85 Articles by JJ Virgin, CNS

JJ Virgin, CNS

I'm A Holistic Nutritionist. Here's How I Stay Healthy Through The Holidays

I know how crazy holidays can become, and how easy it is to let healthy eating take a backseat. I'm a nutrition and fitness expert, and even I have...

JJ Virgin, CNS
December 12 2015

Why You Should Probably Eat More Fermented Dairy

Fermenting has been around for thousands of years, and traditional cultures, including some in Russia and Europe, still rely on it heavily.

JJ Virgin, CNS
November 25 2015

7 Life Hacks To Keep You Lean & Toned

A healthy diet is the basis for a healthy lifestyle. Let’s be clear: You cannot out-exercise, out-sleep, out-stress, or out-anything a crappy diet. If...

JJ Virgin, CNS
November 3 2015

10 Ways To Beat Chocolate Cravings (Yes, Really)

Halloween is a few days away, and I know how hard it can be to stop yourself from reaching for the candy. Here's a dose of reality that might have...

JJ Virgin, CNS
October 25 2015

Lost Interest In Sex? Can't Lose Weight? It Could Be This

As a nutrition and fitness coach, I always keep this in mind when reviewing a client's diet.

JJ Virgin, CNS
October 18 2015

I Was Told My 16-Year-Old Son Would Die. Here's What I Learned From That Horrific Ordeal

My most life-altering event occurred in September 2012. Before it happened, I was feeling like I was on top of the world. I am a nutrition and fitness...

JJ Virgin, CNS
October 2 2015

5 Tricks To Eat More Veggies

Put a dozen health experts in one room and we’ll agree about very little, but one thing I’m certain almost everyone concurs: We need to eat more...

JJ Virgin, CNS
September 6 2015

7 Sugar Rules I Follow Every Day

Sticking with a whole food, unprocessed diet is the easiest way to avoid sugar confusion. When you eat broccoli or quinoa, you don't need to worry...

JJ Virgin, CNS
August 17 2015

Crush Cravings With This Incredibly Delicious Chocolate Shake

Regardless of where you live, cooking over a hot stove probably doesn’t seem the ideal way to start a humid summer day. A shake is the perfect way to...

JJ Virgin, CNS
August 2 2015

5 Reasons To Add More Protein To Your Diet

One of the fastest ways to calm your hunger and sugar cravings is by eating protein. You probably know protein is great for keeping you satisfied, but...

JJ Virgin, CNS
July 21 2015

3 Mistakes That Make Your Protein Shakes Unhealthy

I don’t want you making these three mistakes that crash-and-burn an otherwise-healthy protein shake.

JJ Virgin, CNS
July 16 2015

5 "Healthy" Foods That Can Turn Unhealthy Quickly

“I would never devour six bowls of spinach,” my friend said recently, “so why can I polish off half a jar of almond butter in one sitting?”

JJ Virgin
June 19 2015

Can Drinking Wine Help You Lose Weight?

I've noticed a pattern among my lean friends: Many of them enjoy a glass of red wine instead of having dessert.

JJ Virgin, CNS
June 7 2015

When Too Much Fruit Is A Bad Thing

Could eating excessive amounts create that same fructose overload we associate with its non-naturally occurring cousin?

JJ Virgin, CNS
April 30 2015

5 Tips To Have A Great Poop Every Time

You can’t talk about optimal health without discussing poop. Regular elimination is a crucial part of this process, while diarrhea or constipation can...

JJ Virgin, CNS
April 8 2015

How To Get High-Quality, Uninterrupted Sleep Every Night

You've seen the infographic that shows the vast, devastating havoc too little sleep creates in your body. Perhaps you've also seen studies that show...

JJ Virgin, CNS
March 29 2015