Looking back, my relationship with food has been a fascinating experience, being my passion & seeing that I dedicate the most part of my life to cooking in some of the best hotels & restaurants in 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.
I have put together a few recipes to help people transition onto a more natural diet, it is best to remember these recipes are no substitute for eating whole fruits, whole natural fruits will always give you the best nutritional value (nature has done a great job, who are we, to think we are greater than that). I only use the best natural ingredients available, using quality ripe fruit allows the recipes to be free of any additional sugars & salt, this ensures the best possible flavour without stimulants being added. During the seasons where we experience a decrease in quality, I use my own ripening system at home which allows the cultivation of the ingredients to my preferred state before usage.