In this groundbreaking health and lifestyle guide, Darin Olien—superfoods expert, nutritionist, creator of Shakeology, and co-host of the Netflix docuseries Down to Earth with Zac Efron—provides the key to understanding and utilizing 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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Simply switching fuel can transform a junker of a body into a revved-up luxury car—that’s the revolutionary proposal that Darin Olien makes in this enlightening book. Olien, creator of a health-focused smoothie mix brand, argues that there are five things that affect our physical well-being the most: nutrition, hydration, oxygenation, alkalization, and detoxification. In clear and engaging language, he walks us through smart choices we can make to bolster each one, like deep-breathing exercises to keep us oxygenated or pH-balanced fruits and vegetables that help our bodies stay alkalized. And don’t worry, he’s not just trying to sell us his shakes—his insights focus on the benefits behind things like probiotics and turmeric. Whether you feel like your body needs a complete overhaul or a minor tune-up, SuperLife puts you in the driver’s seat.
Aside from the dubious opening statement that humans are inherently healthy and that all disease is preventable, self-appointed health expert Olien, the man behind the whole-food supplement Shakeology, sticks to the familiar. Operating on the premise that readers should focus on five key forces (nutrition, oxygenation, hydration, alkalization, and detoxification) in order to attain wellness, Olien reiterates what we've been told time and again: avoid processed foods; cut back on the carbs; drink plenty of water; exercise; and make smart choices at the grocery store. The book does contain specific tips for implementing these lessons: which foods are best for various nutritional goals; which type of water to drink; recipes and nutritional information for easy-to-make items like smoothies, wraps, soups and salads; and daily exercises, which include going barefoot and hugging trees. Readers certainly won't hurt themselves following Olien's plan, but they won't exactly be pioneering a new path to wellness either. Those interested in healthier habits will ind a few worthwhile tips.
This book is a fantastic resource for developing and maintaining healthy nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in living well.
Hands down best educational book I’ve ever read
Very good read. Insightful and practical information.