For all the fruit hate and fear to be found on gitmr, I am thankful that they miraculously allow a sub-forum for it, because that's where I was tipped off as well. I had some exposure to Doug Graham before that but never really checked his stuff out in detail and then I found the vegsource site and that's where things really started to come together for me..
The bad-ass former member known as Mario Coss. He posted at another nutrition form I frequented. He recorded a 30 minute lecture of what he does and why its better than what everyone else on the forum was doing and it totally changed my mind on things. I think I still have the mp3 file if people want it for inspiration.
Tim (of Running Raw) on youtube...I'd been watching his videos for months while trying to stay raw (high fat) and then in one of his videos, that was hidden away on his website, he talked about candida (which I was struggling with, of course) and he said "so I've eliminated all fat until this flare up goes away, because fat causes candida, people, not sugar"...and I was like WHUUUH???? Because I was on a (you'll never believe this...) NO SUGAR DIET trying to fix my candida. Not even fruit, guys. I felt like I was dying! And now I know why...So with this spark, I began googling and youtubing as fast as my sugar-starved brain could..and found:
FREELEE'S video on youtube about her experience with lfrv, candida, and weight loss. I was blown away by how beautiful and vibrant she looked! Then Harley on youtube. Then Dr. D on youtube!
Then my whole world changed. I can hardly remember the 'dark years'
Googling for the Gerson clinic and how to 'live' with cancer. Got hooked into GITMR and then before DR got banned I followed him here and read everything I could. Mario was an inspiration at this site, I do miss that guy.
I was vegan for a year and then read 'fit for life' after a cyclist friend said 'you gotta read this!' and then a few months later read Paul 'Osama' Nison's book 'Raw Life'. It was a very helpful book at the time cos it had some interviews by various raw peeps like Doug and Tim Trader. I gotta thank Paul for locking himself in Gordo's caravan in Ojai and just writing that book and putting it out there cos no way I would have found Doug otherwise I reckon.
As much as I give people flak about high fat, Im eternally grateful for other things they have done.