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Celebrate Isagenix!

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

It’s been a week since Bruce and I returned from Isagenix CelebrationPaul Zane Pilzer Celebrate Isagenix!
commemorating our company’s 10th anniversary. We have been with
Isagenix for 6 years and we are more excited than ever about what our
future holds. We heard 3 world renowned speakers,Paul Zane Pilzer,
Jack Canfield, and Dr. John Gray and were among the first to hear
about new products and promotions that were introduced.  Here is a
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Please contact us if you have any questions.  Bruce and I are more
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goals.  We also hope you will join us in our mission of helping
others by sharing Isagenix.

“Oh no…Sugar Makes me Dumb?!”

Friday, May 18th, 2012

It turns out that too much sugar not only makes you fat…it can also adversely affect your memory and ability to learn.  According to a study conducted by scientists at UCLA, too much fructose interferes with insulin’s ability to regulate how cells use and storehigh fructose corn syrup “Oh no…Sugar Makes me Dumb?!” sugar in the body.  Your body’s ability to use sugar efficiently is necessary to effectively process thoughts and emotions.  It can be argued, therefore, that sugar has as much of an impact on your mind as it does on your body.  

I have never been much of an extremist when it comes to nutrition.  My wife and I do not keep a lot of sweets in the house but I cannot say that we don’t have the occasional scoop of ice cream.  With that said, I have always believed that for a diet or fitness regimen to be successful and sustainable, it has to consist of a relatively simple lifestyle change…one that can be maintained for a lifetime.  This is why I have argued against diets such as the HCG Diet.  These diets offer effective short-term results; however, unless you are willing to change the way you eat after the weight is lost or after you have reached your fitness goals, you will eventually revert to your starting point (if not worse than you were to begin with).  

Therefore, I would never suggest that you should not have anything with sugar in it again (unless you have the willpower to pull it off).  Most likely, you would throw up your hands in frustration and say, “I just can’t do that!”  What I am suggesting is that your sugar intake should be reasonably moderated.  This is critical for our kids since we are establishing the patterns and habits for their future.  Maybe we can all be a little smarter in the process!

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“Hey, I think there is something sticking out of your nose!”

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Now, I am a reasonable man.  I believe that not every exercise regimen, diet or healthy fitness plan works for everyone on the planet.  Whatever tools an individual uses to control weight, maintain good health, and improve overall fitness, it “Hey, I think there is something sticking out of your nose!” needs to be something that can be easily maintained as an addition to a normal everyday lifestyle.  Generally, diets or weight control programs should not be based upon behaviors that drastically change the way you live your life.  Not that there isn’t some potential benefit to dropping all your old habits, the behavior change needs to be realistic so it can be maintained over time.  Deciding to eat nothing but salads may sound like a good idea, but are you really going to do that?  Sometimes, simple changes in eating habits can have a significant impact on your overall health.  Drastic measures, in my opinion, should be reserved for drastic circumstances…like you are going to die in the next 6 months if you don’t lose weight. 

With that said, it never ceases to amaze me when people engage in behaviors that may offer a short term solution to their problem, but at the same time it may kill them or make them sick at the same time.  The HCG Diet is a good example.  This particular diet confuses your body into thinking it is pregnant and subsequently induces a disease state that results in you losing weight.  If you don’t believe me then do the research for yourself. 

The most recent example of a diet that just sounds wrong on its face is the K-E Diet.  Essentially, a doctor inserts a feeding tube into your nose and down to your stomach.  The feeding tube provides a constant slow drip of protein and fat, mixed with water which contains zero carbohydrates and totals 800 calories a day…REALLY?!!  Am I the only one who thinks it is simply nuts to walk around with a feeding tube sticking out of your nose for the purpose of weight loss?  Yet the Yahoo news article is being used by “brides-to-be” to rapidly shed pounds. 

I will stick to my cleansing and replenishing program that eliminates impurities while providing high-grade nutrition to your body.  It just sounds saner.

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As a Mom…

Monday, January 16th, 2012

On April 2, 2008 Former Surgeon General Doctor “Doc” Richard Carmona gave a speech to the Commonwealth Club of California.  In that speech Doc Carmona made some provocative claims.  The speech was primarily focused on the topic of the childhood obesity epidemic.  The provocative part was that he claimed the childhood obesity epidemic was one of the greatest security threats to our country.  Essentially, if we coninue to produce obese children, where are we going to get our firemen, policemen and military in the future?  If a large number of the candidates for those positions are incapable of passing a basic physical fitness test where will are public safety personnel going to be found?Finding Happiness as a Mom As a Mom...

I use a video of this speech in a presentation I give on health and nutrition, so it was fresh in my mind.  It made me start to think about my responsibilities as a mom.  I am not only thinking about my responsibilities as an American patriot but also the responsibilities I have to my children to ensure I maximize their opportunities as they move on into adulthood. 

I have always been concerned about my children’s health and well being even before I turned my passion for good nutrition into a successful business.  I have come to realize, however, that the fitness level of my children can either limit or broaden the opportunities available to them in the future.  If I have an obese kid, it will have a negative impact on them on several levels.  The obvious implication is that there are professions that require a level of physical fitness or health to perform.  Less obvious is the discriminatory stigma attached to people with obesity.  Regardless, a lack of positive health and physical fitness will mean struggle and challenge for my children throughout their lives.  I am sure that as a mom you would want a healthier life for your children from the time they are born until the day you no longer have influence over them.  It is for this reason that I want to be a positive influence and good role model for my kids.  Who is ready to join me?

That Evil Electronic Box and Type One Diabetes

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

It never ceases to amaze me how often I find how much television can adversely affect our lives and the lives of our children.  There are studies that show excessive exposure to television can limit a childs capacity to learn and assimilate information.  Most recently it was suggested that the frequency of scene changes in the popular show Sponge Bob Square Pants may contribute to incidences of people with ADHD.  Who knew that some Sponge Bob fun could cause issues for kids! 

Beyond the potential for for causing mental deficiencies, it is not a great secret that  too much television is a432732 15412 25 That Evil Electronic Box and Type One Diabetes contributing factor to the juvenile obesity epidemic.  For obvious reasons, the longer a child sits in front of a television screen the less they are engaging in necessary physical activity.  If kids aren’t moving, are not challenging themselves physically, and are eating junk food, they are most likely destined to fall under the obesity definition starting at an early age.

Now scientists have determined that kids with type one diabetes who spend hours in front of the television have greater challenges in controlling their blood sugar.  It would seem to be easy to blame this correlation on a lack of physical activity and obesity associated with that lack of activity.  Despite that easy assumption it was determined that this connection was not proven and there was more to the blood sugar/television equation. 

Although it was suggested that a lack of excercise plays some role, it is also believed that kids have a tendency to snack while sitting in front of the television.  Since kids suffering from type one diabetes have to inject insulin around mealtime to control their blood sugar, it is believed that more than 4 hours of daily television viewing can interfere with a childs ability to track what food they are consuming.  As a result their blood sugar becomes imbalanced due to a lack of attention.  This may also go along with the belief that television affects a childs ability to learn and think properly.  

My kids have been on break for the last week.  I think we will be kicking them out of the house tomorrow to go play.  How about you?

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What influences Your Childs Eating Habits?

Monday, October 10th, 2011

I have some good news.  You may have more influence on your children than you give yourself credit for.  When my children were very young my wife and I struggled with the decision to have her work outside the home and bring in a second income, or have her stay home to raise our kids.  Several years later this decision would lead her into a profession that would offer her the best of both worlds.  Those that know us know I am referring to our network marketing business.  At the time of this decision however we were both very concerned about the financial challenges we may experience.  Even though this perceived hardship was later determined to be mostly unfounded we still needed to conduct a cost/benefit analysis of our decision.  In the end we realized that our concern for our children’s future far outweighed the question of how to make wealth.  We realized that in 20 years our children were going to be our legacy.  They were going to reflect back on us for good or bad.  If our children turned out well and reflected the values we believe are important, then we would be able to take some credit.  Conversely, if they turnedlovinit What influences Your Childs Eating Habits? out poorly we were going to have to take the blame. 

Sometimes we as parents relinquish some of our responsibility, but in the process also relinquish some of our control over our childrens future.  We may blame the behavior of our children on their choice in friends; or the influence of their school; or the television shows that they watch.  I believe that these influences, however, are provided power over them by the decisions we as parents make about the examples we set for our children.  Our kids see where we go, what we do, and who we associate with and determine that these decisions are appropriate for them as well.  They choose the friends they do because those are the types of friends we keep.  They may be  influenced at school because we have failed to provide them with the proper tools to survive in an environment that may contradict our own belief system.  They are influenced adversely by television because we don’t retain an interest in what they are watching. 

In a recent article in MyHealthNewsDaily they discussed a study dealing with the influence that television commercials have on kids decisions about the foods they eat and the smart eating choices they make.  Surprisingly it was determined that when parents intervene and discuss the commercials and the choices offered about proper nutrition, children can be positively influenced by their parents.  Therefore, all hope is not lost.  Just because McDonald’s tells your kids they should be “lovin’ it” when referring to french fries, you just may be able to convince your kids to love apples or grapes!

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My Big Fat Life

Friday, September 30th, 2011

I try to avoid writing posts on a single source.  I get a lot of my ideas from the internet, but like any researcher or information source I like to find additional sources to supplement my blog.  I did, however, read a very good article on how life changing events can have a significant impact on a person’s weight.  These events are worthy of mention.  If we understand what causes weight gains throughout our lives it better positions us to control and address those circumstances.

  • Your Big Fat Marriage–I have actually posted on this topic before.  Marriage has it’s costs and benefits (I believe the benefits My Big Fat Life come out on top every time).  Statistically married people have more  sex than single people.  We also have a tendency to eat a lot more and a lot better.  As a result married people gain 6-9 pounds in the first five years of marriage.  Most of this weight comes in the first year.  Our bodies aren’t used to all that good food!
  • Holiday Weight–The average person gains one pound during the holidays.  Ooooohh!!  one pound–I’m scared!  Actually we should be.  one pound may not sound like a lot until you pick up a pound of meat.  Furthermore, that pound may not sound like a lot until you have 15 years of holiday weight gain after you transition into adulthood.  All of a sudden, those 15 years equate to 15 additional pounds.  I can only speak through personal experience, but my problem at thanksgiving is not the amount of any one specific food.  The problem for me is that everyone wants something different.  After the mashed potatoes, the stuffing, the turkey, the rolls, etc., the problem is not that I had a little turkey, a little mashed potatoes, and a little stuffing.  The problem is that I had a little of all that stuff.
  • Weight Gain from Pregnancy–This is not something I have experienced myself, but I could argue that I gained some of that sympathy weight with my wife.  What other explanation could there be for why I got so fat during that time period?  Women obviously have a much bigger challenge since they gain an average of 20 pounds after childbirth over 10 years.  In addition, there is a 7% increase…PER CHILD…that a woman will become obese during her lifetime.  Most women would like to know how to lose weight after pregnancy.
  • Perimenopausal/Menopausal Weight Gain–This maybe one of the sickest jokes of all.  Women have at least some control over the previously discussed issues.  Women will gain an average of 12 pounds within 8 years after menopause.  Post menopausal women burn 32% less fat than their non-menopausal counterparts.

Some of these issues are difficult if not impossible to control.  As I have said before, though, knowledge is power.  If you know these events are coming, and the presumed results, you may be able to mitigate some of these weight gaining events.  Knowledge is power–PRESS ON!

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The Five Pillars of Health: Pillar 1-Cleanse

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

In a previous post I spoke of some of the most important news I would ever tell you on this blog.  In that previous post I identifed the things in our environment that are killing us to include:

  • Toxicity
  • Obesity
  • Stress
  • Inflamation

We will now start down the path of identifying those things that have a positive influence on these potent killers.  In

 The Five Pillars of Health: Pillar 1 Cleanse

5 Pillars of Health

my Christian faith we talk about the Armor of God as the means by which we protect our soul.  I would argue that the Five Pillars of Health serves as the armor that protects our bodies.

The first piece of armor to put on in the battle to save our physical health is Nutritional CleansingNutritional Cleansing serves the primary purpose of removing the impurities from our bodies, and as a result addresses oxidative stress.    Oxidative stress is caused by an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen and a biological system’s ability to readily detoxify the reactive intermediates or easily repair the resulting damage.  In simple terms, if our bodies are tied up dealing with bad things in our body it cannot focus on making the good things happen.

The goal is to cleanse our bodies of these impurites.  That goal is met through the use of the Isagenix Cleanse for Life Dietary Supplement.  To find out more about Cleanse for Life or any of the remaining Pillars of Health you can contact us either through our web-site at CleanseBenefits.com or by calling us toll free at 1-866-982-DIET (3438).

The next pillar I will be discussing in a future post is Weight Control.  Stay tuned

Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) and Nutrition

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

I have a very good friend at work who’s daughter suffer’s from Ulcerative Colitis (A form of Inflamatory Bowel Disease).  As is often the case when it comes to serious ailments that affect our children, my friend is well on her way to becoming an Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) and Nutrition expert on the topic.

Quite often parents who find themselves in such situations become more knowledgable concerning a particular disease than many doctors.  Passion and intimate concern prompts education about diseases such as Ulcerative Colitis more than most other catalysts in my experience.  My friend is no different and plans on translating the knowledge that she has aquired coupled with her desire to help others into a blog of  her own.  When she is up and running I plan on sharing the name of her blog with all of you.  Her blog will be focused like a laser on relating the day to day trials and tribulations of having a child who suffers from Ulcerative Colitis.  I believe she will be able to provide thousands of parents with information and comfort as they try to understand and cope with the disease.

I do not pretend to understand the issues she must deal with; however, whenever I am presented with information concerning a persons digestive system I feel compelled to comment as it relates to nutrition.  I have done some research and determined that there are some nutritional considerations.  Failing to pay attention to nutrition can have serious implications because symptoms of diarrhea and bleeding can lead to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and loss of essential nutrients. That can lead to a host of problems such as fatigue, weakness, and anemia.  It is generally recommended that a well balanced diet consist of…

  • Foods high in protein
  • Complex Carbohydrates
  • Whole Grains
  • Good Fats

The research I have read indicates that there is no specific diet for people suffering from Ulcerative Colitis, but the big challenge seems to be avoiding foods that cause distress.  This can require some trial and error when determining what exactly causes a problem for  you or your child; however, there are some foods which seem to be common triggers for distress.  Some of these foods to consider include…

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Carbonated Beverages Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) and Nutrition
  • Dairy Products
  • Dried Beans, Peas or Legumes
  • Dried fruits, berries, fruits with pulp or seeds
  • Foods containing sulfur or sulfate
  • Foods high in fiber, including whole-grain products
  • Hot sauce, pepper
  • Meats
  • nuts, crunchy nut butters
  • popcorn
  • products containing sorbitol (sugar-free gum and candies)
  • raw vegetables
  • refined sugar
  • seeds
  • spicy foods, sauces

I am not the expert.  I will defer to my friend when her blog comes available.  In the meantime I offer this brief primer.

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Do you Want to Build a Healthy Network Marketing Business?

Monday, September 19th, 2011

I was recently interviewed by Sharon Michaels of Women Enjoying Success.  Sharon Michaels is an inspiration to women in business and is a success coach for aspiring women.  This interview dealt with Building a healthy network marketing at home business.  Click on the image below to listen to her interview with me!

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Building a Healthy Network Marketing Business