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[Back to the Wild] Arthur Haines is Mastering Wild Plant Nutrition and Self-Reliance

This interview was conducted with Alison Ramsay and Arthur Haines as part of our Back to the Wild Summit. You can find the rest of the interviews in this series under “Natural Lifestyle” category at WISHRadio.com.

Man did not weave the web of life. He is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web he does to himself.” This is a quote from 1854 by a prominent Native American Chief, Chief Seattle, that I found on the website of my next guest. It illustrates the interconnection of all life on this planet and makes note of the fact that as a species humans are not excluded from this beautiful and intricate web. Every choice we make, every dollar we spend, everything we consume has an effect on this web, on each other and on ourselves. No exceptions. Our health as a species reflects the health of our home, our planet. The divorce from nature that has occurred in our distracted modern lives has acted as a kind of blindfold to this interconnection. If we are to restore our health and vitality we must also restore our connection to and respect for the natural world so that we may co-exist in a harmonious way with all life around us. I am thrilled to welcome our next guest, Arthur Haines, botanist, author, re-wilder, nature enthusiast and founder of the Delta Institute of Natural History, an organization which focuses on the development of self-reliance that promotes eco-conscientiousness.

In this interview, you’ll learn:

  • How to decipher what’s really a healthy nutritional approach when there’s so much conflicting information.
  • The mind-boggling nutritional value of common wild edibles vs. common fruits and veggies.
  • The most important thing you can do to improve your overall health and immune system.
  • Why herbal medicine and conventional medicine is not a cure, but what is instead.
  • How to get started on a wilder, healthier path in life.
  • And much, much more inspiration for wild living!

You can listen to this interview below.

You can access the full transcript to this interview here. And visit Arthur’s website (which is loaded with articles, books, events and more!).

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