413. The Wisdom of the Wilds and Reconnecting with Nature with Daniel Vitalis

Jan 24, 2022 | Interviews, Podcast

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Daniel Vitalis is wild. No, really. A former vegan, he’s found that, for himself and many of the people he’s worked with over the years, one of the best ways to lead a healthier, more fulfilling life is to “rewild” yourself and remember how to integrate with nature. After learning the skills of hunting, fishing, and foraging, Daniel teaches and inspires others to pursue their own wild-food journey and reconnect with the wisdom of nature. Beyond food, he is incredibly grounded and brings a lot of thoughtful discussions to the table. Among many other things, we talk about the skills people learn from spending time in harsh environments, what our teeth can tell us about nutrition, and getting intimate with death.

In This Conversation We Cover: 

  • [01:46] Recontextualizing the skills gained from a hard life
  • [04:48] What being a vegan taught Daniel about the transformational power of food
  • [10:02] How one dentist’s findings radically changed how Daniel thinks about food
  • [19:12] Rewilding and rediscovering wisdom in nature
  • [27:35] The demasculinization of culture
  • [37:24] Getting comfortable with hunting and killing animals
  • [43:27] Rapid-fire questions



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In August of 2021, we put our motto to the test, sold everything and moved our family to Italy.