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JJ Virgin Comes to Paleo f(x)™ 2018: Speaker Announcement

by Lauryn Lax
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Introducing JJ Virgin at Paleo f(x)™ 2018

The countdown has begun. Paleo f(x)™ 2018 is around the corner.

Your tickets are purchased. Your travel plans are set. And you’re looking out for the event schedule as speaker announcements and workshop schedules roll in.

This year, for the first time at Paleo f(x)™ , we are pleased to announce renowned New York Times’ Bestselling author, motivational speaker and celebrity and fitness expert JJ Virgin will be joining our 2018 speaker lineup.

JJ at Paleo f(x)™ 2018

Plan your schedule accordingly to sit in on JJ Virgin’s talk on uncovering hidden food intolerances and becoming your body’s health detective.

JJ will address a common, unspoken roadblock that many people face, even when they adopt a healthy Paleo diet: Underlying food intolerances to many foods we know and love.

Despite “doing all the right things,” if you have a food sensitivity, weight gain, poor energy, and autoimmune diseases may still be in the mix.

JJ will empower you how to unravel the relationship between what you eat and how you feel, so you can customize your own personal nutrition prescription to maintain your health.

The Paleo f(x)™ team could not be more excited to welcome JJ to the family.

“I’ve been trying to get JJ Virgin to come to a Paleo f(x)™ event for years,” Michelle Norris, CEO, founder, and owner of Paleo f(x)™ says.

Adding, “JJ is the whole package: an accomplished entrepreneur and a woman in the field. She doesn’t just focus on nutrition and dieting, but she’s also really big on the mental aspect of health; self-empowerment and reaching your healthiest, happiest life. She’s someone that I follow and I know that the audience will relate to her,” Michelle said.

If you’re as excited to see JJ Virgin as we are, make sure you get your event tickets today.

JJ Virgin Paleo f(x)

About JJ Virgin: Who She Is

In case you’ve been living under a rock or are new to the name “JJ Virgin,” JJ is a celebrity nutrition experts, public speaker and media personality you want to know.

With more than 25 years in the health and fitness industry, specializing in holistic nutrition and functional medicine, JJ has earned recognition as the go-to weight loss expert who can unlock the door to life-long weight management and peace with food through her no-nonsense, no-fail approach to nutrition and fitness.

Prior to her role on stages across the nation today, JJ owned a high-end gym and served as a celebrity nutrition and fitness expert, and by 2010, wrote her New York Time’s bestselling book Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy.

Since then, she’s continued build a successful career, including co-starring on TLC’s Freaky Eaters and becoming a go-to health expert on Dr. Phil, PBS, Dr. Oz, Rachel Ray, and the TODAY Show. She also hosts the JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast.

Despite her claims to fame though, one of the greatest accomplishments JJ Virgin is most known for today is her ability to overcome adversity—specifically the trauma she face when her son, Grant, was in a hit-and-run accident and was airlifted to a hospital in September 2012.

The Story That Transformed JJ Virgin

Grant suffered major physical trauma, including a torn aorta, multiple brain bleeds, a broken wrist and elbow, and both of his femurs were fractured.

Looking back, JJ said, “Typically, 90% of people who suffer this type of injury to the aorta die before they get to the hospital.”

The doctor said there was nothing else they could do but let him go. However, JJ refused to let go and dug deep to fight not only for her son, but her family.

During this time, JJ took all the knowledge and experience she’d gained in the health, nutrition and functional medicine fields and channeled it into helping both her son and her family battle the trial.

While Grant was in a coma at UCLA Trauma Center, JJ began implementing what later became known as her book The Virgin Diet, followed by The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook.

The most crucial objective was to be her best self so she could support her family. Concurrently, as she continued to advocate and guide the care and nutrition her son received as well, Grant began to heal.

Looking back, JJ said, “To see your baby so broken is something a mother should never have to see. My greatest fear has always been that I would outlive my children, I would have traded my life in a second to turn that clock back and take his place.”

JJ Virgin’s Message

Grant survived his surgery and is now in better shape than he ever was. JJ’s book was also announced a New York Times bestseller, and JJ’s life and career took on a new meaning. Things that used to be important were no longer essential.

JJ said, “After you almost lose a child, you see things differently. Little things no longer feel like herculean battles. You clearly discover why health and wellness truly matters.”

Adding: “The most amazing, inspirational people are those who went through hard times and came out stronger. They become more resilient, self-aware, and capable of serving others.”

JJ’s latest book, Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, and Life’s Hardest Lessons, highlights her battle with her son’s accident and how she overcome this difficult season of her life, demonstrating for readers how to create their own resilient mindsets.

You don’t want to miss out. Get your Paleo f(x)™ tickets today and come see what JJ is all about.



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