125: Understanding Food Intolerance & Fighting for Your Family with JJ Virgin

Understanding Food Intolerance & Fighting For Your Family With JJ Virgin

Where do I start with today’s guest? Her list of contributions to the health world is just staggering! JJ Virgin is a celebrity nutritionist and food intolerance specialist, fitness expert, host of her own podcast, author of four New York Times bestsellers, co-host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters, and a regular guest on shows like Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, and many others. Somehow, in addition to all of that, JJ also founded the Mindshare Summit to mentor entrepreneurs all over the world.

JJ Virgin: A Mom with a Message

JJ’s simple philosophy of “Your body is not a bank account. It’s a chemistry lab” helps thousands (more on that in the interview). She teaches her clients how to eliminate food and carb intolerances so they can transform their health and their lives.

Take a listen to this podcast and tell me if you agree: JJ Virgin is not one to shy away from a fight! In fact, she had to fight to save her own son’s life, and she’ll be sharing more about that frightening (yet empowering) experience in her life and how it changed her for the better in the end.

Her latest book Miracle Mindset is my favorite of them all because it confirms warrior moms in being strong, positive leaders in their families … even when they get some flack for it. There’s strength in knowing we’re not alone and I’m so grateful she’s sharing her message far and wide.

In This Episode You’ll Learn

  • the heart-stopping story of how JJ almost lost her son, and what she did to fight back
  • how to create and keep a positive mindset, even when having health challenges
  • what JJ really thinks about gluten (hint: she calls it poison)
  • which foods should never be in a child’s diet
  • proven ways to identify food intolerances (with or without testing)
  • common problems with dairy or soy, and how to avoid them
  • how to raise kids who don’t want sugar
  • the reason the philosophy “have everything in moderation” doesn’t work when it comes to some foods
  • how long JJ works out each week (you might be surprised!)
  • and more!

Resources We Mention

Follow JJ at JJVirgin.com

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Reader Comments

  1. Thanks so much for this episode. JJ spoke about apple juice concentrate being higher in fructose than high fructose corn syrup. And discussed the many problems with this and other sugars for our kids….. I’m very careful with my 16 month old son’s diet, we’re gluten and sugar free BUT one of the few processed foods we give him are a kid’s yogurt ‘Collective suckies’. For some reason I hought these were ok as they don’t have honey (for his pre12 month food, but after hearing the episode my husband looked at the ingredients and it’s high in apple juice concentrate! I’m annoyed and pretty angry! These are marketed as much better children’s yogurts- no sugar/ sugar free alternatives. We use the pouch as an easy mess free breakfast, so I’m going to buy some reusable pouches and use plain organic yogurt form now on. Thanks for highlighting this. 🙂

  2. I really enjoyed this podcast. I am gluten free. I also try to feed my family organic and non GMO foods when possible. However, we are all sugar addicts. We eat too many “healthy” processed foods that contain sugar. I am worried that I have passed this addiction on to my 5 year old daughter. I can definitely see behavior problems when I allow my daughter to have sugary foods. Listening to this podcast has inspired me to work on weaning us all off of sugar. Thanks!

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