“There is no incurable disease, only incurable people.” ~Macrobiotic Guru George Ohsawa

 

Maybe you are someone who doesn't need health coaching, but you do need help choosing the supplements that are right for you. If that is the case, then you are on the right page!

So many people in the United States take synthetic vitamins. If they are so good for our bodies, we should be the healthiest country in the world!  Instead, we are becoming more and more sick.

Ask yourself this question:  If you do not believe in putting synthetic drugs in your body, why would you put synthetic vitamins in your body?

 

Why should you supplement, if you are eating a healthy diet?

Unfortunately, our soils have been over-farmed, which means your food no longer contains everything your body needs. I have heard that mineral deficiencies in our fruits and vegetables are at least 40% or more. I believe it's much higher than that! In 1992, at an Earth Summit in Brazil, it was noted that the mineral depletion in the U.S. soils topped the charts at 85% deficient. That was over 20 years ago! Food-based supplements are now an essential part of a healthy diet.

I am approached by a lot of companies. After many years of researching and trying many different brands, I finally found a line of food-based products from Isagenix International that I am very comfortable endorsing -- because I use them myself! I was also impressed that the founder, John Anderson, was a Master Formulator for over 650 companies creating over 2,300 formulations. He heads a team of 40+ scientists, but has also partnered with several independent doctors to formulate a few of the products. I have seen tremendous results in my own health, the health of my family, and the health of my clients using food-based supplements. These are products that my body can actually utilize and I can feel the difference!

One very important aspect of the company for me was their integrity and their "No-Compromise Quality Policy" -- especially what has been reported in the news about some products I used to use! Only after fully testing all of the ingredients do they allow their products to be manufactured. ALL raw materials are rigorously tested for safety, which is the highest priority for Isagenix. Rigorous testing is performed for:

  • Microbial activity – total aerobic bacterial, yeast and mold, salmonella and E. coli strains, and other bacterial strains
  • Pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides
  • Heavy Metals – all botanicals are tested for the presence of lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic
  • PCBs and dioxins (fish oil) – each batch of fish oil is third-party tested to confirm undetectable levels of heavy metals, PCBs, and dioxins.

Then, aside from the initial inspection, they are one of the few companies in the world to have a surveillance program that inspects and re-analyzes finished products. It involves sending their products for independent laboratory testing to ensure that their products fully meet (100%) the label claim and support their published expiration date. Honestly, I personally do not know of any other company who does this kind of testing.

Since I am so passionate about getting the word out about the lack of minerals in our diet (just ask anyone who knows me!), I think I was most excited that John Anderson was known as the "mineral man." When I realized the importance of minerals, at the age of 55, my whole life changed -- almost overnight. Years ago I learned we needed 72 minerals every day. Now that number is up to 90+ as they find more and more minerals. Isagenix has a trademarked 70+ mineral blend, which is added to almost every product. The minerals are sourced from ancient and prehistoric beds of organic plant matter located within the earth and pared with Ionic Alfalfa juice. Vitamins need minerals to work. Without them, they are pretty useless. Did you know that magnesium, one of the most important minerals we need, is responsible for over 300 functions in our bodies? It really is imperative that we get our minerals everyday!

Here is a very important fact about minerals. If you are a professional athlete, have an outside job, or are a weekend gardener or warrior, have you ever tasted your sweat? For that matter, have you ever tasted your tears, even your blood? What do they all have in common? Answer -- they all taste salty! That's the minerals you are tasting. David "Avocado" Wolfe was quoted as saying "We are a walking column of ocean water." So, if you are sweating, you are losing precious minerals (electrolytes). Just drinking water is NOT replacing all those minerals. Drinking Gatorade or Powerade is NOT replacing all those minerals. Gatorade and Powerade are nightmares with all their artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors, and sodium that is way too high. Let your body get too low in minerals, bad things can happen -- even death. Talk to me about a better way to replace those lost minerals. 

If you have never had success with diets, neither have I! That’s why I love this program. It’s a lifestyle, not a diet. It’s about losing the inches through nutritional cleansing -- a completely different approach to losing weight. Nutritional cleansing is about cellular cleansing. It’s using herbs and minerals to support the liver in the detoxification process. Did you know that minerals help you detox? Gotta love those minerals! The beauty in this system is that it feeds the body what it needs, while detoxing it at the same time. No other company has anything else even close. Trust me, I've looked.

We live in a very toxic world. Your body creates visceral fat cells to store all the toxins from what we eat, from what we breathe, and from what we put on our skin. And, what about stress? In the world we live in, who doesn't have stress? Yes, even stress can cause your body to create dangerous visceral fat. Because we live in such a stress-filled toxic world, even someone who is normal weight can have visceral fat collecting around their organs. The term is "skinny fat." When is the last time you heard about a perfectly healthy athletic person who dropped over dead? That’s why visceral fat is so dangerous -- you can’t always see it, but it can really affect your health. By the time you can see the belly fat and the “love handle" fat, it's a guarantee it's also surrounding your heart and other organs.

Once your body rids itself of those toxins, the fat cells shrink, then you shrink! Bottom line -- you have to get rid of the toxins to get rid of the fat. Can you lose weight by just eating healthy foods? Absolutely! Is it easy? NO, which is why most people give up. Plus, since our foods are so mineral deficient, the body keeps craving what it isn't getting -- then you end up hungry all the time. It's a viscous cycle! And, have you addressed the toxins that you can’t see? Have you really gotten down to your perfect size? What about those last "sticky" pounds you can't lose? How is your energy? Are you still unmotivated? Are you pulling yourself out of bed? They are all signs of a toxic body. Is your complexion dull? Do you have acne? Acne is nothing more than toxins trying to get out of the body. By using Nutritional Cleansing, you will glow with health! And what about that stress? Not only does Nutritional Cleansing help your body deal with stress, but by also adding adaptogens into your nutrition you can kick stress to the curb!

I am so passionate about minerals, along with the proper way to cleanse our bodies of toxins, that I include "free" health coaching with the purchase of any supplement program. Supplements cannot make up for bad food choices, but by combining supplements with proper nutrition, along with nutritional cleansing, it can be the beginning of a complete lifestyle change. Are you ready for a change?

And, we haven't forgotten those "baby boomers," like me. Heck, none of us EVER want to age! Although nutritional cleansing does wonders to keep us looking and feeling younger, if you have not heard about telomeres and the aging process, take a moment to view some of the videos in the Awesome Videos page. As a member of that generation, Product B/IsaGenesis will be your new best friend!

This video really hits home to many of the issues I was facing -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ0Z6Gh6GfU. If you can relate to any of these, take a look through my product website at www.audreygregis.isagenix.com.  If you have any questions, I would be glad to answer them for you! 

For practitioners, or those that like to do more research, this link has tons of information:     http://www.isagenixhealth.net

Professional athletes and weekend warriors, lots of great articles and podcasts:     http://team-isagenix.isagenixhealth.net/    (Check out the list of professionals I have accumulated that are using these products on the Professional Athletes page.)

 

 

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