The Wildervore Approach is a year of coaching to build the perfect ethical healthy eating plan for
Vegetarians and vegans may not be directly involved in the killing and eating of animals but this doesn't automatically qualify these diets as the most ecological or health beneficial.
If we broaden our gaze from the importance of animal welfare to the function of whole farm ecosystems, vegetarian and vegan choices could in fact harm natural ecosystem processes and deny us important nutrients.
Plants and animals are intertwined in the ecosystem and cannot be separated from each other.
Coconut oil, chia seeds or avocado may be the latest paleo or vegan craze, but where's it grown? Who harvests it? does growing it kill wildlife? Is the land being regenerated or degraded? Is there a more appropriate and healthy local food?
All foods have consequences. From the management of the natural habitat to harvesting to processing and transport — all food impacts life and the planet in some way.
Wouldn’t it be great if you knew how to make food choices that were both healthy and responsible?
We can help. Collectively we have years of experience in farming, conservation, rewilding, health, nutrition and the food industry.
Maybe you want to eat less meat because you think it's better for the environment but end up eating imported processed soy products that are destroying wildlife and disrupting your hormones.
Perhaps you've resorted to eating more grains, pulses and meat replacements only to find you've damaged your health by ingesting anti-nutrients, xenoestrogens and are suffering from the symptoms of mineral deficiencies.
What's needed to navigate these choices is a system and principle approach to healing our health that teaches us how to consider our options to make holistic decisions. Following a ‘one size fits, all’ quick fix diet plan simply has us swinging from one new fad to the next scientific study.
Throughout the world, traditional cultures have been disease free on diets that range hugely in macronutrients. Some are low carb, some high fat, some mostly vegetarian and some high in animal foods. It's a myth that there is a perfect diet template for human health.
Our cultural heritage, gut health, living environment and many other factors influence how different foods will heal or hurt us.
- Study anywhere on any device with our online multimedia platform.
- Drip fed content in chapters for effective learning and optimal adoption.
- Video, text files, audio, quizzes and more.
- Supportive community and direct tutor access.
- Weekly support emails with topical articles, wild recipes and wild weekend challenges.
- Official 'Wildervore' completion certificate.
- Suitable for a global audience.
Once upon a time, we had to pick or hunt our food, process it all by hand, preserve it and cook it carefully. We needed an intimate knowledge of the local environment, which foods made us stronger and which were less digestible, how to process it for maximum nutrient uptake and how to cook it so it was nourishing and delicious. We grew up with these skills, each generation refining it and teaching it to the next.
Now we simply go to the supermarket.
We've lost all this knowledge. Instead, we think science has all the answers and have become totally disconnected to the methods used to produce our food. The result is making us and our planet very sick.
Becoming a Wildervore is not a fad diet or a quick plan - those just don't work anyway! It's a comprehensive and interactive learning process where you'll learn to 'rewild' your diet and in a way that's appropriate within our modern food choices.
Don't worry, this isn't all about foraging in the wild for your food - although we will be encouraging you to try. This is a gentle introduction to expanding your range of foods, preparation and cooking methods to focus on those used by our healthy, robust and disease-free ancestors.
Our broad range of skills and unique background allows us to help to holistically develop your own individual 'Wildervore' approach and understand what questions we need to ask ourselves and our producers to make the healthiest choices for our planet and our wellbeing.
In the absence of the inherited wisdom of generations, we'll be your clan. For the cost of a good monthly multivitamin, we're offering you the chance to work with us for a whole year as we coach you in ethically eating your way back to health.
Caroline specialises in ancestral health with a particular interest in nourishing animal foods. She started her career in environmental conservation as a National Park ranger and then studied sustainable farming practices whilst co-managing a diversified 600-acre hill farm in the Lake District. She now runs the 100% grass-fed meat company 'Primal Meats' and specialises in ancestral health and primal living.
Caroline is a Savory Institute Professional Educator in Holistic management and works with farmers and food businesses to help them adopt a more regenerative approach.
Caroline and husband Stephen have started a land management not for profit organisation that uses innovative ecological restoration techniques and holistic management to bring people and farmers into the rewilding scene. Caroline hopes, through the 'Wilderculture' project, to show people that their food choices have the power to fight disease and rescue our sick planet.
About the instructor
Georgia has always had a passion for wildlife and the natural world. She studied a degree in environmental biology and has a diverse life experience from working with soil and animal nutrition on farms, to being a wildlife guide in Costa Rica. 12 years ago she qualified as a natural (human) nutrition practitioner and has since had a private clinic and written extensively on the subject. She is interested in how what we eat for our health can be linked with the health of our planet, and help regenerate our land and wildlife.
“We have a choice, we can either see all life as sacred or no life as sacred, and there really is no difference between these two, it simply is our choice. However if we should choose that all life be sacred, then for me it must include not just animals, but plants, fungi and microorganisms even rocks and soil. And in fact we can’t separate these things out. These elements don’t exist in isolation, they exist in wholes systems. It is these systems of life that support us, and we need to support them in return. How do we live and eat other life forms from this perspective? This question is the motivation and passion behind what I want to bring to the Wildervore approach. This is a revolution in how we view the world, ourselves and our food. One where we no longer see ourselves as separate from nature, but start to re-imagine ourselves back into our ecosystems, seeing all life, including our own, as something sacred''
- The way of the sustainable Wildervore.
- How do we decide what to eat? A holistic approach.
- Create your personal holistic context.
- The story of meat - Land to market.
- Rewilding our food and our palate. Cravings - salt.
- Rewilding our food and our palate. Cravings - sweet.
- Rewilding our food and our palate. Cravings - fat.
- Hydration - more than water.
- Rewilding our food and our palate. Calories.
- The health matrix.
- Rewilding thought experiment.
The Wildervore Approach is an integral eating approach incorporating the best ancestral health knowledge with wisdom from the plant-based and holistic nutrition world.
The Wildervore approach is backed by science but not led by the latest reductionist scientific study.
We'll take you step by step through all the elements of wellness helping you design a vision for your own health and giving you the tools to make holistic decisions about food.
You'll design a bespoke eating plan to address your unique health issues, individual circumstances, and personal ethical principles.
It's perfect for vegetarians and vegans who want to introduce some animal foods to heal mineral deficiencies and symptoms of a leaky gut.
Also ideal for paleo and primal eaters who want to take a more sustainable and responsible stance.
What others have been saying about this course:
Light at the end of the health tunnel..
“The Wildervore Approach programme has given me a new lease of life, and a lot more confidence in my food choices. Being a former vegetarian, it has been difficult to know which meat I could eat, that is sustainable & not full of toxins, or...
Health/nutrition coaches achieve ‘habit change’ via coaching and advice, and do not diagnose or treat disease, prescribe medication, or perform the functions of clinical occupations.
Always consult your doctor. Your health/nutrition coach is happy to work with your physicians’ guidance to best support your wellbeing.
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