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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Dec 21, 2016

Season 2 of ReWild Yourself Podcast is coming to a close, and I’m so grateful to each and every one of you for your support this year! This episode is debuting on the Winter Solstice, a time of the year when many of us are reflecting on the past year and setting goals for the upcoming journey around the sun. In 2017, I’d like to encourage you to renew your ReWilding vow and become a master of the elements. I take you through each element — Earth (food), Water, Air, Fire — sharing my personal resolutions, as well as my suggestions for how you can resolve to upgrade your life and strengthen your relationship with each element. 

In each episode of ReWild Yourself Podcast this season, I’ve been asking each guest the same question: What is your prognosis for the future of the human species? I recap on the answers we’ve heard this past year and share my current thoughts on the topic.

Now I’d love to hear from you! What are your resolutions for the New Year? How will you ReWild Yourself?


  • Surthrival’s annual Solstice sale
  • Shoutout to our sponsors
  • ReWild 101: A New Path Book Club
  • Scholarship opportunity for ReWild 101
  • Acorn gathering
  • Daniel answers your questions on:
  • Using a pressure cooker in the acorn leaching process
  • Acorns and gluten
  • What causes years with more acorn production
  • Simple and delicious recipes using acorn flour
  • Natural time vs the Gregorian calendar
  • The difference between resolutions and intentions
  • A call to renew your ReWilding vow: Becoming a master of the elements in 2017
  • Eating from the Four Kingdoms — being more conscientious about your food choices
  • Making your own natural medicine
  • My personal food resolutions for the year
  • Upgrading your water
  • Cleaning up your air
  • Strengthening your relationship with fire
  • Setting realistic goals
  • Daniel's thoughts on the prognosis for the future of the human species
Dec 16, 2016

Summer Bock believes that good health starts in the gut, and she is dedicated to helping people heal their digestive issues naturally. You have about three pounds worth of microbiota lining your gut that is active, diverse and affects way more than just your digestion. In this interview, Summer is here to share how you can for keep your gut strong, healthy and motile. We discuss her top strategies for repopulating gut flora, how stress affects your gut health and what you can do about it, how to remineralize your body and we even get into the growing trend of fecal transplants.

This interview is a great reminder that we need to eat from all Four Kingdoms: Animal, Plant, Fungal and Bacterial. I hope it inspires you to infuse your diet with more fermented foods and cultivate a healthy, robust gut flora.


  • Daniel shares on ice fishing, fresh food and the origins of the Christmas tree
  • Daniel answers your questions on geophagy, favorite bedding options and Kava Root tea
  • How Summer became interested in gut health
  • What does your gut health affect?
  • Defining the gut
  • Strategies for repopulating our gut flora
  • Probiotics: supplements vs whole foods
  • How to remineralize your body
  • What are pre-biotics?
  • The lowdown on fecal transplants 
  • Thoughts on kombucha
  • Keeping our gut strong, healthy and motile
  • The connection between disbiosis and disorganization
  • Stress, survival strategies and emotional detox
  • Summer’s Gut Rebuilding Program
  • Summer’s prognosis for the future of the human species
Dec 14, 2016

Arthur Haines — botanist, taxonomist, primitive skills practitioner and a regular guest on ReWild Yourself podcast — is back on the show, and we have some VERY exciting news to share with you. For the past year, Arthur has been pouring his heart into writing a book that is a foundational education in human ecology and the ReWilding lifestyle. From the diet of Homo sapiens to a look at civilizations past to expanding comfort zones through hormesis, Arthur takes us through the book chapter by chapter, hitting the highlights of each topic as we go. At the heart of the book, and Arthur’s message, is something many of us feel — the missing lynchpin: a need for sustainable and rejuvenate ReWilding community.

In the past few shows, I’ve been hinting at an online program Arthur and I have put together for the upcoming winter season. This program will be a great way to stay connected with Arthur and I — and the ReWilding community — throughout the winter months. We’ll dive into study together and support one another in keeping ReWilding motivation high. In this episode, we share all the details on how you can get involved. I hope you’ll join us this winter!


  • Daniel answers your questions on:
    • Public speaking
    • When to teach your child about hunting
    • Building community
  • Daniel shares about ReWild 101: A New Path Book Club
    • Program details
    • Early bird pricing on the program
    • An exciting scholarship opportunity
  • Daniel and Arthur catch up
  • Arthur shares about his new book, A New Path
  • A need for sustainable and rejuvenate ReWilding community
  • A course book for the ReWilding lifestyle
  • Distilling the diet of Homo sapiens
  • Wild water and wild medicine
  • A look at past civilizations and what we can learn from them
  • Learning and unlearning
  • Real, wild movement for real living
  • Input from the ReWilding community
  • Hormesis: expanding comfort zones
  • The missing lynchpin: Community
  • Green choices and primitive technologies
  • Tying it all together
  • The legacy of Arthur’s book
  • What happened with Arthur’s publishing deal
  • ReWild 101: A New Path Book Club
  • Excerpt from A New Path
Dec 7, 2016

Nadine Artemis is a trailblazer in the new paradigm of women’s self care, and in this interview, she lays out her favorite practices to nurture the female body. Nadine is the founder of Living Libations — an exquisite line of lotions, potions, scents, creams and essential oils that I use personally — and a regular guest on ReWild Yourself podcast.

In our past two interviews, Nadine has detailed her Stop, Seal and Seed method for dental care and skin care, and in this episode, she shares how women can apply this method to vaginal care. We learn what conventional female body care products and practices to avoid and Nadine’s favorite natural alternatives. We also discuss breast health and care, and Nadine reveals some fascinating information on breast cancer that is important for every woman to explore. Nadine’s nourishing self care practices are simple, low maintenance and accessible to all. Ladies (and the men who love them), I hope you enjoy this interview!


  • Daniel shares:
    • ReWild Yourself podcast updates
    • A teaser about an upcoming program with Arthur Haines
  • Daniel answers your questions on:
    • Parasite cleansing and eating brains
    • Optimizing your vehicle
  • Mainstream messaging on women’s beauty and hygiene
  • The “discovery” of the clitoris
  • Internet pornography vs. natural sexuality
  • What does the new paradigm of women’s self care look like?
  • How to avoid mycotoxins
  • Caring for your vagina with the stop, seal and seed method
  • Alternatives to conventional menstrual products
  • Yeast infections - re-listen
  • Marketing chemically-induced menopause to young girls
  • Relieving menstrual pain
  • The many issues with KY Jelly
  • Boosting the lubricant jouissance-ness of your life
  • Best oils to care for your vagina
  • Common natural lubricants
  • The different types of estrogens and how they’re affecting women’s bodies
  • The risk of breast cancer and the implications of a systemic myco-infection
  • Exploring some startling breast cancer stats
  • How bras inhibit the body and alternatives to the conventional bra
  • Low maintenance breast and body care
  • Nadine’s prognosis for the future of women
Dec 2, 2016

As an avid barefooter, I’ve tried countless barefooting shoes over the years, but none compare to Vibram FiveFingers. I’ve been a fan of FiveFingers for some time — they have allowed me to develop a foot dexterity, nimbleness and strength that I didn’t know was possible! It was so exciting to get a chance to talk to Vibram’s Director of Sales and Distribution, Chris Melton.

Chris shares the story of Vibram's early beginnings, how FiveFingers came to be, the evolution of some of their most loved models and what we can look forward to from them in the future. Most importantly, he answers every Vibram fan’s burning question: Is it pronounced Vee-bram or Vy-brum?? Whether you’re a loyal Vibram FiveFingers aficionado or a fan of barefooting in general, this show is for you!


  • Daniel answers your questions on:
    • His top fabric choices for clothing
    • Squirrel hunting
    • Rationing animal protein from hunts
  • Daniel discusses a question on the topic of suicide
  • Is it Vee-bram or Vy-brum?
  • A bit about Chris’s background
  • Why are Vibram soles everywhere?
  • Vibram’s recent growth
  • The beginnings of Vibram’s Five Fingers
  • Barefooting shoes and stylishness
  • Women and Vibrams
  • The new Furokshiki shoe and boot
  • Should you wear socks with Vibrams?
  • Wearing barefoot shoes in obstacles courses like Tough Mudder
  • Review of favorite Vibram models
  • The evolution of Vibram models
  • The story of the Vibram class action lawsuit
  • The future of Vibram
  • Where to find Vibram online