Episode 140

Fatal Conveniences with Darin Olien | Win the Day® podcast
June 13, 2023
Our guest today is health legend, superfood hunter, and New York Times bestselling author, Darin Olien.
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In this episode of Win the Day:

Our guest today is health legend, superfood hunter, and New York Times bestselling author, Darin Olien. Darin is best known as co-host of the Emmy Award-winning Netflix docuseries, Down to Earth with Zac Efron.

After spending nearly 20 years exploring the planet to discover new and underused exotic foods and medicinal plants, Darin developed Shakeology. Since 2008, it’s grossed over $4 billion in sales.

His first book SuperLife was a monster hit and a New York Times bestseller. Darin’s new book, Fatal Conveniences, has just been released. He’s also host of the top-rated podcast The Darin Olien Show.

In this episode:

  • The importance of sustainable business practices on our health and the environment.
  • Darin's personal journey and how various cultural influences shaped his mindset.
  • The impact of everyday conveniences on our health, including hidden dangers in common household products; and
  • How to master the art of healthy living.

Let’s WIN THE DAY with Darin Olien!


0:55 Who is Darin Olien?

2:25 Where Darin Olien’s passion for health came from

5:00 Chemical sensitivity and how it killed Darin’s father

9:09 How to Win the Day (and the role your environment plays)

11:13 Darin Olien’s philosophy on life – and what really matters

13:43 Where Darin Olien feels most connected to the planet

18:26 The power of connection and naivety

20:08 When business partnerships go wrong

26:17 Success promo

27:42 How household products are killing us

36:02 How your body reacts to man-made chemicals

38:17 Are ‘natural flavors’ bad for you

40:01 If you want change, you have to face the problem

44:53 What household products could be toxic for you

48:14 How can people find accurate health information

50:22 How is EMF harmful to humans

56:24 How to get kids off devices and to play outdoors

1:00:04 What Darin Olien and James Whittaker think about Rob Dyrdek

1:03:41 Rocket Round

1:13:29 What Darin Olien does to Win the Day


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📷 Darin Olien Instagram

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Inspiring quotes in this episode:
  • "Everything in your environment determines whether you win or lose." - Darin Olien
  • "If you want change, you have to face where you’re at. And if you're not willing to face it, you don't get to change." - Darin Olien
  • "If you look at the people you're hanging out with, you pretty much know your future." - Darin Olien
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