Episode from the podcastBen Greenfield Fitness

How To Take Matters Into Your Own Hands & Navigate The Modern Medical System (Without Dying).

Released Wednesday, 2nd August 2017
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JJ Virgin is one intimidating, yet amazing, woman. Seriously. I've had a chance to hang with JJ on numerous occasions over the past several years, and, at over 6 feet tall, strikingly beautiful, fit, muscular and with a sharp, keen intelligence and wit, she's one of those women who probably would have been a queen or, perhaps, an Amazonian warrior were she born at some other time in history. But, in fact, JJ is actually a celebrity nutrition and fitness expert and author of 4 New York Times bestselling books: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. But her recent memoir, Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, and Life’s Har…, in which she explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident, is perhaps the most meaningful and life-changing of all her titles. One of my biggest takeaways from the book was the enormous number of frustrations that JJ  encountered while attempting to navigate the modern medical system, and to keep her son from dying, not recovering properly, or being seriously harmed by modern medicine, along with her extreme willingness and stubbornness in incorporating every aspect of alternative health and natural medicine into a modern hospital setting...with shocking results. If you want to be fully equipped to deal with any trauma that might land you in a modern hospital industry or having to deal with close-minded physicians and caretakers, this podcast is a must-listen for you.
During our discussion, you'll discover:
-The shocking story of the hit-and-run with Grant...[8:50]
-The biggest frustrations JJ ran into at the hospital, and with Grant's physicians and nurses...[19:05]
-How JJ got 10-20 grams of fish oil each day into Grant...[25:10]
-What JJ did with essential oils...[29:20]
-Why JJ would rub progesterone cream into Grant over and over again during his recovery...[31:20]
-The superpowered smoothies JJ gave to Grant when his feeding tubes came out...[45:00]
-How JJ used stem cell harvesting and stem cell IV's in Grant's therapy...[51:20]
-The advanced biohack therapies JJ has used in combination with physical therapy, from ping pong to earthing, grounding, gardening, neurofeedback and more...[59:20]
-For people who wind up being in the modern medical system having to deal with the trauma, where you can find the biggest pieces of advice from JJ...[64:55]
-And much more!
Resources from this episode: -Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, and Life’s Ha… -When Brains Collide: What Every Athlete and Paren… -The Biology of Belief -Lavender essential oils -My podcast interview with Dr. Kirk Parsley -The NatureCBD blend Ben uses every day -Stem Cell Revolution -Neurofeedback -GrantVirgin.com
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Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for JJ or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
The amount of detail is always amazing. Inspiring.
Incredibly inspirational! Everyone has their own struggles in life and the kind of attitude and approach discussed in this episode is something few people have. A lot to take away from the show.
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