|JJ Virgin is the premiere voice of scientific reason in the world of nutrition and wellness.|
She is one of the nations foremost celebrity nutrition experts, public speaker and media personality. Her 25 years in the health and fitness industry, the past 10 in holistic nutrition and functional medicine, have earned JJ recognition as the go-to weight loss expert who can unlock the door to life-long weight management through her sensible, no-fail approach to nutrition and fitness. JJ's upcoming book Six Weeks
to Sleeveless and Sexy will be published in May 2010 from Simon & Schuster.
Internationally recognized as the creator and leader of the breakthrough Weight Loss Resistance Revolution programs, JJ is responsible for turning the most challenging weight loss resistant cases into stunning successes where clients can get lean for life. Her mission is to crush the widespread misinformation on nutrition and exercise and put a serious dent in the obesity epidemic with her sciencebased approach to weight loss and fitness. "Your body is a chemistry lab; there are scientific methods to help you discover your areas of weight loss resistance, heal your metabolism and become well for life," JJ says.
She has worked with performance athletes, CEO's, and A-list celebrities from around the world, including Gene Simmons, Ben Stiller, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tracie Thoms, Janeane Garofalo, Joshua Rexford, Stephen Bishop, Benny Mardones, and Superman Returns star Brandon Routh. JJ appeared for two years as the nutrition expert on the top-rated Dr. Phil Show, and made appearances on ABC's
Extreme Makeover, NBC's iVillage Live, and the E! channel's Modern Girl's Guide to Life. She's authored numerous articles and has been featured on nationally syndicated radio shows, at international conferences and in popular magazines including US and SHAPE, and appears regularly on popular websites and in newspapers. JJ has led national health campaigns and also trains other health care professionals and speaks to doctors about weight loss, fitness, nutrition and related health issues.
JJ is a member of Mensa, and has a multitude of educational degrees and programs to her credit, including a PhD in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health, a degree in Exercise Science from UCLA and graduate coursework in 6 different graduate and doctoral programs including Biomechanics from California State University Northridge, Sports Medicine from University of Miami, doctoral level courses in Exercise Physiology, Nutrition and Aging from USC, and Nutrition studies from University of Bridgeport. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Nutrition and Metabolic Medicine from the University of South Florida Medical School. JJ continually updates her education by attending multiple health-focused medical conferences and seminars every year.
Included in JJs credentials:
Board Certified Nutrition Specialist with the American College of Nutrition
Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition
Certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist with enhanced qualifications in nutrition, advanced personal training and exercise for the older adult
Certified Nutritional Counselor with the American Association of Nutritional Consultants
Completion of the Institute of Functional Medicine's course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice
President of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals
Member of the American Nutraceutical Association
Member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Masters Program
You can learn more about her work at www.jjvirgin.com.