Living healthy. Living the way we were designed to be.

A site devoted to primal and ancestral health and living life to the fullest and with purpose.

Healthy living as part of a vibrant life instead of an impossible burden.

About Ryan Parnham

I’m Ryan Parnham, a certified family nurse practitioner who has been practicing for 10 years. I have worked in a variety of settings including congenital heart disease, adult critical care and family medicine.

My passion is to help others put health first.  Life is too short to be unhealthy and unhappy. We all have the power to be healthy and active while preventing, prolonging and even reversing and curing chronic disease with some very basic principles.

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Latest Blog Posts

Intermittent Fasting Followup

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I wrote a post on intermittent fasting (IF) back in May (check it out here and thought I would provide a bit of an “update” on my current state of…

Getting healthy made simple

| clean eating, health, health coach, movement, nutrition, play, primal, sleep | No Comments

It’s a new year which means new goals and aspirations to better yourself.   A common theme is for people to “lose weight” or to “get into shape”.   I don’t like…

More Small Steps to Lasting Change—Eliminating Gluten and High Fructose Corn Syrup

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Starting the journey to better health can be intimidating.  There is so much information out there and so many opposing viewpoints it can leave you confused and unsure where to…

Small Steps Lead to Lasting Change

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Humans are habitual creatures.  We all have our habits and routines whether we realize it or not.  We have our morning routines.  Our work routines.  Our eating habits and routines…

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