They fail to understand, just how seriously their health has been previously undermined, just what the amount of damage is, that has previously been inflicted upon the body.. and just how long it will take, to put things right..
In the Edmond Szekely book, "The Essene Science of Fasting", The story goes that Jesus (who was supposedly an Essene, thus borderline Fruitarian with his dietary wisdom), took people into the wilderness to fast.. There he told them, that for each year they had sinned and indulged in eating impure foods, they would have to fast for one day to recover.. Thus a 40 year old, to regain the given birth right of health, would need to fast for 40 days..
Of course, this was just a rule of thumb, and in todays more hi-tech society, with it's excessively denatured greasy fast food burger pizza fries sugar chemical concoctions, I have no doubt that this basic rule would have to be at least tripled, to bring it into the reality of 21st century living..
And of course, too, fasting is probably the most intense form of cleansing the body can undergo, leaving the body with little choice other than to fully focus on detox, elimination and the inevitable healing that comes with such...
So back on a fruit diet, how long do you expect it'll take to fully liberate oneself from previous flaws in ones diet? How long do you think it might take before those erred foods finally finish their influence upon us?
Of course, there is no one answer to those questions, it'ld all depend on ones age, state of health, environment, and more, and the answer may vary greatly from individual to individual, but I'm afraid one thing is for sure, most people quit far in advance of the visibility from the light at the end of the tunnel.
They walk away, disheartened and disillusioned with fruit, thinking it is to blame for their apparently waining health; unaware that in order to get better, the road is tough, and all manner of physical ailments may befall us.
I want to remind everyone of the little story I told (here) of Morris Krok, and how it took him a week to fully free himself from the effect that half a bar of chocolate had on his body.. And for us all to understand the true impact that the conventional diet will have on our frail physiologies.. Actually, I take that back, I think our physiologies are far from frail, given the abuse they are somehow miraculously able to withstand over the course of a lifetime..
Recounting from my own life experience, I recall that after vagabonding my way south, from Norway to the French Pyrenees (an event that took me approximately one year, and 5000 kilometers on my pushbike), I settled for a while in a French Community called "Douceur et Harmonie".. On arriving, I fully believed in the fruitarian diet, but was met with a good deal of opposition there..
Me and my trusty bike were reunited briefly
in Northern NSW 2007.
(after not having seen each other for roughly 8 years!)
I admit, I fully understand their skepticism, as very clearly at the time, I was still regularly battling cooked food addiction, while otherwise struggling to live on a raw vegan, predominantly fruit diet.. The consequences?? Well, I was pretty much constantly detoxing, and thus was undoubtedly far from being the great vision of health I desired to be.. I also had a couple of other major health issues that the universe threw at me, and although both were completely unrelated to the fruit diet, the severity of them sent the community into panic mode, thinking that I was slowly killing myself through lack of culinary wisdom.
I reckon this was the only time in my life, that I've ever experienced anything that was bordering on depression. - Probably due to the ever present detox, my emotions were pretty turmoilic at the time, and I was often experiencing anger too.
I brought my bike and myself to Australia back in 1997..
.. But that's another story
Thankfully, I eventually had the determination enough to move on with my life, and pursue my destiny.. I see everything that has happened to me to be significant in some way, and praise be to the great white spirit, that despite any hardships that I've endured, I've managed through it all to stay focused on what I believe is right, and despite that my own journey to fruit has taken so many years, it is truly joyous to be here, and to know that the path is forever unfolding.
Peace be to all,