Episode 56

Overcoming a Traumatic Brain Injury and Creating a Miracle Mindset

With JJ Virgin

1.7 million people suffer some type of traumatic brain injury each year in the US—from a mild concussion to coma to death. It is estimated that 5.3 million Americans suffer from a long-term disability from a traumatic brain injury.

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to JJ Virgin, a celebrity nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer. JJ is the author of four New York Times best sellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her latest book, Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience, shows mothers everywhere how to be strong, positive leaders for their families, while exploring the inspirational lessons she learned as she fought for her own son’s life.

In this episode, Dhru and JJ talk about how she helped her son heal from a traumatic brain injury. They discuss some of the therapies that helped her son recover, like hyperbaric oxygen therapy, neurofeedback, and stem cell therapy. They talk about why fish oil is critical for mental health and traumatic brain injury recovery, as well as the benefits of a ketogenic diet. They also talk about the lessons she learned from this journey that are crucial to building a healthy, resilient mindset.

I know you’ll love this episode of The Broken Brain Podcast as much as I did.

PS – For more on JJ Virgin, be sure to follow her on Instagram @jj.virgin, on Facebook @JJVirginOfficial, and on YouTube @JJVirgin. Check out her podcast The JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show, and check her website https://jjvirgin.com. You also can find her books right here.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. JJ’s personal story of her son’s traumatic brain injury
    (2:22)
  2. How do you know if you’ve had a traumatic brain injury
    (7:19)
  3. Traumatic brain injuries and depression
    (8:18)
  4. Why fish oil is critical for mental health and traumatic brain injury recovery
    (9:27)
  5. The benefits of a ketogenic diet for brain injuries
    (25:12)
  6. Connecting the dots between what you eat and how you feel
    (27:41)
  7. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help with brain healing
    (30:39)
  8. Stem cell therapy
    (31:26)
  9. Why putting your health first is not selfish
    (46:56)
  10. The importance of asking the right questions to reframe a situation
    (50:05)
  11. An important lesson for caregivers
    (56:38)
  12. Traumatic brain injuries and the lack of support and community
    (57:25)
  13. The single most important thing you can do to be healthy
    (59:59)
  14. The importance of quality relationships with friends and family
    (1:03:46)
  15. Mindshare Summit for health and wellness entrepreneurs
    (1:07:25)
  16. Learn more about JJ and her work
    (1:13:22)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
JJ Virgin

JJ Virgin is a celebrity nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer. She teaches clients how to break through food and carb intolerances, so they can finally lose the weight to transform their health and their lives.

JJ is a prominent TV and media personality, whose previous features include co-host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters, 2 years as the on-camera nutritionist for Weight Loss Challenges on Dr. Phil, and appearances on PBS, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, and the TODAY Show. She also speaks regularly and has shared the stage with notables including TD Jakes, Tony Robbins, and Brendon Burchard.

JJ is the author of four NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her latest book, Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience, shows mothers everywhere how to be strong, positive leaders for their families, while exploring the inspirational lessons JJ learned as she fought for her own son’s life.

JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast, with over 4.5 million downloads and counting. She also regularly writes for Rodale Wellness, Mind Body Green, and other major blogs and magazines.

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