|The Fruitarian Diet
by David Wolfe, Nature's First Law Written: 1/4/98
is the most beautiful food on the planet. The variety of fruits on Earth is so massive it
boggles the mind. Often people ask me if I feel limited eating a raw-food/fruitarian diet.
I always respond by telling them 99.9% of all food on Earth is raw plant food!
Fruit is our most natural food. It is the food we are
attracted to most in its raw natural state. We define a fruit as a food which contains the
seed(s) within it for regeneration and propagation of the plant.
A raw-food/fruitarian diet makes you beautiful and pure
inside and out. It leads to the clearest use of your mind -- it greatly enhances your
In my book: "Nature's First Law: The Raw-Food Diet"
I wrote: "Every fruit has its secret." Once you are completely cleaned out of
cooked-food residue and toxicity, you become attuned to special powers available in
certain fruits! The durian fruit has an extreme smoothness and cleanness to it in the way
it is metabolized in your body. It makes everything run smoothly and clearly and warms up
the body in colder weather. Dates too, may warm you up in cold weather. Dates are a great
food for endurance and long walks. Apples are a "clean-out food," they clear
everything out as they go through. Mangos transport you into the ecstatic state of summer
fun. Bananas make you feel like a wild primate!
How To Eat Fruit And How Much?
Ideally, it is best to eat just one type of fruit at a time
(mono-diet) and to wait 45 minutes until the next type of food goes in. You might want to
eat 5-10 bananas in the morning and nothing else or choose to eat cucumbers only for
My organization Nature's First Law distributes a laminated
"Pearamid" chart which describes graphically and inspirationally the structure
of a long-term fruitarian diet. The chart was created by Dave Klein the editor of Living
Nutrition Magazine who has been an all-raw fruitarian for over 5 years. To order a
"Pearamid" chart call us at: 1-800-205-2350.
When you are eating a mono-diet, your body will give you a
clear signal when to stop eating. Your appetite will turn off or you will suddenly feel
you have eaten too much. Typically the fruit will actually change taste on you and won't
taste as good! At that point listen to your body and stop eating! If you combine foods,
the signal as to when to stop eating is not as clear, and you must discipline yourself.
If you overeat raw food or fruit or even cooked food remember
the reasons why most people overeat: suppressed emotional issues and a lack of deep
breathing. If you overeat, go outside and take 10-15 deep breaths! Or breathe deeply at
night instead of eating -- if you have problems in that area.
Unfortunately the quality of fruit available in most
commercial supermarkets is less than excellent. The fruit is biologically weak: it has not
picked up the minerals from the soil properly, its sugar are too high, if left to Nature
the insects, worms, and bacteria would wipe it out quickly. Many fruits today have been
hybridized: they have been genetically or biologically tampered with. For example, most
orange trees are actually two orange trees in one. The roots are of one type and the stem
and leaves are of another type. They are grafted together. This leads to a fruit which is
has an improper balance -- it is confused. The fruit may be seedless or the seeds may not
What to do? Seek out high-quality organic fruit grown from
non-hybridized plant strains or better yet grow your own fruit trees from seed or even
seek out wild fruits. The best way to determine if a fruit is too hybridized is to examine
its seeds. If the fruit is seedless, do not eat it or at least be very frugal when eating
it. Seedless fruit actually should not be eaten -- you will become more and more sensitive
to this as you become internally cleaner and cleaner. If the fruit has seeds, try planting
them. If they grow, the fruit, even if hybridized, still has enough natural vitality to be
Farmers and biologists have noted that after several
generations of hybridization a most interesting event occurs. The hybrid strain will
either die out -- it will have lost its vitality -- or it will revert back into a more
primal form -- a seedless strain can suddenly start producing viable seeds! I had the most
incredible experience the other day. I was juicing a pineapple for a friend and I
discovered the pineapple contained seeds! This is the first time I had ever seen this.
Pineapples are hybrid fruits many of us have eaten, at least occasionally, our whole life.
How many times have you discovered seeds in the pineapple? After many generations of
hybridization we see the pineapple reverting back and now seeding!
One final note: hybrid sweet fruit is still better for you
than cooked food!
Is Fruit Too Sweet?
Most fruits on Earth are not sweet fruits! It is important to
include in your fruitarian diet a host of non-sweet fruits such as avocados, peppers,
cucumbers, tomatoes, cranberries, lemons, limes, squash, corn, zucchini, okra, etc. These
foods provide heavier minerals and are soft on the body. Ideally, they should constitute
at least 50% of your diet.
Are fruits bad for your teeth? The internal condition of the
body is the best indicator as to the health of the teeth. If teeth are bad, there is an
internal disruption in the body, and we need to bring in more calcium in the form of
green-leafy salads and green juices, as Dr. Shelton has pointed out in his great book:
"The Science And Fine Art Of Nutrition."
There is a great misconception that fruits are bad on the
teeth. Why the myth of poor teeth on a fruitarian diet? The clue I picked up from Johnny
Lovewisdom's book: "Spiritualizing Dietetics: Vitarianism." He attacks nuts and
seeds viciously as being the cause of teeth problems in fruitarians, not fruit. I've
noticed that myself. Nuts leave an acid ash and are high in phosphorous which must be
balanced with calcium (found abundantly and usable in greens). If you eat lots of nuts and
seeds, you should also eat plenty of greens. If they are not balanced the phosphorous will
eventually acidify the body and leech calcium from the bones, especially the jaw and teeth
-- the body is signaling the mouth to stop taking in food, especially the nuts and seeds.
Another important point appropriate here is that raw animal foods too leave an acid ash
and are high in phosphorous, just like nuts and seeds. If they are not balanced off with
greens (calcium) they'll decalcify the teeth over the long term.
For those interested, my organization distributes Johnny
Lovewisdom's book: "Spiritualizing Dietetics: Vitarianism" and we will soon be
carrying 6-7 of his other incredible books including his latest "Vitalogical
Hygiene" the culmination of Dr. Lovewisdom's 60+ years on a raw-food/fruitarian diet.
Exercise Fruit makes you active so that the tree's or plant's
purpose is furthered: you eat fruit, get active, and run around spreading the seeds far
The more sedentary (stationary) you are throughout the day,
the more vegetables and non-sweet fruits you should eat; the more active you are, the more
sweet fruits you should eat.
Get out and have fun in the sun, that is the underlying
message of the fruitarian diet. Enjoy life to the max! Achieve your maximum potential by
becoming a finely tuned instrument!
My Personal Diet
I am probably the most networked raw-foodist/fruitarian in
the world today. I speak with raw-foodists and fruitarians from all over the world nearly
every day. I have noticed a fascinating pattern in the dietary of the raw-foodists I have
read about or met. Generally, all raw-foodists/fruitarians eat out of three classes of
foods: fruits, green-leafed vegetables, and fatty foods (avocados, nuts, coconuts, seeds,
bananas, durians, dried olives, etc.). If one goes without one of these classes of foods
for a long period of time, problems may arise -- the body will signal you to eat from what
is missing through instinctive desire. I have concluded these three classes of foods are
the real essentials of the human diet. I too, eat out of these three classes of foods.
The percentages of foods in my diet is governed totally by
instinct. Some days I eat all fruit, some days I munch on mouthfuls of wild greens. I
generally eat about 80 to 90% fruit of all different varieties. I very rarely eat nuts or
seeds of any kind and find they can be constipating. I have gone 3 months on a diet of
100% fruit. Generally, fruit and raw plant food has too much nutrition, so I fast one day
a week, sometimes more.
I try to eat as much wild food as I can. Wild food contains
by far the highest energy and nutritional content.
David "Fats Avocado" Wolfe Nature's First Law
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