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Fatal Conveniences

The Harmful Habits and Toxic Products That Are Making You Sick—and the Simple Changes That Will Save Your Health

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The New York Times bestselling author of SuperLife and cohost with Zac Efron of the hit Netflix series Down to Earth, Darin Olien offers invaluable advice for addressing the health of our bodies and the health of the planet by identifying common products and behaviors that are harmful and providing alternatives that are non-toxic and life-enhancing.

Fatal conveniences are the toxic products we routinely use and the unhealthy things we do that our culture and corporations have made us believe are safe and necessary for living well and efficiently. These things—from deodorant, cosmetics, dental floss, and sunscreen to laundry detergent, air fresheners, carpets, and crayons to candles, tea bags, cell phones, and chewing gum—are ubiquitous in daily life . . . and they are wreaking havoc on our health and our planet. The environmental toxins found in these products create a cascade of problems, including chemical sensitivities, auto-immune issues, obesity, chronic health diseases, and more.

Darin Olien has spent most of his adult life obsessively researching these “conveniences” and in this book, he raises our awareness of their dangers, demolishes the myth that “if it’s easy, it must also be good,” and gives us alternative choices to take control of our lives and our health. Fatal Conveniences offers a fresh perspective and achievable, small tweaks that will lead to big, life-enhancing changes.

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Darin Olien

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Darin Olien is co-host with Zac Efron of the widely popular Netflix docu-series called “Down To Earth.” He is a highly recognized exotic-superfood hunter and supplement-formulator. He worked with fitness-company Beachbody to create one of the top superfood shakes in the USA, a whole-food supplement called “Shakeology,” as well as the plant based “Ultimate Reset 21-day” detoxification program. Darin is one of the founders of Barukas™, a new 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 (Barukas.com). In early 2020, Darin launched a health App called 121Tribe.com, created to help people learn about whole food plant based eating, recipes, easy to follow education, habit tracking and exercise. He’s an advisor to P5 Energy, a cutting edge “green” technology incubator with a primary focus on zero- emissions, zero pollution energy systems for clean energy solutions and a partner in GREENPATH, dedicated to real solutions for a new world with cutting edge nano technology for most effective hand and surface sanitation 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 block chain (APPICS.com). Darin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Physiology/Nutrition and a Masters in Psychology.