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Episode 79

First aired June 13, 2018

Why do we love some animals and eat others? Reflections from those growing up in traditionally meat eating cultures.

Plant based diet v/s meat-based diet has become an important topic of discussion in today’s world. While there are health reasons and environmental reasons to consider, there is another important aspect we seem to leave out of our discussion, which is  how meat is prepared, where it is sourced, how the animal gets killed before it ends up looking lovely in nicely packaged supermarket aisles. In this conversation Dr.Vijay Murthy discusses with Sue Clark and Tomaz Mueller, who share their experience of growing up in predominantly meat eating families. They both are non-judgemental in their view towards meat eaters and yet have resisted eating meat growing up and Sue has remained a vegetarian throughout her life. Sue’s experience of working at a butcher and supermarket as a young adult firmed up her emotions on why she can’t eat meat. While Sue prepares meat for her son, she shares her honest views about why people think they can eat a pig and yet find it impossible to believe that some cultures kill dogs for food. Tomaz shears his journey through changing nutritional practices thorough his life  and how various factors have shaped his dietary beliefs. In this very honest conversation, many sensitive aspects around animals as food is discussed. This conversation may change your opinion about food all together. 

About our Guests

Sue Clark is a former director of a sports equipment company in the UK and currently a health promoter with interest in nutrition and lifestyle approaches to health and wellbeing. 

Tomaz Mueller is a wellbeing artist. He is an experienced complementary medicine practitioner and internationally known health educator in Ayurveda, a traditional system of Indian medicine. Thomaz has a special interest in Mind-Body- Medicine and quantum healing. He is a director of Ayuwave Ltd, a natural health clinic based in London. Thomaz is the author of ‘The Natural Health Matrix- Eastern Wisdom for Western Minds’. Tomaz embarked on the journey of healing from the age of 18 studying Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation in Hollnad. He utilises his vast educational and practice experience over the last two decades from his training in India, New Zealand, Germany and Holland. He has a Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine from New Zealand and Yoga teacher training from India. He has also been trained in the subtler aspects of Vedic Science at the Maharishi Vedic University in Holland (1988-1999).

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