Gut-Brain Connection - JJ Virgin - Nutrition

Gut-Brain Connection - JJ Virgin - Nutrition

How Nutrition Impacts Brain Health

JJ Virgin, triple-board certified nutrition expert, author of four NY Times bestsellers, and prominent TV and media personality, is here with us today to discuss just how powerful the gut-brain connection is. 

JJ opens up about why an n-of-1 approach to nutrition was vital in her 15-year-old son healing from a traumatic brain injury. In an eye-opening discussion we tackle the false dogmatic nutrition beliefs that are impacting both our microbiome and cognitive function. We touch on:

  • The link between traumatic brain injuries and mood disorders

  • An out-of-the-box approach for recovering from a traumatic brain injury

  • Why the current glycemic index needs a serious overhaul

  • How mindset impacts a healthy lifestyle

Cocoa Puffs with milk is an opiate slam on your brain. - JJ Virgin

The conversation is real, honest, and packed with easy-to-implement nutrition tips to help you optimize both gut and brain health. Spoiler alert: you may never look at dairy the same way again. Listen in now!

Related Links

JJ’s Website
The Virgin Diet
JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks
Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience

Guest Bio

JJ Virgin, triple-board certified nutrition expert ,and Fitness Hall of Famer JJ Virgin is a passionate advocate of eating and exercising smarter. JJ helps people stay fired up and healthy as they age, so they feel the best they ever have at any age. 

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 Ask the Health Expert podcast, with over 8 million downloads and growing. She also regularly writes for Rodale Wellness, Mind Body Green, and other major blogs and magazines. JJ is also a business coach and founded the premier health entrepreneur event and community, The Mindshare Summit.

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