What is rewilding?

What is rewilding?

rewild, v; to return to a more natural or wild state; the process of undoing domestication. Undomesticate, uncivilize.

Starting around 10,000 years ago, our human species started to domesticate itself by transitioning from nomadic societies into more agricultural societies. The fossil record shows that as domestication progressed, our human genome and expression started to degenerate. This has expressed itself in the form of smaller skeletal form, smaller brains, and the prevalence of degenerative disease such as cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, etc.   Essentially, we are now a domesticated version of a once-wild species.  Further, civilization has changed our whole world to the point that we are now living in an artificial world due to industrialization.

So, with respect to our human species, rewilding can be described as taking control of your own gene expression and emulating ancestral lifestyles as much as possible to resist domestication.

This can be accomplished by exposing yourself to things that will make you strong again.  Fresh air, sunlight, drinking raw water from natural springs, wild food, walking barefoot, detoxing, NOT sitting down all day, among many other things!  By doing so, we can better avoid or deal with the diseases of modern society (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and others).  And in this process, we become less domesticated- more hardy, more resilient, more adaptable and more able to survive whatever this world brings us.

You are in control of your own DNA.

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