Darin Olien is a widely recognized plant-based exotic superfoods hunter, author of the book, “SuperLife: The Five Fixes That Will Keep You Healthy, Fit And Eternally Awesome,” and a TV host on the Netflix docu-series “Down to Earth with Zac Efron”. He has travelled the planet discovering new and underutilized exotic foods and medicinal plants. In April 2020 Darin launched 121 Tribe, a health app created to help people live an optimal and sustainable life. Darin is the formulator of the whole-food supplement, “Shakeology”, as well as the plant based, “Ultimate Reset” 21-day detoxification program. Darin is one of the founders of Barukas™, a new super nut from the Savannah “Cerrado” of Brazil. Through sustainable business practices the company is committed to supporting this important biome by planting 20 million Baruzeita trees. In addition, Darin is partner and advisor to several global environmental and health companies.
People, Popcorn, and Superfoods mentioned in this episode:
02:33 First things first, let’s talk popcorn
03:37 The Starretts met Darin at Laird and Gabby’s house; TRS interviews with Laird and Gabby
04:01 Darin’s background
08:27 Dale Greenwald
09:20 Early on Darin read that a teaspoon of cinnamon could help control blood sugar and it blew his mind
14:23 Are we failing people with our current food system?
15:40 Suicide rates for male farmers are quite high; This study clarifies earlier findings
16:24 Our food system has stripped micronutrients from food
19:12 Juliet was a vegetarian briefly in college which consisted of consuming mochas, bagels, and red vines
25:16 Dr. Otto Warburg
25:42 Camu Camu Berry
27:00 Baruka nuts from Brazil
32:03 The Game Changers
39:38 What is Darin’s secret to being a super jacked vegan?
54:48 Medjool Dates, nature’s candy
55:14 Seed Savers, Norway
57:39 Darin’s Social
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