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June 15, 2019
How to Fight Dandruff From the Inside Out with Jennifer Fugo
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...
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28 min
June 12, 2019
How to Activate Your Satiety Switch to Stop Cravings with JJ Virgin
If you're struggling with hunger and cravings, this is an episode you don't want to miss! Listen as JJ deep dives into the reasons you may be feeling hungry all the time, including poor sleep, stress, certain foods, and the wrong type of exercise. JJ also shares her top diet, lifestyle, and exercise tips to help activate your satiety signal so you can kick those pesky cravings to the curb. Cravings don’t have to control your life any longer!
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23 min
June 8, 2019
Freedom from Chronic Pain with Nicole Sachs
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 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...
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33 min
June 5, 2019
Reinventing Yourself with Sheri Salata
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 podcast episode, Sheri talks with JJ about her middle-of-life reinvention and reveals how you, too, can open yourself up to new possibilities and achieve your dreams. Listen as Sheri explains why self-care should be a top priority...
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36 min
June 1, 2019
Diabesity: The Growing Diabetes-Obesity Epidemic with Jonathan Bailor
Jonathan Bailor, New York Times bestselling author and CEO of SANESolution, joins JJ in today's podcast episode to talk about diabesity: the growing diabetes-obesity epidemic. Listen as Jonathan explains what exactly diabesity is, as well as the underlying causes behind this modern health crisis. Jonathan also reveals how to prevent and reverse diabesity, including how you can lower your body's setpoint weight and improve your metabolic health by focusing on the quality of the foods you're eating. Plus...
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28 min
May 29, 2019
Fasting for Weight Loss and Optimal Health with Dr. Jason Fung
Dr. Jason Fung is a bestselling author and world-renowned expert on fasting. He joins JJ in today's podcast episode to reveal the powerful benefits of fasting and how you can incorporate fasting into your routine to take back your health! Listen as Dr. Fung explains why the calories in-calories out method of dieting doesn't work, as well as why fasting is a better option for lasting weight loss. Dr. Fung also busts common myths about fasting, plus he shares the incredible advantages that fasting has to...
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37 min
May 25, 2019
The Thyroid-Histamine Link with Dr. Becky Campbell
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...
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34 min
May 22, 2019
How to Change Your Diet to Relieve Back Pain with Dr. Todd Sinett
Chiropractor and pain expert Dr. Todd Sinett joins JJ in today's podcast episode to explain how eating the wrong foods could be the culprit behind your back pain! Listen as Dr. Sinett shares the three underlying causes of back pain, as well as how his father reversed debilitating back pain by changing his diet. Dr. Sinett also explains how to figure out if your back pain is caused by the foods you're eating and why lowering inflammation is key to healing, as well as the three types of eating plans that...
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29 min
May 18, 2019
A Diet & Lifestyle Protocol to Reverse Autoimmunity with Dr. Terry Wahls
Clinical professor of medicine and author Dr. Terry Wahls joins JJ for another podcast episode to share her diet and lifestyle protocol that has been proven to reverse autoimmune disease! Listen as Dr. Wahls walks you through The Wahls Diet, including the harmful foods you should be avoiding and the healing foods you should be adding to your plate. Dr. Wahls also reveals the foods she eats in a typical day and the benefits behind key veggies and berries that are emphasized on The Wahls Protocol, as well...
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32 min
May 15, 2019
A True Story of Reversing Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Terry Wahls
JJ is bringing an icon to the show today: Dr. Terry Wahls! An author and functional medicine practitioner, Dr. Wahls is known around the world for her journey in reversing her debilitating multiple sclerosis symptoms. Listen as Dr. Wahls shares her inspiring story of recovery, including the steps she took to go from wheelchair dependence to riding her bike 18 miles in one day! Dr. Wahls also reveals the nourishing foods you should be adding to your plate to promote healing, as well as how the Wahls Diet...
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30 min
May 11, 2019
Aging in Reverse with Natalie Jill
In today's podcast episode, fat loss expert and high performance coach Natalie Jill shares her top tips on how to turn back the clock so you can look and feel better than ever! Listen as Natalie reveals the details behind her debilitating injury and journey to recovery that changed her perspective on aging and health. Natalie also explains why a strong, positive mindset is key to achieving your goals, as well as the anti-inflammatory foods you should be adding to your diet to stay youthful and energized.
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33 min
May 8, 2019
Using Red Light Therapy to Get Healthy with Scott Nelson
While recovering from her recent hip surgery, JJ used red light therapy to jumpstart healing. That's when she discovered all the amazing advantages that red light therapy has to offer! Here to talk more about red light therapy is Scott Nelson, a cofounder of Joov, the first company to develop a modular, full-body light therapy device. Listen as Scott explains exactly what red light therapy is and how it works, as well as why natural light is so important to your overall health. Scott also shares...
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34 min
May 4, 2019
Flipping Fifty with Debra Atkinson
If you're wondering if weight loss is possible after menopause, then you need to listen to this podcast episode! Author and fitness expert Debra Atkinson joins JJ to deep dive into how to look and feel your very best after age 50. Listen as Debra shares her personal story, including how she got in the best shape of her life despite exercising less and going through major life changes. Debra also reveals the biggest exercise mistakes that she sees women making and what types of exercise women in...
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33 min
May 1, 2019
How to Create Your Own Customized Eating Plan with Chalene Johnson
Chalene Johnson is a NYT-bestselling author, motivational speaker, and podcast host. After experiencing a host of health issues, Chalene began looking for answers to heal her body. That led her to create the 131 Method – a nutritional program that's turning the diet industry upside down. Listen as Chalene explains why traditional diets don't work and how the 131 Method is different, including why it's key to create your own personalized eating plan.
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34 min
April 27, 2019
Your Healthiest Healthy with Samantha Harris
Samantha Harris is an author, Emmy-winning TV host, and wellness enthusiast. After being blindsided by a breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 40, Samantha started investigating to discover why it could have happened and how to take back her health! Listen as Samantha shares the story behind her cancer diagnosis and the lessons she learned throughout her healing journey that inspired her to write her book, The Healthiest Healthy.
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32 min
April 24, 2019
The Ultimate Desert Island Supplement with Dr. Barrie Tan
Dr. Barrie Tan, one of the world's most foremost experts in vitamin E, joins JJ in today's podcast episode to talk about a new form of vitamin E with amazing health benefits: tocotrienols from the annatto plant! Listen as Dr. Tan shares the details of this groundbreaking discovery, as well as how delta- and gamma- tocotrienols are different than the common form of vitamin E, tocopherols.
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37 min
April 20, 2019
Relationship Insights for Hormonal Health and Vitality with Dr. John Gray
Dr. John Gray is a world-renowned speaker and author of the bestselling book, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. He's been teaching about loving relationships and improving communication for over 40 years! Tune in to today's podcast episode as Dr. Gray talks about the connection between relationships and hormonal health, including how the changing roles of women in today's modern world can affect hormonal balance.
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35 min
April 17, 2019
The Miracle Equation with Hal Elrod
Hal Elrod is a world-renowned speaker and author of the life-changing book, The Miracle Morning. He joins JJ in today's podcast episode to reveal the secret to creating your own miracles! Listen as Hal shares his personal near-death experiences and the lessons he learned about miracles during those challenging times.
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35 min
April 13, 2019
Optimize Your Protein Intake to Build Muscle with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon
Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a functional medicine provider and expert in muscle-centric medicine. She joins JJ in today's podcast episode to talk about a topic that everyone is curious about: how to optimize your protein intake to build muscle! Listen as Dr. Lyon explains the vital roles of muscle in your body and the importance of protein, as well as the best types of exercise, for maintaining and building muscle mass.
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31 min
April 10, 2019
The Dangers of Hidden Toxicity with Dr. Jill Carnahan
Functional medicine expert Dr. Jill Carnahan joins JJ in today's podcast episode to reveal how a high toxic burden could be preventing you from losing weight and harming your health! Listen as Dr. Carnahan shares her personal struggle with toxicity and the most common sources of toxins in today's world, as well as how the accumulation of toxins can lead to weight gain and chronic health issues. Dr. Carnahan also explains the top symptoms of toxicity and how to tell if toxins are a problem for you.
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31 min
April 6, 2019
Developing a Healing Mindset with Dr. Habib Sadeghi
Dr. Habib Sadeghi is an expert in spiritual psychology and founder of the Be Hive Of Healing Integrative Medical Center. After being diagnosed with cancer during his second year of medical school, Dr. Sadeghi embarked on a spiritual healing journey that made his practice what it is today. Listen as Dr. Sadeghi explains the power of the mind-body connection and the integrative methods he uses to help patients overcome illness and optimize their health.
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27 min
April 3, 2019
Burn Fat & Boost Energy with Dr. Dan Kalish
Author and founder of the Kalish Institute, Dr. Dan Kalish is dedicated to training practitioners in functional medicine philosophies and practices. He joins JJ in today's podcast episode to talk about the powerhouse of your cell: the mitochondria! Listen as Dr. Kalish explains the role of your mitochondria in regulating your metabolism, as well as why your ability to burn fat and maintain your energy levels can suffer if your mitochondria aren't functioning properly.
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28 min
March 30, 2019
Keto Fast with Dr. Joe Mercola
You're in for a treat: Dr. Joe Mercola, bestselling author and founder of the world's number one natural health website, joins JJ for another episode of the JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show! Today's topic is all about Dr. Mercola's groundbreaking KetoFast protocol that combines the ketogenic diet and strategic meal timing. Listen as Dr. Mercola shares the incredible science-backed benefits of fasting, such as helping with cell repair and boosting longevity.
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32 min
March 27, 2019
How to Reduce Oxidative Stress to Slow Aging and Protect Your Health with Dr. Joe Mercola
In today's podcast episode, JJ is joined by health and wellness icon, Dr. Joe Mercola! A NYT bestselling author and passionate advocate of natural medicine, Dr. Mercola is here to talk about one of the fundamental characteristics of aging: oxidative stress. Listen as Dr. Mercola explains exactly what oxidative stress is and how excessive oxidative stress can cause harmful consequences that speed up the aging process.
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28 min
March 23, 2019
How to Shift Your Body Weight Set Point with Dr. Sara Gottfried
In today's podcast episode, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried joins JJ to talk about the importance of the brain-body connection in your weight and your health! Listen as Dr. Gottfried shares how your brain regulates your body weight and factors that can throw your body's fat thermostat out of whack.
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28 min
March 20, 2019
Stress Less, Accomplish More with Emily Fletcher
Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation and author of the recently released book, Stress Less, Accomplish More: Meditation for Extraordinary Performance. After struggling with insomnia and illness while performing on Broadway, Emily experienced the healing power of meditation firsthand. Listen as Emily explains the top benefits of meditation, including how it can help reduce stress, fight insomnia, and improve your health.
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25 min
March 16, 2019
How to Maintain a Strong Immune System with JJ Virgin
A strong immune system is key to staying healthy! In this episode, JJ shares her top immune-boosting tips so you can fight off those pesky cold and flu germs and maintain your energy levels. Listen as JJ explains how optimizing your vitamin D levels and lowering your sugar impact can help strengthen your immune system, as well as why reducing stress and getting plenty of sleep is crucial to defending against infection.
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18 min
March 13, 2019
Mindset Hacks to Transform Your Body and Your Life with Susan Hyatt
Susan Hyatt is a master certified life coach, author, and weight loss expert. After losing 35 pounds herself and going from couch potato to fitness lover, she became inspired to help other women transform their bodies and achieve their dreams and goals. Listen as Susan shares why loving your body is key to weight loss success and how her BARE method can help you make lasting lifestyle changes.
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28 min
March 9, 2019
The Truth About Fruit & Whether It’s Healthy with JJ Virgin
In today's podcast episode, JJ is here to debunk the myth that fruit is a free food! Listen as JJ breaks down the types of sugar in fruit and explains how excess fructose can contribute to belly, inflammation, and weight loss resistance. JJ also explains how to figure out how much fruit is right for you, as well as the best kinds of fruit to eat and the forms of fruit to avoid. Plus, JJ reveals how to reap the rewards of resistant starch in green bananas. You don't want to miss it!
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21 min
March 6, 2019
Why Can’t I Stick to My Diet? with Erin Wathen
Erin Wathen is a food addiction counselor and health, life, and weight loss coach. In today's podcast episode, she answers the age-old question that many of us have often asked: Why can't I stick to my diet? Listen as Erin explains how your emotions can impact your food and your choices, as well as why so many folks turn to sugar in times of stress.
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27 min
March 2, 2019
Top Reasons for Sugar Cravings & How to Stop Them for Good with JJ Virgin
In today's podcast episode, JJ deep dives into one of the topics she gets asked about often: how to crush sugar cravings! Listen as JJ explains why it's key to discover the reason for your cravings so you can ditch them once and for all. JJ also shares the most common causes of sugar cravings, including how your gut microbiome, genetics, blood sugar issues, and stress and anxiety levels can all play a role.
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25 min
February 27, 2019
How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease in Women with Dr. Mark Menolascino
Dr. Mark Menolascino is the medical director of the Meno Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and has over 25 years of healthcare experience. In today's podcast episode, he talks with JJ about a topic that deserves much more attention: heart disease in women! Listen as Dr. Menolascino explains why cardiovascular disease in females is under-addressed in mainstream medicine and how his approach differs from that of conventional healthcare providers.
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29 min
February 23, 2019
JJ’s Gluten Rant
In today's podcast episode, JJ debunks a recent CNN article that came out claiming a gluten-free diet isn't healthy for everyone. Listen as JJ explains the truth about gluten and leaky gut, including how gluten consumption can cause intestinal permeability in all individuals, which can then put you at risk for autoimmune disease.
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18 min
February 20, 2019
The Brain Fog, Fatigue & Hormonal Birth Control Connection with Dr. Jolene Brighten
Author and women's health naturopathic doctor Dr. Jolene Brighten is an expert in hormonal birth control. She completes her 2-part series by revealing the effects that the pill can have on your brain, mood, and energy levels, plus how you can take back your health! Listen as Dr. Brighten explains how hormonal birth control can deplete certain nutrients and wreak havoc on your body, including the impact it can have on your gut microbiome, thyroid, and cortisol levels.
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40 min
February 16, 2019
Beyond the Pill with Dr. Jolene Brighten
Dr. Jolene Brighten is an author, speaker, and women's health naturopathic doctor. In the first of her two-part series on hormonal birth control, Dr. Brighten talks with JJ about the harmful consequences of the birth control pill and what you can do to turn your health around! Listen as Dr. Brighten shares why hormonal birth control is often prescribed to manage symptoms and how it can actually end up making things worse.
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31 min
February 13, 2019
How to Use Your Brain’s Hidden Power to Achieve Your Health Goals with John Assaraf
If you're having trouble achieving your health goals despite your best intentions, then you don't want to miss today's podcast episode! JJ talks with leading mindset and behavioral expert John Assaraf about how to tap into your brain's hidden power to create new beliefs and set yourself up for success. Listen as John explains the science of neuroplasticity and the steps he took to heal his own chronic illness.
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36 min
February 10, 2019
How to Build Emotional Strength with Dr. Joan Rosenberg
Dr. Joan Rosenberg is an expert psychologist, trainer, and highly-regarded speaker. In today's podcast episode, she explains her cutting-edge approach to building emotional strength! Listen to find out how you can identify what you're feeling and the 8 unpleasant feelings that can block you from success. Dr. Rosenberg also shares the 90-second wave technique, including how you can use it to handle difficult feelings and develop the confidence to face any challenges that come your way.
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32 min
February 10, 2019
The Ketotarian (Keto / Vegetarian) Diet with Dr. Will Cole
In today's podcast episode, functional medicine expert Dr. Will Cole talks with JJ all about his novel plant-based approach to the ketogenic diet! Listen to find out what exactly the Ketotarian plan is, including how it combines the power of plants with the health and weight loss benefits of the ketogenic diet.
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30 min
February 2, 2019
Debunking the Counting Calories Myth with JJ Virgin
In today's podcast episode, JJ busts the myth that all calories are created equal! Listen as JJ reveals new scientific research showing that it's the source of your calories that has the biggest impact on your metabolism, including how a low-carb diet packs a powerful punch. JJ also explains how to gradually transition off of high-sugar impact foods without the misery that going cold turkey can create.
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24 min
January 30, 2019
How to Cook for Optimal Thyroid Function & Unlimited Health with Dr. Izabella Wentz
Dr. Izabella Wentz is a pharmacist, bestselling author, and expert in autoimmune thyroid disease. After being diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis herself, Dr. Wentz embarked on a personal discovery process to figure out how to take back her health and feel better again. Listen as Dr. Wentz explains what exactly Hashimoto's disease is and the most common symptoms, as well as the reason that many cases of Hashimoto's often go undiagnosed.
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30 min
January 28, 2019
How to Use Essential Oils to Balance Your Hormones & Boost Weight Loss with Dr. Mariza Snyder
Author and women's health expert Dr. Mariza Snyder completes her 3-part series by revealing how you can use essential oils to take back your hormonal health! Listen to find out about Dr. Snyder's personal health journey and struggle to lose weight, as well as how she discovered what she calls the "trifecta of success": essential oils, diet, and self-care.
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33 min
January 23, 2019
How to Make Over Your Medicine Cabinet with Essential Oils with Dr. Mariza Snyder
Women's health practitioner Dr. Mariza Snyder is an expert in essential oils. In this second episode of her 3-part series, Dr. Snyder talks all about the healing benefits of essential oils! Listen as she explains how essential oils compare to over-the-counter and prescription medications, as well as why she opts for essential oils when it comes to keeping her family healthy.
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24 min
January 19, 2019
An Introduction to Essential Oils with Dr. Mariza Snyder
Dr. Mariza Snyder is a women's hormone practitioner, the author of seven books, and an all-around expert in essential oils. In the first episode of her 3-part series with JJ, Dr. Snyder gives you an introduction to essential oils so you have the tools you need to experience their incredible benefits firsthand! Listen as Dr. Snyder explains what exactly essential oils are and how to choose the best ones, as well as the different ways to incorporate essential oils into your routine.
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30 min
January 16, 2019
How to Heal Your Body the Alkaline Way with Dr. Russell Jaffe
A medical doctor and certified clinical nutritionist, Dr. Russell Jaffe also holds a Ph.D and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. In today's podcast episode, he joins JJ to deep dive into a concept that JJ gets asked about often: acid-alkaline balance in the body. Listen as Dr. Jaffe explains what exactly acid-alkaline balance is and why it matters, including the negative health effects of being too acidic.
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28 min
January 12, 2019
How to Maintain Strong Bones for Life with JJ Virgin
Bone health isn't all about calcium! In today's podcast episode, JJ breaks down everything you need to know about bone health so you can keep your bones strong and healthy for years to come. Listen as JJ explains why it's important to reduce your stress levels and maintain a good acid-alkaline balance, as well as the type of exercise that's best for building strong bones.
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27 min
January 9, 2019
The Autoimmune Protocol with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne
Dr. Sarah Ballantyne is a medical biophysicist and a NYT bestselling author of 4 books. In today's podcast episode, she talks with JJ about the power of nutrition in reversing autoimmune disease! Listen as Dr. Ballantyne shares her personal struggle with multiple autoimmune conditions and how the Paleo diet, and ultimately the Autoimmune Protocol, helped Dr. Ballantyne lose weight and feel better again.
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33 min
January 5, 2019
Helping Young Women Understand Their Hormones with Dr. Nat Kringoudis
Nat Kringoudis is a doctor of Chinese medicine, 2-time bestselling Australian author, and hormone revolutionist. After working with many adult women struggling with hormonal imbalances, Dr. Kringoudis realized there was a need to educate young women on how to understand their hormones from an early age. Listen as Dr. Kringoudis explains the issues birth control pills can cause, as well the reasons that hormonal issues in teenage girls are on the rise.
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27 min
January 2, 2019
How to Reset Your Metabolism to Lose Weight with Dr. Alan Christianson
Dr. Christianson is a NYT bestselling author and top naturopathic physician, and he joins JJ in today's podcast episode to deep dive into the topic of metabolism. Listen as Dr. C explains what metabolic flexibility is and how you can figure out if your metabolism is functioning poorly, plus find out the type of fat that is the most dangerous and how to measure your level of risk.
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32 min
December 29, 2018
Detox to Lose Weight with JJ Virgin
Toxins are all around us, and that toxicity can get in the way of weight loss. In today's podcast episode, JJ explains how a high toxic burden can damage your metabolism and why detoxification is key to shedding stubborn body fat. Listen as JJ explains what obesogens are and how they can wreak havoc on your gut microbiome and contribute to insulin resistance, as well as why juice cleanses can actually do more harm than good.
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30 min
December 26, 2018
Holistic Dental Health with Trina Felber
Trina Felber is the creator and CEO of Primal Life Organics, a premier all-natural dental care company that focuses on oral health as the gateway to internal health. In today's podcast episode, she shares her holistic approach to stronger, cleaner, whiter teeth and a healthy mouth! Listen as Trina talks about the the microbiome in your mouth and why it's key to take care of it, as well as the causes of tooth discoloration and non-toxic alternatives to whitening your teeth.
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28 min
December 22, 2018
What and When Should I Eat? with JJ Virgin
This is one of JJ’s bonus episodes sharing her health expertise about what should be at the end of your fork, but not only what but when you should eat it. The time you chose for eating can help you gain or lose weight. What is JJ’s advice? Eat by the trifecta: fat, protein and fiber, add fluid, say bye to snacks and learn how to start intermittent fasting. Combine this with the right workout and — voila! Notice the changes in your health and weight. Easy and actionable!
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23 min
December 19, 2018
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without Raising Your Blood Sugar with Yemeni Mesa
Yemeni Mesa is the CEO of Know Foods Company. They are using natural, no GMO ingredients and especially a sugar coming from nature called Allulose to make the most amazingly delicious muffins, cookies, waffles, chocolate chips… unbelievable, right? Yemeni explains in detail why you can safely eat their products if you are Diabetic or insulin resistant. Allulose has a tenth of the calories sugar has and is digested like fiber! Listen to this episode and say yes! to your sweet tooth.
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33 min
December 15, 2018
Grain Brain with Dr. David Perlmutter
Dr. David Perlmutter is a world-renowned neurologist and the bestselling author of Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain's Silent Killers. Dr. Perlmutter joins JJ in today's podcast episode to explain how your diet and lifestyle choices can make a significant impact on the destiny of your brain.
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32 min
December 12, 2018
Meat: To Eat or Not to Eat? with Angela Mavridis
In today's podcast episode, Angela Mavridis talks with JJ about whether or not you should eat meat and why the quality of your protein is key. Listen as Angela shares what you need to look for when choosing protein and how to understand nutrition labels, including the difference between terms like organic, grass-fed, and pasture-raised. Find out how to change your plate – one bite at a time!
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31 min
December 8, 2018
Sleep: The Missing Link with JJ Virgin
Sleep is the single most important thing you can do for your health, and JJ's here to explain why! Getting enough quality sleep can be a game-changer – find out from JJ how to make it happen! jj, virgin, sleep, circadian, weight, loss, hormone, bath, bedroom, effects,
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19 min
December 5, 2018
Dirty Genes with Dr. Ben Lynch
Dr. Ben Lynch is a genetics expert and the author of the bestselling book, Dirty Genes. He’s here to explain why your genes are not your destiny and how you can influence gene expression to optimize your health. Listen as Dr. Ben talks about common factors that can impact your genes, as well as the "Super Seven Genes" that are vitally important to your wellbeing.
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32 min
December 1, 2018
The Truth About the Keto / Ketogenic Diet with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne
Dr. Sarah Ballantyne is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the award-winning website, The Paleo Mom. She joins JJ in today's podcast episode to explore the ketogenic diet and talk about the best options for healthy weight loss. Listen as Dr. Ballantyne explains the pros and cons of the ketogenic diet, including the impact it can have on your metabolism and hormonal health.
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40 min
November 28, 2018
All About Wine with Todd White
One of the topics I get asked about most often is wine, and today's guest is here to tell you everything you need to know about this popular drink! He's Todd White, the founder of the only health-focused, natural wine club in the world, Dry Farm Wines. Listen to find out about common issues with the commercial wine industry, including the use of toxic additives and lab-grown yeast that's often genetically modified.
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39 min
November 24, 2018
Radiant Relief with Brendon Lundberg
Brendon Lundberg is the co-founder of Radiant Pain Relief Centres and he joins JJ in today's podcast to share his revolutionary approach to treating chronic pain. Listen as Brendon explains common issues with traditional pain management, including the negative side effects of over-the-counter and prescription medications. Brendon also shares the important role that your brain plays in detecting pain and how retraining your brain can help you experience long-lasting chronic pain relief.
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34 min
November 21, 2018
31-Day Food Revolution with Ocean Robbins
Ocean Robbins is an author and CEO of the 500,000+ member Food Revolution Network. His grandfather was the founder of the famous Baskin-Robbins ice-cream company, but Ocean knew from a young age that he wanted to transform the future of food! In today's podcast episode, Ocean talks with JJ about the toxic food culture that we live in, and why we need to change the way that food is grown, processed, and consumed.
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30 min
November 17, 2018
Healing PCOS with Amy Medling
Amy Medling is a certified health coach and the founder of PCOS Diva. While struggling with symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome herself, she became frustrated with the advice of mainstream medicine and decided to take her health into her own hands. Listen to find out the most common signs of PCOS and the root causes behind it, as well as the lab tests you should be asking your doctor for if you suspect PCOS.
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37 min
November 14, 2018
Creating Your Perfect Fitness Plan with Emily Schromm
Emily Schromm calls herself a “Meathead Hippie” because of her love of barbells and holistic health! In today's podcast episode, Emily shares how she discovered that pushing herself harder in the gym was only making her feel worse. Listen as Emily explains the impact that overtraining can have on your adrenal health, as well as why it's crucial to listen to your body to figure out the right amount and type of exercise for you.
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29 min
November 10, 2018
How to Reverse Autoimmunity with Dr. Amy Myers
Dr. Amy Myers is a physician, bestselling author, and expert in autoimmune disease. Inspired by her own journey with Graves' disease, Dr. Myers developed a diet and lifestyle-based protocol that has helped tens of thousands of people reverse symptoms of autoimmune disease. Listen to find out the connection between inflammation and autoimmunity, as well as the symptoms of food sensitivity and how The Myers Way program can help you figure out which foods work for your unique biochemistry.
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30 min
November 7, 2018
How to Use Essential Oils to Reclaim Your Health with Dr. Mariza Snyder
Dr. Mariza Snyder is an author, wellness practitioner, sought-after lecturer, and creator of the Women’s Balance Summit. In today's podcast episode, she joins JJ to talk about the amazing benefits of essential oils and how you can use them to take back your health! Listen as Dr. Mariza explains the link between cravings and stress, and how essential oils can help you maintain your sense of calm so you don't fall prey to sugar cravings.
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27 min
November 3, 2018
The Truth About Intermittent Fasting and Wine with Melanie Avalon
Melanie Avalon is an actress, certified holistic nutritionist, and wine specialist. As she became involved in the entertainment industry, she tried all different types of fad diets in an attempt to lose weight before discovering the benefits of intermittent fasting and the Paleo diet. Listen as Melanie explains what intermittent fasting is and how it can help you jumpstart fat burning again.
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32 min
October 31, 2018
How To Get Rid of Toxic Fat with Dr. Susanne Bennett
: Dr. Susanne Bennett is a holistic chiropractic physician specializing in detox, allergies, chronic illness, and energy medicine. She became an expert in detoxification in order to help her son heal from severe allergies and mold toxicity. In today's podcast episode, Dr. Susanne talks with JJ about toxic fat and how it can stop you from losing weight and feeling your best.
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33 min
October 28, 2018
The Genetics of Health with Dr. Sharad Paul
Dr. Sharad Paul is a renowned skin cancer surgeon, evolutionary biologist, and social entrepreneur with a passion for helping others. In today's podcast episode, Dr. Paul explains how a positive mindset and healthy lifestyle can make a big difference in how you look and feel. Listen as Dr. Paul explains the impact of genetics on your health and what you can do to overcome "sluggish genes."
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35 min
October 24, 2018
Balancing Your Hormones Naturally with Dr. Shawn Tassone
Dr. Shawn Tassone is a double board certified OB/GYN and the creator of the world's first Integrative Hormonal Mapping System. He joins JJ in today's podcast episode to talk about his holistic approach to restoring women's hormonal health. Listen as Dr. Shawn shares the most common hormonal imbalances he sees in his practice and how his innovative mapping system can help you discover your hormone type.
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28 min
October 20, 2018
Women’s Health and Metabolism with Dr. Jade Teta
Dr. Jade Teta is an integrative physician, author, and sought-after expert in the area of metabolism. He's here to talk about the ins and outs of the female metabolism, and how that can impact weight loss! Listen to find out how a woman’s metabolism is different than a man’s, as well as the hormonal changes that occur during perimenopause and menopause, and how to fine-tune your diet and exercise habits at different life stages.
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37 min
October 17, 2018
How Toxins Can Impact Your Weight and Your Health with Bridgit Danner
Bridgit Danner is a functional health coach and detox expert, and she had to take her health into her own hands after developing an environmental illness due to toxic mold in her home. Listen as Bridgit reveals the top sources of toxins and how toxicity can not only interfere with your hormones and ability to lose weight, but also wreak havoc on your energy levels and your health. Plus, find out Bridgit’s top detoxification strategies that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine.
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29 min
October 10, 2018
How to Turn Back the Clock with Dr. Valter Longo
Dr. Valter Longo is a world-renowned expert in the field of longevity, and he joins JJ in today's podcast episode to share his science-based secrets to helping you live a longer, healthier life! Listen as Dr. Longo talks about the Fasting Mimicking Diet and how this revolutionary diet can help slow aging and fight disease, plus find out the steps you can take to incorporate the Fasting Mimicking Diet into your routine.
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28 min
October 3, 2018
Healthy Living with Katie Wells, The Wellness Mama
Katie Wells is known as The Wellness Mama for good reason! She's a mom of 6, an award-winning blogger, and was recently named one of the 100 most influential people in health and wellness. In today's podcast episode, Katie shares her personal story of how she turned to nutrition to find the solution to her own health struggles and along the way, created an amazing community with a wealth of information on natural living.
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29 min
September 26, 2018
Weight Loss Starts In Your Brain with Veronique Cardon
Veronique Cardon's health and weight struggles started when she moved to the United States and began working in a high-stress job as a corporate executive. Realizing she needed to make a change, Veronique embarked on a journey to become a holistic nutritionist and heal herself. Along the way, she discovered that the key to weight loss success starts with changing the way you think. That's how the CogniDiet was born!
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30 min
September 19, 2018
Staying Ageless with Kathy Smith
Kathy Smith is a legend in the fitness and wellness industry, and she has influenced the lives of millions with her iconic exercise videos and bestselling books. Listen as Kathy explains the best types of exercise to help you strengthen your bones and prevent osteoporosis, as well as the effects of aging on your muscles and how burst training can help you maintain your explosive muscle fibers. Plus, find out the simple things you can do throughout your day that can make a big difference.
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30 min
September 12, 2018
How to Become a Fat-Melting Machine with Leanne Ely
Leanne Ely is the bestselling author of more than ten published books, and she joins JJ in today's podcast episode to talk about The Hot Melt Diet: her newest eating plan that will help you melt unwanted pounds away. Listen as Leanne explains why it's key to include healthy fats in your diet and how to train your body to use fat for fuel instead of sugar, plus how The Hot Melt Diet can help you reap the rewards of a ketogenic diet while still being customized to your individual needs.
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31 min
September 5, 2018
How to Save Your Brain In An Hour a Week with Dr. Tom O'Bryan
Dr. Tom O’Bryan is an internationally recognized speaker and author, and an expert in the area of wheat sensitivity and autoimmune disease. He's back on the podcast by popular demand to share how to optimize your brain function and feel your very best! Listen to find out how wheat can trigger an inflammatory response in your body and the symptoms that can manifest in your brain, as well as the effect that electromagnetics and other toxins can have on your brain health and how to reduce their impact.
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30 min
August 29, 2018
All About Nutrition, Fitness, and Mindset with The Betty Rocker
Bree Argetsinger is known by her fans as "The Betty Rocker" for her mad cooking skills and rockstar personality. She joins JJ in today's podcast episode to explain how you can achieve your goals and rock your life with healthy food, accessible workouts, and plenty of self-love and compassion. Listen as Betty Rocker shares her food philosophy, and find out why millions of folks are raving about Betty Rocker's free Exercise Challenge and how you, too, can get fit fast with her simple, effective workouts.
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29 min
August 22, 2018
Autophagy: The Secret of Youth with Naomi Whittel
Naomi Whittel has traveled the world to find the most powerful anti-aging ingredients, and she joins JJ in today's podcast to talk about the groundbreaking science of autophagy. Listen as Naomi explains exactly what autophagy is and how this cellular detoxification process can help restore your energy and renew your youth, as well as the simple steps you can take to stimulate autophagy today.
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30 min
August 15, 2018
224: The Wildatarian Movement with Teri Cochrane
When Teri Cochrane's son began to struggle with major health issues at a young age, Teri left her career in the corporate world to find the solution to his health crisis. Today, Teri's son is a thriving young adult, and Teri is an integrative practitioner with a wealth of knowledge to share on how to heal your body by eating the right foods! Listen as Teri explains how The Wildatarian Diet can help you build a diet and lifestyle that's customized according to your bio-individual needs.
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36 min
August 8, 2018
How to Make Disease Disappear with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is the star of the hit BBC One series, Doctor in the House, and he joins JJ in today's podcast episode to explain why making disease disappear is simpler than you think! It all starts with what Dr. Chatterjee calls “the 4 pillars of health”: eat, sleep, relax, and move. Listen as Dr. Chatterjee explains how his accessible 4 Pillar Plan can help you live a longer and healthier life, plus the simple shifts you can make in your daily routine.
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32 min
August 1, 2018
Microbiome Medicine with Dr. Raphael Kellman
Dr. Raphael Kellman is known around the world as the Microbiome Doctor, and for good reason! He joins JJ in today's podcast episode to explain why the bacteria in your gut are your greatest ally, and how maintaining a healthy balance of gut flora can help with everything from reducing inflammation and improving brain function to jumpstarting your metabolism and boosting weight loss.
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37 min
July 25, 2018
The Paleo Thyroid Solution with Elle Russ
At the age of 30, Elle Russ began struggling with a host of uncomfortable symptoms, including irregular menstrual cycles, weight gain, and hair loss. After being misdiagnosed by multiple doctors, Elle decided to take her health into her own hands and heal her own thyroid condition. Listen as Elle shares what you need to know about thyroid testing and how reverse T3 issues can impact your health.
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33 min
July 18, 2018
Healing Your Relationship with Food and Your Body with Geneen Roth
Geneen Roth is a bestselling author, international speaker, and one of JJ's long-time personal sheroes! She joins JJ today to talk about how to heal your relationship with food and live your life to the fullest. Listen as Geneen explains the steps you need to take to break free from emotional eating and achieve permanent weight loss, including why it's important to listen to your body and create personal boundaries for yourself. Don't wait until your life is "in order" to make a change!
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27 min
July 11, 2018
How to Lose Weight with Thyroid Disease with Dr. Alan Christianson
Get ready for some wisdom bombs to drop in today's podcast episode! NYT bestselling author and naturopathic physician Dr. Alan Christianson joins JJ to talk all about how to lose weight with thyroid disease, and he has a wealth of knowledge to share. Listen as Dr. C explains how to tell if your thyroid could be to blame for a lack of weight loss and why not all thyroid medications are created equal, as well as the best foods to eat with a thyroid condition.
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34 min
July 4, 2018
Willpower Doesn’t Work with Ben Hardy
A Ph.D candidate in the field of psychology and the adoptive father of three wonderful children, Ben Hardy learned from traumatic experiences early on in his life that the key to creating permanent change lies in your environment. He joins JJ today to explain why relying on willpower isn't the answer to reaching your goals and how to alter your surroundings to set yourself up for success. Listen as Ben shares the steps you need to take to invest in yourself and live your very best life!
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31 min
June 20, 2018
Food Insulin Demand: Going Beyond the Glycemic Index with Dr. Fiona McCulloch
If you're always hungry, struggle with weight around your middle, and have trouble burning fat, you may be insulin resistant. Listen as Dr. Fiona McCulloch explains the signs of insulin resistance and how chronically elevated insulin levels can wreak havoc on your weight and your health. Plus, find out why the glycemic index doesn’t tell the whole story, and learn the metric that you should opt for instead.
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31 min
June 13, 2018
Heal Your Drained Brain with Dr. Mike Dow
Dr. Mike Dow is a neurotherapist and JJ's co-star from the hit TLC show Freaky Eaters. He joins JJ today to talk about the inspiration behind his new book, Heal Your Drained Brain, and how the demands of today's modern world are leaving us stressed out and exhausted. Listen as Dr. Dow explains the 4 subtypes of drained brains and the long-term consequences that can wreak havoc on your health, as well as the diet and lifestyle strategies that can help you balance your stress hormones.
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30 min
June 6, 2018
How to Optimize Gut Health and Have Poops to Be Proud Of with Dr. Marisol
Dr. Marisol is known as the Queen of Thrones, and for good reason! In today's podcast episode, Dr. Marisol talks with JJ about how to heal a stressed gut and have poops you can be proud of. Listen as Dr. Marisol explains what your poop could be telling you about your diet and digestion, plus how to optimize your gut health so you can look and feel your very best. You don't want to miss Dr. Marisol's top tips and tools to help you take charge of your kingdom and own your throne again!
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34 min
May 30, 2018
How to Use Spices to Reduce Inflammation and Burn Fat with Nagina Abdullah
Nagina Abdullah is a health and weight-loss coach, and she struggled with her weight and energy levels for her entire life. As she began to add spices to her meals to make healthy eating more flavorful and sustainable, the extra pounds began to melt away and Nagina felt better than ever before.
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31 min
May 23, 2018
Cooking for Hormone Balance with Magdalena Wszelaki
Certified health coach Magdalena Wszelaki discovered the amazing healing power of food during her own struggle with estrogen dominance and serious thyroid issues. In today's podcast episode, Magdalena shares her top tips and tools so you, too, can restore hormonal balance! Listen to find out which foods you should be adding to your menu to eliminate uncomfortable symptoms like hot flashes and belly fat, as well as the powerful nutrients and herbs that can help reverse the signs of aging.
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38 min
May 16, 2018
Restoring Women’s Hormonal Health with Dr. Anna Cabeca
Dr. Anna Cabeca is a double board-certified OB-Gyn and anti-aging medicine expert, and she’s joining JJ today to talk all about women’s restorative and sexual health. Dr. Cabeca shares her experience of being diagnosed with premature ovarian failure and early menopause at age 39 and how she balanced her hormones and took back her health. Listen to find out the early signs that your hormones are starting to shift and the quiz you can take to evaluate your symptoms.
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29 min
May 9, 2018
How to Heal Eczema and Chronic Skin Rashes with Jennifer Fugo
Clinical nutritionist Jennifer Fugo joins JJ in today's podcast episode to talk about how to heal eczema and other chronic skin rashes. Jennifer herself struggled with severe eczema for years and couldn't get the help she needed from conventional doctors. Listen as Jennifer explains why it's crucial to address eczema from the inside out, as well as the diet and lifestyle strategies she used to overcome her own debilitating skin issues.
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29 min
May 2, 2018
The Truth About Cancer with Ty Bollinger
JJ welcomes Ty Bollinger to the podcast to debunk the myths about the causes of cancer and explain what we can do to stop this modern epidemic. Having lost 7 close family members to cancer, Ty has dedicated himself to cancer research and alternative treatments so you don't have to experience the same tragedy. Listen to find out why a positive mindset has a huge impact on your health, plus Ty's top diet and lifestyle strategies to help prevent and heal cancer naturally. You don't have to be afraid.
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31 min
April 25, 2018
Change Your Habits, Change Your Life with Maneesh Sethi
Maneesh Sethi grew up struggling with ADHD, having trouble focusing and getting things done. He learned early on that the secret to success was in his habits, and he joins JJ today to share how you, too, can change the habits that are holding you back from achieving your goals. Listen as Maneesh talks about his innovative technology called Pavlok and how it can help you break unhealthy habits and transform your life. As Aristotle once said: we are what we repeatedly do.
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34 min
April 18, 2018
All About Fibroids with Melissa Ramos
Melissa Ramos is a nutritionist with a background in Chinese medicine, and she joins JJ in today's episode to talk all about fibroids. A shocking 70% of women will experience at least one fibroid by age 50, but there are steps you can take to balance your hormones and reduce your risk. Listen as Melissa explains what fibroids are, how to tell if you have them, and how to prevent and reverse fibroids naturally with diet and lifestyle strategies.
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31 min
April 11, 2018
Heal Your Hunger with Tricia Nelson
Transformational speaker and author Tricia Nelson joins JJ in today's podcast to talk about how to break free from the emotional eating trap. Tricia shares her own journey with food addiction, including how she lost 50 pounds and changed her life by identifying and healing the underlying causes of her emotional eating. Listen to find out how to tell if you have an issue with emotional eating or food addiction, why it's key to go beyond dieting and address the root cause of the problem.
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24 min
April 4, 2018
Health Hacking and Habit Stacking with TJ Anderson
Holistic health hacker TJ Anderson joins JJ in today's episode to reveal his top secrets to elevate your health and build habits that matter. Listen as TJ shares his personal story of taking responsibility for his physical and emotional health, plus the 3 simple things he does every day that make the biggest difference in his life. Find out how to take action to upgrade your habits and create the change you desire.
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31 min
March 28, 2018
Genius Foods with Max Lugavere
When Max Lugavere's mother began displaying symptoms of memory loss at a young age, he decided to learn everything he possibly could about how to optimize brain function. In today’s podcast episode, Max shares his invaluable insights into the power of nutrition in improving brain power, including the genius foods you should be adding to your menu and the foods you should be avoiding at all costs.
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37 min
March 21, 2018
Healthy, Stress-free Meals with Allison Schaaf
Allison Schaaf has a unique skill set as a personal chef, culinary nutritionist, and registered dietitian. She's also the founder of PrepDish.com, a gluten-free and Paleo meal planning-service. In today's episode, Allison joins JJ to talk about how to make tasty, nutritious meals for your family that are fast and easy. Listen as Allison shares her favorite go-to meals and top tips to make meal prepping easier, plus how to help your kids develop healthy eating habits and try new foods.
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28 min
March 14, 2018
Holistically Slim with Sarah Anne Stewart
Holistic health practitioner Sarah Anne Stewart joins JJ to talk about the power of mindfulness and meditation in helping to achieve permanent weight loss. Listen as Sarah shares her inspiring story of how she used meditation to overcome her struggle with an eating disorder and yo-yo dieting, plus find out why your emotions could be blocking you from losing weight and how meditation can help.
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28 min
March 7, 2018
Fast Tract Digestion with Dr. Norm Robillard
Dr. Norm Robillard, microbiologist and founder of Digestive Health Institute, joins JJ in this fascinating episode to talk about the surprising underlying cause of digestive issues like acid reflux and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Listen as Dr. Robillard explains the connection between issues absorbing carbohydrates and the bacteria in your gut, signs of SIBO and methods of testing, and how to tell if carbohydrate malabsorption is a problem for you.
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36 min
February 28, 2018
How to Create Your Personalized Nutrition Plan with Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia
Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia, nutritionist and founder of the Institute of Transformational Nutrition, joins JJ in today's episode to help you discover what you're truly hungry for. Listen as Cynthia explains why it's key to discover your purpose and reconnect with yourself, plus find out how Cynthia's five-step process can help you create your personalized action plan.
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31 min
February 21, 2018
How to Feed a Brain with Cavin Balaster
JJ welcomes Cavin Balaster to the podcast to share his amazing story of recovery after suffering a severe traumatic brain injury. Given less than a 10 percent chance of survival, Cavin explains how he used nutritional therapy and alternative medicine to defy the odds and heal his brain and body. Brain injury can occur in many different ways, and you never know when it might happen to you or a loved one.
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31 min
February 14, 2018
Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? with Dr. Mark Hyman
Bestselling author and functional medicine pioneer Dr. Mark Hyman joins JJ in today’s episode to clear up the confusion about healthy eating once and for all! Find out the real truth behind what the food industry is telling you about nutrition, plus how to know which foods truly nurture your body and which can do real harm. Listen as Dr. Hyman breaks down the latest research to give you clear advice on foods like dairy, meat, fruits, and veggies so you can optimize your diet and take back your health!
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37 min
February 10, 2018
The Unhealthy Truth with Robyn O’Brien
After Robyn O'Brien's daughter had a severe allergic reaction to eggs, Robyn set out to learn everything she could to keep her daughter safe. But when she discovered the alarming rates of food allergies and intolerances, she knew she had to dig deeper to figure out the cause. Listen as Robyn shares how she used her skills as a financial and food industry analyst to reveal the shocking secrets about America’s food supply, plus the truth behind GMOs and their connection to health issues.
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44 min
February 7, 2018
All About Insulin Resistance with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo
JJ welcomes the amazing Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo to deep dive into insulin resistance and blood sugar balance. Find out what insulin resistance is and how to tell if you have it, plus why it's crucial to take action early to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and protect your health. If you’re struggling with blood sugar issues and stubborn belly fat, you don’t want to miss Dr. Ritamarie’s top diet and lifestyle tips to reverse insulin resistance and feel better fast!
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33 min
January 31, 2018
Diet Detox with Brooke Alpert
In today’s episode, nutrition expert Brooke Alpert shares with JJ how fad diets and cleanses set you up to fail, and why you need to stop yo-yo dieting to lose weight once and for all. Listen as Brooke explains the biggest dieting mistakes women make and the simple rules to follow instead, why artificial sweeteners should never be added to your menu, plus the right types of exercise to help you look and feel your best.
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32 min
January 17, 2018
Delicious and Healthy Comfort Food with Laila Ali
Laila Ali knows what it means to be a champion, both in the boxing ring and in the kitchen! Join Laila as she shares her inspiring journey from pro-boxer to wellness expert and how making health and nutrition a top priority fuels her success. Listen as Laila offers healthy eating tips for a busy lifestyle and how to make quick, easy meals that your family will love. Plus, find out the inspiration for Laila’s new cookbook and the foods Laila includes in her diet to stay healthy and fit!
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29 min
January 10, 2018
Overcoming Food Addiction with Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson
In today’s podcast, Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson joins JJ to share her personal journey with food and drug addiction and how she turned her life around. Dr. Thompson explains why it’s so hard to resist overeating, how to know if you’re susceptible to addiction, and key strategies based on science and psychology to achieve freedom from food addiction and permanent weight loss. Listen to find out if your brain is blocking you from losing weight and how you can live happy, thin, and free for good!
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33 min
January 3, 2018
How to Speed Up Your Metabolism Safely with JJ Virgin
JJ Virgin deep dives into how to boost your metabolism, with simple tips you can use to start taking action today! Learn how to tell if you’re at an increased risk of a slow metabolism, plus find out the best metabolism-boosting foods and supplements to include in your diet and how to choose the right types of exercise to get results fast. It’s the little hinges that swing big doors: find out how a few small shifts in your daily habits can make a huge impact on your metabolism and your health!
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26 min
December 27, 2017
The Mask of Masculinity with Lewis Howes
How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability
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31 min
December 20, 2017
Winning the Inner Game of Weight Loss with John Assaraf
Behavior and mindset expert John Assaraf talks with JJ about the power of neuroscience and how retraining your brain can help you achieve your weight loss goals. After experiencing his own struggles with losing and regaining weight, John shares how he used brain science techniques to reset his subconscious body fat set point and maintain his weight loss for good. Listen and learn how to let go of mental and emotional obstacles and reshape your self-image to drive your weight release success!
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26 min
December 13, 2017
How to Look Ten Years Younger with Dr. Anthony Youn
In today’s episode, holistic plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn shares how to reverse the signs of aging and look ten years younger without resorting to surgery or other invasive procedures.
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28 min
December 6, 2017
The Better Brain Solution with Dr. Steven Masley
Dr. Steven Masley joins JJ today to deep dive into the topic of brain health. With increasing numbers of people experiencing declining brain function, including dementia and Alzheimer’s, it's critical to take steps to reverse cognitive decline before it's too late!
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31 min
November 29, 2017
How to Protect Yourself from EMFs with Nick Pineault
Health journalist Nick Pineault joins JJ to reveal the dangers of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from wireless devices and technology like cellphones, laptops, and Wi-Fi. Learn all the steps you need to take to shield you and your family from this invisible toxin.
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24 min
November 22, 2017
How to Love Your Body and Reclaim Passion in Your Relationship with Susan Bratton
In today’s podcast, relationship expert Susan Bratton shares how she saved her marriage by overcoming body shame, reconnecting with herself, and learning to love her own body. Most of us are very hard on ourselves, and that self-criticism not only leads to a negative body image, it also impacts our relationships during times of intimacy. Susan and JJ will give you tips to start practicing self-kindness so that you can overcome body shame and reclaim passion with your sexual soulmate. Listen to find out how you can enjoy yourself and your sex life more than ever!   Key Takeaways: [:44] Susan Bratton’s career briefing [2:24] How did Susan become a trusted sex adviser? [4:40] Why are women so hard on themselves? [5:28] Cultural and childhood experiences can contribute to body shame. [7:00] You can learn to mitigate self-criticism and body shame. [9:46] Self-criticism is a predictor of loneliness and is directly related to depression. [10:05] Practice self-kindness to heal yourself. [12:02] Program yourself to look for what you love about you. [13:12] Negative body image hacks to reframe your way of thinking [14:53] Adore yourself and allow yourself to be adored. [16:35] Gynoid fat is the fat of desire. [18:24] Body love game: tell me three things that you love about me. [21:15] Susan tells JJ three things she loves about her body. [23:38] What turns your mate into your sexual soulmate? Get a free excerpt from Susan’s bestselling book, Sexual Soulmates: The 6 Essentials for Connected Sex. [24:50] You won’t know what your body wants until you ask it. [25:43] Tell your partner what you need and give them feedback. [28:29] Start your day off right with JJ’s All-In-One Paleo-Inspired Protein Shake. [29:17] Listener’s question: I am so bloated all the time! What can I do? [30:34] Grab Susan’s freemium to stop beating yourself up over your bloat! Figure out why you’re bloated by going through The Virgin Diet to check for food intolerances, trying a round of protein digestive enzymes, and lowering your sugar-impact with Sugar Impact Diet to ensure you’re not feeding the bad bacteria in your gut.   Mentioned in this episode: JJVirgin.com/susan JJVirgin.com/products Facebook JJ Virgin Official Instagram JJ Virgin Pinterest JJ Virgin
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35 min
November 15, 2017
Toxicity and Clearing Up Detox Confusion with Dr. Ann Shippy
Dr. Ann Shippy was a chemical engineer when she became extremely sick and couldn't get the help she needed from healthcare providers. She shares her hero's journey with toxicity and how she became a functional medicine doctor and healed her body. Listen as she explains common symptoms of toxicity, the best ways to test for toxins, and the foods you should be including in your diet to support detoxification. We're exposed to toxins on an everyday basis, and that toxicity can lead to issues like weight gain and autoimmune disease. It's crucial to detox the right way to take back your health!   Key Takeaways: [:48] Dr. Ann Shippy’s career briefing [2:41] How did Dr. Shippy become interested in toxicity? [5:07] In medical school, doctors aren’t trained on the dangers of ongoing toxicity and how environmental toxins can build up in your body, causing issues like autoimmune disorders. [7:11] What are the symptoms of toxicity? [9.40] What are the problems with juice cleanses? [10:20] When you’re detoxifying, you should feel better, not worse. [11:34 What are the top sources of toxins in everyday life? [12:35] What are the best ways to test for toxicity? If you don’t have access to a functional medicine doctor, these are some basic tests that can be done: GGT, ALT, and AST. [13:27] If you have access to a functional medicine doctor, you can do heavy metal testing, as well as tests that measure pesticides, solvents, and even things like glyphosate in your body. [15:30] What are some things you can do to help detoxify your body? Eating foods that support your detoxification systems like onions and garlic, spices like turmeric and other herbs, cruciferous vegetables, and clean protein, as well as liposomal glutathione supplements. [19:20] Check that your cooking materials don´t have lead in them. [20:03] Avoid aluminum in your deodorant. [21.18] Get Dr. Shippy’s free detox quickstart guide on JJ’s website. [22:02] There are 21 billion pounds of toxic chemicals released a year into our air, land, and water. 4.5 billion pounds are known carcinogens. [27:55] Your breakfast sets the pace for your entire day -- start your day right with JJ’s shakes! [28:26] Listener’s question: What are the top foods JJ thinks everyone should be eating?, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, avocado, squash, wild salmon and other sources of clean, lean protein, as well as herbs and spices, including curcumin, turmeric, ginger, and more. [31:43] Eat seasonal, local, and organic foods.   Mentioned in this episode: JJVirgin.com/drshippy JJVirgin.com/products Facebook: JJVirginofficial jjvirgin.com/vital jjvirgin.com/butcherbox  
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34 min
November 8, 2017
How to Fight FATflammation with Dr. Lori Shemek
Weight loss and nutrition expert Dr. Lori Shemek explains FATflammation and why silent inflammation of your fat cells is a primary underlying cause of weight gain. Find out which foods bloat your fat cells and lead to a vicious cycle of inflammation and excess pounds, plus the right foods you should be eating to reverse inflammation and shrink your fat cells back to their normal size. Dr. Shemek’s revolutionary approach uses the latest fat-cell research to help you fight FATflammation and kickstart lasting weight loss!   Key takeaways: [:54] Dr. Lori Shemek’s career briefing [2:18] What is FATflammation? [2:30] There are two types of inflammation: acute and silent. [3:31] FATflammation is a silent inflammation of your fat cells. [5:25] When the mitochondria in your cells aren’t functioning optimally, your metabolism runs less efficiently. [6:59] Ways to reverse inflammation within your fat cells [7:21] The gut is the epicenter of your immune health, mental well-being, and your weight. [8:38] Healthy gut bugs create a leaner, happier, and healthier you. [9.11] The calorie myth: not all calories are created equal. [10:48] When reading labels on food packages, it’s key to watch the sugar. [11:47] How can you become a health detective and avoid getting fooled by sneaky labels? [12:38] Which fats are bad? Avoid hydrogenated fats and vegetable oils, including corn and canola oil. [15:57] One of Dr. Shemek’s favorite foods is grain-free pizza made with a cauliflower crust. [18:27] Other foods that promote cellular health, reverse inflammation, and target fat cells [21:46] Dr. Shemek offers two books to help you stay forever motivated (see link below). [22:55] Sugar is hiding everywhere! It’s important to know which sugars to choose and which to lose. Find out how to drop 7 hidden sugars and lose up to 10 pounds in 2 weeks in JJ’s Sugar Impact Diet. [23:52] Listener’s question: I’m overwhelmed with all the things I need to do to get healthy again. Where do I start? [24:53] Lowering your sugar impact can make a big difference.   Mentioned in this episode: JJVirgin.com/drlori JJVirgin.com/books Facebook: JJVirgin official Instagram: @JJVirgin
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28 min
November 1, 2017
The Healing Power of Essential Oils with Dr. Eric Zielinski
Dr. Eric Zielinski (Dr. Z) is an aromatherapist and author of the upcoming book The Healing Power of Essential Oils. His mission is to take the “woo-woo” out of essential oils and show that there is a plethora of science-based research proving their health benefits. Listen to find out how essential oils can be used as plant-based medicine, plus the best essential oils to choose for helping with everything from women’s health issues to autoimmune disease. This podcast will give you all the tools you need to put these amazing oils into immediate therapeutic use!     Key takeaways: [2:20] Dr. Eric Zielinski´s career briefing [4:09] How did Dr. Z get into the field of essential oils? [7:09] There’s a significant amount of research on the effectiveness of essential oils in the area of women’s health.  [8:33] In his book, Dr. Z covers a wide range of topics on women’s health, from the premenstrual to the postmenopausal stage in a woman’s life.  [8:48] A highly diluted, safe essential oil blend can be used for vaginal dryness. [9:58] Aromatherapy 101: to make a safe 1% dilution, add 6 drops of essential oil to a carrier oil like coconut, jojoba, or evening primrose oil.  [13:01] Dr. Z’s top three essential oils for women are clary sage, geranium, and lavender. [13:45] These oils have the tendency to give the body what it needs to create homeostasis. [14:41] Ylang-ylang is another cost-effective essential oil with many benefits. [15:32] The craziest story in Dr. Z’s career involves a very frail woman with multiple health conditions whose hands would break out into oozing sores during her menstrual cycle. [19:03] By making dietary changes and using Mama Z’s healing serum along with other oils for symptom management, that woman became well again. [21:45] Become your own personal health detective to experience healing. [22:24] Dr. Z’s one thing that makes the biggest difference: loving yourself and others can transform your life.  [22:34] Get a free access pass to Dr. Z’s club for tons of essential oil recipes and information on how to put them into use. [25:56] JJ explains why food intolerance is the real cause of weight gain in The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 foods, Lose 7 pounds, Just 7 days! Discover the sneaky 7 foods and find out more by visiting jjvirgin.com/books,  [26:35] Listener’s question: What are the top 3 things for helping women sail through menopause?  [28:18] It’s key to manage stress, dial in your thyroid, and balance your blood sugar levels.   Mentioned in this episode: DrEricZ.com JJVirgin.com/drz JJVirgin.com/books Facebook JJVirginOfficial JJVirginstore.com  
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31 min
October 28, 2017
All About Sweeteners with JJ Virgin
We’ve been looking at sugar all wrong! Sneaky sugars are everywhere and as a result, it makes it even harder for us to choose healthy sweetener options. Listen as JJ explains the high-sugar impact sweeteners you should avoid like fructose, agave and artificial sweeteners, plus what makes sweeteners like sugar alcohols, stevia, and monk fruit JJ’s top choices. Don’t miss this episode where JJ answers all your questions about sweeteners and gives you easy hacks to help crush your cravings and break free from the sugar trap for good!     Key takeaways: [2:45] All carbs, except for fiber, turn into sugar. [3:30] Which sweeteners can we really use? [3:56] Sugar Impact Diet classifies foods as high, medium, or low-sugar impact.  [5:10] Why you should avoid fructose and agave [6:44] Artificial sweeteners cause you to crave more sweet and trigger caloric dysregulation. [11:03] Honey and maple syrup are still sugars. [11:38] Sugar alcohols and herbals are okay to use, but they should be consumed in small amounts. [12:28] Stevia and monk fruit are good options, but they can still cause caloric dysregulation. [14: 40] Cinnamon and vanilla are JJ’s favorite options. [14:54] You’re either born with a sweet tooth or stress and training can create one. [15:20] Sour takes your sweet tooth away. Try JJ’s Lemon-Aid recipe! [15:53] Focus on The Virgin Diet or Sugar Impact Diet Plate -- healthy fats, clean, lean protein, loads of non-starchy vegetables, and some slow-low carbs. [17:01] Taper down your sweet tooth. [17:30] Start your day right with JJ’s All-In-One Shake!  [18:21] Listener’s question: I’ve followed the Sugar Impact Diet and gotten rid of my sweet tooth. Is it okay to incorporate cheat meals now? [19:10] Cheat meals trigger powerful hormonal responses and inflammation in your body.   Mentioned in this episode: https://jjvirgin.com/recipe/lemon-aid/ www.jjvirgin.com\products Facebook: JJVirgin official Instagram and Pinterest: @JJVirgin  
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23 min
October 25, 2017
The Dirt Cure with Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein
Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein is a pediatric neurologist, herbalist, urban farmer, and author of The Dirt Cure: Growing Healthy Kids with Food Straight from Soil. On today’s podcast, Dr. Shetreat-Klein shares why spending time outdoors is critical and how the diverse organisms in soil can improve your health and impact the quality of your food. Dr. Shetreat-Klein discovered the importance of exposure to microbes in nature and eating nutrient-dense foods while helping her son recover from debilitating symptoms of asthma that stemmed from a severe food allergy. Find out why dirt is crucial for preventing illness and protecting your health!    Key takeaways: [:37] Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein’s career briefing [2:43] What is The Dirt Cure? [3:07] Being exposed to the microbiome of the outdoors is important. [4:58] Kids that have grown up on farms have fewer allergies and less asthma due to their increased exposure to biodiverse organisms. [5:35] One teaspoon of soil has as many organisms as there are people on the entire planet.  [6.08] Psychobiotics are organisms that can impact our mood and our cognition. [7:30] What do you do when you live in the city? [8:03] Sharing a microbiome with your pets boosts your brain, immune, and gut health. [8:28] Visit nearby parks and seek out opportunities to spend time in nature. [9:45] The Earth is an unlimited source of electrons -- going bare feet and letting the flow of electrons enter your body helps neutralize harmful free radicals.  [10:28] Forest Bathing involves immersing yourself in the beauty of the forest and it’s been found to have numerous health benefits. [11:30] Dr. Shetreat-Klein began researching the impact of food on children’s health after her son experienced debilitating symptoms of asthma and other health issues due to a severe food allergy.   [13:40] The way we grow our food and treat our soil impacts the health of our food.  [14:15] Healthy fat from animals raised in pastures is rich in vitamin D and essential fatty acids. [15:37] Which sweeteners are best? Raw honey has antioxidant properties, but you still need to be mindful about the amount you eat. [18:14] Get bitter components in your diet to help stabilize insulin and blood sugar levels as well as your appetite. [18:58] Get a free guide with Dr. Shetreat-Klein’s favorite nutrient-dense recipes. [20:18] Learn how to lose fat fast, keep it off forever, and become part of a community at jjvirgin.com [20:58] Listener’s question: How do I know if I need probiotics? Your gut microbiome is critical for your overall health -- probiotics and prebiotics help balance your gut microbiome. [25:06] If you are on antibiotics, you should take two probiotics a day.   Mentioned in this episode: JJVirgin.com/dirtcure DrMaya.com JJVirgin.com Facebook — JJVirgin Official Instagram — JJVirgin Official  
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28 min
October 18, 2017
Healing Your Brain with Dr. Dan Engle
JJ welcomes Dr. Dan Engle to deep dive into the area of brain recovery after an injury and how to optimize your brain health. Both Dr. Engle and JJ have valuable insight to share, not only from their expertise as health professionals, but also because a brain injury has personally impacted their lives. Listen to learn about the best ways to heal your brain and what you should avoid after experiencing head trauma. Considering most traumatic brain injuries are mild and many folks aren’t fully aware of their injury, you don’t want to miss this critical information on protecting your brain health!    Key takeaways: [1:08] Dr. Dan Engle’s career briefing [2:23] Dr. Engle became interested in brain recovery after his own injury.  [5:30] How do you know if you’ve injured your brain? [6:00] Most traumatic brain injuries are mild, and many people are walking around with the neurological consequences without being fully aware of their injury.  [6:17] With post-concussive syndrome, executive functions (concentration, sleep, attention, mood) are compromised. There can be emotional and psychological ramifications as well.  [7:33] Infection and inflammation of the brain impairs all of the brain’s downstream functions. [8:26] The things that help the brain heal also help the brain to function optimally. [9:05] Strategies to help heal the brain and make a good brain better involve starting with the basics: water, light, oxygen, food, and energy. [10:01] Water: floatation therapy [11:28] Light: light therapy and vitamin D [12:08] Oxygen: hyperbaric oxygen therapy for brain repair [13:46] Food: the food you eat influences your recovery -- eat clean, organic, fat-based foods.  [14:29] Energy: pulsed electromagnetic field technology. [16:55] What should you avoid when you’re recovering from a brain injury? It’s important to avoid: toxicity, including heavy metals like aluminum; influence of high electromagnetic fields from computers and cell phones; extra stimulation; stress; high-sugar diet; and subsequent head trauma. [20:05] Everyone doing sports should be on fish oil and curcumin. [20:30] Five things to take immediately after a head trauma: curcumin, fish oil, CBD, vitamin D, and glutathione. [24:12] You can get a free Concussion Repair Manual and the Top 10 Brain and Mood Foods Guide from Dr. Dan at jjvirgin.com/drdan [26:32] Get JJ’s Leaky Gut Support to help ease symptoms of food intolerances and digestive unrest. [27:11] Listener’s question: What was the most important thing that helped JJ’s son recover from his brain injury? The collective mindset and decision that he was going to be 110 percent.    Mentioned in this episode: JJVirgin.com/drdan JJVirgin.com/products Facebook Page @JJVirginOfficial Instagram @JJVirgin  Pinterest @JJVirgin  
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31 min
October 11, 2017
The Cancer Revolution with Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy
Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy is the author of The Cancer Revolution, and she became interested in the prevention and treatment of cancer due to her own increased risk of the illness. With almost 1-in-2 people affected by cancer in their lifetime, this is a podcast you can’t afford to miss! Listen to learn about the early warning signs you need to pay attention to, the lab tests your doctor should be running, and how to prevent and reverse cancer with diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. Connealy explains that educating yourself is critical, and early prevention is the cure!    Key takeaways: [1:24] Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy’s career briefing [3:30] Over 60 years ago, her mother was prescribed a medication to prevent miscarriage that was later found to cause cancer and a host of other health issues in children who were exposed before birth.  [6:12] Your mess becomes your message – Connealy’s personal experience has helped her to connect with patients. [7:40] Early prevention and self-monitoring is critical. The cure for cancer is prevention. [11:05] Pay attention to how you feel every day. It’s important to eat healing foods, drink water, detox, move more, and get 8-9 hours of quality sleep. [12:25] Ask your doctor to run blood tests, including a CBC, chemistry panel, and CRP (C-reactive protein) test. Monitoring your CRP levels is crucial and even slight elevations indicate that something is out of balance in your body. [1] Get an HbA1c test to find out your blood sugar levels over the past 90 days. High blood sugar levels increase your risk for all types of health issues. [13:44] Be sure ask your doctor for a thyroid panel and DHEA-sulfate test.  [16:30] Symptoms you need to pay attention to include chronic fatigue, chronic cough, brain fog, changes in your hair, hernias, body odor, and lumps and bleeding that aren’t going away quickly. [19:28] Our children are plagued with illness, including autism, depression, ADD, diabetes, obesity, and more. [20:50] Reducing your sugar content by 50 percent and moving 30 minutes a day are simple shifts that will make a big difference. [21:38] Dr. Connealy is offering listeners a free 14-day food plan to help prevent and treat cancer at jjvirgin.com/revo  [24:35] Dr. Connealy’s one thing that makes the biggest difference: decide to be happy and get rid of your emotional conflicts to help you heal and feel amazing. [25:25] Starting your day with the right breakfast sets the metabolic tone for the day. The easiest way to do this is with JJ Virgin’s Paleo-Inspired All-In-One Shake!  [26:15] Listener’s question: Is having a little bit of sugar really that big of a deal? Sugar is pro-aging, feeds cancer cells, and is pro-inflammatory. There’s nothing good about it – find healthy swaps and use Sugar Impact Diet to retrain your sweet tooth instead!   Mentioned in this episode: The Cancer Revolution: A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer, by Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy JJVirgin.com/revo JJVirgin.com/products  
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31 min
October 4, 2017
The Secret Life of Fat with Dr. Sylvia Tara
Dr. Sylvia Tara is a biochemist and the author of The Secret Life of Fat. After experiencing her own struggles with weight loss, she spent five years deep diving into the topic of fat in order to learn everything about how it works and how to shed excess body fat. Dr. Tara explains how fat uses hormones to communicate within your body and why some people have the tendency to store more of it. Listen to learn the science behind this complex system so that you can outsmart stubborn body fat and get rid of it for good!    Key takeaways: [:29] Dr. Sylvia Tara’s career briefing [2:31] How did Dr. Tara become interested in researching body fat? [3:45] Fat is not just fat -- it’s an organ and it’s very active in our body. [4:40] When you lose fat, you end up losing leptin. That drives your appetite forward and decreases your metabolism.  [6:09] Women store fat much more efficiently than men. [7:24] Women have higher ghrelin levels after exercising, which increases hunger. [8:15] Fat produces estrogen. [8:50] There is a tendency to gain weight with age due to the loss of some of our fat-busting hormones. [10:09] Fat becomes a primary supplier of estrogen as women age. [10:50] Not all fat is equal. [12:06] Exercise helps fat release adiponectin, a hormone that helps clear the blood of fat and put it where it belongs. The more we exercise, the healthier our fat is. [12:45] There are different kinds of fat -- the key is to be healthy with your fat. [14:10] Top tips to lose fat: losing fat is hard and it’s designed to stay on you. You have to find a diet you will want to stay on for the long run.  [16:25] Weight loss is very individual and our sensitivity to foods is very different. It’s important to keep a food journal to find out what works for you. [19:30] Check out all of Dr. Tara’s resources on her website and social media.  [22:20] Get better quality of sleep with JJ’s Sleep Candy! [23:05] Listener’s question: I want to try intermittent fasting -- what do you recommend?  Get your blood sugar balanced, work on your eating window during the day and a 12-14 hour overnight fast.   Mentioned in this episode TheSecretLifeOfFat.com @sylviataraphd on Twitter @sylviataraphd on Facebook JJVirgin.com/products  
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28 min
September 27, 2017
How to Be Your Own Best Doctor with Dr. William Davis
Dr. William Davis meets with JJ to discuss Undoctored, his new book with a bold and unconventional message! Dr. Davis is a cardiologist and the New York Times bestselling author of Wheat Belly, and he’s well-known for his innovative ideas about health and nutrition. In this podcast, Dr. Davis discusses the flaws of our current healthcare system and gives you six strategies to eliminate illness and heal yourself. Listen to learn how you can put the power of your health back into your own hands, where it belongs!   Key Takeaways: [:56] Dr. William Davis is the author of Wheat Belly and a pioneer in highlighting the dangers of gluten and grains in the diet. [2:13] Dr. William Davis’s career briefing [3:22] Dr. Davis’s new book, Undoctored, critiques the medical system and encourages people to find their own answers. [5:33] People who aren’t following the advice of their doctors are getting better results. [6:56] The American Heart Association is giving the public the wrong message about which foods are healthy. [8:04] There are commercial interests behind some of the advice that is given by big businesses. [11:18] Patients have become smarter than their doctors because of collective wisdom. [13:16] People are getting answers on their own, using tools that are benign, like exercise and supplements. [13:40] Dr. Davis’s book highlights the importance of taking personal responsibility for your health. [15:42] What about folks who use the Internet as a diagnostic tool?  [17:05] The six strategies to eliminate the majority of “diseases of lifestyle.” [18:30] There are certain conditions that may require additional steps. [19:44] Remaining grain-free and supplementing with vitamin D makes the biggest difference in Dr. Davis’s life. [21:56] Dr. Davis gives the audience a micro-course for free on JJ’s website! [24:43] Sugar is hiding everywhere — which sugars to lose and which to choose? JJ teaches you how to lose fat fast and forever in The Sugar Impact Diet. [25:28] Listener’s’ question: Is it wrong to have a “cheat” meal on the weekends? [26:10] When a food is toxic to you, a little bit creates a major problem.   Mentioned in this episode: JJVirgin.com/undoctored JJVirgin.com/books Facebook page JJVirgin Official Instagram @JJ.Virgin  
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30 min
September 20, 2017
Holistic Mental Health with Dr. Kelly Brogan
Dr. Kelly Brogan is a holistic psychiatrist and she’s created quite a stir with her recent book, A Mind of Your Own, in which she talks about treating mental illness conditions without medication. In this podcast, Dr. Brogan explains what really causes depression and how medication can make things worse in the long run. Listen as she explains why your mindset is critical for healing and how to improve your mental health naturally with diet and lifestyle interventions. If you struggle with brain fog, anxiety, or depression, this episode will give you the tools you need to feel better again!  Key takeaways: [2:15] Dr. Kelly Brogan’s career briefing [3:25] Dr. Brogan’s controversial book A Mind of Your Own [3:50] How Dr. Brogan became interested in holistic psychiatry [7:30] In psychiatry, impressionistic labels are given to patients that sometimes stick with them for life.  [8:17] The medications that are being used to treat long-term mental illness conditions are potentially perpetuating the problem. [8:50] If there is a short-term benefit from medication, it comes at the cost of long-term disability. [10:40] Depression has not been proven to be caused by a serotonin imbalance.  [12:18] Depression is a sign that something is off and your body is recruiting all of its resources to respond to a perceived stressor. Stressors can be anything from a B12 deficiency to a food reaction or a psychospiritual crisis. [14:55] Your mindset is key – you have to become aware that your body has an innate intelligence and knows what it’s doing. [18:40] Healing begins with diet, detox, and meditation.  [21:13] Connecting to yourself and others is crucial.  [22:42] It’s important to take personal responsibility for your health.  [25:08] Dr. Brogan’s free workshop offers tips to help with issues like brain fog and anxiety, as well as tools to help you make a shift in your mindset. [27:40] Lose weight faster with JJ Virgin’s Extra Fiber. [28:37] Listener’s question: What are the critical things to help with healing a brain injury and improving your mood?  [29:51] Fish oil is good for brain health.  [31:02] Balance your blood sugar and pull out hidden food intolerances.  [31:28] Meditation helps with relaxation and healing.    Mentioned in this episode: JJVirgin.com/drbrogan JJVirgin.com/products Facebook Page JJVirgin Official  
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33 min
September 13, 2017
How to Optimize Your Blood Sugar to Boost Your Metabolism with Dr. Brian Mowll
JJ talks with Dr. Brian Mowll to separate fact from fiction when it comes to slow metabolism, as he reveals how insulin and glucose levels influence your metabolic rate. Although there are certain factors that can impact your metabolism, no one is doomed to have a slow one forever! There are steps you can take to speed up your metabolism and resensitize your cells to insulin so that you can start burning fat for fuel and feeling great. Learn everything you need to know to begin your plan of action today!    Key takeaways: [:40] Dr. Brian Mowll’s career briefing [2:07] Dr. Mowll started working with blood sugar and metabolism because of his own struggles with weight and blood sugar.  [3:45] There are certain factors that can slow down your metabolism, like aging and hypothyroidism, but we have the power to influence our bodies to have a faster and better metabolism.  [4:46] If you feel like you don’t burn energy well, there are ways to speed that up. [5:25] Certain people are more prone to storing fat.  [7:02] Resistance training and high-intensity interval training build up your body’s ability to burn fuel at a higher rate. [9:50] We burn sugar and fat for fuel, and we need to be able to get those into our cells to convert them into energy. When you have high blood sugar, glucose isn’t able to enter the cells and get utilized effectively. [10: 45] When you notice your blood sugar is starting to rise and you’re storing more fat around your waist, it’s important to measure your insulin levels. [11:35] When you have too much insulin, it makes you gain weight. [12:35] The range of insulin that the lab gives you is not functional -- it measures pathology. [13:21] The optimal fasting insulin range is between 2.5 and 5.  [15:15] To resensitize your body to insulin you have to cut out the processed, refined carbohydrates and sugar from your diet, and start doing high-intensity interval training. [18:54] Every time you eat, you stimulate insulin release. The goal is to lower your insulin levels so your cells become resensitized, and you’re never going to do that if you keep eating all day long. [20:05] Long periods of time (more than 4 hours) between meals help your cells resensitize to insulin. [20:54] Getting to bed early is crucial for your health. [22:11] The Blood Sugar Manifesto is a free e-book that contains all of Dr. Mowll’s secrets about metabolism and blood sugar. [23:48] Start your day right with JJ’s breakfast shake. [24:35] Listener’s question: What should you do if you have to pick between getting enough sleep or exercising? Exercise is not about length, but rather intensity. (Choose sleep first, but there are ways to incorporate exercise in your daily routine, even if you’re short on time.)   Mentioned in this episode: JJVirgin.com/drmowll JJVirgin.com/products www.jjvirgin.com/xiser Facebook page JJVirgin Official  
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29 min
September 6, 2017
The Histamine Connection with Yasmina Ykelenstam
Yasmina Ykelenstam was suffering from debilitating symptoms and couldn’t get the help she needed from doctors. Frustrated and sick, she turned to her skills as a journalist and uncovered the true source of her health issues: histamines. Listen as she explains common symptoms of histamine issues and how to solve them using a 4-week elimination diet. If you suspect you have problems with histamines, don’t miss this episode, where we uncover which foods to avoid and who to consult to get the best care.    Key Takeaways: [1:16] Yasmina Ykelenstam’s career briefing [2:50] As a result of working in extreme conditions as a journalist in Iraq, Yasmina developed serious health problems that doctors didn’t know how to treat. [3:40] How do you know if you have issues with histamine? [4:10] Histamine, or mast cell activation issues present with a wide range of symptoms, including gastrointestinal problems, allergies, emotional issues, and more. [5:33] The first step if you think you might have histamine problems is treating the naturopathic way. [6:35] Try a four-week elimination diet, getting rid of all histamine, and see how you feel afterward. [7:14] The right amount of histamine is required by a healthy body to function. [7:48] If you don't see much change after the four weeks, you should check for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome with a functional medicine doctor. [9:22] Testing alone is not enough. [10:08] You can’t reduce histamine for too long (longer than four weeks), since there is a possibility that your body will start to produce more histamine in response. [13:28] Make your own list of safe foods. [14:47] Foods that can trigger histamine-related inflammation include: fermented foods, tomatoes, pineapples, strawberries, red-colored foods in general, cacao, anything that’s not found in nature, avocados, and nuts except almonds, pecans, and a few others. [19:03] Meditation and yoga make the biggest difference in Yasmina’s daily life. [20:49] Yasmina gives JJ’s audience a free digital book explaining histamine. [22:20] Make a small change in something you do every day: start with having one of JJ’s shakes for breakfast! [23:05] Listener’s question: What do you think about the diet where you can eat well five days a week and cheat two days? The foods that hurt us create an immune response, triggering a craving cycle and system-wide inflammation that can last for days.    Mentioned in this episode: HealingHistamine.com JJVirgin.com/histamine JJVirgin.com/products Facebook JJVirginofficial Instagram @JJVirgin  
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28 min
August 30, 2017
All About Bone Broth with Chef Lance
JJ Virgin meets with Chef Lance to explore the ins and outs of bone broth. Chef Lance is a pioneer in the bone broth industry, proudly producing the only bone broth made with spring water and on a mission to heal the planet with bone broth! Listen to learn about the benefits of bone broth and how you can incorporate this amazing elixir in your diet to heal from illness and improve your health. Find out what to look for when choosing bone broth and how to make your own so that you can experience the many advantages that bone broth has to offer!   Key Takeaways: [1:28] Chef Lance’s career briefing [5:50] Bone broth is designed to heal. It’s made by extracting the nutrients out of the bones and vegetables.  [7:44] What’s the difference between bone broth and canned soups? [7:55] Bone broth was originally consumed by indigenous people whose intention was to consume the entire animal.  [8:44] Chef Lance’s bone broth mission: heal the planet one GI tract at a time [9:11] Process of making bone broth [9:50] Big benefits of drinking bone broth: bioavailability of collagen, amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, and other nutrients. Amazing for the treatment of autoimmune disorders [11:07] Collagen from bone broth heals and seals the gut lining. [11.58] Bone broth should be consumed daily. [12:52] The protein in bone broth helps reduce hunger and cravings. [14:03] What are the benefits of making your own bone broth?  [16.01] A variety of bone broths are available at bonebroth.com [16:49] Bone broth can be frozen for 3 to 6 months. [17:30] Bone broth as a digestive aid [20:15] Chef Lance’s #1 health tip: proper hydration  [22:50] Food intolerance: Find out which foods your body doesn’t tolerate in The Virgin Diet. [24:25] Listener’s question: What should I do to help prepare and recover from knee surgery? [25:06] The collagen and amino acids in bone broth help with repair and recovery . Add in JJ’s Paleo-Inspired All-In-One Protein Shake. [26:46] Get good sleep, include fish oil (Omega Ultra), anti-inflammatory herbs, and Extra Fiber in your shake. Probiotics and prebiotics (Microbiome Balance) are necessary to help your gut absorb nutrients and fight the side effects of antibiotics.   Mentioned in this episode: www.bonebroth.com Get a 10% discount coupon at www.jjvirgin.com\bonebroth www.jjvirgin.com\books https://jjvirginstore.com/   Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JJVirginOfficial/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/jj.virgin/  
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30 min
August 26, 2017
How to Help Your Partner Get Healthy with JJ Virgin
Tim O’Horgan, JJ’s fiancé, joins her in this podcast, to share how the two encourage each other to maintain healthy diet and lifestyle habits. Tim wasn’t always as fit and healthy as he is now. But with JJ’s support, he began making critical changes, and within a few months, he was struggling to keep weight on! Listen to learn about the shifts that JJ and Tim made to get great results and how you can be a positive role model and help your partner achieve amazing health!  Key takeaways: [1:40] Tim thought he was a healthy eater when he first met JJ, but dairy, carbs and sugar were sneaking into his diet.   [2:33] Dessert was the area where Tim was struggling the most.  [3:30] When Tim increased fat in his diet, eliminated dairy, reduced carbs and ate lower sugar-impact foods, he began losing weight and had a hard time keeping it on.  [6:06] Tim feels amazing after switching to resistance training and high-intensity interval training.  [7:10] Endurance training lowers your immune system, can decrease testosterone levels, makes you age faster, and breaks down muscle. [8:38] Tim made the biggest shift in his sleep habits, going from 5 hours to 8-9 hours per night.  [9:31] Sleep will de-age you, help you lose fat, build muscle, and is critical for your health and mood.  [10:09] Use a Chilly Pad to keep you cool during the night and sleep better. [12:03] Support each other to sustain healthy habits and have fun together. [13:10] Biggest takeaway is: don’t nag! Just be the best role model possible. [14:24] Instead of restricting foods, find healthy replacements.  [15:48] The true cause of weight gain is food intolerance. Find out which foods to drop in The Virgin Diet.  [16:38] Listener’s question: How do I change my partner's bad eating habits? Answer: be the best role model you can be!    Mentioned in this episode: www.jjvirgin.com\books Facebook page JJVirgin Official Instagram @JJ.Virgin  
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20 min
August 23, 2017
Ketogenic Diets & Clearing Up Carb Confusion with JJ Virgin
If you’re confused about carbs and ketogenic diets, you’re not alone! In this podcast, JJ Virgin answers all your questions about carbohydrates, including how to calculate how many carbs you should be eating, the benefits and risks of a low-carb ketogenic diet, and how to tell if a ketogenic diet is safe for you. Tune in to get answers to all your burning questions about carbs and begin your personal health discovery process to figure out the right amount for you!    Key takeaways: [1:01] What are carbs? All carbohydrates, except for fiber, turn to sugar. [1:23] What is a ketogenic diet?  [2:06] When you’re in ketosis, you get energy from the metabolism of ketone bodies instead of sugar. [2:26] A ketogenic diet is high in fat , moderate in protein, and very low in carbs. [3:22] Ketogenic diets can help with brain recovery, seizures, weight loss, cancer, and more. [3:48] Side effects of ketosis include bad breath and irregular periods. A ketogenic diet is not recommended if you have adrenal, thyroid, or GI issues. [5:50] There are 4 factors to consider when looking at the impact of foods on your body. [7:05] Don’t go “cold turkey” when making diet changes. Sugar Impact Diet helps you taper off high-sugar impact foods and transition to low-sugar impact foods. [9:25] Sugar Impact Diet helps you figure out how many carbs are right for you. [10:33] Sugar Impact Diet can help you ease into a ketogenic diet. [11:08] Join the JJ VIrgin community for fast and lasting fat loss. [11:46] Listener’s question: Can I do a ketogenic diet with hypothyroidism? What about fibromyalgia? Ketogenic diets should be avoided with either of those conditions.   Mentioned in this episode: www.jjvirgin.com  
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17 min
August 16, 2017
Post-Birth Control Syndrome with Dr. Jolene Brighten
Listen as Dr. Jolene Brighten uncovers the reality behind birth control pills and how they have been affecting women’s bodies since the 1960s. From leaky gut to autoimmune disease and more, there are many ways that birth control pills wreak havoc on your body. Learn about Post-Birth Control Syndrome and all you need to know to recover from this common issue, plus get Dr. Brighten’s detoxifying diet for free!   Key takeaway: [1:40] Briefing of Dr. Jolene Brighten’s career [4:15] How big of a problem is the birth control pill?  [5.23] Acne and PCOS are reasons why women take birth control pills, but the pill is masking underlying symptoms – as soon as it’s stopped, those symptoms come back with a vengeance [8:03]  Perimenopausal and postmenopausal symptoms are due to the decline of hormones, especially progesterone. [9:30] How do birth control pills affect perimenopausal and postmenopausal women? [11.55]  Since the 1960s, when the pill was first given out, women have been complaining of symptoms of depression but have been dismissed by conventional medicine. [13:05] Being off the pill is not enough to recover from its damage. [14:01] Genetic changes have occurred due to the pill. [14:45] What is Post-Birth Control Syndrome?  [16:05] What can you do about Post-Birth Control Syndrome?  [17:25] Diet and lifestyle changes are needed, not only supplements. [18:24] Birth control pills are one of the main causes of leaky gut, which leads to increased risk of food sensitivities, brain fog, inflammation, and autoimmune disease. [20:05] Get Dr. Brighten’s Post-Birth Control Syndrome Diet for free at jjvirgin.com/pbcs to start detoxifying from birth control pills. [21:25] Dr. Brighten meditates every day for optimal performance. [23:20] Take JJ’s Leaky Gut Support Formula to repair leaky gut and alleviate digestive unrest.  [23:57] Listener’s question: Why do I get depressed for seemingly no reason? Hormone imbalances might be the answer [25:20] Add in EstroCare to help support hormone balance, include healthy fats in your diet, especially omega-3 fats and supplement with a quality fish oil supplement like Omega Ultra, and keep your blood sugar balanced by eating a low-sugar impact diet. [26:30] Manage stress with tapping and high-intensity interval training.   Mentioned in this episode: www.jjvirgin.com/pbcs www.jjvirgin.com/products
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28 min
August 9, 2017
The Truth About Fat: Coconut Oil and Beyond
Is coconut oil your friend or is it a foe? What about corn and canola oil? In this episode, JJ Virgin takes an in-depth look at dietary fats, debunking the claims made by the American Heart Association about coconut oil and telling you which oils you should choose to fight disease, lose weight, and have great energy. Achieve better health both inside and out by making a shift in the oils you’re using today!     Key takeaways: [1:28] Make an oil change to reduce inflammation. [2:35] American Heart Association claims that saturated fats like coconut oil cause cardiovascular disease. [3:15] The fats in coconut oil can actually help prevent risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke, increase your metabolism and make you feel less hungry.  [4:34] Coconut oil can help reduce overall cholesterol and triglyceride levels.  [4:54] American Heart Association claims that coconut oil has no known health benefits. [5:21] Coconut oil is a proven antibacterial and antifungal that can also help fight disease and aging. It helps speed up wound healing and makes your hair thicker and fuller. [6:18] Vegetable oils should not be a part of your diet – they are high in omega-6 fatty acids, pro-inflammatory, and easily oxidize. [6:40] Oxidized fats have been linked to numerous health issues. [8:03] Always choose organic, unrefined, cold-pressed or expeller-pressed oils in dark bottles. [8:38] Extra-virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil is one of the best choices [9:34] Extra-virgin, cold-pressed organic olive oil benefits and uses [10:22] Avocado oil benefits and uses [12:45] Grass-fed ghee benefits and ways to cook with it [13:10] Virgin, unrefined red palm oil is the most popular oil in the world with many benefits, but you need to be sure it comes from a sustainable source. [14:10] JJ likes macadamia nut oil and walnut oil in salad dressings. [15:16] Sesame oil is high in omega-6 fatty acids, but it has a great flavor in Asian recipes. [15:43] Canola oil should be avoided – it’s a highly refined and processed oil that can easily become rancid.   [18:50] Lose more weight and keep it off by starting your day with a healthy shake. [19:02] Listener’s question: How do you improve hair health? [20:41] Hypothyroidism, estrogen imbalance, and low iron levels can all affect your hair.   Mentioned in this episode: JJVirgin.com/products Facebook page @JJVirgin Official Instagram @JJVirgin Official  
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24 min
August 2, 2017
The Power of Being Unfocused with Dr. Srini Pillay
Dr. Srini Pillay, author of Tinker Dabble Doodle Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind, is a Harvard trained expert on brain function. In this interview, JJ & Dr. Pillay explore how we can practice being “unfocused” in order to focus more efficiently and achieve our goals! Contrary to many of our beliefs, seemingly lazy activities such as napping, doodling, and walking in no specific direction can actually help our brain be more creatively motivated when it’s time to turn the focus back on. You’ll get “unfocus” lessons from Picasso and Einstein, and also learn how to use “Psychological Halloweenism” to ramp up your motivation.   Key takeaways [1:44] Srini Pillay career briefing and how he met JJ. [4:07] The truth that too much focus can be problematic – it can actually drain the brain of energy! [5:16] The solution is to build cognitive rhythm between focused and unfocused states. [6:01] How can you be productively unfocused? Using PCD: Positive Constructive Daydreaming (Jerome Singer). [7:20] How to Daydream: Plan for it; have a playful image; and do it during a low-key activity like gardening. [8:55] Being “unfocused” in the right way helps you be more creative and re-energizes your brain. When you re-focus it helps you in many ways, including predicting the future... [9:55] “Unfocusing” your brain can help integrate information better, and even give you a better sense of self. [11:02] Try these to get started: An app that schedules unfocused time; napping & daydreaming; walking in unstructured paths; and even doodling can improve your memory by 29%! [14:30] Dabbling: What you can learn from Picasso and Einstein. [16:10] People who have complimentary hobbies do better at their primary tasks. [17:23] How to improve your health right away. 1 – Possibility Thinking: simply asserting that it is possible to achieve your goals has some very positive effects. It increases your dopamine, activates reward pathways in your brain, and increases your natural opioids so you are less stressed.  [18:10] 2 – The Biology of Imagination: imagine how you will look in the future, using images that demonstrate the “before and after” progression.  [19:31] 3 – Creative Motivation: building in periods of unfocus – napping, etc., helps you to come back and focus more successfully. Also try “Psychological Halloweenism” – embodying the full personality of an eccentric role model – to activate their ideas and habits. [21:45] When you get Srini’s book you get the app for free! [23:40] Practice: Ask yourself what do you want that you think is possible; imagine that. Than refine that image of what you want, and your brain will take you there. [25:30] Improve the quality of your sleep with JJ’s Sleep Candy. [26:08] Listeners’ questions: How can I get motivated to get healthier? [27:01] Find the Power of Purpose: What is your big ‘Why?’   Mentioned in this episode: To get the App go to JJVirgin.com/tinker JJVirgin.com/products Facebook page: JJVirgin Official  
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31 min
July 26, 2017
Your Quickstart Guide to Fasting with JJ Virgin
In this week’s podcast, JJ explores the popular trend of fasting. She covers everything from the types and benefits of fasting, as well as differences between men and women, between sugar burning and fat burning, and the preparation pitfalls that could lead you to disaster. If you are struggling to reach your weight loss goals or have plateaued, some form of fasting might be just the breakthrough you’ve been looking for. JJ will help you “dial in the basics” so you can get started right away with a successful and healthy fasting program.   Key takeaways [1:54] Males and females are significantly different when talking about health. [2:47] Eating “by the plate” and “by the clock.” [3:05] What does it mean to be a fat burner? You should be able to go 4-6 hours in between meals and not need to snack, not freak out, and lose body fat from your waist! [4:38] 3 keys: stop snacking; stop eating at least 3 hours before bed; DO eat within an hour or two of waking up. [5:01] Get a 12-14 hour overnight fast. Insulin comes down, plus you are healing and resting and giving your growth hormones a chance to come up more. [5:50] Breakfast isn’t the same for everyone. Most women tend to need to be more regimented than men, but there is research that shows a range of healthy morning routines. [7:05] What is fasting? [7:23] Fasting with bone broth (mini-fasting). [7:44] Intermittent fasting – short periods of fasting in a single day. [8:16] The benefits of fasting: neuro-protection, anti-aging, insulin sensitivity, mitochondrial efficiency, and immune health are all benefits associated with fasting. [10:52] Before a serious attempt at fasting, go through the Sugar Impact Diet Program and make sure you know how carbs impact your body. That information will help you make the shift from being a sugar burner to a fat burner. [12:16] Make sure your adrenals are awesome before fasting. [13:12] Tapping can lower your stress, stress hormones, and even cortisol levels. [13:44] Dial in the basics! Watch your sleep, manage your stress, and get your exercise with burst training (HIIT) or resistance training. [15:40] First fast to try: the 12 to 14 hour overnight fast. From there, make adjustments that work for you. [17:21] Journaling is a critical strategy to achieve the results you want. Keeping track of what you’ve tried – and whether or not you’ve been covering the basics – is the key to making  adjustments that work. [19:18] Are you digesting protein well? Watch which enzyme product you are taking!  [20:14] Listeners question: What to do with sugar cravings? [22:12] Chronic sugar addicts with cravings can get rid of their sweet tooth in 2 weeks or less going through JJ’s program. [23:12] Going “cold turkey” sets you up for failure.   Mentioned in this episode www.jjvirgin.com/products Facebook page Facebook.com/JVirginOfficial.  
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28 min
July 19, 2017
How Your Gut Microbiome Can Help You Feel, Look & Think Better with Dr. Edison de Mello.
Dr. Edison De Mello is the founder of the Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine, and is a pioneer in the study of the microbiome and its relationship with physical and emotional well-being. This podcast will show you how to read the signs that your gut is giving you, then take proactive steps to balance your microbiome by leading a proper lifestyle; the keys are found in your diet, how you are handling stress, and your physical activity. Your entire body and mind will feel the difference of a healthy gut, so get started improving your gut microbiome right now!   Key takeaways: [:48] Dr. Edison De Mello’s career briefing, publications and East-West approach to medicine. [3:01] How Dr. De Mello became interested in gut function research. [4:14] Finding the connection between the brain, the gut, the skin & more. [4:55] His motto: “Meet the patients before meeting their diseases.” [5:38] How does the gut bacteria influence the rest of the body and especially weight gain? [5:50] Your microbiome is to your gut like a beehive is to honey! Both must be cared for. [6:28] Good bacteria in your gut assist you with digestion and elimination, and signaling your body when eat, sleep, etc. [7:11] Disease is what lies underneath the symptoms that the patient brings. What is going on when someone wants to eat more than they actually need? Stress can throw off the balance of good bacteria in your gut, triggering behaviors such as overeating. [9:01] The goal while looking at the microbiome is first to understand it, and secondly, to balance it out through a proper lifestyle. [9:56] Sugar IS the worst thing you can feed your gut bacteria. [11:21] Sugar is sugar is sugar: honey, stevia, agave... it’s still sugar! [11:48] Managing stress helps your microbiome. Take proactive steps to handle it. [13:20] Physical activity is more than looking good, it has the incredible physiological function of increasing oxygen & blood flow — this helps the brain first, and then your gut and skin. [15:30] Your hormone balance depends on your gut function. If your gut health is optimal, it will significantly help your hormone function, too. [18:13] The gut has a great role in our physiological and emotional well-being. [19:22] Practicing gratitude is something that makes a great difference in your life. Start your day by writing down 3 things that you are grateful for first thing in the morning. (Then drink two glasses of water with a splash of lemon!) [21:55] You can lose weight even faster with fiber; Try JJ’s Extra Fiber supplement. [22:28] Listeners’ questions: What to do when struggling with constipation? First have your thyroid assessed. Second add fiber to your diet and drink more water. Third taking magnesium combined with vitamin C and probiotics is a great help. Lastly: Move more, work out intensively three times a week.   Mentioned in this episode: JJVirgin.com/akasha JJVirgin.com/products Facebook JJVirgin Official  
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27 min
July 12, 2017
Handling Stress… We Got This! with JJ Virgin.
In this show JJ Virgin explores the debilitating effects of stress and how you can stop it from damaging your health. This podcast covers a wide array of stress related topics like blood sugar, serotonin, adrenal and thyroid hormones, cortisol, leaky gut and much more! She’ll also give you some simple, practical tools you can use to get fast results for lowering your stress and improve both mental and physical health. Sometimes we can’t change how difficult life can get, but we can use these techniques to change our perspective and give our immune systems a helping hand. You really can start handling your stress better today.    Key takeaways: [1:20] You already know why stress is so bad: it can make you fat, old, and lose your sex drive. [2:32] You could be doing everything else right, but if you are not handling stress right, it will take you down. [2:55] Why do we crave sweets when we are stressed? Low serotonin levels are the culprit. Feeling anxious and irritable are surefire signs. [3:34] With stress, your blood sugar level can elevate even if your diet is good. [4:25] What happens when serotonin is not working well? You won’t get a proper sleep and the cycle just keeps repeating itself. Try JJ’s Sleep Candy if you’re having difficulty getting to sleep at night. [5:41] The relationship between food intolerance and leaky gut, adrenal gland issues and cortisol. [7:25] Sea salt is nourishing to your adrenals. [9:06] Your immune system is affected by your stress level. [9:50] Get great tips to manage your stress by reading “Miracle Mindset.” [10:12] Stress influences thyroid function, adrenal function AND your sex hormones. [12:02] What to do about it! A lot about stress is your perception of stress. [14:00] Gratitude: Start your day by keeping a Gratitude Journal - each morning write down 3 things you are grateful for. You’ll be amazed at the difference it will make throughout the day. [14:25] When there is something stressful happening, practice appreciation - message someone you appreciate in your life and let them know what they mean to you! It will shift your outlook immediately. [15:10] At night, reflect on what went well. Make sure you take time to appreciate the wins in your life, large or small! [16:50] Burst training is phenomenal to teach your sympathetic system how to handle stress better. [17:35] Tapping is a great tool to deal with stress. [18:43] Pick one of JJ’s diets, either The Sugar Impact Diet or The Virgin Diet - get started with either of them to achieve blood sugar balance. [20:27] Nutrients that can help with stress: Vitamin C is the most important; B vitamins (B6, B5 & B2); extra DHA from fish oil; licorice; and tyrosine. Stress Reset is optimized with these to give you an easy, convenient way to get them. [24:09] Breakfast sets the pace for the entire day; grabbing a protein shake for breakfast while practicing your Gratitude Journal is a great start! [25:09] Listeners’ question: Where to start with your health? Find your purpose! And start with the food you are consuming.   Mentioned in this episode: To get the Stress guide type: “Chill” in Messenger on Facebook at JJVirgin’s Official Page JJVirgin.com/products Facebook JJVirgin Official  
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30 min
July 9, 2017
Neuro Hacking Techniques for Stress with Tony Wrighton.
JJ interviews Tony Wrighton about simple, amazingly quick Neuro Hacks (NLP techniques) to reduce stress and put you in position to take better advantage of any situation. Whether it’s a job interview, traumatic memory, or getting to sleep quicker, Tony has a technique to shift you from stress and fear to a relaxed and confident mood. JJ & Tony explore tapping, The Rock Star Phobia Cure, The Betty Erickson technique, and more!   Key Takeaways: [1:15] Tony Wrighton’s career briefing. [2:35] What is NLP? Neuro Linguistic Programming or Neuro Hacking intro [4:55] The “hero’s journey” behind the influence of NLP in Tony Wrighton’s life. [7:22] The value of reducing your stimulation level to increase performance and identifying what works. [9:44] You can reduce your cortisol level up to 27% by tapping. [9:58] Creating a “Relax” playlist to use music as a healing power to flip from stress to relax. [12:08] How do you treat long-term stress? It’s all about how you perceive the world. [13:04] The Rockstar Phobia Cure - Tony’s dissociation technique to recover from traumatic and stressful experiences.  [15:12] Using NLP/Neuro Hacking for improving your sleep. [17:25] First, cut out the caffeine! Look into genetic testing to find out how you process caffeine and other foods. [18:03] Prepare to sleep in the right way: occupy your senses. Try the “Betty Erickson” technique: notice 3 different things you can see; 3 things that you can hear; and 3 things you can feel or touch. Do this for an entire minute to reduce stress in any situation. [21:18] Daily meditation makes the biggest difference in Tony’s life. It sets the brain and emotions up to receive tremendous opportunities. [26:01] Sugar is hiding everywhere, which sugars to lose? Read the “Sugar Impact diet” book. [26:43] Listeners’ questions: What can I do to stop falling off the program? [27:22] What is your purpose behind the program?     Mentioned in this episode: TonyWrighton.com Podcast : Zestology JJVirgin.com/books Facebook JJVirgin Official  
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30 min
July 5, 2017
De-Aging: Hitting the Brakes on Aging with JJ Virgin
JJ explains some of the main reasons why we age faster, and gives simple no-nonsense actions you can take right away to start reversing the effects of time. She’ll show you how to rev up the de-aging effects of limiting sugars, managing your response to stress, burst-style exercise, and high quality sleep. You really can not only halt, but actually reverse some of your signs of aging!   Key takeaways: [1:52] The most important thing to de-age is to limit your intake of sugar. [3:10] Is fructose the most dangerous sugar of all? [4:10] How sugars and the glycation process promote aging of your skin. [5:30] Stress effects on telomeres. Shortened telomeres are an important aging factor. [8:10] What can you do to manage your stress response? Burst-style training, meditation & tapping are all great, proactive techniques for stress control. [10:44] Further thoughts on HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training or Burst Training) as the best option for getting in shape, managing your hormone response, and helping your sympathetic nervous system. [12:30] Getting your whole body and especially your legs involved when you exercise. [12:54] The de-aging benefits of sleeping well. Quality sleep is another way to strengthen your growth hormone response. [13:46] Basic steps to prepare yourself before going to sleep and using the ‘Power Down Hour.’ [14:40] What’s the difference between ‘Health Span’ and ‘Life Span’? Bonus tips for extending your Health Span. [17:13] Are you digesting protein well? Take the enzymes you need! [19:04] Weight training tips to add to your routine and help your body burn fat better.   Mentioned in this episode: JJVirgin.com/products Facebook JJVirginOfficial  
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22 min
July 2, 2017
Epigenetics - Going Beyond Genetics with Dr. Jennifer Stagg
JJ’s interview with Dr. Jennifer Stagg explores the answers to questions about how weight loss, exercise, diet, and even past generational trauma can be contained in your genetic profile. Genetic tests can give you insights into why some of your efforts have not been giving you the results you wanted. The tests go further and even prescribe the ideal diet and exercise plans that you’ve been looking for! Dr. Stagg breaks down the essence of genetics and epigenetics into easy to understand concepts, and shares valuable, practical tips you can apply right away. This podcast is aimed at helping you stop the frustrating trial and error and get to solutions - science is on your side!   Key Takeaways: [1:20] Dr. Jennifer Stagg’s career briefing. [1:55] Can your genes be making you fat? Simple genetic tests can give you great clues about why your diet hasn’t been working. [3.55] How genetic testing works. [4:28] Genetic test results can suggest a genetic matching diet that recommends the macros you should be consuming, what your ‘superfats’ are, and even what exercises might be best for you! [5:33] The results can also give you relief from guilt by showing these hidden influences on you weight fluctuations. [7.30] What is Epigenetics? Genetics is learning how your DNA is telling what you should be doing, while the Epigenetics tells us how we are interacting with our environment and affecting our gene expression. [8:30] Your genes don’t have to be your destiny - Your environment & lifestyle modify their function!  [8:55] Unzip Your Genes, Jennifer Stagg´s book. A day-to-day actionable plan based on your genomics to radically transform your health and improve your vitality. [9:33] What are the key things you must be doing? Incorporate super foods - like green tea, garlic, and more. Managing stress is a key ingredient to getting results. Sleep deprivation and mindset are two very common factors you need to take care of. [11:25] Tips to handle stress: Good sleep habits. Try this ‘subconscious greeting’ - before sleep run through your day and pick 3 times in your day when you felt the best. Identifying things that went right on an emotional level programs your mindset positively! [13:40] Can traumas affect future generations? Cortisol levels can impact offspring and it’s been proposed that generations after trauma are affected at the genetic level. [16:08] Gratitude for what is going well in your life is the mindset that will shape of your life for the better. [18:47] Lose fat fast and keep it off forever! [19:46] Listeners’ questions: How do you start changing your health?   Mentioned in this episode: DrStagg.com JJVirgin.com  
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24 min
June 28, 2017
Fast Fitness and Better Movement with JJ Virgin.
Why should you choose burst training over endurance training? JJ breaks down the difference between the two and gives her best burst training tips (and science behind them). Burst training is not only easier and less time consuming, but is the better way to train your body to build sexy, lean muscle and burn more fat. You can do it anywhere and see results in the mirror fast. Message us on Facebook for a free worksheet to keep track of your progress and try it out today!   Key takeaways: [1:09] Moving more is part of the equation, but does not count as exercise. [1:45] Focusing on intensity over duration is beneficial in some important ways.   [2:03] Get today’s worksheet via Facebook Messenger on fb.com/JJVirginOfficial - just open  Burst411. [2:20] Two tricks to get you moving more: 1) A tracking device. How much are you moving? Ideally you should be moving an hour a day. (That’s about 6,000 steps.) And 2) Get a dog! Nothing will make you move more! [3:40] Endurance training can make you age faster, lose muscle and makes you hungrier. [4:57] High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) - or burst training -  has some huge benefits. [6:18] You can do it anywhere! JJ uses the X-iser, a small burst training machine. You can also use stairs, jumping jacks, burpees - anything with big, full body movements. [7:38] The key is, when it gets easier, you just do it harder! That way you keep reaping all the benefits of the short duration training. [8:35] Adding resistance training to your routine for additional benefits. [10:12] Teaching your body how to burn sugar during exercise and  burn fat after. [11:45]  JJ divides the body into 4 different parts. Exercise each part 2 or 3 times a week with a day of recovery in between. Exercises concentrate on: Upper Body Pushing & Pulling; Hips & Thighs; and Power Core. [13:04] JJ’s Fast Fitness Program is a great, inexpensive way to manage your workouts. [14:05] Recovery is extremely important! [14:45] See a physical therapist first if you have any orthopedic assistance. [15:30] What to eat & drink: water every 15 minutes, then smart proteins and carbs after working out. [16:36] Using Leaky Gut Support to help prevent gas and bloating! [17:26] Listeners questions: Can I do burst training if I have adrenal exhaustion? Yes! [18:05] Healing your adrenals by teaching your body to burst and recover.   Mentioned in this episode: Facebook.com/JJVirginOfficial or https://m.me/JJVirginOfficial - Just use the Messager app and send: burst411 for the worksheet.   JJVirgin.com/products  
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21 min
June 25, 2017
Myths & New Perspectives on Breast Cancer with Dr. Veronique Desaulniers.
Dr Veronique Desaulniers shares with JJ her research and personal experiences since being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Any cancer diagnosis can bring on a panic moment, with patients thinking they need to act fast and do everything they are told. In most cases, though, there is time to get your options and make smart decisions, including considering  alternative treatments. Dr. Veronique demystifies common beliefs around our hormones and cancer, alerts us to check the high-risk-factor toxins around us, and recommends some early detection methods you probably haven’t heard about. Open your eyes to a totally new perspective on breast cancer - and pick up a free digital copy of Dr. V’s book, Heal Breast Cancer Naturally: 7 Essential Steps to Beating Breast Cancer, too!   Key takeaways: [:55] Dr. Veronique Desaulniers’ career and story. [2:25] Dr. V’s personal story on the topic of cancer, and developing a seven-step protocol when finding a diagnosis of breast cancer. [4:18] What is the real situation when someone gets diagnosed? [4:50] When you are diagnosed with cancer you have time, it is not like a heart attack. Be smart about your options before getting on the conveyor belt of treatments. [5:35] What’s the truth about genetic testing and the BRCA gene? [6:49] Some root causes of cancer you should be aware of. [7:20] Limiting your toxin exposure to minimize the chances of getting cancer. [7:58] What common drugs are possible class 2 carcinogens? [9:33] The myths and true benefits of plant estrogen. [11:06] What are the recommendations for early detection? Self-testing is the most efficient. Thermography technology is worthwhile and is becoming more available. [12:28] The ONCOblot lab test measures a protein that is given off by cancer cells. [13:50] Dr. V’s Heal Breast Cancer Naturally: 7 Essential Steps to Beating Breast Cancer is a proactive lifestyle that you can start practicing right away. Get your free download of her book here: JJVirgin.com/bcc ! [15:40] Meditation is one of Dr. V’s Essential Steps and is a tool to pull away from the noise, and envision the awesome life you have, and then make it better. [17:20] The easiest way to start the day RIGHT is with a JJ protein shake! [18:40] Listeners’ questions: Abruptly depressed in my 50s, what should I do? [19:40] How can you naturally shift your mood? 5 teaspoons of flaxseed, check your vitamin D levels, fish oil, burst-style training. [21:28] Practice gratitude everyday! [22:20] Surround yourself with positive influences.   Mentioned in this episode: JJVirgin.com/bcc BreastCancerConqueror.com JJVirgin.com/products Facebook page JJVirginofficial  
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23 min
June 21, 2017
How to Balance Your Hormones Naturally with JJ Virgin.
Feeling achy, moody, or depressed? Not recovering from your workout as fast as you used to? JJ dives deep into the subject of hormone imbalance - especially the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone & testosterone. Learn how to read the signs of both low and high imbalances. The importance of checking your thyroid and adrenals, watching your diet,  insulin considerations, improving the quality of your sleep, and handling stress. There are smart, natural choices to help keep your hormones cycling in the best possible ways!  Key takeaways: [1:22] For women: How to know that your Estrogen is low? [2:12] For men: How do you know if your Testosterone is low? [3:05] High estrogen has risks, too! Here are some warning signs. [3:58] Look for these symptoms indicating low progesterone. [4:40] High progesterone symptoms include being tired and sleepy. [5:59] The low sex drive & difficulty building muscle with low testosterone can also bring on depression symptoms, so correcting that imbalance has more benefits than you might think. [7:20] Thyroid is critical with hormone balance. [9:00] What are the signs that your adrenals are working well? [10:35] Your blood sugar balance is vital! Here’s how you can learn how many and what kind of carbs you can handle. [10:25] Taking Vitamin D with K helps with insulin sensitivity; fish oil is also a terrific option. [12:20] Are you digesting your protein well? Here are the enzymes you can take to help out. [13:30] Good sleep is critical - if you’re having trouble, Sleep Candy is here to help. [15:40] How do you handle stress? “The Miracle Mindset” has some great tools, including burst training, tapping, and more. [17:11] What best supports you when detoxing? [18:48] What herbs can help in getting your hormones balanced? [20:47] Listener question: How long do I need to take hormones if I eat healthy? Keeping estrogen at healthy levels, eating well, using supplements correctly, and then use the lowest dose possible. Don’t overdo it! [22:58] Gratitude exercise — writing down 3 things that you are grateful for every morning helps set your day in an unbelievably positive direction. Your mindset really can be your greatest ally.   Mentioned in this episode: JJVirgin.com/hormoneguide JJVirgin.com/products Facebook JJVirgin official  
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25 min
June 18, 2017
Can You Turn Back the Clock 5, 10 or Even 20 Years? Yes! with Dr. Robyn Benson.
JJ talks to Dr. Robyn Benson about Amplified Regenerative Therapy: an innovative treatment that is not only making patients look 20 (yes, twenty!) years younger, but also alleviating several health conditions. A major part of the process, PRP, uses your own blood to create your own medicine – and the results are immediate. Dr. Robyn covers the “O-Shot,” the “Vampire Facelift” and other procedures. Looking and feeling 20 years younger is possible!    Key takeaways: [1:15]  Dr. Robyn Benson’s career briefing. [2:28] How to look 20 years younger? Live amplified with Amplified Regenerative Therapy. [4:14] PRP: Platelet Rich Plasma treatment. Your own blood turned into your medicine. [5:25] PRP can diminish the wrinkles in your face; it actually makes skin smoother! [7:06] The ideal lifestyle to maximize the results of PRP treatment. [8:28] Using PRP techniques to help other health issues, like incontinence or pelvic pain. [10:26] PRP and restoring the clitorial area; helping create new blood vessels. [12:01] Knees, hips and herniated discs can be treated with PRP. [14:01] PRP once or twice a year usually works & using prolozone as an alternative treatment. [15:50] Treatment costs and practitioner qualifications to consider. [19:20] Your gift from Dr. Benson! Get her eBook guide about Amplified Regenerative Therapy at JJVirgin.com/art. [20:28] Digestive enzymes: how to get the right one! [21:11] Listeners’ questions: Top three tips to look younger at 50 years old. [22:53] 1 — Lower the sugar impact. [23:26] 2 — Shorten your stress, a lot has to do with your mindset! [24:06] 3 — Sleep 8 to 9 hours a day.   Mentioned in this episode JJVirgin.com/ART JJVirgin.com/products Facebook: JJVirginofficial  
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26 min
June 14, 2017
Defeating Diet Derailment – Get Back on Course! with JJ Virgin
JJ Virgin shares the perfect strategies & hacks to get you back on track when life tries to derail you from pursuing your health goals. She gives specific advice for each of the most common situations, including: during and after being sick or injured; travel challenges; and (of course) those well-meaning family and friends. Check out JJ’s Mindset CPR and other strategies and you’ll always have an effective way to turn your situation around!   Key Takeaways: [1:26] Why do we get off course? Getting sick, injuries, travelling, and family crises are the most obvious, but it’s a surprising common problem that some of us actually don’t feel we are worthy!  [2:16] When you are sick or injured it is even more important to take better care of yourself. And sorry, but “comfort foods” are definitely NOT the answer… [2:31] If you are sick, have bone broth! Check this article for a deeper dive: http://www.getjjv.com/bone-broth [3:10] Get more protein — L-glutamine in particular can help when you are sick or injured. [3:24] The worst thing you can do is to turn to sugar; it lowers your immune system. [4:01] Fever or achy joints are signs for you NOT to workout. [4:50] Start moving again — easy exercising — when you feel weak, but getting better. [6:13] Plan ahead when you are travelling — take your blender! [7:20] Try to know the places where you will go, Whole Foods can be delivered, too! [8:43] Make sure you have a gym in your hotel, not a fitness room! [9:20] Friends and family: if they are not with you in your health choices, do not try to evangelize them, just be the best role model. [10:33] Setting boundaries with your family. [12:18] When you have a purpose that is big enough, you can push through obstacles, and build resilience. What are your reasons? WHY are those reasons important to you? [13:30] Check out my blog article “Ten Ways to Supercharge Your Metabolism” for more tips: JJVirgin.com/meta10 [14:30] Try extra fiber for healthy weight loss! [15:20] Listeners’ questions: Overcoming Self-sabotage [17:41] Becoming aware of your self-talk – it’s much more dangerous than you think. Cancel the criticism!   Mentioned in this episode: JJVirgin.com/meta10 JJVirgin.com/products
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20 min
June 11, 2017
Being Healthy and Wealthy with Amanda Steinberg
Amanda Steinberg talks with JJ about how women have been shifting their role in society, but never actually been taught about finances. There are simply a lot of prejudgements about money; as a result, most women nowadays struggle with money. Amanda´s revolutionary approach helps women find their personal style, free themselves from guilt, and start focusing on strengths to fix their relationship with money. It is possible to be wealthy and healthy!   Key takeaways [1:35] Amanda Steinberg´s career briefing. [3:11] How Amanda got to where she is now. Amanda´s personal story. [5:44] Why there are so many women that are financially incapable. [6:40] Why money is such an anxiety issue for women. [7:35] First thing to focus on is to realize that is not your fault. [8:15] What are your core beliefs about money? [8:38] “Budget, create goals, and plan to achieve them,” does not work for more than 70% of people. [9:14] Assessment that you can take to recognize who you are; what your money type is. [12:30] The “sock folding lesson,” from Amanda to her son, to help him earn money and learn to save. [15:46] Is there a secret to have a perfect retirement? [17:10] Work now to create an account for your elder years, save any amount you can. [18:10] You can live in Costa Rica, with great health care, for $10,000 a year. [19:08] Find something you love to do, and keep on doing it, but have the choice to do it. [21:15] Breakfast sets the pace for the entire day; start with JJ shakes. [22:30] Myth: Eating healthier is expensive. It is cheaper to be healthier than to be sick! [23:28] Eat locally and seasonal. [25:58] Mindset shift is asking yourself where do you want to invest?   Mentioned in this episode Dailyworth.com FamZoo.com JJVirgin.com/moneytype JJVirgin.com/products Facebook page JJVirgin official  
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29 min
June 7, 2017
The Weight Loss Hacks You Haven’t Thought About with JJ Virgin
JJ gives practical and easy fast action tips so you can start seeing results right away. This episode gives you the latest on meal timing, water, fiber, sleep, sweetener do’s and don’ts and insulin effects.   Key takeaways [1.11] Simple, fast hacks to lose weight. [2:28] Close the kitchen after dinner. Eat breakfast at 7-8 am, lunch at 12pm, then the RIGHT kind of dinner around 6pm, then close the kitchen! [6:02] Drinking water between meals will help boost your metabolism and cut the cravings. [7:15] Get a good night’s sleep! Break the Insulin Resistance Cycle to lose more weight. [11:02] Artificial sweeteners like Splenda do not work and why they are detrimental to your health. [13:43] Including more fiber in your diet is key. [15:00] Tapping can be a great tool for stress management. [16:45] Journal three things you are grateful for every morning. [17:30] Which sugars can you avoid for fast and lasting fat loss? Check out JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet for a deeper dive! [18:30] What sweeteners CAN be used and how much should you use? [19:28] What are sugar alcohols?   Mentioned in this episode www.jjvirgin.com\book Facebook page JJVirginofficial  
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22 min
June 4, 2017
Forgiveness, Boundaries, and Self-Love with Danielle LaPorte
JJ talks with Danielle LaPorte about her book, White Hot Truth. Danielle shares simple affirmations about self-judgement, love, boundaries, and guilt. These affirmations lead us to become more compassionate and understanding with ourselves to become the healthiest and happiest you have ever been. You deserve it! Enjoy the show!   Key takeaways: [1:40] Danielle La Porte career. [2:50] Health is a patchwork, with different areas that need to be addressed. [4:26] Stop self-criticism, be compassionate with yourself. [6:50] There is a time for everything. [7:23] White Hot Truth, Danielle LaPorte book. [7:58] Self-love is the key to health, and happiness is your strength. [10:25] Stop trying to avoid feeling guilty. You cannot go after your dreams and not experience guilt. [12:05] The lack of boundaries in women is an epidemic. [13:08] Boundaries tell the world how you want to be treated. [14:30] Without healthy boundaries, you will get sick. [15:33] You forgive when you are ready. Forced forgiveness is an obstacle to progress. [17:25] Daily meditation makes the biggest difference in life. [19:50] Lose 7 pounds in 7 days with JJ Virgin’s book. [20:33] What to do when you are ready for change, but your family is not supportive? [21:54] Become the best role model to your family.   Mentioned in this episode: DanielleLaporte.com Instagram: Danielle LaPorte JJVirgin.com/books Facebook JJVirginofficial
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24 min
May 31, 2017
How Many Carbs You Should Eat with JJVirgin
JJ dives deep into the topic of carbs and sugars during this show, specifically in how many carbs we should eat. Unfortunately there is not a single answer to that question, since it depends on several aspects regarding individual health and lifestyle choices. JJ manages to break down what we need to do in 4 simple steps. Take action today, and experience the transformation!   Key takeaways: [1:10] How many carbs or sugars you should eat? It depends! [2:10] All carbs will become sugar, some slower and some faster. Only fiber does not get into sugar. [3:38] What is a glycemic index and how does it serve us? [4:08] What is the trick about fructose? [4:54] Are you carrying weight around your waist? [5:50] How is your energy throughout the day ? How long can you go between meals? [5:59] Are you chronically stressed? [6:16] Have you got adrenal fatigue? [7:18] Are you an athlete? [7:45] This is how you figure this out: more fiber, more vegetables, more water, but there is differences on individual levels. Genetics and lifestyle play a great factor. [8:38] Step 1: Taper down your carbs, make little changes to bring down the sugar impact. [10:44] Step 2: Clean the system to figure out what is going on. At least two weeks. [11:38] Step 3: See how the symptoms start to go away. [13:38] Step 4: When you start to feel your New Normal, then prove how certain foods affect your health and energy. [16:40] Lose fat fast, keep it off forever, and at the same time become part of a community, visit  JJVirgin.com [17:30] What are the best snacks for a low carb diet? [18:54]  A perfect snack should have fat, fiber and protein. [19:41] Mini shakes are also great for recovering after workouts.   Mentioned in this episode: JJVirgin.com/products Facebook page JJVirginofficial
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22 min
May 28, 2017
Eat Ancestrally with Robb Wolf
Robb Wolf presents his latest book Wired to Eat, and discusses with JJ how his previous book about Paleo Diet has been taken wrongly in many aspects. Wolf emphasizes how we are all different, and how predictions about carb processing, insulin, or sugar levels cannot be done based on body weight. Robb Wolf explores different controversial topics during this show, like “low or high fat,” and fasting. Do not miss this very valuable information, and find out Robb´s special present for the audience. Enjoy!   Key takeaways: [1:23] Robb Wolf‘s career briefing [2:50] Wired to Eat, Robb Wolf's book about ancestral habits. [4:01] How the “paleo diet” has been taken wrongly? [6:13] What is “Personalized Nutrition”? Everyone is different. [8:26] Neuroregulation of appetite is the main reason why Wolf wrote his last book. [9:15] What about “food cheating”? [9:45] “Cheating” is not the right word that Wolf likes to use since the emotional content that carries is too heavy, and we all eat to survive; “cheating,” sets us up for failure. [11:12] Low or High Fat? What is the best? [12:10] Diabetes should not be necessarily linked to overweight. [14:45] Fasting should be used only for the right people. [16:13] Ketosis, is converting body fat through keton bodies. [18:45] Protecting sleep is the best thing you can do to improve your daily life. [21:50] Robb Wolf gives, free to the audience, the chapter of his book about the history of junk food. [23:30] Leaky gut support formula from JJVirgin. [24:37] How many carbs you should be eating? It is different for everyone.   Mentioned in this episode: RobbWolf.com JJVirgin.com/robb JJVirgin.com/products Facebook JJVirginofficial
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28 min
May 24, 2017
Morning Routine to Get Your Metabolism Boost with JJ Virgin
JJ gives all the take-into-fast-action tips to start every morning the right way, creating a fast metabolism that is trained to burn fat! Starting with mindset, following with your food choices and exercise. Age is not an excuse, you can get the results you were looking for to feel and look better!   Key takeaways: [:55] What are you doing everyday that is helping to keep fat instead of burning it? [2:32] First thing in the morning is to write down three things you are grateful for. [3:08] Benefits of having bulletproof coffee in the morning. Just watch your portion. [4:45] MCT oil from coconut oil is the fat that helps you boost your metabolism. [6:30] Snacking every couple of hours keep you blood sugar and insulin up all day. [7:23] Drinking lots of water help you boost your metabolism. Most of the times when we think we are hungry we are actually thirsty. [8:24] Work out in the mornings, burst training is the best. [9:10] Walking is not a work out, it is what we should be doing everyday. [10:12] The sugar impact diet was created for you to figure out how many carbs work for you. Best time to eat carbs is after workout. [11:15] Eating as close to nature as possible. [11:47] In the morning, start with protein, fat and fiber. [14:03] Working out in the morning can actually take a few minutes. [14:38] Start the day with a JJVirgin paleo-inspired protein shake. [15:48] How should you start? Start to track your water intake.   Mentioned in this episode: .JJVirgin.com/products Facebook JJVirginofficial
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19 min
May 21, 2017
Diabetes Type Three and Alzheimer’s with Amy Berger
Amy Berger joins JJ in a very meaningful conversation about Diabetes and its relationship with Alzheimer’s disease. People tend to believe that Alzheimer's is a mystery and that there is little that can be done about it. The good news is that Amy Berger brings to us the ways to prevent it. You can´t miss this podcast — the health of your loved ones and yours will be greatly benefited by this information. We can stop the increasing rate of diseases caused by blood glucose and insulin!   Key takeaways [:33] Alzheimer’s is really diabetes type three. [1:10] Amy Berger’s career briefing. [2:30] How did Amy Berger become interested in Alzheimer’s? [3:40] What are the risk factors? [4:20] Chronically high insulin levels is the main risk factor. [5:20] What are the normal range of insulin levels? [8:45] How common is Alzheimer’s disease? [9:50] Trillions of dollars are being lost due to Alzheimer’s. [12:10] What are the interventions to prevent Diabetes and Alzheimer’s? Managing blood glucose and insulin, good sleep and exercise. [16;40] Free copy of a chapter of The Alzheimer’s Antidote, by Amy Berger. [17:12] Have a better quality of sleep with JJ’s sleep candy. [18:15] Your snack needs to have protein, fat and fiber.   Mentioned in this episode: TuitNutrition.com JJVirgin.com/amy JJVirgin.com/products Facebook JJVirginofficial
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22 min
May 17, 2017
How to Stop Using Food as a Drug with Samantha Skelly.
Samantha Skelly has walked the path of the dieting obsession herself, and after several years of awareness and work, she discovered the truth behind achieving a better emotional and physical relationship with her body. Now with her book, “Hungry for Happiness,” and her program, she aims to help women that are ready to stop using food as a drug, and instead, use emotional pain to heal. You can put an end to your unhealthy relationship with food, gaining your self trust again; accepting and loving yourself in the process. You are worthy!   Key takeaways [:55] Samantha Skelly´s career briefing. [3:04] Samantha’s life story, and how she was using food as a drug. [6:03] Physical weight on our bodies is a representation of the emotional weight we are carrying. [7:03] How to use the pain to heal, and not numb it with food. Feel compassion and heal, and start not to need food to numb the emotions. [7:59] The process to take someone from being unaware of their body, to awareness between physical and emotional hunger. [9:01] Your body can guide you, we can tend to overanalyze instead of listening to our bodies. [10:30] Ask yourself: How much time do you spend thinking about your body  and your weight? [11:42] How is your relationship with pain? Do you tend to suppress it? Can you embrace it? [12:25] How long does it take to get back “food freedom”? [13:40] 6 months long program; this is not a quick fix, it takes work to achieve a sustainable transformation. [15:20] Start with acceptance, and set an intention of transformation. [16:06] Free videos  with simple exercises at JJVirgin.com/hfh to start to deal with your feelings. [17:20] Crossfit makes Samantha feels powerful everyday. [18:40] The right digestive enzyme for you has been developed by JJ Virgin. [19:45] Sweet tooth is tied to emotions, sugar momentarily makes you “feel good.” [21:26] Get rid of your sweet tooth: Sour helps, lemon juice before meals is a great way to help with cravings.   Mentioned in this episode Hungryforhappiness.com JJVirgin.com/hfh JJVirgin.com/products Facebook page JJVirgin official
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24 min
May 14, 2017
All About the Ketogenic Diet with Mike Mutzle
Mike Mutzel as an expert in the Ketogenic diet; tells us everything about how is so effective, its origins, and especially in which cases it is the most advisable road to take. Ketosis is an alternative way of getting energy that is not from carbs; losing weight is only one of the various changes you will notice after entering ketosis. Ketogenic diet is even used for the treatment of epilepsies and certain types of cancer. You cannot miss this information! Especially a mind-blowing tip Mike gives to the audience to improve your everyday life. Listen, take notes, and learn all about Ketosis!   Key Takeaways: [:43] Mike Mutzel career briefing [2:13] What is Ketosis? [2:45] Ketosis is another way of getting energy but helps the general health too. [3:37] What are the benefits of a Ketogenic diet? [6:38] Ketogenic diet treats inflammatory related diseases. [8:01] Ketosis diet can be used in cancer treatment. [12:06] Meals time, the circadian rhythms to eat. How important is it to be very consistent with your meal times? [15:01] Gut health and ketosis. [17:27] Ketosis vs low carb, what to do first? Start with low carb! Ketosis is not for everyone. [19:40] When to use supplements in a ketogenic diet. [21:15] Why berberine is an awesome supplement. [22.30] Taping your mouth shut before going to bed prevents mouth breathing at night  and creates amazing benefits. [25:03] Present for listeners from Mike Mutzel at www.highintensityhealth.com. [26:10] Extra fiber to lose weight faster. [27:28] How many carbs you should eat a day?   Mentioned in this episode: Highintensityhealth.com JJVirgin.com/products Facebook JJVirginofficial
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30 min
May 10, 2017
Get Rid of Over 40 Fat with JJ Virgin
JJ shares with the audience six factors to have under consideration while being over 40 and trying to get rid of fat. Your body is different at different ages, and your approach towards health needs to be different too. Cortisol levels, stress hormone, insulin resistance, digestion, metabolism, stress and sex hormones are some of the topics discussed in this succulent show. Find out why exercising more and eating less does not work out!   Key Takeaways: [1:05] Exercising more and eating less does not work out. [2:30] Over 40 years old, the way to get rid of fat is different than when you are in your 20s or 30s. [2:56] First factor: How Cortisol levels affects your body. [4:18] Second factor: Stress hormone can make you keep fat around your belly. [5:33]Third factor: How does insulin resistance intervene in your body functions? [7:46] Fourth factor: Digestion matters to break down proteins well and get the nutrients your body needs. [8:41] Fifth: Is your metabolism really slowing down with aging? [9:33] Burst and resistance training is a key. [10:38] Sixth factor: Sex hormone balance also affects women, especially at 40. [12:28] Promoting hormone balance can be achieve through your diet: protein, fat and fiber choices. [13:38] Manage your stress through tapping, laughing, walking your dog, taking time for your meals. [15:10] Your breakfast sets the pace for your entire day. Start with a Shake! [16:10] What do you do to manage stress when you can't avoid it? [17:50] Gratitude, tapping, and nutrients can keep your stress levels low.   Mentioned in this episode: JJVirgin.com/products Facebook Jjvirginofficial
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20 min
May 7, 2017
Living a High-Vibration Life with Robyn Openshaw
Robyn Openshaw shares her dramatic life change — her health and her son’s were seriously compromised by several diseases, most of them autoimmune. Robyn decided to start including greens in her diet, and that was the beginning of a new life for her and her family. Cleaning and boosting your vibration is the key. You can do it too! Enjoy practical and easy tips, along with an amazing gift directly from Robyn. It’s time for the first step to a healthier and more plentiful life.   Key Takeaways: [:43] Robyn Openshaw´s career briefing [1:44] Reality TV experience of Robyn Openshaw [4:25] What was going on with Robyn´s health before becoming the Green Smoothie Girl? [5:21] Robyn had 21 diseases, and her son was experiencing serious health complications. [11:21] Once a pediatrician told her, “Diet and exercise do not cure asthma.” [12:53] Sugar is the current plague of America. [13:19] The purpose: To help people achieve a better level of health [14:16] Your molecules are changing electrons with people around the planet right now. [14:48] How to achieve higher vibrations in 7 days [15:11] There are high- and low-vibration emotions. [17:02] Eating green food is the best thing you can do every day to make the biggest difference in your life. [18:33] Gift to the audience: a free video masterclass [20:08] Create steady, sustained energy while losing fat and keeping it off by drinking JJ Virgin shakes [20:58] Where are the sugars hiding in your diet? [22:40] Make sure your green smoothie is not loaded with sugar; read the labels.   Mentioned in This Episode: JJVirgin.com/green JJVirgin.com/products Facebook page @JJVirginofficial
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24 min
May 3, 2017
The Happy Gut with Dr. Vincent Pedre, MD
Dr. Vincent Pedre shares with JJ and the audience his own personal journey of health issues he had in his childhood, and how, almost out of chance, he found out that a food intolerance was triggering most of his symptoms. Dr. Pedre became an expert on the health of the gut, and this way he treats allergies, migraines, digestive problems, and other symptoms that all find their root in the gut. This might be the reason why you haven't been able to lose weight, or feel inflammation after eating. Start today avoiding the foods that are hurting you; find out how to start, by listening to this show, and get a very useful gift directly from Dr. Pedre to you.   Key Takeaways: [1:02]  Vincent Pedre briefing career. [2:21] How did Dr. Vincent Pedre got interested in gut function? [5:10] I thought that feeling bad was my normal. [6:27] Symptoms of having an unhappy gut. [7:55] Fixing the gut you get rid of allergies. [8:12] What is going on when you are feeling bloated? [9:28] Stress and aging makes your stomach not to produce enough acid. [10:22] Anti-acid medication and its effect to general health. [13:21] Which foods are the best for the gut? [14:04] Best breakfast smoothie recipe for your gut. [15:36] What are the foods you should stay away from? [16:38] Is gluten good for some people? [17:13] Pesticides residues stay on the wheat, and we eat it, affecting directly our gut. [19:01] Waking up with gratitude. [19:44] Happy gut program. CARE Cleanse, Activate, Restore, and Enhance. [20:44] Gift to listeners and bonus tips. [21:06] How can you start? Earn that in your free guide on Dr. Pedre’s website [22:10] True cause of weight gain is food intolerance. [23:18] How do you know if you should be taking enzymes or not? [25:27]  If you feel bloated after you eat, you should try protein enzymes to start.   Mentioned in This Episode: Happygutlife.com/gift JJVirgin.com/happygut JJVirgin.com/books Facebook JJVirginofficial
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27 min
April 30, 2017
Recipe Hacking with Diana Keuilian
Diana Keuilian has no professional training in cooking, but still having her own children and realizing the major impact that diet has on their health, was reason enough to take action. Diana began hacking famous recipes, and getting the most tasty results; avoiding, what she calls, the deadly five ingredients. You can transform your diet and create healthy habits in your children that will last along their lifetimes. It is easier than you think! Listen to this podcast and find out you can start right away, saving money and gaining health with every bite!   Key Takeaways: [2:39] How Diana Keuilian got into hacking recipes? [4:38] What does hacking a recipe mean? [5:38] The deadly five foods that are being replaced: grains, soy, dairy, gluten and cane sugar. [6:40] What are the favorites foods? [7:30] Ingredients for baking and making healthy treats. [9:20] Most of the recipes are really quick. [10:45] How to save time in the kitchen? [11:49] Make a plan of meals for the week. [12:25] Why do people think cooking at home is so challenging? [15:58] Cool tools to have in the kitchen. [17:55] Spending time in gratitude is the thing to do everyday that makes the biggest difference. [20:04] Free book in Jjjvirgin.com/diana [20:32] Extra fiber to lose weight faster [21:17] Eat healthier and stay on a budget. [23:10] Avoid wasting food.   Mentioned in This Episode: Realhealthyrecipes.com Jjvirgin.com/diana Jjvirgin.com/products Facebook page @jjvirgin Official
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24 min
April 26, 2017
Getting Out Of Pain with Vicky Vlachonis
Vicky Vlachonis, Greek osteopath of a series of celebrities, shows us how to acknowledge our pain, and teaches a simple three-step program to free our bodies from it. Stop fighting your pain, listen to this podcast and find its root and solution. This can be the beginning of the end of that discomfort you have been carrying with you!   Key Takeaways: [1:10] Vicky Vlachonis career briefing. [3:15] Osteopath background of Vicky Vlachonis. [4:15] Is your pain physical or emotional? [5:25] What is the number one advice if you are in pain? [6:23] What is the three-step program to get rid of pain? [6:36] Reflect first and track the history of the pain. [7:20] How to release your pain? [7:58] MIndfulness and having a routine to radiating. [8:23] Pain awakens the truth. [9:48] How you can connect the emotional pain with your physical discomfort? [11:00] We live more in our mind than in our bodies. [11:17] Why are we disconnected from our bodies? [12:14] Am I feeling my body? [12:58] Practice meditation, acupuncture, and go to a chiropractor to get in touch with your body. [14:24] What is the one thing you do everyday that makes the biggest difference in your life? [14:29] Meditation and gratitude. [15:27] The body doesn’t lie, by Vick Vlachonis [15:39] Vickyvlachonis.com [16:22] How to get a better quality of sleep. [16:49] Jjvirgin.com/products [17:14] Facebook.com/JJvirginofficial [17:45] Listeners’ question. What should you do when your whole body is aching? [18:37] Reduce the inflammation in your body through Virgin diet and sugar impact diet. [19:36] Omega 3 fatty acid intake will help with the inflammation. [20:47] Curcuman has antiinflammatory effects. [21:52] Getting aware of what your body is really feeling.   Mentioned in This Episode: Vickyvlachonis.com Jjvirgin.com/products Facebook.com/JJvirginofficial The Body Doesn't Lie: A 3-Step Program to End Chronic Pain and Become Positively Radiant, by Vicky Vlachonis
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22 min
April 23, 2017
Understanding Stress with Heidi Hanna
Dr. Heidi Hanna, member of the Mindset Academy and expert on the very current topic of stress, helps us understand what is stress, and the effects that toxic levels of stress can have on our bodies. Dr. Hanna gives simple and easy to put into fast action tools to deal with stress. Listen to this podcast, and start decreasing stimulation and increasing nourishment; you might even find out that your weight loss resistance has to do more with stress than with your nutrition or exercise habits. Discover Dr. Hanna´s gift to JJ’s audience, and laugh your way out of stress!   Key Takeaways: [:55] Dr. Heidi Hanna career briefing [2:34] What is stress? [5:23] Capacity can make us more resilient to deal with stress. [5:57] Isolation is one of the worse things for health. [6:40] When the brain perceives we do not have social support, there is a toxic reaction. [7:20] What does stress do to the body? [7:48] Three different types of stress: tame, tolerable, or toxic. [9:58] Chronic toxic stress will start to atrophy brain cells in the prefrontal cortex and memory center, and increase cells in the amygdala, or threat response area. [12:03] Why are we so stressed out? [13:11] Technology is too much for our brain to process. [14:08] How to set boundaries to technology. [14:35] Weight problems and the relationship with stress. [15:06] Simple things you can do to decrease stimulation and increase nourishment. [16:40] Change your mindset in three simple steps: gratitude, curiosity, and humor. [19:56] Quiet exercise is the best thing that combines meditation and workout. [20:50] FInd humor for 21 days in the gift that Dr. Hanna has for the audience. [21:52] Are you digesting protein well? JJVirgin Digestive enzymes can help you. [23:12] How to get rid of sugar cravings.   Mentioned in This Episode: JJVirgin.com/stress JJVirgin.com/products Facebook JJVirginofficial
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27 min
April 19, 2017
Brain Health with Amen Clinics
Tana and Daniel Amen are experts in brain health, and they deliver practical and simple ways for you to have a healthy brain, and consequently, a better quality of life. Daily small habits you can start practicing today — what are you waiting for? Listen to this podcast, and become aware of your negative and positive habits. Start today to uplevel your health and your life!   Key Takeaways: [1:45] Daniel Amen’s career briefing [2:38] Tana Amen´s career briefing [3:40] How they got the idea of including the word “war” in the title of their book. [5:15] MASTERY acronym [6:53] What are the worst habits that people are doing that can hurt their brain? [9:20] Tiny habits everyday that can transform your life. [10:20] The food relationship is like other relationships. [11:35] Are your habits serving you or hurting you? [12:40] What are the habits you can start practicing today? [14:15] Why drinking water is the best for your brain. [14:45] Today is going to be a great day. [16:33] Your children will do what you do, not what you tell them. [19:00] How to achieve a better quality sleep? [19:40] How do you help recovering from a brain injury?   Mentioned in This Episode: Thebrainwarriorswaypodcast.com JJVirgin.com/products Facebook page @JJVirginOfficial
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23 min
April 16, 2017
Mindset and Money with Jen Sincero
Jen Sincero shares with JJ her personal experience when she shifted her life completely at the age of 40, from living in a garage, to a 7-figure bank account! Jen gives concrete and simple steps in this show for you to change your relationship with money. Take the risk, take action; fear might be the sign that you are on the right path! Listen to this podcast, and find out that the key to change your finances is in your mindset!   Key Takeaways: [:35] To change your life completely, your mindset is one of the most important conditions. [1:27] Jen Sincero’s career briefing. [2:16] Money mindset. [2:48] Mixture between money and mindset. [3:18] How did Jen go from living in a garage, to a 7-figure account? [5:20] We all have subconscious beliefs that are pushing us back from creating the life we want to live. [6.25] A shift in mindset can make a change in your finances. [8:06] What are the most common negative ideas about money? [9:13] When you have to pay for something you value it more. [9:54] Lots of people wait for a “perfect” situation, to take action. [10:36] Advice for people that are ready to fix their relationship with money. [11:58] The quickness and the action is crucial, take terrifying action as needed. [12:50] Gratitude defeats fear. [13:38] What you are focused on, you create more of. [14:11] How confidence has an impact on our finances. [15:48] What is the one terrifying thing people should do today? [17:01] Going for a walk is the best thing Jen does everyday to make a difference in her life. [18:20] You are a badass at making money. Jen Sincero’s book. [19:47] Enzyme product to help digestion and support protein digestion, without speeding carbohydrate digestion. [21:02] What do you do to actually get things started? [21:30] You take action, pick one thing immediately, to get started. [22:29] Stop thinking, start doing.   Mentioned in This Episode: JenSincero.com JJVirgin.com/products Facebook JJVirginofficial
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24 min
April 12, 2017
Head Strong with Dave Asprey
Dave Asprey shares his personal experience battling with overweight and many diseases by a very young age, realizing that guilt and will power will only take him so far, but in place, researching and understanding that the reason behind his troubles was in the mitochondria, the center of the energy of each cell. Dave Asprey is launching his book “Head Strong,” and gives us many tips to start feeding mitochondria correctly, fighting illness, improving your life in general, and also losing weight as a byproduct. Does this sound interesting? Listen to this show, and receive a special gift from Dave to begin to understand why it has been so hard to stay on track all these years!   Key Takeaways: [:40] Dave Asprey’s career briefing. [2:01] New book, “Head strong.” Why did Dave Asprey decided to write this book? [3:27] How do you turn around your habits so that cravings are not an issue anymore? [6:01] How your Mitochondria is deciding for you. How to start feeding it the right way. [8:24] How can you tell if your Mitochondria are working efficiently? [9:30] The mitochondrial dysfunction is causing lots of current increasing diseases. [10:53] In a two-week program you can see improvements, like sleeping better, stopping cravings, less anxiety, and losing weight, among other changes. [12:06] The neurons in your brain are craving fat; you can stop them. [14:09] How to get less inflammation and more energy. [15:15] Everyday go through three things you are grateful for. Gratitude takes your body out of “fight or flight” mode. [16:43] First chapter of “Head Strong,” free for the audience. [17:18] Lose weight faster with extra fiber. [18:15] How do you get more energy? [20:01] The keys are having steady sustained energy, making sure your gut is working well, and that you are getting a good night’s sleep.   Mentioned on this Episode: JJVirgin.com/headstrong JJVirgin.com/products Facebook JJVirginofficial
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22 min
April 9, 2017
Play And Pleasure As The New Sugar Substitutes with Alexandra Jamieson
The prescription is: “Fun and play to achieve your health and fitness goals.” Does it sound to good to be truth? This is Alexandra Jamieson’s advice, stop suffering and over-working out; there is a science about play, and you need to know about it! Listen to this podcast and awaken the child in you, who has been waiting to go out and play, being happier is the path. Enjoy the show!   Key Takeaways: [:57] Alexandra Jamieson’s career briefing [1:47] Play and pleasure being your new sugar substitutes [2:01] Why do humans crave sugar? [3:40] What is the biggest cause of sugar cravings? [4:05] We are emotional creatures, and sugar makes us feel better. [4:35] There are physical cravings to avoid pain and move towards pleasure. [6:01] Why aren’t doctors talking about the emotional part and the physical part? [6:55] What do you do if you have emotional cravings? [8:50] Free days are required when you have to go out and have fun. [9:39] What is the science behind play and pleasure? [10:55] The brain boost on serotonin, when feeling gratitude and valued. [11:20] Become a hugger! [12:05] The secret path to improve your health is playing. [13:20] If you get the body you wanted, but you are not happy, you are not going to feel better. [14:40] What are the three things you enjoyed doing when you were a kid? [15:53] Support each other without being competitive. [17:12] Dance everyday to make the biggest difference in your life. [18:09] Craving tests Jjvirgin.com/cravingsquiz [19:05] Most creative thinking comes in a relaxed moment. [19:28] Breakfast sets the pace for the day. [20:37] How do you sweeten coffee without sugar? [21:20] Four things to sweeten your food.   Mentioned in This Episode: Jjvirgin.com/cravingsquiz Jjvirgin.com/products JJVirgin official at Facebook
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23 min
April 5, 2017
Starting a Food Revolution with Ocean Robbins
Ocean Robbins talks about his family history, how his father turned his back on wealth to live a healthier and richer life, and becoming a bestselling author who inspired millions of Americans to change their choices. Ocean continues inspiring people to become more aware of their food choices, as well as encouraging doctors to learn more about nutrition. Listen to this podcast to find out more about GMOs and how you could avoid their very serious effects in your life; learn how to change your diet, and your health as a result. Begin the food revolution now!   Key Takeaways: [:52] Ocean Robbins’ career and personal life [4:54] How did his father walk away from the family wealth pursuing his beliefs? [5:47] Diet for a New America bestseller in 1997 [9:41] Food is the foundation of health. [10:03] The underlying cause of all our symptoms is how we are eating. [10:20] How the American diet is creating the main cause of death [11:15] Doctors need to know more about nutrition. [14:27] What was the promise of GMOs, and what has actually happened? [17:02] Pesticides that cause cancer are being spread over crops. [18:07] How to avoid GMOs [19:20] A lot of GMOs are hidden in hyper-processed foods. [19:40] Processed foods cost more than whole foods. [21:01] Food revolution summits [22:29] Start every day with, “How can I do my best with what life has given to me?” [25:08] Food intolerances and sugar are hiding everywhere. [26:33] How to start cooking healthier for your family? [26:44] Find a farmer's market near you. [27:20] Do not buy prepared food. [28:28] Have a slow-cooker. [29:43] Buy seasonal, buy local.   Mentioned in This Episode: Jjvirgin.com/ocean Jjvirgin.com/book Facebook Jjvirgin official Jjvirgin.com/butcherbox Jjvirgin.com/thrivemarket
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31 min
April 2, 2017
Survival Skills for an Empath with Judith Orloff
Dr. Orloff  wrote “The Empaths Survival Guide,” a book directed to sensible people who want to discover if they truly are Empaths, how to acquire tools to protect themselves, and really shine with the precious features Empaths have. Dr. Orloff, being an Empath herself, decided to share this tool kit with all of us. If you are an Empath, or if you are only trying to develop more empathy, this show is what you were looking for — start defying the prejudgments that link sensitivity with vulnerability; empaths have a unique perspective and approach that is majorly needed nowadays. Maybe you can discover in this show you are more of an Empath than you thought you were! Find it out!   Key Takeaways: [1:04] Judith Orlo’s career briefing. [2:28] How do you know if you are an empath? [3:21] Difference between being capable of being empathetic and being an empath. [4:28] Why empath can sometimes be overweight? [5:18] What can an empath do to protect himself or herself? [7:40] How an empath can have difficulties in relationships. [8:17] Empaths are drawn to the service professions, and tend to take on the energies of their clients. [9:13] Empaths tend to be drawn to the people that are opposite to them (narcissists and empaths). [10:44] Can empathy be learned? [11:53] How can an empath learn protection tools? [12:45] Empaths’ attributes. [13:23] How can anyone develop more empathy? [14:28] How did Dr. Orloff decide to write the book “The Empaths Survival Guide”? [15:52] How to start to forgive. [16:35] 3-minute meditation is the one thing that Dr. Orloff does that makes the biggest difference in her life. [18:26] Discover the truth of  food intolerance. [19:26] How to deal with stress when you can't control the circumstances. [20:04] You can't always change the situation, but you can choose your reaction. [21:03] Gratitude, tapping,and nutrients can help you cope with stress.   Mentioned in This Episode: DrJudithOrloff.com JJVirgin.com/book Facebook Page JJVirginofficial
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23 min
March 29, 2017
Turn Around Thyroid Condition with Izabella Wentz.
Izabella Wentz started to research about thyroid disease after being diagnosed with this condition. By listening to this podcast you will be able to define the possible symptoms, find the cause and also very fast and easy tips to detoxify your body, leading to a right functioning of your thyroid. Start today to unfold the healthier version of yourself!   Key Takeaways: [1:08] Izabella Wentz´s career. [2:09] How Izabella turned her own life around after being diagnosed with a thyroid condition. [4:35] What is Hashimoto's disease about? [6:06] Rates of thyroid diseases have been increasing over the last years. [6:36] Hypothyroidism makes you slow down. [7:15] What is going on in your life that makes you feel your body and you are in danger? [7:38] Women have more problems because of all products that are used by them. [8:51] Impaired detoxification [9:10] If your liver is not working properly this triggers thyroid disease. [10:53] What is something you can do to start detoxification? [11:07] Lemon juice. [11:33] Get fluoride filter. [12:52] Go on a personal care routine. [14:00] Organic food and detoxifying food. [15:45] What is the one thing Isabella does that makes the biggest difference in her life? [15:56] Enough sleep and love yourself. [17:31] Address your vulnerability. [17:41] Nutrient depletion. [19:21] Diet quick start guide. [20:08] Jjvirgin.com/thyroid [20:53] Lose fat fast. [21:01] Jjvirgin.com [21:26] Listeners’ questions. [21:40] What can you do about fatigue? [22:42] Get to the root cause of your fatigue. [24:32] Jjvirgin official Facebook Page   Mentioned in This Episode: Jjvirgin.com/thyroid www.jjvirgin.com Jjvirgin official Facebook Page
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25 min
March 26, 2017
Perimenopause with Lana Asprey
Dr. Lana Asprey started to pay attention to her own hormone function when doctors were not giving her the answers to the roots of many symptoms she had. She took charge and started researching. Now she shares her e-book with listeners, as well as fast, easy tips for every woman to approach perimenopause in the right way. Listen to this podcast and find out the reasons behind those uncomfortable symptoms and how to deal with them!   Key Takeaways: [:40] Lana Asprey´s background. [3:28] What do we know about hormones? [4:10] What are the symptoms you should pay attention to? [6:38] What to do when doctors tell you everything is OK with your hormones, but you feel bad? [9:44] How do you look at your hormone receptors? [10:20] There are three levels to look at regarding your hormones. [10:44] Hormones fluctuate throughout the day. [11:30] Progesterone goes down towards the afternoon. [11:58] Bad sleep is a symptom of hormone fluctuation. [13:13] New research showing that women who have their children later take longer to recover hormonally. [14:14] Importance of a recovering diet after pregnancy. [15:24] Besides diet, what else can you do for hormone recovery? [15:44] We have two systems in our body, “fight and flight.” [16:53] Blood sugar stability is the key. [17:51] What is the one thing you do every day that makes the biggest difference in your life? [18:03] Start the day in gratitude. [18:35] Jjvirgin.com/lana to find Lana´s e-book. [20:28] Number one reason for food intolerance is leaky gut. [20:57] Jjvirgin.com/products [21:08] Listeners’ questions. [21:18] How to keep your hormones in balance [22:30] The adrenal system needs to be in balance. [23:20] Diet is super important. [23:54] How to use supplements to create hormone balance [24:48] @jjvirginofficial facebook page   Mentioned in This Episode: Jjvirgin.com/lana www.jjvirgin.com/products Jjvirginofficial facebook page
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25 min
March 22, 2017
How to Be in Charge of Your Life with Mary Morrissey
Mary Morrissey is a delight in this eye-opening interview about recovering control over our lives. It is no longer the circumstances that will determine your direction. Instead, we can read the signals from our spirits, become more aware, and live in the present. It is our self-image that defines what we deserve. Listen to this podcast, and listen as Mary Morrissey explains how to regain the power over your life and the love, gratitude, and awareness that go with it.   Key Takeaways: [:53] Mary Morrissey's career briefing [2:49] Take responsibility for your life, and take charge of the result. [3:13] What is the super spiritual power we all have? [4:45] What are the two signals for our soul that help us uncover our dream? [6:42] Longing and discontent are sacred signals from the soul. [8:24] What would you love to do? [10:25] Write down your desires. [12:03] Our self-image is our own thermostat. [13:11] You can create your own thermostat. [14:05] How do you build resilience? [15:06] You have to love what you do. [16:36] If we are not careful, circumstances will have us. [17:50] Wake up with a purpose every day. [20:30] Which foods you are intolerant to? [21:15] What are the top three things that you can do to keep your health?   Mentioned in This Episode: MaryMorrissey.com Jjvirgin.com/marystrongerthancircumstance Jjvirginofficial on Facebook  
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24 min
March 19, 2017
Clean Your Skin from Within with Trevor Cates
After launching her book, Clean Skin from Within, Dr. Trevor Cates reveals the secrets for healthy, great-looking skin. Your diet greatly influences your skin, as well as the products you wear daily. Listen to this podcast to find out what’s really hiding in the skin products you use, plus learn your skin type and root causes of the issues you see reflected in the mirror every day.   Key Takeaways: [:46] Trevor Cates’ career brief [3:11] The skin is our magic mirror. [4:21] How is your diet related to your skin health? [5:03] What is going on inside the body that is triggering the symptoms in your skin? [5:36] Looking for the root cause of skin issues [6:35] Asthma or autoimmune disease could be behind your skin condition. [7:41] What should we be looking for in our skin? [8:05] Look for signs that your body is showing you. [9:13] Which are the key foods to stay away from? [10:02] If it is hurting your skin, it is hurting your health. [10:20] Why is sugar not good for our health? [12:40] Dairy products are correlated to many skin issues. [13:16] “Clean skin from within” [13:51] What are the products that you should never wear on your skin? [14:48] Fragrance hides a lot of ingredients that are not good for you. [15:36] Natural essential oils are a better alternative to fragrances. [16:03] What are the best ingredients to use in your skin care? [17:54] What is the one thing Dr. Cates does every day that makes the biggest difference in her life? [19:49] Skin Quiz to know your root causes [20:19] How do you find out your skin type? [21:13] Jjvirgin.com/drcates [21:25] What are the best foods to eat? [22:37] Are you digesting protein well? Are you taking the rights digestive enzymes? [23:11] Jjvirgin/products [23:24] Jjvirgin official at Facebook [23:38] Listeners’ questions: how does dairy affect your health? [25:58] Stop eating dairy, and see the impact it has on your skin.   Mentioned in This Episode: Jjvirgin.com/drcates Jjvirgin/products Jjvirgin official at Facebook
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27 min
March 15, 2017
Healing Is In Our Nature with Razi Berry
Razi Berry began at the age of 20, her own personal journey towards healing. She overruled all medicals predictions, to find that health was there all the time. Learn about the revolutionary concepts of Naturopathic medicine. Listen to your body and its signals to unblock the healing nature within. Prevent and cure your body by following these simple and easy to take to action tools.   Key Takeaways: [:52] Razi Berry´s career synopsis. [1:32] Prevention is the best cure. [2:21] How did Razi Berry get in this journey? Her fight with fibromyalgia. [4:53] How our body functions. [5:30] Learning about diet and microbiome were the first steps in getting healthier. [6:10] Avoiding chemicals and toxins. [7:26] Healing is in our nature. [8:01] We are blocking ourselves from our nature in this culture, this is our first problem. [9:10] Gardening as a way of getting in contact with the ground. [10:17] What are the principles of Naturopathic medicine? [11:29] The healing power of nature. [11:41] Symptoms are our body's way of healing. [12:08] Patient-Doctor relationship is the key. [13:47] Value of prevention. [15:15] What is best for ourselves? [17:50] We have to listen to our bodies [18:05] What is, “Love is medicine”? [18:40] Love is the constant striving towards life, towards healing. [19:58] What is the one thing you do everyday, that makes the biggest difference in your life? [21:08] The sugar free summer. 12 videos to cut sugar. [21:57] Jjvirgin.com/razi [22:32] Are you digesting protein well? Which enzyme to chose. [23.07] Jjvirgin.com/products [23:12] Listeners’ Questions [23:23] Is there natural medicine for a knee injury? [24:06] How to uncover the hidden food intolerance? [24:56] Increase your Omega 3 intake [25:21] What kind of diet you should take. [25:55] Turmeric or curcuman helps reduce inflammation. [26:35] Facebook page JJVirgin Official   Mentioned in This Episode: Jjvirgin.com/razi Jjvirgin.com/products Facebook page JJVirgin Official
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27 min
March 12, 2017
Finding Your Soulmate with Arielle Ford
Arielle Ford reveals the secret to finding the love you are looking for. The good news: there is more than one soulmate out there, you just haven’t been searching in the right way. You are already connected to the love of your life! Surprised? Just listen, and find out exactly what you need to start doing to move the right direction in your love life!   Key Takeaways: [:50] Arielle Ford’s career. [2:19] What a soulmate really is. [3:37] There is someone out there for everyone, and there is more than one person. [4:18] Learn how to ask exactly what you are looking for. [5:10] The quantum physics behind finding your soulmate [6:25] We are all already connected to everything and everybody. [7:34] What are “love blocks”? [8:36] How many hours a day are you working on your love life? [9:05] You are not going to find your soulmate if there is no room for it. [10:26] Making space is critical to the process of finding your soulmate. [11:45] Women fall in love between their ears and men fall in love with their eyes. [12:01] Say yes to a second date! [12:54] What does being “spiritual” mean for women and men? [14:09] How to make your soulmate wish list [16:43] What is the one thing you do every day that makes the biggest difference in your life? [18:05] How to understand men; find a chapter here. [19:01] Jjvirgin.com/arielle [20:43] How to lose weight even faster. [21:10] Jjvirgin.com/products [21:34] Listeners’ questions. [21:46] JJVirginOfficial on Facebook [21:57] How to bring your partner into a healthier diet [22:10] Do not make your dinner table into a battleground, just introduce healthier options.   Mentioned in This Episode: Jjvirgin.com/arielle Jjvirgin.com/products JJVirginOfficial on Facebook
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24 min
March 8, 2017
Taking care of yourself with Susan Levin
Susan Levin is a mother of a child with autism; she shares how this changed her life and redefined her priorities. She talks about common concerns and struggles every mother goes through: the guilt, the self-judgment, the loss of direction... Stop beating yourself up! You are not alone! You have to start caring for yourself, and by listening to this podcast, you will begin to get the tools you have been needing.   Key Takeaways: [:22] Susan Levin´s personal life story [1:28] Practice extreme self care. [1:40] Mother of a child with autism [2:16] The loneliness [3:01] I did not know how to relate to my child. [3:18] Uncomfortable and ashamed of my kid [4:22] Self-judgment is a prison. [4:42] Autism is epidemic. [5:02] Isolation [5:17] How do you get through this? [5:43] Moms that look uncomfortable and unhappy [6:33] We are all affected. [8:02] How you take care of yourself? [8:10] My well-being will have a huge impact in my child's well-being. [10:12] Start talking about your feelings. [10:30] Talk about fears and rage. [11:03] Is there hope? [11:29] I blogged every night. [12:33] Start taking care of myself in a very practical level. [13:45] I learned how to change my choices. [14:18] Learning how to connect with myself [14:40] Breathing technique [15:13] Mindset hacks [16:19] Beating myself up [17:12] Being honest about what is inside [18:11] What is the one thing you do, that makes the biggest difference in your life? [18:19] Prayer [18:27] Crying is a liquid prayer. [19:27] miraclemindset.com/susan [19:28] Jjvirgin.com/susan [19:39] Free download of tools for the whole family [21:07] Breakfast sets the pace for the entire day. [21:30] Jjvirgin.com/products [21:39] Listeners’ question [21:48] Eating healthy while travelling [22:37] Whole foods [22:50] JJVirgin bars and shakes [23:25] Healthy take out [24:30] Set up your life for success. [24:38] Facebook fanpage Jjvirgin   Mentioned in This Episode: Miraclemindset.com/susan Jjvirgin.com/susan Jjvirgin.com/products Facebook fanpage Jjvirgin
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25 min
March 5, 2017
The Miracle Morning with Hal Elrod
Hal Elrod tells his personal experience after surviving a car accident that lead him to have 11 broken bones, and being dead for six minutes. Against all odds, Hal recovered, and came back to a plentiful life. Hal talks about the perfect morning routine that will enable you to achieve all your purposes. Whether or not you are a morning person, this technique will work for you! Get started tomorrow morning — live the transformation you are seeking, one morning at a time!   Key Takeaways: [:43] Hal Elrod’s career [:44] The miracle morning [1:08] Dead for 6 minutes [4:13] Be stubborn, don’t listen. [4:58] A morning routine has saved me. [5:08] What is the miracle morning? [5:17] The ultimate morning ritual [6:41] I had to overcome my belief that I am not a morning person. [7:22] Dedicate the time you need, to become the person you want to be. [7:42] Taking your life the next level [8:15] What can you do if you are not a morning person? [9:18] The wake up strategy [10:07] If another human being has done it, there is evidence you can do it too. [11:35] Is there anything you do at night that supports the next morning? [12:11] A miracle morning starts the night before. [12:20] Bedtime affirmations [12:57] Which are the mornings when it is not hard to wake up? [13:48] Setting your intentions [13:58] Your first thought in the morning is frequently the last you had at night. [14:28] What is next after “ Miracle morning”? [15:22] Elevating the consciousness of humanity, one morning at the time [15;41] What is the one thing you do everyday, that makes the biggest difference in your life? [16:00] Do something that brings joy in my life. [16:51] miraclemorning.com [17:08] Sugar is hiding everywhere. [17:28] Cut cravings [17:35] Jjvirging.com/books [17:47] Listeners’ questions [18:08] Do I take my shake before or after I work out in the mornings? [19:26] jjvirgin.com/ask   Mentioned in This Episode: Miraclemorning.com Jjvirging.com/books Jjvirgin.com/ask
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20 min
March 1, 2017
Tracking your sleep with Petteri Lahtela
Petteri Lahtela from Finland has invented the oura ring, a ring that helps you track your sleep and other physical functions, this way you can learn how to schedule your bedtime and other activities in your daily life. Learn how you can improve your health, keep off the pounds you’ve lost and feel better in general with this amazing ring!   Key Takeaways: [:25] Oura rings [:46] Sleep [:57] Night owls vs early birds [1:08] How much sleep do really need? [1:23] Petteri Lahtela´s career [1:57] Wellness ring [3:02] Why does sleep matter? [3:20] Recovering for daily mental and physical health [4:00] What happens in our body while we sleep? [4:12] Balance in our systems [4:51] People tend to steal from sleep. [5:15] After sleeping 8 to 9 hours it is easier to keep off weight. [5:49] The adults should sleep from 7 to 9 hours, but we are all unique. [6:18] Our bodies tell us how much sleep we need. [6:37] After 2 nights of bad sleep, our bodies suffer consequences. [7:42] Poor sleep affects our mental and physical performances. [8:02] Sleep deprivation is a huge problem. [8:17] We can prevent accidents and health problems. [9:10] If someone is not a good sleeper, what can they do? [9:40] Listen to our bodies. [9:52] Rhythms have huge effect on sleep quality. [10:36] We should live according to our chronotype. [10:54] What is your chronotype? [11:12] Ouraring.com [11:27] An oura ring can track your sleep. [13:20] How does it help? [13:26] How can you exercise and recover? [14:48] ouraring.com [15:02] What do you do every day that makes the biggest difference in your life? [15:15] Spend time with family. [16:13] What you measure you can improve. [16:46] The true cause of gain weight is food intolerance. [17:13] The Virgin diet [17:22] Jjvirgin.com/books [17:36] Facebook.com/Jjvirginofficial [17:49] Listeners’ questions [18:02] Working overnight cause troubles sleeping. [18:38] Light, temperature, mood [19:15] Sleep candy [20:12] Shift the times you sleep.   Mentioned in This Episode: Ouraring.com jjvirgin.com/books Facebook.com/Jjvirginofficial
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21 min
February 26, 2017
Deep Origins with Amish Shah
Amish Shah shares how he transformed his life completely, healing physically, mentally and spiritually  with the help of Ancient Wisdom. Get practical tips about ways in which you can start to detox yourself in order to achieve that balance you are seeking in every aspect of your life. It is possible!! Listen to this show and begin today!   Key Takeaways: [:34]  Forgotten ancient secrets to great health and well being [:56] Toxicity and other ways of detox [1:06] Amish Shah’s life story and career [2:37] Ancient wisdom, ayurveda, and meditation [3:04] Personal health problems [4:19] I had everything except health and happiness. [5:23] Getting to the underlying cause of my addiction [5:48] Get rid of all the stuff I accumulated. [6:58] I realized I love ancient wisdom. [7:24] Deep origins [7:36] Guided meditation courses [7:49] Yantras are like Mandalas [8:12] Energetic qualities of Yantras [8:40] Gazing at this symbol gets you alpha brainwaves state. [9:05] Gazing yantras daily increase neuroplasticity and the thickness of dendrites. [10:18] What is ayurveda? [10:36] Prevention and reversal of disease [11:01] Mind, body, and soul [11:28] What are your “doshas”? [12:03] How do you know which “doshas” you were born with? [12:36] Three pulses you should measure, and six factors [13:25] Predominance of one [14:09] Imbalance creates disorder in our bodies. [14:19] The root of all diseases is based in poor digestion. [15:54] Stress is the number one cause of disease. [16:28] What is PanchaKarma? [17:04] Massage to lose toxins. [18:40] The hardest part is the diet. [19:02] What is the one thing you do everyday that makes the biggest difference in your life? [19:18] Meditation [20:02] Drinking hot or warm water throughout the day [21:47] ancienthealthcare.com [22:01] Toxicity quiz [22:15] jjvirgin.com/amish [23:48] Lose fat fast and keep it off forever. [23:56] www.jjvirgin.com [24:15] Listeners’ questions [24:30] Should we use juice cleansers? [24:50] Do things on daily basis to detox. [26:21] You need to exhort the toxins out of your body. [27:26] Digestion is the key. [27:50] Green vegetables for detox. [28:03] FIber and lots of water. [28:18] Dry brushing. [28:25] Green plants and hot baths. [29:10] How to detoxify everyday? [29:43] jjvirgin.com for more tips   Mentioned in This Episode: Ancienthealthcare.com Jjvirgin.com/amish www.Jjvirgin.com
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30 min
February 22, 2017
The Melt Method with Sue Hitzmann
Sue Hitzmann explains deeply how dehydration in your body tissue is the cause of the pain you are suffering and how your daily habits are making it worse. By listening to this enlightening show, learn how to free yourself from periodic visits to chiropractors  and physical therapists, now you will be able to do it yourself! A ten minutes sequence can restore the health to your body. It truly is as simple and good as it sounds!   Key Takeaways: [:16] The gut-pain connection [:52] Sue Hitzmann´s career [3:00] The gut health and pain [3:10] How did you get in this method? [3:16] Get yourself out of chronic pain. [3:45] Daily living over one hour session [4:33] Common imbalances [4:42] Connected tissue dehydration [6:20] Pain cycle [7:12] Cellular dehydration [7:28] What does connected tissue dehydration mean? [9:29] If you don't stimulate this tissue your body is not assimilating the food well. [11:32] Everything is related. [12:02] Dry sponge analogy [12:50] What do repetitive postures cause? [13:13] What is elasticity? [15:28] Two things people do to deal with their pain [16:12] Only 10 minutes a day [16:58] Sequences you should be doing [17:08] Focus on fixing the problem rather than the crying out. [17:41] Areas that hurt are crying out for your help. [19:05] Stand up every 30 minutes. [19:36] We are too sedentary. [19:41] To go to the gym after a sedentary day, makes it worse. [20:50] Not working out longer but more effectively [21:04] meltmethod.com [21:55] The number one reasons for food intolerance [22:30] Jjvirgin.com/products [22:41] listeners’ questions [22:53] Omega 3 fish oil [23:55] Algae for vegans [24:16] How much Omega 3 to take? [25:35] Omega 3 fatty acid index [26:34] Eat wild fish a couple times a week and take a high quality fish oil 2gr a day. [27:55] jjvirgin.com [28:03] facebook fan page   Mentioned in This Episode: Meltmethod.com Jjvirgin.com/products Jjvirgin.com Facebook fan page JJVirgin
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28 min
February 19, 2017
Sacred Science with Nick Polizzi
Nick Polizzi created a documentary taking eight severely ill patients to the Amazon for thirty days to experience a natural healing using indigenous medicine — a journey through a both physically and mentally life-transforming experience. Listen to this outrageous trip, expand your perception, and even find the answers that traditional medicine has not been able to give you.   Key Takeaways: [:18] How far will you go to heal? [1:18] Nick Polizzi´s career [3:21] Tracking an indigenous medicine man in the amazon [3:59] The gurus in indigenous cultures [5:05] What is important in the ceremonies and rituals? [6:01] Confronting your own mortality [7:04] Adults more grounded; physically and mentally healthy. [7:22] The elders in different cultures [8:37] Rites of passage [9:31] Willingly putting yourself in discomfort is very powerful. [10:07] To force yourself to face fears. [10:56] Ancient wisdom and the contribution to health [11:41] Reverence for the medicine [12:41] Being thankful and connect with the medicine you are about to take [13:30] Documentary [14:35] Severely ill patients that were looking for anything to save their life [17:35] Remove any distraction you might have that would allow you to escape from who you really are. [18:34] You and nature, nothing else [18:50] Disease as an opportunity for spiritual growth [19:35] Confront thoughts. [20:10] What happened with the patients that participate with the documentary? [20:59] Biggest takeaway from the whole experience [21:25] Perception of death and dying [21:41] Shamans do not heal, but remove the blocks that prevent the patients from healing themselves. [23:00] What is the thing that you do everyday, that makes a big difference in your life? [24:56] Connectedness with everything around [25:51] Fear of giving up the person we think we are [26:44] Get into yourself, and just be. [27:15] Jjvirgin.com/nick [27:58] Have the right breakfast. [28:22] jjvirgin.com/products [28:40] Listeners’ questions [28:48] How do you stay healthy when travelling? [28:56] Habits give you freedom [29:02] What do you need to pack? [30:01] Burst training [30:50] Room away from the elevator [31:04] Facebook page JJVirgin fanclub   Mentioned in This Episode: Jjvirgin.com/nick Facebook page JJVirgin fanclub
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31 min
February 15, 2017
Tapping with Nicolas Ortner
Nicolas Ortner, a pioneer in the technique of tapping, unfolds all its simplicity and effectiveness in treating recurrent problems in everyone's life, like pain, stress, anxiety, weight loss, and how people can free themselves from these burdens just by learning how to tap. In this amazing interview let yourself be guided by Nicolas Ortner through a tapping session, and learn how to do it yourself! It is safe to let go your stress, and you can do it now by listening to this show.   Key Takeaways: [:23] The tapping solution [1:11] Nicolas Ortner´s career [3:20] What is tapping? [3:39] Emotional freedom techniques [4;26] Send a calm signal to the amygdala in moments of stress. [5:26] Tapping in the bathtub [6:23] Clearing resistances [6:46] The science behind tapping [7:30] Reduces cortisol levels [8:04] A tool that can make you feel better right now [8:55] How did you find this? [9:21] Who created tapping? [10:33] Kids and tapping [11:40] What does Tapping help with? [11:50] Pain relief [12:25] Weight loss and the emotional aspects involved [13:58] Working with the body is a great place to start. [14:23] Memories or emotions related to the pain or tension in your body [15:34] “I choose to relax and feel safe now.” [16:08] “I accept and love myself.” [18:07] “It is safe to feel all the stress, it is safe to let it go.” [18:50] “Letting it go right now.” [19:34] The issue behind the issue [19:59] How can I use this easily? [20:07] Annual world summit [20:21] jjvirgin.com/tapping [21:36] Are you digesting protein well? [22:17] jjvirgin.com/products [22:25] Listeners’ questions [22:41] Stress and weight loss [23:15] Tapping and lower stress [23:27] Burst training, medication, walking dogs, friends [24:00] Chronique stress and its effects [24:39] Blood sugar elevated [26:08] Identify the sources of stress and eliminate them. [26:37] Use your mindset training to handle stress. [26:48] Facebook page JJVirgin official   Mentioned in This Episode: Jjvirgin.com/tapping Jjvirgin.com/products Facebook page JJVirgin official
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27 min
February 12, 2017
More Social and Less Media with Dallas Hartwig
Dallas Hartwig talks with JJ about how he is walking through the journey of life, seeking for balance and connection. There are no quick fixes, but there are many ways to start living better. Find out how, by listening to this-eye opening talk!   Key Takeaways: [:18] More social and less media [:44] Dallas Hartwig’s career [:50] The whole30 program [2:41] I am not a guru. [3:00] There is no such thing as life balance. [4:56] Lack of connection [5:04] Isolation [5:12] More social less media program [6:00] Social media is creating detachment. [7:06] With your phone up, you put a shield between you and the experience. [7:59] When we look through the lens of a camera, the event is partly lost. [9:24] Take your devices away, and take it all in. [9:43] How to live better [10:45] Soul searching and personal growth [11:55] You don’t grow when things are awesome. [14:01] People don’t do things, because they feel they are not worthy. [15:20] This is a journey for all of us, and we are all figuring it out. [15:36] Podcast the Living experiment [16:35] Not a quick fix [17:02] What do you do everyday, that makes the biggest difference in your life? [17:11] Getting outside in the sunshine [18:10] dallasghartwig.com [18:15] Instagram @dallashartwig [18:50] Breakfast sets the pace for your entire day. [19:13] jjvirgin.com/products [19:23] Listeners questions [19:32] How can I get balance in my life? [20:40] Habits can save you from overwhelm. [20:48] Pick one thing first. [21:51] Journal first thing in the morning. [22:31] Facebook page jjvirgin fanclub   Mentioned in This Episode: dallasghartwig.com Instagram @dallashartwig jjvirgin.com/products Facebook page jjvirgin fanclub
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23 min
February 8, 2017
Liberated Living with Kute Blackson
Kute Blackson teaches us about “liberated living.” Throughout our lives we build an identity based on our experiences and fears; this conditions our lives and sets us far away from our true nature. Listen to Kute’s magical and outstanding personal story, dare to question who you are, and to rejoin your essential you.   Key Takeaways: [1:06] What does “liberated living” mean? [1:31] Kute Blackson’s new book [2:20] We are born free. [2:38] Process of conditioning by society in human beings [3:39] Willingness to question who you are [3:47] Reconnect with your true nature. [4:37] How do I know who I really am? [5:36] Be willing to become aware, and feel the feelings we learned to suppress. [7:24] Survival strategies [7:53] Be willing not to know who you are for a moment. [8:52] Feelings need to come out and be processed. [9:18] Kute´s background [10:03] Magical story of his parents meeting [13:43] Willingness to trust her soul [14:18] We are never better than when we are challenged. [15:05] I didn't want to not be loved. [15:31] I would be miserable if I don´t have myself. [15:55] www.youaretheonebook.com [16:46] Sugar is hiding everywhere. [17:04] Lose 10 pound in 2 weeks [17:17] jjvirgin.com/books [17:32] Listeners questions [17:54] I lose weight and I feel uncomfortable in my body, what do I do? [18:23] Picture of ideal body with your face on it. [18:41] You’ll see it when you believe it. [19:32] jjvirgin.com/ask   Mentioned in This Episode: YOU. ARE. THE. ONE., by Kute Blackson Jjvirgin.com/books Jjvirgin.com/ask
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20 min
February 5, 2017
Fish Oil Benefits with Michael Lewis
Dr. Michael Lewis shares his knowledge about traumatic brain injury, and how his years of experience helped him realize the amazing influence of omega-3s, in both prevention of disease and recovery. Listen to this podcast and start including what could be a lifesaver in your diet and your family’s.   Key Takeaways: [:23] Brain injuries and fish oil [:35] Michael Lewis’s career [3:46] Getting people on fish oil before they have a brain injury [4:16] How did he start this career? [5:42] Traumatic brain injury [6:40] healthbraineducation.org [6:57] What are your recommendations on brain injury? [7:05] Nutrition [7:14] You are what you eat [7:42] Saturate the brain with omega-3 fatty acids. [8:04] Nutritional foundation [8:19] What is saturation of omega-3s? [8:42] EPA and DHA 3000 ml [9:20] 3 doses a day of fish oil [9:43] Prevention [10:20] Soybean oil and corn [10:58] Balance in our bodies [11:50] What can we do now to make you better? [12:02] Better in balance before an accident [12:37] Athlete prevention [12:58] Supplementation is extremely important. [13:30] Team sports and sense of belonging [15:00] Protect your brain. [15:10] Other things that are recommended [15:18] Curcumin, B vitamins [15:46] Heart rate variability training [16:06] CVD hemp oil [17:06] Hyperbaric oxygen [17:37] Nutritional foundation [17:51] What do you do every day that makes a big difference in your life? [18:00] Taking fish oil [19:05] Whole food supply [20:14] brainhealtheducation.org [21:16] Food intolerance [21:43] jjvirgin.com/book [22:12] Traumatic brain injury is a forever recovery. [22:30] Integrative approach [22:40] Nutrition [23:22] Mood instability [23:36] Having a purpose and a community to support it [25:36] jjvirgin.com/ask   Mentioned in This Episode: brainhealtheducation.org jjvirgin.com/book jjvirgin.com/ask
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26 min
February 1, 2017
Stay Positive with Sean Stephenson
Sean Stephenson is someone who fills up a room with his spirit and heart. Today, he shares his personal experiences as a man who is three feet tall and in a wheelchair as a result of a disease he was born with. He explains how he turned his life around simply by shifting his perceptions of himself and the environment around him. Sean shares his tools and resources so that you can shift your world, too. Enjoy this podcast and Sean’s incredible insights, as you learn how to transform hardships into opportunities!   Key Takeaways: [1:04] Sean Stephenson´s career and personal life [3:10] Being three foot tall in a wheelchair [3:24] Childhood experiences [4:51] Is this condition is going to be a gift or a burden in your life? [5:18] How to love your life [5:35] Life is about healing, not about avoiding the fractures. [5:56] An opportunity to inspire people [6:12] Why were you born? [7:07] The people around us see us the way we see ourselves. [9:30] You can create your reality. [9:50] Courageous, not fearless [10:05] Finding love was the most courageous thing I did. [12:04] I deserve love. [12:19] We all get rejected and need to keep pushing through. [12:58] You get what you expect, and perception becomes reality. [13:52] What do you do when you are having a bad day? [14:19] “When life works list” of things to do, and turn around every bad day [15:31] What is the one thing you do every day that makes the biggest difference in your life? [16:11] Journaling is the cheapest and most effective therapy on the planet. [16:38] A journal enables you to travel through time. [18:03] Staypositive club [18:47] Lose fat fast and keep it off. [19:02] www.jjvirgin.com [19:21] How do you stay strong when everything seems to be falling apart? [19:52] Gratitude [20:03] Hacks [20:30] Manage your environment [21:38] jjvirgin.com/ask   Mentioned in This Episode: Staypositive club www.jjvirgin.com jjvirgin.com/ask  
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22 min
January 29, 2017
The Gluten-Free Trap with Peter Osborne
Dr. Peter Osborne explains in an easy, but also scientific way, how a gluten-free diet can create trouble in your health, making you weaker, and causing inflammation and digestive difficulties. Educate yourself about how to introduce variety in your diet, get healthier, love what you eat, and lose the weight you want to get rid of, all these just by choosing your food smartly. Listen to JJVirgin and Dr. Peter Osborne to begin the transformation you are seeking!   Key Takeaways: [:56] Dr. Peter Osborne´s career [2:01] Beyond gluten [2:28] Gluten-free is everywhere, and got us in bigger trouble. [2:48] Autoimmune disease [3:01] Grain consumption is linked to autoimmune disease. [3:28] Gluten-free is heavy on substitutes. [3:41] Corn in gluten-free products has consequences to our health. [4:17] In any kind of diet, the junk food always shows up. [5:04] Grain-flammation and Grain-bicity [5:23] Proteins in grain [5:56] Food stays undigested in your gut. [6:24] Rice — why it causes inflammation. [6:52] Genetic manipulation of grains. [7:37] Pesticides in your food. [7:52] Pesticides that mimic estrogen. [8:12] Grain based properties that cause inflammation. [8:38] Exercise programs don't work because of inflammation. [9:30] What do I eat? [10:13] Find variety in your diet. [11:12] Shift your habits. [11:23] What is Gluten muscle wasting cycle? [11:40] Cortisol relationship to water retention. [13:17] Why steroids are problematic. [13:45] Ulceration caused by medication in single doses. [14.06] Medication is causing a chain of reactions against our health. [15:52] You can change it with the food you are eating. [16:15] What is the one thing you do everyday, that changes your life? [16:23] Crossfit [16:44] Mental and physical benefits all together [17:17] How do you stay in shape? [17:48] Jjvirgin.com/peter [18:01] Leaky gut solutions [19:13] Food intolerance number one reason [19:27] Leaky gut support formula [19:47] Jjvirgin.com/products [19:59] Listeners’ questions [20:13] No gluten, no corn, what can I eat? [20:31] Great slow low carbs [20:50] List of foods you can eat [22:10] Virgin diet or sugar impact diet [22:34] Facebook Jjvirgin official   Mentioned in This Episode: Jjvirgin.com/peter Jjvirgin.com/products Facebook Jjvirgin official
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23 min
January 25, 2017
Shift Your Life with Dean Graziosi
Dean Graziosi shares his turbulent personal story, and proves that by taking personal responsibility of your life, everything is possible. Do you feel stuck? Doomed? Learn how to control the direction of your life, define your goals, and get what you want! Listen to this podcast and start today!   Key Takeaways: [:44] Dean Graziosi´s career [2:04] A hero's journey [3:20] Anchor experiences [4:10] How to get out of repetitive behavior? [4:47] Shift your history with a few changes in your habits [5:40] Your habits keep you where you are [6.13] I always knew what I didn't want, that was not enough [6:36] What do you want out of life? [7:44] Turn off the inner critic and self doubt [8:08] Push everything you are doing towards reaching your goals [9:12] Be great at what you are good at; you do not strengthen weakness. [9:26] Strengthening your strengths [10:56] When we fail, we want to know who’s fault it it? Why has this happened to me? [11:22] What went sideways, and is still affecting you? [11:30] The energy needs to go to where you want to go, and not in the past. [12:53] What is the foundation that can keep you motivated? [13:32] Why are you doing what you are doing? [15:17] When I focus on my personal “why,” nothing gets in my way. [15:30] Taking personal responsibility. [15:56] What is the one thing that you do everyday, that makes the biggest difference in your life? [16:05] Morning routine. First find gratitude. [16:50] Set yourself up for a win! [17:14] When I have bad days, it is because I did not follow my own routine. [17:58] Deansbook.com, Deangraziosi.com/ [19:11] How to have the right breakfast [19:36] Jjvirgin.com/products [19:57] Listeners’ questions [20:24] How do you feel overwhelmed, and at the same time get it all done? [20:52] Habits create your safety net. [21:06] Journaling about gratitude [21:58] jjvirgin.com/ask   Mentioned in This Episode: Deansbook.com Deangraziosi.com Jjvirgin.com/products Jjvirgin.com/ask
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22 min
January 22, 2017
Real Causes of Disease with Elson Haas
The Western and Eastern medicine get together in Elson’s NEW medicine book. There are five keys you need to start practicing to elevate your body and mind, and get the health you are seeking. Find them in this interesting talk between JJVirgin and Elson Haas.   Key Takeaways: [:21] NEW medicine [:39] The detox doc: Elson Haas [1:58] What is the “NEW medicine” book about? [2:13] NEW natural, Eastern and Western [2:53] What is the big message of this book? [3:39] Real causes of disease [3:55] Get nutrients and lessen the toxins. [4:59] We should start healing from the inside out. [5:10] Five keys [5:18] Nutrition [5:28] Fitness [5:38] Proper sleep [5:49] Managing stress [5:57] Attitude [7.00] Attitude sits on top of everything [7:15] Loving yourself, accept who you are [8:03] People do not feel worthy — that is why they don't start with a program. [8:35] Acknowledge and accept your body. [8:53] Live with the seasons. [9:28] Light and dark cycles [9:55] Tune in with your emotions. [10:10] Western and Chinese medicine combined [10:20] How you prevent sickness? [11:53] How detox fits in all this? [12:19] SNACC — Sugar, Nicotine, Alcohol, Caffeine, Chemicals [12:45] If you don't feel well, you have to look at every aspect in your life for contributors. [13:34] Well nourished plus detox [14:40] “NEW medicine solutions” book [15:07] Reverse chronic diseases. [15:46] Elsonhaasmd.com [16:15] How to get a better quality of sleep? [16:38] Jjvirgin.com/products [16:45] Listeners’ questions [16:58] Juices cleansers don't always work. [17:20] Detoxification [19:42] Detox every day through Sweating. [20:12] Stimulate [20:18] Lymphatic draining [20:30] Green vegetables [20:35] FIber [20:49] Digestive enzyme [20:57] Pure spring water [21:20] Detox your attitude. [21:50] Elevate mind set [22:06] Jjvirgin.com/ask   Mentioned in This Episode: Elsonhaasmd.com Jjvirgin.com/products Jjvirgin.com/ask
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22 min
January 18, 2017
The Automatic Body with Robin Berzin
Robin Berzin explains to us in this show, how our bodies hold the key for a healthy life. We are suppressing this automatic health on a daily basis with bad habits, such as overstimulation, diet, and lack of movement. Listen to this succulent talk, and get practical tips to turn on your health mechanisms!   Key Takeaways: [:26] The automatic body [:38] Robin Berzin´s career [3:05] What does automatic body mean? [3:15] There are automatic mechanisms in our body to make us healthy. [3:35] How do we turn these health mechanisms off? [3:50] Hyperstimulation [4:05] We are working all the time [4:12] Chronic stimulation [4:24] People are always in emergency mode [4:53] Sugar and carbs affect our health mechanisms [5:51] What are the results of our bad habits? [6:05] How Cortisol affects us? [6:30] Infertility [7:04] Insomnia,anxiety and weight gain are created by our habits [7:49] The turning off our automatic body, is the root of a lot of problems. [8:20] Stress can make blood sugar rise. [9:11] How is your body working today? [10:12] Autoimmune antibodies need to be checked regularly. [12:28] Gaining weight for no reason, tired and depressed [12:47] Exercise more is not the answer to lose weight [14:23] People do not feel the stress, but it does not mean it is not there. [14:55] Course correcting [15:13] If you know you are over-stimulated, what do you need to do? [16:17] Stop looking at the screens. [16:42] Calendar meditation and yoga [18:12] Testing and supplements [18:25] Medication also helps. Use modern medicine and diagnosis. [18:48] Diet, lifestyle, and movement can replace medication. [19:50] Parsleyhealth.com [20:16] Are you digesting protein well? [20:28] Digestive enzyme [20:55] Jjvirgin.com/products [21:05] Listeners’ questions [21:15] Trying to lose weight [21:57] Stimulation vs restoration [22.20] Move more! Track your steps. [22:49] Get a dog. [23:13] Resistance training is the key. [23:30] Cardio burst training [24:02] Calming exercises [24:29] Relaxation is as important, or more important, than intensity. [24:50] Jjvirgin.com/ask   Mentioned in This Episode: Parsleyhealth.com Jjvirgin.com/products Jjvirgin.com/ask
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25 min
January 15, 2017
Stop The Cravings with Dawson Church
Dawson Church shows us the roots of cravings and how to efficiently get rid of them through Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), or tapping. Dawson also gives you a special gift to be able to learn these tools and bring this change to your life all by yourself. Research shows that people using this technique reduce cravings by 86%. Listen to this show and be part of this amazing statistic! Start the new year by leaving that annoying craving behind.   Key Takeaways: [:36] How you can reduce your cravings by 86%? [1:26] “Genie in your genes” Dawson Church´s book [2:30] EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques [2:39] Tapping acupuncture points [3:30] Research on EFT and cravings [4:40] Data showed that people have 45% reduction in anxiety and depression while tapping [4:57] 83% reduction of cravings in chocolate when tapping [5:17] How acupuncture works regarding your emotions? [5:50] The emotional brain reacts in the craving [6:09] If you remove the emotion, there is no emotional connection with the food you would usually crave. [7:05] How does this work? [8:04] If you suffer with PTSD, use a practitioner. [8:22] How do you find someone to help you? [9:41] Psychological trauma [10:03] Trauma capsule — how we tend to wrap around it? [10:50] When someone experienced trauma, the past is always present. [11:59] A case of cinnamon rolls craving [13:00] Love is connected with cravings. [13:47] Long term weight loss [14:28] Do you do it one time, or on regular basis? [14:43] When the food is right there you can tap. [15:14] What is the one thing you do every day that makes a difference in your life? [15:22] Practice meditation and become addicted to this biochemical balance. [15:40] Crave feeling good. [16:51] How does cortisol level affects you? [17:43] Dawsongift.com [17:54] Mini manual and meditation guidelines [19:04] Extra-fiver fights hunger [19:23] Jjvirgin.com/products [19:40] Listeners’ questions [19:49] How to increase Vitamin D level without eating dairy products? [20:47] Sunshine or supplements [22:18] jjvirgin.com/ask   Mentioned in This Episode: Dawsongift.com Jjvirgin.com/products Jjvirgin.com/ask
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22 min
January 11, 2017
Finding Miracles with Joanna Garzilli.
JJVirgin has a wonderful talk with Joanna Garzilli about her book “Big Miracles,” they exchange personal experiences, and teach us how to find the miracles that are currently happening in our lives. Listen to this show and learn about how to listen to your mind and body, the basis of meditation, and the improvements this practice can bring to your life. Dare to find your own miracles!   Key Takeaways: [:17] All about miracles [:35] “Big Miracles” book of Joanna Garzilli [1:00] Learn how to see the miracles that happen in your everyday life. [2:35] What is the first thing you need to do to create a big miracle that you need in your life? [2:50] What is working? And then, what is not working in our lives? [3:23] Taking responsibility of one's actions is the first step. [5:10] Balance between spiritual and practical [5:14] What do you need to do for alignment to happen? [5:53] Do you feel good? Do you like what you see? [6:26] Everything goes to your feelings, learn to acknowledge them. [7:26] How do you stop the misalignments? [9:00] Our body really speaks to us, and shows us when we are aligned, and when we are not. [10:40] How do you keep yourself moving forward? [11.15] Why is meditation important? [11:25] Components of meditation: center, ground and connect. [13:20] Miracles are about series of small action steps, in daily basis. [13:57] What is the one thing that Joanna does every day, that makes a difference in her life? [14:06] Check with herself everyday: “how am I?” [15:14] www.jjvirgin.com/joanna [15:31] Mindset detox [16:58] Are you digesting protein properly? [17:11] What digestive enzyme do you need? [17:35] Jjvirgin.com/products [17:47] Listeners questions [18:13] Do you have troubles finding joy? [18:40] There are things you can do everyday [18:51] Every morning journalling; what are you grateful for? [19:34] End the day counting miracles that happened that day. [20:17] Facebook page: Jjvirgin official   Mentioned in This Episode: Jjvirgin.com/joanna Jjvirgin.com/products Facebook page: Jjvirgin official
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20 min
January 8, 2017
Losing Fat While You Sleep with Shawn Stevenson
Shawn Stevenson explains how sleep is more important than diet and exercise when you are on the path to losing weight. Have you tried everything and can’t seem to make progress with your weight loss goals? Are you hungry or battling cravings all the time, even right after meals? Get a good night’s sleep and see how it works! Stevenson gives us tips to do what needs to be done to get the quality sleep your body needs. Don't miss this JJ Virgin podcast so you can transform your nights into fat burning sessions!   Key Takeaways: [:20] Losing fat while you sleep [:45] Shawn Stevenson's career in health care area [2:27] Sleep quality and the effect on health [2:35] Sleep is the most important aspect of maintaining good health. [2:55] Sleep is more important than diet and exercise. [3:25] 55% more body fat is lost when getting a good night sleep. [3:48] Sleep more. [4:22] Top 3 processes controlled by sleep [4:30] Human growth hormone is within your body and protects your muscle tissue. [5:32] Melatonin — your sleep hormone — helps burn the fat you want to get rid of. [6:36] Leptin, the hormone that helps control hunger [8:37] 80% reversal rate for type 2 diabetes [9:08] What do you do with people that have trouble sleeping? [9:29] The quality of the sleep is more crucial than the number of hours. [10:42] Sleep smarter. [10:55] Tips to improve the quality of sleep [11:10] Morning exercise, 10 minutes of activity [11:50] Get good sleep nutrients: Potassium [12:50] Magnesium is a great sleep inducer. It can be found in any green vegetable. [14:58] Exercise three sessions of 10 minutes a day. [15:45] What is the one thing you do that makes a difference in your life? [16:10] Meditation to feel fulfilled and complete [17:06] Themodelhealthshow.com [17:40] Sleepsmarterbook.com, 21 videos to go through every chapter of the book [18:38] Breakfast sets the pace for all your day, get your shake. [19:07] Jjvirgin.com/products [19:29] A nurse struggles with her sleep, how to flip your sleep cycles? [21:19] Good sleep hygiene [21:55] Exercise [22:18] 8 hours of quality sleep [23:07] Leave your question at jjvirgin.com/ask.   Mentioned in This Episode: Themodelhealthshow.com Sleepsmarterbook.com Jjvirgin.com/products Jjvirgin.com/ask
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23 min
January 4, 2017
Believing to Seeing with Sean Croxton
JJ Virgin has a thoughtful and deep conversation with Sean Croxton about how it’s possible to get the life you want. Does it sound too good to be true? Listen to this interview, and find out the roots and keys to making the transformation in your life, that you have been struggling to reach. You can also find a special gift from Sean Croxton, just for you!   Key Takeaways: [:29] You´ll see it when you believe it. [:41] Sean Croxton from Underground Wellness [:57] Mindset is the key. [1:10] What is the most important part in saving my son, and making sure he lives? [1:23] Mission of waking people up [1:47] Summit sessions [1:59] What is JERF? Just eat real food [2:13] From health to personal development [3:18] How Sean Croxton got started in health development [4:11] Losing the passion in what he was doing [4:55] How to turn lack of motivation into a trigger to change paths [5:31] Help people find the root of their illnesses [5:50] How the root of your problems are in your mind [6:25] What goes first: the illness, or the way of thinking? [6:50] Comfort and security vs dreams [7:05] How the chemistry of the body is affected, when you are doing what you don´t love [7:32] Approaching difficulties through the right mindset [7:44] You have to believe, in order to make things happen [8;13] One thing that people are missing in their lives is understanding. [8:35] Conditioning from birth to 6 years old, programmed with beliefs that are not ours [9:28] Subconscious programming is the seed of our actions. [9:52] What is going on inside your mind, and how you can change it? [10:13] How do you figure out what is real and what is not? [10:25] Self-sabotage helps you know where the problem is. [11:00] People need to learn how to decide, how to be persistent, and how to do their own thinking [12:09] Believing the seeing [12:36] Relationship between thoughts, feelings, action, and results [13:10] Every thought creates a result [13:28] Results driving your feelings, thinking, and actions [13:40] I have to believe there is something better than what I have now. [13:54] What is outside is a reflection of what happens inside. [14:55] You control what is happening. [15:16] Taking responsibility of what is happening, using the power within [15:13] Ebook “The One Percenter’s mind,” a gift from Sean Croxton to you. [15:30] Prejudgements about one-percenters [16:33] Help people join this one percent [17:17] How to be successful in every area of your life [17:39] For free ebook, Seancroxton.com [18:17] What is the one thing you do every day, that makes your life better? [18:30] Reading every day [19:08] Sugar is hiding everywhere. [19:18] Which sugars to choose and which to lose? [19:25] jjvirgin.com/books [19:38] Lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks [20:07] How do you get motivation to maintain body weight? [20:10] You get what you expect [20:20] How JJ Virgin´s son survived a car accident against all medical opinions [20:49] You see it when you believe it [21:00] Visualize how do you want to be, feel,  work. [21:13] Make it real first in your mind. [21:55] First step is how you think about yourself. [22:11] jjvirgin.com/ask  for questions   Mentioned in This Episode: Seancroxton.com jjvirgin.com/books jjvirgin.com/ask
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22 min
January 1, 2017
Mindfulness with Partha Nandi
Today we are joined by Dr. Partha Nandi, a practicing physician and international speaker, who has a unique background in Eastern and Western medicine. Dr. Nandi grew up in India, and then moved to the United States, where he attended medical school. Spirituality and mindfulness play a big role in how he treats his patients now. Plus, he gives listeners some small, practical changes that they can implement for big improvements in their health.   Key Takeaways: [2:05] Dr. Nandi is the “Un-diet Doctor.” [3:06] Dr. Nandi lived in India until he was nine, and his experiences there affect how he practices medicine now. [6:38] What are the simple things that can make a big difference? [9:25] How can you find purpose in your life, and what are the benefits of doing that? [10:30] Symptoms motivate us to take action. [11:20] Writing down goals is key. [11:54] What is the biggest hurdle for patients to get past? [13:25] Even if someone doesn’t have the means to book an appointment, they still have access to so much information. [14:02] Dr. Nandi meditates everyday. [15:11] Dr. Nandi has an ebook about mindfulness, available at jjvirgin.com/drnandi. [17:58] The true cause of weight gain is not calories, it is food intolerance. To learn more, check out JJ’s book The Virgin Diet. [18:44] JJ answers a listener’s question: “I want to get healthier, I just don’t know where to start. What is the first thing I should do?” [21:30] You can submit questions on JJ’s Facebook Page. Please also leave a review on iTunes or Stitcher.   Mentioned in This Episode: “Ask Dr. Nandi” Medical Lifestyle Show Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son and Life’s Hardest Lessons by JJ Virgin  
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22 min
December 28, 2016
The Carbohydrate Debate with Chris Kresser
Chris Kresser is the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, and the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Paleo Cure. He is best known for his in-depth research, uncovering myths and misconceptions in mainstream medicine, and providing natural health solutions with proven results. Chris was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Health and Wellness by Greatist.com, and he has recently launched the Kresser Institute, where he is training functional medicine practitioners in an ancestral health perspective. Today Chris tells us when, if ever, there is a place for the increasingly popular low-carb and ketogenic diets.   Key Takeaways: [2:15] Chris urges caution with low-carb diets. [4:19] What is a low-carb diet? [5:55] In what situations might ketosis be helpful? [7:07] Could a ketogenic diet be harmful? [10:25] How does Chris feel about intermittent fasting? [11:35] All carbohydrates are not created equal. [13:23] What does Chris eat every day? [15:03] What else does Chris do, every day, to help maintain his health? [15:43] At ChrisKresser.com, a free e-book is available called, The Low Down on Low Carb. [17:40] The true cause of weight gain is not calories, it is food intolerance. [18:25] JJ answers a listener’s question: “How many carbohydrates can I really eat per day?” [20:42] If you would like to submit a question, just go to jjvirgin.com/ask. Please also take the time to leave a review on Stitcher or iTunes.   Mentioned in This Episode: California Center for Functional Medicine The Kresser Institute Sugar Impact Diet, by JJ Virgin The Low Down on Low Carb, by Chris Kresser "Nine Steps for Perfect Health," by Chris Kresser The Virgin Diet, by JJ Virgin
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21 min
December 25, 2016
Healing Metabolism with Haylie Pomroy
Haylie Pomroy has spent 20 years helping people lose weight, overcome health challenges, and reach their ideal health. She is a four-time New York Times bestselling author and, thanks to producer Mason Novick and Dr. Oz, she’s also known as the “Metabolism Whisperer.”   Key Takeaways: [1:24] Haylie went through her own health crisis, which led her to learn all she could about health. [1:50] It all comes down to food. [2:27] Haylie got her nickname, the “Metabolism Whisperer,” from Mason Novick and Dr. Oz. [3:00] Can you really change your metabolism? [3:54] Haylie likes to travel, ride horses, and cook with her family. [4:47] Haylie had food allergies and eczema as a child. [4:56] Haylie was diagnosed with ITP but was able to turn her health around, through the study of food and micronutrients. [5:57] We’re just starting to talk about autoimmune disease, but it’s a huge problem. [6:10] Patients with autoimmune disease don’t always get the right support from their doctors. [6:41] Haylie’s book deserves its great success. [8:07] There is no room for guilt, shame, or deprivation in Haylie’s program. [9:02] What does Haylie eat to nourish her adrenals? [10:00] Ketogenic diets are usually not the way to go. [11:07] Complex carbohydrates are important. [11:30] If it is easier to gain weight than to lose weight, you have to focus on metabolism. [11:57] Less won’t be more. [12:50] Haylie has a free gift on her website. [13:58] Go to HayliePomroy.com for a free Seven Day Jumpstart Guide. [14:11] Visit JJVirgin.com to discover the #1 resource for fast and lasting fat loss. [14:47] JJ answers a listener’s question about carbs and blood sugar.   Mentioned in This Episode: The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days, by JJ Virgin The Fast Metabolism Diet: Eat More Food &  Lose More Weight, by Haylie Pomroy The Fast Metabolism Diet Cookbook, by Haylie Pomroy The Burn: Why Your Scale Is Stuck And What to Eat About It, by Haylie Pomroy Fast Metabolism Food Rx: 7 Powerful Prescriptions to Feed Your Body Back to Health, by Haylie Pomroy Haylie’s Website
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17 min
December 21, 2016
Discovering the Wisdom Within with Alexi Panos and Preston Smiles
So much of what we search for outside is already available inside our own minds and bodies. In today’s episode, Alexi and Preston offer simple tools to help you tap into your inner wisdom. Learn how to use everything from breathing to perspective to integrate psychology, neurology, and biology and find the best version of yourself.
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21 min
December 18, 2016
Exploring Fermented Foods with Summer Bock
Summer Bock, the queen of fermentation, talks about how fermented food in the kitchen helps your health. Learn how to make your own fermented food and what to choose at the grocery store. You are worthy — dare to live a life that matters!
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23 min
December 15, 2016
How To Read Your Cravings with Alex Jamieson
Learn how to change your body by recognizing your strengths and listening to the messages they send. Get rid of self-judgment and achieve your dream weight.
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21 min
December 12, 2016
How to Heal the Mind With Dan Siegel
This episode, we’re exploring the definition of the mind with Dan Siegel and questioning the old belief that the mind being equals the brain. Years of research from professionals in different fields has revealed a new concept of the mind, which has provided new tools for mental health. Listen to this deep and altogether practical podcast, and redefine your ideas about the brain and the mind!
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32 min
December 7, 2016
The End of Anxiety with Joan Rosenberg
If you struggle with anxiety, then you know how it can alter your life, including your relationships and career. There’s hope, and my guest today is a great place to start. Nationally renowned psychologist Dr. Joan Rosenberg has been the featured expert on numerous national TV shows and in documentary films, and she’s developed a groundbreaking way to master your emotions. Today she’ll explain the real source of anxiety, the meaning behind the uncomfortable physical symptoms it brings, and how to ride that wave to a place of strength and emotional resilience. Dr. Joan’s voice alone is enough to reassure and calm you, but what she has to say can change your life.
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22 min
December 4, 2016
The Art of Having It All with Christy Whitman
It’s been three decades since a mentor first challenged my beliefs about what I deserved and dared me to dream bigger. It scared me and inspired me then, and it still does today! My guest today is Christy Whitman, and she specializes in helping people reach for more. Today we’ll talk about what it really means to “have it all,” and what it takes to get there. The abundance mindset goes far beyond money or love. Learning to believe in your potential and appreciate your present can open up possibilities you never considered. Listen in, and start practicing the art of having it all.
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23 min
November 30, 2016
Unconventional Wisdom from Dietitian Cassie
Two of the greatest dieting myths are that eating too many calories or too much fat is what leads to weight gain. Today's guest, Cassie Bjork (a.k.a. "Dietitian Cassie"), has been down the low-fat, low-calorie road. She ended up with a terrible sugar addiction and a conviction that what she learned in dietitian school was all wrong. Since then, she's made it her business to spread the word that long cardio and low-fat eating are the fastest ways to feel hungry, fatigued, and stressed. Listen in as she explains how to avoid the inflammation and weight gain that come from old-school dieting and what to do instead.
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19 min
November 23, 2016
The Fierce and Kind Woman
Our guest today, Dr. Aviva Romm, is no less than "The Face of Natural Medicine in the 21st Century," according to Prevention magazine. And while she has almost three decades of exemplary medical training and a thriving practice, it's her role as a woman and mother that really brings her here today. Together we'll tackle a potentially life-saving question: how do you navigate the differences in healthcare for women? Women are more likely to have their symptoms dismissed or opinions discounted. They're also more likely to stay quiet about pain or fatigue. My gender certainly affected the way doctors treated me after my son Grant's near-fatal accident. If you're a woman or have a mom, wife, or daughter you love, this is one episode you can't afford to miss.
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22 min
November 16, 2016
Smart Supplementation
Our guest today is Dr. Michael Murray, one of the world's leading experts on natural medicine. After authoring 30 books featuring natural approaches to health and the benefits of good nutrition, he's got some great advice about the right way to supplement to look and feel your best. Today's show will demystify the supplement aisle and help you choose a smart, straightforward daily regimen of vitamins and supplements to protect your health. He'll also share a few secrets about the most recent advances, including a supplement made of the same components as intergalactic dust -- no joke! You don't want to miss this one.
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November 16, 2016
Smart Supplementation
Our guest today is Dr. Michael Murray, one of the world's leading experts on natural medicine. After authoring 30 books featuring natural approaches to health and the benefits of good nutrition, he's got some great advice about the right way to supplement to look and feel your best. Today's show will demystify the supplement aisle and help you choose a smart, straightforward daily regimen of vitamins and supplements to protect your health. He'll also share a few secrets about the most recent advances, including a supplement made of the same components as intergalactic dust -- no joke! You don't want to miss this one.
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November 16, 2016
Smart Supplementation
Our guest today is Dr. Michael Murray, one of the world's leading experts on natural medicine. After authoring 30 books featuring natural approaches to health and the benefits of good nutrition, he's got some great advice about the right way to supplement to look and feel your best. Today's show will demystify the supplement aisle and help you choose a smart, straightforward daily regimen of vitamins and supplements to protect your health. He'll also share a few secrets about the most recent advances, including a supplement made of the same components as intergalactic dust -- no joke! You don't want to miss this one.
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22 min
November 9, 2016
Living the Good Life
Do you ever get halfway through the day without even touching your to-do list? With all the demands of home, work, and modern living, it's easy to get caught up in a pattern of responding to the world around us, rather than being intentional in our choices. My guest today is Jonathan Fields: father, husband, award-winning author, and head of the Good Life Project. Jonathan is here to talk about how to make mindful decisions about your goals and relationships. If your health keeps taking a backseat in your daily routine or you feel like you need to hit "reset" on your priorities, today's show is for you.
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20 min
November 2, 2016
Complete Thyroid Health
Your thyroid affects your health in dozens of ways, from appetite and weight gain to sleep habits and energy levels -- even your sex drive. It's worth taking the time to find out whether you're one of the 25 million Americans with thyroid issues, and our guest today is the perfect person to help. Dr. Alan Christianson is a New York Times best-selling author whose books include The Adrenal Reset Diet and Healing Hashimoto's: A Savvy Patient's Guide, and he'll explain the warning signs of thyroid disease, what tests you should ask your doctor about, and natural ways you can protect and heal your entire adrenal system.
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24 min
October 26, 2016
Changing the World of Pediatric Medicine
If you've ever struggled with what to feed your kids or find they seem to bounce from one ear infection to the next, I've got the perfect guest for you today! Dr. Sheila Kilbane is a board-certified pediatrician who works with families to use natural and nutritional therapies to get to the root of kids' health problems. Instead of simply treating symptoms or disease, it's time to start using diet and naturopathic practices to prevent health issues before they happen. The success stories and insight she shares today will make you rethink what you know about taking care of your kids or grandkids.
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24 min
October 19, 2016
Shaping Your Self-Confidence
Today's show is all about confidence. My listeners often tell me they have issues related to self-worth, so it's time to take a step back from the specifics of your physical health and focus on how your confidence plays into your happiness and success. My guest today, Dr. Sharon Melnick, will explain why confidence is like "emotional oxygen" and how you can quickly shift to a more positive and productive self-image. Dr. Melnick is a best-selling author and leading authority on psychology and stress resilience, and you don't want to miss her insight into this important topic.
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22 min
October 12, 2016
The Power of Philosophy
We're discussing a brand new topic on today's show: how to develop your own life philosophy -- in other words, the way you want to live based on your values and goals. According to my guest, renowned entrepreneur Dr. Patrick Gentempo, you already HAVE a health philosophy, even though you may not be aware of it. Defining that philosophy determines how you'll survive an accident or disease, as well as how you deal with daily stress. The question is what is your personal health philosophy, and do your choices match it? Listen in for help finding the answers, plus tips for taking proactive steps in the right direction.
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25 min
October 5, 2016
Practical Paleo
If you've even dabbled in eating Paleo, then you probably already know my guest today. Diane Sanfilippo is the author of Practical Paleo, known by many as the Paleo diet bible. Today we'll discuss the ins and outs of Paleo nutrition, including why low-carb isn't always the answer. My own diet and health philosophy has a lot in common with Diane's, and I think you're going to enjoy our discussion of how to regulate your blood sugar and get the activity you need to look and feel great. Listen in as Diane shares what she eats in a typical day and great tips about how to balance your plate.
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26 min
September 28, 2016
Holistic Healing For Your Thyroid
Twenty-seven million Americans have some type of thyroid dysfunction, and many don't even know it. Conventional medicine dictates that thyroid issues be treated with medication or surgery. But there are many more holistic options that can restore your thyroid function, and my guest today will explain why. Dr. Amy Meyers is the best-selling author of The Autoimmune Solution, and her new book, The Thyroid Connection, explains how to use diet and other integrative medicine approaches to heal your thyroid. Dr. Meyers has a super interesting background and an amazing take on autoimmune disease that you can't afford to miss.
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22 min
September 27, 2016
Managing Menopause
Menopause doesn't have to be a fog of hot flashes, insomnia, and weight gain, and in our podcast today, you'll learn why. My guest is Dr. Anna Cabeca, an incredible woman and physician who really walks the talk. In addition to being a board-certified OB/GYN, she's an expert in women's health and functional medicine, and she's going to share something absolutely groundbreaking that I think will change how every one of us looks at hormone management. Listen in as she explains some of the key lessons she's learned about how to manage the symptoms of menopause and their underlying causes. You don't want to miss this!
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23 min
September 21, 2016
Reclaiming Your Energy
Feeling fatigued is like permanently carrying around lead weights - even the simplest tasks become a struggle. Fatigue is a common issue, and there are clear steps you can take to feel better. Today we're going to explore the root causes of fatigue and how to reclaim your energy. My guest today is functional medicine practitioner Dr. Carri Drzyzga. She's the author of the book Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again, and she'll reveal the common root causes of fatigue, including vitamin deficiencies, hormones, and diet. We'll also talk about natural steps you can take to eliminate fatigue so you can get back to living the life you love.

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26 min
September 14, 2016
Transforming Through Meditation
You do not want to miss today's show! I'm joined by Emily Fletcher, a Broadway star with infectious energy and personality who also happens to be an expert on meditation. Learn about Emily's program, ZivaMIND meditation, and how meditation can help you lose weight, heal, and have a dramatic, positive impact on your life. Hear real life examples and the science behind what meditation can accomplish for your mind and body. Emily actually convinced me to start meditating, something I never thought I'd do! I'm betting you'll feel the same way after you listen to what she has to say.
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22 min
September 7, 2016
Conquering Chronic Pain
Our country is currently experiencing a chronic pain epidemic. Joining me today to talk about this vitally important topic is Dr. Joe Tatta. He's a doctor of physical therapy, a nutritionist, and author of Heal Your Pain Now: A Revolutionary Program to Reset Your Brain and Body for a Pain-Free Life. We'll discuss the role that diet and obesity play in pain, as well as steps you can take right now to decrease pain and start healing inflammation. If you're ready to quit the cycle of pain, fatigue, and prescriptions, listen in for simple, natural ways to treat and eliminate your chronic pain.
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23 min
August 31, 2016
Sustaining a Healthy Lifestyle
How do you keep it once you've got it? You'll hear plenty of tips about getting healthy, but STAYING healthy is another topic altogether. It's actually a lot easier than you might think, and my guest today should know. Tony Horton went from living on double chimichangas and beer to creating the global workout phenomenons P90X, P90X2, and his most recent program, the military-inspired 22 Minute Hard Corps. Listen to this author and trainer as he explains the must-haves for sustaining a healthy lifestyle. Today's show is full of quotables and great advice you don't want to miss!
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22 min
August 24, 2016
The School of Greatness
Lewis Howes is an amazing athlete -- a two-sport All-American and former pro football player. However, as much as he succeeded on the field, he struggled off of it throughout school. Today, Lewis Howes shares how both sets of experiences taught him the guiding principles behind The School of Greatness, his NY Times-bestselling book and talk show by the same name. Join us for a wide-ranging, inspiring discussion about everything from leadership skills and balance to finding the right way to achieve your vision when school and traditional learning don't make the grade.
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20 min
August 17, 2016
Bursting to Blast Fat
The number one reason people don't work out is because they don't have the time. Interval training takes all the excuses out of exercise by giving you a fun, effective way to work out that only takes minutes a day, without a gym or any special equipment. My guest today is fitness guru Michael Morelli, best known as the creator of HIIT Max, and he's going to tell you how you can fit in a workout that blasts away fat in as little as 6 minutes a day. If you've been struggling to fit exercise into your schedule, today's show is for you!
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22 min
August 10, 2016
Healing Gut Inflammation
You're going to be shocked by some of the gut health tips my guest shares in this episode! Christa Orecchio is a nutritionist, nationally syndicated show host, and the founder of Whole Journey. She's also an expert on how to heal your gut naturally. In this episode, we'll touch on some controversial ideas about fermented foods, the impact of your genetics on your gut microbiome, and how the modern diet creates a warzone in your digestive tract. Christa also walks you through a 5-step strategy to cleanse and restore your gut health to keep your digestion and immunity functioning at their best. Great information from a fellow San Diegan on the show today!
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24 min
August 3, 2016
Eating in the Wild
My guest today is a true Renaissance man: a #1 best-selling author, award-winning talk show host, professional musician, and entrepreneur. He and his girlfriend packed up an RV and left home to live in state parks, remote towns, and the wild for two years! You're going to love his stories about how truly unplugging changed his views on food and eating. From deep-fried crickets to zoodles, he's tried it all! (And wait until you hear the weirdest thing I've ever eaten...) The result is his amazing book The Wild Diet, which demystifies all the dieting dogma and draws connections between the way people eat all over the world. Buckle up -- it's going to be a wild (diet) ride!
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24 min
July 27, 2016
The New Rules of Metabolism
Dieting may be one of the easiest ways to guarantee you gain weight! You cannot yo-yo diet or diet as a hobby without negatively affecting your hormones and metabolism, leaving you open to a slew of symptoms and weight loss resistance. Today's guest, author and integrative medicine specialist Dr. Jade Teta, is my go-to expert on metabolism, and his book The Metabolic Effect Diet is an incredible resource. Join us as we discuss the connections between hunger, energy, and cravings, plus the secrets about willpower that no one else will tell you. Jade and I go way back, and I'm delighted to have him with me for this helpful, revealing episode.
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23 min
July 19, 2016
You Need Fat!
Dave Asprey is an incredible author, entrepreneur, and expert biohacker. His Bulletproof coffee is now available in coffee shops around the country, and his book The Bulletproof Diet is a bestseller. Full disclosure: he's also one of my best friends, and I can't imagine anyone more qualified to talk about how to pursue a productive, fulfilling life. As Dave worked to lose over 100 pounds, he learned about the important role healthy fats play in upgrading your brain, your relationships, and your goals. Dave is with me today to explain what qualifies as healthy fats, how to incorporate them into your diet, and why they're key to getting the most out of your day. You're going to love this guy!
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27 min
July 13, 2016
The Sleep Revolution
Sleep is key to transforming your life, one night at a time. My guest is best-selling author Arianna Huffington, who joins me to talk about how to make great sleep a priority. Arianna had a major wake-up call herself when she collapsed because of sleep deprivation and broke her own cheekbone! As she looked further into the topic of sleep, she realized how modern-day life is built on a foundation of sleep deprivation -- and with some disturbing results. You don't want to miss my conversation with one of Forbes Magazine's 100 Most Powerful Women as she talks about how to give your own sleep habits a makeover. (She even taught me something new that's made a massive shift in my own sleep routine!)
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23 min
July 6, 2016
Healing Our Eating
There's a lot of information out there about the "how" of food -- I've been educating people about how to eat healthily for years. But there's not as much available about the "why": why do we eat the way we do? My guest today is the brilliant Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, who has an extensive background in nutrition, counseling, and mind body practices. After struggling with an intense, decade-long eating disorder, she learned firsthand about the role of stress in our eating habits and how to overcome those challenges. Listen in as we discuss this intimate, sometimes difficult topic and reveal some incredible strategies to help you eat and live healthily.
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20 min
June 29, 2016
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Secrets
While living in Japan years ago, I fell in love with shirataki noodles, a Japanese staple that offers a healthy, filling alternative to traditional pasta. Well, Dr. Jonathan Carp had the same experience, except he decided to start a business so he could share this amazing food with the rest of the world! Today we talk to the author of "Putting Out the Fire: Living an Anti-Inflammatory Life" about his company, Miracle Noodle, and the benefits of this tasty, high-fiber food. We'll also discuss the role shirataki noodles can play in a healing, anti-inflammatory diet, including a dessert recipe idea that's genius!
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23 min
June 22, 2016
Brain Fog Fixes
Almost every American has experienced brain fog at some point. You don't feel quite like ourself: not as sharp and focused, more forgetful and moody. Today, I'm joined by the delightful Dr. Mike Dow, psychotherapist and my fellow co-star of TLC's Freaky Eaters, among his numerous other TV appearances. Mike is an expert on brain fog, a precursor to dementia that's so widespread in the US, they had to invent a medical diagnosis for it! He'll explain the connection between what you eat and issues such as mild depression, anxiety, and forgetfulness, then introduce you to his book and program, The Brain Fog Fix. Mike is an insightful, funny guy, and I can't wait for you to hear his take on this common cognitive issue and its fixes.
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23 min
June 15, 2016
Handling High Stress
Today's discussion is vitally important, but one I wish we never needed to have. My guest is fitness trainer, author, and nutritionist Isabel De Los Rios, and she offers incredible advice about how to maintain your health when your world is turned upside-down by tragedy or loss. Isabel shares her own moving story of extreme stress, as well as practical steps you can take to maintain your physical and emotional health during the most difficult times. I had my own experience with high stress after my son Grant spent over 4 months in the ICU as the victim of a hit-and-run, and I can tell you firsthand how valuable this information is! You never know when high-stress times will happen, so it's crucial to be prepared.
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25 min
June 8, 2016
The Perfect Day Formula
Tired of feeling busy without ever accomplishing what's most important to you? Fitness guru and personal development expert, Craig Ballantyne, shares his amazing Five Pillars of Transformation to help you develop a clear vision for your life based on your biggest priorities. Craig developed his Perfect Day Formula after struggling with crippling anxiety attacks, but the same brilliant, straightforward steps can help you lose weight, get healthy, or eliminate debt. I've long admired Craig for his groundbreaking training programs, and I can't wait for you to hear more of his insight. Be sure to listen for an important distinction about success that you don't want to miss!
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20 min
June 1, 2016
The Allergy Solution
Allergies have become an epidemic. One billion people suffer from allergic diseases and hidden allergies that lead to weight gain, brain fog, depression, fatigue, joint pain, digestive problems and more, but it doesn't have to be this way! In this episode I'm talking with Dr. Leo Galland who is recognized as a world leader in integrative medicine and he has written a book called, "The Allergy Solution: Unlock the Surprising, Hidden Truth About Why You Are Sick and How to Get Well." I'm a big fan of Dr. Galland so I'm SUPER excited for you to discover how allergies are connected to weight loss, how to spot toxins that could be sneaking into your environment or diet, a simple three-day method for taking back control of your health, and a lot more!
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23 min
May 25, 2016
Health Hacks To Lower Your Belly Fat
Today we're talking all about belly fat - and to do it, I have a very special guest on the show. Sayer Ji is the founder of Greenmedinfo.com and an author, researcher and thought leader. Sayer curates such amazing people and information and I'm super excited to share him with you on this episode because he's like a walking encyclopedia! You're going to hear about some of the most amazing (and delicious) health hacks you can start using to lower belly fat, where fat-making MSG could be hiding, the truth about toxins most people don't realize, and a lot more! These simple tips can help you make enormous shifts in your belly fat and overall health.
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31 min
May 18, 2016
Unprocess Your Diet
Natalie Jill hit rock bottom when she had her daughter: She gained over 50 pounds while pregnant, her thighs were rubbing together, and she was depressed, hungry, had cravings and more. On top of that she was going through a divorce, she had an autoimmune disease, and her finances were stressed. It was worse time of her life. Fast forward to today, and Natalie has turned it ALL around: She's over 40 years old and the healthiest she's ever been while helping people around the globe achieve their health dreams through mindset, fitness and nutrition. No matter no matter where you are right now and what you've tried before, you're going to LOVE this episode where Natalie shares her transformative story and a step-by-step plan you can start using to lose weight and feel your best!
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26 min
May 11, 2016
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind
Disruptive. Mind blowing. Life-changing. These are just a few words that describe what you're about to hear! If you want to break free from limitation and positively transform every area your life, you're going to LOVE this episode with Vishen Lakhiani. Vishen is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley and an amazing author, speaker and entrepreneur. After spending 200 hours interviewing and posing questions to incredible minds like Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Peter Diamandis, Arianna Huffington, Dean Kamen and other legendary leaders, Vishen discovered a blueprint and framework for breaking free from the shackles of ordinary life and achieving extraordinary happiness, purpose and success. By using what Vishen shares on this episode, you can start using The Code of the Extraordinary Mind to experience more freedom, redefine your life and success on your own terms!
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24 min
May 4, 2016
Discover Afformations®
There's a new kind of question that can immediately change your life: Afformations®. They are the missing piece to abundant health, wealth, love and happiness according to my guest Noah St. John. For over 25 years Noah St. John has been helping people from all walks of life reach their goals faster, easier and with less stress. The method of Afformations® you're going to learn in this episode was invented by Noah after he discovered a powerful and effective way for anyone to get on the path to living the life of their dreams. You're going to hear how one woman went from penniless to a six-figure income in less than 6 months, the truth about The Law of Attraction, how to get out of your own way and make massive positive shifts in your life, and much more.
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21 min
April 27, 2016
Thyroid 101
In this show I'm diving deep into the thyroid with clinical pharmacist Dr. Izabella Wentz. After Dr. Wentz was diagnosed with Hashimoto's in 2009, she dedicated herself to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease. You're going to learn the common symptoms and causes of Hypothyroidism, important information on labs tests your doctor probably isn't ordering (including 3 lab test to get ASAP), one nutrient that could help reduce thyroid antibodies, reduce anxiety, help with weight loss, and so much more. Plus, if you're taking thyroid medication and it's not working, Dr. Wentz shares why. By the time you're done listening to this episode, you're going to have exact steps you can take to start treating the root cause of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and take back control of your health!
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27 min
April 20, 2016
Women’s Health and Nutrition
On this episode you're going to hear me talk with Bridgit Danner who has practiced Chinese Medicine for nearly 12 years and performed over 12,000 treatments - but before this, she had a health crisis after she had her baby. That health crisis led her to discovering online coaches that pulled her out of overwhelm, meeting a naturopath that steered her towards better nutrition and functional medicine, and transforming her health from postpartum depression, mononucleosis and adrenal fatigue to fit and balanced. Everything she learned on her journey back to health is part of what Bridgit now shares as a woman's health expert. In this conversation you're going to hear me and Bridgit discuss how to eat healthier, signs and symptoms of perimenopause you should watch for, what you can do if you have fibroids, how to take even better care of yourself and much more!
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23 min
April 13, 2016
Discover What You’re Really Hungry For
Is losing weight really about food? Why do we often know what to do but still don't do it? In this episode I'm talking with one of my best friends, celebrity nutritionist Cynthia Pasquella. Cynthia helps women discover what they're really hungry for so they can finally make peace with food and themselves. You're going to discover how to get reconnected to who you REALLY are, how to be happier and experience more love, the truth about transformation, and a lot more. After listening to this episode, you'll finally see beyond the food at the bigger picture so you can shift your life and experience more passion, meaning and connection!
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26 min
April 6, 2016
What To Do When You’re Ready To Give Up
What does it take to heal when you're sick, you've gone everywhere and no one can figure out what is wrong with you? That's what you're going to discover on this episode as I talk with my guest Dr. Shiroko Sokitch. You're going to hear about the miracles she's seen with her patients and the missing ingredient that can change everything in your healing journey. You'll hear what Dr. Shiroko has seen time and time again with her patients that have led them from being chronically sick with no answers to being better than ever!
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24 min
March 30, 2016
The Truth About Living Healthy
In this episode you're going to hear me talk to author, health expert and co-founder of Annmarie Skin Care, Kevin Gianni. Kevin was doing everything right (or so he thought!) He had the most nutritious diet (a raw-food vegan diet), he was addicted to finding the rawest, vegan, organic, healthiest food…and he was 25 pounds underweight, irritable, had a low sex drive and was headed toward self-destruction. You'll hear about what Kevin did to finally get better sleep, increase his sex drive and experience more calm - and - what you can do to live a healthy, awesome life.
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43 min
March 23, 2016
Secret Therapies Used By The Healthiest People Alive
I had a really bad knee injury when I was young, and there's something I did to stay healthy and fit for a long time without surgery. In this podcast, I talk with Dr. Robyn Benson, creator of The Self-Care Revolution, about IV Therapies to help your performance, boost your immunity, get rid of pathogens in your system and a lot more. Plus, you're going to learn about Prolozone, cutting edge oxidative therapies, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and regenerative medicine that can help with cartilage and mobility in your joints, reduce pain and even help with facial rejuvenation. There are innovative therapies that can transform your body, health and life and I’m excited to share them with you on this episode!
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26 min
March 16, 2016
Willpower Won’t Work
1400x1400One of the things I've been looking at for years is STRESS. Stress can make you age faster, lose your sex drive and gain weight! Oftentimes we're too stressed to even think about stress, so in this episode you're going to hear me interview an amazing Yale trained medical doctor and health expert named Aviva Romm to discuss the role your adrenal glands play, how your adrenals work when it comes to CRAVINGS and how to handle stress in your body. After listening to this episode you will finally see why willpower alone doesn't work and what to do instead of white-knuckling your way through stress and food cravings.
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31 min
March 9, 2016
The Cancer Conversation
There is more cancer going on today than there used to be: 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Any time I get the call or email about someone who has just been diagnosed with cancer, the first person I send them to is my guest on this episode, Dr. Nalini Chilkov. She is doing some of the most innovative, breakthrough work on cancer and how to never get there in the first place. She has helped thousands of people achieve and maintain extraordinary health and longevity and she is my go-to expert on all things related to cancer. In this interview you'll learn about why cancer is so prevalent today, how sugar is linked to cancer, how to turn cancer promoter genes off and cancer suppressor genes on, and a lot more.
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26 min
March 2, 2016
Creating Better Than Perfect Health
I did a deep dive survey with my community and what I discovered was fascinating. It turns out that people weren't taking action on their health because they didn't feel like they were worth it OR they had failed so many times in the past that they lost belief in themselves. So in this episode I'm excited to share a conversation I had with Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo who has been called America's most requested celebrity psychologist. She helps free people from counterproductive mindsets and stress caused by perfectionism and our inner critic. In this interview you're going learn how to pinpoint your inner perfectionist thought patterns or behaviors, transform them, and create the life you love!
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23 min
February 24, 2016
Eat Fat, Get Thin!
For decades, medicine and pop culture have told us that eating less fat is the secret to sustained weight loss, health, and longevity. Yet Americans are sicker and fatter than ever. In this episode, I'm talking with my friend and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman who is one of the top 10 most influential people in health. You're going to discover the truth about fat, what Dr. Hyman eats every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and what it really takes to lose weight. Plus, Dr. Hyman talks about the ethical, environmental and health issues when it comes to eating meat. After listening to this episode, you're going to have a plan for achieving optimal wellness, preventing disease, and feeling your best!
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22 min
February 17, 2016
Blood Sugar 101
Many people don't know they are walking around with elevated blood sugar - and that can put you at risk for dementia, peripheral neuropathy and all sorts of bad news. In this episode you will hear from chiropractor and nutritionist Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo on how to use blood sugar monitoring to design a lifestyle perfect for you so you can create the health you want. When you balance your blood sugar you fix a lot of things FAST and what you're about to learn is going to help you recharge your energy and reclaim your life!
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26 min
February 10, 2016
The Secret of “Liquid Gold” Bone Broth
There's a something I want to share with you that can help you lose weight safely and easily and lead to a healthier, happier, slimmer and younger YOU. On this episode you're going to hear me talk to one of my close friends Dr. Kellyann Petrucci. Kelly Ann is a weight loss and anti-aging expert and naturopathic doctor - and today we're talking liquid gold: Bone Broth! This magic soup is as close to the fountain of youth as anything I've ever seen. You're going to start hearing about this soup all over the place and on this show you're going to discover the two main reasons people have so much trouble losing weight (and the roadmap for losing weight the RIGHT way), 2 blood test you should get ASAP, how to tell how healthy someone is just by looking at their skin, everything you need to know to get started healing your health with Bone Broth and so much more!
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40 min
February 3, 2016
No Grain, No Pain
If you've done The Virgin Diet then you know how I feel about gluten. Gluten is a form of protein found in wheat, rye, barley and many processed foods, and while most of us tend to think, "Oh, proteins are healthy." Some proteins cause our bodies a world of hurt and the protein found in gluten are among the worst. What's worse is we've been eating gluten all our lives, often in hidden places. In this episode I'm going to be talking with Dr. Peter Osborne, one of the world's leading authorities on alternative and functional medicine and natural health with a primary focus on gluten sensitivity and food allergies. We're going to go way beyond gluten and talk about grains and what could be causing you pain and inflammation. By using the strategies you're about to discover in this episode, you will have a drug-free, easy-to-implement plan for eliminating gluten and gluten-like substances, eliminate pain and lead a happier, healthier life.
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30 min
January 27, 2016
Becoming An Urban Monk
Stress, kids, bills, family issues, overhead - with all the demands of day to day life, how do you create more time and energy? In this episode I talk with the founder of Well.org and one of the most influential people in health and green media, Pedram Shojai, about real world steps you can take to feel happier and find peace in your day to day life. You can be a normal, regular person and use the practices you're going to hear about to have more energy, less stress and more fun WITHOUT having to drink any spiritual Kool-Aid.
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34 min
January 21, 2016
The Truth About SMART FAT
In this episode you're going to get to listen in on a conversation with my dear friend Steve Masley, M.D. Dr. Masley is a physician, nutritionist, author, speaker, award-winning patient educator, and a fellow with the American Heart Association, and you're going to learn about fats you should be eating, fats you should NOT be eating and the keys to living a longer, healthier life. Dr. Masley and I discuss our favorite smart fats, how to cook with delicious oils and fats without damaging them and so much more so you can increase your energy, suppress your appetite and get healthy!
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22 min
October 14, 2015
Setting Yourself Up to Have a Great Day
In this podcast, I walk you through a "miracle morning" so you'll have a productive, mindful, fulfilling day. Yes, coffee is among my miracle-morning strategies! What I don't do is immediately check my email, at least not first thing. Not a good idea! I'll walk you through the one thing that totally frames my day. (I can't imagine the morning without it.) I'll discuss my number-one breakfast routine that keeps me full, focused, and burning fat for hours. (It takes just minutes to do and tastes delicious!) I'll talk about how I manage my time so I'm most productive and utilize my energy most effectively. Armed with these strategies, you'll be able to optimize your morning hours so you're productive, focused, and relaxed.
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7 min
October 7, 2015
Fat, Old, And Losing Your Sex Drive
I experienced stress's ugly effects several years ago when a hit-and-run driver left my teenage son for dead. Needless to say, those first few months were incredibly stressful. Heartburn was one of the first signs I was stressed out. Yet if there was any time I needed to be game on, it was during that challenging time. I put everything into place to handle any kind of stress (and hopefully you won't ever be in that kind of stress!). In this podcast, I'll tell you how stress wreaks havoc. (Some of these will shock you!). This vicious domino effect affects everything from your sleep to your waistline to your gut. A wired-and-tired feeling permeates. You don't want to get there! That's why I'll provide some simple, powerful strategies to reduce stress's impact. You'll learn about the nutrient to lower cortisol, why adrenal and thyroid health are so important, the number one vitamin that becomes depleted by stress, and why "vitamin S" might be your magical bullet to reduce stress. Armed with these tactics, you'll become more resilient to stress and more effortlessly "roll through" whatever life throws you.
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11 min
September 30, 2015
What’s Going on Down There?
Let's be honest: We all want great poops, right? And we all know what it feels like not to have those great poops. In this podcast, I'll teach you how so you never again struggle with constipation and other problems "down there." I'll discuss exactly what a well-formed poop looks like. (Don't worry, it won't be gross!) I'll talk about the magic mineral that keeps you regular (you can get it in the bath!) and the vitamin that complements it. I'll provide easy ways to up your fiber along with water for bulky stools. Gut supplements, exercise, thyroid health, and actually making the time also play significant roles keeping you regular. With these strategies, you'll kiss bathroom problems goodbye and regularly have regular poops to be proud of!
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9 min
September 23, 2015
The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do for… Well, Everything
How does a great night's sleep matter? For just about everything, from energy to fat burning! You know the caffeinated aftermath of a terrible night's sleep. In this podcast, I'll also talk about the hormonal havoc just one night's sleep can create. You'll understand why poor sleep makes you wired and tired, and why we frequently exacerbate that vicious cycle. I'll dissect what a good night's sleep means and some simple strategies that help you get 7 - 9 hours of solid, uninterrupted sleep. You might not even know what a good night's sleep is, it's been so long since you've had one! You'll learn the optimal time to exercise for a great night's sleep, nutrients to help you slumber soundly, and why meal timing matters so much to slumber soundly. These strategies guarantee an amazing night's sleep so you feel great and burn fat all day.
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10 min
September 16, 2015
Balance, Not Lower, Cholesterol
Newsflash: Cholesterol is not the best predictor of heart disease! In this podcast, I'll tell you what does matter for men and women to maintain cardiovascular (and overall) health. I'll tell you the 3 vitamins that lower homocysteine levels. Did you know it's not "bad" or "good" cholesterol, but the particle size, that best predicts heart disease? I'll share what raises triglyceride levels (hint: it's not dietary fat). I'll talk about the "biggie" vitamin for heart disease that your doc can test for. Oh, and eggs usually do not raise cholesterol, but I will share with you what do. I'll tell you what to increase in your diet to lower cholesterol. (Some of these will shock you.) And you'll learn about natural strategies that lower cholesterol as powerfully as statin drugs without their side effects. You know I'm going to mention exercise, and I'll give you the best way to lower cholesterol in just minutes a day. Just don't stress out about it, since stress can increase inflammation and other problems! Armed with this information, you'll have everything you need to balance cholesterol and promote overall heart health.
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10 min
September 9, 2015
But What About the Calcium?
Dairy can actually hurt your bones and swallowing a bunch of calcium pills is not the answer. And guys, osteoporosis is not just something that happens to women. In this podcast, I'll talk about why dietary calcium is just a small part of the overall-bone picture, and why easy shifts can boost your bone health. I'll tell you about the key vitamin that helps you optimize calcium (and why you need to probably supplement). Oh, and while you don't want psychological stress, you need to stress your bones to make them stronger (I know, it sounds counterintuitive). I'll talk about the very best exercise to maintain healthy bones at any age. Gut health? It matters more than you might think for strong, supple bones. I'll share the one thing you want and the one thing you want to ditch in your diet for bone health. Trust me, you don't want the first sign of weak bones to be a broken hip! Armed with this easy-to-apply information, you'll have everything you need to maintain great bones - and great health - no matter what decade of your life.
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9 min
September 2, 2015
Transform from a Sugar Burner to Fat Burner
In this podcast, I'll talk about why you want to be a fat burner, not a sugar burner. (I know, it sounds a little counterproductive at first.) I'll tell you the signs that you're a sugar burner, and why you're probably eating more sugar than you might realize. You'll learn sneaky sugar sources, why "fat free" often means high-sugar impact, and how to ditch that stubborn belly fat. Turning into a fat burner will help you shed excess weight, build muscle, and boost your energy. I'll give you the perfect plate trifecta (trust me, it won't sound like "diet food") that keeps you full 4 - 6 hours so you're not tempted by your coworker's mid-afternoon high-sugar impact catastrophe. I'll even give you the one strategy to totally zap your sugar cravings (you'll never guess this one!) and why fructose (yes, even in fruit) can exacerbate cravings and block fat burning. Incorporate these strategies to reclaim your life from sugar and stay full, focused, and burning fat while feeling and looking amazing.
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10 min
August 26, 2015
How You Do One Thing is How You Do Everything
When you zero in on one thing, you can create big changes. In this podcast, I'll show you how picking just one little thing to improve can yield lasting changes. I'll talk about some bad habits that you can make simple swaps for, and how to permanently transform those habits. I'm talking about your diet, of course, but how you do one thing is how you do everything. Take coffee: if you're used to making your morning java a super-sweet, super-creamy milkshake, I mean drink, I'll show you some simple, equally satisfying low-sugar impact swaps. You can carry that momentum throughout the day with other strategies I'll share. I'll give you the morning strategy I always do to reach your goals and my one big strategy for fast, lasting fat loss. (It has nothing to do with diet or exercise!) And I'll give you one needle mover that doubles your weight loss. If you've got pesky habits (diet or otherwise) you want to transform, you can't afford to miss this podcast!
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13 min
August 19, 2015
Sneaky Salad Sabotagers
Innocuous dried cranberries or fat-free dressings on that gargantuan restaurant salad can have more sugar than most items on their dessert menu! It's so sad, because most people think they're "ordering the right thing" ordering a salad. In this podcast, I'll talk about how even so-called healthy ingredients and toppings can turn your salad into a high-sugar impact (read: fat-storing) disaster. Some of these you know. Anything "glazed" is a big red flag. Others aren't so obvious, and I'll call out some major offenders here. Not to worry: I'll tell you how to effortlessly turn your salad into a low-sugar impact, fat-blasting, crave-busting meal whether you're eating out or serving a family dinner.
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9 min
August 12, 2015
Seducing Your Brain to Come Back for More
Got milk? I hope not! In this podcast, I'll tell you why dairy can make you fat, grow (in not a good way!), promote insulin resistance, create or exacerbate acne and cravings, and trigger all sorts of other problems you don't want on your plate (literally!). Dairy also has a drug-like effect on your brain, which explains why you can't stop devouring cheese. I'll even explain why milk is bad for your bones and contributes to autoimmune disease (and I've got studies to support both those claims). After this broadcast, you'll reconsider the health halo that surrounds dairy. Oh, and if you love dairy, I've got some easy swaps to make giving it up a breeze.
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10 min
August 5, 2015
When You Don’t Have Hours to Spend in the Kitchen or Grocery Store
I don't have hours to spend in the kitchen or gourmet shopping daily, and probably neither do you! In this podcast, I'll provide some easy strategies to simplify cooking so you're never running on empty (literally and figuratively!). I'll also share how to keep your kids healthy and happy without giving in to high-sugar impact desserts that are often disguised as food. With these tips, you'll be able to throw together a fast, fat burning meal in minutes.
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9 min
July 29, 2015
The Dietary Enemy Sitting at Your Table
Do you have that one friend or family member who innocently or not-so-innocently tries to sabotage your success? They can really break you down and jinx your success, right? In this podcast, I'll give you simple strategies to not let such people sabotage your fat loss and health without making a scene (or making an enemy!). You might not change their mind, but you'll be able to bring them onto your side and maintain your success.
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7 min
July 22, 2015
If We Know Better, We Do Better
Where are you right now? I'm talking about your body, your focus, your skin, your health, everything. Get real about what's holding you back. Where do you want to be? In this podcast, I propose this concept: If you know you can't fail, what would you attempt with your life? If you feel stuck in any area of your life, you'll discover how you can "reverse engineer" and become your most vibrant, best self. How will that best life make you really feel? I'll share some simple strategies about how to regain your health and your life. If you feel stuck in any area of your life, you can't afford to miss this podcast!
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7 min
July 15, 2015
The Gateway Drug in Your Kitchen Cabinet
Food is a drug, and sugar is our number one drug of choice. (Gluten and dairy also have an opioid effect on our brains, so I would class them as drugs too.) When you do a cheat meal (or day), it has a far more detrimental impact than "just a little extra sugar." You trigger addiction, cravings, and other problems that sabotage fast, lasting fat loss and optimal health. In this podcast, I want to change the conversation, rethink "cheating," and see food is information that can help you become lean, healthy, and vibrant. Rather than deprivation, I suggest some easy lateral shifts that create low-sugar impact versions of your favorite foods.
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5 min
July 8, 2015
Think Yourself Thin
Weight loss needn't be complicated. In this podcast, I'll discuss simple strategies to become more mindful about what you eat. (These good habits will spill over into other areas of your life!) Skinny up your plate and your glasses, put away leftovers, journal, and don't invite the enemy at your table (looking at you, breadbasket!) are among the strategies I'll discuss to eat less and shrink your waistline. Ultimately these strategies make it easy on yourself to lose weight and gain your health.
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7 min
July 1, 2015
This Disease Occurs at Epidemic Levels - and It’s Completely Reversible!
Diabetes is a lifestyle disease, which is actually good news because you can employ these simple strategies to reverse this potentially fatal problem. In this podcast, I'll discuss inexpensive but powerfully effective strategies to help reverse Type 2 diabetes. I'll share my number one thing you can do to change your health to balance blood sugar and burn fat. (Hint: it has NOTHING to do with diet or exercise!) Stress? Yeah, that can seriously affect blood sugar. So do some nutrients I'll talk about. And I'll discuss a time-efficient, effective workout that restores insulin sensitivity in just minutes a day. With these strategies, you'll have easy-to-implement strategies to reverse diabetes and become lean for life.
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10 min
June 24, 2015
Become Red-Carpet Ready (or Just Get into Your Skinny Jeans Effortlessly)
Bloating can make you fat, tired, and miserable. In this podcast, I'll talk about strategies to ditch bloating to feel vibrant, dump cravings, and ditch that stubborn belly fat. I'll show you a simple way to dump that water weight that keeps you bloated, and my magic bullet to keep you full and reduce cravings. I'll share why too much fiber and raw vegetables can actually become counterproductive. And I'll give you simple tricks to eliminate effectively (AKA poops to be proud of!) and banish the bloat. Oh, and I'll talk about the best fat loss aid that's absolutely free. With these strategies, you'll be red-carpet ready before you know it and easily fit into your skinny jeans.
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7 min
June 17, 2015
It’s All About Balance
Your gut is everything! Leaky gut and other gut issues can make you bloated, constipated, and all-around miserable. In this podcast, I'll discuss effective strategies to heal your gut. You might not even consider some common culprits like stress and medications that can wreck your gut. Garlic, coconut oil, and fermented foods are among the things you'll want to incorporate to fight bad gut flora. I'll also talk about some fabulous gut-healing nutrients and effective strategies to digest better. With this information, you'll be able to address various gut conditions including leaky gut, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and Candida.
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11 min
June 10, 2015
Why Toxicity Can Keep You Fat, Sick, and Tired
The combination of toxins creates a cumulative load that ultimately can burden your liver and make you fat, tired, and sick. In this podcast, I'll show you how not to detox. (Hint: if you feel worse, you are not detoxing correctly!) I'll talk about specific things your body requires to optimally detox, including fiber, protein, water, and digestive enzymes. And you'll learn why losing weight can make you more toxic. (I'll teach you how to create a weight loss/ detox double whammy!) Toxins can also occur with your thoughts, and I'll talk about a simple strategy to "detox" your negative thoughts. With this information, you'll be armed with all the tools you need to ditch excessive toxins and finally attain fast, lasting fat loss and glowing health.
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9 min
June 3, 2015
My #1 Question about Fast, Lasting Fat Loss
Learn how to design the perfect plate that takes the guesswork out of the question, "How do I eat correctly?" This podcast will help to reduce inflammation, burn fat, and keep you vibrantly healthy. I'll give you the best food choices that taste great, are easy to find, provide copious nutrients, and blast fat. Best of all, there's no counting or sorting. Every meal becomes an opportunity to lose weight, increase energy, and look and feel your best!
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12 min
May 27, 2015
Don’t Let Travel Derail Your Diet
Discover simple strategies to eat healthily, exercise, and get amazing sleep whether you're traveling to your in-laws or to some exotic locale halfway around the globe. I'll share effective ways to beat jet lag and other obstacles that sometimes impose on your travel plans. You'll save time and money, and best of all, you won't be cursing the scales upon your return home. With this plan, you'll never get in a dietary debacle again on the road.
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8 min
May 20, 2015
Don’t Become Derailed on Your Diet!
Learn 5 simple and powerfully effective strategies that help you stay the course no matter what obstacles pop up (and let's face it, they will!). Some of these might surprise you, but based on nearly 3 decades working with clients, I can guarantee they will help you attain and maintain fast, lasting fat loss.
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7 min
May 13, 2015
The Magic Health Bullet that Makes Everything Better (It Doesn’t Involve Diet or Exercise!)
Even one night of poor sleep can knock fat-burning and stress hormones out of balance. It becomes a surefire recipe for disaster. In this podcast, I provide practical tips about how to get a substantial night’s sleep, leaving you refreshed, focused, and burning fat all day.
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8 min
May 6, 2015
Become a Fat Burner by Shifting Your Exercise Routine
No contest: muscle is your fountain of youth that keeps you lean and healthy. Among its benefits, weight resistance builds better bones and acts like metabolic spanx to "hold everything better" In fact, resistance training helps you do everything in your life better. In this podcast, I provide practical tips about how to do resistance training, whether you're a beginner or a lifting pro.
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11 min
April 29, 2015
Have a Social Life without Taking Down Your Diet
You know the scenario, where a well-intentioned pusher encourages you to have just a bite of their famous dessert. And you know all too well the outcome. In this broadcast, I explain how to bypass temptation and stand firm on your goals. I provide some simple, practical strategies about how to navigate societal temptation with tact and humor for fast, lasting fat loss.
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5 min
April 22, 2015
The Most Frustrating Obstacle for Fast, Lasting Fat Loss
Even when you're doing everything correctly, you might hit that frustrating wall that stalls your fat loss efforts. In this podcast, I'll show you little-known strategies to break even the most stubborn fat loss obstacles. Especially if you're doing everything right yet can't lose weight, you don't want to miss this broadcast!
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10 min
April 15, 2015
Our Modern-Day Energy Crisis
Coffee shops and energy drinks aren't the answers to our energy crisis. In this podcast, I share top priorities to create steady energy without the spikes and crashes so many of us frequently experience that manifest as low sex drive, constipation, and other problems. By the way, my number one energy booster has nothing to do with diet or exercise (although those count too)! You'll learn what it is in this podcast.
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11 min
April 8, 2015
Are You Toxic?
We were never intended to handle the numerous toxins that bombard us today. Let me show you how to eliminate numerous systems and maintain fast, lasting fat loss by reducing your toxic loads. If you want to avoid the celebrity detox hype and get the real deal, you can't miss this podcast!
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14 min
April 1, 2015
Minimize your Exercise, Maximize your Results
People don't work out because they don't have enough time. In this podcast, I'll knock the time excuse out the window and show you how to get efficient, effective exercise in just minutes a day. Among its many benefits, burst training helps you slow down aging, blast fat, and better handle sugar. No need to hire a trainer. Learn how to become a burst-training pro in just minutes!
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6 min
March 25, 2015
Shrink your Plate, Shift your Weight
Simple yet dramatically effective strategies to effortlessly eat less. None of these involve deprivation, dieting, or hardcore exercise. Instead, you'll instigate smart, simple shifts to avoid disaster and create your healthiest, leanest self.
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8 min
March 18, 2015
The Secret to Becoming an All-Day Fat-Burning Machine
Steady-state cardio versus strength training? No contest: lifting heavy demands more recovery, keeps you looking toned and fit, and makes you more confidence in your every day life than elliptical machines in a fraction of the time. In this podcast, I'll provide some simple strategies to strength train whether you're a newbie or have been lifting for years. I'll dispel common weight-lifting myths, discuss recovery, and show you how to establish and mix up your routine.
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11 min
March 11, 2015
How to Turn Your Friends into Your Weight Loss Allies
Do your friends subtly (or not-so-subtly) guilt you into having "just one bite" of their homemade dessert? How does that work for you? In this podcast, I'll show you how to navigate any social occasion with ease and grace. You'll learn how to turn even the most carb-loving friend into your ally for fast, lasting fat loss and optimal health. Armed with this information, you'll confidently enter your next dinner party or other social occasion knowing you'll make the most effective food choices without awkwardness or being uncomfortable.
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5 min
March 4, 2015
Fast, Fat-Burning Fitness in Minutes a Day
Ever notice how people riding elliptical machines always look tired and out of shape? Well, there's a far better way to exercise that doesn't involve hours at the gym. It's called burst training. In this podcast I'll explain how you do it, how to recover and how to maximize its effects in very little time. If you've ever said "I don't have time for exercise," you can't afford to miss this podcast!
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6 min
February 4, 2015
How to Have Steady, Sustained All-Day Energy
Clearly we have an energy crisis. Unfortunately, staying over-caffeinated and neglecting things like sleep only exacerbate that perpetual crash. In this podcast, I'll discuss often-overlooked but extremely effective ways to prevent those crashes that kill your sex drive, keep you tired and miserable, and stall fast, lasting fat loss. Armed with this information, you'll be able to uncover your energy thieves and maintain steady, all-day.
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11 min
January 30, 2015
My #1 Question for Fast, Lasting Fat Loss
So many eating plans look at what you shouldn't eat. In this podcast, I'll talk about ideal food choices that crush cravings, taste delicious, and leave you full, satisfied, and burning fat. I share why protein is essential, why dietary fat is healthy, why carbohydrates have unfairly received an unfair rep, and how the right foods can keep you full for 4-6 hours. I also talk about my "magic bullet" to aid digestion (and probably fat loss too). If you've ever felt confused about what to eat, this podcast will arm you with information to effortlessly make the right meal choices.
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12 min
January 22, 2015
Mindful Eating for Fast, Lasting Fat Loss
Stop making fat loss so hard on yourself! Willpower doesn't work. I'll tell you why in this podcast, where I'll discuss simple but powerfully effective ways to effortlessly eat less, burn more fat, and become your leanest, healthiest self.
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8 min
January 14, 2015
Why Muscle Mass becomes Crucial for Fat Loss and Optimal Health
Resistance training is your ticket for stronger bones, burning fat, and feeling and looking your best no matter what your age. Among resistance training's benefits include making your cells more insulin sensitive and better handling stress. In this podcast, I'll discuss an effective, efficient routine that provides everything you need to build muscle and become your leanest, healthiest self. I also talk about recovery and repair, tracking and measurements, and utilizing a personal trainer to continually mix up your workouts.
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22 min
January 7, 2015
The Magic Bullet for Fat Loss, Building Muscle, and Overall Health
Just one night's poor sleep knocks numerous fat-regulating hormones out of balance, increases stress, lowers feel-good serotonin, and crashes your immune system. You're hungrier, tired, cranky, and over-caffeinated. In this podcast, I'll talk about what a good night's sleep looks like. I'll discuss simple but effective strategies to prepare for sleep, establishing a sleep routine, and nutrients that can help you sleep better so you get the deep, nourishing sleep you need. I even have a sleep quiz to determine how well you're doing.
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13 min
December 31, 2014
Feeding Your Kids Healthy Food without Civil War
Since when did every birthday party and other social gathering become a sugar free-for-all with kids? In this podcast, I'll share simple strategies about how to motivate your kids to make healthier eating choices. Don't worry: I won't turn you into mean mom or deprive them of birthday cake, but I'll show you easy lateral shifts and smarter choices to help your kids make better eating decisions in even the most sugar-laden social situation.
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10 min
December 24, 2014
Busting the Myth of Fruit as a “Free Food"
How did fruit get lumped in with vegetables? Dried cranberries provide few of the nutrients in leafy greens, and their fructose content could do serious damage to your liver and waistline. In this podcast, I'll argue that most fruits are not the free foods some people consider them. I'll discuss your best fruit options and how to make lateral shifts for jams and other fruit-based foods.
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7 min
December 17, 2014
Simple Strategies to Banish Cravings
Mine's almond butter. We all have one: That special food that no matter how staunch our willpower, we tend to overeat. In this podcast, I'll provide easy strategies to reduce temptation and maintain fast, lasting fat loss. Employ these strategies and that pint of Chunky Monkey (or whatever your "poison" might be) won't stand a chance!
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14 min
December 10, 2014
Artificial Sweeteners: Science Experiment gone Wrong
For decades, manufacturers positioned artificial sweeteners as a free pass to enjoy sweetness without consequences. Little did we know what damage that science experiment was doing to us! In this podcast, I'll share with you why artificial sweeteners could actually be worse for you than sugar. If you like a little sweetness in your tea or coffee, I'll share several good-for-you natural sweeteners that don't create these problems. My number-one sweetener might actually surprise you!
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7 min
December 3, 2014
10 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget
Eating healthy needn't be expensive, as I recently learned when I compared two shopping carts. Guess which one was less expensive? Yep: the healthy one. In this podcast, I provide 10 strategies to make that happen by shopping healthy without spending half your paycheck.
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10 min
November 26, 2014
Five Easy Foods to Add for Fast Fat Loss
"Add before you take away" is one of my favorite mantras. In this podcast, I discuss five foods that rev up your metabolism, balance blood sugar, bust cravings, and help you lose fat fast. Best of all, they're super easy to incorporate into your current plan!
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4 min
November 19, 2014
Overcoming Weight Loss Resistance
Are you doing everything correctly yet the scales won't budge? It isn't your fault: You might just be following the wrong set of rules. In this podcast, I'll discuss seven areas that hijack fat loss and create weight loss resistance. Many of these are overlooked or ignored in mainstream medicine, yet they could be your culprits for weight loss resistance. Many aren't "easy fix" problems, but I'll provide practical solutions to reduce their impact, restore hormonal balance, and help you attain fast, lasting fat loss.
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15 min
November 12, 2014
Five Simple Ingredients for Fabulous, Crowd-Pleasing Seafood
Do you avoid cooking seafood because it seems intimidating or too much work? In this podcast, my guest Jeff Moore of Wild Things Seafood offers five simple strategies to create amazing, party-pleasing seafood. You'll save time, money, and become the rave of your next dinner party when you employ Moore's easy, flavorful seafood-preparation strategies.
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15 min
October 8, 2014
Busting Fish Myths with Jeff More
Wild-caught versus farm raised. Astronomical mercury levels. When you order fish at restaurants or purchase it at your local grocery, you have so many decisions to make. It can become confusing! Yet fish is one of the healthiest foods you can eat, thanks to its omega 3 fatty acids, protein, and nutrients. In this podcast, Jeff More busts popular fish myths and discusses the best choices that belong on your plan to minimize mercury levels as well as other problems you confront buying and eating fish today.
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16 min
October 1, 2014
Is Wild-Caught Really Better? Your Guide to Intelligent Fish Buying With Jeff More
Buying fish can easily become confusing. In this podcast, I've asked fish Guru Jeff More how to make the best buying decisions. Is wild-caught always best? Is farm-raised fish ever okay? What conditions make most - but not all - farm-raised fish so unhealthy? Some of Moore's answers might surprise you. They certainly did for me. Listen to this podcast and you'll be armed with all the right information including types, brands, country of origin, and stores to buy fish intelligently without all the confusion.
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16 min
September 24, 2014
Dining Out without Sacrificing Your Dietary Dignity
Restaurants can be tricky, especially if your goal is fast fat loss or lasting fat loss. In this podcast, I'll provide simple strategies to navigate any menu to make low sugar impact choices that make you healthier and leaner. Restaurants are notorious for sugary sauces, food intolerances, and gigantic portions. I'll provide helpful, fun effortless strategies to modify the menu to fit your goals. I'll even tell you about how to enjoy dessert without any morning-after regret!
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10 min
September 17, 2014
Six Simple Strategies for Fast, Lasting Fat Loss
JJ Virgin shares six simple, cutting-edge, easy-to-implement strategies that help you lose fat fast and keep it off. Among those strategies include a meal replacement shake, stop eating three hours before bed, pinpoint hidden sugars and other food intolerances in your diet, burst training, and varying your calories.
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11 min
September 10, 2014
Going Gluten Free while Having a Life
Gluten could be holding your health hostage in ways you may not consider. Bread and other gluten-containing foods (yes, even "healthy" ones like wheat bread) can stall fat loss and trigger or exacerbate numerous symptoms like headache and fatigue. In this podcast, I'll provide easy swaps - what I call lateral shifts - to ditch gluten without deprivation. I'll also show you how to challenge gluten to see whether you can occasionally handle it. When many clients pull gluten for as little as 3 weeks, they feel a "new normal" and those last few pounds finally disappear. Are you up for the challenge?
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8 min
September 3, 2014
Choosing the Right Protein Powder for Fast, Lasting Fat Loss
Many popular protein powders contain whey, which is derived from milk, often cheaply produced, potentially creates food intolerances, and can actually stall fat loss by raising insulin levels. In this podcast I'll provide better protein alternatives that don't create reactivity, will help you reach your goals, and that you can confidently use every morning for fast, lasting fat loss.
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7 min
August 27, 2014
5 Strategies to Get (and Stay) Motivated for Fast Fat Loss
Does lack of motivation hold you back from achieving fat loss and optimal health? In this podcast I'll tell the story of Bryn, one of my clients who lost over 100 pounds and rediscovered happiness and a new lease on life. She implemented 5 strategies I'll describe here. Over my nearly three decades as a health and fitness expert, I've found putting these strategies into action can help you get fast fat loss and maintain that loss.
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6 min
August 20, 2014
You Can Lose Weight without Exercise, But…
In this podcast I'll provide strategies to lose fat fast. Changing what goes onto your fork and reducing your sugar impact are simple but powerful strategies for fast, lasting fat loss. I'll also discuss why exercise becomes crucial for lasting fat loss and optimal health, and provide some intense, effective strategies to get a complete fat-burning workout in just minutes a day.
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14 min
August 20, 2014
The Best Way for Fast Fat Loss (Hint: It doesn’t involve exercise or counting calories)
The best way for fast fat loss doesn't involve counting calories or exercising. In this podcast you'll learn seven foods that hold your health hostage and stall fast fat loss. You'll also learn a simple strategy you can implement right now, which can double your fat loss.
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7 min
August 20, 2014
My Top Needle Mover for Fast, Lasting Fat Loss
Discover the number one thing you can do to burn fat and keep it off. It's inexpensive, takes just minutes to create, tastes delicious, and helps you attain fast, permanent fat loss.
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12 min
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