Ask The Health Expert

Ask The Health Expert

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.... Show More

Episodes

August 7, 2020 7 min

"Is cod liver oil good or bad?" Mary Beth from JJ Virgin’s Super Immune Secrets Masterclass wants the scoop on this popular (but not always tasty) health supplement. Knowing the facts is the fastest path to getting healthy and JJ has the facts on this.

Listen for the details - and the answer.

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"Is liquid fish oil more beneficial than pills?" Sheilap from Instagram wants to know the best options for taking this supplement and JJ Virgin, Certified Nutrition Specialist, has the answer. When you take fish oil, you certainly want to do it in a way that will give you the best benefits.

Listen in to hear what the expert has to say.

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"Everyone says bars are processed. How are yours better than others?" Star Balt from Facebook asks the question everyone should be asking whenever they’re considering the best foods to eat.

JJ Virgin, nutritionist and bestselling author of the Sugar Impact Diet, gives the details on why her bars are different and the difference they can make in your nutrition journey.

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"What are your thoughts on taking colloidal silver for immunity?" Irma Gonzalez from JJ’s Super Immune Secrets Masterclass asks our host for more information on this hot topic.

Listen to this episode to hear the simple facts, and what to do about them. The answer may surprise you.

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"I'm a Type 2 Diabetic. Any suggestions for healthy snacks?" Karen from the Super Immune Secrets Masterclass asks this question that’s on the mind of many.

Nutrition expert and fitness hall-of-famer, JJ Virgin, has the answer and it’s both powerful and tasty.

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"Why is everyone wearing those weird-looking red glasses?" RS321 from Instagram has noticed the trend of men and women wearing red-tinted glasses. Are they healthy? Are they ‘blue blockers’? Dave Asprey from TrueDark.com gives the inside scoop and you’ll want to listen.

For more information about Dave’s book, Superhuman, go to https://amzn.to/3iGTbB5

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July 30, 2020 4 min

"What are the benefits of MCT Oil?" CassieX on Instagram has heard the buzz about Medium-Chain Triglyceride (MCT) Oil and asks Dave Asprey, a big fan of MCT Oil, for specifics. Dave explains why this Bulletproof Coffee ingredient is so key. Don’t worry, it’s not all boring science.

For more information about Dave’s book, Superhuman, go to https://amzn.to/3iGTbB5

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July 29, 2020 3 min

"What Is Bulletproof Coffee?" Jake from Facebook has heard the buzz about Bulletproof Coffee (BPC) and wants more details. JJ asks Dave Asprey, the inventor of this tasty drink, for the scoop. It’s a tasty episode of Ask the Health Expert that you don’t want to miss.

For more information about Dave’s book, Superhuman, go to https://amzn.to/3iGTbB5

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July 28, 2020 3 min

"Do I have to give up my coffee?" Carol from Facebook asks a question that many of us have asked and Dave Asprey, the inventor of Bulletproof Coffee, has the answer you might be looking for.

For more information about Dave’s book, Superhuman, go to https://amzn.to/3iGTbB5

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July 27, 2020 4 min

"What Is Biohacking?" SusanPT from Instagram has heard of the term - as have many of us have - and Dave Asprey, the author of Superhuman, gives his definition in this episode. Listen in and decide if you might want to be a biohacker yourself.

For more information about Dave’s book, Superhuman, go to https://amzn.to/3iGTbB5

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"When should I be taking my supplements?" Colita from Facebook asks JJ Virgin, Holistic Nutritionist, the question we all should ask.

JJ offers a simple response that will help you get the best results.

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“What's the best way to get extra calcium?” Donna from Facebook asks JJ Virgin, Certified Nutrition Specialist, this very question and on today’s episode of Ask the Health Expert, JJ offers practical advice on getting more of this important nutrient.

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"How do I know if I'm taking too many supplements?" Janice Palumbo from Facebook asks the question that many who take supplements have asked at some point in their health journey.

JJ Virgin, certified nutrition specialist gives the simple answer we’ve all been looking for.

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"What is your suggestion for someone who absolutely hates drinking water?" Annemarie emailed JJ Virgin, triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer for help on what to do with this common hydration problem.

Listen for multiple solutions for those who absolutely hate water. There are lots of options for you.

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"How do we go about testing for Vitamin D?" DW emailed JJ Virgin, Certified Nutrition Specialist, this question - and it’s one we all can benefit from.

JJ takes the time to give you practical advice you can immediately put to good use. Take a listen.

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"How important is acid alkaline balance?" SuzieQ2 from Instagram poses this question and JJ has enlisted Dr. Anna Cabeca to answer. Learn the answer quickly in this episode of Ask the Health Expert.

Grab Dr. Anna’s Keto-Green Recipe E-Book at http://book.ketogreendiet.com/keto-recipe-pdf-optin?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=AsktheHealthExpert&utm_campaign=KGBookLaunch

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"Can eating fish cause heart disease?" Weeb 1.2 on Instagram asks the question to Dr. Steven Masley, author of The Mediterranean Method. It’s a tasty answer.

You can get Dr. Masley’s Mediterranean kitchen guide at https://drmasley.com/kitchen-guide

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July 15, 2020 4 min

"Is olive oil bad for you?" In this episode, Weeb 1.2 on Instagram asks this of Dr. Steven Masley, author of The Mediterranean Method. Finally, the answer you’ve been looking for!

Dr. Masley’s Mediterranean kitchen guide can be found at https://drmasley.com/kitchen-guide

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"Does eating eggs raise your cholesterol?" There is a lot of conflicting information out there. In this episode, Weeb 1.2 on Instagram asks this question to Dr. Steven Masley, author of The Mediterranean Method. The answer is clear and should be a relief to many.

Grab Dr. Masley’s Mediterranean kitchen guide at https://drmasley.com/kitchen-guide

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"My husband has some food intolerances. What can he eat and what can I serve the family?" asks Bettina from Facebook. It’s so important to accurately diagnose hidden food sensitivities before you eliminate foods from your diet, answers JJ Virgin, author of the Virgin Diet.

Listen in to learn which test you should use and what you can do to heal your gut.

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