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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.

#37 Fatal Conveniences™: Toxic Clothes: What Are You Wearing?

The Darin Olien Show

  • 130 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 20:02

Have you ever thought about what your favorite jeans and t-shirt are made of? Sure, the tag may say cotton, nylon or polyester, but what goes into making those fabrics? Remember, whatever you put on your skin goes in your skin. And that’s just as true for your clothes. Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™ This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us. I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make.  So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you. So you scored some cheap clothes on clearance. But at what cost to your health? Do you know we’ve been paying the same price for clothes since the ’70s? Think about that. The prices of everything else -gas, food, rent - have all gone up, but clothing hasn’t. Why is that? Because clothing companies have been finding ways to make clothing creation cheaper and cheaper. That means cheap labor and cutting corners on safety and regulation. All these short cuts are taking quite a toll on our health. You can find the proof in the plethora of toxins found in most of the clothes on store racks. In this Fatal Conveniences™ segment, I go over the shocking chemicals and toxins present in most of the clothing in your closet. This stuff is bad news, guys. I had to make this segment a bit longer than usual, for the sheer enormity of information I need you to be aware of. You’ll hear me break down each chemical and the adverse effects they have on your health.  I know it sucks to hear that your favorite hoodie may be making you sick. But don’t get too mad at me. I’m going to give you some safe, natural alternatives to stock your drawers with. We also go over what red flags to watch out for on clothing tags when shopping for your new apparel.  I know we all can’t afford to revamp our entire wardrobes, especially not right now. That’s why it’s important to shift your thinking on clothes altogether. We need to start shopping for the long-term. Maybe you have to spend a little bit more upfront, but they’ll last so much longer. And you won’t have to worry about harming your health, or your environment, with your new outfits.  Other Great Info in this Segment: Rashes- the first sign of an issue Why denim is the scariest of them all Why makes clothes waterproof? The red-flag words to look out for on clothing tags The dangers of PFAs Why is Formaldehyde in our clothes?? What is in your undies? The danger of faux leather (Please still avoid the real thing) Why hemp is amazing Why you ladies should free the boobs How to shift your perspective on clothes shopping Links & Resources: Toxic Threads:  The Big Fashion Stitch-Up Toxic Chemicals in Building Materials Lead in Baby Bibs When Wrinkle-Free Clothing Means Formaldehyde  Formaldehyde in Clothing 7 Toxic Chemicals in Your Clothing Is Your Clothing Toxic? Formaldehyde in Textiles What Requirements Apply to My Product? Phthalates Factsheet PFOA and Cancer Listen to The Darin Olien Show - Episode #36 Jeff Garner on Sustainable Fashion for the Future Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” Want more great info on how to detoxify your life? Sign up for my Fatal Conveniences™ emails To register for We Are Podcast, go to WeArePodcast.com/darin. For 20% off your ticket, use code DARIN.  The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.

#36 Jeff Garner on Sustainable Fashion for the Future

The Darin Olien Show

  • 140 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 56:31

We put them on our bodies every day. We run in them, and we sleep in them. We have our best and worst moments in them. I’m talking about clothes, and they’ve been a part of human history for thousands of years. But what we may not be aware of is what our clothes are made of can impact our health. Sustainable fashion is something we all should be thinking about, for ourselves and for the future.  WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW. On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have honest conversations with the extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they'll inspire you, too. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time. So, if you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, this podcast is for you.  Jeff Garner wants to know what your underwear is made of. We don’t think much about the clothes we put on in the morning. But for Jeff, it’s all he thinks about. Growing up in a Civil War town on a horse farm in Tennessee, his friends weren’t much into fashion. But didn’t stop him from designing all their clothes. He appreciated the little things about clothes that most of us take for granted. An old cardigan from his grandfather, a lacy scarf from his grandmother - all these things were timeless inspiration pieces for him. But it wasn’t just about looks for Jeff. As a successful fashion designer, he cares about the fabrics and materials he uses in each design. His childhood was full of organic, natural materials that his family valued. But as he entered California’s fashion world, he realized “natural” wasn’t always what it claimed to be.  With his couture line Prophetik, Jeff’s mission is to offer beautiful, unique clothing dyed with plants and made with naturally sustainable fiber. Jeff is an artist at heart, and he showcases that in every piece he creates.  But it’s more than just fashion to Jeff. In this episode, he explains the toxic chemicals present in most store bought garments and the horrible effects they have on our health. He tells me why the fabric we choose for our underwear and sheets is the most important. I’m not a fashion guy, so Jeff really opened my eyes to things I was never aware of. Our addiction to cheap clothes is not only harming our health, but it’s also fueling an industry free from regulation and free from accountability. This trickle-down effect is detrimental not only to us, but to the people around the world forced to work under inhumane conditions, and their surrounding environments. Jeff has renewed my focus for sure, and I hope this conversation will do the same for you.   Other great info in this episode: Jeff’s origin story into the world of fashion How Prophetik came to be Why we should all buy hemp underwear and sheets The lies we’re fed about polyester Why Jeff makes his own silk board shorts Why we all need to shift our thinking on how much we should pay for a piece of clothing Hemp, hemp and more hemp The beauty of plant-based dyes The perils of yoga pants How profit and greed taints the fashion industry The Bra Lick Test Why we should all sleep nude Victoria Secrets’ secrets   Links & Resources: Prophetik Jeff’s Website Shop Sustainable Toxin-Free Undergarments Tips for Finding Less Toxic Clothing Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”   The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.

#34 Troy Swope on Canceling Plastic: Saving the Planet One Food Package at a Time

The Darin Olien Show

  • 150 views
  • 12 months ago
  • 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:  We are Podcast 20% off any ticket option using this promo code: DARIN Footprint Troy on LinkedIn Cup Challenge Winners Conagra Brands Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give your brand a voice and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.

#33 Fatal Conveniences™: Milk: The Billion Dollar Dairy Con

The Darin Olien Show

  • 140 views
  • 12 months ago
  • 23:51

A glass of milk a day keeps the doctor away. Well, that's what we're made to believe. By consuming dairy products daily, you may feel like you're ticking off another box on your healthy diet list. But what if you learned that there's a whole world of corruption, propaganda, health misconceptions, and disease, all linked to the white stuff you're pouring on your cereal each morning?  Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™ This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us. I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make.  So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you. The US government spends an estimated 4.5 billion a year to subsidize the dairy industry.  But, who's really pulling the political strings? Since, well, forever, we've been told how fantastic milk and other dairy products are for our health. Some of you guys may even remember that crazy "Got Milk?" ad campaign, which was the dairy industry's attempt to make consuming milk cool.  Now, as more research comes to light, we're starting to see how wrong we've been. Not only is the information we've been fed way off the mark, but the animal welfare side of the industry is pretty hard to stomach too. In this Fatal Conveniences™ segment, I'm looking into the shocking realities behind our love for all things dairy. I break down some of the health risks behind too much milk and the things you can do not to feed into the industry. Also, the two big brands that have their dairy-loving hands firmly in the wrong people's pockets.  The dairy industry is a scary business. From the way we extract milk, to the misconceptions we've all been fed for decades. But it's okay, together we can make a change. Other great info in this segment: The first dairy animals to be domesticated Why new science behind dairy needs so much attention The health risks of consuming too much dairy Does calcium help prevent broken bones? The potential ways dairy can harm us What we can do to ensure we get calcium in our diet- the right way Some Great Links and Resources To Guide You: The Scary New Science That Shows Milk Is Bad For You Calcium Intake and the Incidence of Forearm and Hip Fractures among Men Open Secrets.Org: The Dairy Industry Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention AnimalEquality.Org Article: Dairy is scary. The public are waking up to the darkest part of farming NutritionStudies.org - 12 Frightening Facts About Milk Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”   To register for We Are Podcast, go to WeArePodcast.com/darin. For 20% off your ticket, use code DARIN.  The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.

#32 Adam Sud on Treating Addiction with a Plant-Based Diet

The Darin Olien Show

  • 120 views
  • 12 months ago
  • 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.

32. Adam Sud on Treating Addiction with a Plant-Based Diet

The Darin Olien Show

  • 120 views
  • 12 months ago
  • 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.

#30 Steven Sashen on Running Barefoot

The Darin Olien Show

  • 170 views
  • 12 months ago
  • 01:06:35

25% of the bones and joints in your entire body are located in your feet and ankles. Also, you have over 200,000 nerve endings on the sole of each foot. So why are we covering up these sensory powerhouses with padding and cushioning? Walking around or even running barefoot, or with footwear designed to let the feet be feet, can improve our overall physical health in ways we never imagined. WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW. On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have honest conversations with the extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they'll inspire you, too. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time. So, if you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, this podcast is for you.  Steven Sashen dives into things feet first. In fact, it’s his company motto. Xero Shoes was built out of a need for Steven to free his feet. After picking up sprinting again following a 30 year hiatus, Steven would injure himself constantly. Every couple of weeks would bring another pulled muscle or ankle strain. When a friend suggested a barefoot run, everything changed. After his first run with a barefoot running group, Steven was awakened with a new awareness of how his feet interacted with the ground. He ran 5K on that very first go around and was shocked at how easy it felt on his body. He was even able to pinpoint a reason for why he was injuring one leg more than the other. All this knowledge was too empowering to ignore, and Xero Shoes was born. In this conversation, Steven and I get into how incredibly powerful and intuitive our feet really are. We explore the foot to brain connection and how the modern day athletic shoe is counterproductive to the way we physically interact with the ground under our feet. Steven gives us the origin story of Xero Shoes, which gives you an understanding of why I refer to him as a “Master of Movement”. So kick off your shoes, and take a listen to this one, guys! Other topics in this episode: Steven’s history with movement How to recognize  “Big Shoe” propaganda How Steven’s research background at Duke helped fuel Xero Shoes The lies we’ve been fed about our feet How watching a child run barefoot can give you better idea of how the body is supposed to work The truth about your arch The copycat nature of the athletic shoe industry Dr. Irene Davis and her contribution to barefoot running Balance and the elderly How tricking your brain can keep you young Steven and Lena’s Shark Tank experience with Mr.Wonderful Links & Resources: Steven’s Website Xero Shoes  Steven on LinkedIn Steven on Twitter Xero Shoes on Instagram Dr. Irene Davis Barefoot Running by Michael Sandler The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph From The Frontiers of Brain Science Born to Run by Christopher McDougall Watch Steven and Lena on Shark Tank Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.

#29 Fatal Conveniences™: Bug Spray: Fight the Bite

The Darin Olien Show

  • 170 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 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: National Pesticide Information Center – Permethrin Fact Sheet National Pesticide Information Center – DEET Fact Sheet Made Safe.org - Chemicals of Concern in Insect Repellent Duke University DEET Study Picaridin VS DEET: Which Is The Best Insect Repellent? EPA Permethrin Fact Sheet Cancer Incidence among Pesticide Applicators Exposed to Permethrin in the Agricultural Health Study Plant-Based Insect Repellents: a review of their efficacy, development, and testing What You Want To Know About Insect Repellent and Chemical Safety EPA Information on DEET Study on possible neurological and behavior modification and toxicity regarding DEET. gov – Pesticides and Cancer Health Hazards of Mosquito Repellents and Safe Alternatives EWG's Guide to Better Insect Repellents Natural News Article: Insect repellent DEET is toxic to brain cells Colmen's Botanicals  – Colmenrepellents.com Citrepel – Citrapel.co.uk REPEL Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”   To register for We Are Podcast, go to WeArePodcast.com/darin. For 20% off your ticket, use code DARIN.  The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.

#28 Dr. Andrew Huberman on The Soothing Science Behind Breathwork

The Darin Olien Show

  • 560 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 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 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.

#27 Fatal Conveniences™: Sunscreen: Counterproductive Chemicals

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  • 230 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 21:05

The sun is so incredibly vital to our health. When our skin is exposed to sunlight, it begins to manufacture its own vitamin D. Vitamin D production is crucial to many body functions like calcium absorption, maintaining healthy bones and boosting the immune system. So why are we slathering on chemicals to block the sun rays? Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™.  This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us. I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make. So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you. Human beings need sunlight. I know many of you are probably thinking “But Darin, what about sunburn? What about skin cancer?” And those are valid concerns. I go into depth on both of these subjects in this segment. But my point is this: when you apply sunscreen to your skin, you are absorbing dangerous chemicals directly into your bloodstream. If cancer is what you’re trying to avoid, you’ll be sorely disappointed to learn that the very chemicals you think are protecting you are actually increasing your chances for many different kinds of cancer. In this segment, I identify the four common toxins found in most sunscreens. I explain what they do to your body and why you should avoid them at all costs. I also get into the delusion we’ve all been fed our entire lives about the sun being dangerous. We need the sun! Don’t get me wrong, we need to use common sense. If you have a history of skin cancer if your family, then by all means, look for ways to protect yourself. But using chemicals is not the answer. If you need to use sunscreen, I go over what to avoid and what to use instead.  Other great info in this segment: The 4 main chemicals in most sunscreens and why they’re horrible for you The importance of Vitamin D A frightening study from the FDA Melanin explained What sun-bathing women in Sweden can tell us about the sun The magic of Nitric Oxide Healthy sunscreen brands that get my seal of approval Links & Resources: Is Sunscreen the New Margarine Avoidance of sun exposure as a risk factor for major causes of death FDA Sunscreen Report Raises Concerns Skin Cancer and Other Damage Getting Enough Vitamin D Sunscreen Should be Your Last Resort 12 Best Natural Sunscreens for Senstive Skin Sunscreen Glossary Netflix ‘Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”   Be sure to check out The Darin Olien Show Episode #26 Matt Meruca on Letting the Sun Back Into Your Life for more great information on the importance of sunlight!

26. Matt Maruca on Letting the Sun Back in Your Life

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  • 200 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 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 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.

#25 Fatal Conveniences™: Hair Conditioner: Smooth & Silky, At What Cost?

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  • 260 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 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”

#24 Ben Greenfield on Engaging in Future Thinking

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  • 140 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 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 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.

#23 Fatal Conveniences™: Caffeine: Consuming Coffee With Caution

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  • 200 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 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 Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”

#22 Dr. Joel Fuhrman on The Nutritarian Diet and How it Can Save Us All

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  • 170 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 59:33

You hear me talk about it a lot. What we eat has a huge impact on our health and the health of the environment. What if I told you that nutrition is even more powerful than any of us are led to believe? By eating a Nutritarian Diet, you can protect yourself against heart disease, diabetes, cancer and even dementia. We’ve always had all the answers, and now it’s time to use them. WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW. On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have honest conversations with the extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they'll inspire you, too. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time. If you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, this podcast is for you.  Dr. Joel Fuhrman knows more about nutrition than anyone I’ve ever met. In fact, he’s written 13 books on the subject. Seven of those have become New York Times bestsellers, including Eat to Live and his latest, Eat for Life. From a young age, Dr. Fuhrman was obsessed with healthy food. Growing up in Yonkers, NY, he would spend hours reading books with his father about the science of nutrients. His healthy eating style gave him an edge as a teenage athlete. In 1976, he placed 3rd in the world for pairs figure skating. These unique credentials gave him authenticity while advising Olympic athletes on nutrition years later.  Today, Dr. Fuhrman is a champion for the “Nutritarian Diet,” a phrase he coined himself. This health-driven way of eating focuses on a diet full of nutrient-dense whole foods. He’s a firm believer in the dangers of the standard American diet. Processed foods, sugars, and chemicals are slowly killing us, and the doctor has proof. Throughout his 35+ year career, he has seen the healing power of the Nutritarian Diet. Patients suffering from kidney failure, heart disease, morbid obesity, and even cancer- all healed by completely overhauling their eating habits. In this conversation, Dr.Fuhrman breaks down why nutrient-rich foods are essential for preventing disease. He gives us some frightening US health statistics that even I wasn’t aware of. We go over easy ways to add more plant-based meals into your diet, and why supplements are essential. His wealth of knowledge is unmatched in the nutrition world, and I’m so excited for you to hear what he has to say.  Other amazing info in this episode: Dr. Fuhrman’s medical school experiences The secrets to health we’ve known all along Why we need to change our education system to include nutrition A breakdown of the Nutritarian Diet A sample day of eating healthy whole foods Scary American health statistics The simple principles the doctor teaches his patients GBOMBS and how to include them in your diet What it means to have a “hormonally favorable” diet What it means to eat clean The dangers of animal products Why you have to change your personality to eat healthy long term Links: Dr. Fuhrman’s WebsiteDr. Fuhrman’s Ted Talk Dr. Fuhrman’s Books Dr. Fuhrman on Instagram Eat to Live Retreat Attend an online virtual event with Dr. Fuhrman Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.

#17 Arthur Menard de Calenge on The Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

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  • 230 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 01:01:35

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 Twitter - @arthurcmenard Twitter - @getlambs Website – Getlambs.com LinkedIn – Arthur Menard Contact - art@getlambs.com Arthur's TEDx Talk The Guardian Article - The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones  The International EMF Appeal The World Health Organisation EMF Facts Use the Discount Code “OLIEN” for 20% off your entire order at LAMBS!  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.

#15 Dr. Pazio on How To Transform Your Health & Slow Down The Aging Process

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  • 630 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 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.

#14 Stephen Brooks on How We Can Live More Efficiently Together

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  • 190 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 01:07:34

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.

#13 Kenny Chesney on Finding Balance Between the Extremes

The Darin Olien Show

  • 280 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 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.  

#12 Carlos Tanner on Going Beyond Your Sensory Spectrum- Saved by Psychedelics

The Darin Olien Show

  • 230 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 01:11:50

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.