JJ Virgin: The Virgin Diet

VIDEO | Dave Asprey

2017-11-01 10:01:51.429 | null

00:00:00 > everyone it's Dave Asprey with bulletproof executive radio and today we've got JG a virgin a friend and a 30 week straight New York Times bestselling author with the Virgin diet on the show JJ welcome happy to have you ain't you I'm a big fan fueled by bulletproof thank you III love that I know that you're a fan of bulletproof coffee and I'm a fan of the things that that you've written as well where you really pay attention to food quality in food sensitivities and things like that and thought it would be really cool this this episode if I got a chance to ask you about the Virgin diet instead of talking incessantly about the bulletproof diet I think your book is definitely worth a read and that people ought to know about what you've been doing not that most of them don't already given your massive media footprint and the fact that you're all over the place in the media you got

00:01:03 > there after what about 25 years working in holistic nutrition and functional medicine and all these celebrity people and what not so kind of give me the the Jay Jay story yeah how did you get to be such a diet expert um you know I'm a woman we're all diet experts I at age 12 I was a very athletic and I was actually in ballet which is so I was on point ballet which is stupid as a six foot tall woman but as because of that I got very into nutrition and really how to use nutrition to optimize I was I was running track and doing point ballet and working out with the football team so it was everything I could do with nutrition because it's pretty clear that exercise without nutrition is like you know not going to get you in anywhere and when you put the two together it's such an amplification I started paying my way through graduate school as a personal trainer and in graduate school I was falling prey I admit it - okay the way you lose weight is you have him eat less and exercise more so I was diligently my

00:02:05 > poor first clients I my apologies to you I am so sorry but I was just doing what I was told for once in my life and so I mean we were taught hey they've got to eat less they've got exercise more you got to creep this caloric deficit and so I'm doing that and most of my clients were 45 to 55 year old women these are the women that are gonna struggle the most because their hormones are starting to go wacky you know they're and they're starting to raise their cortisol so now they're insulins up just just the worst hormonal minou for losing weight so clearly making them over exercise and then eat less is the single worst thing I could have done and it wasn't working so Dave I like to say I'm not insane i sat there I went alright it's not working so I went back to you say is where I got my undergrad and I went into the bio med stacks and I started going let's find out why and I thought why is all the stuff I'm being taught in school not what is in the literature from 20 30 40 50 years ago and you know we're taught when we do graduate work to disregard like you got to have current studies I'm

00:03:08 > like why did our body change like seriously if we found out that 30 years ago that the Eastern Europeans were had it nailed with the right type of exercise I mean that was when it was clear to me I'm like why are we doing all this long endurance training it's so clearly not the way to go right so I started putting all this stuff together and honestly way back then to say that calories really don't count I mean they count but where they come from counts so much more and that you shouldn't be doing endurance training I'm surprised I wasn't like stoned to death really you know because these were like everything was about aerobics and and eating fat-free and I did all those things at the time I mean and I was always overweight and always broken out and just a mess but I was like I'm gonna figure this out I'm gonna crack this code and it took me years and along the way I started teaching this course to doctors called overcoming weight loss resistance and it looked at sex hormones and insulin leptin and thyroid and all the different GI issues and toxicity and you know it really occurred to me that

00:04:10 > food was the big needle mover you had to start with food first so how do we make this simple cuz the course was so hard that the doctors kept coming back like I know people go this is the fifth time I've come through it I'm like well you can't get it five times through then how are you going to apply it to your patients right like how do do this to simplify Brown drill it down so you get some fast results and get in the game and that's really where this all came from so JJ a lot of people are driving right now listening to bulletproof executive radio on their commute it's it's a standard thing twice a week so they can't see your video but is it actually true that Michelle Obama is jealous of your arm you look awesome and it's it's not easy for a 50 year old it's it's funny so now I'm a 50 year old with a total knee replacement from that point ballet when I was a teenager because some snarky purse on Facebook said well maybe he didn't exercise so much and I went I blew out my knee when I was 17 and I held it together for 33

00:05:11 > years and then finally I was like this is ridiculous but you know it's interesting because people will look at me they go you must spend forever in the gym I go no really actually I probably spend less time in the gym then you guys are commuting right now but it's all about high-intensity interval training and then the right nutrients to do so hey by the way I wanted to tell you yes as I was healing from my knee surgery which I had a total knee replacement I found that 10 minutes before I had it that I was gonna have it I thought I was gonna have a partial yeah and which is the best time to find out by the way so then I start hammering supplements the minute I'm in my own room and the nurse walks out it's like give me my bag right I have all this stuff with me so I used your glutathione I used the upgraded collagen I mean I had this thing nailed the only upsetting thing was that no one could bring me bulletproof in the hospital like where the hell's the coffee get me out of here get me home but I used a walker for two minutes I never used it again I was back at the gym I mean I started moving it

00:06:13 > that day I was back at the gym ten days later doing lunges and squats and stuff up some plays and everything and in high shoes two weeks later so I shoes at age fifty two weeks after knee surgery you're pushing like NFL recovery limits after newspapers no joke like you know I was just like okay well I trained for the surgery and then I had I mean the nutrient hit that I took after surgery I was like all right let's go and it's funny cuz someone's like gosh you know you're supposed to get so catabolic after surgery you didn't lose the thing I know now I knew I liked hi I know what I'm doing head right ahead yes did you use l-glutamine as well oh heck yeah yeah post surgery or post injury you just have to pound that stuff how much did you take I took well I'm at like 10 grams as my is my favorite dose for people as three heaping teaspoons or a big tablespoon I used vitamin C fossil serine I use a special amino acid blend I used this stuff I hate from Donna gates Coco biotic but I was like they

00:07:14 > you know they trash her gut so I'm like all right hammer myself back with probiotics and prebiotics and fermented foods so lots of protein lots of fish oil I went it's straight high dose fish oil so I mean they just you know the pharmacist a the pharmaceutical iment big thing all I couldn't even keep it on the table next to my bed I had a big bag next to the bed next to the table with everything and then multiple shakes throughout the day but yeah it's been four weeks now and I just recorded videos for 10 hours the other day so most people most people who are 50 who undergo a joint replacement surgery have brain fog like serious brain fog for months afterwards and you're now you're back to your normal in digit you are actually a biohacker I mean it you just did it I'm just working that night supplying Lee so this is the sad part I brought in my partner into the pre-op because I wanted to get all the stuff done before surgery I knew we'd have

00:08:15 > like 30 minutes to an hour I'm like why waste time so we're like doing working all this stuff they're trying to give me things to like and we're working and then I get out of surgery now I want to keep doing this I can't remember you know cuz I just came out past Eva but I'm hitting myself with GPC immediately I hit myself with GPC right pre surgery and then when you say GPC just for people listening that's a glycerol phosphatidyl it's like fossil calling I did that with my son who you know was left for dead in the street and basically died now he's now he's running you know the like I never walk and he's sprinting down the soccer fields his last two surgeries we just hammered him with GPC right before surgery he woke up he's like let's go home right you're doing this and GPC is essentially something that makes us Ito calling the neurotransmitter and it's something that helps you create myelin the insulated lining of your nerves and when you're injured your requirements for this go up dramatically how much of this are you taking I'm sure some people listening is like I'm gonna have surgery what do I do well I would tell people kind of a

00:09:17 > maintenance dose of GPC as mm Mike's a day I do pre-surgery I will do it three times a day two thousand micrograms and I will do it I mean I just bring it and I do it right before surgery and then I have my little stash of stuff so the minute people leave the room you know like bringing the bag so I had all sorts of stuff with me that night next to my bed so that you know the nurses go in and out and I've got I've got all my things but it makes a big difference because it protects your brain from anesthesia and you know that's the thing that I can't lose my brain right now forever but I mean especially right now I'm like got a book deadline right did you do any of the the smart drugs like piracetam er aniracetam before or after surgery mm-hmm this is another trick that should you ever have to go under the knife again and other people listening might be interested in it turns out that piracetam or aniracetam protects your brain from low oxygen States and about five percent of people get a micro stroke during

00:10:18 > general anesthesia so a little bits of your brain just don't work the way they did before but if you're on a piracetam or aniracetam it'll let your brain last much longer without oxygen it that should be standard course I mean you look at people that come out of especially like all the different heart surgeries and they're trashed for months yeah and there's no reason for any of this to happen you know I mean literally I had the surgery at midnight that night I was up working in my hotel in my hotel room it felt like a hotel it was actually a very nice place and I mean I because I had booked at its do so and I was fine you know I mean and it can be that way and so you've engineered some pretty massive resilience there most people get you know huge cortisol problems issues and it's a big hit were you taking oh yeah hormone well I knew it well I had some at home to take but I actually I can feel mine to know if I need it I'm so dialed in with my trashed

00:11:20 > my adrenals so many times I now know just what it feels like I can draw my rhythm out and it's just like when my son got hit and oh he was in the ICU I had someone cruise in and bring me just the bag of adrenal supplements but I just did a ton of FASTA file searing and vitamin C and fish oil and I was fine I I felt it because I had it at home if I needed it and I was like I don't need it I'm totally cool you were right you weren't concerned about bleeding because fish oil makes her blood more thin and the advice I got such big argument with them branch just had two surgeries on 20 grams of fish oil a day so when my son was hit by a car he was a hit and subject of a hit and run for people who don't know this story and he was left for dead in the street at 17 and that he was 16 at the time the doctor at their local hospital said just let him go well he'd be so brain damaged if he does wake up he'll probably not wake up but if you took him anywhere else he died on the way blood I didn't just you know mr. doom England but we start him on the 20

00:12:21 > grams of fish alone in fact CNN's Sanjay Gupta's doing a story on this because yeah this is great this in progesterone and they wouldn't let me do it at the first hospital because they know he's gonna bleed well I started working with Barry Sears and Barry Sears says there's not one study to show that fish oil increases bleeding and creases protime and we actually I kept Lev I kept bringing him up behind their backs at the first hospital I got him up to seven grams no change because we were monitoring his protime zero as I artis no change whatsoever his blood wasn't any thinner and so I wasn't I've stopped being worried about that he was at the other hospital on 20 grams doing surgeries no problem so that is an urban legend that needs to die and in fact the guy my anesthesiologist this thing goes okay you're not on fischels are you I'm like uh-uh yeah because it's not even worth it you know it's like it's just the urban legend that won't die and there really is nothing

00:13:22 > out there to substantiate it nothing wow that's actually news I did not know I know that low dose fish oil is not a big deal during surgery but I didn't realize that you could do 20 grams without even creating more inflammation but it does have a metabolic lowering effect for a short period of time and maybe that's what you want right in the middle of a surgeries to not have your inflammatory responses going crazy so all I know now we're at a point where we have to monitor we're now monitoring fatty acids because grant was on it for so long but you know brains take a long time to heal when you when you bang against the ground going forty miles now or so yeah yes Wow I didn't even expect that we talked about in Rapid to recovery from surgery but I never know what we'll talk about JJ cuz you're you're a fountain of knowledge all right let's go into the Virgin dye a little bit because of course this is your book tell me about what you focus on with calories carbs fat grams see if you're eating right you

00:14:23 > don't have to think about calories because you won't be hungry and craving and all trashed you know the reason people have to count calories is because they're eating these these drug foods like gluten and dairy and sugar and so they're hungry all the time in craving them right so the whole basis of the Virgin diet I mean my whole thing is your body's not a chemist not a bank account it's a chemistry lab and that you must consider the hormonal messages the chemical messages of everything that you eat think and do whether it's the way you exercise your stress your sleep your food and it all starts with your fork I mean what you put at the end of your fork is your fastest needle mover so it came this all happened I was doing this testing in doctors offices food sensitivity testing and we were doing it really because we noticed that when we tested people they were more compliant on their diet so I just trying to get was getting to stay on the freakin diet so the cool thing was we test them and they always would show up with the dairy problem they'd always show up with a gluten problem I hate soy so they couldn't have so anyway and I got on such a soapbox about

00:15:25 > it they're like all right sorry so the same foods always showed up and what was interesting it's they've come into the office and they be bloated and they'd be tired and their joints would hurt their skin like crap and they were felt old and looked old and they were Moody and they couldn't think straight and that's what the problems were that's what they were complaining about most of it like it forget even losing weight at this point I give up but they weren't those issues and if you look at why most people go to the doctors because they're tired or they hurt right and so we would do the tests the same foods always showed up we pull the foods out the symptoms would go away like in a matter of days and after a couple years I wish I could say so after a couple weeks but after a couple of years ago yeah maybe we don't need to test and also we weren't able to do one test because we had to look at gluten both from a delayed food sensitivity way an immune way but also we had to look at through genetics and really you should look at it through hormones and so when you look at different foods you've got it think

00:16:26 > of the intolerance that could be created both through your immune system whether it's immediate or delayed which is far more common through your hormonal system and through your genetics and there's not one test I mean the test and I don't believe even if we could put all the tests we know now together we have all the answers on it because then and then we have all that weird extraneous crap like GMOs and weird colorings my god you don't know you don't know what's in your food or you go to restaurants anyway right no it's it's a it's a total crapshoot I think how scary is that it's like what's really in that chicken you know so chickens kind of one of the scariest ones going at this point I eat that stuff you know you're so much better off with grass-finished beef than chicken I mean it's like try to find some chicken that hasn't been fed GMO corn and soy good freaking luck on that one so anyway I noticed that so I thought you know I'm really all about messages that can change the most people in the shortest amount of time you know one of the things I see in functional

00:17:28 > medicine the kind of world I like to play in is that people like to take on a really complicated people and do all these like intense a little tweaking I'm like well what if I could put you on something that's gonna make a big change in a matter of days and you know you're gonna feel 80 to 90 percent better let's do that so you know so what the Virgin diet is is you drop these seven foods gluten dairy eggs soy corn peanut sugar and artificial sweeteners a whole nother story you pull them out sugar of course you're not gonna pull out 100% cuz some of the foods naturally have sugar but you're not eating high sugar impact foods you pull them out for three weeks because you gotta let your immune system cool off you're letting your hormones come back and balance and during those first couple days you have crazy cravings for the foods that are hurting you which is such great information and that's how I reframe it I go if you're craving that cheese good because that means you're gonna have amazing results right so you gotta give people a reframe it's like how we're raising our kids you know your kid I remember the first time my kid got hurt and was bleeding and I'm like god the kids like so you know now your kid get

00:18:30 > hurt gets hurt and you're like well especially now after what happened with Grant you know they come home and they're bleeding I like big deal you know if you're walking and talking it's fine get over it so you know it's you got to teach people how what they should expect but the other thing is if I just told people hey we're gonna pull these seven foods out good luck go deal with it you know but what I do instead is I give them easy swaps so if they're pulling out cow's milk they're gonna put in coconut milk if they're pulling out pasta they do quinoa pasta or better yet spaghetti squash so we just give them simple swaps that they can do so that they just don't have to think about it they don't have a vacuum because always always found if you tell people hey you can't have this they're gonna put something worse in its place right so we do those swaps we do it for three weeks I have them do a food intolerance assessment the beginning on all those symptoms I talked about and then at the end of three weeks and this I think is what is so powerful it's the ability for you to use your body as a chemistry lab and connect the dots

00:19:31 > between what you're eating and how you feel what you weigh and that's such a different conversation than oh I was bad yesterday I ate a cupcake you know that just drives me crazy because it's like this is not a bad or good this is did this help you or hurt you and when you all of a sudden now you eat the pizza or the muffin or and you go you know what my joints are killing me when I do this then that's a different conversation oh hell no I'm not having that that made my fingers swell that made my knee hurt that made my face break out so then you know which foods really work for you because these symptoms are so low-grade and there have also become so accepted and acceptable you know for some reason I mean go to the store it's like there's a gazillion headache medications there's tons of 5-hour energy there's all of these things for diarrhea and constipation and gas and bloating like what if it's just the food you're eating and you don't really need all that crap right and you could change it in a matter of days so so you mentioned a few of the things that I track and myself you mentioned joint

00:20:32 > pain but you also mentioned like knee versus fingers hurting and acne and rashes all those things are signs that something's off in your biology and okay what's the difference between knee pain in a knee joint and finger pain in a finger joint like does that tell you something different well you know it's interesting for me because you know I've had this like I should have had a full knee replacement probably 20 years ago so I've lived with like toothache pain in my knee for so long but it was really pretty low grade because I did all these things I probably like should have stopped doing you know it's like I did so many things to make it okay that I lived with it they're like how the hell are you walking I go well I do this business so for me it it's the difference between say something where you're gonna have more typical osteoarthritis like knee point needs went pain it's interesting because my fingers never are swollen but if I ate gluten I'm like what the heck is that you know and it's I don't have arthritis in my fingers that's just a wacky thing that shouldn't happen at all you know it's it's more you expect it

00:21:35 > more in joints where you know that you've done some thrashing over the years you know and you've worn some things away but it's not like I've overwritten you know I don't even like to write so oops don't say anything about that I'm a father it's really funny but different parts of the body hurt from different foods like I can tell you what a potato will do to me versus what gluten will do versus even like specific types of mold because because I'm extra sensitive to it yeah so like the nitrates would hit your arthritic joints and gluten gluten I find again for a lot of people's fingers I'm not sure why are you okay and dairy man dairy just destroys my scan destroys it it's especially cheese right especially cheese you can spot a cheese eater just look at the skin on their face like you you're a cheater yeah everyone's gonna I can't like we should have a cheese and t-shirt of that one you know that's hilarious

00:22:37 > anyway well you so yeah it is it's all about connecting those dots and these symptoms that we have that people never think they're like that's just normal I'm getting older that it's like no sign it's not normal anything and you made such an important point our body has no way to send us an email right so like we shouldn't be getting sick you shouldn't have low-energy you shouldn't be gassy and bloated and then it's like this is not supposed to happen so if it's happening there's a reason figure it rocking that hope there's a reason is liberating I think a lot of people still kind of written they just sort of think oh it's just happening but it's married you're in control of all of this stuff and when you figure out what all of the different variables are you kind of think it's big but your diet does a great job of saying well let's pick the most likely candidates and honestly I we think very similarly that way but there's a question I wanted to ask you on camera and what's up with no eggs you allow nuts with your common triggers but you

00:23:38 > say no eggs like egg yolks are like basically they're so good so here's the thing this was all because I was doing all this testing so I was doing all in and so I was doing something called IgG testing for the audience delayed food sensitivity testing and it really is a marker of how healthy your small intestinal wall is it should be semi permeable but under stress gluten fructose medications GMO foods toxins the tight junctions start to loosen and then food gets out or shouldn't be in your body goes what the hell and makes it launches immune attack and creates immune complexes that start to create all those symptoms so what I discovered in doing this testing is I rarely ever saw nuts or citrus or berries the ones you hear of is the common allergenic triggers hardly ever saw maybe somewhere in less than 5% the top two were dairy and eggs hands-down a

00:24:42 > wheat now gluten is a different way remember gluten we're not going to gluten there's you would look at wheat and IgG and yeah a head of wheat there but lutein you look at through transmitted ham and some other different tests so this was really it was tracking straight wheat but deer Athan teri were top 70% or more the people and then corn peanuts soy wheat now okay so I mean it was so clear and so I hated it because eggs to me are nature's perfect food they are like perfection not now we have completely effed up our eggs but if you can get past your eggs they're perfect here's what I see with a lot of people see we're eating you know you are what you eat and you are what you eat ate so if you're not eating these these these factory chickens with shoved in those pens jacked up with hormones fed GMO corn and soy and you're eating the yolk which is going to concentrate all that crap which do you know yolk is the best part of the egg

00:25:44 > you and I agree on this and it's funny because people eat I just want the protein well you absorb more of the protein from the egg if you eat the yolk with the white there you go you look Street more nitrogen if you just do the whites so I'm all for eggs but first off you got to let your whole whole body cut you got to let your immune system cool off from those crappy eggs you were eating and also I think part of the problem was we've been you know a lot of us were vaccinated and we were vaccinated with with vaccines cured with egg protein so we're reactive there but I found with most people that over time when they heal their gut glutamine being key there in a month three months and six months they can bring back in high quality pasture dates it took me six months to be able to bring eggs back in the first time I took eggs back in I did it in a very stupid way like when you reach allenge these foods you do one at a time you do it in a very safe environment you don't do it in Las Vegas right I new challenge eggs not thinking I had

00:26:47 > this little piece of like some sushi sashimi thing it had a little sauce it was mayonnaise sauce I mean and I'm talking it wasn't even a it was like a pinky it was like not a thimble I mean it was teensy it's that's the thing with food intolerance is moderation is a myth it's the little bit that creates this wildfire of issues and once you've let your immune system cool off off it is so clear when you reach allenge you're like wow that makes this happen and you know some things that may not be an issue but you'll be very clear on which are and which aren't or are you back on eggs now yes now I can eat eggs it is hard to find good pastured ones out here we have Whole Foods coming hurry up hurry up Whole Foods so I kind of have to make my little schlep on them but that's the thing it's like I think for a lot of people they're out and they're like oh this is good it's cheap but I'm like you're getting cheap crap eggs don't eat you know eat the pastured ones it's interesting talking about eggs I definitely recommend eggs for people as long as they're not sensitive and use IgG is the gold standard or you can use

00:27:48 > even the little food sense iPhone app that'll tell you if your heart rate goes up dramatically when you eat pigs then you shouldn't eat eggs in my case I do IgG panels every couple years just to see if I've got something new and I found out about nine months ago that my three month zero carbohydrate experiment I trying to eat like an Eskimo gave me a bunch of new food allergies including really oh yeah what a trip once you get eggs and chicken and almonds and honey which REO and sweet potatoes like several of those are super bulletproof foods and what do you know it's because I had so few carbs I was eating one serving of broccoli a day like trying to do just fat and meat like an Eskimo and what happened there is I didn't have enough mucous lining of my stomach to actually protect the Junction's there the way it should so I also got really dry eyes dry sinuses and that whole thing that you don't need any carbohydrates ever that actually messed me up so I've been scrupulously avoiding eggs and I had a bite of sushi that had

00:28:51 > mayonnaise and I didn't know about and sure enough I get like a rash around my mouth it's in the trip I see a lot of a lot of skin with eggs if you've got eczema psoriasis definitely do an egg free trial I will tell you to I I've tried to do total total no carb or extreme low-carb I can't do it especially for women I think it's harmful you need a baseline amounts of both for fermentation in the gut and also because it might be possible to make bare minimum carbohydrates out of protein it's not metabolically good for you to do that no it's not it's so inefficient and for women we need our protein so yeah it's it's definitely one that I think is critical and and you mentioned an important one it does feed the good bacteria and the gut and that is to me the most exciting area of all this stuff it's the book I'd love to read right but I'm like I can't see the New York Times bestseller the Virgin microbiota you know it's like it's not gonna happen so

00:29:53 > you know it is such a key important thing and good carbohydrates are going to feed the good back gut bacteria and a lot of act as prebiotics and feed the good bacteria and you're not gonna be getting that from you know your chicken so there you have it are you up to speed on the whole resistant starch debate about whether you should be eating vegetable starch versus just vegetables okay what do you think I'd love to hear what you think on it well I'm pretty open-minded I'm a biohacker so I went out after I had read some of the research that Richard Nicolai had posted on resistance starch I'm highly skeptical because I think that it depends on what's growing in your gut whether you want to feed it yeah and exactly feed the bad guys too you know yeah one of the more famous guys there has like like some kind of gut bacteria and not really gut bacteria it's and from avalanches or from icebergs or something some strange kind of bacterias like oh look I have a lot of this like I'm not sure that's good histamine forming bacteria is a major issue so

00:30:54 > what I do I went out and I bought some potato starch which causes funny enough nightshade problems because I know I'm Knights a nightshade sensitive ditch that plantain starch my children for the first time ever learned that Daddy can fart and fart and it's awful and it clears the room because that is not a problem on the bulletproof diet or on the Virgin diet as as far as I can tell and I'm like well I can stick with it for a while and then I got hives and I'm like you know what yes it's working no it just made me bloat so I bought whatever there she no that product versus I it's I don't know what it is one of my buddies like you got it yeah you can't yeah I I tried it for a couple days I'm going I'm bloated that's it see you know you can doesn't bloat me at all aye votes me so I'm like in a you know no way I don't know if you can see my arm in your video there but like I think I actually put a little bit more muscle mass from that's like when I see you I would you'll take me down that's issued a challenge the Eskimo the Eskimo diet

00:31:59 > versus the Virgin diet exactly and and so I think there might be something to the you can stuff because you can stay in ketosis when you're on it this is a very specific engineered kind of resistant starch different than what a lot of people are talking about so whenever I I get someone who really knows what they're talking about on the podcast I like to ask that question because ya know I played around with it and I'm like hmm I just didn't feel good on it so then I ditched it so I didn't go further I think I'm in that same camp I gave it a really fair shot and my kids are still saying that was gross the other four and six so it was also if they're boys like I was gonna say my kids would have been so impressed you know mommy you did that that's hilarious all right what about intermittent fasting in women because I'm not a fan of intermittent fasting in women okay good me either in it I wrote about this last year and it was I said you know intermittent fasting dangerous for women question mark or something

00:33:00 > like that think back to cave caveman times like of course men you guys are supposed to be able to just hang with bad stuff going on and be able to take care of us and go out and go kill tigers and lions but we were supposed to be back there with our food nursing and taking care of kids and having studies food supply that's it we have got a much more intricate hormonal system and when you miss meals it trashes your adrenals that and if the research shows it shows infertility adrenal problems you know gaining weight not losing it like and so this whole thing when they say so skip breakfast I mean it's first of all if you're gonna skip a meal don't skip breakfast skip dinner yeah you know my first whole book is about your woman's fertility and pregnancy and all that and I think skipping meals for women unless they're there at a point in life where they have a ton of time and energy for recovery it does it's a nice hormetic stressor just like an intense workout to skip a morning meal but to do it every

00:34:02 > day doesn't work and that's one of the reasons that I'm saying if you use fat in the morning fat is what makes the hormone system work and this is why the whole bulletproof approach to intermittent fasting says during the fast you eat fat but no sugar and no protein so you get that out of a G and if I could have a little if I could have my bulletproof coffee I could probably pull it off right yeah oh because I'd be okay but and that's what I found with so many women clients and women on the blog is they're saying intermittent fasting I tried it and I got really tired my sleep went away I didn't do so well but then they add the fat back in and they do better well you have to tell the women that anyway because they're still out there and women do not be fat phobic I eat so much fat you know fat is the biggest part of my diet yeah as it should be you know it's like you eat you're clean lean protein your healthy fats eat non starchy vegetables that's the focus and then some really a little bit of slow low carbs slow low sugar impact carbs and that's it I mean it's easy peasy yep yep and you sound like

00:35:03 > Tim Ferriss now I do Jim you said a slow car I have an easy peasy I'm pretty sure this know that from me Tim did you feel that I mean I've been in this longer than he has fair point and plus I think you've got better arms than Tim Ferriss to judges all right let's talk about collagen a lot of women like use collagen cream and like you have like the most amazing skin like I'd swear you were like not 50 so what are you doing for your skin here are you like like smearing collagen masks or are you eating it or what's the deal so I take your upgraded collagen by the way oh you are actually officially using I know I sent you like this what I need for surgery and then I'm like why would I just take this for surgery then I also take this bio cell collagen because they sent me it and I'm like sure why not but I will tell you that is not what's done it for my skin I think what's done it

00:36:05 > for my skin is I'm like a Big Sleep fan so if I had to pick one thing it's it's get rid of the food intolerances because they destroy your skin yes they destroy your skin you detoxify your skins your major detoxifying organs the food that doesn't work for you is toxic and then your body has to deal with it make sure you're getting really good antioxidants in I used that by the way that upgraded that that glutathione stuff is thank you have the new stuff though in a syringe right yes it's better than the old stuff but I mean I'm like I'm slamming down Coco biotic with and I'm like God you know this better work but it does doesn't it yes so I would say so for skin I'm like the skin product major whacko aficionado but in reality the number one thing that changed my skin was getting dairy out yeah except you still eat butter oh I rested dude so I get dairy out and

00:37:06 > then I eat lots of healthy fats so that's huge I do a lot of you know a lot of plants but a lot of non starchy vegetables I actually don't even eat fruit anymore and then because I've been doing all the research on my sugar book and I'm like that yeah anyway yeah - fat makes on a fructose thing yeah one so I'm really not glycated I'm really trying to not like eight so that's what you're seeing on my face but I also do use from our buddy dr. suzanne bennett she's got these collagen masks from korea and called pura genex and i used those i was gonna use one last night just for you I actually didn't so this is this is me without the collagen mask but I try to do those once or twice a week I'm just not so good at I'm really much better about eating correctly and I think that makes the biggest difference of all and I believe you should have son I don't wear sunscreen I do use mineral stuff on my face that probably blocks

00:38:07 > some of it but I and I don't lay out in the Sun but I live in Palm Springs and that's probably it man those big things that's oh and I use this I have this crazy biochemist friend and I will be honest with you I don't know what's in it because they won't tell me but I use this special spray on my face whatever the heck it is all I know is I used it on my knee for my knee surgery and the scar I'll show it to you when I see you yeah because scars are the new hot thing by the way forget tattoos scars would be no hot Oh mister scarring stuff yeah yeah well maybe but my scar on my knee is so awesome and you can hardly see it mints for weeks and I believe it's a spray are you thinking sir apep days as well no I'm not taking that a good natto I did that out similar okay yeah that's part of my recommendations for post surgery to reduce scarring is you take massive doses of either natto or syrup FTAs or both next I did natto and bromelain I started it good so you're on it okay I was like oh no no it's it's a

00:39:10 > question to once silkworms are like soy boogers neither one is very attractive in terms of where they come from but they both do that same scar digestion thing and I'm I'm constantly amazed at how fast we can heal with her it's incredible well and I also did soft tissue work starting the next day how about lasers did you do any infrared light laser I didn't I'm gonna do some laser on the scar if I need to that I don't think I need you want me to bring my laser with me wouldn't okay I'll bring you my medical grade also I've been doing the Bible is it what's this I always think foolproof five yeah your uncle by between you sounds like a bad thing not at all I just like I'm just yeah but how does it work you know it's so big but the people that can't see it's like what are they talking about but it this is a large vibrating platform and so I mean talk about a right thing to help you with new recovering proprioception yes so I've been using that it's 12c and the

00:40:12 > exerciser so I mean I've been like I've seen into it I did not realize that you were doing all these bulletproof things JJ thank you yes I'm a bulletproof babe and we totally didn't you sure you need the bulletproof babe t-shirt on that one Thank You circle people really should know that like we don't sit ahead of time going let's talk about no I your best marketing person I swear everywhere I go in fact my entire team it's V get ready for our book launch who everyone is unlimited bulletproof so and they all know it's like it's like God at us because like I'm out of bulletproof um I don't know you know oh we are all for all on we'll keep you guys well stocked for sure because it I find the same thing in my team everyone who works for me gets a monthly supply of the coffee and the brain octane and the other stuff because like how could I not yeah yeah right yeah and consistent I I must share with the listeners we do this really fun

00:41:13 > event with a bunch of health care experts twice a year and we had I don't know maybe 60 or 80 of them and we ran out of bulletproof and I thought I was like it was like a freaking crisis I couldn't believe it I'm like guys seriously just go you know go get some go to the coffee shop now yeah I mean it was it was like whatever you do Dave do not run out of bulletproof it disappears personally in a few weeks making the coffee for people and we brought a lot of coffee this time and everything like who knew that they could drink that much I mean it's like wow when you're at a conference to it it's you know your conferences aren't boring but the average conference here at a hotel you're indoors all day and you get kind of groggy I like to serve it at the events that I do because people they get all that like crazy mental energy so then they're more engaged which is I think part of it people just don't want to feel blah when they're sitting there well they don't have to worry about that at my offense no no you you keep things going that's for sure yes well JJ there's a question did I ask everyone who's been on the show towards

00:42:16 > the end of the show and that is given everything you know not just about dieter nutrition about your whole life story the three most important pieces of advice you'd offer for people who want to kick more ass so people want to perform well for any reason anyway what should they know what can you tell them number one you are never better than when you're challenged when what happened with my son happened I had about 24 hours of an incredible pity party and then I slapped myself and went alright this is gonna be the best thing that ever happened to him and to me and to our family and what do we need to do to make him recover 110 percent and I believe that we you don't necessarily need that kind of challenge but we're never better than when we have that thing to aspire to and so get it and don't make it something you know make it scary when I know I've gotten to a place where I'm not scared I know that I've got it like go push a lot bigger goal out there so that's the first thing the second thing is dammit make time for

00:43:18 > sleep the most important thing you can possibly do for your health is sleep sleep is it so seven to nine hours of quality sleep figure out what your perfect time is for that and then make that one happen because it's huge and then I think when the fastest ways you can change your health I mean I don't think one of the fastest way you can really change your health is by changing what's on the end of the fork and so I think you really owe it to yourself to figure out which foods work for you and which don't and quit blaming your symptoms on stupid stuff like your genetics are getting older they're your body's screaming at you listen I don't know if you hear these magic sounds I think that we have a fairy in the room I think so every time you offer a piece of good advice apparently there's a special sound my computer's sorry the computer exactly I don't even know which the app is doing that but alright well with you there's so many exactly thank you for that that

00:44:21 > awesome advice and sorry to distract from it with the fairy tales here I'm I'm really thankful you're on the show you've got a lot to offer people and your focus on figuring out in tolerances is so totally bulletproof light like those are the things that hold you back that you don't know about and I certainly have probably a longer list than the average person because of my health history but for me figuring those out allowed me to go out and do a lot of the things that I wanted to do so your advice and the way you've ended up in the Virgin diet is is very legitimate and very worth paying attention to so thank you for doing that wait yo and thank you for making me coffee all your awesome stuff which I do I use I'm like a total I use it all I'm the bulletproof babe that's it it's totally true in fact we're gonna have to have a special t-shirt made for you JJ I can't wait to have you on the show again maybe in about six months but it's always fun to share knowledge with you Thanks thank you I don't have a young baby 9 to 10 weeks old minor 4 & 6 now but you caught your own baby that's

correct and it was an incredible experience to be there for the birth we had the birth at there in Santa Monica and I caught the baby Wow so we have that in common as well I caught both my babies as well and I'm here to say real men catch their own babies