Celebrating 100 Posts for Health, Wellness and Anti-Aging

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Tradition tells me that whenever something reaches 100 that it is to be celebrated.  This is the 100th post to the CleanseBenefits Blog.  My hope is that over the course of the last several years my wife Tamara and I have been able to reach our visitors with3020 1090775511433 1287852844 30437495 7522358 n Celebrating 100 Posts for Health, Wellness and Anti Aging information on nutritional cleansing, health/wellness, anti-aging and other related topics.  I hope that I have been able to inspire and inform you to live healthier lives so you know how to cleanse yourself. 

My faith compels me to share what I believe to be the good news.  I feel a similar compulsion to share what nutritional cleansing and replenishing has done for me and my family.  It has truly changed our lives on many different levels.  We have all found ways, my daughter, my wife, my son and I to improve our health and set an example for our friends, relatives and neighbors. 

My wife and I have used Isagenix Products since 2006.  We have been writing to this blog since April of 2009.  We appreciate our regular visitors and will continue to provide you with new information to improve your own health and wellness and achieve weight loss.  Our goal for the year is to find ways to hear more from you.  You now have access to 100 blog posts which serve as a wonderful resource to answer many of your questions.  The best way for us to continue providing you with great articles is to ask questions.  Let us know what you would like to see and we will attempt to fulfill your needs.  Here is to another 6 years!

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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

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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

Isagenix Training Coming to a City Near You

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Isagenix is redefining network marketing.  They are on the leading edge of science and health as the World Leader of Whole-Body Nutritional Cleansing, Cellular Replenishing & Youthful Aging.  Do you want your chance to make an impact and transform the lives of thousands worldwide?

Starting this Saturday, August 27th Isagenix is on a blitz tour and we may be in a city near you.  Discover how you can earn an extra stream of income and harness the power of the new Product B Antioxidant plus Telomere Support and much more.  Below are the blitz tour cities and dates.  Please contact me for exact locations.

Saturday, August 27

  • Toronto, ON
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Tuesday, September13:

  • Albany, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Orange County, CA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Minneapolis, MN
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Wednesday, September 14:

  • Kansas City, MO
  • Miami, FL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Tarry Town, NY
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Thursday, September 15:

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Seattle, WA
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Atlanta, GA

Does Colonic Irrigation Work?

Friday, August 5th, 2011
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Colonic Irrigation

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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Georgetown University

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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Find My Inspirational Weight Loss Story on BlogTalkRadio

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

This has been an amazing year.  My goal throughout has been to reach as many people with the amazing promiseTamara2b3 256x300 Find My Inspirational Weight Loss Story on BlogTalkRadio of Nutrititional Cleansing and ReplenishingIsagenix products, paks and systems have changed the life of my family on so many levels and opened doors I didn’t know existed.  I now have another opportunity to reach even more of you.  On Mother’s Day, May 8th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. you can log on to BlogTalkRadio.com and access my interview with reknowned women’s mentor Sharon Michaels.  You can hear my weight-loss success story as well as gain additional insight and information on how Isagenix systems may work for you!

You can listen to the interview by clicking on  the picture below…

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If after hearing the interview you would like to find out more you can contact me through CleanseBenefits.com, or by calling me toll free at 1-866-982-DIET (3438).

Counting Calories and Weight Loss Success

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

If you wish to win the weight-loss race, you have to begin with finding the starting line.  Determining the number of calories necessary to maintain your current weight is useful information when it comes to fighting the battle of the bulge.  This number then can help you to determine how many daily calories you will need to consume to actually lose weight.  The Mifflin-St. Jeor equations are a fairly accurate tool to establish daily calorie requirements.

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Counting Calories

The process to determine your base caloric number is as follows:

1.     Convert your weight and height

Current Weight ____________ Divided by 2.2 ____________ = your weight in Kilograms

Height in inches ____________  x 2.54 = your height in centimeters  

2.     Calculate A

10 x ____________ (weight in kilograms from step 1) = _____________ A

3.     Calculate B

6.25 x ___________ (height in centimeters from step 1) = _____________ B

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Mifflin-St. Jeor Equations

4.     Calculate C

5 x age = ____________ C

5.     Calculate your caloric needs

Male:

A + B = __________ – C = __________ + 5 = ___________ = BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate)

Female:

A + B = __________ – C = __________ – 161 = ___________ = BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate)

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1.200 = Sedentary (Little or no exercise)

1.375 = Minimally active ( Light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week)

1.550 = Moderately active  (Moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week)

1.725 = Very Active (Hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week)

1.900 = extra active (Very hard exercise/sports and physical job)

Your BMR ___________ x your activity level ___________ = your daily caloric needs

To lose one pound per week you have to subtract 500 from the number above (daily caloric needs).  This number tells you how many calories you should consume each day to achieve weight-loss.

To lose two pounds per week, in addition to adjusting your caloric intake as indicated above, add 45 minutes to an hour of physical activity each day. 

Using the above equations a 42 year old, 6 foot, 200 pound man who lives a moderately active lifestyle would have a BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) of 1849.  This same man would need to take in 2866 calories a day to maintain his current weight.  If this man wanted to  lose a pound a week he would have to maintain his current lifestyle and eliminate 500 calories from his daily intake.     

If you would like to find out how nutritional cleansing and replenishing can help you to lose weight and maintain your shape then contact us toll free at 1-866-982-DIET (3438).  You can also visit our web-site at http://www.cleansebenefits.com.

Obesity tied to Brain Damage

Monday, April 18th, 2011

One of my favorite t-shirts of all time was posted by a friend on his face-book page.  The shirt reads, “My wife says I have ADD but…hey look!  A duck!”  I find great amusement in this t-shirt because it I believe it to be reflective of the

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 view of many wives towards their husbands.  We husbands generally have a limited capacity to multi-task, i.e. watch television, read a book, etc., and at the same time hear what our wives are trying to tell us.  Based upon a new study conducted by researchers at Kent State University in Ohio, the next time you miss something your wife says you may want to look down to the belly under the t-shirt to explain your lack of understanding and perception. 

The researchers tested the cognitive functions of volunteers suffering from obesity and compared these results to subjects at a healthy weight.  It was determined that obese people generally scored lower than the non-obese subjects.  In fact, 25% of the obese subjects scored low enough to be considered learning disabled

Even more astounding, the researchers determined that correcting the obesity problem, i.e. losing weight through various methods in order to achieve a healthy weight, may boost cognitive scores.  Subsequent to the initial study two-thirds of the obese study participants underwent weight-loss surgery and released an average of 50 pounds.  This weight-loss appeared to have a correlary effect of increasing test scores related to memory. 

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Cognitive Function

When I first started researching the study I felt it was possible that the lower test scores in obese people may be related to the amount of time that was spent eating as opposed to engaging in cognitive activities.  This led me to believe that test scores would remain the same for some time after the weight was lost.  However, the researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to scan the obese subjects brains.  They determined that there was actually physiological evidence that obesity has an adverse affect on the brain.  Researchers found indications of damage to the substance that surrounds and insulates nerve fibers which indicated that this substance is needed for optimal cognitive function

The ultimate take-away from the study is obesity robs sufferers of much more than their physical health.  Beyond the weight related physical diseases experienced by obese people, there is now a psychological component that negatively impacts their lives.  There are so many negatives associated with being obese that it becomes more critical every day for people to change their lives and lifestyles. 

I am not a purist.  I accept the fact that nutritional cleansing may not be for everyone.  I reject the idea that there are people who cannot follow the system; however, I do accept that there are those that simply don’t want to.  Nutritional cleansing does require some commitment and a leap of faith that something you have yet to try might actually work.  If my wife had not made that leap she would still be considered obese.  she would still be almost 70 pounds overweight.  We probably would not have a long happy life together.  

My wife and I feel a sense of obligation to help those who suffer from obesity and poor health.  We would love to talk to you about how nutrional cleansing and Isagenix changed our lives on so many levels.  If you would like to have a conversation with us then you can call toll free at 1-866-982-DIET (3438) or you can visit our web-site at http://www.cleansbenefits.com.

The Good Fortune of Nutritional Cleansing

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

What does a fortune cookie’s fortune have to do with nutritional cleansing?  I love oriental food.  Actually I am fascinated by it.  A chef is able to combine ingredients that many people normally don’t eat and blend them in a wayFortune Cookie The Good Fortune of Nutritional Cleansing that makes any entree appealing and desirable.  Vegetables like snap peas, water chestnuts, carrots, sprouts and the like are combined with unique spices and tasty sauces into an explosion of taste and flavor.  That is why I chose to have my favorite for lunch today…Kung Pao Chicken. 

After I finished my delicious meal I looked into the bottom of the bag and spoted the individually wrapped fortune cookie.  Because I am conscious of how many sweets I put into my mouth I will generally skip this dessert.  This does not mean that I skip the fortune.  Now I don’t actually believe in the fortune.  I don’t believe words written on a tiny slip of paper should be directing my life and guiding my decisions.  Yet I do find the fortunes amusing.  Today my fortune read, “There is no greater gift than good health.  Cherish it always.”  Like many of the fortunes contained in those folded yellow cookies, I was having a hard time understanding how these words predicted my future or were supposed to change my life.  Despite this fact I did find value in the passage. 

I believe with all of my heart that good health is one of the greatest blessings that can be bestowed on a man or

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Network Marketing

woman.  Good health is the soil that a good life grows from.  With that knowledge it should be easy for you to understand why my wife and I are so passionate about Isagenix and nutritional cleansing.  The many Isagenix products, paks and systems are the means by which I can bring a complete stranger closer to a healthier life.

The challenge has always been to convince the receiver of this good news that my intentions are pure and that I am not simply trying to “sell” them something.  This challenge is true for any network marketerMulti-level marketing is very different than any other type of sales.  We are not offereing everyday items.  We are tasked with convincing someone that they need something they never needed before.  Furthermore, we must make our pitch in unconventional locations and circumstances.  

A lightbulb salesman has a built in customer base.  He does not have to convince someone that they need to buy lightbulbs.  Instead, he simply needs to convince the buyer that they should buy their lightbulbs from him.  Network marketers must convince the buyer of one of three things. 

1.  The product or service they offer is “better” than what can be found in a traditional store

2.  The product or service they offer is “cheaper” than similar products bought through more conventional means. 

3.  The product or service is so unique or special that they only reason the buyer hasn’t bought it before is because they were unaware of its existence. 

Isagenix and nutritional cleansing fall into the third category.  Isagenix has provided such a unique health and weight loss solution to me and my family that I cannot help but tell others about how it has changed our lives.  I cannot

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IsaLean Shake

 compare it to any other product or service because what it offers is so special and profound that such a comparison would not do it justice.  It is not simply a nutritional supplement.  It is certainly not a weight loss program like so many others on the market.  Finally, the IsaLean Shake is not your typical athletes meal replacement.  It is all of these things and so much more.  We would love the opportunity to tell everyone reading this blog how it has changed our lives…and how it could change yours. 

If you would like to find out more then you can contact us through our web-site at http://www.cleansebenefits.com, or by calling us toll free at 1-866-982-3438.

Investing in Your Health With Nutritional Cleansing

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

My wife and I talk to people about nutritional cleansing and replenishing (Isagenix) every chance we get.  We believe in Isagenix so much and want to help as many people as we can that it takes little to get us started.  One of the most common arguments we get in response is that Isagenix is just too expensive.  You may find it doesn’t fit into your budget but there are several considerations that must be examined before such a conclusion is made.  These considerations may very well change your mind about investing in your health

We make decisions every day about the purchases we make.  Very often we make decisions that are not fiscallycaribbean view Investing in Your Health With Nutritional Cleansing sound but, in the end, make us feel good for various reasons.  Maybe you go to a nice restaurant and buy an expensive dinner.  Maybe you go to  the car dealership and buy the car that is more money  than you intended on spending.  Maybe you go on a Caribbean vacation that you put on your credit card just because you have never been there.  I don’t deny anyone from treating themselves well.  I think we all deserve something special every once in a while.  But consider this…when was the last time you treated your body?  In other words, how much are you willing to invest for a healthier you or a better quality of life?  Your health maybe the greatest treasure you will ever possess. 

It appears that many who research Isagenix see the retail price of the programs and without exploring further assume that this potential solution for their obesity and/or health problem is out of their reach.  There are ways that we can show you how to purchase Isagenix products at wholesale prices.  Purchasing the Isagenix 30-Day Cleansing and Fat-Burning System with auto-ship as an associate (a designation that carries no obligation) will save you about $114.00 when compared to the retail price.

Another consideration is that the Isagenix IsaLean Shake is a meal replacement program.  In other words, instead of supplementing your daily breakfast and lunch with a shake you are actually replacing that meal.  As unbelievable as it may seem, investing in an Isagenix 30-Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System can save you money on your monthly food bills.  To demonstrate this comparison I have included the following flyer: 

Isagenix Savings Investing in Your Health With Nutritional CleansingThe money saving potential has become even more likely in the last several months.  In an article from March 16, mixed%20vegetables Investing in Your Health With Nutritional Cleansing2011 Foxnews.com reported that in the last 30 days alone wholesale food prices jumped more than in nearly two years.  Food prices increased by 3.9 percent over the course of the month caused largely by a sharp rise in the cost of vegetables (it is tragic that the food that is the best for us, is the least subsidized and therefore the most expensive).  Ultimately, the increase in food prices can be tied to the increase in energy costs.  The price of gasoline has gone up 3.7% which means it costs more to bring the food to your table.

Finally, the liberal compensation plan offered by Isagenix has allowed us to supplement our income.  We are able to offset and exceed the cost of our product through our compensation from the company.  If this opportunity interests you we can help you to start your own at home business that may help you pay for your Isagenix products, programs, paks and systems.  I can’t guarantee that you will experience the same incredible success we have, but we would be happy to tell you how we have worked our business.  The Isagenix compensation plan is structured in such a way that your success is our success.  Therefore, it is in our best interest to prom0te and support your business as well.   

Tamara and I would love the opportunity to talk to you more about how Isagenix has not only improved our health, but also has helped us to control our grocery bills.  If you would like to find out more then you can call us at 1-866-982-DIET (3438).  If you would like to do your own research you can go to our web-site at http://www.cleansebenefits.com

Aren’t all Powder Proteins the Same?

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

There are two elements associated with a nutritional cleansing and replenishing program.  The first element involves the cleansing of impurities from the body.  I liken it to an STP treatment for your engine.  Youlogo stp Aren’t all Powder Proteins the Same? remove the impurities and your engine runs more efficiently.  In your body your engine running better means your metabolism is more efficient, and as an added benefit you have a tendency to lose weight.  I have found with my own nutritional cleansing and replenishing system that my body’s metabolism has a tendency to center itself.  I released pounds and found a weight that optimized my fitness level and athletic performance.  

The second step to achieving a healthy lifestyle is to replenish the body with high grade nutrition.  Many athletes use a variety of vitamins and supplements to accomplish this end.  This is critical considering the poor state of health and fitness in this country and some of the junk we consider food.  One of the most common means by which athletes replenish their bodies is with a protein-based thumbnail.aspx?q=525279038240&id=31a9d4dc965f89831fee6092948d94eb&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.tradeoffer.com%2fuploadedimages%2f82703399 Aren’t all Powder Proteins the Same?powder.  There are several different protein powders on the market at the present time that can be mixed into flavored meal replacement shakes (usually a chocolate meal replacement shake or a vanilla meal replacement shake).  The options presented below are in order from least to most effective/comprehensive in achieving total health and fitness.  

Whey Powder

Of the three options I will discuss, this is the least expensive of the protein powders.  There are three different types of whey protein to include hydrolyzed whey protein, whey protein isolate, and whey protein concentrateWhey protein contains little fat and cholesterol and is also low in lactose.  There are few carbohydrates and it is high in calciumWhey protein increases training related fat loss if consumed immediately before or after you work out.  Whey protein also increases protein synthesis if taken right before or after a work out.  It is easily digested and absorbed.  

Whey Protein/Calcium Caseinate Protein Powder

This blend of ingredients provides two different protein sources that are absorbed in different ways.  The whey protein is quickly absorbed while the calcium caseinate protein is absorbed much more slowly.  This combination gives you an immediate source of protein as well as a time released source over time.  This combination increases fat loss when consumed just before or after your workout.  The added element of calciumIsaLean Nutrition Aren’t all Powder Proteins the Same? caseinate is synthesized from dried skim milk.  

Whey Protein/Calcium Caseinate Protein/Carbohydrate Powder: 

This is the blend that I use and seems to offer the greatest benefit to those looking to improve overall health and wellness, manage their weight and build lean muscle mass.  The introduction of carbohydrates and fat to this blend of proteins creates a super food for those looking to… 

  • Maximize nutrient absorption
  • Support vital body functions
  • Build Lean Muscle
  • Manage weight 

I would suggest to anyone looking to incorporate a protein powder into their diets and work-out routines to read the label.  Not all protein powders are the same so a little research is necessary.  If you would like to talk about the protein-based meal replacement shake that I am taking which falls into the last category I would be happy to talk to you about it.  

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