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ReWild Yourself

Welcome to the ReWild Yourself Podcast! I’m Daniel Vitalis, and I’ll be your guide through the world of human ecology and lifestyle design. We’ll explore the strategies that our ancient human bodies and minds need to thrive in a modern world — awakening our instincts and freeing ourselves from the degenerative effects of human domestication.
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Now displaying: July, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
In this episode of ReWild Yourself! Podcast, Arthur Haines and I continue our conversation from earlier podcasts, this time focusing on the transition from semi-nomadism to sedentism. Episode breakdown: * Daily and seasonal movement was a huge part of hunter-gatherer existence * Nomadic peoples were not just endless wanderers * Agriculture is a spectrum * What emerges when people stop moving?  * Hunter-gatherers were generalists * Walking was a significant part of the hunter-gatherer lifestyle * Fit for the gym vs. fit for the earth * Is working out wasted energy? * Dissociative gym workouts * The amazing strength of foraging mothers
Jul 21, 2014
In this episode of ReWild Yourself! Podcast, I talk with Scott Sonnon, world renowned fitness trainer, founder of TACFIT, public speaker and author. Episode breakdown: * Diminished complexity of physical movement means diminished capacity for imagination * Importance of sweating for stress relief * Reprogramming movement at the brain stem level * Being more athletic does not make you more fit for daily life * Getting back to mobility basics for truly advanced fitness * When you "stand up straight," are you aligning or distorting your posture? * Experience high stress and maintain your fine motor skills * Literally shake off stress * Focus on the exhale * Scott's programs and innovative teaching techniques
Jul 15, 2014
In this episode of the ReWild Yourself! podcast, Erwan Le Corre, founder of MovNat, joins me to talk about natural movement.  Episode breakdown: * What natural movement means to Erwan * "Movement" vs. "Exercise" * Do we need to re-learn to move naturally? * Connection between movement and survival skills * Erwan's top strategies to avoid injury during movement training * Specificity causes body alienation * The movement you can do this afternoon
Jul 12, 2014
In this episode of ReWild Yourself! podcast, I talk with Nora Gedgaudas , author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind  and widely recognized expert on the Paleo Diet.  Episode breakdown: * The Paleo diet * Milankovitch cycles explained * Gobekli Tepi  * The human zoo vs. the factory farm * Nora’s thoughts on gluten * Climate of complacency * The wild mind vs. the domesticated mind * Cultivate the feral mindset
Jul 10, 2014
In this episode of ReWild Yourself! podcast, Arthur Haines and I continue our conversation; this time delving into the difference between Food Fads and the Homo sapiens Diet. Episode breakdown: * All diets are fad diets * What constitutes a fad diet * The issues with the loss of seasonal foods * The good side of grains * Wild rice benefits * Cultivated foods vs. wild foods * 4 guidelines for choosing domesticated foods * Bitter lettuce over iceburg lettuce * How to eat animal foods * ReWild your mind 
Jul 10, 2014
In this episode of ReWild Yourself! podcast, I talk with Samuel Thayer, author of The Forager's Harvest and Nature's Garden. Episode breakdown: * Sam’s beginnings in foraging * How foraging effects your world view * How to get started foraging * How much wild food can you live on realistically * Is foraging sustainable for the future? * Sam’s favorite springtime wild foods
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