125: Darin Olien on Being a Superfood Hunter, Traveling the World, and Barukas

September 9, 2018

This week I’m chatting with Darin Olien, co-founder of Barukas, founder of SuperLife, and first-ever health and wellness expert to be coined a “Superfood Hunter.” Darin is a superfood expert, supplement formulator, and environmental activist who travels the planet to discover new and underutilized medicinal plants.

In this episode, Darin shares how he became a superfood hunter and what got him interested in learning about health and wellness to begin with. He talks about how being born at 3 pounds affected his health, and how that spurred an interest in optimizing the way he felt as he got older. He discusses some of the first health “trends” he ever tried, including the grapefruit diet and intermittent fasting. Darin also talks more about his experiences traveling and what it’s like being in other cultures. He talks about what it’s like meeting with leaders in other areas of the world, and some of the practices that Americans should pick up from other cultures. Darin also sheds light on what’s going on in the supplement industry, the importance of sustainability, why he became plant-based, and the superfoods everyone should have in their diets. We also talk about how Darin found Barukas and why we love them so much!

Want to try some Barukas for yourself? Head to barukas.com/wellness and use the code “WELLNESS” for 15% off of your first order!

For more from Darin, you can find him at superlife.com or on Instagram (@eatbarukas and @superlifeliving).

For more from Christina, head to her website, christinaricewellness.com, to find her services, blog, programs, and ebooks. If there’s a question you’d like answered or a topic you’d like discussed on the podcast, send it in to podcast@christinaricewellness.com! Don’t forget to join the Facebook group, Wellness Realness Podcast Tribe, to meet other podcast listeners!

If you’re a woman looking to learn everything about using the Paleo lifestyle to reach your health goals , sign up for Christina’s online course, The Paleo Women Lifestyle Program! This course has hours of video lectures, audio lectures, and PDFs that cover nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management, balancing hormones, self love, cooking and grocery shopping, and more. You can sign up at bit.ly/paleowomenlifestyle.

This week’s podcast is sponsored by Somnifix! Somnifix is a mouth strip that optimizes breathing patterns and reduces snores by directing airflow through the nose. Somnifix ensures that you breathe through your nose during the night, which allows you to sleep much more soundly all night long and can eliminate needing to wake up, snoring, drooling, restless nights, and more. This has TRANSFORMED the way I sleep! The strip is hypoallergenic and contains a small vent to allow some air to pass through! You can get Somnific on Amazon, and use the code “CRWSLEEP” at checkout for 15% off your first box!

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If you’re finally ready to reach your fitness goals, check out the MAPS programs from Mind Pump Media at www.mindpumpmedia.com/christinaricewellness. You can use the code “WELLNESS” for 10% off! I recommend MAPS Anabolic to anyone who goes to the gym and wants something that will increase their strength and fitness levels while also reducing body fat, and I recommend MAPS Anywhere if you’re looking for a program that doesn’t require a gym and focuses more on bodyweight exercises.

Interested in switching to safer beauty products to protect your health? Shop at beautycounter.com/christinarice for safer skincare, makeup, hair care, and more! If you need help with color matching or product recommendations, feel free to reach out to Christina. You can email her at christina@christinaricewellness.com.

If you want to change your life with essential oils, head to bit.ly/doterracrw to get started! Feel free to email Christina to learn more about how doTERRA essential oils can transform your health! If you’re not sure where to start with essential oils, head here.

Christina’s latest ebook, #NoSugarNoProblems: A Lovely Collection of Paleo Sweetener-Free Desserts, is now available! This ebook is filled with 30 paleo desserts (with plenty of vegan options) that are free of all sugar and sugar substitutes – cookies, brownies, cupcakes, puddings, milkshakes, cheesecake, cream pie, and more! No sugar, no stevia, no xylitol, no maple syrup, no honey, no erythritol, no bananas, and no dates! This is perfect for anyone who is on the Candida diet, ketogenic, low-carb, diabetic, low-FODMAP, paleo, primal, vegetarian, vegan, or just looking to limit their sugar intake! You can get your copy at christinaricewellness.com under “ebooks” or at bit.ly/nosugarnoproblems. Use the code “wellnessrealness” for 20% off!

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Are you a health coach, NTP, nutritionist, or just interested in wellness, and want to turn your passion into a thriving business and work from anywhere?! You NEED to check out my friend Amie Tollefsrud‘s online course, Digital Nomad Nutritionist, to learn how to build up your online nutrition business and finally make your side hustle your full-time gig! This is a 100% self-paced online course that will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know to create a thriving business and finally be your own boss. You’ll learn how to distinguish yourself from other health/wellness blogs and websites, set up your website, email list, and blogging strategy, find your niche, expand your email list, grow your social media, build a personal brand without a designer, and much much more! For $100 off the course, head to bit.ly/digitalnomadCR! I cannot recommend this course enough.

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September 9, 2018

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