Sunday, October 25, 2015

From losing weight to athletic performance

As most of you know, I have spent the last 1.5 years losing weight. The first 9 months of that journey was me vs. the scale. Fighting tooth and nail for every.single.pound. You know the feeling. Anyone who has tried to lose weight knows the feeling!! I lost 40.  The next 5 months, I gained and lost the SAME 5 POUNDS!! I would bounce from 221-228 trying to drop below that 221 mark was the most frustrating thing I have ever done. I had given up actually, that I was ever going to make it to that point. 

The reason we bounce around and can't get past a certain point is because of the toxicity in our bodies. And is best explained by this little chart right here. 

What I didn't know, is that toxicity was causing me to fail. What I also didn't know, is that there was an effective way for me to rid my body of toxins effectively. Once I did that, the weight started coming off RAPIDLY! So rapidly, I don't fight with the scale anymore. I don't even LOOK at the scale anymore! I used to stand on it once a day! And now it's MAYBE once a week. Just so I can report my losses for all of you who are watching! I officially hit 60 lbs lost this week at 206!! 

The thing I REALLY didn't understand, is that Isagenix would transition from a Weightloss tool, into an athletic muscle building tool. 

We use grade 7 un- denatured protein. Highest level of protein on the market. Here's a little article about WHY undenatured protein is the best for you.

It's taken me a while to figure out its NOT just the protein that makes you feel so great! It's the SYSTEM! I'll be honest! I tried Isagenix 5 years ago! Was I "sold"? Obviously not, because I never started selling it! It wasn't until I started using the entire system that I realized what a great tool for health I had found, and at that point, I couldn't help but share.

When my friends send me pictures like this, 

It is even MORE motivating!! This system helped Danica with a condition that was embarrassing and frustrating when I see results like this is motivates me EVEN MORE!!

Now that I am almost to my Weightloss goal, my goal has changed to more of a fitness goal, and I am simply in the best shape of my life. My goal has gone from losing weight to SEEING ABS. Never in my life have a had visible abs, but I think that's gonna be my new goal! 

I saw this on our athletes page and because many of are not on my coaching pages, I will just copy and paste it here. This is from the athletes page and describes what each component in our system does for you when you are training! 

By Kjersti Cote

If a Crossfitter is interested in getting rid of that "puffy layer" that's hiding all of the hard earned muscle and striation, then Isagenix is the answer.
Cleaning and the dense nutrition Isagenix supplements offer are a must for any athlete. The results that our professional athletes are getting from our product systems are hands down undeniable.
For an athlete to have products that are not refined, yet full of raw nutrients shipped in from various regions of the world and carefully placed into a container for convenience, is what they've been waiting for.
The thing is, is that it's a mental game with WODs and athletes when it comes to cleansing. One might think taking off 2 days in a row to deep cleanse would set them back but it doesn't. 2-day cleanses allows the body to massively dejunk, which is important for athletes as they have more toxic byproduct from workouts and muscle shedding, plus the increased exposure to environmental pollutants, plus the increased amount of oxidative stress.
Cleansing not only addresses the above mentioned, but cleansing house, allowing the body to absorb nutrients better for faster recovery and better results.
Day 2 in a 2-day cleanse is the magical day, more deep cleansing is accomplished plus hgh is at it's highest which is critical for youthful aging and a stellar physique.
A Crossfitters dream regime is---------
Paleo meals
Eating every 2 hours
2-3 IsaLean shakes each day-
-1 of those shakes 30 minutes post WOD no exceptions.
-Remember our IsaLean is a "zone Paleo" shake- 40-30-30 whereas the IsaLean Pro is modified for more protein, a must for guys!
AEDP with B-
-Each omega soft gel is equal to 12 other soft gels on the market and is huge for internal lubing and a natural anti-inflammitory
-Mass amounts of antioxidants to combat oxidative stress
-Product B to increase vitality and youthfulness- athletes are PR'ing with just Prod B like never before
-2-4 oz per day-Major contributor to increased stamina, energy and performance
Nightly CFL-
-Daily dejunking like a light house dusting. Great for pre-competition.
9-day deep cleanse-
-When they feel it's time deep cleansing
-Minimum every 3 months
-Great for post competition
Mutli Enzyme Complex-
-For all Paleo cooked meals
Greens and IsaFruits-
-Helps oxygenate the body better
-Again, needed antioxidants without all the sugar
-Cold pressed and extracted
the e+
-Depending on the crossfitter

I love that! De-junking your body is the secret! Especially to unveiling abs! Everyday I'm grateful that I started this system. I am surprised as everyone else that I've turned into a "health nut" so to speak, but I didn't know what I was missing. I DIDN'T KNOW that you could feel great everyday!! I DIDN'T KNOW that you could combat disease and fatigue from the inside out. It's a great great feeling! 

I love this video by this sports nutritionist. I love this program because it's easy, simple, and produces great results. I love it!! 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ah-Ha Moment

I knew the products were good. REALLY good. I knew that I have had amazing results, and I knew that everyone should use them because they are perfectly formulated for our bodies, but tonight, I had an ah-ha moment as I was listening to a call. It wasn't even a live call, but a rebroadcast of a call with John Anderson. The master formulator of our product. He described the entire system and how he came upon the formulations of this product and why and how it makes a difference in our bodies. Amazing information. However, these are just my notes. So, here is an unscientific version of a very scientific talk mixed with my own discoveries and applications. They are just my personal notes, so, be kind. :)

John has formulated OVER 2500 different PRODUCTS!!!! For 600 companies! He is truly truly a MASTER. He had retired when he formulated Isagenix, but loved loved loved formulating products and came up with some combinations of ingredients that he wanted to run in a clinical trial to see results. 

John says he believes in God and believes that people are gifted with certain knowledge and skill sets to share with the world. WOW. This was an ah ha moment for me, because this is something that I already believe! I know there are people who come to this earth with special gifts, and they are charged with their ability to share.  I could NOT agree more. Some people just have a gift. And this is his gift.

He formulated the SYSTEM and shared with a handful of people and felt COMPELLED to share after the results of a test group they tried. Over time, he learned what each single ingredient could do on its own. Ashwaganda (it is an ingredient in our cleanse for life)  is an adaptogen found in Nepal and is not always taken singly in its native region. It is taken collectively with other nutrients and together, they interact and are enhanced. He knew during the conception that he needed to find ingredients that are used synergistically.

John said the silver bullet doesn't exist. These properties and minerals, and nutrients need  to be used in CONJUNCTION with each OTHER! (This makes total sense to me because I used the product before and just used the shakes and did NOT have the same results) It's the SYSTEM.

They started with a discussion on CLEANSE FOR LIFE, which is a cleansing system we use to enhance weight loss results. THIS IS NOT A POOP CLEANSE! It is a cellular level cleanse with a very specific purpose.  The true way to shed the pounds the proper way is to cleanse the body and rest the body and reduce caloric intake and mineralize the body and give it a rest and put the body in a mild ketosis in order to let the body burn the fatty tissue as energy. THAT is where you release the heavy metals and reduce toxins in your body. Cleansing the body and ridding the body of unwanted toxins into a better state of well being. Tn the cleanse for life detox drink, there are over 70 RARE elements, minerals in an organic form extracted from plant life. If you just scooped up dirt and crushed things up, you would not be able to digest them. PLANTS serve a huge purpose on this earth. The roots are like the umbilical cord and get the rich minerals from the earth and extract the fine particles of minerals and trace minerals and put it into the plants! That is what humans need.

What impressed me the most is that he knows exactly the importance of minerals. Rare earth elements from plant life. No one else has the quality and balance that we have because John has been a master of it his entire career of formulating over 2500 products. He has even gained a label. The Mineral Man. 

The base of all those minerals, nutrients, and phytonutrients,  will enrich the body. Minerals and trace minerals contributes to 95% of all of your bodies functions! (He said that TWICE! So, it must be important) Early pioneers were looking for early forms of vitamins, but they didn't know they needed minerals and trace minerals to enhance absorption. You cannot get maximum absorption of these minerals and nutrients unless they are all working synergysitcally. 
For example, synergy of botanicas in cleanse for life, that would help flush the body of toxins. The heart of the Aloe Vera plant the inner heart fillet acted as the best most aggressive cleanses to the body. Using all of these vitamins and minerals help the body to rest and expel the bad things in the body.

During our 48 hour cleanse for life intermittent fast, you are doing two things.  You are giving your body a rest, but you are also flooding your system with vital nutrients that your body needs. In order to have the most success, you have to go through the first 24 hours and go to ketosis to uncover a lot of the toxins. So, you have to do 48 hour in order for best results. The second 24 hours is extremely important is DEEP CLEANSING, stirring up the body and rid the body of toxins. I can speak from my own experience that at this point of ketosis, I am not usually hungry and my body is doing its own work to heal itself. Drinking the cleanse for life drink during this experience allows your body to target the fatty areas of the body and break those down metabolizing them for fuel.  There has to be glucose present during the cleanse so that your brain can function, and most other cleanses are not designed this way and can do more harm to your system than good. 

Regarding strategy for using cleanse for life, some people take one to two ounces daily are having better health results one ounce in the morning one ounce at night. However, this should not replace a 48 hour cleanse, but enhance it for best results. If you have been drinking once ounce of cleanse for life in the morning and evening daily,  your 48 hour cleanse will be more effective and unveil even more hard metals, and toxins in the body and release them during that time. Neither method should replace the other. You should be doing both. 

If you want to maintain optimal health, you should be consuming this daily. 

What happens if people just do the one day cleanse once a week? Is it still beneficial? Yes, you do. it works mildly. It is not as aggressive. You are detoxifying. People DO lose weight doing that, but it takes longer and is not as aggressive.

Side note: this was an interesting conversation for me, because ever since Jaxon was diagnosed with Autism, I have tried to do everything I can to keep our toxicity level in our home to a minimum. I use natural oils to clean my home. I use all natural products to wash dishes, and do my best to make sure our plastics are safe etc. Obviously our world is more toxic than it ever has been before. Never before in the history of this world has this world been as toxic to our systems as it is now, and we have to do things on a daily basis to combat that. He mentioned that EVERYTHING is an epidemic now! EVERYTHING! ADD, ADHD, Obesity. They are all at epidemic proportions because people do not do enough on a daily basis to ensure their health, and this will. 

John then moved on to the ISALEAN SHAKE. He immediately went to one of the reasons that I personally think our shake is the best, and that is because we have all the enzymes that are needed to digest the the amino acids and digest them. Our body needs to make these long protein strands into smaller peptides, and it is generally unable to do so by itself. So, having these digestive enzymes helps our bodies to breakdown these proteins and use them completely in the body. Nit Not only that, but they have had to go out of the country to find the best grass fed cattle that eat the best diets in the most clean atmosphere on this planet. They do no injections, no hormones.

That protein is carefully extracted and the amino acid profile is different than the whey protein that you get in the US. The LONG CHAIN amino acids in the great protein we have can become a problem unless your body can break down into peptides. Your body has to unlink them. They put the exact right amount of enzymes to break it down. Because of this, you need to  DRINK your shake WITHIN 5 MINUTES! And because of this as well, we get super fast utilization of the protein in the shake. 

Regarding the use of Fructose! He says he gets thousands of emails asking why he didn't use a different type of sweetener.  There is a purpose for having a good sweetener. Fructose is very pure, it still has the minerals and integrity intact. When you have a meal, if you have all protein and very little fat, it is going to throw the body into a tailspin and you need a BALANCE of carbohydrate/protein/and fat. He completely disagrees with Atkins for this reason. It's dangerous for the body.

If we take it out, it will not convert the fructose to glucose. The brain is only fueled by GLUCOSE. Stevia DOES NOT DO THE SAME THING,  It does not break down into GLUCOSE.

Glucose is NOT the enemy. He is VERY aware of candida. But the brain needs GLUCOSE, and if you are cleansing the body and giving it all the nutrients it needs it will be a better machine and naturally fight off excess yeast over growth.

Plants are very similar to humans. If you expose a plant to phosphate fertilizer, that crop will be unhealthy. It's own immune system will be lower. Whereas if you give a plant a very natural diet of microbial units in the soil with organic materials it will be so healthy it will ward off the insects itself You cannot feed the body an unbalanced diet of the immune system will not work.

He has visited personally all of the growers that we use. He knows how they treat and harvest. He has seen the diets of the cattle and has seen all of the processes of the cheese and whey protein. Spent many years selecting growers, and producers. They always visit and audit their suppliers. Many many many companies NEVER audit their product. For the quality and extent that is in this product and the health benefits there is no one in this world that would object to the price point of these products.


He explained why there are so many juices on the market! It is a good idea!  They do have some health benefits. It will help a lot of conditions and help with nutritional needs, but the combination is not going to create the same thing that this system will create. It is one of the most singular powerful products that we have. He spend a week with 50 phd's and learned about the (Used a word dibizolophopirone) loaded with nutrients and it will enter the body and into the blood stream. It is a miracle cell because it will swell up and those pours becomes larger and it dumps off off its cargo of trace minerals and nutrients and then you have a cell of a sponge, it will circulate through the blood stream and it will attract heavy metals and dump them out of your system. WOW! That is CRAZY TALK! Because heavy metals are a huge issue for kids with autism. My brain is going to explode. He really did not know that the CFL would have such a huge impact in people's lives. 75 years ago there probably was not a need for this program in everyone's life, but we no longer have those options. We need to ward off toxins, and this is the best way to do it.  Isagenix is offering health ASSURANCE instead of INSURANCE. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this if you got this far! I am exhausted just from listening and retyping it all! I hope this will provide useful information for all of you! Let me know if you have questions!