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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.

    Naveen Jain on Taking Control of Your Gut Health

    Naveen Jain on Taking Control of Your Gut Health

    When it comes to improving your health, focusing on whole, natural foods is, of course, better for everyone. However, there is no such thing as universally healthy food. The truth is food affects different bodies differently. What’s good for me, could be causing problems for you, and visa versa. By understanding your personal gut health, you can be the one in control of whether or not you get sick.
    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 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 we’re going to try, one conversation at a time. If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world while learning new angles on health and nutrition, you’re at the right place.
    Naveen Jain wants to change the world by putting you in control of your gut health.
    Naveen is an entrepreneur driven by the desire to make the world a better place. Every single one of the seven companies he’s founded was created for that purpose. His latest venture, Viome, is a uniquely designed biology company set on “making illness optional.” By ordering a test kit from Viome, you’re able to learn key information about your gut health that will change your whole approach to preventing disease. Each personalized test measures your overall gut health by measuring your gut microbiome, mitochondria, and immune cell function. Your test results provide you precise nutritional recommendations geared to change the trajectory of your health.
    In this episode, Naveen breaks down why it’s so incredibly important to individualize nutrition. He, like me, is a huge believer in food as medicine. However, he knows that diet is not a one size fits all kind of thing. We have to understand our own biological make-up to know what kinds of foods work best for our bodies.
    I really hope you all pay close attention to this episode and consider ordering your own test. No, Naveen isn’t a doctor. He’s what he calls an “outsider” to the medical-industrial complex. But with the help of experts all over the world, he’s developed this amazing company, and this amazing way to help us all take control of our own health.
    Other topics in this episode:
    Naveen’s driving force Why it’s better to be an outsider in your industry Understanding human biology at the molecular level DNA and RNA Personalized Nutrition The hypocrisy of the Hippocratic Oath The messed up incentives of the medical industry How the Viome test works The worst kind of diet vs. the best kind of diet for gut health Why you should always take care of your gums Links:
    Naveen on LinkedIn
    Naveen on Instagram
    Viome on Instagram
    Viome  - Be sure to use code OLIEN20 for $10 off your first purchase of tests!
    Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com
    For amazing skin using an all-natural serum made with wild-harvested ingredients, get Calera Lab’s “The Good”, the only skincare product I use. Use code “DARIN” for 20% off your first order!
    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
    Fatal Conveniences™: Crayons: Safe or Toxic?

    Fatal Conveniences™: Crayons: Safe or Toxic?

    Everyone has fond childhood memories revolving around crayons. These colorful waxy sticks represent hours of creative fun. I was an avid coloring book fan, and I can’t even tell you how many boxes of crayons I went through as a kid. No one wants to have these cherished memories tainted, but are crayons safe or toxic? And what are they doing to our planet?
    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.
    Between 45,000 and 75,000 lbs of broken crayons are discarded in US landfills every year.
    This one is tough for me, because I really don’t want to bash crayons. I love crayons! We all did. And I’m sure if you have kids, you have multiple boxes of these colorful things all over the house. So I’ll just cut to the chase. Crayons consist of paraffin, which is a petroleum, crude oil by-product. And lab tests show some crayon brands are full of toxins like lead and even asbestos. 
    In this segment, I break down the uncomfortable truths about this kid-favorite drawing tool. It’s not just our kids we need to worry about. Unfortunately, these things are ending up in our landfills and waterways. But it’s not all bad news. Some brands are safer than others. Like most things, the cheaper it is, the more toxic it probably is. Thankfully, there are plenty of environmentally friendly, safe alternatives. And I’ll be sure to give you plenty of resources to find those as well. So don’t worry guys, you don’t have to hide those coloring books. Let’s just make a conscious effort to be aware of what’s in our kids’ favorite crafting supplies.
    Other info in this segment:
    The history of Crayons The history of Crayola Why are these toxins allowed in kid products?  Crayons and the planet Safe alternatives Links & Resources:
    Major Brands of Crayons Contain Asbestos 
    Warning After Asbestos Found in Crayons
    Toys R’ Us and Other Retailers Remove Crayons
    The Efforts Crayola is Making to Improve
    Crazy Crayons - The National Crayon Recycling Program
    Eco-Friendly Crayons?
    The Best Non-Toxic Crayons for Your Kids
    Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer
    Download my amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com
    Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”

    • 18 min
    Dr. Jerry Tennant on The Voltage in Our Bodies

    Dr. Jerry Tennant on The Voltage in Our Bodies

    I want you all to envision using a blow dryer to style your hair. If there’s not enough voltage hitting your dryer, it’s not going to work. However, too much voltage and sparks will fly. Believe it or not, our bodies work the same way. Every muscle is essentially a battery. Without the right amount of charge, nothing is going to work properly.
    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 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 we’re going to try, one conversation at a time. If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world while learning new angles on health and nutrition, you’re at the right place.
    Dr. Jerry Tennant wants you to understand the voltage in your body. As a world-renowned physician, international author, and integrative health practitioner, Dr. Jerry Tennant, MD, MD(H), PScD knows his way around the human body. He is a Harvard-trained ophthalmologist and has performed complicated eye surgeries on thousands of patients all over the world. He is also the founder of The Tennant Institute for Integrative Medicine and was named one of the “Top 20 Alternative Doctors in America”.
    It was his world-renowned talent in eye surgery that ultimately led to him contracting three different viruses in his brain. His health began to rapidly deteriorate which forced him into early retirement. For the next seven years, he spent most of his days sleeping. When he was awake, he was in a mental fog, unable to do much of anything. Top doctors all over the country gave him no hope, telling him there was no cure for his illnesses. He was left to figure out the answers himself.
    Then Dr. Jerry discovered the concept of voltage, and everything changed. He learned that chronic disease occurs when the body loses its ability to make new cells that work. Through his research, he began to understand that loss of voltage in cells is directly related to the body’s inability to heal. As he studied this information, he began to heal his own body naturally. His career took a natural turn as well because this information has to be shared.
    In this episode, Dr. Tennant breaks the very complicated concept of the voltage in human bodies. It’s very likely that this is the first time you’re hearing about this stuff, so it can be a bit overwhelming. I highly recommend heading over to Dr. Jerry’s website after listening to this episode and checking out his videos on the subject. There’s so much information to process, guys. But I promise once you catch on to how this stuff works, so many things will fall into place in your mind about your own body and health. I had like a million lightbulb moments about my own body once I stumbled upon his work. For example, did you know getting your wisdom teeth removed eliminates a key circuit connection to your brain? We talk about this and many other unknown mind-body connections. You’re not going to want to miss this one, that’s a promise.
    Other topics in this episode: The doctor’s personal health story Root canals and the connection to overall health pH levels in the body Electron donors and electron stealers New cell growth The human body as a portable electronic device The largest batteries in the body The 5 reasons why muscles lose their “charge” The frequency of memories vs. emotions How each emotion affects different “circuits” of the body How food and water affects your voltage Links: The Tennant Institute
    Senergy Medical Group
    Buy Dr. Tennant’s Products
    Tennant Institute on Instagram
    Senergy Medical Group on Instagram
    Healing is Voltage: The Handbook
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    • 1 hr
    Fatal Conveniences™: Carpet: Walking on Chemicals

    Fatal Conveniences™: Carpet: Walking on Chemicals

    It sure feels nice to swing your legs out of bed in the morning and rest your bare feet on a soft squishy carpet. But have you ever thought about the kind of things your sensitive skin is absorbing when you do that? Or what might be lurking between those synthetic fibers? The truth is we may be sacrificing our health for the comfort of rugs and carpeting.
    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.
    Carpets account for 70% of the flooring in the United States.
    Even if you have tile or hardwood flooring in your home, you probably have at least a small rug or patch of carpeting somewhere. I had a throw rug on my yurt floor until I did the research for this segment. Now it’s gone, because I was disgusted at the danger lurking in these plush, fluffy things we use for comfort in our homes. 
    Nearly all the carpets in the US are made from synthetic fibers. These fibers are full of toxins that off-gas into our homes and fill the air with irritants and chemicals. These toxins are doing damage to our bodies. Not only that, rugs can be a breeding ground for bacteria, allergens and mold that our pets and kids are crawling around in and breathing in.
    In this segment, I go through the different toxins and VOCs that are hiding in your carpet. We go through the history of carpeting in the United States and why so many families choose it over any other flooring. And don’t worry, I also give you some options to wean yourself off of this fatal convenience. And I give you some alternative options to choose from. I know, carpet is soft and warm to walk on, and it looks nice. But like I always say, it’s about making small changes in your home, and your life, so that you get used to better, safer ways of living. And I think hardwood floors look classier anyway.
    Other info in this segment:
    The chemicals in carpets The materials carpet fibers are made from Lead and how it gets into your rugs The history of carpeting in American homes My obsession with slippers The amount of carpet that ends up in our landfills and waterways Gross stuff in carpet dust The signs that you’re allergic to your carpet What carpets do to your immune system HEPA filters Natural products to clean your carpets with Links: 
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
    Report on Chemical Exposure
    Do carpets impair indoor air quality?
    A longitudinal study relating carpeting with sick building syndrome 
    Norwegian Research Study
    VOCs in Carpet
    Eliminating Toxins in Carpet
    GreenPeace - Hazardous Chemicals in Carpets
    Alternative Fibers Make Healthier Carpets
    Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer
    Download my amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com
    Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”

    • 24 min
    Shawn Stevenson on How We’re Made of the Food We Eat

    Shawn Stevenson on How We’re Made of the Food We Eat

    I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” Well, I don’t think we realize just how true that is. Unfortunately, our society has made it nearly impossible to focus on whole, clean foods. Instead, cheap, processed, empty-calorie foods are plentiful. But when you understand that, literally, every bite you take becomes your body, it’s easier to make the necessary changes for optimal health.
    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 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 we’re going to try, one conversation at a time. If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world while learning new angles on health and nutrition, you’re at the right place.
    Shawn Stevenson was told at 20 years old that he had an incurable bone disease. Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter, and the newly released book Eat Smarter. He’s also the creator and host of The Model Health Show, one of the top Health podcasts in the United States. Shawn graduated from the University of Missouri- St. Louis after studying business, biology and nutritional science. He went on to found Advanced Integrative Health Alliance. This amazing company provides health and wellness services for people and organizations all over the world. Shawn’s work in the wellness sector has led to features in Forbes, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ABC, ESPN and many more.
    But before all this success, Shawn was just a kid growing up in Missouri with little access to healthy food. Surrounded by every fast food franchise you can imagine, and a hardworking mom that had to work night shifts to keep him fed on whatever they could afford, he just didn’t know any other way. That’s why when he was diagnosed with Degenerative Bone Disease at 20 years old, he believed the doctor when he said there was nothing he could do. He had no idea his poor diet was inhibiting his body’s ability to heal. How would he? This isn’t something they teach in school.
    After popping pills, losing sleep night after night and just feeling incredibly defeated, he finally asked himself the question that changed everything. “What can I do to get better?” Suddenly, his entire attitude and perspective shifted. His health wasn’t in the doctors’ hands anymore. It was in his. That was the beginning of his journey into discovering the amazing healing power of whole foods. 
    In this conversation, Shawn breaks down how everything we eat shapes how our body functions. In his straightforward, sometimes sarcastic, always genuine way, he gets to the very heart of why every single person should care more about how we think about food in this country. We get into how government subsidies have made cheap processed food affordable, while the good healthy stuff remains out of reach to those that need it most. And Shawn tells us all about his new book and the amazing campaigns he has planned for it. This is a great episode for anyone looking to dig a little deeper into healing their bodies with food.
    Other topics in this episode: The intelligence of food Shawn’s struggles with bone pain The “nocebo effect” How switching the narrative retrains our brain Shawn’s first experience with Wild Oats Sleep and nutrition How the food we eat becomes our bodies The link between diet and chronic disease Why in the world is a happy meal the same price as an avocado?? The role of NK cells in the body The magic of melatonin What the heck is HEC? Links & Resources: Shawn on Instagram
    The Model Health Show on Facebook
    Buy Eat Smarter
    Buy Sleep Sm

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Fatal Conveniences™: Petroleum Jelly: Skincare Courtesy of the Oil Industry

    Fatal Conveniences™: Petroleum Jelly: Skincare Courtesy of the Oil Industry

    Petroleum jelly products have been part of the American skincare market for 100 years. It’s been marketed as a makeup remover, a skin moisturizer and even a salve for cuts and burns. Even if you think of Vaseline as something your grandmother used, you’d be surprised how many products still contain petroleum jelly. But what is this stuff really made of? And is it safe?
    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.
    1 out of every 14 cosmetic products on the market contain petroleum jelly.
    When we think of petroleum jelly, we think of Vaseline. And yes, Vaseline is made of petroleum jelly. But there are so many other products in the stores containing this stuff as well. Lipsticks, lip balms, lotions, moisturizers, conditioners and ointments all have been known to contain a form of petroleum jelly in their ingredients. 
    So if it’s been around forever, it should be ok, right? Well, if you’ve listened to these segments before, you probably know what I’m going to say. No, it’s not ok. Petroleum jelly, also known as white petroleum, mineral oil, or soft paraffin, is a toxic, crude oil by-product. Do you really want something produced by the oil industry all up in your face? It’s been marketed for decades as a soothing, healing, moisturizing cure-all, but believe me, it’s anything but.
    In this segment, I go over what petroleum jelly is made of and what it’s doing to your body. Remember anything that goes on your body, goes in your body. And I promise you, you don’t want crude oil by-products in your body. I’ll go over the studies linking vaseline to cancer and skin infections, and I’ll give you plenty of alternatives to use instead. Stop slathering this stuff on your skin, guys. Or using it “down there”!  It’s doing the opposite of hydrating, and it’s leaving dangerous toxins in its wake.
    Other info in this segment:
    The history of Vaseline How petroleum jelly is marketed How it ends up in other products Why it’s used for cuts and burns What it actually does to your skin What safe alternatives to use instead Links & Resources:
    History of Vaseline in the US
    The Amazing History of Vaseline
    Petroleum Jelly May Not Be As Harmless as You Think
    Pub Med Article on the Danger of Petroluem Jelly Getting into Your Lungs
    Article on the Risk of Vaginitis from Vaseline use
    The Dirty Dozen - Cosmetic Products to Avoid
    Use Caldera Lab’s “The Good” serum on your face instead, that’s what I use!
    Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer
    Download my amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com
    Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”

    • 21 min

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