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How FAT are your kids? How FAT are you?

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

I was watching The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News Channel today.  In one of the segments a panel was discussing a situation where a severely obese child was removed from his fathers home by a government entity.  The child was 11 years old and…400 POUNDS!! 

One of the arguments made by one of the panel members defending this decision was this.  How was this action anyobese child203 How FAT are your kids?  How FAT are you? different than the choice to remove a child from a home because he was NOT being fed?  In other words, if we were talking about malnurished children due to the parents neglect, would anybody argue against rescuing the child from such an environment.  I found this argument to be interesting as it caused me to reconsider my previously stated position on this matter…not change it…just reconsider it. 

There were some additional facts that should be noted about this specific case.  The father was physically incapable of properly taking care of his son because of his own physical issues.  As a result of the fathers physical limitations he was feeding his son fast food three times a day.  The child was ultimately removed from the home because it was believed the child would not live past 20 years of age if something was not done.  I must admit that in these very specific circumstances, I do not disagree with the resolution. 

Yet I want to make it clear that identifying children with obesity in general does not justify breaking up a family.  fast+food+kids How FAT are your kids?  How FAT are you?Furthermore, it certainly does not justify the government interfering with the family structure.  If we as a nation begin to travel down this path, where does it stop.  Will we remove children for being 300 pounds…200 pounds…150 pounds?  Will we remove children from their homes because they are getting bad grades in school? 

Removing children from their homes would open a can of worms that I do not think we would close very easily.  There is another consideration as well.  The percentage of fat kids (pardon my bluntness) has tripled over the last 30 years to 17%.  If the government is going to take care of solving the problem of obesity for children by removing them from homes, where are they going to put them all?

The bottom line is this.  As I have stated repeatedly, we need to consider how our behaviors and decisions as they relate to food and nutrition are influencing our children.  If we smoke, they stand a much greater chance of smoking.  If we drink to excess, they are more likely to do the same…and if we abuse our bodies and become obese…well…you get the picture.  I am curious what all of you think about the government taking the 400 pound 11 year old.  I must tell you I am torn.  We all need to start looking at ourselves before something like this becomes commonplace. 

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The Pillars of Health

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

I spend a great deal of time on the CleanseBenefits Blog discussing issues related to health and obesity.  There is a subjectLONGEVITY The Pillars of Health of much deeper concern, however, that ties these posts together.  Everyone needs to examine the reasons why they are concerned about weight loss, weight control, nutrition and overall physical health.  The underlying motivation for many beyond the narcissistic desire for a better appearance is the hope for a better, longer and healthier life.  When considered from this perspective weight loss is only one component of achieving this end.

It is one thing for a person to live for 70 years as an invalid tied to a bed and medical devices designed to keep them alive for one more day.  It is an entirely different situation when someone lives for 80, 90 or more years as a vital and productive member of society.  Anyone who feels that they still have something to contribute while avoiding the potential to become a burden for others should have a desire to stay on this earth a while longer.  Society is quick to judge the elderly, and brush them to the side much too early.  It is understandable why some of our older citizens begin to devalue themselves as a result.  This is sometimes referred to as apoptosis, where the brain tells the body that it has outlived its usefulness and the only thing left to do is die.

I do not speak from experience, but I would venture a guess that many of our elderly in the United  States eventually lose their motivation for life when they assume they can no longer offer something of value to society.  Despite the fact that I believe

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everyone that is alive can offer something of value to include experience, advice and love I don’t think that everyone shares this belief.  I do believe that happiness plays a major role in a person’s health and their ability to remain productive in body, mind
and spirit.  When a person ceases to feel they contribute value it is sometimes harder to convince them that their presence is necessary to friends, relatives and loved ones.  It is difficult to remain happy with that mindset.

Therefore, we are brought to the topic of the day.  How does a person continue to feel as if they have value even as their body moves into the winter years?  How is it possible to live extended lives and remain healthy so we can continue to feel like a positive contributor to our communities?  This is a topic ever present in my heart and mind as it relates to me as well as my 80 year old parents.  What are the steps we can take to improve our health and quality of life to continue feeling like our lives
maintain meaning and purpose?  The answer lies in understanding what causes us to age and our bodies to break down.  If we can acquire this knowledge then we maybe able to alter the assumed inevitability of our lives as we move into our senior years.

There are essentially four categories of concern when it comes to understanding what it is that adversely affects our health, longevity and quality of life:

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  • · Obesity
  • · Stress
  • · Inflamation

If there were only a way to influence how these circumstances affect our body we may be able to limit their adverse affects.  Over the course of the next several days and weeks I will be discussing potential solutions to these concerns.

Stay tuned for more!

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The Cost of “Living”

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

In a May article on Bloomberg.com it was reported that the cost of living rose the fastest since December of 2009.  This increase was being driven largely by rising food prices.  Our ability as a countrybloombergnewssquare The Cost of “Living” to purchase food stuffs that in the past we have taken for granted has become increasingly more difficult.  There are many factors that are causing food to cost more to include the price of the fuel to transport it.  President Barack Obama recently released oil from the strategic oil reserves in an attempt to control gasoline costs which are driving up costs in all the parts of our economy.  This attempt failed and now oil is already on its way back up with predictions that it will spike significantly this summer.    This is very bad news for the overall health of the country.  I am not referring to our fiscal health, but I literally mean our physical health as it relates to our nutrition

According to the Bloomberg article, over 44 million people have been pushed into poverty since June of 2010.  The cost of staples such as wheat, corn and soybeans, have risen to frightening levels.  Wheat has gone up 57%, while soybeans have increased 39%.  The bottom line is that the cost of eating right has always been more expensive than the cost of eating poorly. This problem has become much worse over the course of the last several months.   This has everything to do with what foods we as a country have subsidized.  The foods that are easy to reproduce quickly are the ones that have received the most attention from the government.  Unfortunately, these foods are not the ones that are the best for us.  A good resource to understand how this works is the 511eHmnaBCL. SL500 AA300  The Cost of “Living”documentary Food Inc.  The movie is very informative but frightening in describing the way our food habits have been manipulated based upon what foods are produced cheaply and easily.  When times are good people can afford to eat fruits and vegetables.  When times are bad McDonald’s restaurant stock goes up.  We are already the fattest nation on the planet.  The last thing we need to do is become more frequent customers at fast food restaurants…yet that is the place we find ourselves.

We are caught in a catch-22.  As our bank accounts shrink we are forced to find sustenance in food that we would rather not eat if we are concerned about our health.  Furthermore, the future does not look positive.  We need to be providing our bodies with high grade nutrition and vitamin supplements to counteract the garbage we introduce into our bodies.  But high quality supplements cost money, which we have less and less of.  The solution can be found in quality meal replacement.  You are able to provide your body the fuel it needs while avoiding the problem of adding to our ever expanding grocery bills…and ever expanding waistline. 

My wife and I have found our solution with Isagenix.  Everyone in our family is meeting their nutritional needs with the supplements from the IsaKids Essentials to the Isagenix IsaLean Meal Replacement Shake.  By replacing meals, my wife and I have discovered that we are saving money.  Isagenix International provides evidence of this potential in the flyer you see here. 

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The New Cleanse for Life Powder

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Isagenix has introduced it’s new Cleanse for Life nutritional cleansing powder formulation.  By improving it’s manufacturing and extraction techniques Isagenix has managed to increase the potency by 2-3 times the previous formulation.  In addition, Isagenix has added two new ingredients to the mix:

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Cleanse for Life Powder

Tumerac

  • digestive aid
  • potent antioxidant activity
  • supports detoxification
  • helps protect against oxidative stress

 

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  • help support liver health and the removal of accumulated waste products via the kidneys, skin and mucus membranes

The new Cleanse for Life liquid formulation should be arriving some time in the fall!  If you would like to try the new Cleanse for Life powder you can contact us either through our web-site at http://www.cleansebenefits.com or by calling us toll free at 1-866-982-DIET (3438).

The Isagenix Line of Products: Product B

Friday, June 10th, 2011

I have spent a great deal of time over the course of the last several months talking about Telomeres, Telomerase, and Dr. William Andrews new relationship with Isagenix and John Anderson.  I did not know there was such a thing as a Telomere until I heardea logo The Isagenix Line of Products: Product B Dr. Andrews talking about them at the last Isagenix Convention in San Diego (Tamara and I will be attending the convention again in August–we are both very excited by the prospect).  Because of the exciting potential behind this discovery I began doing research on  Telomeres writing several blog posts and even an e-zine article on the topic.   

All of this makes the news of the new Isagenix supplement Product B very exciting to say the least.  Product B is the perfect combination of anti-oxidants coupled withTelomere support.  As a matter of fact, when used as a part of the Isagenix system, Product B provides what is believed to be the most powerful Telomere support on the market 

The best resource to find out more about this amazing new supplement is StayYoung.info .  There you can find the latest information about Product B to include… 

  • information on aging factors

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    Product B

  • Information on Telomere science
  • Essential information on the supplement to include how to purchase

Some important information to know about Product B

  • Product B is a proprietary, scientifically-advanced formula of antioxidants for protecting Telomeres, and promoting higher antioxidant enzyme defenses.
  • Product B contains a full spectrum of natural bioactive antioxidants to help protect you from harmful free radicals that can accelerate aging and contribute to poor health.
  • Product B targets the sources of aging, such as oxidative stress.
  • Product B helps maintain youthful function of cells and healthy Telomeres.
  • Product B helps you regain and maintain a more youthful vitality.

If you would like to speak with us about Product B, Telomeres or Dr. Andrews you can contact us through our web-site at CleanseBenefits.com or call us toll free at 1-866-982-DIET (3438).

Givers Get

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

As many of you are aware Mark Victor Hansen is one of my favorite writers when it comes to the topic of success.  He does not limit his discussions to financial independence; rather, he believes success manifests itself in many

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 forms.  One of the concepts presented in his book The One Minute Millionaire is the belief that “givers get”.  Essentially, Mr. Hansen claims that rewards quite often present themselves as a direct result of a person’s selflessness.  I have read accounts and been personal witness to people living out this belief on numerous occasions.  

My own belief in Mr. Hansen’s assertion has caused me to share my Isagenix success story with others, and my wife Tamara feels the same way.  Even if we had never experienced the amazing financial success we have had through our association with Isagenix international, we still would have felt a burning desire to share with others the incredible health benefits of this nutritional cleansing and replenishing program.  We feel so strongly about the life changing potential of Isagenix products that We feel the reward comes from the opportunity to change someones life for the better.  For some, the idea of simply offering support and information to others does not seem like much of a personal reward, but just like watching your child open a special gift on Christmas morning, realizing that you could be offering someone the gift of a better, healthier life is a truly incredible feeling.

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So how does this whole “givers get” idea work?  I offer two recent examples.  In 2007 Superbowl veteran William “The Refrigerator” Perry, formerly of the Chicago Bears, put his Superbowl ring up for auction.  Shortly thereafter Mr. Perry was stricken with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a disease that can cause paralysis.  In 2011 a 10-year old boy heard about Mr. Perry’s ordeal and happened upon what he believed to be Mr. Perry’s ring.  With the permission of his parent’s, the 10-year old took $8500.00 of his college fund and purchased the ring.  He then made arrangements to meet Mr. Perry and return the ring.  It was truly an act of a “giver” that will surely be rewarded in the long run.  Mr. Perry was extremely appreciative and gave the boy two signed jersey’s and several signed football cards. 

This past sunday the pastor at my church told the story of his trip to a restaurant with his family.  He has several children which means that every outing to eat costs a fair amount of money.  On this particular venture he went to pay his bill and was told that the cashier had paid for his families meal.  Dumbfounded, he approached the young cashier who obviously made little money and told her he would not allow her to offer such a generous gift.  The cashier responded that she had been saving her money for some time so she could commit herself to this unselfish act, and that he had no right to deny her the pleasure of it.  As I have in the past when witnessing similar acts, if I had been present for this event I would have tried to do something special for this girldraft lens8781511module77306681photo 1262630011cashier Givers Get in return.  I would venture a guess that most people would if given the opportunity. 

I guess that  is why it is so easy for me to talk about Isagenix with people.  I see the change that the products have made in my life, and the life of my family and want to share it with anyone who will listen.  If you would like to find out more about our Isagenix success stories, whether your desire is to lose weight, improve your health and wellness, or experience financial success, then you can visit our web-site at http://www.cleansebenefits.com, or you can call Tamara toll free at 1-866-982-DIET (3438).

Being “Rich” With Isagenix and Nutritional Cleansing

Monday, May 30th, 2011
I quite often find myself being inspired with our Isagenix business by the sermons we hear at our church every Sunday.  As a matter of fact, this seems to be happening more and more frequently where the sermon seems to
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  somehow tie in  with our health and wellness business.  There are times that I feel the sermon is speaking directly to me to the exclusion of everyone else in the room.  This obviously is not the case; however, it demonstrates how personal these messages can become to individual listeners.  

Many people reject the events of their lives as being coincidence and happenstance.  I disagree with this assumption and believe with all of my heart that literally everything happens for a reason.  To take this belief one step further, I assume that everyone I meet is inserted into my life for some purpose of significance, and that I am supposed to glean something from the encounter.  This is why I have no fear when it comes to talking to complete strangers about topics I have passion for.  This has been of great assistance to me in speaking with people about the nutritional cleansing and replenishing system available through Isagenix International.  Accepting the fact that everyone I meet is meant to teach me something, the words of my pastor, and the fact that he spoke them to me is important, and worthy of thoughtful analysis. 
 
Today’s sermon was about “being” rich (not “getting” rich).  This may sound strange to many of you who are struggling through the tough financial times we find ourselves in.  It seems odd that he would give a sermon with the premise that virtually everyone in the room was “rich”.  Yet my pastor was being accurate.  The vast majority of Americans are wildly rich when compared to the rest of the world.  The truth of the matter is 50% of our planet lives on $2.00 in wages per day.  I do not make this statement to make anyone feel guilty.  To the contrary, I believe there are legitimate reasons for us to have been blessed with such great abundance.  Unhappiness for many comes from the failure to recognize just how much we as a country have been blessed.  Acting with the belief that we just don’t have enough has a tendency to make anyone unhappy.  I, on the other hand wake up every morning believing I am a very rich man.  
 

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Residual Income

I have some very nice things…things I never thought I would have, and most of the time I believe I don’t deserve.  I sometimes question the origin of my blessings.  I don’t mean who gave them to me…I know the answer to that.  I do, however, question the means by which he gave them to me.  In the end the answer is always the same.  I have fantastic

 health and a steady means of residual income by which to enjoy it because of my association with Isagenix International.  The residual income we receive from this part-time job has blessed us beyond what we ever would have expected when we first started down the road of network marketing, or MLM.

 
I would never apologize for our success, because I would not have the things I do  if they were not conferred upon me.  But as Spiderman’s uncle once said, “with great power comes great responsibility”.  When referring to my success I remember an episode of Seinfeld where they repeated the line, “not that there is anything wrong with it”.  I don’t believe there is anything wrong with being successful in life as long as you are responsible with that success.  
 
One of my heroes in life is Mark Victor Hansen.  Mark Hansen has written several books on wealth-building

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Mark Victor Hansen

and success.  He is also the co-author of the book Chicken Soup for the Soul.  Mr. Hansen asserts that we should seek enlightened wealth.  Essentially we should be the conduits of our blessings and not the repositories for them.  He also believes that givers get.  In the end, we as a nation must accept the fact that we are truly “rich”.  There is no doubt that there are degrees of being “rich”, and our interpretation of this word is often viewed from a sliding scale.  But when you accept just how blessed you are, you open up your heart to sharing these blessings.  Network marketing and Isagenix has been a means to an end for fulfilling that desire with my family. 

 
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Network Marketing and the Adult Learner

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

For the vast majority of my vocational life I have worked in law enforcement. For much of my career I have been involved with the training, hiring and retention of new police officers. After years as a training officer and a field training coordinator I was able tohome based business network marketing Network Marketing and the Adult Learner parlay my knowledge into a publishing contract with the book “Be a Cop!” The book offered advice, guidance and direction to prospective law enforcement candidates on how to maximize their potential on a peace officer testing process.

Shortly before my promotion to the rank of sergeant I was recognized by my states Peace Officer Standards and Training Board as a subject matter expert on adult instruction as it related to police work. One of the most significant revelations I gleaned from this experience was the difference between how we learn as adults as opposed to how we learn as children. One vital component to teaching adults and consequently to running a successful multi-level marketing business is determining how a network marketer assimilates information. This knowledge can help in the development of strategies to attract new customers and business partners.
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What’s in Your Meal Replacement Shake?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

To derive the greatest benefit from a meal replacement shake, you have to know what you are looking for.  There are several considerations when making such a decision that can help you to avoid a lot of experimentation and repeated trips to the local isalean shakes choc van 240 What’s in Your Meal Replacement Shake?nutrition store.  First and foremost you need to know what makes for a good meal replacement shake.  You want something that provides your body with the nutrients that it needs while allowing you to cut calories to lose weight.  You also need to pay attention to the type and quantity of protein in the formula. 

There are five additional factors that you should research before making a final decision:

  1. Does the product provide long-term weight-loss results, regardless of whether your goals are total weight-loss or ideal weight maintenance?
  2. Is there any third party empirical scientific evidence to back up the products claims of effectiveness?
  3. Is the purpose of the shake to replace a full meal; or will it serve only as a snack between meals?
  4. Is the shake free of additives, artificial ingredients, artificial flavors or sucralose?  In addition, is the product tested for contamination of pollutants and heavy metals?
  5. Is the product available at a reasonable price? 
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Whey Protein Powder

My wife and I believe that the Isagenix Isalean Shake meets all of these criteria.  The IsaLean shake has delivered long-term weight-loss results to include more than 5.4 million pounds released and 6.5 million inches lost by people using the product.  A clinical university study demonstrated that the IsaLean shake surpassed other protein shakes for weight loss results.  The shake is a full meal replacement with 23 grams of Whey Protein which serves to prevent muscle loss while you lose weight.  The IsaLean shake is low in saturated fat while being high in healthy poly- and mono-unsaturated fats.  The shake is all natural with no additives.  Finally, the Isagenix IsaLean shake offers great nutrition at a great price. 

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Pregnancy and…weight loss?

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

As many of you maybe aware my wife Tamara struggled with obesity for much of her life.  As a matter of fact, when I first met her she had just completed a regimented diet plan helping her to lose a significant amount of weight.pregnant 2is Pregnancy and...weight loss?  Tamara was able to control her weight issues through limiting her diet for some time until she got pregnant with our daughter.  As a result of this pregnancy and the subsequent pregnancy with my son, Tamara developed health issues that caused her to gain 65 pounds over the course of the next 10 years.  One of the things I remembered from both of the pregnancies is that the doctor was never concerned about Tamara gaining too much weight; rather, he  was concerned with her gaining enough. 

According to a FoxNews.com article many doctors follow the recommendations from the Institute of Medicine in regards to pregnancy and weight gain.  According to this advisory panel, obese women should still gain 11 to 20 pounds during their pregnancy.  This recommendation is less than the 25 to 35 pounds recommended for women considered to be of normal weight at the beginning of their pregnancy. 

New research may indicate that weight gain recommendations for pregnant women are all wrong…or, at the very least, may need to be modified.  The associated study suggests that women with a BMI of 40 or higher could actually benefit from losing weight during pregnancy

Some of the benefits to obese women losing weight or maintaining their weight during pregnancy include:

  • Reduced potential for C-section deliveries
  • Reduced potential for delivering large newborns

The recommendations of the study presume that the expectant mother is eating a balanced diet that gives her the nutrients she needs to maintain a healthy baby and a healthy mother.  A daily nutritious 229 breastfeeding Pregnancy and...weight loss?protein based shake may help in this effort.  Another recent study has found that 54% of obese mothers are less likely to breast-feed their children.  Considering all of the health benefits associated with breast-feeding, this statistic should be of significant concern.

Both of these studies should cause both expectent obese mothers and their doctors to re-examine old paradigms.  If you would like to discuss this topic with us further or you would like to find out more about Isagenix nutritional products you can visit CleanseBenefits.com or call Tamara toll free at 1-866-982-DIET (3438).