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Rank #13 in Nutrition category

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Triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer JJ Virgin is a passionate advocate of eating and exercising smarter. JJ and her team help people stay fired up and healthy as they age, so they feel the best they ever have at age 40+.JJ is a prominent TV and media personality, whose previous features include co-host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters, 2 years as the on-camera nutritionist for Weight Loss Challenges on Dr. Phil, and 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 four NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s 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 hosts the popular Reignite Wellness podcast, with over 5.5 million downloads and counting. She also regularly writes for Rodale Wellness, Mind Body Green, and other major blogs and magazines. Visit www.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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Triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer JJ Virgin is a passionate advocate of eating and exercising smarter. JJ and her team help people stay fired up and healthy as they age, so they feel the best they ever have at age 40+.JJ is a prominent TV and media personality, whose previous features include co-host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters, 2 years as the on-camera nutritionist for Weight Loss Challenges on Dr. Phil, and 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 four NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s 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 hosts the popular Reignite Wellness podcast, with over 5.5 million downloads and counting. She also regularly writes for Rodale Wellness, Mind Body Green, and other major blogs and magazines. Visit www.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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LAWD, I’ve been missing out!

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CONCISE, RELEVANT & CONSISTENT!!! I send this podcast to my fam in our group chat and I can’t wait to read her books! 💚💚💚. I enjoy loving on my body to make sure that it is in optimal health. I was brought to the show by a different show and I’m just so glad that I gave it a go!!! Thanks JJ!

All things sensible for better health!!

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Great short simple podcast sets that keep me learning new things about health! Love it!

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449 Ratings
Average Ratings
374
32
23
10
10

LAWD, I’ve been missing out!

By Tlex - Nov 15 2019
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CONCISE, RELEVANT & CONSISTENT!!! I send this podcast to my fam in our group chat and I can’t wait to read her books! 💚💚💚. I enjoy loving on my body to make sure that it is in optimal health. I was brought to the show by a different show and I’m just so glad that I gave it a go!!! Thanks JJ!

All things sensible for better health!!

By shellbuggy - Oct 23 2019
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Great short simple podcast sets that keep me learning new things about health! Love it!
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Triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer JJ Virgin is a passionate advocate of eating and exercising smarter. JJ and her team help people stay fired up and healthy as they age, so they feel the best they ever have at age 40+.JJ is a prominent TV and media personality, whose previous features include co-host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters, 2 years as the on-camera nutritionist for Weight Loss Challenges on Dr. Phil, and 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 four NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s 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 hosts the popular Reignite Wellness podcast, with over 5.5 million downloads and counting. She also regularly writes for Rodale Wellness, Mind Body Green, and other major blogs and magazines. Visit www.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.

Rank #1: Discovering the Link Between Menopause and Alzheimer’s with Dr. Lisa Mosconi

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World-renowned neuroscientist and neuro-nutritionist Dr. Lisa Mosconi joins JJ today as they discuss a vitally important topic: women’s brain health. Women's brains age distinctly from men's, due in large part to the decline of a key brain-protective hormone: estrogen. Dr. Lisa and JJ discuss the roles of estrogen in the body and the brain, as well as the connection between menopause and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Many factors contribute to risk for Alzheimer’s, but a lot of them boil down to inflammation, and adjusting lifestyle can help reduce the risk. JJ and Dr. Lisa also discuss foods that are harmful and foods that are helpful in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Freebies From Today’s Episode

Get Dr. Lisa’s free handout by going to jjvirgin.com/xxbrain.

Main Points From Today’s Episode

  1. Women’s brains are very different from men’s. One interesting way is that women’s brains age differently.
  2. Menopause has a huge impact on the brain. Symptoms associated with menopause don’t start in your ovaries, they start in your brain.
  3. Alzheimer’s disease is caused by many factors. Many of them can be improved by adjusting diet and lifestyle now.

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[1:00]   Talking about women’s brains and how they differ from men’s

[4:15]   How Dr. Lisa, as a neuroscientist, got involved in studying women’s brains

[7:55]   How different are women’s brains from men’s and how specifically are they different?

[8:55]   Men’s brains and women’s brains age differently.

[9:30]   Women’s brains are really impacted by this condition that every woman goes through.

[9:50]   How is it good that women’s brains are more interconnected?

[11:35]  Men go through andropause, the male equivalent of menopause, but the effect on the body is very different.

[13:30]  Symptoms typically associated with menopause don’t start in your ovaries, they start in your brain.

[15:00]  Sex hormones aren’t related only to reproduction, they’re strongly involved with brain function.

[15:20]  Estrogen serves a number of functions that have to do with energy.

[16:30]  Dr. Lisa’s thoughts on bioidentical hormone replacement

[17:50]  Many factors contribute to risk for Alzheimers, but a lot of them boil down to inflammation, and adjusting lifestyle can help reduce the risk.

[18:30] Some other factors that increase risk

[20:33] Foods that are big no-no’s for your brain health; trans fats (processed foods) are one of the worst, and particularly bad for women.

[22:02] 3 key nutrients for women’s brains and some of the best places to find them

[28:04] Eating this food once a week has been associated with a later onset of menopause.

[29:30] You can’t unscramble an egg. Take prevention measures now to prevent Alzheimer’s later. Don’t wait too long to begin.

[30:45] How you can incorporate lessons from today’s topic in your life

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Nov 06 2019

33mins

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Rank #2: Are You Toxic?

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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!

Apr 08 2015

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Rank #3: Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? with Dr. Mark Hyman

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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!

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JJVirgin.com/food

JJ Paleo Shake

The JJ Virgin Biome Test

The Pathway Fit

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JJ Virgin at Instagram

Feb 14 2018

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Rank #4: Get Rid of Over 40 Fat with JJ Virgin

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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.

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May 10 2017

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Rank #5: It’s All About Balance

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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.

Jun 17 2015

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Rank #6: The Melt Method with Sue Hitzmann

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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

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Meltmethod.com

Jjvirgin.com/products

Jjvirgin.com

Facebook fan page JJVirgin

Feb 22 2017

28mins

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Rank #7: How to Have Steady, Sustained All-Day Energy

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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.

Feb 04 2015

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Rank #8: How to Balance Your Hormones Naturally with JJ Virgin.

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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

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Jun 21 2017

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Rank #9: Morning Routine to Get Your Metabolism Boost with JJ Virgin

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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.

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May 24 2017

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Rank #10: Perimenopause with Lana Asprey

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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

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Jjvirgin.com/lana

www.jjvirgin.com/products

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Mar 26 2017

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Rank #11: Healing Metabolism with Haylie Pomroy

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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

Dec 25 2016

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Rank #12: Become a Fat Burner by Shifting Your Exercise Routine

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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.

May 06 2015

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Rank #13: Fasting for Weight Loss and Optimal Health with Dr. Jason Fung

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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

  1. The calories in-calories out dieting method doesn’t work! Dr. Fung explains why fasting is a better option for weight loss.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!

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[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

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May 29 2019

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Rank #14: Head Strong with Dave Asprey

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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.

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Apr 12 2017

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Rank #15: Turn Around Thyroid Condition with Izabella Wentz.

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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

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Mar 29 2017

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Rank #16: The Secret Life of Fat with Dr. Sylvia Tara

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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.

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TheSecretLifeOfFat.com

@sylviataraphd on Twitter

@sylviataraphd on Facebook

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Oct 04 2017

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Rank #17: The Gluten-Free Trap with Peter Osborne

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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

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Jan 29 2017

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Rank #18: Mindset and Money with Jen Sincero

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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.

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Apr 16 2017

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Rank #19: Survival Skills for an Empath with Judith Orloff

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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.

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DrJudithOrloff.com

JJVirgin.com/book

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Apr 02 2017

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Rank #20: How to Look Ten Years Younger with Dr. Anthony Youn

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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. Listen to learn about the wrinkle-fighting foods you should be including in your diet, which skincare products really work, plus how to build a simple and affordable skincare regimen that delivers dramatic results. Don’t miss Dr. Youn’s top tips and secrets to start looking and feeling younger today! 

Key takeaways:

[0:32] Dr. Anthony Youn’s career briefing

[2:10] How did Dr. Youn become interested in holistic plastic surgery?

[4:31] If you want to slow the aging process, start with food.

[5:22] What are the most aging foods?

[6:58] The skincare products that really work.

[7:40] How to build a simple and affordable skin care regimen.

[10:26] Which skincare products should be avoided?

[11:26] What else can you do at home to keep your skin looking young?

[12:40] How to get rid of stubborn fat without diet, exercise, or surgery.

[18:30] The 3-D facelift has been taken to the extreme.

[20:33] Get Dr. Youn’s free eBook: What to Eat to Look Younger

[22:14] Start your day off with the right breakfast -- choose JJ’s All-In-One Paleo-Inspired Shake!

[23:04] Listener’s question: What does JJ do for her skin?

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The Age Fix

The Holistic Plastic Surgeon Show

www.jjvirgin.com\dryoun

JJVirgin.com

JJ Virgin products

JJ Virgin at Facebook

JJ Virgin at Instagram

Dec 13 2017

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