Oct 6, 2022

Return to Nature & Take Your Power Back with Darin Olien

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Environmental Health, Food Systems, Health, Nutrition, Sovereignty, Superfoods


Join me for an epic chat with Darin Olien: co-host of the Emmy® award-winning docuseries, Down to Earth with Zac Efron, NYT best-selling author, chart-topping podcast host and passionate advocate for human and environmental health. For over 20 years, Darin has traveled the globe in search of ways to holistically heal our society through food, exercise, and mental health and I’m pumped to have had the opportunity to pick his brain in this episode.


  • How Down to Earth with Zac Efron serendipitously came to be
  • The dire reality and consequences of ultra-processed foods and chemical agriculture
  • Why we need to return to ancient and indigenous agricultural practices for the health of ourselves and the planet
  • A strong argument for growing your own food
  • Darin’s tips for healthy living in a modern world

00:00 Intro

01:38 Down To Earth with Zac Efron

07:07 Hunting superfoods

13:27 Lack of integrity in the food industry

19:54 We’ve divorced nature

30:40 Lab-made foods

37:16 Food switches to make now

43:28 What’s really in your tap water

49:51 Why you should know about Barukas nuts



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