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You Are Stronger Than You Think

“You are never better than when you are challenged…Step up!”

JJ Virgin was living the life of a celebrity nutritionist, and all was well until tragedy struck. Her son was hit by a car and was taken to the ICU. The doctors told JJ that there was no hope for this young man and that it’d be best to let him go. They had given up.

No mother wants to hear this.

In our interview, I’m honored to share the story of how this desperate mother took matters into her own hands and FOUGHT to keep her son alive. She called upon a variety of alternative and functional doctors who helped turn the tide. Here’s an exclusive sneak peak at a new documentary telling this riveting story of faith, survival, and courage.

JJ Virgin‘s inspirational Documentary about her son’s story:

If you’ve ever fought your own battles and felt like giving up, You Are Stronger Than You Think is the empowering answer.

Miracle Mindset

In today’s interview, we discuss Health, nutrition, wellness, mindset, and family.

In 2012, JJ Virgin was in a hospital room next to her sixteen-year-old son who was struck by a hit-and-run driver and left for dead. She was told by doctors that he wouldn’t last through the night and to let him go. With every reason to give up, JJ chose instead to invest her energy in the hope that her son would not just survive, but thrive.

During the toughest moments of JJ’s life, she was able to launch a NY Times bestseller and grow her business, things that could not have been done without serious productivity and focus! The Miracle Mindset is all about showing up, stepping up – you are stronger than you think.

JJ shares the lessons that gave her the courage to overcome the worst moment of her life. This will help your listeners learn more about the power of mindset when they are reaching their health and life goals or faced with enormous life challenges.

The Virgin Diet and Sugar Impact Diet Online Courses can be found at

JJ Virgin is the author of four New York Times Bestsellers:

JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook: 150 Low-Sugar Recipes to Help You Lose up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks

The Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose up to 10 Pounds, Just 2 Weeks

The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days

The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast.

New book, Miracle Mindset comes out on February 21st

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“Why Are We Treated Better At Starbucks Than We Are At Our Doctor’s Office?”

Joshua Rosenthal MScED is the founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, an online higher education school where students are trained as Health Coaches and receive the holistic nutrition education and business skills to go out into the world and make a contribution to the health and happiness of everyone.

Founded by Rosenthal in 1992, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition has grown from a small classroom of passionate individuals to a global community of over 100,000 students and graduates in more than 120 countries worldwide.

His revolutionary approach introduces a wide variety of dietary theories – from Eastern to Western, ancient to modern and everything in between. He identified that the food on your plate is secondary to healthy relationships, regular physical activity, a fulfilling career, and a spiritual practice – all of which can fill your soul and satisfy your hunger for life.

Joshua is a highly sensitive healer with a Masters of Science degree in education and 30 years in the fields of whole foods, personal coaching, and teaching.

In Our Interview Joshua Rosenthal Teaches About:

1. Why it’s so important to focus on Primary Foods
2. How to figure out what works best for your unique body
3. Become your own best expert on your health and wellness

“Our mission is to play a crucial role in improving health and happiness, and through that process, create a ripple effect that transforms the world.”

In our interview, Joshua addresses the political state of the current healthcare system and why the changes that are happening in Congress are so important for our future health.

Joshua outlines our body’s intuitive wisdom to heal and gain balance. He emphasizes why Bio-Individuality, finding what works for you, is so important to your health.

Joshua also addresses why Health Coaches are a powerful solution to the world’s healthcare crisis.


Integrative Nutrition – Joshua Rosenthal

Online Health Coach Training Program

If you are interested in becoming an IIN Certified Health Coach, please feel free to email me, [email protected], and I can answer any questions you have as a student of theirs and also share with you a link to their course material. If you give them a call remember to mention my name and podcast (Ashley James with Learn True Health) so you are given their special that they set up for my listeners. :-)

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How This New Science Is Diagnosing and Guiding Treatment Holistically

My guest today is the acknowledged pioneer in the emerging field of Vocal Profiling using BioAcoustic Biology.

Sharry Edwards, MEd (Ohio University) has been accused of being too scientific by some and too esoteric by others. In actuality, Sharry Edwards is a bridge between both fields.

She has for many years provided the leading-edge research to show the frequencies of the voice can be used to create a holographic symbol of health and wellness. Her research has caught the attention of even large pharmaceutical houses, government agencies, alternative health providers and those who wish to create a better future. Recent AT&T declared that Bioacoustics is the “medicine of the future”.

In our interview Sharry shares some amazing stories of how, through her software, people have been able to diagnose disease, nutrient deficiencies and even detect cancer well before symptoms arose.

I was fascinated to learn that through Sharry’s technology she has found solutions to diseases like Lewy Protein Disease (Dementia), chronic pain, weight management, and anti-aging.

“To put HEALTH back in the hands of the PEOPLE” is Sharry’s biggest motivation for providing all of her research and much of her software for free.

In our interview, Sharry shares three ways you can begin to use Bioacoustic feedback right now to help guide your health:

1. Sharry provides weekly free classes to demonstrate how you can use your voices to monitor your health status.

2. Sharry provides free software so you can use it for your health and those you love.

3. Sharry discusses how you can start a BioAcoustic Center for your Community, including training others to learn BioAcoustic protocols

Quotes by Sharry Edwards:

“I am providing Tools & Solutions in Support of SELF-HEALTH, because I believe that providing software for monitoring health and wellness status will significantly improve our health – THOSE WHO CONTROL YOUR HEALTH, CONTROL YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE.”

“Math as Medicine is a concept that will change the face of medicine forever. The Brain Speaks Math. Let’s use that concept to bring together the missing pieces of our current conventional medical model.”

Recommended Reading by Sharry Edwards:

Lost Waves of Time – by Jill Mattson (brings ancient sound healing methods forward)

Lymphedema and Lipodema Nutrition Guide – by Chuck Ehrlich (incredible breakthrough even if it doesn’t contain all of the answers)

More Heaven – Because Every Child is Special (she has a gift for understanding the damaged children our vaccine stupidity has created)

Sharry Edwards Two Websites: – We are an educational research center offering classes, software, and clinical services based on our research into the properties of the human voice as those properties related to health and awareness. – which people can use as a WORKSTATION to find out about themselves through vocal analysis.

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Razi Berry on Naturopathic Medicine

Razi Berry is the founder of The Naturopathic Doctor News & Review Journal.

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Cured of Heart Failure, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatiuge my guest is a walking billboard for natural medicine and the body’s ability to heal!

She is also the founder of the naturopathic web resource NaturalPath (

“Healing is in our nature, and nature is the path to find it.”

Her personal journey from debilitating illness of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome to vibrant health led her to help others feel good again, naturally through her publications and summits.

Love is Medicine

“I’m launching The Heart Revolution which is a free eight-day online event with more than 60 experts to help us heal, empower and follow our hearts.

I’m passionate about leading people to the naturopathic lifestyle because most of our illness comes from actions and mindsets of self-sabotage and all healing is self-healing. Love is medicine!

The biggest lie we tell ourselves is “everything in moderation.” There is not such thing as feeling moderately great or being reasonably healthy and happy. Being honest with ourselves is the path to self-love and where real healing can occur.”

“All healing is self-healing,” Razi shares. When you apply for natural medicine, you are supporting your body’s ability to heal itself.

“You don’t have to give up your modern conveniences to live a healthier life. The key is to use technology more wisely, listen to your body and use your senses to take in important messages from your environment and the people around you.”

My e-book “Is it Time to Fire Your Doctor?” is critical to anyone who wants to feel good again, naturally. Download it for free!

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Bastyr University

In this episode, I travel to Bastyr University (a prominent Naturopathic Medical College) to interview two medical labs that Naturopathic doctors love to work with to help their patients gain health back when “conventional” medicine doesn’t work.

In this episode we learn about cutting edge lab tests that uncover the root cause of many health issues. Toxicity from things off-gassing in your home, office, car and from chemicals sprayed on food.

Another helpful test is understanding your food sensitivities and which foods are causing your body to react in a negative way.

In the show notes, listed below, there are several links to detailed resources that will help you navigate the lab tests and find the right ones for you and your symptoms.

Please share this episode with your friends who are struggling to get to the root cause of their health issues! Often, an over toxicity in environmental pollution or food sensitivities can be a huge contributing factor towards unexplained illness!

Lab Tests

Guest #1

Katlyn shared that Great Plains Laboratory is the only lab in the United States that does glyphosate testing.

Toxins, environmental pollution, acidity and food allergy testing

Recommended testing for specific health conditions:

Webinar Library:

List of tests:

Full brochure:

Guest #2

Chase with Meridian Valley Lab

Hormone and food sensitivity testing:

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Natural Steps You Can Take Now To Heal Your Thyroid and Metabolism

In this episode, I travel to Bastyr University (a prominent Naturopathic Medical College) to interview Thyroid expert Dr Denis Wilson.

In our interview, Dr Denis Wilson discusses how there are two different thyroid problems. You can have a thyroid, the gland, the noun, problem or you can have a thyroid adjective problem. Meaning the function of the thyroid hormone is not being utilized correctly by the cells in the body which leads to a low metabolic rate and a low body temperature.

Dr Denis Wilson says, “If you are on thyroid medication you do not have to be on it for the rest of your life!”

He discusses how traditional MDs will have their patient on T4 for life when that does not help the body heal or address the root issue that caused the low thyroid in the first place.

He also sees a lot of people who suffer from all of the symptoms of low thyroid function because their cells are not utilizing thyroid and yet on a blood test they appear to be normal.

An indication, he shares, is low body temperature. Anything below 98F is a body temp that can point to having low thyroid function.

Plan For Healing Your Thyroid

In our interview, Dr Wilson gives an action plan for healing your thyroid. If you have hypothyroid, meaning low thyroid function, Dr Denis Wilson recommends that you do the following:

1. Avoid stress
2. Declutter and simplify your life
3. Create a regular active relaxation routine
4. Eat organic food
5. Avoid gluten (barley, wheat, rye and oats)
6. Do high-intensity interval exercise on a regular basis / get your heart rate up
7. Take high-quality supplements that include iodine, zinc, and selenium.
8. Take herbs that support thyroid function such as Guggul Myrrh, Blue Flag Root.
9. Sometimes those with low thyroid function also need adrenal support. Taking herbs that support adrenal function like ashwagandha, eleutherococcus, rhodiola, holy basil.

Dr. Wilson says that after first trying everything on the above list if you still have low thyroid function he says you may temporarily need T3 therapy.

He goes on to describe a fascinating process where he uses a combination of natural medicine along with T3 to reset the body. He describes it as “resetting the thyroid pathways in all the cells of the body.” Dr Wilson discovered that sometimes the issue isn’t the thyroid but the receptors in the body that can be reset.

Dr. Wilson successfully works with patients to get their thyroid functioning healthfully again and get them off their medication!

You can have your doctor Dr. Wilson’s office 800-420-5801 to place orders or to make appointments for free medical technical training so that your doctor can help you get on Dr Wilson’s thyroid protocol. You can also visit Dr. Wilson’s website and find a doctor in your area that is already proficient in this way of healing.

Dr. Wilson shared that after beginning, this protocol patients notice a difference from a few hours to a few days or weeks. On Dr. Wilson’s protocol, you should see a difference within a few weeks.

For those with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis Dr Wilson shares that there is great hope! He has helped them to heal using natural medicine and said that sometimes he had seen full recoveries.

For healing your thyroid when it comes to hyperthyroidism, Dr Wilson says that herbal support is the first thing you should do. There are herbs that will help to balance your thyroid.

Dr Denis Wilson – Recommended Reading:

Evidence-Based Approach to Restoring Thyroid Health – by Dr Denis Wilson

Natural Thyroid Treatment


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“Pain Does Not Have To Persist.”

My guest today shares some fascinating information that will inspire those who suffer from chronic pain. In our interview, Dr. Joe Tatta discusses how the brain changes with long-term pain, how it creates pain when it shouldn’t and what we can do to utilize our neurology to put an end to, or significantly decrease chronic pain.

Dr. Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy; a board-certified nutrition specialist and a functional medicine practitioner who specializes in treating persistent pain and lifestyle-related musculoskeletal, metabolic and autoimmune health issues.

“My mission is to create a new paradigm around treating persistent pain and reverse our global pain epidemic. Your pain is real no matter what you have been told and there is hope no matter what your condition. If your pain has persisted longer than expected and you have struggled with finding a solution, know there are natural ways to change both the body and brain in a positive way so that pain ceases to persist.

We’ve been treating pain all wrong. The solution doesn’t come in a bottle; it begins by educating and empowering yourself about what pain really is and then taking control of your health. Your pain is real and there is hope. There are simple, easy-to-implement strategies that can free you from pain and live the life you deserve.”


Heal Your Pain Now: The Revolutionary Program to Reset Your Brain and Body for a Pain-Free Life

Dr. Joe’s Website

Dr. Joe’ will email you some great free info!

Heal Your Pain, Heal Your Life Program

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How To Boost The Immune System – Kristi Acuna

My guest today is a fantastic example of someone in the holistic health field who is living her passion! I like to call her Controversial Kristi! While everyone in the mainstream was promoting low-fat diets she was telling us to eat lard and avoid kale! You need to listen to this interview to truly appreciate her sound advice for better health and more energy!

“I graduated with my BSNU in holistic nutrition and have certificates in completing a certain amount of hours training in Advanced Clinical Nutrition Response Testing.”

Kristi Acuña was born with a severe case of psoriasis – an autoimmune disease that causes red, patchy skin from head to toe. Her childhood was filled with frequent visits to pediatricians, dermatologists, and alternative health care practitioners to help cure – or at least control – her psoriasis. Each doctor visit became one disappointment after another, as all the medical professionals focused on treating her symptoms rather than getting to the root cause of the problem – what she was putting into her body. Consequently, all attempts failed.

After years of dealing with this unsightly and often painful disease, combined with taunting from her peers and classmates, Kristi’s self-esteem plummeted. Embarrassed and frustrated, Kristi wondered if she’d ever have a normal life.

When Kristi was 19 years old, her mother, a Registered Nurse for 27 years, studied to become a Traditional Naturopath. She was able to uncover the root cause of Kristi’s psoriasis and introduced her to a line of whole food supplements called Standard Process. The supplements and her new individualized nutrition plan cleared the psoriasis and gave Kristi a level of confidence she had never before experienced.

Holistic Nutrition gave Kristi back her LIFE.

Fueled by her gratitude for Holistic Nutrition and Standard Process’ amazing products, plus her desire to give others the gift of life and good health she has experienced, Kristi earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health in Birmingham, Alabama. She’s been practicing Holistic Nutrition for over 11 years in Newport Beach, CA. She is also a graduate of advanced clinical training in nutrition response testing.

Kristi’s main objective is to find the root cause of her clients’ ailments and address them through nutrition and supplements. She applies two techniques:

Applied Kinesiology – a system that evaluates the structural, chemical, and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing; and
Foundational Evaluating – a physical examination by which a practitioner feels for inflammation and pressure in the body through palpation.

“I made and sell a DVD that is a tutorial walkthrough on how to grocery shop for your and your family. I walk though whole foods pointing out great brands to look for and health benefits and tips for alternatives! Really informative and helpful for the person who is lost at the store unsure of how to shop healthy for their family. it sells for $14.95”

Kristi Acuna teaches 3 steps to better health and more energy:

1– She stresses the importance of removing these oils:

  • Soybean oil
  • Corn oil
  • Canola oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • Crisco

And adding in:

  • Lard
  • Coconut oil
  • Butter

2 – Lessening your sugar. Try and be at 15 grams per day

3 – Go gluten free!

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The Holistic Science of Increasing Fertility Naturally

If you have been searching for information on how to increase fertility naturally, you may just find what you are looking for in this episode.  When Sarah Clark was 28 years old, she received a diagnosis of premature ovarian failure. She accepted the diagnosis and had both her children through in vitro fertilization. Years later she realized the root cause of her infertility was a food intolerance.

Sarah Clark is a certified life coach with accreditation from the International Coaches Federation and a health coach with training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Sarah is the author of Fabulously Fertile – Supercharge your Fertility Naturally, Fabulously Fertile Cookbook, and Fertility Preparation Program. Her fertility coaching program, which includes functional lab testing, supports couples to make diet and lifestyle changes that dramatically improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby!
She is super proud of the amazing community in her Fab Fertile Support Group on Facebook where she offers free weekly challenges, motivation, and support to couples facing infertility!

Sarah Clark Offers:

  • Free 15-minute health history review
  • Fabulously Fertile Book
  • Fabulously Fertile Cookbook
  • Fertility Preparation Program
  • Online Fertility Yoga Series
  • Online Mindfulness Fertility Series – launching Jan 2017
  • Fertility Coaching Program

In Our Interview Sarah Teaches:

  • How diet and lifestyle impact fertility
  • How food sensitivities can help to uncover why unable to conceive
  • How functional testing can uncover areas for healing and improve chances of conception
  • Which foods to each for pregnancy
  • Which foods to avoid for pregnancy
  • How functional testing helps get to root cause of infertility

Recommended Reading:

Fabulously Fertile – Supercharge Your Fertility Naturally – by Sarah Clark

Conquering Infertility – by Dr. Alice Domar

Visit her website for the FREE 3-day Fertility Diet Challenge loaded with chef prepared recipes that will prepare your body for a baby!

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Technique For Effective and Effortless Injury Free Running and Injury Free Walking

Danny Dreyer is the co-founder of ChiRunning and ChiWalking, revolutionary forms of moving that blend the subtle inner focuses of T’ai Chi with running and walking. His work is based on his study of T’ai Chi with Master Zhu Xilin and internationally renowned Master George Xu, and his 35 years of experience, running, racing ultra marathons and coaching people in “intelligent movement.” He has taught thousands of people the ChiRunning and ChiWalking techniques with profound results.

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“My passion is to help runners and walkers maintain a healthy, injury-free relationship with their sport by approaching it as a mindful practice. I teach walking and running technique as well as conditioning and performance for everyday folks. My focus in not on elite athletes, but the other 90% of the running world who has to deal with poor running habits that can lead to injury, despair, and frustration.

The world of running has a 65% annual injury rate for all runners. That’s 2 out of every 3 runners! My passion is to reduce that percentage to 0% and get people to enjoy every step they take.”

I will talk about the 3 biggest mistakes people make that keep them from being a better runner.
I will also explain the basics of good postural alignment and why it is important in preventing injury
I will talk about basic body movements to do to injury safe walking and running

Danny Dreyer Websites &  Books:

ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-free Running

ChiWalking: Fitness Walking for Lifelong Health and Energy

Chi Marathon: The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-free Half Marathon and Marathon

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