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What Diet is Recommended Long Term?

What is the best diet for man?  Recall that man is a frugivore and not an omnivore. 

 

Humans should only be eating raw, organic and ripe fresh fruits, berries and melons and some vegetables.  Period.

This diet is unrealistic long-term and is almost unattainable for most people given the poor quality of produce in grocery stores, the high cost of decent produce, our severe fungal issues propelling us to starch, cheese, and alcohol, and the addiction to meat due to our genetically weak adrenal glands.  I will never be a stickler to assume that everyone can drop cooked food and go raw for weeks at a time.

I understand just how warped our diets have become, how poor the fruits are in the stores, and how frustrating it is to get well.

 

So where does that leave us?  What popular diet out there would I say is the best compromise for the unattainable ideal of total raw?

If I had to pick one long-term diet for the rest of your life, it would be Fruitarian, specifically an 80% raw and 20% cooked.

The diet encompasses eating raw fruits and veggies throughout the day and having your dinner or last meal of the day be a meal of cooked fruits or vegetables.  The vegetables themselves would include root tubers like sweet potatoes and gourds like zucchini but exclude the cruciferous variety like broccoli and kale.

 

This diet allows for the proper hydration and energy of fruits and veggies throughout the day while also satisfying that emotional need for cooked food.  The cooked fruits and veggies do not over-acidify the body with mucus yet also do not move lymph and detoxify either.  These foods are more neutral and serve as filler until you eventually get back on raw fruits to begin the cleansing process of detoxification again.

The Superiority of Fruit

Centuries ago, all it took to get well was a few water fasts and an all fruit diet. Nowadays even all raw, organic and ripe fruit with water fasting isn't enough.  People's lymphatic systems are so agglomerated and backed up and their kidney and adrenal function are so low that we have to use tissue-specific herbs to pick up the glands and organs so that they can function. 

 

That's why Dr. Robert Morse implemented botanicals in his Naturopathic practice 50 years ago and why we still heavily use them today: There is no other safe solution to bring up atrophying tissue than with herbs and ripe fruit.

Man is a frugivore and is an islander/gardener (Remember Adam).  We don't have fur to survive harsh cold climates where the only food sources are high fat and high protein. We don't have claws and fangs to kill animals and rip off skin and flesh. We have 22 feet of small intestines that are ringed for maximum absorption. A carnivore's bowels are 7 feet long and are smooth for minimal absorption because of their diet of animal flesh.  You can only imagine the putrefaction that animal flesh goes through in man's gut.  Couple that with the fact that most people in the West are constipated, and now you have days old meat putrefying in one's gut.  Sounds delicious.  No wonder everyone stinks despite showering daily and using tons of Axe Body Spray and Old Spice Deodorant.

Add on the fact that we have had generations of meat-eating alongside Hot Cheetos and Neon Glow-in-the-dark drinks and all of our bowels are in a mess, to put it mildly.  The amount of GI distress in this world today is staggering, and we can look at Man's diet as the culprit.

Anything you have to cook, season, bottle, pickle, ferment, age, dehydrate or add sauce to will always be inferior to raw, organic, picked-ripe fruit.  No other animal in nature cooks their food.  Consequently, primates don't eat as many calories as humans do either.  A mountain Gorilla would be lucky to get 2000 calories in a day.  It's not about Calories: It's about Energy. 

There’s nothing nutritious you can eat unless it has astringent properties and helps kidney function, that’s your fruits, berries and melons.

Veggies are good for herbivores and green drinks are good for beginners.

Now for some Physics: Energy in foods is measured in Angstroms.  Which food do you think has the most Angstroms of all the food groups?  Fruit, by far.  A piece of raw fruit may have up to 9000 Angstroms while a piece of raw broccoli has 6000 Angstroms. A piece of raw meat will have 0 Angstroms as it is just dead tissue.

 

For an individual dealing with chronic fatigue who is stuck in bed all day, which food group would you recommend? The choice is clear.

How to Implement Fruit in your Life

Summer is the absolute best season to eat fruits given the selection and availability. Many grocery stores will only have organic grapes and other organic produce only in the summer.  You have organic grapes, nectarines, peaches, figs, apples, pears, cantaloupes, papaya, watermelons and mangos available.  That variety alone makes it easy for most people to adopt the diet for the season. I will always recommend and personally commit to long fruit fasts during the summer months, there really is no better season to get healthy for less money and hassle.

Always start your day off with fruit.  If you could only implement fruit only once per day, have it be for breakfast.  Start your day off hydrated and light, full of energy and power.

Refrigerate your fruit immediately when you arrive home. Most fruit on the shelves may have been in transit for weeks and they will readily go bad in a day or two. Preserve the life of your fruit and save yourself money and frustration by keeping them cold.

 

Fresh fruit is always best, but frozen fruit is also sufficient. Avoid dried fruit in most situations given how dehydrated people are.  We want to hydrate the body any chance we can get.  The dried fruit won't hurt you but we need the electrical water in fruit now more than ever.

 

When going on an extended fruit fast, making multiple trips to the grocery store each week will be a necessity.  When running out of fruit reserves and unable to visit the grocery store in time, you can always revert to more of the dried fruit variety like dates and figs just so that you don't break your fast inadvertently.  There are lots of options for packaged/sealed dates that don't expire for months out, giving you an emergency option on a fast or when you're on the go.

Avoid store-bought pineapple and kiwi as they're picked unripe and are extremely acidic. Unfortunately, the same can be applied to most oranges, grapefruit, and lemons in the grocery store aisles today.  You may luck out on a particular orange crop one season, but the odds are against you. Go for Meyer lemons over regular yellow lemons anytime they're available.

Tips to Eat More Fruit

For some, they'll be able to eat the above affordable seasonal fruit options and not get bored or tired of the selection.  More power to them. For the rest of us, here are my tips to incorporate more affordable fruit in your diet during the colder seasons while not getting burned out from repetition:

  1. Get a blender. You can use frozen fruit or frozen bananas for the creamy frothy texture. Or you can just use regular bananas as the base and add your fruit on top.  Banana and apple smoothies became a norm for me due to the cost and ease of setup and it was delicious every time.  Banana and organic frozen mangos made a fantastic tropical smoothie for me.

  2. Get a juicer.  While eating only apples or pears for days became a chore, I could easily drink down all the freshly squeezed apple or pear juice in the world and not complain one bit.  Juicing allows you to take in more fruit you would normally feel bored or burned out on by giving you a clean and easy texture to drink down.

  3. Frozen Fruit: While not as ideal as fresh and fruits, frozen fruit has the advantage of being much more convenient and even cost-effective compared to the fresh counterparts.  You can buy giant 3 pound bags of organic frozen fruit at most grocery stores for around $10 and store it in your freezer for smoothies.  You can even thaw out the frozen fruit on your kitchen counter, rinse with cold water and enjoy in a bowl with some sliced bananas or apples.  Or mix the frozen fruit with bananas for a fantastic smoothie.  Frozen fruit is a great treat in the summer to cool you down.  Only get your frozen fruit organic.  The most affordable and cost-effective frozen fruit options are organic strawberries, organic mangos and organic blueberries.  Trader Joe's has great deals on organic frozen fruit (check out their frozen wild blueberries), as does Aldi (their store brand), Walmart (Great Value brand) and even Albertsons/Vons (their store brand, "O Organics").

4. Dried fruit: While inferior to even frozen fruit, dried fruit absolutely has its place in your health journey.  They're there when you run out of every other option.  They're there when you want to stay on a fruit fast but run out of fruit and don't want to visit the grocery store.  You can store them all in your pantry closet or practically anywhere in an apartment.  You have plenty of options available at every grocery store, including raisins, dates, figs, prunes (slightly acidic), apricots (slightly acidic), and mangos (really expensive).  Be careful with banana chips as I know people that hurt their teeth eating them!  My favorite dried fruit are Smyrna figs you can get at Costco for $10 for a 4 pound bag.  Grocery Outlet also has great deals on dried figs.  Dates can be found at Costco and Sam's Club for under $4 per pound.  Dried fruit are always better than cooking any starch or grain, so don't feel like you're sabotaging your detox results by relying on them.  While they are dehydrated, you can rehydrate them somewhat by soaking them in water.

How Much Fruit to Eat?

How many calories do you think a 400 pound adult mountain gorilla gets on a good day?  If they're lucky, they'd take in about 1500 calories.  That's a far cry from the USDA's Dietary Guidelines for men and women.  According to those guidelines, a sedentary 18 year old female needs 1800 calories per day while a sedentary 18 year old male needs 2400 calories. Quite frankly, that's far too much in relation to what a 400 pound adult male gorilla gets on any given day.  Why the discrepancy? Why do some people who eats tons of fruits and vegetables (in excess of 3000+ calories) and never starve themselves lose tons of weight and eventually look malnourished?

 

It's not about calories.  It's about the 4 stages of health and how they relate to energy.  Those stages are Digestion, Absorption, Utilization, and Elimination.  With society's current amount of poor digestion, malabsorption and weak utilization, we are not getting everything out of our foods that we need to be.  

Eat as often and as many fruits, berries and melons as you want.  Don't be afraid of the sugar and calories from fruit.  Fruit is the natural food and medicine for man.

 

For anyone suffering from a dysfunctional view of food and one's weight, embrace fruits as the cure and the only means to reestablish your love and appreciation of food again.  There's nothing fattening about fruits.  If you gain weight on fruits, ask if it's actual fat gain or if its increased water retention.  If it's water retention, then we have severe lymphatic stagnation in the body.  All the water in your fruit consumption is not leaving the body via the kidneys, bladder and skin, and that reflects acidosis in your body.  Remember that water is used by the body to buffer acids.  If the weight gain truly is fat, then we need to enhance the thyroid as it deals with the rate of metabolism of the body.  Those with hypothyroidism can eat a small amount of calories everyday and gain tons of weight.  Other people have hyperthyroidism and can eat anything they want and remain pencil thin. 

We also need to work on the adrenal glands to enhance cortisol production which is critical for sugar metabolism.  If you don't utilize the sugar you are eating, you will store it as fat.  Hit the thyroid and your adrenal glands with herbal formulas and/or glandulars to enhance their function while hydrating and nourishing the body with raw fruits, berries, and melons.

  Never go hungry or abstain from foods unless you are consciously undergoing a fast under the supervision of a Detox Specialist.  It's better to leave the dinner table a little hungry than overly full for the sake of preserving energy and not taxing your pancreas and bowels.  However, I still recommend people eat fruit unrestricted with no real focus on the size of their meals or how many calories you're consuming.

 

It's much harder to overdo the fruits than it is vegetables (you'll definitely feel that digestive kickback from all the fiber in veggies).  You can easily overdo grains or animal products and immediately regret it. 

I have never regretted eating quality ripe and organic fruit.  The problem is that so much fruit in grocery stores is unripe and inedible.  Don't blame the fruit, blame man's poor fruit growing procedures and practices.

 

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should always be fruit-based.  You can eat fruit immediately before a workout and not be bogged down with digestion.  Eat fruit when sick, dehydrated or stressed out and feel the benefits immediately.  You can eat fruit right before bed and not have a huge blowback from digestion that would affect your sleep.  I have noticed that I almost never have to wake up in the middle of the night to go pee if I eat fruit before bed.  I would almost always have to wake up to pee when eating all types of vegetables or drinking tea. 

The flexibility and ease of digestion of fruit is unmatched for your lifestyle.  If you can only eat fruit one time a day, have it for breakfast. 

Fruit is superior to every type of food for every meal anytime of the day.  Love the fruits and they'll love you back.

 

Even if you go down the path of eating garbage foods and really acidify your body, you know the path back to Welleville.  It's as easy as eating fruits and you are back on the path to healing.  

Link to Government's recommended calorie needs: https://www.fns.usda.gov/estimated-calorie-needs-day-age-gender-and-physical-activity-level

 

Why Fruit is Not Satiating for Most

By far the largest issue you will hear anyone state when they start eating more fruit is that they're not satiated and always hungry soon after eating any amount of fruit.  I've heard countless stories of people eating pounds of medjool dates in a sitting, drinking 10+ banana smoothies, or feasting on multiple melons and getting hungry an hour later.

The reality is that most people have severe issues with their digestion, absorption and utilization of fruits.  People blame fruit all the time as not filling them up or leaving them satiated as much as meat and animal products do.  This brings us to the fundamental issue at hand: Do you want your body loaded down with digestion all day processing your foods, or do you want to stay light, energetic and active?  Yes, we have severe issues with our digestion of fruits and veggies, but to go to the other side of the spectrum and load ourselves down with protein and fat is not the way to do things.

 

Fix your digestion of fruits by working on the pancreas with the pancreas herbal formula.  Improve your absorption of fruit by cleaning the small intestinal wall with the GI Renew and GI Broom herbal formulas.  Fix your utilization of sugars by enhancing the adrenal glands with an adrenal glandular and adrenal herbal formula.  Finally, work on the kidneys to enhance lymphatic elimination of the very acids nullifying these organs and glands.

To be transparent, this process of fixing your body to adequately process fruit will take time.  That's time ingesting the very fruits that aren't going to satisfy you most of the time and are going to leave you a little hungry.  You have to power through those feelings and keep pushing yourself to detox.  Never starve yourself (unless fasting) and always try to eat more fruit more often to compensate for our poor digestion and absorption.  

Try to go as raw as possible for as long as possible, and when you can't stand it any longer, then jump to some cooked maintenance foods like a vegetable soup or sweet potatoes.  Going to meat and dairy to feel "full" will just acidify yourself and make your digestion and absorption problem worse. 

If you wanted to meet me halfway, then you can incorporate some avocado with your raw salads or sauté some vegetables in coconut oil from time to time.  Stay with the plant side of life and you will energize your body and heal.  

I promise you will eventually feel satiated on fruit, but it won't happen overnight, especially when we have the severe kidney, pancreatic, gastric and adrenal gland problems that we do today.

 

Keeping on the Diet

With the lack of quality fruits on this planet coupled with the fact that Western culture has been raised on cooked foods for decades, it's naïve to think that people will stay on raw foods for the rest of their lives, let alone a month.  Even I'm not 100% raw for over a quarter of the year.  Nor would I recommend 100% raw if it becomes a huge burden and deterrent for your health journey (and you're not severely suffering).

 

Put it this way: It's better to be raw 5 days a week and eat cooked foods for 2 days than it is to eat raw for those 7 days and be burned out on the fruits, discouraged and not go back to fruit for weeks.  If you're suffering with a health issue then that's different, you need to stay on the raw for as long as your body needs to regenerate and feel better.  Having 2 days of cooked vegetables and sweet potatoes (as examples of "maintenance foods") will ensure you minimize the acid forming foods while simultaneously supplying that emotional comfort from the cooked foods, making you that much more motivated to hit a fruit fast for days yet again. 

 

Sometimes the fruit quality is so poor that we get discouraged from continuing further in detoxing.  We need to do the best we can and have our expectations low when it comes to the fruits we eat.  If you're feeling fatigued from poor fruit quality, make a smoothie of ripe (speckled) bananas, frozen organic mangos and frozen organic strawberries.  I find all 3 ingredients always available at most grocery stores like Trader Joes, Whole Foods and Albertsons for pretty cheap.  Those 3 ingredients make a fantastic smoothie that will pick up your mood and motivate you to continue further.  You can do that smoothie every single day and not get tired of it.

Don't be so hard on yourself to try to idolize being 100% raw as some sort of benchmark for health.  This is a marathon run and not a 5k race.  You and I are only competing with ourselves here.  Just because someone has been raw for 5 years doesn't mean they're any better or skilled than you (although we can certainly learn much from such an individual).  We are all in this together and everyone is dealing with the same issues except for those on the islands or those who are rich who can afford any fruit they want.  Do the best you can and add as much quality fruit as you can tolerate and afford. If you're suffering, know that there's no other foods than the fruits to clean the body.  

Organic Vs. Conventional Produce

The verdict on the debate between Organic versus Conventional produce is clear: Organic produce is superior in every way. 

However, organic produce still has pesticides, just to a lesser extent than conventionally grown produce.  Pesticides, herbi
cides, rodenticides, and fungicides are all neurotoxins.  Add this neurotoxicity to the sheer amount of vaccines people were forced to take in infancy, and you have a recipe for neurological disaster.  Many people can instantly feel the effects of pesticides after ingestion.  One really can't escape pesticides unless one grows their own produce, which requires a lot of time, money, and energy.  We live in a hostile world where we have to compete with bugs for our food sources just to survive.  Even then, it's always recommended to opt for organic produce if one's budget allows. 

Organic produce almost always tastes better than the conventional counterparts.  Many people who grew up disliking fruit or that had a bad experience with fruit in the past more likely than not had a conventionally raised piece of fruit rather than an organically raised one.

Despite all of the benefits to going organic, organic produce is extremely expensive, almost to a ridiculous level.
Because of how insanely expensive organic produce is, I always recommend opting for the conventional produce with the lowest tested amounts of pesticides you can get each year.  Each year is different in terms of the results of the pesticide loads in produce.

Every year, the Environmental Working Group, a nonpr
ofit environmental health organization, had researchers analyze various produce samples provided by the USDA.  Their results are compiled into 2 infamous lists: The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen

 

Here is the full list from the most pesticides to the least pesticides for 2023: https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/full-list.php
 

  1. Strawberries

  2. Spinach

  3. Kale, collard & mustard greens

  4. Peaches

  5. Pears

  6. Nectarines

  7. Apples

  8. Grapes

  9. Bell & hot Peppers

  10. Cherries

  11. Blueberries

  12. Green Beans

  13. Tomatoes

  14. Winter squash

  15. Celery

  16. Potatoes

  17. Cherry Tomatoes

  18. Lettuce

  19. Tangerines

  20. Cucumbers

  21. Broccoli

  22. Summer squash

  23. Plums

  24. Eggplant

  25. Raspberries

  26. Grapefruit

  27. Snap Peas

  28. Oranges

  29. Cantaloupe

  30. Bananas

  31. Cauliflower

  32. Carrots

  33. Watermelon

  34. Sweet Potatoes

  35. Mangoes

  36. Mushrooms

  37. Cabbage

  38. Kiwi

  39. Honeydew melon

  40. Asparagus

  41. Sweet peas (frozen)

  42. Papaya

  43. Onions

  44. Pineapple

  45. Sweet corn

  46. Avocados

Use this list to guide your shopping options for conventional produce.  The higher up on the list, the more tested pesticide content and the more pesticides you will ultimately consume.  The general consensus is to avoid The Dirty Dozen (#1-12) and to purchase anything in The Clean 15 (#32-46) when buying conventional produce.  Use your discretion, but I personally wouldn't think twice about buying any produce on this list starting from #20 and down to the bottom.  There are some good surprises in this list, including cucumbers at #20, plums at #23, and raspberries at #25.  The more options we have with less pesticides, the better.  I'll take whatever I can get at this point.

Notice how grapes are #8 on this list.  Remember just how powerful grapes are in detoxification.  Grapes make it in the dirty dozen every single year.  Dr. Morse has mentioned in many videos that he has helped many people detox even on "Walmart grapes."  I can guarantee you that those grapes from Walmart were conventionally raised and full of pesticides, and those were still sufficient to help people heal.  It stands to reason that even with whatever chemicals are used to grow all of this produce, a piece of fruit is still powerful in healing the human body.

As everything gets more expensive, one may truly need to disregard this debate on organic vs. conventional and opt for whatever one can afford.  Organic red or black grapes are approaching $5 a pound.  If the most powerful fruit to get one detoxifying literally costs an arm and a leg, then we need to set ideals aside and opt for those pesticide filled Walmart grapes.  

I'll keep you all posted on my favorite pesticide scrubs.  In the meantime, GrapeGate has suggestions here.

 

The conclusion on the matter: Never let pesticides steer you away from eating fruit.

 

Food Combining: Do's and Don'ts

 

If you could only implement one food combining tip: Don't mix your protein with carbs.  No meat with starch/grains.  That means do not eat steak with potatoes, a fish with rice, or a burger patty on a hamburger bun (get your burger lettuce wrapped for optimal digestion).  The same principle applies to nuts, seeds, beans, tofu, and vegan meats: Don't combine them with rice, potatoes or noodles.

 

Do not mix your carbs with fats either.  No avocado toast or sautéed potatoes.  Don't combine oil with your rice or potatoes.  No vegan cheese or butter on potatoes.  No vegan butter on gluten free bread either.

Eat your fruit alone.  Do not fix fruit with any other type of food including vegetables.  They digest the easiest of all food groups and you don't want the fruit to ferment while digesting vegetables or any other food.  If you had to combine a fruit with a vegetable, use apples.

Do not combine sweet fruits with acid fruits. That means no bananas with oranges or green grapes with lime juice.

 

You can combine Sub-acid fruits with either acid fruits or sweet fruits. Sub-acid fruits like apples, grapes and pears go well with something like a banana or a lemon.  They are the most versatile fruits and they hit the sweet spot in terms of energy, hydration, and astringent factors.  When in doubt, always feel confident you can combine a sub-acid fruit with whatever fruit of your choice (as long as it isn't a melon).

Eat your melons alone and not with any other fruit.  Melons digest even faster than any other fruit.  Don't include them with any fruit salad bowl. 

You can combine vegetables with starches like sweet potatoes, rice and quinoa with spinach, carrots, green beans, asparagus, or celery.

You can combine vegetables with proteins like meat/nuts/seeds/beans/tofu/vegan meats.  Always combine your Beyond or Impossible burger with some vegetables.  If you're having a steak, combine it with a giant salad.  If you absolutely need to eat meat, I highly recommend you combine the meat with vegetables to help buffer the acids you are ingesting with some alkalinity from the veggies.  

  

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