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

Chuck Norris doesn’t have to cleanse…Impurities are too Afraid to enter Chuck Norris!

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Chuck Norris recently wrote an article discussing external toxins and our need to cleanse them from our bodies.  You can read the article at WorldNetDaily.com (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=233053).  I love Chuck Norris.  He is one of those rare celebrities that, despite the allure of fame and fortune, he has managed to stayChuck Norris Facts Chuck Norris doesn’t have to cleanse…Impurities are too Afraid to enter Chuck Norris! centered and focused on the things that are truly important in life.  He is an honest and humble guy who is able to make fun of himself.   In my estimation those attributes makes him extremely dependable and trustworthy.  If Chuck says something, then you can count on the fact that he believes it with all is heart.  

In his article Chuck provides some interesting facts that are indirectly supportive of the concepts behind the Isagenix® systems, products and paks.  Mr. Norris asserted that cleansing toxins from our bodies has become a mainstream topic of discussion because “our air, water, food and household products are streaming with contaminants.”  As I have stated in previous posts there are arguments that many of the common diseases experienced by modern man, to include many cancers, are a direct result of impurities and toxins entering our body through a host of sources to include our food.  You just have to read the back of a Twinkie® package to realize just how many chemicals are present in the American diet today.  If you do not pay attention to this nutritional information you are probably Junk Food Chuck Norris doesn’t have to cleanse…Impurities are too Afraid to enter Chuck Norris!consuming things that would shock you.  In Mr. Norris’ article he quotes author Mike Adams who stated, “Today more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and a lack of physical exercise.”  I feel like I can retire from the blogging business now as Mr. Adams managed to summarize every single blog I have ever written and virtually every argument for incorporating Isagenix® into a desire to lead a healthy lifestyle.  

There are virtually thousands of man-made chemicals that have been introduced into our environment, and more are produced every year.  It is, therefore, not a surprise that these chemicals are showing up in our bodies and in the bodies of our children.  In Mr Norris’ article he cited a study conducted by the American Red Cross on the umbilical cords of newborn children.  It was determined that these cords contain “…an average of 287Cleanse single bottle 200x200 Chuck Norris doesn’t have to cleanse…Impurities are too Afraid to enter Chuck Norris! contaminants, of which 180 are carcinogenic.”  

In the end, I believe the inevitable conclusion is that cleansing is becoming more and more important for everyone.  I believe that Isagenix® can help you like it has my family.  

If you would like to find out more about Isagenix® products like the Isagenix® Cleanse for Life® Dietary Supplement then you can contact us through our web-site at http://www.cleansebenefits.com.  You can also call us toll free at 1-866-982-DIET (3438).

Cancer and Our Toxic Environment

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

On October 15, 2010 the Daily Mail, an internet newspaper out of the United Kingdom, published an article entitled “Cancer ‘is purely man-made- say scientists after finding almost no trace of disease in Egyptian Mummies”.   TheDaily Mail logo Cancer and Our Toxic Environment article made the claim that after studying mummies and fossils and reviewing classical literature scientists came to the conclusion that until recent history cancer was an unusual and rare event.  The conclusion based upon this study was that cancer was caused by the “excesses of modern life”.    In other words, the toxins we have introduced into the environment and the resulting impurities introduced into our bodies from that environment have caused multiple cancers.  Even controlling for factors such as a shorter lifespan in ancient times has led scientists and researchers to the same conclusion.  We are responsible for the tumors and malignancies experienced by so many people today.  The mummy Cancer and Our Toxic Environmentfinal sentence of the article offered the most intriguing of assertions; “scientists now say a healthy diet, regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight can prevent about a third of the most common cancers”.  Mr. John Anderson, the “Mineral Man” and formulator of the many Isagenix® systems, products and paks should feel thoroughly vindicated. 

Isagenix® cannot and will not make any medical claims for their products, systems and paks; nor will I on the company’s behalf.  However, if the conclusions offered by this study are true, then it suggests that living a healthy lifestyle to include exercise, proper diet and weight control could potentially minimize or eliminate many of the catalysts for cancer.  If the study is accurate then Isagenix® weight loss programs to include the Isagenix® 9-Day Cleansing and Fat burning System and the Isagenix® 30-Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System may do more than simply help you to lose weight. Cleanse single bottle 200x2001 Cancer and Our Toxic Environment

Furthermore, if the conclusions of the study are assumed then the Isagenix® Cleanse for Life® dietary supplement may one day prove to have more value than simply cleansing unwanted impurities from the human body.  If you would like to find out more information on the Isagenix® weight loss systems or the Isagenix® Cleanse for Life® dietary supplement then you can contact us either through our website at http://www.cleansebenefits.com or by calling Tamara toll free at 1-866-982-DIET (3438).

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 http://www.cleansebenefits.com 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®!

Are You Toxic?

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

We live in a very toxic world.  We are exposed to herbicides, petrochemicals, hydrocarbons, heavy metals, food additives and synthetic drugs which can have an adverse effect on our cells, internal organs, and state of our overall health.  Antibiotics are injected into our farm animals.  There are so many insecticides and pesticides on our fruits and vegetables that they have become part of our food pyramid.  We are exposed to harmful substances every day.

 So, How Toxic Are You?  To find out, take the quiz below. 

Answer “yes” or “no” to the following statements:

  1. I have taken antibiotics during my life.
  2. I have gotten vaccines. 
  3. I have taken aspirin, Tylenol, ibuprofen or other over the counter pain medication. 
  4. I shower or bath in tap water.
  5. I drink water out of a tap.
  6. I have used plastic containers to heat my food in a microwave.
  7. I have a swimming pool where chlorine was used.
  8. I drive in a car every day.
  9. I drive in heavy traffic.
  10. I use hair dyes.
  11. I use fingernail polish.
  12. I use makeup & cosmetics.
  13. I use moisturizers, body lotions and sunscreens on my skin.
  14. I use air fresheners in my house.
  15. I use bug spray in my house.
  16. I use standard cleaning products in my house.
  17. I use standard soap and detergent on my skin and clothes.
  18. I use toothpaste with fluoride.
  19. I eat in restaurants at least once at month.
  20. I buy brand-name food products that are advertised on TV.
  21. I eat pork and shellfish.
  22. I use artificial sweeteners such as NutraSweet and Splenda.
  23. I drink soda several times at week.
  24. I have fewer than 2 large bowel movements every day.
  25. I have taken over-the-counter non prescription drugs.
  26. I have taken prescription drugs in the last 5 years.
  27. I use non-stick pans to cook with.
  28. I use deodorant or antiperspirant.
  29. I do not drink 8 glasses of purified water every day.
  30. I live near high tension wires.
  31. I use a cellular phone without electromagnetic chaos protection.
  32. I use a laptop computer with a wireless device.
  33. I use a wireless telephone in my house.
  34. I live a few miles of a manufacturing plant of some kind.
  35. I live within 100 miles of an agricultural area where produce is grown.
  36. I live within 100 miles of ranches where livestock, cattle, chickens, or other animals are raised.

If you’ve answered “yes” to over 20 questions, you may be highly toxic.  The purpose of this quiz is to demonstrate how living a normal life can result in massive exposure to toxins.  A hundred years ago many of the toxins on this list were non-existent.  Today there are new toxins introduced into our environment and our bodies every day.

Watch the Are You Toxic Video below…

http://tamarawestberg.isagenix.com/us/en/areyoutoxic.dhtml

Source:  Isagenix International