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Keeping the Stressed out Beast Caged during the Holidays!

13 Dec

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‘Tis the season for giving thanks, celebrating with loved ones, enjoying festive food and drink, and…managing stress?  Is there a holiday beast inside of you waiting to break out from all of the holiday stress? Are you worried about caging the beast?ionixsupreme

Holiday stress is normal… There are lots of unavoidable time-consuming tasks of the season—shopping in overcrowded stores, searching for the “perfect” presents, preparing the “perfect”  dinner, and making too numerous holiday engagements involving family and friends, all while trying not to wreak havoc on your finances? Who doesn’t get overwhelmed?  How does someone make it through without freaking out a little?

With some strategic planning and the help of natural stress-regulating compounds, the holiday beast inside us all can be kept in its cage. Setting realistic budgets, limiting holiday events, being sure to get workouts in, and trying some meditation all can help you to stay sane, as can boosting your body’s natural stress-fighting power with adaptogens!ionixsupreme

Adaptogens—compounds from plants that help increase the body’s resistance against stressors—can help normalize your response to, say, navigating through traffic to get a parking spot at the shopping mall. With adaptogens, you can reach that dinner party with a smile on your face and a calm, cool composure. Holiday happenings can retain their joy!ionixsupreme

The longstanding science behind adaptogens tells us that their stress-protective effects happen through multiple mechanisms.ionixsupreme

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), for instance, has been used for centuries in Asia to treat stress-related health conditions. In 2008, a study showed that highly stressed men and women who took ashwagandha for 60 days had reduced feelings of stress (1). The study’s authors attributed the stress-reducing effects partly to ashwagandha helping consumers maintain normal levels of circulating cortisol (aka “the stress hormone”). Higher levels of circulating cortisol are usually caused by being chronically stressed and not doing anything about it, which can lead to a whole host of health problems (2).ionixsupreme

Adaptogen researchers Alexander Panossian and George Wikman, of Sweden, suggest that adaptogens act like “stress vaccines,” meaning they mimic a stress response throughout the body and therefore strengthen the body’s capacity to deal with real stressors when they come along (similar to performing exercise) (3). In this way, they decrease fatigue and improve focus and attention.ionixsupreme

Add to that the natural antioxidant power of adaptogens and their ability to combat oxidative stress and potentially enhance the immune system (4-6) and it’s a wonder why everyone isn’t incorporating adaptogens into their daily routine—especially during the holidays!ionixsupreme

Why wait? Get a head-start on handling the holiday stress and be sure to add adaptogens to your daily routine with Ionix Supreme, the elixir deemed “nature’s answer to stress.” The cocktail of adaptogens and all the healthy effects that come with are not to be missed—stress protection, improved performance, and raising antioxidant status.ionixsupreme

By getting your adaptogens in every day—now and through the new year—you might surprise yourself on just how jolly you can be this holiday season. Ionixsupreme

No Compromise Ingredients Set Isagenix Apart

12 Aug

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As it should be, your safety is our first priority at Isagenix. Having safe, effective, “no compromise” products means giving no slack when it comes to selecting and testing raw materials, following the appropriate regulatory guidelines, and verifying that the finished products meet purity and composition standards. Isagenix cleanse

The Isagenix “No Compromise” Quality Policy is extensive and thorough, covering every detail from ingredient sourcing to manufacturing guidelines. By following key procedures, Isagenix can stand by their products with confidence.

After a product has been proposed and approved, it’s time to select the best source of the raw material to begin formulation. Quality ingredients could mean the difference between products having no effect and providing fantastic results. At Isagenix, raw materials are only sourced from suppliers with a proven track record of sustainability and quality. Isagenix cleanse

One of the best examples of Isagenix’s quality standards is the whey protein found in IsaLean shakes. New Zealand undenatured whey protein was carefully selected after vigorous research and testing because the quality of the protein can’t be beat. It’s the best of the best. It is derived from grass fed cows that are not given GMO’s or antibiotics. Happy cows equal fantastic protein. Isagenix cleanse

The guidelines that define how manufacturing should be conducted are known as current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Isagenix works to ensure that all products meet or exceed the highest standards of cGMPs for dietary supplements. Isagenix cleanse

cGMPs are outlined by the FDA and other international regulatory boards such as Health Canada and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia. These guidelines include authenticity, quarantine and release procedures, potency and purity testing of raw materials and finished products, cleanliness of the facility, employee training, and documentation . isagenix cleanse

Meeting all of these guidelines can make the release of products internationally a fairly complicated, yet beneficial, process. Through this series of checks and balances, Isagenix can stand by the quality of its products with pride.

Isagenix also adheres to detailed written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure consistency and safety in each phase of our manufacturing process. One SOP Isagenix follows requires that every raw material that arrives in the manufacturing facilities be immediately quarantined and thoroughly inspected. isagenix cleanse

Any raw materials that do not meet standardized testing methods are rejected or destroyed. Additionally, the testing that is done to confirm safety and purity of raw materials is very extensive. Rigorous testing is performed for:

• Microbial activity: total aerobic bacterial, yeast and mold, salmonella and E. coli strains, and other bacterial strains• Pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides• Heavy metals: all botanicals are tested for the presence of lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic• PCBs and dioxins: each batch of fish oil is third-party tested to confirm undetectable levels of heavy metals, PCBs, and dioxins isagenix cleanse

In addition to testing raw materials, Isagenix is unique in that they also thoroughly evaluate the efficacy of finished products. This includes re-analyzing the product for identity and purity. Third-party claim testing on vitamin and mineral content is also conducted to ensure the products fully meet what is said on their labels. Finally, stability testing is done to confirm that the strength and composition as indicated on the label of the product is accurate up until at least the expiration date. isagenix cleanse

Another major role of Isagenix Quality Assurance is statistical process control. This involves tracking trends to ensure product quality is continuously monitored and upheld. By putting this much care and attention towards product quality and safety, Isagenix knows it’s doing right by its customer and their health. isagenix cleanse

References

1.  Food & Drug Regulations. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved July 2013, from http://www.fda.gov isagenix cleanse

2.  National Archives and Records Administration. (2007). Code of Federal Regulations: Food and Drugs. Washington, D.C: author. Isagenix cleanse

3.  Tortora et al. Microbiology: An Introduction. 11th Edition, 2012. isagenix cleanse

Evolution of the Bedtime Belly Buster (BBB)

30 Jul

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With the science giving the BBB a “thumbs up,” you’re probably wondering about that recipe again. Here is the newly advanced Bedtime Belly Buster recipe—you will need the following combination of products:

1 scoop of IsaPro whey protein concentrate (not to be confused with IsaLean Pro Shake) Belly Buster

Choose 1 of the following:

1 scoop of IsaFruits Belly buster

1½ tsp. (not a whole stick) of Want More Energy? natural tropical and hibiscus, citrus, or orange flavors Belly Buster

1 or ½ scoop of IsaCalcium (only if not already getting enough calcium from other sources already; it’s recommended to use Ageless Essentials Daily packets) Belly Buster

1 scoop FiberPro (optional – only available in the U.S.) Belly Buster

Instructions: Take a large IsaBlender vessel containing 4 or 5 oz. of water, add above ingredients, and blend. If desired, add 2 or 3 ice cubes (or crushed ice) and re-blend.  Because the mix tends to foam up quickly, it’s suggested to shake vigorously before blending. With exception of the recipe using IsaCalcium, any of these combinations can also work well in the IsaShaker™. Enjoy 30 to 60 minutes before bed. It can be performed on any Shake Day; however, it’s not recommended on a Cleanse Day.  Belly Buster

If you need to crank up your weightloss you now have the tools to do it !  Belly Buster

Our Own Dr. Bill Andrews Striving to Reverse the Aging Process as featured in the Pittsburgh Gazette

23 Jul

By David Templeton / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Aging is a disease, or so claims William H. Andrews.His company, Sierra Sciences, hopes to cure aging.healthyaging

Big claim. Fountain-of-youth kind of stuff. He even acknowledges being characterized as a snake-oil salesman, one of those who historically have sold anti-aging potions to a more than willing public.healthyaging

But the molecular biologist, who helped discover the enzyme he hopes to use to improve cellular age, said his Reno, Nev., company is on the fast track to reversing the aging process in pets. Harvard University already has done it with lab mice. A drug for humans requiring human clinical trials and U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval could be only a few years away.healthyaging

Scientists raise caution about Mr. Andrews’ claim but don’t brush it aside.healthyaging

The reason is the telomere (TEE-lo-meer), which scientists have known about for decades and are finding growing evidence of its impact on cell age and health.healthyaging

Telomeres — DNA protein caps at the ends of chromosomes — have been compared with the plastic and metal sheaths, or aglets, at the ends of shoelaces. When aglets wear away, the shoestring frays. The same idea generally holds true with telomeres and chromosomes.healthyaging

Telemeres Shortening

Telemeres Shortening

Telomeres shrink in a natural progression each time a cell divides. As a person ages, cell telomeres shorten, which eventually can shrink to a level where the cell becomes inactive or senescent. If the telomere disappears, the chromosome, like the shoestring, unravels and the cell dies. When telomeres disappear, they promote a type of immune response that can lead to cancer. Senescent cells also can spawn biological consequences promoting cancer.healthyaging

Shortened telomeres increase the risk of cancer, heart disease and other chronic diseases. There’s still debate, but evidence is growing that their shrinking can cause disease, with the disease process also accelerating the shrinkage.healthyaging

While age naturally causes telomeres to shorten, stress, depression, obesity, smoking and a bad diet, among other factors, hasten the shortening process.healthyaging

“It’s possible that short telomeres are biomarkers of the cumulative stress on the body. The effects of stress can cause higher cell turnover, and oxidative stress can shorten the telomeres,” said Patricia Opresko, an assistant professor in the department of environmental and occupational health in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.healthyaging

She is studying how environmental factors such as sunlight, pollution and oxidative stress affect telomeres.healthyaging

Research, she said, is figuring out whether telomere length serves as a useful biomarker of a person’s biological vs. chronological age and whether they can predict one’s risk of chronic disease.healthyaging

While lifestyle changes remain the best way available to protect one’s telomeres, the topic hovering over the entire science is whether lengthening them can restore health and biological youthfulness.healthyaging

How to lengthen a telomere healthyaging

Mr. Andrews was involved in the 1990s in discovery of the enzyme, telomerase, which an activate gene produces. Telomerase (te-LAW-mer-ace), works to prevent telomeres from shortening and appears to lengthen them if enough of the enzyme is generated. It represents the source of scientific optimism that organ function and youthfulness could be re-established in animals and humans.healthyaging

That already occurred in a 2010 Harvard University-based study in which old, dying mice, deficient in telomerase, were given the enzyme to lengthen their telomeres. The principal investigator, Ronald A. DePinho, now directs the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston.healthyaging

“Telomere loss and uncapping provokes progressive tissue atrophy, stem-cell depletion, organ-system failure and impaired tissue injury responses,” according to the study.healthyaging

Reactivation of telomerase extended the telomeres in the old mice, reducing DNA damage and halting the degeneration of multiple organs, including the testes, spleen, intestines and even brain neurons. The old mice recovered their health, became sexually active and restored function of the senses including the ability to smell.healthyaging

The evidence implicated damaged or shortened telomeres as causing “age-associated organ decline and disease risk,” all associated with the lack of telomerase. Reactivation of telomerase, in turn, caused a reversal of systemic degeneration in mouse organs.healthyaging

“The aging world population has fueled interest in regenerative remedies that may stem declining organ function and maintain fitness,” the study states. Those results, it says, support “development of regenerative strategies designed to restore telomere integrity.”healthyaging

With such studies and hopeful results from existing telomerase-activation supplements (not requiring FDA approval) — AT-65 and Product B — Mr. Andrews said the potential is obvious.healthyaging

“They turned old mice into young mice,” he said of the Harvard study published in Nature. “I want to take this myself and give it to my 85-year-old parents.healthyaging

“I’ve never been more optimistic.”healthyaging

One long-standing concern is that cancer cells also activate the gene that produces telomerase, which helps cancer cells to proliferate. That’s one reason why science has raised caution against developing medications too quickly to boost telomerase. Drugs now are being developed to do the opposite — reduce telomerase production to fight cancer.healthyaging

But while telomerase is involved in cancer growth, Mr. Andrews said activation of the enzyme in normal cells would not only improve health but also help to activate the immune system to improve the battle against cancer.

Young adults beware

Sheldon Cohen, the Carnegie Mellon University director of the Laboratory for the Study of Stress, Immunity and Disease, said recent research he led involving telomere length and the common cold found their shortening reveals impacts in adults as young as 23.healthyaging

A recent study he led revealed that people with shorter telomeres, when exposed to a rhinovirus that causes the common cold, showed a higher risk of infection and symptoms than those with longer telomeres. There was no notable impact for people 18 to 22. But infections and symptoms began to elevate at age 23 onward, representing the first evidence of telomeres in early adulthood.healthyaging

The study published last spring in the Journal of the American Medical Association, said telomere shortening in immune cells is associated with an inability of the cells to divide and with the production of an inflammatory response. Both can lead to disease when exposed to a virus. Shortened telomeres also are associated with aging-related morbidity and mortality from other conditions involving the immune system, including other infectious diseases, cancer and cardiovascular disease.healthyaging

Elissa Epel, an associate professor in the University of California San Francisco department of psychiatry, an author of several published studies on the effects of stress on telomere length, said a long history of infections can shorten telomeres, reflecting a vicious cycle in which a more aged immune system becomes less efficient at fighting off future infections.healthyaging

“Many studies have shown that short telomeres predict earlier onset of diseases of aging, including cancer and heart disease,” she said. “It’s a valuable risk factor, regardless of whether it’s causal or not.”healthyaging

Because of the cancer concerns associated with telomerase, Ms. Epel raised caution about Mr. Andrews’ efforts to develop drugs to activate its production this early in the scientific process.healthyaging

“We think the only safe way to increase telomerase is to boost your health,” she said.healthyaging

The list of best candidates, she said, include vigorous exercise, sleep quality, omega-3 oils such as fish oil, stress reduction and meditation.healthyaging

David Templeton: dtempleton@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1578.

Comparing groceries with Isagenix

12 Jul

Check out what you’d have to eat every day to equal all the nutrients found in our daily, convenient packets (this is $550 worth of food! vs ours at $4.00) per serving
250 glasses of red wine (Resveratrol)
10 pounds lean beef (CoEnzyme Q10, Vitamin B12)
34 dried apricots (Vitamin A)
11 organic oranges (Vitamin C)
45 raw oysters (Vitamin D3)
33 ounces pistachios (Vitamin B1)
1 cup organic peanut butter (Vitamin B3)
13 cups wheat bran (Vitamin B6)
22 ½ raw avocados (Vitamin B5)
7 spears asparagus (Vitamin K2)
10 cups raw organic spinach (Folic acid)
22 organic mangos (Magnesium)
20 free range eggs (Biotin)
9 ounces shrimp (Selenium)
2 ½ cups sun dried tomatoes (Copper)

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Our One of a Kind Belly Buster

2 May

 

Pinching fat on tummy

What is the Bedtime Belly Buster?

Recent studies have shown that women who don’t get a minimum of 1,100 mg of quality calcium on a daily basis tend to struggle more in their weight-loss efforts (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, link)

So does this mean guzzling more milk? America consumes more cheese, milk and dairy than nearly any other country (with the exception of Finland and Sweden) yet our rates of osteoporosis remain higher than nearly every every other. The calcium being consumed through dairy is obviously not doing the trick. All that calcium in all that dairy is not going where it needs to go. There are other factors that can contribute to this such as the high amounts of animal protein that can actually cause calcium to leach from our system. Check out this chart and information about calcium/dairy consumption myths from http://www.natural-pain-relief-guide.com/milk-and-osteoporosis.html isagenix bellybuster

It is essential that we supplement our bodies with the right type of calcium without overloading it with other things that will actually cause a loss of it. This will promote even more healthy weight loss and stronger bone structure. Enter the Bedtime Belly Blaster! isagenix belly buster

Associates of mine have been using a new protocol at night 30-60 minutes before bed. They mix 1 scoop of high quality IsaPro (whey protein) and 1 scoop of IsaCalcium with 8-10oz of water and some crushed ice. They are reporting better sleep (calcium deficiency has been linked to many diseases and poor sleep), and a dramatic decrease in their belly sizes. isagenix belly buster

All the reports I have received of success using the BBB have come from associates who are also using the Isagenix 30 Day Cleansing and Fat-Burning program however we feel it could be effective for individuals not on the program based on the simple fact that a lack of quality calcium will inhibit weight-loss. We cannot guarantee that the BBB will have the same results but we anticipate that we will see more success stories like Renee’s.

Take a look at Renee’s results after just three nights using the BBB and the 30 day Cleansing and Fat- Burning Program. fat burning

“WOOO~HOOOO!!! I am down 4 INCHES IN MY TUMMY!!!!!!!!! belly buster

I noticed too that I have slept better at night with this Bedtime Belly Buster!!!” ~Renee isagenix belly buster

This latest report from  Annette isagenix belly buster

“BBB update–my 15 yr old who is still eating whatever she wants but doing 1/2 a shake before a few hours before bed then her BBB much later has shed over 3 1/2 inches in belly area in 2 days. SHE SAID SHE’S STICKING TO HER BBB 🙂 I, BTW shed 7″ in 2 days!” isagenix belly buster

 

So here is the recipe again: isagenix belly buster

Add 1 scoop IsaPro to 8-10oz of room temperature water in a shaker-cup with small wisk (such as this) isagenix belly buster

Add 1 scoop of IsaCalcium to the mixture. Shake or mix well.* isagenix belly buster

Add 1 cup of crushed iced and shake or mix again (optional – I don’t use ice, just cold water) isagenix belly buster

Enjoy 30-60 minutes before bedtime. isagenix belly buster

*avoid using a blender for this recipe as it will make the shake extremely frothy and may cause some gas buildup in the stomach. I have found using a small wisk works perfectly! isagenix belly buster

Additional information about IsaCalcium: isagenix belly buster

IsaCalcium provides your body with the calcium it needs, as well as essential vitamin D and magnesium, for healthier and stronger bones. isagenix belly buster

Reasons why IsaCalcium gives your body powerful nourishment: isagenix belly buster

• IsaCalcium contains over 1000 milligrams of calcium per scoop — that is more than three times the amount of calcium found in an 8-ounce glass of milk! isagenix belly buster

• Calcium is an essential nutrient and necessary to help build and maintain healthy teeth and bones. It also helps keep the heart, blood, nerves and muscles working correctly. A calcium deficiency in both men and women can lead to bone frailty, as well as osteoporosis. IsaCalcium is a convenient way for people to maintain healthy levels of calcium in the body. isagenix belly buster

• IsaCalcium contains vitamin D and magnesium, both of which are necessary for your body in order to form and maintain strong, healthy bones. IsaCalcium also contains Ionic Alfalfa™, our proprietary blend of minerals for optimum health. isagenix belly buster

• IsaCalcium comes in an easily absorbed, delicious, powdered mineral drink that can be added to water, juice or your IsaLean® Shake. IsaCalcium is also an excellent alternative for those who are lactose intolerant.

Please contact me for information in ordering your supplies for the Bedtime Belly Blaster or  Fat-Burning Program. isagenix belly buster

Thank you isagenixhealth.net for this fantastic article isagenix belly buster

What Happened to Fruits and Veggies ?

25 Apr

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What Happened to our Fruits and Vegies?

Why you should give Isagenix and our products more consideration!!! You Need 10 Servings of Vegetables to Equal Just One Serving from 50 Years Ago!

• Just One of the Vital Minerals Lost was Regulating More than 300 Critical Body Functions.

• The Same Thing Is Happening to Your Fruit.

• And, It’s Getting Worse…

These days, the produce you buy at your local grocery store just doesn’t have the nutritional power that fruits and vegetables had just a few decades ago. Over farming, soil depletion, commercial fertilizer, hybrid crops and genetic modifications are slashing the nutrients found in your fruits and vegetables.

You’d have to eat 10 servings of spinach to get the same level of minerals from just one serving about 50 years ago.2

Producers create “hybrid” forms of your fruits and vegetables – not for their ability to store nutrients – but for their color, weight and shelf life. Why? So they’ll look nice and pretty when they sit under the fluorescent lights of your supermarket.

You may think they look nutritious, but “under the hood,” they contain little more than indigestible cellulose, sugar and water.

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If you want all those many benefits of fruits and vegetables, this breakthrough is very exciting news!

Your Food Supply has Changed:

You’re Eating Fruit with No Vitamins… Vegetables with No Minerals…

We first began to know that there was a problem back in 1936. A group of doctors introduced Document No. 264 to the floor of the United States Senate. It was a dire warning that the mineral content of the soil was eroding. Vegetables were losing their power and people were at risk. Unfortunately congress did nothing.

Today, we’re feeling the effects…

For instance, just look at the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) nutritional values for fruits and vegetables today compared to 1975.3

Take a look at the loss of Vitamins and Minerals Since 1975:

• Apples, Vitamin A is down 41%

• Sweet Peppers, Vitamin C is down 31%

• Watercress, Iron is down 88%

• Broccoli, Calcium and Vitamin A are down 50%

• Cauliflower, Vitamin C is down 45%; Vitamin B1 is down 48%; and Vitmain B2 is down 47%

• Collards Greens, Vitamin A is down 45%; Potassium is down 60%; and Magnesium is down 85%

According to USDA’s own numbers, the vitamin and mineral content has dramatically plummeted – in just 30 years!

Notice minerals like iron and magnesium have dropped by more than 80 percent. That’s from commercial farming technology and powerful fertilizers that practically sterilize the soil – leaving it with little to no mineral content.

If the soil doesn’t have minerals, there’s no way for vegetables to absorb them.

And that’s bad news for your health… Magnesium regulates over 300 body functions – every day and is critical to heart health and healthy glucose metabolism.*

But the story doesn’t end there. I wasn’t the only one to realize your fruits and vegetables don’t pack the nutritional punch they used to… A report from the University of Texas in Austin, also tracked the decline of nutrients in produce.

They reported findings at a recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in St. Louis. They found significant drops in a wide range of produce across the board, including a 20 percent decline in vitamin C and a 38 percent plunge in vitamin B2.

What’s worse, fruit and vegetable growers create “hybrids” for the sake of making their produce “look better.” They actually create new versions of all your favorites so they have more water, more sugar, more pith (the indigestible support tissue like the white fibrous netting around an orange section) and less of everything else.

Growers call this the “dilution effect.” For them, more water and more pith helps their produce ship well, look good and weigh a lot. But it virtually wipes out their vitamin and mineral content.

The plunge in nutrients in your produce over the last 30 to 50 years is bad enough. But it’s rapidly getting much worse. Genetic hybrids are pushing nutrient values even lower.

A popular broccoli hybrid called “Marathon” is an alarming example:

By the USDA’s own admission, levels of calcium and magnesium in the Marathon hybrid are 35 percent lower than other hybrids. The hybrids themselves are 50 percent lower in calcium and magnesium than “normal” broccoli. And the “normal” broccoli has less than half the calcium and magnesium than broccoli did in 1975!

In less than 50 years, the mineral, vitamin and antioxidant value native to fruits and vegetables has been virtually “destroyed” – robbing you of the natural vital nutrients you need every day.

 

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