Donna Wild

About Donna Wild

Donna Wild is the proud creator of her unique Food Dynamics program. "The Taste and Flavour Solution'' is the answer you've been looking for to all your health and weight loss goals. Donna helps others thrive by teaching them to select super-satisfying foods with body-shaping properties, without adding any unhealthy calories. She is a Hay House Published Author, passionate speaker, and loving mother.

Wild Weight Reducing Summer Rolls

By |January 25th, 2017|

Hey Wild One,

I recently held a little dinner party at my place. These were such a hit that my guests that night have invited me over to their house since to make their version of this light and luscious recipe.

The plant-based calories in this meal is great for assisting and maintaining weight loss, particularly […]

Boiled or Sprouted? The Science of Legumes

By |January 12th, 2017|

Hey Healthy Hotties!
If you’ve been following my recipes you’ll know that I enjoy occasionally incorporating legumes into them. Lentils, chickpeas, beans and more—they’re so full of nutrients and maybe even linked to prevention of chronic diseases. What’s not to love?
Most people boil their legumes, but that’s not the only way. Sprouting is becoming more and […]

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    Worried about Ruining your Child’s Appetite with Snacking? Here’s Why you Don’t Need to

Worried about Ruining your Child’s Appetite with Snacking? Here’s Why you Don’t Need to

By |January 12th, 2017|

Hey Plant-Based Mamas and Papas!
Raisins (and other dried fruits) seem like such a healthy snack for kids. Sweet, tasty, and natural…
…but are they really a good choice to give our children?
After all, dried fruit is higher in calories/serving than fresh, and that might lead to weight gain.
For adults, the effects seem neutral. Adding a […]

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    Protect your Children from Prediabetes with these Simple Steps

Protect your Children from Prediabetes with these Simple Steps

By |January 11th, 2017|

Hey There Beauties!
Did you know that prediabetes is a disease in its own right?
Yep, it’s not just about being at risk for diabetes down the road—people with prediabetes may already suffer from eye damage, kidney and heart problems, or circulation issues.
Many studies have suggested that chronic health problems associated with Type 2 diabetes may […]

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    The One Dietary Choice that can Reverse a Lifetime of Health Risks

The One Dietary Choice that can Reverse a Lifetime of Health Risks

By |January 11th, 2017|

Hey lovelies!
You may want to sit down, because I’m about to lay some serious facts on you.
Need an extra push to take the plant-based plunge? Want some factual back-up next time someone challenges your dietary choices? Hoping to convince friends or loved ones to get healthier?
This may do the trick.
A hundred years ago, scientists […]

Stop Counting Calories, and Start Doing This

By |January 10th, 2017|

Hey Wildlings!
Did you know that obesity now causes more deaths than smoking in some parts of the world (like the United States and Australia)? 
We’re talking hundreds of thousands of people dying prematurely of cancer and other linked illnesses every year.
As I’ve written before, this is a totally preventable epidemic.
Let me explain exactly how obesity […]

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    Early Onset Puberty is Putting Your Children at Risk. Here’s How to Prevent It.

Early Onset Puberty is Putting Your Children at Risk. Here’s How to Prevent It.

By |January 16th, 2018|

 
Hey there, Wildlings!
If it seems like kids are hitting puberty younger and younger these days, that’s because they are.
If you’re worried about the increased risk—of hormone-related cancers, heart issues and other adult diseases that come along with this early onset of puberty—you should be.
So, why is this happening?
Many believe it’s because young people are […]

Spiced Salad Dressing- Vegan Recipe

By |December 28th, 2016|

Hey Wild Heart,

Do you have Tahini in your cupboard and have no idea how to use it? Or you hear it’s delish but can’t quite work out how? This recipe will help. 🙂

Simple Dressing Ingredients:

1/4 cup tahini
1/2 spoon of olive oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup parsley leaves
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1 pinch […]

Thinking of Supplementing Iron for your Pregnancy? Don’t!

By |January 10th, 2018|

Hey Gorgeous!
I’ve already talked about “Can I get enough Iron on a plant based, vegan diet?” the potential risk of taking iron supplements.
But what if you’re pregnant?
After all, iron is such an important nutrient for pregnancy.
(A disclaimer: the following information applies to non-anemic women only. If you are iron deficient, you may need to […]

Soy versus Hormone Replacement: One of these Things is Much Better for our Health

By |January 5th, 2018|

Hey Wild Ones!
Soy gets a bad rap (and you definitely have to watch out for soy products that are processed and full of gluten, GMOs or other pollutants), but it has some serious potential benefits that deserve recognition.
To explain, I’ll have to give you a bit of background information, so bear with me.
The Women’s […]

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    Worried about Getting Enough Omega 3s? Don’t—you don’t need them.

Worried about Getting Enough Omega 3s? Don’t—you don’t need them.

By |December 23rd, 2016|

Hey There, Wild Ones!
I’ve told you before that the very first week I went vegetarian, I began heavily supplementing.
After all, I had to get in all the nutrients that the doctors and so-called specialists said an 11-year-old vegetarian could never get from her diet.
I took a handful of supplements every single day, and one of […]

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    Hydration Makes Us Happy, and How to Know you’re Getting Enough…Water

Hydration Makes Us Happy, and How to Know you’re Getting Enough…Water

By |December 22nd, 2016|

Water makes everything better. Seriously. Proper hydration is likely connected to lower risk of heart disease and cancer. Researchers even found that it may make kissing more fun, since it increases our lips’ sensitivity.
Pretty sweet, hey?
No wonder, then, that water is also the most important nutrient in our diet.
We know we need it to […]

Plant-Based Solutions for Naturally Glowing Skin

By |December 22nd, 2016|

 

Sagging. Wrinkles. Age spots. Dry and coarse skin. You’re not the only one who lives in fear of these tell-tale signs of aging! Is it possible that the answer to maintaining a beautiful, youthful, glowing complexion may be found in a plant-based diet?

(Yes! And I’ll tell you exactly how.)

We’ve heard it many times: our […]

Want to Lose Weight? Eat Smarter!

By |December 22nd, 2016|

Hey beauties!
We’ve probably all noticed that plant-based humans (vegans) tend to be slimmer and in better overall health than the average Aussie, and yet there continues to be this common misconception that veggie diets must somehow be lacking in needed nutrients.
Can we finally clear up that confusion, please? 
A simple study compared the diets and nutritional intake […]

The Milk Myth: Why Milk doesn’t Make Us Strong

By |December 22nd, 2016|

Hi, Wild Ones!
Got milk?
We’ve all been hearing that question for decades. Milk and strong bones are practically synonymous at this point! But is it true?
A review of the most intensive studies on milk consumption and hip fracture risk found…no link. So that’s one myth debunked already. What about milk and bone building in adolescents? That’s exactly […]

Protein Packed Ginger Chia Smoothie- Raw Vegan

By |December 21st, 2016|

Hi Wild One,

This smoothie packs in protein from chia seeds, almond milk, and kale. You may enjoy it as a pre or post workout.

Ginger Chia Smoothie Recipe

2 cups kale
2 bananas, frozen
2 fresh mangos
1/2-inch piece ginger, peeled
1 teaspoon chia seeds
2.5 cups pure almond milk or nondairy milk of choice

Blend […]

Think Going Pescetarian is Enough? Think Again!

By |January 12th, 2018|

Hey Wild Ones!
So many organizations are encouraging people to switch from meat consumption to chicken and fish (because chicken and fish somehow aren’t meat?) for their overall health.
Their reasoning? “White meats” are supposedly less hazardous to cholesterol levels and heart health.
What about you? Did you ever switch from being a carnivore to a “white […]

Wanna Go Paleo? Read This First

By |December 20th, 2016|

Hey, Wild Things!
Everyone is talking about the paleo diet these days, hey?
A big part of the argument for this low-carb, high-protein diet has to do with insulin. Carbohydrates, the reasoning goes, increase insulin, which is one of the worst things for our health.
Well…they got one thing right, I guess. Insulin spikes can be really dangerous […]

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    One Effective Way to Prevent Skin Cancer that Has Nothing to Do with Sun Cream

One Effective Way to Prevent Skin Cancer that Has Nothing to Do with Sun Cream

By |January 23rd, 2018|

Hi Radiant Being,
I grew up hearing the usual warnings on repeat:
“Be sure to get your skin checked!”
“Have you had your skin checked this year?”
“You have to get it done, Donna. Your mother and grandfather have skin cancers cut off every year!” 
And maybe all those words of caution were warranted. After all, more than a million […]

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    Smoothies: Another Kind of Sugar Water, or a Great Source of Nutrition?

Smoothies: Another Kind of Sugar Water, or a Great Source of Nutrition?

By |January 18th, 2018|

Hey Beauties!
We’ve talked about fruit, juice and smoothies before, but there’s more to say. Much more. 😉
We all know that sugar water (soda, in other words) is bad for us. Test subjects given water mixed with three tablespoons of sugar experienced a massive blood sugar spike within the hour, followed by a hypoglycemic drop. 
When […]

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    12 Minutes of This Each Day could Reverse Stress-Related Aging

12 Minutes of This Each Day could Reverse Stress-Related Aging

By |December 18th, 2016|

Hi Beauties!
Meditation is such a hot topic these days. We’re reading about it in the New York Times, our sister/brother/cousin/best friend is doing it, and it seems like a new study crops up every day to tell us about yet another amazing benefit. 
I’ve been meditating since age 8, when my dad taught me. Nowadays, […]

Ceasar Salad- Vegan Recipe

By |December 12th, 2016|

Hi Wildling,

How would you like to make a mouthwatering Caesar Salad from scratch? I know right, so good. Let’s do it. Here’s the dressing:

Ingredients: Caesar Salad

1/2 package organic tempeh
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon gluten-free tamari
1/2 teaspoon brown rice vinegar
2 romaine lettuce, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup […]

How do you Like your Eggs? (Hint: you don’t!)

By |December 11th, 2016|

Hi, Compassionate Ones!
We’ve talked about the egg industry before, you may remember.
Now, the horrendous conditions endured by layer hens are enough to turn a compassionate heart off eggs for life—but they’re not the only reason to give a thumbs down to sunny side up.
Eggs (and especially egg yolks) are the biggest source of cholesterol in the […]

Check Out Those Thighs! A Dietary Solution to Cellulite

By |August 7th, 2017|

Hey Sexy Ladies!
Today we’re going to talk about a problem most women worry about, but few now how to solve. Ready? Of course you are!
Cellulite…
I know, I know—just the word makes you shudder, hey?
Or we can call it by its scientific name, gynoid lipodystrophy—maybe that will be less scary.  Whatever name we use, we all […]

Does Dropping the Meat Mean Dropping the Muscle?

By |December 9th, 2016|

Hey Wild One,

Maybe you’re wondering about how to keep that sexy-strong body you’ve got on a fully plant-based diet. Or is it your gym-junkie beau, surfer dude boyfriend or triathlete hubby who doesn’t want to drop the muscle with the meat?

Let me just clear up a bit of the confusion around bodybuilding and veganism.

The […]

Low Fat Potato Salad with Raw Mayonaise- Vegan

By |December 7th, 2016|

 

I know right! Amazing! Who would have thought mayo could be healthy? How good is living!

I’m so glad you’re here on my recipes page Mama because I have so many amazing, nourishing, fun recipes that you and the whole family will love and be nourished by. I have so much to share with you!

Did […]

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    Your Kids/Job Aren’t/Isn’t Raising Your Blood Pressure—This Is.

Your Kids/Job Aren’t/Isn’t Raising Your Blood Pressure—This Is.

By |December 6th, 2016|

 

Hi Lovely!

I used to salt my food so heavily that all I tasted was salt—not ingredients.
Does this sound familiar? Do you (or someone in your family) drown your food in salt?
Well, it’s time to make a permanent change. I sure had to. The science is in: salt increases blood pressure (most likely).
Food manufacturers, however, […]

Raspberry Sensation- Smoothie

By |December 6th, 2016|

Hi Wild One,

If you’ve ever made a smoothie with raspberries before then you know how spectacular they look just about every time. Raspberries are gifted at tantalising guests and making them feel special. So why not make your next guest feel super special?

Here’s an easy, nourishing recipe:

 

2 cups kale
2 cup raspberries, frozen
2 […]

If Fructose is Bad for Me, Why is Fruit Okay?

By |December 5th, 2016|

Hi, Wild Heart!
I’m sure you’ve heard the hype about fructose by now. High fructose corn syrup! Fructose ruins your liver! Fructose—run!
“But, wait,” you wonder, “what about…fruit?”
Yep, fruit—nature’s beautiful, natural source of fructose—do we need to worry about that too? 
In short, no! And I’ll tell you why…
Studies have linked liver problems only to “industrial fructose” […]

The Smoothie Debate: Nutrient Thief or Health Superstar?

By |December 5th, 2016|

 

Hey Smoothie-Loving Mamas!

I know you’re as smart as you are sexy, so I’m sure it’s no surprise that fruit and vegetables are some of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.

Like many of you, I love smoothies! After learning about green smoothies just seven sweet years ago and incorporating them into my life (and […]

Organic: Is it Just a Phase? Or is it Actually Better?

By |December 4th, 2016|

Do you buy organic?
We’ve all heard the rumors that this organic thing is just a phase. A way for big businesses to squeeze even more money out of health-conscious consumers like us.
So, is it true? Is organic just a phase? Are we wasting our money on products with this trendy label? Or is it […]

The Great Fructose Debate- Elephant Journal

By |December 3rd, 2016|

Hey Wild Hearts,

I’ve been vegan for 14 years (and vegetarian for 24), and I get most of my calories from fruit.

I love that Elephant Journal posted this article I wrote for them about the health benefits of fructose.  Although I share my personal experience here this is not just the benefits I’ve experienced, this is […]

Why Your Diet Didn’t Work

By |November 28th, 2016|

The last time I dieted I was 17. 
I had no idea what I was doing and no education at all on how to eat, even though I was just weeks from finishing 15 years of school and 15 years of dance training. 
No one told me how to be healthy—only how to be skinny. 
I despised […]

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    Losing Weight has Nothing to Do with Eating Less…And Everything to Do with Eating More of This.

Losing Weight has Nothing to Do with Eating Less…And Everything to Do with Eating More of This.

By |November 27th, 2016|

Hey Sexy!
Many of you know already that I love fruit. That’s where I get most of my calories. Same goes for my family.
And as you’ve seen in my before and after photos, all that fruit and all those extra calories are definitely not making me fat.
What’s going on? Science can tell us…
Researchers added three apples or pears to […]

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    What’s just as Deadly as Cigarettes? You May be Surprised!

What’s just as Deadly as Cigarettes? You May be Surprised!

By |January 8th, 2018|

Hi, Wild Heart!
Get comfortable—I have some fascinating research to share with you today.
I think it’s safe to say most of us would love to live long, healthy, thriving lives. However, only around .01% of the world’s population live to see their 100th birthday.
I bet you’d love to know their secret! 😉
Science might be able […]

Hey Good-Looking! Where’d You Get that Glow?

By |November 23rd, 2016|

On the left: Me at 21 years old. I didn’t keep any photo’s of me at my ‘worst’. But I was (many times) up to 13 kgs over my ideal weight, sick and uncomfortable and I sure didn’t glow.
On the right: Me and my daughter August 2016. I’m 35 years old, thriving and glowing […]

Toffee Apples – Raw Vegan Recipe

By |November 23rd, 2016|

Did you use to love toffee apples? They were so good! Here is a really yummy, fun and nourishing alternative that the whole family can enjoy together as a meal, a dessert or a snack. This is a really great activity to do with your kids.

Ingredients:

4 Organic Apples on skewers
1/2 cup dates   
3 Tb melted coconut […]

Why Do Vegan Women have Lower Rates of Breast Cancer?

By |January 10th, 2018|

Hi, Wild Heart!
As I’ve discussed before, breast cancer is a devastating disease, impacting a million women every single year. 
It is so important that we know and address any risk factors we can—and researchers may have discovered another one.
Fiber.
Are you getting enough? A new study from Yale University suggests that increasing intake of soluble fiber […]

Curry Noodles- Raw Vegan

By |November 23rd, 2016|

 

Hey Healthy Hottie!

IKR. YUM! Are you ready for a new and life enhancing experience?

Here are the super simple ingredients:

1 cup coconut water
2 cups raw cashews
1/4 of a small avocado
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
3 medium zucchinis
chilli paste to taste

Super Simple Instructions:

1. Spiralize zucchinis to make the noodles.

2. In a […]

There’s a Good Kind of Sugar, and I Eat Tons of It!

By |November 20th, 2016|

Hey Wildlings!
As you all know, I love fruit—and so does my family. You probably know, too, that fruit is rich in fiber and antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties and may be linked to cancer prevention. 
So, is it possible to overdo it?
Let’s explore that.
Some medical and health professionals have expressed concerns about the sugar contained in […]