In this groundbreaking health and lifestyle guide, Darin Olien—superfoods expert, nutritionist, creator of Shakeology, and co-host of the Netflix docuseries Down to Earth with Zac Efron—provides the key to understanding and utilizing 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 wellbeing 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 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.
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About the Author
Darin Olien is co-host with Zac Efron of the widely popular Netflix docu-series called “Down To Earth.” He is a highly recognized exotic-superfood hunter and supplement-formulator. He worked with fitness-company Beachbody to create one of the top superfood shakes in the USA, a whole-food supplement called “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 (Barukas.com). In early 2020, Darin launched a health App called 121Tribe.com, created to help people learn about whole food plant based eating, recipes, easy to follow education, habit tracking and exercise. He’s an advisor to P5 Energy, a cutting edge “green” technology incubator with a primary focus on zero- emissions, zero pollution energy systems for clean energy solutions and a partner in GREENPATH, dedicated to real solutions for a new world with cutting edge nano technology for most effective hand and surface sanitation Darin is also the Director of Strategic Alliances and the Global Health Ambassador for APPICS, a revolutionary new social media platform monetizing passion and content through cryptocurrency and block chain (APPICS.com). Darin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Physiology/Nutrition and a Masters in Psychology.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The Five Life Forces
What Are the Fire Life Forces? And Why Do They Matter So Much? 3
Life Force Number One: Nutrition 7
Feeding Our Other Body 35
Life Force Number Two: Hydration 43
The Big Fix Syndrome 67
The Exercise Factor: Here's Your Ferrari 73
Life Force Number Three: Oxygenation 87
My Life as a Super food Hunter 97
Life Force Number Four: Alkalization 109
The Protein-Fat Myths: Too Much of One Good Thing, Not Enough of Another 133
Nutritional Stress 145
Life Force Number Five: Detoxification 157
How to Feed the Kids 173
How to Supplement: The Role and Use of Nutritional Supplements 179
A Final Word on the Five Life Forces 191
One Last Thing 193
Part 2 The Really Useful Section
How to Eat: Putting Information into Action 199
Kitchen Purge and Re-Stock 207
The Foods Well Eat and Why 211
Darin's Ten-Day Eating Plan 237
Darin's Daily Simple Fixes 269
Appendix A The Big Acid-Alkaline List 281
Appendix B Sources 285