Digestion and fruit.

Date: Sat, 14 Oct 1995 15:15:31 GMT
From: Paul Iannone <p_iannone.POP.COM>
Subject: Re: appetite suppressant

: > Eating fruit or fruit juice daily, or eating desserts within an hour of meals, or skipping and delaying meals, or drinking coffee because you don't rest enough, or not getting mild exercise daily--these are the things that make your appetite swing--and they can, and should, be avoided. That is wisdom as it affects diet. Use of herbs to press the body further is not wise, and it avoids the real issue.
: I have seen several posts about fresh fruit/juice and how it should be avoided for various ailments and conditions. Why is this? I have read that the most superior food is fruit in its natural state. Please give me as much information as possible about this. I'm very confused because my health is always better when I consume a great deal of fresh fruit. Particularly fruits containing high water content.

Fruit damages the digestive harmony. You may feel better when eating fruit, for a variety of reasons having to do with your lifestyle and the harmony of your other Organs (fruit is Cooling, so maybe you're Hot inside), but the effect on the Stomach is unfortunate. This is only an issue with semi-sedentary Americans. In the old days, when your tree goes into fruit, I suppose you could make yourself sick enjoying it! With very little downside. Now, it is just the merry-go-round of weak digestion and lifestyle imbalance. Not surprising that this isn't recognized--after all, look at how the utterly imbalancing habits of coffee and alcohol drinking are supported and defended!