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Shawn M. Persaud ( 3 |  19 | 2019 )

Fruit Market

The Anti-Fruit Movement is real and is quickly becoming the next big dangerous health trend, with more and more people intentionally avoiding this vital food group due to misguided advice coming from their medical doctors and alternative health practitioners.

The truth is that fruit is the most important food group to consume when healing from chronic health issues. Fruits are rich in a whole array of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and more! Factors such as a poor diet, stress, high levels of physical activity, pregnancy, environmental pollution/toxicity, and chronic health issues all increase one’s need for consuming fruit. 

The 5 Top Fruit Fear Myths:


  1. MYTH: The sugar in fruit is the same as the processed sugar in candy and contributes to diabetes, weight gain, and many other diseases.

    TRUTH: by now, most people are well aware that the consumption of refined, processed and artificial sugars should be avoided at all cost as they are contributing factors to nearly every known disease! This fact, however, has led many Doctors and health professionals to mistakenly assume that "all sugar must be bad," including the sugar found in fruit. The truth is, our body’s use sugar as its main source of fuel and you can’t survive very long without it! Accordingly, fruits are natures way of providing us with the ideal source of sugar to nourish the body. In fact, fruits come equipped with all the vital nutrients needed for the body to metabolize sugar in a healthy way.  Fruits are also highly anti-inflammatory, and contain phytonutrients that kill cancer cells, eliminate pathogens, repair tissues, support healthy weight loss and detoxification, and repair our DNA. 


  2. MYTH: The fruits found in supermarkets are picked before fully ripening and have little nutritional value, so are not worth eating.

    TRUTH: Famers know their fruits best and pick them at just the right time so they can be exported around the world, while continuing to ripen. In other words, the nutritional value of the fruits bought at the supermarket is very high and you should definitely be eating them! Although fruits fully ripened before being picked have even superior nutritional value, we should be grateful for our ability to eat fresh fruit year round, a privilege that was historically reserved for royalty! 


  3. MYTH: Trendy Diets such as Anti-Fungal (Candida), SIBO diets, low Carb diets (Keto). ​

    TRUTH: Currently, a majority of people consulting with alternative health practitioners for their fatigue, foggy head, hormone imbalances, low immune systems, auto-immune conditions, and other "mystery/unexplained symptoms" are being told that they must be suffering from Candida overgrowth, SIBO, a "leaky" gut or other related issues. Then, in most cases, these people are advised to reduce/eliminate fruit by following low carb diets. To set the record straight, Candida, SIBO, and "leaky gut," are not the true cause of the problem, only part of the effect of deeper underlying causes - and part of the solution, in most cases, is to increase your fruit intake, not eliminate it! 


  4. MYTH: Hybrid fruits (i.e., Pluots, which are a combination of plum and apricot) and seedless fruit, must be the result of genetic modification (GMO), so they must be bad for our health.

    TRUTH: These "new" species of fruit are actually the result of natural processes such as hybridization, cross-pollination, grafting, etc. In other words, there are no genetic modifications used to grow these fruits. In fact, these fruits provide exciting new blends of nutrients and medicinal properties that have great potential for healing! To ensure you are not eating GMO, simply look for certified Organic and non-GMO fruits.  


  5. MYTH: Food testing used by doctors, Naturopaths, and other alternative health practitioners claiming to reveal fruit “sensitivities,” or even a "fructose intolerance"

    TRUTH: The most effective way to test for food sensitivities is still a highly debated topic. The lack of a well-established, reliable food sensitivities test has let to the development and research of numerous testing methods (i.e., blood tests, saliva tests, genetic tests, biofeedback machines, elimination diets, food journaling, etc.). It's important to understand that many of these tests can generate faulty results and/or interpretations that lead to poor recommendations, such as those causing you to eliminate fruit. In my experience, many of the popular food sensitivities tests have proven to be of limited value in a clinical setting. Assessing for food sensitivities, intolerances, and allergies is a critical step in helping you heal, but you should be mindful of the lack of reliable testing methods - which can lead you down a rabbit hole of unnecessarily restrictive diets. Clinically, I've been researching and developing a neuromuscular biofeedback (muscle testing) based approach for assessing food sensitivities - which has proven to be highly successful so far. In addition, my aim is to also identify the cause of the sensitivities so it can be treated with the goal of reintegrating as many foods back into the diet. 


N.B., With all of this in mind, you should always follow the advice of your Medical Doctor if it has been established that (1) you have a true Allergy to a fruit that is known to cause you an anaphylactic shock or other types of severe reactions; (2) you have a legitimate medical condition that warrants modifying your fruit intake; or (3) if you are preparing for a procedure that requires a temporary diet modification.  


When it comes to your health and well-being, you simply can't afford to wait for years before the truth becomes the "mainstream."  I know all too well the magnitude of pain and suffering that many people live through, and I am well aware of how hard it is to find a trusted source of information. 

It is my hope that I can be that trusted source of information for you and that through my articles, you may find the information you need to improve your health.

The Center for Holistic Healthcare & Education Inc. specializes in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive & chronic illnesses. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do, but are still struggling, please contact our client care center. For more information or to schedule a private consultation please e-mail or call 647 559 0842. Can't make it in person? Ask us about scheduling a Distance Session!

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