BHP 032: Superfoods Hunter Darin Olien on Baruka Nuts, Vitality, and the SuperLife

Superfood hunter Darin Olien is uniquely known within the health and wellness community as an exotic superfood expert, supplement formulator, and environmental activist who travels the planet to discover new and underutilized medicinal plants. 

He’s also the man responsible for bringing the Baruka nut out of obscurity and into the limelight as a new “superfood”. With their high protein, fiber and antioxidant content Barukas may be worthy of their claim as the world’s healthiest nut. (And they taste AMAZING!)

In this fascinating chat, Darin & I discuss:

  • Taking our physical and emotional health into our own hands

  • Hunting superfoods

  • Taking care of your people and the land

  • Baruka nuts

  • Living a Superlife: 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome

       

Show Notes Ep. 32 – Hunting for Health with Barukas creator Darin Olien

  • Darin’s desire to ethically, morally and educationally elevate our relationship to, awareness of, and availability of food. (3:55)

  • Viewing food as a facilitator to change how we feel, enhance mentally acuity and how Darin shattered his own perception of being fragile. (9:05)

  • Why we shouldn’t run from emotional pain or merely sit around and exist. (15:43)

  • The story behind the Barukas nut. (21:20)

  • The micronutrient “bath” of the Barukas nut and its benefits to your overall health. (33:55)

  • The future for the nuts, the Kickstarter campaign to bring awareness to the Cerrado and why you shouldn’t simply “throw things away.” (39:12)

  • The biggest lessons Darin has learned from his successful career (47:45)

  • 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome (53:54)

  • Darin’s Tips to #BeBetter and #DoBetter: (1:04:35)

    • Listen to what your truth is and say YES to yourself.

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People Mentioned

  • Steven Pressfield (@SPressfield) | Twitter

  • Carl Daikeler (@CarlDaikeler) · Twitter/Instagram

  • Dr. Gerald Pollack

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