Book Review: Superlife: The 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make You Healthy, Fit... by Darin Olien + Giveaway

Title:  Superlife: The 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome
Author: Darin Olien
Publisher:  Harper Wave
Release Date:  January 3, 2017
Genre: Diet & Nutrition

In this groundbreaking health and lifestyle guide, the superfoods expert, nutritionist, and creator of Shakeology 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 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. 

Superlife by Darin Olien is an interesting read. If you are interested in reading about nutrition and how to better your diet for a healthier you, there are many books out there to consider. Superlife is just one of them. And granted, it is a very easy read.  Read it, and focus on the "Simple To-Do List" at the end of every section which are very basic.  If you are new to reading such books, Superlife is a great starting point, especially with topics and the "reference" section at the end of the book. However, there are several points that I would take with a grain of salt, only because it may not work for your body. Nutrition as a whole can be very generic, but individually, one needs to target what works for them. And that's why Superlife may not be anything new for a seasoned peruser of nutritional and diet books.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.
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Darin Olien is an exotic superfood hunter, supplement formulator, environmental activist, and widely recognized authority on nutrition and natural health. He partnered with the fitness company Beachbody to formulate the wildly popular whole-food supplement Shakeology and the comprehensive plant-based Ultimate Reset 21-day detoxification program. He also sits on the board of, a nonprofit dedicated to providing clean drinking water. He holds a BA in exercise physiology/nutrition and an MA in psychology, and lives in Malibu, California.

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  1. One of my health goals is to read every label before I buy a product to make sure I'm not getting unnecessary chemicals or additives like corn syrup in my foods.

    1. That is a good one. I try to remember, but when I'm crunch on time.. I forget!

  2. My health goal for 2017 is to exercise more and eat better.

  3. I want to do yoga at least 3 times a week!

    1. O me too! I'll be starting again next week! I'll be rooting for you too!

  4. 2017 tells me I need to eat more fresh veggies!

  5. I want to eat more healthy foods and get more exercise.

  6. I hope to make more time for myself.


  7. I appreciate books that are geared toward beginners, because that is certainly me.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

  8. My goal is to Excercise more and try to lose about 10-15 lbs.

  9. Walk more! I definitely need more activity in my life.

    1. Yes. And they say walking can have the same or even better results than running!


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