Episode 101 - Joel Totoro: Supplementation for Health and Performance
D&D Fitness Radio Podcast
In Episode 101, we meet up with Joel Totoro to talk sports nutrition and supplementation. One of first questions we had was how does one choose a high quality supplement company for your health, nutrition and performance. We find out through Joel that a good deal of effort goes into selecting high quality ingredients for supplement product to make sure the customer gets the best and safest formulations for their needs. The products must be tested regularly for everything from pesticides to heavy metals to banned substances. Having researchers, medical doctors, naturopaths and registered dieticians as part of the team that all contribute to the development of high quality supplements is essential in this day and age. We discuss the use of supplements with young athletes and the key supplements that should be taken by adults to address typical deficiencies and provide a boost where possible. Other topics covered included hydration requirements to address cramping, supplementation needs when recovering from injuries, optimal protein sources, vegan options for protein, creatine use and nutritional advice for those of us that are getting older.Joel Totoro is the Director of Sports Science at Thorne Research based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Joel has previously worked as a Nutrition Solution Manager at EXOS, a Registered Sports Dietitian with the University of Michigan and the Head Sports Dietitian with the New England Patriots for eight years from 2004 to 2012. Thorne Research has been dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of people worldwide by providing innovative, high-quality, research-based nutritional supplements, health diagnostics technology platforms, and the latest in medical education. Through their products and services, their passionate, talented staff, collaboration with a variety of innovative and expert strategic partners, and an unwavering commitment to integrity, Thorne Research strives to become a leading health-care company serving people around the world.You can find out more information on Joel Totoro and Thorne via the following links:Website: https://www.thorne.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorne_ResearchInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/jctotoro/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThorneResearchThe D&D Fitness Radio podcast is available at the following locations for downloadable audio, including: iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217iHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/Spreaker.com – https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-showSpotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5Py2SSPA4mntNwYRm0OpriYou can reach both Don and Derek at the following locations: Don Saladino: http://www.DonSaladino.com Twitter and Instagram - @DonSaladino YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino Derek M. Hansen: http://www.SprintCoach.comTwitter and Instagram - @DerekMHansen YouTube - http://youtube.com/derekmhansen
Ep 3: Environmental Stress / Recovery for the Urban Athlete w/ Joel Totoro
With Ryan Turner and Joe Rodonis
This week we have Joel Totoro @jctotoro from Thorne @thorneresearch Director of Sports Science. Joel was the very first, full-time Dietitian in the NFL for the New England Patriots from 2004 - 2012. In this episode we talk about stress on the body and recovery to fuel performance. But there is more stress than just physical or emotional. What about your environment? And what lessons can we take from professional athletes that we all can learn from? What are signs you can look for that show you are "under-recovering" versus "over-training" Enjoy this episode! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/athletespursuit/support
Surgical ICU to Sports Nutrition! Joel Totoro is currently a registered dietitian and Director of Sports Science for Thorne. Previously, he was the Nutrition Solutions Manager at EXOS in Phoenix, AZ working with the Performance and Innovation Team. Prior to joining EXOS he was sports dietitian for the University of Michigan working with Football, Hockey, Men's & Women's basketball and chair of the Human Performance Committee. Totoro came to Michigan from the New England Patriot serving eight years as team dietitian, where he became the first full-time sports dietitian in professional sports. While with the Patriots, he directed all aspects of the team’s nutrition needs and worked closely with the teams performance and medical staffs. Totoro also served as the assistant chief dietitian at St. Luke’s Hospital in Massachusetts, specializing in trauma nutrition, from 2002 to 2004. He received his Bachelor of Science in Allied Health-Dietetics from the University of Connecticut in May 2002. He is an original member and former Board of Directors chairperson for the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian Association.
Registered dietitian Joel Totoro speaks with host Dr. Alan Miller about his experiences as the first full-time sports dietitian in professional sports, as well as his connections to NCAA athletes, NFL football, and the state of nutrition in sport.
Wes Barnett is an elite Olympic weightlifting champion and record holder. Joel Totoro is a dietitian whose career included eight years with the New England Patriots. We discuss the power of supplementation for health and performance, the dangers of unregulated supplements, athletic and workplace drug testing, efficacy, the genesis of Thorne and much more.