All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

On most mornings I do all or some of the exercises and postures on this list, all slightly modified for my needs over the years, some named for convenience - I used to memorize the best sequence this way. I used to start with Surya Namaskara, but lately I've been leaving it out. 

  • Nishi - a few elements of the Japanese system I learned when I was a kid.  
    • "turtle" stretch
    • "fish" swim
    • up shake) 
  • Yoga Asanas
    • Padasana (legs up)
    • Halasana (legs back)
    • Sarvangasana (tree - all body, supported shoulderstand)
    • Dhanurasana (roll up)
    • Ustrasana (camel)
    • Vajrasana (lion)
    • Virasana (knee)
    • Konasana (step inside)
    • Padmasana (lotus)
    • Mathsyasana (lotus-fish)
    • Bhujangasana (cobra)
    • Hanumanasana (split)
    • Uddiyana Bandha (abs)
    • Savasana
  • Dhyana (meditation, usually on a point) - it is a great state of mind, nonverbal self-reflection and , helps me to maintain a deeper concentration on my activities during the day.

Dalai Lama

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to a man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not to die, so do other creatures.

Dietary Reference Intake DRI

Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) are reference values that are quantitative estimates of nutrient intakes to be used for planning and assessing diets for healthy people. They include both recommended intakes and upper intake levels.

Although the reference values are based on data, the data are often insufficient or drawn from studies that had limitations in addressing the question. Scientific judgment is required in setting the reference values. 

  • EAR - Estimated Average Requirement - a nutrient intake value that is estimated to meet the requirement of half the healthy individuals in a group.
  • RDA - Recommended Dietary Allowance - the average daily dietary intake level that is sufficient to meet the nutrient requirement of nearly all (97 to 98 percent) healthy individuals in a group.
  • AI - Adequate Intake: a value based on observed or experimentally determined approximations of nutrient intake by a group of healthy people.
    Used when an RDA cannot be determined.
  • UL - Tolerable Upper Intake Level - the highest level of daily nutrient intake that is likely to pose no risk of adverse health effects to almost all individuals in the general population. As intake increases above the UL, the risk of adverse effects increases.

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