When I first met today's podcast guest, we were sitting in a sauna at Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece's pool. He was sitting across from me and filled me in on some of the most advanced stem cell boosting tactics that I'd ever heard – including talking about little-known superfoods I'd never heard anyone expound upon with such knowledge.
Turns out this guy, whose name is Darin Olien, is actually called “the Indiana Jones of superfoods.” Since 2005 he has successfully sourced more than 300 foods and ingredients from around the world as an exotic superfoods hunter, supplement formulator, and environmental activist. Today, he is a renowned authority on nutrition, hydration, and the health potential of foods and herbs and he’s on a mission to help everyone learn about them and use them to feel their best.
Darin is the formulator of the superfood-packed Shakeology® and a full plant-based detoxification program. His book, SuperLife: The 5 Simple Forces That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome, offers resources for easy lifestyle changes to create optimal health in your body and live your best life possible. In this groundbreaking health and lifestyle guide, the superfoods expert and nutritionist provides the key to understanding and utilizing the five life forces—the sole factors that determine whether or not we will be healthy, fit, and free of illness.
In SuperLife, Darin Olien provides us with an entirely new way of thinking about health and well-being by identifying what he calls the life forces: Quality Nutrition, Hydration, Detoxification, Oxygenation, and Alkalization. Olien demonstrates in great detail how to maintain these processes, thereby allowing our bodies to do the rest. He tells us how we can maintain a healthy weight, prevent even the most serious of diseases, and feel great. He explains that all of this is possible without any of the restrictive or gimmicky diet plans that never work in the long term.
Olien has traveled the world, exploring the health properties of foods that have sustained indigenous cultures for centuries. Putting his research into practice, he has created a unique and proven formula for maximizing our bodies’ potential. He also includes a “how-to-eat” user’s guide with a shopping list, advice on “what to throw away,” a guide to creating a healthy, balanced diet plan, and advice on how to use supplements effectively.
Written in Olien’s engaging conversational style, Superlife is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive look at dieting and nutrition, a timeless and essential guide to maintaining the human body and maximizing its potential.
During our discussion, you'll discover:
-The crazy shenanigans that take place in Laird Hamilton's pool workouts…[6:05]
-How Darin became a superfood hunter known as the Indiana Jones of superfoods…[10:25]
-The first two superfoods Darin discovered in the Amazon…[16:00]
-Which little-known protein source has a perfect balance of omega 3's, 6's and 9's…[21:00]
-The one type of cell in your body that is truly “immortal” and the one common berry that can activate this cell…[24:25]
-The type of coffee that in new research has been shown to significantly increase BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor)…[39:55]
-Why Darin drinks his water from something called an “air-to-water” machine…[50:40]
-The next big “nut” trend in superfoods that barely anybody knows about…[60:00]
–The plant that Darin calls the “vitamin pill”…[67:00]
-And much more!
Resources from this episode:
-Organifi – Go to Organifi.com and use discount code there for 20% off your Green Juice or Red Juice order.
-Human Charger – Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/HumanCharger and use the code BEN20 for 20% off.
-Onnit – Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Onnit and save 10% on your purchase.
-Casper – Go to Casper.com/Ben AND use promo code BEN to save $50 off your purchase.
Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Darin or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Also published on Medium.