Episode #189 - With Daniel Vitalis of SurThrival

Summary: In Episode #189 Ari interviews Daniel Vitalis of SurThrival, a company that specializes in blending and supplying quality natural supplements for an increasingly unnatural world. Listen as Ari and Daniel talk Elk Antler Spray, Pine Pollen, and hardcore nutritional history.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 0:43- Introduction of JustWorks and Isaac Oats

o   0:49- Just works helps small/medium business become compliant with payroll benefits

o   1:08- Entrepreneurs spend too much time filling out paper work

  • 28:15- Introduction: Daniel Vitalis the founder of SurThrival
  • 27:41- Daniel has been obsessed with the ancient past since childhood
  • 28:07- What would you do without influence from others?
  • 28:43- The term ‘Rewilding’ was coined by Daniel and has since been made into an extensive product line

o   29:06- Rewilding suggest that the domestic destruction we have created as a culture is reversible

o   29:38- We often fight our wild side—we must realign ourselves with our human biology

  • 30:16- The four elements, earth, water, air, and fire represent our interaction with the community of life on this planet
  • 30:38- The Office removes all four natural elements from our environment with processing

o   31:27- This isolated indoor environment does not foster life

  •  31:55- Humans need to reincorporate natural things into life like healthy foods from farms and natural sunlight, air, water
  • 32:29- We often get in our own way and prevent reconnection with nature
  • 33:37- Is there a balance between urban and natural life?
  • 34:04- Find what works for you

o   34:56- Often people are too connected to their office environment and forget to reconnect with the natural environment we came from

  • 35:36- Elk Antler Velvet supplement

o   36:10- Everything at SurThrival is a crude food (unprocessed)

o   36:53- Buck antlers grow at 2 inches per day, they eventually fall of an regrow year after year

o   37:34- The rapid grown of antlers requires a lot of strong minerals and vitamins

o    38:31- Elk Antler Velvet is administered through a dropper and puts about 24 different growth factors into the body

  • 42:04- Pine Pollen supplement

o   42:13- During pollen season, pine trees drop their sperm which is identical to testosterone in the human body

o   43:10- This type of testosterone is good for humans because it is a whole food

o   44:03- Pine Pollen is great for older men and women

  • 45:13- Daniel tries to emulate natural people when creating his diet

o   45:23- The healthiest diet ever is the hunter-gatherer diet

o   45:29- Modern diets are based on agriculture and are often lower in nutrition

o   47:14- A low calorie, high nutrient diet lengthens lifespans

  • 49:39- Intermittent fasting?

o   49:51- It is naturally good to feel some feast and famine

o   51:04- Domestication creates an environment where nothing changes, but really we should live cyclically where everything changes all the time

  • 54:20- Daniel’s Top 3 Tips to be More Effective:

o   54:26- You have instincts that deserve to be listened to

o   55:09- Constantly adapt

o   55:52- Don’t become ultra-effective only to lose your health later in life

3 Key Points:

  1. Adapt or die—seriously.
  2. Don’t limit or restrict your inner-wilderness just because society has become overly-domesticated.
  3. If you’ve never had an opportunity to try a hunter-gather diet—try it.

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  • Instavet – On-demand veterinarian services
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  • Raw Spice Bar – Freshly ground spice kits for only $6 USD a month
  • Humandx – Allows users to submit symptoms to doctors and demand and get an approximate diagnosis from a real-life physician
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  • True Reach – Mental wellness on the go—a cognitive behavioral therapy app
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