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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79. Freelee The Banana Girl

Freelee the Bananagirl (Leanne Ratcliffe) is an Australian YouTube personality, personal trainer, weight loss expert, vegan activist and author. Freelee has been vegan for over 12 years and is one of the most influential vegans of our time. Freelee is the Author of the popular ebooks: The Raw Till 4 Diet (which went viral in 2016), Go Fruit Yourself in 2014 and most recently in 2019, My Naked Lunchbox.

In 2009 she created the legendary raw vegan forum 30bananasaday.com which along with her videos was a huge part in a shift in the raw food community towards a fruit based diet. This has now changed to thefrugivorediet.com.

Freelee is a Weight Loss Expert and the leading authority in women’s permanent weight loss on YouTube. She has lost over 40lbs and maintained for 10 yrs. She has helped countless women lose weight but most importantly KEEP IT OFF. In her videos she ‘weighs in’ on unhealthy fattening diets pushed by uneducated creators.

Freelee created her YouTube channel Freelee The BananaGirl back in 2007 where she talks about her diet, exercise and making positive changes in her lifestyle. Her channel was one of the first ethical vegan channels on YouTube and has accumulated over 780 thousand subscribers and 330 million views since its creation in 2007, making it one of the most viewed ethical vegan channels of all time.

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71. Raphael Resch – Founder Of Austria Fruit Festival

Raphael is an automotive engineer by profession and works full time for a major German car manufacturer. In his free time, he likes to be a creative and find new 80/10/10 raw vegan recipes, of which some are shared on https://letscookraw.com/, a platform for raw vegan chefs. His new passion is to experience the new found health and healing of people courageous enough to give 80/10/10 a proper try.

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59. EFT Therapist, Professional Violinist and Raw Vegan Jane Sinclair

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In this episode we interview Jane Sinclair. Jane is a professional violinist and an EFT practitioner. She has been on her raw vegan path for around 8 years and has attended the UK Fruitfest 6 times!

In this episode you will learn about how Jane used EFT to help her deal with severe stage fright. It has been so effective that she can deliver talks in front of audiences when before she would have found this too nerve wracking. You will also hear about some of her experiences at the UK Fruitfest.

Thank you for following the podcast! Feel free to email us with your questions/suggestion: info@fruitfest.co.uk

Eva Loves Raw – Love Fruit Podcast Interview 35

In this episode I interview Eva from Eva Loves Raw. I met Eva and her family at the Woodstock Fruit Festival a number of times and they were kind enough to invite me to stay with them when I was in Florida.

She sticks to her 100% raw vegan diet and coaches others towards better health on a raw and plant based lifestyle.

In this interview we talk about her journey to a raw vegan diet and her initial training at the Hippocrates Health Institute. We also talk about her finding her own way of eating a raw vegan diet after trying many different paths.

She also talks about balancing her family life with her raw vegan path as her family do not always eat raw vegan food with her.

Eva is a great example to others who are looking to balance their family life, their work and their raw vegan lifestyle. Find out more about Eva at:

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Does A Raw Food Diet Protect You From Sun Burn?

When you move towards a raw food diet many people become enamoured by the idea of getting back to nature.

Often, you will look for other areas of your life to simplify.  You may have also looked for areas of your life to make more “natural”.

This is highly appealing and can be a good foundation for making beautiful changes to your overall lifestyle.  But sometimes we throw the baby out with the bath water.

All of a sudden, all manner of man-made products are seen with a new scepticism.  We look at the label and baulk at all of the “chemicals” in these products.  We yearn for simplicity, and like our diet, to go back to using products that have just ONE ingredient!

Which brings us to the topic of this message:

Our sun is awe inspiring, magnificent and mind blowingly powerful.  It has been the subject of worship and praise over millenia.  It is directly the source of all energy and therefore all life on our incredible planet.

The energy emitted from it is collosal.  It exists around 151 million kilometres from us, yet we can be overwhelmed it’s heat and light on the brightest of days.  Imagine how astronomically hot it must be near it’s surface!

Sun light is an incredibly important part of our health.  Humans originated in tropical climates and we have evolved to be mostly hairless.  Sunlight can therefore directly impact our skin.

It is well known that exposure to sunlight is what stimulates Vitamin D production in our skin.  This essential nutrient is best obtained by sunlight.  So essential is it, that humans that moved north changed in colour in order to be able to get more Vitamin D from less sunlight exposure.  (as a side note, if animal foods were enough to get adequate Vitamin D…why did humans turn white in the north?)

Did you also know that sunlight actually penetrates through our skin and helps to disinfect our blood?  This is why getting full body sun exposure when possible is certainly a good idea.

As with all things that lead to health, direct exposure to sunlight is pleasurable and uplifting.  Tanned skin is often seen as being more attractive and a sign of good health which is why so many millions of people flock to the beach in the summer.

But exposure to sunlight in excess can damage the skin.  Sun burn is technically a radiation burn of the skin.  A person does not need to actually feel or see the burn to have damage occur.

We are more sensitive to the sunlight than we fully appreciate and in the raw foods movement many people do not appreciate the damage that can be caused.  Many will arrogantly avoid using sun screen to protect their skin or even covering up as they see this as “not natural”.

Sometimes, they may have been told that on a raw diet you do not require protection from the sun.  I have heard people say that sun burn is “acids coming to the surface that need to be detoxed out”.  This is not correct.  Sun burn is a radiation burn and is harmful. 

Over time, this exposure can lead to skin cancer.  This is well known and not something to argue about anymore. No, not exposure to sunscreen, exposure to the sun.  

We can get caught up in the idea that what’s natural is always good but please remember even animals hide from the sun in the shade.  Our ancestors were arboreal species of apes living in trees and forests who may not have been in direct sunlight for much of the day.  The peoples that live in tropical climates, even those with darker skin, often stay out of the sun or cover up almost entirely.  We should learn from their experience.

Does raw food provide any protection?

Yes, there is some research to support this idea.  In particular, there is information suggesting carotenoids and other flavinoids in fruits and vegetables do have a protective effect.  There is broader evidence suggesting that a diet higher in fruits and vegetables is protective against skin cancer.

But this is no excuse to let things go too far.  I can tell you that I have suffered sun burn by accident and very quickly a number of times.  Certainly, it is less painful on a raw vegan diet but still uncomfortable.  Now, I am happy to protect my skin with clothes and limit exposure with a hat and clothing.  I also have no concern with using sun screen if I feel it is necessary.  I would much prefer to protect my skin than proclaim my self to be the Nature Boy.

Be careful with the sun in warmer parts of the world. Do not expect a raw food diet to protect you from the direct power of the sun’s rays.  As with all healthy things, more is not always better and enough is truly enough.

Learn more about living a healthy raw vegan lifestyle at this years UK Fruitfest.

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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:

http://www.fruitfest.co.uk/coaching

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….

Wishing you the best of health,

Ronnie Smith
Raw Transformation Coaching

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