Tag: food

I’m Going Vegan for 30 Days, Here’s Why

I have a strong desire to start by saying that just because I am going vegan doesn't mean it's the healthy thing to do. If you're reading this, you probably know what I'm all about. I support every which way of eating as long as that person is in good health and thriving. I don't push any type of diet on anyone, even after getting to know them well. No two people are the same, so even if you think we're twins, please don't jump on the vegan boat without talking to a nutrition specialist fir
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Nitrates and Nitrites in Processed Meats, Should You Be Concerned?

Up until recently, I believed that nitrates and nitrites were harmful and had no place in a healthy diet. I only bought “nitrate and nitrite free” bacon and sausage, and advised my friends to do so as well. My mistake, I should of looked into the recent research before making these unfounded recommendations! It wasn’t until I started studying Holistic Nutrition that I began to look past the mainstream headlines (we all need to do this!) and into the actual science. Everytime I do this
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What I Learned From 7 Days of Real Food

This past week I committed myself to a "Whole 7," if you will. Nothing but real, whole, unprocessed, untampered with foods. As close to the natural source as possible, eaten the way nature intended. Otherwise known as, wait for it, FOOD. I ate FOOD for 7 days. I'm sure you want to know what I eliminated -- dairy, gluten, corn, soy, alcohol, added sugar, vegetable oils. And what I ate (full list down below) -- meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds. Now I'm going to tell you what happen
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My Approach to the Holiday Season – Food, Stress, Sleep

  The Holidays are a time for love, gratitude, and celebration. It is NOT a time for guilt, anxiety, and fear. People struggle with this time of year, every year, and I'm here to give you some pointers that have helped me embrace the holidays with more grace and ease. As the celebrations near, the best thing you can do is approach them with both a calm mind and with gratitude, as it does bring our loved ones together. Honestly, you could be eating the most organic, local, and nutrient de
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Welcome Welcome!

Welcome to Wild and Well! I appreciate you being here. My idea for this blog is to provide content that will help you feel better so you can improve your performance. You don't have to be a crazy athlete to read this stuff, performance is at the foundation of all our lives: work, relationships, hobbies, etc. If you are looking to improve your energy levels, sleep better, balance your mood, or shed a couple lbs through food and lifestyle techniques, then stay put and spread the word, you'll find
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