In this episode Holly Skodis interviews Dr. Gabriel Cousens about how veganism and a raw, live, vegan diet plays a role in the process of spiritual enlightenment and health. Dr. Cousens discusses how eating meat and dairy are in conflict with the eight limbs of yoga and how our choices have led us to the world we live in today.
Gabriel Cousens, the “liberated vegan from Eden”, is the author of thirteen internationally acclaimed books including Spiritual Nutrition and Creating Peace by Being Peace. Known worldwide as a spiritual teacher and the leading expert in live, plant-source nutrition, Dr. Cousens functions as a holistic physician, psychiatrist, family therapist, and cutting-edge researcher on healing diabetes naturally. He holds an M.D. from Columbia Medical School, a doctorate in homeopathy, and diplomas in Ayurveda, and holistic medicine. His multicultural background as an ordained rabbi, an acknowledged yogi, and a four-year Native American Sundancer, adds insight to his “whole-person enlightenment” teachings. Dr. Cousens is the founder and director of the Tree of Life Foundation.
Books discussed in this episode:
Conscious Eating by Gabriel Cousens, MD
Spiritual Nutrition: Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini
Notes: It was brought to my attention by a listener that Dr. Gabriel Cousens uses raw honey and bee pollen. While this is not discussed in this episode, I do want to acknowledge that this is in conflict with strict veganism. He addresses this topic in http://treeoflifecenterus.com/the-art-of-live-food-preparation/