60. Della Upsher Interview

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Today’s guest is Della Upsher. Della did not start to change to a raw vegan diet until she was 59 years old. By that time she had already underwent a triple by pass surgery.

She has lost weight and regained her fitness and energy on a raw vegan diet.

You can learn more from her by joining her facebook group “To Fruity Health”

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

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Welcome to the Love Fruit podcast. Subscribe to the newsletter to keep updated for future episodes here: http://www.fruitfest.co.uk

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.

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53. Raw and Radiant Weightloss With Ashley Chong

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Instead of following advice from doctors who were telling her to restrict calories, eat meat, and take a weight-loss drug, Ashley Chong did the exact opposite. She went 100% raw vegan overnight and it changed her life. She ended up losing about 125 lbs in less than a year and overcome multiple health issues.

Ashley’s weight-loss story has been recognized and shared a multitude of times over various social media platforms such as ForksOverKnives.com, Mercy for Animals and People magazine and so much more.

You can follow Ashley @rawandradiant on instagram

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52. Chef Ocean – Raw Food From L.A To The Jungle

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Chef Ocean (@rawvegan.love on instagram) has been on a raw food diet for around 20 years.

He was originally inspired by the book Survival Into The 21st Century by Viktoras Kulvinskas and moved to California where he ended up working in the raw food restaurant “Juliano’s Raw”.

He lived in a raw food community called Rawtopia and helped to set up and run a raw kitchen at a festival that took place in a jungle in Costa Rica.

He has shared his raw food creations at Burning Man festival, Raw Spirit Festival, and many other West Coast Festivals over the past 15 years.

You will enjoy this amazing journey and all of his fantastic stories.

You can find out more and check out his ebooks and other services at: http://www.rawvegan.love

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Detoxification Specialist and Iridologist Gary Meyer

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Welcome to episode 50 of the Love Fruit podcast! Today’s episode is with Gary Meyer.

Here is what Gary has to say about himself:

“My name is Gary Meyer and I’m a certified coach for cellular regenerative detoxification, clinical iridology & herbology originally from germany and now living in Paraguay, South America. It’s my absolute passion to help and assist you to solve your health problems and / or maintain a holistically healthy and joyful life.”

You can learn more about Gary at his website: http://www.fruitfulsolution

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Acne, Alkaline Diet To Fruit Diet – Matthew Lorimer

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Matthew Lorimer is the Chief Technical Officer of a software company based in Stirling, Scotland.

He has been on a 100% raw vegan diet (fruit based) for over 7 years.  He started out changing to an Alkaline Diet to try to deal with his acne.

Eventually, he found more information about a raw vegan diet and started to adopt this way of eating almost immediately. 

Matthew has played a big role in the UK Fruitfest and has also been an attendee at Woodstock Fruit Festival and other raw retreats.  He has also participated in a long term water fast with Loren Lockman in Costa Rica.

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43. Rock Star Lifestyle To Raw Fooder – Ronnie Skurow

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Welcome to the Love Fruit Podcast, a podcast for raw vegans and fruitarians.

In this episode we interview Ronnie Skurow from Arizona. Ronnie has been eating a raw food diet for around 20 years. His raw food journey started when he met a woman that ran a raw food restaurant in Las Vegas.

His raw food diet improved when he met his wife Minh. Minh was born in Vietnam and grew up often eating raw and fresh food. She is a gifted raw food chef.

Together they have given demonstration classes around the USA and have previously taught at the Living Light Culinary Institute.

In this interview, we find out more about his story from being the leader of the rock band Skurow, playing on some of the biggest stages around the USA to sharing his passion for raw foods around the US.

Learn more about Ronnie and Minh at their website: http://www.ubraw.com

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Dr Gabriel Cousens – Love Fruit Podcast Interview

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Gabriel Kenneth Cousens is an American physician M.D., homeopath, and spiritu al writer who practices holistic medicine. He is the founder of the “Essene Order of Light”, a spiritual organization based upon teachings from the Jewish Kabbalah, the Torah, and modern interpretations of the Essenes. He is the founder of the “Tree of Life” centre in Arizona and has many programmes running around the world teaching his live foods lifestyle to help with among other things the prevention and reversal of diabetes. Learn more at http://www.drcousens.com If you want to learn more about the UK Fruitfest, you can find more information here: http://www.fruitfest.co.uk/registration

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Augusto Valerio: An Interview With Italy’s Top Raw Vegan Lifestyle Expert

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Augusto attended the Fruitfest for the first time last year. He travelled all the way from Rome, Italy with his partner Giuseppina.

Augusto is the only direct student of Dr Doug Graham in Italy and he is trying to share the message of a fruit based raw vegan diet to people there. Of course, this can be difficult in a country in which pasta is in his words is “a religion”.

Augusto works as a personal trainer helping people with their fitness goals and also helps people to transition to a vegan or raw vegan diet.

Recently, Ronnie from Fruitfest went to Rome and interviewed Augusto for the “Love Fruit” Podcast (available on our Youtube channel, and just about to be released on Spotify, Itunes and Stitcher).

We asked him about the raw vegan scene in Italy. He told us that he had been to a recent natural hygiene conference in Italy. Most of the teachers promote raw food but they do not have a consistent approach to succeeding on a 100% raw vegan diet. This led Augusto to continuing his search to finding out how to succeed on a truly raw diet.

Asked about his transitioned to raw, Augusto said:

it took a while, I transitioned from vegetarian to vegan, to raw food, back to cooked food but always vegan. I would say the whole period was 10 years. It is my opinion that the most addictive food is the food that creates in your body the strongest emotion. It may be connected to family or friends. For example, I liked certain foods my mother prepared for me. This is the real addiction, not always the food itself, but the emotion attached to the food.”

When asked about the benefits of going raw, Augusto said:

Yes, mental clarity. Energy, I can wake up without coffee and without stimulants. I sleep better, I don’t have digestive problems. Everything is better. It’s like putting the right fuel in your car, so the car just works”

When asked about the UK Fruitfest he said:

Incredible, maybe the best experience in my life around this lifestyle. And also for emotional reasons because I connected with incredible people. So really, it was a wonderful experience, I recommend this to anyone. Even if you are not interested in the raw food diet, try the UK Fruitfest, you will not be disappointed”

Learn more about Augusto in our interview on the Love Fruit podcast or his website: augusotvalerio.it

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No Energy On A Raw Vegan Diet? Here Is Why…

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There are many reasons to change to a raw vegan diet but for many people the most important thing they are looking for is more ENERGY.

Do you feel drained a lot of the time?  No wonder.  Our world is full of stresses and stimulations that can leave us feeling overwhelmed.  People are having less sleep and poorer quality sleep than ever before.  On top of all that it seems like working hours get longer and longer as globalisation demands higher and higher levels of productivity.

People are tired and looking for something to give them that boost. 

Mostly, they reach for caffeine filled drinks.  Many people are dependant on caffeine, hooked on it like a drug. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the feeling of being dependant on ANY substance.  You should want freedom in your lifestyle choices, not addiction.

Many go further than that and take recreational or prescription drugs to prop them up.  But we know that all of these artificial stimulants only end up STEALING energy from us…not giving us more.   They can have nasty consequences over time that are really not worth it.

Cleaning up your diet, and removing these stimulants, sounds like the right thing to do.  But still many people do not get the boost of energy they were looking for on a raw vegan diet.  Some report feeling more tired than ever before.

Why is this?

Whenever you are feeling a lack of energy there are some basic things you should consider.  This is a checklist I often run through with coaching clients that tell me they are struggling with a lack of energy.

1) Are you getting enough sleep.  Consider this deeply, are you really getting enough?  Are you getting the quality sleep you need?  Perhaps you need to add in a nap during the day to make sure you are getting all the sleep you need (remember that animals often rest for long periods of the day on top of a full night of sleep in order to be fully ready when they have to take action)

2) What is the level of caffeine in your diet?  Ideally, you should move towards a zero caffeine lifestyle.  This can be hard at first and the withdrawals from caffeine addiction can be very intense, be prepared for cold and flu symptoms.  A source of caffeine people forget about is chocolate, with dark chocolate often having more caffeine that milk chocolate.  If you are eating large amounts of raw chocolate this could be having an effect on your energy levels.

3) Are you eating enough?  A major challenge beginners have to this lifestyle is eating enough.  Quite simple, if you do not eat enough calories to fuel you adequately you will feel drained after a few days.  You will also feel a complete lack of motivation and you may start to feel irritable, depressed and like every is on top of you.  These can be symptoms of the body crying out for more food, a banana smoothie should do the trick!

4) Fitness.  What are your activity levels like?  Are you exercising a lot and not giving yourself time to recover?  Or do you never exercise and your fitness is at a very low level.  To experience a high level of health we must also build our fitness.

5) How is your external environment and emotional life?  Are there stresses in your life from relationships, from your job or from your home that are putting unconscious stress on you.  It can be hard to make these connections but it is worth looking for and looking to make changes.

6) Inspiration.  Are you inspired with where you are at in your life and what you are doing with it?  Do you have things that you are working towards and looking forward to?  This can have a big impact on your energy levels.

I have made a video about all of this on my youtube channel which you can view here:



Are you feeling a little clearer on what may be causing some unnecessary dips in your energy?  Embrace your health and live a life full of energy and enthusiasm!

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