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The Darin Olien Show

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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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/
32:44 4/18/24
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  
81:15 4/17/24
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/
39:18 4/11/24
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
85:56 4/10/24
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/
33:20 4/4/24
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  
75:23 4/3/24
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/    
20:10 3/28/24
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
78:07 3/27/24
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/
17:11 3/21/24
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.   Alexander Paziotopoulos, MD, FAARFM is CEO and Lead Physician at The Pazio Institute. As a specialist in age reversal medicine and pioneer of the implementation on "Medical Maintenance Engineering", Dr. Paziotopoulos incorporates a variety of disciplines and solutions-based approach into his practice to ensure individuals, especially those over 40, enjoy a long and vibrant life. He values building the long-term relationships necessary to co-create a roadmap for longevity and optimal health.     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
81:12 3/20/24
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:   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/
30:10 3/14/24
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  
104:13 3/13/24
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/  
29:13 3/7/24
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
77:55 3/6/24
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/
31:43 2/29/24
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
82:18 2/28/24
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/
31:06 2/22/24
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/
82:25 2/21/24
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 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/   References Clinical Effects of Regular Dry Sauna Bathing: A Systematic Review Sauna Bathing and Risk of Psychotic Disorders: A Prospective Cohort Study Science of Infrared Infrared Saunas vs. Traditional: Which Is Better? Sauna Use as a Lifestyle Practice to Extend Healthspan
31:15 2/15/24
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/  
66:30 2/14/24
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/
22:54 2/8/24
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  
88:29 2/7/24
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/  
31:00 2/1/24
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  
82:39 1/31/24
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  
29:22 1/25/24
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/  
87:04 1/24/24
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/  
29:06 1/18/24
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/
50:24 1/17/24
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/  
22:59 1/11/24
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/
55:39 1/10/24

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