She Co-Authored "The Unimaginable Life," With Her Former Husband, Singer & Songwriter, Kenny Loggins. An Exclusive Interview & Detox & Cleaning Pioneer Julia Loggins.
Q: What made you want to be in the health & wellness field?
JL: After spending most of my childhood and teens hospitalized, I honestly imagined that if I ever got well, I never wanted to be around sick people again! But, in time, my passion to share what I’d learned about the mind and body’s incredible ability to heal led me to my life’s work. It was all meant to be!
Q: Tell us about your relationship with Patricia Bragg and collaborating with her on Revolutionary Beauty?
JL: Patricia Bragg is my hero. Sharing her wisdom — especially with those unfamiliar with the Bragg Healthy Lifestyle — is a dream come true! She and her father, Paul, the father of natural lifestyle and founder of the first health food store in America, wrote the books that provided the tools I used to save my life. They became the foundation of my own private practice of nearly forty years.
Q: What do you want the biggest takeaway to be from Revolutionary Beauty?
JL: The biggest takeaway from “Revolutionary Beauty” is that ageless beauty is possible for every woman, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune! We can truly turn the clock back 20 years when we prioritize ourselves, reduce stress, and practice the simple tools that we share in the book.
Q: How does it feel to be a major inspiration for women around the world wanting to achieve lifelong health and happiness?
JL: I believe every woman is an unsung hero! Women are eight-armed goddesses who work and care non-stop for their families, their communities and — last on the list — themselves. My goal is to inspire them to change that order a bit! That is the key to achieving the livelong health and happiness that they so deserve.
Q: What’s next for you?
JL: Next is teaching the tools and practices that we share in “Revolutionary Beauty” through my online courses, where we meet weekly via Zoom, and I can personally answer questions and share ideas.
As co-founder of an integrative medical clinic in Santa Barbara, “Alive and Thrive” (aliveandthrive.net), we’re excited to launch in-person workshops this year on topics from ageless beauty to infertility, cancer, and safe, science-based fasting, for those who have health issues or may be reticent to try on their own. I’ll be busy!
Q: What's the greatest fear you've had to overcome to get where you are today?
JL: The greatest fear I’ve had to overcome is my own lack of self-worth. Abuse survivors — and I am one — are conditioned by our experience to “stay small.”
When I met Patricia Bragg in person for the first time, it was at a health fair in 2016, where I was speaking about my last book, “It Takes Guts To Be Happy!” She skipped over to me — all 4’10” of her —picked up my book and smiled broadly. Then she whispered, “Are you successful, dear? Are you reaching your audience? I think you need me!”
I sensed that she meant, “Do you understand the value and urgency of your message?” Patricia has never undervalued either herself or her message. What a mentor!
Q: Can you tell our audience one of your most memorable moments your career?
JL: One of the most memorable moments of my career was witnessing a client glide effortlessly down the hall of my clinic, happy, healthy, light, and full of energy. This lovely soul had shown up a year before 80 pounds overweight, in chronic pain, severely depressed and immune-compromised, with no diagnosis for their condition, and no hope. Through the practices we share in “Revolutionary Beauty,” colon hydrotherapy treatments and support, her whole being — mind, body, and spirit — transformed. That is why I do what I do!
Q: What’s one lesson you’ve learned in your career that you can share with our audience?
JL: Never give up! Sick and depressed is NOT the “new normal.” It is possible to feel as vibrant at 65 as it is at 45. Don’t be afraid to get a second or third opinion if you have a health issue; it’s your body. As medical doctor and shaman Dr. David Cumes says, “We may not always cure, but we can always heal.”
Q: Which woman inspires you and why?
JL: One woman who inspires me is the CEO of Patricia Bragg Books, Lesley Tippett, to whom I dedicated “Revolutionary Beauty” to. Her fierce dedication to the Bragg legacy, their Foundation, and to women’s health, represents the gold standard of vision, integrity, and character. I am so honored to partner with her.
Q: What are some of the challenges you feel women face today?
JL: What challenges DON’T women face?! Women face inequality in the workplace, as our social construct does not support women and children. More women lost jobs during the pandemic than men and were often burdened with losing childcare as well. In some states, we have even lost control of our bodies. It’s time for women to stand together, find their voice and create massive change, and I believe we will!
Q: What advice would you give to young women who want to succeed in the workplace?
JL: Focus on doing your best, and whenever possible, become your own boss. Start a business — no matter how small — even while working your 9-5. If you have a passion for something, you can bet others do, too! Get all the education you can: enroll in a trade school, online courses, or apprentice with a professional you respect. Believe in yourself!
Q: After high school, where did you feel your career path would take you?
JL: After high school, I was still seriously ill. My goal was to find a job that would provide financial stability in a short period of time. So, I completed a three-year court reporting program in nine months, passed the state boards, and became a court reporter for the LA Grand Jury. After several years, I left that job to focus on my healing journey. However, court reporting provided a phenomenal education. It was NOT a waste of time; nothing ever is!
Q: Can you tell us how you manage your work life balance?
JL: I have a wonderful husband, and his support is integral to my ability to be creative, grounded and focused on my life and work. Often, after I kiss him “hello” at the end of a long day, I’ll say, “I need to take a walk and clear my head!” and he never fails to answer, “Take your time. I love you!” Traditionally, women are expected to be the support system for their partners, and it’s a new day when men fill that role as well!
Twenty One Things About Julia Loggins
1. What celebrity would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee?
2. What’s your favorite thing to do in your free time?
Write poetry, walk the hills of my neighborhood, catch up with my kids and a quiet dinner with my husband and beloved friends.
3. What’s the most amazing adventures have you’ve ever been on?
This roller-coaster of a life!!
4. Among your friends, what are you best known for?
Being there when the going gets tough.
5. What TV shows did you watch when you were a kid?
Star Trek! I remember an episode when they were visiting a hospital and thought the medical practices seemed medieval. I thought, “Someday things will be different!” And they are. We’re getting there.
6. What’s the most spontaneous thing you’ve done?
Get married! Except to my present husband. We knew each other four years before he proposed!
7. If you unexpectedly won $10,000, what would you spend it on?
8. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
9. What would your perfect vacation look like?
A long walk on a remote beach in Hawaii.
10. Favorite City?
Santa Barbara, CA. I really do live in paradise.
11. Do you read reviews, or just go with your gut?
I read reviews, and count on the opinions of trusted friends and colleagues.
12. What’s your big passion?
My work! I will never retire. Well, maybe at 92, like Patricia!
13. What’s your signature drink?
Wheatgrass juice — really.
14. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Nothing! My former husband, Kenny Loggins, is one of the world’s most amazing singers and my daughter, Hana, is as well. I cannot sing, and I know it!
15. Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
16. If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be?
Women would have an equal voice in leadership. In cultures of the past, women were in charge. Matriarchal societies are inherently humanistic, and earth centered. We could all benefit from that today!
17. What were you like in high school?
I was a mostly bald, very sick kid with an inhaler and no eyelashes or eyebrows, due to reactions from the experimental medications that doctors prescribed. And, as a 60’s “flower child”, I rebelled from being a “Barbie doll” because I wanted to be different. I didn’t realize that deep down, I was just afraid. That fear is the beauty-wound ALL women have due to the punishing standards of physical perfection in our society! In “Revolutionary Beauty,” we talk about how to heal that wound so that we can revel in our own unique beauty, and experience infinite energy, optimism, and joy.
18. What would your perfect Saturday be like?
I’m usually in the office, writing. It’s quiet; my German Shepherd, Rocky, is with me. Creativity is bliss.
19. Would you rather cook or order in?
In! My husband is a fabulous chef, though I often cook for myself. He loves eating at 9 and I have to eat by 7!
20. What was your favorite subject in school?
Writing…no surprise! I flunked algebra twice. My dad said, “Don’t worry; you’ll get an accountant.”
21. Cake or pie?
Neither. I don’t eat anything with flour. But I bake gluten and sugar-free treats for my family and friends