Originally Posted by bart
The raw diet you describe would be lethal to me, I would not survive it without extra medication, but it does sound very interesting ! Keep us posted !
That's an assumption you have to be careful with. If your physiology is already messed up, then adding healthier foods to your diet can create adverse effects because the body will either not be in a condition to assimilate it properly, or the body will try to begin returning to a more proper physiology which can produce short-term negative symptoms.
So even if fruit is very, very healthy, you have this problem to contend with:
Unhealthy diet + healthy fruit = Unhealthy diet = Unhealthy physiology
Adding fruit to an unhealthy diet is like taking medicine while still consuming poison. You may continue to get worse. The solution isn't really to take more medicine. It's to stop taking poison.
So while you may in fact have a serious problem adding fruit to your current diet, remain open to the possibility that if you ate almost nothing but fruit, your physiology may correct itself to the point where you'll be able to thrive on such a diet. This is not an uncommon experience from what I've read.
For example, if you currently consume a high-fat diet, that will certainly interfere with the digestion and assimilation of fruit sugar. So a good first step would be to progress to a low-fat diet first, which will create better conditions for eating fruit. If you're diabetic, for instance, you don't need to avoid sugar. Sugar is what fuels all the cells of your body. You will, however, benefit greatly by dropping your fat intake, which will improve your body's ability to metabolize sugar. People have cured diabetes by eating the kind of diet I'm about to test. Instead of avoiding fruit, they correct the underlying problem that prevents them from metabolizing fruit in the first place.