ReWilding and Biohacking?
Rewilding and Biohacking are intimately linked and getting better at one leads us down the path to the other.
As I make my way through the woods around my house, I am always humbled by the beauty and the amount of resources that are all around me.
I always sense a deep connection to something much bigger than me when I am out here.
The feeling of peace is overwhelming. I feel like I belong and don’t want to leave.
I have talked to many people that feel the exact same way. The problem is that most of us have jobs that keep us in cities and for the most part disconnected from the natural world and all that it has to offer.
What can we do about this disconnection short of leaving our jobs and becoming a hermit?
ReWilding & Biohacking
We talk quite a bit about biohacking here at Eris Fit, but one thing that we haven’t discussed that much is a term called rewilding.
When most people think of biohacking, they think of using cutting edge research and technology to improve their health and performance. This is true, but it’s only part of the equation.
The other part of this equation is studying the diets, movement, skills and behaviors that allowed our ancestors to adapt and thrive in their environments with limited tools and technology.
We think biohacking is just a way to maintain our health in these over processed environments we now inhabit. We now live and indoor and sedentary life and we are losing our health and vitality.
To preserve our health and increasingly combat our indoor existence, we resort to biohacking, or using tech to recreate what we lost from nature.
This is where rewilding comes in. Rewilding is about reconnecting with this forgotten knowledge and applying it to our daily lives. Therefore I believe that it is as important if not more so than all this new research and technology.
Think about it. Many of the things that science is just now realizing is important to our overall health, wellness and performance are things that came very naturally to our ancestors.
- High fat, low carb diets based on unprocessed foods
- Very little sitting and a lot of natural movements
- High amounts of sunlight
- Connection with nature
- Primitive skills
- Connections with our friends, family and tribe
- So much more
A large portion of humanity has lost this connection to our ancestors way of life and in the process have become domesticated just like the wolf was domesticated in to the common dogs that many of us have as pets.
I started a series on my personal webpage all about my journey to rewild my life. We think you’ll enjoy it.