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Javier
 Sep 15, 2020
I just found Darin Olien in the Netflix's series, and since them I follow him. Great podcast, let me know if you come to Spain, it'd be great to know you! my bet wishes

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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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#55 Fatal Conveniences™: Crayons: Safe or Toxic?
18:41

Everyone has fond childhood memories revolving around crayons. These colorful waxy sticks represent hours of creative fun. I was an avid coloring book fan, and I can’t even tell you how many boxes of crayons I went through as a kid. No one wants to have these cherished memories tainted, but are crayons safe or toxic? And what are they doing to our planet?

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.

Between 45,000 and 75,000 lbs of broken crayons are discarded in US landfills every year.

This one is tough for me, because I really don’t want to bash crayons. I love crayons! We all did. And I’m sure if you have kids, you have multiple boxes of these colorful things all over the house. So I’ll just cut to the chase. Crayons consist of paraffin, which is a petroleum, crude oil by-product. And lab tests show some crayon brands are full of toxins like lead and even asbestos. 

In this segment, I break down the uncomfortable truths about this kid-favorite drawing tool. It’s not just our kids we need to worry about. Unfortunately, these things are ending up in our landfills and waterways. But it’s not all bad news. Some brands are safer than others. Like most things, the cheaper it is, the more toxic it probably is. Thankfully, there are plenty of environmentally friendly, safe alternatives. And I’ll be sure to give you plenty of resources to find those as well. So don’t worry guys, you don’t have to hide those coloring books. Let’s just make a conscious effort to be aware of what’s in our kids’ favorite crafting supplies.

Other info in this segment:

  • The history of Crayons
  • The history of Crayola
  • Why are these toxins allowed in kid products? 
  • Crayons and the planet
  • Safe alternatives

Links & Resources:

Major Brands of Crayons Contain Asbestos 

Warning After Asbestos Found in Crayons

Toys R’ Us and Other Retailers Remove Crayons

The Efforts Crayola is Making to Improve

Crazy Crayons - The National Crayon Recycling Program

Eco-Friendly Crayons?

The Best Non-Toxic Crayons for Your Kids

Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer

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Jan 14, 2021
#54 Dr. Jerry Tennant on The Voltage in Our Bodies
01:00:40

I want you all to envision using a blow dryer to style your hair. If there’s not enough voltage hitting your dryer, it’s not going to work. However, too much voltage and sparks will fly. Believe it or not, our bodies work the same way. Every muscle is essentially a battery. Without the right amount of charge, nothing is going to work properly.

WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW.

I’m Darin Olien, the “superfood hunter.” On this podcast, you’ll hear honest conversations with 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. We want to save the planet. So we’re going to try, one conversation at a time. If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world while learning new angles on health and nutrition, you’re at the right place.

Dr. Jerry Tennant wants you to understand the voltage in your body.

As a world-renowned physician, international author, and integrative health practitioner, Dr. Jerry Tennant, MD, MD(H), PScD knows his way around the human body. He is a Harvard-trained ophthalmologist and has performed complicated eye surgeries on thousands of patients all over the world. He is also the founder of The Tennant Institute for Integrative Medicine and was named one of the “Top 20 Alternative Doctors in America”.

It was his world-renowned talent in eye surgery that ultimately led to him contracting three different viruses in his brain. His health began to rapidly deteriorate which forced him into early retirement. For the next seven years, he spent most of his days sleeping. When he was awake, he was in a mental fog, unable to do much of anything. Top doctors all over the country gave him no hope, telling him there was no cure for his illnesses. He was left to figure out the answers himself.

Then Dr. Jerry discovered the concept of voltage, and everything changed. He learned that chronic disease occurs when the body loses its ability to make new cells that work. Through his research, he began to understand that loss of voltage in cells is directly related to the body’s inability to heal. As he studied this information, he began to heal his own body naturally. His career took a natural turn as well because this information has to be shared.

In this episode, Dr. Tennant breaks the very complicated concept of the voltage in human bodies. It’s very likely that this is the first time you’re hearing about this stuff, so it can be a bit overwhelming. I highly recommend heading over to Dr. Jerry’s website after listening to this episode and checking out his videos on the subject. There’s so much information to process, guys. But I promise once you catch on to how this stuff works, so many things will fall into place in your mind about your own body and health. I had like a million lightbulb moments about my own body once I stumbled upon his work. For example, did you know getting your wisdom teeth removed eliminates a key circuit connection to your brain? We talk about this and many other unknown mind-body connections. You’re not going to want to miss this one, that’s a promise.

Other topics in this episode:
  • The doctor’s personal health story
  • Root canals and the connection to overall health
  • pH levels in the body
  • Electron donors and electron stealers
  • New cell growth
  • The human body as a portable electronic device
  • The largest batteries in the body
  • The 5 reasons why muscles lose their “charge”
  • The frequency of memories vs. emotions
  • How each emotion affects different “circuits” of the body
  • How food and water affects your voltage
Links:

The Tennant Institute

Senergy Medical Group

Buy Dr. Tennant’s Products

Tennant Institute on Instagram

Senergy Medical Group on Instagram

Healing is Voltage: The Handbook

Read about Dr. Nakatanyi’s Work

Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com

For amazing skin using an all-natural serum made with wild-harvested ingredients, get Caldera Lab’s “The Good”, the only skincare product I use. 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.

Jan 12, 2021
#53 Fatal Conveniences™: Carpet: Walking on Chemicals
24:21

It sure feels nice to swing your legs out of bed in the morning and rest your bare feet on a soft squishy carpet. But have you ever thought about the kind of things your sensitive skin is absorbing when you do that? Or what might be lurking between those synthetic fibers? The truth is we may be sacrificing our health for the comfort of rugs and carpeting.

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.

Carpets account for 70% of the flooring in the United States.

Even if you have tile or hardwood flooring in your home, you probably have at least a small rug or patch of carpeting somewhere. I had a throw rug on my yurt floor until I did the research for this segment. Now it’s gone, because I was disgusted at the danger lurking in these plush, fluffy things we use for comfort in our homes. 

Nearly all the carpets in the US are made from synthetic fibers. These fibers are full of toxins that off-gas into our homes and fill the air with irritants and chemicals. These toxins are doing damage to our bodies. Not only that, rugs can be a breeding ground for bacteria, allergens and mold that our pets and kids are crawling around in and breathing in.

In this segment, I go through the different toxins and VOCs that are hiding in your carpet. We go through the history of carpeting in the United States and why so many families choose it over any other flooring. And don’t worry, I also give you some options to wean yourself off of this fatal convenience. And I give you some alternative options to choose from. I know, carpet is soft and warm to walk on, and it looks nice. But like I always say, it’s about making small changes in your home, and your life, so that you get used to better, safer ways of living. And I think hardwood floors look classier anyway.

Other info in this segment:

  • The chemicals in carpets
  • The materials carpet fibers are made from
  • Lead and how it gets into your rugs
  • The history of carpeting in American homes
  • My obsession with slippers
  • The amount of carpet that ends up in our landfills and waterways
  • Gross stuff in carpet dust
  • The signs that you’re allergic to your carpet
  • What carpets do to your immune system
  • HEPA filters
  • Natural products to clean your carpets with

Links: 

The Carpet and Rug Institute

Report on Chemical Exposure

Do carpets impair indoor air quality?

A longitudinal study relating carpeting with sick building syndrome 

Norwegian Research Study

VOCs in Carpet

Eliminating Toxins in Carpet

GreenPeace - Hazardous Chemicals in Carpets

Alternative Fibers Make Healthier Carpets

Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer

Download my amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com

Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”

Jan 07, 2021
#52 Shawn Stevenson on How We’re Made of the Food We Eat
01:01:24

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” Well, I don’t think we realize just how true that is. Unfortunately, our society has made it nearly impossible to focus on whole, clean foods. Instead, cheap, processed, empty-calorie foods are plentiful. But when you understand that, literally, every bite you take becomes your body, it’s easier to make the necessary changes for optimal health.

WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW.

I’m Darin Olien, the “superfood hunter.” On this podcast, you’ll hear honest conversations with 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. We want to save the planet. So we’re going to try, one conversation at a time. If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world while learning new angles on health and nutrition, you’re at the right place.

Shawn Stevenson was told at 20 years old that he had an incurable bone disease.

Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter, and the newly released book Eat Smarter. He’s also the creator and host of The Model Health Show, one of the top Health podcasts in the United States. Shawn graduated from the University of Missouri- St. Louis after studying business, biology and nutritional science. He went on to found Advanced Integrative Health Alliance. This amazing company provides health and wellness services for people and organizations all over the world. Shawn’s work in the wellness sector has led to features in Forbes, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ABC, ESPN and many more.

But before all this success, Shawn was just a kid growing up in Missouri with little access to healthy food. Surrounded by every fast food franchise you can imagine, and a hardworking mom that had to work night shifts to keep him fed on whatever they could afford, he just didn’t know any other way. That’s why when he was diagnosed with Degenerative Bone Disease at 20 years old, he believed the doctor when he said there was nothing he could do. He had no idea his poor diet was inhibiting his body’s ability to heal. How would he? This isn’t something they teach in school.

After popping pills, losing sleep night after night and just feeling incredibly defeated, he finally asked himself the question that changed everything. “What can I do to get better?” Suddenly, his entire attitude and perspective shifted. His health wasn’t in the doctors’ hands anymore. It was in his. That was the beginning of his journey into discovering the amazing healing power of whole foods. 

In this conversation, Shawn breaks down how everything we eat shapes how our body functions. In his straightforward, sometimes sarcastic, always genuine way, he gets to the very heart of why every single person should care more about how we think about food in this country. We get into how government subsidies have made cheap processed food affordable, while the good healthy stuff remains out of reach to those that need it most. And Shawn tells us all about his new book and the amazing campaigns he has planned for it. This is a great episode for anyone looking to dig a little deeper into healing their bodies with food.

Other topics in this episode:
  • The intelligence of food
  • Shawn’s struggles with bone pain
  • The “nocebo effect”
  • How switching the narrative retrains our brain
  • Shawn’s first experience with Wild Oats
  • Sleep and nutrition
  • How the food we eat becomes our bodies
  • The link between diet and chronic disease
  • Why in the world is a happy meal the same price as an avocado??
  • The role of NK cells in the body
  • The magic of melatonin
  • What the heck is HEC?
Links & Resources:

Shawn on Instagram

The Model Health Show on Facebook

Buy Eat Smarter

Buy Sleep Smarter

The Model Health Show Podcast

Nutrition and Chronic Conditions Study

Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com

For amazing skin using an all-natural serum made with wild-harvested ingredients, get Calera Lab’s “The Good”, the only skincare product I use. 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

Jan 05, 2021
#51 Fatal Conveniences™: Petroleum Jelly: Skincare Courtesy of the Oil Industry
21:00

Petroleum jelly products have been part of the American skincare market for 100 years. It’s been marketed as a makeup remover, a skin moisturizer and even a salve for cuts and burns. Even if you think of Vaseline as something your grandmother used, you’d be surprised how many products still contain petroleum jelly. But what is this stuff really made of? And is it safe?

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.

1 out of every 14 cosmetic products on the market contain petroleum jelly.

When we think of petroleum jelly, we think of Vaseline. And yes, Vaseline is made of petroleum jelly. But there are so many other products in the stores containing this stuff as well. Lipsticks, lip balms, lotions, moisturizers, conditioners and ointments all have been known to contain a form of petroleum jelly in their ingredients. 

So if it’s been around forever, it should be ok, right? Well, if you’ve listened to these segments before, you probably know what I’m going to say. No, it’s not ok. Petroleum jelly, also known as white petroleum, mineral oil, or soft paraffin, is a toxic, crude oil by-product. Do you really want something produced by the oil industry all up in your face? It’s been marketed for decades as a soothing, healing, moisturizing cure-all, but believe me, it’s anything but.

In this segment, I go over what petroleum jelly is made of and what it’s doing to your body. Remember anything that goes on your body, goes in your body. And I promise you, you don’t want crude oil by-products in your body. I’ll go over the studies linking vaseline to cancer and skin infections, and I’ll give you plenty of alternatives to use instead. Stop slathering this stuff on your skin, guys. Or using it “down there”!  It’s doing the opposite of hydrating, and it’s leaving dangerous toxins in its wake.

Other info in this segment:

  • The history of Vaseline
  • How petroleum jelly is marketed
  • How it ends up in other products
  • Why it’s used for cuts and burns
  • What it actually does to your skin
  • What safe alternatives to use instead

Links & Resources:

History of Vaseline in the US

The Amazing History of Vaseline

Petroleum Jelly May Not Be As Harmless as You Think

Pub Med Article on the Danger of Petroluem Jelly Getting into Your Lungs

Article on the Risk of Vaginitis from Vaseline use

The Dirty Dozen - Cosmetic Products to Avoid

Use Caldera Lab’s “The Good” serum on your face instead, that’s what I use!

Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer

Download my amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com

Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”

Dec 31, 2020
#50 Dr. Uma Naidoo on Understanding How Food Affects Your Brain
57:56

Have you ever wondered why you start to feel really crappy after eating a fast-food value meal? Sure, the fats and sugars are affecting your digestive system, but what’s happening in your brain? If we started paying attention to how certain foods affect our moods and emotional health, maybe it would be easier to change our diets.

WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW.

 

I’m Darin Olien, the “superfood hunter.” On this podcast, you’ll hear honest conversations with 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. We want to save the planet. So we’re going to try, one conversation at a time. If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world while learning new angles on health and nutrition, you’re at the right place.

Dr. Uma Naidoo explores the connection between nutrition and our brains.

Dr. Naidoo is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, professional chef, and Nutrition specialist. Her niche work is in Nutritional Psychiatry, where she focuses on nutrition and diet to aid and assist her patients’ mental health. She is considered a pioneer in her field, and frankly, I wish there were more like her. Her book, This Is Your Brain On Food, is an enlightening guide to both the negative and positive effects foods have on your brain and psychology. 

In this conversation, Dr. Uma breaks down her methodology when trying to get people to see the power nutrition has on their bodies. She is, like me, a huge believer in encouraging small tweaks instead of drastic lifestyle changes. Dr. Uma explains what “body intelligence” is and why we all need to focus on how foods make our bodies feel. She explains the connection between nutrition and depression and anxiety and gives us plenty of examples of what foods affect our mood.

This is one of my favorite episodes because Dr. Naidoo and I are so in sync with our philosophies on food and well-being. We might even team up to convince the world to focus on their fiber intake instead of being obsessed with protein! If you’re looking for ways to make small changes in your diet that will amount to big changes in how you feel, you definitely want to tune in to this one.

 

Other topics in this episode:

  • Eating the rainbow
  • Dr. Uma’s lightbulb moment about how to approach nutrition with her patients
  • Why it all should start with your sugar intake
  • Simple connections that can shift your perspective on nutrition
  • The main culprit of lousy nutrition in a fast-food diet
  • The importance of fermented foods and probiotics
  • The power of Tumeric
  • What foods trigger depression and anxiety
  • The danger of quitting anything “cold turkey”
  • Body Intelligence
  • Fiber’s role in the body

 

Links & Resources:

Dr. Uma Naidoo Website

Dr. Uma Naidoo on Instagram

Dr. Uma Naidoo on Facebook

Dr. Uma Naidoo on LinkedIn

Book - This Is Your Brain On Food

Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com

For amazing skin using an all-natural serum made with wild-harvested ingredients, get Caldera Lab’s “The Good”, the only skincare product I use. 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.

Dec 29, 2020
#49 Fatal Conveniences™: Flame Retardants: Chemical Protection?
24:10

House fires are terrifying. Believe me, I know. So trying to protect our home and family from fires seems entirely understandable. However, chemical flame retardants are not only toxic to our health, but don’t even offer the protection they claim. What is going on, guys?!

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.

5-10% of the total weight of your living room couch is made up of chemical flame retardants.

Yup, you read that correctly. These toxic chemicals not only exist in your furniture and mattresses, but they’re floating around your entire home. These toxic chemicals like Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) are seeping in the air in our home because of off-gassing. Chemical particles can be found on our carpets, on the walls and even in the dust floating in the air. It’s not just furniture and mattresses these flame retardants are in either. They’re also used in electronics and even kids’ car seats and boosters.

But that’s not the worst of it. In studies, these flame retardant chemicals were found in nearly all of the test subjects’ bodies. They were found in blood, fat, breast tissue and even breastmilk. These toxins aren’t just hanging out in our bodies, they’re causing real, permanent damage to our health. They disrupt our hormone production, mess with our thyroids and even cause cancer. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the havoc their wreaking on our bodies. If you have kids or pets at home, this is even more disturbing.

So it’s a small price to pay to save us from fires, right? If these products help us to get out of our homes during a fire and to safety quicker, then it’s worth it. Right? Wrong! They don’t even do what they claim to do! Studies done by fire experts show that flame retardants do not make fires easier to escape, but they actually increase deadly gases during combustion. So they’re killing us two ways? How is this possible?

In this Fatal Conveniences™ segment, I’ll explain how we got to this point, and why it all goes back to Big Tobacco. I’ll go over just what chemicals are used in these products and why they’re so dangerous. And of course, I’ll give ways to rid your homes of this stuff and healthy safe alternatives to buy instead. This one got me incredibly fired up (pun intended) and I hope it motivates you to look a little closer at the organizations and agencies that are supposed to be protecting us.

Other info in this segment:

  • The items in your home that contain flame retardants
  • What are they made from?
  • Where it all started
  • Why the EPA doesn’t do much about it
  • The truth about chemical safety in general
  • The cigarette and Big Tobacco connection
  • The studies that prove flame retardants are killing us
  • What to use instead

Links & Resources:

Playing With Fire Series

Toxic Hot Seat

Human exposure to PBDE and critical evaluation of health hazards

How Dangerous is Your Couch?

Firefighters and Flame Retardants

PBDEs in Human Breastmilk

Prenatal Exposure

Arlene Blum’s TED Talk

Duke Study

Re-think Your Materials

How to Reduce Toxins in Your Home

Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer

Download my amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com

Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”

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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.

Dec 24, 2020
#48 Rodrigo Figueiredo on The Journey of Barùkas
01:02:40

Starting a business isn’t just about making money and becoming successful. Sure, it can be a little bit about those things. But, ultimately, the biggest reward of entrepreneurship is when you’re able to help others, as well as yourself. And the journey is never easy.

WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW.

I’m Darin Olien, the “superfood hunter”. On this podcast, you’ll hear honest conversations with 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. We want to save the planet. So we’re going to try, one conversation at a time. If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world while learning new angles on health and nutrition, you’re at the right place.

Rodrigo Figueiredo is helping me save the world with nuts.

If you’ve listened to this show before, or follow me on social media, then you’ve probably heard of Barùkas. Rodrigo is the guy who introduced me to this superfood, and the reason why I am a fellow co-founder of this amazing company. The journey of Barùkas as a business is quite the story.

Rodrigo is a Brazilian American who spent many years in the corporate world. He was working as a business manager in the big Oil, Gas, and Mining industries, and making good money doing so. But something was missing. And it was getting harder and harder to justify working in industries that he knew had immensely negative impacts on the environment. Not to mention the lack of personal fulfillment it provided.

After randomly adding me on Facebook years prior, a trip to a remote area of the Cerrado in Brazil made him think of me. Maybe this California surfer dude (me) could help him realize his dream of starting a company to bring sustainability to a community, and a superfood to the world. And the rest, as they say, is history.

In this conversation, Rodrigo and I talk about the struggles and triumphs we’ve had building up the Barùkas brand. We talk about the beautiful part of the world these delicious nuts are from and the incredible people that facilitate their growth. This isn’t an infomercial for Barùkas, guys. It’s the true story behind a couple of guys who want to make a positive impact on the planet while building a sustainable business. I can’t wait for you to hear more about Rodrigo and the Barùkas nuts story.

Other great stuff in this episode:
  • Rodrigo’s backstory
  • Misleading food labels
  • Rodrigo’s lifeline struggle with allergies
  • What really goes into getting food to the grocery store
  • How Rodrigo and I met
  • The beauty of Alto Paraíso
  • The delicate Barùkas growing process
  • The Cerrado
Links & Resources:

Barùkas - Try these amazing nutritional nuts, which happen to be extremely delicious, for 15% off using code DARIN at checkout!

@eatbarukas on Instagram

Barùkas on Facebook

Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com

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.

Dec 22, 2020
#47 Fatal Conveniences™: Over The Counter Anti-Inflammatories: Painful Pain Relief
22:00

Pain can be incredibly inconvenient. But what we seem to forget is that pain is our body’s way of alerting us to a problem. Or it can be part of the natural healing process. This is not to say that chronic pain can’t be incredibly debilitating. However, we need to stop reaching for that cheap bottle of over the counter anti-inflammatories. They are doing more harm than good.

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.

Americans spend $50 Billion a year on Over the Counter (OTC) Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

When I say OTC NSAIDs, I’m talking about common painkillers like Advil (ibuprofen), Aleve, Naproxen and high-dose aspirin. All these drugs are easily found in pharmacies, grocery stores and even gas stations. They’re so commonly used that many of you probably have them stored in your purses or backpacks right now, just in case. We are trained to pop a couple of these pills at the first sign of a headache or any sort of pain. It’s as American as apple pie. 

I’m here to tell you that this is a bad habit we need to break. These meds are doing way more harm than good. They’re tearing apart our stomach lining, messing with our body’s ability to produce antibodies and conditioning us to treat symptoms instead of addressing pain at the source.

In this Fatal Conveniences™ segment, we go into the history of NSAIDs and how they’ve become our drug of choice. I get into the awful truth behind what they’re doing to our health. And of course, I give you a plethora of alternative options when it comes to pain relief. I’m not trying to knock the seriousness of chronic pain, guys. I just want you to deal with it in ways that aren’t counterproductive to your health. Take back your power, and turn to plants.

Other topics in this segment:

  • The number one cause of bleeding stomach ulcers
  • NSAIDs and the heart
  • Pain’s role in healing
  • The history of Bayer and big Pharma
  • The risk to water and the environment from NSAIDs
  • The reason for inflammation
  • NSAIDs and the immune system
  • The risks of NSAIDs on pregnancy and fertility
  • Natural anti-inflammatory foods
  • Healthy ways to deal with pain
  • CBD

Links & Resources:

History of Felix Hoffman

Facts about Bayer

Effects of Nonsteroidal  Anti-Inflammatories at the Molecular Level

FDA Beefs up Warning on NSAIDs

NSAIDs: How Dangerous Are They For Your Heart?

Study on Ibuprofen

Time Magazine: Ibuprofen May Not Be as Safe as You Think

10 Foods That Fight Pain

Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer

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Dec 17, 2020
#46 Dr. David Gazzaniga on The Truth About Pain Management
01:03:18

According to the CDC, 128 Americans overdose on opioids every day. And millions more are addicted. When you go to the doctor seeking pain relief, you expect what you get to be safe and effective. But the truth is, in many cases, prescription pain medication is neither. So what are the alternative options for pain management?

WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW.

I’m Darin Olien, the “superfood hunter.” On this podcast, you’ll hear honest conversations with 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. We want to save the planet. So we’re going to try, one conversation at a time. If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world while learning new angles on health and nutrition, you’re at the right place.

Dr. David Gazzaniga has treated some of the most powerful athletes in the world.

Dr. David is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, specifically sports-related injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. He grew up in Orange County, California, and left to play football for Dartmouth College. He continued at Dartmouth for medical school. His career in sports medicine started as serving as a team doctor for the New York Jets. Today, Dr. Gazzaniga is the Head Team Physician for the LA Chargers.

In this episode, David and I discuss how treating sports injuries in football players is inherently tricky, due to their sheer power and force. These big NFL guys experience pain differently than we do, believe me. But even giant sports heroes feel pain, and they seek the advice of experts like Dr. Gazzaniga when doing so. This is where things get interesting.

David is ever-aware of the dangers of opioids. And in this episode, he gets into the concerns he has about pain management procedures in his industry. Dr.Gazzaniga wants things to change, and he’s at the forefront of studies and research that could do just that soon. Among the pain management solutions we discuss, CBD is a big one.

The doc breaks down just how CBD works in the human body, and why it’s not as readily available as it should be. He fills me in on some of the ways the NFL is changing their approach to pain management. And we talk about why we all need to be more aware of what causes pain, and how we can effectively manage it in healthy, safe ways. This is a good one, guys. If you’re curious about CBD, or just want to learn some cool stuff from a cool doctor, tune in.

Other interesting info in this episode:
  • Why Dr. David considers orthopedic surgery “carpentry”
  • The massive power of NFL players
  • My own run-in with NFL power
  • “Alternative” pain management options
  • The power of hydration
  • The misleading “studies” on CBD
  • Why managing expectations pre-surgery is so important
  • The scary statistics on opioid addiction
  • The counterproductive effects of pain pills doctors don’t tell you about
  • How CBD could change our approach to pain management in the future
Links & Resources:

Dr. David Gazzaniga

Hoag Orthopedic Institute on Facebook

Newport Orthopedic Institute on Facebook

Hoag Orthopedic Institute on Instagram - @HoagOrthopedic

Newport Orthopedic Institute on Instagram - @NewportOrthopedicInstitute

Isolate Pure CBD Website

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Dec 15, 2020
#45 Fatal Conveniences™: Sports Drinks: Hydrating Your Body With Sugar?
17:10

Sugary, colorful sports and hydration drinks have been marketed to us since the ’60s. They help you run faster, play harder and achieve your ultimate game. Don’t they? Well, no, not really. In fact, pumping your body full of sugar is counterproductive to living a fit and healthy lifestyle. But we need electrolytes, so what should we be hydrating with after a workout?

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.

Our body needs electrolytes. But is Gatorade the answer?

No, it’s really not. Studies show that drinks heavy in sugar and artificial dyes can lead to diabetes, obesity and a whole list of other health issues. But yes, when it comes to extreme athletes, sports drinks have been known to help with endurance and performance. But what about the average person? And aren't there healthier ways to get electrolytes and hydration?

Yes, there certainly is. In this segment, I go over the confusing research regarding sports and hydration drinks like Gatorade and Powerade. It turns out that studies funded by sugary drink companies can be hard to trust. Shocking, right?

Look, your body needs electrolytes. They’re responsible for so many of our bodies’ natural functions. And when you sweat from an intense workout, you lose quite a bit of them. I’ll go over healthy ways to restore hydration without having to reach for that neon green sports drink. And I’ll even give you a recipe for my ultimate natural hydration drink.

Other info in this segment:

  • The history of Gatorade
  • What happens during dehydration and what causes it
  • The role of the kidneys
  • pH and why it’s so important
  • What happens when priority is profit
  • Conflict of interest in scientific research
  • The effects of artificial dyes
  • Water and salt
  • My ultimate hydration drink

Links & Resources:

The Science on Sports Drinks

Relationship between Funding Source and Conclusion among Nutrition-Related Scientific Articles

Looking Beyond the Marketing Claims of New Beverages

Consumption of Sports Drinks by Children

Sports Drinks

10 Myths About Hydration

Is Gatorade good or bad for you?

What are electrolytes?

Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer

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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.

Dec 10, 2020
#44 Doug Bopst on Doing Time and Changing Lives
59:04

We all make choices in life. Sometimes those choices come from a place of pain and desperation. Sometimes those choices come from a desire to change and grow. It’s up to us to put the intent behind the decision. Changing your life is about making different choices.

WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW.

I’m Darin Olien, the “superfood hunter”. On this podcast, you’ll hear honest conversations with 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. We want to save the planet. So we’re going to try, one conversation at a time. If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world while learning new angles on health and nutrition, you’re at the right place.

Doug Bopst has served his time. Now he’s using his time for good.

Doug is an award-winning personal trainer, author, speaker and podcast host. But before that, he was a drug addict and a drug dealer. After a judge found him guilty of “possession with intent to sell,” Doug served several months in prison. Forced to detox from a pain pill addiction in his small cell, he knew he had hit rock bottom. But a conversation with his cellmate changed everything. I’ll let you hear the details directly from him in this episode.

It was that same cellmate that inspired Doug to devote his life to fitness. It’s a passion that now fuels his entire life’s mission. Today, Doug works to help other people overcome their pasts and make more productive decisions for their future. His three books  From Felony to Fitness to Free, Faith Family Fitness and his latest, The Heart of Recovery all detail his story and similar stories that have inspired him.

Doug’s podcast, The Adversity Advantage,  gives people a platform to share their stories of hardship and struggles, and how they overcame them to create good in the world. Telling his story to those it could help is probably his favorite thing about his journey. This is evident in the many speeches he’s shared with companies, organizations and schools across the country.

In this conversation, Doug tells me about his tragic backstory but also his triumphant journey. We get into his lowest points as well as his proudest moments. He touches on all parts of his recovery, including realizing the need for a spiritual outlet, not just a physical one. Fitness was instrumental in changing Doug’s life. Now he’s paying it forward. I’m so excited for you guys to hear all about it.

Other great tidbits in this episode:
  • The factors leading to Doug’s addiction
  • The fateful incident of Cinco de Mayo 2008
  • The amazing opportunity the judge gave Doug after sentencing him
  • His horrific experience with detoxing from pills
  • How he got his first fitness job
  • Doug’s breakdown at Disney and what he learned from it
  • His spiritual journey
  • Why it’s ok to let some relationships go
  • The Adversity Advantage Podcast
  • Changing your environment to match your new goals
Links & Resources

Doug’s Website

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

The Adversity Advantage Podcast

From Felony to Fitness to Free - Book

Faith Family Fitness - Book

The Heart of Recovery - Book

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Dec 08, 2020
#43 Fatal Conveniences™: Shallow Breathing: Take a Deep Breath
18:09

Pay attention to the way you breathe. Take a deep breath in right now. Are your shoulders raising? If so, you’re probably shallow breathing. 

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.

Shallow breathing keeps us in a perpetual state of stress.

When you’re stressed, your breathing quickens and you inhale shallowly. However, if you breathe this way normally, your body is constantly in a state of stress. Shallow breathing, or thoracic breathing, comes with a laundry list of negative side effects. And you may not even realize you’re doing it.

Instead of thoracic breathing, we all should be diaphragmatically breathing. This long fancy word just means you should be using your diaphragm to draw air into your body. Watching a newborn is a perfect example of diaphragmatic breathing. They draw air through their nose into their lungs, and their belly expands. As they exhale, their belly contracts. Try doing that now. See the difference?

So besides stressing us out, what other harm is shallow breathing causing? Well, it limits our functional movement and muscular balance for starters. It also messes with our immune system and metabolism and can even cause muscle and joint pain and stiffness. But don’t worry. In this segment, I break down how to tell the difference between shallow and diaphragmatic breathing. And I give you ways to practice how to quit shallow breathing for good. 

Other info in this segment:

  • I reveal the reasons behind my obsession with fatal conveniences
  • The definitions of thoracic and diaphragmatic breathing
  • How to tell if you’re shallow breathing
  • How many breaths you should be taking per minute
  • PTSD and breathing
  • How you can retrain your body to breathe using your diaphragm

Links & Resources:

The Effect of Diaphragmatic Breathing on Pain, Anxiety and Depression

Breathing Pattern Disorders and Functional Movement

The Effect of Diaphragmatic Breathing on Attention

The Respiration Connection

The Physiological Effects of Slow Breathing in the Healthy Human

How Shallow Breathing Affects Your Whole Body

The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown

Listen to Patrick McKeown’s episode of The Darin Olien Show

Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer

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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.

Dec 03, 2020
#42 Patrick McKeown on Nasal Breathing for Optimal Health
01:05:33

What if major health problems could be solved just by teaching people how to breathe differently? We are a nation of mouth breathers, which is taking a toll on our respiratory health and our entire bodies. So, what’s the answer? Nasal breathing.

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. 

Patrick McKeown doesn’t breathe through his mouth.

And neither should you. Patrick is a breathing advisor to Laird Hamilton’s XPT. He’s a Fellow of The Royal Society of Biology and has been published in medical journals worldwide. I’ve recommended his book, The Oxygen Advantage, more than any other book in the last few years. In this book,  Patrick explains specially formulated techniques he teaches to reduce breathlessness during exercise, increase oxygen to the brain, and improve sleep and concentration.

Patrick’s exploration with nasal breathing began after suffering multiple respiratory issues as a child. He was a mouth breather, like so many of us are. And just like most mouth breathers, he was not aware of it. But his chronic bronchitis, asthma and sleep apnea couldn’t be cured by anything the doctors were offering him.

Today, Patrick champions nasal breathing to people all over the world. His work on the relationship between breathing and health has helped countless people. I use his techniques, specifically while working out, and it’s made a world of difference in my stamina. But it’s about more than just having better workouts. Breathing through your nose can completely change your health for the better.

In this episode, Patrick and I get into all the benefits of nasal breathing. We talk about how breathing through your mouth leads to things like asthma, sleep apnea and a whole list of other respiratory issues. Patrick is most passionate about getting his message of nasal breathing to children, which is why he offers a free-breathing program on his website specifically for kids. So take a deep breath, from your nose, and take a listen to this one, guys. And if you have asthma, sleep problems, or have kids that do, you should listen especially hard.

Other useful info this episode:

  • Patrick’s history with respiratory problems
  • The real definition of a mouth breather
  • The importance of breathing and kids’ cognitive development
  • Dr. Karen Bonuck’s research on the connection of mouth breathing and sleep
  • Why most tonsillectomies are pointless
  • The role of nitric oxide in the body
  • Nasal breathing and COVID-19
  • The Bohr Effect
  • Nasal breathing and athletes
  • LSD - Light, Slow and Deep
  • The use of Myotape

Links & Resources:

Patrick on Instagram

Patrick on Facebook

The Oxygen Advantage Book

Myotape

Patrick’s Live Virtual Workshop

Breathing Techniques for Kids

Karen Bonuck’s Sleep Study

The Bohr Effect

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Dec 01, 2020
#41 Fatal Conveniences™: Overeating: Enough is Enough
19:22

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

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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.

Nov 26, 2020
#40 Dr. David Sinclair on The Secrets of Longevity Genes
53:14

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

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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.

Nov 24, 2020
#39 Fatal Conveniences™: Microwaves: Zapping Away Nutrients
21:48

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

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Nov 19, 2020
#38 Dr. Zach Bush on Embracing Your Microbiome
58:57

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 

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Nov 17, 2020
#37 Fatal Conveniences™: Toxic Clothes: What Are You Wearing?
20:03

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

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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.

Nov 13, 2020
#36 Jeff Garner on Sustainable Fashion for the Future
56:32

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

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Nov 10, 2020
#35 Fatal Conveniences™: That New Car Smell: A Toxic Cocoon
16:35

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

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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.

Nov 05, 2020
#34 Troy Swope on Canceling Plastic: Saving the Planet One Food Package at a Time
55:23

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: 

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DARIN

Footprint

Troy on LinkedIn

Cup Challenge Winners

Conagra Brands

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Nov 03, 2020
#33 Fatal Conveniences™: Milk: The Billion Dollar Dairy Con
23:52

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

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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.

Oct 28, 2020
#32 Adam Sud on Treating Addiction with a Plant-Based Diet
01:09:30

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.

Oct 27, 2020
#31 Fatal Conveniences™: Shoes: Free The Feet
18:33

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:

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.

Oct 22, 2020
#30 Steven Sashen on Running Barefoot
01:09:06

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

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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.

Oct 20, 2020
#29 Fatal Conveniences™: Bug Spray: Fight the Bite
22:09

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:

 

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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.

Oct 15, 2020
#28 Dr. Andrew Huberman on The Soothing Science Behind Breathwork
01:07:34

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

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Oct 13, 2020
#27 Fatal Conveniences™: Sunscreen: Counterproductive Chemicals
21:06

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

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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!

Oct 08, 2020
#26 Matt Maruca on Letting the Sun Back in Your Life
01:02:38

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

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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.

Oct 06, 2020
#25 Fatal Conveniences™: Conditioner: Smooth & Silky, At What Cost?
24:19

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.

Oct 01, 2020
#24 Ben Greenfield on Engaging in Future Thinking
01:03:31

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

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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.

Sep 29, 2020
#23 Fatal Conveniences™: Caffeine: Consuming Coffee With Caution
19:19

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

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Sep 24, 2020
#22 Dr. Joel Fuhrman on The Nutritarian Diet and How it Can Save Us All
59:34

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

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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.

Sep 22, 2020
#21 Fatal Conveniences™: Anti-Aging Skincare: The Youthfulness Scam
18:03

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to anti-aging skincare. Walk into any pharmacist, and you'll see shelves lined with promises. Fewer wrinkles, youthful, glowing skin are just some of the claims that these products make. But, when you dig a little deeper, the reality of these cosmetics isn't so pretty. 

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 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.

Aren't the advertisers and marketing teams of these skincare products smart? They've made us think that we're not beautiful and wonderful just as we are. I do get it though. Slowing down the signs of aging and feeling better about what you see in the mirror is something we all want. But you must remember that what goes ON your skin, goes IN your skin. 

I'm going further than skin-deep in this segment to uncover some of the hidden toxic ingredients lurking in anti-aging skincare. I discuss mercury and Teflon, the two bad boys lurking within your cosmetics. I unravel just how they affect the body, and the proactive steps you can take to make better purchasing choices. 

Other topics from this FATAL CONVENIENCES™ SEGMENT:

  • Why you should vote with your dollars 
  • The keywords to look out for when checking cosmetic labels
  • Would you put Teflon on your face?
  • The FDA's take on anti-aging products
  • Some of the signs of mercury poisoning
  • What are the things you can do?

Links & Resources:

FDA article on Mercury

The Mercury Product Database

Anti-aging Products Linked To Breast Cancer

Cosmetic Safety Report – Downloadable PDF on PFOA's 

Get The Facts – Finding Safer Products

Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products

Public Health Statement for Mercury

Sep 17, 2020
#20 Suzanne Somers on Discovering Your Strength In a Sea of Adversity
01:06:26

Life is a journey that you can't plan out. When we hit inevitable roadblocks, it can be hard to see any other way than down. During these times of adversity, each of us needs to find our strength. One way to do that is to take from the negatives in your life and use it as fuel to create your power.

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. 

Suzanne Somers is Hollywood royalty.

In 1977, Suzanne became a TV icon. She played the cute blonde on the hit TV show, Three's Company. When the star asked for the same salary as her male counterparts, she was quickly booted from the show and labeled a "troublemaker."

While the industry was busy shunning her, Suzanne was secretly reinventing herself. She had stopped focusing on what she didn't have and built upon what she did have- visibility. The show had made her a household name. So she took that name to pursue a dream career in Las Vegas. 

Soon she was starring in a big production, with all the razzle-dazzle you'd expect in Vegas. By 1987, she was named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year alongside the legendary Frank Sinatra.

As 2001 rolled in, Suzanne had a significant setback. Her terrifying diagnosis of breast cancer forced her to take charge of her health, and her life. With her signature "I'll show you" attitude, she ultimately won the battle.

In this eye-opening episode, we get a glimpse behind the curtain of what makes Suzanne such a successful entrepreneur and health advocate. We look at how she found strength and reinvented herself, even with the odds stacked against her. Suzanne also tells us the motives behind some of her most iconic books, BreakthroughTox-Sick, and Knockout. You don’t want to miss this conversation.

Other Insightful in this episode:

  • How Suzanne went from TV icon to entrepreneur
  • Why you should listen to that voice in your head
  • How Suzanne changed her perspective on the worst day of her life
  • The murder of Dr. Gonzalez and Suzanne's brush with death 
  • Suzanne's childhood from hell and the long road to forgiveness
  • How to invest in making healthier choices 
  • Why Suzanne fried an egg on the pavement

Links and Resources:

Suzanne’s Website

Suzanne on Instagram - @SuzanneSomers

Suzanne on Facebook - @suzannesomers

Suzanne on Twitter - @suzanneSomers

Books by Suzanne Somers

Suzanne’s IMDB

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.

Sep 15, 2020
#19 Fatal Conveniences™: Receipts: Handing Out Toxins
12:55

“Would you like your receipt, sir?” I always say no to this question. Why? Because that little slip of paper is full of toxic chemicals that seep into your skin. And most people have no idea how dangerous they are.

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 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.

In this segment, we’re diving into the dangers of receipts. Grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, banks- they all give these to you. And once you’ve handled them and shoved them in your pocket or purse, the chemicals they contain are all over your skin. Once on your skin, they slowly seep into your bloodstream, messing with your health. 

The thermal paper used for these receipts is saturated in BPA and BPS. These are hormone-interrupting chemicals that can do real damage once they hit your system. Take a listen to learn more about what these toxins do to your body and why you should avoid them at all costs. Just say no to receipts!

Other questions I answer in this Fatal Conveniences™ segment:

  • What are BPA and BPS, and what do they do to your body?
  • Why do these toxins get on your skin so easily?
  • What should you do to avoid thermal paper?
  • What other things besides receipts use thermal paper?

Links and Resources:

Receipt Paper Study 2018

Ecology Center: More Than You Bargained For: BPS and BPA in Receipts

Strategies for Reducing Thermal Paper Receipts

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"

Go here to learn more about Fatal Conveniences™ and how to avoid them.

Sep 10, 2020
#18 Jason Garner on Healing the Child Within
01:06:40

There’s a lot of pain in the world. There’s a lot of anger, a lot of frustration. Maybe the reason why nothing is getting solved is because we’re all approaching problems from a childish perspective. Growing as a person isn’t just about healing your present wounds. It’s about healing the child within us, and finally moving on from past pain.

WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW.

On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have 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. 

If you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society's Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

From the outside, it seemed like Jason Garner had made it.

Jason grew up with a single mom who worked three jobs just to get by. Living in a trailer, having to sell sticks of gum to buy hot lunch at school, he equated happiness with money. Like many of us, he assumed once he had money things would be so much easier. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t.

In high school, Jason got his first real job working at a flea market. Being able to make twice the minimum wage and overtime meant big paychecks for a teen. He worked his way up to the beer tent, where he was tasked with recruiting local bands to bring in more customers. This organic experience gave birth to a lucrative career as a concert promoter.

In 2009, Jason found himself successful, rich and the CEO of an international music company. Then the death of his beloved mother sent him into a tailspin. He began to realize that the life he created was based on a lie. Money wasn’t filling the void inside. 

So he decided to completely change his life. But waking up not knowing who he was anymore was terrifying. So after some listless wandering, he found a spiritual teacher and began to meditate. That’s when the healing began.

In this incredibly heartfelt conversation, Jason and I get into the hard reality that we all have a lost child inside of us calling the shots. It’s only when we explore that pain and figure out how to heal that we can start guiding our life with intention. Jason tells me why he decided to write his book And I Breathed, and how it’s facilitated his journey. This is a conversation everyone can benefit from. And it definitely parallels the woes of the world right now. 

Other insightful tidbits in this episode:

  • Jason’s story of growing up in poverty
  • Why he equated pain with not having enough money
  • From flea market worker to the man in charge
  • How every argument you have with an adult is actually with a child
  • How Jason ended up on his therapist’s floor
  • The power of meditation
  • Why a broken heart is a perfect place to start your transformation
  • Why you should always ask questions in the heat of the moment

Links:

Jason’s Website

Get in touch with Jason

...And I Breathed - The Book

Jason on LinkedIn

Jason on Twitter

Jason on Instagram

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.

 

Sep 08, 2020
#17 Arthur Menard de Calenge on The Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields
01:01:36

It's not easy to get away from technology these days. It's the cell phones in our pockets, to the surrounding WiFi and Bluetooth. We can't just switch it all off and shut it down. As our homes fill with these electronic devices, we're also inviting in an unwanted guest—the hidden dangers of electromagnetic fields.

WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW,

On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have 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. 

If you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society's Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

Arthur Menard de Calenge is a problem solver.

It all started with dinner. The guests sat around the table and took out their phones. One by one, they placed them face down on the table. Before long, the conversation turned to, "Surely holding a radiation-emitting device so close to you can't be good for your health?" 

At this party, Arthur's brain started ticking away, and he decided to do some research. So, what exactly was happening to his body if he kept his phone in his pants pocket all day?

What he found blew his mind. Countless studies and peer reviews showing the potential harm that cell-phone electromagnetic fields (EMFs) could be having on your health. He saw words like "cancer," "cardiovascular disease," and even "reproductive issues." 

Arthur has always understood how important maintaining your health is if you want to live a long, disease-free life. But to stop using technology altogether? Sorry folks, that isn't an option. 

In a bid to protect the family jewels, he had to take matters into his own underpants. 

Today, Arthur is the co-founder of Lambs, a stylish protective apparel brand that you'll want to wear. 

Inspired by NASA's spacesuits, their coveted Faraday Line is a collection of comfortable T-shirts, beanies, and underpants that block wireless radiation. The super-soft, MET lab-tested cotton fabric is carefully interwoven with silver thread. Why is that great? Well, it blocks 99% of microwaves, like WiFi, Bluetooth, and cell phone radiation. It's also antibacterial.

In 2019, Arthur's revolutionary endeavors won him the Forbes '30 under 30' title. But, he's not letting that get to his head. This "shy kid" is taking the world by storm. And Lambs is growing it's apparel range to also cater to women.

Not only is Art a mastermind engineer, but for over ten years, he has been competing at the national level in Ski Racing and Karate. And, back in 2011, he was a French Collegiate Rowing Champion. 

In this episode, Arthur and I are tuning in on a different kind of wavelength. We unpack the truths behind EMFs and the things we can do to reduce our daily exposure. Arthur also takes us below the belt and talks about how Lambs products work and why they're effective. This guy is an innovative genius. You're not going to want to miss this one.

 

Other Significant Bits To Get Stuck Into:

  • How Lambs became a global phenomenon 
  • The scary reality behind our cell phones
  • The unavoidable politics surrounding wireless radiation
  • Taking a closer look at 5G
  • How do electromagnets work?
  • The electromagnetic effects on humans
  • The terrifying fine-print in your cell phone's manual
  • What is the solution?
  • What's next for Lambs
  • This episode’s  Fatal Conveniences™ topic: Sitting

 

Links & Resources

 

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.

Sep 01, 2020
#16 Ronsley Vaz on Why Your Voice Matters
01:10:38

It can be scary to say what you're thinking, especially in today’s divided world. We can’t let the divisiveness that surrounds us stop us from speaking our minds. It’s natural to be afraid, but say it anyway. Be courageous. Speaking your truth gives the people around you the unspoken permission to do the same. And that is powerful. Your voice matters.

WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW,

On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have 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.

If you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society's Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

Ronsley Vaz knows a thing or two about speaking his mind.

I am so excited to introduce this episode’s guest to you. Ronsley Vaz is the curator of the first audio marketing agency in the world, Must Amplify. Ronsley and his team produce this podcast for me, but he does a whole lot more than that. Ronsley helps people find their voice, and then he amplifies it.

Podcasting is so much more than having a conversation with someone you find interesting. It’s a way to get your perspective out into the world, and have others hear it and apply it to their own lives. It allows your listeners to learn from you, while you’re learning from them, and your guests. It’s such a full-circle way to bounce ideas off of like-minded, and not-so-like-minded people in order to see things in a new light.

Ronsley knows all of this, but he didn’t always. Ronsley started his business journey so far away from the world of podcasting, it might as well have been in another universe. In 2013, his dream of owning and running a restaurant had failed miserably- and left him almost $500,000 in debt. He didn’t stay down for long though, and quickly started a new business venture- connecting talented chefs with time-poor entrepreneurs who needed a little help preparing healthy meals for the week. 

This then led to starting his own podcast, Bond Appetit, which quickly gained an audience of over 1 million listeners in under 4 months and became Australia’s #1 food podcast. The technical side of podcast creation was the easy part for Ronsley, so he was puzzled when others came to him for help starting their own podcasts. 

Then he had a lightbulb moment.

Realizing he may have something to offer, he began selling courses on how to start your own podcast. It worked. He was able to pay off his massive restaurant debt in just over two years. The success of these courses led to his greatest project yet- Amplify, the world’s first audio marketing agency. Ronsley and his team help others find their voices, and he gives them a platform in which to amplify it. He’s done it for me- The Darin Olien Show is proof!

In this conversation, we get into the importance of speaking your mind. Being courageous enough to put your truth out into the world is never arrogant. It’s critical, especially now, to understand why your voice matters. Ronsley tells us all about starting his successful business and how it led to creating We Are Podcast, the southern hemisphere’s first podcast conference. He also gives us some scoop on his passion project, the audio docuseries The Psychology of Entrepreneurship. You’re not going to want to miss this one.

Other great bits in this episode:

  • Ronsley’s story of starting and naming Amplify
  • Why starting a podcast came easy for him
  • The whirlwind of Bond Appetit
  • What sparked We Are Podcast
  • Why Ronsley was surprised people wanted to hear his voice
  • The difference between being fearless and courageous
  • The two things putting your voice out there gives you the ability to do
  • This episode’s Fatal Conveniences™ topic:  Being Dishonest

Links:

Must Amplify

Ronsley on LinkedIn

Ronsley on Instagram

Ronsley on Twitter

Ronsley’s TedX Talk

Ronsley’s Book: Amplify: How to Raise Your Voice, Boost Your Brand, and Grow Your Business

Listen to The Psychology of Entrepreneurship

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.

Aug 25, 2020
#15 Dr. Pazio on How To Transform Your Health & Slow Down The Aging Process
01:08:59

What changes can we make to live a longer and healthier life? Sadly, so many mainstream medical systems deliver a reactive approach to healthcare, rather than a proactive one. Just imagine what we could all achieve if we stayed one step ahead of chronic disease and aging. But change is on the horizon. The secret to optimum health might just lie in medical engineering. 

WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW,

On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have 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.

If you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society's Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

Dr. Pazio is a healthcare pioneer.

Alexander Paziotopoulos, (aka Dr. Pazio) is the CEO and Lead Physician at The Pazio Institute. He's also somewhat of a medical engineer. 

This guy is a highly sought-after specialist in anti-aging, regenerative, and functional medicine. His philosophy is one I'm sure we can all get on board with, which is to get all of us optimizing our health through personalized health care. That means taking care of the whole, even down to the smallest cell, to increase both the quality of life and longevity. 

Admittedly, Dr. Alex is like the Sherlock Holmes of health. He dedicates hours of his time to each patient that walks through his door. Both he and his team investigate and analyze precisely what health issues need addressing before creating individualized plans that utilize some of the planet’s latest advances in medical science and technology. 

But, it's not just about the physical healing here. Dr. Pazio checks the mental and emotional side too. 

I could literally talk to him all day. In this episode, we cover a lot of

ground regarding all aspects of our health. We speak about the two anti-aging supplements we should all be taking, and why our guts love the smell of Autumn. We also explore stress and the cascade of health problems it can create. But don't worry, he also provides us with some stress-busting solutions.

You're not going to want to miss this one. 

Other insightful stuff from my conversation with Dr. Pazio:

  • Why physicians should become engineers
  • How Dr. Pazio’s consultation process works
  • What is Pelvic Stabilization, and why is it so important?
  • How stress is slowly killing us
  • Why you should psychically listen to your heart
  • What’s your brain saying?
  • Why you shouldn’t dismiss pharmaceuticals entirely
  • Why both men and women need a healthy dose of testosterone
  • The things you can do to help your internal ecosystem
  • Why you need to tune in to your gut
  • How supplements could change your life
  • This episode’s Fatal Conveniences™ topic: Sunglasses

Links:

The Pazio Institutue

The Pazio Institute Instagram

The Pazio Institute Facebook

Heart Math Monitoring System

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.

Aug 18, 2020
#14 Stephen Brooks on How We Can Live More Efficiently Together
01:07:35

Now more than ever, people are searching for a better way. A better way to live, a better way to eat, and a better way to help their fellow man. We’ve always known the answers, but we’ve somehow forgotten them along the way. We have to work together collectively to bring about a healthier planet for us all.

Welcome to the Darin Olien Show.

On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have 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.

If you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society's Fatal Conveniences™, the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

Stephen Brooks has so much to teach us all. 

And he’s still learning, too! You may remember Stephen Brooks from my Netflix show Down to Earth, which I co-host with Zac Efron. You’ll see Stephen on episode 3, where Zac and I traveled to Costa Rica to visit Punta Mona, one of the oldest and most bio-diverse permaculture education centers in Central America.  

What is permaculture, you ask? Well, there’s no better person on the planet to explain it to us than Stephen Brooks.

Stephen grew up in Miami, Florida, and always felt a strong pull towards nature. He had over 600 gallons of fish tanks in his family home where he took care of jellyfish, lobsters, fish and sea creatures he didn’t even know the name of. It’s that same instinctual curiosity that led him to move to Costa Rica and discover a better way to live.

Stephen firmly believes that we must treat the Earth as an extension of our own bodies. If we treat it well, it will provide us with everything we need to live a happy, full life. Permaculture expands on that belief, by stressing the importance of comradery with our neighbors. We must work together in order to thrive. 

In this episode, Stephen and I have such a fun and enthusiastic conversation about everything he’s working towards in Costa Rica. His passion is infectious, and together we explore how you can take more of a vested interest in where your food comes from and why that is so vitally important. So take a little time and listen to my boy Stephen explain the magic of permaculture and how you can incorporate a bit of it into your life.

Things You Don’t Want to Miss in This Episode:

  • How it all started with a Grateful Dead concert
  • Stephen’s “aha moment” while living in Spain
  • Wisdom from Stephen’s late friend
  • How we vote with our wallet
  • What is Permaculture?
  • We all have the same goals, whether we realize it or not
  • A little bit about Ecoversity
  • Why we all need to unlearn
  • This Episode’s Fatal Convenience™ topic: Monocropping vs. Organic Farming

Links:

Stephen on Instagram

Punta Mona on Instagram

Alegria Village on Instagram

PuntaMona.org

Alegria Village Website

Ecoversity.org

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.

Aug 11, 2020
#13 Kenny Chesney on Finding Balance Between the Extremes
01:12:14

Performing night after night to sold-out arenas, pouring your heart out into every song, and drawing energy from the crowd must be an intoxicating feeling. But then after months of touring, it's over. How do you find balance between the extremes? 

Welcome to the Darin Olien Show.

On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have 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.

If you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society's Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

Kenny Chesney is a country music megastar.

And he’s also a good friend of mine. Kenny and I work out together and hang out together. He’s just a real, genuine, sweet guy. In 1997, Kenny had his first #1 Billboard hit with “She’s Got It All,” off his album I Will Stand. Even before that, he’s been selling out arenas all over the world and continues to do so.

Standing in front of a 60,000+ crowd is a feeling Kenny struggles to describe. But it’s thrilling. He loves it. He thrives on it. He draws energy and magic from the crowd, and it gives him life.

But then the tour is over, and he’s just a guy. That transition has proven to be extremely emotionally draining for Kenny. And he struggles to strike a balance between the extreme high of performing, and the silence of the time between touring.

Kenny and I get into some deep stuff. I might not be able to relate to singing in front of massive crowds screaming my name. Still, I think we all can relate to feeling imbalanced when our work and personal lives are so different.

In this conversation, which was recorded pre-pandemic, I share some tips and tricks to finding balance in a chaotic life. We also discuss Kenny’s eating habits, which aren’t always the best, but certainly entertaining. And he gives us some dirt on what it’s like to work with Ed Sheeran. You’re not going to want to miss this one, that’s for sure.

Other great stuff in my chat with Kenny:

  • How Kenny prepares his body for a tour
  • The mistakes he sees other artists make
  • What Kenny’s downtime looks like
  • Why he struggles with balance
  • Why fame doesn’t feed your soul
  • How seeing Bruce Springsteen play live changed him
  • The love/hate relationship Kenny has with ice baths
  • The melodic genius of Ed Sheeran
  • How 4th Period Geography class in high school ruined Kenny’s eating habits
  • This episode’s Fatal Conveniences™ topic: Shampoo 

Links:

KennyChesney.com  (Look for rescheduled tour dates here)

Kenny on Twitter

Kenny on Instagram

Kenny on Facebook

Listen to Kenny’s song “Tip of My Tongue” co-written by Ed Sheeran

SafeCosmetics.com

Chemicals in Shampoo May Pose Health Concerns

What are Parabens?

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.

 

Aug 04, 2020
#12 Carlos Tanner on Going Beyond Your Sensory Spectrum- Saved by Psychedelics
01:11:51

There are parts of us all that could use a little healing. But if you're in a self-destructive cycle, harnessing the power of nature could be the medicine that saves you. Let's talk plant-medicine and psychedelics.

 

Welcome to the Darin Olien Show,

 

On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have 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.

 

If you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society's Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

 

In this episode, we're going well beyond the fringes of our perceived reality with a new buddy of mine, Carlos Tanner.

 

Carlos was living the ideal, all American dream. He had a beautiful house, a nice car, the perfect job. But what many people didn't see was his deep dissatisfaction with life, and a spiraling heroin addiction. It wasn't until he had a near-death experience involving his car and the Manhan River, that his life took a dramatic turn.

 

Today, Carlos is the founder of the Ayahuasca Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Iquitos, Peru. This research center offers healing retreats and in-depth educational courses. They continuously strive to understand the plant-based healing practices used by indigenous healers of the Peruvian Amazon. For anyone who has tuned in to the "Down To Earth" series on Netflix, (hosted by the affable Zac Efron and yours truly), you'll probably recognize Carlos from the last episode of the first season. We experienced some of his magical, plant-based healing practices first hand.

 

Carlos has participated in over 700 ayahuasca ceremonies. He regularly speaks about his experiences with Ayahuasca and his path to becoming a shaman.

 

In this episode, my eyes have truly been opened. Carlos tells us his insane back story, and how he landed his ultimate job working with one of the world's most sacred medicinal plants. We dive into his trippy, yet visceral experience during his first Ayahuasca ceremony, and the epic work the Ayahuasca Foundation is now doing for medicinal plant research and the planet. 





Other Highlights From This Episode

  • Where Carlos’ love of medicinal plants began
  • What it was really like to have the “dream job.”
  • The near-death experience that put Carlos on a different path
  • The first Ayahuasca experience- from vomit to sombreros 
  • What is Ayahuasca?
  • The hypersensitivity state and going beyond the five senses
  • Creating the Ayahuasca Foundation.
  • The surprising question Zac Efron asked at the retreat
  • This week’s Fatal Convenience™: Social Media

 

* DISCLAIMER & IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE*

 

Darin Olien does not encourage any illegal use or abuse of plant medicines and psychedelics, whether cultivated in nature or lab synthesized. Within the U.S., outside of religious ceremonies that include Ayahuasca, DMT, on its own, is an illegal Schedule I Controlled Substance.

 

It is advised that any individual wanting to use plant medicines should seek the advice of a licensed professional, as well as research laws and regulations surrounding plant-based medicines within their area.



Links & Resources:

The Ayahuasca Foundation

Carlos Tanner’s Twitter

The Ayahuasca Foundation Research

Thank You Plant Medicine movement

 

Read Carlos’ Experience on the Down To Earth Series

Netflix ‘Down To Earth’ Official Trailer

 

John Hopkins University mentioned

 

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.

Jul 28, 2020
#11 Rory Cordial on Transforming Your Health Like Your Life Depends on It
01:20:31

The human body is amazing. It is the ultimate, complex, yet beautiful machine that has an insane capacity to heal and adapt. Therefore, it deserves our respect and there are many simple ways we can all do just that. 

WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW. 

On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have 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.

If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society’s Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

There are some people on this planet that are born with a rare gift, and I think my buddy Rory Cordial falls nicely into that category. 

Coming from a family chock full of healers, it was only natural that Rory would also take the reins and become a physical therapist. As an artist in his own right, Rory’s rare healing and intuitive touch means he is highly sought-after. He’s spent many years travelling the world, working with the crème de la crème of this planet’s talent- I’m talking Oscar and Grammy winning entertainers and top performing, gold medal winning athletes here.

Rory is also the host of The Optimal Performance Guide Podcast, a show that presents his mind-bending conversations with high level humans, while also giving the guidance people need in order to adjust their mindsets and habits to hit optimal health performance. 

In this episode, Rory and I are in a healing mood. We talk about his Physical Therapist father, and how he’s mentored Rory to become the pragmatically minded, miracle healer he is today. We also explore some of the aspects of health that everyone should consider adjusting, and the simple techniques we can all apply in our lives to become a little bit happier and way more healthier. 

 

Other Bits From Our Conversation:

  • Growing up in a healthy environment
  • Going beyond the five senses
  • How Rory apts into his physical and mental state
  • Why meditation is better than cramming last minute for an exam
  • Why there is so much power in being subtle- especially when it comes to muscles
  • How gratitude can help you heal
  • What Rory thinks is the key to a healthy life
  • Why we should all map out a clear direction when it comes to our physical health
  • Why you need to commit, commit, commit!
  • Babies and the importance of movement
  • What it’s like for Rory working with athletes and high functioning people
  • How Rory would approach healing a sprained ankle
  • Rory’s ultimate goals for the future
  • Fatal Convenience™: Cell Phones

 

Links:

Rory on Instagram

Rory on Twitter

Rory on LinkedIn

The Optimal Performance Guide Podcast

Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com

Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”



Research Sources for Today’s Fatal Convenience™- Cell Phones:

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/radiation-exposure/cellular-phones.html

World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer. (2011) IARC classifies radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans. (Press release, Retrieved from http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf)

Cardis E, Deltour I, Vrijheid M, Combalot E, Moissonnier M, Tardy H, et al (2010 May 17). Brain tumor risk in relation to mobile phone use: results of the INTERPHONE international case-study. International Journal of Epidemiology, 39(1): 675-694.

Microwave News (2014). CDC Calls for Caution on Cell Phones, Then Gets Cold Feet. Retrieved from: http://www.microwavenews.com/news-center/cdc-endorses-precaution 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014). Frequently Asked Questions about Cell Phones and Your Health. Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/cell_phones._FAQ.html 

Hardell L, Carlsberg M, Soderqvist F, Hansson Mild K, Morgan LL (2007). Long-term use of cellular phones and brain tumours: increased risk associated with use 10 years. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 64(9):626-632.

Hardell L, Carlberg M, Hansson Mild K. Use of mobile phones and cordless phones is associated with increased risk for glioma and acoustic neuroma. Pathophysiology 2013;20:85–110.

Benson, V, Pirie, K, Schüz, J, Reeves, G, Beral, V, Green, J (2013 May 8). Mobile phone use and risk of brain neoplasms and other cancers: prospective study. Int. J. Epidemiol. (2013) 42 (3): 792-802. doi:10.1093/ije/dyt072

Courau, G, Bouvier, G, Lebailly, P, Fabbro-Peray, P, Gruber, A, Leffondre, K, Guillamo, J, Loiseau, H, Mathoulin-Pélissier, S, Salamon, R, Baldi, I (9 May 2014). Mobile phone use and brain tumours in the CERENAT case-control study. Occup Environ Med, 71(7): 514-522. doi:10.1136/oemed-2013-101754

Lerchl, A., Klose, M., Grote, K., et al. (2015). Tumor promotion by exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields below exposure limits for humans. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 459(4), Pages 585-590. Retrieved from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006291X15003988

“Report of Partial Findings from the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Hsd: Sprague Dawley SD rats (Whole Body Exposures).” National Toxicology Program2016. http://biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2016/05/26/055699.full.pdf

Sadetzki S, CHetrit A, Jarus-Hakak A, et al. (2008) Cellular phone use and risk of benign and malignant parotid gland tumors-A nationwide case-control study. American Journal of Epidemiology 167: 457-467.

Evan, Dan. Israeli study sees link between oral cancer, cell phones. July 17, 2009. http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1100570.html 

Schuz J, Waldemar G, Olsen JH, & Johansen C. (2009 Feb. 5). Risks for Central Nervous System Diseases among Mobile Phone Subscribers: A Danish Retrospective Cohort Study. PLoS ONE, 4(2): e4389 1-5. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2632742/pdf/pone.0004389.pdf

Arnetz BB et al (2007) The Effects of 884 MHz GSM Wireless Communication Signals on Self-reported Symptom and Sleep (EEG)- An Experimental Provocation Study PIERS Online 3(7):1148-1150.

Karinen A, Heinavaar S, Nylund R, & Leszczynski D (2008 Feb. 11). Mobile phone radiation might alter protein expression in human skin. BMC Genomics, 9(77). Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/9/77

Agarwal A, Deepinder F, Sharma RK, Ranga G, & Li J (2007). Effect of cell phone usage on semen analysis in men attending infertility clinic: an observational study. Retrieved from http://www.clevelandclinic.org/reproductiveresearchcenter/docs/agradoc239.pdf

Fejes I, Zavaczki Z, Szollosi J, Koloszar S, Daru J, Kovacs L, et a; (2005 Sept-Oct). Is there a relationship between cell phone use and semen quality? Arch Androl, 51(5): 385-393. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16087567

De Iuliis GN, Newey RJ, King BV, Aitken RJ (2009) Mobile Phone Radiation Induces Reactive Oxygen Species Production and DNA Damage in Human Spermatozoa In Vitro.PLoS One4(7):e6446.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006446. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0006446 (Accessed August 17, 2009).

Yakymenko, I., Tsybulin, O., Sidorik, E., et al. (2015). Oxidative mechanisms of biological activity of low-intensity radiofrequency radiation, Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine. Retrieved from: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/15368378.2015.1043557  

Johansson, O. (2006). Electrohypersensitivity: State-of-the-art of a functional impairment. Electromagn. Biol. Med. 25:245–258.

“Report of Partial Findings from the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Hsd: Sprague Dawley SD rats (Whole Body Exposures).” National Toxicology Program2016. http://biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2016/05/26/055699.full.pdf

Hardell L, Carlberg M. Increasing Rates of Brain Tumours in the Swedish National Inpatient Register and the Causes of Death Register. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015; 12(4):3793-3813. Retrieved from: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/12/4/3793

This episode of The Darin Olien Show was produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you!

Cardis E, Deltour I, Vrijheid M, Combalot E, Moissonnier M, Tardy H, et al (2010 May 17). Brain tumor risk in relation to mobile phone use: results of the INTERPHONE international case-study. International Journal of Epidemiology, 39(1): 675-694.

Microwave News (2014). CDC Calls for Caution on Cell Phones, Then Gets Cold Feet. Retrieved from: http://www.microwavenews.com/news-center/cdc-endorses-precaution 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014). Frequently Asked Questions about Cell Phones and Your Health. Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/cell_phones._FAQ.html 

Hardell L, Carlsberg M, Soderqvist F, Hansson Mild K, Morgan LL (2007). Long-term use of cellular phones and brain tumours: increased risk associated with use 10 years. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 64(9):626-632.

Hardell L, Carlberg M, Hansson Mild K. Use of mobile phones and cordless phones is associated with increased risk for glioma and acoustic neuroma. Pathophysiology 2013;20:85–110.

Benson, V, Pirie, K, Schüz, J, Reeves, G, Beral, V, Green, J (2013 May 8). Mobile phone use and risk of brain neoplasms and other cancers: prospective study. Int. J. Epidemiol. (2013) 42 (3): 792-802. doi:10.1093/ije/dyt072

Courau, G, Bouvier, G, Lebailly, P, Fabbro-Peray, P, Gruber, A, Leffondre, K, Guillamo, J, Loiseau, H, Mathoulin-Pélissier, S, Salamon, R, Baldi, I (9 May 2014). Mobile phone use and brain tumours in the CERENAT case-control study. Occup Environ Med, 71(7): 514-522. doi:10.1136/oemed-2013-101754

Lerchl, A., Klose, M., Grote, K., et al. (2015). Tumor promotion by exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields below exposure limits for humans. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 459(4), Pages 585-590. Retrieved from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006291X15003988

“Report of Partial Findings from the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Hsd: Sprague Dawley SD rats (Whole Body Exposures).” National Toxicology Program2016. http://biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2016/05/26/055699.full.pdf

Sadetzki S, CHetrit A, Jarus-Hakak A, et al. (2008) Cellular phone use and risk of benign and malignant parotid gland tumors-A nationwide case-control study. American Journal of Epidemiology 167: 457-467.

Evan, Dan. Israeli study sees link between oral cancer, cell phones. July 17, 2009. http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1100570.html 

Schuz J, Waldemar G, Olsen JH, & Johansen C. (2009 Feb. 5). Risks for Central Nervous System Diseases among Mobile Phone Subscribers: A Danish Retrospective Cohort Study. PLoS ONE, 4(2): e4389 1-5. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2632742/pdf/pone.0004389.pdf

Arnetz BB et al (2007) The Effects of 884 MHz GSM Wireless Communication Signals on Self-reported Symptom and Sleep (EEG)- An Experimental Provocation Study PIERS Online 3(7):1148-1150.

Karinen A, Heinavaar S, Nylund R, & Leszczynski D (2008 Feb. 11). Mobile phone radiation might alter protein expression in human skin. BMC Genomics, 9(77). Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/9/77

Agarwal A, Deepinder F, Sharma RK, Ranga G, & Li J (2007). Effect of cell phone usage on semen analysis in men attending infertility clinic: an observational study. Retrieved from http://www.clevelandclinic.org/reproductiveresearchcenter/docs/agradoc239.pdf

Fejes I, Zavaczki Z, Szollosi J, Koloszar S, Daru J, Kovacs L, et a; (2005 Sept-Oct). Is there a relationship between cell phone use and semen quality? Arch Androl, 51(5): 385-393. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16087567

De Iuliis GN, Newey RJ, King BV, Aitken RJ (2009) Mobile Phone Radiation Induces Reactive Oxygen Species Production and DNA Damage in Human Spermatozoa In Vitro.PLoS One4(7):e6446.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006446. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0006446 (Accessed August 17, 2009).

Yakymenko, I., Tsybulin, O., Sidorik, E., et al. (2015). Oxidative mechanisms of biological activity of low-intensity radiofrequency radiation, Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine. Retrieved from: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/15368378.2015.1043557  

Johansson, O. (2006). Electrohypersensitivity: State-of-the-art of a functional impairment. Electromagn. Biol. Med. 25:245–258.

“Report of Partial Findings from the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Hsd: Sprague Dawley SD rats (Whole Body Exposures).” National Toxicology Program2016. http://biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2016/05/26/055699.full.pdf

Hardell L, Carlberg M. Increasing Rates of Brain Tumours in the Swedish National Inpatient Register and the Causes of Death Register. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015; 12(4):3793-3813. Retrieved from: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/12/4/3793


This episode of The Darin Olien Show was produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you!

Jul 21, 2020
#10 Neil Strauss on Breaking Down Your Past to Build Your Future
01:12:01

The pain of your past can be hard to revisit. But if you want to grow and evolve in this present moment, you have to be willing to unpack your past, break down your unhealthy patterns, and open yourself up to change so that you can build healthy connections and relationships in the future.

Welcome to The Darin Olien Show. On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have 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.

If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society’s Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

This episode of The Darin Olien Show features one of my best friends, the brilliant writer Neil Strauss. Besides being the host of one of the most popular podcasts on the planet, To Live and Die in LA, Neil is a seven-time New York Times best-selling author and is the king of “shockingly honest journalism.” He dives into topics and subject matter that make most people a tad uncomfortable and makes these necessary conversations the focal point of his writing.

Neil and I discuss the painful parts of his childhood that he realized were affecting his current relationships. We got into some mind-blowing concepts like “reparenting” and why he always recommends group therapy when someone is looking to break down their unhealthy patterns.

Tune in to listen to this enlightening conversation and learn a little bit more about Neil and the stories behind his amazing books.



Other highlights from this episode:
  • Why our guy’s therapy group is so important to both of us
  • The retreats and programs Neil recommends
  • How to build a “family of choice”
  • “Reparenting” and how your relationship with your parents shapes your current relationships
  • Why Neil doesn’t put his photo in his books
  • What Neil wants to be known for
  • This episode’s Fatal Convenience™: Ignoring Emotional Anger

 

Links:

Neil’s Website

Neil’s Books

Neil on Instagram

Neil on Twitter

To Live and Die in LA Podcast

The Hoffman Process (mentioned in this episode)

Vipassana Meditation (mentioned in this episode)

Survivor’s Program at the Meadows (mentioned in this episode)

 

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.

Jul 14, 2020
#9 Lauren Monroe on Awakening the Heart to Itself
58:36

Sometimes we realize at a very young age that there’s something different about us. The difference doesn’t have to lead to insecurity or self-isolation. It could actually lead to something quite amazing.

Welcome to The Darin Olien Show. On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have 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.

If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society’s Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

This episode features my friend of 25+ years, Lauren Monroe. You’ve probably heard of Lauren. She’s a singer/songwriter, medium, healer and spiritual teacher, and she happens to be married to the amazing Rick Allen, the drummer for Def Leppard.

I knew there was something special about Lauren when I first met her. You know that strange pull you sometimes feel towards a stranger? Like there’s something spiritual and almost cosmic about your encounter? That’s what I felt when I met Lauren, and she’s proven to be one of the most unique people I’ve ever known.

Lauren has felt a connection to what she calls Divine Energy since she was a little girl growing up in Queens. Her paranormal experiences and unusual gifts set her on a path of discovery, one that she is still following today. She’s traveled the world learning from spiritual teachers and gurus, and channels everything she learns into her work and her music. Lauren co-founded, along with her husband, the Raven Drum Foundation and the Project Resiliency’s Warrior Resiliency Program which serves, educates and empowers veterans and people in crisis.

Lauren and I had a deep conversation about her journey to discover more about her inner gifts and everything that’s come with that. We touch on how she discovered her talent for healing with massage therapy and bodywork and her passion for energy work. She gushes about her passion for music and how excited she is for the release of her new EP and music video on July 10th. You don’t want to miss this conversation with a truly special soul.

 

Other highlights from this episode:
  • The story of Lauren’s first vision
  • Lauren’s strong faith and what it means to her
  • Why it’s ok to go searching for answers if you’re not getting them from home
  • What indigenous people taught her about self-protection
  • The power of long-distance healing
  • The special frequency of Lauren’s music
  • The power of Grace
  • This week's Fatal Convenience™: Laundry Detergent

 

Links:

Lauren’s Website

Lauren on Instagram

Lauren Monroe - Big Love (Official Music Video)

Project Resiliency

Big Love - EP 

 

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.

Jul 07, 2020
#8 Erik Cooper on Learning to Adapt by Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown
01:06:20

It’s amazing how one adventure to an unfamiliar place can completely shift your perspective on the world. It can even change the trajectory of your entire life.

Welcome to The Darin Olien Show. On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have 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.

If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society’s Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

In this episode, I talk with the one and only Erik Cooper, adventurer extraordinaire. And when I say adventurer, I don’t mean someone who likes to go hiking or try new foods. I mean someone who is willing to immerse themselves entirely in an unfamiliar country, with a culture of nomadic people and go for broke competing in the toughest horse race in the world.

Erik grew up on a horse farm in a small town in Missouri. He always knew he wanted to explore, and his love of horses was just as strong as his sense of adventure. At 24 he heard about the Mongol Derby, a grueling 10-day horse race through the rough terrain of rural Mongolia. Known as “The Toughest Horse Race in the World”, the Mongol Derby changed Erik in ways he never expected it to.

I have such a fun conversation with Erik in this episode.  He told me some crazy stories of his first experience with the Mongol Derby, but we also got into the deep stuff on how it changed him. You get to hear some hilarious anecdotes about wild stubborn horses, getting lost in the mud, and how incredibly tough and amazing the Mongolian nomads are. And we dabble in some other crazy adventures Erik has had and his love of Eagle Hunting, which isn’t what you think. This is definitely an episode you don’t want to miss.

 

Other nuggets from my conversation with Erik:
  • Erik’s reasons for being drawn to Mongolia
  • What happens when someone breaks their neck in the middle of nowhere
  • How Erik trained for his first Mongol Derby
  • What happened in the first few minutes of the race
  • Why the team aspect is so important during a race like the Mongol Derby
  • Why Erik fell into a depression after getting back from his first Derby
  • The glorious details of Eagle Hunting
  • This episode’s Fatal Convenience™: Dental Floss

 

Links:

Erik Cooper on Instagram

An interview with Erik in Forbes

The Mongol Derby

 

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.

Jun 30, 2020
#7 Rainbeau Mars on Evolving Your Life
01:13:49

Often, we can get hung up on an untrue self-narrative. In order to shake that off, we need to hold our noses, take the plunge, go deeper, and discover our true worth.

Welcome to The Darin Olien Show.

On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have 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.

If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society’s Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

This episode welcomes a truly unique, beautiful, complex and badass woman, Rainbeau Mars. She is an author, Hollywood actor, model, yoga instructor, activist and natural health expert.

Ever since her birth in a teepee under a double rainbow, Rainbeau Mars has been somewhat destined to bring a little color into our lives. 

After a successful career as a model and actress of the stage and screen (you probably recognize her from the controversial 1996 hit, The People vs. Larry Flynt), she decided to pack up her Hollywood life and return to her roots. She wanted to live a life that centered more around her original upbringing- the constant practice of yoga, natural health and activism, with a little bit of acting still thrown in the mix.

Today, Rainbeau is the author of the highly successful book the 21 Day Superstar Cleanse, which outlines her signature zero-calorie-restriction vegan cleanse. She also has been featured on The Doctors, GMA, E!, Extra, and Access Hollywood. Her instructional yoga videos have sold millions of copies worldwide and she now stands as the CEO of Rainbeau Mars Lifestyles, an Omni Media Company.

In this episode, Rainbeau and I get really freakin’ deep. She opens up about the hard truths she’s had to face when it comes to her biological family and growing up in a post-hippy movement environment. We discuss how she gets to grips with her own unworthiness and insecurity, life in Hollywood, and how sometimes something has to die in order to be reborn.

 

Other highlights from my conversation with Rainbeau:
  • Why you should write your life story

  • What it’s really like to be the product of the ‘hippy revolution’

  • Healing yourself and owning your worth

  • A suitcase of cockroaches, a trip to India and a new path towards acceptance

  • Why you need death in order to experience a rebirth

  • Life in Hollywood and why there’s truth in acting

  • Finding self-belief and taking action

  • This episode’s Fatal Convenience™: The Health Care System



Links:

RainbeauMars.com

Rainbeau Mars’ IMDB 

Rainbeau Mars on Instagram

Rainbeau Mars on Twitter

Rainbeau Mars on Youtube

The 21 Day SuperStar Cleanse: A Rejuvenating Lifestyle Program to Help You Feel Younger, Healthier and Ready Rock the World!

Rainbeau Mars Yoga series

 

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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.

Jun 23, 2020
#6 Steve Wright on The Art of Giving, Being Open & Saying YES
01:08:46

Have you ever wondered what could have been if you had just grabbed an opportunity and said ‘yes’ to something? Sometimes doing the right thing is just taking a chance and seizing the opportunities in life. 

Welcome to The Darin Olien Show.

On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have 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.

If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society’s Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

My guest for this week's episode is a kindred spirit, and I'm stoked to call him a friend. You may know Steve Wright as the former NFL player for the Dallas Cowboys circa 1981. But, did you know he's also an intensely passionate innovator and entrepreneur?

Steve's entrepreneurial streak first appeared when he noticed that so many of his teammates were taking hard knocks and sustaining avoidable injuries. Early on, he became a proactive advocate for better safety equipment out on the field, which he still campaigns for today.

Fast forward to 1994, and Steve and his business partner Mike Davis have just founded the world's first sidelines mist cooling system called Cloudburst Misting Systems. It was so effective that in 1996, they won the Atlanta Summer Olympics cooling contract, which catapulted this innovative technology into the public eye. Since then, he has kept on innovating, creating and being an awesome human being.

In this mind-bending episode, we get a deeper view of the humble origins of Steve's career. You'll hear how most of his success stems from taking on a "Forrest Gump" mindset, and why Steve ended up as a survivor on reality TV. You'll also hear how living a minimalist existence has created a life that is certainly worth living.

 

Other snippets from our conversation:
  • How Steve's NFL career took off
  • Steve talks sports injuries and keeping safe on the field
  • Why Steve went from having Margaritas at a Mexican restaurant to creating a globally acclaimed cooling system.
  • How saying yes to a pair of shoes became a life-changing opportunity years later
  • Why you shouldn't chase the money
  • Steve's experience on Season 22 of 'Survivor'.
  • The importance of seizing an opportunity
  • Why Steve has embraced a minimalist life
  • This episode’s Fatal Convenience™: Deodorants

 

Links:

Steve Wright's career history: Wikipedia

Cloudburst: Website

Steve Wright: Instagram

 

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.

Jun 16, 2020
#5 Rich Roll on Channeling Your Addictive Mindset to Healthier Goals
01:12:31

If you’re an addict, it’s a part of who you are. Addiction doesn’t go away with recovery, but it doesn’t have to continue to be a source of negativity in your life. 

Welcome to The Darin Olien Show.

On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have 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.

If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society’s Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

This episode features my plant-based bro, the amazing Rich Roll. In addition to being a graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School, Rich is a world-renowned ultra-endurance athlete and host of The Rich Roll Podcast. He’s a wellness advocate, a sought after speaker, successful author of the mega-popular book Finding Ultra and devoted husband and father. He’s also a recovering alcoholic.

Rich is extremely open about his journey with addiction, and we get into some uncomfortable territory in this episode. But you don’t grow when you’re comfortable, right? Rich gets into how acknowledging his obsessive and addictive mindset has helped him fuel new, healthier goals. He also shares some cool plans for his podcast and how being plant-based has changed his relationship with food.

 

Other highlights from my conversation with Rich:
  • The childhood trauma Rich suffered that contributed to his alcoholism
  • How my relationship with my father parallels Rich’s stories
  • How Rich balances his addictive tendencies when it comes to health and fitness
  • The link between empathy and addiction
  • Why Rich packed up his family and moved to a former Guava farm
  • How The Rich Roll Podcast started
  • Why Rich often tries to think in the perspective of a 24-year-old
  • Why Rich has never had a 5-year plan
  • This episode’s Fatal Convenience™: Single-Use Plastics

 

Links:
Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

RichRoll.com

The Rich Roll Podcast

Rich Roll on Instagram

Rich Roll on Twitter

Rich Roll’s YouTube Channel

 

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.

Jun 09, 2020
#4 Logan Gelbrich on Finding the Flow
01:35:28

Some people think they only have two choices in life- Door #1 or Door #2. But what if this linear thinking has held us back our entire lives and is preventing us from growing and evolving?

Welcome to The Darin Olien Show. On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have 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.

If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society’s Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

This episode features my buddy Logan Gelbrich. Logan is the founder of DEUCE Gym, which has several locations in California. DEUCE features old school training equipment like boulders, weights, and things right out of a Strongman competition. They’re unlike any gyms I’ve ever been to before and became my workout home after I lost my Malibu home to the fires. 

Logan is also the author of the amazing book Going Right: A Logical Justification for Pursuing Your Dreams. And let me tell you guys, this book is a mind opener. It explores the myth we’ve been fed our whole lives about only having two options in life, pursue your dream or take the safe route. It will shatter your thoughts on this kind of thinking, believe me.

In this episode, Logan and I get into some deep stuff and some amazing stories of his baseball days playing for the University of San Diego and professionally for the San Diego Padres. We discuss how we both have always taken the path less traveled as far as pursuing our dreams in life, and what that means for our personal growth. This conversation was a good one, guys, and I can’t wait for you to hear it.

Other bits from our conversation:
  • Why there is never just two choices
  • Why doing the hard thing leads to personal growth
  • Why pursuing your dreams is never reckless
  • What it means to find the flow
  • Logan’s movie-worthy baseball story
  • My story of almost being in a plane crash
  • Why Logan designed DEUCE the way he did
  • Power vs. Force
  • This episode’s Fatal Convenience™: Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)
Links:

Going Right: A Logical Justification for Pursuing Your Dreams

DUECE Gym

Logan on Twitter

Logan on Instagram

 

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.

Jun 02, 2020
#3 John C. McGinley On Living In Gratitude
01:13:18

Behind every beloved character from film or television is an actor or actress that pours their heart, soul and personal experience into its creation.

Welcome to The Darin Olien Show.

On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have 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.

If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society’s Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

My guest for this week’s episode is probably one of the most genuine, unique people I know, John C. McGinley. John has been in dozens and dozens of hit films like Platoon, Point Break, Wall Street and The Rock. He’s even shown his Broadway chops in plays like Glengarry Glen Ross. But perhaps his best-known role was as the loveable, but scary, Dr. Perry Cox on the TV show Scrubs.

What you may not know is that inspiration for Dr. Cox’s hidden heart of gold, as well as distinctive traits of other characters John has played, comes from his relationship with his son Max. Max was born with Down Syndrome and completely changed John’s life in ways he never imagined. Being a father to Max and daughters Billie and Kate is and will always be his most cherished role.

During this epic conversation, John and I discuss his current roles as an ambassador for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and the Special Olympics. We get into what being involved with these awesome organizations has taught him about life and the human spirit. We also get to hear some hilarious behind the scenes stories of John’s long, impressive career. But don’t worry, this isn’t some stuffy Hollywood guy bragging about his accomplishments. This is a down to earth, ridiculously thoughtful guy gushing about the gratitude he has for the amazing opportunities he’s had in life.

Highlights from my amazing conversation with Johnny:
  • John’s hilarious Edger Allen Poe soundcheck
  • How having a special needs son has completely changed his outlook on life
  • How John carries Max with him to every set
  • Why John picks Down Syndrome organizations that don’t just focus on “the Kumbaya”
  • What it means to live in gratitude
  • The Spread the Word to End the Word Initiative and how it came about
  • The adorable story of how Max introduced John to his wife
  • Why John juggles when he’s memorizing lines
  • John’s advice for new actors
  • This episode’s Fatal Convenience™: Plastic
Links:

Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Special Olympics

Spread the Word to End the Word

Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

John on Twitter

 

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.

May 26, 2020
#2 Chris Patton On How We Can Create a More Sustainable World
01:01:19

We’ve entered into a challenging new world, that’s clear to see. Not only for each of us individually but also as a collective. “Sustainability” is the word on everyone’s lips at the moment. But what if we already had the power to turn things around, right now, today?

Welcome to the Darin Olien Show.

On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have 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.

If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society’s Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

If you don’t think that superheroes exist, you haven’t met Chris Patton.

In this episode, I chat with one of my greatest friends, Chris Patton. Don’t worry about trying to Google search this guy, because the likelihood of you finding anything on him is pretty slim. You’re not going to find a website, you won’t come across any interviews, or even a hint of him talking about what he does – but I promise, his story is heroic and totally epic.

Chris comes from the Pacific Northwest in Washington State, and up until the mid-’90s, he lived a relatively normal life. He closed sales at a car lot for a time, before switching directions to work in banking. His life was comfortable and secure.

It wasn’t until he received an urgent fax from a friend living in West Africa that his world took a skidding turn. It set him on a course towards monumental life shifts involving millions of dollars, death-defying escapes, and ground-breaking scientific discoveries. 

This conversation is off the charts in terms of twists and turns. We dive into Chris’s whirlwind life, from gold and diamonds, getting shot and stabbed by militia and becoming a prisoner of war, to phantom movie stardom and rooting out the answers to some of humanity's biggest questions on sustainability. This saga has it all. 

For the last decade, Chris has been one of the senior science advisors for the UN on Green Technology. He’s been advising the African Union for over 15 years, as well as sitting on various international economic advisory councils.

Chris has done more than most people could do in four lifetimes. He has an enviable dedication and vigor towards saving us as a species. That’s probably why he and I mesh so well. 

This is not a conversation to be missed!

Other fun stuff in this episode:
  • How have you been adapting to this new world?
  • Who is Chris? The unknown origin story
  • From rumors that he was dead to a blockbuster movie
  • How a sock full of smuggled diamonds led him to the International Tesla Society
  • Why we have the technology to solve the energy crisis, but nothing is being done
  • The frustration of technological stalemate
  • Why “popular” science means nothing in the real world
  • How some of the planet’s greatest creators get taken advantage of
  • Why scientists should turn up the heat
  • The early days of invention
  • This week's Fatal Convenience™- Hand Sanitizer
Links:

Dark Horse Comics: Website

Dark Horse Entertainment: Website

Plan B Entertainment: Information

Section Eight Productions: Information

‘Blood Diamond’ Movie: Information

United Nations: Website

African Union: Website

 

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.

May 19, 2020
#1 Brandon Jenner On Why Empathy Is Everything
01:13:22

You don’t have to be disadvantaged to have empathy for people who are. Recognizing the good fortune you’ve been born into and using it to help you see the world through other’s eyes is something to be proud of. 

Welcome to the Darin Olien Show.

On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have 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.

If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet and want to learn more about society’s Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.

In this episode, I chat with one of my best friends, Brandon Jenner. You probably know Brandon by his last name. That’s ok, he’s used to that. In fact, the bulk of our conversation is about how Brandon has taken his inherited fame and used it to fuel his empathy for people who haven’t had the same good fortune he has. 

Not only has Brandon’s signature empathy fueled his personality and the good he does in the world, but it also is the driving force behind his music. In his debut album, Plan on Feelings, Brandon got extremely vulnerable while writing the song “Anybody?”. We discuss the role vulnerability has played in his life and how you can incorporate it into yours.

Brandon is just an all-around great guy. It was fun to get to have a conversation with him about things we don’t usually touch on in our normal weekly hangs. I also got to pick his brain on his down to earth approach to wellness and healthy eating, which I think you’ll enjoy as well.

Other good stuff in this episode:
  • How Brandon felt pressured to be an athlete growing up but turned to music instead
  • Why Brandon thinks every single member of his massive family made him who he is today
  • How traveling the world at a young age shaped Brandon’s perspective
  • How Brandon incorporates empathy into everything he does, especially his music
  • Why exercise is so important to him
  • How vulnerability plays a role in his life
  • Why it’s important to find someone in your life that you can open up to
  • The men’s group Brandon and I belong to and the role it plays in both our lives
  • The story of writing the song “Anybody?” from Brandon’s first album
  • This episode’s Fatal Convenience™ - Drinking Tap Water
Links:

Brandon on Instagram

Listen to Brandon’s first Album on Spotify

Brandonjennermusic.com

 

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.

May 06, 2020
The Darin Olien Show Official Trailer 1
02:35

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.

I’ve traveled the world and witnessed vibrant cultures enduring difficult circumstances - with the environment around them being ravaged by deforestation, lack of food and limited access to clean water. In this podcast, we’ll explore how we can leave a healthier planet for generations to come, while diving deep into some topics that others avoid.

Let’s create a more sustainable planet for every creature living in it.

I hope you’ll listen to The Darin Olien Show with an open mind, an open heart, and a fire in your soul to do some deep diving. I’ll try my best to be your guide.

May 06, 2020