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In the Darin Olien Show, each episode is packed with honest, inspiring and enlightening conversations with extraordinary people from all walks of life. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same - to save the planet one conversation at a time. We’ll talk about how to fuel your body, boost your immune system and even sustain yourself on a plant-based lifestyle. We present tangible tips, tricks and methods to get you feeling your best and living your best life. My mission is to stop you from falling into society’s fatal conveniences- the things we do that we’re indoctrinated into thinking we have to, even though those very things are negatively affecting us, and in some cases, slowly destroying and killing us.
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The holiday season in America comes with a lot of food. There’s really no way around it. We’re going to be offered things we would never normally eat. But for some reason, we will eat them. And we’ll keep eating, probably till we feel sick. You may think doing this every once in a while is no big deal. But overeating comes with consequences. Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™ This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us. I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make.  So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you. It’s not that we’re addicted to food. It’s more that we’re addicted to eating. The holiday season always gets me thinking about the amount of food considered normal in our culture. Americans sure know how to eat. But have you ever wondered how we got here? Why are we eating so much when we don’t need to? And what is it doing to our bodies? The truth is, it’s not just humans that overeat. When animals have access to a never-ending food supply, they overeat too. Why? Because we’re supposed to work for our food! We’re supposed to forage. We’re supposed to peel, carve, chop, carry, prepare. We’re not supposed to open a box, hit start on the microwave, and eat.  In the segment, I get into the multi-faceted topic of overeating. There’s lots that goes into this, guys. But the bottom line is, processed foods high in sugar, fat, and salt keep us coming back for more. We crave them. But there is good news. If you stop eating them, you’ll stop craving them. It really is that simple. I want you all to work more whole foods into your diet. Fresh, healthy fruit, vegetables, nuts, and legumes; that’s what we need more of. So as we go through this holiday season in such a different way than years past, let’s insert some new healthy traditions in there as well.  Other great information in this segment: The evolution of overeating Our overabundance of food How we got here The dangers of processed foods Fat, Sugar and Salt Why we’re no better than baboons How the human body reacts to excess calories Links & Resources: Undervalued and Ignored An Interview With Jeff Novick Does Food Addiction Exist? Limbic Activation During Cue-Induced Cocaine Craving Body Size and Fatness of Free-Living Baboons An Evolutionary Perspective of Nutrition  Foods are Differentially Associated Eating Addiction  Food Addiction: True or False Salt Sugar Fat Ultra Processed Foods Cause Weight Gain Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” Want more great info on how to detoxify your life? Sign up for my Fatal Conveniences™ emails The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
If you had the chance to slow down the aging process, would you take it? This sci-fi concept may sound like something from a Star Trek episode. But with new research coming to light, anti-aging fiction could very soon be a reality. Maybe it’s all in the genes.  WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW. On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have honest conversations with the extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they’ll inspire you, too. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time. So, if you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, this podcast is for you. Dr. David Sinclair is trying to put a stopper in the aging process. In fact, he’s the one leading the charge. David is the Australian-born Harvard Medical School professor of genetics. He’s also co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging Research at Harvard Medical School.  On top of all that, he’s also a Professor and Head of the Aging Labs at UNSW, Sydney, and an honorary Professor at the University of Sydney. Like many pioneering scientists, he hasn’t been immune to controversy. But, if you Google his name, you’ll see a laundry list of accolades. Especially within the area he’s best known for is, which are genes and small molecules that delay aging. He is currently spearheading the research into gene function in the aging process, with a really heavy focus on the Sirtuin genes.  Dr. Sinclair and his team are also trying to lift the lid on exactly what roles resveratrol and NAD precursors play in the anti-aging process. Alongside this, David has published over a whopping 170 scientific papers, is a co-inventor on over 50 patents, and co-founded multiple biotech companies in the areas of aging and biodefense.  Oh yeah, and he’s the author of Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To, which shot him to number 11 on the New York Times bestseller list in just over a week. One of David’s most recent claims to fame was his selection to be one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In The World. Now that is impressive.  In this conversation, Dr. Sinclair and I get right into the fantastic family of proteins known as Sirtuins and their role in the aging process. We also look at how Intermittent Fasting could turn back the clock. We get into how it all started with yeast cells, and why David is so interested in the NMN molecule. Other great topics we cover: The role Sirtuin genes play and why they’re so bossy Epigenetics and why biological stress isn’t such a bad thing Intermittent fasting and what skipping a meal can do for your body What is Resveratrol and how does it affect the body? Why the NAD molecule is so vital for every living organism The Zombie cells that wreak havoc on your health What David is so excited about for the future of anti-aging science Epigenetic reprogramming and reversing the ticking clock inside us all David’s take on stem cells and how they contribute to the aging process When you should really start taking care of your body Links: David on Facebook David on Twitter David on Instagram – @davidsinclairphd David Sinclair Lab – Harvard Medical School Lifespan Website - Be sure to sign up for Dr. Sinclair’s Newsletter! Paper on Olive Oil and SIRT-1 Activation  Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Want amazing skin using all-natural wild-harvested ingredients? Get Caldera Lab’s “The Good” - Use code “DARIN” for 20% off your first order.   The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
I haven’t used a microwave in over 35 years. So I was shocked to hear that a friend was still using one frequently. You guys, microwaves are bad news. Sure, they heat up your leftovers in seconds, but what else are they doing to your food? Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™ This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us. I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make.  So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you. Before you put those leftovers in the microwave, read this first. Microwaves first hit the scene in the 1940s, when convenient food was starting to become all the rage. Invented by Percy Spencer, these contraptions were marketed as a way to prepare food quickly. By the late 1970s, almost every American household had one. We all grew up with one, maybe you still even use one. But I’m telling you now, throw out your microwave! Don’t even donate it, I don’t want anyone cooking their food this way. Just take a sledgehammer to the damn thing.  Why am I so convinced microwaves are bad news? Because they change food at a molecular level. The way they work is by agitating the water molecules in food. The water molecules are ripped and torn apart, completely changing the structure of the food you’re heating. This depletes nutrients and leaves you with a nuked mess of empty calories.  If that isn’t enough to convince you to toss your microwave, check out the studies I’ve linked below. Please guys, just heat your food on the stove. It’s not that hard. I’ve been doing it that way my entire adult life. A few extra minutes is worth it to make sure you’re getting all the vitamins and nutrients your food has to offer.  Information in this Segment: The invention and evolution of the modern microwave How microwaves work  The study that shows broccoli losing 97% of its antioxidants after being microwaved Why you should lightly steam veggies instead Why you should NEVER microwave breastmilk The negative health effects of microwaved food Links & Resources: Microwave Cooking and Nutrition Microwave Ovens and Radiation Is There Any Evidence that Microwaving Food Alters its Composition? The Effects of Microwaves on Food Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” Want more great info on how to detoxify your life? Sign up for my Fatal Conveniences™ emails To register for We Are Podcast, go to WeArePodcast.com/darin. For 20% off your ticket, use code DARIN.  The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
How often do you hear if you eat this way or that way, or do this exercise routine, or eat at a specific time, you’ll reach optimum health? The truth is we have an entire universe of flora and fauna inside of us that operates despite our beliefs. It’s only when we begin to understand the human microbiome that we can understand health. WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW. On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have honest conversations with the extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they'll inspire you, too. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time. So, if you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, this podcast is for you.  Dr. Zach Bush knows a whole lot about the microorganisms in our guts. Living inside every person are trillions of microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other life forms. These microorganisms are collectively known as the microbiome. Listening to Dr. Zach Bush, MD, talk about the human microbiome is almost like a religious experience. This guy knows his stuff. And he is so incredibly passionate about educating us all on understanding our biological make-up. What makes Zach different from other scientists and researchers in his field, and why I wanted you all to hear what he has to say, is his unique perspective. He understands that this information can significantly alter your thinking on your entire life related to health and disease. And he wants to empower us all with this knowledge. Zach is a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology, and hospice care. He is a thought leader on the human microbiome and is recognized internationally for his work on the subject. When Dr. Zach founded the Seraphic Group and the nonprofit Farmer’s Footprint, it was to fill a deep desire to develop human and environmental health solutions. In this episode, Zach gets into some really technical and scientific information about the microbiome and how it relates to our health. But don’t worry, after he melts our brains, he drops some incredibly powerful concepts. What the good doctor wants us to know, to really understand at the core of our beings, is that we are capable of incredible healing. Healing of our bodies, and our minds, if we embrace our own power. Please listen to this one, guys. It might change your whole outlook on your body and what it’s capable of. Other Great Stuff in This Episode: Zach’s journey into the medical field How his experience in the Philippines opened his eyes  How the recession of 2008 changed academia The power of Vitamin A Why the microbiome is the center of human health There’s a whole universe inside you. What cancer prevention should really be about Every human body’s capacity for healing Mind-blowing facts about HIV Why we all need a sense of humor Links & Resources: Use code DARIN for 15% off your order of Ion Biome products Zach’s Website Zach on LinkedIn Zach on Instagram Seraphic Farmer’s Footprint  Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” Sign up for my Fatal Conveniences Newsletter The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
Have you ever thought about what your favorite jeans and t-shirt are made of? Sure, the tag may say cotton, nylon or polyester, but what goes into making those fabrics? Remember, whatever you put on your skin goes in your skin. And that’s just as true for your clothes. Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™ This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us. I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make.  So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you. So you scored some cheap clothes on clearance. But at what cost to your health? Do you know we’ve been paying the same price for clothes since the ’70s? Think about that. The prices of everything else -gas, food, rent - have all gone up, but clothing hasn’t. Why is that? Because clothing companies have been finding ways to make clothing creation cheaper and cheaper. That means cheap labor and cutting corners on safety and regulation. All these short cuts are taking quite a toll on our health. You can find the proof in the plethora of toxins found in most of the clothes on store racks. In this Fatal Conveniences™ segment, I go over the shocking chemicals and toxins present in most of the clothing in your closet. This stuff is bad news, guys. I had to make this segment a bit longer than usual, for the sheer enormity of information I need you to be aware of. You’ll hear me break down each chemical and the adverse effects they have on your health.  I know it sucks to hear that your favorite hoodie may be making you sick. But don’t get too mad at me. I’m going to give you some safe, natural alternatives to stock your drawers with. We also go over what red flags to watch out for on clothing tags when shopping for your new apparel.  I know we all can’t afford to revamp our entire wardrobes, especially not right now. That’s why it’s important to shift your thinking on clothes altogether. We need to start shopping for the long-term. Maybe you have to spend a little bit more upfront, but they’ll last so much longer. And you won’t have to worry about harming your health, or your environment, with your new outfits.  Other Great Info in this Segment: Rashes- the first sign of an issue Why denim is the scariest of them all Why makes clothes waterproof? The red-flag words to look out for on clothing tags The dangers of PFAs Why is Formaldehyde in our clothes?? What is in your undies? The danger of faux leather (Please still avoid the real thing) Why hemp is amazing Why you ladies should free the boobs How to shift your perspective on clothes shopping Links & Resources: Toxic Threads:  The Big Fashion Stitch-Up Toxic Chemicals in Building Materials Lead in Baby Bibs When Wrinkle-Free Clothing Means Formaldehyde  Formaldehyde in Clothing 7 Toxic Chemicals in Your Clothing Is Your Clothing Toxic? Formaldehyde in Textiles What Requirements Apply to My Product? Phthalates Factsheet PFOA and Cancer Listen to The Darin Olien Show - Episode #36 Jeff Garner on Sustainable Fashion for the Future Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” Want more great info on how to detoxify your life? Sign up for my Fatal Conveniences™ emails To register for We Are Podcast, go to WeArePodcast.com/darin. For 20% off your ticket, use code DARIN.  The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
We put them on our bodies every day. We run in them, and we sleep in them. We have our best and worst moments in them. I’m talking about clothes, and they’ve been a part of human history for thousands of years. But what we may not be aware of is what our clothes are made of can impact our health. Sustainable fashion is something we all should be thinking about, for ourselves and for the future.  WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW. On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have honest conversations with the extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they'll inspire you, too. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time. So, if you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, this podcast is for you.  Jeff Garner wants to know what your underwear is made of. We don’t think much about the clothes we put on in the morning. But for Jeff, it’s all he thinks about. Growing up in a Civil War town on a horse farm in Tennessee, his friends weren’t much into fashion. But didn’t stop him from designing all their clothes. He appreciated the little things about clothes that most of us take for granted. An old cardigan from his grandfather, a lacy scarf from his grandmother - all these things were timeless inspiration pieces for him. But it wasn’t just about looks for Jeff. As a successful fashion designer, he cares about the fabrics and materials he uses in each design. His childhood was full of organic, natural materials that his family valued. But as he entered California’s fashion world, he realized “natural” wasn’t always what it claimed to be.  With his couture line Prophetik, Jeff’s mission is to offer beautiful, unique clothing dyed with plants and made with naturally sustainable fiber. Jeff is an artist at heart, and he showcases that in every piece he creates.  But it’s more than just fashion to Jeff. In this episode, he explains the toxic chemicals present in most store bought garments and the horrible effects they have on our health. He tells me why the fabric we choose for our underwear and sheets is the most important. I’m not a fashion guy, so Jeff really opened my eyes to things I was never aware of. Our addiction to cheap clothes is not only harming our health, but it’s also fueling an industry free from regulation and free from accountability. This trickle-down effect is detrimental not only to us, but to the people around the world forced to work under inhumane conditions, and their surrounding environments. Jeff has renewed my focus for sure, and I hope this conversation will do the same for you.   Other great info in this episode: Jeff’s origin story into the world of fashion How Prophetik came to be Why we should all buy hemp underwear and sheets The lies we’re fed about polyester Why Jeff makes his own silk board shorts Why we all need to shift our thinking on how much we should pay for a piece of clothing Hemp, hemp and more hemp The beauty of plant-based dyes The perils of yoga pants How profit and greed taints the fashion industry The Bra Lick Test Why we should all sleep nude Victoria Secrets’ secrets   Links & Resources: Prophetik Jeff’s Website Shop Sustainable Toxin-Free Undergarments Tips for Finding Less Toxic Clothing Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”   The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
The average American spends 1.5 hours a day in their car. That number may even be higher for you. Our cars, especially with the windows rolled up, become a small contained environment. The particles in the interior air of your vehicle get recycled in and out of your lungs, and your body. But what exactly are you breathing in with that new car smell? Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™ This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us. I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make.  So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you. That new car smell is actually a toxic chemical cloud. When you open your new car door for the first time and take a deep breath in, that new car smell triggers positive thoughts. We’ve been conditioned to love that smell. Our brains associate it with success, accomplishment, and of course, a fancy new car. If you can separate your preconceived feelings about this smell, you might notice it’s actually quite gross! A new car smell is a potent mix of overpowering chemical scents that have nothing positive to offer us. In this Fatal Conveniences™ segment, I get into the chemicals that create this potent new car smell. The main culprits are VOCs, or Volatile Organic Compounds. I break down what these are and the three VOCs you should be aware of as it pertains to your vehicle. I go over the harsh effects these toxins have on our health. And of course, I give you some tips on how to cut down the potency of these chemicals and how to avoid them altogether. If you spend a lot of time in your ride, you’re going to want to take a listen to this one.   Other great info in this segment: What are VOCs? What’s “car fluff,” and how does it add to that new car smell? What other vehicle components contribute to that toxic scent? What’s off-gassing? Which car manufacturers are working to cut down on toxics in vehicles? What can you do to eliminate that smell? What states or countries are creating new regulations to protect us? Links & Resources: BBC - Is new-car smell bad for your health? EcoCenter - New Car Study 2012 WebMD - Is that “new car smell” toxic? How to Offgas a New Car Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”  The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
Salad. Meat. Sliced watermelon. Frozen veggies. What do all these supermarket products have in common? They’re all wrapped in some sort of plastic packaging. Not only is this plastic destroying our planet, but the toxic chemicals it’s made from is soaking into our food. It’s time to make some big changes, people. WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW. On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have honest conversations with the extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they'll inspire you, too. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time. So, if you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, this podcast is for you.  Troy Swope has a problem with plastic. There are 9.2 billion metric tons of plastic on our planet. If that sounds massive to you, it’s because every piece of plastic ever made still exists today. It doesn’t go anywhere, guys. It doesn’t break down. Troy Swope’s company Footprint was created after Troy realized that not only were these plastics destroying our planet, but they were harming his family as well. Before Footprint, Troy ran a materials company. After lab testing revealed that plastic containers were contaminating a product it was storing, Troy had a lightbulb moment. So, when his wife brought home a bunch of fresh sliced fruit packaged in plastic from the supermarket one day, his curiosity got the better of him. Sure enough, testing proved this fresh sliced, healthy fruit was covered in toxic chemicals from their storage containers. Now, Troy and his business partner/best friend Yoke Chung are supplying some of the big boys of food brands with sustainable, safe packaging. It started with a microwavable bowl used for frozen meals and expanded to a plethora of sustainable packaging. Footprint manufactures frozen food trays, six-pack rings, yogurt containers, coffee cups, and just about any sort of food container you can imagine, with more to come. Troy and Yoke envision a future where supermarkets and grocery stores are completely plastic-free. And I believe they are the ones to make it happen. In this episode, Troy breaks down the absolute nastiness of traditional food packaging. He explains the endocrine-disrupting chemicals that have free access to our bodies thanks to plastic food containers. This is something I’ve been bitching about for years and years now, so I can’t even tell you how exciting it is to partner with this guy and his amazing company to make real change. Have a listen, and make a conscious effort to avoid plastic food packaging. This is important, guys.  Also in this episode:  Why Troy reached out to me Troy’s background with plastics Why the word “recyclable” makes Troy’s blood boil How Conagra has been years ahead of the game Troy’s lightbulb moment Why he thinks Millenials are smarter than him All the amazing “Big Boy” brands Footprint is working with The “turning off the tap” analogy to explain plastic waste How Moms are the leaders for big changes  The big Taylor Farms news Winning the Cup Challenge Links & Resources:  We are Podcast 20% off any ticket option using this promo code: DARIN Footprint Troy on LinkedIn Cup Challenge Winners Conagra Brands Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give your brand a voice and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
A glass of milk a day keeps the doctor away. Well, that's what we're made to believe. By consuming dairy products daily, you may feel like you're ticking off another box on your healthy diet list. But what if you learned that there's a whole world of corruption, propaganda, health misconceptions, and disease, all linked to the white stuff you're pouring on your cereal each morning?  Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™ This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us. I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make.  So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you. The US government spends an estimated 4.5 billion a year to subsidize the dairy industry.  But, who's really pulling the political strings? Since, well, forever, we've been told how fantastic milk and other dairy products are for our health. Some of you guys may even remember that crazy "Got Milk?" ad campaign, which was the dairy industry's attempt to make consuming milk cool.  Now, as more research comes to light, we're starting to see how wrong we've been. Not only is the information we've been fed way off the mark, but the animal welfare side of the industry is pretty hard to stomach too. In this Fatal Conveniences™ segment, I'm looking into the shocking realities behind our love for all things dairy. I break down some of the health risks behind too much milk and the things you can do not to feed into the industry. Also, the two big brands that have their dairy-loving hands firmly in the wrong people's pockets.  The dairy industry is a scary business. From the way we extract milk, to the misconceptions we've all been fed for decades. But it's okay, together we can make a change. Other great info in this segment: The first dairy animals to be domesticated Why new science behind dairy needs so much attention The health risks of consuming too much dairy Does calcium help prevent broken bones? The potential ways dairy can harm us What we can do to ensure we get calcium in our diet- the right way Some Great Links and Resources To Guide You: The Scary New Science That Shows Milk Is Bad For You Calcium Intake and the Incidence of Forearm and Hip Fractures among Men Open Secrets.Org: The Dairy Industry Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention AnimalEquality.Org Article: Dairy is scary. The public are waking up to the darkest part of farming NutritionStudies.org - 12 Frightening Facts About Milk Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”   To register for We Are Podcast, go to WeArePodcast.com/darin. For 20% off your ticket, use code DARIN.  The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
When we feel like we're broken or unworthy, we can wind up finding fixes in unhealthy places. In 2018, almost 53 million people aged 12 years and older misused prescription drugs in the United States. As addiction rates continue to climb, the health of the nation is declining. One popular solution for those seeking help is to treat the addiction and subsequent health issues with more medication. While this can work for some, others find that a plant-based diet is swiftly becoming the key to a healthy recovery.  WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW. On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have honest conversations with the extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they'll inspire you, too. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time. So, if you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, this podcast is for you.  At first glance, you could say that Adam is your average kind of guy. But scratch the surface a little, and you'll quickly see that he's pretty extraordinary indeed. Adam's story surrounds drug and food addiction, isolation, body dysmorphia, desperation, but also gratitude, acceptance, and redemption. After becoming hooked on Adderall in high school, Adam spent most of his twenties going through a constant cycle of drug abuse and binge eating fast-foods. The more he consumed, the heavier he got. And the worse he started to feel within himself. As a result of his all-consuming lifestyle, during the peak of his addiction, he was over 300lbs with Type-2 diabetes. Broke, unemployed, and completely cut off from family and friends, the time had come. By August 21st, 2012, he had to make a choice- was he in, or was he out? All his fear, anger, and self-loathing had pushed him to breaking point. Late one night, he attempted suicide by drug overdose. Fortunately for us and everyone that loves him, it was a failed attempt. Finally, Adam reached out for help. After several stays in rehab and sober living facilities, he found sobriety. Also, he lost over 100 pounds, reversed his diabetes, and repaired his physical health, thanks to an active, plant-based lifestyle. Now, Adam is a Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach and graduate of eCornell's Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate Program. He is a diabetes and food addiction coach for Mastering Diabetes. He’s also an international speaker for the plant-based and addiction recovery movements.  In this episode, Adam recounts his fascinating story- and guys, let me tell you, it's intense. First, he jumps right into where his addiction stemmed from, the heartache he felt and how he turned his life around so he can now devote his life to others.  Also, we discuss how his plant-based diet reversed his diabetes and repaired his physical health. Adam discusses his most recent work, including The INFINITE Study. This ground-breaking study aims to explore the effects of nutrient-dense diets and nutrition education in early addiction recovery.  Other Great Moments From Adam's Story: How a seventh-generation Texan became obsessed with food The lens of "Am I Acceptable?" Finding the fixes A habit turned to addiction. Fast food – The substitute for a substitute Rehab, Rip Esselstyn, Relapse The night of August 21st, 2012  How a plant-based diet started with a 'Hamburger.' The revolutionary study into diet-based therapy Feel your feelings – the enemy you don't have to fight. Why you MUST accept others More Great Resources and Information: Adam on Instagram @plantbasedaddict Adam on Facebook Website: plantbasedforpositivechange.org Mastering Diabetes Website: www.masteringdiabetes.org Rip Esselstyn Website: plantstrong.com Book: The Pleasure Trap Book: The Alzheimer's Solution Book: Chasing the Scream The GoFund Me: DONATE HERE! Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
Did you know that each foot contains 26 bones, 30 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments? So, this insanely complex anatomical structure accounts for almost 25% of the bones and joints in your entire body. Not to mention the 200,000 nerve endings on the sole of each foot alone! So why do we insist on condemning these incredible sensory powerhouses to a life of padding and cushioning? Guys, it's time we talked about shoes. Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™ This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us. I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make. So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you. Strutting Your Stuff Shoeless Is The Way To Go! Once again, it turns out that even after thousands of years of evolution, Mother Nature still makes the best footwear. But we seem to have forgotten that. When we wear shoes consistently, what we're doing is reversing this marvel of engineering. Sadly, our love of fashionable footwear has drastically desensitized our feet and changed the way we walk. Therefore, over time, they have even altered the human gait. For the last 15 years or so, I've spent about 90% of my time totally shoe-less. Now, bear with me; I haven't gone completely bananas just yet. But, by ditching the kicks, you'll be rewarded with some pretty amazing health benefits. In this Fatal Conveniences™, I break down the importance of letting your feet breathe. I also look at our feet and how getting a bit more grounded can work its magic across your whole body. I also explore why shoes change the way we walk and the things you can do to retrain your feet to be free. Other topics in this segment: Why we're getting too much cushion for comfort Why we should build up our foot's sensitivity to the earth The research and studies that bring more light to foot health Weakness, stiffness, and flat feet- Oh my! How you can reconnect with your feet (and nature) The best brands for keeping your feet happy Why bad foot care affects you from head to toe Other Great Resources To Dive Into: TIME Magazine: The Healthiest Shoes To Wear- According To Science Study: Foot strength and stiffness – Shoed Vs. Barefoot Article: Flat Feet Are Associated With Knee Pain and Cartilage Damage in Older Adults Study: Foot posture, foot function, and low back pain Study: Footwear characteristics and foot problems in older people Study: Changes in knee and ankle biomechanics using arch support  Article: Why Not Wearing Shoes Does a Body Good Article: Why you shouldn't wear slippers while you're working from home Steven Sashen's Website Xero Shoes Website Xero Shoes on Instagram Netflix' Down To Earth' Official Trailer Download Darin's amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at https://121tribe.com/ Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code "DARIN" To register for We Are Podcast, go to WeArePodcast.com/darin. For 20% off your ticket, use the code DARIN. The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you're looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it's heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
25% of the bones and joints in your entire body are located in your feet and ankles. Also, you have over 200,000 nerve endings on the sole of each foot. So why are we covering up these sensory powerhouses with padding and cushioning? Walking around or even running barefoot, or with footwear designed to let the feet be feet, can improve our overall physical health in ways we never imagined. WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW. On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have honest conversations with the extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they'll inspire you, too. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time. So, if you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, this podcast is for you.  Steven Sashen dives into things feet first. In fact, it’s his company motto. Xero Shoes was built out of a need for Steven to free his feet. After picking up sprinting again following a 30 year hiatus, Steven would injure himself constantly. Every couple of weeks would bring another pulled muscle or ankle strain. When a friend suggested a barefoot run, everything changed. After his first run with a barefoot running group, Steven was awakened with a new awareness of how his feet interacted with the ground. He ran 5K on that very first go around and was shocked at how easy it felt on his body. He was even able to pinpoint a reason for why he was injuring one leg more than the other. All this knowledge was too empowering to ignore, and Xero Shoes was born. In this conversation, Steven and I get into how incredibly powerful and intuitive our feet really are. We explore the foot to brain connection and how the modern day athletic shoe is counterproductive to the way we physically interact with the ground under our feet. Steven gives us the origin story of Xero Shoes, which gives you an understanding of why I refer to him as a “Master of Movement”. So kick off your shoes, and take a listen to this one, guys! Other topics in this episode: Steven’s history with movement How to recognize  “Big Shoe” propaganda How Steven’s research background at Duke helped fuel Xero Shoes The lies we’ve been fed about our feet How watching a child run barefoot can give you better idea of how the body is supposed to work The truth about your arch The copycat nature of the athletic shoe industry Dr. Irene Davis and her contribution to barefoot running Balance and the elderly How tricking your brain can keep you young Steven and Lena’s Shark Tank experience with Mr.Wonderful Links & Resources: Steven’s Website Xero Shoes  Steven on LinkedIn Steven on Twitter Xero Shoes on Instagram Dr. Irene Davis Barefoot Running by Michael Sandler The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph From The Frontiers of Brain Science Born to Run by Christopher McDougall Watch Steven and Lena on Shark Tank Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
We’re outnumbered, folks! The estimated number of insects to humans is 200 million to one. This is a battle we will most definitely lose. Yet, we try in vain. In this hive of insect activity, repellents can help you steer clear of nasty stings and bites. But is our reliance on bug sprays harming our health? Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™ This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us. I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make. So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you. Mosquitos are a pest! Every year, a third of us will cover ourselves with almost five pounds of bug repellent to keep those blood-thirsty bugs at bay. Okay, so there is a good reason to do so. After all, there are many mosquito and tick-transmitted diseases to ward-off; West Nile virus, malaria, and Lyme Disease, to name a couple. So, I'm not here to tell you that protecting yourself from bites isn't important. But, if the repellent you're using can fend off mosquitoes, maybe what it's doing to you isn't so great either. In this Fatal Conveniences™, I break down the most common toxic chemicals that lurk in insect repellents, such as DEET (N, N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide), which is the granddaddy of them all. I also break down how these repellents affect children, and the simple things you can do today to keep insects away without sacrificing your health. Bugs, insects, Insecta or insectum- whatever you call our hexapod invertebrates, these creepy critters are vital for our ecosystems. So, finding non-harmful, preventative alternatives is crucial for the survival of not only us as a species, but also this incredible planet that we live on. More great info in this segment: The three main chemicals in bug sprays The effects DEET can have on your body What is Picaridin, and should you be worried? Permethrin and what it can do to your brain and DNA How certain insect repellents affect children What your best defense against but The alternatives to mainstream insect repellents Other Great Resources To Read: National Pesticide Information Center – Permethrin Fact Sheet National Pesticide Information Center – DEET Fact Sheet Made Safe.org - Chemicals of Concern in Insect Repellent Duke University DEET Study Picaridin VS DEET: Which Is The Best Insect Repellent? EPA Permethrin Fact Sheet Cancer Incidence among Pesticide Applicators Exposed to Permethrin in the Agricultural Health Study Plant-Based Insect Repellents: a review of their efficacy, development, and testing What You Want To Know About Insect Repellent and Chemical Safety EPA Information on DEET Study on possible neurological and behavior modification and toxicity regarding DEET. gov – Pesticides and Cancer Health Hazards of Mosquito Repellents and Safe Alternatives EWG's Guide to Better Insect Repellents Natural News Article: Insect repellent DEET is toxic to brain cells Colmen's Botanicals  – Colmenrepellents.com Citrepel – Citrapel.co.uk REPEL Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”   To register for We Are Podcast, go to WeArePodcast.com/darin. For 20% off your ticket, use code DARIN.  The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
Do you want to reduce stress, get better sleep, experience less anxiety, and have more emotional control? More and more research is showing that deep breathing exercises can help. If you’re constantly feeling off-balance, using daily breathwork practices might be the answer. So, let's take a deep, cleansing breath and dive right into it. WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW. On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have honest conversations with the extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they'll inspire you, too. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time. So, if you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, this podcast is for you.  Dr. Andrew Huberman Tries to Find the Small Connecting Pieces to Life’s Biggest Puzzles  Since he can remember, Andrew has had a fascination with animals and biology. In particular, their shapes, how they move, and their unique specializations. As a kid, he would read countless animal encyclopedias. He would try to figure out where we, as animals, fit into this world.  Today, Andrew is an absolute powerhouse in neurological research. He is a neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the founder of the Huberman Lab, where he's involved in tons of breakthrough research on brain function, brain plasticity (the brain's ability to change as a result of experiences), and brain regeneration.   In his life-long quest to relieve suffering, The Huberman Lab focuses a lot on the visual system. Dr. Huberman’s team is currently studying how virtual reality can get rid of fear and anxiety and preserve sight in glaucoma patients. In fact, these insane experiments resulted in Andrew diving with great white sharks and climbing mountains without ropes or harnesses- all in the name of science, of course. In addition, his work in the Huberman Lab at Stanford has been heavily featured in Science, Discover, Scientific American, Time, and the New York Times.  In 2013, Andrew received the McKnight Foundation Neuroscience Scholar Award and the Biomedical Scholar Award from the Pew Charitable Trusts due to his research. Then, in 2017, Andrew also won the ARVO Cogan Award. Primarily because of his contributions to vision science.  In this episode, Andrew and I talk about why stress is actually good for your immune system. Also, we dive into the immense stress-relieving power behind breathwork and how your eyeballs are just another part of your brain. This totally fascinating episode gets right to the heart of proper breathing practices and how this simple act can positively impact your state of mind. Guys, this is not one to be missed! Other topics in this episode: Andrew's scientific roots From college dropout to world-renowned neuroscientist The ethics of neuroscience Hollywood photographers, great white sharks, and underwater brain scans The light and dark side of Artificial Intelligence in Science Learning to be calm in an elevated state  The benefits of deep breathing and breathwork The simple steps towards proper breathing techniques Why stress doesn't lower your immunity Our cells and carbon dioxide More Great Resources and Information: The Huberman Lab's Website:hubermanlab.com Andrew on Instagram- @hubermanlab Andrew on LinkedIn Andrew on Wikipedia Huberman Lab Publications New In Health: Dr. Andrew Huberman on Virtual Reality Research Joe Rogan Experience #1513 - Andrew Huberman The Rich Roll Podcast - Change Your Brain: Neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman  Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
The sun is so incredibly vital to our health. When our skin is exposed to sunlight, it begins to manufacture its own vitamin D. Vitamin D production is crucial to many body functions like calcium absorption, maintaining healthy bones and boosting the immune system. So why are we slathering on chemicals to block the sun rays? Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™.  This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us. I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make. So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you. Human beings need sunlight. I know many of you are probably thinking “But Darin, what about sunburn? What about skin cancer?” And those are valid concerns. I go into depth on both of these subjects in this segment. But my point is this: when you apply sunscreen to your skin, you are absorbing dangerous chemicals directly into your bloodstream. If cancer is what you’re trying to avoid, you’ll be sorely disappointed to learn that the very chemicals you think are protecting you are actually increasing your chances for many different kinds of cancer. In this segment, I identify the four common toxins found in most sunscreens. I explain what they do to your body and why you should avoid them at all costs. I also get into the delusion we’ve all been fed our entire lives about the sun being dangerous. We need the sun! Don’t get me wrong, we need to use common sense. If you have a history of skin cancer if your family, then by all means, look for ways to protect yourself. But using chemicals is not the answer. If you need to use sunscreen, I go over what to avoid and what to use instead.  Other great info in this segment: The 4 main chemicals in most sunscreens and why they’re horrible for you The importance of Vitamin D A frightening study from the FDA Melanin explained What sun-bathing women in Sweden can tell us about the sun The magic of Nitric Oxide Healthy sunscreen brands that get my seal of approval Links & Resources: Is Sunscreen the New Margarine Avoidance of sun exposure as a risk factor for major causes of death FDA Sunscreen Report Raises Concerns Skin Cancer and Other Damage Getting Enough Vitamin D Sunscreen Should be Your Last Resort 12 Best Natural Sunscreens for Senstive Skin Sunscreen Glossary Netflix ‘Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”   Be sure to check out The Darin Olien Show Episode #26 Matt Meruca on Letting the Sun Back Into Your Life for more great information on the importance of sunlight!
Did you know that 92% of the average American’s life is spent indoors? If that doesn’t bum you out, I don’t know what will. We are creatures of light. The sun directly fuels us and gives us energy. When we actively work to block sunlight from our lives, it takes a toll on our health and well-being. WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW. On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have honest conversations with the extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they’ll inspire you, too. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time. If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, this podcast is for you.  Matt Muraca needed to figure out why he kept getting sick. In his teen years, Matt had digestion issues that would show up after every meal. On top of his gut problems, he also had countless allergies and debilitating headaches. Even at a young age, he knew there must be a way to resolve his health challenges with diet. After experimenting with the Paleo diet and researching like crazy, he felt better, but not as good as he knew he could. Today, Matt considers himself a student of the planet. His research has led him to focus on mitochondria. Matt describes mitochondria as “the little engines in our cells that keep us alive by burning our food with oxygen to make water and energy.” One of the most significant factors in how well our mitochondria are functioning is sunlight. The sun fuels our mitochondria, and as a direct result, it fuels us. Matt is a passionate messenger about the power of the sun and how badly we need it back in our lives. He also educates others on the dangers of blue light and its effects on our circadian rhythm. His company Ra Optics (Ra, as in the Sun God), creates fashionable glasses used to block out blue light from computers, phones and TV screens.  In this episode, Matt and I get into some complicated scientific principles. Bear with us, guys, we definitely nerd out quite a bit. But I promise you, it’s worth it. We really need to understand how our bodies work, at the cell level. Once you understand the nitty-gritty details of mitochondria, you’ll want to provide them with the best fuel possible so that you can feel great every day. So, go outside, lay out in the sunshine, and enjoy. Other great tidbits in this episode: The story of Matt’s health issues Dr. Jack Kruse and his impact on Matt’s research The relationship between spirituality and light The science of the origin of life Genes and Nature vs. Nurture  What happens when your mitochondria are damaged Alzheimer’s and the mitochondrial connection The Light Diet and Matt’s steps to utilize all its benefits Links & Resources: Matt’s Website Matt on Instagram Matt’s YouTube Channel Ra Optics  - Use Promo Code: DARIN and get 10% off! Ra Optics on Instagram Dr. Jack Kruse Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
Advertising will have us believe that hair isn’t attractive unless it’s smooth and silky. And you can’t get smooth and silky hair unless you use products packed with harmful toxins. Not true! You can use conditioner on your hair. You just need to know what to look out for. Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™.  This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us. I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make. So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you. You can get silky smooth hair without sacrificing your health. Did you know that the FDA does not require companies to provide the exact ingredients in their shampoos or conditioners? The FD&C Act allows companies to release beauty products onto the market without reviewing its ingredients. Nobody is looking into this stuff, guys. They can get away with throwing in all sorts of harmful chemicals into these bottles of product and no one is aware. Parabens, sulfates, chemical fragrances- they’re all in there. And they’re wreaking havoc on your body’s delicate systems. I don’t use shampoos and conditioners daily, but I do use them. I have longer hair and I like it to look nice. So, yes, I use conditioner. But I’m aware of the dangerous toxins that some companies sneak into their products. I’m here to educate you so you can be aware also. Then you can seek out responsible, compassionate companies that use real natural botanicals and ingredients instead of chemicals. Other great info in this segment: The scary effects of the toxins found in hair products The buzz words to look for on packaging that don’t mean what they claim The gross truth of urea in hair care products The conditioner ingredient that actually dries out your hair The myth that you have to wash your hair daily What to use instead Links & Resources: Listen to my Fatal Conveniences™ segment on Shampoos Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) Chemicals in Shampoos May Cause Health Risks What are Sulfates? Healthy Shampoo Guide TRICLOSAN AND ENDOCRINE DISRUPTION: EVIDENCE FOR ALTERATIONS IN THYROID HORMONE HOMEOSTASIS. SafeCosmetics.com Chemicals in Shampoo May Pose Health Concerns What are Parabens? Shampoo: What to Look For and What to Avoid Netflix ‘Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” My List of Chemicals to Avoid When Purchasing Hair Care Products: Alkanolamines Artificial preservatives Artificial fragrance Bromates Colorants Diglycols Fumarates Glycols Metacrylate Nitrates Nitrosamine releasers Nylon Parabens Phthalates Sulfate detergents   Coming Soon - You'll be able to sign up to my Fatal Conveniences™ newsletter where you'll get a more detailed breakdown on conditioner and the ingredients to avoid + all the other fatal topics we've covered delivered straight to your inbox. Watch this space http://fatalconveniences.com/  The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
Your story is not just about you. The actions you are taking today can impact the people of tomorrow. When it comes to future generations' health and well-being, we need to decode some of our negative behaviors and provide our kids with a richer way of living. WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW. On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have honest conversations with the extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they’ll inspire you, too. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time. If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, this podcast is for you.  Ben Greenfield is a world-renowned biohacker.  And probably one of the healthiest people on the planet! But that wasn’t always the case. Before his health journey, he lived off hotdogs dipped in peanut butter, pizza and cheap beef burgers. Despite that, to look at him now, that is all a very distant memory. He’s currently a body and brain performance coach and author of 14 books. This includes the New York Times Bestseller, Beyond Training. He’s a speaker, host of one of the world’s first fitness podcasts Ben Greenfield Fitness, and CEO of Ben Greenfield Fitness and Kion. In 2013 and 2014, Ben became one of the world’s top 100 most influential people in health and fitness. As 2015 rolled in, Ben was coaching some of the world’s leading CEO’s, chefs, biohackers, endurance competitors, and professional athletes. Meanwhile, Ben’s quest for ultimate fitness and health never ends. As part of his pursuit of becoming the next real-life superman, he willingly tests and experiments biohacking techniques on his body. If you look at the results, it's insane. For instance, as he celebrated his 37th birthday, his biological age was sitting at an impressive 20. This is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his accolades and achievements. In this conversation, we talk about how your current health habits could be harming future generations and the ways you can reverse it. Also, Ben describes his eclectic childhood and how his health-conscious, home-schooled kids are learning through doing. To top it off, he tells us the ultimate morning ritual that sets you up for life. Ben is a genius when it comes to optimizing our health, and I’m so excited for you to get an insight into how his mind works. Other interesting parts of our conversation: Take two- the interview that never was Why you should engage in plant medicine as a couple Ben’s incredible childhood education Unschooling – how his kids are learning through doing Why there is never any “forbidden fruit” in the Greenfield household The five things that a kid should know How to begin changing intergenerational trauma The optimal morning rituals we all can try More Stuff You Might Love: Ben’s Full Bio BenGreenfieldFitness.com GetKion.com Ben Greenfield’s Podcast Ben’s Books Ben’s Instagram @bengreenfieldfitness Dr. William Li: Eat To Beat Disease Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
Java. Brew. Cup-o'-joe. Whatever you may call it, one thing is clear; we love coffee. We’re so hooked on the stuff that it has become the second most consumed beverage on the planet! Across the world, we are chugging down an estimated 2.25 billion cups per day. While this can become a bit of a steamy and controversial topic, there are a few hidden secrets behind the bean's most prized asset. We're talking about caffeine.  Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™.  This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us. I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make. So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you. Please, don't hurt the messenger!  Before you guys reach for your pitchforks, you must realize that I'm not totally against coffee. In fact, there are tons of health benefits. But I do want to highlight some caffeine-related facts so that you're more informed when it comes to your morning boost.  In this Fatal Conveniences™ segment, I'm taking a closer look at caffeine's many aspects and why it's classed as a psychoactive drug. I dive into how much is too much, right down to the milliliter. Also, I explore the unexpected links between caffeine and female fertility. I get into energetic goats in Yemen, the Sufi rituals of southern Arabia, and the caffeine dispute within the inner circles of Coca Cola.  So, fire up the percolator, listen and learn, folks; this is not one to be missed. Inside This Fatal Conveniences™ segment: Where our love for coffee began The bitter bean that’s a poisonous pesticide  The ancient rituals of coffee  How caffeine affects your brain What makes caffeine a convenience  The connection between caffeine and stem cells The good things in our brews that we all can enjoy How you can safely consume caffeine More information you might like: Caffeine: Addicted to Poison Article Coffee and Health Study Caffeine: How much is too much? Mayo Clinic Article Is Caffeine a Health Hazard? Article How Coffee Works Article Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”
You hear me talk about it a lot. What we eat has a huge impact on our health and the health of the environment. What if I told you that nutrition is even more powerful than any of us are led to believe? By eating a Nutritarian Diet, you can protect yourself against heart disease, diabetes, cancer and even dementia. We’ve always had all the answers, and now it’s time to use them. WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW. On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have honest conversations with the extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they'll inspire you, too. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time. If you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, this podcast is for you.  Dr. Joel Fuhrman knows more about nutrition than anyone I’ve ever met. In fact, he’s written 13 books on the subject. Seven of those have become New York Times bestsellers, including Eat to Live and his latest, Eat for Life. From a young age, Dr. Fuhrman was obsessed with healthy food. Growing up in Yonkers, NY, he would spend hours reading books with his father about the science of nutrients. His healthy eating style gave him an edge as a teenage athlete. In 1976, he placed 3rd in the world for pairs figure skating. These unique credentials gave him authenticity while advising Olympic athletes on nutrition years later.  Today, Dr. Fuhrman is a champion for the “Nutritarian Diet,” a phrase he coined himself. This health-driven way of eating focuses on a diet full of nutrient-dense whole foods. He’s a firm believer in the dangers of the standard American diet. Processed foods, sugars, and chemicals are slowly killing us, and the doctor has proof. Throughout his 35+ year career, he has seen the healing power of the Nutritarian Diet. Patients suffering from kidney failure, heart disease, morbid obesity, and even cancer- all healed by completely overhauling their eating habits. In this conversation, Dr.Fuhrman breaks down why nutrient-rich foods are essential for preventing disease. He gives us some frightening US health statistics that even I wasn’t aware of. We go over easy ways to add more plant-based meals into your diet, and why supplements are essential. His wealth of knowledge is unmatched in the nutrition world, and I’m so excited for you to hear what he has to say.  Other amazing info in this episode: Dr. Fuhrman’s medical school experiences The secrets to health we’ve known all along Why we need to change our education system to include nutrition A breakdown of the Nutritarian Diet A sample day of eating healthy whole foods Scary American health statistics The simple principles the doctor teaches his patients GBOMBS and how to include them in your diet What it means to have a “hormonally favorable” diet What it means to eat clean The dangers of animal products Why you have to change your personality to eat healthy long term Links: Dr. Fuhrman’s WebsiteDr. Fuhrman’s Ted Talk Dr. Fuhrman’s Books Dr. Fuhrman on Instagram Eat to Live Retreat Attend an online virtual event with Dr. Fuhrman Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
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Steven Knezevic

Just wanted to say love the show! It's ridiculous how many harmful products are out there and sold like a pot of gold. Would love to get your app but noticed it's only on the apple app store any chance you will support android?

Nov 13th
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Rebecca Hinson Beck

The Stephen Brooks episode this week was terrific! His community is “life goals” and I hope that some of the practices that he promotes for sustainability of our planet can be replicated on a widespread...one day global...scale. Thanks for sharing this great information, Darin Olien!

Aug 13th
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April Payne

Kenny is truly a great person! I met him when he was first starting out at The Rodeo Restaurant in Spokane, Wa. I met his band and him. I worked with his ex girlfriend when she used to live in tennessee. he was so grateful that I came to his show. it would be awesome to connect with him again.

Aug 11th
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