Jim Rhoades Bio
Formerly Jim was the President and CEO of an international nutritional company and in that capacity was taught by some of the world's top biochemists, nutritionists, and master herbalists for more than a decade. One of his duties as the president of that nutritional company was to be aware of the newest products and technologies of all other companies. He was well aware of the quality of his competition.
He left that very lucrative position to work with Isagenix on a full time basis. He is a former member of the Isagenix Field Advisory Board. He is the recipient of the 2007 Spirit of Isagenix award. He is an internationally acclaimed educator, nutritional counselor, and motivational trainer. He has written many articles for health publications and is a popular guest on many radio shows.
He was invited to speak at a symposium at Harvard Medical School with representatives from over 50 universities. His subject was “The state of nutrition in our foods today and why we need nutritional supplements.” He and his wife Kathy are the proud parents of 8 children and have 12 grandchildren. He makes his living making a difference in the lives of thousands of people.
“I have no medical degree, I do not diagnose nor prescribe. Isagenix is not a medicine and not meant to cure anything. It is a food and is meant to nourish the body.”
- Jim Rhoades
Below is the Transcription of his Seminar Presentation :
"The human body is the most incredible creation on earth. It has the ability to maintain and create good health and well being. There are between 60 and 70 trillion cells in the average human body. That is eight thousand times more cells than the number of stars in the milky way galaxy. Each cell is made up of over one quadrillion molecules, which is one hundred thousand times the number of stars in the milky way galaxy. The human body indeed is a living, working miracle.
One of the miracles of the human body is that it replaces almost all of those sixty to seventy trillion cells every seven years. With the exception of the nerve and brain cells, you get a brand new replacement to the entire body evey seven years. This does not take place all in one day, however. What does happen is that each day billions of cells are replaced. If the new cells have the necessary building blocks to build a healthy cell, then the body can be renewed. If the building blocks are missing, you will have a degenerative cell, which can result in a degenerative condition, or we start aging.
If we allegorically compared building a human cell to building a two story home it might look like this; we hire the finest contractor, the best carpenters, cement finishers, framers, plumbers, and electricians. Then we order top of the line products. The day of construction arrives and all the workers are ready. The trucks start to arrive. The first driver announces to you and the contractors that they have run out of lumber. There are no more 2x4’s, 2x6’s or any lumber. However, they have brought you a large load of sticks. Knowing the nails will split the sticks they also have brought you a large supply of glue. If by some miracle the craftsmen can make your house with these products, what will happen when the first wind storm comes through? If we simply understood what our individual cells need on a daily basis to rebuild we would never deliver a load of sticks and glue to our bodies.
Just what are these building blocks? They are a series of nutrients and phyto-nutrients known as water, oxygen, vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes, amino acids, electrolytes, and fatty acids. The human body requires a minimum of ninety of these nutrients on a daily basis that it cannot produce on its own. These ninety essential nutrients have to come from our food source.
I was invited to Harvard Medical School to address the topic of the condition of our food and why I felt it was important that we add food supplements to our diets. My discussion explained that most of the foods we eat are missing many of these key nutrients. Without these nutrients, or building blocks, our bodies are out of balance and they start to break down.
The biochemist mentors I have worked with have taught me that the essential ninety nutrients which the body requires on a daily basis are:
- 60 minerals
- 16 vitamins
- 12 essential amino acids
- 3 essential fatty acids
Along with water and oxygen these key nutrients become the lumber and building blocks for a brand new healthy cell. Unfortunately many of our foods no longer contain these building blocks.
The nutrients that are most often missing are the minerals. Most people do not realize that without these key minerals, even vitamins cannot be utilized by the body in an effective way. As a result of our farming practices which use pesticides we have accidentally sterilized our topsoil. We have killed the micro-organisms which converted the inorganic material into organic compounds, specifically the rock minerals. Now the rock minerals cannot be uptaken (absorbed) by the plant because they are not water soluble.
When these building blocks (minerals) are left out of our foods, we are trying to build and maintain our new cells with sticks and glue instead of good lumber and nails.
Another topic we need to address is the issue of cleansing the body, and particularly cleansing the major filters of the body. The genius of John Anderson, the founder of Isagenix International, was to recognize that in order for the body to heal itself the stumbling blocks (harmful substances) have to be removed. The body is constantly cleansing itself and removing harmful substances. However, because of the environment most of us live in, and the many new chemicals in the air, food, water, and personal care items, our bodies are losing the battle and need assistance. John Anderson recognized this and built a gentle but effective and safe cleansing technology.
One of the organs that performs over one hundred different functions for the body is the liver. Just cleansing this organ and giving it every building block in the form of nutrition it needs, can have a major impact on the body.
The Isagenix body system cleanse introduced to the world by John Anderson is not a medicine, nor is it a magic bullet that heals or cures anything. What it is, is a highly concentrated food with a cleansing system to help remove the harmful substances and then deliver the ninety essential building blocks that give the body the opportunity to do its own work and repair.
One of the great side benefits of the Isagenix cleanse is that it also helps many people lose unwanted weight. By doing so you lower the risk of becoming ill. I am convinced that the human body has the ability to even reverse the degenerative process if given the necessary tools.
All my personal research shows that what sets Isagenix products apart from all other major nutritional programs and products are the following:
- A true full-body nutritional cleanse designed to help the body remove harmful substances from not only the major filters in the body, but also the individual cells—all 60 trillion of them. There is nothing like this out there.
- All of the essential necessary building blocks from mostly organic sources have been included in the formulation. This also includes the missing organic minerals.
- A plant-based, live enzyme transport system. It is the enzymes that carry the all- important nutrients into the body.
- A superior whey-based protein imported from New Zealand and Australia with the best amino acid profile, giving you all the essential building blocks to protect and build lean body tissue, including your heart, lungs, liver, and muscles.
- It is low-calorie and has a low sugar profile, making it a perfect food for burning unwanted calories stored in fat cells. Unwanted pounds are safely lost as energy to be burned in the muscles.
In summary, Isagenix is not a medicine, nor is it a cure for any illness. It is a superior food that supplies the body with its needs. It is safe and doctor-recommended. It is cost-effective and tastes great! In my opinion Isagenix is the closest thing to a perfect food that I have found. It is now my food of choice.
Let me share with you one of the most effective ways to utilize our 30 day cleansing program to obtain accelerated weight loss. First thing when arising in the morning start with ½ ounce of Ionix Supreme and swishing it in your mouth for 45 to 60 seconds before swallowing. Let it have a 15 minute head start on any other food or drink except water.
When ready, prepare your IsaLean protein shake for breakfast and simply follow direction. Make sure to use plenty of ice as ice will help burn more calories as the body has to heat it up to body temperature. Follow up the shake with another 8 oz. of water. We will be drinking 10 eight ounce glasses of water throughout the day and it is best if you can put the water in a sports bottle and sip on it every 15 minutes to stay hydrated. This will dilute any harmful substance that is being discharged from your body and help flush the garbage out of your system. It is always best to water spaced all through the day so as not to have it just run through and then out. Rather, it is absorbed.
Now to maximize our results we also need to make sure we are doing some low impact frequent exercise, remembering that all fat is burned in muscle cells. The fat cells are only storage units, storing the energy, ready to release it when the muscles ask for it. Remember, the largest muscles in the body are below the waist so 40 minutes of brisk walking is one of the best ways to increase metabolism, the rate your body burns fuel. This will increase your weight loss. The key with exercise is to keep it consistent as your liver will develop the habit of sending most of any extra calories that you may have eaten directly to muscle cells to be burned in your next walk and not to the storage units called fat cells. It takes 30 days to train the liver. This is why an active person does not tend to put on extra pounds, even when they overeat, whereas an inactive person will have all the extra calories sent to be stored in fat cells. So let’s exercise on a consistent basis—40 minutes every other day, minimum.
Now it is lunch time. When choosing your own foods for lunch it is suggested to stay under 600 calories. If you want to stay under 500 calories, the extra 100 calories a day will often show up with big results. We need to realize we are not starving the body-- this is not a 30 day fast. We are feeding the body everything it needs to be healthy and have energy. We just leave out the high sugars and calories.
Make sure your mid-meals are loaded with vegetables, salads with low salad dressings (lemon juice is the best). Cucumbers, broccoli, green beans, cauliflower, celery and raw almonds are great. Set up extra vegetable platters in your frig for snacking on during shake days. Clean out your cupboards of any sugars or high carbohydrate foods such as potato chips, cookies, doughnuts, pre-sweetened cereal, chocolate and other candies. Eliminate all drinks with caffeine or carbonation for best results. Simply remove the temptation and replace with good, healthy foods.
Dinner will be another IsaLean shake. If someone feels they are still very hungry, the best alternative is to add one more half or even whole shake during the day.
Build a support team before starting your program by inviting three to five personal friends to do the cleanse program with you. Those that won’t join, ask for their support to help you stay on task by giving encouragement as you check in each week with them.
Now simply continue following the directions in your Program Guide. As a special note, many people will want to do a nine day program within a 30 day program to really accelerate weight loss. Always remember to do at least two pre-cleanse days, preferably four, before starting your juice cleanse days.
Special notes for juice cleanse days—To make your cleansing experience more enjoyable prepare in advance to have the celery, organic apple, and/or cucumber standing by to add to the all-important Snacks when needed. This will help maintain a good blood sugar level and help reduce cravings.
Remember to always consult with your physician when starting any new exercise or nutritional program.
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Here is a description of the Isagenix Best Selling Programs: 9-day and the 30-day approach:
Days 1 and 2:
- Mix 4 ounces of the mineral drink with 8 ounces of cold water 4 times a day.
- Take an accelerator capsule in the morning and one in the afternoon.
- Eat up to six of the special snacks as needed to curb hunger.
- Drink a minimum of eight 8 oz glasses of filtered or purified water.
Days 3 thru 7:
- Replace two meals, preferably breakfast and dinner, with an IsaLean Shake.
- Eat one healthy meal of 400-600 calories for your third meal.
- Take one accelerator capsule in the morning and one in the afternoon.
- Eat up to six of the special snacks as needed to curb hunger.
- Drink a minimum of eight 8-oz glasses of filtered or purified water.
Days 8 and 9:
- Repeat what you did on days 1 and 2.
- Do a 1-day cleanse as described for days 1 and 2 above.
Days 2 thru 7
- Replace one meal with the IsaLean shake.
- Eat two healthy meals of approximately 400 calories each.
- Take one accelerator capsule in the morning and one in the afternoon.
- Eat up to six Snacks if needed to curb appetite.
- Drink a minimum of eight 8 oz glasses of water.
- Repeat what you did on Day 1.
Days 9 thru 14
- Repeat what you did on Days 2 thru 7.
Etc. Just keep doing a 1 day cleanse followed by six days of meal replacement.
Exercising during this period will enhance your results considerably. While it is not required, it is highly recommended. If you have not been exercising you may want to start by just taking a short walk of 10 to 20 minutes – whatever is comfortable to you. You will want to gradually increase this by 5 minutes a week until you are able to walk for 45 minutes. Try doing this 4 or more days per week.