All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

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  • 10K To the Ocean

    Starting a day with 10K to the Pacific Ocean, on the Beach, and back: walk, run, birds, plastic, parking, flowers.

  • Vlog 6: Airport, Jets, and Helicopters

    A visit to the local airport with a pilot, sheriff's helicopter, talking with airplane owners; museum.

  • 7K Walk / Run - A Neighborhood in Orange County

    Trying to find place to run outside in Californian suburbs.

  • Vlog 10: My Flight to Kansas City on Thanksgiving

    This week I traveled to Kansas and Missouri, these are a few visuals from my time in the airport and on the airplane on the way there.

  • Smart & Final and Stater Bros

    Buying fruits in SoCal's supermarkets in November: Smart and Final, Stater Bros. - fruit prices, fruitarian / frugan foods I often or sometimes buy (apples, oranges, pears, tomatoes, avocados, green peas, etc.)

  • Margaret Lozano - ModVegan

    Margaret Lozano

    This is the fruitarian interview with gorgeous Margaret, a vegan youtuber, the host of ModVegan. Below is the follow-up video (1:20:00) of my live conversation with Margaret: 

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    Part 1: Introduction

    1. Please, introduce yourself.

    My name is Margaret Lozano. I’m the host of the ModVegan YouTube channel youtube.com/c/ModVegan and author of the accompanying blog ModVegan.com. I’m a historian by training, but my real passion is learning, and YouTube has given me a chance to share my ideas with the world! My channel is a bit different from other vegan channels, because I have a very modern, skeptical approach to many issues related to veganism. I try to give people interesting things to think about and then provide a place to explore those ideas without judgement (well, maybe with a little judgement, I’m only human).

  • Fruitarian Lifestyle Vlog Playlist

    Personal vlog by Fruitarian Lena. The youtube playlist (plays all from the beginning):

  • Fruitarian Community in California 1896

    A newspaper article about forming of a fruitarian community in California was published in Medford Mail (Medford, Jackson County, Oregon) on Friday, October 16, 1896. 

    1896 Fruitarian Community (Newspaper Article)
    1896 Fruitarian Community (Newspaper Article)

    A colony of fruitarians is being formed in Santa Barbara county by W. S. Manning, who subsists solely on uncooked fruit and nuts. They will be located near Los Olivos. 

    Los Olivos is a census-designated place in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California. In 1885 Alden March Boyd planted five thousand olive trees there, and called it Rancho De Los Olivos. The 1880s were a boom time for California.
    (Etling, William (2005). Sideways in Neverland: Life in the Santa Ynez Valley. iUniverse.)

    The image was found by Anne Osborne.

  • Nuts Fight Cancer

    Walnuts, pecans, and even peanuts - eat them at least sometimes to reduce your risk of getting cancer. 

    1 Walnut has the antioxidant equivalent to vitamin C in 4 oranges. Watch the video by physician Dr. Michael Greger, M.D.

  • Fruitarian Pink Panther

    Fruitarian Pink Panther :) What would you do? 

Percy Bysshe Shelley

They are called into existence by human artifice that they may drag out a short and miserable existence of slavery and disease, that their bodies may be mutilated, their social feelings outraged. It were much better that a sentient being should never have existed, than that it should have existed only to endure unmitigated misery.

Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score

The protein digestibility-corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS) has been adopted by FAO/WHO as the preferred method for the measurement of the protein value in human nutrition. 

PDCAAS = Amino Acid Score x Digestibility

The method is based on comparison of the concentration of the first limiting essential amino acid in the test protein with the concentration of that amino acid in a reference (scoring) pattern. This scoring pattern is derived from the essential amino acid requirements of the preschool-age child.

Although the principle of the PDCAAS method has been widely accepted, critical questions have been raised in the scientific community:

  1. the validity of the preschool-age child amino acid requirement values (more than 4 times greater than the EAA requirement for an adult),
  2. the validity of correction for fecal instead of ileal digestibility,
  3. the truncation of PDCAAS values to 100%.

The reference scoring pattern was based on studies performed more than 25 years ago on a limited number of 2-year-old children recovering from malnutrition.

According to the current official recommendations, a 2-year old child needs ~ 3x higher essential-to-non-essential amino acid ratio, and needs essential amino acids in different proportions than adult. Methionine/cysteine is the limiting essential amino acids for adults, and for children it is lysine or tryptophan.

The use of fecal digestibility overestimates the nutritional value of a protein because amino acid nitrogen entering the colon is lost for protein synthesis in the body and is, at least in part, excreted in urine as ammonia.

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