Looking back, my relationship with food has been fascinating, being my passion & seeing that I dedicate the most part of my life to cooking in some of the best hotels & restaurants around Britain over the last two decades. I have gone from being a full-time carnivore to a raw fruitarian. Being conscious & now imbalance with my own natural rhythms I have witnessed phenomenal states of health, feeling the best I have ever felt & now finally resting peacefully at my natural weight.
Of course, these diets work, there is plenty of evidence for all to see, but conflict arises when a particular diet works for one, but not the other. The other “BIG” question is, to what detriment are these diets causing our health! Since our individual state of health and balance is different from everyone else’s, the perfect weight for each of us will vary, & no single dietary regimen will be appropriate for everyone.
By understanding our true nature, strengthening our connection to ourselves, & living in balance with our natural rhythms, our perfect weight is revealed. This knowledge doesn’t come from an external source but comes from within each & every one of us. Once we understand this, we can begin to listen to our inner intelligence & engage in practices that strengthen our mind-body-spirit connection & lead us towards the weight that is ideal for us.
Mind Over Diets:
I believe the mind and the body are inextricably connected, & nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind. Freedom from illness depends upon expanding our own awareness, bringing it into balance, & then extending that balance to the body. This process is not as complicated as it may sound. For example, when you meditate you effortlessly enter a state of expanded awareness & inner quiet that refreshes the mind restoring balance. Since the mind & body are inseparable, the body is naturally balanced through the practice of meditation. In the state of restful awareness created through meditation, your heart rate & breath slow, your body decreases the production of “stress” hormones such as cortisol & adrenaline, & you increase the production of neurotransmitters that enhance well-being, including serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, & endorphins.
Without it sounding like a Cliche, Fruitarianism found me. It has not been an effort or struggle like people often ask. It is something I have found to be very natural as my own consciousness has expanded over my lifetime.
So what is the premise of being a fruitarian? Fruitarianism is a diet that consists entirely or primarily of fruits in the botanical sense, and possibly nuts and seeds, without animal products. Fruitarianism is a subset of dietary veganism.
Fruitarianism may be adopted for different reasons, including ethical, religious, environmental, cultural, economic, and health reasons. There are many varieties of the diet. Some people whose diet consists of 75% or more fruit consider themselves fruitarians.
Humans are designed to eat mostly fruit. We’re frugivores. We have the same physiology, the same stomach acidity, the same tooth structure, the same sweat glands, etc. The evidence suggesting humans are primarily fruit eaters is so overwhelming, that it just goes to show how influential our educational indoctrination truly is.
We are the most biologically advanced species on Earth. Fruit is the most advanced part of a plant. It has to be since its responsibilities rely solely on the progeny of the plant itself. Fruit, in its strict botanical sense, is the fleshy and ripened ovary of a plant, enclosing the seeds.
We’re told that it’s high in sugar so we should limit our intake, however, fruit doesn’t really contain any sugar, at least not our conception of it. We’ve mistakenly equated man-made sugar with God-made sugar/fuel. It’s not the same stuff, not even close. One promotes cancer and death, the other, health and vitality.
We instinctively crave fruit. Put a strawberry and a cheeseburger in front of a baby and see which she goes for. Fruit is sweet, and it’s sweet for a reason. It tastes good. This is a clue for humans, so they know to eat it. This first clue would be its appealing colour, which immediately grabs our attention. The second would be its appealing aroma.
Our tongues are equipped with taste buds. They are our instruments for evaluating possible food. Since the tip has a proclivity towards sweetness and the fact that sweetness tastes good, it would only make sense that we humans were created to eat sweet food, in its raw natural and unadulterated state.
All species have instructions in their DNA to tell them what to eat and how to live, and humans are no exception. The fact that sex feels good is not an accident. It’s necessary for our survival. The same way that the moon is the perfect distance from Earth. Everything in nature is perfect. These are no coincidences.
Our trichromatic vision seeks out fruit. Andrew Smith of the University of Stirling in Scotland believes that trichromacy provides an important advantage for fruit-eating species. (which includes apes, orangutans, chimps, monkeys, and humans) Humans have so-called trichromatic, or three-colour, vision. So do Old World species such as chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans. – NatGeo
Fruit isn’t just ‘fruit’. It is ‘the Fruit’, the fruit of the plant. The fruit contains the seed of the plant, it’s only hope for progeny and survival. Because of this, the fruit is biologically designed to be the most advanced part of the plant, and extremely appealing to frugivorous onlookers who will hopefully spread its seeds far and wide. It’s vitally important for the fruit to stand out with its vibrant colours and appealing aroma. It’s begging to be picked off the branch, eaten and reproduced. It’s a mutually beneficial trade-off. The fruit eaters get to enjoy a mighty tasty snack, and in exchange, we assist the plant’s propagation and reproduction. Everybody wins.
Frugivory is thought to have evolved as a mutualism to facilitate seed dispersal in plants. In general, an animal benefits by receiving sustenance from the plant by consuming the fruit. If the animal swallows the seeds of the fruit and later travels to a new area, it assists the propagation of the plant by dispersing the seeds when it defecates. – Brittanica.
Fruit is the easiest food to digest, which should right there, tip us off that we are biologically designed to eat it. Just because we are able to digest other foods, does not make us fit for their consumption. Omnivores are designed to eat everything. Humans can eat meat, but they are not designed to, which means they are not true carnivores or omnivores.
Flesh eaters have very short intestines for the rapid expulsion of decomposing flesh. Vegetarians and Fruitarians, including man, have very long intestines, for the slow digestion of fruit and vegetables.
Imagine you’re the only person on Earth, there is no infrastructure, there are no restaurants, only you and the wilderness. Soon you’ll undoubtedly get hungry. What are you going to eat? There are animals running around everywhere, so you could kill one and cook it over a fire. But time is of the essence and you need something to eat now, not later. Besides, the act of killing an unarmed animal and tearing its flesh apart doesn’t exactly sound too appealing.
Luckily there are other options. You could eat some broccoli you found, but you’ll notice it doesn’t taste that good unless it’s at least steamed, not to mention the difficulty in digestion. You could dig up some carrots and eat them, but that too would require effort. The divine architect didn’t provide us with sufficient digging tools. We do however have eyes that seek out bright colours, and hands that are perfect for grabbing and peeling freshly ripened fruit right off the vine.
Beyond the biological evidence, consider that while carnivores take pleasure in killing animals and eating their raw flesh, any human who killed an animal with his or her bare hands and dug into the raw corpse would be considered deranged. Carnivorous animals are aroused by the scent of blood and the thrill of the chase. Most humans, on the other hand, are revolted by the sight of raw flesh and cannot tolerate hearing the screams of animals being ripped apart and killed. The bloody reality of eating animals is innately repulsive to us, more proof that we were not designed to eat meat. – PETA
Proponents of the theory that humans should be classified as omnivores note that human beings do in fact possess a modified form of canine teeth. However, these so-called canine teeth are much more prominent in animals that traditionally never eat flesh, such as apes, camels, and the male musk deer. It must also be noted that the shape, length and hardness of these so-called canine teeth can hardly be compared to those of true carnivorous animals. – Vasu Murti