Running Raw | XTERRA Merrimack River Trail Race

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: New England is the trail running capital of the U.S. The XTERRA Merrimack River Trail Race brought out some of the best and toughest runners in the country to compete in the wet and mud on this legendary course. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Brendan Braziers One-Step Nutrition Based On The Thrive Diet

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G Living’s Brendan Brazier is one the world’s few professional athletes whose diet is 100 percent plant based. He’s a professional Ironman triathlete, bestselling author on performance nutrition, and the creator of an award-winning line of whole food nutritional products called Vega.

The following is our third excerpt from Brendan’s new book “The Thrive Diet”, on sale on Amazon.com. Or take a look at a Digital version of The Thrive Diet on Google Books.

One-step nutrition is the term I use to describe food containing nutrients already in a form usable by the body, with no breaking down required. The nutrients get into the body and go straight to work. Nutrients in foods in a typical North American diet are in a form that the body must first break down and convert before it can utilize them.

By consuming one-step foods, the body is fueled and able to rebuild efficiently. Requiring minimal energy to become usable and assimilated, foods containing one-step nutrients in effect provide the body with more energy by helping conserve energy. Gaining the greatest amount of energy from the least amount of food is the goal of the Thrive Diet.

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Running Raw | Talking With My Friend Skinny Bitch

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: Tim VanOrden sits down for an interview with friend and breakout author of “Skinny Bitch”, Rory Freedman. Rory shares her thoughts on veganism, raw foods and success. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Alkaline-Forming Foods pH Balance the Body on a Thrive Diet

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G Living’s Brendan Brazier is one the world’s few professional athletes whose diet is 100 percent plant based. He’s a professional Ironman triathlete, bestselling author on performance nutrition, and the creator of an award-winning line of whole food nutritional products called Vega.

The following is our fifth excerpt from Brendan’s book “The Thrive Diet”, on sale now.

The balance of acid and alkaline within the body is referred to as pH (meaning “potential of hydrogen”), and measured on a scale ranging from pH 1 (the most acidic) to pH 14 (the most alkaline). A neutral or good pH balance is 7.35; maintaining this balance is vital. If the body’s pH drops, meaning our body has become too acidic, the likelihood of ailments rises sharply. An acidic environment within the body negatively affects health at the cellular level. It is not possible to be truly healthy when the body is in a constant state of acidosis (characterized by excessively high acid levels).

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Running Raw | Cranmore Hill Climb Running Race

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: The toughest trail race east of the rockies gets a face-lift for 2008 and still strikes fear into the hearts of anyone brave enough to challenge it’s steep ups and downs. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Pro Skater Bob Burnquist And His Friends Are Taking The Fitness Business Green

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Pro Skater Bob Burnquist And His Friends Are Taking The Fitness Business Green. How by focusing on Fitness apparel of course. Fitness makes me think of athletic apparel. Which reminds me of the days I worked at a major athletic shoe licensee here in West L.A. The marketing director at the time always used to say “FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION.” I never bothered to ask what it meant, although I found myself repeating it when ordering food, dating or getting new pair of pants. That’s why Wikipedia is the greatest thing ever… and the Wiki sez: “form follows function… the basic principle stating the shape of an object should be predicated or based on its intended function or purpose.”

And that got me thinking G Fitness… what would it look like if fitness followed sustainability? (An exhausting intro to an article, I know… welcome to my mind.) In my effort to answer my new question, I found the Action Sports Environmental Coalition (ASEC).

ASEC, supported by action-sports athletes, industry leaders and natural-products companies, aims to answer their own question: “What would happen if the action sports industry became a role model for sustainability?” (Fitness Follows Sustainability?). ASEC founders Frank Scura, Bob Burnquist, Jen O’Brien and Damon Way answered the call in 2001 by creating the organization. ASEC specializes in progressive eco-education and empowers people to adopt a sustainable existence in a way that embraces their current lifestyle and enhances it. Sounds totally “G” to me!

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The Mind Body Balance: Achieving Health and Efficiency

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With our global emphasis on green and sustainable living, many people are actively doing their part to engage in “green acts”. Whether it’s recycling, toting reusable grocery bags, there are a number of ways to engage yourself in balanced living.

Seeing Differently

Step 1 to realigning your lifestyle using eco-principles is to begin seeing differently. See your entire existence as emerged within eco-living, rather than you as an individual acting out green acts.

Designer Stuart Haygarth would have taken this advice literally, inventing a sustainable eye glass chandelier that uses 620 pairs of discarded lenses to form a globe-like chandelier. Perhaps his living art is not only an example of using creativity to craft lifestyle choices, but also symbolic of what visionary work we can accomplish if we begin to see a little differently. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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Tim VanOrden Explains The Running Raw Project

G Monkie: The video above is our very first shows with Boise Thomas and Tim VanOrden. This was Boise demo show. He brought Tim in and made it up as they went. It’s nice to look back sometimes. Tim has come a long way, since we filmed that show, so we asked him if we could present a question / answer post about his Running Raw Project and what it takes to be a raw runner.

Tim VanOrden The Running Raw Project: (RunningRaw.com) The Running Raw Project came into existence on December 25th of 2005. I was at a Christmas party at my friend’s house in Venice, CA. The topic of my recent entrance into the world of running had come up. As I described the changes that were happening to my body and the abnormal feats of endurance that I was capable of, someone said – “you should film this”. That hadn’t occured to me before. Had anyone ever done that? Was anyone documenting the physical changes that occur when one goes raw? Were people testing this diet and it’s relation to physical performance? I looked around online and found not one reference to a Raw diet and athletic performance. This blew my mind. What I was experiencing was off the charts, was I the only one experiencing these physical improvements on this diet? I had to find out. Thus the journey began.

In this Question / Answer Post, Tim Explains the basics of what it means to be a raw runner.

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a answer interview Tim VanOrden Explains The Running Raw ProjectTim: A vegan diet is entirely plant based and void of all animal products – including eggs, fish and dairy (yes, those are animal products).

q question interview Tim VanOrden Explains The Running Raw ProjectQuestion What is a raw vegan diet?

a answer interview Tim VanOrden Explains The Running Raw ProjectTim: A raw vegan diet consists entirely of uncooked, unprocessed, whole plant foods. Examples of what a raw “fooder” might eat are; fresh vegetables and salads, fruits and fruit smoothies, and nuts and seeds.

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Running Raw | Forest Running and Deer Ticks

In this episode the the Running Raw Project: As lyme disease is spreading to more and more parts of the country, it is becoming crucial that you educate yourself about the disease and the ticks that carry it. Make a post run tick check part of your daily routine to avoid this life altering disease. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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Running Raw | Climb California – Aon Center Skyscraper Stair Race Los Angeles

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: Tim heads back to LA to compete in the 62 storey Climb California race up the Aon Center. The top stair climbers in the country were on hand for this challenging event and the message of a clean and simple diet was loud and clear. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Running Raw with Wild Crazy New Yorkers In High Chair Run Up

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: Josh Merlis of the Albany Running Exchange invites Tim down to a very steep mountain race in the Catskills of NY. The race begins at the home of Legendary Ultra Marathoner Dick Vincent. Many of the top Ultra runners in the east are in attendence. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

In Fitness Consistency Gets the Goods

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Opinions on what we should and should not eat flood our lives every day. I’ve been on a high-raw vegan diet for almost 5 years now. A good proportion of that ended up being green smoothies and superfood smoothies. If someone includes those two items into their day, its pretty difficult not to stay high-raw…they are total meals by themselves.

I’ve been branching out a little bit lately with what I’ve been listening to. Not exactly the same raw vegan material as before. I’ve been listening to some speakers with a more “paleo” style of eating, which would include raw, grass-fed meat and dairy. And eggs. LOTS of eggs. I heard a speaker online today talk about healing someone with 18 raw eggs a day.

Im not saying AT ALL that im going to get into that way of eating. I like my diet the way it is. I’ll occasionally have some pasture-raised chicken eggs, but the real bulk is in the superfoods, greens, and raw plant fats, especially hemp and coconut.

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