(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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How To Put On A Fruit Festival – Interview with John Kohler and Ronnie Smith

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This video includes an interview with UK Fruitfest founder, Ronnie Smith, about the process of putting on a Fruit Festival.  If you are interested in putting on such an event this video should be very helpful.

The interview with Ronnie starts at 21:10. 

Already, this video has led to someone getting in touch with UK Fruitfest to get advice on starting another event.  Feel free to contact us for advice on launching your own event.  Email info@fruitfest.co.uk.

 

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Fruitarians Featured In The News Worldwide

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Fruitarians Featured In The News Worldwide

You may have seen that a Fruitarian couple have been featured a lot online recently.

Simon and Tina, from Fit Shortie Eats on Youtube,  and also @fit_shortie_eats on Instagram have been written about in the Daily Mail online, the Sun, The India Times, The Metro as well as other media sources.

Their story has been shared  in slightly different ways but mostly focuses on the fact that they have eaten “nothing but fruit” for 3 years.

The Daily Mail goes with the headline:

 

“Couple who’ve eaten nothing but FRUIT for three years claim their extreme diet makes them ‘feel high’ – and say it helps with weight loss and anti-ageing”

You can read more of it HERE

Whereas The Sun goes with:

 

“Couple who claim they’ve eaten nothing but FRUIT for three years say extreme diet makes them ‘feel high’ – and they no longer brush teeth as ‘fibre cleans them’”

Which you can read HERE

The Couple’s Story

The story is that Tina, from Poland found the Fruitarian diet after doing a pre-Christmas cleanse.  She was happy with her results and to fully commit to the lifestyle she decided to move to Bali to get away from the temptations she had at home and also to discover more exotic fruits.

Simon moved to Bali partly inspired by Tina’s instagram posts and they later met and eventually started a relationship.

They have grown a large following online and are inspiring a lot of people with their story.  It is fantastic to see more Fruitarians getting out there with a positive message.  It also goes to show that the media and people in general, are very interested and curious in stories about the Fruitarian diet.

Perhaps more Fruitarians should be trying to get their story out to the world like this?

The Fruitarian Diet And Teeth

They claim not to have brushed their teeth in years yet their teeth have been better than ever. Tina says:

“When you eat whole fruit the fibre in the fruit cleans out your teeth. I don’t brush my teeth either.

“When I went for a check-up after three years, the dentist called two other dentists to show my teeth to them – my teeth were in such good condition she couldn’t believe it.

“But please don’t try this with dried fruit – as this sticks to your teeth and makes them rot.”

Tina makes a great point about dried fruit.  A lot of people have had problems with their teeth eating fruit but many have potentially had these problems coming from dried fruit, like dates, rather than fresh, juicy fruit.

Still, to limit and potential problems with teeth, it is generally recommended that you have a discussion with your dentist about the state of your teeth and continue to practise good dental hygiene.

Where Can You Learn More?

You can learn more about the couple by searching for the Youtube channel “Fit Shortie Eats” on Youtube or following Tina on instagram: @fit_shortie_eats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Get Paid To Eat Avocado

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A recent article published on the Boston Globe website is claiming that there is a new study in which participants will be paid to eat an avocado every day for 6 months.

You can read that article here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2018/08/30/holy-guacamole-tufts-study-you-can-get-paid-eat-avocados/40xYLGf66YNKtRhpyVKZgP/story.html

The study seeks to discover what is the effect on body weight of a person consuming one avocado per day.  Most people would assume that as avocados are high in calories and fat that naturally they will make a person gain weight. However, some information suggests this may not be the case.

This topic has been covered somewhat in this video by NutritionFacts youtube channel:

It has been found that avocado eaters are healthier and slimmer, however the question is whether that is anything to do with the avocados themselves or whether it is an indication that avocado eaters generally have a healthier diet.

It appears there has been no conclusive study on this yet, so it will be interesting to see the results.

Four American Universities have teamed up to enroll 1000 people into the trial, called the “Habitual Diet and Avocado Trial”.

If you are anywhere near Tufts University, Loma Linda University, Pennsylvania State University, or University of California, Los Angeles perhaps you can get involved and get free avocado for 6 months!

 

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Eat More Fruit! Video With Dr Doug Graham

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Does A Raw Vegan Diet Lead To Enlightenment?

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Does A Raw Vegan Diet Lead To Enlightenment?

I remember years ago being at a raw food festival and one of the speakers talked about using a  raw food diet to attain enlightenment.

He spoke enthusiastically about how a raw vegan diet and fasting was a way to purify yourself towards greater spiritual knowledge and understanding of life.

Will a raw food diet have this effect on everyone? Does it really have this affect at all?

If we look at the various spiritual figures and leaders throughout history some may have had a connection to a raw vegan diet.

The Essene Gospel Of Peace

Some people believe that a book called “The Essene Gospel of Peace” gives the true account of the teachings of Jesus in relation to diet.  The book states:

“Therefore, eat not anything which fire, or frost, or water has destroyed. For burned, frozen and rotted foods will burn, freeze and rot your body also. Be not like the foolish husbandman who sowed in his ground cooked, and frozen, and rotten seeds. And the autumn came, and his fields bore nothing. And great was his distress. But be like that husbandman who sowed in his field living seed, and whose field bore living ears of wheat, paying a hundredfold for the seeds which he planted. For I tell you truly, live only by the fire of life, and prepare not your foods with the fire of death, which kills your foods, your bodies and your souls also”

It’s hard to tell if this phrase is actually promoting a raw food diet.  It seems to mention wheat as being “living ears”, yet wheat would generally require fire to cook it in order for it to become edible.

Regardless, some have taken this as evidence to support a raw vegan diet for spiritual reasons.

From the Biblical perspective we see that the first page of the bible states:

“Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”

This certainly seems to suggest a vegan diet, though it does not specify that it should be raw.  We know that figs are one of the oldest cultivated trees and this fruit comes up in many stories in the bible.  It is likely that this was a very common food at this time.  But it is also clear that people were not eating raw and Jesus also supplied people with bread and fishes and turned water into wine.

The 7th Day Adventist Community In Loma Linda California

One religious group that prescribes a vegetarian diet is the 7th Day Adventist Church.  They recommend a plantbased vegan diet to their followers as being the ideal.  One of the best examples of how a vegan/vegetarian diet can help improve the health of an entire population is the 7th Day Adventist population in Loma Linda, California.

This community is the only “Blue Zone” in the USA.  The Blue Zone study was an attempt to pinpoint the healthiest and longest living populations in the world.  The people of Loma Linda have a lifespan that is 10 years more than the average.  Though many things may contribute to this, clearly the healthy diet plays it’s role.

The wikipedia article on 7th Day Adventism States:

“Since the 1860s when the church began, wholeness and health have been an emphasis of the Adventist church. Adventists are known for presenting a “health message” that advocates vegetarianism and expects adherence to the kosher laws,[particularly the kosher foods described in Leviticus 11, meaning abstinence from pork, shellfish, and other animals proscribed as “unclean”. The church discourages its members from consuming alcoholic beverages, tobacco or illegal drugs (compare Christianity and alcohol). In addition, some Adventists avoid coffee, tea, cola, and other beverages containing caffeine.”

St Francis Of Assisi

To find someone in the Christian religion that may have lived on a raw diet we can look to St Francis Of Assisi.  In one book about St Francis it claims that if he ever ate cooked food he would add ashes so that he would not overeat or develop a habit of eating too much.

 

It is hard enough to try to verify what someone who is living now eats never mind looking back hundreds of years to try to confirm someone’s diet.  It is probably unlikely that he ate a raw vegan diet all year round but perhaps he did when it was possible.

Spirituality  and food around the world

When we look at other cultures we find that food and religion are often intertwined.  Muslim’s fast during Ramadan and have rules around various foods that they do not eat such as pork.  Those who follow the Jewish religion only eat foods that are defined as Khosher.  A scholar of the Jewish religion told me once that there is a rule against cutting down fruit trees.

Hindus worship the cow instead of eating it, however, they do consume a lot of the cow’s butter and milk, which isn’t really worship at all.

Monks and nuns of all religions often follow restricted or limited diets.

However, none seem to actively encourage a raw food approach.

Raw Food Opens Your Chakras?

I came across an interview recently on the Arnold’s Way youtube channel.  It was with a man I had followed on youtube years ago that made a lot of videos about his spiritual experiences.  I had no idea that he was a raw vegan at the time.

In the interview, he said that when he experimented with raw food he felt his chakras open and when he ate Durian he would feel his head expand.  (“Chakra” is an old Indian word which means wheel and it is believed in Yoga (and other spiritual systems) that the body has 7 energy centres (chakras) positioned from the bottom of your spine to the top which spin and remain open when healthy but can become stagnant, clogged and closed with negative energy.)

These kind of feelings are not so uncommon with those that experiment with a raw diet.  I tend to look at the physical side.  The chakras as described in yoga and other systems relate on the physical level to various glands in the endocrine system.

When you eat a raw vegan diet you may experience unusual and new feelings in those areas.  Particularly on your forehead between your eyes, at the back of your heard and potentially in heart and throat.  Some of this may tie into the work of Tony Wright.

Tony Wright “Left In The Dark”/”Return To The Brain of Eden”

In Tony Wright’s book “Left in the Dark” (updated to Return To The Brain Of Eden) he proposes that our brains have become damaged over thousands of years of eating the incorrect diet.  He puts forward some fascinating ideas on how he believes the left side of our brain has become damaged but is at the same time dominant, leading to a lot of confusion and disharmony in our world.

Our inner genius lies in the right side of the brain.  To try to access this part of the brain, Tony has undergone sleep deprivation experiments to experience what life is like when the left-hand side falls asleep and the right side takes over.  The stories in the book are really interesting.

By returning to a fruit-based diet perhaps this can improve the situation.  It has yet to be tested what kind of impact the raw vegan diet has on the brain but many people attest to better emotional balance and greater mental clarity.

Spiritual Excuses Not To Go Raw

The more we look, we see spiritual teachers, gurus and religious leaders who are not raw and not vegan.  It would seem like not being vegan goes against the principle “Thou Shalt Not Kill” but this seems to be missed by many religions when it comes to the treatment of animals.

Not only are many of these leaders not vegan, but they are often not healthy at all.  Many are overweight and have suffered from all kinds of problems brought on by their diet, in the same way that most average people are.

You may have heard all kinds of excuses why a spiritual person does not need to eat a healthier diet.  Perhaps they don’t need to worry about the type of food they eat as long as they think positive thoughts about it.  Perhaps they believe that their earthly existence is not important and that they are unattached to it and unafraid of death. A little junk food won’t make a difference, at least that’s what they want to believe.

One of my teachers said the sugary snacks he ate were to help with his connection with spirit.  I heard of another teacher who claimed to have gotten overweight due to the amount of spiritual energy which he had to process which made his appetite insatiable.  My brother went to a buddhist teacher who claimed that his teacher had taken him to a McDonalds when he found out that he was vegetarian, in order to get rid of his “attachment”

Surely the only attachment in that scenario was the deadly addiction to junk food!

These just seem like excuses not to change diet to a healthier way of life.  Nothing is helped by eating less healthfully, everything is hindered.  We can be more of everything when we are healthier, including more spiritual if we want to be.

My Own Experiences

I have been interested in paranormal topics and spiritual experiences since I was a child.  I was attracted to books around these topics for many years and practised meditation from a young age.

Looking back, I realise that spiritual books often mention how the energies of food will affect the energy of the person.  Bestsellers like The Celestine Prophecy and The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior, mention these topics but also include characters who eat a raw food diet or own a raw restaurant.

Before I went raw I had wondered if food could affect your energy or your spiritual growth in some way.  I joined a meditation group at a spiritualist centre and they told me my diet might change if I stayed at the group.  I didn’t really think that would happen but I ended up going vegetarian as a result of being at that group.

Later on, when I heard about raw, I heard people talk about experiences of awakening, of random outbursts of joy and gratitude, and of incredible mental clarity.

I do feel that the raw diet has changed how my mind and brain function.  When I started off on raw for many weeks I would sit at my workplace and could feel something amazing happening in my head, as if my brain was upgrading to a new level.

I would go outside for lunch and when the sunshine hit me I felt an incredible wave of positive emotion and well being.  After eating large fruit meals I would feel a profound sense of gratitude.  I was feeling so amazing all the time I thought there was no need to do anything else to be happy but eat fruit! I developed a greater sense of a connection to nature and had a desire to climb trees, walk barefoot and live out in a forest somewhere in the sun.

This did not last forever, and these moments are rarer now than they were but they certainly make it worthwhile to experiment with the raw vegan diet.

In reality , I think the raw vegan diet made me more grounded and connected to the earth.  It is easy to get caught up in wanting to be spiritual and forgetting that we are a part of the earth and should embrace that experience.  I now see the raw vegan diet as the best platform to build and ensure your health for the future regardless of whether you wish to develop a spiritual life or not.

Thanks for reading, I’d love to hear your comments below.  Feel free to share with others.

Ronnie

UK Fruitfest

 

 

 

 

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Anne Osborne: Fruit and Biophotons

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Is It Possible To Eat Too Much Fruit?

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Is It Possible To Eat Too Much Fruit?

A new article on Time.com asks the question:

You can view it here:

http://time.com/5301984/can-you-eat-too-much-fruit/

The article starts worryingly with a reference to Steve Jobs and Ashton Kutcher:

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was, briefly and famously, an ardent fruitarian—meaning he ate a diet composed primarily of fruit, which he believed would cleanse his body of harmful fluids. Just as famously, the actor Ashton Kutcher tried adopting Jobs’s fruit-centric diet, until he ended up in the hospital with an out-of-whack pancreas.”

What is so interesting about Ashton Kutcher’s problem with a fruit based diet is that his wife, Demi Moore, had previously consulted with Dr Doug Graham.   She had adopted a fruit based diet during the training for one of her films.  It seems unusual that he would not have got some more help or advice from someone in the fruitarian community.  But anyway…

The article goes on to look into a little bit of information regarding the evolution of human beings and mention the Walker study on looking at erosion on teeth.  This study indicated that our ancestors were primarily fruit eaters.

Then the article goes on to interview Dr Robert Lustig.

I came across a lecture by Lustig years ago on the perils of sugar.  At that time, I had given up refined sugar and I enjoyed the lecture and would send the video to others.  Now I have realised he promotes the low carb diet.  A diet worse than a diet heavy in sugar.

He says:

“There are some people out there who are fruitarians, and from what we can tell they’re perfectly healthy,”

Interesting to hear him say that!

The article talks a little bit about why fruit is not bad for us despite the sugar content.  It states that despite the sugar content fruit is healthy and can be consumed really without restriction.

This is good to hear and good information.  Though I would rather hear it pointed out that fat, especially saturated fat, is much much worse than sugar.

Then the article goes on to mention some downsides:

“Heavy fruit consumption may come with some downsides. “An excess of whole fruit can give you diarrhoea,” says Dr. Adam Drewnowski, director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the University of Washington. The expense of whole fruit is also not inconsiderable. “People who want affordable fresh fruit are pretty much limited to bananas, oranges, apples, bananas, melon, pineapple,” he adds. Eating lots of berries would cost you a lot more, especially if you prefer organic.”

As any fruitarian will tell you, fruit does not cause diarrhoea.  In fact it leads to improved and perfect digestion.  Of course when people eat fruit for the first time after years of stuffing their system with junk the combination may lead to some upset in their digestion.  But is it the fault of the fruit?  Of course not!

As for the expense, this is an unusual thing to bring up.  Why is the expense relevant when we are talking about whether too much fruit is healthy or not?

Then Lustig points out one danger fruit:

“There’s only one fruit he says may be worth watching out for: grapes. “Grapes are outliers in terms of their sugar-to-fiber ratio,” he says. “They’re basically little bags of sugar.” While he doesn’t recommend avoiding grapes entirely, they’re not the best fruit to overeat.”

Should we really be worried about grapes?  No.  Grapes like all fruit can be consumed as much and as often as you like.  There is no evidence to suggest people are coming to harm because of the sugar to fibre ratio of grapes.

In this video, Dr Michael Greger goes through the current science on eating large quantities of fruit.  The research suggests that there is virtually no limit to how much fruit a person can eat and the positive effects it has:

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet Michael Porter Jr., self-proclaimed ‘best player in the draft’ and raw vegan

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Meet Michael Porter Jr., self-proclaimed ‘best player in the draft’ and raw vegan

 

It is official!

Dr Doug Graham, a 4 time speaker at Fruitfest, is working closely with top NBA draft prospect Michael Porter Jr.

Reports suggest that Porter is heading towards a raw vegan diet.  Dr Graham has helped other high level athletes, including an NBA player, with improving their performance through a raw vegan diet.

In his book, the 80/10/10 Diet, Dr Graham came up with a plan that works not only for athletes but anyone wishing to pursue greater health with a raw vegan diet.

A recent article it states:

“Last fall, the Kansas City Star published a story about the Porter family’s diet and how it has changed since the family brought in a “performance consultant”. Lisa Porter, especially, saw the importance of diet in helping her sons Michael and Jontay (also a freshman at Mizzou who is entering the draft) maximize their physical abilities as they prepared to play basketball in college and the NBA. As the matriarch of the Porter family, Lisa brought in Doug Graham, a doctor of chiropractic medicine from outside of London, to coach her and the rest of the ten-person household on proper nutrition.

Graham had been advising the family on their diet for some time but last year he spent several days as a live-in chef and nutritionist, teaching lessons in the kitchen around the benefits of consuming a raw vegan diet.

According to Graham, “cooking food can produce ‘detriments’ to the body, anti-nutrients that increase the need for specific minerals, vitamins and antioxidants”. Recipes that Graham taught the Porters included vegan pizza with a zucchini crust, raw cinnamon buns, kale chips, and cashew-based cheese sauces to use in Mexican dishes.”

You can read the whole thing HERE

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.  If Michael lives up to his potential he could become one of the biggest stars in the NBA.  This could make him one of the best-known athletes in the world.  If the raw vegan diet is proved to help his performances stand out perhaps more athletes will move to experimenting with a raw vegan diet for their health.

At the UK Fruitfest this year, Dr Graham will be revealing some of his strategies that have helped him coach others to high- level performance.  This will take place on our special extra day mastermind programme.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

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Deutsche Bank’s cost-cutting is so savage that it’s even stopped buying fruit for its staff

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A recent article on businessinsider.com has shown that Deutsche bank has stopped buying fresh fruit for staff.

This could be a bad decision for a number of reasons.

Firstly fruit helps to protect against illness and disease leading to fewer sick days.

Also, fruit is a superior food to help boost performance than any other snack.

You can read more here:

http://uk.businessinsider.com/deutsche-bank-stops-buying-fruit-for-staff-2018-5?r=US&IR=T

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