- "A response to my well meaning friends who are urging me to eat animal products:
Thank you for your concern. I know you mean well, and I'm grateful that you have reached out. But there are a HUGE number of factors that you are not aware of in regards to my current situation and emotional health. Be careful of making diagnoses without a complete understanding of the the body, mind and the 'patient...' you are counseling. This is how dogma spreads. Diet is not the cure, diet is not the problem. Personally, there is no way I could eat animal products due to my beliefs... but there is no need anyways... Every nutrient (which there are very few) that can found in greater quantity in 'animal products' is produced by some form of algae,
bacteria or yeast... In fact, that is WHERE animals get these nutrients to begin with. None of them actually produce these nutrients. So why kill, or enslave an animal to get nutrients that can be gotten at the same source that the animal gets them from? Cut out the middle man, rather
than cut into the middle man.
None of the raw 'gurus' that have switched to animal products can compete at the level that I compete. They talk the talk, but are they walking the walk? Can they run the run? My body is beyond healthy. My fitness is continually improving, not declining. My personal struggles are related to a broken society, and my own failings as a social being... not a nutritional
from Tim Van Orden'sFB page
"True, true! No need to deviate from your exceptional diet. I doubt VERY much any of the guru's who have jumped ship when things got har could do what you do, ESPECIALLY with all you are going through. We are WHOLE beings, we are a SUM of ALL our parts. Diet is only one of those parts. And for anyone who thinks that vegans need to supplement with B12, I have been a veg/vegan for 25 years and vegan/raw for the better part of the last 5 years and I have NEVER tested low on B12. My vitamin levels have been just fine. Not to say that vitamin deficiencies can't happen, but people really need to EDUCATE themselves (beyond something the FDA puts out...)"
only the pathologically insane would want to live and eat any other way...but don't think about that last line too much."