Just watched a CNN interview of Michael Arnstein- very interesting.
Far as anyone who WITHOUT basis, claims Arnstein's doing this for attention only: State how you know this & what your reasons are for thinking it. Otherwise, don't be ignorant & post it.
Five years ago, Michael Arnstein—one of the best 100-mile runners in the country—became a fruitarian. "I read a book on low-fat raw fruit diet, based on fruits and vegetables,” the slight runner says a few feet from a street-side stand brimming with apples, oranges, pomegranates, mangos, and other unidentifiable-but-colorful fare. “It changed everything about me, almost overnight. I went really hardcore about it." The cardboard signs are in Chinese, except for the prices. Those are in regular old Arabic numerals. "I've become a super athlete based on just eating fruits and vegetables."
Direct quotes from his website:
"Fruitarianism is a growing trend. In five years, fruitarianism is going to be the new vegan. I'm fanatical about it because the shit works," he says. "It's incredible. It changes everything, man. Your shit doesn't stink, literally. Your thought processes. Your moods. Your body odor. Everything. I think it's going to grow. I really do.
"Body odor: I literally did not have a smell. My clothes at the end of the day didn't have an odor.
Skin: My usually oily facial skin was nearly oil-less. The usually white dry skin lines on my hands, arms an legs were gone, even in the winter months. My skin was softer, had more color and I tanned exceptionally fast.
Hair: My hair was softer, less oily and I never had dry scalp.
Body fat: I lost considerable body fat in the first few weeks, belly fat that I could never seem to lose on any other diet.
Mucus: I didn't have any mucus in my throat or nose; my sinus passages were extremely open. When I woke up in the mornings I had no crust in my eyes, dry mouth or sticky phlegm in my throat for the first time in my life.
Digestion: I was never tired after a big meal of fruits or vegetables. I rarely had gas nor did it have an odor.
Ear wax: I noticed that when I cleaned my ears after a shower, almost no wax was present anymore.
Smell: My sense of smell improved. Smell became highly intensified.
Taste: I noticed improved sense of taste; I was more sensitive to small differences in the same type of fruit.
Nails: My toenails used to have flaky scaling or some kind of fungus; my nails become very clean and new looking within a month.
Immunity: When my kids and wife were ill with viral colds, I didn't notice any cold symptoms as I was expecting.
Lighter: When I woke in the morning I would feel light when I got out of bed, fresher.
Elimination: Bathroom visits became fast, efficient, and effortless.
Exercise: I almost immediately saw improvements in my running efficiency; I was running faster.
Sweating: My sweat did not smell. When sweat would go in my eyes it did not burn, nor did it taste hardly at all.
Teeth: I did not have a film buildup on my teeth like I normally experienced on my old diet.
Breath: I never had bad breath, never.
Cravings: I stopped having the intense feelings of I have to eat something now! Strong hunger stopped.
Simplicity: Mentally I freed up a large part of my day that normally was devoted to planning meals.
Mental clarity: I absolutely noticed that I no longer daydreamed or had any brain fog at work.
Positive attitude: I noticed that my personality and mood became very optimistic. I never felt depressed.
These were all very significant changes soon after adopting a strict Fruitarian diet. Changes continue to occur in my health and athletic abilities the longer I maintain this diet and lifestyle."