Dear Fruit Lovers,
Thanks so much for creating this event.
Thank you to all the speakers for sharing your vision with us.
Thank you everyone for supporting the Summit with your presence.
The hope of the first Summit was that fruit loving moves to the mainstream of the raw vegan lifestyle.
This has occurred.
The hope of this Summit is that the fruitarian lifestyle moves to the mainstream of our society.
Can this occur too?
The vision painted by the speakers of the Summit suggests that it can!
"My dream is a humanity that is willing to make a change.
The very first step towards that is to open up to new ideas."
"It is my belief, that he principle focus behind fruitarianism
should be the understanding of the uniqueness of fruit as a food choice.
Unlike all other foods, fruit is the one true food that karmically speaking is clearly "given" freely."
"My vision is to see the whole world embrace this concept."
"My vision shows me that fruit trees will be in abundance all around the globe."
"What resonates most deeply with me is that there never was a time when everything was not."
"Seeing any particular future scenarios more likely than others
greatly enhances the chance of them actually manifesting themselves."
"The central idea of veganism is non-violence, or ahimsa.
I think this should apply to other humans as well as animals.
If an ethical vegan is going to have consistent beliefs,
I think that they should view politics differently than most people."
"Because we have all travelled different paths to reach the fruity road,
we may all need slightly different routes to reach our destination of perfect health.
So what works for one person may not work so well for another."
"So the bottom line for me, in regards to being healthy and happy on a fruit diet,
is to get the best quality fruit possible."
"Also vital, I feel, is listening to your own bodily needs
and treading the path that works best for you as an individual.
And having a faith in our diet, as having faith in ourselves in general is also vital.
This includes listening to our bodies when they communicate with us.
I have had the Best times on a fruit diet,
and I Wish you all the many beautiful blessings that this diet can bring into one's Life ♥"
"By eating high amounts of fruit, the grocery stores see an increase in demand.
Higher demands show that there is an increase in fruit intake
so it becomes more mainstream to eat fruit."
"I am most interested in local, seasonal fruits.
I harvest fruits from trees all over my city that people are unaware of.
I eat plenty of them but most importantly I bring some to my friends and coworkers.
I also tell them something about the tree."
"I find that friends and strangers always appreciate a gift of fruit
and I love seeing that others can feel nourished with a fruit meal."
"I think sharing fruit is the number one, non invasive way to integrate fruity living into the mainstream!"
"We all know that to some extent the woman runs the household."
"So I try my own brand of subtle marketing and make sure my kitchen and dining areas
are always overflowing in a variety of appealing fruits.
I actively involve the children in helping me to prepare food
such as helping me to juice or make smoothies or choosing fruits to make a salad from,
or actually buying the fruit as well.
I endeavor to teach my children not only how their bodies function in relation to what they eat
but also how to choose ripe fruit and how to prepare it."
"Since eating raw, I've found my relationship with all the elements to be changing.
It started with sun first, as after a mere few weeks I could tolerate sun without seeking the shade,
and my skin began to bronze up after a lifetime of sunburn prone, pale skin.
I breathe deeper and I relish places where I can connect to the earth barefoot.
With water, I find the quality just as important as fruit quality."
"Fruit is packed with water ... just what your body desires in every meal."
"I favour the water in fruit as water supply."
"Ultimately my vision is deepen my understanding of nutrition, physiology and pathology,
and to contribute to the mainstream integration of ideas about NH and raw foods,
through the use of science and research.
My eventual goal is to then use this information, research and experience
to create an educational template and opportunity,
for training truly holistic medical physicians,
who have detailed and advanced knowledge of nutrition, psychology, CAM, and medicine
to offer a truly diverse and personalised experience of primary healthcare.
And to use this as template for influencing the wider educational community,
by demonstrating the effectiveness of training physicians in this way,
in terms of economics, health improvement in terms of speed, quality and sustainability etc."
"I feel I am 100% responsible for everything that happens on earth. "I am because You are."
I feel I can therefore only set examples and BE the change I want to see.
I feel I can only live the life of my dreams if I know exactly what it is I want for myself.
Through these feelings, I am expecting to see radical changes on earth
once I have pin pointed what it is exactly I want in life.
What God wants, God gets."
"Just keep planting fruit trees."
Dr Douglas N. Graham
"Local living and reforestation.
I think this is a very important topic because a big issue people here tend to find
is a lack of quality, ripe fruits in their markets.
Many fruits are picked when unripe to increase transit times from tree to market
as well as being firm enough to not be crushed/smushed/bruised when they make it to the market.
Some fruits do not truly ripen when picked early.
Yes, they may turn soft and turn the right color,
but they may not develop the proper sugar level when picked early.
So, if we have any land or a yard capable of even one fruit tree,
we can make a huge impact on our lives as well as our community."
"Fossils of tropical plants have been found on every continent including Antarctica.
Tropical plant fossils are identified by their uniform growth rings
which are evident in tropical plants due to the lack of seasons (winter) in the tropics.
Certain organisms that currently live only in tropical ocean waters
have also been found in the Arctic ice cap.
It seems that there’s significant evidence to suggest that
the world once had a uniform tropical climate."
"The implications of the above is that we can very likely restore forests to desert areas
by planting trees which will bring rain and create a better habitat for even more trees
until the desert is (once again) a forest."
"If we all lived on fruit (and to some extent on a plant based diet),
it would drastically increase our chances to reforest the globe and reclaim paradise on earth."
"Compassion, generation next.
I am a big proponent of looking out for number 1 in life.
The reason for this is that only when you and I, each individual,
are operating at peak health
can we hope to be of best service to others."
"We may and should do our best do our best to foster a compassionate world now,
but it is our young Earthlings who will one day carry that mission forward,
but only if they are equipped to do so."
Dream on, you might say.
However, our world is built from our dreams.
How can these dreams be fulfilled, you might ask?
As incredible as it might seem, the answer is simple:
Eat more fruit.
Plant more fruit trees.
The rest will fall in its place effortlessly.
If you think, it can't be done, think again.
Many people are living this lifestyle already!
We invite you to join the fun.
Dear Summit participant.
Drop in sometime to let us know how you are going,
whenever you develop a project or have some follow-up ideas to share.
Let's keep in touch.
I wish you all the best in your fruitarian journey.