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>High Cholesterol </li></ul><ul><li>Heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>High Blood Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Obesity </li></ul><ul><li>Hormonal disease </li></ul>
  11. 11. Diabetes <ul><li>Diabetes is increasing in India at an epidemic rate </li></ul><ul><li>India is believed to have the highest number of diabetics in the world, as high as 20 million. </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid increase in weigh, obesity and lack of exercise are the main causes </li></ul>
  12. 12. Cancer <ul><li>The World Health Organization has determined that dietary factors account for at least 30 percent of all cancers in Western countries and up to 20 percent in developing countries </li></ul>
  13. 13. Many of the health risks of meat, dairy and poultry. <ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>High Cholesterol </li></ul><ul><li>Heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>High Blood Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Obesity </li></ul><ul><li>Hormonal disease </li></ul>
  14. 14. Where do you get your protein? <ul><li>Sources of Protein </li></ul>100 gm Soya 36.49 100 gm Mug beans 23.86 100 gm Masoor (Lentil) 26 110 gm Chicken 28 110 gm Lamb 30 100 gm Eggs 12.6 110 gm Fish 20-25
  15. 15. The Ethical Reason
  16. 16. The Environmental Reason <ul><li>Deforestation </li></ul><ul><li>Unsustainable pressure on land </li></ul><ul><li>Harmful impact from the manufacture of pesticide, herbicide and fertilizers </li></ul><ul><li>Unsustainable use of water including groundwater extraction </li></ul><ul><li>Pollution of soil, water and air from fertilizers and from manure </li></ul><ul><li>Land degradation </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of biodiversity due to single crop farming for feed crop. </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Environmental Reason Deforestation Water waste due to animal waste
  18. 18. Ayurvedic Vegan Food uses a variety of natural ingredients Fruits Vegetables Nuts Seed Grains
  19. 20. Suggested reading on Ayurveda and Veganism <ul><li>Veganism </li></ul><ul><li>The China Study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By T. Colin Campbell PhD. & Thomas M. Campbell </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by Eric Schlosser </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mad Cowboy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by Howard Lyman </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Being Vegan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by By Joanne Stepaniak </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by Dr. Neal D. Barnard, MD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dr. John McDougall's Digestive Tune-up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.drmcdougall.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ayurveda </li></ul><ul><li>The Ayurvedic Diet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By Dennis Thompson </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ayurveda - A Life of Balance: The Complete Guide to Ayurvedic Nutrition & Body Types with Recipes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By Maya Tiwari </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ayurveda: Science of Self-Healing: A Practical Guide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By Vasant D. Lad </li></ul></ul><ul><li>&quot;The Complete Illustrated Guide To Ayurveda&quot; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By Gopi Warrier & Deepika Gunawant, MD </li></ul></ul>
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