How To Spot The Raw Food Snake Oil Salesman

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How To Spot The Raw Food Snake Oil Salesman

 

Have you ever heard of the term “Snake Oil Salesmen”?

It is a term that is broadly used to describe a con man selling a scam product.  But the term has a real origin.

This concept originated in the US many years ago.  It is said that Chinese immigrants had a salve made using snake oil that helped with aching joints.  Whether this is true or not we can’t be sure.

But the idea of selling snake oil as a cure-all sprung from this story.  Con men started to put on elaborate shows at fairs and markets to sell the product, sometimes involving a demonstration of how they killed the snake and added it to boiling water to extract the oil.

These elaborate sales presentations worked remarkably well and many people were bilked out of their hard earned cash to buy a worthless product that had never been found to be effective in curing anything.

Though snake oil is no longer sold, the same process is used to sell modern products that are just as ineffective.

There is a particular sales pitch that is as old as the hills and has worked for at least 100 years, if not longer.  Using this style of presentation, numerous supplements, herbs, gimmicks and other ineffective solutions have been sold...and many people have become rich off the back of the ignorance of the audience.

This fraud was well known as far back as the 1960s and was documented in a film called “The Health Fraud” which was put together by the US department of health.

I came across this video on Youtube and could not believe what I saw.  it showed examples of fraud in the health industry and what I was most amazed by was that the sales pitch used was almost exactly the same as things we still hear today.

The presentation starts by instilling fear in people.  They will say:

– the food no longer has enough nutrition
– the soils are depleted
 the foods are full of chemicals and deadly pesticides

The insinuation is that a person’s bad health is not their fault.  No, it is the fault of the farmer…the government…the scientists!

The only solution, is to consume supplements…and it just so happens I have some right here…..

You can view the whole video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDsBBGG0LhI

(by the way, this is my personal youtube channel if you wish to subscribe to it)

What frustrates me, is that many people have bought into these ideas.  They have heard them so often that they assume that there is truth to these statements.

But what is the reality around the level of nutrition in our food?

Luckily, the government conducts ongoing surveys to make sure the nutrient content of the food we are eating is not changing significantly. Here is what a recent report has to say:

“These results are broadly similar to existing data held. There is no evidence of major changes in the nutrient content of fruit and vegetables based on this survey and any changes are unlikely to be nutritionally significant in a varied diet”

 Nutrient Analysis Of Fruit and Vegetables: Summary Report, Department of Health (UK)

So when we hear someone telling us that the food we eat no longer has enough nutrition, first check out whether they are looking to sell supplements or nutrient testing services.

The truth is there is very little need to have fear about the nutrition you are getting when eating fruits and vegetables.  You are eating the best and healthiest foods it is possible to consume.  

And thanks to the modern day food supply, diseases of deficiency have basically vanished.

If you do suspect you have a deficiency, it is best to seek help from a doctor who will be able to arrange the required testing for you.  This is important as your deficiency may not be to do with the food you eat but could represent something else going on in your body.

A raw food guru would not be able to tell you that.  But some will have some superfoods or a herbal remedy to sell you.

If you are looking for those products or testing, UK Fruitfest is unable to help you.  But if you are looking for world class education provided by the most well known and respected raw food leaders, food provided by the best raw vegan chef in the world and an amazing community of people to share it with, we have the event for you.

If you want to join us, the best time to register is now.  A price hike is coming very soon.

Register here: http://www.fruitfest.co.uk/registration

 

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Love Fruit Podcast Episode 9 – Interview with Ellen Livingston

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“Then in 2002, I learned of a natural, uncooked diet of fresh fruits and vegetables. After nearly 20 years of nutrition study, and as many years of suffering, the first book I read about a raw diet gave me the biggest “aha” moments of my life . . . I knew I had found some real answers, some core truths I was seeking. The very next day I adopted a raw vegan diet, and I have never turned back because I love the benefits so much.”

– Ellen Livingston

In this interview we speak to author, coach and speaker Ellen Livingston about her journey to a raw vegan diet. In particular she speaks about the importance of her spiritual journey and the connection between this and her health.

Ellen runs retreats and communities focused around raw foods, yoga and a healthier way of life. She has been a key speaker at the Woodstock Fruit Festival since it’s inception.

Check out this episode an our other episodes today.

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The Love Fruit Podcast Episode #5 – The Raw Viking- Robert Rehnmark

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In this episode of the Love Fruit podcast we are joined by the Raw Viking, Rob Rehmark.

Rob has been on a vegan and raw vegan diet for many years and made his transition through following his own path. He has attended many fruit festivals around the world and inspired others with his videos on his Raw Viking page.

He now intends on moving to Ecuador to build his own fruitful paradise. I think you will enjoy this episode and Rob’s ideas a lot.

Find more about Rob here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-fpi1fdycaj8SVJ7Zg6i_A

And hear more episodes of the Love Fruit Podcast here:

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How Many Calories On A Raw Vegan Diet?

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Spoil Your Appetite With Fruit – Video With Dr Doug Graham

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Have you ever wondered why desert has to be served after a big meal?

Why is our desire for food not completely satisfied by our meal?

Dr Doug Graham speaks about this concept in this video.

Generally, people do not eat enough volume or enough simple carbohydrate to truly spoil their appetite…leaving them snacking all day long or eating sweets after every meal.

This is because we are designed for consuming fruit. A larger volume of food and a food full of instant fuel from the sugars that are in fruit.

To truly feel a sense of satisfaction, learn to eat enough fruit!

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Jesse Bogdanovich’s Amazing Raw Food Healing Journey

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Jesse Bogdanovich came to UK Fruitfest in 2016. He shared with us his story of healing on a raw food diet.

He made a truly amazing recovery and we are so glad he was at the festival to share his story with us.

The raw vegan diet has the power to change your life. Some people recover their health, some people find new purpose in life, others fall in love with nature or fitness.

It is a truly epic adventure. Once you are on the path you will never look back!

#fruitarian #rawvegan #rawfood #ukfruitfest #fruitfest

UK Fruitfest takes place from the 21st to the 28th of July 2019. The venue is Croft Farm Waterpark Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Book now: http://www.fruitfest.co.uk/registration

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The Golden Age And The Fall Of Mankind – Video With Tony Wright

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Tony Wright joined us in 2016. He is the author of the books “Left In The Dark” and “Return To The Brain Of Eden”

Tony is the unofficial world record holder for the most days and nights spent without sleep, which shows his dedication to try to unlock the secrets of the human brain.

Could the move away from our natural diet of fruit have done more than just impacted the health of our body? Could it have affected the evolution of our brain?

Has our brain devolved? Did we once have abilities and function that we only now get glimpses of?

Read his books to learn more.

 

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The Subconscious Mind And The Conscious Mind – Ted Carr

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Understanding your mind and how to use it will help you make changes in your life.

Visualising the result you want, feeling it, believing it is coming will help bring you into alignment with your goals.

Ted Carr will be back at Fruitfest this year to teach more on these subjects and more.

Please share this video if you liked it! Like our page to see more.

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UK Fruitfest takes place from the 21st to the 28th of July 2019. The venue is Croft Farm Waterpark. Tewkesbury Gloucestershire.

 

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Health Is Like A Wagon Wheel – Professor Rozalind Graham (Video)

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Health Is Like A Wagon Wheel – Professor Rozalind Graham (Video)

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(VIDEO) Detox Truth With Dr Doug Graham

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(VIDEO) Detox Truth With Dr Doug Graham

 

 

In the raw food community, a lot of misinformation has been spread over the years.  One of the main people that has worked to clear up some of these misguided ideas is Dr Doug Graham.

We often hear people talk about “detoxing” about “cleansing” about getting rid of the toxins and junk inside them.  In this video, Dr Graham points out that we can never rid ourselves fully of toxaemia.  But if our level of toxaemia is below the toleration level then symptons will not arise.

Feel free to share a comment on the video and share it with others.  You can find more about Dr Doug Graham at foodnsport.com or you search for the articles and videos with him on this site.

 

 

 

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