How & Why We Started:
Tired, ill, apathetic and complacent is no way to go through life. Beau DeCourcy and Aaron Bilodeau started Exist Anew to challenge this life path. From misguided nutrition and health advice to repetitious and soul sucking options for a modern existence, it’s easy to see why more and more people have become intolerant and in need of change. We encourage people to create this change through a better understanding of how we evolved to eat, move and live.
Exist Anew came into fruition simply as two friends who started asking questions about how we could be more healthy and escape a meaningless existence. After enough private conversations we decided it was time to share our thoughts and knowledge to help others.
Like many people drawing on the recommendations of conventional dietary information, we thought we were living and eating “healthy.” However, this was not evident in how we felt or in our continued dependency on conventional medical care. In search of solutions to this dilemma, we found the burgeoning Paleo/Primal movement. The logic of this movement made perfect sense and as we began to frame our dietary and lifestyle choices though an evolutionary lens, we began to experience new levels of health and freedom.
Of course, we realized how humankind’s transition from eating nutrient dense, wild food, to the nutritionally sparse food produced today has created a loss of health. It seemed a natural progression to also embrace what has been lost in human happiness and freedom. Our modern lifestyles have led to nature deprivation and human domestication. While we enjoy the comforts afforded by contemporary conveniences, we also sacrifice a great deal in a consistent cycle of work, stress and status building in order to maintain these luxuries. The extremes of this stress, the corresponding illnesses and the lack of belonging we feel is something, we suggest, exclusive to the plight of modern humans.
So do we live in an increasingly free and progressive world or are we slowly building our own cage? We envision Exist Anew as a place where open-minded people can address this question while opposing the thoughtless living that has created this dilemma.
Our Message to You:
You may feel like a misfit, wondering how and why so many people live as they do-often with blind devotion to consumerism, careerism and a steady decline into poor health. You may wonder how human beings can live with such little understanding and regard for their basic and primal needs as well as their natural surroundings at large. We want to express that we share this sentiment and you are not alone. The first step is taking action, no matter how small, to create something new: to continue to evolve. This is what we are committed to with the Exist Anew project and we are hoping you will join us at existanew.com
Exist Anew – Beau DeCourcy & Aaron Bilodeau