How To Biohack Your Morning Routine, The Surprising Compounds That Destroy Stem Cells, The Tastiest Nut Butter On The Face Of The Planet & Much More!

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When I first met today's podcast guest, we were sitting in a sauna at Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece's pool. He was sitting across from me and filled me in on some of the most advanced stem cell boosting tactics that I'd ever heard—including talking about little-known superfoods I'd never heard anyone expound upon with such knowledge.

Turns out this guy, whose name is Darin Olien, is actually called the “Indiana Jones of superfoods.” Since 2005 he has successfully sourced more than 300 foods and ingredients from around the world as an exotic superfoods hunter, supplement formulator, and environmental activist. Today, he is a renowned authority on nutrition, hydration, and the health potential of foods and herbs; and he’s on a mission to help everyone learn about them and use them to feel their best.

So a few years ago, I interviewed Darin in the episode The Indiana Jones Of Superfoods: Stem Cells, Air-To-Water Machines, Coffeefruit & More With Darin Olien, and today he's back to talk Baruka nuts, stem cells, fitness, and more.

He is the formulator of the superfood-packed Shakeology® and a full plant-based detoxification program. His book SuperLife: The 5 Simple Forces That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome offers resources for easy lifestyle changes to create optimal health in your body and live your best life possible. In this groundbreaking health and lifestyle guide, the superfoods expert and nutritionist 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 provides us with an entirely new way of thinking about health and well-being by identifying what he calls the life forces: Quality Nutrition, Hydration, Detoxification, Oxygenation, and Alkalization. He demonstrates in great detail how to maintain these processes, thereby allowing our bodies to do the rest. He tells us how we can maintain a 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.

Darin 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 Darin'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. He is also one of the founders of Barukas (promo code is BEN for 15% on your first order), a super nut from the Savannah “Cerrado” of Brazil. Through sustainable business practices, the company is committed to supporting this important biome by planting 20 million Baruzeita trees. He is also an advisor on SAVEarth, an organizational business started by Chris Blair and James Cameron to invest in and support companies in food and environmental space for the health of the planet.

As if that's not enough, Darin is the Nutritional Director for Totimed. Totimed is changing how stem cells will be utilized by offering the world’s only source of non-embryonic stem cells known as totipotent and pluripotent stems cells for noninvasive treatment of a myriad of medical conditions and diseases discovered by the research of Dr. Henry Young, PhD and the medical advancement with Dr. Neil Speight. Darin is also the director of strategic alliances and the global health ambassador for APPICS, a revolutionary new social media platform monetizing passion and content through cryptocurrency and blockchain. Darin holds a bachelor of arts degree in exercise physiology/nutrition and a master's in psychology.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-Darin's personal self-care routine…8:40

-The work of Totimed…22:45

  • Discussed in BGF Q&A Podcast 410
  • Lifestyle adjustments to turn on specific stem cells to proliferate and release themselves into the vasculature
  • Dr. Henry Young
  • Turn body into a bioreactor of healing
  • Knee/hip replacements will be a thing of the past
  • Lifestyle and nutrition tactics:
    • Alcohol destroys totipotent stem cells
    • Over 100 mg of caffeine is deleterious
    • Matcha green tea turns on totipotent, pluripotent, mesenchymal stem cells
    • A cup of blueberries every day for 30 days will turn on totipotent stem cells 6-10x
    • Blue green algae (AFA)
  • Ben's anti-aging smoothie ingredients

-Phases of totipotent stem cells…36:06

  • Proliferation in the body
  • Release by the vasculature into the body

-A primer on baruka nuts…40:35

  • Come from Baruzeiro trees in the Cerrado (pronounced sa-ha-doo), a diverse savannah in Brazil
  • Darin was introduced to them by a local in Eastern Brazil
  • Previously unknown qualities of nuts:
    • It's technically a seed
    • Flavonoids
    • Anthocyanins
    • Tannins
    • High antioxidants
    • Protein
    • Amino acids
    • High in fiber
  • Exceptionally good taste for a potential “superfood”
  • Obstacles to overcome: supply chain, infrastructure, resources, timing, etc.
  • The Cerrado:
    • Over 500 million acres; 3x the size of Texas
    • Biomass is comparable to Amazon rainforest, but not as visible
    • It is being destroyed faster than any land mass on the planet currently
  • Baruzeiro trees:
    • Develops a very deep taproot
    • Pulls nitrogen out of the air; helps the microbiome of the soil
    • Plants under duress produce compounds which we use as medicines
    • The tree produces fruit, in which the baruka nut can be found
    • The nut must fall to the ground; cannot be picked

-Benefits and precautions in eating baruka nuts…49:30

-The one non-negotiable thing Darin does for a good night's sleep…1:08:00

-And much more…

Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode.

Resources from this episode:

Baruka nuts (use code BEN a for 15% discount on your first order)

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

The Indiana Jones Of Superfoods: Stem Cells, Air-To-Water Machines, Coffeefruit & More With Darin Olien

My podcast with Sayer Ji on plant-based exosomes/RNA

Flaska bottle

Hydrogen rich water (use GREENFIELD for a 10% discount)

Blue Bottle Portable Water Structuring device

Sovereign Silver Colloidal Silver

Nebulizing mask

– Glutastat from Dr. John Lieurance (for nebulizing)


– Four Sigmatic Chaga

Lost Empire Herbs

Monk fruit extract

Ben's article on alcohol-free cocktails

Ben's anti-aging smoothie list

Ocean's Alive Marine Phytoplankton

The Influence of Red Light Exposure at Night on Circadian Metabolism and Physiology

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Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Darin or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

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13 thoughts on “How To Biohack Your Morning Routine, The Surprising Compounds That Destroy Stem Cells, The Tastiest Nut Butter On The Face Of The Planet & Much More!

  1. Mi says:

    Grow your own to be sure…desiccating food cancels out the goodness..using glyphosates is going nuclear….certain .mushrooms thrive on corium…any good for us if we get radioactive comtaminated?help bring back our sense of smell…clean the pituatary? Domore on the blue zones? Are there purple zones?should most doctors not essentially practice naturopathy? Do more on synergy like turmeric with black pepper?May your God go with you.

  2. Hey Ben, Darin Olien mentioned that “A cup of blueberries every day for 30 days will turn on totipotent stem cells 6-10x”. Is there a link to this research? The only links in the show notes and transcript are frozen blueberries on Amazon.

  3. ferran says:

    I am a fan of Ben, he usually provides good information but half of the episodes are infomercials, the last thing we need in Brazil. more pressure on the Serrado ecosystem so Americans can eat the nuts.
    Your guest complains about the expansion of farming, what do you is the impact on the ecosystem when demand increase from the largest consumer of healthy foods in the world.

  4. Mathew says:

    Hi Dan, great information – love your work.

    You mentioned the three phases of Totipotents, but talked about two:
    1. Proliferation: (a cup of blueberries / day for 30 days)
    2. Release (blue green algae)

    What’s the third?

  5. Adele Engel says:

    Ha! I love this….I have been following a few superfood gurus for 2 decades….including Darin….just so you know in order to anchor my comments below….I had Hep. B & C plus cancer at the same time…was diagnosed to die! That’s the MOTHER of all diagnosis for sure….so I got serious and of course, went to see the dalai lama – why not? …and during that exploration, I found out about superfoods….long story….studied with lots of people/did research/certified holistic nutrition counsellor/certified raw food chef/met experts/really delved into studying medicinal mushrooms/developed my own superfood shake 12 years ago to meet my specific needs and 100% cured my Hep. B and C (by-the-way- western medicine has NO cure for Hep. B) and I regrew a “dying” liver. Blew my doctors’ minds!! One of the things that I relied on was: The slow cooker elixir using all of the superfoods in Darin’s list with either a little raw honey/organic birch or maple syrup/ or Lo Hahn. The method – get out that old slow cooker – structure the water in whatever way you like to do, make a gigantic teabag with a nut bag…place all the ingredients you want in the nut bag and tie it with a piece of organic cotton or silk string/thread…..submerge it and cook on high for 4 hours or so and then simmer and drink from this for approx. 4 days – adding water as you go….when the water gets lighter in colour, you know that you have exhausted nutrient extraction from your tea bag….I like cats claw and red clover in it as well. In the world of phytoplankton…I hate the taste…so I fill a large capsule with it and chug it down with a glass of water….message being…don’t not take it because you don’t like the taste of a pond. Cheers, Adele

  6. Mark says:

    Hey Ben fantastic podcast great information and I love the way you link the show notes. I will buy some of the products linked to this podcast. Keep doing what you doing everyone should listen to your podcasts.

    Thank you

  7. Brian N says:

    MiCacao is sold out everywhere. Any other tips for making cacao tea from nibs/husks that has the same nutrient content?

  8. tony bonn says:

    the totimed link does not work and i cannot find one through internet search. does this company have a working website?

    1. Laura says:

      I had the same question…..not a working web address. Please let me know what the deal is. Thanks

    2. Darin Olien says:

      Hey Brian, yes, the TotiMed site was taken down as it is in waiting for a government contract. There are no retail product on the site. If you want you can look up some of the research of Dr. Henry Young PhD.

      1. Colton says:


        Can you please provide some links? There are multiple people by the name of Dr Henry Young


  9. Ian says:

    Hi Ben – Absolutely love the information and content you put out, this podcast is no exception. Do you know why the Todimed website doesn’t work? I even looked up Todimed on google and can’t find anything related to it, other than the CEOs LinkedIn.

    1. DARIN OLIEN says:

      Hey Ian, yes, the TotiMed site was taken down as it is in waiting for a government contract. There are no retail product on the site. If you want you can look up some of the research of Dr. Henry Young PhD.

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