Category Archives: Commentary

Tim VanOrden’s Running Raw Times August 3rd, 2011

Just before the start of the Mount Washington Road Race, the race director informs the anxious crowd that there is nothing to fear, “there is only one hill.” That lone ‘hill’ just happens to be the tallest mountain in the northeast and stands at 6,288 feet high. But nonetheless, it is just one hill. Continue reading

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Over Their Dead Bodies

How often do you consider the effects of your dietary choices on others? Maybe it’s time you started. Continue reading

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Mike Tyson goes Vegan?

You read that title correctly – Mike Tyson, the man who has been known to eat the flesh of fellow competitors in the ring has foregone animal products and adopted a vegan diet. More and more high profile Americans are experiencing the benefits of a plant based diet and coming out in the media to promote their new choices. Continue reading

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Meat Meets Science

As most of you know, meat is not the healthiest thing you can eat. Yes, it’s got plenty of protein, vitamin B12, iron and a few other trace minerals, but it also come packed with a host of health comprising components. Continue reading

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Do Cows Need Protein?

The dairy industry has discovered that cows don’t need that much protein and in fact, they fare much better with less in their diets. Oh, if only there was a “human industry” to get to the bottom of how to best grow a healthy human being for as little money as possible 😉 Continue reading

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Is Television Bad For Your Diet?

This “research” looks a little sketchy to me. It appears that special interest groups are hard at work trying to get people to believe that being healthy is a good thing and that TV is a bad thing. I’m not buying it 😉 Continue reading

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Is Organic Produce Better For You?

n order to be a good secret agent you have to know how to create an effective smoke screen. Apparently, such agents are hard at work creating such a distraction in their fight against organic foods. The main reason to choose organic food is the lack of potentially toxic chemical residue on the skin of the produce Continue reading

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Fruits and Vegetables Might Be Good For You – Reports New Study

After all this time eating a vegan diet, it has never occurred to me that fruits and vegetables might actually improve my health. It just seems too radical an idea to stomach. There’s no way mom could have been right about eating my veggies. Continue reading

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Tim VanOrden’s Running Raw Times – March 5th, 2010

The Year in Review?
Many people think that I live a charmed life. I get to run, hike, race, travel, talk to people and basically do whatever I want. What could be better? In many regards this is true. I have chosen to pursue something that I believe in strongly, something that I believe can make a difference. There is great freedom in that choice. But there is also great responsibility and sacrifice… Continue reading

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Tim VanOrden’s Running Raw Times – November 9th 2009

November 3rd marked the 4th Anniversary of the Running Raw Project and my 5th anniversary of stepping on to the raw path. What seemed like a very narrow path 5 years ago has become quite the popular thoroughfare. It really amazes me how quickly the tides of change can sweep upon our shores… Continue reading

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