My name is Dona Winger. I am a certified Integrative Nutrition health coach and wellness blogger, but more than that, I am an avid researcher. I believe in a multifaceted approach to wellness which includes a species-appropriate human diet, exercise, community, adequate sleep, time in nature, sunshine, and gratitude.
Why Meat, Sunshine, and Gratitude? Because I don’t buy into the idea that in order to be healthy we need to subsist mainly on plant foods. In fact, plant foods aren’t the superfoods they’re hyped up to be when you consider their anti-nutrients and lack of quality bioavailable nutrients. I do believe in the healing power of the outdoors. Spending time in nature, getting plenty of sunshine and fresh air, is vital to our health. Finally, if we don’t appreciate what we have, who we are, and where we have been, we cannot expect to attract better things. I would even go so far as to say that if we aren’t grateful for what we have we don’t deserve better things. I also believe in exercise, sleep, and real food.
Suggesting that we return to the old ways of eating real food, moving every day, socializing in healthy ways, prioritizing sleep over productivity, spending time outside, and giving thanks for what we have sounds pretty radical, right? This sort of has become outlier compared to the accepted narrative in health care and marketing. This is largely why the United States as a whole is so unhealthy.
I couldn’t sit idly by and watch people fall off the metabolic disease cliff when I have insight on what might help. There is a problem with our accepted nutritional recommendations. People are not well, and are getting worse, despite (or maybe because they are) following the guidelines. Mountains of scientific evidence are largely being ignored because there is more at stake than simply health. Big Food and Big Pharma aren’t interested in healthy people.
Currently, I write thoughts about books I have read and experiences I have experimenting with the ideas in these books. I plan to include recipes and educational classes in the future. Thanks for reading!