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Orange and Cucumber 10 Day Challenge!

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Orange and Cucumber 10 Day Challenge! A dynamic Duo!

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I am a Fruitarian, and I blog all about it at my site: http://www.TheFruitarian.com.
I'm also very proud of the incredible hard work I put into my athletic endeavors, mainly my running. I'm a Fruitarian and 2:28 marathoner! I measure my wealth by the level of my health! I'm 34 years old, started out with vegetarianism at 16, then moved to vegan about age 25, then off again, on again high fat raw here and there.. then at 31 went low fat raw, and now 3 years later, I call my diet Fruitarianism!
It's Expensive living in NYC and eating this way, but I love the action of big city living and eating a diet that was created in the jungles of evolution! Food is simple and delicious, just as it was meant to be! Moving forward I want to focus more on mono eating, when I combine foods too much I feel the difference in digestion, mono eating is something I'm trying to move towards more. I still have a lot to learn, that's why I'm here on 30Bad - checking out other people's experiences and trying to learn from them. Another major dream I have is to move somewhere tropical (1st choice is the Big Island of Hawaii or some place exotic and untouched, like the jungles of Sri Lanka).
I don't like buying my organic produce from every part of the world in boxes. There is so much waste and destruction when I get my grapes from Chile, my tomatoes from Mexico, my red peppers from Israel, my lechee's from Thailand, and my oranges from California...all in the same trip to the market! This is not earth friendly in the slightest! I'm seriously considering to move to a pure natural place where food is plentiful and local! :) Freshly picked food from your back yard tastes 10x's better than organic that's been on a plane or a train for a week!
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Wall Street Journal reader, yes I am a fruitarian and capitalist...what a combo! I'm a very conservative independent! Dr. Douglas Graham is the man, 80/10/10 is the best book on diet and food I have ever read!
Any books on running, ultra running, and adventure endurance/survival/wilderness.

http://www.hawaiifruit.net (AWESOME WEBSITE!)
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The Vermont 100 Mile Ultra Marathon, My Breakthrough Win!

Posted on July 30, 2011 at 11:00am 34 Comments

This is a LONG report. It's an unofficial chapter/draft in my forthcoming book that I plan on publishing in late 2012.

This is a 45min+ read... (if you find any typo's send me an email :) thanks!) 


The Vermont 100

Race Report July 2011


Oh wow, I’ve been waiting a long long time to write this race report!

It’s only been 36 hours since I won the Vermont 100, but I’ve been waiting for the moment to write about a 100 mile breakthrough performance…


100 Mile Race: The Rocky Raccoon 100

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 2:30pm 13 Comments

The 2011 Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Ultra Marathon



My wife Victoria Arnstein has my RESPECT! 21 Day Fast Completed!

Posted on January 8, 2011 at 5:39pm 21 Comments

Today my wife crossed a major finish line!  She just completed 504 hours (21 days!) of only drinking water!

I am in awe of her determination and maturity in her quest for the best health possible.

My wife Victoria really is an inspiration, I'm so impressed with her, I really find myself speechless.


I've doubted her convictions, ideas and promises in the past,... yet forever I know now she's capable of anything she really decides she wants to accomplish.  I owe…


Victoria and Michael Arnstein at the Chicago Marathon - get on the News and mention Fruit!

Posted on October 11, 2010 at 1:35pm 17 Comments

We were interviewed on ABC news at the Chicago Marathon.

Vicky always wants to talk about eating fruit at every chance she gets. It was comical when I gave her a nudge to tone it down, as I knew she was going to go into making comments that wouldn't get us on the air.

The clip is very funny, worth watching I think. Fast forward to about 2 min. and 15 seconds to see a 50 second clip on us.

I think if you want to talk about fruitarianism or a diet that is very high in… Continue

The Leadville 100 Mile UltraMarathon + The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Win Race Report - My Epic Double!

Posted on October 5, 2010 at 10:00am 26 Comments

Leadville 100 Mile Race Report + Sri Chinmoy Marathon. My Double!

Leadville Colorado is a very unique place.

The history of this town is legendary.…

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At 3:26am on September 11, 2013, Justin D said…

MIchael you are truly wonderful to follow and inspirational in so many ways.  Thanks for all you do!

At 11:48am on June 15, 2013, melissa fox said…

Thank you for accepting my friend request, I feel truly honored. Have the best day ever!

- Your friend Melissa.

At 6:55pm on March 3, 2013, Richie Fruitbat said…

Hey, Michael. Thanks for friending! Have a great day ;-D

At 10:51pm on February 26, 2013, Scooby the Cantaloupe Kid said…

Hey Michael, thanks for the inspiration.  if i lived in NYC and if things worked out,  we'd be running partners for sure.  Some people tell me i'm crazy running 100+ miles a week on a regular basis, sometimes up to 150 mpw.  I've only been running for 4 1/2 years but after 3 years, when i first ran 100+ miles a week for 16 weeks in winter, and again in the summer, that i broke 2:45 in the marathon.  I haven't raced well in the marathon since due to heat and training but still set PR's in the 5k, 4 mile, 5 mile and 10k and won a 50k last fall.  I hope to someday be where you're at in running and diet.  i find it's easy to run when it's enjoyable.  and on my wednesday night group runs, i bring fruit to the bar with me and some of the runners dig in lol.  this is just making me hungry for fruit and wanting to go for a nice, long run lol.  peace.

At 3:43pm on December 24, 2012, Jen}* said…

Thanks Michael! :) I really LOVE mountains, I look forwards to Sri Lanka!

At 12:00am on April 28, 2012, Eddy Hsieh said…

I thought you might be interested to hear we are getting Fresh Durian in around 2 weeks and this year we may start getting Malaysian variety Durian Musang King

At 5:32am on April 2, 2012, Graham said…

Hi.  First of all thanks for all the inspiring videos and congratulations on creating Woodstock Fruit Festival.

I was curious whether you'd thought about inviting Steve Pavlina to Woodstock.  As far as I know he's still Raw and as he has one of the biggest personal development sites I thought it might be a good way of spreading the word.  Just a thought. 

At 9:37pm on March 13, 2012, Eddy Hsieh said…

No problem!  The fresh durian will take some time before i know when it will be available.

At 7:03am on February 22, 2012, Dutchie said…

Great, thanks! All the best! And before I forget: you really are a super inspiration!

At 12:47am on February 10, 2012, Dutchie said…

Hi Michael,

I have recently set up a website in dutch and english to promote the hcrv lifestyle. I have used some before and after pics of you and embedded a video of you. I hope you are ok with this. Please let me know if you are not. The websites are defruiteters.nl and thefruiteaters.com.

All the best,

Jelke/Dutchie (we briefly met at Woodstock) 



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