Health & Nutrition

Welcome to Your Microbiome

Co-founder and co-CEO of Seed, Ara Katz, joins DENtalks to break down everything you need to know about your microbiome – think gut health, bacteria, and probiotics – into an easy-to-understand, digestible format (pun intended!) Named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in America by Marie Claire, and part of the Silicon Alley Top 100 and 36 Rockstar Women in NYC Tech by Business Insider, Ara is on a mission to educate people about how the growing research around our microbiome can change human and planetary health alike.

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A Biohackers Guide to Life

When not doing first hand research on innumerable bio-hacks, or teaching Kundalini yoga and meditation, Luke Storey interviews world-renowned guests and experts in their field on his podcast The Lifestylist. We get into it this episode, you may want a pen and paper at your side because Luke shares so many juicy takeaways about life, spirituality, and biohacking. We discuss ego, finance, spirituality, (and how they all tie together,) just how much being disconnected from nature is costing us, and the ongoing process of undoing everything we’ve been subconsciously programmed to do.

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From the White House to sweetgreen

Kirby worked with First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House and is now Head of Social Impact at sweetgreen. We talk about the unpredictable path that led her to these positions, the meaning of social impact and its ever growing presence in the business world, and things you might look for when choosing your next job or career step. Kirby also discusses what it was like to work for the First Lady, mindful eating, and rounds out our talk with a reminder of how important gratitude and positivity are in shaping our day-to-day lives… and just how meaningful a simple selfie can be.

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Your New Favorite Detox: Lymphatic Massage

Certified lymphedema therapist Lisa Gainsley from The Lymphatic Message gives us a deep dive into everything you ever wanted to know about your lymphatic system, including a super special personal practice on how to give yourself your very own lymphatic massage. She explains everything about the “sewer system” responsible for draining toxins and integral to a healthy immune system in super simple terms, and shares tips and tricks on keeping it at peak performance. We also delve into how her mom’s battle with cancer ultimately influenced her path as a holistic healer.

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DENtalks Live: Nick Viall

We got up close and personal with Nick about his struggles with anxiety, ego, relationships, his childhood, essential oils and so much more. If you think you know Nick, think again – this episode sheds light on a side of Nick not often seen by #BachelorNation. He shares his secrets to finding pause through use of essential oils and that the things he likes most about himself have come through failures. He’s raw, honest, and we had SO much fun at this live event with him! Nick even shares with us a quote he lives by at the end of the episode for his personal practice.

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A Sit with the Urban Monk

A Taoist monk, Dr. Pedram Shojai was faced with the decision between a life of isolation and meditation in the mountains, and one in which he was able to bring his practice back into the plight of modern society. We discuss the challenges of living in such a fast-paced Westernized culture, how to listen when life tells us to pull over before things escalate beyond repair, and how to truly bring your practice into everything from parenting to work to just being stuck in traffic.

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All the Juicy Details

As co-founder of LA-based juice company Little West, Cassandra dishes on her favorite juice recipes, superfoods, and healthy hacks, but emphasizes that at the end of the day, health is all about moderation. We talk about what it was like to start her own company, the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, the business challenges through which she’s grown, and how to trust your gut and the path that you’re on.

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Heather Prete

Who says holidays HAVE to be stressful? In this short Holiday Survival Guide BONUS episode – we are joined by DEN Senior Mindfulness Teacher, who you all know and love, Heather Prete. We were lucky enough to have so many of you send in questions and topics you’d like us to discuss, so the beauty of this episode is that it is all about YOU and we cover pretty much everything! Be sure to stay until the end as Heather shares a Self Compassion Body Scan which you can practice anytime.

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How to Be Your Own Guru

This week, we bring together a diverse panel of change-makers who discuss how they’ve worked through questioning some of the systems and beliefs they’ve learned over time, and what it really means to be a continuous seeker of truth as your own guru. Join us in a discussion about how to take a critical look at some of the philosophies and expectations we sometimes take for granted, and how to ultimately make your own decisions, form your own belief systems instead, and BE YOUR OWN GURU.

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Founder and CEO of Shape House, an Urban Sweat Lodge, Sophie Chiche opened her first location 6 years ago, and since then has opened 10 locations in Los Angeles and New York catching the attention of celebrities, wellness influencers, press and all those in search of a more spiritual approach to wellness. Sophie opens up about her own personal journey that lead her to sweating, just 10 years ago she was 350 pounds! She shares with us her struggles, and how she began to listen to her own voice inside.

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