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!



Does Colonic Irrigation Work?

Friday, August 5th, 2011
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The topic of detoxification and nutritional cleansing are common to the CleanseBenefits Blog.  Depending on their circumstances many people are willing to try anything to lose weight and/or improve their appearance…even procedures and systems that may create health concerns that negate or overtake any presumed benefits.  Some people may conduct a cost/benefit analysis of a potential cure for their problems and decide that the associated warnings or concerns are acceptable to them if it results in a thinner waistline

It seems silly, however, to utilize such a procedure or systems when it is proven to have no benefit, or if the benefit does not produce the desired effect.  U.S. scientists have determined that a longstanding “treatment” with a large number of supporters does not achieve the ends previously assumed.  Colonic Irrigation has long been touted as a means for detoxification and weight loss, but it turns out these claims are unfounded.  As a matter of fact, Colonic Irrigation is now believed to potentially cause serious health problems with little or no associated benefits.  

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The procedure which involves flushing out the colon through a tube inserted into the rectum may lead to nausea, cramping, bloating, and in some cases renal failure and even death as determined by a study conducted by Georgetown University scientists.  The study went on to explain that colon cleansing products such as laxatives, teas, powders and capsules purport benefits that actually don’t exist.  

Of similar concern is that these procedures are quite often performed by non-medical personnel in spas and clinics.  The practitioners in these spas and clinics have been found to have limited, if any, training in the administration of these unnecessary and potentially dangerous procedures.  

Nutritional or full-body cellular cleansing is a safe alternative that has a medical study to back up its efficacy.  It is non-invasive and allows for a person with no medical background to use safely.  

Everyone has a choice to make here if weight loss and cleansing is the desired result.  It seems to be common sense to choose the alternative that has been proven to work safely.

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Isagenix Training Webinar for Healthcare Professionals

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Join us for a Webinar on August 4

Major Targets:

1. Get the detoxification and weight loss program fully functioning in my practice.
2. Get an abundance of current, reactivation and new patients on the products and detoxing losing weight, improving their overall health and vitality and referring others.
3. Get the practice expanded with the Wellness Approach to Health and increase patient services for Chiropractic care by successful bridging of patients from cleansing to the Wellness Solutions the practice offers.



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The Isagenix® Line of Products:Isagenix® Cleanse for Life™

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Since Tamara and I began our Isagenix® journey 4 years ago I have become acutely aware of articles and information about health and nutrition.  As a result, I have made a recent observation that I believe to be significant to everyone reading this post.  More and more I am seeing articles on the concepts of “cleansing” and “detoxification”.  This simply means that everyone else is catching on to what Isagenix® users have known for years.  These words are important to me because they changed both Tamara’s life, as well as my own.  These terms are significant because they clarify the underlying purpose and intent of Isagenix® and their many wonderful products, but no more so than the Isagenix® Cleanse for Life™ nutritional supplement.  

main drew carey1 The Isagenix® Line of Products:Isagenix® Cleanse for Life™In a recent article in Parade Magazine (September 26, 2010), comedian Drew Carey discussed the process by which he was able to achieve significant weight loss.  One component of that process involved a two week “detoxification” period.  Mr. Carey’s diet was “restricted to lean proteins, lots of vegetables, limited fruit, few starches, vitamins and nutritional supplements, and at least 64 ounces of water a day.”  Mr. Carey’s comments about his diet prove points that I have made several times in the past.  Drew said the menu left him “wanting to chew [his] arm off”.  For most of the population such diets eventually fail for several reasons.  Ultimately, without a significant support system it is very difficult, if not impossible to remain dedicated to such a severe lifestyle change. 

I do not claim that you can continue to eat whatever you want and still maintain a healthy lifestyle, even with the helpWomens World Magazine The Isagenix® Line of Products:Isagenix® Cleanse for Life™ of Isagenix®.  There are some simple decisions that can be made to improve your chances for success when embarking on any weight loss/wellness regimen.  In the October 4, 2010 Woman’s World magazine the famous Dr. Oz came out in support of a 28-day diet that consisted of avoiding pre-packaged and processed foods.  I like this one as it is easy to implement.  

It is inevitable, however, that we will ingest or absorb the toxins, additives, preservatives and chemicals from our everyday environment.  These toxins affect the body’s ability to function the way that God intended it to.  This is where the Isagenix® Cleanse for Life™ nutritional supplement can help.  Everyday we’re exposed to toxins in the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the items we touch.  Cleanse for Life™ helps give your body the nutrition it needs to cleanse itself naturally, and unlike other “cleanses”, laxatives or diuretics that can deplete your body, Cleanse for Life™ nourishes and feeds your entire body with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and botanicals. 

Cleanse single bottle 200x200 The Isagenix® Line of Products:Isagenix® Cleanse for Life™Over time, impurities from the environment, our food and water build up and cause our body to function less efficiently. Cleanse for Life™ helps rid our bodies of unwanted impurities with gentle cleansing herbs such as Pau D’arco, Yellow Dock and Aloe Vera while infusing it with vital nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. So, your body can function more effectively. Cleanse for Life™ helps you to have more energy, think more clearly and safely lose weight.  Contact us today and we will tell you how a health and wellness plan with Isagenix® as a component can transform your life.  You can reach us either through or by calling us toll free at 1-866-982-DIET (3438).

Cleaning House with Nutritional Cleansing

Friday, April 30th, 2010

I love my house cleaner.  She shows up every couple of weeks and transforms my house.  When I first met her she made some bold claims, such as “I can make your shower look like it did the day you moved in.”  I must admit I was quite skeptical…but she did it…she is truly amazing!

My husband isn’t my house cleaner.  Now don’t get me wrong.  I love my husband with all my heart.  He is a great husband and a great father; however, he has a unique gene that precludes him from being my house cleaner.  He is a “husband” so he has a tendency to confuse “picking up” with “cleaning house”.  My husband will go around the house and pick up clothing and towels, put the dishes away and empty the trash.  He will then stand arms akimbo stating triumphantly that he has “cleaned up”.  I appreciate my husband’s efforts and couldn’t manage the house without him, but simply picking up will eventually result in the walls coming down around us.  My husband and my house cleaner are good metaphors for cleansing and will serve to explain what Isagenix Cleansing & Fat Burning Systems can do for you and your health.

I have had many people ask me if Isagenix is a colon-cleanse or if they need to hang out around rest rooms on cleanse days.  The answer is a most emphatic no.  Colon cleanses are kind of like my husband.  They “pick up” around your body but don’t address the deep down cellular cleansing that is needed to provide you with optimal health.   Proponents of colon cleansing believe that toxins from your gastrointestinal tract can cause a variety of health problems, such as arthritis, allergies and asthma. They say that colon cleansing — also called colonic irrigation — removes these toxins, thus promoting healthy intestinal bacteria, boosting your energy and enhancing your immune system.

While there is little scientific evidence to support or refute the benefits of colon cleansing, critics say it’s generally unnecessary and at times may even be harmful. Although doctors prescribe colon cleansing as preparation for medical procedures such as colonoscopy, most don’t recommend it for detoxification.

Nutritional Cleansing unlocks the miracle of the human body.  Nutritional Cleansing increases the health benefits you’ll receive from the ancient health practice of cleansing. The herbs, vitamins and minerals that aid cleansing do two things:

*          Accelerate the removal of impurities from the body.

*          Nourish the body with vital nutrients to rapidly revive health.
A cleansed and revitalized body is stronger, resists illness better, is more efficient and performs at a higher level than one that is filled with impurities. Many people notice an ability to reach and maintain their ideal weight.

I will keep my husband as he is irreplaceable.  I recommend that you get a house cleaner.  Get Isagenix Cleanse for Life®!