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Vegan influencer Zhanna D’Artwork ‘dies of hunger and exhaustion’ after switching to restrictive tropical fruit food plan

A vegan uncooked meals influencer who lived on an ‘excessive’ food plan of unique fruit has reportedly died from hunger and exhaustion.

Zhanna Samsonova, initially from Russia and often called Zhanna D’Artwork on social media, had been on the uncooked plant-based food plan for ten years that consisted of fruits, sunflower seed sprouts, fruit smoothies and juices. 

There have been additionally durations when the 39-year-old would apply ‘dry fasting’ – the place she would refuse to eat or drink something for days.

Ms Samsonova, who hadn’t drunk water for greater than six years and as an alternative changed it with fruit and vegetable juices, died on July 21 in Malaysia. 

The influencer, who had over 10,000 Instagram followers and had been travelling throughout Asia for the previous 17 years, reportedly died from a cholera-like an infection that was exacerbated by her excessive restrictive consuming, her mom instructed Russian newspaper Vechernyaya Kazan.

Ms Samsonova’s official reason behind dying has not but been decided as her household attempt to get her physique again to Russia amid bureaucratic delays. 

Food influencer Zhanna Samsonova (pictured) who ate a strict raw food vegan diet allegedly died of 'starvation and exhaustion' on July 21

Meals influencer Zhanna Samsonova (pictured) who ate a strict uncooked meals vegan food plan allegedly died of ‘hunger and exhaustion’ on July 21

Originally from Russia, Zhanna had been living in South-East Asia eating a raw vegan diet consisting of 'fruits, sunflower seed sprouts, fruit smoothies and juices' for the past five years

Initially from Russia, Zhanna had been dwelling in South-East Asia consuming a uncooked vegan food plan consisting of ‘fruits, sunflower seed sprouts, fruit smoothies and juices’ for the previous 5 years

The meals blogger’s mom Vera Samsonova instructed native information shops Ms Samsonova was presupposed to fly dwelling to Kazan on the day of her dying. 

Vera didn’t approve of her daughter’s excessive food plan and tried to persuade her to introduce extra balanced consuming habits however she refused.

Ms Samsonova moved from veganism to a purely uncooked meals food plan consisting of greens and fruit, with the influencer sharing what she described as ‘wholesome ‘ recipes on her Instagram profile.

The influencer, who appeared more and more emaciated in her social media movies as time went on, would put up footage of her consuming her lunch which consisted of a complete melon and carrot juice at instances. 

In one other video, Ms Samsonova instructed her Instagram followers how she was having cherry tomatoes, an avocado and avocado juice for lunch. 

‘Although I cook dinner fancy uncooked dishes, I eat very merely myself. My meals is easy, no oil, no salt, no dehydrated meals and no protein,’ Ms Samsonova wrote in a put up. ‘As we speak for lunch I’ve scrumptious avocado kefir, candy cherry tomatoes and ripe avocado. Bon appetit.’

Her family and friends warned her in opposition to her excessive food plan, however she refused to pay attention and it proved deadly after she reportedly died of an an infection and exhaustion exacerbated by her uncooked meals food plan.

Ms Samsonova’s pal, who she met in Thailand, instructed Russian information outlet ‘It was scary to take a look at her, to be trustworthy, her fingers have been like these of my 12-year-old sister, skinny.’ 

One other pal stated they noticed Ms Samsonova a number of months in the past in Sri Lanka ‘wanting exhausted’. 

‘They despatched her dwelling to hunt therapy. Nonetheless, she ran away once more. After I noticed her in Phuket, I used to be horrified,’ they stated. 

Her eating habits became worryingly restrictive in the last few months of her life according to her friends. Ms Samsonova's official cause of death has not yet been determined

The food blogger's mum Vera Samsonova told local news outlets Ms Samsonova was supposed to fly home to Kazan to see her mother on the day of her death

Her consuming habits turned worryingly restrictive in the previous few months of her life based on her buddies. Ms Samsonova’s official reason behind dying has not but been decided

In a post published on June 7, Ms Samsonova said she was excited for fruit season in Thailand, saying it was 'time to gain weight'

In a put up printed on June 7, Ms Samsonova stated she was excited for fruit season in Thailand, saying it was ‘time to realize weight’

‘I lived one flooring above her and day-after-day I feared discovering her lifeless physique within the morning. I satisfied her to hunt therapy, however she did not make it,’ the pal added.

One other pal stated: ‘Ms Samsonova’s idle hunger was inflicting her to soften earlier than our eyes, however she believed the whole lot was superb.

‘Solely her eyes, merry eyes, and beautiful hair compensated for the dreadful sight of a physique tortured by idiocy. Forgive me if it sounds harsh.’

One particular person commented on Ms Samsonova’s current put up and wrote: ‘That is simply pure hunger, not a wholesome uncooked vegan food plan. I am sorry to listen to it ended badly. I want I may have helped you out of your consuming dysfunction.’

Ms Samsonova had been following a vegan food plan for about greater than 15 years beginning out by permitting herself fish and dairy often. 

Nonetheless through the years, her restrictive consuming turned increasingly excessive and she or he ultimately solely ate uncooked fruit and greens alongside juice. 

She had claimed that her ten years on a uncooked plant-based had meant she was ‘in good well being’ and ‘by no means received the same old seasonal chilly’.

However in 2021, Ms Samsonova travelled again to her native Russia for the primary time in 9 years however instantly fell ailing with coronavirus. 

Ms Samsonova stated she had ‘ignored’ all Covid precautions earlier than changing into contaminated and bizarrely claimed she ‘cured’ herself of the virus by dry fasting – the place she didn’t drink or eat something for greater than ten days.

She wrote on Instagram: ‘I used to be the class of people that wasn’t afraid to get contaminated with viruses and ignored all of the precautions, as a result of over the previous ten years on uncooked plant-based diets I used to be in good well being and I did not even get the same old seasonal chilly.

‘And paradoxically… I nonetheless received sick [with Covid] and was in mattress for ten days.’ 

Ms Samsonova then went on to bizarrely declare: ‘I started to remedy myself with dry fasting, since for a very long time I’ve been practising this methodology, as I can remedy all illnesses.

‘The sickness step by step started to recede, already the times of dry starvation and I used to be getting higher and higher day-after-day… Probably the most vital time is behind me I’ve overcome this illness regardless of my unconventional therapy which many condemn.’

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