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.
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/
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/
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/
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 | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/using-the-machine-mindset-to-quantify-the-priorities-in-your-life-rob-dyrdek/
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/
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/
Ep 211 featuring Rob Dyrdek was phenomenal. Actionable insights packaged succinctly. No fluff. Great Q&A.
Using the machine mindset
I am so fascinated by this recent episode about our microbiome and viral illnesses. Thank you to Darin and the guests that always bring the truth to light. This podcast and mission are a true gem in this world. 🙏🏼🤍