The Science – Endorsements

Doctor endorsements for The Virgin Diet

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“Eliminates the ‘healthy’ foods that are actually holding your health hostage, so you can lose weight quickly and permanently.”
— Mark Hyman, MD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Blood Sugar Solution

“A foolproof, science-based plan to lose weight, boost your metabolism and reclaim your health, for life.”
— Daniel G. Amen, MD, author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“Food sensitivity is a hidden epidemic— this eye-opening book will change the way you think of food so you can lose weight for good.”
— Frank Lipman, MD, author of Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Start Living Again

“The Virgin Diet demystifies food sensitivities while offering the reader a fantastic plan that will help them to lose weight and feel great.”
— Mike Dow, PhD, author of Diet Rehab

“JJ Virgin is the real deal! She debunks the diet myths and gives you a program that really works!”
— Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, aka “The Rogue Nutritionist,” bestselling author of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth and The Great Cholesterol Myth

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5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Resource to Understand Why Food Impacts our Health, December 1, 2012
By Anne Meyer, M.D.See all my reviews
This review is from: The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days (Hardcover)
Thank you JJ for providing this information regarding the connection between health and food sensitivities. I treat patients with musculoskeletal pain and it is very clear to me that eliminating foods that spark inflammation can have a profound positive benefit for anyone. This book provides us with easy to understand guidelines to follow with rationales behind the recommendations. JJ Virgin’s book also teaches a plan that is easy to implement. It is not about deprivation-This is important to have success with any nutrition plan. I will be recommending this book to my patients.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Breakthrough Diet — Must-Read Book!, November 29, 2012
By Hyla Cass “Holistic Physician & Author” (Pacific Palisades, CA) – See all my reviews
This review is from: The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days (Hardcover)
JJ has it right! In my years as a medical doctor/psychiatrist, I know that it’s not ‘calories in, calories out.’ As JJ says, ‘your body is not a bank account but a chemistry lab’. Food intolerances are rampant, due to our poor food sources including GMO foods, other ‘non-foods’ that we ingest, and our overall toxic environment. Her advice to stop the offending foods is brilliant. It allows your body to lower it’s stress level and to heal, dropping the unwanted, hard-to-lose weight, enhancing your energy, clearing up your skin.. all the good things that happen to my patients when they are on this allergen free diet. In this step-by-step, user-friendly, entertaining, and practical book, JJ’s made this journey doable, and it works!

5.0 out of 5 stars
I need a new belt!!!, November 28, 2012
By Dr PSee all my reviews
This review is from: The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days (Hardcover)
Most of the people I know could lose a little weight. I know I’m among the “most people.” We want to, we know the traditional ways that we “SHOULD” eat and exercise, BUT… something gets in the way. So we carry that weight, a little more each year. Another promise made – and broken – each year.

And then, I heard JJ Virgin talk about the 7 foods that cause inflammation. She talked about the body being more like a chemistry lab than a bank account. It’s not always about calories in and calories burned. Sometimes it’s about what the body does with the “fuel” it’s given.

I decided to give JJ’s plan a try. She gathered evidence from thousands of people she had seen in hospitals and in her practice. Not only had she done her research, but she got results over and over again. I will say that in eating differently and by dropping seven foods out of my diet, I’ve lost 19 pounds in the last five weeks. I’ve experimented with different foods and putting some back in at this point just to see what my chemistry lab of a body would do. I’m now pretty clear about what works for me and what doesn’t.

JJ’s plan is simple, easy to understand, and easy to do.

It’s funny to write a book review and to say that as a result of this information, I need new clothes!
You’ll be saying the same. I hope you try it and that you, too, need a new belt soon!

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(5 out of 5 stars) The Virgin Diet works if you work it. As a doctor who treats… by Dr. Alan Christianson
The Virgin Diet works if you work it. As a doctor who treats thyroid disease, I work with the struggles of the MOST weight loss resistant people on a daily basis. Not only can The Virgin Diet help them, but many with early thyroid disease, The Virgin Diet alone can reverse their illness. 

One commenter said it was ‘fishy’ how The Virgin Diet got positive comments so early. JJ Virgin is not a flash in the pan, come from nowhere diet guru. The Virgin Diet did not start with this book. For years, JJ Virgin has been tirelessly teaching this approach to physicians. We have seen the results and demanded that she get this message out on a bigger scale. That is how the book has come about. 

Buy the book, live the book. Your life will change. Don’t browse it and put it back. Don’t take it home and let it gather dust.

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“I consider JJ one of the foremost experts on body change in the country. She is always 5 years ahead on the topic of weight loss resistance and this book is no different. Plus she is pretty damn good looking too. Love you JJ!”
– Dr. Jade Teta

The Virgin Diet is the simplest and most effective weight loss program that I’ve seen.  JJ Virgin has tied decades of experience working with thousands of people into a program that really works.  As a thyroid specialist, my patients have a harder time losing weight than most. Not only does The Virgin Diet make it possible for them, it reduces their inflammation and regulates their immune system.
– Alan Christianson, NMD

The Virgin Diet is a book I enthusiastically recommend to my patients. I continuously hear the success stories back from my patients, in fact my entire office staff went on the Virgin Diet with great success and team work and they continue to encourage others! We have taught detox programs and modified elimination diets for years, but JJ has nailed it in a simple and doable fashion. Bravo. I highly recommend it and the weight loss is a benefit, but the better energy and immunity and mood is a gift.

– Anna M. Cabeca, DO, FACOG
and creator of S*xualcpr!

The Virgin Diet works because it eliminates the foods most likely to create inflammation, symptoms such as fatigue, bloating, and difficulty with weight loss. I confidently recommend it to my patients because I know JJ provides a science-based, efficacious eating plan for life. Want to live fabulously long plus feel and look great in your skinny jeans? Here’s your first task: create a “good neighborhood” in your body–and call a ceasefire in the war happening in your gut–in order to optimize your weight, longevity, and genetics. JJ shows you how. Spend $500 on food allergy testing, or follow JJ’s regimen at a fraction of the cost. My vote is with JJ.

– Sara Gottfried, MD

Author of The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive, and Vitality with The Gottfried Protocol

Founder of

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