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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: May, 2015
May 27, 2015
Can being awake less get you more out of life? Shawn Stevenson — bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show — joins us on the podcast to talk about the practice of sleep. Our modern society seems to celebrate those who sleep less — viewing them as "more productive" or "healthier" — when in actuality most of these people are chronically sleep-deprived and hurting their productivity and health in the long run. Shawn explains why getting optimal sleep is vital to operating at high performance and shows us how to set up our personal sleep practice so we can start getting better sleep....tonight! Episode Breakdown: * How Shawn got into sleep research * Society of the chronically sleep-deprived  * Our sleep cycles explained * Circadian rhythms and sleep hormones * Navigating sleep when you live and work in the concrete jungle * Best time to exercise for better sleep * The practice of sleep * Your bed is for sleep and sex — Shawn shares some interesting facts on the relationship between the two * Creating your sleep sanctuary * Why you should not sleep near your phone * Choosing your bed wisely  
May 19, 2015
Get your notebooks out for this episode, folks! Ben Greenfield — ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, Spartan racer, coach, speaker and New York Times Bestseller author — covers a lot of ground and delivers countless actionables in this interview. Ben shares some excellent primal parenting tips and his top strategies to reduce stress in everyday life. He even takes us on a (verbal) tour of his incredible home, which was clearly designed with the human ape in mind (; Prepare to be inspired! I’d love to hear 1-2 of your favorite takeaways from our conversation in the comments below! Episode Breakdown: * Ben’s upcoming wilderness retreat with his twin boys * Creatively adjusting your daily workout to include your kids * The enormous responsibility and privilege of being a parent and building a lineage * Engaging your children in the practice of gratefulness * Teaching kids alternative-to-sitting positions * The science of gratitude * Ben’s favorite practices to reduce stress in everyday life * Tour of Ben’s optimized home habitat * The ultimate practice of functional fitness * Bowhunting vs firearm shooting
May 12, 2015
Ryan Ford — leading parkour athlete and coach — defines parkour as the "art of movement in which we’re training our body and mind to overcome obstacles efficiently." I've found — and Ryan speaks to this in the interview as well — that training to easily overcome physical obstacles directly relates to my ability to easily overcome mental challenges in life. I even did a video series on this very subject awhile back called the "Obstacles as a Metaphor" series. Find it in the show notes below! In this episode, Ryan gives us a peak inside the world of parkour — explaining its roots in natural movement, real life applications and tips for getting started. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” -Frank A. Clark Episode Breakdown: * Origins of parkour * Physically and mentally overcoming obstacles * "Parkour vision" * Parallels of skateboarding and parkour * Training under pressure * Olympic Parkour * Who can parkour? * The importance of progression * Ryan’s parkour school — Apex Movement * Learning to fall * Two parkour skills to possess for emergency situations * Ryan’s optimal movement strategy * Developing your unique movement style * Living your passion * Analyzing modern children’s playgrounds
May 5, 2015
You are most likely familiar with the three phases of water — solid, liquid and vapor — but did you know that there is also a fourth phase of water? Dr. Gerald Pollack relives the discovery of what he calls Exclusion Zone (EZ) water, which is basically "living" water that is highly structured and negatively charged. Spring water aficionados — this interview is for you!  Our conversation is heavy on the science, but fret not as we explain EZ water’s health-promoting effects in your body, as well as its applications in other areas of science. Aha-moments abound as Dr. Pollack and I merge scientific research with intuition! Listen closely for an emerging worldview around health and biology that’s hitherto been unexplored! Episode Breakdown: * What is water? * Water anomalies * How Dr. Pollack became interested in water * Discovering the fourth phase of water * Free infrared energy from the sun * You’re not neutral — you’re negatively charged * Health promoting effects of building structured EZ water in your body * Dr. Pollack tells us about a remarkable water * Utilizing EZ water to cleanse cells * Best drinking vessel for your water * Is drinking EZ water good for you? * Negative vs. postive charge * The Institute for Venture Science
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