The Darin Olien Show

The Darin Olien Show

By Darin Olien

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.

Episodes

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/
29/02/24·31m 43s

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
28/02/24·1h 22m

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/
22/02/24·31m 6s

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/
21/02/24·1h 22m

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
15/02/24·31m 15s

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/  
14/02/24·1h 6m

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/
08/02/24·22m 54s

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  
07/02/24·1h 28m

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/  
01/02/24·31m 0s

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  
31/01/24·1h 22m

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  
25/01/24·29m 22s

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/  
24/01/24·1h 27m

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/  
18/01/24·29m 6s

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/
17/01/24·50m 24s

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/  
11/01/24·22m 59s

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/
10/01/24·55m 39s

Fatal Conveniences™: Which Supplements Are Actually Worth the Hype?

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
04/01/24·32m 34s

Dr. 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.
03/01/24·1h 3m

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  
28/12/23·23m 40s

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/  
27/12/23·1h 20m

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/
21/12/23·23m 11s

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/  
20/12/23·1h 1m

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/  
14/12/23·21m 37s

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/
13/12/23·1h 14m

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/
07/12/23·29m 6s

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: rewild@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/   Resources: Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN-GuLUgIqK0Apc2buD-D3pUK36NUU6Cz&feature=shared  
06/12/23·1h 35m

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/
30/11/23·24m 18s

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   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/
29/11/23·1h 10m

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  
23/11/23·17m 19s

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/  
22/11/23·1h 9m

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/
16/11/23·24m 0s

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/
15/11/23·1h 2m

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: Bite: Go to trybite.com/DARIN20 or use code DARIN20 for 20% off your first order. 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: Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com  and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off.   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/  
13/11/23·1h 20m

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/  
09/11/23·32m 17s

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/  
02/11/23·26m 28s

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:   Tech Wellness: Go over to techwellness.com/darin and use 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.   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/  
01/11/23·1h 27m

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   
26/10/23·27m 53s

Dr. Joel Kahn: The Connection Between Endocrine Disruptors, Microplastics, and Heart Health

In this episode of the Darin Olien Show, we explore the connection between endocrine disruptors, microplastics, and heart health. My guest, Dr. Joel Kahn discusses how these chemicals, which are pervasive in our environment, can disrupt the balance of hormones, increasing cholesterol levels, and thereby affecting our cardiovascular health.    Dr. Kahn also dives into what diets are helping and hurting your heart health, the diet habits of different cultures around the world and how each has affected their health, the potential risks of meat consumption and the paleo/ketogenic diet, as well as the misconception around the need for animal protein to build muscle.    As one of the world’s top cardiologists, having practiced traditional cardiology since 1983, Dr. Joel Kahn has treated thousands of acute heart attacks during his career. He’d like all that to stop. He’d like to prevent ALL future heart attacks by breaking through to the public to educate and inspire a new holistic lifestyle.   After his own commitment to a plant based vegan diet, he truly began to delve into the realm of non-traditional diagnostic tools, prevention tactics and nutrition-based recovery protocols. These ideologies led him to change his approach and focus on being a holistic cardiologist.     Thank you to our sponsors:  Therasage: Go to www.therasage.com  and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off. 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.   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 Dr. Kahn:   Website: https://www.drjoelkahn.com/  Books: https://www.drjoelkahn.com/products-shop/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drjkahn/    What we discuss:    (0:04:09) - Discussion on how microplastics and endocrine disruptors can play a role in cardiovascular disease, the implications of these toxic substances on the heart, and the potential long-term effects of environmental contamination. (0:013:51) - Examination of how endocrine disruptors can affect our hormone systems, leading to changes in heart rate, cholesterol levels, and increased risk of cardiovascular disease.   (0:18:49) - Analysis of the complexity of reductionism and environmental health, touching on the concerning fact that only a small percentage of the thousands of chemicals created are studied and how they interact with each other.  (0:34:01) - Exploration of the paleolithic lifestyle and diet, contrasting it with modern living conditions and discussing the potential health implications. (0:43:29) - Examination of the science behind cholesterol levels, the impact of saturated fats on atherosclerosis, and the potential risks of following a ketogenic or paleolithic diet.  (0:54:18) - Discussion on the importance of understanding heart health, preventative measures to take to ensure heart health, and debunking the misconception around the need for flesh to build muscle. (1:04:57) - Discussion on the importance of understanding heart health and the preventative measures we can take to ensure heart health, examining the role of animal protein consumption and the science behind cholesterol levels and saturated fats on atherosclerosis. (1:013:00) - Closing thoughts on the importance of making informed decisions about heart health and how environmental exposure, diet, and lifestyle can impact cardiovascular disease.  
25/10/23·1h 9m

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/  
19/10/23·44m 28s

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/
18/10/23·1h 37m

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
12/10/23·10m 55s

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/  
11/10/23·1h 11m

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/  
05/10/23·25m 44s

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/
04/10/23·59m 19s

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  
28/09/23·12m 3s

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/darin.   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/
27/09/23·58m 24s

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/  
21/09/23·21m 13s

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/  
20/09/23·38m 24s

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  
14/09/23·12m 0s

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/  
13/09/23·53m 5s

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.
07/09/23·19m 55s

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.  
06/09/23·1h 8m

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.  
31/08/23·13m 55s

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
30/08/23·1h 8m

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/
24/08/23·16m 43s

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.
23/08/23·53m 14s

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/
17/08/23·14m 18s

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. 
16/08/23·1h 2m

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/
10/08/23·18m 1s

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! 
09/08/23·50m 48s

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/
03/08/23·17m 28s

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/
02/08/23·1h 2m

​​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/
27/07/23·14m 47s

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    
26/07/23·56m 22s

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/
20/07/23·11m 41s

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
19/07/23·1h 7m

4 Simple Solutions for Cleaning Up Your Cleaning Products

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.    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/
13/07/23·14m 14s

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.
12/07/23·1h 8m

3 Simple Ways to Hydrate Optimally for Better Health

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   Links Mentioned:   Manna Vitality: Head over to mannavitality.com and use code Darin12 to save 12% off.    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/
06/07/23·14m 23s

Tracy Duhs: The Science of Water + The 9 Basic Pillars for Transforming Your Health

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
05/07/23·1h 3m

My Top Tips for Improving Deep Sleep

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/
29/06/23·21m 32s

Alice Chun: How to Transform Your Childhood Pain to Power With Social Entrepreneurship

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.   When you are working towards creating something that is better than you, greater than you, and more important than you, it takes a lot of courage. Because of that, a lot of people wait until they find this courage before they start putting in the work to bring their ideas to life.  However, that’s the wrong way to do it. See, if 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 
28/06/23·41m 54s

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/
22/06/23·21m 55s

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.    
21/06/23·1h 11m

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)
15/06/23·19m 11s

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.)  
14/06/23·1h 7m

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/
08/06/23·19m 1s

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
07/06/23·58m 2s

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/
01/06/23·13m 20s

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 
31/05/23·1h 5m

Cereal | Fatal Conveniences™

Did you know that cereal, a beloved breakfast item, has a strange history that includes religious mania, mind control, food guns, and the realization that kids have immense marketing power?    When you remove those factors, do you have a healthy product? Tony the Tiger might stop telling children that cereal is “Grrreat” if he knew they were full of refined grains, GMOs, pesticides, herbicides, and sugar that are causing all kinds of health problems for the millions of people who start their day with a bowl of this stuff.    But are granola and organic cereals any better? Is this food children and adults should be eating first thing in the morning?   That’s what we will explore in this episode of Fatal Convenience™.     What we discuss:   05:15: What is the history of cereal? 10:02: Why is cereal a fatal convenience? 13:59: What can you eat instead of sugary cereals?     Reliable Sources where you can learn more:   A fun read from the NY Times on the history of cereal here  A study on added sugar consumption and chronic disease risk factors here HealthLine article on 12 healthy breakfast choices here EWG analysis on children’s cereals here EWG article on Cereal Offenders here A Harvard doctor’s recipe for a healthy breakfast here 30 Nutritionist-Approved Healthy Breakfast Ideas here Is Granola Healthy? here     Thank you to our sponsors:   Order the Fatal Conveniences book TODAY: 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/
25/05/23·17m 35s

How EMFS and Radiation Can Affect Your Overall Health | Hagen Thiers

Did you know that your cell phone could be the root cause of some of your health problems?   In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, I chat with Hagen Thiers about the dangers of EMFs and radiation, and the numerous health issues that can arise from prolonged exposure. We also dive into Waveguard, a shielding material developed by Hagen that is designed to minimize or block electromagnetic radiation from electronic devices.    Hagen Thiers 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: 00:04:14 What was going on in Hagen’s early life? 00:10:57: Why are sleeping disorders the biggest problem for people? 00:14:32: How are cell phones and radiation causing cell communication disorder? 00:19:01: How Waveguard was started 00:30:33: The rate of how strongly a person reacts to EMFs determines if you're sensitive or not  00:37:28: Why prolonged exposure to EMFs can be dangerous 00:46:35: What was the foundation for this technology? 00:54:17: The numerous studies on why EMFs are dangerous 01:01:58: The two upcoming Waveguard devices 01:07:58: Why non-ionizing radiation is still harmful from proximity and over time  01:12:18: The best ways to mitigate EMF exposure  01:20:42: Where to learn more about the research behind Waveguard  Key takeaways:   Protecting yourself from radiation is a key to having good health and a good system. The body reacts to EMFs and radiation with stress. When we are exposed, the body produces cortisol and brain waves begin changing. You may shield your home against radiation with construction measures, but you will still face problems when you are on the go. Find more from Hagen Thiers:   Website: https://waveguard.com/en/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hagenthiers/?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 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  
24/05/23·1h 20m

Induction & Gas Stoves | Fatal Conveniences™

Gas stoves provide an instant and constant heat source and burn cleaner than coal and wood burning stoves. And people who love their gas stoves really loooove their gas stoves. But if they knew what their beloved cooktop was releasing into their home, would they still hold it in such high regard? Nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and fine particulate matter are just a few harmful pollutants found in gas stoves, and it doesn’t stop there.   And what about induction stoves? They don’t burn gas, so this must be an eco-friendly alternative, right? Induction cooktops offer fast and efficient cooking by using electromagnetic energy to transfer heat to magnetic cookware.   But induction stoves also come with a warning. Pregnant women, children, or individuals who rely on a pacemaker should avoid this cooktop due to potential exposure to EMFs. And we know that EMFs are linked to all kinds of harmful consequences. Is boiling water faster worth the risk?   That’s what we will explore in this episode of Fatal Convenience.     What we discuss:   05:36: The history of gas stoves 07:13: What are induction stoves? 07:51: What makes all of these convenient? 17:56: What can you do about it?     Reliable Sources where you can learn more:   Gas Stoves:   A Statista article on what the US cooks with here A Bloomberg article on the US Safety Agency considering a ban on Gas Stoves here Health Effects from Gas Stove Pollution here Tips for switching to an electric stove here and how to recycle your appliances here A Vox article on gas stoves here A Washington Post article about the Stanford study here CBC article on why these Canadian researchers are ditching their gas stoves here   Induction Stoves:   Do Induction Cooktops interfere with cardiac pacemakers here EMF Academy blog on Induction Cooktops here A study finding contradictions in the basic restrictions of induction cooktops here Dr Veronique Desaulniers’s blog on induction cooking here     Thank you to our sponsors:   Pre-Order the Fatal Conveniences book releasing May 16th: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/   Shop Safesleeve and use code DARIN10 to save 10% on your purchase: https://www.safesleevecases.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/
18/05/23·22m 35s

The Healing Properties of Infrared Light Therapy with Robby Besner

How much time per day do you sunbathe?   In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, I chat with Robby Besner about how disconnected we are from nature and how much of today’s chronic illnesses are due to it. While most of us live a life where we can’t completely cut off EMFs from our lives nor live outdoors, there is a solution to reconnecting with our balanced and natural energetic fields: infrared light therapy.    Infrared light therapy involves the use of low-level light in the infrared spectrum to promote healing and provide various therapeutic benefits. While the effectiveness and specific applications of infrared light therapy may vary, some potential benefits include pain relief, improved circulation, reduced inflammation, enhanced immune function, enhanced tissue repair, and stress reduction.    Robby Besner, PSc.D, is recognized as the leader in integrated infrared technology. Rob has always been an advocate of natural health and wellness.  After many years of illness, Mr. Besner’s teenage daughter was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. This began his mission to find alternative, holistic and homeopathic avenues of treatment. He discovered the natural healing effects of Infrared frequencies and began developing specialized devices and applications to help his daughter, and others, with similar health challenges.    What we discuss:   06:13: How was Therasage born? 23:48: What is infrared? 33:35: What are EMFs doing to our health? 38:48: How did Robby package up the healing benefits of sunlight? 48:22: What are PMFs? 56:37: Are we asking the question “why” enough? 01:02:19: How does Robby determine what’s the next product they will develop? 01:06:58: Where can you learn more about Robby?   Key Takeaways:   Infrared light therapy involves the use of low-level light in the infrared spectrum to promote healing and provide various therapeutic benefits. While the effectiveness and specific applications of infrared light therapy may vary, some potential benefits include pain relief, improved circulation, reduced inflammation, enhanced immune function, enhanced tissue repair, and stress reduction.    Due to the over-usage of electronics that emit EMFs in our day-to-day, our bodies’ energetic charge is unbalanced. We have too many positive charges and not enough negative charges. This can cause all types of health problems, particularly chronic illnesses. While the solution to rebalancing these charges is simple - i.e. grounding ourselves and spending time in nature, it’s not something we can easily or realistically do all the time in today’s modern world. Thus, the importance of both limiting exposure to EMFs and doing infrared light therapy.    Most Americans don’t spend enough time absorbing rays. This means that while your skin is safe from sun damage one can incur from over-exposure to UV rays, you’re also missing out on the benefits you can only get from sunlight such as visible light and infrared (IR) rays. Visible light is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye.  It’s important to expose yourself to it as it helps regulate the body's circadian rhythm and has a positive impact on mood and overall well-being. As for infrared rays, these have longer wavelengths than visible light and are often felt as heat. They can penetrate the skin more deeply than UV rays and has proven benefits in pain relief, tissue repair, and improved circulation.   To learn more about Robby:   Website: https://therasage.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therasageinfrared/   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 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
17/05/23·1h 10m

Vegan Food Labels | Fatal Conveniences™

The vegan food label has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. It allows individuals who choose to adopt a vegan lifestyle to easily identify products that align with their dietary choices and values.    However, the vegan label can also be dangerous, as many people mistakenly believe that just because a food item is vegan, it must be healthy. This makes it confusing for a significant part of the  public to make right decisions about their food intakes.   It’s time for us to start taking a second look at the vegan food labels to see the nasty ingredients hiding within that can be just as detrimental to our health as animal foods. If we want to use plant-based diets for the good of our health and the planet, we need to become educated beyond the labels we see on the front of food packages. Food marketing is scamming us of our health and it’s time for it to end.    That’s why, in today’s Fatal Convenience, we explore the Vegan Food Label.      What I discuss:   07:46: How is meat consumption bad for us and the environment? 08:34: The history of veganism 12:09: Do we really need to kill animals to get nutrients? 14:31: Can you be healthy by avoiding dairy and meat? 15:09: What resources can you use to learn more? 16:51: What is this all doing to our digestive systems? 17:37: How can you eat a healthy vegan diet?     Reliable Sources where you can learn more:   The Game Changers Documentary  9 Scientific Benefits of Following a Plant-Based Diet  Health Benefits of a Vegan Diet  6 Science-Based Health Benefits of Eating Vegan  The Vegan Diet    Thank you to our sponsors:   Pre-Order the Fatal Conveniences book releasing May 16th: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/   Learn more about The Dirt Locker® by visiting 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/
11/05/23·24m 42s

How To Become Self-Sufficient With Zero-Waste Homes | Joost Bakker

Is your home currently operating in a way that allows you to be self-sufficient?   In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, I chat with Joost Bakker about his vision of what a zero-waste world would look like. While we produce a lot of waste in our homes, we don’t have a solution as to what to do with the waste at this moment. However, we have the technology to use our waste and our homes to transform them into a powerhouse and source of energy and food for ourselves, all while being as green as possible.   Joost also shares how our food system is broken. The systems we have in place to feed our people aren’t sustainable and it is only a question of time until it breaks. He proposes alternatives to some of the problems he notices in our food system, such as the milk system.   Joost Bakker has been called a visionary, disruptor, environmental activist, and ahead of his time. Over the last 25 years, Joost has highlighted the world’s wasteful ways using multiple platforms from art installations, floristry, design, and architecture to bars and restaurants.    What we discuss:   01:05: What progress are the greenhouses experiencing? 08:00: What other places in the world is soil mined? 12:17: How did the fuel we have today was born? 18:22: Is our current food system hurting us?  21:37: How is the system failing us? 23:24: Why do we keep creating synthetic materials? 28:55: Why was Joost threatened to go to jail? 40:18: Can we make naturally-made houses? 49:33: How many opportunities are there in Los Angeles? 52:55: What did Joost do after each filming? 01:02:55: What is the #1 problem on earth? 01:06:00: Where to learn more from Joost?   Key takeaways:   We create a lot of waste and we don’t know what to do with it. Most of it is simply fermented and will further contribute to our environmental crisis as it emits gas into our atmosphere. We need to pay attention to this problem and look for ways to minimize the impact we all individually have on the environment. Our homes should be the first place we look at.    Our homes are currently being built in a way where they become waste at some point in time. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There is a way to build a self-sustaining, zero-waste, productive house. We can and must build homes that provide shelter, produce food and generate energy. We must build our homes in the future to be self-sufficient.   Our food system is broken. When we look at all the waste that is produced throughout the supply chain to post-consumption, there is so much that can be done to be more efficient with our resources. We need to challenge the way we cultivate our food in first-world countries so that we can sustainably feed ourselves.      Find more from Joost:   Website: https://www.futurefoodsystem.com/  Instagram: @joostbakker   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 Bite and use code DARIN20 to save 20% on your Bite subscription: https://trybite.com/darin   Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase: https://therasage.com/pages/shop
10/05/23·1h 18m

Fake Meats | Fatal Conveniences™

The awareness of the harmful consequences of meat consumption on human health especially processed meats and conventionally grown meats as well as the toll on the environment grows every day, and so, the need for plant-based protein alternatives increases as well.    In recent years, we have seen a surge of various plant-based “meat” brands that sell the idea of replacing regular protein sources with vegan patties and tenders that are almost identical in looks and flavor to the animal version. Brands like Beyond Meat and Morningstar have increased popularity for proposing a way to enjoy old-fashioned animal flavors without actually harming any animal.    However, these kinds of foods remain with the harmful effects of highly processed products and are filled with harmful chemicals and dyes. That begs the question: Are fake meat alternatives healthier? Are we making a healthier choice when we opt for plant-based meat alternatives over the real deal?    This is what we explore today in this episode of Fatal Conveniences. Get ready to dive into the world of Fake Meats.      What we discuss:   05:04: What is the history of fake meats? 09:56: Is Beyond Meat healthier than real meat? 12:35: What role does Fake Meat play in obesity? 15:24: What are the ingredients of Fake Meat?   Reliable sources where you can learn more:   https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35325028/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095809920303192 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2749260 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0195666321003706 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26780279/   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/
04/05/23·23m 49s

Finding Your Inner God and Listening to Downloads From Spirit with Eben Britton

Do you listen to the downloads the Universe gives you?   In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, I chat with Eben Britton about his transition from the NFL towards becoming a Yogi. While it was difficult making the shift, Eben learned how to listen to the messages that the Universe kept sending him but have been ignoring for a long time. Through studying these messages and experiences that came from them, he learned how to move forward and step into his most powerful self.    Eben also shares how important it is to trust your intuition when you are presented with these downloads as they allow you to find your inner God. The best way to find your inner God is to get in touch with your higher power through meditation practice.   Eben Britton is the host of “The Eben Flow” Podcast, is a former NFL player, and cannabis advocate.    What we discuss:   01:47: How Eben learned about Shakeology 05:55: About Eben 09:47: What wrongs Eben most about those in the plant medicine realm? 18:19: What happened when Eben and Mike parted ways? 24:57: How did Eben leave the NFL? 34:15: How do we carry shame and guilt? 43:11: How important is it to study experiences? 48:27: How important is it to act upon the messages you receive? 53:18: What is intuition? 59:05: How does Eben show up in life?   Key Takeaways:   Newsflash: Spirit doesn’t give a fuck. When Spirit gives you a download, it couldn’t care less if YOU do the work or not. Spirit has a message to spread and needs someone to act on it. And if you don’t, regardless of whether you getting the download for a good reason, then Spirit will find someone else to carry your message. And you’ll have to watch them do it. So if you’re getting a message that is meant for you and you know it is from the bottom of your soul, but you’re not acting upon it, then you’re wasting your time, potential, and energy on other things.    Too often, we spend too much time researching and hoarding information and not enough time going out there and getting our hands dirty with the studies we find. But the thing is study and experience work together. Without each other, meaning on their own, they are worthless. The information you learn but never apply and the experiences you live through but never reflect upon after the fact are equally worthless.   We all have an inner God, we just need to develop a daily practice that allows us to get in touch with it. Whether it’s through a meditation practice or spending time in nature, you need to quiet down the voices in your head to leave room for this inner God to come through and share its message.    To learn more about Eben:   Website: https://www.ebenbritton.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edsbritton/ Podcast: The Eben Flow Book: The Eben Flow: Basic Tools to Transform Your Life   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  
03/05/23·1h 17m

Kids Meals | Fatal Conveniences™

Parents have a lot on their plate, trying to raise and support their children. At the end of the day, battling with your child to eat healthy food may seem like a battle you’re too tired to fight. Hence why so many parents turn to giving their kids food like chicken fingers, french fries, grilled cheese, and mac and cheese. The kids eat it without a fight…that’s great, right?   While in the moment this may seem like the easiest and best option, what are all these deep fried and processed foods doing to your children’s health, in the short term and the long term? Unfortunately, restaurants in America are fueling the convenience of giving children deep fried and processed foods with their kids meal options. They are cheap, quick, and put a smile on your kid’s face. But at what cost? That’s why it’s time for us to explore the Fatal Convenience: Kids Meals.    What we discuss:   05:14: What is the history of the kids menu? 10:28: How can these foods impact kid’s health as an adult? 14:20: What can we do to protect our kids’ health?   Reliable Sources where you can learn more:   https://slate.com/human-interest/2013/08/childrens-menu-history-how-prohibition-and-emmett-holt-gave-rise-to-kid-cuisine.html https://restaurant-ingthroughhistory.com/2018/04/22/childrens-menus/ https://kidscookrealfood.com/kids-menus/?affiliate=0 https://www.cspinet.org/advocacy/nutrition/kids-meals https://www.thehealthy.com/family/childrens-health/kids-menu-items-to-avoid/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9269398/ Unhealthy Food and Beverage Consumption in Children and Risk of Overweight and Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis - PMC (nih.gov) How Unhealthy Foods Affect the Body | livestrong Nutritional quality of food items on fast-food ‘kids’ menus’: comparisons across countries and companies | Public Health Nutrition | Cambridge Core Nutrient quality of fast food kids meals - ScienceDirect 9 Deadly Side Effects Of Junk Food On Kids (parentinghealthybabies.com) Survey Links Fast Food, Poor Nutrition Among U.S. Children : USDA ARS Think fast when kids want fast food - Harvard Health Kids Menus at Restaurants Aren't Getting Healthier - Consumer Reports   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/
27/04/23·17m 42s

How to Replenish Life Force in Water With BioGeometry | Dr. Ibrahim Karim

In today’s world, it’s easy to get confined in the way that we heal our bodies and only think inside the box for ways to heal. That’s why in this episode of the Darin Olien show, my guest Dr. Karim helps open our eyes to the lesser known, yet highly effective, practices that we can start to utilize to heal and optimize our bodies, such as biogeometry and sound therapy.    Understanding biogeometry will change the way you think about your body and your health as it shows that we are not separate from the shapes, angles and proportions that surround us all the time, and that these shapes create energetic patterns that can introduce equilibrium and harmony into our own biological makeup.    Dr. Ibrahim Karim, Ph.D. /Dr.Sc. is a graduate of the prestigious Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland and the Founder of the qualitative science of BioGeometry & the new Architecture and industrial design school that uses the subtle energy effect of geometrical shapes to induce harmony to our modern technological or natural environments. He currently teaches at several universities and supervises numerous postgraduate studies on the applications of the science of BioGeometry.   What we discuss:   08:46: What is the biogeometry of the earth? 10:34: How did Dr. Kim discover biogeometry of the earth? 22:30: What is the life force on this earth? 38:17: Are the 8 rotations clockwise? 48:31: Are there really doctors in biogeometry? 53:45: How can you bring life force back to water? 01:06:32: How important is belief in biogeometry? 01:17:32: What role does your senses play? 01:24:59: Where to learn more about Dr. Karim   Key Takeaways:   BioGeometry is a science that deals with the Energy of Shape; it uses shapes, colours, motion, orientation, and sound to produce a vibrational quality that balances energy fields. BioGeometrical shapes are two or three-dimensional shapes specially designed to interact with the earth’s energy fields to produce balancing effects on multiple levels on biological systems.    Water is the basis of life force and has been for centuries, which we know through the traces ancient civilizations left us to discover. What we don’t realize in today’s modern world is we are engaging in activities that continuously deplete our water of its life force, which can cause health and environmental issues.   Replenishing life force into our water can simply be done through the understanding of biogeometry and using the right types of energy to amp up its abilities. It’s important to note that water’s life force is never completely lost,  but only diminished through imbalances in the surrounding energy.      Find more from Dr. Karim:   Website: https://www.biogeometry.ca/dr-ibrahim-karim YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@BioGeometry Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/biogeometryenergysystems?fref=ts   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 Safesleeve and use code DARIN10 to save 10% on your purchase: https://www.safesleevecases.com/
26/04/23·1h 20m

Astroturf | Fatal Conveniences™

Astroturf, also known as Sports turf or artificial turf, has revolutionized the world of sports. It has become a popular alternative to natural grass fields due to its durability, low maintenance, and ability to withstand extreme weather conditions. However, as with most innovations, sports turf comes with a heavy price to human health and the environment. In fact, did you know Monsanto created Astroturf?   Monsanto is known for its production of genetically modified seeds and the development of controversial herbicides and pesticides linked to all sorts of cancers and has faced numerous lawsuits and criticisms over its products and practices, particularly for their impact on human health and the environment. The negative impact on the world cannot be ignored. That’s why today, we are exploring the Fatal Convenience: Astroturf.    What we discuss:   00:14: What is Astroturf? 11:17: Where does astroturf come from? 14:40: What are the effects of astroturf? 22:38: What can we do?     Reliable Sources where you can learn more:   https://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/a42735112/history-of-turf/  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6299344/  https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/mar/10/phillies-ball-players-cancer-artifical-turf  https://www.ewg.org/news-insights/news/new-studies-show-pfas%20artificial-grass-blades-and-backing https://www.menshealth.com/health/a19538500/artificial-turf-cancer-risk/ https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/europe-raises-the-bar-for-carcinogens-in-artificial-turf-pitches/4014144.article https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6396308/   Thank you to our sponsors:   Pre-Order the Fatal Conveniences book releasing May 16th: 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/
20/04/23·21m 18s

Preserving Our Lands and Developing Life Skills Through Nature | Jeffrey Ryan

How often are you immersed in nature on a weekly basis? For some of you, that question actually might be, how often are you immersed in nature on a monthly basis? Ideally we can get into nature daily, but in today’s society, that often feels nearly impossible. This is what we are going to chat about today with guest Jeffrey Ryan, who recognizes the challenges of getting back to nature in today's society and provides solutions on how to do so.    In this episode, Jeffrey and I discuss the deep need to connect to nature for our overall well being, the difficulties we face connecting to nature in our urban society, and the imbalances in the world from an environmental perspective. But most importantly, we talk about why it’s important to preserve and manage land and the exciting prospect of “rewilding”.   Jeffrey Ryan is an author and speaker known for his travel and outdoor adventure writing. Ryan's books include "Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-Year Hike on America's Trail," "Blazing Ahead: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery, and the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail," and "Hermit: The Mysterious Life of Jim Whyte." In his writing, Ryan combines his interests in nature, history, and storytelling to create engaging narratives that inspire readers to explore the outdoors and learn about the past.     What we discuss:   12:56: About Jeffrey 18:23: Why should you make being outdoors a priority? 22:21: What skills can you gain from hiking? 31:21: How is the preservation of nature enforced? 37:59: Where does the awareness of the preservation of nature come from? 49:35: What are the challenges that National Parks face? 53:05: Why don’t people grasp the importance of our lands? 56:45: What are we doing right and wrong when it comes to taking care of our land? 01:04:25: What can nature teach us about ourselves?     Key takeaways:   Our land belongs to all of us. It belonged to the people before us, to us, and the next generations. Thus, the importance of preserving it. Our lands were protected throughout generations and through plenty of civilizations for a reason; they were saved for us because our lands are what allowed past generations to survive. This brings the question: why are we trying to destroy land that was saved for us?   These are life skills that most of us tend to develop through experience, as life goes by. But what if we could gain these useful life skills a lot faster and under better terms? Hiking in nature can help you gain this life skill. When you’re in nature without any help from the outside world, you have to learn how to deal with the spontaneous things the forest may throw at you. Whether it’s a trail being blocked by a fresh stream that wasn’t there before or a tree blocking your way, these situations help build that problem-solving muscle. As you experience more of these types of situations where you have to think on your feet, the easier it will be for you to deal with the next one coming your way, whether it’s in the forest or at work.   Sometimes, spending time with nothing else but ourselves is the thing we are most scared to do. That’s why we listen to podcasts on our walks and blast music on our speakers when we shower. But when we do that, we’re missing out on the opportunity to reflect and look within, which is important for our personal growth. This is why it’s important to take time with yourself seriously and to completely disconnect and learn to spend time with your thoughts in 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 Jeffrey:   Website: https://www.jeffryanauthor.com/ Instagram: @jeff_ryan_author Book: https://www.jeffryanauthor.com/where-to-buy-this-land-was-saved-for-you-and-me/     More links:   Pre-order my newest book Fatal Conveniences: The Toxic Products and Harmful Habits That Are Making You Sick―and the Simple Changes That Will Save Your Health on Amazon.   Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase: https://therasage.com/pages/shop
19/04/23·1h 7m

Microwave Popcorn | Fatal Conveniences™

Microwave popcorn is a worldwide popular comfy food we have all enjoyed while at parties, movie  nights, family or friends gatherings, and much more. Many brands offer a wide variety of flavors and  presentations, and while we all know it can be a nice addition to happy memories we will explain how  it is simply much better to wipe them out of your diet. Not only do they have a high concentration of  chemicals, preservatives and unnatural ingredients that can be harmful to human health they are also  a relevant contributor of waste and unwanted chemicals in the environment. Regardless of their  practicality and easy-to-prepare methods, the potential negative impacts that you might experience later on are not worth some popcorn.     Reliable Sources where you can learn more:  • Bioavailability and health risk assessment of potentially toxic elements in popcorn kernel from sandy loam Ferric Luvisol amended with municipal solid waste compost  • Spirometric Abnormalities and Lung Function Decline in Current and Former Microwave Popcorn  and Current Flavoring Manufacturing Workers  • Risk assessment of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food: Symposium proceedings      Thank you to our sponsors: Bite is offering my listeners 20% off your first order. Go to trybite.com/DARIN20 or use code DARIN20 at checkout to claim this deal.  Pre-Order the Fatal Conveniences book releasing May 16th: 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/
13/04/23·21m 28s

Overcoming Victimhood And Hard Parts | Oksana Masters

What do you do when life keeps throwing curveballs at you?   In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, I chat with Oksana Masters about her childhood and how those first few difficult years of her life helped her become who she is today.    While it could have been understandable for Oksana to feel a bit bad for herself given the experiences she lived through, she did not allow herself to dwell for too long. And as life threw more challenges at her, she continued to push through. As she looks back at all of the obstacles she surpassed, she shares with us her wisdom about the hard parts of life.   Oksana also shares what motivates her to keep pushing in sports and reach excellence, despite all the challenges she faces.   Oksana Masters is the most decorated Winter Paralympian in U.S. history. She’s won 17 Paralympic medals — 14 at the Winter Games in cross-country skiing and biathlon, and three at the Summer Games in rowing and cycling. She’s recently added the title of “author” to her extensive resume and her book, “The Hard Parts: A Memoir of Courage and Triumph,” details her adoption story as well as the chilling traumas she endured during her time in the orphanage system in Ukraine.    What we discuss:   002:47: About Oksana 06:52: Where does Oksana’s drive come from? 13:41: Does Oksana view herself as a victim? 18:36: How did Oksana learn from her second leg amputation? 24:45: What’s the hard part of Oksana’s experience? 28:55: What is Oksana’s experience in the orphanage? 33:02: How does being uncomfortable help you grow? 42:47: What’s Oksana’s experience with being “in the zone”? 46:36: Did Oksana feel like she was escaping from herself through sports? 49:27: Who is Oksana now? 52:05: When is Oksana’s book coming out? 54:32: What is Oksana doing next?   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 Oksana:   Website: https://www.oksanamastersusa.com/about-me/ Book: https://www.instagram.com/oksanamasters/     More links:   Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase here: https://therasage.com/pages/shop   Pre-order Fatal Conveniences: The Toxic Products and Harmful Habits That Are Making You Sick - And The Simple Changes That Will Save Your Health here: https://darinolien.com/fatal-conveniences-book/
12/04/23·1h 1m

Razor Smooth Strips | Fatal Conveniences™

People have been removing natural body hair for centuries using various methods, the most common way today being razors. Unfortunately, in today’s day and age, the majority are made of plastic. While this is an obvious flaw in this fatal convenience, there’s a vastly overlooked part to the razor that is causing just as much damage: the smooth strip on the razor. It promises a gentle glide over the skin in order to avoid cuts from the razor blades, but what is that smooth strip composed of, how could it be harmful, and what should we be using instead to achieve a nice smooth shave? Today we are exploring the fatal convenience: Razor Smooth Strips.   Reliable Sources where you can learn more: https://aquajetrazor.com/blogs/news/lubricating-strip-razors https://littlesouthernlife.com/whats-in-the-lubricating-strip-in-razors/ https://womensmuseum.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/the-history-of-female-hair-removal/ https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/products/843280-Gillette_Venus_Venus_Spa_Razor_2019_formulation/ https://ecoroots.us/products/safety-razor-rose-gold?variant=39381453799504&currency=USD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic https://getrockwell.com/blogs/journal/a-guide-to-eco-friendly-shaving-plastic-free-razors https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/eco-friendly-razors#products Non-Toxic Ways to Remove Face and Body Hair - LeafScore   Thank you to our sponsors:   Therasage is offering your listeners 15% off your order. Go to www.therasage.com and use code DARIN at checkout for 15% off. Code is valid on the Thera360 PLUS personal. Bite is offering our listeners 20% off your first order. Go to trybite.com/DARIN20 or use code DARIN20 at checkout to claim this deal.      Pre-Order the Fatal Conveniences book releasing May 16th: 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/
06/04/23·13m 53s

What You Need to Know About The Anatomy of Anxiety | Dr. Ellen Vora

Do you feel like there aren’t enough solutions for mental health?   In this episode of The Darin Olien show, I chat with Dr. Ellen Vora about the anatomy of anxiety. While most of us believe that we have a predisposition to certain mental health illnesses due to our genetics, this isn’t necessarily true. The truth is that anxiety and other similar types of disorders are activated by environmental stressors, which then pull the trigger on genetics. Thus, understanding how to create an environment that is beneficial to your mental health and not detrimental to it is the first step to ensuring the production of serotonin.    We also chat about the two different types of anxiety and why one is considered to be false anxiety and the other to be true-form anxiety. Dr. Ellen Vora dives into the different pillars of health you should address before you turn to big pharma to feel better.    Ellen Vora, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist, acupuncturist, and yoga teacher, and she is the author of The Anatomy of Anxiety. She takes a functional medicine approach to mental health—considering the whole person and addressing imbalance at the root. Dr. Vora received her B.A. from Yale University and her M.D. from Columbia University.     What we discuss:   04:12: About Anxiety  06:22: When did Dr. Ellen’s interest in anxiety start? 11:22: Why did Dr. Ellen write her book about mental health? 16:18: Are doctors equipped to take care of mental health? 20:44: How are the pillars of health related to mental health? 25:02: What are the two different types of anxiety? 35:00: What do you need to know about the anxiety process? 37:49: Are you destroying your health for pleasure? 39:30: What do we need to do to protect our health? 42:40: How is the attention economy affecting our mental health? 44:29: How does a day in life look like for Dr. Ellen? 48:51: What was Dr. Ellen not thought at medical school about spirituality? 53:41: Why does society think that crying isn’t accepted? 56:23: Where can you learn more about Dr. Ellen?   Key Takeaways:   You aren’t born with mental health issues. What you are born with, however, are the genetics that may play a part in the development of mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression. The common misconception when it comes to the link between anxiety and genetics is that one’s genetics are what triggers anxiety. In reality, genetics do not do such a thing; they only pull the trigger when your physiology is already out of whack and under stress. Genetics only runs with what it is given. Thus, there is hope for those who may feel like they can’t escape what may feel like a never-ending cycle of anxiety. It’s only a question of pinpointing what environmental factors need to be adjusted.   When we take a close look at what anxiety is, we can see that there are two different types. First, there is false anxiety. This is when the anxiety you are experiencing is due to a biological response to your physiology being affected by certain physical stressors that have been building up in your day-to-day. This could be an unstable sleep routine, overconsumption of caffeine, or overconsumption of sugar. Overall, you shouldn’t be experiencing this type of anxiety. The second type of anxiety is called true anxiety. This is the type of stress that you shouldn’t be pathologizing, suppressing, or can diet your way out of. It’s your true north, asking you to slow down and pay attention to what’s happening within you. There’s usually a call to action you need to act upon to go back into alignment with yourself.   The modern approach to anxiety is not completely irrelevant. There are some advantages to taking prescription medication in some cases. However, modern-day medicine isn’t the best-suited place to turn to when you’re truly looking to get rid of exaggerated levels of anxiety as they often look to diagnose and treat rather than cure. What’s important to do is to look at your health from a holistic point of view, and work from the outside towards the inside, not the other way around.   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. Vora:   Website: https://ellenvora.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ellenvoramd/ Book: https://ellenvora.com/book/   More links:   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
05/04/23·1h 2m

Wet Wipes | Fatal Conveniences™

Wet wipes have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their convenience and versatility. They are a typical example of a fast-paced and single-use product to which the negative consequences that generate are much more dangerous and significant when compared to its benefits. With the ever growing popularity of wet wipes has come a  significant environmental problem due to the impact on ecosystems, waterways, wildlife, and human health. In fact, 1 billion wipes are flushed away each year, and each one of those wipes can take over 100 years to biodegrade (according to Business Waste, a British company providing waste services). This leaves us with a gigantic waste problem that creates several environmental and health repercussions. When we flush a wet wipe down the toilet, we fail to think about the microplastics it contains, the blackages in sewage systems it causes, the harm it does to fish, birds, and other marine life that mistake them for food, the impact it has on our own health, and so much more. That’s why in this episode, we are going to explore wet wipes as a fatal convenience…     Reliable Sources where you can learn more: Baby wipes and nappy rash – what is the relationship? A review Pressurized liquid extraction-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis of fragrance allergens, musks, phthalates and preservatives in baby wipes Wet wipes contribution to microfiber contamination under COVID-19 era: An important but overlooked problem Who gives a crap Cloud Paper • Repurpose   Thank you to our sponsors:   Bite is offering our listeners 20% off your first order. Go to trybite.com/DARIN20 or use code DARIN20 at checkout to claim this deal. That’s T-R-Y-B-I-T-E dot com slash DARIN20.   Therasage is offering your listeners 15% off your order. 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!   Pre-Order the Fatal Conveniences book releasing May 16th: 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/
30/03/23·20m 4s

Gain Your Power Back Over Addictive Technology | Gaia Bernstein

Do you feel like you have no control over the time you spend on your cell phone?   In this episode of The Darin Olien Show, I chat with Gaia Bernstein about why that’s the case for so many of us. While it may feel like it, it’s not your fault if you’re addicted to social media. This is because there are experts in human psychology and behavior working for these social media giants who are doing everything in their power to keep you coming back for more.    But what most of us don’t realize is they’re also great at giving us the illusion that it’s our fault that we can’t stop picking up our phones to scroll through social media. They give us screen time monitoring tools, the ability to turn off notifications, and more tools of this sort to make us feel like we have some type of control over how we use our phones. And when we fail at staying off the platforms, we blame ourselves.   We also chat about the impact our screen time has on our relationships, our mental health, and our sense of connection with our community.    Gaia Bernstein is the Technology, Privacy, and Policy Professor of Law, Co-Director of the Institute for Privacy Protection, and Co-Director of the Gibbons Institute of Law Science and Technology. Professor Bernstein specializes in law and technology, information privacy, health privacy, intellectual property, law and genetics, and reproductive technologies. She is also the founding director of the Institute for Privacy Protection. She created and spearheaded the Institute’s nationally recognized Outreach Program, which educated parents and students about technology overuse and privacy.   What we discuss:   01:43: How technology, law, and health came together for Gaia 06:41: How is personal connection impacted by technology? 08:10: Where is the line between the good and bad of technology? 10:53: How can we gain our power back again? 15:16: Data and privacy; what are we giving up? 18:28: Where did we go wrong with technology? 19:42: What’s the harm of these technologies? 24:22: How can we get control back over technology? 28:03: What can we do to empower ourselves and the community? 34:08: How can we balance the dangers of technology? 42:07: Is technology making us less smart? 43:22: How would Gaia implement measures around technology? 51:09: Is Gaia optimistic about the future legal implications around technology? 55:58: Where to learn more about Gaia and unwiring yourself from addictive technologies   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 Gaia:   Website: https://gaiabernstein.com/ Book: Unwired: Gaining Control Over Addictive Technologies     More links:   Shop Bite and use code DARIN20 to save 20% on your Bite subscription. Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase.
29/03/23·1h 1m

Margarine | Fatal Conveniences™

With roughly 75% of the entire population being lactose intolerant and with the plant-based diet gaining major momentum throughout the entire world, many alternatives for animal-based products are beginning to be created. Although, there is one in particular that has been around for decades: Margarine…or what many of you know as I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.  Butter is one of the oldest discoveries in food, still present in today's society. It consists of fats, proteins, and vitamins from the milk of animals, predominantly the cow. In the late decades of the 20th century  we were seeing  fat speicifically saturated fat as the culprit to combat heart disease and high cholesterol and thus moved toward alternatives such as margarine with the infamous brand “I can’t believe it’s not butter” which claimed to have 70% less saturated fats (Source). But are highly processed alternatives like margarine really better for our health? In this episode, we are going to explore how this butter alternative can be causing just as many, if not more, health issues than standard butter. We’re going to dive into the ingredients, the product process, the truth about margarine, and other plant-based alternatives that have shown to be healthier, more sustainable options for both you and the planet.   Reliable Sources where you can learn more: https://www.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/news/2017/03/how-butter-was-born-and-why-it-spread http://www.butterjournal.com/butter-history https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/well/eat/how-the-sugar-industry-shifted-blame-to-fat.html https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3335257/ https://blog.providence.org/regional-blog-news/ask-an-expert-butter-vs-margarine-which-is-better-for-you Superlife by Darin Olien   THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: 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/     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/
23/03/23·19m 30s

Healing Humanity Through Forest Restoration | Tatiana Grossman, Alexander Marcoulides, and Ethan Bryson

While many of us may realize the importance of forests for both our health and the environment, there’s more to the story we need to know understand…Given that a forest usually takes a few decades to grow, most people tend to think of forest restoration as something that the next generation should take care and people fail to realize we need to plant the seed today, to reap the benefits tomorrow.    If you witnessed a forest grow in your lifetime, consider yourself lucky because this is a once-in-a-lifetime sighting as most forests take anywhere between 30 to 40 years to grow. The good news is it doesn’t have to take that long…anymore. There’s now a thing called Natural Urban Forests that has entered the market and it allows us to restore forests and have trees high in the sky in as little as two years…that’s right TWO YEARS. Imagine what this can do for the health of the planet.    This is what we are going to dive into in this episode of the Darin Olien Show with guests Tatiana Grossman, Alexander Marcoulides, and Ethan Bryson.   Tatiana Grossman is the Founder & Co-CEO of Corridor, the company that has created the fastest reforestation method known, creating vibrant ecosystems in as little as two years. Alexander Marcoulides is also the Founder & Co-CEO and Ethan Bryson is the Chief Reforestation Officer.      Key Takeaways   While many of us may realize the importance of forests for both our health and the environment. However, given that a forest usually takes a few decades to grow, most people tend to think of forest restoration as something that the next generation should take care of as they won’t directly benefit from it as they may not be around by the time it’s a forest. People fail to realize we need to plant the seed today, to reap the benefits tomorrow.    For most of us who live in a city, we haven’t talked to our neighbors in months - even years! While it may feel like a normal phenomenon, it isn’t as we haven’t always been this way. There was a point in time in the past when community and your neighbors were essential to your communal and societal wellbeing. That being said, maybe it’s time we connect back to the soil, get our hands dirty, and plant some trees. Not only are trees great for the environment, but they can also heal us. From mental health to increasing bonding, the healing properties of forests are never-ending.   If you witnessed a forest grow in your lifetime, consider yourself lucky because this is a once-in-a-lifetime sighting as most forests take anywhere between 30 to 40 years to grow. The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way. Since Natural Urban Forests entered the market, we can restore forests and have trees high in the sky in as little as two years.     What we discuss:   03:26: About Ethan 07:26: About Tatiana 11:26: What is Natural Urban Forest focusing on? 14:02: How can you restore a forest area?  16:37: What should we be aware of in terms of forestation? 24:23: How is the business growing?  29:37: What measures are Natural Urban Forest turning to? 37:27: How can you get involved with Natural Urban Forest? 39:10: What would make the needle move for Natural Urban Forest? 45:21: How does it work for potential food production and water waste? 52:27: How can we proliferate Natural Urban Forest’s message? 59:08: Where to learn more about Natural Urban Forest   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 Natural Urban Forests:   Website: https://www.naturalurbanforests.com/ Instagram: @naturalurbanforests   More links:   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
22/03/23·1h 6m

Flea and Tick Collars | Fatal Conveniences™

Have you ever considered the potential harm of flea and tick collars?  Having a pet, specifically a dog or a cat is a dream and desire of many people all around the world…until we realize the  different fleas and pests that enjoy living on the skin of our furry companions. To avoid this, most pet owners turn to flea and tick collars… While these collars are a popular method for preventing fleas and ticks from infesting our pets, recent studies have raised concerns about their safety. Many pet owners may not be aware of the risks associated with these collars, and my aim today is to shed light on this important issue. We'll explore the potential dangers of flea and tick collars, including the harmful chemicals they contain, their impact on pet health, the potential impact on human health, and how to choose safer alternatives.  My goal today is to provide you with a better understanding of the issue and what we can do to protect our pets. Whether you're a seasoned pet owner or considering getting a new companion, this episode will provide valuable information to keep your pets safe and healthy. Thank you to our sponsor: Therasage is offering the listeners of the show 15% off your order. 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! 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/  
16/03/23·16m 49s

How to Eat a Plant-Based Diet on A Budget | Toni Okamoto

A study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that about 65% of dieters return to their pre-dieting weight within three years, and up to 95% of people who lose weight through dieting regain it within five years. The reason why most people fail at diets is because we tend to take an all-or-nothing approach when it comes to taking on a new diet. While it may feel easy at first, it does become harder overtime as the initial motivation starts to die off. That’s why in this episode of the Darin Olien show, we explore adopting a plant-based diet as we would look at starting a new habit.   I’m joined by Toni Okamoto to discuss this topic of plant-based diets. We also discuss the double-edged sword of modern-day food — it’s ultra cheap, ultra-convenient, and ultra quick. But it’s also ultra-processed. While it may seem cheap to order fast food off the dollar menu, it comes out to a lot more money for a family to eat out than it would eat a homemade meal, especially over time.    Plus, we dive into the simple, small healthy swaps we can start to make that will eventually build up over time into a new pantry and ultimately the best practices for making the switch to a plant-based diet easier.    Toni Okamoto is a prominent author, speaker, and vegan lifestyle expert. She is the founder of Plant-Based on a Budget, a website that offers practical and affordable vegan recipes and resources. Toni's work has been featured in various media outlets, including Forbes, Reader's Digest, and NBC News. She is the author of several books, including "Plant-Based on a Budget," "The Friendly Vegan Cookbook," and "The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook.”   Toni's journey towards a vegan lifestyle began in 2010 when she started eliminating animal products from her diet for ethical reasons. However, she found that many vegan options were expensive and time-consuming to prepare. To help others who were facing similar challenges, she started Plant-Based on a Budget in 2012 as a resource for affordable vegan meal planning.     What we discuss:   06:11: How dependent are we on our systems? 12:16: How did Toni’s dad impact her life? 17:09: Why did Toni start eating a plant-based diet? 21:12: What did Toni’s budget look like at first? 23:57: What differences did Toni feel from adopting this new diet? 26:18: How does Toni experience food sharing? 27:40: What’s the biggest obstacle to eating healthy? 35:11: How can you get started if you feel overwhelmed? 40:22: What is Tori’s philosophy for food prep? 45:50: What does Tori enjoy cooking right now? 50:50: How can you eat well and live well? 56:53: How to deal with people who question your choices?     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 Toni:   Website: https://www.toniokamoto.com/ Instagram: @plantbasedonabudget Book: Plant-Based on a Budget   More links:   Shop SafeSleeve and use code DARIN10 to save 10% on your purchase. Shop Therasage and use code DARIN to save 15% on your purchase.
15/03/23·1h 5m

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 info@darinolien.com  Find the list of brands & products that get the big tick of approval from me here. Comment below to join the discussion!
09/03/23·21m 13s

Understanding the Game of Money (+ Becoming a Real Player) | Robert Breedlove

Money can be defined in many ways, but one thing that is commonly prevalent in every definition we can think of is the ability we should all have to keep it once we’ve earned it.    Unfortunately, this isn’t the case in today’s modern world where central banks are consistently printing money which steals our money’s value through inflation. The same goes for when governments are looking for financing, as they can at any time coerce this money out of their people or even outright seize it. It’s happened before in times of war and can always happen again, which is something we tend to forget.   The game of money may feel like a corrupted system we have no way out of. This was true, until about 14 years ago when decentralized currencies entered the game. Cryptocurrencies allow us to gain back the sovereignty over our money that the government, central banks, and chartered banks have taken away from us – and this is what we discuss in this episode the Darin Olien Show with guest, Robert Breedlove.   We discuss what the current central banking game is, where the corruption in the banking system stems from, the relationship between the government and the central bank, what we can do to cultivate more money, how to save the value of your money, and so much more.    Robert Breedlove is an entrepreneur, writer, and philosopher. He is an advocate of cryptocurrencies and particularly of Bitcoin. Breedlove is the founder of Bitcoin and finance consulting company Paralaxx Digital. He is also a YouTuber and the host of the “What is money” podcast.    Key Takeaways:   Fiat money is corrupted. The banking system is built on a process where people are entrusting these businesses with their money — or historically, gold. Once they deposited their valuables, the banks issue a contract that details the deposits they entrusted the banks with. Depositors are assured by this contract that they can redeem their assets at any time, without a sweat, in liquid form. But what most people don’t understand, however, is that this contract that supposedly protects your assets in the bank is routinely violated by the issuer of the contract themselves— the bank! The money you think is safely stored at the bank is being used by the bank itself at this very second to enrich their businesses. And guess what?! The government is in it too — especially when war is around the corner.   Money can be defined in many ways, but one thing that is commonly prevalent in every definition we can think of is the ability we should all have to keep it once we’ve earned it. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case in today’s modern world where central banks are consistently printing money which steals our money’s value through inflation. The same goes for when governments are looking for financing, as they can at any time coerce this money out of their people or even outright seize it. It’s happened before in times of war and can always happen again, which is something we tend to forget.   The game of money may feel like a corrupted system we have no way out of. This was true, until about 14 years ago when decentralized currencies entered the game. Cryptocurrencies allow us to gain back the sovereignty over our money that the government, central banks, and chartered banks have taken away from us.    What we discuss:   08:08: Where is Robert living? 10:13: What is Darin’s relationship with money like? 12:15: How did Robert get into the history of the money pathway? 21:10: What is the current central banking game? 35:06: Where does the corruption in the banking system stem from? 42:45: What is the relationship between the government and the central bank? 49:16: What is money and what can you do to cultivate it? 58:29: How can you save the value of your money? 1:05:25: Where can you learn more about Robert?   To learn more about Robert:   YouTube: Robert Breedlove  Podcast: The “ What Is Money” Show Instagram: @breedlove_22   Thank you to our sponsor:   Shop Bite and use code DARIN20 to save 20% on your Bite subscription.
08/03/23·1h

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
02/03/23·11m 42s

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.
01/03/23·1h 6m

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/  
23/02/23·17m 3s

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/
21/02/23·40m 49s

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
15/02/23·59m 38s

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
09/02/23·22m 48s

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
08/02/23·50m 48s

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
01/02/23·42m 31s

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
26/01/23·14m 6s

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
25/01/23·42m 13s

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
18/01/23·48m 31s

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/
04/01/23·49m 45s

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/ 
28/12/22·47m 36s

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/ 
22/12/22·13m 31s

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/ 
21/12/22·42m 3s

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/ 
14/12/22·51m 1s

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/ 
08/12/22·14m 26s

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/ 
07/12/22·43m 41s

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/ 
30/11/22·52m 16s

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/ 
24/11/22·9m 9s

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/ 
23/11/22·44m 31s

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/ 
16/11/22·1h 3m

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/ 
10/11/22·11m 59s

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/ 
09/11/22·57m 59s

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/ 
02/11/22·43m 33s

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/ 
27/10/22·19m 1s

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/ 
26/10/22·50m 51s

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/ 
19/10/22·52m 11s

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/ 
13/10/22·14m 50s

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/ 
12/10/22·57m 39s

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/ 
05/10/22·56m 24s

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/
29/09/22·16m 20s

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/ 
28/09/22·48m 19s

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/ 
21/09/22·52m 30s

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/ 
15/09/22·19m 51s

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/ 
14/09/22·51m 23s

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/ 
07/09/22·56m 14s

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/ 
01/09/22·23m 26s

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/ 
31/08/22·46m 29s

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/ 
24/08/22·42m 12s

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/ 
18/08/22·20m 33s

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/ 
17/08/22·41m 47s

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/ 
10/08/22·47m 25s

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/ 
04/08/22·17m 9s

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/ 
03/08/22·1h

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/ 
27/07/22·57m 37s

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/ 
21/07/22·14m 6s

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/ 
20/07/22·52m 13s

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/ 
13/07/22·46m 19s

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/ 
07/07/22·16m 11s

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/ 
06/07/22·54m 35s

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/ 
29/06/22·46m 43s

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/ 
23/06/22·15m 24s

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/
22/06/22·55m 21s

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/ 
15/06/22·50m 47s

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/ 
09/06/22·17m 36s

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/ 
08/06/22·40m 19s

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/
01/06/22·45m 42s

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/  
26/05/22·19m 36s

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/ 
25/05/22·57m 42s

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/ 
18/05/22·47m 30s

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/ 
12/05/22·15m 8s

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
11/05/22·1h 8m

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/ 
04/05/22·54m 3s

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.
28/04/22·30m 55s

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/ 
27/04/22·50m 27s

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/ 
20/04/22·55m 53s

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/ 
14/04/22·12m 51s

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/ 
13/04/22·50m 30s

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 |
06/04/22·50m 10s

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/
31/03/22·24m 53s

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/
30/03/22·50m 17s

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/
23/03/22·1h 1m

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/
17/03/22·12m 28s

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
16/03/22·45m 20s

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/
09/03/22·1h

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/
03/03/22·24m 7s

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 |
02/03/22·49m 5s

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/
23/02/22·59m 26s

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/
17/02/22·17m 10s

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/
16/02/22·59m 0s

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/
09/02/22·59m 25s

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/
03/02/22·15m 39s

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/
02/02/22·47m 59s

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/
26/01/22·54m 53s

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/
20/01/22·11m 47s

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/
19/01/22·46m 30s

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”.
30/12/21·24m 26s

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/
29/12/21·49m 26s

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/
23/12/21·19m 51s

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/
22/12/21·58m 14s

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/
16/12/21·16m 33s

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/
15/12/21·56m 7s

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/
09/12/21·19m 8s

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/
08/12/21·51m 20s

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/
02/12/21·15m 4s

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 -
01/12/21·1h 5m