The Darin Olien Show

The Darin Olien Show

I’m Darin Olien, the “superfood hunter.” On this podcast, you’ll hear honest conversations with extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they’ll inspire you, too. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same. We want to save the planet. So let’s try, one conversation at a time. Each week I release a second episode where I dive into one of society’s Fatal Conveniences™. I define Fatal Conveniences™ as the things that you’re doing or the products you’re buying to make life easier. But those very things may actually be harming you, or the Earth. But don’t worry, in each episode I give you easy ways to tweak your habits so that you can live a healthier, cleaner life, all while protecting our planet. So if you want to live a kickass life and leave the world a better place, this is the podcast for you.

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April 13, 2021 54 min

Instead of stressing out about the stuff you can’t change in your life, focus on what you can do. Mike Lee, former championship boxer, does just that. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder that causes extreme inflammation in the lower back, Mike was in constant pain. He knew he didn’t want to pop pills for the rest of his life, so he searched for a better way. Now, as CEO of Soul CBD, he’s learning how to control the co...

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You can’t wait for anyone to make changes for you. If we’re going to save our planet, we have to change the habits we have that contribute to waste. It doesn’t have to be a massive overhaul of every aspect of your life. Start small, but do something. 

In this episode, Sheila Michail Morovati, President and Founder of HabitsofWaste.org, shares her passion for changing habits of waste with campaigns like #CutOutCutlery and #8meals. T...

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Do you turn on your air conditioning the second it gets a bit hot out? No one likes to be hot and sweaty at home. But do we really need to use it as much as we do? AC use is releasing 2 billion tons of Co2 into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming. In this segment, I go over the massive toll AC is taking on our energy consumption, as well as the personal effects on our health. And I’ll cover things you can do to minimize ...

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There’s no one-way ticket to health and wellness. The journey looks different for everyone, and not every approach works for every person. Dr. Will Cole specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease. He then customizes a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, and a whole laundry list of chronic medical conditions. Tune into this episode to learn more about how functio...

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Laptops have become our lifeline over the last year. Working from anywhere in the world has never been more convenient. But should we really be putting these devices on our lap, right above so many sensitive organs? The truth is, using your laptop on your lap is not safe, and I’ll break down the evidence proving why. I’ll give you some helpful tips to keep yourself safe, as well as some inexpensive products you can buy to protect y...

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Life is hard. And when your body is constantly in fight or flight mode, it’s even harder. What if resetting your system was as simple as learning an easy technique that you could apply yourself every day? As one of the most respected strength coaches on the planet, JL Holdsworth spreads his knowledge of RPR, Reflexive Performance Reset. This simple technique allows your body to reset itself, realign your neural pathways, and increa...

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The average person spends nearly 3,000 hours in bed sleeping every year. That’s a lot of time spent on your mattress and pillows. In this segment, I go over the history of this innovative invention and why we’re so taken by it. Sure, memory foam may help with back pain, but there are other options that aren’t full of carcinogens. I want you to make it a priority to eventually replace it with one of the safer options I give you. I k...

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The last year has spiked our collective levels of anxiety and depression. The pandemic has escalated our disconnection, with each other, with nature, and ourselves. Julie Holland, MD, is an American psychopharmacologist, psychiatrist, and best-selling author. With an impressive academic background, unparalleled experience, and her own stories, Dr. Holland has a perspective worth listening to. Could transformational medicine be how ...

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Everyone has a favorite pair of blue jeans. Denim jeans are the world’s favorite pants. But did you know that every pair of jeans is full of microplastics? In this segment, I explain the history of denim jeans and why they’re so popular, especially here in America. I also break down some studies on microplastics and what they’re doing to marine life. Look, I know you love your jeans. But there are better options that don’t come wit...

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Our oral and dental health is often placed in a forgotten category. In this episode, Dr. Ron Ehrlich blew my mind with just how vital the mouth actually is. Dental health is not only related to your overall health. It is much more significant than you might realize. I’m not just talking about getting your yearly teeth cleaning. This is much deeper than that. Breathing, sleeping, eating, pain and even outward appearances all lead ba...

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No one likes to feel sweaty. And certainly, no one wants to be smelly. So deodorants may feel like your only option. But the truth is that these products, especially aerosol spray deodorants, are toxic to your health.

In this segment, I dive deep into aerosol spray deodorants. Aerosols, in general, are bad news, and I cover why in this segment as well. But deodorant spray, in particular, is basically a chemical bath for your sensit...

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Have you ever wondered why walking around barefoot in the grass feels so darn good? Well, there’s a lot more behind that feeling than you may realize. It’s fascinating to learn how the electricity of the earth affects the electricity in the human body. Clint Ober has spent most of his life experimenting with the effects of grounding. This episode is an exploration of the science behind it and how Earthing products can help maintain...

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There is much we don’t know about the consequences of Bluetooth technology.

Wireless headphones allow us to multitask at expert levels. You can talk on the phone or listen to music, news and podcasts all while going about your day. However, scientific research tells us that there is a definite health risk from the EMF exposure caused by these devices.

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Young people are constantly bombarded with messages on how and who to be. It can be easy to adapt someone else’s expectations of you to your perception of yourself. But the truth is, you have to find and protect your own light. Kelly Lovell, CEO and Founder of several youth-oriented companies and forums, teaches as many people as she can about the power of self-discovery and owning your power. This episode is full of insightful and...

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Chewing gum is an American habit that seems wholesome and harmless. Some people swear by it to help quit smoking, freshen their breath and even keep from overeating. But is chewing gum really all it’s cracked up to be?

This fatal convenience is not as shocking and scary as some of my past segments. But gum chewing is still a habit you should re-think. So spit out that gum, and listen up!

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What if the collective narrative on diabetes and insulin resistance is wrong? Cyrus Khambatta, Ph.D., and Robby Barbaro, MPH, are the cofounders of Mastering Diabetes. This coaching program teaches people how to reverse insulin resistance with low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition. These guys also wrote a New York Times Bestseller of the same name. They are changing the way we look at glucose, insulin and diabetes, and I can’t...

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Do you scroll through Instagram before bed? Do you check your email or look over the next day’s workload on your laptop? All the blue light emitting from your devices could be messing with your sleep and weakening your eyesight.

In this segment, I break down what artificial blue light does to your body. But don’t worry, you don’t have to give up your devices. I just want you to be aware that there are small, easy things you can do ...

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April and I discuss the responsibility we both feel to support companies that take responsibility for their practices. She is incredibly passionate about using her business endeavors not only as a creative outlet for herself but for the world. Every decision made is both environmentally and socially conscious. We talk about her new ceramics line and how her artwork has evolved over her career. I love her passion for creating sustai...

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You wouldn’t eat a bag of dried pellets made of meat by-products. So why would you feed it to your pet? Just like humans, animals need proper nutrition to thrive and live happy, healthy lives. Most store-bought dog and cat foods consist of low-quality meats, fillers and preservatives. Our four-legged friends are our family, and they deserve better.

Welcome to Fatal Conveniences

This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin...

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Across the world, rivers are drying up, and once lush green lands are transforming into deserts. To reverse the destruction of our planet, more people need to become aware of the desperate need for more trees. 

WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW.

I’m Darin Olien, the “superfood hunter.” On this podcast, you’ll hear honest conversations with extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectiv...

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