Five Years of Fruit-Powered Living, Focusing on Fitness, John Fallucca Reaching Great Heights on a Fruit-Based Diet
Hello, readers! Spring is here at last! I am celebrating this month, which marks the fifth anniversary of my starting to make lifestyle changes! In mid-April 2010, I had my first Egoscue Method appointment to begin a journey to reverse a decade of chronic physical pain, which kept me from leading an active life. Just nine days later, I started a twin journey by having my first green smoothie. Little did I know that I would have a green smoothie—or two or three or four—every single day for another 1,249 days, making this streak extend three years, five months and one day from the day I started. Over the next several months, I quit smoking, drinking and animal, cooked and processed foods. I also reversed physical pain. I now lead a life in which robust health is a priority and comes naturally to me.
I’ve been ramping up my fitness level in recent months, increasing the number of push-ups I do during some workouts from 60 to 220—and have my sights set on 300 before the first day of summer. I also just got delivered a portable pull-up bar. Finally, I was thrilled to have my first Egoscue Method appointment since May 2013. It’s a special day when I have these appointments because I get to learn how I’ve been treating my body through my lifestyle and physical activity. Joan Adams got me standing straighter and taller than I ever have in my life! I felt “on fire” this day in the way I moved! I’m 37 and am breaking through in my physical potential, increasing my strength and perfecting my posture one day at a time.
One day at a time is how John Fallucca got to the special place where he is now, enjoying life on a low-fat raw food diet. He’s also been seeing lots of nature in all its raw, rugged splendor in the Catskills Mountains. I met this friendly Greater Philadelphian about this time last year when he visited the Lansdale, Pennsylvania, raw food café Arnold’s Way. He’s come to several potlucks and will be the speaker for the May potluck. John’s is the 80th transformation story to be told in Fruit-Powered Magazine.
In his Lessons from the Orchard guest spot, Dr. David Klein delves into why he created the Vibrant Health & Wealth Academy. This institution is Dave’s crowning achievement in his 30-year career. “Our graduates will shine and stand tall among the most highly educated and well-trained wholistic health professionals in the world,” he writes in “Why I Created the Vibrant Health & Wealth Academy.”
I want to thank readers who contributed to the Magazine‘s first quarterly Fruit-Powered Sweet Support Campaign, designed to help support Fruit-Powered’s goal of turning on the world to vegan and raw vegan lifestyles. If you’d still like to give—$10 or more or any amount—please donate!
This month, in weekly installments, look for:
- A guest transformation story by Brittany Taylor
- Guest stories by regular writers Korey Constable, Arnold Kauffman and Karen Ranzi
- Top tips, recipes, Fruit-Powered Fun Food Facts and more!
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