90. Peter Csere – Founder Of Terra Frutis And Fruit Haven Eco Villages

Peter Csere is the co founder of the Terra Frutis eco village and the Fruit Haven eco village. Both of these are vegan and fruit based communities based in Ecuador. He is also helps to run the Amazon Fruit Festival that takes place in January each year.

Check out http://www.terrafrutis.com or http://www.fruithaven.org for information about the communities.

For information about Amazon Fruit Fest go here:
https://www.amazonfruitfestival.com/

Or you can message Peter at peter.csere@protonmail.com

Peter’s personal website: http://www.yourbrainonfruit.com

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00:00 Introduction

02:36 Did you grow up with permaculture or veganism in your background?

04:08 When did you start making changes to your diet and lifestyle?

05:09 Where you originally looking into veganism or other diets also?

06:38 When did you start to go towards a vegan diet?

07:17 Did you learn about raw veganism quickly after going vegan?

08:18 How did you find out about 30BananasADay.Com and how did you get involved?

10:17 Did you notice a difference between raw vegan and vegan?

11:11 Many people were thrown off of 30BAD, what did you think about what when on in that website?

12:44 Was it on 30BAD that you had the original conversations about trying to buy land and growing fruit?

13:41 How did Terra Frutis come about?

15:57 A lot of intentional communities do not last. What have been the challenges of creating this community and how did you overcome them?

18:12 Many people would think you can just find land, invite people and everything will work out. What is the reality?

19:39 Tell us more about this part of the world…

21:30 Let’s talk about some of the wild life in this area

22:29 How many trees and types of fruit do you have growing here?

24:19 How can people find out more about Terra Frutis and Fruit Haven and find out more?

25:35 A warning for those who are investing into buying land in intentional communities

26:25 What is the difference between Terra Frutis and Fruit Haven?

28:15 What are the benefits to living here and living in community like this?

28:57 Are there any downsides to living here?

29:48 Do you feel there are psychological benefits to living in nature and around fruit trees?

30:42 How did the Amazon Fruit Fest start?

33:32 What do the activities of the festival include?

34:40 Is the festival a good way to visit for those who may wish to purchase land?

35:23 Tell us about the realities of buying a plot here and developing it

37:35 Tell us about your own piece of land and what you have done with it

38:35 For people considering coming here, what type of comomon principles that will they have to fit in with?

39:23 What are your plans for the future?

40:30 How can people contact you or the communities?

87. Lena Ropp – Founder Of @PureVeganFood

Lena Ropp is a Founder of PureVeganFood, a health & wellness brand that advocates nourishment for the mind, body, and soul by living life at the highest vibrations. Lena is a Plant-Based Chef, Recipe Developer, Food Stylist, Healthy Living Educator, Author, and Social media influencer based in Encinitas, California.

Lena creates daily delicious, high vibe plant-based meals and desserts by using the purest, wholesome ingredients and is passionate about spreading awareness for the beauty of a plant-based lifestyle.

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86. Frank Huarcaya- Fruit Based Entrepreneur

In his own words, Frank says:

“Hi everyone its Frank. Ive been fruit based for 8 years. Elimated my acne, and gained a sense of purpose through eating primarily fruit.

Currently I am practicing other aspects that also make up our overall health. Such as discilpline, positive routines, wealth attraction, etc.

I post regularly on IG @Fruitful.Vida”

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63. Jonas Sunshine Callewaert Interview

Welcome to another episode of the Love Fruit Podcast.

Jonas Sunshine Callewaert lives in Arizona and was raised for a short while on a raw vegan diet. His mother was a follower of Ann Wigmore and was influenced by a couple that running a raw food centre called Temple Beautiful.

Jonas was mostly vegetarian growing up then turned vegan at 20 on the advice of some Rastafarians. He later found out about raw food and the 801010 diet through a chance meeting at a pot luck.

Jonas has been a regular contributor on raw vegan forums for years and has at times been infamous for his volume of contributions and his criticism of those that deviate from what he perceives as the law of nature and natural hygiene.

In Arizona, Jonas forages for fruit and occasionally sells the fruit he finds, especially the dates.

62. Raw Food Legend, Gardener and Juicing Expert John Kohler

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In this episode we speak to John Kohler.

John is a legend in the raw food movement with over 25 years experience of eating a raw vegan diet.

He set up some of the earliest popular raw food websites and has 2 incredibly popular youtube channels: Growing Your Greens and OK Raw.

In this interview you will hear about the extreme health challenge that led John to investigation how to boost his immune system. This eventually led him to the raw foods diet.

You will also hear about how John has his own unique ideas and opinions about this lifestyle. He also mentions the controversy surrounding his departure from the Woodstock Fruit Festival.

Grant Campbell – Love Fruit Podcast Interview

Grant Campbell has played a big part in the Fruit Festival movement.

He was an original pioneer of the Woodstock Fruit Festival, as well as being a featured speaker at the Canada Fruitfest, the Danish Fresh Food Festival and the Slovenian Fruits and Health Festival.

He has spoken at the UK Fruitfest Festival every year since the beginning.

Each year he runs the Thailand Adventure Retreat in Chantaburi, Thailand. Grant lives with passion and purpose and has hosted 100% raw vegan retreats every year since 2007!

Fueled by fruit, Grant has enjoyed completing over 65 ultra marathons including up to 240 km (149 miles) in under 35 hours in minimalist footwear without stopping to sleep.

Grant has also led running camps, teaches running workshops around the world, produces Running Tips and Ultra Marathon Running Tips on his YouTube channel, and authored a book series called ‘Inspired To Run‘.

You can learn more about Grant here: http://www.rawaussieathlete.com

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What Moths Can Teach Us About Our Bad Habits…

As I went for a morning walk today, I came across thousands of dead moths lying on the road. Last night there had been a tremendous rain storm. I imagine many of these moths were caught and drowned in the rain.

The majority of these moths were concentrated under street lamps. I had been thinking about this phenomenon recently. Why are moths so powerfully attracted to our artificial lights? To the point that it can harm them or even lead them to drowning in the rain.

I remembered something from a documentary on this. For millions of years, moths were used to navigated by the light of the stars and the moon. Clearly, moths have no worries of bumping into the moon. But when we created artificial light, this confused the navigation system of the moth which leads them to flying and bumping into our lights.

What is so frustrating, is to see them doing it over and over and over. Why do they never learn? Why do they never break the cycle?

As humans, we think we are much smarter than this. We would identify this problem quickly and break the cycle of repeatedly flying into the light. After all, our brains are much larger than the humble moth.

But are we really much different?

Human beings are just as guilty of getting caught in cycles of behaviour, in negative patterns and bad habits that they struggle to break free from. We see people harm themselves over and over and over. Even when they are aware of the habit and KNOW that it is bad for them, most people struggle to break free.

And so, people are stuck in lifetime habits and addictions. Some of these may just be negative thought patterns. These can harm a person’s potential in life and stop them from trying new things or pushing to achieve a better life.

Or it could be negative relationship habits, in which a person keeps on having the same type of unsupportive and harmful relationships again and again.

But just like the moth, our habits can kill us. People struggle to give up the cigarettes, to cut down on the alcohol and to break free of eating junk foods. At the same time, they struggle with creating new and better habits and often ultimately give up after a few days.

The price to pay for these unbroken bad habits is much higher. Poor diets, cigarettes, alcohol and other addictive substances are not just connected with death. They are also connected with disease and disability during life. Bad diets are connected with obesity, which at it’s most extreme is a form of disability.

Bad habits literally destroy the quality of your life. They destroy the potential of your life and your potential to ultimately life a free and happy life in which you have achieved the dreams and success you want.

If it is time to break these habits, you may need more help than you realise. The vast majority of people are never able to change these deadly habits. Most people don’t even try, the task seems so difficult.

If you have found it hard to make the changes to your lifestyle that you want to make it may be time to work with a coach. Successful people hire coaches to help them make rapid changes in their life and lifestyle. They hire them to keep them accountable and offer clear guidance and advice. They go to them for motivation to stay on the path.

They know that without a coach, their chance of success in changing their lifestyle is very low.

If you feel a bit like a moth, continually caught in a cycle of bad dietary habits maybe it is time for you to break free. I am open to taking on 2 clients right now. If you want to find out if working with me is right for you, please check out further information at this page:

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The journey to a healthier life is tough but it is one that we can walk together. I have walked the path already. I know the pitfalls, I know the obstacles and the I know the best route to avoid them. I have the map and the equipment. Let’s walk together….

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Ronnie Smith
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Is A Fruit Only Diet Dangerous?

Today is my 33rd day on Mango Island. This means I am only eating mangoes at the moment.

This was not a set out plan, but something that naturally evolved and day by day I choose to make a decision to keep going if I am happy with it.

Usually, I don’t recommend that anyone does anything too extreme like a juice fast, juice cleanse or a mono diet as it seems to me that few people that try these things out ever learn to stick to a raw vegan diet that they enjoy over a long period of time.

Many people try fasting, detoxification and cleansing and end up going back to junk food again and going right back to square one.

I am much more interested in creating a lifestyle that is something that people can follow long term.

A mono diet never appealed to me and was not something I aspired to. I do not see it as a “higher level” of healing and detoxification. Nor is it a purer, more natural, more ethical or cleaner diet to me.

Honestly, I believe the key to healing on this lifestyle is to stay to a strict raw diet, salt free, for a long period of time. Rather than doing a 30 day fast or 6 month juice fast. How about you learn to eat this lifestyle and enjoy it to the full first?

But the other thing that makes me want to continue on the mono diet is that it concerns me that more and more people in this movement want to convince people that eating just fruit (for any period of time) is a risky thing to do health wise.

They may be telling you that you must have vegetables for certain nutrients (especially minerals). Even worse, they may be telling you that you need to take supplements as fruits and vegetables both don’t have the nutrition they need any more (using the old soil degradation myth, a fairy story concocted by the supplement industry over 100 years ago).

Many people may also tell you anecdotes of how they “feel better when they eat vegetables”, but that is just an opinion and could be a placebo or nocebo effect (in which the belief that something is unhealthy will make a person convince themselves they don’t feel well)

One person said to me “why do you call it a Fruitfest, when eating just fruit is dangerous”. Firstly, we don’t tell people to eat just fruit, but it seems like it is the food that most people don’t eat enough of.

In the raw food movement eating TOO LITTLE fruit is far more dangerous than eating too little vegetables. In fact a vegetable only diet would most likely be deficient in THE MOST IMPORTANT nutrient of all: calories.

A diet of leafy greens would be so deficient in calories that people would go downhill very quickly on it. The fruits are the true essential part of the raw diet as they supply our body with the calories it requires in the form that it is best suited for.

Human beings are frugivores, our bodies indicate that we are best adapted for a fruit diet. This is the message we must get out there.

The idea that a frugivore should be worried if for a period of time they eat only fruit is silly. When at the same time we see people eating complete junk food diets and never suffering from a mineral or vitamin deficiency.

Where are all the mineral deficiencies? On what diet do they happen? What about all of the vitamin deficiencies that have existed? Universally, these situations happened on diets that had no fruit or limited quantities of fruit. When has their ever been a case of a fruit eating community heading into major dietary deficiency?

People sometimes tell me “I don’t like fruit, I prefer vegetables”

Sorry, but for optimal health you will have to start a new and positive relationship with fruit. Which would be easier if you cut out the vegan ice cream, the chocolate and the sweetened beverages (while at the same time claiming “I don’t have a sweet tooth”)

Fruit is the food we should focus on. Eat other raw vegan foods for enjoyment, but fruit is where you will be getting the far majority of your nutrition.

Let’s stop the fear around fruit. Let’s stop thinking that just because it is sweet and delicious that it can’t also have plenty of nutrition.

Leave a comment below letting me know what you think of this article and share it with someone that might like to read it.

Have a great day!

Ronnie Smith

UK Fruitfest

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Raw vs Cooked With Dr Doug Graham

What is the difference between raw food and cooked food?

More and more, the plant based vegan diet is starting to gain acceptance across the globe. Doctors, nutritionists, athletes and scientists galore and starting to embrace the benefits of a diet that is void of animal products.

High budget films with celebrities and influential figures are sharing this message in a powerful way and the world is starting to wake up to the incredible benefits a person can experience when we get rid of animal products from our diet.

But are we missing something important?

There are many people that still experience health issues when they switch to a vegan diet. Over the last few years a number of high profile vegans have returned to experimenting with animal products. Though many of these people may just be making excuses for wanting to go back to a more common diet, some may have struggled to be comfortable with a cooked vegan diet.

We must always go back to the fundamentals of human anatomy and human nutrition. The healthiest foods, and the most important foods for our health are fruits and vegetables. Of those, fruits are vastly under eaten to the extent that it is estimated that millions of extra people are in hospital each year due to not eating enough fruit to support their health.

For those on a raw diet, there is a big difference between cooked food and raw food. Cooked food is dry, dehydrating, harder to digest and ultimately unsatisfying. We often add stimulants such as salt to cooked food to add the flavour that they lack.

But the most obvious difference to a raw fooder is that cooked foods are tremendously addictive. It is hard to limit cooked food on a raw diet, driving many over the years to commit to 100% raw, where they feel they have more control over their food choices and better and more consistent results in their health.

Others choose to remain eating cooked food as they find it too hard to give up. For many, going raw long term is one of the hardest challenges they ever faced.

In the video above, Dr Doug Graham talks about some of the other issues connected to eating cooked food.

Is a raw vegan diet suitable for everyone?

Is a raw vegan diet suitable for everyone?

Have you ever heard someone say:

“your diet may work for you, but it would not work for me”

It’s frustrating when people buy in to the notion that there is a unique diet for each person.

Yet they never seem to realise:

we are all best off consuming mother’s milk as a baby

– we all like roughly the same temperature

we all breathe the same air

– we all get hydrated from water

our eyes react the same way to light

– we all tan and eventually burn in the sun

we all sleep at night (mostly)

….and millions of other things that we share in common as we are after all the same species.

So why do people like to think they need a separate diet for themselves?

Forgive me for saying this but I think this has more to do with a person’s identity than with a genuine need for a separate diet. We should not mistakenly connect our genuine uniqueness of experience and personality with an idea that we have a unique set of requirements when it comes to nutrition.

A number of diet books have been written based on this idea. The most famous being the Blood Type Diet. This book suggests that your blood type suggests what type of diet you should eat. Of course this book has been debunked as being false. Not only is the idea untested (and goes against the basic ideas on nutrition), but it makes very little sense. Animals have many different blood types but all eat according to their species specific diet.

Which brings us to the ultimate question. What is our species specific diet?

Consider the following passage:

To say that humans have the anatomical structure of an omnivore is an egregiously inaccurate statement.” – The great taxonomist Carolus Linnaeus, (1707-1778), a Swedish naturalist and botanist who established the modern scientific method of classifying plants and animals, classified humans not as carnivores, not as omnivores, nor even as herbivores, but as frugivores.

Linnaeus writes: “Man’s structure, internal and external compared with that of the other animals, shows that fruit and succulent vegetables are his natural food.”

Comparative anatomy suggests that we closely resemble our frugivorous primate cousins. Though this may not suggest a strict diet of fruit it does suggest that the bulk of our diet coming from fruit is what our anatomy suggests is correct.

Add to this the enormous mass of science showing how vital fruit is for our health. The Global Burden of Disease study suggested that “not eating enough fruit” was the number 1 dietary risk factor increasing a person’s chances of developing disease, disability or dying prematurely.

Though a fruit diet is right for everyone, not everyone is necessarily ready for a fruit diet. This could be for many reasons but these are mostly psychological in nature and not physical.

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