Podcast

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 205 Interview with Daniel Cortez, Building a Tribe

We’re excited to bring you Season Two of The Totem Nutrition Podcast! Our first guest is Daniel Cortez, and he'll be joining us for the first 6 episodes of season two. Each episode in this 6 episode series will cover an individual lifestyle component from the evolutionary perspective. What does this mean? It means that Daniel and Leah talk about how separated modern humans are from the way humans are best adapted to living and why our modern conventional thinking and behaving is making a lot of us unhealthy and miserable. 

In this episode, Daniel and Leah how you have to actively build a tribe of people around you who will support and love you. Tune in to learn about the different types of relationships you should seek out in your life, what builds lasting community among people, and how and why social media (and porn!) was designed to give you the illusion of social interaction and community by hijacking your brain’s chemistry.

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 204 Interview with Daniel Cortez, Sleep and Recovery

We’re excited to bring you Season Two of The Totem Nutrition Podcast! Our first guest is Daniel Cortez, and he'll be joining us for the first 6 episodes of season two. Each episode in this 6 episode series will cover an individual lifestyle component from the evolutionary perspective. What does this mean? It means that Daniel and Leah talk about how separated modern humans are from the way humans are best adapted to living and why our modern conventional thinking and behaving is making a lot of us unhealthy and miserable. 

In this episode, Daniel and Leah discuss the importance of stress reduction, sleep, and recovery. Learn how to reset your circadian rhythms so that your sleep gets back on track, how to breathe to facilitate recovery and decrease stress, and how sleeping better can be the key to reclaiming your health and happiness. Daniel gives some mind blowing information about the RIGHT way to breathe. Tune in to learn how your breath controls your autonomic nervous system and how using this knowledge can drive down your stress response to all kinds of situations.

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 203 Interview with Daniel Cortez, Nature

We’re excited to bring you Season Two of The Totem Nutrition Podcast! Our first guest is Daniel Cortez, and he'll be joining us for the first 6 episodes of season two. Each episode in this 6 episode series will cover an individual lifestyle component from the evolutionary perspective. What does this mean? It means that Daniel and Leah talk about how separated modern humans are from the way humans are best adapted to living and why our modern conventional thinking and behaving is making a lot of us unhealthy and miserable. 

In this episode, Daniel and Leah discuss the importance of spending time in nature for your emotional and physical wellbeing. Tune in to learn why you shouldn’t fear the sun, how nature decreases inflammation and anxiety, and why spending time in nature is the secret to excellent sleep. Bonus points to you if you listen while hanging in the sun with your bare feet on the ground.

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 202 Interview with Daniel Cortez, Movement

We’re excited to bring you Season Two of The Totem Nutrition Podcast! Our first guest is Daniel Cortez, and he'll be joining us for the first 6 episodes of season two. Each episode in this 6 episode series will cover an individual lifestyle component from the evolutionary perspective. What does this mean? It means that Daniel and Leah talk about how separated modern humans are from the way humans are best adapted to living and why our modern conventional thinking and behaving is making a lot of us unhealthy and miserable. 

In this episode, Daniel and Leah discuss movement and how our bodies are built to move consistently throughout the day, be occasionally physically stressed, and how we’re not suited to sitting all day (or just standing around for that matter) . Learn how your vision is an important part of your movement practice, why exercise alone isn’t sufficient to being healthy, the dire consequences of not moving your body in the way it was intended to move, and how being stronger and more mobile enables you to live a more interesting and exciting life.

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 201 Interview with Daniel Cortez, Nutrition

The first episode of Season 2 of The Totem Nutrition Podcast is now available! Our first guest is Daniel Cortez, and he'll be joining us for the first 6 episodes of season two. Each episode in this 6 episode series will cover an individual lifestyle component from the evolutionary perspective. What does this mean? It means that Daniel and Leah talk about how separated modern humans are from the way humans are best adapted to living and why our conventional thinking is making a lot of us unhealthy and miserable. 

In this episode, Daniel and Leah discuss nutrition and how our current food system is out of alignment with how humans have eaten and thrived over the past millenia or so. Learn which foods that are commonly labeled 'healthy' are not, how to select the best and most healthy meats, prepare to have your mind blown as you learn kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cabbage's surprising little secrets AND why carrots are orange 🤯 

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 009 Interview with Michelle Pan

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 009 Interview with Michelle Pan

Michelle Pan is a certified Personal Trainer, Group Instructor, Yoga Teacher, Fascial Stretch L1 Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, and body worker. She worked in Digital Media Advertising Sales for 9 years and left in 2013 to pursue her passion for personal wellness. Michelle was diagnosed with depression at the age of 10 and battled with bulimia from the age of 13-22. It would take a whole lifetime for her to see the blessings in disguise along the journey and today - she is now on a mission to help others achieve a healthy mind, body, and spirit through her "we are all teachers and students life" mindset approach. 

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 008 Interview with Chris Harder

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 008 Interview with Chris Harder

Chris Harder believes that when good people make good money, they do great things! As a successful entrepreneur, he believes that everyone has the right to an abundant lifestyle, and the responsibility to help others have the same.

In this episode, Chris and Leah talk about how social media can improve your life, how money makes you more of who you already are, the power of gratitude to make your life incredible, turning negative habits and patterns into positive patterns and habits, how important your environment and the people in it is to your success, and Chris divulges the safest and smartest place you can invest your money. 

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 007 Interview with Raquel Salvadori

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 007 Interview with Raquel Salvadori

Raquel is a passionate Brazilian physical trainer. Her enthusiasm in life has been changing people’s lives in Brazil and now in the USA. She believes that a healthy lifestyle is the secret for a happy and positive life. Her biggest challenge in life was moving from Brazil to here in Los Angeles leaving everything behind to start a new life. She never let the fear stopped her. Being confident and thinking positively was the secret to building everything again.

In this episode, Raquel teaches Leah how to swear in Portuguese. They also talk about how Raquel got started as a professional trainer, why making time to improve yourself isn’t selfish, the momentum positive changes have on your life, how your social circle can help or hurt your goals, how your mindset can be your best friend or your worst enemy, the secret to starting healthy habits right now, learning to trust your gut, and fitness over 40

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 006 Interview with Jane Frank

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 006 Interview with Jane Frank

Jane is a Los Angeles native. She is an accomplished blue belt Jiu Jitsu athlete with history of multiple gold & silver medals. Jane has recently retired from the Medical Field after 15 years to pursue her new career as an Energy & Sound Vibration Practitioner / Healer. You can find Jane helping out at 34 North gym in Santa Monica or Training on the mats at Meraki BJJ!

In this episode, Leah and Jane talk about Jane’s superhero origin story within the foster care system of California, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, mental grit and toughness, how stress can do damage to your body, sound and energy healing, and how getting out into nature and feeling the earth between your toes is VITAL to a healthy and happy life.

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 005 Interview with Tanner Martty

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 005 Interview with Tanner Martty

Tanner is a husband, father of two girls, business owner, trainer and wellness guide. He’s the founder of 34° North gym in Santa Monica, CA which he owns and operates along with his wife, Lauren.

Tanner is a lover of physical culture, a foodie, and total history nerd. All three things he weaves into the programs he creates at 34 North, most notably the Ancestral Reset program which you can check out at www.34-north.com. The Ancestral Reset is a 10-week program that integrates movement, nutrition, breath work, meditation, hot/cold training, communing with nature and fasting to stimulate internal and external transformations.

In this episode, Tanner and Leah chat about how so many people have normalized feeling shitty and out of alignment nutritionally, how blood sugar takes people for an emotional roller coaster, what causes someone to be "hangry" and how not to be hangry, the benefits of being in ketosis, Tanner's 7 Finger Health Checklist, how eating fat doesn't make you fat, and how amazing, resilient, and capable the human body is.

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 004 Interview with Jorge Merlos

 The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 004 Interview with Jorge Merlos

Jorge is an avid athlete who has sets his sights on mastering his inner being via martial arts. He recently found his passion for the Djembe (jem-bey) drum, and is a self defense instructor/fitness professional based in the Los Angeles area. He has a degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon, and uses holistic methods/practices to help improve his own health and the health of his clients.

In this episode, Jorge and Leah discuss why it's important for everyone (especially women) to learn self defense, how to be tactical when in a self defense situation, Jorge's experience being assaulted with a baseball bat, how to control your inner state of breathing via breathing, leveraging stress to be beneficial, protecting those we love, emotionally protecting ourselves with boundaries, scheduling fun, and how to USE DAT BOOTY. Connect with Jorge on Instagram and on his website

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 003 Interview with Rohini Ross

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 003 Interview with Rohini Ross

Rohini Ross is passionate about helping people wake up to their true nature. She is a transformative coach and trainer, and author of Marriage (The Soul-Centered Series Book 1). She has an international coaching practice helping people to embrace all of who they are so they can experience greater levels of well-being, resiliency, and success. Rohini Ross also co-facilitates couples intensives with her husband Angus Ross. She is very excited to present The Soul-Centered Series in Santa Monica starting October 2018 that is focused on Psychology, Spirituality and the Teachings of Sydney Banks.

n this episode, Leah and Rohini discuss emotional health. Rohini explains that each of us is innately well, we all have an internal intelligence that will always bring us back to balance, that when we are in a low mood our thinking is distorted, that burnout is what you make of it, how addictive distorted thinking can be, and how to let distorted thoughts go. You can learn more about Rohini and her coaching practice on her website, her Facebook, and on her Instagram.

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 002 Interview with Tommy Benning

The Totem Nutrition Podcast: Episode 002 Interview with Tommy Benning

Today's guest on the podcast is Tommy Benning. Tommy recently moved to New York from Boulder, Colorado and is passionate about people and the outdoors. He is a technology sales enthusiast having been both a direct seller and enabler of sales excellence at multiple tech companies in both Colorado and New York. He's also the co-city director in Manhattan for a nonprofit organization called House of Genius which brings together 15 to 20 people each month to focus their collective creativity and vast experience to explore, discuss, and solve important problems of entrepreneurship without being allowed to discuss who they are or what they do for a living. When he's not focused on sales or hosting House of Genius, you can find him out running in New York City as he is gearing up to run his second New York City Marathon for charity this coming November. 

In this episode, Tommy and Leah talk about how lonely it can be living in a new city, making new friends, how to know when it's time to change jobs, the importance of diversity in problem solving, Tommy's involvement with House of Genius, how to excel in sales without being "sales-y," the importance of finding mentors in your life, and Tommy's work with the non-profit Team For Kids, which helps kids and at risk youth find a passion for running. Click here to donate to Tommy's Team for Kids effort for the upcoming New York City Marathon.