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How to Reclaim Your Time and Your Life with Melissa Ambrosini & Nick Broadhurst
We all know we should probably spend less time on our phones, turn off the television, and be more intentional about quality time with the people we love. But what if I told you that by making a few changes in your life and habits, you could reclaim up to 16 years of your life…would you want to know more? Named a “Self-Help Guru” by Elle magazine, Melissa Ambrosini is the bestselling author of Mastering Your Mean Girl, Open Wide, Comparisonitis, and the Audible Original PurposeFULL. She is the host of the #1-rated podcast, The Melissa Ambrosini Show, where she shares her wisdom and interviews with the biggest thought leaders and experts in the world to help her audience unlock their full potential and live their dream life. On this episode, she’s joined by her husband, Nick Broadhurst, a renowned singer-songwriter and former member of ARIA award-winning band Sneaky Sound System. With their new book, Time Magic, Melissa and Nick share how they learned to create a more spacious life—one where their family and priorities come first and where overwhelm and stress are minimized. It might sound like a pipe dream, but Melissa and Nick show us how to put an effective plan in place so you will never be overwhelmed by the busyness of life and can start taking back your time for the things that bring you joy. As self-described biohackers, they also delve into simple strategies you can use to take your health to the next level. You don’t want to miss their longevity hacks to help you live healthier and make use of the additional time you create in your life! Full show notes: jjvirgin.com/timemagic Learn more about Melissa Ambrosini: https://melissaambrosini.com/ Listen to Melissa’s podcast: https://melissaambrosini.com/podcast/ Listen to JJ on Melissa’s podcast (not Melissa on JJ’s podcast as stated in the episode): https://melissaambrosini.com/podcast/how-to-have-a-miracle-mindset-with-jj-virgin/ Learn more about Nick Broadhurst: https://iamnickbroadhurst.com/ Get a copy of Time Magic: https://amzn.to/3MtT5xJ Take the Omega-3 Index with Your Lab Works (no doctor’s prescription needed): https://yourlabwork.com/jj-virgin/ Order your DNA lab tests through The DNA Company: https://www.thednacompany.com/ Pre-order Melissa’s book and get a FREE bonus: How Successful People Start Their Day
I Just Turned 60, Here’s My Best Advice. I Wish I Knew This Sooner!
I recently celebrated my 60th birthday, and I am more excited for the next decade of my life than any other time in the past. I truly feel better than ever before, and today I want to share some of the habits I’ve learned that help me age powerfully and enjoy every step along the way. One study found that people with a positive perception of aging actually lived an average of 7.5 years longer than those who had a negative perception! So I’m embracing each new year focused on pursuing my passions and aging with purpose and positivity. In today’s episode, I share the types of goals I set to keep me inspired and engaged. I’ll reveal my favorite self-care tips, and how I’m tracking my fitness and staying in the best shape of my life. I’ve been working in the world of fitness for 40 years, so that’s saying something! I’ll also share my best diet advice and the supplements I take every day for healthy aging. Tune in and find out how you can live your best life in the second half! Full show notes: jjvirgin.com/bestadvice Read the study on longevity and positive perceptions of aging: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12150226/ Try the TRX for strength training (Free Shipping on all orders $99+): https://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=ml&ti=931205&pw=347877 I use a Sunlighten Sauna for self-care: https://get.sunlighten.com/j748h5w7er2a Use a rucking vest to improve cardio: https://amzn.to/42vaRWD Track your protein intake with Cronometer: jjvirgin.com/cronometer Protein First Enzymes for protein digestion: https://store.jjvirgin.com/collections/supplements/products/protein-first-enzymes Annatto + Geranylgeraniol (GG): https://amzn.to/3pEMjMu CoQ10 for energy: https://amzn.to/3BlJQJA Designs for Health KreAlkalyn Pro (creatine monohydrate) to maintain muscle mass: https://amzn.to/3I4MRBx Timeline Mitopure for healthy aging https://www.timelinenutrition.com/partners/jj-virgin Try a guided meditation with Dr. Joe Dispenza: https://drjoedispenza.com/?rfsn=6914154.37386a&utm_source=refersion&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=6914154.37386a Get a Kooru Cold Plunge (use code JJVIP1000 for $1,000 off): https://www.koorucoldplunges.com/ Read Gnar Country: Growing Old, Staying Rad: https://amzn.to/3MRUoGR Use a hand dynamometer to measure grip strength: https://amzn.to/3MqGQAq
The Adrenal Transformation Protocol with Dr. Izabella Wentz
I think we can all agree that the last couple years have taken a little toll on our health, especially in terms of the stress we've all been under. So I was really excited when a popular guest of our show and longtime friend Dr. Izabella Wentz came out with her new book, The Adrenal Transformation Protocol. Dr. Izabella Wentz is a compassionate, innovative, solution-focused integrative pharmacist dedicated to finding the root causes of health conditions. As an accomplished author, Dr. Wentz has written several best-selling books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back. Her latest book focuses on resetting the body’s stress response through targeted safety signals and features a 4-week program that has already helped over 3,500 people. The program has an impressive success rate, with over 80% of participants reporting positive changes to their brain health, fatigue, irritability, sleep quality, and libido. In this episode, Dr. Wentz and I talk about the impact of adrenal dysfunction on so many people in our culture these days, the clues that you may be suffering from an impaired stress response, how your hormones are impacted, and the triggers that can be at play. We’ll also talk about Dr. Wentz’s plan to help, including simple steps that you can take at home to help your body go from barely surviving to thriving in just a few weeks! Stay tuned until the end, because Dr. Wentz will share a free gift she’s giving away to help you get started with supporting your adrenals today. Full show notes: jjvirgin.com/drizabella Find Dr. Wentz on social media: https://facebook.com/thyroidlifestyle and https://instagram.com/izabellawentzpharmd Learn more about Dr. Izabella Wentz: https://thyroidpharmacist.com/about/ Listen to my last interview with Dr. Izabella Wentz: https://jjvirgin.com/main-podcast/bonus-episode-how-to-cook-for-optimal-thyroid-function-unlimited-health-with-dr-izabella-wentz-ep-274/ Get your copy of The Adrenal Transformation Protocol: https://amzn.to/3nxCqzH Read Dr. Wentz’ book on how to heal autoimmune thyroiditis, Hashimoto’s Protocol: https://amzn.to/3VA0nTj I manage my stress response with guided meditation by Dr. Joe Dispenza: https://drjoedispenza.com/?rfsn=6914154.37386a&utm_source=refersion&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=6914154.37386a Take Ten Stress Support contains vitamins and nutrients to help manage stress: https://store.jjvirgin.com/collections/supplements/products/take-ten-stress-support Learn How to Heal Your Adrenals and Get Your Energy Back! Get Dr. Wentz’s FREE Guide, The ABCs of Adrenals
5 Diet Mistakes To AVOID Over 40 - #4 Is CRITICAL!
If you're over 40 and trying to lose weight, make sure you're not making any of these five diet mistakes I’m about to share with you. Making even just one of them could get in the way of you losing fat, and instead cause you to gain weight! I’ve been working in the weight-loss world for four decades, and I’ve heard a lot of advice over the years. But some of the strategies you think are healthy are actually getting in the way of reaching your weight-loss goals. You may be tracking your data and avoiding certain foods—but are you tracking the right type of data? And are you making sure you’re getting enough of the one macronutrient that will have the biggest impact on your weight and body composition? Tune in and find out the top five mistakes I see people making over and over again, and maybe you’ll finally find your stumbling block if you’ve been doing all of the “right” things to lose weight, but are still struggling to reach your goals. Full show notes: jjvirgin.com/dietmistakes Use our protein calculator to determine the right intake for you: https://jjvirgin.com/protein-calculator/ Cronometer is a great resource to make sure you’re hitting your macros: https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=766203&u=523525&m=61121&urllink=&afftrack= All-In-One Shakes help you reach your daily protein goal: https://store.jjvirgin.com/collections/shakes Collagen Peptides Powder adds a boost of protein to almost any recipe: https://store.jjvirgin.com/collections/supplements/products/all-systems-glow-collagen An omega-3 supplement like Omega Plus can help slow the aging process: https://store.jjvirgin.com/collections/supplements/products/omega-plus Protein First Enzymes contain a broad spectrum of digestive aids to support gut health: https://store.jjvirgin.com/collections/supplements/products/protein-first-enzymes Study on the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on aging and nutrition: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7551800/ Take the Omega 3 Index test through Your Lab Work (no doctor visit required): https://yourlabwork.com/jj-virgin/ Nutrition Reviews study on the effect of fruit and vegetables on cancers: https://academic.oup.com/nutritionreviews/article/71/9/585/1854312?searchresult=1
How Our Understanding of Health Has Been Hijacked with Colleen & Jason Wachob
If you’ve spent any time at all in the wellness world over the past decade, you’re familiar with mindbodygreen, the premier health and wellness website for articles, courses, certifications, and more. In this episode, I’m so excited to host the founders, Jason and Colleen Wachob—it’s also the first time I’ve had a couple on the podcast at the same time! Colleen and Jason have just released their new book, The Joy Of Well-Being: A Practical Guide to a Happy, Healthy, and Long Life, which challenges our definition of self-improvement by revealing what a healthy lifestyle looks like at the fundamental level—and how it’s not what you think. In our current health-influencer culture, we are bombarded with information about what we should be doing. But this information often focuses on the latest trends and assumes you have endless time and money to tackle every new health fad that comes your way. To top it off, the information you get is often conflicting. Colleen and Jason’s goal is to help you cut through the noise and find a recipe for well-being that brings joy and happiness to your life and focuses on emotional health as much as physical health. You’ll be so encouraged by this conversation and come away with a few practical tips on how you can bring more well-being into your life today, without sacrificing all of your precious time and resources. Full show notes: jjvirgin.com/wellbeing Discover mindbodygreen, the premier health and wellness website founded by Jason & Colleen Wachob: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/ Get your copy of The Joy Of Well-Being: A Practical Guide to a Happy, Healthy, and Long Life at https://amzn.to/41HmedE. Check out the Roseto Effect study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1695733/. Find out your own health markers at YourLabwork by visiting https://yourlabwork.com/jj-virgin/. Use code JJPOD for 15% off supplements at mindbodygreen (new customers only) https://shop.mindbodygreen.com/discount/JJPOD
Well Beyond 40 with JJ Virgin is the podcast for women who want to step powerfully into 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!
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 aging beautifully…in a nutshell, how we can grow 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 the stereotypes of aging 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.