Daniel Vitalis Interview w Kale Brock

Daniel Vitalis Interview w Kale Brock

Colostrum, pine pollen, elk antler, bear fat, ice fishing and living wild. These are all the fascinating topics we cover today with the eloquent, articulate Daniel Vitalis. Daniel heads up the company Surthrival and produce some of the highest impact health products on the market. It’s always a blast interviewing Daniel as his logical, pragmatic outlook on life is a great breath of fresh air!

This episode is brought to you by Nice Life The Gut Health Store, where you can find all Surthrival’s amazing products! Head along to www.nicelife.com.au to check it all out!

The Interview is episode 55 of The Kale Brock Show


Ultimate Raw Surthrival Granola Recipe

Ultimate Raw Surthrival Granola Recipe

With gut-supportive colostrum!

When we came up with this granola recipe it kind of disappeared in an instant from Nice Life HQ.

Once the excitement had worn off, & we rationed out this delicious, delectable, gut-supportive cereal with some freshly made almond milk it was as satisfying & perfect a breakfast as any we’d ever had!

To grab your own Surthrival Colostrum, click here.


2 C buckwheat

1 C almonds

1 C cashews

1 C dates

2 TBSP chia seeds

4 TBSP Surthrival Colostrum Powder

2 TBSP Cacao Powder

1 TBSP Cinnamon

2 TBSP Honey or Maple Syrup

1/2 C water


Blend all in a food processor for up to 1 minute. The mixture should be very slightly wet.

Lay out mixture on dehydrator trays & dehydrate for 24 hours at 44 degrees Celsius.

In an oven, place on an oven tray & cook at 80 degrees Celsius, with the door slightly ajar, for 8 hours.

Serve with fresh almond milk!

surthrival granola recipe

Golden Colostrum Turmeric Elixir

Golden Colostrum Turmeric Elixir

This is the most delicious, immune-boosting, powerfully healing and gut regenerating drink you’ll ever try!! Enjoy the creamy, sweet, spiciness of this ayurvedic cocktail to keep you strong throughout the winter months.

Grab the highest quality colostrum on the planet here.


How Colostrum Heals the Gut with Dr Keech

How Colostrum Heals the Gut with Dr Keech

Just How Colostrum heals the gut is extremely interesting.

As Dr Keech says in this powerful video, how can you heal meters of damaged intestinal villi? With colostrum. It’s proven technology. It’s been around for thousands of years.

In this powerful video Dr Keech speaks about the amazing molecules in Colostrum which regulate cytokine production, regulates the immune system, and can heal the gut.

Surthrival Colostrum is the top Colostrum product on the market, and is available to you in Australia right here at Nice Life 🙂 


In an article by the US National Library of Medicine they point out the importance of intestinal integrity in Autoimmune Disease.

The classical paradigm of autoimmune pathogenesis involving specific gene makeup and exposure to environmental triggers has been recently challenged by the addition of a third element, the loss of intestinal barrier function. Genetic predisposition, miscommunication between innate and adaptive immunity, exposure to environmental triggers, and loss of intestinal barrier function secondary to dysfunction of intercellular TJ all seem to be key components in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. Both in CD and T1D gliadin may play a role in causing loss of intestinal barrier function and/or inducing the autoimmune response in genetically predisposed individuals.58 This new theory implies that once the autoimmune process is activated, it is not auto-perpetuating, but rather can be modulated or even reversed by preventing the continuous interplay between genes and environment. Since TJ dysfunction allows this interaction, new therapeutic strategies aimed at re-establishing the intestinal barrier function offer innovative, unexplored approaches for the treatment of these devastating diseases.

Surthrival Creeds

Welcome to the SurThrival Creed! We created this project to stimulate, energize, and invigorate your mind, and to remind you of just how wonderful our human nature really is when we align with our authentic selves!

We hope they bring you as much inspiration and expansiveness as they have brought us and may they also serve as a joyful reminder of your Wild nature!







I am a member of the most adaptable species that has ever inhabited the planet. There is nowhere on Earth that I can not carve out a niche in which to thrive.

Whether natural or technological, all environments are my habitat, all landscapes are mine to explore. I master and perfect myself through my will, instinct and ingenuity.

I am fully committed to going beyond mere survival. I am committed to thriving, to adapting to any and all circumstances. I do this by flowing with natural principles, never by battling nature or the elements.

I honor those who have come before me, and prepare the way for those who will come after me. I am a steward of the great and dynamic human genome.

I respect all life and habitat, and consistently seek to express this in how I choose to live my life. This is my code.

I am a SurThriver

Surthrival Nice Life Tips

SurThrival Tip #1:

Know your water source. Nourish your body & build your blood with the cleanest water possible, preferably spring water!


SurThrival Tip #2:

Connect with your local food-shed. At SurThrival, we believe it is important that we stay connected to our local food production. Whether you grow and raise your own food, forage, fish, or hunt, or simply become a member of a CSA or shop your local farmers market, getting connected to a local food source is the beginning of personal and community food sovereignty.


SurThrival Tip #3:

You can use HEPA filtration, ionizers, de-humidifiers, and house plants in combination to recreate outdoor-like air inside of your home! Here is a link to NASA’s study on removing toxic VOC’s with house plants: http://www.scribd.com/doc/1837156/NASA-Indoor-Plants


SurThrival Tip #4:

More than just free, Sunlight is truly the source of all life-force and health. The vitamin D we manufacture in the presence of sunlight does more than build healthy bones, it stimulates the production of feel good neuro-transmitters, staves off dozens of cancers, and is even critical to the proper expression of our genes! Be sure to get enough sunlight for your skin type.


SurThrival Tip #5:

Nourishing your spirituality is nourishing your overall health. Take at least 10-15 minutes each day to dedicate your energy toward focusing on yourself, whether it be through meditation, doing something you are passionate about, etc. Fulfilled spirituality makes for wholistic health.


SurThrival Tip #6:

Try turning your water temperature control to cold when you are finishing your shower. The cold water causes the tiny musculature of the skin to contract, toning the skin. Not only does this practice lead to more taut and toned skin, it revitalizes your body, and is good for your metabolism and your immune system! Give it a try, you will thank us!


SurThrival Tip #7:

Develop the skill of life long learning. By observing the redundant underlying patterns in any field of knowledge, you can become the master of many skills. Here is a secret: When you meet a master, rather than memorizing what they know, study instead how they think. Try this easy mantra: “I learn easily, I’m always learning!”


SurThrival Tip #8:

Consider switching to Glass Water Bottles.

We all know that reusable water bottles are better for the environment, but what material is best for our health?
We love glass water bottles because they are non-porous – meaning they don’t breath -keeping your water tasting fresher longer. Unlike stainless steel and plastics, glass is non-leaching, keeping toxic metals like nickel, and harmful petro-chemicals like BPA from ending up in your water. Glass, though delicate, is the SurThrivalist’s pick for our healthiest choice.


SurThrival Tip #9:

ReWild Yourself! Practice the flat-footed squat.

Sitting in the flat-footed squat is a near ubiquitous human resting position. Only in the westernized world have we lost our ability to comfortably rest in the squat position, due of course, to the constant use of chairs. Set a goal to build up to 1 minute of flat-foot squatting per day. Start by positioning your feet just wider than your shoulders, exhaling as you sit your buttocks as close to the heels as you can, with your feet firmly planted flat on the floor. This can greatly benefit your hip, knee, and ankle mobility and preserve the long-term comfort of your lower back.


SurThrival #10:

Try Pillow-less Sleeping!

It sounds strange, but pillow use may be a significant contributor to many people’s neck pain! Try out a few postures on your bed without your pillow to see what is comfortable. Hint: You don’t have to use your arm as a pillow, try tucking your arm and shoulder behind you. Once you establish a few comfortable postures, try sleeping a whole night without your pillow. You just might find this to be the answer to relieving that chronic neck tension!


SurThrival Tip #11:

Keep a pair of “gas pumping” gloves in your vehicle!

Gasoline contains over 150 different chemicals, and is widely understood to be exceedingly toxic in nature. Due to its solvent properties, petroleum is readily absorbed transdermally. Keep a pair of gloves handy that you can use when pumping gas in order to minimize your contact with common toxic compound.


SurThrival Tip #12:

Practice defocused vision for better eye health!

Our modern lives constantly demand that we use hyper focused/near sighted vision. We spend much of our time reading and computing, and being indoors where there is very little panorama. When you “take in” a panoramic view, as in the view from a mountain top, you are not “looking” at anything specific, rather seeing the whole scene with defocused vision. This relaxes the eyes, and helps to increase the longevity of our vision!


SurThrival Tip #13:

Give yourself the gift of EMF-free sleep!

Unplug your wireless router and power down your mobile phones and tablets (or put them on “airplane mode”) before going to bed at night. We have found that this allows for a deeper and more refreshing sleep.


SurThrival Tip #14:

Drink a cup of Herbal Tea Per Day!

By adding one infusion or decoction of medicinal or tonic herbs into your day you flood your body with phytonutrients that act as medicines in your body. Most of the domesticated produce in our modern food supply chain lacks the phytochemistry that we as humans are adapted to. The lack of herbal medicine in peoples diets today represents one of the reasons that we are so culturally dependent on pharmaceutical medicine. A cup of tea per day helps to keep the allopathic doctor at bay!


SurThrival Tip #15:

Have you tried using a standing desk?

Recent research suggests that chronic sitting may be as or more detrimental to your health than smoking! Consider creating a standing desk for your work, or just for your every day computer use. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22450936


SurThrival Tip # 16: 

Take a walk. Its sounds so natural, so simple, but in our modern world it is – for many of us – the most under utilized form of exercise. We spend so much time, energy, and money on gyms, equipment, and workout gear, but our bodies are already optimized for this low impact, highly therapeutic form of movement. Studies indicate that the benefits range from reduced blood pressure to better sleep and enhanced mental well being.


SurThrival Tip # 17:

Develop a supplement station! We all need to use supplements and medicines to maintain our health. The problem is that we have to take them in order for them to work! Set up an area where you will visit your supplements throughout the day, and make it a habit to use them as you pass by. Hint: Visit your station first thing in the morning, and again before bed!


SurThrival Tip #18:

Love Coffee? Try a coffee enema! This is a fantastic way to detoxify the liver and cleanse the lowest part of the digestive tract. Simply brew a high quality coffee with your best water, allow to cool to room temperature and place 500 ml’s (never more with coffee) in an enema kit. Allow the 500 mlx to flow into your lower bowel while lying on your back. Remain there holding the enema for 12 – 15 minutes. The caffeine from the coffee will flow to the liver – via the hepatic portal vein – but bypass the rest of your body. Only your liver feels the caffeine high, and this causes it to begin detoxifying itself and secreting bile. After 12 minutes release the enema. Many people like to repeat a 2nd time.
SurThrival Tip #19:

Take your body for a walk! Bipedal locomotion is one of the hallmarks of humanity — and yet we are spending less and less time each day doing it! Not only is walking the fundamental human exercise, it has been shown to reduce the risks of heart disease and cancer and even promotes mental wellbeing! You can even enhance the health benefits by walking barefoot in nature as part of your ReWilding practice!