Author Archives: Tim Van Orden

Refined Foods and Refined ‘tudes

While on a boot run in the George D. Aiken Wilderness in Woodford, Vermont, I had some thoughts about the current squabbles in the raw world. Continue reading

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Response to Matt Monarch – The Elephant in the Room

A few days ago Matt Monarch posted a video on his TheRawFoodWorld channel on YouTube, asking the leaders of the ‘Raw Movement’ to come together. These are my thoughts on the matter. Continue reading

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Cancer Causing Carbohydrates

Did you know that toxic compounds form when carbohydrates are heated at high temperatures? Which means that any time you bake, broil, fry, roast, grill, or sauté fruits, grains or starches you produce a cancer causing substance called acrylamide. Continue reading

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A Vegetarian Diet Slashes Heart Disease Risk – New Study

In this episode of Health News, I want to talk about a new study that just came out in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. This study looked at vegetarian diets and heart disease risk. Continue reading

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Can Running Cure Depression?

Recent research confirms my experience that running is a very powerful anti-depressant. Many studies have shown that running or other types of endurance exercise are just as good if not better than ani-depressant medication, without the negative side effects. Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions Part III – Making Change Fun and Easy

We have been culturally conditioned to believe that we should value certain things, and condemn others. Every January 1st, many of us adopt the belief that we should suddenly value our health, a proper diet and sufficient exercise. So we resolve to engage in these more ‘valuable’ habits. But there’s a big problem with this type of thinking or conditioning. Continue reading

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Seeing into the future

At one point in my Los Angeles adventures I purchased a season’s pass to Disneyland. Every few weeks I’d head down with a friend and enjoy the rides. My favorite was Space Mountain – a futuristic, indoor, steel roller coaster. As far as roller coasters go it’s not exceptional, but what really makes it stand out is that you ride it in the dark. Continue reading

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Soda Consumption Linked to Depression

This may come as no surprise to most of you, but a new study just released by the National Institute of Health (NIH), shows that the consumption of sweetened beverages (sodas, iced teas and fruit ‘juices’) leads to an increased risk for developing depression. Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions Part II – Follow Through

Do you have trouble keeping on course with your New Year’s Resolutions? Do you end up backsliding a few weeks into the new year? Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions – Part I – Warming To The Cold

The beginning of a new year always gets people to think about fresh starts and new beginnings. Feeling the accumulated burden of a year’s worth of not so great decisions, many people vow to take back their life in the form of New Year’s Resolutions. The majority of Americans will make a New Year’s Resolution, but only a tiny minority of them will actually follow through and honor their resolution. Continue reading

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