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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 her popular podcast, relaunched as Ask the Health Expert in June 2020, 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.

Ask The Health Exper‪t‬ JJ Virgin

    • Nutrition
    • 4.7 • 544 Ratings

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 her popular podcast, relaunched as Ask the Health Expert in June 2020, 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.

    How Much Magnesium Would You Recommend Taking Daily?

    How Much Magnesium Would You Recommend Taking Daily?

    "How much magnesium would you recommend taking daily?" asks ashleylouisejackson from Instagram. Here to answer is JJ Virgin, holistic nutrition expert and author of The Virgin Diet.

    Tune in to hear all of the diverse benefits magnesium has to offer, as well as the most effective forms and dosages to get your magnesium.

    • 6 min
    What's Your Opinion on Pastured Eggs?

    What's Your Opinion on Pastured Eggs?

    "What's your opinion on pastured eggs?" asks alarsoninmon from Instagram. Here with our answer is none other than JJ Virgin, board-certified in holistic nutrition and author of The Virgin Diet.

    The answer might surprise you. Tune in to hear JJ's detailed explanation of the crucial difference between pasture-raised and factory-raised eggs. If you want to know what the healthiest types of eggs are, you won't want to miss this episode.

    • 6 min
    What Are Some Good Fat Substitutes for Shakes?

    What Are Some Good Fat Substitutes for Shakes?

    "What are some good fat substitutes for shakes?" asks Linda Stacy from Facebook. Here with our answer is JJ Virgin, author of The Virgin Diet and certified nutrition specialist.

    In her answer, JJ has tons of delicious and nutritious recommendations to create an amazing shake. Tune in to hear all of her recommendations so you can turn your shake into a tasty, nutritious powerhouse.

    • 5 min
    How Do I Feed My Kids as Healthy as Possible on a Tight Budget?

    How Do I Feed My Kids as Healthy as Possible on a Tight Budget?

    "How do I feed my kids as healthy as possible on a tight budget?" asks mgabriella11 from Instagram. Great question. Here to answer is JJ Virgin, board-certified in holistic nutrition and author of The Virgin Diet.

    JJ is a food budgeting expert and she shares her expertise in her answer. Tune in to hear all of her tips and tricks for eating healthy on a budget. If you want to save your money AND your health, this is the episode for you.

    • 5 min
    What Do You Think of Hormone Replacements?

    What Do You Think of Hormone Replacements?

    "What do you think of hormone replacements?" asks Laurie West from Facebook. Here with our answer is JJ Virgin, certified nutrition specialist.

    According to JJ, there is a key progression you should keep in mind when thinking about hormone replacement. Tune in to hear the full answer where she lays out the roadmap to maximize your hormonal health.

    • 5 min
    [Bonus Episode] How to Better Manage Thyroid Disease with One Simple Tweak with Dr. Alan Christianson

    [Bonus Episode] How to Better Manage Thyroid Disease with One Simple Tweak with Dr. Alan Christianson

    Dr. Alan Christianson, Board Certified Naturopathic Endocrinologist & New York Times best-selling author, joins JJ today to discuss the findings of his groundbreaking research in the area of thyroid health.

    You are going to be blown away by what you’ll learn from Dr. C!

    If you have thyroid issues, then this is a must-listen! Dr. C will make you rethink the way you manage your thyroid.

    And if you don’t have thyroid issues, he’ll help you avoid them in the first place.

    The secret Dr. C wi

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
544 Ratings

544 Ratings

J. Barshop ,

Deeply substantial and amazingly practical

It’s obvious JJ puts extraordinary effort in covering salient topics and finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world - the insights she brings to bear is still mind-blowing Every. Single. Time.

No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend Ask the Health Expert enough 🙌

reeeew7 ,

LOVE

Love JJ’s philosophy !!

Ej12345432 ,

Used to LOVE THE SHOW

JJ I am so disappointed with season 3, I used to LOVE your show and I find myself going back to the other seasons for longer episodes. Over half of the five minute podcasts now consist of the introduction and commercials which only leaves about a minute and a half of content that’s useful. Even then, the information is no where near as useful as it once was. It’s just a bit vague and for someone who is new and trying to learn such as my self, I really enjoyed the longer podcasts where you or your guest were able to dig in and explain thoroughly. I’m not kidding when I say your show was life changing. Please please consider going back to your older format and longer episodes! I would love to keep learning! Thank you

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