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SuperLife

The 5 Forces That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome
Narrated by: Darin Olien, Matt Burns
Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
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Eat. Drink. Detox. Breathe. Neutralize. Good health is that simple.

In this groundbreaking health-and-lifestyle guide, nutritionist and superfoods expert Darin Olien provides the keys to understanding and utilizing five life forces - quality nutrition, hydration, detoxification, oxygenation, and alkalization - the factors that determine whether we will be healthy, fit, and free of illness.

Olien has traveled the world, exploring the health properties of foods that have sustained indigenous cultures for centuries. Putting his research into practice, he tells how to maintain healthy weight, prevent even the most serious of diseases, and feel great - all without restrictive or gimmicky diet plans that never work in the long term.

All too often we take note of our health only when something goes wrong. Daily aches and pains are deemed normal - a headache here and there, a sore back, occasional heartburn. But when a diagnosis comes, we are taken by surprise. However, these little complaints, Olien argues, shouldn't be taken lightly - they are signals of underlying problems, and when we ignore them, we invite disease.

With a comprehensive, holistic, and unique approach to wellness, Olien teaches us how to harness the superpowers of food, water, oxygen, and pH balance. In doing so he smashes common myths about nutrition. Included in the audiobook are an indispensable "how to eat" user's guide with a shopping list, a balanced diet plan, and advice on what to throw away and on supplementing effectively, to get us started on the way to the best health of our lives.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Darin Olien (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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A great book for a simple yet deep understanding of nutrition

Jam packed with great information.
Great narrator. Really engaging. Sometimes I felt like I was listening to Darin himself.
The science stuff sometimes goes over my head. I like it but the details of it aren't of that much interest to me - I was into humanities at school rather than sciences - but it doesn't really matter as you still get the gist of what is going on and it's all fascinating. it will be of interest to those who love science I imagine! Looking forward to listening again in chunks so I can absorb all the information and write stuff down.

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  • Leslie
  • 01-08-2015

The theory of everything nutritional- for Dummies

I really didn't know what to expect from this book, but I would like a shot at being eternally awesome. So I bought in.

I am the opposite of a mindful, let's say "strategic", eater. I love good food, and crap food, as long as it tastes good and fills the void. This book gave me good reasons to change my ways and I need reasons to make changes of that magnitude. So when I finished reading, I had a better understanding of both nutrition, the politics of food production- and how my food behaviors effect me long term. I'd say that the author has consumed and digested decades of food and nutritional information, and shared the most salient info, sans the strident attitude.

Great motivation to find the organic farmer's market and eat mostly fruit and veg for the last week. Feel better, dropped a few pounds already, and have the all important understanding of WHY I must stay the course, when the craving for a double cheeseburger and grilled onions drunk-dials me at 1am.

Thanks for a very useful book!

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  • William Porter
  • 01-08-2015

An Eyeopening New way of looking at Food and Nutrition!!

If when you finish this book, and you do not have a new understanding of life...you might as well kick the bucket now. This gives you a new direction to live a healthy and fulfilling life!! I hope you enjoy and put it to use as much as I have!!

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  • Jeremiah Miller
  • 22-07-2015

Darin is amazing

This is a must for anyone! Want to
Change your life? Want to get in shape, change your eating and live longer. He tells you how. Get the book!

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  • Samberjack
  • 20-07-2020

Meh

This book has helpful information, but I did have some issues with it.

I was drawn to the book after watching his Netflix series. The author is very likable I wanted to see what else he had to say.

If you’re not totally new to living a healthful lifestyle, there’s not a lot of new information here, but it’s a helpful refresher, anyway.

I think that for people hearing this information for the first time, it’s a wealth of science-backed information that will no doubt inspire some people to explore a more healthful lifestyle.

One issue I had with the book, though, is that the author’s passion often comes across as suuuuper judgey, which is ironic, as the end of the book is all about him stressing the importance of a positive attitude on improving health.

There’s a section where he is promoting his line of smoothie powders. I’m not sure how I felt about that being part of the book. As someone who has been devoted to eating a natural, healthy diet for a long time, I’m used to paying a lot for food, but the powders are super expensive. Health is wealth, but these are out of reach for me.

There was kind of a lot of repetition. In several places where he could have just mentioned that something had been previously mentioned in the book, he explained it again, in the same way. So, maybe he needs a new editor?

And, OMG, the narrator. I would’ve rated him as 4 stars if not for the fact that whenever he was quoting a study done in another country, he would read it in an attempt at an accent from that country, which he never once pulled off, and it was totally unnecessary, to begin with. It got to the point that when I knew he was about to read a quote from a study, I would physically recoil.

That, and I really wish that he had looked up the pronunciations for the foods, supplements, and constituents that he was reading about. He repeatedly butchered many of them. A small amount of research could’ve eliminated that and made the book more pleasant.

Overall, I’m glad I read it, but wish that I had read a library copy instead of buying my own.

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  • Jen Green
  • 31-10-2018

Great Perspective!

This book is easy listening and gives a lot of great information on becoming a healthier You.

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  • Kelly
  • 04-06-2017

Wonderful Read ,So Informative

Loved everything about this book! Worth every penny spent and every minute of listening time!

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  • Angela
  • 17-07-2017

Loved!!

Loved this book!! The author made things so easy to understand and really relate to.

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  • Amber N
  • 17-07-2017

amazing book

filled with a lot of nutritional advice in the science behind it. Makes the idea of having a healthier lifestyle possible.

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  • Tirra Omilade
  • 05-04-2017

I learned so much!

Darin has convinced me to make major changes in my lifestyle because he gives the "why" of things. The pets who read did a great job and even sounds a little like Darin.

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  • E. Hanson
  • 18-07-2020

Easential

As a vegetarian for thirty five years I thought there was little left for me to learn. How sweet it is to prove myself wrong. Now I have been vegan for six months and feel exponentially better. Hiking ten miles everyday and running up the steep short hills with my son. My whole family had benefitted from this book. Grateful it was written so well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-07-2020

Interesting

Interesting read but WHY!? Did the narrator feel the need to do really bad accents when quoting research conducted outside the US? The Indian one especially questionable and the British painful.

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  • GauuravSanan
  • 12-10-2017

The most important for a healthy life.

Loved it. Darin has written a really useful, well-written easy flowing book. I strongly recommend it as a serious read.

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  • Cameron
  • 21-07-2020

Disappointing

I mean the theory behind a lot of what he says in the book in nice. But he also mentions slot of not fact based scientific ideas which have no merit to them at all. He basically rules out eating or drinking anything oh and you must be a vegan because as humans where not meant to eat meat. like come on dude apparently everything gives you cancer but some veg will heal cancer and if you eat to much of it it will give you cancer .
all in all its an appointment unfactual pile of crap

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  • Jack Rowland
  • 09-09-2020

Brilliant listening

Really good insight to what you will not be told by school or government, told in a way that does not preach the 5 forces but shares enough information to help decide yourself what's best for you and your options!

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  • Methodman78
  • 07-09-2020

Super life.. super book

After watching a documentary with Darin Olien i thought it would be good to grab a book by him and also for personal education on nutrition, it was a good choice
The book is very interesting and although there are some parts that are just not relevant to the average person (like buying a thousand dollar machine for cleaner water or buying local produce if its never going to be available) it does give alternatives and options that are manageable
I have taken on a number of suggestions and am eating healthier due to the information within, its one of those "take what you find relevant" books, which needs sensible approach to what you can attain

I do wish Darin would have narrated the book himself, his zest is lost slightly on the actor and whoever decided to allow the narrator to do nationality accents should have a chat with themselves, painful, borderline insulting and unneeded

overall, great listen and through my second time already

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  • Madeleine
  • 03-09-2020

Health explorer

Really loved this book, as someone who is passionate about feeling better and trying to live a better life in the body gifted to me this book was very informative and helpful along my journey.
I also love that it has an accompanying pdf for extra health knowledge.

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  • James
  • 02-09-2020

Eye opening

The passion and knowledge of Darin to enhance our knowledge of what we put inside our bodies is so authentic and compelling. This book made me question how I have taken so much for granted and so far paid such little attention to how I can optimise my well-being through food and drink.

Truly thought provoking, eye opening and life changing in equal measures. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to question their own assumptions on diet and the impact of the ‘modern western diet’ on their health, energy, mental wellbeing and the planet.

There are so many ideas all backed up with the science behind them, some more extreme than others but even if only one of them resonates it is highly likely to make a positive impact.

Darin has truly inspired and influenced me to improve in many ways.


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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-08-2020

ideal audio book

packed full of information. very interesting even though its all based on americans very easily transferable.

I would have struggled to read this due to the volume of detailed information. ideal as an audio book.

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  • Caroline Swatton
  • 21-08-2020

Fabulous book

Loved every second.
Informative and read well. Highly recommend this to anyone that wants to learn about what corporates are doing to our food

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-08-2020

Eye opening!

A good job of explaining the down falls of modern eating while trying to compress years of learning into a simple package. It gets a little heavy around the enzymes but still worth a listen. The only thing that could of made this better would be if Darin was to narrate himself.