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Brianna Proctor Is Inspiring Me

Brianna Proctor. Bri, as she is called by her friends, is a Wildland Firefighter and has been for 13 seasons. I had the opportunity to catch up with her last week and learn a little about her remarkable life. Her Work. A native of Northern Utah, she began working as a...

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The Benefits of Vitamin C

Check it: Dietary intake of vitamin C lowers the risk of prostate cancer. A 2015 review of 18 studies, with a total of 103,658 subjects, found that increasing dietary intake of vitamin C -- from whole food – lowers the risk of prostate cancer. The authors found that...

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Steven I Inspired Me

Steven I: Here’s the rest of the story. Steven, from Washington state, sent me the following after he read my last 2-Minute Tuesday email: "Hi Stan. Just a thought: I realize you are selling meals for athletes, but you have a secondary clientele; people like me with...

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Announcing a Whole30 Partnership

NEWS FLASH -- World-class partnership. On July 25, Whole30 and Elements announced a new partnership. Melissa Hartwig, Whole30 Co-founder and CEO, wrote to her followers and practitioners, "Elements meals are THE missing link in Whole30 on-the-go meals." Thank you,...

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The Salt/Sodium Sham

The Salt/Sodium Sham

Salt is always in the news. We hear about it and read about it all the time. And everyone has an opinion about it, although those opinions are typically not too helpful. In the end, the whole debate about what is a proper amount of dietary salt and sodium in your meal prep is at best, confusing.

In the end, according to my wide-ranging research, there are some clear principles to understand and some simple concrete steps you can take to ensure you’re using best health practices. In fact, all the research has led me to firmly conclude that, like so many other matters in the area of proper nutrition, much of it is “YOU” dependent.

We are going to address some fundamental questions about salt and sodium, including the following:

1. What is it? (pages 1-2)
2. What are different sources of salt, and is there a best source? (pages 2-4)
3. What are its benefits to human health? (pages 4, 12-20)
4. Why does the US Government regulate sodium? (pages 4-16)
5. What you should know about the recommended daily amounts published by the FDA? (pages 4-16)
6. I lead a very active lifestyle; how much sodium do I need? (pages 12-19)

What about the sodium found in ELEMENTS MEALS? Is it a healthy amount?

Let’s answer this important question here.

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Chris Spealler

7x CrossFit Games Individual Competitor


“Meal prep takes too much time, yet my body still needs nutrition. Elements feeds the beast!”

Melissa Hartwig

Whole30 Founder


“One of the biggest pain points of the people I coach is how to keep their macros on track when away from home. Elements makes it easy!”

Slade Heathcott

Former New York Yankees Outfielder


“This stuff is good enough to eat dry!”

Charlie Engle

Ultramarathon Runner


“Elements’ vegetarian meals power and fuel my body during my runs.  Elements is at the forefront  in the intersection of food science and nature.”