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JJ Virgin’s Ask the Health Expert Podcast has become THE go-to podcast for all things nutrition and wellness. Every short, knowledge-packed episode combines cutting-edge science with simple action strategies you can use right now. As a triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer, JJ helps you stay fired up and focused on being your healthiest rockstar self. That’s why Ask the Health Expert Podcast has over 10 million downloads and counting! Tackling everything from fast ...
 
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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with her guest Lisa Boucher. Lisa Boucher a registered nurse. For the past twenty-eight years, she has worked with hundreds of women to overcome alcoholism, live better lives, and become better parents. Raising the Bottom is her fifth book. She was prompted t…
 
Sheri Salata served as the Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as the Co-President of Harpo Studios and the Oprah Winfrey Network. After dedicating twenty years to the career of her dreams, she decided it was time for a life transformation! In today's episode, Sheri talks with JJ about her middle-of-life reinvention and reveals ho…
 
Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with her guest Dr. Susan Brown. Dr. Susan Brown, PhD, is the best-selling author of The Acid Alkaline Food Guide (translated into 7 languages) and Better Bones, Better Body. She is also a noted researcher, inspirational speaker, and founder of the Center for …
 
JJ welcomes Alisa back to the show to talk all things perimenopause! How to best prepare for it? How do you know when you’re in it? What perimenopause symptoms should you be on the lookout for? What should your diet and exercise plan look like? As the best-selling author of the books In The FLO and WomanCode, as well as creator of the MyFLO Period …
 
Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with guest Tori Hartman. (Interview rescheduled from 10/26/21) Tori Hartman is a world-renowned author, spiritual teacher, and intuitive soul. Born and raised in the free-thinking atmosphere of New York’s Greenwich Village in the 1960s, Tori has been aware of…
 
Nicole Sachs is an author, therapist, and creator of the Freedom from Chronic Pain online brand. After being diagnosed with a severe condition of the spine at age 19, Nicole discovered the power of the mind-body connection in chronic pain relief. Listen as Nicole explains the connection between emotional pain from repressed emotions and physical sy…
 
Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview. Michael Breus PhD is a Board certified Sleep Specialist who lives in Manhattan Beach CA. He is the author of three bestselling books, Good Night: The Sleep Doctors 4-week program to Better Sleep and Better Health; The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan: Lose Weight Th…
 
Have you been struggling with diabetes, poor metabolism, high or low blood sugar, or dieting in general? Did you know that having an even slightly elevated blood sugar may make you 5 times more at risk for dementia? Are you curious about the benefits of intermittent fasting or how important optimized metabolism is for your mental health? Then this …
 
Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with her guest Michelle Alva. Mindset-Energy Coach and Sex,Love, and Intimacy Guide Michelle Alva has spent the past 26 years studying and practicing a variety of health, healing, and wellness modalities that unite science with ancient healing practices to pr…
 
Jennifer Fugo is an integrative nutritionist and expert in chronic skin rashes. She's here to talk with JJ about a common issue that's never been discussed on the podcast before: dandruff! Listen as Jennifer reveals why anti-dandruff shampoos treat the symptoms rather than the root cause, as well as the surprising role that your gut and immune syst…
 
Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with guest Tori Hartman. Tori Hartman is a world-renowned author, spiritual teacher, and intuitive soul. Born and raised in the free-thinking atmosphere of New York’s Greenwich Village in the 1960s, Tori has been aware of her psychic abilities since the age o…
 
Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. She has written numerous bestselling books on mental cognition and well-being, including her newest, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess. So when it comes to understanding what we can do with our brains and how to do …
 
Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with guest David Nulsen. David Nulsen (a.k.a. D-RO) is the host and DJ of "Jah Works Radio" (www.jahworksradio.com), a radio show and podcast livicated to healing and spreading the message of One Love through word, sound and power. Each episode is a mystical …
 
Dr. Marvin Singh is an integrative gastroenterologist, author, and distinguished speaker. After diving deep into the field of integrative medicine, he lost 40 pounds himself by making diet and lifestyle modifications. Listen as Dr. Singh explains the root causes of common gastrointestinal issues like heartburn and small intestinal bacterial overgro…
 
Susun weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with her guest Briana Borten. Briana Borten is a leader and teacher in a new category of spirituality, her work focuses on how our connection to our souls, each other, the Divine, and the earth is the solution. She is the founder of The Dragontree Spas, Apoth…
 
After both of her parents were diagnosed with cancer, Serena Poon found herself in the role of a very stressed caretaker who was spending most of the time caring for others and not enough time caring for herself. Her health began to decline rapidly. After a surprise surgery to remove inflamed tissue from her chest, which led to a terrible MRSA infe…
 
Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with her guest, Jonah Ruh Roberts. Jonah Ruh Roberts is an herbalist and soul guide helping women become strong, resourced, resilient and deep in conversation with Mystery to understand their soul niche in the world. She guides a year-long journey for women a…
 
Emily Lark and JJ discuss back pain; the best way to treat it, the worst things you can do, and stretches and exercises to improve strength and flexibility for a stronger healthier back. Emily Lark is a speaker, author, fitness expert and creator of the internationally bestselling program Back to Life. After living most of her life with debilitatin…
 
"Should I start with cardio or strength training to lose weight?" asks Marlyn from Instagram. Here to answer is Dr. Emily Kiberd, chiropractor, movement specialist, and strength enthusiast. According to Dr. Kiberd, there is a big misconception around weight loss and cardio. Tune in to this episode to learn the truth around effective weight loss and…
 
"What workout moves should I start with if I only had to choose 3?" asks Isha from Instagram. Here to answer is Dr. Emily Kiberd, chiropractor, movement specialist, and strength enthusiast. It can be overwhelming with so many options when it comes to workouts. In this episode, Dr. Kiberd gives us her opinion of the three most important exercises. F…
 
"How much weight should I lift if I'm just starting out and I have an autoimmune condition?" asks Blakely from Instagram. Here with our answer is Dr. Emily Kiberd, chiropractor, movement specialist, and strength enthusiast. When it comes to exercise, we are all starting from different places. Tune in to this episode and learn how you can ease into …
 
Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with her guest Florence Ann Romano. Florence Ann Romano is a Childcare and Village Advocate as well as an Author and Philanthropist who has always had a special place in her heart for children. She worked as a childcare provider for over 15 years and believes…
 
"I'm nervous to start exercising again because most exercise leaves me feeling sore and exhausted. Where should I start?" asks Phoebe from Facebook. Here to answer is Dr. Emily Kiberd, chiropractor, movement specialist, and strength enthusiast. Working out can be intimidating, especially if you haven't been to the gym in a while. In this episode, D…
 
"I normally feel really tired after I workout. How can I workout so I have more energy?" asks Jeanna from Instagram. Here with our answer is Dr. Emily Kiberd, chiropractor, movement specialist, and strength enthusiast. In her answer, Dr. Kiberd gives us the key questions to ask when you feel exhausted after a workout. If you've ever struggled with …
 
Dr. Sara Gottfried MD is a board-certified physician who graduated from Harvard and MIT. She practices evidence-based integrative, precision, and functional medicine. JJ talks with Dr. Sara, a 3 times New York Times best-selling author, about her newest book Women, Food, and Hormones: A 4-Week Plan to Achieve Hormonal Balance, Lose Weight, and Feel…
 
"How can I heal my Hashimoto’s?" asks Janice from Instagram. JJ invites Dr. Bill Cole, Functional Medicine Expert and Health Coach, to answer this question. Dr. Cole shares that while most doctors say Hashimoto's cannot be healed, he explains that in every person who has an autoimmune disease, there are three things they have in common. Listen in a…
 
"What are the 5 stages of progression with Hashimoto’s?" asks Tracy from Instagram. Here to answer is Dr. Bill Cole, Functional Medicine Expert and Health Coach. In this episode, Dr. Cole shares that the stages are not completely cut and dry. And they can overlap. Listen in as he shares details about each stage and its accompanying symptoms. Plus, …
 
"I have hypothyroidism. Which food would you recommend for me to avoid and to add more of?" asks Jeannie from Instagram. Here to answer is Dr. Bill Cole, Functional Medicine Expert and Health Coach. Dr. Cole explains that the best diet to follow is called an Autoimmune Protocol. This protocol eliminates certain trigger foods that tend to exacerbate…
 
Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by conversation with show moderator, Sarah Ellen. Sarah Ellen is a student of Life. She cherishes being Alive. Knowing her choice to live in awareness and devour the experience and wholeness of being alive. Sarah Ellen is grateful to live at her home, Heartsong, in Barrington Hills, …
 
"If you could only give one tip about gut health, what would it be and why?" asks antlerzz_longevity from Instagram. JJ invites Dr. Bill Cole, Functional Medicine Expert and Health Coach, to answer this question. Dr. Cole explains that the health of the gut is largely determined by microbial balance. There are good bacteria and bad bacteria. While …
 
"I’ve been struggling a lot with brain fog recently and feel like I run out of energy so quickly. What would you recommend as steps to getting back to myself?" asks Kelsey from Instagram. Here to answer is Dr. Bill Cole, Functional Medicine Expert and Health Coach. In this episode, Dr. Cole points out that symptoms like this can be a big red flag. …
 
Dr. Becky Campbell is an author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine. She struggled with uncomfortable symptoms for a long time before being diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and only later discovered the cause of her thyroid condition that doctors had been missing. Listen as Dr. Campbell shares her journey, as well as the most common signs …
 
"I have big goals but am struggling to achieve them. How can I create a stronger mindset to tackle my goals?" asks Marilyn from Facebook. Here to answer is Shawn Wells, biochemist, dietitian, sports nutritionist, and formulation scientist. Mindset is key in reaching our goals in life. In this episode, Shawn gives us some great tips on how we can bo…
 
"What is the best berberine form to take, typical dosage, and is it safe to use long term?" asks Willow from Instagram. Here to answer is Shawn Wells, biochemist, dietitian, sports nutritionist, and formulation scientist. According to Shawn, berberine is a very powerful supplement for insulin resistance and much more. Tune in to this episode to lea…
 
"I'm interested in adding supplements to my health routine. Where should I start?" asks Nora from Instagram. Here to answer is Shawn Wells, biochemist, dietitian, sports nutritionist, and formulation scientist. In Shawn's experience, consistency is key. In this episode, he describes how to introduce supplements into your routine and the key supplem…
 
Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with her guest Melissa Mutterspaugh. Melissa Mutterspaugh is a Clinical Herbalist, Environmental Educator, Founder & Formulator at Mountain Mel's Essential Goods (an herbal products company), podcast host on The Herbalist's Path, and mother of a beautiful you…
 
"Can I combine fasting with other weight loss plans?" asks Margueritte from Facebook. Here with our answer is Shawn Wells, biochemist, dietitian, sports nutritionist, and formulation scientist. According to Shawn, fasting works great with other weight loss plans. Listen to the full episode to learn how fasting can be utilized with other great tools…
 
"My friend said a lot of dietary supplements go right through the body without being absorbed and end up in the sewers...Is there any truth in this?" asks Jacquilla from Facebook. Here to answer is Shawn Wells, biochemist, dietitian, sports nutritionist, and formulation scientist. This question comes up a lot. Tune in to the full episode to learn i…
 
Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, the First Lady of Nutrition, has been a pioneer for over four decades in the health and wellness arena. With 36 books written, Dr. Gittleman has impacted the health of millions of people. Her latest game-changing book (her 37th!), Radical Longevity, offers a radical shift about how to upgrade your health and age amazingly.…
 
"Why is keto bad if you have adrenal issues?" asks Jamie from Facebook. Here with our answer is Dr. Anna Cabeca, board-certified Gynecologist and expert in functional medicine. This is a controversial subject. According to Dr. Anna, the answer lies in your bodily acidity while on keto. Tune in to this answer to discover if keto is right for you if …
 
"Is it appropriate for those with high total cholesterol and LDL to attempt keto?" asks Mandy Joan from Facebook. Here to answer is Dr. Anna Cabeca, board-certified Gynecologist and expert in functional medicine. In this episode, Dr. Anna gives her clinical expertise with keto and high cholesterol and LDL. Tune in to learn the tests and considerati…
 
"Are there long-term effects to keto? Can I stay on it forever?" asks Paul from Instagram. Here with our answer is Dr. Anna Cabeca, board-certified Gynecologist and expert in functional medicine. According to Dr. Anna, the keto-green lifestyle is indeed sustainable. Tune into this episode to learn how you can integrate a healthy keto lifestyle into…
 
Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with her guest Ann Crawford. Ann is the author 10 books including the award-winning comedies FRESH OFF THE STARSHIP and ANGELS ON OVERTIME, women's fiction LIFE IN THE HOLLYWOOD LANE, mystical SPELLWEAVER (about a woman during the witch hunts in Scotland), th…
 
"How do you boost progesterone and testosterone in balance for women over 50 while maintaining healthy estrogen levels?" asks Ron from Facebook. Here to answer is Dr. Anna Cabeca, board-certified Gynecologist and expert in functional medicine. In this episode, Dr. Anna describes the lifecycle of these hormones, and how to help balance them. If you …
 
"Can you recommend a resource for those nearing or at menopause who want to learn how to use a modified keto diet so we don't stress our hormone balance even more?" asks tinkam from Instagram. Here with our answer is Dr. Anna Cabeca, board-certified Gynecologist and expert in functional medicine. According to Dr. Anna, the key is to go keto-green. …
 
If you’re struggling with brain fog, fatigue, insomnia, or joint pain, you don’t want to miss today’s podcast episode! Clinical researcher and bestselling author Dr. Michael Ruscio reveals why an unhealthy gut may be the culprit behind your symptoms. Listen as Dr. Ruscio explains why gut problems can often come disguised as other health issues like…
 
"What strategies can help boost or potentiate fasting results?" asks Cason from Facebook. Here to answer is Cynthia Thurlow, nurse practitioner and intermittent fasting expert. In her answer, Cynthia provides some practices on how to maximize the benefits provided by fasting. If you want to get the most from your fasting practice, this episode is f…
 
"I noticed my hair is beginning to thin. Is this a sign that something else is off with my health?" asks Shea from Faceboook. Here to answer is Dr. Bill Cole, founder of Key Cellular Nutrition and expert in the field of functional medicine and cellular healing. Hair loss can be a difficult condition to pin down. In his answer, Dr. Cole provides us …
 
"Should people get blood work annually?" asks Shauna from Instagram. Here to answer is Dr. Steven Gundry, heart surgeon, founder of the International Heart & Lung Institute, and author of the best-selling Plant Paradox book series. According to Dr. Gundry, it depends on the situation. In his answer, he breaks down the efficacy of blood work, where …
 
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