Are the bugs in your gut wreaking havoc on your weight?  Dr. Partha Nandi, MD is joined by world expert and fellow gastroenterologist Dr. William Chey who explains exactly what these microbes are and how they can impact not just your waistline but your health too. 

Celebrity Nutritionist JJ Virgin shares her 7 favorite foods to support gut health and a slimmer you.

Also, a woman looking for answers – after facing cancer twice she worked hard to slim down but still struggles with weight fluctuations. 

Plus, dopamine-down regulation explained and a whole lot more from brain scientist Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson.

Notable Guests

William D. Chey

William D. Chey

Dr Chey received his BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania and medical degree & training in internal medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and has remained as faculty at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he is currently the Timothy T. Nostrant Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology. He was awarded a joint appointment in the Department of Nutrition Sciences in 2015.

His research interests focus on the diagnosis & treatment of functional bowel disorders, acid-related disorders, and H. pylori infection. He is a medical innovator and holds 4 patents. He co-founded “My Total Health”, a company developing novel health information technology solutions for persons with GI problems.

Dr Chey has authored more than 300 manuscripts, reviews, chapters & books. He served as Co-editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology (2010-2015), founding co-Editor of Clinical & Translational Gastroenterology (2011-2014). He led the ACG H. pylori practice guideline published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology in 2017. He served on the Editorial Board for the Rome IV criteria for the functional GI disorders published in 2016. He is a member of the ACG IBS Task Force responsible for an updated evidence-based monograph which was published in 2018. He is working with the ACG, AGA and CAG on 3 additional clinical guidelines. Learn more at

JJ Virgin

JJ Virgin

Triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer JJ Virgin is a passionate advocate of eating and exercising smarter. JJ and her team help people stay fired up and healthy as they age, so they feel the best they ever have at age 40+.

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.

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 caregivers 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 Reignite Wellness podcast, with over 5.5 million downloads and counting. Visit for hundreds of free recipes and resources, plus state-of-the-art programs, products, and plenty of support to help you build your dream life.

Susan Peirce Thompson

Susan Peirce Thompson

Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson, PhD is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester, a New York Times bestselling author, and an expert in the psychology and neuroscience of weight loss, willpower, and food addiction.

Dr. Thompson is President of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss and Founder and CEO of Bright Line Eating, a company dedicated to getting 1 million people to goal weight by 2030.  Learn more at

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