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Aging is a multidimensional process, which means it goes beyond those lines and blemishes you see on your face and skin. Your skin is simply a reflection of a complex biological process that is taking place every second of the day and is affected by the passing of time, genetics and environmental factors. Most lines on the market only address the physical changes that stem from aging, ignoring the fact that the damage at the cellular level has been done.
The Rejuvity line provides the proper nourishment the body needs with a holistic approach to help you maintain your youth from the inside out to help individuals age healthfully as they nutritionally cleanse and replenish. The following products are included in the new Rejuvity line:
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Isagenix®, the World Leader in Nutritional Cleansing and Replenishing™, develops and manufactures systems for sustainable health habits, youthful vitality and skincare. Isagenix products are distributed through an independent network of Associates in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. The company’s vision is to impact world health and free people from physical and financial pain. Isagenix, established in 2002, is a privately owned company with headquarters in Chandler, Ariz. and a member of the Direct Selling Association. For more information, visit www.constant-health.isagenix.com.
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Although the Holiday season is a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends—the days can be stressful. Here are seven easy ways to help you relax and stay healthy so you can enjoy the season to the fullest.
Exercise, for 20 minutes every day. Take a brisk walk or even get on the treadmill. It really does relieve stress and increase your long-term energy level. Try to incorporate physical activity into your daily to-do list along with regularly scheduled exercise. For example, park far away from the mall entrance—this should be easy since the lot will probably be full anyway—and take the stairs rather than the elevator while you’re shopping.
Make sure thay you take a potent multivitamin daily. Vitamins and minerals are necessary for optimal health, vitality, and energy—and help you make it through the very busy times of the Holdays. Take an Ideal Health PrivaTest and order CustomEssentials, which are nutritional supplements that designed just for your needs.
Bolster your immune system with vitamin C and echinacea. Give your immune system some extra support as the weather turns colder. You can do this by increasing your intake of vitamin C to 500–1,000 mg several times a day and adding echinacea and vitamin D to your daily supplement regimen. Vitamin D may also afford some protection against the flu.
Add ginseng to your daily regimen. This adaptogenic herb is well known for its ability to help your body adapt to stress and boost your physical and mental function. Look for one with a standardized percentage of ginsenosides, the active component in ginseng, and take as directed for the six or so weeks during the holidays. One good source is the IdealHealth “Rewind” mood infusion beverage mix that includes bitter orange, green tea, quercetin, and ginseng.
Take time for yourself. You run the risk of wearing yourself out. if you don’t take some time out to relax and unwind. Reserve an hour a day just for yourself. Read, watch a movie, play a game, meditate—it doesn’t matter what you do, as long as it’s something you enjoy that helps you relax.
Take the stress out of holiday shopping. For many people, holiday shopping is stressful and difficult, especially if you fnd it difficult to get around due to the weather or your health. Try online shopping this year. Amazon is great! You’ll avoid the crowds and long lines.
Get plenty of sleep. Deep, restful sleep is the key to rejuvenating your body, mind, and spirit. To help you wind down at the end of the day, try drinking a cup of valerian or chamomile tea. I suggest the Ideal Health (Trump Network) “Wind Down” mood infusion beverage mix that you can add to hot water. Taking a hot bath and listening to soothing music can also help promote a restful night’s sleep.
Millions of words have been written and thousands of products and plans are offered for weight control and weight loss. The holiday season, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years offer challenges to maintaining our weight. Good food, wonderfully tempting snacks, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic calorie rich beverages are everywhere. Although you can’t avoid all those calories everyday, on the non-festive days you can start to improve your diet. Here are two simple rules to follow that will help you get started on the right path to weight loss and health.
First, move your consumption of carbohydrates to the morning and mid-day. Eating a high carbohydrate meal in the evening just causes havoc with your body. Digesting carbohydrates and producing sugars late in the day when you are not going to burn them right away overwhelms your insulin systems and the ends up storing the sugars as fat.
On the other hand in the morning, when you have not eaten for six to ten hours or longer, you need carbohydrates to provide sugar that your body can easily utilize. Please notice nothing has been said about reducing calories or getting exercise. Those a both great things to do, just shifting to nutritionally balanced higher protein meals in the evening and higher carbohydrate in the morning will increase energy levels and start you on the path to loosing weight.
During the course of the day your meals should progressively include less carbohydrates and more vegetables, proteins, and good fats. Good fats are found in fish, walnuts, flax, olive oil, avocado, and organic-grass fed meats. Watch out for hydrogenated oils–vegetable, seed, and nut oils–and saturated fats.
Second, you should maximize the natural and fresh foods in your diet and minimize the processed foods. This is a complex issue, but to start try to select fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grain products and try to minimize sugar and processed grain products. This means eating oatmeal with fruit or granola instead of sugar coated artificially flavored box cereal. Select whole grain bread over white bread. Avoid high sugar beverages.
If you do these two simple things you will start on your way to controlling your weight and improving your health. There are increasingly more stringent steps that you can take to promote weight loss and regaining your health. These two rules are just the beginning.
Toxins are possibly the greatest problem, when you are trying to loose weight.
We are surrounded by toxic substances that we breathe in, absorb through our skin, and ingest daily. These toxins are in our cleaning and household products; pesticides and herbicides on our lawns and gardens; steroids, growth hormones and antibiotics in our dairy products, chicken, beef, and pork; preservatives in packaged food; Teflon in our cookware; heavy metals, contaminants, and pharmaceutical drugs in our tap water; toxins in our soap, shampoo, toothpaste; heavy metals in vaccines, tooth fillings, and fish; and biotoxins from mold; and medications.
The effect of these toxins individual and working together are detrimental to our survival. When toxins enter your body, they are absorbed by fat cells, because they are fat soluble. The toxins attach to the outer layer of the cell membrane that is made up of two layers of fat. The result is that the cells continually release leptin, an enzyme that controls the burning of fat in your body.
When the leptin levels in your body are elevated too often, similar to when insulin levels are elevated too high in Type 2 diabetes, the leptin receptors burn out and the body stops reacting as it should to leptin. When leptin is out of balance, it is impossible to loose weight.
Toxins also cause the release of chemicals call cytokines that damage the leptin receptors in the hypothalmus part of your brain. That produces weight loss resistance.
In addition, leptin is involved in the production of an important hormone, MSH (melanocyte stimulating hormone), in your hypothalmus. MSH controls nerve, hormone, cytokine functions, skin and mucous membrane defenses, as well as controlling the production of endorphins and melatonin. When your brain becomes leptin resistant you will eventually become deficient in MSH.
Than means that all of your body’s immune and hormone responses will be changed. You end up feeling horrible without being able to understand why. Eventually you find yourself on medications, chasing the downward spiral of increasing symptoms and side effects.
In order to loose weight, you need to reverse the build up of toxins in your body by cleansing your body at the cellular level. There are a number of programs and treatments that can remove toxins, help to rebalance your hormones, and get you at your ideal weight. The keys are, of course, what you eat and the amount of exercise that you get.
Reposted from Isagenix Nutritional Sciences, December 2, 2009
Three Steps to Beating the Diabetes Epidemic
Step 1: Getting Diagnosed
Beating diabetes starts with a short visit to the doctor’s office. Regrettably, many fail in achieving this step. An approximate 30 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are undiagnosed, according to the most recent data from National Health and Examination Surveys.
Get Tested for Diabetes
Diabetes diagnosis is simply a matter of recognizing classic signs and symptoms—such as frequent urination or heavy thirst—and measuring for persistent elevated blood glucose. The diagnosis is often made via an oral glucose tolerance test. The test involves a fasting patient drinking a sugar (glucose) solution as blood sugar is monitored periodically. If, after two hours, blood sugar continues to be above 140 mg/dL, then impaired glucose tolerance is diagnosed; if the levels exceed 200 mg/dL, then diabetes is diagnosed.
Once diagnosed, a patient can start to take action to maintain or improve his or her health. Making lifestyle changes are the most effective way to manage diabetes, one being glycemic control.
Step 2: Glycemic Control
Glycemic control is essential for diabetes management and is helpful for prevention
Glycemic control is the practice of keeping blood glucose levels within a healthy range. For a person with diabetes, tight glycemic control is vital for preventing further complications. The self-monitoring of blood glucose is not a difficult task. It can be performed easily enough with a portable, battery-operated glucose meter. A close eye on blood sugar helps a person assess the effects of diet, exercise and medication.
Glycemic control is essential for diabetes management and is helpful for prevention. Glycemic control isn’t just useful to people with diabetes, however. It is good advice for everyone. Since glycemic control can be helpful in managing weight, it can also help guard against insulin resistance, which leads to reduced risk of diabetes.
At its core, getting off the blood sugar roller coaster involves exercise, losing weight, eating balanced meals that are lower in carbohydrates, keeping to low-glycemic index foods (think whole wheat bread and sweet potatoes versus white bread and Russet potatoes), and consuming plenty of dietary fiber daily.
Step 3: Diabetes and Obesity Awareness
To make a dent in the end-figures of diabetes, a strong and continued message of awareness must resonate across the entire U.S. All that’s necessary is another look at the number above: 44.1 million people.
As much as possible, the primary call to action must be to lose weight. Being overweight or obese is the major risk factor in type 2 diabetes. As a matter of interest, earlier this year European researchers discovered a new molecule called CXCL5 that may be the cause of insulin resistance. It is theorized that the molecule is produced in overabundance only in cases of overweight or obesity.
Losing weight is no simple task. Our modern conveniences make it all too easy to live a sedentary lifestyle with calorie-rich foods like potato chips always within reach. Most people who attempt dieting often fail and, in addition, make the situation worse by not receiving adequate nutrition.
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Adopting a healthy weight management system is a matter of finding a disciplined, nutrition-focused program and a community of support. Isagenix is a company with the right approach.
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Reposted from Isagenix Nutritional Sciences, December 2, 2009
Unless more people lose weight, diabetes cases will double in 24 years.
Before today’s kindergartners reach their college years, the number of people with diabetes is expected to at least double and the cost of diabetes care to at least triple in the U.S.—that is if we are to believe the conservative estimates of a recent study and consequent media reports (in the NY Times and the Chicago Tribune).
As long as overweight or obese trends continue, then, according to the study, “between 2009 and 2034, the number of people with diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes will increase from 23.7 million to 44.1 million” and “diabetes-related spending is expected to increase from $113 billion to $336 billion.”
These numbers are a tragedy at our doorstep. A rise in diabetes ultimately means more suffering and more early deaths. The disease has already been recognized as one of the top 10 killers in the U.S. for more than half a century. It’s also responsible for bringing about blindness, kidney failure, birth defects and foot and leg amputations for thousands annually.
A broadened perspective paints an ever-grimmer picture of the future. It would be naïve to focus solely on diabetes when the metabolic condition characterized by elevated blood sugar has been consistently linked as a risk factor to other diseases.
Each individual, for example, who is counted among the study’s reported diabetes doubling effect will also double his or her risk of developing coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease. Further adding to the tally, as reported previously, a combination of obesity and diabetes leads to a four-fold increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. If the rise in diabetes cases alone is believed to be serious and costly, then it’s difficult to imagine the damage resulting from a parallel increase of these other devastating diseases.
A forecast of epidemics that lie ahead, once again, must turn our attention to the area of preventive health. The effort to avoid this situation must begin now if it is to happen at all, especially when it can be accomplished through low-cost measures that can be applied by anyone.
The US National Institutes of Health has published several good books on diabetes, in particular: Your Guide to Diabetes. If you would like a free eBook copy leave your name and email address below, then click “Go” and we will send you an internet link (URL) to read or download a copy.
Repost from Isagenix Nutritional Sciences, July 24, 2009
Monitor Your Glucose Levels Closely When You Are Dieting
If you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, then there are a few things of which you should be aware if deciding to use the Cleansing and Fat Burning System.
Type 1 diabetes
It’s common to have lower levels of glucose while on the products. Be careful with your use of insulin. I recommend to my patients that they cut their insulin in half while they do this program and adjust it accordingly. I also recommend my patients use short-acting insulin. Please consult your doctor before adjusting medication. You cannot expect to get off of insulin, of course, but you can expect to feel better and lower the levels of insulin required.
During the Shake Days you may find that the glucose levels increase. This is expected, but if the rise is too high then you can consider switching to diluting the shake with our unflavored whey protein, IsaPro, or having ½ a shake 4 times a day or ½ a shake 2 times day. Watch your glucose levels to guide you.
Type 2 diabetes
Monitor your glucose levels closely since it’s easy to have low levels while on the program. I personally recommend to my diabetics that they cut their medications in half if they are going to start on the 9-Day Program and if they are using insulin to only use the shorter-acting insulins. Please consult your doctor before adjusting medication.
A temporary glucose rise would be OK since it’s better than you falling into a hypoglycemic state, which is more dangerous than a hyperglycemic state. What we generally see is a reduction of both medication and glucose levels with this program. The Shake Days may very well show an increase in the glucose levels but as your weight goes down this generally is self-correcting. If this rise is too great for you then you can switch to just the IsaPro or you can use ½ a shake 4 times a day or reduce the amount to just ½ a shake 2 times a day.
I have also seen my patients no longer require any type of medication for diabetes, but individual differences doesn’t make this the case for everyone.* At the very least you should see a reduction in your weight and a reduction in the amount of medication that you are using.
Dennis Harper, DO
Isagenix Scientific Advisory Board Chair
This information on this Web site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient and her or his physician or other health-care professional.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Isagenix offers a combination of meal replacement food products, IsaLean Shakes, and and a cleansing product, Cleanse for Life, that helps rid your body 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.* These two product used together in a 9 Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System are intended to accelerate healthy weight loss while detoxifying your body. The following is a reposting of an article written by Dennis Harper, DO, Isagenix Scientific Advisory Board Chair, for diabetics
The concept that you could lose weight by cutting out carbohydrates and eating protein was once rejected by the medical community, because such diets seemed to be based on little more than speculation. On the other hand, head-to-head trials that pitted high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets against low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets have provided some recent evidence that a low-carbohydrate diet may help people lose weight more quickly.
According to The Nutrition Source, Protein: Moving Closer to Center Stage, as published by the Harvard School of Medicine, low-carb diets seem to work more quickly than low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets:
“First, chicken, beef, fish, beans, or other high-protein foods slow the movement of food from the stomach to the intestine. Slower stomach emptying means you feel full for longer and get hungrier later. Second, protein’s gentle, steady effect on blood sugar avoids the quick, steep rise in blood sugar and just as quick hunger-bell-ringing fall that occurs after eating a rapidly digested carbohydrate, like white bread or baked potato. Third, the body uses more energy to digest protein than it does to digest fat or carbohydrate.”
In fact, other nutrition research over the last decade has found that eating meals higher in protein can keep you from overeating. The overall decrease in calories over time leads to weight loss, so be sure to get 20-30g of protein early in each meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Dietary protein can help keep you satisfied for hours, especially if from a meal replacement bars or high proteint shakes that include milk casein. Milk casein digests slower than other types of protein, but not only does it provide a sustained release of amino acids, it also helps keep you satisfied longer.
For a first hand testimonial watch what one contestant from the television show, Dance Your Ass Off, had to say about protein in her diet.
Repost of blog by Dr. David Macallan, Clinical Director of The Trump Network
Does Turkey Really Make You Sleepy?
You’ve heard it said a dozen times – it’s all the tryptophan in the turkey that makes people feel sleepy on Thanksgiving afternoon. Well, it was a good theory, but I think it’s time to send it gobbling off into urban legend land.
Here’s how it went: tryptophan (which is high in turkey), gets converted into serotonin that is not only the “mood elevator” compound, but also induces sleepiness. Nice idea, but let’s carve down into the idea and see if it holds dressing, er, water. First of all, there is a tiny bit more tryptophan in turkey than in other meats, but not THAT much. Second, it has to compete for absorption with all the other amino acids that form protein (that’s what meat is, folks: muscles). Third, tryptophan is more effective taken on an empty stomach.
So it’s certainly not the tryptophan. What could it possibly be . . . ? Well . . . let’s look at what else is usually on that plate, and what’s in it:
Dressing – mostly simple carbs
Potatoes – mostly simple carbs
Cranberry jelly – mostly simple carbs
Sweet potatoes – mostly simple carbs
Corn bread – mostly simple carbs
Apple pie – mostly simple carbs
Pumpkin pie – mostly simple carbs
Candy – mostly simple carbs
Apple cider – mostly simple carbs
Plus, of course, alcohol – carbs and ethanol (in the early afternoon)
Think we might have found a culprit or two? Yessiree . . . an enormous consumption of simple carbs floods the body with sugars to which the pancreas has to respond with elevated insulin production. The insulin at some point overshoots the mark, and down you go!! Add some alcohol into the mix and it’s no surprise that a snooze quickly follows.
So next time someone tries on that old tryptophan tale, you can set them straight. Funny thing is, the turkey is without question the LEAST sleep-inducing part of the whole meal!!! Gobble that one for size!!
Adapted from a Blog Posted By Isagenix Nutritional Sciences, October 30, 2009
It’s a frightening time of year for your waistline. Junk food seems to lurk behind every door and at every party. Here are a few holiday tricks to stop cravings from creeping up on you.
Tip 1: Eat high protein and keep away haunting hunger.
The reason: satiety. You know that full feeling you get when you’ve just had a bit too much pumpkin pie? That’s satiety. And if you have protein earlier in a meal, satiety comes sooner. In fact, nutrition research over the last decade has found that eating meals higher in protein can keep you from overeating. The overall decrease in calories over time leads to weight loss, so be sure to get 20-30g of protein early in each meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Isagenix Chocolate Shake Mix
Dietary protein can help keep you satisfied for hours, especially if from a high-protein shake that includes milk casein. Milk casein digests slower than other types of protein, which is why bodybuilders use it for help maintaining muscle. But not only does it provide a sustained release of amino acids, it also helps keep you satisfied longer.
Tip 2: Scare away the sweet tooth by controlling blood sugar.
If you want to exorcise sugar woes, try exercise. Also, eat high-fiber, low-glycemic meals, make sure to get bioactives such as chromium and cinnamon, and replace sugary drinks with green tea. These suggestions all can help you control blood sugar, which ultimately helps you avoid binging on those tootsie rolls.
Tip 3: If you must have chocolate, come over to the darkside.
According to a survey from the University of Pennsylvania, chocolate is the sweetest temptation on Earth. Its draw is most apparent in women (just ask any woman). The enjoyment of chocolate is often associated with high fat and sugar, but new research is showing that dark chocolate is far from being a hindrance to weight loss.
Dark chocolate contains less sugar than milk chocolate and other candies and is rich in antioxidants that support healthy circulation and blood sugar. More importantly for weight loss, some research suggests dark chocolate, unlike milk chocolate, may even reduce cravings for fatty and sugary foods. To get the most benefit, choose quality dark chocolate tested for its antioxidant strength.
Tip 4: Freak out kids with healthy snacks.
Okay, so the kids might not be happy about this tip, but they’d be healthier for it. And you would have avoided a lot of temptation by keeping the lollipops from entering your house. Some healthy goodies you could offer might be yogurt, nutrition bars, or high fiber cookies.