SuperLife: The 5 Forces That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome

SuperLife: The 5 Forces That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome

by Darin Olien


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In this groundbreaking health and lifestyle guide, the superfoods expert, nutritionist, and creator of Shakeology provides the key to understanding and utilizing the 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062297181
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 526,432
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Darin Olien is an exotic superfood hunter, supplement formulator, environmental activist, and widely recognized authority on nutrition and natural health. He partnered with the fitness company Beachbody to formulate the wildly popular whole-food supplement Shakeology and the comprehensive plant-based Ultimate Reset 21-day detoxification program. He also sits on the board of, a nonprofit dedicated to providing clean drinking water. He holds a BA in exercise physiology/nutrition and an MA in psychology, and lives in Malibu, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part 1 The Five Life Forces

What Are the Five 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 Superfood Hunter 97

Life Force Number Four: Alkalization 109

The Protein-Fat Myths: Too Much of One Good Thing, Not Enough of Another 123

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 We'll Eat and Why 211

Darin's Ten-Day Eating Plan 237

Darin's Final To-Do List 269

Acknowledgments 275

Appendix A The Big Acid-Alkaline List 281

Appendix B Sources 285

Index 289

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DZielski More than 1 year ago
Darin's very easy to understand writing style of these 5 basic building blocks to live a superlife are easy to follow and put forth in a very non threatening way. A lot of diets and health books talk a lot and have little substance at the end of the day, this book provides instant things you can start doing right now to live a better, healthier life. And the recipes in the back of the book are yummy too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to be in it name: David