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In the Darin Olien Show, each episode is packed with honest, inspiring and enlightening conversations with extraordinary people from all walks of life. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same - to save the planet one conversation at a time. We’ll talk about how to fuel your body, boost your immune system and even sustain yourself on a plant-based lifestyle. We present tangible tips, tricks and methods to get you feeling your best and living your best life. My mission is to stop you from falling into society’s fatal conveniences- the things we do that we’re indoctrinated into thinking we have to, even though those very things are negatively affecting us, and in some cases, slowly destroying and killing us.

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In the Darin Olien Show, each episode is packed with honest, inspiring and enlightening conversations with extraordinary people from all walks of life. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same - to save the planet one conversation at a time. We’ll talk about how to fuel your body, boost your immune system and even sustain yourself on a plant-based lifestyle. We present tangible tips, tricks and methods to get you feeling your best and living your best life. My mission is to stop you from falling into society’s fatal conveniences- the things we do that we’re indoctrinated into thinking we have to, even though those very things are negatively affecting us, and in some cases, slowly destroying and killing us.

    #40 Dr. David Sinclair on The Secrets of Longevity Genes

    #40 Dr. David Sinclair on The Secrets of Longevity Genes

    If you had the chance to slow down the aging process, would you take it? This sci-fi concept may sound like something from a Star Trek episode. But with new research coming to light, anti-aging fiction could very soon be a reality. Maybe it’s all in the genes. 
    WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW. On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have honest conversations with the extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they’ll inspire you, too.
    Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time. So, if you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, this podcast is for you.
    Dr. David Sinclair is trying to put a stopper in the aging process. In fact, he’s the one leading the charge. David is the Australian-born Harvard Medical School professor of genetics. He’s also co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging Research at Harvard Medical School. 
    On top of all that, he’s also a Professor and Head of the Aging Labs at UNSW, Sydney, and an honorary Professor at the University of Sydney. Like many pioneering scientists, he hasn’t been immune to controversy. But, if you Google his name, you’ll see a laundry list of accolades. Especially within the area he’s best known for is, which are genes and small molecules that delay aging.
    He is currently spearheading the research into gene function in the aging process, with a really heavy focus on the Sirtuin genes. 
    Dr. Sinclair and his team are also trying to lift the lid on exactly what roles resveratrol and NAD precursors play in the anti-aging process. Alongside this, David has published over a whopping 170 scientific papers, is a co-inventor on over 50 patents, and co-founded multiple biotech companies in the areas of aging and biodefense. 
    Oh yeah, and he’s the author of Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To, which shot him to number 11 on the New York Times bestseller list in just over a week. One of David’s most recent claims to fame was his selection to be one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In The World. Now that is impressive. 
    In this conversation, Dr. Sinclair and I get right into the fantastic family of proteins known as Sirtuins and their role in the aging process. We also look at how Intermittent Fasting could turn back the clock. We get into how it all started with yeast cells, and why David is so interested in the NMN molecule.
    Other great topics we cover: The role Sirtuin genes play and why they’re so bossy Epigenetics and why biological stress isn’t such a bad thing Intermittent fasting and what skipping a meal can do for your body What is Resveratrol and how does it affect the body? Why the NAD molecule is so vital for every living organism The Zombie cells that wreak havoc on your health What David is so excited about for the future of anti-aging science Epigenetic reprogramming and reversing the ticking clock inside us all David’s take on stem cells and how they contribute to the aging process When you should really start taking care of your body Links: David on Facebook
    David on Twitter
    David on Instagram – @davidsinclairphd
    David Sinclair Lab – Harvard Medical School
    Lifespan Website - Be sure to sign up for Dr. Sinclair’s Newsletter!
    Paper on Olive Oil and SIRT-1 Activation 
    Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer
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    • 53 min
    #39 Fatal Conveniences™: Microwaves: Zapping Away Nutrients

    #39 Fatal Conveniences™: Microwaves: Zapping Away Nutrients

    I haven’t used a microwave in over 35 years. So I was shocked to hear that a friend was still using one frequently. You guys, microwaves are bad news. Sure, they heat up your leftovers in seconds, but what else are they doing to your food?
    Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™ This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us.
    I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make. 
    So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you.
    Before you put those leftovers in the microwave, read this first.
    Microwaves first hit the scene in the 1940s, when convenient food was starting to become all the rage. Invented by Percy Spencer, these contraptions were marketed as a way to prepare food quickly. By the late 1970s, almost every American household had one. We all grew up with one, maybe you still even use one. But I’m telling you now, throw out your microwave! Don’t even donate it, I don’t want anyone cooking their food this way. Just take a sledgehammer to the damn thing. 
    Why am I so convinced microwaves are bad news? Because they change food at a molecular level. The way they work is by agitating the water molecules in food. The water molecules are ripped and torn apart, completely changing the structure of the food you’re heating. This depletes nutrients and leaves you with a nuked mess of empty calories. 
    If that isn’t enough to convince you to toss your microwave, check out the studies I’ve linked below. Please guys, just heat your food on the stove. It’s not that hard. I’ve been doing it that way my entire adult life. A few extra minutes is worth it to make sure you’re getting all the vitamins and nutrients your food has to offer. 
    Information in this Segment:
    The invention and evolution of the modern microwave How microwaves work  The study that shows broccoli losing 97% of its antioxidants after being microwaved Why you should lightly steam veggies instead Why you should NEVER microwave breastmilk The negative health effects of microwaved food Links & Resources: Microwave Cooking and Nutrition
    Microwave Ovens and Radiation
    Is There Any Evidence that Microwaving Food Alters its Composition?
    The Effects of Microwaves on Food
    Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer
    Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com
    Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”
    Want more great info on how to detoxify your life? Sign up for my Fatal Conveniences™ emails
    To register for We Are Podcast, go to WeArePodcast.com/darin. For 20% off your ticket, use code DARIN. 
    The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.

    • 21 min
    Zach Bush on Embracing Your Microbiome

    Zach Bush on Embracing Your Microbiome

    How often do you hear if you eat this way or that way, or do this exercise routine, or eat at a specific time, you’ll reach optimum health? The truth is we have an entire universe of flora and fauna inside of us that operates despite our beliefs. It’s only when we begin to understand the human microbiome that we can understand health.
    WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW. On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have honest conversations with the extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they'll inspire you, too.
    Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time. So, if you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, this podcast is for you. 
    Dr. Zach Bush knows a whole lot about the microorganisms in our guts.
    Living inside every person are trillions of microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other life forms. These microorganisms are collectively known as the microbiome. Listening to Dr. Zach Bush, MD, talk about the human microbiome is almost like a religious experience. This guy knows his stuff. And he is so incredibly passionate about educating us all on understanding our biological make-up. What makes Zach different from other scientists and researchers in his field, and why I wanted you all to hear what he has to say, is his unique perspective. He understands that this information can significantly alter your thinking on your entire life related to health and disease. And he wants to empower us all with this knowledge.
    Zach is a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology, and hospice care. He is a thought leader on the human microbiome and is recognized internationally for his work on the subject. When Dr. Zach founded the Seraphic Group and the nonprofit Farmer’s Footprint, it was to fill a deep desire to develop human and environmental health solutions.
    In this episode, Zach gets into some really technical and scientific information about the microbiome and how it relates to our health. But don’t worry, after he melts our brains, he drops some incredibly powerful concepts. What the good doctor wants us to know, to really understand at the core of our beings, is that we are capable of incredible healing. Healing of our bodies, and our minds, if we embrace our own power. Please listen to this one, guys. It might change your whole outlook on your body and what it’s capable of.
    Other Great Stuff in This Episode:
    Zach’s journey into the medical field How his experience in the Philippines opened his eyes  How the recession of 2008 changed academia The power of Vitamin A Why the microbiome is the center of human health There’s a whole universe inside you. What cancer prevention should really be about Every human body’s capacity for healing Mind-blowing facts about HIV Why we all need a sense of humor Links & Resources:
    Use code DARIN for 15% off your order of Ion Biome products
    Zach’s Website
    Zach on LinkedIn
    Zach on Instagram
    Seraphic
    Farmer’s Footprint 
    Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com
    Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”
    Sign up for my Fatal Conveniences Newsletter
    The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.

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

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

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

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    #36 Jeff Garner on Sustainable Fashion for the Future

    #36 Jeff Garner on Sustainable Fashion for the Future

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

    • 56 min
    #35 Fatal Conveniences™: That New Car Smell: A Toxic Cocoon

    #35 Fatal Conveniences™: That New Car Smell: A Toxic Cocoon

    The average American spends 1.5 hours a day in their car. That number may even be higher for you. Our cars, especially with the windows rolled up, become a small contained environment. The particles in the interior air of your vehicle get recycled in and out of your lungs, and your body. But what exactly are you breathing in with that new car smell?
    Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™ This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us.
    I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make. 
    So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you.
    That new car smell is actually a toxic chemical cloud.
    When you open your new car door for the first time and take a deep breath in, that new car smell triggers positive thoughts. We’ve been conditioned to love that smell. Our brains associate it with success, accomplishment, and of course, a fancy new car. If you can separate your preconceived feelings about this smell, you might notice it’s actually quite gross! A new car smell is a potent mix of overpowering chemical scents that have nothing positive to offer us.
    In this Fatal Conveniences™ segment, I get into the chemicals that create this potent new car smell. The main culprits are VOCs, or Volatile Organic Compounds. I break down what these are and the three VOCs you should be aware of as it pertains to your vehicle. I go over the harsh effects these toxins have on our health. And of course, I give you some tips on how to cut down the potency of these chemicals and how to avoid them altogether. If you spend a lot of time in your ride, you’re going to want to take a listen to this one.
     
    Other great info in this segment:
    What are VOCs? What’s “car fluff,” and how does it add to that new car smell? What other vehicle components contribute to that toxic scent? What’s off-gassing? Which car manufacturers are working to cut down on toxics in vehicles? What can you do to eliminate that smell? What states or countries are creating new regulations to protect us? Links & Resources:
    BBC - Is new-car smell bad for your health?
    EcoCenter - New Car Study 2012
    WebMD - Is that “new car smell” toxic?
    How to Offgas a New Car
    Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer
    Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com
    Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN” 
    The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand, and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.

    • 16 min

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