JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS
“Your body is not a bank account. It’s a chemistry lab.” — JJ Virgin
JJ Virgin is one of the nation’s foremost fitness and nutrition experts, an accomplished 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 lifelong weight management through her sensible, no-fail approach to nutrition and fitness.
JJ is author of NY Times bestseller The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days. The Virgin Diet has also been a bestseller in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, and numerous other media outlets. JJ is also the author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy, published by Simon & Schuster Gallery, and co-starred on the TLC reality series, “Freaky Eaters”.
Internationally recognized as an expert in overcoming weight loss resistance, JJ is responsible for turning the most challenging weight loss resistant cases into stunning successes where clients get lean for life. JJ has worked with high performance athletes, CEO’s, and A-list celebrities from around the world, including Gene Simmons, Ben Stiller, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tracie Thoms, Janeane Garofalo, Carrie Otis, 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 Today show, Rachel Ray, Access Hollywood, The Doctors, Inside Edition, The Bonnie Hunt Show, and NBC’s iVillage Live. She’s authored numerous articles and is frequently featured on nationally syndicated radio shows, at international conferences, in national magazines, newspapers and websites.
JJ is a member of Mensa, a UCLA graduate and chronic student having taken 40 graduate courses (and counting) from 6 different graduate and doctoral schools including Biomechanics from California State University Northridge, Sports Medicine from University of Miami and doctoral level courses in Exercise Physiology, Nutrition and Aging from USC. She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, a Certified Health and Fitness Instructor with advanced certifications in Nutrition, Personal Training and Aging and Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition.
“JJ Virgin is unlike any other practitioner I have ever known. She is a true combination of genius, innovator, and expert. This rare combination, coupled with her compassion and true desire to help empower individuals to commit to themselves is a rare and priceless gift. I have 110% confidence whenever I refer a client, friend or family member to her!!” Tami Walsh, M.A., President, TEENWISDOM.COM
“If I could make one person America’s Nutrition and Fitness Czar, it would be JJ Virgin. I don’t know anyone who would do a better job of getting this country fit and healthy again.” – Robert Crayhon, MS, CN
“JJ distills the truth about nutritional science into bite size chunks, then serves it all up in a delectable fashion so you can get to work on your health immediately.” – Rebecca James Gadberry, Chairman/CoCEO, YG Laboratories, Instructor, Cosmetic Sciences, UCLA Extension
“JJ Virgin designs a program to suit your individual needs that is sensible, easy to follow and delivers great results!” Carol Shaw, owner/founder Lorac Cosmetics
Meet my Medical Director
Dr. Mikell Parsons
Dr. Mikell Suzanne Parsons is a doctor of Chiropractic, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and a Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and Neurology. Formerly, she was Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and Naturopathic Medicine in Bridgeport, Connecticut where she taught women’s health, obstetrics, gynecology, geriatrics and EENT.
Dr. Parsons is a former Attending Doctor and Clinical Instructor at the Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas. Before moving to Connecticut, Dr. Parsons maintained a multi-doctor practice of chiropractic, clinical nutrition and natural-medicine in Houston, Texas for 7 years. She lectures throughout the United States and Canada on clinical nutrition, women’s health issues, and the management of soft-tissue disorders. Previously, Dr. Parsons was in practice at a multi-disciplinary integrated medical practice in Milford, Connecticut where she specialized in women’s health and functional medicine.
In December of 1998, she was a contributing author of the critically acclaimed textbook “Instant Access to Chiropractic Guidelines and Protocols” published by Mosby, Inc. and in 2010 she contributed to Claudia Anrig’s “Second Edition of the Pediatric Chiropractic Textbook.” Dr. Parsons also currently publishes her own bi-monthly Ezine available on her website.
In the year 2001, she was the host of the radio talk show “The Multicare Health Hour” and has continued her media outreach as a reoccurring guest on the Central Valley Today show. She has also been a consultant for Whole Health Professional Consulting and Educational Services, an organization that provides clinical consultations to physicians of all types in order to help train them in functional medical management of difficult patients, as well as providing professional educational seminars in order to help train doctors in the methods of clinical nutrition, herbal therapy, and functional medicine.
Currently she is the founder of the Natural Path Health Center in Fresno, California where she continues to specialize in chiropractic, nutrition and chiropractic neurology. She is also the Medical Director of Holistic Health Consulting, Inc, a Medical Corporation.