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The Darin Olien Show

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 362 episodes, 3 days, 21 hours, 50 minutes
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I’m Darin Olien, the “Superfood Hunter.” If you’re looking for motivation to take the next step towards a happier, healthier life then you’re in the right place. On this podcast, you’ll hear honest conversations with extraordinary people that educate and inspire me. We cover everything from nutrition and mental health to sustainable ways of living. We also dive into life's Fatal Conveniences™. These are the things that we're doing or consuming in our day-to-day life that may actually be harming us, or the Earth.
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Mike Posner: Turning Pain to Purpose, Becoming an Inspiration and Living A Genuinely Happy Life

Life is a journey of continuous growth, where experiences serve as feedback to nourish our spiritual evolution. Amidst emotional, physical, or spiritual pain lies the opportunity for inspiration, breakthrough, and transformation.   In these moments, we should look for the lessons hidden within the challenges rather than becoming victims of our pain. Learning from our pain requires a radical shift in perspective and action. This is the key to overcoming fear, activating our dreams, and translating inspiration into tangible pursuits.   In the latest episode of The Darin Olien Show, I sit down with Mike Posner as he shares his transformative journey of turning pain into purpose. Mike's pivotal moment came from a series of devastating losses, including the passing of his father and friends. Despite achieving material success, an underlying sense of sadness lingered, compelling him to seek a more fulfilling path. Exhausted by the cycle of passive inspiration without action and recognizing the need to break free from comfort and approval-seeking, Mike took a radical shift. He embarked on a soul-searching journey: a solo trek across America.   In our discussion, Mike shares insights from his quest for self-inspiration, shedding light on his decision to pivot and embrace discomfort as a catalyst for personal growth, inspiration, and genuine connection. He also provides practical advice for listeners to live a purposeful, present, and happy life.   Mike is a singer and producer, and despite his success, he embarked on a transformative journey, setting aside the comforts of fame to trek across America. He walked solo from Asbury Park, New Jersey, to Venice Beach, California, covering 2,851 miles. Along the way, he faced challenges, including a rattlesnake bite that led to an emergency helicopter ride to a Colorado ICU. Rejecting hero status, Mike aimed to inspire others by embracing discomfort and building resilience. Known for hits like "Cooler Than Me" and "I Took a Pill in Ibiza," his journey symbolizes personal growth and transformation.   What we discuss…   (00:00) How being around good energy helps you show up differently (04:30) Relationships and how they are inspiring Mike's life and craft (12:07) Shifting pain to purpose: activating your dream, showing up, and going for it. (18:02) Creating a future that makes the present bearable and exciting (20:09) The vision that inspired Mike to walk across the United States (23:11) Overcoming the chasm that keeps us from living a genuinely happy life (32:10) Three distractions pulling us away from living from an inspired action path (42:16) How to overcome resistance and be unstoppable when hit by adversity (49:29) What Mike is excited about and is creating right now   …and more!   Don’t forget:   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off. Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Vivo Barefoot: Get 20% off your first Vivobarefoot order with DARIN20 at www.vivobarefoot.com   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Mike: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikeposner/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/@MikePosner Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-mike-posner-podcast/id1725122325
5/29/202457 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Power of Community: How a Pilgrimage Taught Me the Importance of Social Bonding

Feeling lonely or disconnected lately?    I go rogue in my latest solo episode because I want to discuss rediscovering the importance of connection. I share my recent experience on a pilgrimage to the north of England, where I connected with a group of around 40 people, all with the intention of being open and becoming better versions of themselves. After this experience, I quickly realized the importance of social bonding and connection so I discuss how it can have a profound impact on our overall health and well-being in today’s episode. You don’t want to miss it, so tune in now!    Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Cymbiotika: Visit Cymbiotika.com and use your exclusive code DARIN for 15% off.   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/    Use code OLIEN20 for a Viome discount Candiani Denim: https://www.candianidenim.com/
5/23/202430 minutes, 31 seconds
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How to Lose Weight without Calorie Counting

Could your plate of greens be the secret to shedding those stubborn pounds?    In today’s episode on the Darin Olien Show, I talk with Dr. Neal Barnard about the science behind the weight loss wonders of a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. From a landmark 2005 study providing a fresh perspective on appetite control to metabolism-boosting recipes, we're unveiling a world where counting calories becomes obsolete, and where foods like cinnamon and blueberries earn the title of 'power foods.'   This conversation stands as a testament to the might of plant-based proteins and the truths about soy in men's health. We tackle the misunderstandings head-on, debunking fears with evidence that highlights soy's cancer-fighting properties and the real effects of dairy on our hormonal balance. Our conversation may just be the catalyst you need to re-evaluate your protein sources and embrace the multitude of benefits that come from plants.   Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, hormonal symptoms, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes. Dr. Barnard has authored more than 100 scientific publications and 20 books for medical and lay readers, and is the editor in chief of the Nutrition Guide for Clinicians.   What I discuss:  (00:06) Power Foods Diet and Weight Loss (04:23) Plant-Based Diet for Weight Loss (17:21) The Power of Plant-Based Foods (20:55) Power Foods and Weight Loss Benefits (35:10) Plant-Based Protein and Soy Truth (43:25) Diet and Hormones (56:10) Changing Food Policy Through Education (01:09:06) Power Foods and Nutrition Journey   Thank you to our sponsors: Bite: Go to trybite.com/DARIN20 or use code DARIN20 for 20% off your first order. Vivo Barefoot: Get 20% off your first Vivobarefoot order with DARIN20 at www.vivobarefoot.com  Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off   Find more from Dr. Neal Barnard: Book: The Power Foods Diet Instagram: @drnealbarnard  Website: https://www.pcrm.org/   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
5/22/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 21 seconds
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Carleigh Bodrug: Sustainable Cooking, Food Waste, Plant-Based Living

Did you know North American families toss out up to $1,800 worth of food each year? It’s time we learn how to cook our meals in a more sustainable way – our planet and our bodies will thank us. That’s why in this episode of the Darin Olien Show, I dive into sustainable cooking, food waste, and plant-based living with guest Carleigh Bodrug.    Carleigh gives us a startling look at the financial and environmental impacts of food waste, shares creative tips on how to use every scrap from your chopping board, from stale bread to broccoli stems, how to eat more nutrient-dense foods on a budget, and gives us solutions for crafting easy, healthy, plant-based meal ideas that are perfect for our busy lifestyles.   With more than 10 million followers between her social channels, Carleigh Bodrug of PlantYou is a New York Times Bestselling cookbook author and self taught plant-based content creator, famous for her simple take on low waste and vegan recipes. She has been featured in the Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America, Business Insider and KTLA news for her “scrappy cooking” and viral vegan creations. Along with producing weekly cooking videos and recipes, Carleigh also runs a digital meal planner all with the goal of helping people eat more plants in an easy and approachable way.   What I discuss: (05:44 - 06:31) The Impact of Food Waste  (10:32 - 11:39) Reducing Food Waste With Bread (18:12 - 20:20) Gardening and Frozen Food Importance (24:09 - 25:21) Meal Planning for Health and Savings (30:34 - 32:51) The Beauty of Plant-Based Cuisine (36:36 - 38:22) Empowering Through Healthy Eating (43:04 - 44:22) Veganism and Food Ethics (46:50 - 47:32) Excitement Over Second Book Success (54:11 - 55:03) Food Waste and Clean Water Injustice (57:54 - 59:31) Creative Cooking With Plant-Based Foods   Thank you to our sponsors: Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off. Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Vivo Barefoot: Get 20% off your first Vivobarefoot order with DARIN20 at https://www.vivobarefoot.com/us/ Find more from Carleigh: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plantyou/  Scrappy Cookbook: https://scrappycookbook.com/  Website/Recipes: https://plantyou.com/   
5/15/20241 hour, 1 minute, 20 seconds
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Exposing Hidden Toxins in Skincare and Tips for Safe Beauty Choices

Have you ever considered that your quest for eternal youth could be silently sabotaging your health? My latest solo episode peels back the glossy labels of skincare and anti-aging products to reveal the 'Fatal Conveniences' hidden within. I unmask the startling truth about hazardous chemicals like mercury and PFOAs that are infiltrating our bodies through our largest organ - our skin. Join me as I illuminate the path to becoming a conscious consumer, urging you to support brands that hold our wellbeing in high regard and challenging you to rethink the potions and lotions that promise the fountain of youth.   The conversation doesn't stop at skincare; it's a rallying cry for mindfulness in our daily routine. Tune in as I dissect the everyday choices that could be undermining our health and share how even the most minor shifts in our buying habits can yield monumental gains for our well-being and the planet.  Together, we're fostering a community dedicated to sidestepping these hidden dangers and championing products that are kind to both our bodies and the environment.   Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   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      Thank you to our sponsors: Vivo Barefoot: Get 15% off your first Vivobarefoot order with DARINV15 at www.vivobarefoot.com Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/    Use code OLIEN20 for a Viome discount Candiani Denim: https://www.candianidenim.com/
5/9/202418 minutes, 53 seconds
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Nose Breathing for Optimal Health, The BOLT Test, and More with Patrick McKeown

You may feel that you get more oxygen when you breathe in through your mouth, but the science shows, it’s just not true.    In the latest episode of The Darin Olien Show, I sit down with Patrick McKeown from Oxygen Advantage, to discuss the fascinating connections between nose breathing, facial aesthetics, and overall health. We begin by discussing how choosing a good-looking face is related to proper breathing and delve into the problems associated with mouth breathing. Our conversation goes over the high-level functions of the nose and the importance of conscious deep breathing, including when and why to do it.   We introduce the concept of hyperoxygenation and the BOLT (body oxygen level test) and explore various ways to improve oxygen saturation. We also discuss the consequences of not breathing properly and what you might be missing out on.   Throughout the episode, we emphasize the importance of proper breathing techniques and their impact on various aspects of our lives, from physical health and appearance to mental well-being and success. Patrick McKeown grew up with debilitating asthma. In 1998, he found an article in an Irish newspaper about the Buteyko breathing method. He tried the exercise to unblock his nose and was struck by how well it worked. Since then, he has become a leading expert on breathing and an advocate for its health benefits.   What we discuss… 4:00 Choosing a good looking face due to breathing 9:00 The problem of mouth breathing  13:06 High level functions of the nose  25:30 Conscious deep breathing- when and why to do it 32:40 Hyperoxygenation and the BOLT (body oxygen level test)  37:37 Ways to improve oxygen saturation  47:55 What you’re missing by not breathing properly  57:47 How we got to a place of high toxins, but we still give in 1:07:10 Our education system is flawed 1:10:30 Patrick’s biggest vision 1:14:10 Where to find more from Oxygen Advantage    …and more!   Don’t forget:   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Bite Toothpaste: Go to www.trybite.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 20% off Fatty15: Get an additional 15% off their 90-day subscription Starter Kit by going to fatty15.com/DARIN and using code DARIN at checkout. Vivo Barefoot: Get 15% off your first Vivobarefoot order with DARINV15 at www.vivobarefoot.com    Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Patrick McKeown: Website: https://oxygenadvantage.com/  Instagram: @oxygenadvantage  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Oxyathlete Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/theoxygenadvantage
5/8/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 32 seconds
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Q&A: Is Going Barefoot Better for You?

Have you jumped on the barefoot shoe trend yet? For those who have and for those who haven’t, there are some important things you need to know about the world of modern day shoes vs. going barefoot and both’s impact on our health. From ancient civilizations to modern-day trends - the shoes we put on our feet are drastically different.  That’s why in this bonus episode of the Darin Olien show, I’ll peel back the layers, exploring the science behind barefoot shoes, their potential benefits, and their effect on our overall well-being. We’ll also dive into why foot health is more important than you think, the big issues with modern-day shoes, and the best solutions for going barefoot.  Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/    Use code OLIEN20 for a Viome discount   Candiani Denim: https://www.candianidenim.com/    References:  Goel, S. (2024). The Shoes You Wear Everyday Are Destroying Your Feet — Read This To Restore Your Foot  Health. Retrieved from Medium. Gray, A. (2017). A strong base: the importance of foot health. Retrieved from The Pharmaceutical Journal Rodríguez-Sanz, D., Barbeito-Fernández, D., Losa-Iglesias, M. E., Saleta-Canosa, J. L., López-López, D., Tovaruela Carrión, N., & Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, R.. (2018). Foot health and quality of life among university students:  cross-sectional study. Sao Paulo Medical Journal, 136(2), 123–128.  Stolt, M., Suhonen, R., Puukka, P., Viitanen, M., Voutilainen, P., & Leino-Kilpi, H. (2012). Foot health and self-care  activities of older people in home care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(21-22), 3082- 3095.  Tweney, D. (2000). Your Shoes Are Killing Your Feet. Retrieved from Wired    
5/2/202431 minutes, 44 seconds
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Demanding Better: How Consumers Can Push for Safer Products with Leah Segedie of Mamavation.

Do you blindly assume that big brand companies have your back when it comes to testing the safety of their products? You shouldn't. Your health depends on it.    In the latest episode of The Darin Olien Show, I sit down with Leah Segedie from Mamavation, as we take a skeptical look at major companies, even those marketing themselves as clean and organic. We answer questions about whether they are truly prioritizing consumer well-being. Leah argues that profit motive often takes precedence over proper safety testing and responsible practices. We discuss greenwashing and deceptive "natural" claims that are misleading marketing tactics to prey on consumer trust. We go over the fact that companies need to be more transparent and held accountable for creating safe products, putting people before profits. Overall, we urge listeners to think critically, dig deeper when evaluating "organic" claims, and use their purchasing power to support companies that are honest and responsible. We advocate for consumers to take charge of their health by demanding better from brands  Leah Segedie helps women make safer consumer choices for their families. She’s a consumer watchdog, author, activist, community organizer, & strategist. Leah founded award-winning consumer activist website Mamavation.com and the leading eco-friendly influencer conference,  ShiftCon Social Media Conference. She also wrote Green Enough: Eat Better, Live Cleaner, Be Happier (All Without Driving Your Family Crazy!) to democratize scientific findings and help families make safer & greener product choices.     What we discuss… Leah’s start in safer choices due to family  You can’t assume products are safe Some manufacturers are just naive  Surprising places you’ll find toxic materials  The only way to change is for the entire industry to come together Sperm health is down 50% in virility because of phthalates Creating a better world  The most toxic bathroom item Led in Stanley cups What Leah’s most concerned about    …and more!   Don’t forget:   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off. Vivo Barefoot: Get 15% off your first Vivobarefoot order with DARINV15 at www.vivobarefoot.com Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Leah Segedie: Website: https://www.mamavation.com/  Book: https://www.mamavation.com/green-enough  Instagram: @mamavation  
5/1/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 42 seconds
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Q&A: Shilajit: The Ancient Ayurvedic Treasure Backed by Modern Science

Today I am giving you all of the information you need to know about the powerful supplement, Shilajit.    I answer questions like, “Does Shilajit live up to its reputation?”, “What does science say about it?”, and “What are the benefits of supplementing with Shilajit?” I separate fact from fiction in this bonus episode, so whether you’re a seasoned health pro or someone just curious about health trends, you’ll have evidence-based facts forming your decisions.    Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Vivo Barefoot: Get 15% off your first Vivobarefoot order with DARINV15 at www.vivobarefoot.com   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/    Use code OLIEN20 for a Viome discount   Candiani Denim: https://www.candianidenim.com/    Studies:  Cognitive disorders associated with aging, and cognitive stimulation - (Source).  Helps block the build up of tau protein (Source).  Supports Bone mineral density, specifically in postmenopausal women by reducing bone loss, oxidative stress and inflammation (Source).  Increased total testosterone, free testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEAS) compared with placebo (Source).  Increased sperm counts and more than 12% had increased sperm motility (Source).  Decreases in cholesterol levels and triglycerides in the shilajit group compared to the placebo group. (Source).  Reduced liver damage associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) (Source).
4/25/202422 minutes, 5 seconds
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How to Slow Aging with Simple Lifestyle Changes with Michael Greger, author of How Not To Die

Did you know that a healthy anti-inflammatory diet can benefit various organs throughout your body? From your heart and lungs to your brain, the right nutrition can slow down the aging process and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.   In the latest episode of The Darin Olien Show, I sit down with the author of How Not To Die and How Not To Age, Michael Greger. We discuss this nation’s major inflammation and age related disease issues and how they come from an ultra processed food diet. We go over how to boost our body’s natural cellular recycling process with simple lifestyle changes.    In our discussion, we emphasize the importance of evidence based research and how companies and consumers should make some modern day lifestyle changes. With simple changes, we could drastically reduce age related diseases. Our conversation dives into misconceptions with aging as well as the healing power of natural foods.    Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition. His science-based nonprofit, NutritionFacts.org, offers a free online portal hosting more than 2,000 videos and articles on myriad health topics. Dr. Greger is a sought-after lecturer and has presented at the Conference on World Affairs and the World Bank, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in Oprah Winfrey’s defense in the infamous “meat defamation” trial. A graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Greger is also an acclaimed author. How Not to Die, The How Not to Die Cookbook, How Not to Diet, and How Not to Age became instant New York Times Best Sellers. More than a million copies of How Not to Die have been sold. All proceeds Dr. Greger receives from the sales of his books and speaking honoraria are donated directly to charity.   What we discuss…   (02:14) How not to age  (5:45) Slowing aging has health benefits across the board (9:00) Modern day changes that can help (11:34) Diet increases longevity based on blue zone studies  (14:15) The perspective we should have  (20:00) The changes needed are very basic - something is better than nothing (22:00) The best kept secret in medicine  (26:00) How to boost the aging pathways (35:47) The power of natural foods vs medicine  (43:00) Misconceptions about aging  (47:00) Demand evidence!  (52:00) Three things to get rid of (55:10) Beneficial supplements    …and more!   Don’t forget:   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Bite: Go to trybite.com/DARIN20 or use code DARIN20 for 20% off your first order. Vivo Barefoot: Get 15% off your first Vivobarefoot order with DARINV15 at www.vivobarefoot.com Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Fatty15: You can get an additional 15% off their 90-day subscription Starter Kit by going to fatty15.com/DARIN and using code DARIN at checkout. Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Michael Greger: Website: https://nutritionfacts.org/ Instagram: @nutrition_facts_org  How Not To Age:  https://nutritionfacts.org/book/how-not-to-age/  How Not To Die: https://nutritionfacts.org/book/how-not-to-die/   
4/24/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 9 seconds
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Q&A: How To Naturally Raise Testosterone and Everything You Need To Know About Olive Oil

Today I am answering all of your questions about olive oil and how to increase testosterone naturally - for both men and women.    I dive into best practices for olives, olive oil, and bottling. I tell you how to know what to buy and what to look for when consuming olive oil. A favorite free resource is consumerlabs.com when looking for safe products. You’ll learn the major benefits olive oil has, and even how best to consume it. I discuss organization certifications to look for when buying EVOO. I also dive into how to raise testosterone naturally, and why you shouldn’t go for HRT first. There is a lot we can do to benefit our hormones before considering injecting them straight into the body.    Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/    Use code OLIEN20 for a Viome discount Candiani Denim: https://www.candianidenim.com/
4/18/202432 minutes, 44 seconds
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Graham Hill: Live Happier with Less, A Guide To Sustainability and Green Living

Understanding how our daily moves impact the environment - that's where the real power lies. From the products we bring into our lives to how we choose to get around, every single choice we make has a direct effect on our planet.   Dialing in to make more conscious decisions, whether that's cutting way back on waste, conserving precious energy, or actively supporting eco-revolutionaries making positive waves - that's how we each unleash our power to contribute to environmental health in a major way.   In the latest episode of The Darin Olien Show, I sit down with Graham Hill as he shares insights and expertise on environmental sustainability. From his experiences founding Treehugger to his current role as CEO of LifeEdited, Graham offers valuable lessons on how we can make a meaningful impact through simple yet impactful actions toward a greener and more sustainable future.   The big issues can feel heavy, no doubt about it. But we can flip the script by first mastering the controllables right where we're planted - upgrading our habits and routines at home base.   Graham is an entrepreneur and advocate for sustainable living and conscious consumerism. He founded Treehugger, a platform teaching simple ways to care for the environment. As CEO of LifeEdited, he designs space-efficient buildings, products, and lifestyles that use fewer resources. Graham's ventures range from an early web browser to a ceramic take on the iconic New York coffee cup. His TED talks on weekday vegetarianism and prioritizing "less stuff, more happiness" showcase his mission to inspire positive change.   What we discuss…   (02:02) What inspired Graham to build Treehugger (06:43) Polarization: Why it’s a big challenge and how to overcome it (08:47) The most powerful choice you can make for yourself and the environment (18:15) The biggest mistake people make trying to live sustainably  (25:02) Why carbon measuring is critical in environmental sustainability (32:42) Investing in environmental sustainability (35:23) Activities that you can do to participate in carbon offsetting (40:48) How to reduce organic waste to save money and the environment (52:17) Electric vehicles innovations and the chemistry involved in carbonization (01:02:16) Sustainability growth and ways to get involved at home and work (01:09:10) What Graham is excited about and innovating in sustainability (01:12:47) Awareness vs. action in climate change (01:15:19) Graham’s advice on compounding and long-term thinking   …and more!   Don’t forget:   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off. Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Vivo Barefoot: Get 15% off your first Vivobarefoot order with DARINV15 at www.vivobarefoot.com Cymbiotika: Visit Cymbiotika.com and use your exclusive code DARIN for 15% off.   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Graham: Website: https://www.treehugger.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrgrahamhill/?hl=en TED talks: https://www.ted.com/talks/graham_hill_why_i_m_a_weekday_vegetarian?language=en https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JjV84vqddI  
4/17/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 15 seconds
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Q&A: Crucial, High Quality Supplements, Protein Deficiency, Probiotics & More

Today I am answering all of your supplement questions Q&A style. Join me as I dive into everything you need to know about the supplement industry.    I answer questions concerning what supplements you should be taking and how to know how much to take. I also discuss getting nutrients from whole foods versus using protein powder. Based on research, we actually are not protein deficient. I talk about the science behind it and how to get the protein you need. I also go over probiotics and whole-food nutrition. Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Saccharomyces boulardii are the top three probiotic strains you should look for. Overall, this episode offers guidance on personal supplementation for health and longevity.    Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Vivo Barefoot: Get 15% off your first Vivobarefoot order with DARINV15 at www.vivobarefoot.com   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/    Use code OLIEN20 for a Viome discount Candiani Denim: https://www.candianidenim.com/
4/11/202439 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dr. Saleem Ali: The Heavy Price Of Aluminum and The Journey To Industrial Sustainability

When you’re done using a product and throw it in the trash or recycling - do you think about what happens to it?   Aluminum - this lightweight metal is embedded in countless products, from soda cans to jets. But even with aluminum's recyclability, inefficient practices mean we keep producing new aluminum instead of reusing what we've already produced. It's a vicious cycle.   In the latest episode of The Darin Olien Show, I sit down with Dr. Saleem Ali, Professor of Energy and the Environment, to provide an insightful examination of aluminum, highlighting its omnipresence in our lives and the complex relationship humanity has with this abundant metal. We examine the pros and cons of aluminum use, from its critical role in various industries to its alarming presence in our bodies, and consider the environmental implications of its widespread application and the need for improved recycling practices and alternative materials.   Dr. Ali also shares his insights on how science and environmental concerns are often overshadowed by politics and the concept of circularity, inspired by Barry Commoner's ecological laws, and how thinking in circles can apply to both personal consumption and business models.   Dr. Saleem Ali is is the Blue & Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment at the University of Delaware, UN International Resource Panelist, National Geographic Explorer, and author exploring sustainable resource use through books like "Earthly Order” and his new book “Soil to Foil: Aluminum and the Quest for Industrial Sustainability”.    What we discuss…   (06:19) The truth about aluminum and sustainable use practices  (12:51) Transportation and sustainability in modern society  (24:51) Scientific cooperation in international relations and navigating crisis together  (44:07) Empowering sustainable lifestyle choices in a world of conveniences (49:35) Nuclear energy and environmental myths (54:26) The impacts of the sharing economy on our environment  (01:05:31) Nonprofit models for public knowledge and finding democratic solutions to challenges  (01:20:26) Hope for innovation in Africa   …and more!   Don’t forget:   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Bite: Go to trybite.com/DARIN20 or use code DARIN20 for 20% off your first order. Fatty15: You can get an additional 15% off their 90-day subscription Starter Kit by going to fatty15.com/DARIN and using code DARIN at checkout. Vivo Barefoot: Get 15% off your first Vivobarefoot order with DARINV15 at www.vivobarefoot.com Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Dr. Saleem Ali: Website: https://saleemali.net/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saleemhali/ Order the book: https://amzn.to/4csti3D
4/10/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 56 seconds
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Q&A: Microbiome testing, protein powder, alkaline water, & more.

Today we are talking Q&A style to discuss many different topics, from clothing to protein powders and more.    I answer questions concerning testing your microbiome and the importance of what you feed it. I also discuss the use of protein powders and alternative options based on your goals. If you’ve ever wondered if alkaline water is a scam, you’re not wrong! I explain everything you need to know about the heavily marketed water. We even discuss clothing, and what you should be looking for if you’re looking for clean, non-toxic wear.    Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/    Viome: Use code OLIEN20 for a Viome discount Candiani Denim: https://www.candianidenim.com/
4/4/202433 minutes, 20 seconds
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Josh Macin: Save Your Own Life With Detox, Overcome Modern Toxicity + Live Authentically

Detoxing isn't just about flushing toxins - it's a journey of liberation. By purging the body of harmful substances, you're unburdening your mind from the shackles of trauma, anxiety and depression.    Committing for the long-haul unlocks more than just physical health - it allows you to become deeply connected to your instincts and inner voice in a way you’ve never experienced.    In the latest episode of The Darin Olien Show, I sit down with Josh Macin as he shares his harrowing journey through severe mental health struggles, the conventional pharmaceutical treatments that failed him, and his ultimate quest for healing in the Amazon with ayahuasca and other alternative therapies. We discuss  the significance of a gut healing protocol, reclaiming your health through intense detoxification methods, and the alarming decline in men's testosterone levels.   Josh shares his insights into living in integrity and establishing boundaries to avoid external influences, and we provide practical advice for listeners on becoming more self-aware of their health in relation to environmental factors like parasites, heavy metals, and glyphosate exposure.    Josh Macin is a former Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion, battled crippling anxiety and panic attacks for years after 2013. When conventional treatments failed, he experimented with powerful hallucinogens and alternative therapies worldwide in search of relief. Ultimately, heavy metal poisoning was discovered, leading him to detoxification. Now cured, he founded TheDetoxDudes.com to help others overcome toxicity.   What we discuss…   (00:00) Personal struggles with finding mental health treatment  (11:43) Healing heavy metal toxicity with detoxification  (15:39) The importance of healing the gut before chelation  (21:44) Toxins, detoxification and society’s health crisis (31:53) Finding strength and optimism in adversity (35:39) Exploring non-judgment, sharing your truth, and living in integrity  (40:01) Working on defining yourself and finding your true identity  (59:49) Guidance on natural healing methods and detoxification (01:08:28) The need to set boundaries in relationships   …and more!   Don’t forget:   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off. Vivo Barefoot: Get 15% off your first Vivobarefoot order with DARINV15 at www.vivobarefoot.com Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Cymbiotika: Visit Cymbiotika.com and use your exclusive code DARIN for 15% off.   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Josh: Website: https://learn.detoxdudes.com/mastermind Instagram: @joshuamacin YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDetoxDudes Coaching: https://learn.detoxdudes.com/coaching Free Training: https://learn.detoxdudes.com/free-training-optin  
4/3/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Ultimate Guide to Algae: Are Chlorella and Spirulina Worth The Hype?

Today we are diving into the world of Algae and more specifically: Chlorella and Spirulina.    These green powerhouse algaes have been making waves in the health and wellness community for their impressive array of nutrients and potential health benefits. In fact, they are being deemed the most nutrient dense superfood on the planet. But are they truly the ultimate superfoods we've been led to believe, or is their reputation overstated? You’re about to find out!   We will explore the science behind Chlorella and Spirulina to determine whether they live up to the hype as the most nutrient dense superfood, what their benefits are, how you would use them, and how to properly source your algae.    Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Vivo Barefoot: Get 15% off your first Vivobarefoot order with DARINV15 at www.vivobarefoot.com   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/    
3/28/202420 minutes, 10 seconds
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Dr. Darshan Shah: The 6 Root Causes To Disease, How To Prevent Them, & Daily Habits To Increase Longevity

If there are 6 root causes to all disease, what can we do to stop them?    With 50-60% of Americans on the road to Diabetes, it’s clear that our population is sicker than ever. And the harsh truth? We’re doing it to ourselves.    In the latest episode of The Darin Olien Show, I sit down with Dr. Darshan Shah to explore the common mistakes people make when seeking shortcuts to health, such as opting for advanced medical interventions while neglecting basic dietary and lifestyle habits. We also discuss the six root causes of disease and how to prevent them.    Dr. Shah shares insights into the impact of inflammation and high levels of biomarkers like HSCRP and homocysteine, which are often linked to poor gut health and a diet high in glucose and fructose. And practical advice on avoiding sedentary behavior, and prioritizing the right supplementation, nutrition and exercise.   Dr. Darshan Shah is the CEO and founder of Next Health, a trailblazer in health optimization. Starting his medical journey at 16, Dr. Shah has seamlessly combined his surgical expertise with an innovative approach to wellness. Under his leadership, Next Health offers advanced, personalized health services, focusing on longevity, vitality, and preventing disease. His vision embodies the fusion of technology and holistic health practices, positioning him as a leading figure in the health revolution.   What we discuss…   (00:00) - The evolution of medicine towards holistic and individualized health (15:34) - Bio-Optimizing through common sense for longevity and disease prevention (31:17) - The power of small daily habits for longevity  (42:51) - Understanding inflammation, and common misconceptions about health eating  (51:03) - The 6 root causes of disease and how to prevent them  (01:04:32) - Advice on nutritional supplements and incorporating functional medicine    …and more!   Don’t forget:   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Vivobarefoot: Get 15% off your first order with code DARINV15 at vivobarefoot.com Bite Toothpaste: Go to www.trybite.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 20% off   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Dr. Shah: Website: https://www.drshah.com/next-health Instagram: @darshanshahmd
3/27/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 7 seconds
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Uncovering The Truth About Sparkling Water: Is It Worth The Risk?

The sparkling water market has boomed in the last decade, making carbonated water all the rage.   While fizzy water seems like a healthy alternative to sugary sodas, it may not be as healthy as you think it is. Sure, sparkling water is fun to drink. Those fizzing bubbles mimic the carbonation of soda, making seltzer a great way to kick the pop habit. However, carbonated bubbles are made using carbon dioxide, the same gas your kidneys and lungs work so hard to expel from your body. So is sparkling water bad for you? When it comes to hydration, it’s best to kick that fizzy habit and stick to the real stuff.   Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/sparkling-water-fatal-conveniences/
3/21/202417 minutes, 11 seconds
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Dr. Alexander Paziotopoulos: Anti-Aging Expert Reveals The Secrets To Engineering Longevity

Are you showing up as the co-creator of your own longevity?    After all, most religions and indigenous cultures around the world have anti-aging practices as part of their daily life. And while we’re blessed with access to a wonder of medical interventions, we’re doing ourselves a disservice by outsourcing it to Drs and Gurus.    In the latest episode of The Darin Olien Show, I sit down with Dr. Alexander Paziotopoulos as we discuss the importance of recognizing and addressing the cumulative impact of environmental toxins, the potential of emerging technologies in health optimization, and the power of lifestyle changes in altering our health destiny. His innovative approach, combining medical knowledge with engineering principles, paves the way for a future where health maintenance and optimization are not just possible but accessible to all.   Dr. Alexander Paziotopoulos, MD, FAARM, is the esteemed founder and lead practitioner at The Paziotopoulos Institute for Health and Longevity. With a deep-seated passion for unlocking the potential of the human body to heal and thrive, Dr. Paziotopoulos specializes in precision medicine, focusing on the intricate balance of hormones, nutrition, and lifestyle to combat aging and enhance overall well-being.   What we discuss…   (00:04) - Optimizing your health through detox and longevity practices that actually work  (13:48) - The transformative impact of daily routines like mindfulness and hydration on detoxification (24:20) - Benefits of neurofeedback to enhance cognitive function and mental health without advanced medical interventions (31:35) - Practical approaches to reduce exposure and detoxify from toxins like mercury, lead, and BPA (40:52) - How epigenetics influence health, highlighting the potential of personalized medicine (55:46) - Issues with the healthcare industry's profit focus over patient health (& what needs to be done) (01:08:57) - AI's role in improving diagnostics and treatments (01:14:00) - Optimizing aging through exercise and data   …and more!   Don’t forget:   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Vivobarefoot: Get 15% off your first order with code DARINV15 at vivobarefoot.com Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off.   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Dr. Paziotopoulos: Website: https://www.thepazioinstitute.com/ Instagram: @thepazioinstitute  Member Resources: https://www.thepazioinstitute.com/about
3/20/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 12 seconds
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Uncovering The Truth About Alcohol: Is It Worth The Risk?

Is it ok to have “just one” glass of wine…   Or is even that doing way more harm than good? If you’re on the journey to an alcohol free life or just a little sober curious - this episode is for you!   Join me in this latest solo episode as I explore the complex role alcohol plays in our lives, the emotional attachment we have to it, and the impact social pressure has on how much we drink. The often overlooked health risks that come with drinking any alcohol, practical advice on how to deal with social situations without it, and how to stay true in your stance of being alcohol-free.    In this episode, I dive into…   (00:00) Alcohol's true impact on health and wellness (24:02) Wine consumption in other diets & the science behind it  (30:11) How to deal with social pressure when going alcohol free    …and more!   Don’t forget…   You can order now by heading to https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors:   Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Vivobarefoot: Get 15% off your first order with code DARINV15 at vivobarefoot.com Cymbiotika: Go to https://cymbiotika.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Bite Toothpaste: Go to www.trybite.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 20% off   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
3/14/202430 minutes, 10 seconds
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Dr. Charles Brenner: Debunking Longevity Myths + Using NAD+ To Age BETTER

What if we could slow down the physical aging process and age better, healthier, and stronger? Thankfully, there is something we can start doing that will make a drastic impact: Boosting NAD+ in our bodies.    NAD+ is a molecule found in every cell of your body that is involved in all cellular processes in your body, works to boost cellular repair, helps neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress, and so much more.    NAD+ levels naturally decline with age, and research suggests that this decline may contribute to age-related diseases. Hence, boosting NAD+ in the body helps to reverse aging at the cellular level.    In the latest episode of The Darin Olien Show, I sit down with Dr. Charles Brenner to explore the fascinating science around NAD+ supplementation for optimal health, no matter our age. We discuss the fact that there’s no one single hormone that extends lifespan, and the personal importance of staying physically capable to handle life's challenges.   He also shares some fascinating new research on NAD+ supplementation for family health, treatment for heart failure, and helping speed up healing.   Dr. Charles Brenner is a research pioneer in the area of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). NAD+ is vital in the creation of energy in every cell of your body and is intrinsic to the aging process. Dr. Brenner leads groundbreaking clinical trials on NAD+, focusing on its maternal and neonatal effects and translating animal model findings into safe, evidence-based clinical practices for human metabolic stress conditions.   What we discuss…   (00:00) - Exploring the wild west of supplements (& what to look for) (11:12) - Anti-aging science & the important role of NAD+   (23:29) - Debunking longevity myths  (36:50) - The relationship between sleep, alcohol consumption, and NAD+ levels (50:26) - The impressive potential of supplementation for family health (01:10:21) - How NAD+ impacts skin health (& more promising science!) (01:26:41) - The pitfalls of extreme dieting and pushing your body to ketosis  (01:35:13) - The connecting between carbs, fat storage, and disease   …and more!   Don’t forget:   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Vivobarefoot: Get 15% off your first order with code DARINV15 at vivobarefoot.com Cymbiotika: Go to https://cymbiotika.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Bite Toothpaste: Go to www.trybite.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 20% off   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Dr. Brenner: Website: https://www.brennerlab.net/ Instagram: @charlesmbrenner  
3/13/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 13 seconds
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Organic vs Non-Organic Vegetables: Are They Worth The Hype?

Are organic vegetables actually more expensive than non-organic? And what’s the real health cost of trying to save a few dollars on your grocery bill?    The exposure to chemicals in agriculture goes way beyond just us - it’s a vicious cycle of damage to the environment that we CAN stop with some at-home practices.    Join me in this latest solo episode as I explore the debate between organic vs non-organic vegetables, including the health benefits and economic considerations of choosing organically grown produce. I address the common misconception that organic food, which often adheres to practices like permaculture and regenerative agriculture, is more expensive by highlighting the nutritional advantages and the absence of harmful chemicals.    I also address the growing concern over the use of harmful chemicals like glyphosate in conventional farming and how you can reduce your exposure to these chemicals and make healthier more sustainable choices in your own kitchen.    In this episode, I dive into…   (00:00) Organic vs non-organic food debate  (14:47) The truth about chemical exposure in organic agriculture Chemical Exposure in Organic Agriculture  (17:05) The wide reaching benefits of regenerative agriculture  (24:26) At home practices to reduce chemical exposure and grow your own food   …and more!   Don’t forget…   You can order now by heading to https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors:   Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
3/7/202429 minutes, 13 seconds
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Aggie Lal: Healing Your Hormones, Syncing with Your Cycle, and Biohacking Like a Woman

Women have just been treated as slightly less hairy men when it comes to health and wellness.    With multitudes of studies being done on everything from fat loss, fasting, and nutrition - without a single menstruating woman included in the study.    Health and wellness isn’t one size fits all. Males are solar with 24 hour hormonal cycles, while females are lunar with a 28 day hormonal cycle that is deeply connected to the moon. So our approaches to health need to be completely different.    In the latest episode of The Darin Olien Show, I sit down with Aggie Lal as we discuss the damage being done to women as we live in a world that’s less and less attuned to their natural cycles, she shares the challenges of feeling safe as a female traveler, and the true health impacts of suppressing emotions for the sake of keeping others happy.    Aggie Lal is a best-selling author of ‘Biohack Like a Woman’, certified nutrition and health coach, host of the top rated podcast ‘Biohacking Bestie’, and TEDx speaker on a mission to revolutionize the world of biohacking for women.    What we discuss…   (00:00) - Travel & the misconceptions we hold about happiness and quality of life in different countries (08:52) - the contrasting experiences of safety between men and women & the need for safety and honesty in partnerships (15:33) - Navigating relationships and how unprocessed emotions can have a more significant impact on health than diet alone (27:52) - The impact of the modern world on female health  (45:35) - Societal pressures & the importance of true self-care  (59:33) - The transformative power of weightlifting for all round female health  (01:09:43) - Listening to your gut & living in alignment with your nature   …and more!   Don’t forget: You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Vivobarefoot: Get 15% off your first order with code DARINV15 at vivobarefoot.com Cymbiotika: Go to https://cymbiotika.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Aggie:  Website: https://biohackingbestie.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aggie/ Podcast: https://apple.co/42FE02h Book: https://biohackingbestie.com/products/biohack-like-a-woman
3/6/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 55 seconds
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Uncovering The Truth About Lectins: Are They Worth The Risk?

Are lectins the real ‘bad guys’ of nutrition?    Tagged as "antinutrients", lectins have stirred up quite the debate. But, as we peel back the layers, we’ll find that there is way more than meets the eye.    Join me in this latest solo episode as I explore the common misconceptions about lectins, highlighting the incredible benefits of foods often criticized for their lectin content. I discuss the differences between raw and cooked vegetables, highlighting the unique powers to both as part of a balanced, nutritious diet. And focus on how cooking certain vegetables and legumes using methods like sautéing and steaming can enhance nutrient absorption.   In this episode, I dive into…   (00:00) Unpacking common misconceptions about lectins  (15:06) The connection between lectins and autoimmune conditions  (25:35) Diversity in your diet: raw vs cooked vegetables  (30:57) The importance of understanding individual nutritional needs  (33:21) Tips for getting the most out of cooking vegetables    …and more!   Don’t forget…   You can order now by heading to https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors:   Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Cymbiotika: Go to https://cymbiotika.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
2/29/202431 minutes, 43 seconds
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Adam Sud: Healing anxiety, depression, and addiction with a plant-based diet

If someone told you that their addiction was an act of self-care, what would you say?    Would you believe them - accepting that they need their addiction to keep going, or would you see an opportunity for change?    In a world where we see more of someone’s highlight reel than their struggles, it’s hard for us to see all the nuances that come with addiction and poor mental health. And all the options available in the process of recovery…like plant based nutrition, for example.    In the latest episode of The Darin Olien Show, I sit down with Adam Sud to discover his transformative struggle with depression, anxiety, and addiction to being able to help others on their path to recovery. The importance of recognizing that our instincts are not failing us; rather, they are responding to an environment for which they were not designed. And the role nutrition plays in emotional wellness, highlighting the often overlooked connection between mental health issues like depression and anxiety with our physical health.   Adam Sud is a wellness and nutrition expert, speaker, and CEO of Plant Based for Positive Change. He researches nutrition's role in disease reversal, mental health and addiction, and has applied his expertise in treatment centers using plant-based nutrition as a tool for strengthening recovery and relapse prevention.   What we discuss…   (05:53) - Addiction as misguided self care and the burden of depression  (18:44) - Surviving the pain of personal crisis and finding purpose out the other side  (23:32) - Self-experimentation and the transformational power of plant-based recovery  (32:10) - How nutrition can aid in addiction recovery and have significant impact on your mental health (49:36) - Understanding the impact of modern food on our physiology (& what to do about it)  (01:01:51) - Building meaningful connections to foster resilience and help your mental health  (01:13:41) - How reorganizing your priorities, values, and environment can transform your life choices   …and more!   Don’t forget:   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off. Vivo Barefoot: Get 15% off your first Vivobarefoot order with DARINV15 at www.vivobarefoot.com Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Cymbiotika: Visit Cymbiotika.com and use your exclusive code DARIN for 15% off.   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Adam: Website: https://www.adamsud.com/ Instagram: @plantbasedaddict  Research: https://www.adamsud.com/resources
2/28/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Truth About Social Media Algorithms: Are They Worth The Risk?

Have you ever thought about what your social media is showing you? And whether you’re in a dangerous echo chamber created by an algorithm?    Social media algorithms are a growing concern. And the influence they have on our lives (and potentially our health) is profound. Algorithms are designed to maximize user engagement and in order to do that they manipulate you so that you keep scrolling.    But is it all bad? And is there anything that we can do?    Join me in this latest solo episode as I explore the dangers of being trapped in echo chambers that reinforce our preexisting views, the impact of cancel culture and how that affects our personal growth. And on the flip side, the positive impact social media has had on sharing powerful activist movements.    In this episode, I dive into… (00:00) The true impact of social media algorithms (08:44) Unpacking the algorithm and the damage of cancel culture (20:45) Social media’s impact on body image (25:53) How echo chambers impact polarization (30:23) Engaging audiences through social media   …and more!   Don’t forget…   You can order now by heading to https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors:   Vivobarefoot: Get 15% off your first order with code DARINV15 at vivobarefoot.com   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
2/22/202431 minutes, 6 seconds
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Why Practical Optimism is Better than Positivity + How to Develop It | Dr. Sue Varma

Did you know that practical optimists live up to 15% longer. Why? Because from dental health to mental health, they invest in self-care top to bottom. This is the power of practical optimism, it can literally extend your life.    So if that’s not how you naturally operate…how do you train your brain to think like one?    In the latest episode of The Darin Olien Show, I sit down with Dr. Sue Varma to examine the power of practical optimism and what it means to live a rich and fulfilling life. We discuss the practice of intentional living and how much it’s a muscle that needs to be trained and worked.    How to overcome the temptation to blame others for the way things are, and take personal responsibility for our own happiness. And the danger of toxic positivity in actually distancing ourselves from those we want to connect with the most.    Dr. Sue Varma is a board certified psychiatrist and the author of Practical Optimism, a book that equips you with evidence-based tools and techniques to help you reach your career, financial, fitness, personal, and relationship goals more quickly and sustain momentum toward your future goals.   What we discuss…   (00:01) - Finding ways to connect with nature in daily life (08:25) - How to use practical optimism for intentional living  (18:14) - The dance of personal responsibility and finding proactive solutions  (27:39) - Differences between joy and happiness (and why it matters) (36:29) - The danger of toxic positivity and transformative impact of active listening  (53:41) - How material wealth effects your happiness  (01:03:42) - The transformative power of rest and journaling as a therapeutic outlet  (01:12:50) - Managing financial struggles and personal relationships (01:15:29) - Cultivating a rich and meaningful life through kindness and gratitude    …and more!   Don’t forget: You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Cymbiotika: Visit Cymbiotika.com and use your exclusive code DARIN for 15% off. Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off. Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Vivo Barefoot: Vivo Barefoot: Get 15% off your first Vivobarefoot order with DARINV15 at www.vivobarefoot.com   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Dr. Sue Varma:  Website: https://www.doctorsuevarma.com/ Instagram: @doctorsuevarma Order the Book: https://www.doctorsuevarma.com/book/
2/21/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Ultimate Guide to Saunas: Are They Worth The Hype?

Saunas have been used for over 2000 years. And whether you go traditional and opt for a dry sauna or lean into the new tech of infrared - they’re a staple of Finnish culture for good reason.    Some of the leading causes of mortality in the US and other first world countries are heart disease, stroke, alzheimer's and cancer.   We’re told these diseases are just an inevitable part of aging. And while, yes, the older you get the more likely you are to get them - they’re not certain. Especially if you can find ways to reduce oxidative stress, which is the causing agent of aging.   Join me in this latest solo episode as I explore how sauna use can increase longevity and improve your quality of life from the first use. From reducing the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's to helping reduce stress, improve sleep, ease symptoms of depression and anxiety…the list of benefits goes on and on.    In this episode, I dive into…   (00:00) Sauna therapy’s cardiovascular and longevity benefits  (09:42) The detoxification and stress benefits of regular sauna use  (18:11) Sauna bathing for Alzheimer's and Dementia prevention (25:19) Infrared and dry sauna - which is better?   …and more!   Don’t forget…   You can order now by heading to https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors:   Vivobarefoot: Get 15% off your first order with code DARINV15 at vivobarefoot.com Bite Toothpaste: Go to www.trybite.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 20% off   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
2/15/202431 minutes, 15 seconds
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Radhi Devlukia-Shetty: Food Tips You Haven’t Heard Before + Understanding Ayurveda

Ayurveda has been around for over 3,000 years. It’s a deeply rooted, traditional system of Indian medicine that’s still a favored form of healthcare in large parts of the Eastern world.  It incorporates every single thing that you possibly need to know about how to create the most balanced, optimal, wonderful body, mind and spirit. And literally means longevity (Ayur) and knowledge (Veda).  In Western medicine we’re constantly focused on a disease and a cure. Finding something ‘bad’ and making it go away. But what if our way of life and healthcare was focused on balance, nourishment, and the joy of feeling ‘well’?  In the latest episode of The Darin Olien Show, I sit down with Radhi Devlukia-Shetty, a plant based cook and ayurvedic student. Together we discuss the medicinal power of spices, such as nutmeg for restful sleep. The impact of daily practices like breathwork, meditation, and abhyanga (self-body massage). And personalized routines that embrace your unique nature for vitality and balance, including understanding your dosha.  Radhi Devlukia-Shetty is a plant based cook and recipe developer, mission-driven entrepreneur, well-being enthusiast, and a trained dietitian, nutritionist and ayurvedic student. Through her love of food she’s on a mission to bring more joy into your life, more spice into your kitchen and more vitality into your body.    What we discuss… (00:00) - Ayurveda and how to love of food can transform your health and relationship with yourself  (08:58) - Essential daily practices for health and well-being - transformative meditation, nourishment, reducing inflammation, digestive health (19:29) - Exploring Ayurveda and the joys of plant-based eating  (23:41) - How to approach individualized healing through an Ayurvedic lens (28:15) - How understanding your dosha can optimize your health - through insights into temperament, dietary, and physical needs (42:58) - Watching out for nightshades in your diet - and what to do with them to lessen their effects  (57:48) - Finding balance and moderation in a world so desperate for us to be in pursuit of excess  …and more!   Don’t forget: You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off. Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Viva Barefoot: Vivo Barefoot: Get 15% off your first Vivobarefoot order with DARINV15 at www.vivobarefoot.com Cymbiotika: Visit Cymbiotika.com and use your exclusive code DARIN for 15% off.   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Radhi: Website: https://radhidevlukia.com/ Instagram: @radhidevlukia  YouTube: @radhidevlu Pre-Order the Book: https://www.joyfullbook.com/  
2/14/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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EMF Blockers and Blue Light Protection: Are They Worth The Hype?

It now seems impossible to hide ourselves away from electromagnetic fields. We can’t see them, we can't touch them, and most of us can't feel them…even though about 17% of the population has electrosensitivity.    But even if we don’t feel them, there’s still a biological effect - and the same goes for blue light. From an increase to free radicals and opening up the blood brain barrier, to melatonin suppression and massive sleep disruption.    Join me in this latest solo episode as I explore the overlooked dangers lurking in our everyday conveniences. I discuss the adverse health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and how they contribute to stress, the increase of free radicals, and the risk of cancer.    The impact of artificial blue light exposure on our circadian rhythms and sleep patterns, emphasizing the potential health consequences of constant interaction with screens and artificial lighting. And how we can align our daily habits with natural light cycles.   In this episode, I dive into…   (00:04) - How to protect yourself against the dangers of EMFs (what products are out there?) (15:16) - The truth about blue light and blue blocking glasses (21:58) - How to avoid harmful products in our hyper connected, digital world    …and more!   Don’t forget…   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors:   Cymbiotika: Go to https://cymbiotika.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
2/8/202422 minutes, 54 seconds
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Foundational Strategies for Detoxification & Being The CEO Of Your Own Health | Chervin Jafarieh

When you’re thirsty what’s the first thing you reach for? Though we’d all like to say it’s a tall glass of fresh, filtered water. Chances are…it’s a soda, concentrated fruit juice, or coffee.    With 10% of Americans not getting even an ounce of water a day, dehydration - paired with poor sleep and increasingly toxic environments - we’re silently getting sicker and sicker.    But there is a solution!    In the latest episode of The Darin Olien Show, I sit down with my dear friend Chervin Jafarieh as we discuss the need for detoxification in Western health practices. He shares how dehydration is a major cause of toxin build up in the body. We also examine the fundamental ways our bodies encounter and process toxins, and how tapping into the breath plays a huge role in effective detoxification.    We also share the power of rituals where self-awareness and physical fitness are not just about health but about preparing for life's challenges. The profound impact of sleep on detoxification, and share deeply personal experiences that led to cutting out alcohol for good.    Chervin is a life-long seeker of truth and knowledge. He hosts the podcast Wake the Fake Up, sharing deep insights on areas of study such as Eastern and Western medicine, orthomolecular medicine, epigenetics, nutrition, detoxification, biodynamic agriculture, and philosophy to awaken a higher potential contained within each of us. He’s also the founder of Cymbiotika a company providing clean, science backed supplements and home care.    Don’t forget…   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon   Thank you to our sponsors:  Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off. Viva Barefoot: Vivo Barefoot: Get 15% off your first Vivobarefoot order with DARINV15 at www.vivobarefoot.com Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Cymbiotika: Visit Cymbiotika.com and use your exclusive code DARIN for 15% off.   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Chervin:   Website: https://www.chervinjafarieh.com/ Cymbiotika: https://cymbiotika.com/ Podcast: https://apple.co/3vNKsbp Instagram: @chervin333  
2/7/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 29 seconds
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Revealing The Truth On Quick Fix Diets: Are They Worth The Risk?

Did you know…95% of people who try quick fix diets regain the weight they initially lost.    And while we want to think we’d be part of the 5% that keep it off. The odds are truly stacked against us.    Join me in this latest solo episode as I explore why it’s so important to reveal the true long-term damage that quick fad diets can do. In a world that craves instant gratification these temporary solutions but can lead to serious negative health consequences and a relentless cycle of weight regain.    I break down the misconceptions and risks associated with extreme dieting and carb restriction, as our bodies need a balanced intake of macronutrients. How you damage your metabolism by reducing your resting metabolic rate (RMR) which impacts how many calories you burn. And ultimately, how psychologically damaging fad diets are, leaving you in a place where you feel stuck in a hopeless cycle with your health.    In this episode, I dive into…   (00:01) - The real health pitfalls of quick fix diets  (08:24) - How quick diets can actually make you gain weight long-term  (15:47) - The harsh truth of how fad diets damage your hormones, metabolism, and long term health goals  (19:53) - The real consequences of quick fix diets on female hormones  (30:03) - Why avoiding harmful products on social media is essential to keeping yourself safe    Don’t forget…   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors:   Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Bite Toothpaste: Go to www.trybite.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 20% off   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
2/1/202431 minutes
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How To Grow Superfood Sprouts On Your Kitchen Counter | Doug Evans

Picture this…baby vegetables, 300% more nutritious than their grown up versions, grown in your kitchen, in a matter of days. You in?    Some of the most powerful choices you make come from moments of despair, and this week’s guest is no different. In the latest episode of The Darin Olien Show, I sit down with Doug Evans, a natural food industry pioneer on a mission to make it as easy as possible for everyone to grow their own superfood sprouts.    Together we unravel how a sprout-rich diet can elevate your health, combat disease, and prove to be an accessible solution in food deserts. The connection between your gut health and the joy that comes from nurturing it with the right foods—specifically, sprouts, and how we can tackle the ethical quandaries of modern food practices.    Doug Evans is the co-founder of The Sprouting Company and the best selling author of “The Sprout Book”, a bible on the power of sprouts and their efficacy as a super food. His mission is to help you optimize your health even with the most limited resources.   What we discuss…   (03:00) The origin story of Doug’s devotion to sprouts  (18:05) The true power of sprouts - for your waist and your wallet  (27:02) The painful reality of US Food Deserts and the epidemic of unhealthy eating  (34:58) Everything you need to know about broccoli from sprout to adult vegetable (58:58) Feeding your gut what it needs and how it transforms the foods you crave  (01:04:28) Discovering the joy of sprout gardening, affordably, in your own home  (01:08:40) How to create a flourishing countertop garden even with limited resources   Don’t forget…   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon   Thank you to our sponsors: Barùkas: Go to www.barukas.com and use code DARINPOD10 for a 10% discount.   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Doug Evans:    Website: https://www.thesproutingcompany.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dougevans/ Book: https://amzn.to/47JCq0d  
1/31/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 39 seconds
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Cold Exposure and Light Therapy: Are They Worth The Hype?

If I told you that two super simple things were linked to more energy, better skin, and fat loss, what would you say? Not only that, but they’re shown to help reduce depression, anxiety, your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.   Cold exposure and light therapy have been a hot topic for biohacking influencers and medical professionals alike. So, in this latest solo episode, I explore whether these two are really worth the hype.    Could cold exposure and red light therapy be the secret ingredients to increased energy, fat loss, and life extension? Or are they just another flash in the pan of health hacks that are all talk and no substance?    In this episode, I dive into… (00:01) Exploring the hype around cold and light exposure  (04:28) The metabolic benefits of cold exposure, at what temperature, and for how long  (12:16) How cold water exposure impacts neurotransmitters for psychological and physiological health  (26:11) The benefits of red and near-infrared light for skin health, energy, mood, and disease prevention   Don’t forget…   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors:   Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Resources:  Therafrost Cold Exposure: https://therasage.com/collections/therafrost Therasage Light Therapy: https://therasage.com/collections/thera-tri-lite-red-light-therapy Huberman Lab Cold Exposure: https://bit.ly/3S7Bo8J Boosting Metabolic Health: Ivanova and Blondin 2021 Cardiovascular Adaptations: Li, Alshaer, and Fernie 2009 Pain Relief and Inflammation Reduction: Bouzigon et al. 2016 Enhancing Mental Well-being: Néma et al. 2023 Cancer Therapy: Yang et al., 2020 Skin Health: Li et al., 2021 Neurological and Psychological Conditions Salehpour et al., 2018 Sports Injury Recovery: Hu et al., 2019 Safety in Skin Treatments: Wang, Austin & Jagdeo, 2022  
1/25/202429 minutes, 22 seconds
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Break Free From The Opinions Of Others & Live A Life Of Purpose | Dr Michael Gervais

Are you struggling to find your life’s purpose? We can get stuck looking for it in our work, our jobs, or other people, only to come up empty-handed. If you’re frustrated that you don’t seem to be doing as well as your peers (...or complete strangers on the internet). Know that you’re not alone and that there is a way out.    In the latest episode of The Darin Olien Show, I sit down with Dr. Michael Gervais, a high-performance psychologist, author of “The First Rule of Mastery: Stop Worrying About What People Think of You," and world-renowned expert on the relationship between high performance and the mind. Together, we unravel the complexities around finding and honoring your life’s purpose. We explore the tangled web between personal battles, the pursuit of genuine self-expression, and finding freedom in the present moment.    In this episode, we dive into…   (12:19) Breaking free from the opinions of others: how to unpack and overcome the deep-seated fear of judgment to unleash your true potential. (27:57) How trials and adversity are key to a purposeful life: and the critical role of a strong 'why' in maintaining motivation (32:10) Pursuing the mastery of self: learn from the world of high-caliber athletes to define the difference between purpose and performance (39:28) The power in finding your purpose: and how to move from a performance-based life to a purpose-driven existence (55:25) Overcoming your personal fears: learn how aligning personal purpose with a company mission can revolutionize a workplace and personal growth (01:00:24) Navigating performance and purpose in your most intimate relationships: a discussion on showing up authentically and the dangers of suppressing your true self (01:13:01) Finding personal freedom and living in the present: a call to embrace mindfulness, address global deficiencies, and practice ways to strengthen your inner awareness.   Don’t forget…   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors: Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off.   Find more from Dr Michael Gervais: Website: https://findingmastery.com/ Podcast: https://findingmastery.com/podcast-start/ Book: https://findingmastery.com/book/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelgervais/ Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
1/24/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 4 seconds
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Eating Healthy on a Budget: 5 Things You Need to Know

It's a common misconception that eating healthily requires a significant financial investment. The truth, however, is that nourishing your body with the right foods doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag. In this episode, I debunk the myth that nutritious food is costly and provide tips for affordable healthy eating. I highlight the advantages of home cooking and organic foods, emphasizing their nutritional value and reduced exposure to unhealthy additives. I also share how to be more eco-conscious, minimize food waste, and make educated food choices for your health and the planet.   What I discuss: (0:05:01) - Challenging the notion that eating healthily is expensive, providing solutions to overcome this barrier. Tips for meal planning, grocery shopping, and meal prepping are discussed, along with the importance of hydration and the environmental impact of our food choices   (0:18:25) The nutritional and social benefits of home cooking, the advantages of organic foods and practical advice on reducing food waste and cleaning produce naturally   (0:27:47) - Brief mention of a new book and the Fatal Conveniences newsletter, which provides further education on making healthier choices   Thank you to our sponsors: Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
1/18/202429 minutes, 6 seconds
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Hagen Theirs: A Simple Guide to Reducing EMFs at Home

Invisible danger lurks in your home! Everyday devices like phones, microwaves, and Wi-Fi emit EMFs that could be harming you. With more of us working FROM home creating a low-EMF haven is essential.   Today I’m joined by Hagen Theirs, who shares his journey about building a radiation-free home in the German forest with his family,  the challenges of electrosensitivity (a condition where common EMFs cause health issues), his concerns about mobile phone radiation and its impact on health, and much more.    We discuss biohacking secrets to turn your home into a low-radiation haven, how telecommunication companies are manipulating & hiding the real research, and what you can do to reclaim your health & maintain a low-EMF lifestyle.   Hagen Theirs is the inventor of Qi-Technology, which is a solution to protect against electromagnetic radiation. He embarked on a mission to create a solution for this problem in 2008 and founded Qi-Technologies in 2014. The company has since become the world market leader for radiation protection devices and has sold products to 40 countries worldwide.     What we discuss: (0:00:03) - Radiation protection and living EMF-free, natural vs. technical radiation, the influence of funding on research outcomes, personal experiences with nature and shielding, and setting up an EMF-free smart home   (0:13:04) - Addressing the issue of non-ionizing radiation and its health effects, how everyday technology creates electromagnetic fields that may lead to health issues, and the importance of creating low-radiation environments   (0:21:38) - Electrosensitivity and strategies for creating a 'clean living' space, such as a radiation-free smart home with shielded wiring and ethernet connections   (0:38:53) - Practical steps to mitigate EMF impact, electro-sensitivity, and historical shifts in instinct and natural behavior, and the public's normalization of physical symptoms from cell phone use and the discrepancies between safety data and real-world exposures   (0:45:01) - The mobile phone industry and potential long-term health effects of technologies and the conflicts of interest within regulatory bodies (0:52:28) - The slow justice system and the power of personal responsibility in mitigating risks, practical tips on reducing stress and improving health, and the importance of adopting mitigation technologies to safeguard against electromagnetic sensitivity     Thank you to our sponsors: Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off. Barùkas: Go to www.barukas.com and use code DARINPOD10 for a 10% discount.   Find more from Hagen Theirs: Website: https://waveguard.com/en/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emf_coach/   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
1/17/202450 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sea Moss and NAD+: Are they Worth the Hype?

With access to more information than ever before, how do you know what to believe and what to ignore? Especially when it comes to your health and nutrition. Plus, when a quick Google search gives you more data than you could possibly ever read, deciding where to spend money can feel impossible.   In this episode, I discuss…    (00:02:26) the challenges of supplement formulation in the health and fitness industry (00:08:38) the benefits of sea moss and how to effectively integrate it into your diet (00:19:57) the role of NAD+ in cellular health and ageing, and its incredible impact on energy and DNA repair.   Join Superlife Camp starting on January 14th at https://121tribe.com/superlife2024   Don’t forget…   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Thank you to our sponsors:   Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off.     Links mentioned:     Superlife Camp: https://121tribe.com/superlife2024 Mountain Rose Herbs: https://mountainroseherbs.com/ Tru Niagen: https://www.truniagen.com/ About NAD: https://www.aboutnad.com/ Episode with Dr. Charles Brenner: https://darinolien.com/106-understanding-human-metabolism-dr-charles-brenner/ Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
1/11/202422 minutes, 59 seconds
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Monica Richards: The Eco-Babe's Guide to Sustainability

In a world where every click leads to a purchase and every decision impacts the planet, the conversation about sustainability is more relevant than ever.   Today I’m joined by Monica Richards, creator of the ecobabe consultancy + collective, who shares how to achieve sustainability individually and collectively.   We discuss the essentiality of sustainable living practices such as minimalism, upcycling, and eco-advocacy; the power of personal responsibility and corporate action in achieving significant environmental improvements, including a 30% reduction in global emissions; and the crucial role of personal reflection in driving individual and systemic change towards environmental stewardship.   Monica Richards is the founder and co-founder of two conscious companies: ecobabe and The Collective. Ecobabe is an online community, lifestyle brand and blog where people are empowered with the tools and products to live more sustainably. The Collective is a global community where like-minded individuals come together with one common mission at hand: united action for a regenerative world.   What we discuss: (0:06:55) - Monica’s journey towards environmental advocacy, fashion industry insights and the challenge of making sustainable consumer choices   (0:13:20) - Minimalism and the "having method”, and the benefits of upcycling and supporting small businesses   (0:29:54) - The importance of language in environmental discussions and how to be an advocate for grounded, common-sense approaches to environmental activism   (0:41:12) - The shift in corporate attitudes during Climate Week in NYC, where companies are now actively seeking environmental solutions, and corporate initiatives like Green Time   (0:52:25) - The importance of introspection for personal and planetary health.    Thank you to our sponsors: Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off. Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Barùkas: Go to www.barukas.com and use code DARINPOD10 for a 10% discount.   Find more from Monica Richards: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theecobabe/ Website: https://www.ecobabe.co/ Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
1/10/202455 minutes, 39 seconds
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Which Supplements Are Actually Worth the Hype? | FATAL CONVENIENCES™

It’s 2024 and I know many of you want to uplevel your health and wellness this year. Before you spend a lot of money on supplements, learn which ones are good and worth buying. In this episode I discuss the importance of making informed choices in supplements and nutrition, emphasizing the need to critically evaluate the benefits and sources of supplements like colostrum and minerals. I also talk about embracing sustainable and ethical practices when choosing a supplement. Join Superlife Camp starting on January 14th at https://121tribe.com/superlife2024   What I discuss: 05:25 - Colostrum’s claimed health benefits, such as gut health and immune support, the ethical considerations and potential health risks associated with using bovine Colostrum for human consumption, as well as alternative nutrient sources. 19:00 - Manna Vitality’s extensive efforts made to source high-quality minerals, amino acids, fulvic and humic acids, the benefits of these ancient earth compounds, and their role in supporting the body's mineral balance and overall vitality. 26:48 - Dead Sea Ormus’s unique properties of this mineral-rich substance, the three-year solar evaporation process used to create Ormus and its potential to improve health, cognitive function, and energy levels.   Thank you to our sponsors: Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off. Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Links: Superlife Camp: https://121tribe.com/superlife2024
1/4/202432 minutes, 34 seconds
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Anthony Youn: How to Age Younger + Feel Younger for Life

Here’s the truth: If you want to look younger on the outside, you need to become younger on the inside. There is a direct correlation between how healthy your body is internally with how young you look externally – and this is exactly what we dive into in this episode the Darin Olien Show with guest Dr. Anthony Youn. We dive into the concept of 'autojuvenation,' which refers to the body's natural regenerative abilities, why we should take a holistic health approach that focuses on aiding the body's own renewal processes for youthful vitality, and why we shouldn’t be exclusively relying solely on surgical interventions. We also emphasize the importance of nutrition in medicine and how a deficiency in nutritional education among medical professionals needs to be addressed. Our discussion also covers the connection between gut health and aging, the significance of dietary choices on skin health and overall vitality, and the difference between chronological and biological age.  Dr. Anthony Youn is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Award-Winning Author, and Anti-Aging Expert and has a new book that just released: Younger for Life. As a successful plastic surgeon for twenty years who performed tens of thousands of successful cosmetic procedures – he realized that the key to true beauty lies in a holistic approach to youth and surgery should be a last resort.   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Anthony: Get Dr. Youn’s new book, Younger for Life: autojuvenation.com Website: https://www.dryoun.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tonyyounmd/  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@doctoryoun  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/tonyyounmd    Thank you to our sponsors: Bite: Go to trybite.com/DARIN20 or use code DARIN20 for 20% off your first order. Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off. Barùkas: Go to www.barukas.com and use code DARINPOD10 for a 10% discount.
1/3/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 18 seconds
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Fatal Conveniences™: New Year's Resolutions

Making a New Year’s resolution is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, setting goals and setting out to improve yourself and your life is a very positive action to take. However, making unachievable resolutions is just setting you up for stress and disappointment.   Why do we start off the New Year by making resolutions we can’t keep?   Let me start off by saying I’m actually a fan of New Year’s resolutions. Every year, I reevaluate my current goals and set new ones for the year. However, I’m not a fan of unreasonable resolutions that set you up for failure. Or of the social pressure that comes every January 1st. Pressure does not create opportunity. It just creates stress.   On average, Americans make the same resolutions every year: lose weight, work out, eat better, quit smoking, save money and drink less. There’s nothing wrong with any of those resolutions. But I’m curious about the underlying reasons for them.   If you want to lose weight to look good in Instagram pictures or quit smoking so your partner stops bothering you about it- you’re more likely to break that resolution quickly. But if you want to lose weight to feel better about yourself and more content in your life, you may actually succeed! We need to start thinking about the intent behind these resolutions. Why do you want to achieve this goal?    This episode is not about ragging on anyone who sets a New Year’s resolution. It’s about learning how to make resolutions that help you improve your life. I don’t want your goals to set you on a shame spiral. I want to help you achieve all your goals in a healthy way. We need to dig a little deeper into the “why” before we can get to the “how”. What I discuss: [00:05:07] The First New Year’s Resolutions [00:06:54] Ten Most Popular Resolutions [00:08:15] Why do we make New Year’s Resolutions? [00:12:25] How to be successful at setting and keeping goals [00:16:01] Questions to ask yourself when a resolution doesn’t pan out   Thank you to our sponsors: Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Resources: The First New Year’s Resolutions The Average American and New Year’s Resolutions Ringing in the New Year: A Study on New Year’s Resolutions A Harvard Psychologist Explains the Danger of New Year’s Resolutions If You’re Struggling This Year, Reach Out  
12/28/202323 minutes, 40 seconds
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Justin Frandson: Protecting Yourself From EMFs without Disconnecting From The Modern World

We are “smartifying” our world but it’s actually not smart for our health – how ironic is that? We are in this fight between how to keep up with the modern world filled with EMF’s and how to protect ourselves and our health.  This is what we dive into in this episode of the Darin Olien Show with guest Justin Frandson.    We are “smartifying” our world but it’s actually not smart for our health – how ironic is that? We are in this fight between how to keep up with the modern world filled with EMF’s and how to protect ourselves and our health.  This is what we dive into in this episode of the Darin Olien Show with guest Justin Frandson.    We also discuss the effects of electronics on your sleep, how your wearables are emitting EMF and what it’s doing to our health, what you need to know about electrosensitivity and electromedicine, and – something many of you will find fascinating – the negative effects of electric cars on the environment and human health.    Essentially, the key takeaway from this episode is how to actually live in this modern world and not be a victim to the EMFs that are surrounding us – and how it all boils down to making simple, mindful choices in our daily lives that compound into drastically saving our health.    Justin Frandson is an Athleticism Performance Coach and Author. He founded Athleticism.com over 25 years ago doing nerve work for sports performance and treating concussions with amateur and professional athletes. Over a decade ago, Justin saw the athletes breaking down from wearable technology and looked to nature to solve it. EMFRocks.com and their Grounding Bags are now one of the industry leaders in natural electromagnetic radiation protection and help with sleep. They are sold through doctor clinics across the country.  What we discuss: (0:02:00) - The invisible world of electromagnetic fields and their potential health impact, and the importance of finding a balance between connectivity and potential harm   (0:06:44) - EMF mediation and its effects on the human body, Justin’s background in athletic training, and his experience with an athlete who experienced pain due to wearable technology   (0:10:40) - EMF sensitivity and its impact on our bodies, and the use of applied kinesiology to communicate with the body and understand its response to different stimuli   (0:25:07) - The effects of non-native EMFs on our health, and how these electromagnetic fields can disrupt our body's energy and lead to various health issues, including cognitive problems and serious conditions like cancer and diabetes (0:35:59) - The effects of EMFs on our bodies, particularly in athletes, how EMFs can disrupt our energy flow and cause imbalances in our nervous system, the importance of maintaining a healthy environment, and how to test for imbalances   (0:47:16) - EMF protection and the use of crystals in achieving it, the unique properties of these crystals, and how they are used in grounding bags for portable protection   (0:54:52) - The impact of technology on our health and well-being, the importance of understanding our exposure to technology, and how it can affect our lives   (0:59:45) - The impact of normal things on our health and environment, why it’s important to use common sense and make informed decisions to live optimally and avoid becoming a victim of a profit-driven system   (1:12:57) - The negative effects of electric cars on the environment and human health   Thank you to our sponsors: Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off. Tech Wellness: Go over to techwellness.com/darin and use code DARIN for 15% off. Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Barùkas: Go to www.barukas.com and use code DARINPOD10 for a 10% discount.   Find more from Justin Frandson: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/athleticismneurostacking Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emfrocks/ Website: https://athleticism.com/ EMF Grounding Bags: https://emfrocks.com/ Books: Athleticism Whole Body + Whole Brain = Performance and Grounded By Nature: https://athleticism.com/products/athleticism-whole-body-whole-brain-performance-book   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
12/27/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 5 seconds
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Q&A Holiday Edition: Favorite Vegan Dishes, Guilt-Free Drinks, & Navigating Holiday Gatherings

In this episode of the Darin Olien Show, I answer some of your most pressing questions asked via my Instagram about the holidays. I’m answering the questions: what is your favorite vegan holiday dish to make, what’s the healthiest way to consume alcohol when celebrating holiday events, how do you manage to navigate food beliefs as a vegan in a non-vegan celebration, and how do I explain what I eat to nonvegans without shaming them. If you have questions you would like me to answer on the show, be sure to follow me on Instagram: @darinolien.   What I discuss: 01:47 - Question 1: What is your favorite vegan holiday dish to make?  10:49 - Question 2: What’s the healthiest way to consume alcohol when celebrating holiday events?  13:04 - Question 3: How do you manage to navigate food beliefs as a vegan in a non-vegan celebration?  15:42 - Question 4: How do I explain what I eat to non-vegans without shaming them?  Thank you to our sponsors: Bite: Go to trybite.com/DARIN20 or use code DARIN20 for 20% off your first order. Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.     Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
12/21/202323 minutes, 11 seconds
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Brandon Jenner: Life Beyond the Spotlight + Finding Meaning Through Music and Parenthood

Aren't we all in the pursuit of finding fulfillment?    Often, we find ourselves juggling multiple roles - parent, spouse, careerist, artist, etc. Each carries its unique challenges and rewards, demanding our attention, commitment, and passion.    So how do we discover our true selves and thrive amidst life’s demands?   This is what we dive into in this episode of the Darin Olien Show with guest Brandon Jenner. We discuss the intersection of parenthood and personal passions, and the balance required to maintain individual growth amidst the responsibilities of parenting. We also explore the therapeutic power of music, discussing its role as a tool for self-discovery and emotional navigation. Lastly, we highlight the importance of personal growth and self-discovery, focusing on the value of self-awareness, and the role various avenues like travel and meditation play in expanding personal understanding and perspective.   Brandon Jenner is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and television personality. He is the second oldest son of reality star and Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner and the oldest son of songwriter and actress Linda Thompson.   What we discuss: (0:00:07) - How becoming a father of three has shaped Brandon’s perspective (0:14:16) - How parenthood impacts personal ambitions and the societal pressures that can influence these ambitions (0:31:26) - The therapeutic power of music and Brandon’s personal journey as a musician that despite feeling inadequate at times, he finds solace in creating music that resonates with his empathetic heart (0:42:15) - The importance of self-awareness and living authentically, and how travel can lead to personal growth and a better understanding of different ways of life (0:53:44) - Self-discovery and perspective through travel and meditation, and Brandon’s plans for music with next year   Thank you to our sponsors: Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off. Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off. Barùkas: Go to www.barukas.com and use code DARINPOD10 for a 10% discount.   Find more from Brandon Jenner: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brandonjenner/   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
12/20/20231 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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What These 3 Holiday Staples are Doing to You + the Planet

Who doesn’t love some good old holiday traditions for celebrating the holiday season? I know I do!   But here’s the thing: The holiday season has evolved into the season of unsustainability. In fact, the numbers are shocking on just how unsustainable.   While there are many aspects of the holiday season that are deteriorating our health and the planet, in this episode of Fatal Conveniences™ we will highlight three of the biggest holiday traditions destroying our planet.    Links mentioned: FC: Artificial Christmas Trees: https://darinolien.com/artificial-christmas-trees-fatal-conveniences/   FC: Holiday Wrapping Paper: https://darinolien.com/wrapping-paper-fatal-conveniences/  FC: Holiday Decorations: https://darinolien.com/holiday-decorations-fatal-conveniences/    Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
12/14/202321 minutes, 37 seconds
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Rhona Mitra: A Personal Journey Towards Health and Empowerment Through Self-Healing

Our modern lifestyle and societal norms have contributed to our disconnection from our bodies and the environment. The constant exposure to both physical and emotional toxins has numbed us to our own pain and suffering, reducing our ability to respond effectively to health issues.   In part 2 of our discussion, my guest Rhona Mitra, shares her healing journey through navigating the Western healthcare system, the struggles she faced with a vaccination, the power of detoxification, listening to our bodies as the ultimate guide to recovery, and the importance of self-education about medical interventions.    We also discuss Rhona’s experience of horse rehabilitation, the profound connection between humans and horses, and the lessons she learned from them.    Rhona’s story shows that In the face of healthcare hurdles, it is indeed possible to emerge stronger, healthier, and more in tune with ourselves and the world around us.   What we discuss:   (0:05:06) - Rhona’s personal struggle of navigating through the Western healthcare system after sustaining an injury, her negative experiences with misdiagnosis and the need for a healthcare system that better prioritizes patient welfare   (0:16:44) - The importance of personal health and self-care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the importance of educating oneself about medical interventions   (0:23:31) - Rhona’s personal story of vaccine injury that led to a lifestyle shift towards natural remedies and plant-based medicine, the importance of being mindful of one's consumption and the necessity of breaking free from societal norms to take control of personal health   (0:39:48) - The impact of our modern lifestyle and societal norms on our disconnection from our bodies and the environment, and Rhona’s personal experiences on detoxifying the body and how it can lead to a newfound awareness and sensitivity   (0:47:37) - Rhona’s unexpected journey into working with horses, the profound lessons learned from letting go of ego when interacting with these animals, and how a compassionate and authentic way of living has emerged from this interaction   (0:52:03) - Rhona’s 20-year journey of rescuing and rehabilitating wild horses, sharing heart-wrenching scenarios they have encountered and emphasizing the importance of allowing these horses to live in their natural habitat   (0:59:06) - Activism and how Rhona’s journey of self-discovery led to dedicating her life to helping animals and fostering empathy between humans   (1:06:31) - Rhona’s efforts in creating an online support system for individuals struggling with mental health and addiction, and her work with horses and holistic land management practices, offering alternative ways of interacting with animals and the land   Thank you to our sponsors: Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off. Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Barùkas: Go to www.barukas.com and use code DARINPOD10 for a 10% discount.   Find more from Rhona Mitra: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamrhonamitra/ Website: https://www.thelastark.com/   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
12/13/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 11 seconds
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Q&A: How to Make the Holidays Sustainable and Stress-Free

In this episode of the Darin Olien Show, I answer some of your most pressing questions asked via my Instagram about the holidays. I’m answering the questions: what are some sustainable and eco-friendly gift ideas for the holiday season, how do you address unwanted gifts and encourage eco-friendly gifting simultaneously, how do you maintain a healthy and happy mindset during the holidays, and how do you deal with the stress in the holidays? Plus I answer what are sustainable choices for a holiday/“Christmas” tree. If you have questions you would like me to answer on the show, be sure to follow me on Instagram: @darinolien.   What I discuss: 02:57 - Question 1: What are some sustainable and eco-friendly gift ideas for the holiday season?   12:00 - Question 2: How do you address unwanted gifts and encourage eco-friendly gifting simultaneously?   13:50 - Question 3: How do you maintain a healthy and happy mindset during the holidays?   19:57 - Question 4: How do you deal with the stress in the holidays?   29:12 - Question 5: What are sustainable choices for a holiday/“Christmas” tree?   Thank you to our sponsors: Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon!   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
12/7/202329 minutes, 6 seconds
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Rhona Mitra: Conscious Decision Making, Overcoming Limiting Beliefs, and Finding Wholeness Again (Part 1)

Life, in its infinite complexity and unpredictability, often deals us hands that we do not know how to play. We may find ourselves faced with unexpected circumstances, challenges that seem insurmountable, and paths that are unfamiliar and daunting. These moments can feel like we're lost in a wilderness, unsure of our direction and uncertain of our ability to navigate the terrain. From overcoming an autoimmune illness, breaking free from societal expectations, and finding fulfillment in the unknown, my guest, Rhona Mitra, shares her unique experiences of living in harmony with nature and animals, and how these interactions have shaped her perspective on life.  Rhona shares her transformative journey of living off-grid, the importance of finding wholeness and connection through nature, and the powerful lessons she has learned from her deep bond with horses, leading to personal growth, self-discovery, and finding her path in life. Rhona’s story is a powerful narrative of personal evolution and resilience. Join us as we dive into the importance of being present, being of service to others, and making choices that align with our true selves.   What we discuss:   (0:07:04) - Rhona’s experience living in Uruguay and the misconceptions and judgments that often surround her lifestyle   (0:16:12) - Rhona’s personal evolution from the struggle of conforming to societal expectations, healing from an autoimmune illness, and the importance of aligning actions with one's true self   (0:28:13) - Rhona’s journey to help horses and her commitment to creating a haven for them   (0:35:26) - Rhona’s journey of finding clarity, and the significance of self-discovery and personal transformation   (0:41:28) - Rhona’s experiences of living in different parts of the world, setting up permaculture farms in Africa, and studying under a shaman in South America.   (0:50:58) - The power of choices and the importance of conscious decision-making   (0:56:03) - The power of self-awareness, overcoming limiting beliefs with the help of nature, and the role of animals in personal growth and connection with nature.   (1:07:24) - Rhona’s journey of leaving her life in Venice Beach to live in Argentina and her work in rescuing horses.   (1:15:53) - Finding wholeness and connection through living in harmony with nature and animals Thank you to our sponsors: Bite: Go to trybite.com/DARIN20 or use code DARIN20 at checkout to claim this deal. Tech Wellness: Go over to techwellness.com/darin and use code DARIN for 15% off. Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off   Find more from Rhona Mitra: Instagram: @iamrhonamitra | @TheLastArkOrphanage  Website: thelastark.com | https://www.animal-welfare-foundation.org/  For support and consultations on the journey back to wholeness: https://www.thelastark.com/support-consultations/ Email for inquiries: [email protected]   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Resources: Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN-GuLUgIqK0Apc2buD-D3pUK36NUU6Cz&feature=shared  
12/6/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 8 seconds
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Fatal Convenience™: Online Shopping

The King of all Fatal conveniences may very well be Online shopping. Since the invention of the World Wide Web in 1999, E-Commerce has grown exponentially around the world, with a particular peak in 2020 with the outbreak of COVID-19, leaving many people at home with nothing to do but shop online. With the rise of online purchasing also comes the rise in waste ranging from plastic to textile and excess carbon emissions. Not only is the impact to the environment significant, but the psychological impact is overwhelming, causing anxiety and depression in many people. What are the ways that we, the consumers, can curb our online shopping cravings to encourage our own health as well as the health of the planet?    What I discuss: Question 1: History and Why It’s Commonly Found in Society Question 2: What makes online shopping convenient? Question 3: Why should we care and why is it harmful? Question 4: What are the solutions?    Thank you to our sponsors: Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
11/30/202324 minutes, 18 seconds
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Marcelo Gleiser: Astrobiology, The Miracle of Life, and How Science Actually Works

Have you ever wondered what our unique place is in this universe?   There is an intricate connection between humans, nature, and the universe, and that’s what my guest, Marcelo Gleiser and I dive into in this episode of the Darin Olien Show.    We also discuss how science actually works and  the importance of credibility and accuracy in scientific knowledge, how we can take active steps to mend our relationship with our home planet, and astrobiology – which is the study of life in the universe, as well as exploring the possibility of extraterrestrial life.    Marcelo Gleiser is a theoretical physicist and author of The DAWN of a Mindful Universe. He’s also a public intellectual at Dartmouth College working on basic research ranging from cosmology and applications of information theory to complex phenomena to history and philosophy of science and how science and culture interact. He is devoted to the public understanding of science and is a popular speaker with a strong social media presence and books published in 15 languages.    What we discuss:   (0:07:15) - The importance of credibility in science, the challenges of misinformation, and the evolving nature of scientific knowledge   (0:23:07) - The environmental crisis, the role of individual actions, and the power of education and collective change   (0:30:22) - The interconnectedness of humans and nature, the physiological benefits of being in nature, and the responsibility humans have to the universe   (0:46:37) - Tribalism, human interconnectedness, the changes brought about by the pandemic, and the power of the human spirit and consumerism   (0:57:12) - The realm of astrobiology, contemplating the uniqueness of humanity, the possibility of extraterrestrial life, and humanity's place in the universe   Thank you to our sponsors: Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off. Tech Wellness: Go over to techwellness.com/darin and use code DARIN for 15% off. Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off Barùkas: Go to www.barukas.com and use code DARINPOD10 for a 10% discount.   Find more from Marcelo Gleiser: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gleiserofficial/ Book link: https://tinyurl.com/2pjk8sjz Website: https://marcelogleiser.com/   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
11/29/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 32 seconds
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Fatal Conveniences™: Thanksgiving

Here's a shocking statistic you probably didn’t know about Thanksgiving meals: An average Thanksgiving plate contains about 80-90 grams of fat which is as much as  1⅓ sticks of butter – and it contains on average 75 grams of sugar, which is equivalent to almost 20 teaspoons of pure sugar. Plus, the average person will gain between two to four pounds after the Thanksgiving feast. This isn’t even getting into the actual ingredients being used in the traditional thanksgiving foods – especially a traditional stuffed turkey.    This doesn’t mean we need to cancel Thanksgiving – it simply means it’s time to rethink what your thanksgiving meals look like and how to approach the holiday in a more sustainable way. That’s why in this episode of Fatal Conveniences, we’ll explore Thanksgiving Meals.    Thank you to our sponsors:  Bite: Go to trybite.com/DARIN20 or use code DARIN20 for 20% off your first order. Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon. Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Reliable places where you can learn more: Turkeys Stomped on, Punched, and Left to Die at 'Humane' Farms Supplying Top  Grocers  How Many Calories Are in Thanksgiving Dinner? - A dish-by-dish guide to eating  healthier this holiday  
11/23/202317 minutes, 19 seconds
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Dr. Andrew Huberman: Exploring the Mind-Body Connection, The Power of Breathwork, Rewiring the Brain

Shownotes: In this episode, Dr. Andrew Huberman, the brain warrior, shares how the mind and body have an intrinsic connection that significantly impacts our well-being, the use of technology in studying emotions and the nervous system, how neurogenerative compounds have a significant impact on brain function and circadian rhythm, and how understanding these relationships can pave the way for new treatments for neurological diseases.   We also discuss the role of breathing patterns in regulating the autonomic nervous system and the importance of rest in overall neurobiological health.   ​​Andrew Huberman, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist and tenured professor in the department of neurobiology, and by courtesy, psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford School of Medicine. He is the founder of the Huberman Lab, and has made numerous significant contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function and neural plasticity, which is the ability of our nervous system to rewire and learn new behaviors, skills and cognitive functioning.    What we discuss: (0:11:08) - How Andrew’s research has shifted from animal models to humans, discussing the role of AI in studying human emotions and the nervous system   (0:21:36) - The importance of breathing for autonomic control, the relationship between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, and how certain breathing patterns can quickly shift our autonomic nervous system   (0:32:53) - The impact of breathing on stress and immunity, and how breathwork can help the body.   (0:37:19) - How Andrew Huberman got into visual neuroscience   (0:44:28) - The importance of light for brain function and its impact on our circadian rhythm, and the role of certain cells in the eyes in setting the level of alertness or sleepiness in the brain.   (0:56:34) - The potential of neurogenerative compounds to support the brain's ability to regenerate and change in response to experience, the importance of focus and rest to achieve this plasticity, and the role of dopamine in triggering plasticity. Thank you to our sponsors: Therasage: Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com  and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off. Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off. Barùkas: Go to www.barukas.com and use code DARINPOD10 for a 10% discount. Find more from Andrew Huberman: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hubermanlab/?hl=en Website: https://hubermanlab.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-huberman-b1594110a/   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
11/22/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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Fatal Conveniences™: Pet Food

You wouldn’t eat a bag of dried pellets made of meat by-products. So why would you feed it to your pet? Just like humans, animals need proper nutrition to thrive and live happy, healthy lives. Most store-bought pet foods consist of low-quality meats, fillers and preservatives.   Pet food manufacturers are constantly trying to make the food-making process cheaper. So that means cheap ingredients and cheap packaging. All of that results in poor nutritional health for your furry friends.   This one isn’t tough, guys. We need to make sure our pets are eating whole, nutritional foods. I choose a plant-based diet for myself, but I know a vegan diet isn’t best for my German Shepherd, Chaga. So I give him a fresh, mostly raw diet consisting of 75% meat and 25% veggies and ancient grains.    In this episode, I’ll give you some tips on how to use fresh food for your dog and some fresh pet food companies that I love. I discuss the gross history of pet food companies, signs that your pet has a poor diet, why raw food is best for pets, studies that reveal the horrifying ingredients in dry pet food, if grain-free is better for your dog, what foods are best for cats and dogs, and great fresh pet food companies.   What I discuss: (0:02:02) - The history of pet food, its impact on pet health, and the need to treat our pets as family members (0:09:12) - The dangers of processed pet food, the lack of regulations, the questionable ingredients permitted in pet food, and the potential toxins in pet food (0:23:04) - The importance of conscious decision-making when it comes to the products we give our pets   Thank you to our sponsor: Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com  and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off. Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.    Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
11/16/202324 minutes
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Dr. Lana: Challenging Healthcare Norms, Hormonal Health, and Naturopathic Medicine

Why are more people not questioning the status quo in healthcare and the need for affordable and accessible healthcare for all? In this episode, Dr. Lana shares the necessity of questioning the existing healthcare system and advocating for affordable and accessible healthcare, the impact of harmful chemicals in everyday products on our health, and the importance of comprehensive hormone and nutrient testing for optimal health.   We also discuss various strategies to manage and improve hormone health, the importance of personalized healthcare, and the advantages of naturopathic healthcare practices.   Dr. Lana Butner is a Board-Certified Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc). She earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (now known as Sonoran University of Health Sciences) and her Masters of Science in Acupuncture from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in Arizona.   What we discuss:   [00:05:35] - The significant impact of harmful chemicals in everyday products on our health [00:18:00] - The critical role hormones play in body weight regulation and the importance of understanding these complexities for maintaining health and strategies to manage and improve hormone health [00:24:25] - The importance of personalized healthcare plans and why a generalized approach does not yield effective results in healthcare [00:33:15] - The potential future of healthcare practices and how these practices could evolve to better serve patients [00:38:00] - Key tests women should prioritize in order to stay on top of their health [50:10:00] - Resources for holistic healthcare   Thank you to our sponsors: Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off. Tech Wellness: Go over to techwellness.com/darin and use code DARIN for 15% off. Barùkas: Go to www.barukas.com and use code DARINPOD10 for a 10% discount.   Find more from Dr. Lana: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drlanabutner/ Website: https://www.drlanawellness.com/ Resources: https://www.drlanawellness.com/downloads Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
11/15/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Only Nut That is Good for People + the Planet

When traveling through a remote area of South America I came across this nut known to the indigenous tribes for millennia, but virtually unheard of anywhere else. As a global superfood hunter for over 15 years, I'm convinced that Baru nuts are the healthiest nuts on the planet; literally a mini-cocktail of hard to find micronutrients and vegan protein.   In this episode, Miguel Beruman, General Manager at Barùkas, shares the importance of obtaining certifications that support social responsibilities at Barùkas, the SMETA audit process, the marketing strategies of eco-friendly products, the challenges of sourcing this exotic wild food and how Barùkas maintains high quality standards.   We also discuss our personal health journeys, the intricate link between nutrition, environmental consciousness, and plant biochemistry, the complexities of the Baru Nut, its impact on our health and the environment, and its role in driving a global movement towards sustainability and social responsibility.    What we discuss: (0:08:53) - Transitioning to healthier eating habits to exploration of South America   (0:15:44) - Exploring the world of natural healing and alternative therapies, emphasizing the need for a broader, holistic perspective on health   (0:29:07) - The intricate link between nutrition, environmental consciousness, and the complex biochemistry of plants is examined, highlighting the importance of sustainable lifestyle choices   (0:38:57) - The human connection and generosity value   (0:45:46) - Miguel shares his family's dedication to the Baru Nut and talks about the process of developing and ensuring the quality of the product   (0:55:23) - The nutritional benefits of Baru nuts and how they compare to other nuts   (1:03:34) - The importance of fair trade and maintaining good relationships with farmers in the Baru Nut industry   (1:10:07) - Results of a sustainability study on Baru Nut, and the crucial role of the Baru Nut in various ecosystems.   (1:19:24) - The power of Barùkas in improving the environment, benefiting people's health, and providing economic opportunities for communities   Thank you to our sponsors: Find more from Barùkas: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eatbarukas/ Website: https://barukas.com/   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
11/13/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 31 seconds
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Q&A: Why I Went Plant-Based, The Best Way To Get Plant-Based Protein and How Much Protein You Need Daily

In this episode of the Darin Olien Show, I answer some of your most pressing questions asked via my Instagram about why I went plant-based. I’m answering the questions: Why I decided to go vegan, what is the best way to get plant-based protein, how much protein to eat daily, and how to find out your protein requirement. Plus I answer the best types of pots and pans to use. If you have questions you would like me to answer on the show, be sure to follow me on Instagram: @darinolien.   What I discuss: 02:27 - Question 1: Why did I decide to go vegan? 14:05 - Question 2: What is the best way to get plant-based protein? 21:47 - Question 3: How much protein should you aim to eat daily to build and maintain muscle mass? 26:01 - Question 4: How to find out how much protein you need daily? 29:12 - Question 5: What kind of pots and pans should you use?   Thank you to our sponsors: Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN12 at checkout for 12% off.     Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
11/9/202332 minutes, 17 seconds
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Fatal Conveniences™: Daylight Savings Time

Why do you do daylight savings? Is it actually necessary? And more importantly, what is it doing to our health?   When it comes to Daylight Savings Time it seems as though economic interests are once again the driving force for regulation.   Daylight savings time, although thought to be helpful in energy consumption during WWI and WWII, has a shockingly significant impact on our overall health.    Companies and businesses are eager to keep the DST law put into place in 2007, which is shown to increase sales, but how is this adjustment in time affecting our circadian rhythms, sleep, and mental health?   Are we walking zombies destined to keep living in this shifted reality from changing our clocks twice a year? These are the questions we need answered and why we’re going to explore the Fatal Convenience: Daylight Savings.    What I discuss: 03:05 - Discussion on the history and health impacts of Daylight Savings Time, particularly on our circadian rhythm. The economic implications of the time shift are also considered 07:25 - Deep dive into how Daylight Savings Time can lead to fatigue, blood pressure changes and even increase the risk of heart disease 12:30 - Discussion on the adverse effects of the time shift on night owls and teenagers who stay up late 16:45 - The reasons behind Daylight Savings Time, discussing the physiological and psychological aspects that contribute to the heightened sensitivity to time shifts   Thank you to our sponsor:   Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com  and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off.   Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: Fatal Conveniences Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
11/2/202326 minutes, 28 seconds
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Luke Storey: Breaking Addiction Through Spirituality

In this episode, Luke Storey shares what steps he took to overcome his addiction and how spiritual surrender and deep healing contributed to his transformation and journey to self-love and self-discovery. His story is a testament to the transformative power of surrender and finding hope in the bleakest of places.   We explore the concept of shedding false identities, the impact of societal pressures, and the power of vulnerability in the healing process. We also discuss the roles of good and evil in our world and the importance of anchoring ourselves in love.    Luke Storey is a writer, meditation, and metaphysics teacher, and lifestyle design expert who shares transformative principles of health, addiction recovery, and spirituality. He's host of the top-rated The Life Stylist Podcast, which he launched in 2016.   What we discuss: (0:16:43) - Embracing the Transformative Power of Surrender and Hope (0:21:14) - How To Find Your True Self and Shed False Identities (0:32:15) - Harnessing the Revolutionary Strength of Healing and Integration (0:49:13) - Struggling With Life's Experience and Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness (0:53:54) - Comprehending the Complex Roles of Good and Evil in Our Lives (1:06:48) - Celebrating Love and the Energizing Synergy in a Relationship (1:12:10) - Journey to Self-Reflection and the Discovery of Genuine Love. Thank you to our sponsors:   Find more from Luke Storey: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lukestorey Website: https://www.lukestorey.com/ Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
11/1/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 39 seconds
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Fatal Conveniences™: The Hidden Cost of Halloween

If you live in the United States, you’ve most likely celebrated Halloween – you’ve gone trick or treating, you’ve carved a pumpkin, you’ve dressed up in costumes – you’ve done it all. While this holiday can be fun and add some excitement to our lives, it also comes at a cost.    For example, did you know in the United States, most of the 900,000 tons of pumpkin produced annually will be trashed, rather than used as food or composted? This enormous waste adds to the already critical global food waste crisis. Overall, around 1.3 billion tons of global waste are created each year. (World Economic  Forum, 2019)    This is just a small glimpse into the amount of waste created from this holiday, let alone the impact it can have on your health. From pumpkins and candy to costumes, decorations, and more, we need to look at the global impact of this holiday from every angle.   That’s why in this episode of Fatal Conveniences™, we’re going to explore the holiday Halloween and how we can start to celebrate in a more sustainable and health-conscious way.    What I discuss: 02:10 - Evaluating the Ecological Footprint of Halloween  07:21 - Exploring the Intersections of Halloween, Environmental Sustainability, and Public Health 23:75 - How Can We Move Towards an Eco-friendly and Health-conscious Halloween Celebration   Thank you to our sponsors:   Bite: Go to trybite.com/DARIN20 or use code DARIN20 for 20% off your first order.   Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com  and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off.   Don’t forget…   You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Reliable Sources where you can learn more: Halloween can have spooky environmental consequences  Why Halloween is terrible for the environment  The Environmental impact of Halloween: What the jack-o’-lantern story says  about food waste in our society  Halloween candy comes with hidden environmental costs  13 Sustainable Halloween Tips That Are Anything But Boo-Ring 4 Ways To Make Your Halloween As Sustainable As It Is Stylish   
10/26/202327 minutes, 53 seconds
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Q&A: Supplements I Take Daily, How to Choose Quality Supplements + More

In this episode of the Darin Olien Show, I answer some of your most pressing questions asked via my Instagram. I’m answering the questions: what vitamins and supplements do I take daily, what is the importance of foundational health before investing in supplements, how to identify and choose quality supplements in the market, when do I take probiotics, and how can we trust superfoods? If you have questions you would like me to answer on the show, be sure to follow me on Instagram: @darinolien.   What we discuss: 07:58 - Question 1: What vitamins and supplements do I take daily? 22:48 - Question 2: What is the importance of foundational health before investing in supplements? 33:50 - Question 3: How to identify and choose quality supplements in the market? 36:40 - Question 4: How do you know what probiotic is best to take, and is it important to take prebiotics?  38:59 - Question 5: How can we trust superfoods?   Thank you to our sponsors: Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com  and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off. Dirt Locker: Check out Dirt Locker, visit: http://www.dirtlocker.com.     Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
10/19/202344 minutes, 28 seconds
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Zach Bush: A Wake-Up Call for Humanity: The Truth About Our Collapsing System and the Future of Health for Humanity and the Planet

Our world is on the brink of collapse, and ultra-processed food is one of the major culprits. Our economic system is designed to maximize profits, often at the expense of our health and the environment. The shift from valuing nature and holistic practices to focusing on chemical compounds and wealth creation has led to unprecedented levels of mental illness, chronic inflammation, reliance on heavily processed food, and environmental damage – including pollution and over-exploitation of resources.   In this episode, I’m joined by Zach Bush, dives into the truths about our failing system, the detrimental health effects of ultra-processed food, and the incredible power of nature to heal and restore. This episode is a wake-up call to humanity to confront these shocking truths, acknowledge these issues, and actively work towards a healthier reality.   Zach Bush MD is a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. He is an internationally recognized educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems. Dr. Zach founded *Seraphic Group and the nonprofit Farmer’s Footprint to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health.   His passion for education reaches across many disciplines, including topics such as the role of soil and water ecosystems in human genomics, immunity, and gut/brain health. His education has highlighted the need for a radical departure from chemical farming and pharmacy, and his ongoing efforts are providing a path for consumers, farmers, and mega-industries to work together for a healthy future for people and the planet.   What we discuss: (0:06:51) - Food as Medicine (0:13:14) - From Chemical Warfare to Pharmaceutical Industry (0:25:01) - Human Disconnection From Nature and Radical Shift (0:34:35) - The Impact of Trauma on Generations (0:42:54) - Gender, Fertility and Genetic Factors (0:48:02) - Human Infertility and Species Collapse (0:52:53) - Shifting Mindset Towards Nature-Based Values (1:01:53) - Misaligned Values and Hope for Change (1:12:40) - The Soul and Beauty's Evolution Connection (1:25:38) - Nature's Healing Power and Human Transformation (1:37:56) - Reconnecting With Indigeneity and Nature   Thank you to our sponsors: Tech Wellness: Start protecting yourself by using code “DARIN” for 15% off Darin’s favorite Tech Wellness Products or their amazing EMF Protection Starter Packs by heading over to techwellness.com/darin. Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com  and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off. Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code “DARIN12″ at checkout for 12% off.   Find more from Zach: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zachbushmd/ Website: https://zachbushmd.com/ Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
10/18/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 37 seconds
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Fatal Conveniences™ Solutions: Hair Dye

In the quest for self-expression and style, hair dye has become a ubiquitous tool in the world of beauty and fashion. Whether it's a dramatic transformation, a subtle touch-up, or simply covering those stubborn grays, millions of people around the world turn to hair dye to enhance their appearance.    But, what if we want to continue to use our hair color as an outlet for self-expression? What if we want to cover up our gray hairs? Thankfully we don’t need to give up hair dye completely. There are some simple solutions and measures we can take to ensure we are changing our hair color in both a safe and effective way.    That’s why in this episode, we’ll explore solutions for the Fatal Convenience: Hair Dye.  Thank you to our sponsors:  Bite: Go to trybite.com/DARIN20 or use code DARIN20 for 20% off your first order. Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com  and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off.    Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/ Reliable Sources where you can learn more: Dye Your Hair Naturally With These Easy Methods 15 Best Natural Hair Dyes for Long-Lasting Color in 2023 The Best Natural Hair Dye for Healthy Hair   Dye Your Hair Naturally With These Easy Methods
10/12/202310 minutes, 55 seconds
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August Brice: Is EMF Killing You? Symptoms of EMF Exposure + Why You Need EMF Protection

Our invisible environment is swarming with electromagnetic fields and radiation emitted by our everyday devices like cell phones, Wi-Fi routers, and more. The possible health risks associated with these invisible enemies are often overlooked and misunderstood.   In this episode, I’m joined by August Brice, an expert who has spent years studying the effects of EMFs on human health. We discuss the symptoms of EMF exposure, the scientific studies conducted on EMFs – highlighting the potential dangers that lurk in our homes and our pockets, and how to effectively protect yourself from EMFs.   August Brice of Tech Wellness is an EMF (electric and magnetic field) expert bringing mindfulness and balance to our relationship with technology. She is passionate about giving individuals solutions to live safer and healthier in our tech-saturated digital world. Her work is backed by science with the goal of informing the public on ways they can live a toxin free lifestyle and thrive amidst the growing impact of modern technology.   What we discuss: 05:53 - How EMF impacts our health and the potential dangers of current technology 22:10 - Dynamics of the telecommunications industry and the role of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 38:57 - Health implications of non-ionizing radiation  41:50 - The effects of EMF on fertility 53:35 - The effects of data carrying the wave and the potential risks to pregnant women exposed to higher levels of EMF 1:08:28 - Potential of reclaiming our autonomy and devising healthier alternatives   Thank you to our sponsors:   Tech Wellness: Start protecting yourself by using code “DARIN” for 15% off Darin’s favorite Tech Wellness Products or their amazing EMF Protection Starter Packs by heading over to techwellness.com/darin. Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code "DARIN12" at checkout for 12% off. Dirt Locker: Check out Dirt Locker, visit: http://www.dirtlocker.com Find more from August: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/techwellness Website: https://techwellness.com   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
10/11/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 48 seconds
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Q&A: My Weekly Workout Routine, How I Stay Healthy While Traveling + More

In this week’s Q&A, I’m going to answer questions on what my weekly training regime looks like, how often the average human should exercise a week, how I keep up with your healthy habits while traveling, some tips I have for traveling, and the easiest way to make wellness accessible for someone lacking time and money.   I’m pulling these questions from my Instagram, so if you have a question to ask me, be sure to follow me: @darinolien. Questions Answered:    Question #1: What does your weekly training regime look like?  Question #2: How much exercise does the average human need a week to remain healthy?  Question #3: How do you keep up with your healthy habits while traveling? What are some tips?  Question #4: What’s the easiest way to make wellness accessible for someone lacking time and money?    I mention Manna Vitality a few times in this episode – If you want to try out Manna for yourself,  they are offering all my listeners 20% off your order. Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN20 at checkout for 20% off.   Thank you to our sponsors:  Bite: Go to trybite.com/DARIN20 or use code DARIN20 for 20% off your first order. Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com  and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off.    Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
10/5/202325 minutes, 44 seconds
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Julie Nguyen: How to Change Your Unhealthy Eating Habits

Most of you know what processed foods do to your health, yet your lifestyle doesn’t always accommodate “healthy eating” and you “need” to succumb to processed foods.  Here’s a stat that may or may not be shocking to you: Up to 70% of US calories are from ultra-processed food. This is leading to our obesity epidemic – yet our current healthcare system fails to provide any effective solutions.    That’s why in this episode of the Darin Olien Show, we’ll explore tangible ways to overcome this hurdle by making eating healthy the easiest thing you do each day.    My guest, Julie Nguyen, not only discusses effective ways to break out of unhealthy eating patterns, but also discusses the importance of seeking out alternative health care solutions, the importance of personal motivation and research in achieving optimal health, and the healthy food delivery Innovation: Methodology.    Julie is the CEO and co-founder of Methodology, a gourmet food delivery service that is revolutionizing the way we eat on the go – which is also known for their Michelin-quality meals housed in reusable, sustainable packaging. As part of her food research and travels, she’s lived in three of the world's Blue Zones, the regions of the world with the highest concentration of centenarians. She uses her knowledge gained from these Blue Zones to inspire Methodology recipes.    What we discuss:  (0:00:05) - The shocking  impact of ultra processed food  (0:10:16) - How do we go from being chronically sick to being optimally healthy? (0:18:25) - How do we break free from poor eating habits?  (0:24:23) - Tangle ways for making eating healthy extremely simple  (0:39:11) - Collaboration for innovative nutrition program (0:43:04) - Why we should utilize fresh food delivery   Thank you to our sponsors:    Methodology:  Head over to gomethodology.com use code DARIN to get 10% off your first week.   Don’t forget… You can order my Fatal Conveniences™ book by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.    Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Julie:   Website: https://www.gomethodology.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gomethodology/
10/4/202359 minutes, 19 seconds
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What This Bathroom Staple Is Doing To Your Health…

Plastic shower curtain liners are super convenient, easy to use, and easy to throw away after a period of time when they get moldy or mildew. However, not only is the plastic waste harmful to our environment, these plastic shower curtains contain a plethora of toxic chemicals to our body which we are exposed to every time we shower.   When the Center for Health, Environment & Justice tested PVC shower curtains, they found that 108 different volatile organic compounds were released from the shower curtain into the air over twenty-eight days.    Fortunately, there are some great alternative shower curtain materials like linen, organic cotton, and hemp that can be washed and reused and don't subject our bodies to harsh chemicals. That’s why in this episode, we’ll explore the Fatal Convenience, Plastic Shower Curtains.   Thank you to our sponsor:  Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off. Code is valid sitewide.   Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.    Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Reliable Sources where you can learn more: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2008-jun-13-me-showercurtain13-story.html https://simplendelight.com/best-non-toxic-shower-curtains_liners/#:~:text=Tightly%20woven%20cotton%2C%20hemp%2C%20bamboo,dry%20quickly%20with%20proper%20ventilation. https://victoriaplum.com/blog/posts/history-of-showers https://www.sustainablejungle.com/sustainable-living/non-toxic-shower-curtain/ https://www.ewg.org/news-insights/news/confirmed-new-shower-curtain-smell-gross https://ohsonline.com/articles/2008/06/study-pvc-shower-curtains-potentially-toxic.aspx  
9/28/202312 minutes, 3 seconds
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Vienna Pharaon: How Breaking Family Patterns Can Liberate the Way we Live and Love

What if the key to transforming your life and relationships lies hidden in your past? What if you were able to realize your authentic self by discovering and addressing your origin story?   In this episode of the Darin Olien show, I’m joined by Vienna Pharaon who dives into the intriguing concept of origin stories, their role in shaping our belief systems, and how breaking family patterns can liberate the way you live and love.   Vienna shares how even seemingly insignificant behaviors within our family systems can profoundly influence our self-perception and impact our relationships – as well as how we often overlook the consequences of trading authenticity for connection and how we can strive to develop authenticity by acknowledging and working through the pain rooted in our origin stories.   Vienna Pharaon is a licensed marriage and family therapist and one of New York City’s most sought-after relationship therapists. She has practiced therapy for more than fifteen years and is the founder of the group practice Mindful Marriage and Family Therapy.   She received her master of science in marriage and family therapy from Northwestern University, and trained extensively at The Family Institute, Bette D. Harris Family & Child Clinic. Pharaon has been featured in The Economist, Vice, and Motherly, and has led workshops for Peloton and Netflix, among others.   Vienna is the creator of @mindfulMFT on Instagram where she’s helping over 600K people around the world heal their wounds.   Thank you to our sponsors:    Start protecting yourself by using code “DARIN” for 15% off Darin's favorite Tech Wellness Products or their amazing EMF Protection Starter Packs by heading over to techwellness.com.   Find more from Vienna:    Website: https://viennapharaon.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindfulmft/ Book: https://viennapharaon.com/     Find more from Darin:    Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
9/27/202358 minutes, 24 seconds
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Q&A: What I Eat in a Day, What I Feed My Dog, Where to Buy the Best Produce + More

In this episode of the Darin Olien Show, I answer some of your most pressing questions asked via my Instagram. I’m the questions: What I eat in a day, what I feed my dog, my thoughts on parasite cleansing, and where to buy safe produce if you don’t have access to a farmers market. If you have questions you would like me to answer on the show, be sure to follow me on Instagram: @darinolien.    What I discuss:  Question #1: What does a full day of eating look like for you? Question #2: What do you feed your dog?  Questions #2: What are your thoughts on parasite cleansing? Question #4: In response to your Fatal Convenience episode on Apeel, what should I do if I don’t have access to a Farmer’s market? Where or how can I buy safe produce?   Thank you to our sponsor:  Therasage is offering my listeners 15% off your order. Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off. Code is valid on the TheraPro and sitewide!   Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.    Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
9/21/202321 minutes, 13 seconds
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Mayra Castro: Creating a Positive Business and Impact Beyond Profit

In this episode of the Darin Olien show, we explore the idea of creating a positive impact beyond profit through strategic investments that benefit everyone involved. My guest in this episode of the Darin Olien podcast, Mayra Castro, shares her incredible journey of bridging two unique cultures, starting in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, venturing into academia in Switzerland, and eventually returning to her ancestral roots to establish her own company.   By looking to the Amazon as a source of innovation, trends, and sustainable solutions, this episode emphasizes the shift from a profit-focused approach to one centered on making a positive impact, encouraging us to explore collaborative efforts in crafting successful, impact-driven business models.   Born and raised in Amazônia, Mayra Castro is a lawyer with a master’s degree in international and European Law from the University of Geneva, in Switzerland.    A multilingual speaker (Portuguese, English, French, Spanish), she lived 6 years in Europe, mostly in Geneva. A connector and partnership catalyst Mayra has over 10 years of experience in partnership development, project design, cultural translation and team building.   She was Head of Office of the scientific consulate of the Swiss government in São Paulo, in charge of establishing the governmental organization in the city and bridging Brazil and Switzerland in science, arts & innovation.    What we discuss: 04:06 - Finding common ground between two cultures 08:32 - Giving back and mutual understanding 13:00 - The positive impact through strategic investment 16:52 - How to create a positive business 22:54 - Recognizing the Amazon as a source of solutions 24:41 - Deforestation of the Amazon 27:45 - How to help protect the Amazon 19:46 - Protecting the Amazon   Thank you to our sponsors: Find more from Mayra:  Website: https://www.investamazonia.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/invest.amazonia/   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
9/20/202334 minutes, 31 seconds
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Fatal Conveniences™: Hair Dye

In the quest for self-expression and style, hair dye has become a ubiquitous tool in the world of beauty and fashion. Whether it's a dramatic transformation, a subtle touch-up, or simply covering those stubborn grays, millions of people around the world turn to hair dye to enhance their appearance.    But what if I told you that beneath the excitement of a new look lies a less glamorous reality? The world of hair dye carries with it some hidden concerns that affect not just your personal well-being but also our planet's health. We need to take a closer look at these often-overlooked issues, from the chemical mysteries in your favorite dye to the environmental ripples it creates. That’s why in this episode, we’re going to explore the Fatal Convenience: Hair Dye.    Thank you to our sponsor:    Therasage is offering my listeners 15% off your order. Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off. Code is valid on the TheraPro and sitewide!   Don’t forget… You can order now by heading to darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book or order now on Amazon.    Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Reliable Sources where you can learn more: From 1500 BC to 2015 AD: The Extraordinary History of Hair Color Types of Hair Dye and Their Mechanisms of Action   Is Hair Dye Bad for the Environment? Is Hair Dye Environmentally Friendly? Hair Dyes and Cancer Risk     Non-toxic hair dye brands: Khadi’s Natural Hair Dyes Tints of Nature Herbatint Madison Reed Artic Fox Iroiro Colors Henna Color Lab’s Lush Green Hare DIY Hair Dye by healthline  
9/14/202312 minutes
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Marianne Williamson: The Power of Collective Action Against Corporate Influence

In this episode of the Darin Olien show, we will explore the need for collective responsibility in dealing with various societal issues, primarily the extent of corporate influence on US policy decisions, and how individual action alone is not sufficient to bring about meaningful change. My guest Marianne Williamson explains how the power of collective action is being underestimated and should be leveraged more effectively to challenge corporate influence and advocate for social justice.   My hope with this episode is to highlight the urgent need our country has for radical change and the crucial role each person plays in shaping the world around us. Plus, the importance of electing a president who is willing to challenge the corporate duopoly and stand up against corporate interests.   Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author, political activist, spiritual thought leader, and presidential candidate.    For over three decades, she has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles. She is the author of 15 books, four of which have been #1 New York Times bestsellers.   Williamson founded Project Angel Food, a non-profit organization that has delivered more than 16 million meals to ill and dying homebound patients since 1989. The group was created to help people suffering from the ravages of HIV/AIDS.   She has also worked throughout her career on poverty, anti-hunger and racial reconciliation issues. In 2004, she co-founded The Peace Alliance and supported the creation of a U.S. Department of Peace. Williamson ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 and is running for 2024.    What we discuss:    (0:00:08) - The importance of collective responsibility in creating significant change (0:05:00) - Corporate power in the United States (0:09:30) - The influence of corporate giants on the health of children and the elderly (0:11:51) - The impact of corporate power on economic injustice, highlighting issues such as food deserts and the influence of big companies on health (0:18:00) - The need for an education-induced awakening to challenge the status quo  (0:24:05) - Corporate influence on US policy decisions to the 1800s (0:31:00) - The moment Marianne decided to run for president (0:35:31) - The urgent need for radical change in the face of economic disparity   Thank you to our sponsors:  Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off. Barukas: Head to barukas.com and use the code DARIN for 15% off your order.   Find more from Marianne:  Website: https://marianne2024.com/ X: @marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariannewilliamson/   Find more from Darin: Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
9/13/202353 minutes, 5 seconds
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Fatal Conveniences™: Apeel

Have you ever heard of Apeel before? Whether you have or haven’t, You may have already eaten a piece of fruit at some point that was covered in it.    Apeel is a plant-based coating or ‘peel’ that helps produce stay fresh for longer by slowing water loss, preventing oxidation and protecting against environmental stress, which are the primary causes of food spoilage. It uses a microscopic amount of Monoglycerides and Diglycerides, which are naturally found in fruits and vegetables, to create a breathable extra layer that keeps moisture inside the produce while keeping oxygen out.   While these glycerides can be extracted from any fruit or vegetable, Apeel extracts them from widely grown plant oils that are passed through a purifying process to remove allergens, impurities and trans fats. Apeel claims that it only uses plant oils from non-GMO and sustainably grown sources.    So, what’s the issue? Find out in this episode of Fatal Conveniences™.   Thank you to our sponsors:    BITE: Go to trybite.com/DARIN20 or use code DARIN20   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   References: https://www.evansvanodine.co.uk/assets/eng_apeel.pdf? Apeel Sciences. (2022). Apeel. Retrieved from https://www.apeel.com/ Epic Water Filters USA. (2023). Is Apeel Safe? Retrieved from https://www.epicwaterfilters.com/blogs/quick-drips/is-apeel-safe Frank, J. (2021). Mono and Diglycerides in Food Products. Retrieved from PROSPECTOR Knowledge Center: https://www.ulprospector.com/knowledge/511/mono-diglycerides-2/ Huizen, J. (2018). What are monoglycerides and are they safe? Retrieved from Medical News Today: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321912 Nelson, C. (2022). Environmentally-Friendly Cooking Oils: The Best and Worst Options. Retrieved from Zero Acre: https://www.zeroacre.com/blog/sustainable-cooking-oils Tatum, M. (2023). Everything you need to know about Apeel. Retrieved from Wicked Leeks: https://wickedleeks.riverford.co.uk/features/everything-you-need-to-know-about-apeel/ U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (2023). CFR - Code of Federal Regulations Title 21. Retrieved from https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=184.1505#:~:text=184.1505%20Mono%2D%20and%20diglycerides.,are%20derived%20from%20edible%20sources. Vandergriendt, C. (2017). What Are Monoglycerides and Are They Safe to Consume? Retrieved from healthline: https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/monoglycerides#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20FDA%2C%20mono,the%20manufacturing%20process%20is%20satisfactory.
9/7/202319 minutes, 55 seconds
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David Reid: Remineralizing Your Body, Shilajit, and Manna Vitality

Ever considered how the minerals we take in from our food and environment significantly affect our health and vitality? The industrial revolution has altered our natural landscape and our health, leading to the demineralization of our food sources and, consequently, our bodies. What we can do to counteract this is what we will unpack in this episode of the Darin Olien Show with guest, David Reid.   David is the co-founder of MANNA Vitality. He has been traveling across the globe for over a decade searching for Fulvic acid and nutrients gathered from both the Earth and the sea, from the highest point and lowest points on the planet, to provide a comprehensive and enhanced mineral therapy.   We also explore the incredible benefits of shilajit, a potent black mineral that has been an essential component of Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. You’ll learn about its ability to upregulate collagen, mitochondria, and anabolic hormones, and the trace minerals it contains.   What we discuss:    0:08:32 - Natural vs Synthetic Minerals  0:11:35 - Making Sustainable Salt From Dead Seawater 0:17:12 - Exploring the Ancient Origins of Shilajit 0:25:52 - Importance of Nature in Maintaining Health  0:35:26 - Exciting Era of Consciousness and Wellness 0:41:17 - Water's Role in Body Functioning 0:51:03 - Natural Remedies 0:58:17 - Blockchain Transparency in Marketing   Thank you to our sponsors:    Manna Vitality: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code DARIN20 at checkout for 20% off.   Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off.   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/ Find more from David:    Website: www.mannavitality.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/mannavitality    Key Takeaways:    1. Natural minerals play a crucial role in human health and their lack can lead to various diseases and conditions. The industrial revolution has inadvertently stripped both our bodies and our plants of these essential minerals, necessitating a journey to rediscover and replenish these micronutrients.   2. Shilajit, a powerful black ooze used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, is a remarkable substance capable of upregulating collagen, mitochondria, anabolic hormones, and macro and trace minerals. Its key component, fulvic acid, plays a crucial role in making minerals bioavailable.   3. Modern society's focus on profits has often overshadowed the importance of health. Natural products like Manna, which prioritize our health, are crucial in this context. Shilajit, a component of Manna, remineralizes and electrifies the fluid in our bodies, enhancing hydration, aging, and overall health. The cell membrane potential also plays a significant role in boosting our immunity.  
9/6/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 33 seconds
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My 3 favorite Eco-friendly Alternatives to Toothpaste

Toothpaste is a staple in our daily routines, and has been since as early as 3000 BCE. But as we have evolved as humans, so has our toothpaste. Packed with synthetic colors, artificial sweeteners, and chemical additives, they raise concerns about their negative effects on both our well-being and the planet.   The good news is that healthier alternatives are within reach, offering us a chance to care for our oral health without compromising our bodies or the environment. So, if you’re looking for a sparkling white smile without increasing your toxic burden, this episode is for you. In this episode of the Darin Olien Show, we will explore solutions for the Fatal Convenience, Toothpaste.    Thank you to our sponsors:    Barukas: Head to www.barukas.com and use the code DARIN for 15% off your order. Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off. Bite: Try it now by heading over to trybite.com/DARIN20 or use code DARIN20 at checkout.    Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Reliable Sources where you can learn more: What to know about fluoride in toothpaste Is Fluoride in Toothpaste Bad for You? 5 Reasons Your Toothpaste is Harming You      DIY Toothpaste Recipe: Baking Soda + Water Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 drop of any essential. Add a few drops of water until desired consistency.   Baking soda + Salt + Water Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of natural salt and 3 drops of any essential oil. Add a few drops of water until desired consistency.   Baking soda + Coconut oil Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 10 drops of any essential oil.  TIPS: Be careful with the proportions and if you want a whitening effect, add a minute proportion of turmeric.  
8/31/202313 minutes, 55 seconds
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Vani Hari: The Truth About The Food We Are Being Sold

Did you know there is no pumpkin in a pumpkin spice lattee?   In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, I chat with Vani Hari about the carcinogenic ingredients that multi-billion dollar companies are putting in the food they sell us. While most of these companies have the recipes to make their products healthier for Americans, they make the decision to continue feeding us poor-quality foods. Thus, the importance of being educated and looking out for ourselves when grocery shopping.   Vani also explains how you can make the transition from eating processed and artificially-flavoured foods to eating healthy and whole foods smoother. She shares a few of her favourite snack and breakfast options and how you can get started in the kitchen.   Vani Hari is an activist that lives in North Carolina and the author of the new book, The Food Babe Way, which guides 21 essential habits she taught herself to take control of her health.    What we discuss:   04:54: Why did Vani start looking at her diet? 10:51: How did Foodbabe get started? 21:10: How can we make the transition towards healthy food smoother? 30:43: What is in a Pumpkin Spice Lattee? 42:00: How is the system working against us? 45:27: What is Vani currently working on?   Key takeaways:   We have the obligation to educate ourselves on what is happening to our food. The ultra-processed foods that enormous companies are putting on the shelves at grocery stores are not the best for our health despite their marketing efforts to make it appear as so.  Education is the first step in making informed decisions.   We must learn how to rely on our own cooking skills to eat and not the meals which are made by a machine. Learning how to cook with whole ingredients is the easiest and simplest way to make eating healthy an achievable goal.   The system is working against us. Our food is not being made to energize us nor to fuel us anymore. Our food is being made in a way to maximize profits all while delivering the bare minimum nutritional factors.    To learn more about Vani:   Website: https://foodbabe.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefoodbabe/ Book: https://foodbabekitchen.com/   Thank you to our sponsors:   Shop Barukas and use code DARIN10 to save 10% on your order: https://barukas.com/discount/DARIN10   Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase: https://therasage.com/pages/shop
8/30/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 36 seconds
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Tips To Increase Your Skin’s Natural Glow

For years we have been inundated with advertisements for skin care that fights aging and wrinkles. Women in particular have been targeted, as society has a particularly high standard for their appearance. In fact studies have shown that women spend almost 10 times more on cosmetic products per year than men. Additionally all of these skin care products claim to help with smoothness or reducing acne.    What these marketing schemes aren’t transparent about is the toxic chemicals included in these products such as mercury, which can cause toxicity and poisoning leading to tremors, changes in vision and hearing, and memory problems). These products also include PFOAs and PTFEs. These have been linked to cancer, endocrine disruption, and reproduction harm. Whatever is going on your skin is going in your skin and a lot of these ingredients included in “anti-aging” skincare products are toxic to our body.    So, how do we obtain younger looking skin without putting our bodies (and skin) at risk?    That’s what we are going to explore in this episode of Fatal Conveniences Solutions – Alternatives for anti aging skincare.      What I discuss:   04:51: How can you increase your glow? 11:33: What DYIs can you do at home?     Reliable Sources where you can learn more:   https://archive.nytimes.com/well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/younger-skin-through-exercise/ https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-023-37207-9 https://www.eatingwell.com/article/84789/anti-aging-foods-for-your-skin/ https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods-that-support-healthy-aging#gmail-TOC_TITLE_HDR_13   Thank you to our sponsors:   Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase: https://therasage.com/pages/shop   Dirt Locker: Go to www.dirtlocker.com and use code DARIN10 to save 10%.   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
8/24/202316 minutes, 43 seconds
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Mark Trebilcock: Inventing the Future of Gardening

Ever dreamt of being self-sufficient, growing your own food, and living in harmony with nature?    In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, we chat with Mark Trebilcock, a passionate gardening innovator, shares how his revolutionary Dirt Locker device is a game changer in our interaction with the landscape.    We tackle the significance of food sovereignty, the potential of land usage for food production, and the infinite benefits of utilizing recycled materials. But, innovation doesn't come without challenges. Our guest's journey from initial patent denial to eventual success is a testament to the power of perseverance and the joy of creating something new.   As we look into the future, we see endless potential in further expanding the Dirt Locker system and developing additional products that make landscaping more efficient and sustainable. Resistance to change in the industry is a mountain to climb, but the benefits of the Dirt Locker—from cost-saving to land reclaiming—make it a peak worth pursuing.    What we discuss:    (0:00:07) - Gardening Innovation and Terracing Inspiration (0:11:10) - Growing Your Own Food Is Important (0:21:44) - Overcoming Resistance and Creating Change (0:36:21) - Developing Additional Products for Landscaping (0:42:46) - Learn More About Guest, Rate Podcast   Key takeaways:   The Universe is constantly giving us gifts. They may not always look like gifts at first glance. However, when we look back at the hardships and challenges the Universe has thrown our way, we can see how they were necessary for change. Remember that rejection is redirection when you are going through frustrating times. And to look out for the gifts the Universe is sending your way.   When you are following your passion is that there's always going to be resistance, or at least at some point. And it’s not about the resistance itself, but what you do with that resistance. You can decide to sit back and be a victim. But if you’re really passionate about what it is you are working towards, then you must take the anger you’re experiencing from this resistance and channel it into the creativity.     To learn more about Mark:   Website: https://dirtlocker.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dirtlocker_official/   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to   Thank you to our sponsors:   Dirt Locker: Go to www.dirtlocker.com and use code DARIN10 to save 10%.   Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com  and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off. Code is valid on the Thera360 PLUS personal infrared sauna and sitewide!   Manna: Go to www.mannavitality.com and use code Darin12 to save 12% off.
8/23/202353 minutes, 14 seconds
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3 Simple and Healthy Breakfast Options

Do you know what is the number one category of food that has the highest caloric intake?    Breads, pastries, buns, bagels, muffins, granola cereals, all of that stuff.    Food companies have been tricking us into using their products as healthy breakfasts and so-called nutrition experts and maybe even some guru on social media are telling you what's healthy or not. But ultimately, these processed foods are the biggest thing ravaging our health. And the biggest culprits of that is around breakfast.    That's why, in this episode of Fatal Convenience Solutions, we're going to explore better solutions for your breakfast.      What I discuss:   05:36: What’s the deal with cereal? 06:41: Are protein options any better? 06:56: What choices should you avoid? 07:13: What breakfast solutions do we have?   Reliable Sources where you can learn more: Meal skipping and variables related to energy balance in adults: A brief review, with emphasis on the breakfast meal Long-Term Weight Loss and Breakfast in Subjects in the National Weight Control Registry Breakfast: a multidisciplinary approach The Effect of Breakfast Type on Total Daily Energy Intake and Body Mass Index: Results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) What to eat for all day energy  Energy-boosting breakfast recipes   References Cleveland Clinic. (2020). The 5 Worst Breakfast Foods for You. Retrieved from https://health.clevelandclinic.org/sluggish-start-the-5-worst-breakfast-foods/#:~:text=The%20best%20breakfast%20foods%20give,and%20can%20cause%20weight%20gain. Cultural Awareness International. (2015). Breakfast Around the World. Retrieved from https://culturalawareness.com/breakfast-around-the-world/ DarinOlien.com. (2023). Cereal. Retrieved from https://darinolien.com/cereal-fatal-conveniences/ Harvard College. (2019). 4 ways to boost your energy naturally with breakfast. Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/4-ways-to-boost-your-energy-naturally-with-breakfast Harvard College. (2023). Are all processed meats equally bad for health? Retrieved from https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/are-all-processed-meats-equally-bad-for-health/#:~:text=Eating%20too%20much%20bacon%2C%20sausages,as%20heart%20disease%20and%20diabetes. Harvard Health. (2022). The sweet danger of sugar. Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/the-sweet-danger-of-sugar#:~:text=%22The%20effects%20of%20added%20sugar,%2C%22%20says%20Dr.%20Hu. Kubala, J., & Gunnars, K. (2023). 16 Delicious High Protein Foods. Retrieved from healthline: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/high-protein-foods#pumpkin-seeds Liao, S. (2023). Breakfast for life: Quick tips for meals that boost energy and health. Retrieved from The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2023/05/08/healthy-breakfast-protein-fiber/ MINIMALISTBAKER.COM . (2033). Peanut Butter Overnight Oats (5 Ingredients!). Retrieved from https://minimalistbaker.com/peanut-butter-overnight-oats/ Myers, I. (2022). Cereal offenders: potentially harmful ingredients in ‘healthy’ breakfast food. Retrieved from ewg: https://www.ewg.org/news-insights/news/2022/01/cereal-offenders-potentially-harmful-ingredients-healthy-breakfast-food Spritzler, F., & Davidson, K. (2023). The 12 Best Foods to Eat in the Morning. Retrieved from healthline: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-best-foods-to-eat-in-morning#greek-yogurt     Thank you to our sponsors:   Shop Truth Treatments at https://truth360pro.com/collections/frontpage?ba=c-darin-olien   Order my Fatal Conveniences book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/     Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
8/17/202314 minutes, 18 seconds
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Peter Singer: How to Make Ethical Food Choices and Respect Animal Rights

Is eating meat an ethical practice?   In this episode of The Darin Olien show, we navigate the often-unseen implications of factory farming on our environment and society, shedding light on issues ranging from subsidized grain, antibiotic resistance, and climate change with Peter Singer. Peter's expertise in bioethics offers a unique perspective into the relationship between our awareness and actions, illustrating how education can help mitigate animal suffering and make a difference.    The discussion probes deeper into the ethical dimensions of our daily dietary choices. We dissect the conditions of factory farming and the psychological toll it takes on the workers. While the reality is grim, there's hope through informed choices and supporting organizations striving for change. We also investigate the flourishing field of aquaculture, its effects, and the possibility of vegan alternatives.    Regardless of your current lifestyle, this episode is a thought-provoking examination of how we can align our food choices with our ethical beliefs for a healthier, more sustainable future. Join us on this enlightening journey—it might just change the way you think about your plate.   Peter Singer is an Australian ethical and political philosopher best known for his work in bioethics and his role as one of the intellectual founders of the modern animal rights movement. He is the author of Animal Liberation, the 1975 classic credited with triggering the modern animal rights movement.     What we discuss:   (0:00:07) - Animal Liberation and Sustainable Living (0:11:47) - Factory Farming's Impact on Environment & Society (0:20:43) - Meat, Ethics, and Climate Change (0:27:04) - Ethics and Bioethics (0:33:34) - Factory Farming and Ethical Choices (0:46:40) - Christian Views on Animal Dominion, Aquaculture Concerns     Key takeaways:   The reason why we eat meat is because we evolved with a taste for high density food. From most of our evolutionary history, we had a struggle to get enough food to be healthy, to thrive, to be active and to reproduce and bring up our children. So we developed a taste for meat in particular because it is a high density food and if you could catch and kill a large animal and eat it, then you were meeting your nutritional needs for some time. We still have this taste for meat because evolution works slowly and it doesn't take account of the fact that now we can walk into a supermarket and choose for a wide variety of foods, including nourishing ourselves very well by plant based foods.   We are price conscious, hence why factory farming is a real thing. Factory farming is the combination of the idea that we want animal products, that we'd like to eat them and we want them as cheaply as possible. And factory farming has developed over roughly the past century to produce these foods more cheaply, to apply technology to them, to apply basically industrial production processes to them, standardizing things, getting cheap labor. This has created a disaster of  a situation for the animals, for the climate, and for our own health.   Factory farming causes harm to local people too. Anybody who lives near a factory farm knows that they're terrible neighbors. For one thing, when the wind blows to you from them, the manure smell is awful. They also attract millions of flies which are around your place and of course they also pollute the water around. It also runs when there's unusual rainfall. It runs into the rivers, kills thousands of fish, makes the rivers unswimable.      To learn more about Peter:   Website: https://petersinger.info/ Book: https://www.amazon.ca/Animal-Liberation-Now-Definitive-Classic/dp/0063226707   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   More links:   Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase: https://therasage.com/pages/shop   Shop Methodology at  https://www.gomethodology.com/ and use the code DARIN at checkout. 
8/16/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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How to Stay Cool Without The Air Conditioner

When that heat hits, it’s not fun. Most people do not like to be hot and sweaty when relaxing at home. But I’ve made it a habit over many years to wait longer and longer to turn my air conditioner on.    And you know what? The more I did that, the more heat I was able to take. We get so used to being comfortable, the second we feel uncomfortable, we reach for a solution. The body can handle a little heat! It’s actually good for us to get a little cold, and to get a little hot.    That’s why in this episode of Fatal Convenience’s Solutions, I’m going to explore natural ways to stay cool the rest of the summer…without the air conditioner.      What we discuss:   05:07: What can we do daily to keep cool?     Reliable sources where you can learn more:   https://cielowigle.com/blog/stay-cool-without-ac/ https://www.southernliving.com/holidays-occasions/summer/how-to-stay-cool-without-ac   https://zerowastefamily.com/homemade-popsicles-best-nontoxic-popsicle-molds   Thank you to our sponsors:   Shop Bite and use code DARIN20 to save 20% on your Bite subscription: https://trybite.com/darin   Order my Fatal Conveniences book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
8/10/202318 minutes, 1 second
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Torrey DeVitto: How to Reconnect With Nature and Source

When was the last time you noticed the love in your life?   In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, I chat with Torrey DeVitto about the importance of keeping our focus on love. And by love, we don’t mean a significant other- we’re talking about the only feeling that is real in this human experience of ours.  We’re not meant to be in these individual bodies - we are all part of one big thing. And love is what brings us back to feeling connected to this big thing.   Torrey also explains how Nature is a great way to explore what it is us humans go through. If you think of the cycles we go through in our human experience, nature goes through almost the same ones. And it’s true for the animals and for the flora. Thus why nature is a great place to explore when we are experiencing a difficult time in our lives.    Torrey DeVitto is an actress, advocate, philanthropist, and producer. She is best known for her six season run on the NBC drama, "Chicago Med" playing Natalie Manning, the 'girl next door' and a doctor in the ER Pediatrics division. Outside of her acting work, Torrey's mission is to grant access and bring knowledge of wellness and philanthropy to as many people as possible.   What we discuss:   05:51: What is the hardest part of Torrey’s career? 11:14: Why did Torrey get into hospice work? 15:17: How to look at life through the lens of death? 23:34: What does Torrey do to cultivate her practice? 31:55: What are the things that throw off Torrey the most?   Key takeaways:   Nature is a great way to explore what it is us humans go through. If you think of the cycles we go through in our human experience, nature goes through almost the same ones. And it’s true for the animals and for the flora. Thus why nature is a great place to explore when we are experiencing a difficult time in our lives. When you really focus on it, you see how us and nature are all one.    The only thing that is REAL is love. Everything else is an illusion and doesn’t exist. Nothing real can be threatened and nothing unreal really exists. So when you feel like you are out of source, remind yourself the whole concept of how we’re not meant to be in these individual bodies and we are all part of one big thing.    If you look at life through the lens of death, you may come to realize that is actually a celebration of life. However, this is only the case if you allow yourself to live a life worth celebrating. To do this, you must live a life where you are connected to source and living in harmony with nature.    Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Torrey:   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/torreydevitto/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/torreydevitto?lang=en     Thank you to our sponsors!   Truth Treatments: Go to https://www.truthtreatments.com/ and use code DARIN10 at checkout for 10% off.   Methodology: Check out  www.gomethodology.com and use the code DARIN to get 10% off the first week (offer valid for first-time customers only).  Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com  and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off. Code is valid on the Thera360 PLUS personal infrared sauna and sitewide! 
8/9/202350 minutes, 48 seconds
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Secrets of a Safer Sound: How to Protect Yourself From Electromagnetic Frequencies

We talked about how convenient it is to be able to talk to family or friends, attend a work meeting, listen to your favorite music or podcast, all while being able to move around without the hassle of wires getting tangled or in the way.    But this convenience comes at a serious cost. The bluetooth technology that these wireless headphones use expose us to a specific type of low-level EMFs. Research has shown that plants, animals, and humans can all be damaged by these frequencies, with children being much more susceptible.     Is there a solution to this fatal convenience? This is what we will explore in this episode of Fatal Conveniences™ Solutions edition.      What I discuss:   04:30: Why is bluetooth dangerous? 09:37: What solutions are available to us?     Thank you to our sponsors:   Order the Fatal Conveniences book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/   Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase: https://therasage.com/pages/shop     Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
8/3/202317 minutes, 28 seconds
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Laura Putnam: How to Get More Movement In At Work

Do you usually eat your lunch at your desk?   In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, I chat with Laura Putnam about how our society is built around sitting down. Our cities are made for driving, our offices are made for sitting, and our homes are made for lounging. But all of this sitting-down time is detrimental to our health, thus the importance of incorporating movement in the areas of your life where you spend most of your time: at work.    Laura also shares a few movements you can easily incorporate in your day-to-day to get started and discusses which movement patterns are best for you.   Laura is a speaker, author, and activator. She founded Motion Infusion in 2008, inspired by her discoveries around the need for motion. Movement is one of the best things we can do for our bodies and our brains. The problem is, we all live in a world that conspires against us getting active - or being well. She believes it's time we take action.     What we discuss:   07:21: What made Laura start her career in movement? 11:20: What was Laura’s experience with teaching her method to children? 16:40: If we’re born to move, why are we discouraged to do so by society? 22:42: How can you incorporate more movement in your life? 28:26: What movements can you implement right away? 33:06: Is exercise really necessary to be healthy? 44:06: Are we being productive if we aren’t moving? 52:05: What kinds of movement patterns are best?   Key Takeaways:   The biggest misconception when it comes to getting active is what it means to get active. The reality is that you don’t need exercise; what you need is movement. So if you don’t want to spend one hour at the gym every day, you don’t need to. But you need to find opportunities in your day-to-day to get movement in, such as taking your meetings standing up or parking your car further away from the metro station.    As adults, we spend most of our time at work, sitting down at our office. Given this takes up the bulk of our days, your workplace should be the first place you look to leverage as an opportunity to incorporate more movement into your day. Whether it’s taking your phone calls standing up, walking to get lunch, or keeping your trash can far away from your cubicle, any of these types of hacks can help you get more movement in easily. It’s just a question of setting it up for yourself, once.    With the way we live our day-to-day, an alien watching us humans go through life would believe we are born to sit. But that couldn’t be further from the truth - we aren’t meant to be sitting in our cars, office chairs, and sofas for the majority of our days. We are meant to get up and move.   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/     Find more from Laura:   Website: https://www.lauraputnam.com/ and https://www.motioninfusion.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lauraputnamauthor/     More links:   Manna Vitality: https://www.mannavitality.com/ Therasage: https://therasage.com/ Bite: https://bitetoothpastebits.com/
8/2/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 33 seconds
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​​How to Naturally Eliminate Body Odor

The human body is supposed to sweat, so when you block your sweat glands with chemicals, they can’t do their job and you’re messing with your health.   We don’t want to be sweaty and smelly, so it might seem like deodorants are our only option. But chemical baths for  our pits clogging up our lymph nodes and exposing ourselves to chemicals are not the way to go. There’s a lot of data around deodorant linked to breast cancer, hormone changes and endocrine disruption.   One of the main culprits is aluminum, which is found in these products. One study stated that aluminum is known to have a genotoxic profile capable of causing both DNA alterations, and epigenetic effects.    Fortunately, there are solutions that will reduce the smell, and won’t compromise your health. Due to the media coverage on the link between breast cancer and aluminum in deodorants consumers have become increasingly aware of the chemicals they place on and around their bodies.   This has caused a major shift in the market to accommodate the demand for more natural, less harmful products - which is great!   If we move away from chemical deodorants? What do we use instead? How do we know the deodorant we are buying is actually safe for our health?   In this episode of Fatal Conveniences Solutions, we’re exploring the solutions for deodorant.    What I discuss:   07:28: What are the dangers of deodorant? 13:25: What brands can you safely use?   Reliable sources where you can learn more:   https://nalacare.com/blogs/journal/how-do-natural-deodorants-work https://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/bath-body/natural-deodorant https://nalacare.com/blogs/journal/how-do-natural-deodorants-work https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15043988/ https://www.livestrong.com/article/155243-foods-to-eliminate-body-odor/ https://www.wellandgood.com/alcohol-body-odor-sweating/ https://askthescientists.com/body-odor/   Thank you to our sponsors:   Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase: https://therasage.com/pages/shop   Order my Fatal Conveniences book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
7/27/202314 minutes, 47 seconds
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Benjamin Knight Fuchs: How to Eat Your Way to Better Skin

Ever considered how the food you eat impacts your skin?    In this episode of The Darin Olien podcast, Benjamin Knight Fuchs and I explore the profound links between nutrition and skincare. As a pharmacist, he shares insights into how the principles used to promote muscle growth can be applied to skin health. We discuss the detriments of ultra-processed food on our skin and overall health and the need for a health revolution. We need to make a shift from external cosmetic products and surgeries to a lifestyle enriched with proper nutrition.    We also tackle the misconception of beauty products and the risks of an excessive reliance on external products to resolve our skin issues. Instead, we need to look at raw living foods that are rich in nutrients and beneficial for both our overall health and our skin.   Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist and skin care chemist. For the past 35 years, he’s been developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, plastic surgeons and his own savvy customers. He formulated Truth Treatment Systems™ because he saw the need for topical treatments that worked with the biochemistry of the skin. His products augment and enabled dermal processes at the skin cell (not surface) level.    What we discuss:    02:10: How did Darin and Benjamin meet? 04:35: What is missing in today’s beauty products? 11:38: What is the number one most searched skincare ingredient? 14:19: What do most people not realize about their skin? 21:53: Why is moisturizer bad for your skin? 29:20: What’s the difference between alpha hydroxy acids and hylaronic acid?  31:26: What is the most dangerous chemical we apply on our skin regularly? 34:10: What’s the difference between sunscreen and sunblock? 36:30: What is the role of melanin in our skin? 40:02: What is the role of melatonin in our health?   Key Takeaway:   The viable living cells in your skin are down at the bottom and not at the top. At the top of your skin, or the skin that is exposed to the external world, is really only dead skin. Thus, if you really want to change your skin, you've got adopt strategies that help the ingredients from the surface make their way down to the lower levels, where the living cells are.     Most people think that a lack of collagen, calcium, or peptides are the reason why they are aging. As a result, they tend to supplement these nutrients. However, the real nutrient they should be focusing on replenishing is Vitamin C.  Vitamin C is the quintessential anti-aging vitamin. It builds the connective tissue and restores the body back to its useful state and eliminates the problems that people all the people have when they age. You ever see how a person walks when they're aging and their bones are soft and their skin is loose? All that are signs of connective tissue deterioration, which a lack of Vitamin C can be responsible for.    When you exercise, your body secretes chemicals which will activate and connect the tissue in your face. Thus, when you lift weights, you're actually stimulating collagen in your face. However,  you can also exercise the skin topically.  This is because exercising only helps with the top layer of the skin.  If you want to treat the skin cells that are at the lower levels, you need to go further than that.  Think about it this way: we know that when you exercise the muscles, you're tearing the muscles up and then the muscles grow back. Well, the skin has its own version of tearing up the muscles. It’s called exfoliation. With exfoliation, you are removing dead cells off of the surface, and sending signals down the lower living cells that they can pump new cells to the top, revealing newer looking and more radiant skin.       To learn more about Benjamin:   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments/ Shop Truth Treatments with code DARIN10: https://truth360pro.com/collections/frontpage?ba=c-darin-olien   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Thank you to our sponsors:   Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase: https://therasage.com/pages/shop   Shop Bite and use code DARIN20 to save 20% on your Bite subscription: https://trybite.com/darin    
7/26/202356 minutes, 22 seconds
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Protect Your Mouth Microbiome With These Natural Solutions

Your oral microbiome is just as important as your gut microbiome. Your oral microbiome is linked to your digestion, immunity, nutrient absorption, cardiovascular health, and so much more.    This means, when we use products that disrupt our oral microbiome, we also disrupt our countless other systems of the body. Mouthwash happens to be one of these products.    It may leave your mouth with a minty fresh scent, but it’s also killing the bacteria that are trying to keep your teeth and gums healthy.   You know that cool mint Listerine that looks cool and minty? It contains dye green number three, which has been linked to bladder cancer. And then the original Scope contained yellow number five made from a derivative of coal tar. And blue number one has been connected to cancer in many of the animal tests that have been done.   This is why in today’s episode, we are going to explore solutions for the Fatal Convenience: Mouthwash.    What I discuss:   00:14: What are the dangers of mouthwash? 05:16: What can you use instead of mouthwash to protect your microbiome?    More links:   Shop Methodology at  https://www.gomethodology.com/ and use the code DARIN at checkout.    Shop Aquatru at https://aquatruwater.com/?oid=2&affid=95&c=darinolien to save $100.    Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
7/20/202311 minutes, 41 seconds
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Robert Greene: The #1 Way to Protect Yourself From Being Deceived By Others

What happens when we make a conscious effort to truly understand the intricacies of human behavior and social intelligence?    In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, I chat with Robert Greene about self-awareness, the ability to recognize our own flaws, and how this recognition propels personal growth. Transitioning to the idea of deception, we emphasize the need to develop a sense of detachment when observing people, drawing on Carl Jung's concept of the enantiodromia to recognize contradictions in character traits. Oftentimes, people show us exactly the opposite of who they really are and most people tend to take this person who is standing right in front of them for face value, hence ending up being deceived in the long-term.   We also discuss the pressing need for authenticity in a digital-driven world. Robert stresses the importance of fostering real-life connections and empathy and to put our phones away.   Robert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, Mastery, The Laws of Human Nature, and most recently of The Daily Laws. In addition to having a strong following within the business world and a deep following in Washington, DC, Greene’s books are hailed by everyone from war historians to the biggest musicians in the industry.    What we discuss:   04:00: Why did Robert write his book? 11:20: How can we open up our consciousness?  17:13: How can we build up new skills once we recognize our weaknesses? 23:05: What strategies can we resort to cultivate awareness? 29:56: What can we do better as a society? 45:59: What does our history say about us? 51:21: How has Robert’s stroke affected his life?   Key Takeaway:   While many of us tend to prefer interacting online with others, we fail to realize how many cues and messages we lose out on. See, about 95% of the communication we receive from someone is through their non-verbal cues. When chatting with someone online, these are cues you can’t get. Thus, this creates an opportunity for both parties to fall into traps they otherwise may not if they were to interact with these people in person.    If you can’t detach yourself from your emotions, then you’re most likely an easy target for people who are masters at deceiving others and have their own agenda. That being said, it’s important to develop a sense of detachment from your emotions and being able to observe people objectively. This is because people tell on themselves all the time - but you need to be receptive to the cues.  When you take your emotions out of the equation, you can objectively analyze people who may be on a mission to extract something out of you.  Remember, people always tell on themselves - you just need to actually listen without letting your emotions get in the way to try and rationalize truths.    It’s human nature to point our finger at others and blame them for deceiving us, hurting us, or manipulating us. This is because it’s the easy way out. When you point the finger at someone, then you immediately relieve yourself of all responsibility to make sure it doesn’t happen to you again… until it does. See, deception starts with you - YOU allowed yourself to be deceived. That’s why it’s important to be self-aware and look inwards. There may be some weaknesses or blind-spots you don’t realize you have that make you an easy prey.     To learn more about Robert:   Website: https://powerseductionandwar.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robertgreeneofficial/   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   More links:   Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase: https://therasage.com/pages/shop   Shop Bite and use code DARIN20 to save 20% on your Bite subscription: https://trybite.com/darin   Shop Dirt Locker and use code DARIN10 to save 10% on your purchase: http://www.dirtlocker.com
7/19/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 36 seconds
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Window Cleaners | Fatal Conveniences™

We all know that to keep our windows and glass tables shiny and streak-free, we cannot settle with just water and regular soap for cleaning.    In effect, window cleaners are common in households not only across the United States but across the whole world. The overall market of glass cleaners has a moderate CAGR of around 6.3% (Future Market Insights , 2023). It was valued at US $3.31 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach US $6.1 billion by the end of 2032 (Future Market Insights , 2023). Meaning that the number of users will increase in the following years.    However, the popularity of these products doesn’t mean that they are all good for health. While it may seem convenient to grab some bathroom and window cleaner off the shelves at the grocery store, I want you to become aware of other convenient options you have readily available to you that are a cleaner solution for your everyday cleaning products.    That’s what we are going to dive into today in this episode of Fatal Conveniences: Solutions Edition.    What we discuss:   02:10: How dangerous are window cleaners? 08:17: What can we use instead to properly clean our windows?   Reliable Sources where you can learn more:   https://www.reference.com/world-view/harmful-chemicals-windex-50b1fc55cc61d0de https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/17435390.2012.689881 https://www.housedigest.com/396472/why-you-should-think-twice-about-cleaning-with-windex/   Thank you to our sponsors:   Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase: https://therasage.com/pages/shop   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
7/13/202314 minutes, 14 seconds
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Dr. Sam Faramarzi: Discovering the Power of Conscious Connection in Holistic Healing

What if you could heal your body by healing your emotional and mental health, first?   In this episode of The Darin Olien show, we unravel the intricate links between physical ailments and emotional and mental health. Dr. Sam shares her unique perspective on the manifestation of symptoms as a result of suppressed truths. She explains the role of Qigong, a Chinese form of energetic medicine in unveiling these unspoken truths. We float into discussions about spiritual connection and personal growth, highlighting the importance of self-awareness and its revelations.   Dr. Sam also walks you through practical tips to improve your biochemistry, brain activity, and mindset, encompassing everything from journaling to detoxification. We end our enlightening discourse reflecting on the value of conscious connection, the power of embracing growth, and the need to cherish our fleeting time.   Dr. Saman Faramarzi (also known as Dr. Sam), is the Founder of SAFA Life and Wellness. She is also the leading Naturopathic Doctor at Remedy Place. She received her doctorate from Bastyr University, one of the nation’s top ND programs. She has over 10 years of clinical experience, specializing in nutritional biochemistry, the microbiome, mind-body medicine, and intravenous therapy.   What we discuss:   (0:00:00) - Exploring Naturopathic Medicine and Healing (0:08:49) - Addressing Obstacles and Nourishing the Body (0:14:23) - Spiritual Connection and Personal Growth (0:31:00) - Cultivating Energy and Connection (0:34:51) - Exploring Qigong, Gratitude, and Detoxification (0:50:37) - Conscious Men and Quality Supplements (1:02:40) - Embracing Growth and Appreciating Time   Key takeaways:   We are constantly being fed things from both our inner and outer world that create an inbalance in us and which we’re not properly addressing. This means we are storing the burden of negative emotions in our body in addition to the chemicals that we are exposed to in the outer world. As a result, certain body parts can’t break down these negative emotions and toxins because the cup is too full and it's not getting drained properly. For example, our liver tends to take on anger and resentment, in addition to certain toxins such as mold.    The reason we are all depleted is because we're not nourishing our mind and our soul. We have been thought to take care of this physical body and no one's taught us that we have to take care of our energetic body and our spirit body as well. Spirit controls energy, which controls matter and it's a powerful thing that goes bi-directionally; matter controls energy, which controls spirit as well.    Many of us look for our happiness in other people. We look at our significant others, our kids, and even our pets as a source of joy and happiness. However, this is the wrong place to look for and depend on for real happiness because they can disappear at any second. Plus, this puts an immense pressure on the people you love. Depending on people for happiness depletes them of their own energy in order to make ourselves vital.      Find more from Dr. Sam:   Website: https://theswellscore.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.sam.nd/?hl=en   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   More links:   Shop Truth Treatments at https://truth360pro.com/collections/frontpage?ba=c-darin-olien   Shop Methodology at  https://www.gomethodology.com/ and use the code DARIN at checkout.    Manna Vitality: Head over to mannavitality.com and use code Darin12 to save 12% off.
7/12/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 44 seconds
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Fatal Conveniences™ Solution: Hydration

Did you know 75% of people living in the United States  suffer from dehydration? This causes fatigue, brain fog, irritability, hormonal issues, poor digestion, and lack of proper functioning of different systems in your body, and more. In fact, your body can’t always differentiate between your feelings of hunger and thirst. Which means, when you feel hungry, it could actually mean you’re just thirsty. Confusing these feelings can lead to excess food intake and unwanted weight gain.   Although most people will use sports  drinks and regular tap water to hydrate themselves, these are not the most  effective ways to do it and come with certain effects that affect our health.  Therefore, we must look for safer and healthier alternatives to prevent  dehydration.    That’s what we explore in this episode of Fatal Conveniences Solution edition.   What I discuss:   02:24: How big of a problem is dehydration? 08:42: What are the benefits of proper hydration? 09:30: What are my top 3 choices for remineralizing your water?   Reliable Sources where you can learn more:   7 ways to stay hydrated.  Homemade solutions to hydration  Rehydrate tips  Ways to rehydrate outside of plein water   Thank you to our sponsors:   Order my Fatal Conveniences book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
7/6/202314 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Science of Water + The 9 Basic Pillars for Transforming Your Health with Tracy Duhs

Have you ever reflected on the profound impact of water on your health?    In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, I chat with Tracy Duhs who explains how our bodies are a symphony of water molecules that define our bone and cell structures. Tracy's insights on the significance of basic health habits like grounding ourselves with the earth and nurturing relationships beautifully underscore the holistic nature of well-being.   Plunging further into our exploration, we delve into the complex chemistry of water and discuss its bioenergetic frequency profile. Tracy educates us on the importance of drinking water that resonates with our biological water body and the magic of natural spring water.    Tracy also shares tips on creating a sacred sleep space and the benefits of movement for our bodies. We delve into the transformative power of creative playtime, mindfulness, and plant medicines in furthering self-understanding.    Tracy works as a modern wellness advocate specializing in the restorative powers of intelligent hydration. She has parlayed her wealth of experience and knowledge into a multi-dimensional career in wellness advocacy and education, starting with her podcast, HYDRATE. Tracy frequently consults large corporations and hotels to help build and facilitate wellness experiences. She also serves as the Director of the International Brain Summit. She is the founder of the Sanctuary Wellness Experience in San Diego and co-founder of Hydrate at the Sanctuary.     What we discuss:   02:28: Why did Tracy want to write this book? 08:14: What’s the issue with school for our children? 11:03: Where did Tracy’s interest in water come from? 18:58: What is the latest thing Tracy learned about water? 27:28: What would Tracy do to educate people more about water? 31:08: How can we restructure water? 36:31: What are the nine pillars of health? 39:56: What is Tracy’s mindfulness practice like? 49:02: What is Tracy’s bedtime regimen? 51:50: Where can you learn more about Tracy?   Key takeaways:   Restructuring your water doesn’t have to be expensive - you can do it with a few simple steps at home with things you already have. A few easy ways include adding sea salt to the water. As a result, the water's molecular structure can be altered or organized in a way that enhances its properties. The same can be said about stirring your water with a spoon; this movement helps recharge your water at the frequency your body needs. Lastly, speaking to your water before you drink it also helps alter the water’s frequency so that it is coherent with what your body needs.    Water may be clear, but it’s so much more than its chemistry - Its frequency profile has to be coherent with your body for it to properly benefit you. To learn if the water you are drinking resonates with you and your body, pause and acknowledge how the water you ingested is making you feel right after you drink it. Does it make you feel thirsty? Does it make you feel hydrated? Does it make you feel happy? If you don’t feel hydrated after drinking water, then the frequency of the water you are drinking is not coherent with what your body needs at that moment.    Water, food, information, conversations, environments, and sleep are only a few things among the nine pillars of health that we tend to forget about in today’s modern society. These are simple, basic pillars we can easily take control of and optimize. Making small changes to your daily habits could be the key to upgrading your vitality.      To learn more about Tracy:   Website: https://tracyduhs.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracyduhs/ Podcast: https://tracyduhs.com/podcasts/ Book: https://tracyduhs.com/product/hydrate-with-tracy-duhs/   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   More links:   Shop Dirt Locker and use code DARIN10 to save 10% on your purchase: http://www.dirtlocker.com   Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase: https://therasage.com/pages/shop   Shop Manna and use code DARIN20 at checkout to save:  www.mannavitality.com
7/5/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 5 seconds
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Sleep Solutions | Fatal Conveniences™

The mindset to work more and more to get ahead has become ingrained in our society, to keep up with increasing workloads, our sleep habits are usually the first to suffer.    You skip sleep during the busy week and try to catch up on weekends, but do you really?   Human bodies don’t follow the weekly schedules that we set, they are tied to a 24 hour circadian rhythm and sleep is essential for optimal function of our bodies systems.    So, what can we do to optimize our sleep? That’s what we are going to dive into today in this episode of Fatal Conveniences: Solutions Edition.      What we discuss:   06:05: What happens when you don’t sleep enough? 06:56: How can you prepare for better sleep? 07:41: What can you do throughout the day? 08:17: How to make your room as dark as possible 10:11: How can saunas help before bedtime? 10:57: How can you improve sleep when traveling? 12:10: How important is your gut health for good sleep? 13:15: When should you cut off electronics? 15:27: How can you manage your time for better sleep? 15:54: Which workouts will allow you to sleep better? 16:24: Are melatonin supplements really helpful? 17:27: How can you appease your monkey brain?     Reliable Sources where you can learn more:   https://sleepsmarterbook.com/about/ https://www.sleepfoundation.org/nutrition/is-it-bad-to-eat-before-bed#:~:text=Eating%20too%20much%20close%20to,it%20takes%20to%20fall%20asleep. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/can-blue-light-blocking-glasses-improve-your-sleep-202110262625 https://www.cnet.com/health/sleep/practice-this-self-care-routine-before-bed-to-get-better-sleep/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3612440/ https://www.sclhealth.org/blog/2019/09/why-it-is-time-to-ditch-the-phone-before-bed/#:~:text=The%20National%20Sleep%20Foundation%20recommends,and%20start%20reading%20before%20bed   Thank you to our sponsors:   Order my Fatal Conveniences book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/   Shop Manna and use code DARIN20 at checkout to save:  www.mannavitality.com   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
6/29/202321 minutes, 32 seconds
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Alice Chun: The Power of Social Entrepreneurship, Passion, and Dreams

Are you passionate about the stuff you do to make a living?   In this episode of The Darin Olien Show,  I chat with Alice Chun about her passion to help those who are in need around the world, through social entrepreneurship. While her passion to help others in need and reduce humanity’s carbon footprint didn’t work out in the non-profit world, it is tremendously successful as a socially responsible for-profit company. With 1.6 billion people who live without access to electricity around the world, her solar-powered lightbulbs are making a difference for people all around the world.    Alice also shares what ambitions and dreams she has for this purpose-driven company of hers and how her childhood helped her become the resilient entrepreneur she is today.   Alice Chun is the cofounder and CEO of Solight Design and the inventor of the SolarPuff, the world's only self-inflatable, portable solar light. She's won numerous awards, including the U.S. Patent Award for Humanity. Her products have been exhibited at MOMA in New York City. Chun was previously a Professor of Architecture and Material Technology at Columbia University and a Professor of Design and Material Culture at Parsons the New School.     What we discuss:   14:09: To what degree are we all inner-connected? 23:30: What is the issue with the big non-profit organizations? 27:05: How did Hillary Clinton help Alice’s mission? 33:34: What is the symbolic value of Alice’s product? 37:46: What are some of the challenges that Alice faced in her life?  48:18: What was Alice’s process for building her product? 57:42: What is Alice’s dream? 59:51: Where can we learn more about Alice?     Key takeaways:     The sun is the most powerful source of energy on this Earth - but the biggest source of light in this Universe is the one within you. This light within you is the light that will give you the strength to get through obstacles, to fight for what you believe in, and make the change you want to see. And no matter how hard it may be to feel that light within you on some days, you have the comfort of knowing that the sun always comes back up the next day - the light will always come back.   Creating something that is better than you, greater than you, and more important than you, it takes a lot of courage. And a lot of people wait until they find this courage before they start putting in the work to bring their ideas to life.  But that’s the wrong way to do it. Because you really believe in this idea you have and are really passionate about it, you will find that courage to take on this project will come naturally as you get started. At least that’s the case for most social entrepreneurs.     Find more from Alice:   Website: https://solight-design.com Instagram:    Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/     More links:   Shop Methodology at  https://www.gomethodology.com/ and use the code DARIN at checkout.    Learn more about The Dirt Locker® by visiting www.dirtlocker.com 
6/28/202341 minutes, 54 seconds
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The History of Antibiotics| Fatal Conveniences™

Did you know the history of antibiotics dates back to 350-550 AD?   In this episode of Fatal Convenience, join me as we uncover the awe-inspiring journey of these life-saving drugs and discuss their double-edged sword nature. We delve deep into the origins of antibiotics, from ancient times to Louis Pasteur's immense contributions, and emphasize the urgent need for responsible use, informed decision-making, and self-care in today's world.   We also explore the intriguing terrain theory and its implications on our health. Ever wondered why some people don't fall ill despite being exposed to the same pathogens as those who do? Fret not, as we shine a light on the importance of strengthening our terrain, creating an inhospitable environment for germs, and the role of lifestyle and our immune system in preventing infections.    Don't miss this captivating discussion on the ever-changing landscape of science and how we can develop resistance against the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses.    What we discuss:   00:02: The History and consequences of antibiotics 11:48: What is Terrain Theory and why is it important?  20:33: What can we do about it?     Reliable Sources where you can learn more:   https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/general/strong-defense-against https://www.news-medical.net/health/The-History-of-Antibiotics.aspx  https://www.britannica.com/science/germ-theory https://www.farmantibiotics.org/science-facts/antibiotics-past-present-future/ https://curiosity.lib.harvard.edu/contagion/feature/germ-theory https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mib.2019.10.008.  https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-018-0152-2 https://doi.org/10.1007/82_2016_499.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK24649/.  https://doi.org/10.1038/ja.2017.62.  https://amrls.umn.edu/   Thank you to our sponsors:   Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase: https://therasage.com/pages/shop   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
6/22/202321 minutes, 55 seconds
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Sonya Takau and Phil Rist: The Truth About How We Take Care Of Our Aboriginal People

Why aren’t we doing more for our aboriginal people?   In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, I discuss with Sonya and Phil from Process Unite the different issues Aboriginal people are still facing in Australia. From societal perceptions to standards of living, a lot has not changed in terms of how we treat Aboriginal people despite proclaiming progress.    Sonya and Phil also chat about how many governments tend to compartmentalize the environment and the land they have built on, which comes with some heavy consequences.    Sonya and Phil represent the Girringun Aboriginal Corporation. It is located at Cardwell, halfway between Townsville and Cairns in north Queensland. The corporation represents the interests of traditional owners from nine tribal groups: Bandjin, Djiru, Girramay, Gugu Badhun, Gulnay, Jirrbal, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, and Warungnu.   What we discuss:   04:01: How was it like for Sonya and Phil to be on Down to Earth? 06:32: What are Sonya and Phil’s focus on these days? 15:49: What would be the things Sonya and Phil want to get past? 21:31: How are people justifying not helping Aboriginal people? 25:39: What is the truth about the way Aboriginal people are living in Australia? 38:45: What are the young people’s points of view of this reality? 55:49: How can we support Sonya and Phil’s efforts? 58:19: How important are the animals and plants to the Aboriginal people? 1:07:48: What is the impact of compartmentalizing the environment?    Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Sonya and Phil:   Website: https://www.girringun.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girringunaboriginalcorp/   More links:   Shop Truth Treatments at https://truth360pro.com/collections/frontpage?ba=c-darin-olien   Shop Methodology at  https://www.gomethodology.com/ and use the code DARIN at checkout.    Takeaways:   Most of what we think we know about our aboriginal people is not true and was fed to you by some political news outlet. While racism tends to be the main reason why we’re not informed on the reality of our Aboriginal people, it shouldn’t be the reason we stay ignorant about them. We can get out of our way and fact-check what it is we are being told that our governments are doing for our aboriginal people. So why don’t we do it?   When you think “I’ll just take what I need” instead of “I’ll take what there is”, you’re helping the environment. However, the reality is we often think the latter. At least, that is the case in a first-world country. But there is a small percentage of people who live in first-world countries that think the opposite way: aboriginal people. See, our environment is perfectly balanced to offer us everything we need to survive. Aboriginal people know that hence why they only pick what they need from nature. But us colonizers, we don’t know how to do that - and because of that, we’re imposing the consequences of OUR actions on these people.    
6/21/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 41 seconds
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Grocery Store “Fresh” Produce | Fatal Conveniences™

In this eye-opening episode, we explore the shocking truth behind grocery store fresh produce and its impact on our health and the environment. You may think you're making healthy choices by filling your basket with vibrant, fresh vegetables, but did you know that their nutrient value starts to decline seconds after harvest? With pollution from transportation and chemical treatments to maintain freshness, it's time to reconsider where we source our fruits and vegetables.   In this episode, we’ll discuss the importance of supporting local food sources and making better choices for our health and the environment. From the alarming decline in nutritional value of grocery store produce to the chemicalization of food production, this episode will leave you questioning what's really on your plate. Let's make small changes with a big impact on our health and the world around us.     What we discuss:    (0:00:03) - The Pitfalls of Grocery Store Produce (0:04:55) - The Importance of Local Food (0:06:58) - The history of grocery stores (0:13:38) - The use of Pesticides  (0:18:15) - Promoting Healthy Choices     Find more from Darin:    Order the Fatal Conveniences book: darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/     Thank you to our sponsor:   Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off.     Reliable Sources:    https://tnmuseum.org/junior-curators/posts/the-story-of-piggly-wiggly-the-first-supermarket?locale=en_us#:~:text=Then%2C%20on%20September%2011%2C%201916,would%20pick%20their%20own%20items. https://interestingengineering.com/innovation/the-evolution-of-the-supermarket-from-dry-goods-stores-to-amazon-go https://www.interestingfacts.com/produce-aisle-facts/YVJETg55YwAH_Lrt https://archive.thinkprogress.org/local-versus-non-local-food-is-the-kind-of-food-you-eat-more-important-than-where-it-comes-from-9ae0800b4598/ https://www.rd.com/list/things-you-never-knew-about-grocery-store-produce/ https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/24/farmers-markets-vs-supermarkets-cost-differences-health-benefits.html https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/environment-and-conservation/2022/05/fruits-and-vegetables-are-less-nutritious-than-they-used-to-be#:~:text=Scientists%20say%20that%20the%20root%20of%20the%20problem,which%20reduces%20absorption%20of%20nutrients%20from%20the%20soil. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nadiaarumugam/2012/01/06/what-happens-to-old-and-expired-supermarket-foods/?sh=105451ca3616 Maximizing the Nutritional Value of Fruits and Vegetables (ucdavis.edu) Why Nutrients Are Lost in Cut Fruits and Vegetables (verywellfit.com)
6/15/202319 minutes, 11 seconds
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How Corporations Can Help Promote Sustainable Consumption | Douglas Sabo, Chief Sustainability Officer at Visa

Did you know there are over 6,000 transactions per SECOND?   That’s a whole lot of consumption going on. Now, can you imagine what a difference it would make if only 1/10 of those purchases were made on sustainable products and brands?   In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, I chat with Douglas Sabo, Chief Sustainability Officer at Visa about their sustainability efforts to diminish the carbon footprint emitted from the consumption propelled by their brand. From developing the Green Bonds Framework to reporting back on their sustainability efforts and partnering with brands that make sustainability accessible for consumers, Visa is working hard to ensure we are moving forward towards a greener planet.   Douglas Sabo is Chief Sustainability Officer at Visa Inc. In this role, Sabo leads the development and oversight of Visa’s global environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts, including Visa’s ESG strategy, framework, reporting, and stakeholder engagement. Sabo also leads Visa’s initiatives in environmental sustainability, human rights, and other areas of responsible business. In sustainability, Sabo’s work includes building out Visa’s initiatives in the company’s operations as well as in empowering sustainable living and commerce.     What we discuss:   06:36: Doug’s involvement in Down To Earth 08:36: How did Doug end up at Visa? 14:28: What is Doug most excited about? 18:15: How does sustainability fit into Visa’s efforts? 31:30: What green credit cards does Visa associate with? 35:54: What is the Green Bond framework? 40:34: How important is corporate accountability? 54:09: Where is the next sustainability opportunity? 57:32: What kind of collaboration is happening among industries and brands for sustainability?     Key Takeaways:   Oftentimes, corporations are guilty of greenwashing and tricking consumers into believing they’re making a good decision by picking these brands. While the truth tends to come to light at some point, corporate accountability ensures they are doing what they claim to do.   Brands and industries must collaborate and cooperate to reduce their emission footprint. While it has started happening, it tends to get very competitive as certain brands compete close to each other. However, cooperating and collaborating in this way allows them to change landscapes and move forward.   Moving forward is the antidote to changing towards a better world. While most of our consumption is unsustainable, it doesn’t mean it has to be like that or stay that way. Finding solutions and implementing solutions is the way to move forward toward a greener world.    Find more from Visa:   Website: https://usa.visa.com/about-visa/esg.html Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/visa_us/   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   More links:   Shop Methodology at  https://www.gomethodology.com/ and use the code DARIN at checkout.    Learn more about The Dirt Locker® by visiting www.dirtlocker.com    Shop Bite and use code DARIN20 to save 20% on your Bite subscription: https://trybite.com/darin   LIMITED OFFER: Switch up to US Bank Altitude CONNECT Visa Signature card to earn 4X points on travel, and at gas stations and EV charging stations, and 2X points at grocery stores, dining, and streaming services. Get started by visiting USBank.com/AltitudeConnect. (Some restrictions may apply.)  
6/14/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 2 seconds
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Antibiotics in Meat | Fatal Conveniences™

When it comes to animal agriculture, most animals aren’t living freely pasturing in wide-spaced green areas. Breeders and animal farms are more likely to be torturous prisons than the happy Uncle Bill farm that appears on the logo of your favorite hamburgers. And guess what? It comes at a cost to your health.   The animal industry is regulated differently by each country, but there’s one thing in common: meat from sick animals can’t be commercialized, but with the living conditions of the animals, they are inevitably going to get sick. So “naturally”, the animals in farms are medically treated to prevent or combat infectious diseases, most of which are treated with antibiotics.   You know the age-old saying: You are what you eat. So what happens to your health when the meat you are eating is pumped with antibiotics?    This is what we explore in this episode of Fatal Conveniences™.      What we discuss:   06:43: What are the dangers of antibiotic resistance? 08:07: How are these animals treated? 10:19: How is this a public health issue? 14:21: What can you do about it?     Reliable sources where you can learn more:    A Review of Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: Perspective, Policy, and Potential: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3234384/  Food Animals and Antimicrobials: Impacts on Human Health: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3194830/  Use of antimicrobials in food animals and impact of transmission of antimicrobial resistance on humans: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590053620301099  Comparison of different approaches to antibiotic restriction in food-producing animals: stratified results from a systematic review and meta-analysis: https://gh.bmj.com/content/4/4/e001710.abstract  Use of antibiotics in animal production and its impact on human health: https://foodchemistryjournal.com/jfcn/articles/v6n1/jfcn-082-naila-a-oliveira.pdf      Thank you to our sponsors:   Order my Fatal Conveniences book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/   Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase: https://therasage.com/pages/shop     Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
6/8/202319 minutes, 1 second
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What Is The Real Meaning of Love, Boundaries, and Being Powerfully You? | Danielle Laporte

Are you capable of forgiving?   In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, I chat with Danielle Laporte about what it is to love, to forgive, and how they both impact a relationship. Many of us tend to lead in our relationships from our wounds and not from a state of consciousness that is equivalent to love, which is the reason why so many relationships these days go sideways at some point.   Danielle also shares the role that karma plays in our lives and how we can recognize it in the relationships we are a part of.   Danielle Laporte is a best-selling Canadian author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and blogger. Her book, The Fire Starter Sessions (Harmony, 2014), is a best-seller and focuses on finding your passion in life and work – inside the system and out.      What we discuss:   02:01: Why does Danielle approach goal setting the way she does? 04:51: Is loving a feeling? 07:51: What is forgiveness? 20:02: Is karma a weapon? 23:54:What is powerfully you? 27:13: Are relationships really about love? 30:53: How do you know your boundaries are crossed? 43:51: Are we programmed by society? 45:24: Why you can’t lead from your wound 47:49: What can you do right now?     Key takeaways:   We often fail to realize that some of our behavior in relationships is due to some unhealed wounds we have within us. These wounds speak for us and they may make us sound and act irrationally. The first step to healing these wounds is acknowledging them. Then, it’s communicating them to those we share a relationship with so they can better understand where we’re coming from. While it may feel tempting to forever act and speak from this place of hurt, we must do the inner work to heal these wounds. We can’t blame these wounds forever.   Love is a state of consciousness that allows us to think beyond just ourselves. But the ego wants us to believe love is just an emotion or a feeling because the ego always wants you to be in a state where you’re constantly searching to “earn” and feel the satisfaction of accomplishing such a thing. This means you’re constantly looking for ways for which you can earn someone’s love or that you can feed someone your love, so they can earn it too. Therefore, to be in a happy and loving relationship, you must make the switch from ego to consciousness.    We are programmed by society to perceive ourselves in certain ways. We see ourselves as a certain astrological sign, introverts, extroverts, and all types of other boxes they try to put us in. But the reality is that we aren’t to be told who we are - we are to look within and find out for ourselves who we are.     Find more from Danielle:   Website: https://daniellelaporte.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daniellelaporte/     Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/     More links:   Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase: https://therasage.com/pages/shop   Shop Bite and use code DARIN20 to save 20% on your Bite subscription: https://trybite.com/darin   Shop Truth Treatments at https://truth360pro.com/collections/frontpage?ba=c-darin-olien
6/7/202358 minutes, 2 seconds
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Incense | Fatal Conveniences™

Burning incense or resins has been a common practice among almost all ancient civilizations in the preservation of tombs, spiritual healing, and ceremonies. But…the commercialization of incense has led to incense no longer being what they once were…   Did you know, incense contains 35% fragrances…and you know what’s hiding under the fragrance label? Chemicals linked to cancer, hormonal imbalances, endocrine disruption, birth defects and reproductive problems.    Plus, burning incense can emit benzene, toluene and other volatile organic compounds deteriorating the environment.    This is only skimming the surface and why we’re about to explore the fatal convenience of incense.      What we discuss:   03:55: What is the history of incense? 05:32: What are my favourite incenses? 06:01: Where does incense come from? 06:33: How are incense made? 07:56: What are the dangers of incense? 09:10: What can you use instead?     Reliable Sources where you can learn more:   https://kinobjects.com/blogs/news/comprehensive-guide-for-incense-beginners https://www.heddels.com/2018/12/incense-101-history-products/ https://www.britannica.com/topic/incense https://www.healthline.com/health/what-is-incense#risks https://www.cancer.org.au/iheard/is-burning-incense-linked-to-respiratory-cancers https://www.who.int/europe/publications/i/item/9789289056533 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2377255/ https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-63568-6 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9058426/     Thank you to our sponsors:   Pre-Order the Fatal Conveniences book releasing May 16th: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/   Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase: https://therasage.com/pages/shop     Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/
6/1/202313 minutes, 20 seconds
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Who Are You Allowing To Sit At The Head Of The Table? | Stef Ziev

Which version of you is sitting at the head of the table?   In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, I chat with Stef Ziev about how easy it is to create the life you want, but also how easy it is to create a life where we believe we have no choice. She explains how we often tell ourselves stories that are coming from a place of despair. Instead, we should be looking through a lense of new opportunity.   Stef also explains the importance of becoming conscious of who it is we are letting sit at the head table in our life. Without realizing it, we may be letting the perfectionist, pessimist, and fearful version of ourselves sit at this important spot. By becoming conscious of it, we can swap out which version of you is sitting at that front seat for one that wants the best for you.   Stef Ziev is a former TV executive turned certified life and executive coach and author. Since starting her coaching practice in 2007, Stef has worked with thousands of successful and driven professionals, executives, leaders, and organizations in the fields of entertainment, law, marketing, financial services, accounting, engineering, and talent delivery at companies including The New York Times, Google, American Express, Viacom, NBCUniversal, Pearle Vision, and many more.      What we discuss:   06:48: What led Stef to write her book? 14:21: How easy is it to create a “no choice” universe? 18:15: Are you aware of the stories you’re telling yourself? 26:51: How can you build the skill to look at your life through a lense of new opportunity? 39:34: What is personal responsibility? 45:43: Are we living in a conscious or unconscious world? 50:58: Who’s sitting at the head of the table? 56:08: How can we cultivate permission to live the life we want for ourselves? 01:01:29: Where can you learn more about Stef?     Key Takeaways:   We have the personal responsibility to become conscious in this unconscious world. Too many of us are operating on auto-pilot and from a place of stress. And from this place of stress comes a bunch of stories that don’t make any sense. As we feed our brain with these thoughts, we unconsciously close out the world of opportunities for ourselves.  We all have a certain version of us sitting at the head of our table. Sometimes it is our optimistic self and other times it is our pessimist self. In other cases, it can be our perfectionist self. While most of us don’t instinctively have the best suited version of ourselves at the head of the table, we can take a second to acknowledge which version we allowed to sit down at this important spot of the table. When this version of ourselves is holding us back, we need to make the conscious decision to replace this unsuited version of ourselves with the one who will get the job done. Cultivating the life you want for yourself starts with taking personal responsibility for the universe you create for yourself. It starts with curating the right thoughts, asking yourself the right questions, and opening your mind to all the opportunities and choices you have available to you. When you don’t do this, that’s when you can fall intro the trap of creating your own universe of “no choice” where you settle for a life you don’t want.   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/     Find more from Stef:   Website: https://stefziev.com/ Book: https://stefziev.com/thechoiceisyours/ Resources:  https://stefziev.com/resources/   More links:   Shop Safesleeve and use code DARIN10 to save 10% on your purchase: https://www.safesleevecases.com/   Learn more about The Dirt Locker® by visiting www.dirtlocker.com 
5/31/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 16 seconds
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Anti-Aging Skincare | Fatal Conveniences™

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™  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.  IN THIS 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   Subscribe, rate or listen on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher  Follow my Instagram to keep updated on the podcast, weekly deep dives and other projects that I’m supporting (and the occasional Chaga appreciation post) Sign up for my weekly Fatal Conveniences™ Email to get topic breakdowns & solutions delivered straight to your inbox. For feedback or suggestions, email my team at [email protected]  Find the list of brands & products that get the big tick of approval from me here. Comment below to join the discussion!
3/9/202321 minutes, 13 seconds
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Aluminum Foil | Fatal Conveniences™

Aluminum foil has been used for decades for storing, cooking, and even grilling food. It has been marketed as cheap, reusable, and even an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic wrap, but is it really as safe as we think it is? Aluminum can leach into our food and overexposure can have some detrimental effects not only on our health, but on the environment. Many of us have probably grown up with aluminum foil as a staple in our kitchen, without ever thinking twice about using it. That’s why in the latest episode of Fatal Conveniences™, we’re going to explore the harm it’s causing for both your body and the environment, as well as simple alternatives you can swap into your kitchen instead. Find more from me:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Pre-order my Fatal Conveniences™ book: //darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/   Reliable Sources where you can learn more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6804775/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5388722/ https://manyeats.com/history-of-aluminum-foil/  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5651828/ https://jmedicalcasereports.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1752-194 7-8-41 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24202562/ https://wwwn.cdc.gov/TSP/ToxFAQs/ToxFAQsDetails.aspx?faqid=190&tox id=34 https://www.thesca.org/connect/blog/environmental-impact-aluminum / https://watercenter.sas.upenn.edu/impacts-of-aluminum-on-aquatic-or ganisms-and-epas-aluminum-criteria/ https://www.des.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt341/files/documents/2020-01 /bb-8.pdf
3/2/202311 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to Control Your Cravings Through Gut Health | Dr. Amy Shah

Do you ever crave something sweet? Sometimes something salty? Do ever wonder why you have these cravings? Get ready to find out why…   In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, I chat with our guest Dr. Amy Shah about the gut microbiome and how it governs our lives in ways most of us don’t even realize. Dr. Shah dives into how modern medicine and the modern food industry are driving changes in our gut microbiome and what we can do to preserve our gut health.   We also chat about the mind-gut connection and why our gut feeling is one that we can continually trust and rely on.    Dr. Amy Shah graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University's world-renowned school of nutrition. She went on to receive her Medical Doctorate with Distinction. With training from Cornell, Harvard, and Columbia - She helps busy people transform their health using cutting-edge nutritional and medical science. Her proven techniques to heal inflammation utilize the power of the microbiome to help digestion, obtain natural hormone balance, and heal food sensitivities. She is a well-known expert on intermittent fasting for women.   What we discuss:   01:56: About Dr. Shah and Darin’s book-writing process 06:02: What is the impact of being indoors on our energy levels? 10:56: What do we know about micro-organisms? 16:50: When is it necessary to resort to modern medicine? 23:56: How do gut bacteria interact with an unhealthy lifestyle? 28:57: What do we know about the mind-gut connection? 33:45: What role does your gut play in cravings? 40:49: How are we getting tricked into eating unhealthily?  44:46: Is the food industry linked to bad gut health? 47:30: How is it legal for the food industry to do what they’re doing? 55:21: How are food and addictive substances similar?   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/     Find more from Dr. Amy Shah:   Website: https://amymdwellness.com/ Instagram: @fastingmd  Book: I’m So Effing Hungry: Why We Crave What We Crave - And What To Do About It     More links:   Shop Bite and use code DARIN20 to save 20% on your Bite subscription. Shop Barukas and use code DARIN10 to save 10% on your order.
3/1/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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Mammograms | Fatal Conveniences™

Pre-order the brand-new Fatal Conveniences™ releasing May 16th: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/   Women are told by medical professionals and non-profit cancer organizations to get their yearly mammograms as of 50 years old. But what they don’t tell is how fatal these types of scans can be for women’s overall health.   In this episode of Fatal Conveniences™, you will learn about the incidences many medical professionals fail to mention about mammograms, the dangers of radiation exposure, and what safe alternatives exist for women for breast cancer screening other than the traditionally prescribed mammogram.   What we discuss:   01:46: Disclaimer 03:23: When were mammograms introduced into medicine? 04:41: What do we know about the incidences of mammograms? 08:40: How is radiation exposure related to cancer diagnoses? 13:22: How can you safely screen for breast cancer?   Research:     Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/  
2/23/202317 minutes, 3 seconds
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What Fast Fashion is Actually Doing to the World | Livia Firth

In this episode, we dive into the impact fast fashion has on the world with Liva Firth MBE.    The fast fashion and mass production that we all buy into has a dark side that many of us tend to ignore: the social impact. The people who are behind the curtains making these garments are working in poor conditions are abused daily, and often have their lives in danger due to negligence on the part of the companies who employ them. We play a part in this abuse as we continue to support these practices through our purchases. This bears the question: we wouldn’t let our neighbors live or work in such conditions, so why would we allow it (and support) for this to happen to people abroad? It’s time to reconsider which clothing companies we are supporting.   Young people are being brainwashed by these giant companies to keep spending their money on fast fashion. They are purposely targeted on social media platforms and are incited to spend more and consume more products from these particular brands. What makes it harder for them to give up these shopping practices is that they grew up with these brands, while older generations did not. Being aware of the marketing practices of these big companies such as SHEIN, for example, is the first step to not getting sucked into their world and participating in the fast-fashion phenomenon.    The environmental impact of such business practices in the clothing industry is huge. It is destructive to the environment through air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and landfill. By purchasing a bit costlier garments from companies that have more environmentally and human-friendly business practices, you will not only reduce landfill waste as the clothing will last longer but also reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Spending money on items made by companies who care about sustainability is not only great for the environment but for your savings account too.  Livia is is the co-founder and Creative Director of Eco-Age – the leading consulting and creative agency specialized in integrated sustainability, and founder of the Green Carpet Challenge (GCC). She is renowned for creating compelling frameworks and campaigns for environmental and social justice with global reach. In this episode, I am joined by Livia Firth MBE to discuss the clothes you are wearing right now, the fast fashion and mass production that we all buy into and how it has a dark side that many of us tend to ignore: the social impact. She discusses how young people are being brainwashed by these giant companies to keep spending their money on fast fashion. They are purposely targeted on social media platforms and are incited to spend more and consume more products from these particular brands. And, she explains how the environmental impact of such business practices in the clothing industry is huge. It is destructive to the environment through air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and landfill. We then dive into what we can do right now to lessen the impact, what clothes are more sustainable for the environment, and what to look for and what to avoid when purchasing new clothes. Livia is is the co-founder and Creative Director of Eco-Age – the leading consulting and creative agency specialized in integrated sustainability, and founder of the Green Carpet Challenge (GCC). She is renowned for creating compelling frameworks and campaigns for environmental and social justice with global reach.   With Eco-Age, Livia also produced the award winning documentary The True Cost, and the mini series Fashionscapes now available on Amazon Prime. Livia also co-wrote and produced The Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2020 – the first event in the world to be filmed using augmented reality, hologram technology and special effects.  The film is now available on Sky and YouTube’s Fashion Channel.   Find more from Darin:   Website: https://darinolien.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Darinolien/ Book: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/ Down to Earth: https://darinolien.com/down-to-earth/   Find more from Livia:   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liviafirth/ Eco-Age Website: https://eco-age.com/ Article: https://en.vogue.me/fashion/women-sustainable-eco-friendly-fashion-production-livia-firth/   Links mentioned:    Baruka Nuts: Head over to barukas.com/discount/DARIN10 to get 10% off when you use code DARIN10.   Pre-Order the Fatal Conveniences book releasing May 16th: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/
2/21/202340 minutes, 49 seconds
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Unlocking the Full Power of Your Brain | Garnet Dupuis

Personal transformation starts within, and change is a decision to make. However, navigating the inner struggle is often referred to as the ordeal. Our guest today, Garnet Dupuis, is an Integrative Healthcare Specialist deep in touch with nature and views life as a profound spiritual journey. His efforts have focused on techniques to maintain brain health and enhance mental performance. Let’s learn more about this fascinating topic. Check out the full episode and more at darinolien.com/podcasts
2/15/202359 minutes, 38 seconds
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Unhealthy Sleeping Patterns | Fatal Conveniences™

Due to the hectic working demands, people sometimes overlook the importance of prioritizing health first. Just when you thought you were gaining more by investing in your job and duties, you are actually losing your health because you don’t give much time for your body to rest as much as you give time for your body to work. Do not wait until you reach your body’s burnout point. Let me tell you how to change your unhealthy sleeping behavior and learn how to regulate healthy sleeping patterns. Sleeping shouldn’t be that hard. Give your body the amount of rest it deserves. Check out more at: darinolien.com/podcasts
2/9/202322 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Secret to Supercharging Your Cells, Optimizing Your Health, and Feeling Better Than Ever | Dr. Molly Maloof

Health is crucial and requires effort to maintain. Optimal health is a journey, not a destination. A holistic approach is a key, including diet, exercise, and stress management. Taking ownership of your health is essential for a fulfilling life. Join us as we explore the world of health optimization with Dr. Molly Maloof, a leading expert in personalized medicine. Dr. Molly shares her unique approach to health, integrating digital health tech, biofeedback, psychedelics & evidence-based wellness products. In this episode, we delve into the key insights from her latest book, "The Spark Factor," revealing a program designed for women's biology & focusing on the mitochondria. Target the mitochondria to achieve optimal health & resilience with Dr. Molly Maloof. Check out darinolien.com/podcasts for more
2/8/202350 minutes, 48 seconds
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Discovering Your Purpose: Navigating Life's Path to Thriving | Ross Dawson

Join us for an exploration of purpose and thriving with Ross Dawson. Self-evolution leads to discovery of our calling and a direction of service. Surround yourself with positivity, invest in healthy habits, and filter negativity for growth. Life should constantly evolve to fulfill our purpose. Embrace challenges and reflect on your life to uncover your path to discovery and thriving.   Check out the full show notes and more at darinolien.com/podcasts
2/1/202342 minutes, 31 seconds
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Chlorine Bleach | Fatal Conveniences™

As the pandemic swept through the world, people were desperate for a way to keep their homes clean and safe. They soon turned to a seemingly unlikely solution: chlorine bleach. But as the demand for the cleaning agent skyrocketed, a shocking discovery was made that threatened to change everything. Yes, I get it, chlorine has the superior ability to kill bacteria and germs, but I can suggest an alternative, non-toxic cleaning solution for that! Learn what to use instead of chlorine bleach, and stay away from chlorine bleach. It’s easy to make better choices. Check out the full show notes and more at darinolien.com/podcasts
1/26/202314 minutes, 6 seconds
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Getting What You Want In Life | Jennifer Cohen

Jennifer Cohen, author and podcaster, shares her wisdom on overcoming self-doubt and living a bolder life by pursuing goals rather than settling for what's handed to us. She encourages listeners to ask for what they want and stop overthinking, which kills people's dreams. Listen to the episode and learn how to add the secret sauce of boldness to your life! Check out the full show notes and more at darinolien.com/podcasts
1/25/202342 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Secret to Happiness | Marc Schulz

We run towards the things we think will make us happy, only to reach our goals and realize that these goals aren't as fulfilling as we had anticipated. This is because none of us can accurately predict what will make us happy. While there has been a lot of research done on happiness, relationships, and well-being, we still don't fully understand why some people lead fulfilling lives and others are less so. Is it their personalities, or could something else be at play? At the heart of this debate is the science of personality: how a person's genetic makeup, hormones, and other personal traits affect their well-being. Marc Schulz has a few suggestions of his own that may just improve your relationships. Discover some of the secrets to a happy life!   For the show notes and more: darinolien.com/podcasts
1/18/202348 minutes, 31 seconds
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Healing Injuries Faster and Optimizing Your Workouts with a Nervous-System-First Approach | Garrett Salpeter

The nervous system is the key to healing but is often overlooked or ignored by traditional medical treatments. By targeting the nervous system, can we recover from injuries and reduce pain more effectively? Garrett Salpeter, the creator of NeuFit and the Neubie device, certainly thinks so. In this episode, Garrett explains that by targeting the nervous system, NeuFit can help people recover from injuries and reduce pain in a way that traditional methods often cannot. How could it help you?? || LINKS || https://www.vivobarefoot.com/darinolien |http://barukas.com/ | https://habitsofwaste.org/ | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/healing-injuries-faster-and-optimizing-your-workouts-with-a-nervous-system-first-approach-garrett-salpeter/
1/4/202349 minutes, 45 seconds
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Married to Health: How to Strengthen Your Gut Health by What You Eat | Dahlia & James Marin

Your gut is home to trillions of microorganisms, known as your microbiome. These microorganisms play a crucial role in digestion, immunity, and even your mood. When the balance of bacteria in your gut is disrupted, it can lead to various health issues, including digestive problems, immune system dysfunction, and even mental health issues. It’s time to stop relying on prescription meds and instead go back to the basics when it comes to gut health– food and nutrition. Dahlia Marin RDN, LD and James Marin RD, co-founders of Married to Health talk all things gut health. || LINKS || www.marriedtohealth.com | https://www.vivobarefoot.com/darinolien | www.nootopia.com/darin | www.calderalab.com | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/married-to-health-how-to-strengthen-your-gut-health-by-what-you-eat-dahlia-james-marin/ 
12/28/202247 minutes, 36 seconds
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Plastic Cutting Boards | Fatal Conveniences™

Every year, 320 tons of plastic are produced globally. While there are millions of plastic bottles and other single-use plastics sitting in landfills and in our oceans, it goes even beyond that. There are common home goods made from plastic that seem convenient and harmless but are, in fact, dangerous. For example– plastic cutting boards. Are they really necessary? What are some non-toxic, safe options you can use instead? || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/plastic-cutting-boards-fatal-conveniences/ 
12/22/202213 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ridding the World of Plastic Toothpaste Tubes | Lindsay McCormick

Oral hygiene is important for overall health– that’s a fact. But it’s also a fact that most traditional toothpaste is full of toxic chemicals and packaged in wasteful plastic. It’s time to support personal care product companies committed to clean ingredients and sustainable packaging. Lindsay McCormick, founder and CEO of Bite, is changing how consumers use and buy toothpaste. She is dedicated to empowering other businesses to commit to similar sustainable business practices. Because, in the end, we can’t solve the plastic problem until we can figure out how to exist without it. || LINKS || | http://trybite.com/darin20 | https://www.vivobarefoot.com/darinolien | http://barukas.com/ | https://habitsofwaste.org/ | Full Show Notes Here.- https://darinolien.com/ridding-the-world-of-plastic-toothpaste-tubes-lindsay-mccormick/ 
12/21/202242 minutes, 3 seconds
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Indigenous Teachings for Living Well | Chelsey Luger & Thosh Collins

We may not all have Indigenous blood in our veins, but we can certainly learn from the Indigenous people. Because we are all connected to each other, and we are all connected to this planet. Indigenous teachings can help us reconnect with our ancestors, remember the simplicity of the past, and reclaim our health and wellness. Chelsey Luger and Thosh Collins, co-founders of Well for Culture and authors of The Seven Circles, explain how we all can benefit from Indigenous teachings and how they’ve incorporated ancient wisdom into their modern lives. || LINKS || www.wellforculture.com | www.vivobarefoot.com/darinolien | www.calderalab.com/darin | www.nootopia.com/darin | https://darinolien.com/indigenous-teachings-for-living-well-chelsey-luger-thosh-collins/ 
12/14/202251 minutes, 1 second
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Dirty Air Filters | Fatal Conveniences™

Who doesn’t love a breath of fresh air? Especially if it’s clean air purified from dust, pet dander, and other microparticles. Air purifiers are extremely popular nowadays– which is a good thing. Because recent studies from the EPA show that indoor air quality can be up to 5 times worse than outdoor air. But owning and using an air purifier comes with some responsibility. It’s crucial to maintain your machine– which includes changing the filter regularly. Learn about the dangers of dirty air filters, and when and how often you should change them. || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/dirty-air-filters-fatal-conveniences/ 
12/8/202214 minutes, 26 seconds
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How Modern Shoes Have Weakened Our Feet | Galahad Clark

Each of your feet has 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. And for thousands of years, feet have helped humans navigate their surroundings and strengthen their connection to the earth. But now, we shove our feet into rubber-soled foot coffins that weaken our feet and cut off our connection to nature. Galahad Clark, co-Founder and CEO of Vivobarefoot, is helping people strengthen their feet through innovative footwear designed on simplistic, natural principles. || LINKS || https://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk/darinolien | http://trybite.com/darin20 | http://barukas.com/ | https://habitsofwaste.org/ | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/how-modern-shoes-have-weakened-our-feet-galahad-clark/ 
12/7/202243 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Link Between Diet and Mental Disorders | Dr. Chris Palmer

There’s no doubt that a healthy diet and exercise help you feel better mentally. But is there a deeper link than that? What if most mental health disorders were metabolic problems in the brain? Could certain diets improve or even eliminate mental disorders? Dr. Chris Palmer, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School certainly thinks so– in fact, he’s seen it firsthand with his patients. Dr. Palmer’s work has led to The Brain Energy Theory of Mental Illness and his understanding that most mental disorders are a direct result of a metabolic breakdown in the brain. Listen to him explain his fascinating findings. || LINKS || www.brainenergy.com  | www.vivobarefoot.com | http://www.calderalab.com/darin | https://nootopia.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/the-link-between-diet-and-mental-disorders-dr-chris-palmer/ 
11/30/202252 minutes, 16 seconds
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Nylon Cooking Utensils | Fatal Conveniences™

Nylon isn’t just for fabrics and clothing. In fact, many cooking utensils, like the cheap ones you find at supermarkets or discount stores, are made of nylon. Because nylon is a thermoplastic, it becomes flexible when heated and then solidifies when cooled. That sounds perfect for cooking, right? While nylon spoons and spatulas may seem convenient for mixing, stirring and flipping– those toxic tools come at a price. Learn why you should avoid cooking with nylon, and what to use instead. || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/nylon-cooking-utensils-fatal-conveniences/ 
11/24/20229 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Role of Permaculture in the Journey to Regeneration | David Blume

Permaculture is about blending land, resources, people and the environment through mutually beneficial systems. Because in nature, there is no waste, only shortages and surpluses. How can integrating more regenerative practices help us become more energy independent in the future? David Blume, CEO of Blume Industries and Farmer-In-Chief at Whiskey Hill Farms, has been living the permaculture life before the phrase was even coined. He explains his passion for regenerative practices and how we all can build a better relationship with the planet that sustains us. || LINKS | www.alcoholcanbeagas.com | www.trybite.com/darin20 | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/the-role-of-permaculture-in-the-journey-to-regeneration-david-blume/ 
11/23/202244 minutes, 31 seconds
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Using the Machine Mindset to Quantify the Priorities in Your Life | Rob Dyrdek

Is there a way to quantify your dreams and goals? We quantify everything else, so why not use a system to evaluate your lifestyle so you can visibly see where you need adjustments?  You probably know Rob Dyrdek from one of his multiple mega-popular shows on MTV. But what you may not know is that although Rob’s life has always been portrayed as chaotic and wild, there’s actually a very calculated method to his madness– one that he calls the Machine Mindset. Learn how you can apply Rob’s genius methods to your own life. || LINKS || https://dyrdekmachine.com/build-with-rob | www.vivobarefoot.com/darinolien | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/using-the-machine-mindset-to-quantify-the-priorities-in-your-life-rob-dyrdek/ 
11/16/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 51 seconds
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Scented Plug-Ins | Fatal Conveniences™

It’s nice to walk into a room and smell something pleasant like vanilla or pumpkin spice. Fresh, pleasing smells are like a jolt to our brains. But if those scents are made from synthetic chemicals, they’re doing a lot more to your body than you realize. Scented plug-ins may seem like an easy way to cover up nasty smells in your home, but what are they really doing to the air– and your health? Learn all about the ingredients in plugin products, and what to use instead. || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/scented-plug-ins-fatal-conveniences/ 
11/10/202211 minutes, 59 seconds
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How Do We Find Clean Energy Solutions? | Chris Patton

Contrary to popular belief, we already have solutions to today’s environmental problems. However, these solutions are not being implemented by companies or the average person. How do we find clean energy solutions that people will actually use? Chris Patton, Co-Founder and CTO of AlphaCor Ltd, is obsessed with clean energy solutions– and educating and empowering companies, political leaders and everyday people to implement them effectively. In this episode, he breaks down some of his newest projects, and the science behind them. || LINKS | www.trybite.com/darin20 | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/how-do-we-find-clean-energy-solutions-chris-patton/ 
11/9/202257 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to Apply the ‘Antifragile Athlete’ Mindset to Improve Your Life

What does it mean to be 'antifragile'? How can we use the antifragile concept to empower athletes, and all people, to enjoy the process of self-development? Dr. Nick Holton and Dr. Adam Wright break down their coaching program, The Antifragile Athlete, and how they empower athletes, artists, performers, and Fortune 500 companies to better themselves by learning how to become mentally and emotionally healthy. || LINKS || https://www.theantifragileathlete.com/ | https://www.safesleevecases.com | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/how-to-apply-the-antifragile-athlete-mindset-to-improve-your-life/ 
11/2/202243 minutes, 33 seconds
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Window Cleaner | Fatal Conveniences™

Windex has been a household name for decades. People use those bright blue glass cleaner sprays to keep their windows and mirrors streak-free. But that fumey chemical smell should be a warning sign of all the toxic ingredients in a bottle of window cleaner. The truth is, almost every individual ingredient in glass cleaner sprays is toxic– every single one! And natural window cleaner is so easy and inexpensive to make at home. Learn how to break the Windex habit. || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/window-cleaner-fatal-conveniences/ 
10/27/202219 minutes, 1 second
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The Relationship Between Gut Health & Viral Illnesses | Dr. Robynne Chutkan

When it comes to gut health, the importance of the microbiome can’t be understated. Modern medicine tends to push antibiotics for every infection. But the truth is, antibiotics can actually make you more susceptible to viral illnesses. Antibiotics wipe out the bacteria in your microbiome– which are essential to keeping your immune system functioning properly. Dr. Robynne Chutkan, author of the book 'The Antiviral Gut', breaks down the role of the microbiome in our immune health. She explains why gut health is synonymous with immune health– and how you can keep your microbiome happy. || LINKS || https://robynnechutkan.com/books/the-anti-viral-gut/ | www.trybite.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/the-relationship-between-gut-health-viral-illnesses-dr-robynne-chutkan/ 
10/26/202250 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Key to Impactful Leadership | Simon Sinek

Leadership comes with responsibility. When you become a leader for the wrong reasons, it affects everyone you’re supposed to lead. Maybe we’ve been looking at leadership the wrong way. Simon Sinek, founder of The Optimism Company, host of the podcast A Bit of Optimism, and viral YouTube speaker, breaks down what good leadership actually looks like– and what it truly means to lead. || LINKS ||  https://simonsinek.com/classes | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/the-key-to-impactful-leadership-simon-sinek/ 
10/19/202252 minutes, 11 seconds
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Sparkling Water | Fatal Conveniences™

The sparkling water market has boomed in the last decade, making carbonated water all the rage. While fizzy water seems like a healthy alternative to sugary sodas, it may not be as healthy as you think it is. Sure, sparkling water is fun to drink. Those fizzing bubbles mimic the carbonation of soda, making seltzer a great way to kick the pop habit. However, carbonated bubbles are made using carbon dioxide, the same gas your kidneys and lungs work so hard to expel from your body. So is sparkling water bad for you? When it comes to hydration, it’s best to kick that fizzy habit and stick to the real stuff.  || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/sparkling-water-fatal-conveniences/ 
10/13/202214 minutes, 50 seconds
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Green Blockchains: What are they? And how can they change the future of cryptocurrency? | Uma Hagenguth & Douglas Horn

As we enter the cryptocurrency era, how do we remain focused on environmental solutions? Learning more about green blockchains– what they are and how to create them– is the first step. Uma Hagenguth, the founder and COO of APPICS, and Douglas Horn, CEO of GoodBlock and creator of the Telos blockchain, are the perfect guests to explain green blockchains and the future of cryptocurrency. The more we learn about the environmental impact of the cryptocurrency space, the more we can put our trust and support behind creators and companies that have the future of our planet in mind. || LINKS || https://appics.com/ | www.telos.net | https://trybite.com/darin20 | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/green-blockchains-what-are-they-and-how-can-they-change-the-future-of-cryptocurrency-uma-hagenguth-douglas-horn/ 
10/12/202257 minutes, 39 seconds
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Can We Save the Planet? | Craig Leeson

Between the massive amount of plastic in our ocean, and the looming climate crisis, it can be hard to be hopeful about the future. Can we save the planet? Yes, but we have to start now– with small changes that make a big impact. Craig Leeson, the award-winning filmmaker behind A Plastic Ocean, knows how important knowledge can be. We have to fully understand the climate crisis in order to change it. With his new film The Last Glaciers, he set out to do just that– break down the science behind the problems our planet faces, so we all know how to start solving them.   || LINKS || www.thelastglaciers.com  | www.barukas.com | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/can-we-save-the-planet-craig-leeson/ 
10/5/202256 minutes, 24 seconds
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Chlorine Pools | Fatal Conveniences™

Who doesn’t love a nice dip in the pool? I know I do! When I was a kid, you couldn’t get me out of the swimming pool in the summer. But the majority of backyard and public pools are chlorine pools. If chlorine is strong enough to kill algae, bacteria and germs, what is it doing to your body as you swim through it? Let’s dive into the effects of chlorine, how to minimize its damage and non-chlorine swimming pool options. Just keep swimming- but be wary of chlorine. || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/chlorine-pools-fatal-conveniences/
9/29/202216 minutes, 20 seconds
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Answering Your Burning Questions: What I Eat in a Day, Small Changes to Make a Big Impact + More | Q&A

For 200 episodes of The Darin Olien Show, I've had inspiring conversations with fascinating guests and explored how to live a better life. So for our 200th episode celebration, I’ve decided to turn the show around to you, the listener. I’ll answer your burning questions regarding food, water, daily routines and how to save the planet by making small changes. We get into some good stuff! I look back on some of my favorite episodes and guests, give you tips on how to make my signature big ass salads, and just have a lot of fun. Thank you so much for supporting the podcast these last couple of years. I’m so excited to show you what’s coming next.  || LINKS || https://www.safesleevecases.com | https://barukas.com/ | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/answering-your-burning-questions-what-i-eat-in-a-day-small-changes-to-make-a-big-impact-more-episode-200-qa/ 
9/28/202248 minutes, 19 seconds
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Your Guide To Achieving Happiness | Arthur Brooks

What is happiness? So many of us go through life searching for happiness, but avoiding our unhappiness. What if happiness comes from leaning into our suffering and trauma? After all, when you avoid your unhappiness, you’re essentially avoiding your ability to be happy. Professor and author of the book 'From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life', explains why we need to use our post-traumatic growth to find happiness in life. || LINKS || https://arthurbrooks.com/ | www.beekeepersnaturals.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/your-guide-to-achieving-happiness-arthur-brooks/ 
9/21/202252 minutes, 30 seconds
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Acrylic & Polyester | Fatal Conveniences™

Sweaters, blankets, hats, scarves, stuffed animals– what do these popular items have in common? They’re most likely made from acrylic fibers. Acrylic is a man-made, synthetic fiber that, although soft and comfy, is terrible for your body and the environment. Like polyester, acrylic fabrics are cheap, soft, and can be dyed any color of the rainbow. We’ve been so used to using acrylic, that we barely think twice when seeing it on a label. Learn why you should avoid acrylic and polyester, and what to look for instead.   || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/acrylic-polyester-fatal-conveniences/ 
9/15/202219 minutes, 51 seconds
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Beyond Setting Goals: What’s Your Big Thing? | Jeff Patterson

Setting goals is an important part of life. We set goals to achieve things in both our professional and personal lives. But does achieving those goals really fulfill you if they’re not part of your bigger purpose? Jeff Patterson, author of The Big Thing Effect: How to Transform Your Life Forever, explains that finding your true purpose is so much more than just setting goals. You need to ask yourself the right questions in order to find the thing that makes you come alive– then you need to do it. || LINKS || TheBigThingEffect.com | https://www.trybite.com/darin20 | Full Show Notes -  https://darinolien.com/beyond-setting-goals-whats-your-big-thing-jeff-patterson/ 
9/14/202251 minutes, 23 seconds
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How to Ask the Questions an ‘Outsider’ Would Ask | Cal Fussman

There are a lot of voices out there today. Everyone has something to say, and there are plenty of platforms to hear that message. But who’s asking the questions?  Outsiders tend to see the world from a different angle– which is how they make big changes. So how can you ask questions like an outsider? Cal Fussman, author, journalist, and host of the Big Questions podcast, spent his career asking questions of the biggest icons of the last 75 years. Now he’s getting an outsider’s perspective by asking questions on how to reshape healthcare in America. || LINKS || www.calfussman.com | www.beekeepersnaturals.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/how-to-ask-the-questions-an-outsider-would-ask-cal-fussman/ 
9/7/202256 minutes, 14 seconds
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Antibacterial Soap | Fatal Conveniences™

We all need to wash our hands, no one is disputing that. Keeping your hands clean helps you avoid viruses, germs and nasty stuff. But, washing with regular soap is all you really need to be doing. Antibacterial soap is not only unnecessary, it could actually be killing off more than just germs. And it’s not even proven to be more effective than non-antibacterial soaps! Learn all about why antibacterial soaps are bad, and what to use instead.   || Full Show Notes & Links - https://darinolien.com/antibacterial-soap-fatal-conveniences/ 
9/1/202223 minutes, 26 seconds
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Align Your Body & Your Life Through Movement | Aaron Alexander

The human body was designed for movement. Movement is essential for facilitating cellular function. And without proper cellular function, you feel sick– in every way possible. Unfortunately, too many of us don’t move our bodies enough during the day. Aaron Alexander, creator of The Align Method, explains how regular movement can help transform your health, and ultimately your life.  || LINKS || https://www.alignpodcast.com/community | Full Links & Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/align-your-body-your-life-through-movement-aaron-alexander/ 
8/31/202246 minutes, 29 seconds
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Getting Rid of Plastic One Water Bottle at a Time | David Cuthbert

Water is the world’s most precious resource. However, 86% of plastic water bottles end up sitting in landfills or waterways in the United States alone. While everyone needs access to clean drinking water, there has to be a better way than plastic. David Cuthbert, CEO of Mananalu, explains how Jason Mamoa founded this company not to sell water, but to sell sustainability. With their “Drink One, Remove One” initiative, Mananalu is working to rid the world’s oceans of plastic, one bottle at a time.   || LINKS || https://www.mananalu.com/ | www.calderalab.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/getting-rid-of-plastic-one-water-bottle-at-a-time-david-cuthbert/ 
8/24/202242 minutes, 12 seconds
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Unhealthy Exercise Routines | Fatal Conveniences™

Human beings were designed to move.  Our bodies thrive with regular movement. Unfortunately, as society has evolved, we move less and less. Healthy exercise routines are essential to maintain your health and keep your body functioning like it’s supposed to. But how much exercise is too much? And how do you know if your exercise routine is unhealthy? Let’s take a closer look at healthy vs. unhealthy exercise routines and how to find the perfect balance. || Full Links & Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/unhealthy-exercise-routines-fatal-conveniences/ 
8/18/202220 minutes, 33 seconds
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APPICS: Empowering People with Blockchain | Uma Hagenguth

The cryptocurrency world may be confusing, but it’s not going away anytime soon. Understanding crypto, blockchain, Bitcoin, and everything in between may seem intimidating. But the truth is, you don’t necessarily have to understand it entirely to benefit from it. Uma Hagenguth, the founder and COO of APPICS, breaks down all things crypto and how you can use her app to earn cryptocurrency for doing the things you already do on social media. || LINKS || https://appics.com/ | www.beekeepersnaturals.com/darin | Full Show Notes & Links - https://darinolien.com/appics-empowering-people-with-blockchain-uma-hagenguth/ 
8/17/202241 minutes, 47 seconds
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How Naturopathic Medicine Can Help You | Dr. Lana Butner

We’re led to believe that traditional medicine involves seeing a doctor in a white coat, most likely being prescribed some pills for whatever ails us and going home. But over the last hundred years, we’ve lost the true meaning of traditional medicine. In fact, naturopathic medicine encompasses more of the traditional aspects of health and wellness that our ancestors relied on. Dr. Lana Butner, board-certified naturopathic doctor (ND), explains how naturopathic medicine can help get to the bottom of your health and wellness issues.  || LINKS || www.drlanawellness.com | https://www.trybite.com/darin20 | Full Show Notes & Links - https://darinolien.com/how-naturopathic-medicine-can-help-you-dr-lana-butner/ 
8/10/202247 minutes, 25 seconds
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Not Washing Your Produce | Fatal Conveniences™

If you’re not washing your produce, you’re biting off far more than you can, or should, chew. Pesticides, fertilizers, toxins, and dangerous microbes could be lurking on that apple, or head of lettuce– even if it’s organic! Taking the extra step of thoroughly washing your produce can help get your body all the nutrients it needs, without the nasty stuff it doesn’t. I’ll go over everything you need to know to wash those fruits and veggies properly. || Full Show Notes & Links - https://darinolien.com/not-washing-your-produce-fatal-conveniences/ 
8/4/202217 minutes, 9 seconds
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Determine Your Goals in 12 Hours | Colin O’Brady

We all set goals for ourselves– at home, work, and in life. But do those goals challenge you? Or are they purposely easy so you don’t end up disappointed? Sometimes, quieting the noise of the world and going within your mind can help you determine your true goals. Colin O’Brady completed the first solo, human-powered crossing of Antarctica, and wrote the book The 12 Hour Walk. He discusses how it’s important to quiet the noise of the world and dive into your mind to determine your goals and get the most out of life.  || LINKS || Colin's Book: https://www.amazon.com/12-Hour-Walk-Invest-Conquer-Unlock/dp/1982133163/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=  | www.calderalab.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/determine-your-goals-in-12-hours-colin-obrady/ 
8/3/20221 hour, 14 seconds
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Being Self-Reliant & Living a No Grid Life | Michael Major

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that preparing for the unexpected can make a big difference.  While not everyone has the desire to live off the grid, learning to be more self-reliant could be the difference between panic and calm. Michael Major, author of the book No Grid Survival Projects, explains how learning how to be more self-reliant in your everyday life can help prepare you for survival in a disaster. It’s not about doomsday prepping– it’s about empowering yourself and your family to be more equipped for survival in the event of the unexpected.  || LINKS || https://www.safesleevecases.com | https://www.trybite.com/darin20 | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/being-self-reliant-living-a-no-grid-life-michael-major/ 
7/27/202257 minutes, 37 seconds
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Charcoal Grilling | Fatal Conveniences™

Everyone loves a backyard barbecue. And of course, the grill is always the star of any cookout. Cooking over an open flame has been a part of human culture since cavemen discovered fire. But grilling today looks a lot different than it used to. While charcoal grilling is very popular in America, it comes with negative effects on our health and the environment. Is there a way to enjoy grilling without the nasty carcinogens and chemicals?   || Full Show Notes & Links - https://darinolien.com/charcoal-grilling-fatal-conveniences/ 
7/21/202214 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Art of Persuasion & How to Use it For Good | Jason Harris

We are bombarded with thousands of ads daily. No matter where you turn, everyone is trying to sell something. But marketing gets a bad wrap– selling isn’t always about money. It’s about persuasion!  We market and advertise ourselves all the time, at work, on social media, to potential partners. So what if we used our marketing skills for the greater good? Jason Harris, co-founder & CEO of Mekanism and author of The Soulful Art of Persuasion, explains how to market yourself and your brand authentically using persuasion and how selling yourself can help sell your message. || LINKS || www.thesoulfulart.com | www.trybite.com/darin20 | www.beekeepersnaturals.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/the-art-of-persuasion-how-to-use-it-for-good-jason-harris/ 
7/20/202252 minutes, 13 seconds
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Is Being an Introvert Bittersweet? | Susan Cain

Society leads us to believe that you have to be extroverted to be successful. That’s just not the case.   If you’re an introvert, you have just as much to offer the world as an extrovert. In fact, being introverted is a kind of superpower. Susan Cain, author of the book Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole, explores how understanding whether you’re an introvert or extrovert can help you better interact with the world around you.  || LINKS || https://susancain.net/book/bittersweet/ | www.calderalab.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/is-being-an-introvert-bittersweet-susan-cain/ 
7/13/202246 minutes, 19 seconds
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Canned Foods | Fatal Conveniences™

Canning is a convenient way to preserve foods to prolong their shelf-life. Almost everything edible, from fruits and veggies to seafood, can be canned. And once canned, the food can be consumable for years. You can find aisles of affordable canned foods in every grocery store in America. But are canned foods safe to eat? What else are you ingesting when you heat up that can of soup for lunch? Let’s dive deeper into canned foods, how they can affect your health, and what you can eat instead.   || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/canned-foods-fatal-conveniences/ 
7/7/202216 minutes, 11 seconds
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Finding Power In Silence | Leigh Marz & Justin Zorn

We live in a noisy world– both literally and figuratively. In today’s point-counterpoint culture, it can be hard to silence the noise. But we need to learn how to. Because silence is the only way we can refine our perception and gain clarity. Authors of the book, Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise, Leigh Marz and Justin Zorn, explain how we all can stop fearing silence, and instead embrace it to gain perspective and purpose. || LINKS || https://astreastrategies.com/golden/ | www.calderalab.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/finding-power-in-silence-leigh-marz-justin-zorn/ 
7/6/202254 minutes, 35 seconds
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Could ‘Earthly Order’ Solve Our Environmental Crisis? | Saleem H Ali

Nature doesn’t directly determine human fate but it is important that we understand how natural laws affect our lives. Understanding Earthly Order can help us effectively spark change. Dr. Saleem H Ali, student of science, has traveled to over 150 countries, researching ways humans can positively impact the environment. His theories on Earthly Order can teach us something about working with nature, instead of against it.   || LINKS || Saleem's Book - https://www.amazon.com/Earthly-Order-Natural-Define-Human/dp/0197640273 | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/could-earthly-order-solve-our-environmental-crisis-saleem-h-ali/ 
6/29/202246 minutes, 43 seconds
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Fireworks | Fatal Conveniences™

If you’re an American, you’ve probably spent many a 4th of July holiday watching an elaborate fireworks display in the night sky. While fireworks sure are fun to watch, those large bursts of color are composed of several different heavy metals that explode and release tiny dangerous particles into the atmosphere. Aren’t there safer ways to show our patriotism? Learn all about what fireworks are made of, how those metals affect our atmosphere and health, and how to celebrate responsibly instead.   || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/fireworks-fatal-conveniences/ 
6/23/202215 minutes, 24 seconds
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Spirituality With Purpose | Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith

Spirituality doesn’t have to be this allusive thing, only meant for certain people. In fact, getting in touch with your spirituality– whatever that means for you– could help fuel a purpose in your life. Dr Reverend Michael Beckwith, founder and CEO of the Agape International Spiritual Center, takes a practical approach to spirituality and helps others do the same– to improve their health, their minds, and their lives.  || LINKS || http://www.michaelbernardbeckwith.com/ | www.calderalab.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/spirituality-with-purpose-rev-dr-michael-beckwith/
6/22/202255 minutes, 21 seconds
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Eco-Anxiety & How to Deal With It | Heather White

The human race has done massive damage to the environment. Thinking about the climate crisis and all the environmental dangers that exist today can be completely overwhelming. Today’s youth has a collective case of eco-anxiety. How can we calm their nerves and give them hope for the future? Heather White, founder of One Green Thing, explains how we can all use our collective eco-anxiety to spark effective environmental change. || LINKS || https://www.heatherwhite.com/book-order-one-green-thing-authorheatherwhite | www.beekeepersnaturals.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/eco-anxiety-how-to-deal-with-it-heather-white/ 
6/15/202250 minutes, 47 seconds
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Recycling | Fatal Conveniences™

The average American citizen produces over 1600 pounds of waste every year, more than any other country in the world. And we only recycle about 35% of this waste, which is less than any other country in the world.   We all agree that recycling is the right thing to do, but we’re not actually doing it. And when we do, we’re not doing it effectively. It’s time to be honest about the delusion of recycling. In this episode, we’ll learn how to eliminate waste and recycle the right way.   || Full Links & Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/recycling-fatal-conveniences/ 
6/9/202217 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Benefits of Fulvic Acid & BLK. Water | Jackie & Louise Wilkie

Drinking water and staying hydrated are immensely important. But what if you could add powerful minerals into your water that could help optimize your health? It’s time we learned more about fulvic acid and its many benefits. Creators of blk., sisters Louise & Jackie Wilkie, tell us the origin story of their amazing product and why we all should be learning more about fulvic compounds. || LINKS || https://shop.getblk.com | www.trybite.com/darin20 | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/the-benefits-of-fulvic-acid-blk-water-jackie-louise-wilkie/ 
6/8/202240 minutes, 19 seconds
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Endocrine Disruptors: What They Are & How To Avoid Them | Dr. Leo Trasande

The products we use every day are full of invisible chemicals that mess with our hormones and make us sick.   These endocrine disruptors are in plastic water bottles, food packaging, and hygiene products– they’re everywhere! Dr. Leo Trasande, a renowned leader in international health, explains what endocrine disruptors are, where you can find them, and just exactly what they do to the hormones in our bodies. But don’t worry, he gives us hope for the future and helpful tips to avoid these dangerous chemicals. || LINKS || https://www.leotrasande.com/ | www.calderalab.com/darin | Full Links & Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/endocrine-disruptors-what-they-are-how-to-avoid-them-dr-leo-trasande/
6/1/202245 minutes, 42 seconds
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Glitter | Fatal Conveniences™

All that glitters is gold, right?   That may be just a line from a song. But the truth is that humans have found ways to decorate the things around us to glitter and shine for thousands of years. It doesn’t matter if it’s an art project, a sparkly outfit or glowing makeup– people LOVE glitter. But what are these tiny bits of plastic doing to our bodies, and to the planet?    Learn all about the damaging effects of microplastics like glitter and how to remove them from you and your kids’ everyday life.   || Full Links & Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/glitter-fatal-conveniences/  
5/26/202219 minutes, 36 seconds
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Creating Practical Climate Solutions | Jeremy Casebeer

When we think of the climate crisis, sometimes the problem is so overwhelmingly complicated and massive that it’s hard to make an effort to make a change. That’s why it’s so important to take simple steps in your everyday life to create solutions.   Jeremy Casebeer is a professional beach volleyball player that has traveled the world for his sport. But his exposure to the planet just made him realize the many problems it faces- and our responsibility for those problems. This episode is all about creating climate solutions that everyone can be involved in. || LINKS | Our Impact Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/1eIBHLZ7PyGj7K1y11tdM7?si=m-hAMl1DTy-mE-UCNPSXKQ&nd=1  | | www.calderalab.com/darin | https://www.safesleevecases.com/ | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/creating-practical-climate-solutions-jeremy-casebeer/ 
5/25/202257 minutes, 42 seconds
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Cultivating Positive Age Beliefs | Dr. Becca Levy

Aging is a part of life. But in our American society, we hold some pretty strong negative age beliefs. Elderly people are segregated from regular life and seen as past their prime with nothing left to offer. We associate old people with dementia and disease instead of wisdom and admiration. Dr. Becca Levy, award-winning Yale Professor, explains how cultivating positive age beliefs can help us all live longer, happier, healthier lives. || LINKS || https://becca-levy.com/  | www.beekeepersnaturals.com | https://trybite.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/cultivating-positive-age-beliefs-dr-becca-levy/ 
5/18/202247 minutes, 30 seconds
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Watering Your Lawn | Fatal Conveniences™

The grass is always greener on the other side, right? But wait, does your lawn really have to be that green anyway? Americans are obsessed with watering their lawns. Because lots of water keeps it healthy, right? Actually, overwatering your lawn is not just bad for your lawn, but it’s bad for the environment as well. Learn how much water is too much for your lawn, and what time of day you should be watering– and how you can ditch the grass altogether and create a food forest instead! || LINKS || www.foodforestabundance.com | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/watering-your-lawn-fatal-conveniences/ 
5/12/202215 minutes, 8 seconds
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Working Out for Personal Growth | Sal Distefano

Do you work out? Do you want to work out but don’t know if it’s right for you or how to get started? Here’s a little secret. Working out isn’t punishment. It’s a powerful tool for personal growth. Sal Distefano, host of the Mind Pump podcast, discusses his journey into fitness and how it shaped his life. || LINKS || https://theresistancetrainingrevolution.com/ | www.calderalab.com/darin
5/11/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 29 seconds
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Be the Shepherd of Your Inner Energy | Kimberly Snyder

When you hear someone talk about energy, you may think it’s new-age, flowery bs. But I assure you, it’s not. There is energy flowing through every living thing. And the more we understand our own inner energy, the more we can be in charge of our true purpose. Kimberly Snyder, bestselling author, holistic wellness expert, and podcast host has spent decades learning to understand her own inner energy. It was so incredibly life-changing that she wants to help everyone do the same. || LINKS | https://mysolluna.com/ | www.wren.co | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/be-the-shepherd-of-your-inner-energy-kimberly-snyder/ 
5/4/202254 minutes, 3 seconds
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Anger | Fatal Conveniences™

Every muscle in your body tenses. Your heart rate accelerates as your blood flow increases. Then, your face flushes red. As you begin to breathe heavily, there’s no hiding it any longer. You’re angry, and your body is ready to fight. While anger is an inevitable human emotion, too much of it can be disastrous–for your mind, and your body.    Learn what causes anger and how to control it before it controls you.
4/28/202230 minutes, 55 seconds
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Understanding Cannabis & the Cannabinoid Systems in the Body | Dr. Eric Goodman

Did you know your body has complex cannabinoid systems that can help naturally relieve pain? Science didn’t even know they existed until fairly recently. Dr. Eric Goodman, Doctor of Chiropractic and creator of Foundation Training, sees the amazing relief cannabis brings to his chronic pain patients. If we can understand how these systems work, and why cannabis works so well with them, we could find better solutions for chronic pain in the future and say goodbye to prescription painkillers for good. || LINKS || www.foundationtraining.com | www.calderalab.com/darin | https://www.beekeepersnaturals.com/pages/shopthehive?promo=darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/understanding-cannabis-the-cannabinoid-systems-in-the-body-dr-eric-goodman/ 
4/27/202250 minutes, 27 seconds
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How to Surrender to Possibility | Kute Blackson

What does it mean to surrender? The main concept of surrender is to let go of control. You may think of surrendering as weakness, but it’s actually the exact opposite. Surrender is a superpower – we just need to understand how to do it. Kute Blackson, inspirational speaker, teacher, and author, describes the concept of surrender and how it transformed his life. It’s only when we surrender, that we can tap into our true potential. || LINKS || www.kuteblackson.com | www.calderlab.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/how-to-surrender-to-possibility-kute-blackson/ 
4/20/202255 minutes, 53 seconds
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Botox | Fatal Conveniences™

Aging is a part of life, there’s nothing we can do to stop it. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t try. People go to great lengths to thwart the physical effects of aging. One of the most popular ways to combat wrinkles these days is Botox– a toxin derived from a bacterium. Hmmm, injecting a biological toxin into your face. What could go wrong? Learn about what Botox is, how it works, and its possible side effects in this episode of Fatal Conveniences. And learn how to embrace aging instead!   || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/botox-fatal-conveniences/ 
4/14/202212 minutes, 51 seconds
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Mental Health IS Health | Dr. Gail Saltz

Over the last couple of years, there has been a newfound focus on mental health. However, stigma and shame are still the number one reason people don’t seek treatment for mental illness. Since mental health is health, it’s crucial that we start prioritizing mental health and the different therapies used to strengthen it. Dr. Gail Saltz, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the NY Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of medicine and host of the podcast, How Can I Help, helps us understand this topic better. || LINKS || https://drgailsaltz.com/ | www.wren.co | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/mental-health-is-health-dr-gail-saltz/ 
4/13/202250 minutes, 30 seconds
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Solving the Mysteries of the Immune System | Dr. Heather Moday

How does your immune system work? What strengthens your immunity? What weakens it? Don’t feel bad if you don’t know the answers to these questions. Most of us don’t!  In this episode, Dr. Heather Moday, allergist & immunologist, helps us solve the mysteries of the whole immune system. Her work is designed to empower others to reclaim their health– and you can’t do that without getting to know all the components that make up your amazing immune system. || LINKS || www.modaycenter.com | www.beekeepersnaturals.com/darin |
4/6/202250 minutes, 10 seconds
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Weedkillers & Pesticides | Fatal Conveniences™

Let’s just cut to the chase on this one. Why are we spraying our healthy fruits and vegetables with toxic chemicals? Sure, weedkillers, or herbicides, are meant to kill “weeds”, but does the killing stop there? Dive deep into the danger of weedkillers in this episode with me. And learn how you can support organic farming and avoid pesticides altogether.    || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/weedkillers-pesticides-fatal-conveniences/
3/31/202224 minutes, 53 seconds
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How to Have a Conversation That Matters | Celeste Headlee

As a society, we’re more divided than ever. We don’t listen to each other long enough to find common ground. To have a meaningful conversation, your listening skills need to be just as good as your talking skills. Celeste Headlee, journalist and author of We Need to Talk, knows how to have a conversation that matters. In the conversation I had with her, she opened my eyes to ways we all can be better communicators. Because at the end of the day, conversation is how we relate to each other as human beings. || LINKS || www.celesteheadlee.com | www.calderalab.com/darin | wren.co |  Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/how-to-have-a-conversation-that-matters-celeste-headlee/
3/30/202250 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Beat Cancer Mindset | Chris Wark

Getting a cancer diagnosis is terrifying. The only thing scarier than getting that kind of news is learning your only option for survival is chemotherapy. No one knows this better than Chris Wark, best-selling author and patient advocate. His colon cancer diagnosis at 26 years old left him searching for answers. But when his choices didn’t align with what his doctors were recommending, he knew he had to take responsibility for his own healing. After all, cancer isn’t something you fight, it’s something you heal.  || LINKS || www.chrisbeatcancer.com | www.calderalab.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/the-beat-cancer-mindset-chris-wark/
3/23/20221 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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Eyeliner & Mascara | Fatal Conveniences™

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. So of course there would be a desire to make those eyes pop. But using eyeliner & mascara to define your eyes may not be as harmless as you think. Using eyeliner to enhance the eyes has been popular for thousands of years- maybe even longer!  Today’s eyeliners may not be made of dangerous materials like kohl any longer, but they’re still filled with toxins. Let’s learn about the negative effects of commercial eye makeup like eyeliner & mascara and what to use instead.   || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/eyeliner-fatal-conveniences/
3/17/202212 minutes, 28 seconds
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Finding Happiness Through Authenticity | Josh Peck

Happiness is subjective, sure. But it’s something we all want to achieve- our own version of happiness. But the only way to truly feel happy within yourself is through authenticity. You may know Josh Peck from his Nickelodeon fame. But what you may not know is that he never felt comfortable with notoriety. It wasn’t until he realized that he had to deal with his internal struggles that he was able to find true happiness. Learn from his story.  || LINKS || https://www.harpercollins.com/products/happy-people-are-annoying-josh-peck?variant=39914222223394 | www.wren.co | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/?p=26629&preview=true
3/16/202245 minutes, 20 seconds
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Why Your Lungs Need Hydration Too | Dr. David Edwards

We all know it’s necessary to drink plenty of water to hydrate the body. However, did you know your lungs need hydration, too?   Dr. David Edwards, inventor and founder of FEND, explains why hydration is so important for the lungs, but that it’s not as simple as drinking enough water. It’s time to dig into the respiratory system- how do we keep it healthy? And why is it so important that we do? || LINKS || www.hellofend.com | www.trybite.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/why-your-lungs-need-hydration-too-dr-david-edwards/
3/9/20221 hour, 49 seconds
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Filtered Water | Fatal Conveniences™

It is absolutely necessary to filter the contaminants out of your tap water before drinking. But does your filtered water contain the necessary electrolytes that your body so desperately needs? So many Americans are walking around dehydrated without even realizing it. But drinking only filtered water isn’t necessarily hydrating. Confused? Don’t worry. We’ll cover how to filter your water and how to remineralize it with the necessary electrolytes your body needs. || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/filtered-water-fatal-conveniences/
3/3/202224 minutes, 7 seconds
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Curandera Healing Methods For Your Wellness Journey | Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz

We’ve lost touch with the healing methods of our ancestors. Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz, author of the book Earth Medicines: Ancestral Wisdom, Healing Recipes, and Wellness Rituals from a Curandera, wants us to help reconnect with them. Through approachable methods and vibrant recipes, Felicia is using Earth’s medicines to empower others to heal themselves. We are all our own healers, but a little help from a curandera couldn’t hurt! || LINKS || https://www.shambhala.com/earth-medicines.html | www.beekeepersnaturals.com/darin |
3/2/202249 minutes, 5 seconds
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How to Prolong Your Pet’s Life | Rodney Habib & Dr. Karen Becker

Your pet is a part of your family. You want them to live a long & happy life right by your side. So isn’t it time you took a closer look at what you’re feeding them?  Rodney Habib & Dr. Karen Becker, authors of the book 'Forever Dog', give us an inside look at the inner workings of your pet’s body by explaining why they need fresh, healthy foods just as much as we do. If you have a furry friend that means the world to you, listen up! It’s time to take a closer look at what you’re feeding them. || LINKS || foreverdog.com | www.trybite.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/how-to-prolong-your-pets-life-rodney-habib-dr-karen-becker/
2/23/202259 minutes, 26 seconds
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Snack Wrappers | Fatal Conveniences™

You can find convenience snacks pretty much anywhere- gas stations, drug stores, hospitals, breakrooms- everywhere. And these little convenient snacks are packaged in shiny, colorful wrappers. You just tear open and eat. Easy, right?  But what makes them so colorful and shiny? And are those chemicals and dyes soaking into your food? It’s time we looked a little closer at snack wrappers and what they’re doing to our collective health. || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/snack-wrappers-fatal-conveniences/
2/17/202217 minutes, 10 seconds
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Why We Should Be Advocating for the Bees | Carly Stein

Did you know that ⅓ of our food supply is dependent on bees?  The truth is, we really don’t know much about bees, or all the amazing things they do for mankind. Carly Stein, CEO and founder of Beekeepers Naturals, made it her mission to advocate not only for human health, but for the health and safety of bees everywhere. By spreading her knowledge of just all the incredible things bees are capable of, she’s doing just that. || LINKS || www.beekeepersnaturals.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/why-we-should-be-advocating-for-the-bees-carly-stein/
2/16/202259 minutes
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Walking & Climbing Towards Dreams | Mike Posner

Grief can really put your life into perspective. Faced with your own mortality, the things you really want clearly come into view. But then life happens. Sometimes the reasons we give for avoiding our goals are actually just excuses. Multi-platinum recording artist and singer/songwriter explains what inspired his goal to walk across America, the challenges he faced doing so, and why accomplishing his dream inspired an even bigger one. What’s stopping you from walking towards your dreams? || LINKS || www.instagram.com/mikeposner/ | www.trybite.com/darin  | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/walking-climbing-towards-dreams-mike-posner/
2/9/202259 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tampons | Fatal Conveniences™

If you’re a woman who uses tampons during your period, you’ll use about 16,000 of them in your lifetime. Do you know what’s in your tampons? And if they’re safe for the most sensitive part of your body? I have no idea what it’s like to get a period every month, so don’t worry- I’m not going to mansplain to you how to deal with it. I just want you to be aware of the dangerous chemicals that may be lurking in your favorite tampon brands, and what they may be doing to your body. || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/tampons-fatal-conveniences/
2/3/202215 minutes, 39 seconds
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Demystifying Traditional Chinese Medicine | Rose Cheung & Genevieve Wong

Traditional Chinese Medicine can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with its concepts or principles.  Herbal eating is a lot easier and safer than you think, and it’s delicious, too! Mother and daughter duo, Rose Cheung & Genevieve Wong, want to make TCM more readily accessible to everyone, through their book Healing Herbal Soups. Using little-known herbs and ingredients, they guide you through demystifying ancient Chinese traditions while making tasty, healing soups and broths.  || LINKS || www.healingherbalsoups.com  | www.beekeepersnaturals.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/demystifying-traditional-chinese-medicine-rose-cheung-genevieve-wong/
2/2/202247 minutes, 59 seconds
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Understanding Your Conscience | Leonard Perlmutter

What exactly is your conscience? Most of us think of our conscience as that little voice in our head that distinguishes right from wrong. But it’s so much more than that. And you have more control over your conscience than you think.  Leonard Perlmutter, founder & director of The American Meditation Institute, asserts that by trusting and understanding your conscience, you could greatly improve your life. He explains why. || LINKS || www.yourconscience.org | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/understanding-your-conscience-leonard-perlmutter/
1/26/202254 minutes, 53 seconds
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Fast Fashion | Fatal Conveniences™

Trends come and go in the blink of an eye. Fast fashion is a way to keep up with those trends. The clothes are cheap, easy to find, and come in every color of the rainbow. It makes it easy to afford a different outfit for every day of the week if you wish. But at what cost? This fast fashion is endangering our health, the health of the planet, and the dignity of workers all over the world. It’s time to slow down this dangerous fast-fashion craze.  || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/fast-fashion-fatal-conveniences/
1/20/202211 minutes, 47 seconds
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Raising Superstars & Fighting Food Insecurity | Maggie Baird

There are 38 million people who experience food insecurity in the United States. Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to nutritious food to support a healthy life. Maggie Baird, mom to superstars Billie Eilish and Finneas, is fighting tirelessly behind the scenes with her organization Support + Feed to fight food insecurity by providing plant-based meals to those that need them most. Learn all about her efforts and how you can get involved, too. || LINKS || www.supportandfeed.org | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/raising-superstars-fighting-food-insecurity-maggie-baird/
1/19/202246 minutes, 30 seconds
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New Year’s Resolutions | Fatal Conveniences™

Making a New Year’s resolution is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, setting goals and setting out to improve yourself and your life is a very positive action to take. However, making unachievable resolutions is just setting you up for stress and disappointment. I want to help you learn how to set reasonable goals- and then achieve them in a healthy way. We need to dig a little deeper on the “why” before we can get to the “how”.
12/30/202124 minutes, 26 seconds
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Turning Childhood Abuse Into Your Why | Tom “Quitproof” Jones

When you endure unimaginable abuse in your childhood, how do you move past that pain? While different people may have different answers to that question, one way to heal is to help others heal as well. Tom “Quitproof” Jones, lives this as his truth. Now a world class endurance athlete, he once lived through years of unimaginable childhood abuse. Today, he uses past pain as fuel to ensure other kids never have to go through what he did. || LINKS || www.quitproof.com | https://121tribe.camp/ | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/turning-childhood-abuse-into-your-why-tom-quitproof-jones/
12/29/202149 minutes, 26 seconds
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Wrapping Paper | Fatal Conveniences™

Giving presents is one of the most cherished traditions of the holiday season. But that colorful paper you’re wrapping each gift in is incredibly wasteful. The cheaper the wrapping paper, the more likely it’s full of toxic materials. But the more expensive the wrapping paper, the more likely it’s full of pollutants like glitter, aluminum or plastic. The bottom line is it’s time to ditch the gift wrap and get creative. || Full Shownotes - https://darinolien.com/wrapping-paper-fatal-conveniences/
12/23/202119 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Impact of Words, Language & Poetry | IN-Q

Words are a very powerful thing. But just as much as they can inspire and impact, they can also hurt and destroy. Adam Schmalholz, better known by his stage name IN-Q, looks at poetry as a pursuit of truth- no matter how ugly that truth may be. In this episode, we explore the power of words through poetry. Every single thing you say is a seed you’re planting in someone’s mind or heart. So what do you want them to grow?  || LINKS || https://in-q.com/ | https://www.safesleevecases.com/  | Full Shownotes - https://darinolien.com/the-impact-of-words-language-poetry-in-q/
12/22/202158 minutes, 14 seconds
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Holiday Gifts | Fatal Conveniences™

Everyone loves giving and receiving gifts over the holiday season. But do we take it too far? Is all this excessive spending necessary? The truth is, what started as a well-intended tradition evolved into a marketing ploy by the wealthy. There’s so much pressure to spend over the holiday season, but are you buying those gifts with the person in mind or just to fulfill an imaginary quota in your head? Let’s work on more conscious gift giving this year. || LINKS | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/holiday-gifts-fatal-conveniences/
12/16/202116 minutes, 33 seconds
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What Foods to Eat to Beat Disease | Dr. William Li

We all know that eating healthy makes you feel better. But could certain foods actually help your body beat disease and heal itself? Science tells us they absolutely can. Dr. William Li, a world-renowned physician and scientist, breaks down the complicated science behind the healing power of foods and how they work with your body to prevent, fight and heal from disease. It’s not about what not to eat, but rather what foods you should add to your plate. || LINKS || www.drwilliamli.com | http://www.vuori.com/darin | www.trybite.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/what-foods-to-eat-to-beat-disease-dr-william-li/
12/15/202156 minutes, 7 seconds
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Holiday Decorations | Fatal Conveniences™

Decorating your home for the holidays is a great way to get in the holiday spirit. Holiday decorations are bright, colorful and lots of fun. But are they safe for you and your family? The truth is most of the cheap, shiny decor you find in the stores is full of dangerous chemicals like lead and flame retardants. And they don’t even have to tell that! There’s a better way. It’s time we go back to the ancient way of decorating- with nature! || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/holiday-decorations-fatal-conveniences/
12/9/202119 minutes, 8 seconds
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How Breathwork Can Change Your Life | Josh Trent

Breath brings coherence. We are faced with an endless amount of stress, triggers and madness on a daily basis in this life. Breathwork is a way to bring calmness to your mind so you can live with peace.  Josh Trent, founder of Wellness Force Media and host of the Wellness Force podcast, has been incorporating breathwork into his daily routine for years. His programs help teach others to do the same. Could you use some peace and calm in your daily routine? Take a deep breath and listen up! || LINKS || breathwork.io | http://www.vuori.com/darin | https://www.safesleevecases.com/ | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/how-breathwork-can-change-your-life-josh-trent/
12/8/202151 minutes, 20 seconds
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Artificial Christmas Trees | Fatal Conveniences™

Setting up and decorating your Christmas tree every year is a lot of work. So opting for artificial trees instead is a time saver. Not to mention, a fake tree can end up saving you quite a bit of money if you use it year after year. But, are artificial Christmas trees safe to have in your home? The short answer is no. And I’ll explain why. You’ll probably be surprised by my stance in the real versus fake tree debate, so you’re definitely not going to want to miss this one. || LINKS | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/artificial-christmas-trees-fatal-conveniences/
12/2/202115 minutes, 4 seconds
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Sprouting the Seeds of Persistence | Doug Evans

Being an entrepreneur of any kind means you’re going to have to get used to hearing no. However, if you make persistence part of your DNA, those big no’s will eventually lead to a giant yes that could change your life.    Doug Evans, a plant-based entrepreneur, has had his share of both failure and success. But today, he’s a bit obsessed with sprouts. His book, The Sprout Book, details how you can grow nature’s perfect food in your own kitchen with minimal supplies.  || LINKS || www.thesproutbook.com | www.trybite.com/darin | https://barukas.com/ | Full Show Notes -
12/1/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 32 seconds
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Toilet Paper | Fatal Conveniences™

The area of skin you’re wiping with toilet paper is some of the most sensitive on your body. And are you really cleaning your butt? Or doing more harm than good? Toilet paper is not only rough on the sensitive skin down there, but it doesn’t even clean very well! Not only does toilet paper leave you with a dirty bum, but it’s also terrible for the environment. Learn all about the pitfalls of toilet paper and what you can use instead. || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/toilet-paper-fatal-conveniences/
11/25/202117 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Science Behind The Power Of Plants | Simon Hill

There’s no doubt that adopting a plant-based diet is amazing for your health. But plants aren’t just good for the human body, they can also improve the health of our planet. We all need to explore this concept further. Simon Hill, nutritionist and host of the Plant Proof podcast has been sifting through the scientific research for years. He’s got some great takes on how we can all shift our mindset to appreciate the potential powers of plants. || LINKS || https://plantproof.com/book/ | http://www.vuori.com/darin | http://www.safesleevecases.com | Full Show Notes & Links - https://darinolien.com/the-science-behind-the-power-of-plants-simon-hill/
11/24/202158 minutes, 22 seconds
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Lotion | Fatal Conveniences™

It’s important to remember that everything you put on your body, goes in your body. So when you’re slathering that store-bought lotion all over your skin, do you know what you’re really moisturizing with? In this episode, I’ll break down the harmful lotion ingredient categories: parabens, fragrances and mineral oil. And I’ll give you some natural plant-based alternatives to use instead. || LINKS | Full Show Notes & Research - https://darinolien.com/lotion-fatal-conveniences/
11/18/202125 minutes
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Regeneration For You and the Planet | Paul Hawken

What is regeneration? It’s a radical new approach to the climate crisis, yes. But it also can be applied within. Regeneration is all about renewing your approach to living- for yourself, your community and the planet. Paul Hawken, climate activist and environmentalist, has literally written the book on Regeneration. And in this episode he explains the concept, and how it can be applied both in your own life, and in your community. || LINKS || https://regeneration.org/ | www.vuori.com/darin  | www.trybite.com/darin |
11/17/20211 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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Social Drinking | Fatal Conveniences™

A social drinker is defined as someone who regularly drinks alcohol in social settings, but doesn’t usually drink otherwise. However, heavy drinking, even when done occasionally, can quickly spiral out of control into addiction. This one is not coming from a place of judgment. My biggest issue with alcohol is that it’s often used as a coping mechanism to avoid underlying issues. I want you to be healthy, happy and not need any kind of addictive substance to have a good time. Take a minute, and hear me out. || LINKS | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-social-drinking-rolling-the-dice-with-alcohol/
11/11/202120 minutes, 27 seconds
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Awakening to Your Inner Beauty | Elle Macpherson

Is beauty really only skin deep? The truth is, there’s another kind of beauty within us just waiting to be found. Awakening to your inner beauty doesn’t happen overnight. It can be a long, painful process. But the reward it brings is indescribable. World renowned supermodel Elle Macpherson experienced this first hand after becoming a mom. After entering rehab at age 40, she began the journey to look within for happiness and fulfillment. She now encourages others to do the same, with her company WelleCo. || LINKS || www.welleco.com | safesleevecases.com use code DARIN10 for 10% off | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/awakening-to-your-inner-beauty-elle-macpherson/
11/10/202154 minutes, 16 seconds
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LED Lights | Fatal Conveniences™

Optimizing your home to have the most energy-efficient options is always a good idea. And when it comes to light bulbs, the LED variety is the best eco-friendly choice due to the small amount of energy they use to run. In fact, LED bulbs are considered “the future of lighting” due to their efficiency, affordability and impressive lifespan.  However, we may be becoming a little too reliant on this type of artificial light. What are they doing to your eyes, your brain and your body? || LINKS | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-led-lights-keeping-you-awake/
11/4/202122 minutes, 32 seconds
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From Overweight to Badass Vegan on a Mission | John Lewis

No one sets out to become overweight. Sometimes obesity and sickness are consequences of circumstance. But once you know better, doing better is on you. It’s no one’s responsibility but your own to make better choices once the resources are available to you. John Lewis, wellness advocate and Bad Ass Vegan, sets out to enlighten viewers on social and food injustices in his documentary They’re Trying to Kill Us. Because knowing the truth can empower people to make big changes, for us and the planet. || LINKS || www.theyretryingtokillus.com | Bite Toothpaste - trybite.com/darin | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/from-overweight-to-badass-vegan-on-a-mission-john-lewis/
11/3/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 15 seconds
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Artificial Light | Fatal Conveniences™

The sun has been the central part of all living things for as long as the Earth has existed. And as much as humans have disregarded its power in recent years, it still controls us. The sun plays a central role in your sleep cycles, your hormone regulation and your mental health. However, the introduction of more and more artificial light into our daily lives significantly impacts our collective health. How can we find a healthy balance between artificial and natural light? || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-artificial-light-turning-your-back-on-the-sun/
10/28/202120 minutes, 49 seconds
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Training the Brain | Dr. Michael Gervais

Your brain is the tissue that sits in your skull, and your mind is the software that controls that tissue. Little tweaks in thinking can completely transform how you approach life. No one understands this better than one of the world’s leading experts on the relationship between the mind and elite performance, Dr. Michael Gervais. But you don’t have to be an Olympian to benefit from training the brain. Listen to learn all about training the brain from a sport and performance psychologist. || LINKS || www.findingmastery.com | www.vivobarefoot.com/darinolien | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/training-the-brain-dr-michael-gervais
10/27/202147 minutes, 47 seconds
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Teeth Whiteners | Fatal Conveniences™

It’s a totally normal instinct to want to look your best. And your smile represents who you are. So there’s absolutely no shame in wanting whiter teeth. However, in order to understand the potential danger of teeth whitener products, you have to understand how the teeth work. Your sensitive tooth enamel’s sole purpose is to protect your teeth. And harsh teeth whiteners can weaken your enamel, thus weakening your teeth in general. In this episode, I’ll cover how to prevent tooth yellowing and what natural products to try instead. So show me your pearly whites and listen up! || www.bitetoothpaste.com/darin | Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-teeth-whiteners-what-are-you-bleaching-away/
10/21/202119 minutes, 38 seconds
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Getting Good at Life Through Meditation | Emily Fletcher

You don’t have to be a monk to meditate. A common misconception is that you have to be some sort of spiritual guru to get anything out of meditation. This is simply not true. Meditating is a way to tap into your inner self, quiet the mind and listen to what you really want out of life. We meditate to get good at life, not to get good at meditation. Emily Fletcher, founder of Ziva Meditation, wants to inspire people to try mediation for themselves. And after teaching over 40,000 people just that, you could say she’s a bit of an expert on the subject.  || LINKS | zivameditation.com/podcast| | ttps://www.vivobarefoot.com/darinolien | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/getting-good-at-life-through-meditation-emily-fletcher/
10/20/202153 minutes, 42 seconds
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Gel Manicures | Fatal Conveniences™

Everyone wants stronger nails. In the last decade, a new trend has taken over the manicure game that promises longer-lasting polish and stronger nails. But do gel manicures deliver on that promise? The truth is, gel polish is full of toxic ingredients. And all the processing, scraping, and UV light used in gel manicures could actually be making your nails much weaker. Listen to this episode to learn all about the potential dangers of gel manicures and what to use instead.  || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-gel-manicures-weakening-your-nails/
10/14/202116 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Role of Oxygen in the Body | Dr. Stephen Krauss

We all know that we need oxygen to breathe. But the role of oxygen in the body is even more vital and complex than we realize. Oxygen fuels every cell in your body. And you may not be getting as much oxygen to those cells as you think you are. With over 40 years of experience in sales, manufacturing and nutritional formulation, as well as his education and degrees, Dr. Stephen Krauss uses it all to create products to enhance health and nutrition. And behind all his work and creations is his profound appreciation for oxygen and its role in the body. Listen to learn all about it. || LINKS | https://poweredbyoxygen.com/ | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/the-role-of-oxygen-in-the-body-dr-stephen-krauss/
10/13/202154 minutes, 15 seconds
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Canola Oil | Fatal Conveniences™

Just because it’s plant-based, doesn’t mean it’s good for you. That’s certainly the case with canola oil, the second most popular vegetable oil in the US. This cheap cooking oil is used worldwide because of its low price tag, its availability, and its versatility. It’s even marketed as a health food. But in reality, it’s fattening, genetically modified and is making it harder for organic farmers to cultivate actual healthy crops. Listen to the episode to learn why you should avoid this poison and what to use instead. || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-canola-oil-genetically-modified-poison/
10/7/202117 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Rise of Young Activists | Genesis Butler

Like the song says, the children are our future. And as our planet faces dire challenges, youth involvement in activism is more important than ever. So how do we inspire young activists to spark change among the younger generations? Genesis Butler, 14-year old animal rights and climate activist and the great-niece of Cesar Chavez, knows what it takes to inspire the youth. And she tells us how. || LINKS || https://thesavemovement.org/what-is-youth-climate-save/ | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/the-rise-of-young-activists-genesis-butler/ 
10/6/202134 minutes, 35 seconds
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Wearable Bluetooth Devices | Fatal Conveniences™

Do you have a sleep tracker? A Fitbit? An Apple watch? Do you strap your smartphone to your arm when you go running? If you’ve ever wondered if those wearable Bluetooth devices are safe, the answer is a resounding NO. We need to be more aware of the wireless technology we’re strapping to our bodies. This kind of convenience comes at a price, and frankly, it’s pretty alarming. Listen to learn all about the negative effects of wearable Bluetooth devices and what to use instead. || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-wearable-bluetooth-devices-protect-your-body/
9/30/202120 minutes, 9 seconds
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Why Intermittent Fasting Works | Dr. Amy Shah

We often forget that our gut, hormones and immune health are all connected. This fact is especially important for women to grasp, since women’s health can sometimes be more complicated. For example, when it comes to intermittent fasting, what makes it work and how can everyone, but especially women, benefit from it?  Dr. Amy Shah is the perfect person to address all of this. As a mind-body practitioner with both nutrition and medical training, Dr. Shah always looks at the big picture, and educates others to do the same. || LINKS || http://imsoeffingtired.com/  | https://www.vivobarefoot.com/darinolien - Use code DARIN20 for 20% off! | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/why-intermittent-fasting-works-dr-amy-shah/
9/29/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ziploc Plastic Storage Bags | Fatal Conveniences™

They’re in your kids’ lunchboxes, your kitchen drawers, and probably in your refrigerator. Ziploc storage bags have been a part of American culture for decades. But those toxic plastic baggies are leaching harmful chemicals into your food - and killing marine life. Sure, they’re “recyclable,” but they’re ending up in our oceans in massive amounts. There are so many safer, environmentally friendly options for food storage. It’s time to commit to giving up plastic baggies for good! || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-ziploc-plastic-storage-bags-toxic-for-humans-the-ocean/
9/23/202119 minutes, 40 seconds
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How Farmlink is Turning Food Waste into Food Security | Aidan Reilly

The pandemic has put the issue of food insecurity into full view. So many families struggled to get the food they needed this last year, and the number in need is only rising. While people are going hungry, farms are forced to throw away billions of pounds of wasted produce, dairy and eggs. Aidan Reilly, the co-founder of The Farmlink Project, found a way to turn food waste into food security. And he wants you to get involved, too. || LINKS || www.farmlinkproject.org | https://www.vivobarefoot.com/darinolien Code: DARIN20 for 20% off | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/how-farmlink-is-turning-food-waste-into-food-security-aidan-reilly/
9/22/202146 minutes, 45 seconds
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Keurig Coffee Machines | Fatal Conveniences™

Why do we try so hard to reinvent the wheel? Keurig, Nespresso, and other coffee pod machines are ruining our planet - and our health.  This one shouldn’t be a big surprise - we all know how wasteful those coffee pods are. Not only that, but the machine itself is a mold and bacteria petri dish! But if you’ve been holding on to your Keurig despite that knowledge, maybe this episode will be that push you need to finally cut the cord. It’s time to ditch those coffee pod machines and go back to the old-school java methods. || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-keurig-coffee-machines-pods-of-waste/
9/16/202120 minutes, 40 seconds
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How Fermentation Can Heal Your Gut | Lauren Mones

When Lauren Mones was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, she was told she’d always be sick. It wasn’t until she read about the healing powers of fermented food and tried sauerkraut for the first time that she believed otherwise. Humans have been using the fermentation process for gut health for thousands of years. It’s time we unlearned what we think we know about digestive health and dive back into the basics. || LINKS || www.fermentingfairy.com | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/how-fermentation-can-heal-your-gut-lauren-mones/
9/15/202147 minutes, 57 seconds
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Facial Recognition Tech | Fatal Conveniences™

Facial recognition technology is an amazing thing. It bulks up the security game of government agencies, companies, and facilities all over the world. The science behind it blows my mind, frankly. But is it really necessary to use a face scanner to unlock your phone? There is just too much we don’t know about the long-term effects of Infrared Radiation (IR). But what we do know is disturbing enough. It’s time to open our eyes to the effects of facial recognition tech and go back to good old-fashioned passcodes. || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/113-fatal-conveniences-facial-recognition-tech-open-your-eyes-to-radiation/
9/9/202118 minutes, 59 seconds
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Staying Calm in the Face of Panic | Rich Diviney

As a Navy SEAL who completed more than 13 overseas deployments, Rich Diviney was trained in some of the most tactical techniques in the world. Eleven of those deployments were in Iraq and Afghanistan. So if anyone knows anything about staying calm in the face of panic, it’s him. So how can us civilians use military techniques to help us deal with the punches life throws at us? Listen to this latest episode to find out. || LINKS || https://theattributes.com/ | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/112-staying-calm-in-the-face-of-panic-rich-diviney/
9/8/202151 minutes, 8 seconds
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Styrofoam | Fatal Conveniences™

They contain your coffee, tea, take-out, BBQ food, and even your kids’ new toys - but what else do they contain? Styrofoam containers are not only destroying our health, but they’re also killing our planet. Learn just what makes this material so toxic and what you can do to kick the habit. It’s time we said no more to these carcinogenic containers. || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/111-fatal-conveniences-styrofoam-carcinogenic-containers/
9/2/202118 minutes, 26 seconds
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How to Structure Your Spirituality | Dandapani

As a former monk, Dandapani knows all about structure and discipline. And now as a Hindu priest, he uses his wealth of experience and knowledge to help others discover their own spirituality. But if you’re expecting a quiet, reserved man who speaks in parables, that’s not what you’re going to get. Dandapani will break all your expectations of what a spiritual teacher should look and sound like. In fact, he’ll break all your expectations of what spirituality should be as well. Tune into this enlightening episode to learn how to structure your spirituality to help you achieve your goals. || LINKS || https://dandapani.org | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/110-how-to-structure-your-spirituality-dandapani/
9/1/202155 minutes, 37 seconds
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Nail Polish Removal | Fatal Conveniences™

I may not paint my fingernails, but I can appreciate the desire to have pretty colorful nails. However, the acetone nail polish remover you soak your hands in to remove those pretty colors is extremely problematic. The main ingredient in most nail polish removers is acetone, and it’s been known to have pretty severe side effects. But what about all those other ingredients the FDA doesn’t require cosmetic companies to disclose? Tune in to learn more. || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/109-fatal-conveniences-nail-polish-removal-is-acetone-safe/
8/26/202113 minutes, 5 seconds
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Assessing Your Spark for Life | Jonathan Fields

Does your job make you come alive? Does it fulfill a great need in you that brings meaning to your life? If the answer to either of those questions is no, it may be time to reassess. Jonathan Fields, the host of the top-rated Good Life Project podcast, knows firsthand the effects of staying in a career that isn’t serving you. Now he helps others assess their true passion so that they can live more meaningful and inspired lives. So tell me, what’s your spark? || LINKS || https://sparketype.com/ | https://www.vivobarefoot.com/darinolien CODE: DARIN20 | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/108-assessing-your-spark-for-life-jonathan-fields/
8/25/202150 minutes, 51 seconds
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Candles | Fatal Conveniences™

It’s hard to resist those BOGO sales on giant three-wick candles. They smell amazing, look nice in your home, and can be extremely comforting. But what is floating in the air once you light that wick?  The truth is, a colorful, sweetly-smelling candle can omit a dangerous amount of toxins into the air. Then, once inhaled, those toxins do some scary things to your body and your health. Don’t worry, there are safe, natural alternatives. So before you light that match, listen up! || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/107-fatal-conveniences-candles-indoor-air-pollutants/
8/19/202118 minutes, 43 seconds
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Understanding Human Metabolism | Dr. Charles Brenner

Your metabolism is much more than just how fast you can lose or gain weight. The truth is, most of us don’t understand how it works or the role it plays in our overall health. It’s time to change that. Dr. Brenner made some fascinating discoveries involving NR, NAD+ and NAD. Along with other pioneers in his field, Dr. Brenner contributes to research making an everyday difference in peoples’ lives. Tune into this fascinating episode on understanding human metabolism. || LINKS || https://www.cityofhope.org/faculty/charles-brenner | https://www.vivobarefoot.com/darinolien CODE: DARIN20 | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/106-understanding-human-metabolism-dr-charles-brenner/
8/18/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 42 seconds
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Watching the News | Fatal Conveniences™

There’s a lot going on in the world - all the time. It’s important to stay informed by staying on top of the latest news, but how much is too much? The constant barrage of negative information pouring into your brain has significant consequences. Watching, reading, and consuming the news is breeding negativity - negativity that is drastically impacting us all. It’s time to take a stand against this information overload. || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/105-fatal-conveniences-watching-the-news-information-overload/
8/12/202117 minutes, 51 seconds
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Saving Firefighters With Plant-Based Eating | Rip Esselstyn

Firefighters are some of the bravest, strongest people in society. If their collective health is failing due to poor diet choices, what chances do the rest of us have?? What you eat changes everything. Rip Esselstyn, the founder of PLANTSTRONG and a firefighter himself, details the changes a plant-based diet can make in anyone’s health. He’s out to show the world that even the strongest among will suffer from weak diet choices. Listen to the episode to learn how we all can become PLANTSTRONG together. || LINKS || www.plantstrongfoods.com | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/104-saving-firefighters-with-plant-based-eating-rip-esselstyn/ 
8/10/202148 minutes, 44 seconds
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What Blue Zones Can Teach Us About Living Longer | Dan Buettner

The average person should be able to live to the age of 93. But the average American life expectancy is only 78 years. What can Blue Zones, the areas in the world where people live the longest, teach us about living a long, healthy life? Dan Buettner, award-winning journalist, producer and best-selling author explains what he’s learned about longevity and what he’s doing to approve American communities with his knowledge. We all can live longer, if we take the time to learn from our global neighbors. || LINKS || https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Zones-Kitchen-Recipes-Live/dp/1426220138 | Full Show Notes -https://darinolien.com/103-what-blue-zones-can-teach-us-about-living-longer-dan-buettner/
8/3/202150 minutes, 35 seconds
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Mouthwash | Fatal Conveniences™

No one wants bad breath. I think we can all agree on that. However, using brightly colored, chemical cocktails to clean your mouth is counterproductive. Not only are most store-bought mouthwashes full of toxic ingredients, but they could also be killing the good bacteria in your mouth. It’s time to stop getting fooled by clever marketing and instead take our oral health into our own hands - naturally. Pour that mouthwash down the drain! || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/102-fatal-conveniences-mouthwash-killing-good-bacteria/
7/29/202117 minutes, 42 seconds
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How Attunement & Connection Can Save the World | Dr. Edward Brodkin & Ashley Pallathra

There’s a lot of conflict going on in the world today. We put ourselves in categories and separate ourselves by politics, religion or beliefs. All this division is intensifying our isolation. Dr. Edward Brodkin and Ashley Pallathra are working hard to reestablish our collective connection, so we all can work towards attunement. Their book, Missing Each Other, highlights just what we need to do to get to a state of ‘relaxed awareness’ and why we should all try a little harder to connect. || LINKS || https://missingeachother.com | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/101-how-attunement-connection-can-save-the-world-dr-edward-brodkin-ashley-pallathra/
7/27/202144 minutes, 50 seconds
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#100 Fatal Conveniences™: Vape Pens: Inhaling Untested Chemicals

I appreciate the need to quit smoking. Cigarettes are so incredibly harmful to your health. But switching out your cigs for vape pens is not much of a trade-off. That toxic cloud you’re inhaling has both known and unknown consequences. Testing is nowhere near sufficient, and this stuff isn’t regulated the way it should be. Wean yourself off the vaping habit, and please, don’t let your teens use this stuff either. All we should be inhaling is fresh, clean air - not toxic chemicals. || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/100-fatal-conveniences-vape-pens-inhaling-untested-chemicals/
7/22/202116 minutes, 33 seconds
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#99 Self-Care for Depression & Mental Health | Dr. Gregory Brown

If we’ve learned anything this past year, it’s that we need a bigger spotlight on the significance of mental health. There’s no one size fits all fix for depression - different things work for different people. However, a larger focus on self-care as a society could be a game-changer. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Gregory Brown's own struggle with depression shapes his entire focus on the importance of mediation, spirituality and movement when it comes to managing your mental health. With his column in Men’s Health magazine, he helps spread his message of self-care. || LINKS || https://www.menshealth.com/author/223630/Gregory-Scott-Brown/ || Full Show Notes -
7/20/202150 minutes, 46 seconds
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#98 Fatal Conveniences™: Cough Syrups: Helpful or Harmful?

There are many different reasons for coughing, but most of the time, it’s your body’s way of clearing out your throat or lungs. Although suppressing a cough may sometimes be necessary, should you use over-the-counter cough syrups or drops? This segment is all about why we should avoid these toxic “medicines” and instead turn to nature. Plants have all you need, guys! When it comes to suppressing a cough, plants are MORE effective than this over-the-counter crap!    || Full show notes & links - 
7/15/202118 minutes, 47 seconds
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#97 Nutrition Education for Plant-Based Kids (& Their Parents) | Plant-Based Juniors

Being a parent is hard. Trying to get your kids to eat healthy and build lifelong nutritional habits is even harder. Licensed dietitians and nutrition experts Alexandra Caspero and Whitney English not only felt that pressure when they had their kids- they used it as fuel. They created Plant-Based Juniors as a community for parents and educators interested in properly implementing plant-based diets for kids. Eating or feeding your family plant-based isn’t hard when you’re equipped with the right tools. || LINKS || www.plantbasedjuniors.com | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/97-nutrition-education-for-plant-based-kids-their-parents-plant-based-juniors/
7/13/202152 minutes, 40 seconds
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#96 Fatal Conveniences™: Sunless Tanners: Toxic Chemical Sprays

Want to look nice in your vacation pictures? Stop! Don’t pick up that self-tan! Your skin is going to absorb a lot more than just a golden glow.  This Fatal Conveniences™ segment dives into the ingredients in sunless tanners and the harmful effects they can have on your skin. || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/96-fatal-conveniences-sunless-tanners-toxic-chemical-sprays/
7/8/202118 minutes, 24 seconds
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#95 Ever Forward in Healing and Self-Awareness | Chase Chewning

When you turn away from the things that are breaking you, you’re never going to heal or move on.  Chase Chewning is an exercise and health advocate, but before that, he was a medically discharged soldier from the Army with severe injuries that left him unable to walk. But the physical pain was nothing compared to the emotional pain he was avoiding. This powerful episode is for you to learn how you can keep living “ever forward”. || LINKS || https://chasechewning.com/podcasts | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/95-ever-forward-in-healing-and-self-awareness-chase-chewning/ -
7/6/202153 minutes, 36 seconds
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#94 Fatal Conveniences™: Airport Security: Just Say No to Body Scanners

We can finally get back to traveling! This is awesome news, but it does come with some costs. While I’m grateful for the effort that airports make to keep us all safe, I don’t think we should have to sacrifice health or autonomy to do it. Are body scanners really necessary? Listen to this segment to find out, and to learn how you can protect yourself. || Full show notes & links -
7/1/202118 minutes, 28 seconds
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#93 Water, Intention and Gratefulness | Tracy Duhs

Human beings are made up of almost 60% water. And water stores information. What information are you hydrating your body with? Tracy Duhs, modern wellness advocate, is obsessed with water, much like I am, and loves educating people on the best ways to hydrate themselves. In this episode, we discuss why intention is everything and how she changed her life partly by deciding to be grateful. Tracy and I are cut from the same cloth and this conversation was so much fun. || LINKS || tracyduhs.com/ || Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts/
6/29/202153 minutes, 1 second
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#92 Fatal Conveniences™: Commercial Flying: Airplanes and The Human Body

Commercial flying is necessary. We can’t get everywhere by horse and buggy anymore. And I don’t know about you, but I can’t spend weeks on a train or ocean liner. So airplanes are essential. But what do they do to the human body? I’m going to tell you! And I’m going to give you plenty of ways to minimize the damage. For some of us, flying is unavoidable. So let’s keep our bodies strong and resilient on the ground so we can effectively tackle the skies!   || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/92-fatal-conveniences-commercial-flying-airplanes-and-the-human-body/
6/24/202116 minutes, 47 seconds
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#91 Sugar, Anxiety and Connection | Sarah Wilson

In our society, collective anxiety is a given. We’re constantly looking for instant gratification, and don’t handle it well when it doesn’t happen. How do we channel all that energy into good? Former journalist and TV presenter Sarah Wilson has always lived with anxiety and mental health struggles. Once the editor of Cosmopolitan Australia, Sarah is now a best-selling author and founder of the largest website in Australia, IQuitSugar.com. In this episode, she tells us how we can all use our fear and anxiety as fuel for change. || LINKS || https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781760556730/ || Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts/
6/22/202151 minutes, 17 seconds
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#90 Fatal Conveniences™: White Bread: Bleached Out Nutrition

America’s obsession with commercial white bread has been going on for centuries. But why are we still eating nutrient-less mush? In this segment, I break down the history of white bread and just why it’s so horrible for you. I also explain the benefits of grains but why you need to get them from much better sources. Don’t worry, you don’t have to give up sandwiches, just be more of a bread snob! || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/90-fatal-conveniences-white-bread-bleached-out-nutrition/ 
6/17/202122 minutes, 32 seconds
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#89 The Winning Mindset | Tim Grover

In order to win, in life or in your career, your mind has to be stronger than your feelings. What does that mean? It means a winning mindset is all about looking past your fears, insecurities, and ego and doing what you need to do. In this episode, Tim Grover, trainer to some of the most well-known athletes in the world, talks about what it takes to be a winner. And he gives us some amazing stories about all the winners he’s helped in his career. || LINKS || timgrover.com/attack/ || Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts/
6/15/202157 minutes, 5 seconds
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#88 Fatal Conveniences™: Xbox: Gaming for EMFs

Video games have been a global obsession for decades now. Although gaming may be a fun way to pass the time, some invisible dangers come from the game system itself. You don’t need to quit playing video games, but you need to be more aware, especially when it comes to your Xbox. In this segment, I’ll break down the science and research behind this information, and give you plenty of suggestions to change your habits. Game your heart out. Just do it safely, guys.   || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/88-fatal-conveniences-xbox-gaming-for-emfs
6/10/202119 minutes, 1 second
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#87 The Ocean: From Exploration to Conservation | Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau

The ocean should be at the center of every conversation involving saving our planet. The sad reality is that most of us aren’t literate in the inner workings of the sea. It doesn’t help that our government spends billions of dollars exploring space, but only a fraction of that time and money focusing on the ocean. It’s time to change. Husband and wife team Phillipe and Ashlan Cousteau are doing just that. Tune in to hear how they’re carrying on the Cousteau legacy and changing the planet by saving our oceans. || LINKS || earthecho.org/ || Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts/
6/8/202153 minutes, 58 seconds
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#86 Live Kinetically and Move Your Body | Dan Palacios

Do you ever get so stressed that you want to curl up and sleep it off? Moving your body, even when you don’t want to, has countless benefits. With over 10 years of experience working with clients from young kids to elite athletes, Dan Palacios is dedicated to teaching the power of movement. His goal is to guide and inspire people to redefine the meaning of health by inspiring them to move their bodies. Listen to this episode to learn the power and importance of living kinetically. || LINKS || livekinetically.com || Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts/
6/1/202154 minutes, 27 seconds
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#85 Use Your Voice to Spark a Food Revolution | Ocean Robbins

The Standard American Diet is collectively making us overweight, unhealthy and complicit. The only way things will ever change is if we speak up and stop supporting companies and brands that go along with the status quo. It’s time to use your voice to spark a food revolution. Ocean Robbins is doing just that. In this episode, he explains the power of your food choices and how you can help be part of the solution. || LINKS || foodrevolutionsummit.org || Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts/
5/25/202150 minutes, 17 seconds
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#84 Restoring Balance With Infrared Technology | Rob Besner

In our modern society, we’ve become disconnected from nature. What if we could use infrared technology to help restore balance and bring healing? As the Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of Therasage, Rob Besner, PSc.D, is a health and wellness advocate. When his daughter was diagnosed with Lyme Disease as a teenager, he began a mission to find an alternative, natural approach to her treatment. The infrared technology he discovered changed everything. Now he wants to share it with the world. || LINKS || therasage.com/pages/darin-olien-show || Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts/
5/18/202153 minutes, 12 seconds
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#83 How to Fuel and Protect Your Brain | Dr. Dean & Dr. Ayesha Sherzai

We are led to believe that cognitive decline is inevitable. But it’s not! Your brain is the hardest working organ in your body. The habits you create either fuel or sabotage your brain health. For more than two decades, Dr. Dean and Dr. Ayesha Sherzai have been leading the way on preventative brain health. In this episode, they break down the science of cognitive decline and the habits that can prevent it. || LINKS || teamsherzai.com/30-day-alzheimers-solution/ || Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts/
5/11/202157 minutes, 46 seconds
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#82 Dr. Will Bulsiewicz on How to Heal Your Gut With Plant-Based Fiber

Anytime you even mention cutting meat from your diet, you hear the question, “Where do you get your protein?” But the question we should be asking is, “Where do you get your fiber?” When it comes to gut health, the key is and always will be fiber. Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, “The Gut Health MD,” breaks down the science behind the critical role fiber plays in our gut and our overall health. His best-selling book, Fiber Fueled, is a step-by-step guide on how to break free of the lies the diet industry feeds us and focus on the foods your body really needs.   || LINKS || theplantfedgut.com || Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts/
5/4/202157 minutes, 51 seconds
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#81 Jeremy Black on Voting With Your Dollars by Supporting Ethical Companies

Every time you open your wallet, you support the company that makes the goods you’re paying for. This action has way more power and influence than most realize. Jeremy Black, the co-founder of SAMBAZON, knows this first hand. He is dedicated to promoting conscious commerce, not only with his açaí berry brand but beyond. His recent documentary Seeding Change is all about learning how to spend your money wisely, to promote the need for companies committed to healing our planet. Listen to his powerful story. || LINKS | seedingchangefilm.com | Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts/
4/27/202150 minutes, 15 seconds
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#80 Christine Figgener on Sea Turtles vs. Single-Use Plastics

We all know plastics are polluting our planet. And we all know we should be limiting our use of plastics. But words are just words. Sometimes you need to show people the destruction up close to spark real change. Christine Figgener, top marine conservation biologist, did just that. Her unedited YouTube video of her team pulling a straw from a sea turtle’s nose sparked the global anti-straw movement. In this episode, we chat about how to come together to rid the world of single-use plastics. || LINKS | footprintusfoundation.org/ | Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts
4/20/202154 minutes, 23 seconds
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#79 Mike Lee on How to Control the Controllables

Instead of stressing out about the stuff you can’t change in your life, focus on what you can do. Mike Lee, former championship boxer, does just that. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder that causes extreme inflammation in the lower back, Mike was in constant pain. He knew he didn’t want to pop pills for the rest of his life, so he searched for a better way. Now, as CEO of Soul CBD, he’s learning how to control the controllables in his life. || LINKS | mysoulcbd.com/ | Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts
4/13/202154 minutes, 49 seconds
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#78 Sheila Michail Morovati on Changing Habits of Waste

You can’t wait for anyone to make changes for you. If we’re going to save our planet, we have to change the habits we have that contribute to waste. It doesn’t have to be a massive overhaul of every aspect of your life. Start small, but do something.  In this episode, Sheila Michail Morovati, President and Founder of HabitsofWaste.org, shares her passion for changing habits of waste with campaigns like #CutOutCutlery and #8meals. Tune in to learn more.   || LINKS || habitsofwaste.org || Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts
4/6/202150 minutes, 12 seconds
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#77 Fatal Conveniences™: Air Conditioning: Cooling Down Your House While Heating Up the Earth

Do you turn on your air conditioning the second it gets a bit hot out? No one likes to be hot and sweaty at home. But do we really need to use it as much as we do? AC use is releasing 2 billion tons of Co2 into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming. In this segment, I go over the massive toll AC is taking on our energy consumption, as well as the personal effects on our health. And I’ll cover things you can do to minimize your AC dependency. Listen, I don’t expect you to sweat it out in the summer, just be more aware of the price you pay, and we all pay for comfort. || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/77-fatal-conveniences-air-conditioning-cooling-down-your-house-while-heating-up-the-earth/
4/1/202117 minutes, 11 seconds
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#76 Dr. Will Cole on Functional Medicine for Individual Health and Wellness

There’s no one-way ticket to health and wellness. The journey looks different for everyone, and not every approach works for every person. Dr. Will Cole specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease. He then customizes a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, and a whole laundry list of chronic medical conditions. Tune into this episode to learn more about how functional medicine is changing the game. || LINKS || drwillcole.com/ || Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcast
3/30/202153 minutes, 53 seconds
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#75 Fatal Conveniences™: Laptops on Your Lap: Protect Your Sensitive Organs

Laptops have become our lifeline over the last year. Working from anywhere in the world has never been more convenient. But should we really be putting these devices on our lap, right above so many sensitive organs? The truth is, using your laptop on your lap is not safe, and I’ll break down the evidence proving why. I’ll give you some helpful tips to keep yourself safe, as well as some inexpensive products you can buy to protect yourself. I get it, you need your laptop. Just be aware of how to use it safely.   || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/75-fatal-conveniences-laptops-on-your-lap-protect-your-sensitive-organs/
3/25/202120 minutes, 1 second
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#74 JL Holdsworth on Resetting Your System and Your Life With RPR

Life is hard. And when your body is constantly in fight or flight mode, it’s even harder. What if resetting your system was as simple as learning an easy technique that you could apply yourself every day? As one of the most respected strength coaches on the planet, JL Holdsworth spreads his knowledge of RPR, Reflexive Performance Reset. This simple technique allows your body to reset itself, realign your neural pathways, and increases your overall wellness.   || LINKS || reflexiveperformance.com/ || Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts
3/23/202159 minutes, 1 second
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#73 Fatal Conveniences™: Memory Foam: Comfort at the Cost of Your Health

The average person spends nearly 3,000 hours in bed sleeping every year. That’s a lot of time spent on your mattress and pillows. In this segment, I go over the history of this innovative invention and why we’re so taken by it. Sure, memory foam may help with back pain, but there are other options that aren’t full of carcinogens. I want you to make it a priority to eventually replace it with one of the safer options I give you. I know this may be frustrating, but I’m trying to open your eyes to dangerous products lurking in your home.  || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/73-fatal-conveniences-memory-foam-comfort-at-the-cost-of-your-health/
3/18/202120 minutes, 37 seconds
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#72 Dr. Julie Holland on How Transformational Medicine Can Help Our Collective Disconnection

The last year has spiked our collective levels of anxiety and depression. The pandemic has escalated our disconnection, with each other, with nature, and ourselves. Julie Holland, MD, is an American psychopharmacologist, psychiatrist, and best-selling author. With an impressive academic background, unparalleled experience, and her own stories, Dr. Holland has a perspective worth listening to. Could transformational medicine be how we reconnect? || LINKS || harperwave.com/book/9780062862884/Good-Chemistry-Julie-Holland/ | | Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts
3/16/202157 minutes, 15 seconds
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#71 Fatal Conveniences™: Blue Jeans: Microplastics in Your Favorite Pants

Everyone has a favorite pair of blue jeans. Denim jeans are the world’s favorite pants. But did you know that every pair of jeans is full of microplastics? In this segment, I explain the history of denim jeans and why they’re so popular, especially here in America. I also break down some studies on microplastics and what they’re doing to marine life. Look, I know you love your jeans. But there are better options that don’t come with the detriment of our environment. || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/71-fatal-conveniences-blue-jeans-microplastics-in-your-favorite-pants/
3/11/202117 minutes, 12 seconds
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#70 Dr. Ron Ehrlich on How Your Mouth Relates to Your Overall Health

Our oral and dental health is often placed in a forgotten category. In this episode, Dr. Ron Ehrlich blew my mind with just how vital the mouth actually is. Dental health is not only related to your overall health. It is much more significant than you might realize. I’m not just talking about getting your yearly teeth cleaning. This is much deeper than that. Breathing, sleeping, eating, pain and even outward appearances all lead back to the mouth. So let’s use ours to shush for a bit and listen to Dr. Ron. || LINKS || drronehrlich.com/ | drronehrlich.com/podcasts/ | Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts
3/9/202150 minutes, 58 seconds
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#69 Fatal Conveniences™: Spray Deodorants: Spraying Toxins Directly on Your Glands

No one likes to feel sweaty. And certainly, no one wants to be smelly. So deodorants may feel like your only option. But the truth is that these products, especially aerosol spray deodorants, are toxic to your health. In this segment, I dive deep into aerosol spray deodorants. Aerosols, in general, are bad news, and I cover why in this segment as well. But deodorant spray, in particular, is basically a chemical bath for your sensitive glands and lymph nodes. There are better options, guys! || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/69-fatal-conveniences-spray-deodorants-spraying-toxins-directly-on-your-glands/
3/4/202119 minutes, 50 seconds
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#68 Clint Ober on The Science Behind Grounding

Have you ever wondered why walking around barefoot in the grass feels so darn good? Well, there’s a lot more behind that feeling than you may realize. It’s fascinating to learn how the electricity of the earth affects the electricity in the human body. Clint Ober has spent most of his life experimenting with the effects of grounding. This episode is an exploration of the science behind it and how Earthing products can help maintain your body’s electrical balance.   || LINKS || earthing.com | earthinginstitute.net | Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts  
3/2/202159 minutes, 33 seconds
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#67 Fatal Conveniences™: Bluetooth Headphones: EMFs Straight to Your Brain

There is much we don’t know about the consequences of Bluetooth technology. Wireless headphones allow us to multitask at expert levels. You can talk on the phone or listen to music, news and podcasts all while going about your day. However, scientific research tells us that there is a definite health risk from the EMF exposure caused by these devices. || Full show notes - https://darinolien.com/67-fatal-conveniences-bluetooth-headphones-emfs-straight-to-your-brain/
2/25/202115 minutes, 37 seconds
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#66 Kelly Lovell on Finding and Protecting Your Light

Young people are constantly bombarded with messages on how and who to be. It can be easy to adapt someone else’s expectations of you to your perception of yourself. But the truth is, you have to find and protect your own light. Kelly Lovell, CEO and Founder of several youth-oriented companies and forums, teaches as many people as she can about the power of self-discovery and owning your power. This episode is full of insightful and poignant takes on how young people can forge their own paths to the future.   || LINKS || youngaforum.com | kellyalovell.com | Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts/
2/23/202147 minutes, 17 seconds
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#65 Fatal Conveniences™: Chewing Gum: Kick the Habit

Chewing gum is an American habit that seems wholesome and harmless. Some people swear by it to help quit smoking, freshen their breath and even keep from overeating. But is chewing gum really all it’s cracked up to be? This fatal convenience is not as shocking and scary as some of my past segments. But gum chewing is still a habit you should re-think. So spit out that gum, and listen up! || Full show notes & links - https://darinolien.com/65-fatal-conveniences-chewing-gum-kick-the-habit/
2/18/202119 minutes, 33 seconds
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#64 Robby Barbaro & Cyrus Khambatta on The Truth About Insulin Resistance

What if the collective narrative on diabetes and insulin resistance is wrong? Cyrus Khambatta, Ph.D., and Robby Barbaro, MPH, are the cofounders of Mastering Diabetes. This coaching program teaches people how to reverse insulin resistance with low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition. These guys also wrote a New York Times Bestseller of the same name. They are changing the way we look at glucose, insulin and diabetes, and I can’t wait for you to hear their stories.   || LINKS || masteringdiabetes.com | Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/64-robby-barbaro-cyrus-khambatta-on-the-truth-about-insulin-resistance/
2/16/20211 hour, 8 seconds
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#63 Fatal Conveniences™: Blue Light: How Much is Too Much?

Do you scroll through Instagram before bed? Do you check your email or look over the next day’s workload on your laptop? All the blue light emitting from your devices could be messing with your sleep and weakening your eyesight. In this segment, I break down what artificial blue light does to your body. But don’t worry, you don’t have to give up your devices. I just want you to be aware that there are small, easy things you can do to cut down on all that unnecessary blue light exposure. || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/63-fatal-conveniences-blue-light-how-much-is-too-much/ ||
2/11/202120 minutes, 16 seconds
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#62 April Nemeth on Accessible Sustainability Through Art and Design

April and I discuss the responsibility we both feel to support companies that take responsibility for their practices. She is incredibly passionate about using her business endeavors not only as a creative outlet for herself but for the world. Every decision made is both environmentally and socially conscious. We talk about her new ceramics line and how her artwork has evolved over her career. I love her passion for creating sustainable products with unique art and design, and I think you will too. || LINKS || littlekorboose.com/ | www.aprilnemeth.com/juniper-and-stone | Connect with April on social media - @littlekorboose | Full Episode Show Notes - darinolien.com/62-april-nemeth-on-accessible-sustainability-through-art-and-design/
2/9/202153 minutes, 1 second
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#61 Fatal Conveniences™: Pet Food: Our Four-Legged Friends Deserve Better

You wouldn’t eat a bag of dried pellets made of meat by-products. So why would you feed it to your pet? Just like humans, animals need proper nutrition to thrive and live happy, healthy lives. Most store-bought dog and cat foods consist of low-quality meats, fillers and preservatives. Our four-legged friends are our family, and they deserve better. 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. Pet diseases have increased 80% in the last fifty years.  When most of the store-bought pet foods on the market are filled with junk, it’s not very hard to figure out why. Pet food manufacturers are constantly trying to make the food making process cheaper. So that means cheap ingredients and cheap packaging. All of that results in poor nutritional health for your furry friends. This one isn’t tough, guys. We need to make sure our pets are eating whole, nutritional foods. I choose a plant-based diet for myself, but I know a vegan diet isn’t best for my German Shepherd, Chaga. So I give him a fresh, mostly raw diet consisting of 75% meat and 25% veggies and ancient grains. I’ll give you some tips on how to use fresh food for your dog and some fresh pet food companies that I love. Our pets are our babies, so let’s make sure we’re giving them the best life possible. Other info in this segment: The gross history of pet food companies Signs that your pet has a poor diet Why raw food is best for pets Studies that reveal the horrifying ingredients in dry pet food Is grain-free better for your dog? What foods are best for cats and dogs Great fresh pet food companies  Links & Resources: A Study on the Nutritional Effects of Grain in the Diet of a Dog: The University of Maine Holistic Guide: https://healthypets.mercola.com/  Expert Opinion Dog Food Reviews Website (Dog Food Advisor What’s Killing Our Pets? By Earth Island Journal The Farmer’s Dog  Darwin’s Natural Pet Food 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”
2/4/202123 minutes, 41 seconds
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#60 Sadhguru on Planting Trees and Opening Minds

Across the world, rivers are drying up, and once lush green lands are transforming into deserts. To reverse the destruction of our planet, more people need to become aware of the desperate need for more trees.  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. Sadhguru’s work has touched the lives of people all over the world. Sadhguru is a yogi, a mystic, and a New York Times best-selling author. Once named one of India’s 50 most influential people, Sadhguru’s work spans various causes all across the planet. He’s been an influential voice at major global forums, including the United Nations World Headquarters and the World Economic Forum. He covers a wide range of topics such as socio-economic development, leadership, education, and spirituality at these forums. One of his many significant accomplishments is founding the Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization run by over 11 million volunteers worldwide. Sadhguru is extremely knowledgeable about so many different things that affect our planet. In this conversation, we focus on his passion for preserving Native American culture and his initiative to heal the earth by planting trees. Inspired by what he calls “a spiritual encounter with a Native American spirit,” Sadhguru embarked on a 10,000-mile motorcycle journey across 16 states. His goal was to explore a 40,000-year-old culture that is disappearing every day. Sadhguru doesn’t just dip his toes into a mission. He fully immerses himself in it. And his wisdom and compassion compel others to do the same, which makes him such a powerful force to bring real, actionable change to the world. With his initiative, Project Greenhands, 42.1 million trees were planted in farmland in South India. I could talk to Sadhguru for hours, and I wish I could have since there was so much we couldn’t cover. However, if you’re not familiar with him or his work, this is an excellent introduction of what can be done when, as he says, “you have ecology in your heart.” Also in this episode: Sadhguru’s motorcycle journey across the states What drew him to Native American culture Little known facts about Native American culture Project Greenhands India’s farmers Why the world’s rivers are drying up Trees, trees, trees How to get involved How the world would change if everyone ate plant-based diets Links: Inner Engineering - https://www.innerengineering.com/ Project GreenHands - https://www.ishaoutreach.org/en/project-greenhands Sadhguru’s Website - https://isha.sadhguru.org/us/en Twitter @SadhguruJV Facebook: @Sadhguru Instagram: @Sadhguru 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.
2/2/202142 minutes, 54 seconds
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#59 Fatal Conveniences™: Lip Balm & Chapsticks: A Vicious Cycle of Dry Lips

Are you among the nearly 66% of the population that uses lip balm or chapstick every day? If you are, you may actually be drying your lips out more instead of moisturizing them. Although you think you’re doing something good for your skin, you’re contributing to a vicious cycle of dry lips. 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 $200 Million on Lip Balm and Chapstick every year. You probably have some lip balm within arm’s reach right now. You can find tubes of lip balm in every bathroom, nightstand, kitchen junk drawer, purse and jacket pocket of pretty much every American household. We’ve been obsessively buying this stuff for almost a century. We think it helps moisturize the sensitive skin on and around our lips, but does it? The truth is, layering waxy substances on your lips creates a moisture barrier. So although they may feel soft and moisturized, you’re preventing your body’s natural process of shedding dead skin and creating new, healthy cells. Then when your lip balm or chapstick wears off, your lips feel dry, and you apply more. This essentially stops your lips from regenerating new skin.  You need to let those lips breathe! But hey, I know certain conditions call for some sort of protection or healing for your lips. But you need to be aware of which ingredients are going to do more damage than good. I’ll give you some healthy, safe alternatives, as well as tips for things you can do to keep your lips moisturized naturally. So, ditch that Cherry ChapStick, guys, and listen up. Other info in this episode: The history of lip balm The history of ChapStick The Lipsmackers campaign to invade pre-teen purses Lazy Lips The dangers of menthols and cooling agents on your lips The danger of parabens What to use on your lips instead How to avoid dry lips in the first place Links & Resources: Axiology Blog: What’s in a Color? Understanding the Dyes and Pigments in Your Cosmetics American Academy of Dermatology Association: 7 Dermatologists’ Tips For Healing Dry, Chapped Lips Healthline: 5 Easy DIY Treatments for Chapped Lips Mayo Clinic: Chapped Lips: What’s the Best Remedy?  Masterpiece Skin Restoration: 8 Ingredients in Lip Balm & Cosmetics That Cause Allergies Aloe Force - The aloe vera gel I’ve been using on my lips for years! 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”
1/28/202123 minutes, 12 seconds
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#58 Marta Zaraska on How Kindness and Connection Keeps You Young

We all tend to stress about finding the perfect diet or exercise plan to keep us as healthy as possible. But there’s so much more to it than that. To keep your body healthy, you have to focus on other aspects of your life as well. What if I told you that kindness, connection, and love have just as much to do with your health as diet and exercise? 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. Marta Zaraska found the Fountain of Youth. And it’s probably not what you think. Marta is an incredibly knowledgeable science writer and journalist, published in the Washington Post, Scientific American, and The Atlantic among many others. Her new book Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100 quickly became one of my favorites. It’s a research-driven look at the power of human connection and attitude, and how they biologically drive our existence.  In this episode, Marta and I chat about all the things that some health gurus seem to forget. It’s not just about what we eat and drink, it’s about how we interact with the people around us. It’s about our attitude towards the world, and how we nurture our emotional health. Marta is full of a massive amount of scientifically backed information and insights, I really had a blast with this conversation. She breaks down the biology behind friendships and relationships, and why they really are key to our quality of life. We chat about hormones, microbiomes, and why everyone should have a dog like my Chaga. We’re not talking about superfoods in this one, guys, but it’s just as important.  Other topics in this episode: The backstory of Growing Young Why you need to find your tribe The science behind the human/dog bond How the pandemic has tested us Exchanging microbes How having friends makes you live longer Can an introvert learn to be more extroverted? Random acts of kindness  The power of romance Links: Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100 - https://www.growingyoungthebook.com/  Marta’s Website - https://www.zaraska.com/  Marta on Instagram - @mzaraska Marta on Twitter - @mzaraska 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.
1/26/202152 minutes, 48 seconds
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#56 Naveen Jain on Taking Control of Your Gut Health

When it comes to improving your health, focusing on whole, natural foods is, of course, better for everyone. However, there is no such thing as universally healthy food. The truth is food affects different bodies differently. What’s good for me, could be causing problems for you, and visa versa. By understanding your personal gut health, you can be the one in control of whether or not you get sick. 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. Naveen Jain wants to change the world by putting you in control of your gut health. Naveen is an entrepreneur driven by the desire to make the world a better place. Every single one of the seven companies he’s founded was created for that purpose. His latest venture, Viome, is a uniquely designed biology company set on “making illness optional.” By ordering a test kit from Viome, you’re able to learn key information about your gut health that will change your whole approach to preventing disease. Each personalized test measures your overall gut health by measuring your gut microbiome, mitochondria, and immune cell function. Your test results provide you precise nutritional recommendations geared to change the trajectory of your health. In this episode, Naveen breaks down why it’s so incredibly important to individualize nutrition. He, like me, is a huge believer in food as medicine. However, he knows that diet is not a one size fits all kind of thing. We have to understand our own biological make-up to know what kinds of foods work best for our bodies. I really hope you all pay close attention to this episode and consider ordering your own test. No, Naveen isn’t a doctor. He’s what he calls an “outsider” to the medical-industrial complex. But with the help of experts all over the world, he’s developed this amazing company, and this amazing way to help us all take control of our own health. Other topics in this episode: Naveen’s driving force Why it’s better to be an outsider in your industry Understanding human biology at the molecular level DNA and RNA Personalized Nutrition The hypocrisy of the Hippocratic Oath The messed up incentives of the medical industry How the Viome test works The worst kind of diet vs. the best kind of diet for gut health Why you should always take care of your gums Links: Naveen on LinkedIn Naveen on Instagram Viome on Instagram Viome  - Be sure to use code OLIEN20 for $10 off your first purchase of tests! 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.
1/19/202156 minutes, 19 seconds
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#55 Fatal Conveniences™: Crayons: Safe or Toxic?

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 Download my amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”
1/14/202118 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Voltage in Our Bodies | Dr. Jerry Tennant

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.   || LINKS || https://www.tennantinstitute.com/ | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/the-voltage-in-our-bodies/ 
1/12/20211 hour, 40 seconds
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Carpet | Fatal Conveniences™

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.   || Full Links & Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-carpet/ 
1/7/202124 minutes, 21 seconds
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How We’re Made of the Food We Eat | Shawn Stevenson

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.   || LINKS || https://themodelhealthshow.com/podcasts/ | Follow Shawn on Instagram - @shawnmodel| Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/how-were-made-of-the-food-we-eat/ 
1/5/20211 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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Petroleum Jelly | Fatal Conveniences™

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? || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/understanding-how-food-affects-your-brain/ 
12/31/202021 minutes
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Understanding How Food Affects Your Brain | Dr. Uma Naidoo

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. In this episode, Dr. Uma Naidoo explores the connection between nutrition and our brains.   || LINKS || https://umanaidoomd.com/ | Follow Dr. Naidoo on Instagram @drumanaidoo | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/understanding-how-food-affects-your-brain/ 
12/29/202057 minutes, 56 seconds
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Flame Retardants | Fatal Conveniences™

House fires are terrifying. Believe me, I know. So trying to protect our home and family from fires seems entirely understandable. 5-10% of the total weight of your living room couch is made up of chemical flame retardants. However, chemical flame retardants are toxic to our health and don’t even offer the protection they claim. What is going on, guys?!   || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-flame-retardants/ 
12/24/202024 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Journey of Barùkas | Rodrigo Figueiredo

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. 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 Figueiredo 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.   || LINKS || https://barukas.com/ | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/the-journey-of-barukas/ 
12/22/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 40 seconds
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Over-The-Counter Anti-Inflammatories | Fatal Conveniences™

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.   || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-over-the-counter-anti-inflammatories/ 
12/17/202022 minutes
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The Truth About Pain Management | Dr. David Gazzaniga

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? Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. David Gazzaniga, is here to break down our options.    || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/the-truth-about-pain-management/ 
12/15/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 18 seconds
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Sports Drinks | Fatal Conveniences™

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?   || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-sports-drinks/ 
12/10/202017 minutes, 10 seconds
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Doing Time & Changing Lives | Doug Bopst

We all make choices in life. Sometimes those choices come from a place of pain & desperation. Sometimes those choices come from a desire to change & grow. It’s up to us to put the intent behind the decision. Changing your life is about making different choices. Doug Bopst 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. || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/44-doug-bopst-on-doing-time-and-changing-lives/
12/8/202059 minutes, 4 seconds
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Shallow Breathing | Fatal Conveniences™

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.  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.   || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-shallow-breathing/ 
12/3/202018 minutes, 9 seconds
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Nasal Breathing for Optimal Health | Patrick McKeown

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.   || LINKS || https://oxygenadvantage.com/patrick-mckeown-m-a-tcd/ | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/nasal-breathing-for-optimal-health/ 
12/1/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 33 seconds
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Overeating | Fatal Conveniences™

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.   || Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-overeating/
11/26/202019 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Secrets of Longevity Genes | Dr. David Sinclair

If you had the chance to slow down the aging p