Born To Be Wild came to be out of my fascination with the human body and mind and our connection with nature. We've been neglecting ourselves and the planet unconsciously for too long. Thankfully change is on the horizon! It's time we reconnected with our roots by eating, moving and sleeping more in alignment with our nature...

Disposable culture

A major problem is we live in a disposable world, consuming everything at a ferocious pace. We feed ourselves on an excess of nutritionally poor foods, the production of which places a heavy burden on our planet. Alarmingly we globally waste a third of all food produced whilst 800 million people suffer from malnutrition! 

The time to act is NOW!

We can no longer sit back hoping for governments and corporations to make significant changes towards a more sustainable future quickly enough. We must all start to make changes in the way we live today, not tomorrow. How ever that may look – eating less meat, eliminating plastics, or finding cleaner forms of transport – it needs to be a collective effort!  

Small steps

There has to be a collective urgency. We must make better use of what we have, while looking closer to home for solutions. We need to be conscious of the things we do daily, understanding how the small things we do impact on both the environment and our health.

We need to action change, and it needs to be sooner rather than later. We can’t keep kicking the can down the street hoping for someone else to pick it up!

Human cost

We’re slowly succumbing to the diseases of poor nutrition and sedentary lifestyles. Obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancers have all been linked with a poor diet and a lack of physical exertion.

And it’s not just manifesting in our bodies – it’s destroying our minds also!

The rise in cases of mental health disorders is alarming. It’s become the major factor in the overall disease burden worldwide. An estimated one in six people in the UK experienced a common mental disorder like depression or anxiety in the past week.

Isn’t it time we talked more openly about our struggles, especially us men.

It’s okay to be vulnerable

In the UK, the leading killer of males under 45 is suicide – every week, 84 men take their own lives.

How has it come to this? Why are we not willing to talk about our problems and seek help? 

The cultural dogma of masculinity is of a resolutely strong man, who should be stoic and emotional in control at all times. Revealing you’re depressed or anxious maybe seen as a weakness or failing of sorts. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

It’s time we broke down these false dogmas and look towards a future of honesty and understanding.

It’s okay to talk about your feelings and emotions. It’s extremely healthy and a sign of your strength!

Better together

The ethos behind Born To Be Wild is to grow a tribe – because together, we’re stronger! Together we’re better equipped to tackle life’s challenges as a collective. It’s how we look after and support each other through interdependence.

It’s a place where we can voice ideas large and small, and share our struggles and triumphs in a community that can empathise with each other.

The human experience is something we all share, in our own unique way. When we understand each other better we ultimately now ourselves and the world better…

David Mckee

My story’s nothing out of the ordinary. My experiences over the years has left me fascinated with the human body, mind, and soul, a fascination that has led me to pursue a journey of discovering health and well being through nature. 

Epilepsy and anxiety

A major influence through my life is that I developed epilepsy at 18. Up until recent years much of my life had a dark shadow following me around. Severe bouts of anxiety often followed seizures, compounded by some disturbing, depressive episodes. At points it was so relentless it pushed me to the brink of giving up on life.

I decided the only way I could go was the route of self healing. The medication I had been on for most of my adult life didn’t sit well with me. I wanted to see how far Mother Nature could take me.

Taking Hippocrates maxim “food is thy medicine and medicine thy food” I started growing as much of my own fruit and veg as possible to nourish myself to the fullest. I’m also delving deep into human movement – how our bodies like to twist, turn, bend and flex, being pushed to the edge. I  believe going back to nature and understanding better who I am across all three aspects has helped me control my epilepsy with out the need for medication. 

Insomnia

The nature of my epilepsy is nocturnal. The fear of waking in the night in a vortex of confusion gasping for air (or worse, not waking at all!) pushed me to delve deep into the science of sleep. Thankfully now I look forward to my head hitting the pillow having developed the habits to improve my sleep.

Food for thought

My passion for food comes from my childhood. I was fortunate enough to be able to enjoy mum’s home cooking. When in season, my dad would provide us with fruits and vegetables from his vegetable patch in our back garden. I will be forever grateful for them experiences.

When a plan comes together

Having the opportunity to coach hundreds of people through one-to-one sessions and group exercise classes, I’ve gathered valuable experience and knowledge to make a difference in peoples lives.

Each person is unique in their body, fitness levels, nutritional needs, lifestyle, and desires, which requires a tailored approach.

It’s all  brought me to this point of creating Born To Be Wild. A place of healing and growth, connecting to our True Self… 

 

Precision Nutrition Coaching

Precision Nutrition are regarded as the leaders in the field of nutrition coaching. Their ethos is centred around evidence-based research in both nutrition and psychology, to deliver results time and time again. There’s no weird diets or time-consuming workouts. It all starts with you – your life, your needs and your goals. We’ll develop a personalised plan that fits into your everyday life, helping you eat, move and sleep better. To make the process easier and more attainable, we’ll break down the complex world of nutrition into small strategic chunks. You’ll start developing new, healthier habits that become second nature and that last a lifetime. When all the pieces start to fall into place, your body and mind will be transformed beyond recognition. Join me, and together we’ll find a healthier, happier you, by shifting your way of thinking towards how you eat, how you move and how you sleep. 

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