Fatal Conveniences: The Toxic Products and Harmful Habits That Are Making You Sick—and the Simple Changes That Will Save Your Health (Hardcover)
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.
About the Author
Darin Olien is co-host of the Emmy™ Award Winning, #1 Netflix docu-series, Down to Earth with Zac Efron. He has spent nearly 20 years exploring the planet to discover new and underutilized exotic foods and medicinal plants as a Superfood hunter and developed, Shakeology, which as grossed over $4 Billion in sales since 2008 for Beachbody. Darin also created a plant-based Ultimate Reset 21-day detoxification program for the company. From his years of experience within the health space, he wrote the New York Times best-selling book, SuperLife: The Five Fixes That Will Keep You Healthy, Fit and Eternally Awesome. As host of the widely popular podcast The Darin Olien Show, Darin explores solutions to life’s “Fatal Conveniences” – a segment of the show uncovering modern-day flaws and challenges that may be undermining our health and our environment. Darin is also the founder of Barukas™, the most nutrient-dense nut in the world coming 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 while getting out the most delicious nut on the planet.
“Bending the planet to our will comes at a cost—a debt to human and environmental well-being we’ve packaged, sold, and blindly incurred that has now come due. Darin Olien’s Fatal Conveniences provides a stunning and urgent reconciliation of the many invisible ways the convenience of modern products we trust—our food, our homes, our clothing—are in truth shockingly toxic, buffered with pragmatic solutions for a healthier future. An evidence-based primer for better living, this book is a must-read reality check, offering a better way forward for all.” — Rich Roll, bestselling author of Finding Ultra
"Darin’s eye-opening book is a necessary education for us all to understand the invisible challenges of how our health is being harmed by modern toxic exposures. Alongside the shocking discoveries presented herein, Darin shares very pragmatic solutions leading to a healthier and better way forward for us and our environment." — Max Lugavere, New York Times bestselling author of Genius Foods and host of the Genius Life podcast
"Fatal Conveniences is a book the world has been waiting for, a compendium of what we don’t know, weren’t told, and are lied to about: the presence of synthetic toxins that are deceptively but deliberatively added to our food, cosmetics, clothing, and homes. Darin’s research is revelatory and shocking, a what-to-do-manual for living purely, cleanly, and simply." — Paul Hawken, Executive Director, Project Regeneration