ReWild Yourself

ReWild Yourself

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Welcome to the ReWild Yourself Podcast! I’m Daniel Vitalis, and I’ll be your guide through the world of human zoology and lifestyle design. We’ll explore the strategies that ancient apes need to thrive in a modern world, awakening our instincts, and freeing our bodies –– and minds –– from the degenerative effects of human domestication.

Episodes

Neurogenesis and the Better Brain - Dr. Brant Cortright #122  

Our brains produce new brain cells throughout our entire lives through a process called neurogenesis, and in this podcast, Dr. Brant Cortright is going to share what this means for our brain health and how we can enhance the way our brains operate. Dr. Cortright is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies, specializing in cutting-edge brain health and neuroscience-informed depth therapy.

When we increase the rate of neurogenesis, we see things like improved cognitive function, better memory, less stress, more energy and increased immune health. When we decrease the rate of neurogenesis, however, we see the opposite: poor cognition and memory, increased stress and anxiety and decreased immune health. In this interview, Dr. Cortright discusses the diet and lifestyle components — which mirror the ReWilding diet and lifestyle — that are crucial for your neural development. He shares some interesting information on sleep, and we also get into the effects of substances like caffeine, cannabis and mushrooms on brain health. Tune in for a fascinating discussion — rich with actionable information — that can help improve the functioning of your human animal!

*There is a bit of background noise in parts of this interview that we were unable to edit out. Apologies for the less than excellent sound quality in this episode! We feel the content more than makes up for it (;

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel shares on: Podcast updates Feasting with Maine community on Thanksgiving Hunting and gathering with a partner Privilege Strategic planning for 2017 hunting & gathering Daniel answers your questions on: Inflammation caused by down comforters Eating parasites Eating raw eggs from fresh water fish What is neurogenesis? The optimal diet for neurogenesis How much DHA should you be getting per day? Best DHA-rich foods The “heart healthy” vegetable oil myth Crucial foods for neural development Best exercise for neurogenesis Caffeine and neurogenesis Cannabis, mushrooms and neurogenesis  The importance of sleep for optimal cognitive functioning An interesting occurrence in the last few hours of sleep Mindfulness and meditation Blending the natural and modern world Dr. Cortright's prognosis for the future of the human species Where to find Dr. Cortright's work
Movement Ecology - Katy Bowman #121  

How much of your movement are you outsourcing? Biomechanist and best-selling author Katy Bowman is back on ReWild Yourself podcast to share how we can transition to a more movement-rich lifestyle by outsourcing less of our daily needs and operations.

Katy is passionate about Nutritious Movement, "a whole-body movement program that utilizes Movement Micronutrients, Movement Macronutrients, and habitat (lifestyle) changes to nourish all trillion of your body’s parts.” In this interview, we cover some of the valuable material in Katy’s new book Movement Matters where she dissects our cultural sedentism and the issues with our convenience-fueled society. We discuss simple ways to enter the world of foraging, how to stack your life to make the most of your time and energy, the luxury of exercise, movement ecology and more.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel shares on: Upcoming SurThrival sale Hunting with hounds in North Carolina Squirrel hunting and processing Has the public spotlight made Daniel less likely to change his view on things? Daniel’s thoughts on intermittent fasting Daniel and Katy catch up Outsourcing movement Stacking your life How to transition to foraging Speciesism, disconnection from ecology and the luxury of exercise Evidence-based living Broadening your palette What is movement ecology? Katy’s prognosis for the future of the human species Where to find Katy’s work
Neo-Abo Roundtable, Part Two - Daniel Vitalis, Arthur Haines, Frank Giglio #120  

A special edition of ReWild Yourself podcast! My good friends Arthur Haines and Frank Giglio join me for a roundtable discussion on bioregional living and the modern hunter gatherer lifestyle. Arthur is a botanist, taxonomist, primitive skills practitioner and a regular guest on ReWild Yourself podcast. Frank is an innovative chef with a focus on sustainable and local cuisine, off-grid homesteader and also a previous ReWild Yourself podcast guest. Sitting in my backyard on a crisp autumn day in Maine, we look back on the highlights of this year’s hunting and gathering with a few rants and more than a few laughs mixed in.

In part one of our conversation, we talked bio-regionality, the benefits of inconvenient foods, wild food foraging highlights, land stewardship and more! In part two, we discuss our recent fishing charter trip, parasites, tips for cooking fish, intent and ethics of hunting, thoughts on raising animals for meat, ingesting chemistry from our landscape and much more. Enjoy!

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Recap of a fishing charter trip Using ginger for motion sickness The truth about cod liver Parasites — the ecology of eating Chef Frank’s tips for cooking fish Thoughts on hypervitaminosis Intent and ethics of hunting Forecasting winter’s hunts and gathers Native wild berries vs locally grown non-native fruits Thoughts on raising animals for meat Is harvesting wild foods an act of defiance? Ingesting chemistry from our landscape
Neo-Abo Roundtable, Part One - Daniel Vitalis, Arthur Haines, Frank Giglio #119  

A special edition of ReWild Yourself podcast! My good friends Arthur Haines and Frank Giglio join me for a roundtable discussion on bioregional living and the modern hunter gatherer lifestyle. Arthur is a botanist, taxonomist, primitive skills practitioner and a regular guest on ReWild Yourself podcast. Frank is an innovative chef with a focus on sustainable and local cuisine, off-grid homesteader and also a previous ReWild Yourself podcast guest. Sitting in my backyard on a crisp autumn day in Maine, we look back on the highlights of this year’s hunting and gathering with a few rants and more than a few laughs mixed in.

In part one of our conversation, we talk bio-regionality, the benefits of inconvenient foods, wild food foraging highlights, land stewardship and more! Enjoy, and stay tuned for part two!

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel shares on: Yesterday’s election Using a compound bow vs a traditional bow ReWilding on a global level and being the change you want to see in the world Introductions What bio-regionality means to Daniel, Arthur and Frank Acorn processing and food convenience Wild food highlights of the year Frank’s fishing experiences this summer But it tastes gamey… The loss of a feral temperament Arthur’s goal for land stewardship and ReWilding community Conservation and protecting human involvement in ecology Arthur’s recent foraging highlights
The Science of the Spiritual - Dr. Dan Siegel #118  

What is the mind? How does the mind differ from the brain? These are some of the questions Dr. Daniel Siegel explores in his second appearance on the ReWild Yourself podcast. Dr. Siegel is a noted neuropsychiatrist and New York Times best-selling author, and he has just released a new book that delves into consciousness, subjective experience and the self-organizational properties of the mind. In this episode, we go deeper into some of the topics we covered in our first conversation. We discuss how Dr. Siegel navigates the worlds of science and spirituality in his work, how brain activity differs from the mind, our perception of time and his hopes for his work in mindsight and personal transformation.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel shares on: Hunter safety courses Processing of meat after a hunt Waiting until after the first freeze to hunt squirrel Balancing the modern hunting & gathering lifestyle with a day job Dr. Siegel’s latest book Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human Between two worlds Self organization and integration Science vs spirituality “Mind” vs “brain activity" Entanglement The directionality of change & access to the infinite Who are we, really? Breaking down the Wheel of Awareness Bridging the islands Dr. Siegel’s hope for his work
Why I Hunt - Daniel Vitalis #117  

Over the past year, I have fully immersed myself in the hunting side of the modern hunter gatherer lifestyle. From trout and deep sea fishing to hunting wild turkey, black bear and coyote, my experiences harvesting wild animals to put meat on my table have been profound and life-changing, and I’d like to share my story with you. As a conscientious omnivore, I’m always striving to develop a closer relationship with the food I consume. Through hunting and gathering bio-regionally, I’m able to participate with my local ecology and develop an intimate relationship with the place I call home. In this solo episode, I detail the reasons why I hunt and share a bit about how I got started and how you can too.

Deep gratitude to my mentors, to the wild creatures who have become part of my body and to you for your support of my journey to deepen my connection to my local ecology and ancestral heritage.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Acorn harvesting & processed food A dedication to my hunting mentors Defining why I hunt Veganism isn’t sustainable The cruelty of raising domestic livestock vs free-roaming wildlife Bioregionality — food as connection to place Yoking together the hunting and foraging worlds Popular criticisms of hunting Bringing reverence into hunting — the practical vs the spiritual Gender, hunting & classical male pursuits as “re-creation” of the hunt What I’ve hunted this year My diet evolution Participating in ecology and connection to place Mortality salience — hunting puts you in touch with your own mortality Access to nutrient dense foods Alternative high quality animal products Purpose-driven trips into nature vs recreation Cultivating a relationship with wild animals Getting started in hunting Primitive vs modern hunting tools Food sovereignty and becoming hunter gatherers The need for community
Erotic Blueprint, What's Your Type? - Jaiya #116  

Award-winning somatic sexologist Jaiya returns to ReWild Yourself podcast to go deeper into her Erotic Blueprint framework. She has distilled 20 years of the study of attraction, arousal and satisfaction into a framework that helps you discover your personal map of arousal and how you achieve orgasmic states.

Jaiya is on a heart-driven mission to unleash a new era of sexual acceptance. In this interview, she reveals what’s possible if we overcome the obstacles standing in the way of exceptional sexual health and pleasure. We get into switching between your feminine and masculine, personal explorations into kink and its healing potential, orgasmic birth and more. Most importantly, she shares how learning your personal Erotic Blueprint type gives you tools to express your desires and create a fulfilling sex life and lasting intimacy in your relationship (with yourself or with a partner).

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel shares and answers your questions on: Early access to a Surthrival sale for podcast listeners Gratitude for your support A message to our Christian listeners Purifying tap water strategies Thoughts on hypervitaminosis Our biological gender roles and the nuclear family unit Jaiya’s mission A new era of sexual acceptance Who is the sexually empowered woman? Switching between your feminine and masculine Sex doesn’t end... Multiple sexuality states A breakdown of the 5 Erotic Blueprint types Exploring kink and healing potential Obstacles to sexual health and pleasure + how to turn these into pathways to extraordinary sexual health and pleasure How Jaiya’s sessions work True acceptance of Erotic Blueprints Orgasmic birth Jaiya’s Erotic Blueprint Breakthrough course Endless routes to pleasure Jaiya’s prognosis for the future of the human species Becoming an erotic detective
Real Food, Fake Food - Larry Olmsted #115  

Are you eating what you think you are? As a modern hunter gatherer, I am quite conscious and meticulous about the foods I consume. I base my diet on a Four Kingdoms approach (eating from the animal, plant, fungal and bacterial kingdoms), and I strive to source the majority of my food bio-regionally. I still shop at Whole Foods and occasionally dine at farm to table-style restaurants, of course, and I was shocked to learn of the rampant food fraud that extends to seemingly reputable grocers and eateries.

Award-winning food journalist and travel writer Larry Olmsted wrote a comprehensive exposé on fraud in the unregulated food industry, and he is here to reveal some of the industry’s most adulterated foods. He teaches us how we can be more vigilant consumers as we navigate grocery store aisles, food labels and restaurant menus.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel answers your questions on: Cooking with fats Choosing between a Samina bed and Clearlight Sauna His thoughts on Asian/Oriental religions How Larry got into the world of Real Food The lowdown on Kobe beef Are your grocery store tomatoes actually ripe? Misleading wine labels Farmed vs wild caught seafood The history of seafood fraud What’s in your sushi? Our society's most adulterated foods The most popular food fraud item General buying guidelines to ensure you’re purchasing real food Larry’s prognosis for the future of food
Wild Movement, Urban Landscapes - Julie Angel #114  

Julie Angel is a filmmaker, author and photographer who documents the current ‘age of athletisiscm’ with a focus on Parkour, MovNat, buildering and much more. What’s buildering, you might be asking? I thought it was a typo at first, too, but Julie explains this small, but passionate, subculture as we get into the fascinating world of urban movement mavericks. 

In this interview, Julie takes us back to the early beginnings of Parkour. In researching her Parkour-themed PhD thesis, she spent time on the streets getting to know the Yamakasi — the original group of Parkour practitioners — and got an up-close and personal look into the lives of these interesting characters who shaped the modern Parkour movement. To me, Parkour represents human wildness  breaking free in domesticated landscapes — the human animal in movement across urban habitat. City dwellers, take note, this can be a unique way for you to utilize your environment for your natural movement practice! At the heart of Parkour, is a message of looking past the limitations of our environment, our innate, primal drive for sovereignty and embracing our intrinsic wildness.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel shares on: How to prepare organ meats Myers Briggs and personality tests Creating harmonious habitat using the 4 Elements in your indoor office environment How Julie got involved with MovNat What is buildering? Julie spends time on city streets learning Parkour culture “Don’t climb on that!” — movement mavericks breaking movement taboos Getting into the world of Parkour Julie’s book, Breaking the Jump How to get started in Parkour What was parkour originally? Yamikazi and parkour’s beginnings Role of women in parkour The future of parkour Top takeaways for you Julie’s prognosis for the future of the human species Where to find Julie’s book and work 
Last Common Ancestor - Craig Stanford #113  

What a treat it was to talk with primatologist and biological anthropologist Craig Stanford. If you’re a regular listener of ReWild Yourself podcast, you probably know how deeply fascinated I am with the great apes. I think they give us a window into understanding ourselves biologically, into understanding our wildness and even help us to glimpse into our origins.

Craig — author of sixteen books and over one hundred scholarly and popular articles — has studied chimpanzees extensively, studying their hunting behavior in Tanzania in collaboration with Dr. Jane Goodall, studying chimps and mountain gorillas in Uganda and more. He takes us on a journey to the meeting place of primatology and anthropology. He breaks down the social behaviors of some of the great apes, focusing on chimps and bonobos, and shares some of his controversial findings on the popularized "peaceful bonobo" research. This interview provides context to many of the themes we discuss on this podcast and was my favorite of the season. if you’re interested in ReWilding, I think you’ll find our conversation fascinating.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel shares on: Vibram FiveFingers Fats, food fads and the ketogenic diet Thoughts on contraception & my personal contraception strategy An interesting interview experience: Christianity and ReWilding Craig’s journey in writing and primatology Our last common ancestor Should we be in the same genus as chimps and bonobos? The great apes as a window into our origins Multiple species of apes vs one Homo sapiens species What is a species? The politics of naming species Differences between chimps and bonobo Omnivorous diets and hunting strategies of apes Frodo’s story Meat as a commodity for manipulation The plight of the modern ape Craig’s prognosis for the future of the human species
Lessons in Love and Libido - Kim Anami #112  

Taboo-flouting Kim Anami has devoted her life to sexual mastery and passing on her knowledge to those wanting to harness their own sexual potential. Kim is a regular guest on ReWild Yourself podcast, and our conversations — ranging from consciously confronting sexual taboos to articulate vaginas to reclaiming the primal masculine — have been catalysts for growth in my own personal life.

In this conversation, we cover some new territory, and I get personal. Being in a committed relationship myself that continues to surprise me in its ever-expanding depth, growth and passion, I wanted to hear Kim’s insights on the secret to successful, thriving, passionate long-term relationships. We get to the heart of this, as well as some other fun topics, including how libido can translate into your life’s work, consciously choosing traditional (and, perhaps, non-PC) roles and what it means to be a truly sexually masterful man.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel shares and answers your questions on: Hiking/backpacking as a "junk food movement" or healthy, natural movement practice Calorie and nutrient-dense trail food recommendations Being a participant in ecology Verbiage of the “movement” movement Value of being in relationship w/ yourself and periods of celibacy Tuning in to natural sleep cycles What does it mean to be a sexually masterful man? Libido is the manifestation of your creativity out in the world What is the secret to thriving & passionate long-term relationships? Tips for keeping communication flowing in a committed relationship Cultivating polarity & consciously choosing traditional roles Tuning in to your sexual energy Keeping the simmer going Kim’s Sexual Mastery for Men salon
Grassroots Bioremediation - Leila Darwish #111  

Leila Darwish, community organizer and grassroots bioremediation expert, joins me on the podcast to give us an inside look into the promising possibilities of bioremediation to heal our earth’s most damaged landscapes. Bioremediation is the use of biological agents to remove or neutralize contaminants; allying with living systems to detoxify contaminated environments.

Leila has worked as a community organizer in Canada and the US on campaigns such as tar sands, fracking, nuclear energy, coal, climate justice, water protection, and more. Her energy and optimism in the face of these devastating environmental issues is inspiring. In this interview, Leila shares an overview of bioremediation and how it’s successfully being used to recover many toxic landscapes in North America, how she remains positive, governmental outlook on bioremediation and much more. Perhaps most importantly, she shares how we can get involved with bioremediation on an individual level; she certainly left me inspired to do so!

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel shares on his recent hunt & gather adventures, and he answers your questions on: Neoshamanism Roadside foraging Origins of Leila’s name The beauty of Canada & the Texas of the North What are the tar sands? How Leila remains positive in her work Staying “no” to create a new reality Over-zealous mycoremdiation How do government and industry feel about bioremediation? Leila’s favorite mushrooms The possibilities of bioremediation Aquifer contamination How to get involved with bioremediation Tips for making compost tea Leila’s prognosis for the future of the human species
Trauma Awareness & the Spiritual Bypass - Dr. Gabor Maté #110  

Renowned speaker and bestselling author Dr. Gabor Maté joins me for a powerful conversation on addiction and takes us into the heart of where trauma originates. With years of both scientific research and direct interaction with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction and mental illness in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Dr. Maté offers a unique and authentic perspective on the topics of addiction, mind-body wellness and ADD.

In this interview, Dr. Maté illuminates how our modern society perpetuates trauma by fostering a culture of disconnection and dissociation. From childhood trauma to trauma passed down to us from the generations that went before us, many of us carry unresolved trauma that often materializes in addiction. Addictive behavior goes beyond hard drug and alcohol addictions; our society is wrought with addictions to things like caffeine, less-than-optimal foods and dissociative behaviors, such as watching TV.

So how can we heal and become the most authentic version of ourselves? Dr. Maté sheds light on some of the traditional healing modalities he has found to be successful through years of wide-ranging experiences. With lots of golden nuggets on topics like death awareness, spiritual-bypassing and authenticity strewn throughout, there is something for everyone in this insightful conversation.

**Please note: During this interview, we experienced some Skype glitches, so you'll hear a bit of echoing with Daniel's voice that was not able to be edited out. We apologize in advance for the audio hiccups, but we think the interview is well worth it (;

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel shares on: Regenerative foods Harvesting feral apples An exciting new Surthrival product Eating coyote A product discovery that will aid your spring water gathering How to pique someone’s interest in ReWilding Modern society and perpetuation of trauma What does addiction do for you? The essence of trauma is disconnection Our current massive cultural dissociation The most ideal social environment for children — humans crave connection The multi-generational trauma of First Nations peoples How medicines like coca and tobacco were traditionally used The healing power of ayahuasca What’s missing from AA and most rehab programs? Healing, awareness and the path to authenticity Spiritual bypass Awareness of death Dr. Mate’s prognosis for the future of the human species Where to find Dr. Mate’s work
A More Capable Human - Stefano Tripney #109  

Stefano Tripney is a contextual movement coach and MovNat certified trainer who creatively bridges the inner workings of the mind and body with our collective external landscapes in order to explore, learn, experience, and play with the world and our place in it. Earlier this summer, Stefano and I spent a week together hiking through the forests of Maine, gathering wild foods, fishing and foraging wild water.

In between harvesting wild pine pollen and trout fishing, we sat down at the ReWilding headquarters to discuss Stefano's philosophies on being a more capable human. During this fun and wide-ranging conversation, we get into the correlation between movement and cognitive ability, how to stay motivated to train, moving through dynamic and texture-rich environments, unstructured play, forest bathing and much, much more.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel shares about his latest bio-regional hunt and answers a question on including rich sources of Omega-3s in your diet A more capable human Unconscious competence Adapting to our modern, virtual world Movement and cognitive ability Developing peripheral motor skills — changing the environment Staying motivated to train Progression from jungle gyms to sports & athleticism Breaking down the movement complexities needed for wild food foraging Adapting to your dynamic environment Obstacle optics Forest bathing and texture + stimulus rich environments Utilizing playgrounds for training The benefits of natural playgrounds Stimulus breaks are the new cigarette breaks All roads lead to the natural world Stephano’s prognosis for the future of the human species Working with Stephano Closing thoughts on unstructured play
The Reverent Hunter - Donnie Vincent #108  
"Don't confuse me with being anything else other than proud. Proud to be a hunter. It's time we stop apologizing for how we get our protein. This is who we are. Unless you’re a small time rancher, small time farmer, a hunter or fishermen... you really have no idea where your food comes from. Most people don’t even think about it. Well, we think about it. ” —Donnie Vincent

Donnie Vincent — explorer, biologist, conservationist, and sportsman — explores some of the world’s most remote lands, sharing stories of his expeditions through a variety of films that inspire conservation and a love and respect for wild places. Donnie is here to share some insights on hunting that, for many of you, may be surprising. He sets the record straight on the stereotype of the “typical” hunter, and sheds light on the passion for ecology and conservation that most hunters possess. We also get into some helpful tips for getting started in hunting and the practicality of procuring meat for yourself and family through this avenue. No matter what your views on hunting, I think you’ll enjoy and resonate with Donnie’s message.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel answers your questions on having children in an over-populated world, his personal thoughts on cannabis and supplement-taking practices Daniel shares the details of his recent bear hunt How Donnie got started with his work You are from a lineage of hunters The hunter’s passion for ecology Donnie’s personal restoration project Life cycle of a deer Lives of domesticated animals vs wild animals All of us have an imprint on this ecosystem The practicality of hunting for food Hunting barriers to entry How to get started hunting Feelings that arise when hunting Passion-driven fitness Hunting and the present moment Donnie’s prognosis for the future of the human species Where to find Donnie’s work
F*ck Shoes - Daniel Vitalis #107  

This solo episode is a comprehensive breakdown of my experiences with barefooting. As a long-time barefooting proponent, I’ve traversed thousands of miles of various terrain with bare feet or minimalist footwear, and I’ve learned quite a bit about the often unknown and under-utilized capabilities of the human foot. I detail my experiences wearing minimalist footwear in challenges like the Tough Mudder and GoRuck, as well as during my recent backcountry hunter course. I break down my favorite minimalist footwear brands, unpack the myth of arch support and share some not often discussed benefits of barefooting that I’ve discovered over the years. Note: This podcast is best enjoyed while walking barefoot on a forest trail.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel elaborates on his Moon Dance experience, how he learns, mentors and detoxification Bear hunting update and thoughts on bio-regional animism Beards No shoes, no shirt, no service Cody Lundin and barefoot extremism Connection to our earth mother Daniel’s personal barefooting journey and barefooting shoe progression Experiences wearing Vibram’s during Tough Mudder & GoRuck challenges Recent experience wearing Vivo boots at Magpul Backcountry Hunter Course "Are those comfortable?” — other people’s impressions of minimalist footwear Homunculus explained Treading lightly Heels and conventional footwear What about arch support? Some of the cons of minimalist shoes Prehensility Breakdown of Daniel’s favorite barefoot shoes + his current shoe collection What’s in Daniel’s first aid kit Feet that are adaptable to the urban and natural worlds Staying in touch with our environment — feet as sensory organs Being a fully developed human
Your Skin, An Owner's Manual - Nadine Artemis #106  

Radiant sense-visionary Nadine Artemis — creator of Living Libations — is back on ReWIld Yourself podcast! In this interview, Nadine gives us a complete breakdown of how to properly care for our skin with the Stop, Seal and Seed approach. She shares what dietary and self-care practices are proven to produce healthy, glowing skin, as well as what hygiene products and foods are less-than-optimal. You’ll learn why bacteria is your skin’s best friend, the popular skin care product that you most want to avoid, Nadine’s core skin care recommendations and so much more. Consider this an owner’s manual for your largest organ!

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel answers your questions on glyphosate detoxification, meditation, learning practices and his favorite podcasts An exciting announcement! Nadine’s skin care beginnings Strategy vs simplicity with skin care Bacteria is our beautician The damage of excessive exfoliation Stop, seal and seed approach Deciphering labels and so-called “natural” ingredient lists The primary organ of elimination Switching from conventional deodorants and shampoos How Cesarean births affect a baby’s micro biome  + a solution Sun is your best friend Flora friends with benefits Best practices for using oil on your skin Nadine’s core Living Libations products Nadine’s prognosis for the future of the human species
Survival Guide For Future Humans - Mike Adams #105  

My long-time friend Mike Adams aka the Health Ranger joins us on the show to discuss lifestyle tips for the future human in the modern world. Mike is an outspoken consumer health advocate, award-winning investigative journalist, internet activist and science lab director. Mike lives his life with purpose and integrity, and his passion shines through his prolific work.

Mike shares his latest research and findings on some of our modern toxicities like GMOs, glyphosate and radioactivity, and he offers his top lifestyle strategies to maintain resiliency and robust health in our post-industrial world. We cover a lot of ground in this interview, and we do venture into some areas of our current collective reality that are less than savory. Though we don’t go too far down those rabbit holes, these are subjects that, I feel, are vital to bring into our on-going discussion as we learn to navigate and adapt to our ever-changing wild, urban and virtual environments. This conversation is a lot of fun, and I hope you enjoy!

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel discusses Moon Dance and answers your questions on fear-based living and omega-3s Mike’s current work online, in the lab and on his off grid homestead Glyphosate — generational affects, shelf life & origins The de-evolution of our human species Thoughts on world population control Out-smarting the robots What is bio-sludge? Disturbing the “happy place" Fluoride Maintaining physical and mental fitness How Mike stays fit Being reclusive vs being social Living with purpose GMOs & radioactivity — what’s fact, what’s hype Lifestyle tips for resiliency Mike’s prognosis for the future of the human species Where to find Mike’s work
Healing the Land - Ben Falk #104  

Ben Falk joins us to discuss permaculture and the art of regenerating landscapes. Ben is an author and the founder of Whole Systems Design, LLC, a land-based response to biological and cultural extinction and the increasing separation between people and elemental things. He shares about his experiences using permaculture to create edible landscapes and set ecosystems in motion. Ben, a former eco-warrior, has turned his passion for our earth into a beautiful dedication to healing the trauma of the land.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel answer your questions on the role of dance in ReWilding and addresses your questions and comments on bear hunting How Ben got into permaculture Ben’s journey from eco-warrior to regenerating landscapes What is permaculture? Using permaculture to create habitat for other species Regenerating the landscape Setting ecosystems in motion Intentional design vs surprise in permaculture The intuitive nature of permaculture Healing the trauma of the land Getting started with permaculture The radical backcountry farmer Harnessing cross-fit energy Getting involved with Ben Ben’s prognosis for the future of the human species 
Staying Authentic in an Edited World - Luke Storey #103  

My good friend Luke Storey has spent the past 20 years developing and refining a robust way of life based on the principles of nature and spirituality, while embracing technology and modern convenience. Luke is back on the show for an in-depth conversation on vulnerability and authenticity in our edited modern world.

The health and personal development world tends to be filled with public figures projecting polished positivity and motivation, and while all of that has its place, true change is often inspired in others when you share vulnerabilities and shine light on your own shadows. Luke and I cover a lot of ground in this episode — from mentorship to podcasting to breatharianism to spirituality — but we continue to come back to this topic of authenticity and the rich fulfillment that comes from being true to your authentic self.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Daniel answers your questions on camping sleep positions, sexual mastery, BDSM and ways women can use their femininity to awaken the strong masculine in their man Mentorship & the art of giving and receiving advice  Luke’s new podcast: The Life Stylist A peek behind the scenes of the podcasting world Interviewing techniques to encourage vulnerable & authentic sharing Luke’s wild Colorado upbringing Diet ethics and the diet wars Thoughts on breatharianism Making peace with the werewolf & looking into the shadows Spirituality and the ego Vulnerability and a lack of authenticity in an edited modern world
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