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Ask The Health Expert

JJ Virgin’s Ask the Health Expert Podcast has become THE go-to podcast for all things nutrition and wellness. Every short, knowledge-packed episode combines cutting-edge science with simple action strategies you can use right now. As a triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer, JJ helps you stay fired up and focused on being your healthiest rockstar self. That’s why Ask the Health Expert Podcast has over 10 million downloads and counting!Tackling everything from fasting to fitness to fast fat loss, every daily episode provides an informative Q&A session hosted by JJ or a guest expert. Ask the Health Expert Podcast also includes bonus episodes featuring special guest interviews. Best of all, you can have YOUR question answered. Be sure to submit yours by DMing JJ on social media or email us at info@jjvirgin.net! In addition to hosting the Ask the Health Expert Podcast, JJ is a prominent TV and media personality. She was co-host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters and for 2 years, she was the on-camera nutritionist for Weight Loss Challenges on Dr. Phil. Over the years, JJ has made numerous appearances on PBS, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, and the TODAY Show. She also speaks regularly and has shared the stage with notables including Seth Godin, Lisa Nichols, Gary Vaynerchuk, Mark Hyman, Dan Buettner, and Mary Morrissey.JJ is the author of 4 New York Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, The Sugar Impact Diet, and The Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her latest book, Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience, shows caregivers everywhere how to be strong, positive leaders for their families, while exploring the inspirational lessons JJ learned as she fought for her own son’s life.JJ regularly writes for Rodale Wellness, Mind Body Green, and other major blogs and magazines.Visit jjvirgin.com for hundreds of free recipes and resources, plus state-of-the-art programs, products, and plenty of support to help you build your dream life.

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What Should I Eat After Working Out? with JJ Virgin

It’s time for another Q&A! In today’s episode, JJ answers a question regarding if protein shakes are a good idea after resistance training. She’ll talk about things you should be focused on to get the best results from your workouts, and supplements that are important to include if you’re hitting it hard. Stay tuned to hear JJ’s opinion. Episode Play-By-Play [0:30] Adrienne Lopresti  asks, “After heavy resistance training, do you recommend a recovery protein shake?” [1:13] Instead of the timing of your diet, these are the things you should focus on. [2:08] These supplements are really important to anyone over the age of 35 or under any kind of stress. [4:52] You don’t ever want to go do a hard workout in this condition. Mentioned in this episode: Recipes at jjvirgin.com Reignite Wellness 365 membership Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin Become part of JJ’s community JJ Virgin Official Facebook page JJ Virgin on Instagram JJ Virgin on YouTube Dr. Alan Christianson Ben Greenfield

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29 May 2020

Rank #1

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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!

14mins

8 Apr 2015

Rank #2

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How to Eat Healthy on a Budget with JJ Virgin

In today’s enlightening podcast episode, JJ tells listeners how shopping smart and stocking up with these essentials means you can afford to eat according to The Virgin Diet and Sugar Impact Diet.You’ll learn JJ’s secrets for getting high-quality, clean food in your pantry for no more than you already spend, and hints for how to make your food dollars stretch. Freebies From Today’s Episode Get JJ’s free worksheet by going to jjvirgin.com/budget. Main Points From Today’s Episode Eating healthy on a budget is achievable. It may even be cheaper than buying processed food. Keep these 7 essentials in your pantry. These ingredients are the basis for many different recipes. Watch for sales and stock up. Buy in bulk when the high-quality food you love is discounted. Episode Play-By-Play [0:45]  How can I eat healthy on a budget? [1:30]  How do healthy, Virgin Diet- and Sugar Impact Diet-approved foods compare cost-wise to a family’s average foods? [2:15]  What foods to keep in your kitchen [3:40]  What to avoid to stay under budget [6:00]  7 essentials to keep in your pantry [7:30]  Watch for sales and stock up. [11:30] Buy organic fruit when it’s on sale and freeze what you don’t immediately eat. [17:05] Subscribe & Save is a super easy way to make sure you’ve always got this staple on hand. Action Steps Stock up on good food when it’s on sale. Make food once, use it multiple times throughout the week If your fresh food is starting to look a little wilted, throw it in the freezer. Invest in glass storage containers. Mentioned in this episode: Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin Become part of JJ’s community JJ Virgin Official Facebook page JJ Virgin on Instagram JJ Virgin on YouTube Vital Choice Thrive Market So Delicious Coconut Milk on JJ’s Amazon Influencer page Paleo Treats Dr. Kelly Ann Petrucci Chocolate Cherry Chia Protein Shake Chicken Zoodle Stir Fry

21mins

9 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Prebiotics are Great Fertilizer for Your Gut by JJ Virgin

Today JJ discusses the importance of having a rich prebiotic component to your diet. Prebiotics feed probiotics, helping you maintain a healthy balance of gut flora and better able to fight off leaky gut. JJ also explains how prebiotics help keep your body’s inflammation low, as well as contribute to a host of other health benefits. Read on to discover a list of JJ’s top prebiotic-rich foods and her recommendation on the best way to incorporate them into your daily menu. Freebies From Today’s Episode Get JJ’s free Gut Health Guide by going to jjvirgin.com/prebiotics. Main Points From Today’s Episode Prebiotics feed your good gut bacteria. Having a healthy gut microbiome affects many systems in your body. Prebiotics help increase your body’s production of short-chain fatty acids. Short-chain fatty acids help boost your body’s immune system and prevent an overgrowth of bad bacteria, among other health benefits. Eating foods rich in prebiotics is simple. Included is a list of many foods to incorporate to increase prebiotics in your daily diet. Episode Play-By-Play [2:35] What are prebiotics, and how are they different than probiotics? [3:11] All the systems in your body that your gut microbiome affects [3:50] JJ first started focusing on this when she was focusing on overcoming weight loss resistance. [4:14] What happens when prebiotics are fermented in your large intestine? [4:49] Some of the benefits of increasing your production of short chain fatty acids [5:39] When you increase your intake of healing foods, your body can heal itself easier and fight off bad bacteria and this other very common issue. [6:17] What is leaky gut? How do prebiotics help? [8:10] Short-chain fatty acids can also improve mineral absorption, which strengthens these parts of the body. [9:45] Food sources that provide prebiotics (fiber) [10:25] How much fiber should you eat every day? What else should you increase as you increase your fiber intake? Action Steps: Increase the foods that contain more prebiotics, including... Oats Coconut Cacao Onions Garlic Asparagus Dandelion greens Legumes, beans and lentils Cooked, chilled potato Apples (not apple juice!) Mentioned in this episode: Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin Become part of JJ’s community JJ Virgin Official Facebook page JJ Virgin on Instagram JJ Virgin on YouTube Pique Tea Dark Chocolate Coconut Fiber Bars Microbiome Balance Dark Chocolate Coconut Avocado Mousse Dr. Alan Christianson Gut Health Guide 5 Steps to Build a Healthy Gut blog

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30 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Friday Q&A: What Type of Magnesium is Best? with JJ Virgin

It’s time for another Q&A! A listener asks JJ, “What type of magnesium do you recommend?” Magnesium serves the body in many different ways, and this is what dictates which type of magnesium you should be taking. Listen in today for this information-packed podcast! Episode Play-By-Play [0:35] From Kathleen F in SD, “What type of magnesium do you recommend?” [0:56] Benefits of magnesium in the body [1:40] What type of magnesium you should use depends on what you need it for. Magnesium for constipation requires a different formula than magnesium for helping you sleep. Mentioned in this episode: Recipes at jjvirgin.com Reignite Wellness 365 membership Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin Become part of JJ’s community JJ Virgin Official Facebook page JJ Virgin on Instagram JJ Virgin on YouTube Magnesium oxide, hydroxide, citrate, ascorbate (constipation) Magnesium chelate, bisglycinate (calming & sleep) Magnesium malate (muscle aches) Magnesium glycinate, threonate (brain health)

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29 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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The Truth About Diets & Gastric Bypass Surgery with JJ Virgin

It’s time for another Q&A! JJ answers a question from a listener wondering if The Virgin Diet is effective for people who have had failed gastric surgeries. She’ll cover the basic lifestyle changes that will help anyone who wants to take charge of their health. Developing good habits is a must, as is continuing those habits after you’ve reached your goals. Ready to get started on a new, healthier you? Listen now for some great JJ tips and advice! Episode Play-By-Play [0:45] ImperfectShark3 asks if The Virgin Diet can help people who have had failed gastric surgeries. [1:00] Obesity is not about you being a bad human; obesity is your metabolism not working due to one or more of these many factors. [2:21] Diets do work...You need to ask yourself the following questions to find out the best type of diet that will work for your body. [3:10] Before you begin a focused diet, you can start by adding or swapping these foods. [3:43] Once you’ve done that, begin taking out things that are toxic. [4:00] Figure out which foods your body doesn’t tolerate well (The Virgin Diet) [4:20] Figure out where these things are sneaking in and get them out (Sugar Impact Diet) [4:50] Start adding in movement. [4:57] This is a process, you didn’t get here overnight. Mentioned in this episode: Recipes at jjvirgin.com Reignite Wellness 365 membership Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin Become part of JJ’s community JJ Virgin Official Facebook page JJ Virgin on Instagram JJ Virgin on YouTube Sunlighten Sauna

7mins

22 May 2020

Rank #6

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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 offer, including how it can help slow aging, fight disease, increase energy levels and burn away stored fat. Find out about the different types of fasting and grab Dr. Fung's free introductory course so you can start reaping the rewards of fasting today! Freebies From Today’s Episode Get Dr. Jason Fung’s free Introductory Course on Fasting by going to jjvirgin.com/fasting. Main Points From Today’s Episode The calories in-calories out dieting method doesn’t work! Dr. Fung explains why fasting is a better option for weight loss. Dr. Fung busts common myths about fasting around hunger, muscle mass, and metabolic rate. Plus, find out about the powerful benefits of fasting, including how it can help slow aging, fight disease, increase energy levels, and burn away stored fat. Dr. Fung talks about different types of fasting such as time-restricted eating and the one meal a day approach. Grab Dr. Fung's free introductory course on fasting to get started today! Episode Play-By-Play [2:10] Dr. Jason Fung’s career briefing [3:05] Listener shout-out [4:15 ] If you’re struggling with gas and bloating, food intolerance, or any other digestive unrest, try JJ’s Leaky Gut Support!  [5:34] How Dr. Fung became an expert on fasting  [7:40] The calories in-calories out dieting method doesn’t work!  [10:05] Busting the myth that you have to eat all day long to lose weight  [11:10] If you don’t have diabetes or other health issues, your body tends to keep your blood sugar at stable levels. [12:30] After diving into the medical literature, Dr. Fung realized that fasting is actually a really good idea.  [12:58] Billions of people around the world have used different types of fasting regimens for thousands of years. [13:45] Dr. Fung has seen patients reverse type 2 diabetes with fasting [14:52] Overcoming common concerns about fasting  [16:45] Studies on fasting and lean body mass [18:23] How fasting increases energy levels and sends the signal to your body to burn stored fat [19:32] Changing up your exercise and eating routine has metabolic benefits.  [20:20] Putting small amounts of stress on your body in the form of fasting or exercise can actually be good for you. [22:30] The top benefits of fasting [23:21] Fasting boosts the process of autophagy, which has powerful anti-aging effects.  [24:09] The impact of fasting on hunger levels  [26:30] How fasting reestablishes your relationship with food  [27:30] Why eating 6 small meals a day makes you hungrier   [29:30] Different types of fasting protocols and Dr. Fung’s top recommendations on how to incorporate fasting into your routine [31:41] How to step into fasting [33:05] Listener’s question: I know you’re not a fan of snacking, but I have low blood sugar. What should I do? [34:02] Start by improving your food quality and eating the trifecta of fiber, protein, and healthy fats. [34:59] Then, begin to extend the time between meals.  Mentioned in this episode: The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting , by Dr. Jason Fung The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss, by Dr. Jason Fung Leaky Gut Support Become part of JJ’s community JJ Virgin Official Facebook page JJ Virgin on Instagram JJ Virgin on YouTube

36mins

29 May 2019

Rank #7

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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.

30mins

3 Feb 2016

Rank #8

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What Type of Magnesium is Best? with JJ Virgin

It’s time for another Q&A! A listener asks JJ, “What type of magnesium do you recommend?” Magnesium serves the body in many different ways, and this is what dictates which type of magnesium you should be taking. Listen in today for this information-packed podcast! Episode Play-By-Play [0:35] From Kathleen F in SD, “What type of magnesium do you recommend?” [0:56] Benefits of magnesium in the body [1:40] What type of magnesium you should use depends on what you need it for. Magnesium for constipation requires a different formula than magnesium for helping you sleep. Mentioned in this episode: Recipes at jjvirgin.com Reignite Wellness 365 membership Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin Become part of JJ’s community JJ Virgin Official Facebook page JJ Virgin on Instagram JJ Virgin on YouTube Magnesium oxide, hydroxide, citrate, ascorbate (constipation) Magnesium chelate, bisglycinate (calming & sleep) Magnesium malate (muscle aches) Magnesium glycinate, threonate (brain health)

4mins

1 May 2020

Rank #9

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How to Use Castor Oil to Achieve Outstanding Digestive Health with Dr. Marisol Teijeiro

Dr. Marisol Teijeiro, better known as Queen of the Thrones, is a leader in natural medicine and an expert on gut health. She joins JJ today as they discuss how using castor oil packs can improve your digestive health! Listen as Dr. Marisol shares factors that can contribute to uncomfortable digestive symptoms, including bad bacteria and biofilm in your gut. Dr. Marisol also reviews the many amazing healing benefits of castor oil and how it can help ease your symptoms, as well as the best things to look for when choosing a high-quality castor oil pack. Plus, do you know which foods could be triggering digestive symptoms? Dr. Marisol has some ways to find out! Freebies From Today’s Episode Get Dr. Marisol’s free 50 Shades of Poop guide and link to castor oil packs by going to jjvirgin.com/castoroil. Main Points From Today’s Episode 14-21% of the world suffers from IBS. Symptoms of IBS are very common, yet treated with stigma. How do you overcome the bad bacteria in your gut? What role does biofilm play in improving your gut health? This simple treatment applied daily has amazing gut health benefits. It will improve your body’s overall functioning. Episode Play-By-Play [2:59]  The link between gut health, inflammation, and foods you are intolerant to [4:11]  What is castor oil and how does it influence gut health? [6:45] 14-21% of the population suffers from IBS, worldwide. [8:50] The difference between good and bad bacteria [9:10] What is biofilm, and why you need it to be gone [11:25] Symptoms that indicate you have bad biofilm [13:00] Ways to improve your biofilm [14:00] You must track your foods to determine what you are sensitive to, which is not necessarily what the most common sensitivities are. [15:20] Transit time between men and women differs. [16:42] Check your own transit time by doing this at dinner. [18:14] Two great suggestions to improve your biofilm and transit time [22:36] Benefits of a castor oil pack (FAITH) [36:26] What are the things to look for in a good castor oil? [37:00] Toxins, chemicals that are in plastics, can move into oils. So, you should never buy oils in plastic. Action Step and Challenge: Take the 7 Day Castor Oil challenge Mentioned in this episode: Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin Become part of JJ’s community JJ Virgin Official Facebook page JJ Virgin on Instagram JJ Virgin on YouTube Dr. Marisol previous episode Oh Sh*t! By Dr. Marisol

44mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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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.

11mins

17 Jun 2015

Rank #11

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Why Do I Call Potatoes “Nature’s Diet Pill”? with JJ Virgin

It’s time for another Q&A! JJ talks about potatoes in today’s Q&A episode. Recent studies show that potatoes are healthier than previously thought, high in resistant starch, and helpful with gut bacteria. Want to know JJ’s favorite way to prepare potatoes? Make sure you listen to today’s podcast to find out. Episode Play-By-Play [0:01]  Potatoes are nature’s diet pill [1:16]  JJ used to consider them high sugar impact, but now are medium-sugar impact, because of this. [1:25] What is resistant starch, and how do you make potatoes the right way to get more of it? [2:00]  JJ’s favorite recipe to prepare potatoes, and serving suggestions for getting the most resistant starch out of them. [2:50]  Resistant starch means food resists digestion, & inhibits the rise in glucose and insulin that easy-to-digest carbohydrates cause. [3:00]  Potatoes are good for gut bacteria and help you burn more fat. [3:25]  Don’t get greedy...Only eat one cup for a serving. Mentioned in this episode: Recipes at jjvirgin.com Reignite Wellness 365 membership Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin Become part of JJ’s community JJ Virgin Official Facebook page JJ Virgin on Instagram JJ Virgin on YouTube Gut Health Guide

4mins

10 Apr 2020

Rank #12

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Improving Your Intuition to Develop Healthier Habits with Razi Berry

Razi Berry, expert in naturopathic medicine, joins JJ today, discussing how being disconnected from ourselves and others has impacted our ability to hear what our bodies are telling us. Because we don’t have that communication, we make choices based on outside influences for when and how much to eat.  Doing a few key exercises and eating foods that feed the emotional centers in our brains can improve body intuition, thereby improving our health. Listen to this wonderfully enlightening episode now! Freebies From Today’s Episode Get Razi’s free Secret to Unlocking Your Intuition by going to jjvirgin.com/intuition. Main Points From Today’s Episode Being disconnected from our bodies has impacted our ability to self-regulate. Disconnecting is the basis for many eating disorders. Improving our intuition can help us get healthier. Lack of listening affects our ability to know when and how much we should eat. Doing a few exercises each day can help you reconnect with your body. You’ll improve your ability to hear the signals your body is giving you to make better choices. Episode Play-By-Play [5:30] How Razi got to the point she is at now [8:00] Naturopathic medicine operates on the idea that your body heals itself when you supply it with this. [8:50] Eating disorders result from a disconnection from your body. [9:44] Why are people so disconnected from their bodies that they don’t associate what they’re doing with putting their body in harm? [11:55] When we don’t use our senses, they atrophy, including our ability to recognize the inner voice of our own bodies. [14:05] Instead of listening to our own bodies, we let outside influences, like time and Google dictate what time to eat, what to eat, and how much to eat. [16:00] A definition of chemosense; our sense of smell isn’t only in our nose. [17:10] How can we reconnect, strengthen that intuition? [17:51] A few exercises to increase our sensitivity and our sensibility [19:01] What you do with your body translates to this system [20:15] Doing these few exercises helps increase your interoceptive accuracy. [21:00] Certain foods have similar effects on our brains. [24:28] We need to get back to trusting ourselves. [25:50] Why Razi called her podcast Love is Medicine [27:20] Women are caretakers, we need to remember that we are the first person we should be taking care of. Action Step: Connect back into your body and truly listen. For example, only eat when you’re truly hungry, not because you were triggered by a suggestion or because of the time on the clock.  And, think of ways you can connect more to others in your life. Mentioned in this episode: Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin Become part of JJ’s community JJ Virgin Official Facebook page JJ Virgin on Instagram JJ Virgin on YouTube Love is Medicine Podcast Love is Medicine website (blog)

33mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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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.

11mins

4 Feb 2015

Rank #14

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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!

40mins

10 Feb 2016

Rank #15

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Harmful Habits That Make You Store Body Fat with JJ Virgin

The habits that make you store fat can easily sneak into your daily life! Listen as JJ explains the top culprits behind fat storage, from poor sleep and chronic stress to snacking and the wrong type of exercise. JJ also shares how to avoid those common pitfalls so you can upgrade your fat metabolism for good! Freebies From Today’s Episode Get JJ’s free “Are You a Sugar Burner or Fat Burner?” quiz by going to jjvirgin.com/storefat. Main Points From Today’s Episode You don’t change your health overnight. You change it over time, going through habits one by one that are not working for you. While most people focus on what they can do to burn more fat, it’s crucial to know the common habits that can make you store excess body fat in the first place. JJ talks about the 9 worst habits for your waistline. This one may be a surprise: prolonged steady-state endurance exercise can make you store fat! JJ explains how you can work out in less time and get better results. Episode Play-By-Play [:32] Introduction to today’s episode [1:10] How to submit a question for the Friday Q&A episodes [1:35] JJ’s story of struggling to lose weight in the past [3:08] Listener shout-out [5:04] The top habits that make you store fat [5:34] When you don’t sleep well, you become more insulin resistant. [5:55] The impact of lack of sleep on your hunger hormones [7:15] Why it’s important to track your sleep  [8:01] JJ’s experience with chronic stress, and how chronic stress can lead to excess belly fat [10:02] Strategies to manage your stress levels [10:43] The link between too much fructose and fat storage [12:24] How prolonged endurance exercise can make your body store fat [14:10] The dark side of snacking [14:35] How to shrink your eating window [15:38] Protein, healthy fat, and fiber helps keep your blood sugar stable. [16:06] Alcohol sidelines fat burning and stimulates your appetite. [16:42] Why you shouldn’t eat late at night [17:19] JJ’s tips on meal timing [18:30] Why highly reactive foods could be stalling your progress [19:55] Which sugars to choose and which to lose [21:52] JJ’s takeaways from today’s episode and next steps Mentioned in this episode: Oura Ring Free eBook on tapping Ziva Meditation Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin Handling Stress...We Got This! Fast Fitness Online Program Xiser Dry Farm Wines 7-Day Stop, Drop & Swap Challenge Become part of JJ’s community JJ Virgin Official Facebook page JJ Virgin on Instagram JJ Virgin on YouTube

24mins

26 Oct 2019

Rank #16

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The Amazing and Varied Health Benefits of Chocolate with JJ Virgin

Today JJ talks about the incredible benefits that consuming just a little bit of high quality dark chocolate every day can make in your health. Listen to find out how dark chocolate can help with everything from improved brain function and a healthier heart to increased insulin sensitivity and better skin. What kind of chocolate and how much should you eat? Tune in and find out, plus learn about JJ's favorite ways to incorporate dark chocolate into her routine! Freebies From Today’s Episode Get JJ’s free Chocoholic Recipe Guide by going to jjvirgin.com/darkchocolate. Main Points From Today’s Episode Chocolate has incredible health benefits. It can help with your heart, your brain and your skin, just for starters. You should eat dark chocolate every day. Here’s what to look for and how much to eat. Make sure to stay away from sneaky sugar in your chocolate. JJ recommends a few ways you can get more dark chocolate into your diet. Episode Play-By-Play [3:50] Eat dark chocolate every day, but look for these qualities. [4:55] How much chocolate should you eat every day? [5:11] You’re going to be amazed at some of chocolate’s benefits. [10:29] Dark, not milk. Keep the sugar and milk out of your chocolate. [11:00] Higher cacao count is better because you get more of this [11:50] Suggestions for getting more dark chocolate in your diet [14:02] If you add in foods that are good for you like dark chocolate, it may keep you from eating things that aren’t so great for you. Mentioned in this episode: Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin Become part of JJ’s community JJ Virgin Official Facebook page JJ Virgin on Instagram JJ Virgin on YouTube Soma Chocolatemaker Sunlove Protection by Annamarie Gianni Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe Lily’s Dark Chocolate Bulletproof Dark Chocolate The Virgin Diet Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook

15mins

16 Nov 2019

Rank #17

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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! Key takeaways: [1:08] Dr. Mark Hyman’s career briefing. [2:45] Why is everyone so confused about what to eat? [3:46] Manipulation of data by the food industry contributes to the confusion around food. [7:14] The similarities between a Paleo and vegan diet, plus what it means to be “Pegan.” [9:31] It’s key to unprocess your diet. [9:55] Dr. Hyman’s new book, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? reveals which foods protect your health and which foods can do real harm. [11:19] If a food is packaged or processed by the food industry, it’s probably bad for you. [12:05] Dr. Hyman’s story about the influence of the Dairy Council. [15:34] There are a number of issues with the studies that claim meat causes heart disease and cancer. [17:40] What kind of meat should you be eating? [19:11] Be sure to eat plenty of non-starchy veggies. [20:10] We’re in the era of personalized medicine, and bio-individuality matters. [23:27] Get Dr. Hyman’s free toxicity quiz to connect the dots between what you’re eating and how you feel. [24:30] Food is the most powerful medicine! [28:11] Start by changing your diet. [30:04] Starting your day off with the right breakfast sets the metabolic tone for your day. The perfect way to do this is with JJ’s All-In-One Paleo-Inspired Protein Shake! [30:55] Listener’s question: How do I know the amount of carbs, protein, and fat I should be eating? [31:23] It’s crucial to become your own personal health detective! Mentioned in this episode: JJVirgin.com/food JJ Paleo Shake The JJ Virgin Biome Test The Pathway Fit JJ Virgin at Facebook JJ Virgin at Instagram

37mins

14 Feb 2018

Rank #18

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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.

11mins

6 May 2015

Rank #19

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How Much Sugar is Okay to Eat in a Day? with JJ Virgin

It’s time for another Q&A! In today’s episode, a viewer asks if making a smoothie with bananas is a good snack for combatting afternoon slumps. JJ suggests tracking habits to determine why a slump is happening in the first place, and offers suggestions on how to eat correctly so you feel full and energized 4-6 hours between meals. Tune in for more. Episode Play-By-Play [0:30] What is your opinion on frozen bananas used in shakes to help combat an afternoon slump? [0:54] Anonymous wondered if she should eat a recommended 3 servings of sugar a day? [1:00]  JJ offers suggestions for figuring out why you are having an afternoon slump at all. [2:10] If you’re eating the proper balance of these things, you should feel great for 4 to 6 hours between meals. Mentioned in this episode: Recipes at jjvirgin.com Reignite Wellness 365 membership Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin Become part of JJ’s community JJ Virgin Official Facebook page JJ Virgin on Instagram JJ Virgin on YouTube SID Plate Sugar Impact Diet Breakthrough Carb Intolerance Online Program The Powerful Truth About Whether You Should Snack blog

5mins

24 Apr 2020

Rank #20