JJ Virgin


“You don’t want your body walking around fighting a low-grade infection. You want to make sure it has all of those resources at the ready for when it really does have to fight an infection.”

Guest Bio:

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.

Episode Summary:

JJ Virgin shares the seven most common food sensitivities our society faces and how food intolerance holds us back from living a younger, healthier life. If you’re struggling to keep off the pounds or suffer from chronic fatigue, it might be because you’re fighting a low-grade infection. Clear your palette, find food alternatives, and let your body heal!

Title: Why Food Intolerance Is the Real Cause for Weight Gain — JJ Virgin

Subtitle: Here are some proactive ways you can heal your gut. 

Key Takeaways:

  • JJ wanted to be a broadway actress and dancer but transitioned into aerobics. 
  • As JJ was helping her clients through their weight loss journey, she saw firsthand their struggles with weight.
  • What’s the difference between a food intolerance and a food allergy?
  • We’re taught that bloating is ‘normal’ and that joint pain is ‘normal.’
  • JJ recommends first taking a look at the quality of your food.
  • What are the top seven most common food sensitivities? Gluten, Dairy, Corn, Eggs, Soy, Peanuts, Sugar, and Artificial Sweeteners.
  • It’s important to get tested to really understand what you might be reacting badly to.
  • Why is gluten so damaging to our gut?
  • If you’re trying to lose weight, dairy is not your friend.
  • Everyone is going to comfort food right now, but that’s the worst thing you can do for your gut!
  • Take some time to optimize your Vitamin D intake.

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“You don’t want your body walking around fighting a low-grade infection. You want to make sure it has all of those resources at the ready for when it really does have to fight an infection.”

“Sugar and artificial sweeteners change the gut microbiome and can actually make your gut leakier and can create more food intolerances.”

“Stress is a big one for leaky gut and that’s a big bummer because right now we’re under so much stress. So it’s an important time to be following Virgin Diet principles.”

“It doesn’t mean you can’t ever eat these foods again. Let your body heal, do gut-healing things for three months or more, and then try to challenge it again.”