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Well Beyond 40 with JJ Virgin is the podcast for women who want to age powerfully and enjoy the best chapter of their lives.

It’s YOUR turn now to focus on nutrition, wellness, fitness, mindfulness, and beauty.

Refuel your body. Reignite your wellness. Renew your passion. Fall (back) in love with your life, and discover what it means to age powerfully.

Every information-packed episode combines cutting-edge science, pearls of wisdom from JJ’s four decades as a health and wellness leader and the world’s leading experts on weight loss, metabolism, menopause, life transitions and much more. We dive deep into topics like cultivating mindfulness, building strong relationships and setting boundaries, and choosing health…in a nutshell, how we can AGE POWERFULLY into this second half of our lives.

At Well Beyond 40, we empower women in their 40s, 50s, 60, 70s (and beyond!) to defy stereotypes and say, “It's my time now. It's my turn now. It’s my opportunity to step into my best life!”

For four decades, JJ Virgin has helped people lose weight and stop weight regain by eliminating hidden food intolerances and lowering their sugar impact. 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.

In addition to hosting Well Beyond 40, JJ is a prominent TV and media personality. She was co-host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters and the on-camera nutritionist for Weight Loss Challenges on Dr. Phil.

Over the years, JJ has made 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 4 New York Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, The Sugar Impact Diet, and The Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook.

JJ is also the author of Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience. She regularly writes for major blogs and other publications including mindbodygreen and Medium.

Visit jjvirgin.com for hundreds of free recipes and resources, plus state-of-the-art programs, products, and plenty of support to help you rev up your metabolism, reignite your wellness, and step powerfully into the second half of your life.
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When you want to lose weight, you probably think of diet and exercise, right? But working out too much might be stalling fat loss! Exercise has so many benefits, but it may not help you lose as much weight as you think. Here, you’ll learn why over-exercise spikes stress hormones (leading to a cascade of problems), the FIRST thing you should do to get more exercise (hint: it’s not going to the gym!), and the best workout for your metabolic buck (and you can do this in under 10 minutes total). I’ll also reveal the most important aspect of exercise to get all of its benefits (many people aren’t doing this!), how to recover smartly, and how I exercised LESS to get much better results!
Author and founder of the Kalish Institute, Dr. Dan Kalish is dedicated to training practitioners in functional medicine philosophies and practices. He joins JJ in today's podcast episode to talk about the powerhouse of your cell: the mitochondria! Listen as Dr. Kalish explains the role of your mitochondria in regulating your metabolism, as well as why your ability to burn fat and maintain your energy levels can suffer if your mitochondria aren't functioning properly. Dr. Kalish also shares the top sources of oxidative stress that can damage your mitochondria like excessive endurance exercise and exposure to environmental toxins. Plus, Dr. Kalish reveals how to rebuild your mitochondria, including the simple diet and lifestyle tips you can start putting into action today to jumpstart fat burning, regain energy, and take back your health! Get Dr. Dan Kalish’s free Mitochondria Masterclass https://www.kalishinstitute.com/videos
It’s my mission to help you get off sugar! In this video, you’ll learn 5 ways to lower your sugar impact to flip the switch, drop fat fast, and keep it off. Unfortunately, sugar is sneaky: It hides in strange, unsuspecting places and in “healthy sounding” names. You’ll learn why cutting out sugar is so hard (willpower doesn’t apply here!), why natural or “healthy” sugar is still sugar, the sneaky places where sugar hides, how to determine how much sugar your body can handle, and the sugar-dementia connection (this is shocking!). Plus, I’ll give you simple sugar swaps, how to build your plate to crush cravings, the super nutrient that balances blood sugar and lots more, and the surprising connection between sugar and gut health. With these strategies, you’ve got everything you need to step off the sugar roller coaster for good so that you can shift from being a sugar burner to a fat burner.
Research shows that only 12% of adults are metabolically healthy. Since that data was published, metabolic conditions including obesity and diabetes have only become worse. In this episode of Ask the Health Expert, cardiothoracic surgeon and bestselling author Dr. Philip Ovadia explains why the answers to these problems can be found in metabolic health. As a morbidly obese and pre-diabetic surgeon, Dr. Ovadia realized that he was going to end up on his own operating table. He tried everything he learned in medical school: The same advice he gave to patients to eat less, move more, and pay attention to the U S. Dietary Guidelines. Only problem was, that advice was failing him and his patients. Eventually, Dr. Ovadia found that by focusing on metabolic health, he was able to improve his own health. He lost over a hundred pounds and reversed his pre-diabetes. With that same focus and passion, he helps patients reach those same results. In this podcast, Dr. Ovadia talks about why our modern food environment has hijacked our health and made us metabolically unhealthy. He explains the difference between clean and dirty processed foods, the link between disease and poor metabolic health, and why you may be metabolically unhealthy even if you are normal weight or even underweight. Plus, Dr. Ovadia provides 5 health markers to help you shift gears and reclaim your metabolic health. In just 30 days, these strategies can create a measurable impact on your metabolic health. Whether you or someone close to you struggles with metabolic issues including obesity and diabetes, you won’t want to miss this informative episode to reclaim and maintain your metabolic health. Get Dr. Ovadia’s FREE Metabolic Health Assessment Tool http://ifixhearts.co/
Can’t lose weight? Struggle with symptoms like achy joints, brain fog, acne, fatigue, and moodiness? Leaky gut could be the cause… and you may not even know that you have it! In this video, you’ll learn what contributes to leaky gut (spoiler alert: stress is a biggie!), the foods and beverages to use (and lose), the right supplements to heal your gut, and my favorite meal-timing strategy that heals your gut fast. With these gut-healing 3 tips (in just 3 weeks), you’ll look better, feel better, and finally break that weight loss plateau.
Geneen Roth is a bestselling author, international speaker, and one of JJ's long-time personal sheroes! She joins JJ today to talk about how to heal your relationship with food and live your life to the fullest. Listen as Geneen explains the steps you need to take to break free from emotional eating and achieve permanent weight loss, including why it's important to listen to your body and create personal boundaries for yourself. Don't wait until your life is "in order" to make a change – life is messy, and Geneen shares how that messiness can be used as a doorway to magnificence! Get Geneen Roth’s free guide, The Breaths I Have Left https://geneenroth.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/TMML-The-Breaths-I-Have-Left-NEW.pdf
If you’ve been struggling to lose weight – or you’ve lost weight but you gain it back (plus more) – you’ll want to watch this video. I’ll give you 3 simple steps to break this vicious cycle and lose fat fast. You’ll learn the one thing you MUST do before you start a weight loss program, why cold turkey doesn’t work, why I’m anti-diet, how “healthy” foods might be hurting you, and the hidden cause of most weight gain. You’ll learn how swapping out 7 foods can be a game changer for weight loss and feeling better. And don’t worry, I’ll show you how you can STILL enjoy your favorite foods and beverages… without the guilt.
If belly fat has become your nemesis, especially as you age, this episode is your guide to fighting back. We're diving deep into the science of visceral adipose tissue (VAT), that sneaky belly fat hidden deep within your abdominal cavity surrounding vital organs. It's not the pinchable stuff; it's the insidious kind linked to serious health risks like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. But don't worry, I've got you covered with effective strategies to tackle it head-on. First, I reveal the essential step with your food intake that you need to master before anything else will work. Then, I share the impact that different types of physical activity (like walking, running, HIIT, and resistance training) have on VAT fat. Plus, we'll explore the importance of quality sleep and hormonal balance, especially if you're navigating menopause. Join me in this transformative episode where I blend practical tips with personal insights, including my own struggles and triumphs. Let’s make middle age the prime time for your best health yet.    FULL show notes: https://www.jjvirgin.com/losebellyfat2024 7-Day Eat Protein First Challenge: http://jjvirgin.com/proteinfirst Track your protein & macros with Cronometer App: jjvirgin.com/cronometer Renpho Bioimpedance Scale: https://amzn.to/4abj8Cz Download my free Resistance Training Cheat Sheet: https://jjvirgin.com/resistance Download my FREE Best Rest Sleep Cheat Sheet: https://jjvirgin.com/sleep Tape Measure: https://amzn.to/3wQw4Q2 Study: A reduced ratio of dietary carbohydrate to protein improves body composition and blood lipid profiles during weight loss in adult women: https://consensus.app/papers/reduced-ratio-carbohydrate-protein-improves-composition-layman/01653d342eab51adbb319a1a1b45079f/?utm_source=chatgpt Study: Is the goal of 12,000 steps per day sufficient for improving body composition and metabolic syndrome? The necessity of combining exercise intensity: a randomized controlled   trial:  https://consensus.app/papers/goal-12000-steps-improving-body-composition-necessity-chiang/676d54b152e25c6b80e07f6a12b02fc0/?utm_source=chatgpt Study: Physical activity and healthy ageing: A systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal cohort studies: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/biochemistry-genetics-and-molecular-biology/physical-activity Study: Effects of exercise on physical outcomes of breast cancer survivors receiving hormone therapy – A systematic review and meta-analysis: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/body-fat-percentage Study: Effect of High-Intensity Interval Training on Total, Abdominal and Visceral Fat Mass: A Meta-Analysis: https://consensus.app/papers/highintensity-interval-training-total-abdominal-maillard/ff423c36fff25dc5b7f114fc3ccce4d1/?utm_source=chatgpt Study: Molecular signaling of ginsenosides Rb1, Rg1, and Rg3 and their mode of actions: https://consensus.app/papers/signaling-ginsenosides-actions-mohanan/16ed4dc8b6c9524b9cd4f2897c7d5dc6/?utm_source=chatgpt   Episode Sponsors:  Try Timeline: https://www.timelinenutrition.com/shop?rfsn=7082975.4b75243 Use code JJ10 for 10% off all products Go to qualialife.com/VIRGINWELLNESS to try Qualia risk free for up to 100 days and code VIRGINWELLNESS for an additional 15% off  
"We know that the number one component for aging healthfully and extending our lifespan is the quality of our relationships." - Shawn Stevenson On this episode of Well Beyond 40, I'm thrilled to speak with my good friend Shawn Stevenson, bestselling author of Eat Smarter and Sleep Smarter, and host of the top-ranked Model Health Show. Shawn shares the often-overlooked power of communal eating, diving deep into how sharing meals with loved ones can profoundly impact our physical and mental well-being. Shawn shares how our relationships are fundamental to not only living longer but also living healthier. This episode is a goldmine of actionable advice on fostering these crucial connections through the simple yet profound act of eating together. Shawn’s new family cookbook is filled with delicious, nutritious recipes designed to bring people together around the table, making healthy eating a communal and enjoyable experience. One of the standout moments is Shawn's discussion on "healthwashing," where foods marketed as healthy are actually highly processed and detrimental. He explains how these foods interfere with our metabolism and overall health, and offers practical tips to navigate this tricky landscape. Shawn’s emphasis on making truly nutritious choices that benefit the entire family resonates deeply, especially for those of us striving to maintain our health and vitality in our 40s and beyond. Tune in to this enlightening episode to hear more about Shawn’s journey, the science behind communal eating, and how you can incorporate these life-enhancing practices into your daily routine. Don’t miss out on Shawn’s invaluable insights and practical tips that will inspire you to build stronger, healthier relationships and take your well-being to the next level. Listen now and transform your health with the power of community!   FULL show notes: https://www.jjvirgin.com/eatinghabits Learn more about Shawn Stevenson and The Model Health Show: https://themodelhealthshow.com/ Eat Smarter Family Cookbook: https://eatsmartercookbook.com/ 7-Day Eat Protein First Challenge: http://jjvirgin.com/proteinfirst Renpho Bluetooth Tape Measure: https://amzn.to/3wQw4Q2 Episode Sponsors:  Try Timeline: https://www.timelinenutrition.com/shop?rfsn=7082975.4b75243 Use code JJ10 for 10% off all products Go to qualialife.com/VIRGINWELLNESS to try Qualia risk free for up to 100 days and code VIRGINWELLNESS for an additional 15% off Get a FREE copy of Shawn’s “The Waist Reduction Quick-Start Plan”  
Ever wondered what a nutrition expert eats every day? In this episode, I'm sharing my top five daily foods and my personal food rules that help me stay on track. We'll dive into my favorite ways to prepare these foods quickly and easily, and I'll also touch on my thoughts about cheat meals. Whether you're looking for healthy meal ideas or trying to build better eating habits, this episode has got you covered. I'll start by discussing the importance of a food audit and the mantra I live by: eat protein first. Learn how to determine your protein needs using my handy online calculator and discover why it's crucial to get the right amount of protein in your diet. I'll also share my go-to sources of clean, lean protein along with some delicious preparation tips. But it's not all about protein. I'll explain how I incorporate non-starchy vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats into my meals for balanced nutrition and optimal health. From cauliflower pilaf and shaved Brussels sprouts to antioxidant-rich berries and heart-healthy avocados, you'll get a peek into how I create nutrient-dense plates that satisfy and nourish. Join me for a detailed look at what a typical day of eating looks like for me, and pick up some practical tips to apply in your own kitchen!   FULL show notes: https://www.jjvirgin.com/dailyfoods 7-Day Eat Protein First Challenge: http://jjvirgin.com/proteinfirst Use my Eat Protein First Calculator: http://jjvirgin.com/proteinfirst ButcherBox grass-fed & grass-finished beef: https://butcherbox.pxf.io/jWYQqZ Flavorchef bone broth: https://affiliates.theflavorchef.com/121.html Living Ratio chocolate: https://livingratio.com/?sca_ref=2747593.vgty26M7uP&utm_source=2747593&utm_medium=jj-virgin&utm_campaign=4533 Vital Choice wild-caught seafood: https://vitalchoice.sjv.io/daKYGy Food Scale: https://amzn.to/3IBttvS Lakanto Monk Fruit: https://lakanto.sjv.io/c/2208035/1270804/15633 Timeline Mitopure (Urolithin A): https://www.timelinenutrition.com/partners/jj-virgin Reignite Wellness™ Plant-Based & Paleo-Inspired All-In-One Shakes: https://reignitewellness.com/collections/shakes RxSugar Allulose: https://rxsugar.com/?rfsn=7896896.603c03&utm_source=refersion&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=7896896.603c03 Get 60 FREE delicious, protein-packed shake recipes in my Eat Protein First Smoothie Guide: https://jjvirgin.com/smoothie The Virgin Diet Cookbook: https://reignitewellness.com/products/the-virgin-diet-cookbook The Virgin Diet: https://reignitewellness.com/products/the-virgin-diet-paperback   Episode Sponsors:  Try Timeline: https://www.timelinenutrition.com/shop?rfsn=7082975.4b75243 Use code JJ10 for 10% off all products Go to qualialife.com/VIRGINWELLNESS now to try Qualia Senolytic backed by a 100 day money back guarantee, and use promo code VIRGINWELLNESS to get 15% off!  
In this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Tony Horton, the legendary creator of P90X, a workout program that has transformed countless lives. Tony's journey is nothing short of inspiring, especially for women navigating the unique challenges of life after 40. At 65, Tony's commitment to fitness and personal growth is evident in every story he shares and the actionable advice he offers. Tony's path to becoming a fitness icon had its challenges. He candidly talks about overcoming personal and professional obstacles, including moments of self-doubt and the pressures of sustaining a career in an ever-evolving industry. His experiences resonate deeply with anyone who's had to pivot and adapt, particularly as we age and our bodies demand different approaches to health and wellness. One key takeaway from our conversation is the importance of variety and listening to your body, especially as women experience hormonal changes during perimenopause and postmenopause. We delved into Tony's collaboration with Dr. Mindy Pelz, who helped tailor his rigorous P90X program to better suit women's hormonal cycles. This adaptation underscores a crucial lesson: one size does not fit all, and understanding your body's needs can lead to more effective and sustainable fitness routines. Tony's emphasis on modifying workouts to prevent burnout and promote long-term health is invaluable advice for anyone, but particularly for women striving to maintain their vitality and strength as they age. Tony's stories of working with celebrities and even military personnel highlight his broad impact and the universal appeal of his fitness philosophies. Yet, it's his personal anecdotes and genuine passion for helping others that truly stand out. As he puts it, "Failing is awesome. If you're paying attention, you're learning. And if you're learning, you're growing and transforming." This mindset is a powerful reminder that every setback is an opportunity for growth, a message that will resonate with anyone facing the inevitable ups and downs of life. I invite you to listen to the full episode to soak in more of Tony's wisdom and practical tips. His insights are sure to inspire you to embrace a more mindful, varied approach to fitness and personal development. Tune in and let Tony Horton's journey motivate you to take charge of your health and well-being, no matter your age.   FULL show notes: https://www.jjvirgin.com/horton What Women Over 40 Need to Know About Fasting and Hormones with Dr. Mindy Pelz https://jjvirgin.com/main-podcast/what-women-over-40-need-to-know-about-fasting-and-hormones-with-dr-mindy-pelz-ep-595/  Download my FREE Best Rest Sleep Cheat Sheet: https://jjvirgin.com/sleep   Episode Sponsors:  Try Timeline: https://www.timelinenutrition.com/shop?rfsn=7082975.4b75243 Use code JJ10 for 10% off all products Go to qualialife.com/VIRGINWELLNESS now to try Qualia Senolytic backed by a 100 day money back guarantee, and use promo code VIRGINWELLNESS to get 15% off! Get Tony’s FREE PDF: The Women's Guide to Syncing Fitness to Your Hormone Cycle  
Are you putting in the effort but not seeing the results you deserve? In today’s episode, we’re diving into the common pitfalls that might be sabotaging your fat-loss journey. It’s not your fault! Some surprisingly simple, yet often overlooked, mistakes can trip up your progress. First off, are you getting enough of the right nutrients? Many of us don’t realize that during caloric restriction, adequate amounts of certain macronutrients are crucial for keeping hunger at bay and preserving muscle mass.  Another biggie is activity level. When you cut calories, your body naturally tries to conserve energy, leading to decreased movement. This can significantly impact your fat-loss efforts. I’ll provide practical tips on how to keep your activity levels up throughout the day, even incorporating simple changes like standing more or taking walking meetings. We’ll also touch on the importance of hydration, resistance training, and accurately tracking your food intake. I’ve got you covered with actionable steps to ensure you stay hydrated, build muscle, and keep your metabolism revved up. Join me for a deep dive into these five critical mistakes and learn how to avoid them for optimal fat loss. Let’s transform those struggles into successes together.  FULL show notes: https://www.jjvirgin.com/5mistakes 7-Day Eat Protein First Challenge: http://jjvirgin.com/proteinfirst Shop Apple Watches: https://amzn.to/43dn8QV Shop Oura Rings: https://amzn.to/4c7Txvh  Track your protein & macros with Cronometer App: jjvirgin.com/cronometer Food Scale: https://amzn.to/3IBttvS Download my FREE Protein Cheat Sheet: jjvirgin.com/proteincs Download my free Resistance Training Cheat Sheet: https://jjvirgin.com/resistance Walking Pad: https://amzn.to/3vccaOV Study: A Reduced Ratio of Dietary Carbohydrate to Protein Improves Body Composition and Blood Lipid Profiles during Weight Loss in Adult Women: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022316622156166 Study: Impact of calorie restriction on energy metabolism in humans: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9036397/ Study: It's the size of the meal, not the size of the person, that determines how people underestimate calories, Cornell study finds: https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2006/11/bigger-meal-more-we-underestimate-its-calories Study: Why We Underestimate What We Eat: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/health-and-human-nature/202107/why-we-underestimate-what-we-eat#:~:text=Most%20people%20underreport%20how%20much,consumed%20and%20feelings%20of%20fullness   Episode Sponsors:  Try Timeline: https://www.timelinenutrition.com/shop?rfsn=7082975.4b75243 Use code JJ10 for 10% off all products Go to qualialife.com/VIRGINWELLNESS now to try Qualia Senolytic backed by a 100 day money back guarantee, and use promo code VIRGINWELLNESS to get 15% off!
In this insightful episode, Dr. Elena Zinkov takes listeners on her personal journey through early perimenopause, hormone imbalance, and postpartum autoimmune challenges. She shares how these experiences motivated her to explore holistic solutions for women's health beyond traditional approaches. Dr. Zinkov dives deep into the long-term impact of birth control on women's health, shedding light on the often overlooked metabolic and cardiovascular risks. She empowers listeners to distinguish between stress-induced symptoms and the onset of perimenopause, while emphasizing the profound influence of stress and cortisol levels on hormone production. The episode offers a wealth of practical wisdom, from addressing hormone imbalance naturally and through bioidentical hormone therapy, to diet and lifestyle recommendations that support using the minimum effective dose of hormones. Dr. Zinkov also highlights the importance of nutrient testing for women who have used birth control, introduces gentle remedies like wild yam, and explores the role of peptides and DEXA scans in managing menopausal symptoms and monitoring bone mass. FULL show notes: https://www.jjvirgin.com/drelena Learn more about Dr. Elena Zinkov: https://proactivehealthnd.com/ 7-Day Eat Protein First Challenge: http://jjvirgin.com/proteinfirst Order your own labs at YourLabWork: https://yourlabwork.com/jj-virgin/  Reignite Wellness™ Vitamin D Plus: https://reignitewellness.com/collections/all/products/vitamin-d-plus  Reignite Wellness™ Magnesium Body Calm: https://reignitewellness.com/products/magnesium-body-calm Reignite Wellness™ Omega Plus: https://reignitewellness.com/collections/all/products/omega-plus  The Institute of Functional Medicine - Find a Practitioner: https://www.ifm.org/find-a-practitioner/  American Association of Naturopathic Physicians - Find a Doctor: https://naturopathic.org/search/custom.asp?id=5613  Episode Sponsors:  Try Timeline: https://www.timelinenutrition.com/shop?rfsn=7082975.4b75243 Use code JJ10 for 10% off all products Go to qualialife.com/VIRGINWELLNESS now to try Qualia Senolytic backed by a 100 day money back guarantee, and use promo code VIRGINWELLNESS to get 15% off! Get Dr. Zinkov’s FREE Hormone Potential Foundations Guide  
In this episode, I dive into the science of cardio for fat loss and reveal the most efficient strategies to help you get the results you desire without wasting time on ineffective routines. Whether you're spending endless hours on the elliptical with little to no progress or you're just starting your fitness journey, this episode is packed with actionable tips tailored just for you. We'll explore why not all body fat is created equal and how this impacts your health, focusing on the difference between subcutaneous and visceral fat. Learn why a simple calorie deficit isn't enough to target stubborn belly fat and discover specific strategies to combat belly fat effectively. Plus, learn how to optimize your resting metabolic rate and about the role of diet and exercise in maximizing your fat-burning potential. I’ll share my personal routine and how I've managed to stay fit and energized, emphasizing the importance of tracking steps and adding intensity to your workouts. From using tracking devices to setting achievable goals like 8,000-12,000 steps a day, you'll get practical advice to incorporate into your daily life. Bonus points for those evening walks after dinner that not only aid digestion, but also improve your sleep! FULL show notes: https://www.jjvirgin.com/cardio 7-Day Eat Protein First Challenge: http://jjvirgin.com/proteinfirst Shop Apple Watches: https://amzn.to/43dn8QV Shop Oura Rings: https://ouraring.com/ Download my free Resistance Training Cheat Sheet: https://jjvirgin.com/resistance Download my FREE Best Rest Sleep Cheat Sheet: https://jjvirgin.com/sleep Study: Effects of a 10,000 Steps per Day Goal in Overweight Adults: https://consensus.app/papers/effects-10000-steps-goal-overweight-adults-schneider/52b0b26bb658518c96e953b02174b2ca/?utm_source=chatgpt Study: Is the goal of 12,000 steps per day sufficient for improving body composition and metabolic syndrome? The necessity of combining exercise intensity: a randomized controlled trial: https://consensus.app/papers/goal-12000-steps-improving-body-composition-necessity-chiang/676d54b152e25c6b80e07f6a12b02fc0/?utm_source=chatgpt Study: Effects of 10,000 steps a day on physical and mental health in overweight participants in a community setting: a preliminary study: https://consensus.app/papers/effects-10000-steps-health-overweight-participants-yuenyongchaiwat/9e117b3fd0375c458d5aaeb73ae294a0/?utm_source=chatgpt Study: Effect of High-Intensity Interval Training on Total, Abdominal and Visceral Fat Mass: A Meta-Analysis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29127602/ Study: Effects of Dietary Fructose Restriction on Liver Fat, De Novo Lipogenesis, and Insulin Kinetics in Children With Obesity: https://consensus.app/papers/effects-dietary-fructose-restriction-liver-novo-schwarz/98534477ff705ea5b6e350c6472b2bd8/?utm_source=chatgpt Study: Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption Is Associated with Abdominal Fat Partitioning in Healthy Adults: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4093984/ Study: Alcohol Consumption and Its Relation to Visceral and Subcutaneous Adipose Tissues in Healthy Male Koreans: https://consensus.app/papers/alcohol-consumption-relation-visceral-subcutaneous-kim/59c2ee5971d259809279e80373d23763/?utm_source=chatgpt Study: Stress and body shape: stress-induced cortisol secretion is consistently greater among women with central fat: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11020091/ Study: Stress-induced cortisol response and fat distribution in women: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16353426/ Study: Change in sleep duration and visceral fat accumulation over 6 years in adults: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24420871/ Episode Sponsors:  Try Timeline: https://www.timelinenutrition.com/shop?rfsn=7082975.4b75243 Use code JJ10 for 10% off all products Go to qualialife.com/VIRGINWELLNESS now to try Qualia Senolytic backed by a 100 day money back guarantee, and use promo code VIRGINWELLNESS to get 15% off!
I'm thrilled to welcome the incredible Dr. Tabatha Barber, known as the Gutsy Gynecologist, to Well Beyond 40. Dr. Tabatha’s journey is nothing short of inspiring—she became a mother at 17, dropped out of high school, and overcame immense challenges to become a renowned medical doctor and functional gynecologist. Her story is a testament to perseverance and faith, offering a powerful message to women in their 40s and beyond who are navigating their own life transitions. Dr. Tabatha shares her personal experience with menopause and how it has informed her compassionate approach to patient care. She emphasizes the importance of understanding hormone balance and addresses common myths and misconceptions about hormone replacement therapy (HRT). As someone who has treated thousands of patients and gone through menopause herself, Dr. Tabatha brings a wealth of real-world experience and practical advice. Her unique combination of conventional and functional medicine allows her to provide holistic care that truly meets the needs of women in midlife. One key takeaway from our conversation is Dr. Tabatha’s emphasis on the critical role of estrogen in women's health. She debunks the long-standing fear surrounding HRT and highlights the significant benefits of hormone therapy, such as improved heart health, bone density, and overall vitality. Dr. Tabatha's insights are backed by her thorough understanding of medical research and her firsthand experience, making her advice both credible and relatable. A particularly powerful moment in our discussion is when Dr. Tabatha recounts her own sudden drop in estrogen levels and the profound impact it had on her mood and well-being. This personal story underscores the importance of recognizing and addressing hormonal changes with appropriate medical support, rather than resorting to antidepressants which can exacerbate symptoms. For actionable advice and a deeper understanding of how to navigate hormonal changes during menopause, be sure to listen to the full episode. FULL show notes: https://jjvirgin.com/drtabatha Estrogen Matters by Avrum Bluming: https://amzn.to/3wVcmTK  YourLabwork: https://yourlabwork.com/jj-virgin/  ACOG: Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy Route of Administration and Risk of Venous Thromboembolism: https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/committee-opinion/articles/2013/04/postmenopausal-estrogen-therapy-route-of-administration-and-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism  Get Dr. Barber’s FREE Guide: The Gutsy Gynecologist’s Guide to Balancing Your Hormones Naturally Episode Sponsors:  Try Timeline: https://www.timelinenutrition.com/shop?rfsn=7082975.4b75243 Use code JJ10 for 10% off all products Go to qualialife.com/VIRGINWELLNESS now to try Qualia Senolytic backed by a 100 day money back guarantee, and use promo code VIRGINWELLNESS to get 15% off!  
We're diving into one of the biggest myths in fitness: that you can't lose fat and build muscle at the same time. Spoiler alert—you absolutely can! In this episode, I’m breaking down the essentials of recomposition, a strategy that allows you to shed fat and gain muscle, even if you’re navigating the hormonal changes of perimenopause. Join me as I reveal the five key components of successful recomping. We’ll start with the importance of protein intake and how to calculate the right amount for your target body weight. Discover why resistance training is your best friend in this journey, and how specific exercises can maximize your muscle gain. Plus, learn about the role of sugar impact, non-starchy vegetables, and healthy fats in your diet to help you achieve your fitness goals. I'll also share practical tips on how to increase your daily movement, track your progress with the right tools, and use diet cycling to combat diet fatigue and keep your metabolism revving. From my personal struggles with fitness plateaus to the science-backed strategies that worked for me, this episode is packed with actionable advice that you won't want to miss. FULL show notes: https://www.jjvirgin.com/recomping 7-Day Eat Protein First Challenge: http://jjvirgin.com/proteinfirst Shop Oura Rings: https://ouraring.com/ Track your protein & macros with Cronometer App: jjvirgin.com/cronometer Food scale: https://amzn.to/3IBttvS Download my free Resistance Training Cheat Sheet: https://jjvirgin.com/resistance Walking pad: https://amzn.to/3vccaOV. Rucking vest: https://amzn.to/3RdJWMv Episode Sponsors:  Try Timeline: https://www.timelinenutrition.com/shop?rfsn=7082975.4b75243 Use code JJ10 for 10% off all products Go to qualialife.com/VIRGINWELLNESS now to try Qualia Senolytic backed by a 100 day money back guarantee, and use promo code VIRGINWELLNESS to get 15% off!  
If you've ever wondered whether menopause affects your brain, you're in for a revelation. This week, I'm thrilled to welcome back Dr. Lisa Mosconi, an associate professor of neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine and the director of the Women's Brain Initiative. Dr. Mosconi has been pioneering groundbreaking research that images women’s brains before, during, and after menopause, uncovering the profound changes we experience and how we can support our brain health through it all. Dr. Mosconi and I dive deep into the astonishing findings of her latest research, which is both enlightening and actionable. For the first time, we have solid scientific evidence that our brains do indeed change during menopause—and there are significant benefits to postmenopausal brains that you’ll definitely want to hear about. We discuss how hormone replacement therapy (HRT) impacts brain health and the exciting potential of new therapies that can stabilize brain function without increasing cancer risks. We also explore the three major life phases that transform women's brains: puberty, pregnancy, and perimenopause. Dr. Mosconi explains how each stage involves a unique remodeling process that can impact our emotional and cognitive function. This information is empowering, providing you with the knowledge to better understand and manage these transitions. For those of us navigating midlife and beyond, Dr. Mosconi shares practical strategies to protect and enhance our brain health. From diet and exercise to stress management and sleep hygiene, she offers clear, evidence-based advice that you can start implementing today. Whether you're in your 40s, 50s, or beyond, this episode is packed with insights that will help you thrive and embrace this powerful stage of life. So join us as we uncover the incredible science behind the menopause brain, bust myths, and empower you with tools to ensure your brain remains sharp and vibrant for years to come. Don't miss out on this transformative conversation!   FULL show notes: https://www.jjvirgin.com/menopausebrain Learn more about Dr. Lisa Mosconi: https://www.lisamosconi.com/ Buy Dr. Mosconi’s book, The Menopause Brain: https://themenopausebrain.com/ Follow Dr. Mosconi on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr_mosconi/?hl=en Dr. Mosconi interview - The Link Between Menopause and Alzheimer’s with Dr. Lisa Mosconi https://jjvirgin.com/main-podcast/the-link-between-menopause-and-alzheimers-with-dr-lisa-mosconi-ep-423/  
As we get older, it's more important than ever to make smart choices about what we put into our bodies. Today, I’ll reveal the nine foods I rely on to keep my energy up, my muscles strong, and my skin looking youthful. And trust me, a few of these might surprise you! We kick things off with fish, an absolute powerhouse when it comes to aging gracefully. You'll learn about the dual benefits of omega-3s and creatine found in fish, and how they support everything from brain health to skin elasticity. I also dive into the wonders of shellfish and taurine, and why you might want to start ordering that shrimp cocktail more often. Next, we explore the magic of deep green leafies and berries, and their crucial role in methylation—a process essential for turning genes on and off and keeping our cells running smoothly. I share my favorite ways to sneak these superfoods into your daily meals effortlessly. Cruciferous vegetables make an appearance too. I'll explain why you should be loading up on broccoli and cauliflower, especially if you want to help your liver detoxify your body and combat oxidative stress. And for those of you who haven't yet discovered the joys of fermented foods, I'll walk you through their benefits for gut health and beyond. We'll wrap up by talking about bone broth and beets, two often overlooked but incredibly beneficial additions to your diet. From supporting joint health to boosting nitric oxide levels for better circulation, these foods can make a huge difference in how you feel and look as you age. Tune in to learn how to incorporate these nine foods into your routine, and start feeling the transformative effects on your body and mind. Remember, it’s never too late to make a change that will help you age powerfully and beautifully. FULL show notes: https://www.jjvirgin.com/eatthese9foods Reignite Wellness™ Omega Plus (fish oil): https://reignitewellness.com/collections/all/products/omega-plus  Designs for Health Taurine: https://amzn.to/3wDxZYr Get 60 FREE delicious, protein-packed shake recipes in my Eat Protein First Smoothie Guide: https://jjvirgin.com/smoothie Pique Tea: https://www.piquetea.com/?rfsn=2861870.fbd50&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=email Flavorchef bone broth: https://affiliates.theflavorchef.com/121.html Reignite Wellness™ Collagen Peptides Powder: https://reignitewellness.com/products/all-systems-glow-collagen Reignite Wellness™ Plant-Based & Paleo-Inspired All-In-One Shakes: https://reignitewellness.com/collections/shakes Reignite Wellness™ Clean Creatine Powder: https://reignitewellness.com/products/clean-creatine-powder Vital Choice wild-caught seafood: https://vitalchoice.sjv.io/daKYGy Study: ω-3 Fatty Acids in the Prevention of Cognitive Decline in Humans: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3823515/
In this eye-opening episode of The Well Beyond 40 Podcast, I sit down with the incredible Mike Mutzel, a seasoned expert in the fields of biology and clinical nutrition. Mike's unique blend of scientific knowledge and real-world experience brings a fresh perspective to the table, especially on topics like fasting, hormonal health, and the real impacts of our dietary choices. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or someone curious about optimizing your health, this conversation is packed with insights that will challenge what you thought you knew about your body. Mike shares his personal journey through various health challenges and how they led him to explore the complex world of hormones and dietary impacts on our body's physiology. From the surprising effects of fasted workouts to the nuances of protein intake, Mike's stories are not only relatable but also incredibly informative. He breaks down complex scientific concepts into understandable nuggets, making it easier for all of us to grasp the significance of our daily health choices. We also dive deep into the myths and truths surrounding creatine, especially for women, and discuss why it's a game-changer for muscle health and overall vitality. Mike's evidence-based approach, combined with practical advice from years in the trenches, provides a wealth of knowledge that can help you fine-tune your health strategies. Don't miss out on this fascinating discussion! Tune in to learn how you can leverage the latest science to support your health goals and why sometimes, challenging the status quo can lead to better health outcomes. Whether you're dealing with specific health issues or just aiming to optimize your well-being, there's something in this episode for you. Join us as we explore the critical links between diet, exercise, and long-term health—empower yourself with knowledge and start making more informed choices today!   FULL show notes: https://www.jjvirgin.com/highintensityhealth Mike Mutzel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/metabolic_mike/?hl=en Mike Mutzel YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@Highintensityhealth Belly Fat Effect: The Real Secret About How Your Diet, Intestinal Health, and Gut Bacteria Help You Burn Fat: https://amzn.to/3USEqjQ  Study: Oreo Cookie Treatment Lowers LDL Cholesterol More Than High-Intensity Statin Therapy in a Lean Mass Hyper-Responder on a Ketogenic Diet: A Curious Crossover Experiment: https://www.mdpi.com/2218-1989/14/1/73 High-Intensity Health: 25 vs 100 Grams of Protein After Exercise for Muscle Gains: New Study Breakdown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4hqvDNJdkc  Study: Stopping or reducing dietary fiber intake reduces constipation and its associated symptoms https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3435786/  Reignite Wellness™ Clean Creatine Powder: https://reignitewellness.com/products/clean-creatine-powder Reignite Wellness™ ElectroReplenish: https://reignitewellness.com/products/electroreplenish Reignite Wellness™ Extra Fiber: https://reignitewellness.com/products/extra-fiber Reignite Wellness™ Plant-Based & Paleo-Inspired All-In-One Shakes: https://reignitewellness.com/collections/shakes Order your own labs at YourLabWork: https://yourlabwork.com/jj-virgin/ Get Mike’s FREE Blood Work Cheat-Sheet  
Ladies, if you’re still following the same supplement routine from your 30s, it’s time for a serious makeover. Our needs change as we age, and so should our approach to supplements. Just like you wouldn't stick to the same skincare routine from a decade ago, your supplement routine requires an update to truly impact your longevity and vitality. In today’s episode, I dive deep into the world of anti-aging supplements. I’ll share seven that have become non-negotiable in my daily regimen, particularly focusing on new additions that have supercharged my journey towards aging powerfully. But it’s not all about what’s trending in the anti-aging space. I also discuss staples and I’ll reveal why even old-school supplements like creatine are making a comeback in routines, not just for athletes but for anyone over 40 looking to maintain muscle strength and cognitive health. Each of these supplements offers unique benefits, from enhancing muscle function and bone health to boosting brain and metabolic health. Remember, aging is inevitable, but aging powerfully is a choice. Tune in to understand how each supplement works and to discover which ones might be worth adding to your routine. FULL show notes: https://www.jjvirgin.com/dailydose Download Inner Wellness, Outer Beauty: Your Anti-Aging Cheat Sheet: http://jjvirgin.com/antiaging Reignite Wellness™ Clean Creatine Powder: https://reignitewellness.com/products/clean-creatine-powder Reignite Wellness™ ElectroReplenish: https://reignitewellness.com/products/electroreplenish Timeline Mitopure (Urolithin A): https://www.timelinenutrition.com/partners/jj-virgin Neurohacker Qualia Senolytic: https://neurohacker.com/shop/qualia-senolytic  Nitric oxide indicator strips: https://amzn.to/4dxa7X0  Download my free Resistance Training Cheat Sheet: https://jjvirgin.com/resistance Reignite Wellness™ Vitamin D Plus: https://reignitewellness.com/products/vitamin-d-plus Designs for Health Taurine: https://amzn.to/3wDxZYr  Reignite Wellness™ Amino Power Powder: https://reignitewellness.com/products/amino-power-powder  Akkermansia Muciniphila: https://pendulumtherapeutics.sjv.io/jr9zVP  Study: Impact of the Natural Compound Urolithin A on Health, Disease, and Aging: https://www.cell.com/trends/molecular-medicine/fulltext/S1471-4914(21)00118-0 Study: QUALIA SENOLYTIC PLACEBO-CONTROLLED CLINICAL STUDY RESULTS: https://neurohacker.com/studies/qualia-senolytic-placebo-controlled-clinical-study-results Study: The Role of Vitamin K in Humans: Implication in Aging and Age-Associated Diseases: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8067486/ Study: Taurine as a potential anti-ageing therapy: the key to reversing the aging process? Short communication: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10328712/ Study: Potential Effects of Akkermansia Muciniphila in Aging and Aging-Related Diseases: Current Evidence and Perspectives: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10676789/ Study: Akkermansia muciniphila supplementation improves glucose tolerance in intestinal Ffar4 knockout mice during the daily light to dark transition: https://journals.asm.org/doi/10.1128/msystems.00573-23 Study: Akkermansia muciniphila secretes a glucagon-like peptide-1-inducing protein that improves glucose homeostasis and ameliorates metabolic disease in mice: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33820962/
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stacey taylor

hi I love your show can you please do one for women 55+ who had thyroidectomy due to graves disease

Feb 20th
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Donna Willett Scoggins

ok JJ..giving you another chance.. if you say dexa or cgm in this one I'm done. I swear you own stick in the dexa machines. You're a broken record on these words. None of us regular people are going to go get a dexascan.

Oct 15th
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Donna Willett Scoggins

I'm gonna make a drinking game for everyone I hear dexa. every single podcast.

Aug 19th
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Donna Willett Scoggins

dear Lord...not yet ANOTHER person talking about THE STUDY...WE KNOW!! Can we focus please on the current info without plowing this old ground again??

Jul 17th
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God of Misery

come eat my penis

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Rasa Fournier

tony robbins is revoltingly self serving. you're too smart to fall for that narcissist's nonsense

Mar 23rd
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Rasa Fournier

ghee is the best oil for seasoning cast iron

Mar 11th
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Rasa Fournier

you have a great range of guests with invaluable information. but you tend to smack your lips and the noise is so annoying for the listener.

Nov 11th
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Niclas Daniels

17:52 #mold causing #twitching

Aug 7th
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Michele Burkhardt Houghton

Spit or swallow? I'm embarrassed for you. dont ruin a good thing by offending us.

Jul 5th
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Aida Woodward

Wow

May 6th
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Debbie Miller

very interesting, hit home and make a lot of sense!! I want to be a fat burner. what about headavhes. I get doing IF!

Jan 21st
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