David Klein, Ph.D., Hygienic Doctor, Naturorthopathic Doctor, HygioPhysician
Annette Davidsson, Digestive Health Counselor


Dr. David Klein


What is a Fruit?

What is a Frugivore?

What is a Fruitarian?

What is the Fruitarian Diet?

Fruitarian Transition

How to Eat the Fruitarian Diet


How to Heal via the Fruitarian Diet

The Fruitarian Lifestyle

Fruitarian Resources

Hua Nui

Fruitarians Who Changed the World


What is the Raw Food Pearamid™?

What is the World's Only Fruitarian Diet Teaching Academy?

What is the World's Only Fruitarian Diet Teaching University?


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What is a Fruit?

A fruit is a seed-bearing package developed and grown specifically by a plant (stalk, vine, bush or tree) to induce consumption by a biological symbiont, which in turn gives the incidental benefit of the distribution of its seeds, thus insuring procreation of its kind.

With uncanny intelligence, the edible fruit portions, that is, the mesocarps, were specifically compounded to attract symbionts.

Fruits perfectly meet their symbionts’ dietary needs with predigested nutrients.

When ripened, fruits accommodatingly convert their carbohydrate components into glucose and fructose, simple sugars we can use without further digestion.

When ripened, their enzymes also convert their proteins into amino acids and their fats into fatty acids and glycerols.

Thus, when we eat fruits, all we need do is savor their goodness.

Squashes (including pumpkins and zucchini) are botanically classified as fruits, although their bio-chemical composition places them in the starchy or semi-starchy food combining category.

With regard to food combining guidelines, fruits are categorized according to their bio-chemical composition as such: acid, sweet, sub-acid, starchy, semi-starchy, melons, vegetable-fruits, oily.

Acid fruits include: citrus (oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes), cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, mangos, berries, kiwi, pineapples, guavas, passion fruits and tomatoes—these require about 1 hour for digestion, and they do not combine well with any other fruits except cucumbers.

Sweet fruits include: bananas, dates, figs, grapes, persimmons, durians, mameys—these require about 2 to 3 hours for digestion, and they should not be combined with any acid or melon fruits.

Sub-acid fruits include: papayas, apples, pears, apricots, cherimoyas, sapotes, sapodillos—these require about 1 to 2 hours for digestion, and they should not be combined with any acid or melon fruits.

Starchy and semi-starchy fruits include squashes. These require about 3 to 5 hours for digestion, and they should not be combined with any acid, sweet, sub-acid or melon fruits.

Melons. They require less than an hour for digestion and they do not combine well with any other fruits or foods except cucumbers.

Vegetable-fruits include: cucumbers and sweet bell peppers -- these require less than an hour for digestion, and they combine well with all foods, except bell peppers do not combine well with melons.

Oily fruits include: avocados and olives -- they require 6-12 hours for digestion, and they combine well only with green leafy vegetables and minimal amounts of acid fruits.

All fruits except melons combine well with any green leafy vegetables.

In nature, we would be most attracted to colorful, fragrant, ripe, sweet, luscious fruits --generally, all we have to do is grab, peel, split or pop them directly in our mouths and enjoy.

The great fruitarian educator, Dr. T. C. Fry, wrote: “For humans, no other food compares with fruits in satisfying all needs including, of course, our requirement for delicious soul-exalting fare.”

Dr. T. C. Fry also wrote the following in a beautiful essay titled: "Humans & Fruit: Symbiotic Partners In Life”:

"But the greatest wisdom of all, perhaps, was that which created the food package (fruit) to proportionately meet the precise needs of its eaters; those creatures who, in taking and becoming dependent on these foods, became the fruit plant's biological symbiont. That this method of seed distribution was successful is evidenced by the thousands of kinds of fruits created around the seeds in nature. Fruit attracts human senses in nature and are gourmet delights in their natural ripened state which ensures their survival. Also, fruit contains no poisons in the fresh ripened state, whereas almost all plants and seeds contain components which we cannot metabolize, hence are toxic directly or indirectly.....Fruits are the natural food of humans and the only food category ideally suited to all their faculties. This does not mean we should, in our present circumstances, eat fruit totally and exclusively, but it does mean that, in nature, that's all we ate as attested by Dr. Walker."

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What is a Frugivore?

A frugivore is a vertebrate animal that is biologically designed to live mainly on fruits.

The primates (human beings, anthropoid apes: gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, etc.) are frugivores.

There are total frugivores, but they comprise only a fraction of the frugivores.

A 100% fruit diet is not recommended.

Unlike carnivores, frugivores have millions of pores for sweating to keep cool while picking and eating fruits during the sunny days.

They also have molars to grind and chew their food, and their intestinal tract is twelve times the length of their bodies for absorption of nutrients from fruits.

Frugivores have salivary glands for secretion of the starch-splitting enzyme, ptyalin; but they secrete only 10% as much hydrochloric acid as carnivores.

Physiologically and anatomically frugivores are equipped for living mainly on fruits and are not equipped for eating meats, or for obtaining energy from the cellulose of grasses, leaves or herbs.


What is a Fruitarian?

A fruitarian is a person who lives mainly or exclusively upon fruits, the class of foods that we humans are biologically adapted to eating.

Every human being is designed and suited to thrive on a fruitarian diet.

A 100% fruit diet is not recommended -- vegetables are vital for adequate nutrition.

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What is the Fruitarian Diet?

A vegan, alkalizing diet of primarily fruits and vegetables, with minimal amounts of nuts and seeds comprises the fruitarian diet.

A Typical Fruitarian Eats & Drinks

Sweet Fruits: oranges, bananas, apples, melons, grapes, papayas, berries, cherries, peaches, plums, apricots, figs, dates, durians, mangos, etc.
Non-sweet Fruits (or “Vegetable-fruits”): cucumbers, avocados, bell peppers, tomatoes, etc.
Vegetables: primarily lettuces, other leafy greens and leafy sprouts, and celery.
Nuts & Seeds: Sunflower and squash seeds, almonds, walnuts, soft coconut meat, etc. It is preferable to soak then germinate raw nuts and seeds for 24 to 48 hours to reduce the fat content and improve digestibility.
Drinks: coconut water, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, purified water

A Fruitarian Does Not Eat Or Drink

Animal foods (meat, organs, milk, cheese, butter, cream, eggs)
tubers/potatoes, legumes/beans/tofu
grains & grain products
junk food, “super foods”
cooked food (although we recommend a transition with steamed vegetables, squashes & sweet potatoes)
teas, coffee, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages
spices and supplements (unless there is a life-threatening deficiency or imbalance).

The Optimum Fruitarian Diet Composition

100% fresh, raw, organic, vegan foods: fruits, vegetables, nuts & seeds
80% sweet raw fruits (by weight)
15% leafy greens (lettuces, kale, collards, spinach, sunflower sprouts), celery, cucumbers, tomatoes & sweet bell peppers
5% fatty foods (avocado, nuts & seeds)
90% to 100% alkalizing raw foods (by weight -- fruits and vegetables)
0% to 10% acidifying raw foods (by weight -- nuts and seeds)
80% of calories from raw carbohydrates (derived from whole foods)
10% of calories from raw protein (derived from whole foods)
10% of calories from raw fat (derived from whole foods)

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How Does One Eat the Fruitarian Diet?

Food Selection

Choose fresh, ripe, raw, organic, whole, vegan foods. Base your diet in delicious fruits with tender vegetables, and eat only those foods which are attractive to your senses, especially your sense of taste. Obtain enough calories from fruit to maintain sustained peak energy and internal cleanliness.

Food Combining

Follow food combining guidelines to a “t.” Eat fruit only on an empty stomach, alone or with leafy greens, celery and/or cucumber. Eat melons alone. Eat citrus fruits at least one-half hour before non-acidic sweet fruits. Fatty, high-protein foods (nuts, seeds and avocados) combine well only with non-starchy vegetables (greens and celery), cucumbers, bell peppers and minimal amounts of acidic fruits including tomatoes; they do not combine well with starchy, semi-starchy or non-acidic sweet fruits.

Food Preparation

Prepare your foods with minimal processing. Peeling, slicing and eating your food plain, out of your hands, is the ultimate in simple, natural, healthful eating. Soak or blend your food if necessary. Keep your diet soft and juicy. Your stomach has no teeth! And your digestive enzymes can’t completely digest large particles of hard foods (nuts and seeds).

Meal Sequencing

The best sequencing is fruit-and-greens meals during the day, then, optionally, a glass of raw vegetable juice followed at least one-half hour later by a dinner of vegetables/salad with one fatty food, i.e., avocado, nuts or seeds 1- to 2 ounces). Note: it is not necessary and, in many cases, unhealthful to eat a fatty food every day. Furthermore, it is OK to have a dinner of simply more fruit and greens. Do not eat meals of sweet, non-acid fruits after a meal of fatty foods -- wait until the next morning.

Meal Spacing

It is most beneficial to space meals as long as is comfortably possible. Assuming you are not so fatigued that you need to take a nap to restore your energy, a slightly uncomfortable feeling in the back of the throat and a dip in your physical and/or mental energies are the signs that it is time to eat again. Sweet, juicy foods, eaten in sufficient quantity, will quell hunger, rehydrate you and supply your caloric fuel needs. To put it simply, eat sufficient quantities of nutritious, simple carbohydrate-rich, whole foods -- primarily fruit -- to keep your blood sugar and hydration at levels which assure sustained physical and mental performance.


Chew your food until the contents of your mouth are liquefied before swallowing. Do not swallow chunks and hard particles of foods. Chew slowly and consciously, so you can enjoy and savor every bite of food.

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How Does One Transition to the Fruitarian Diet?

Implement the Fruitarian Diet as soon as is comfortable, following proper food combining and meal sequencing.

Fruits and vegetables will taste more and more naturally delicious as you become clean inside. If you need to make a gradual transition to a vegan diet, that is fine -- begin by eliminating red meats, pork and fried meats.

As soon as possible, discontinue all animal products (all animal flesh including poultry, fish, eggs and dairy), heated/fried oils, grain/flour products (bread, rice, pasta, oatmeal, etc.), chemical additives and preservatives, salt (including sea salt), spices, white sugar, coffees, caffeinated teas, pasteurized drinks, soft drinks, sports drinks, irradiated foods, non-organic and non-whole foods and supplements, fermented products, roasted nuts and seeds, caramelized and crystallized dried sweet fruits, junk foods, chlorinated and fluoridated water, alcohol and recreational drugs.

If you are ill, temporarily (until you are healed and you feel well) stop eating all vegan fatty high-protein foods: nuts, seeds, avocado, durian, olives, coconut and soy. Fatty foods prevent healing and perpetuate inflammation. Protein does not heal you, and there are adequate amounts of protein in most fruits and vegetables. Virtually everyone can heal well on the Vegan Healing Diet, so there is no need to be concerned about protein.

Discontinue all supplements. Supplements are stimulating, usually not absorbed, and not what the body is designed to function well on. Exception: if you are being treated for a critically low nutrient deficiency, follow your doctor’s advice.

The individual’s needs and taste preferences dictate the transition rate and food choices. Follow your senses and eat healthful foods that are delicious. Diabetics need to avoid fruit juices and eat whole fruits or fruit blended with celery or lettuce. Those with severe flare-ups, diarrhea and spasms may feel discomfort with all-fruit meals at the outset of the diet transition as the body cleans out; if this occurs, focus on whole fruits, primarily ripe bananas, get extra sleep and minimize juices until the offending old toxic matter in your bowel has passed and you feel better.

Follow your advising medical doctor’s advice with regard to medication; however, inform him about your healing diet plans and ask him or her to support you in tapering off the medications at a safe rate. Immunosuppressants are of no use in any case -- they suppress healing and should be discontinued as soon as is safely possible.

Do not rush into an all-juice or all-fruit diet -- for some people this brings on too rapid detoxification. However, if you have a fever and your gut is in turmoil and cannot hold down any solid food, a temporary diet of fresh-made juices and smoothies is generally beneficial. Do not eat any heavy foods, such as nuts and seeds. Get the right healing guidance. The author will be glad to help.

Just before and during eating, it is necessary to be calm and not preoccupied. Food should be eaten slowly, there should be plenty of fresh air and breathing should be free and not shallow. If possible, it can be beneficial to do some type of light exercise, such as walking, 15 minutes before eating in order to stimulate the body’s metabolism. Similarly, 15 or 30 minutes after eating, a relaxing walk may also help oxygenate the blood and enhance digestion.

Follow this meal sequence: 1. Eat sweet, non-acidic fruit in the morning, midday and mid-afternoon if desired—whole and/or juiced with greens and/or blended into smoothies. Consume enough to satisfy every 1 to 3 hours. 2. Have a vegetable juice and or a cooked meal per the dinner choices listed below. Never eat sweet fruit after a cooked meal on any given day; if you have cooked food for dinner, wait until breakfast to have sweet fruit again.

Never eat cooked fruit.

Keep your body well hydrated with purified water and fresh juices. At least 1/2 gallon of fluids is recommended each day.

Begin experimenting with fresh-made fruit and vegetable juices -- one or two glasses per day, taken in the mid-afternoon or later. To avoid gastric distress, do not eat sweet fruit or drink sweet fruit juices or smoothies soon or later in the day after drinking vegetable juices.

Eat solid food only if you are hungry. Learn to follow your taste buds and other senses and select and eat those vegan foods that taste delicious—those are the foods that will be most nourishing for you. Sniff your food before eating. If the sensation is pleasurable, you are ready to eat; if you do not receive a pleasurable sensation, that food will generally not be nourishing for you at that time -- try other foods or inquire as to whether you are truly hungry. Learn how to tune into your body’s hunger signals. While eating, if the experience or food becomes unappealing or you feel satisfied, stop eating; do not overeat.

Raw foods are most healthful when eaten correctly; steam cooking is least destructive to nutrients. Heating food above about 118 degrees F destroys the food’s life force, enzymes and many vitamins. High baking temperatures cause minerals to pop out of the plant cells, rendering them unusable and detrimental as they can become bound up in arterial plaque and cause edema. While raw juices, salads, or blended salads may be more nutritious, eating lightly steamed vegetables, soups and broths can be a most beneficial way to get mineral-rich vegetables into the diet. Avoid roasting, microwaving, sautéing and stir-frying (fried oils are most destructive to our health). Baking temperatures are higher than steaming temperatures and, thus, more destructive to nutrients. During the healing phase, avoid baking and use a steamer to cook if you desire cooked foods. Steam vegetables, sweet potatoes and squash just to the point where a fork can be poked through in order not to totally destroy the fiber and nutrients. During the healing phase, the most healthful cooked foods are steamed vegetables (celery and carrots), squashes, sweet potatoes and yams.

Cooked grains are unnecessary and not recommended -- they are mucous-forming (setting up fermentation which causes flatulence, fatigue and brain fog), acid-forming (except for amaranth, millet and quinoa), clogging, constipating, sedating and require hours for digestion as the body attempts to convert the starches into sugar.

Avoid hot, spicy and irritating foodstuffs such as curries, spices, black pepper, cayenne pepper, onions, radishes, mustard greens, arugula, water cress, garlic and chili peppers -- these will exacerbate existing conditions and can trigger flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease.

Follow food combining guidelines to a “t.” In summary: Eat fruit only on an empty stomach. Eat melons alone. Eat citrus fruits before sweet fruits. Do not eat fatty/protein foods (seeds and nuts, including coconut) with sweet fruit or starchy foods (squash, potatoes, carrots and corn). Legumes are poorly digested and not recommended; sprouted legumes are somewhat more digestible, yet are of marginal value and not recommended during the healing phase. Starchy foods combine well with all vegetables and non-sweet fruits except tomatoes -- do not mix tomatoes with starchy foods. High protein/fatty foods combine well with non-starchy vegetables and cucumbers. Avocado combines well with any kind of vegetable, tuber and non-sweet fruit. Eat avocado minimally or not at all until you have completely healed.

Do not drink more than a few sips of juices or water when eating solid food. It is best to drink water or juices 20 minutes before eating solid food, and to wait one to two hours after eating solid food before drinking again (so as not to dilute your digestive enzymes).

Chew your food slowly and thoroughly, 30 to 60 chews, mixing in your salivary enzyme secretions to assure optimal fiber breakdown, release of nutrients and digestion. This will ease the digestive work required by the stomach and other digestive organs. If solid food particles reach the small intestine, they can scrape the delicate membranes and decompose, causing distress.

As the digestion of food and its transit through the stomach and bowel occur in a sequential manner, it is beneficial to space out meals at a minimum of three to five hours. Conversely, frequent meals can impose a constant drain of energy. Spacing out meals will allow time for the body’s energies to focus on other tasks such as healing. Juicy fruits digest within minutes, while the denser fruits such as bananas and dates require about 60 to 90 minutes in the stomach. Starches require 4 to 6 hours. Fatty high-protein foods require about 6 to 12 hours. If the gut is in distress and bowel movements are occurring frequently, it will be impossible for the starches and fatty high-protein foods to digest completely—they will decompose in the gut, causing more gastrointestinal distress while impeding healing.

Never eat raw fruit after a meal with cooked food—not even hours later; it will not digest.

Cultivate self-awareness about your eating and plan out your food choices. Eat consciously and only when relaxed. Do not eat solid food when tired or emotionally upset.

Do not eat within two hours of bedtime. Do not eat a large meal within three hours of bedtime.

Organically or biodynamically grown foods are the most nutritious and safest foods—eat the best foods you can obtain. Shop at health food stores and farmers’ markets if available, buying the freshest fruits and vegetables.

Make a gradual transition to 75% raw foods, or higher, for optimal health.

Eat to support your body’s efforts to create excellent health. Eat for bodily purity, mental clarity, perfect digestion, consistent, balanced energy and high vitality.

If you are going to a place where healthful food will not be available, bring your own.

Observe your stools -- they tell you how well you have digested the foods you have chosen.

Do not place any healing faith in food. Food has no healing power. Your body-mind has all of the healing power and does all of the magnificent healing work.

Choose to live and eat healthfully, following your natural instincts. Each day affirm that your dietary transition is an unfolding process that will improve your life in wonderful ways and give yourself the patience and nurturing love you deserve.

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What Does a Fruitarian Need to Know About Detoxification?

Upon changing to a vibrant, high water content, fresh fruitarian diet, the body begins to improve its state of health, initiating detoxification and health-building actions since it is always striving to establish a higher state of wellness.

The enzymatically-active, living-raw foods with their nutritious, energizing sugars cause the body to spring into action, utilizing much of its energy in cleaning house: purging debris from the bowels and tissues, shedding old inferior cells, and using the new nutrients to build a completely new, healthier body. The transition may need to be made gradually to avoid triggering discomforts of drastic cleansing.

The process of “detox” entails: 1. the cells off-loading metabolic wastes and environmental toxins into the bloodstream for filtering by the liver and kidneys for elimination, and 2. the organs of elimination (bowels, kidneys, lungs, skin, vagina) releasing metabolic, environmental and residual food wastes via feces, urine, breath, sweat and menses. Toxins are also expectorated in mucous via the throat and sinuses.

Under normal conditions of healthful living and natural diet, the body is able to eliminate metabolic wastes and other environmental pollutants through its normal organs of elimination. However, under chronic excessive bombardment with unnatural dietary fare, environmental pollutants, emotional stress, and/or overeating (of even good natural foods), the body’s eliminative capacities are not equal to the task. A buildup of toxins increases as the days and years go by, especially in the bowels. This condition, called toxicosis, leads to accelerated aging, fatigue, illness, and, in many cases, obesity. In this condition of toxicity, which is particularly likely if one has lived on a diet of foods such as cooked meat, dairy, bread, and junk foods, the body harbors sticky and insoluble debris and waste matter in the bowels, on artery walls and in the bloodstream, tissues and other organs.

Fortunately, the body is a magnificently designed masterpiece of self-healing, always striving to establish and maintain purity and wellness. When a toxic load becomes too dangerous for the body, it intelligently enacts a detoxification/elimination event or phase, manifested by any of these “symptoms”: sore throat, inflammation, fever, skin outbreaks, coated tongue, mucous expectoration, body aches, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Malodorous body wastes and underarms are signs that toxic, putrid, fermented matter and acids are being eliminated.

Detoxification is a self-purifying process which the body carries out at all times, but most aggressively during the early to late morning hours. It is advantageous to eat lightly, that is, high-water content (juicy) foods and drinks, in the morning. Heavy foods eaten at this time suspend the cleansing process, keeping us toxic, and, in some cases, overweight.

The detoxification phase is called the catabolic phase, wherein the body is “tearing down” inferior cells, replacing them with healthier cells, repairing damage, balancing our endocrine systems, in preparation for the rebuilding phase, known as the “anabolic” phase.

The body is equipped with all the detoxification faculties it needs to achieve internal purity, and it will do so very well provided that we support its functions by living correctly, as per the Fruitarian Lifestyle and, if necessary, a personalized dietary healing plan, such as the Vegan Healing Diet Plan™.

Detox/cleansing products, detox baths, saunas, enemas and colonics are not needed for detoxification, and they are typically enervating, damaging and waste our money.

Detoxification is suspended or curtailed when it is forced to focus its energies on other energy-intensive tasks, such as: stressful exercise; healing mental, emotional and physical traumas; digesting gluttonous meals; and operating its most vital organs when assaulted by toxic agents such as drugs, some herbs and animal venom.

During the detoxification phase, many people experience lightheadedness and headaches as the body stirs up and dumps toxins into the bloodstream for processing and elimination. During a thorough detox, unhealthy fat, cysts and even tumors are also broken down (autolyzed) and eliminated. As toxins are stirred up and released, the body relaxes and people also typically experience short-term symptoms of mental-emotional detoxification: mood swings, depression, sadness, anger and crying.

With this process, everyone also experiences weight loss, which is absolutely necessary as the body rids itself of toxic, morbid food matter stored in the bowels and tissues, unhealthy fat and other toxins in order to restore health and rebuild itself with all new healthy cells. A clean internal environment is essential for this healing and rejuvenation work. As such, weight loss must be welcomed and not feared. The body will not lose anything it needs; the poison must come out.

The body knows exactly what it is doing during the detox; we must cooperate and allow it to clean out the threatening matter. When properly implemented, the healing program taught herein is safe and results in superior nutrification and health. Healthy weight and robust energy will gradually be gained after healing is complete and medicines are discontinued. There are no shortcuts to health; after illness, we must totally clean out, establish a clean inner environment and maintain the healthful lifestyle practices for the duration of our lives. If we do not clean out or maintain inner cleanliness, illness will return.

Detox is often initially unpleasant, but as “dis-ease” symptoms diminish it becomes a dramatically wonderful process as you know you are healing. When the organs of elimination are weak and/or overloaded, the body will resort to eliminating toxins through any convenient outlet it can find, e.g., the eyes, ears, throat, vagina, skin (sweating, rashes, fissures and suppurations), sinuses and scalp. When we experience any of these signs of elimination, we typically feel fatigued and sleepy, as the body is directing much of its energy toward accomplishing the housecleaning. At such times, it is always wise to assist the body by heeding the calls for extra rest and sleep. All of these “symptoms” will lessen and then vanish when the body is sufficiently cleaned out, providing we adhere to a healthful lifestyle regimen.

In conjunction with the heightened detoxification action, the body works at repairing any damage, regenerating new cells, rejuvenating and restoring wellness. The repair work mostly occurs when we sleep. When there is damage to be repaired and rejuvenation to be accomplished, the body needs extra sleep. We typically feel weak and need plenty of extra sleep in the beginning stage of the rejuvenation phase. If the toxemia, physical damage, degeneration and emotional distress are severe, this phase may last for weeks or months. It is important to understand that the symptoms of the detoxification and healing process signify the workings of the awesome rejuvenative power of the body. It will help the process if we appreciate the workings of the body and do everything possible to assist it in its healing processes. We can do this by taking a break or a sabbatical from our normal routines, obtaining plenty of extra sleep and rest -- if necessary, complete rest -- as well as eating simply until the work is sufficiently accomplished and we experience new vigor and vitality. It would be ideal to take the sabbatical at a comfortable health center or retreat with fasting supervision (if needed), juicing, deep rest and Natural Hygiene education.

The temporary effects people experience during the detoxification phase might include: elimination symptoms (e.g., loose stools, skin outbreaks, malodorous underarms); weight loss; temporary intensification of dis-ease symptoms; mood swings; temporary decrease in energy; amenorrhea (cessation of menstruation); food cravings.

If we persevere through the uncomfortable detoxification symptoms, including the concomitant weight loss, and stick with the healing and healthful lifestyle program, getting extra sleep and rest when feeling tired or unwell, and resisting covering up symptoms with medicines (which only add more toxins to the system), we will arrive at a wonderful state of vibrant well-being in the quickest time possible, gain new healthy weight and stronger muscles, and, in the process, we will learn invaluable lessons about how the body works to restore health.

During the detoxification and rebuilding phase, it is necessary to rest and sleep more, that is, to conserve energy so that the body can accomplish its grand rejuvenation process efficiently and in the least time.

For athletes, this means temporarily slowing down, minimizing or completely stopping their training, bodybuilding and competitive activities -- an athlete who is fatigued with a bout of detox symptoms needs rest, not exercise.

Generally, two to six months are needed for the body to accomplish its grand healing work and begin healthy weight gain. Some need 1 to 3 years. Patience is a virtue! There are no shortcuts to health; we must cooperate with the body’s needs and be patient. Some of the rewards for sticking with this health program include freedom from illness (no more flare-ups!), sweet-smelling breath, no body odors, easy and inoffensive elimination, shinier, thicker hair, clearer eyes and skin, more mental energy and clarity, better memory, more joie de vivre, slimmer belly, no cellulite, greater physical strength and stamina, deeper connection to spirit, finding a mutual attraction with healthy, vivacious people like ourselves and superior longevity. Through healthful living practices which keep our bodies clean inside and free of energy-robbing toxic matter, we can ensure a healthier, longer, more vital and youthful life, free ourselves from disease and aging and tap into the wellspring of joy within. Welcome the detox and give your body the thorough rest it is demanding!

Complete detoxification is the ultimate gift we can give ourselves -- the payoff is enormous!

Via the healthful living practices of the Fruitarian Lifestyle, we will maintain inner purity and feel and perform better than ever, freeing ourselves from disease and enjoying a more vital, youthful, productive and joyful life!

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How Can One Heal Illness Via the Fruitarian Diet?

The Vegan Healing Diet Plan™ was developed by Dr. David Klein. It is a specialized fruitarian diet plan for healing most illness conditions. It is based upon the selection of appropriate vegan foods, and proper food combining, preparation, sequencing and eating. It involves no fatty foods. The Vegan Healing Diet website, www.veganhealingdiet.com, has more information, and Dr. Klein is happy to assist any Instructors and health seekers with healing needs.

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What is the Fruitarian Lifestyle?

A modern fruitarian thinks and acts as naturally as possible, living in harmony with Nature. The fruitarian lifestyle incorporates the following elements of healthful living:

A fruitarian consistently maintains pristine personal hygiene.
A fruitarian appears healthy, smells clean and radiates refreshing vitality.
A fruitarian forages for fresh ripe fruit, picking fresh vegetables from organic gardens, and maintaining a supply of fresh food at home.
A fruitarian is guided by instinctual wisdom, develops a keen intellect, and is strengthened by the power of knowing the right ways to think, live and teach.
A fruitarian is compassionate and kind to all beings and creatures on the Earth.
A fruitarian breathes clean air.
A fruitarian drinks pure water.
A fruitarian gets adequate rest and sleep.
A fruitarian gets adequate sunshine.
A fruitarian maintains comfortable body temperature.
A fruitarian exercises to keep fit.
A fruitarian maintains emotional poise and a sunny disposition.
A fruitarian practices self-mastery without addictions to food or other sensational imbalances.
A fruitarian avoids drugs, smoking pot and tobacco and toxic supplements
A fruitarian maintains high self-esteem and self-love.
A fruitarian lives a purposeful life.
A fruitarian avoids engaging in toxic relationships.
A fruitarian avoids fatigue from excess exercise, sex and worrying.
A fruitarian avoids an acidifying diet.
A fruitarian exudes the best of all human traits and qualities.

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Fruitarian Resources

What is the Best “How To” Fruitarian Diet Guidebook?

The Vibrant Diet by Dr. T. C. Fry & David Klein

What Are Some Other Classic Fruitarian Diet Books?

Fruit Can Heal You! by O.L.M. Abramowski, M.D.

Fruitarian Diet & Physical Rejuvenation by O.L.M. Abramowski, M.D.

What Are the Best Fruitarian Healing Diet Guidebooks?

Gut Disorders:  Self Healing Colitis & Crohn's by Dr. David Klein

Digestion:  Digestion Perfection with the Vegan Healing Diet Plan by Dr. David Klein

What is the Best Fruitarian Health Mini-Course?

Dr. T. C. Fry’s Raw Energy Mini-course by Dr. T. C. Fry

What is the World's Longest-Running Fruitarian Diet Magazine?

Vibrance (formerly titled Living Nutrition) (1996-2016)

What is the Raw Food Pearamid™?

The Raw Food Pearamid™ by Dr. David Klein

Fruitarian Diet, Healing & Lifestyle Coaching

Self Healing Empowerment by David Klein, Ph.D., Naturorthopathic Doctor

Digestion Perfection by David Klein, Ph.D., Naturorthopathic Doctor

Vegan Healing Diet by David Klein, Ph.D., Naturorthopathic Doctor

Maui Vitality by David Klein, Ph.D., Naturorthopathic Doctor & Annnette Davidsson

A Future Fruitarian Health Retreat & Farm on Maui, Hawaii

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Hua Nui on Maui

Fruitarians Who Went Out On a Limb, Shook Trees & Changed the World

Dr. David Klein
Annette Davidsson
Dr. Paul Fanny
Dr. Laurence Galant
Don Weaver
Charlie Abel
Michael Arnstein
Stephan Reeve
Petr Cech
Ken Love
Brian Rossiter
Steve Jobs
Dr. Timothy Trader
Dr. Douglas Graham
Susie Miller
Rene Beresford
Dr. T. C. Fry
Essie Honiball
Dr. V. Virginia Vetrano
Morris Krok
Dr. Herbert M. Shelton
Mahatma Gandhi
O.L.M. Abramowski, M.D.
Henry David Thoreau
Leonardo da Vinci

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“To arise at dawn each morning refreshed,
brimming with the energy of enthusiasm,
luxuriated by the sensations of a healthy body,
awestruck by the vibrations of pure euphoria,
warmed by the glinting rays of the sun,
and with a heart yearning to share an ocean of love
is the nectar of fruitarian living.
Sharing fruit, your high vibration and unique wisdom
with all those whose lives you touch
are the virtues of a noble being.”
-David Klein, Ph.D., H.D.


“Man’s home is in the orchard.”
-Dr. Herbert M. Shelton


“Fruits and seeds, the noblest and highest products of plant life, form the most luscious and compact representation of condensed sunlight, the highest accumulation of vital energy. They are the perfect foods for man.”
- O.L.M. Abramowski, M.D., Fruit Can Heal You!


“Fruits really have it all; all that it took to make us into superb human beings; all that is required to sustain us in a healthy state insofar as food contributes to this condition; all that we need to live a long, rewarding and happy life. That we are biologically fruitarians is an inescapable conclusion on every count we can cite.”
-Dr. T. C. Fry, How to Determine Your Natural Dietetic Character


“I have carried an apple in my pocket tonight -- a sopsivine they call it... It is redolent of sweet-scented orchards, of innocent, teeming harvests. I realize the existence of the goddess Pomona, and that the gods have really intended that men should feed divinely, like themselves, on their own nectar and ambrosia. They have so painted this fruit, and freighted it with such a fragrance, that it satisfies much more than an animal appetite. Grapes, peaches, berries, nuts, etc. are likewise provided for those who will site at their sideboard. I have felt while partaking of this inspiring diet that my appetite was an indifferent consideration, that eating became a sacrament, a method of communion, an ecstatic exercise, a mingling of the bloods, and a sitting at the communion table of the world; and so have not only quenched my thirst at the spring, but the health of the universe. This fragrance of the apple in my pocket has, I confess, deterred me from eating it. I am more effectually fed by it in another way.”
-Henry David Thoreau, 1845 Journal


What is the Raw Food Pearamid™?

The Raw Food Pearamid™ by Dr. David Klein


What is World's Only Academy That Teaches, Trains and Certifies Teachers, Counselors and Entrepreneurs in Nutritional Science Based Upon the Fruitarian Diet?

The Vibrant Health & Wealth Academy 


Fruitarianism & Ecology Info

“Humans & Fruit: Symbiotic Partners in Life” by Dr. T. C. Fry

“The Ecological Aspect Of The Fruit, Vegetable & Nut Diet” by Dr. T. C. Fry



The Fruiticulture Institute

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