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In July of 2009 I found myself weighing almost as much as I did when I was 9 months pregnant with my first child 12 years earlier. After spending my whole life "skinny" I the weight was no longer coming off easy. A friend introduced me to Isagenix. I tried the 9-day cleanse and lost 7 pounds. I then completed the 30-day cleanse (after a brief vacation in Disney World) and lost 11 more pounds. Isagenix easily helped me reach my goal. In addition to the weight loss I gained energy back that I forgot I had. I look and feel younger. I now continue to use the Isagenix products not only to maintain my weight but because I truly believe that they are keeping me healthy and young. The best part is to this date, the extra weight has not returned.

I have compiled this blog to give you information about the different Isagenix products. Whether you goal is weightloss or you just want to do something awesome and healthy for yourself Isagenix has products to meet your needs. Please
contact me for additional information. I would love to get you started on your way to a healthier YOU.

Monday, August 31, 2009

9 Tips for Taking Isagenix on the Go

Traveling? Taking Isagenix with you is easy.

Read these 9 tips for Isagenix on the Go.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

20 Tips for Carefree Cleansing

Check out these great tips for cleansing:

20 Tips for Carefree Cleansing

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Isagenix 30-Day Cleanse

The Isagenix 30-day cleanse consists of six "shake" days followed by one "cleanse" day. Repeat for 30 days.

Days 1-6: Shake Days
Day 7: Cleanse
Days 8-13: Shake Days
Day 14: Cleanse
Days 15-20: Shake Days
Day 21: Cleanse
Days 22-27: Shake Days
Day 28: Clenase
Days 29-30: Shake Days

Every Day: Drink plenty of water, take one Natural Accelerator capsule 2x a day, drink 1-2 ounces of Ionix Supreme.

Shake Days - drink two shakes today and eat one sensible meal, along with IsaDelight™, Snacks!, almonds or an organic apple.

Cleanse - You'll drink four-ounces of Cleanse for Life™ four times today—at breakfast, lunch, late afternoon and in the evening. Mix it with eight-ounces of purified water; or drink Cleanse for Life™ alone and drink the water immediately afterward. Take your first serving of Cleanse for Life™ shortly after awakening in the morning. Each serving should be taken approximately four hours apart. Throughout the day, drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water and eat Snacks!, IsaDelight™, almonds or organic apples if you get hungry. IsaDelight™ is an excellent treat that may also help alleviate nagging cravings and hunger, while lifting your mood. Take one to two, up to twice daily. Take one Natural Accelerator™ capsule early morning and at 2:00 in the afternoon for best results.

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Isagenix 9-Day Cleanse

If this is your first time cleansing with Isagenix, you should complete two pre-cleanse days before starting the nine days. Thus making this an 11-day cleanse.

Day One - Pre-cleanse - see my other post for instructions.
Day Two - Pre-cleanse - see my other post for instructions.

Days Three and Four - Cleanse - You'll drink four-ounces of Cleanse for Life™ four times. I like to drink it cold over ice. Drink the water immediately afterward. Throughout the day, drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water and eat Snacks!, almonds or organic apples if you get hungry. IsaDelight™ is an excellent treat that may also help alleviate nagging cravings and hunger, while lifting your mood. Take one to two, up to twice daily. Take one Natural Accelerator™ capsule early morning and at 2:00 in the afternoon for best results.

Days Five-Nine - Shake Days - drink two shakes today and eat one sensible meal, along with IsaDelight™, Snacks!, almonds or an organic apple. See my Eating Healthy Blog for some meal ideas.

Days Ten and Eleven - Cleanse Days - repeat Days Three and Four

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Isagenix Pre-Cleanse

An inititial pre-clenase helps better prepare your body to get the best results from Isagenix Cleansing and Fat Burning System. During each day of your two pre-cleansing days, you'll eat two IsaLean® Shakes, one 400 - 600 calorie meal and up to two healthy, system-approved snacks.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Preparing to Cleanse

Before you begin your 9-day or 30-day Isagenix cleanse, make a list of healthy snacks and foods you’ll need to have on-hand during the system.

Here’s an example:

Essential for All Days
Pure water (bottled or purified with a filter)

Meals for Pre-Cleanse and Shake Days
Lean protein, fish or organic tofu
Eggs (Free-range omega-rich eggs preferred)
Organic vegetables, such as broccoli, green beans, leaf lettuce and tomatoes
Whole grains, such as brown rice and barley

Unsalted almonds
Organic fruits, such as apples and grapes
Raw vegetables - celery, carrots, cucumbers, etc

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Isagenix Glossary

Cleanse Days—During these days, you’ll be drinking Cleanse For Life™ four times and up to two system-approved snacks. There are four Cleanse Days during the 9-day system. If you use the 30-day system there is one cleanse day a week.

Cleansing and Fat Burning System—An Isagenix system that features revolutionary products and a comprehensive system that accelerates the removal of impurities and helps the body safely lose unwanted weight.

Coach—The sponsor who enrolled in Isagenix. This person will help guide you through your Cleansing and Fat Burning System.

Pre-Cleanse Days—Two days that lead up to Cleanse Days. During these days you will be eliminating non-nutritious foods while drinking two shakes and eating one 400 – 600 calorie meal. Pre-Cleanse Days prepare you for cleansing.

Shake Days—Five days that separate the block of two Cleanse Days. You’ll drink two shakes and eat one meal and up to two snacks during these days.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Isagenix Pre-Cleanse

An inititial pre-clenase helps better prepare your body to get the best results from Isagenix Cleansing and Fat Burning System. During each day of your two pre-cleansing days, you'll eat two IsaLean® Shakes, one 400 - 600 calorie meal and up to two healthy, system-approved snacks.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Testimonial - Jack Canfield - Chicken Soup for the Soul series

“I personally lost 33 pounds in just 35 Days! Not only that, but my joints feel better. I have incredible energy. And best of all -- the sweets, pastas, wines and other “no-no’s” I used to eat now have no hold over me whatsoever! Incredibly, I’ve kept my weight off month after month. I’ve been so impressed with what Isagenix has done for my life, the life of my family, and the lives of my friends that I decided to write Chicken Soup for the Healthy Soul just for Isagenix comprised of stories of people’s success with Isagenix Products."
Jack Canfield, (Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series)

Hear Jack Canfield talk about Isagenix

Testimonial - John Gray - Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

"[Isagenix] will not only help people lose weight, but also improve their relationships. [Isagenix] is the first product that I whole-heartedly endorse."
John Gray, Ph.D. (Author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus and The Mars & Venus Diet & Exercise Solution)

Hear Dr. Joh Gray talk about Isagenix by clicking here.

Are You Toxic?

Join Gastroenterologist Becky Natrajan, M.D., in this ground-breaking video as she speaks out on the toxic environment in which we live and what you can do to help cleanse your body of impurities.

Are You Toxic? Video

Cleansed for Life

Discover the missing link to amazing health and safe, lasting weight loss.Unlock the miracle of the human body through the power of nutritional cleansing! Healthy weight loss, renewed vigor and energy, increased lean muscle mass — they can all be yours when you use the revolutionary Nutritional Cleansing Systems from Isagenix.

Cleansed for Life Video

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Isagenix Testimonial - Pat, Locust Valley, NY

Isagenix has been life changing for me. To date I have lost approximately 65 lbs and I feel better than I did when I was 20 year old. My energy is incredible, I have joined a gym(1 month and counting), started lifting weights to tone my muscles, and find that I can play with the kids for hours on end. The great news for the family is that my wife has also experienced similar results and we have become a more active and energetic couple to be around.

To date I have helped 20+ people start the program and they have also seen the same results that Pam and I experienced. Some of these people were severely overweight like myself, some just wanted to lose a little but increase their energy, and some did not want to lose any but wanted to eliminate toxins from their body and become healthier.

Eliminating toxins is the key to Isagenix. I could have done the typical diets or even eat nothing and I would not have lost the weight that I have. In removing toxins from your system it allows the body to shed excess water and fat celled that are wrapped around these toxins for the sole reason of protecting you. There is a video on the web site from a doctor that explains this better than I can.

About Me - My Isagenix Story

I am 43 years old and a month ago I weighed almost as much as I did when I was 9 months pregnant with my first child 11 years ago. After spending my whole life "skinny" the weight was no longer coming off easily. A friend introduced me to Isagenix. I started the program on July 14, 2009. To date (8/16/09) I have lost 11 pounds. I started with the 9 day cleanse and lost 7 lbs. I then took a vacation and did not follow the program closely. I was worried that I would gain back all the weight, but I only gained 2 lbs after a week in Disney World. I have since started the 30-day cleanse and have lost 4 more pounds.

In addition to the weight loss:
  • I feel great and have more energy.
  • I have cut out eating junk foods and no longer have cravings for junk food.
  • I have cut my coffee intake. I would usually have 2-3 cups a day. I now have less than a cup. I could probably cut it out altogether, but still love that morning cup of coffee.
  • I notice a difference in my hair and nails. My hair feels thicker and healthier.
  • I also noticed that I no longer get migraines. I am not sure if Isagenix has anything to do with this. However, I have not had a migraine since starting the program. I did get infrequent migraines before.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Isagenix in the News

ABC News Tried to Prove Isagenix Cleansing Didn't Work. ... Boy Were They Surprised!!!

ABC News Clip Part 2

ISAGENIX FOX 31 News Report

Isagenix on South Florida Local News 10

What is Nutritional Cleansing?

The revolutionary practice of Nutritional Cleansing, which can result in greater health, well-being and weight loss, is the foundation in which Isagenix® and its systems were developed.

Nutritional Cleansing is built upon the health routine of cleansing, including fasting and drinking herbal remedies, which has been practiced throughout history. Cleansing gives the body the chance to rest, regenerate and assist in its natural ability to remove toxins and impurities to promote long-term wellness. However, Nutritional Cleansing improves upon this ancient practice with a system that cleanses, replenishes and revitalizes the body with essential nutrients. Fasting helps to remove impurities from the body, but Nutritional Cleansing speeds up this process by infusing the body with healthy nutrients.

In simple terms, Nutritional Cleansing can be compared to changing the oil in your car. We regularly change the oil in our cars because it gets dirty and clogged by pollutants. We drain the dirty oil and replace it with clean oil, which helps our cars to run more efficiently. The same can be said for our bodies. We are regularly exposed to pollutants in our environment, impurities in our diets and stress that is often created by our hectic lifestyles. Nutritional Cleansing helps the body and organs to do what they are designed to do naturally and remove impurities.

Isagenix has created the practice of Nutritional Cleansing and developed systems that help to promote optimum health. Isagenix systems focus on a complete approach to greater health and wellness with Nutritional Cleansing, a low-calorie meal routine and taking essential daily nutrients. Cleanse Days are a period of low-calorie intake, with no meals and only suggested snacks, accompanied by our Cleanse for Life™ liquid nutritional supplement, which replenishes the body with essentials vitamins and minerals. The low-calorie meal routine consists of Shake Days where one to two meals are replaced with healthier options such as nutrient-rich IsaLean® Shakes, Bars or Soups. The third meal is a suggested low-calorie, nutrient-dense meal. The final component of our systems is an infusion of essential nutrients, which includes daily supplements taken that provide essential vitamins and minerals to optimize health.

Our Nutritional Cleansing systems are not a “quick-fix” or a diet, but a means to creating a healthy, manageable lifestyle. The benefits of Nutritional Cleansing, combined with the convenience of a complete wellness system, has given people the ability to change their lives in remarkable ways and has created greater health and safe, lasting weight loss for hundreds of thousands of people. *Weight-loss results may vary.

Traditional Diet vs. Cleansing

One of the ways the liver deals with impurities is to increase body fat to enfold these impurities to protect the body from their influence. Diets are not successful for long term weight loss because they don’t address the need to cleanse the body of impurities.

Traditional Diet:Fat stored to protect from impuritiesSmaller body means increased percentage of impuritiesBody senses increased level of impurities and goes into emergency fat production - REBOUND!Fat stored to protect from impurities .

Cleansing:Shed Pounds Without The Rebound and Help Build Lean Muscle at the Same Time !Cleansing is a safe, healthy, and natural way to achieve a healthier, leaner body.Impurities are released, so body sheds fat Better overall health with less fat and more lean muscle.

If your weight is a challenge ~ ISAGENIX is your answer.
• Cleanses your body of impurities . . . releases stubborn fat
• Helps build lean muscle
• Replenishes the body with high quality nutrients
• Creates an environment for wellness
• FAST, safe, weight loss
• Increases energy and vitality
• Promotes beautiful skin, hair, and nails
• Endorsed by Medical Doctors
• Easy to follow program
• Cleansing Drink consisting of Aloe Vera juice, 70 + Ionic minerals, herbal tea extracts, and other botanicals that feed the system ~ not starve it.
• Natural Accelerator Capsules that are Ephedra-free, Ma Huang-free, yet complete with ingredients that facilitate RAPID Fat Loss and promote Energy.
• Isagenix Snacks that help balance your blood sugar through a perfect blend of protein, essential fats, and complex carbohydrates.
• IsaLean Shakes containing a unique, low-lactose, whey protein blend with amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Promotes muscle density and suppresses appetite and cravings.
• 400 – 600 calories of healthy food

21 Reasons to Cleanse

21 Reasons to Cleanse & Replenish -
by Becky Natrajan, M.D.

1. Strengthen the Immune System. Cleansing impurities and flooding the body with high grade essential nutrients strengthens the immune system. Some studies indicate that a healthy dose of high grade, absorbable protein will strengthen your immune system by as much as 500%.

2. Love Your Liver. A clean, healthy liver supports metabolism and burns fat. A healthy liver promotes normal thyroid function and when the thyroid is healthy, your metabolism and energy levels escalate.

3. Support Healthy Brain Chemistry. When your body can effectively absorb and digest fats and protein, it converts these nutrients into healthy brain chemicals. When your brain chemistry is aligned, you will make healthier food selections.

4. Restore Antioxidants. Toxic compounds create "free radicals" that have the potential to damage cellular DNA-thus leading to cancer, weakened immune systems and accelerated aging. Antioxidants are substances that block free radical formation and destroy already formed free radicals.

5. Free yourself from stress. In herbal medicine, adaptogens are used to help the body "adapt" to imbalances that stress the body externally or internally. Replenishing the body's needed adaptogens assists in the body's own self-regulatory systems, thus reducing stress.

6. Maximize Absorption of Essential Nutrients. Maximizing absorption of nutrients helps to fuel the internal body to support all major organ systems including the circulatory, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems.

7. Aid Digestion. Herbs such as suma, peppermint, fennel seed, and licorice have been used in many cultures to support and aid in digestion. Peppermint is a nontoxic digestive remedy that can provide relief from gas, bloating, nausea, and gastric upset. Peppermint has a calming effect on the smooth muscle of the intestinal tract and is felt to promote the flow of bile from the gallbladder into the small bowel, thus aiding in the digestion of fats.

8. Rejuvenate Your Cells with Ionic Minerals. Minerals are the key to enzyme activation in our digestive tract. When minerals are present, our intestines allow for ultimate absorption of vitamins and essential nutrients. Modern lifestyle has taken its toll on our digestive/elimination organs. Ionic (charged) minerals are the most easily absorbed by our body.

9. Support Your Vital Organs. If your body is overwhelmed with impurities, gentle cleansing herbs and essential nutrients will allow it to eliminate toxins through the liver (the major detoxifying organ of the body), colon, urinary tract, sweat glands, skin pores, and the lymphatic system much more effectively.

10. Lose Weight and Feel Great. Studies have shown that fat cell provide the perfect environment for holding onto toxins. This is our body's natural mechanism for protecting itself from dangerous, often deadly toxins. Cleansing aids in the body's ability to flush fat and increase metabolism.

11. Eliminate Unhealthy Cravings. The healthy body will crave healthy things. The unhealthy body will crave unhealthy things. Cleansing and replenishing allows the internal body to create an environment that craves good, nutritious food.

12. Enhance Cellular Communication. Our cells want two things: good nutrients and a clean environment in which to communicate. Cleansing provides our cells with both.

13. Build Muscle. Cleaning and then replenishing with pharmaceutical grade organic whey protein provides the body with essential amino acids that are the building blocks for the development of lean, dense muscle.

14. Address Diabetes. Type II diabetes is a serious disease that is rampant because of our lifestyles. Effective weight loss and fueling of the body can aid in the body's ability to restore normal sugar levels.

15. Beautify The Skin. Our skin is the largest organ of our body. Cleansing and replenishing rejuvenates our skin, making us appear younger and more supple.

16. Create Abundant Energy. Better sleep cycles, achieved through cleansing, provide the body with stamina, energy, and mental clarity throughout the waking hours.

17. Balance Your Hormonal System. Cleansing and replenishing balances hormone levels, leading to a feeling of constant well being, increased stamina and increased sexual desire.

18. Slow the Effects of Aging. Toxins and nutritional deficiency can lead to premature aging on an internal and external level. Cleansing and replenishing allows our cells the ability to attach the affects of aging head on. A younger appearance along with incredible energy is often the result!

19. Address Cancer. Researchers suggest that approximately 90,000 cancer deaths may be related to obesity and are therefore, preventable. For almost all cancers, the risk of death increases coincident with body mass increases. Cleansing and replenishing often results in significant weight loss and, thus can reduce the risk of cancer.

20. Enhance Elimination. Refined, processed, low fiber foods, animal fats, lack of exercise, dehydration, and an ever-increasing level of stress all contribute to an irritable bowel and to sluggish elimination from the intestinal tract. Cellular cleansing and replenishing with fiber rich nutrients allows for better colonic elimination of impurities and is essential in the prevention of intestinal disorders.

21. Never Diet Again! Cleansing and refueling the body is an "anti-diet" approach to optimal health and weight manangement. "Diets" are often imbalanced and neither strengthen the immunes system nor rid the body of toxins. Imbalanced diets rob the body of essential nutrients and only offer temporary results.