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.
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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 Raincatcher.org, 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
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