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JJ Virgin

Celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin, author of New York Times bestsellers The Virgin Diet and The Virgin Diet Cookbook, provides simple, effective strategies for fast, lasting fat loss. The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show provides valuable, easy-to-implement strategies to help you lose weight, eat healthy, turn back the clock, and become your healthiest, most vibrant self.

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Are you someone who lives with chronic pain? You’re not alone! JJ discusses with Dr. Jen ways to find relief for your chronic pain symptoms naturally, right now, without needing to spend time and money seeing specialists. JJ shares her story of dealing with chronic pain for 30+ years, as well as stories from her time working with clients in physical therapy offices. If thinking about having to go to an appointment in an office you don’t want to be in or doing stretches that add pain instead of relief (all while trying to maintain a decent mood!) sounds like your personal nightmare, then you’ll want to find out what you can do in the privacy and comfort of your own home to find that much needed relief. Learn WHY chronic pain affects you like it does on a daily basis. Learn WHERE in your body those “neurotags” live. Learn HOW you can rewire these mental blocks that keep telling you you’ll never feel better. With getting some basic movement on a daily basis, good nutrients in your body, and keeping rested, you can make great improvements to your chronic daily pain. Once the physical side of the pain is being managed, the mental aspect needs to be worked with. Dr. Jen will discuss both the physical and mental healing that is needed to become pain free! You won’t believe how much better you can feel just by doing a few simple things from the comfort and peace of your own home! Get Dr. Jen’s Free 7-Day Mobility Challenge

Dec 4

29 min 30 sec

Sheri Salata served as the Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as the Co-President of Harpo Studios and the Oprah Winfrey Network. After dedicating twenty years to the career of her dreams, she decided it was time for a life transformation! In today's episode, Sheri talks with JJ about her middle-of-life reinvention and reveals how you, too, can reinvent yourself, open yourself up to new possibilities and achieve your dreams. Listen as Sheri explains why self-care should be a top priority to reinvent yourself, including the feel-good practices that can help renew your energy, inspire you to do more of what you love and achieve your dreams. Find out why JJ is raving about Sheri's new book, The Beautiful No, and grab Sheri's free Companion Workbook so you can start making your dreams come true! Get a FREE chapter of Sheri's book, The Beautiful No https://thepillarlife.com/the-beautiful-no_original/

Nov 27

35 min 14 sec

JJ welcomes Alisa back to the show to talk all things perimenopause! How to best prepare for it? How do you know when you’re in it? What perimenopause symptoms should you be on the lookout for? What should your diet and exercise plan look like? As the best-selling author of the books In The FLO and WomanCode, as well as creator of the MyFLO Period Tracker app, Alisa is the perfect guest to answer all these questions and more! Alisa explains just what happens for women starting at age 35, although not everyone will feel the effects of these biological changes at the same time. Alisa takes you through the various stages of perimenopause, up to the culmination of menopause and menopause symptoms to be aware of, and finally entering the post-menopausal stage of menopause.  She shares valuable tips on how proper dieting, supplements, exercise, perimenopause symptoms to be aware of, and even fasting can help to prepare for these various stages of perimenopause and menopause. Get Alisa’s Free Hormone Evaluation Quiz! https://www.floliving.com/what-is-your-v-sign/

Nov 20

32 min 57 sec

Nicole Sachs is an author, therapist, and creator of the Freedom from Chronic Pain online brand. After being diagnosed with a severe condition of the spine at age 19, Nicole discovered the power of the mind-body connection in chronic pain relief. Listen as Nicole explains the connection between emotional pain from repressed emotions and physical symptoms, including how pain can result if your nervous system is in constant fight-or-flight mode. Nicole also shares her powerful JournalSpeak technique that can help you cope with unresolved emotional pain, which in turn, can provide relief from these everyday pains. Find out more about Nicole’s inspiring journey and grab the first lesson of her Freedom from Chronic Pain course for free so you can start on the path to feeling better today! https://www.thecureforchronicpain.com/

Nov 13

32 min 58 sec

Have you been struggling with diabetes, poor metabolism, high or low blood sugar, or dieting in general? Did you know that having an even slightly elevated blood sugar may make you 5 times more at risk for dementia? Are you curious about the benefits of intermittent fasting or how important optimized metabolism is for your mental health? Then this is the episode for you! Listen as Dr. Brian Mowll shares his expertise having over 20 years experience helping people optimize their metabolism, control blood sugar, and treat type 2 diabetes. Dr. Mowll explains how the current model for treating diabetes is not only outdated but also may be dangerous. After creating many custom tailored treatment plans for hundreds of clients with amazing success rates, he noticed how important a proper diet was. And it’s not just calorie counting, which is something he sees as a dismal failure. Tune in to learn how to become the fat-burning machine you’ve always wanted to be! Get Dr. Mowll’s FREE Blood Sugar Manifesto https://drmowll.lpages.co/manifesto-new/

Nov 6

32 min 31 sec

Jennifer Fugo is an integrative nutritionist and expert in chronic skin rashes. She's here to talk with JJ about a common issue that's never been discussed on the podcast before: dandruff! Listen as Jennifer reveals why anti-dandruff shampoos treat the symptoms rather than the root cause, as well as the surprising role that your gut and immune system can play in the development of dandruff. Jennifer also shares her top diet and supplement tips to help restore balance in your gut, which in turn, can heal dandruff. Plus, grab Jennifer's free Skin Rash Root Cause Testing eGuide so you can get to the bottom of your skin issues and feel confident in the skin you're in! https://www.skinterrupt.com/opt-in-list-of-root-cause-skin-tests/

Oct 30

27 min 25 sec

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. She has written numerous bestselling books on mental cognition and well-being, including her newest, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess. So when it comes to understanding what we can do with our brains and how to do it, Dr. Leaf is our go-to person! Dr. Leaf listens to and relates to JJ’s story of her son's Traumatic Brain Injury and how many others worldwide are experiencing similar situations. And she reinforces one important notion: all hope is not lost. Dr. Leaf discusses her theory called the Geodesic Information Processing theory, which covers topics like how we think, build memory, and learn, and how we can transform that information into tools and processes that have helped the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), learning disabilities (ADD, ADHD), autism, dementia, and mental health issues like anxiety and depression. She also touches on the important roles of supportive family and friends. You won’t want to miss this episode. Tune in now. Get Dr. Leaf’s Free Workbook: Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess https://jjvirgin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Cleaning-Up-Your-Mental-Mess-workbook-1.pdf

Oct 23

52 min 55 sec

Dr. Marvin Singh is an integrative gastroenterologist, author, and distinguished speaker. After diving deep into the field of integrative medicine, he lost 40 pounds himself by making diet and lifestyle modifications. Listen as Dr. Singh explains the root causes of common gastrointestinal issues like heartburn and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, as well as the dangers of acid-reducing medications like proton pump inhibitors. Dr. Singh also shares natural remedies for healing your gut and eliminating uncomfortable symptoms, plus he talks about his viewpoint on diet and nutrition, including why it's key to customize your eating plan. Plus, get Dr. Singh’s free 4-Week Gut Reset eBook so you can start getting your gut health back on track today! https://drmarvinsingh.com/4-week-gut-reset/

Oct 16

37 min 32 sec

After both of her parents were diagnosed with cancer, Serena Poon found herself in the role of a very stressed caretaker who was spending most of the time caring for others and not enough time caring for herself. Her health began to decline rapidly. After a surprise surgery to remove inflamed tissue from her chest, which led to a terrible MRSA infection, Serena knew it was crucial to focus on her own self-care. In addition to deepening her spiritual practices, she wanted to look into how her diet could help realign her chakras. Serena knew that there had to be a way to crack the code of using fresh and raw (not to mention colorful) foods to help promote a healthy mental state, support gut health, sustained energy to better sleep, and everything in between. Serena and JJ talk about how ANYONE can learn to focus on what their body needs and how to feed those needs. Serena gives great real-world advice on how to deal with stress, gut health, heart health, and more! No prior chakra knowledge needed! Sign up to download Serena’s Anti-Aging E-Book and learn how to become the healthiest you! https://serenaloves.clickfunnels.com/thank-you1600727819629

Oct 9

28 min 48 sec

We're coming back for Season 4 very soon! In the meantime, enjoy our deep dive episodes where we go deep into an amazing subject with an incredible expert to give you actionable items that you can put into your life.

Oct 4

46 sec

Emily Lark and JJ discuss back pain; the best way to treat it, the worst things you can do, and stretches and exercises to improve strength and flexibility for a stronger healthier back. Emily Lark is a speaker, author, fitness expert and creator of the internationally bestselling program Back to Life. After living most of her life with debilitating back pain, Emily created a method to naturally heal back pain that has now helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Get Emily Lark’s Healthy Back Checklist https://www.healthybacksystem.com/

Oct 2

25 min 14 sec

"Should I start with cardio or strength training to lose weight?" asks Marlyn from Instagram. Here to answer is Dr. Emily Kiberd, chiropractor, movement specialist, and strength enthusiast. According to Dr. Kiberd, there is a big misconception around weight loss and cardio. Tune in to this episode to learn the truth around effective weight loss and its connection to muscle. For more from Dr. Kiberd, check out her FREE guide on working out with Hashimoto's.

Oct 1

5 min 32 sec

"What workout moves should I start with if I only had to choose 3?" asks Isha from Instagram. Here to answer is Dr. Emily Kiberd, chiropractor, movement specialist, and strength enthusiast. It can be overwhelming with so many options when it comes to workouts. In this episode, Dr. Kiberd gives us her opinion of the three most important exercises. For more from Dr. Kiberd, check out her FREE guide on working out with Hashimoto's. https://members.dremilykiberd.com/~access/a2c137f/

Sep 30

5 min 58 sec

"How much weight should I lift if I'm just starting out and I have an autoimmune condition?" asks Blakely from Instagram. Here with our answer is Dr. Emily Kiberd, chiropractor, movement specialist, and strength enthusiast. When it comes to exercise, we are all starting from different places. Tune in to this episode and learn how you can ease into weight lifting if you have an autoimmune condition. For more from Dr. Kiberd, check out her FREE guide on working out with Hashimoto's. https://members.dremilykiberd.com/~access/a2c137f/

Sep 29

6 min 28 sec

"I'm nervous to start exercising again because most exercise leaves me feeling sore and exhausted. Where should I start?" asks Phoebe from Facebook. Here to answer is Dr. Emily Kiberd, chiropractor, movement specialist, and strength enthusiast. Working out can be intimidating, especially if you haven't been to the gym in a while. In this episode, Dr. Kiberd helps us manage that fear by breaking down how to get started even if you don't have any equipment. For more from Dr. Kiberd, check out her FREE guide on working out with Hashimoto's.  https://members.dremilykiberd.com/~access/a2c137f/

Sep 28

5 min 29 sec

"I normally feel really tired after I workout. How can I workout so I have more energy?" asks Jeanna from Instagram. Here with our answer is Dr. Emily Kiberd, chiropractor, movement specialist, and strength enthusiast. In her answer, Dr. Kiberd gives us the key questions to ask when you feel exhausted after a workout. If you've ever struggled with fatigue after workouts, this episode is for you. For more from Dr. Kiberd, check out her FREE guide on working out with Hashimoto's.  https://members.dremilykiberd.com/~access/a2c137f/

Sep 27

5 min 50 sec

Dr. Sara Gottfried MD is a board-certified physician who graduated from Harvard and MIT. She practices evidence-based integrative, precision, and functional medicine. JJ talks with Dr. Sara, a 3 times New York Times best-selling author, about her newest book Women, Food, and Hormones: A 4-Week Plan to Achieve Hormonal Balance, Lose Weight, and Feel Like Yourself Again. JJ and Dr. Sara will discuss WHAT to eat, WHEN to eat, and HOW to fix your hormones while in perimenopause or menopause. Understanding just what the heck is going on with your hormones will be the key you didn’t even know you were looking for! Learn how you can find what she calls the “Goldilocks Position”. Dr. Sara talks about early signs of testosterone depletion like not being able to build or maintain muscle, losing everyday vitality, and lack of sex drive. And, she’ll tell you lifestyle factors to BOOST your testosterone levels. She also dives deep into signs of, and just what to do about, declining growth hormone. Dr. Sara gives some self-tests you can do right now while you listen to the podcast. And finally, Dr. Sara discusses her struggles with, and ultimately her taking control over her insulin resistance. You won’t want to miss this episode! Get Dr. Sara’s Free Blood Sugar Guide (Scroll to bottom of page to get the guide)  

Sep 25

32 min 7 sec

"How can I heal my Hashimoto’s?" asks Janice from Instagram. JJ invites Dr. Bill Cole, Functional Medicine Expert and Health Coach, to answer this question. Dr. Cole shares that while most doctors say Hashimoto's cannot be healed, he explains that in every person who has an autoimmune disease, there are three things they have in common. Listen in as Dr. Cole provides us with the roadmap for living a more vibrant, fulfilled life with Hashimoto's Get access to Dr. Bill Cole's FREE 42 Day Cellular Cleanse https://drbillcole.mykajabi.com/offers/qiroY2yW

Sep 24

7 min 25 sec

"What are the 5 stages of progression with Hashimoto’s?" asks Tracy from Instagram. Here to answer is Dr. Bill Cole, Functional Medicine Expert and Health Coach. In this episode, Dr. Cole shares that the stages are not completely cut and dry. And they can overlap. Listen in as he shares details about each stage and its accompanying symptoms. Plus, he shares a key insight that if symptoms are detected early enough, it might be possible for the autoimmune condition to reverse. Get access to Dr. Bill Cole's FREE 42 Day Cellular Cleanse https://drbillcole.mykajabi.com/offers/qiroY2yW

Sep 23

7 min 3 sec

"I have hypothyroidism. Which food would you recommend for me to avoid and to add more of?" asks Jeannie from Instagram. Here to answer is Dr. Bill Cole, Functional Medicine Expert and Health Coach. Dr. Cole explains that the best diet to follow is called an Autoimmune Protocol. This protocol eliminates certain trigger foods that tend to exacerbate the autoimmune response. Be sure to listen as he explains that while these foods are not necessarily considered unhealthy, it may be best to avoid consuming them if you have hypothyroidism. Get access to Dr. Bill Cole's FREE 42 Day Cellular Cleanse   https://drbillcole.mykajabi.com/offers/qiroY2yW

Sep 22

6 min 18 sec

"If you could only give one tip about gut health, what would it be and why?" asks antlerzz_longevity from Instagram. JJ invites Dr. Bill Cole, Functional Medicine Expert and Health Coach, to answer this question. Dr. Cole explains that the health of the gut is largely determined by microbial balance. There are good bacteria and bad bacteria. While he implores us to know that good gut health comes down to more than one tip, he explains that there is one thing you should avoid that causes an imbalance in the gut. Listen in to find out what it is. Get access to Dr. Bill Cole's FREE 42 Day Cellular Cleanse https://drbillcole.mykajabi.com/offers/qiroY2yW

Sep 21

7 min 16 sec

"I’ve been struggling a lot with brain fog recently and feel like I run out of energy so quickly. What would you recommend as steps to getting back to myself?" asks Kelsey from Instagram. Here to answer is Dr. Bill Cole, Functional Medicine Expert and Health Coach. In this episode, Dr. Cole points out that symptoms like this can be a big red flag. There are energy factories inside of our cells and if they are not producing enough ATP, we can experience energy depletion or brain fog. Listen in to hear Dr. Cole explain how hormone resistance may be the culprit and what to do about it. The good news is the solution may be no further than your own kitchen. Get access to Dr. Bill Cole's FREE 42 Day Cellular Cleanse https://drbillcole.mykajabi.com/offers/qiroY2yW

Sep 20

9 min 22 sec

Dr. Becky Campbell is an author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine. She struggled with uncomfortable symptoms for a long time before being diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and only later discovered the cause of her thyroid condition that doctors had been missing. Listen as Dr. Campbell shares her journey, as well as the most common signs of hypo- and hyperthyroidism and the root causes behind them. Dr. Campbell also reveals her recommendations for thyroid testing, including the test you should be asking your doctor to perform if you suspect you have Hashimoto's. Plus, Dr. Campbell explains the connection between histamine intolerance and thyroid disorders, as well as how to know if histamine-rich foods are creating issues for you. Find out how to take control of your thyroid health so you can feel better again! Get Dr. Becky Campbell’s free Thyroid Guide and infographic on histamine!

Sep 18

29 min 27 sec

"I have big goals but am struggling to achieve them. How can I create a stronger mindset to tackle my goals?" asks Marilyn from Facebook. Here to answer is Shawn Wells, biochemist, dietitian, sports nutritionist, and formulation scientist. Mindset is key in reaching our goals in life. In this episode, Shawn gives us some great tips on how we can boost our mindset and achieve our ambitious goals. Take Shawn's free Fasting Quiz to learn your personal fasting type. http://fastingquiz.com

Sep 17

6 min 16 sec

"What is the best berberine form to take, typical dosage, and is it safe to use long term?" asks Willow from Instagram. Here to answer is Shawn Wells, biochemist, dietitian, sports nutritionist, and formulation scientist. According to Shawn, berberine is a very powerful supplement for insulin resistance and much more. Tune in to this episode to learn the best way to introduce it into your routine. Take Shawn's free Fasting Quiz to learn your personal fasting type. http://fastingquiz.com

Sep 16

7 min 39 sec

"I'm interested in adding supplements to my health routine. Where should I start?" asks Nora from Instagram. Here to answer is Shawn Wells, biochemist, dietitian, sports nutritionist, and formulation scientist. In Shawn's experience, consistency is key. In this episode, he describes how to introduce supplements into your routine and the key supplements you'll want to include. Take Shawn's free Fasting Quiz to learn your personal fasting type. http://fastingquiz.com

Sep 15

8 min 45 sec

"Can I combine fasting with other weight loss plans?" asks Margueritte from Facebook. Here with our answer is Shawn Wells, biochemist, dietitian, sports nutritionist, and formulation scientist. According to Shawn, fasting works great with other weight loss plans. Listen to the full episode to learn how fasting can be utilized with other great tools to maximize your weight loss. Take Shawn's free Fasting Quiz to learn your personal fasting type.  fastingquiz.com

Sep 14

7 min 42 sec

"My friend said a lot of dietary supplements go right through the body without being absorbed and end up in the sewers...Is there any truth in this?" asks Jacquilla from Facebook. Here to answer is Shawn Wells, biochemist, dietitian, sports nutritionist, and formulation scientist. This question comes up a lot. Tune in to the full episode to learn if there is truth to this, or if it's just a myth! Take Shawn's free Fasting Quiz to learn your personal fasting type. fastingquiz.com

Sep 13

7 min 3 sec

Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, the First Lady of Nutrition, has been a pioneer for over four decades in the health and wellness arena. With 36 books written, Dr. Gittleman has impacted the health of millions of people. Her latest game-changing book (her 37th!), Radical Longevity, offers a radical shift about how to upgrade your health and age amazingly. In this podcast, JJ Virgin talks with Dr. Gittleman about cultivating radical longevity. Among Dr. Gittleman’s many pearls of wisdom, you’ll learn why there’s no one diet for everyone, how to fight toxins, the mineral that’s contributing to Alzheimer’s, and the triple-whammy nutrient for blood sugar balance. Dr. Gittleman and JJ also talk about the go-to nutrient for skin problems like eczema, cross-training your diet for longevity, and why digesting protein becomes so critical as you get older. Plus, you won’t want to miss this super-simple, inexpensive hack that Dr. Gittleman swears by to get a great night’s sleep, even if you’ve been struggling for years. This tip is worth the price of admission alone. (Hint: You probably have this in your medicine cabinet.) You’ll want to grab a pen and take notes: Dr. Gittleman is a powerhouse of information! Get Dr. Gittleman’s FREE Guidebook: Are You A Copperhead? at annlouise.com/jjvirgin.

Sep 11

32 min 21 sec

"Why is keto bad if you have adrenal issues?" asks Jamie from Facebook. Here with our answer is Dr. Anna Cabeca, board-certified Gynecologist and expert in functional medicine. This is a controversial subject. According to Dr. Anna, the answer lies in your bodily acidity while on keto. Tune in to this answer to discover if keto is right for you if you have adrenal issues. Check out Dr. Anna's FREE Keto-Green Recipe E-Book at book.ketogreendiet.com/keto-recipe-pdf-optin?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=AsktheHealthExpert&utm_campaign=KGBookLaunch.

Sep 10

6 min 26 sec

"Is it appropriate for those with high total cholesterol and LDL to attempt keto?" asks Mandy Joan from Facebook. Here to answer is Dr. Anna Cabeca, board-certified Gynecologist and expert in functional medicine. In this episode, Dr. Anna gives her clinical expertise with keto and high cholesterol and LDL. Tune in to learn the tests and considerations she recommends to implement to safely enter a ketogenic diet. Check out Dr. Anna's FREE Keto-Green Recipe E-Book at book.ketogreendiet.com/keto-recipe-pdf-optin?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=AsktheHealthExpert&utm_campaign=KGBookLaunch.

Sep 9

5 min 1 sec

"Are there long-term effects to keto? Can I stay on it forever?" asks Paul from Instagram. Here with our answer is Dr. Anna Cabeca, board-certified Gynecologist and expert in functional medicine. According to Dr. Anna, the keto-green lifestyle is indeed sustainable. Tune into this episode to learn how you can integrate a healthy keto lifestyle into your diet. Check out Dr. Anna's FREE Keto-Green Recipe E-Book at book.ketogreendiet.com/keto-recipe-pdf-optin?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=AsktheHealthExpert&utm_campaign=KGBookLaunch.

Sep 8

5 min 47 sec

"How do you boost progesterone and testosterone in balance for women over 50 while maintaining healthy estrogen levels?" asks Ron from Facebook. Here to answer is Dr. Anna Cabeca, board-certified Gynecologist and expert in functional medicine. In this episode, Dr. Anna describes the lifecycle of these hormones, and how to help balance them. If you are interested in optimizing your hormonal health, this episode is for you. Check out Dr. Anna's FREE Keto-Green Recipe E-Book at book.ketogreendiet.com/keto-recipe-pdf-optin?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=AsktheHealthExpert&utm_campaign=KGBookLaunch.

Sep 7

6 min 15 sec

"Can you recommend a resource for those nearing or at menopause who want to learn how to use a modified keto diet so we don't stress our hormone balance even more?" asks tinkam from Instagram. Here with our answer is Dr. Anna Cabeca, board-certified Gynecologist and expert in functional medicine. According to Dr. Anna, the key is to go keto-green. Tune in to this episode where she describes what the keto-green lifestyle is and all of the benefits it can provide. Check out Dr. Anna's FREE Keto-Green Recipe E-Book at book.ketogreendiet.com/keto-recipe-pdf-optin?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=AsktheHealthExpert&utm_campaign=KGBookLaunch.

Sep 6

7 min 16 sec

If you’re struggling with brain fog, fatigue, insomnia, or joint pain, you don’t want to miss today’s podcast episode! Clinical researcher and bestselling author Dr. Michael Ruscio reveals why an unhealthy gut may be the culprit behind your symptoms. Listen as Dr. Ruscio explains why gut problems can often come disguised as other health issues like thyroid problems or hormonal imbalances, as well as how his free quiz can help you determine the root cause of your symptoms. Dr. Ruscio also talks about the series of interventions in his book Healthy Gut, Healthy You, that can help heal your gut, including a Paleo and low-FODMAP diet, plus he shares his top recommendations for herbs that can help with female hormonal imbalances. Find out how to restore your gut health in a stepwise fashion so you can feel better from head to toe! Get Dr. Michael Ruscio’s free quiz to determine the root cause of your symptoms at drruscio.com/hghy-quiz.

Sep 4

38 min 47 sec

"What strategies can help boost or potentiate fasting results?" asks Cason from Facebook. Here to answer is Cynthia Thurlow, nurse practitioner and intermittent fasting expert. In her answer, Cynthia provides some practices on how to maximize the benefits provided by fasting. If you want to get the most from your fasting practice, this episode is for you. For more info on fasting, check out Cynthia Thurlow's free Intermittent Fasting FAQ at cynthiathurlow.com/blog/intermittent-fasting-faq.

Sep 3

7 min 2 sec

"I noticed my hair is beginning to thin. Is this a sign that something else is off with my health?" asks Shea from Faceboook. Here to answer is Dr. Bill Cole, founder of Key Cellular Nutrition and expert in the field of functional medicine and cellular healing. Hair loss can be a difficult condition to pin down. In his answer, Dr. Cole provides us some potential health issues that could potentially cause hair loss. For more from Dr. Cole, check out his FREE 42 Day Cellular Cleanse at drbillcole.mykajabi.com/offers/qiroY2yW.

Sep 2

7 min 52 sec

"Should people get blood work annually?" asks Shauna from Instagram. Here to answer is Dr. Steven Gundry, heart surgeon, founder of the International Heart & Lung Institute, and author of the best-selling Plant Paradox book series. According to Dr. Gundry, it depends on the situation. In his answer, he breaks down the efficacy of blood work, where it helps, and where it's not as useful. Use code JJVIRGIN25 for 25% off first time orders at gundrymd.com (bundles excluded & cannot be combined with other offer codes).

Sep 1

4 min 53 sec

"Why can't I get back on a diet?!" asks Cyndi from Facebook. Here to answer is JJ Virgin, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition and author of The Sugar Impact Diet. The idea of a diet has long been a controversial topic. In this episode, JJ gives us her perspective on the proper place of a diet. If you struggle with diets and need motivation, this episode is for you.

Aug 31

7 min 53 sec

"My doctor wants me to go on a low sugar, low fat diet. What is the best way for me to address this?" asks Beverly from Facebook. Here to answer is JJ Virgin, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition and author of The Virgin Diet. In her answer, JJ provides her expertise on how sugar impacts us and how it can sneak into our diet. This episode is packed with actionable information on how to set yourself up for nutritional success.

Aug 30

10 min 26 sec

In 1996, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor had a stroke when a blood vessel erupted on the left side of her brain. The stroke left her unable to speak, read, walk, write, or remember anything from her past. Her 8-year recovery period impacts her work today. In this podcast, JJ Virgin talks with Dr. Taylor about brain health, present-moment awareness, and how to better manage stress and anxiety. Dr. Taylor begins by debunking some popular brain myths. (You know the one where we only use 10% of our brains? That’s not true.) We also talk about present-moment awareness and how being in this moment can help lower stress levels. Through what she calls whole-brain living (also the title of her new book), Dr. Taylor says that we have the power to choose who we want to be in this moment and that we can train ourselves to be present. Dr. Taylor goes on to share her definition of personal freedom, and why she believes a stroke was the greatest gift of her life. If you’ve ever felt stuck in a past pattern that holds you back or struggled with anxiety about the future, you don’t want to miss this informative podcast. Become Anxiety-Free with This Simple Technique from Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, at discover.hayhouse.com/boltetaylor-90secondreset

Aug 28

37 min 38 sec

"Help... My sleep is suffering since starting to fast. What do I do?" asks Valerie from Facebook. Here to answer is Cynthia Thurlow, nurse practitioner and intermittent fasting expert. Like nutrition, sleep is crucial to your health. In her answer, Cynthia helps troubleshoot your sleep troubles. If you started fasting and are having trouble with sleep, this episode is for you! For more from Cynthia Thurlow, check out her FREE Intermittent Fasting FAQ at cynthiathurlow.com/blog/intermittent-fasting-faq

Aug 27

9 min

"What is the best way to break my fast?" asks Will from Instagram. Here with our answer is Cynthia Thurlow, nurse practitioner and intermittent fasting expert. According to Cynthia, the key here is to use your intuition to help decide the best way to break your fast. Tune in to the full episode and learn how you can get started making the right nutritional choices. For more from Cynthia Thurlow, check out her FREE Intermittent Fasting FAQ at cynthiathurlow.com/blog/intermittent-fasting-faq

Aug 26

5 min 28 sec

"Why is fasting bad for menopause?" asks awsmhealth from Instagram. Here to answer is Cynthia Thurlow, nurse practitioner and intermittent fasting expert. In her answer, Cynthia explains that menopausal women can actually stand to greatly benefit from fasting. Check out the full episode where she explains why this is, and how we can best include fasting into our lives. For more from Cynthia Thurlow, check out her FREE Intermittent Fasting FAQ at cynthiathurlow.com/blog/intermittent-fasting-faq

Aug 25

5 min 41 sec

"Would fasting over 12 hours shrink your ovaries?" asks Barbie from Instagram. Here with our answer is Cynthia Thurlow, nurse practitioner and intermittent fasting expert. According to Cynthia, fasting is mostly safe, but certain considerations should be taken for women who are cycling. Tune in to her full answer where she breaks down how fasting can be best used to work with your menstrual cycle. For more from Cynthia Thurlow, check out her FREE Intermittent Fasting FAQ at cynthiathurlow.com/blog/intermittent-fasting-faq

Aug 24

3 min 54 sec

"What is your opinion on intermittent fasting for women?" asks sj_explores_health from Instagram. Here to answer is Cynthia Thurlow, nurse practitioner and intermittent fasting expert. Intermittent fasting will have a wide range of effects depending on the individual. In this episode, Cynthia breaks down the situations where women may want to make use of (or avoid) intermittent fasting. For more from Cynthia Thurlow, check out her FREE Intermittent Fasting FAQ at cynthiathurlow.com/blog/intermittent-fasting-faq

Aug 23

4 min 23 sec

Dr. William Li is a world-renowned physician, scientist, speaker, and author. He joins JJ in today's podcast episode to talk about the incredible healing power of food! Listen as Dr. Li explains the science behind how to eat to starve cancer, including the concept of anti-angiogenesis, which was discussed in his widely-viewed TED Talk. Dr. Li also shares his thoughts on meal timing and why your body is hardwired for health, as well as the powerful foods that can support your body's key defense systems. Find out about the incredible health-boosting foods to add to your diet in order to help prevent disease and live a long, vibrant life!

Aug 21

43 min 44 sec

"Any suggestions on a calorie burning exercise?" asks David from Facebook. Here with our answer is JJ Virgin, Certified Exercise Physiologist and author of The Virgin Diet. In this episode, JJ explains the fundamentals of an effective exercise routine that leads to burning calories. If you're curious about how to optimize your health with exercise, this is the episode for you.

Aug 20

11 min 44 sec

"How do you know if you need hormone replacement therapy?" asks Susan from Facebook. Here to answer is JJ Virgin, Certified Nutrition Specialist and author of The Sugar Impact Diet. Hormone replacement therapy can be a big decision, so it's important to know if it's the right decision for you. Tune into JJ's answer where she shares a blueprint to help you decide if hormone replacement is right for you.

Aug 19

8 min 51 sec

"How do I rid bloating and make my stomach flat?" asks Chris K from Facebook. Here with our answer is JJ Virgin, Certified Exercise Physiologist and author of The Virgin Diet. According to JJ, bloat is usually connected to the foods you are eating. In this episode, she breaks down the top foods which cause bloating, and how we can remedy this in our diets.

Aug 18

6 min 59 sec