My Nutritional Journey
I generally make wise decisions with my nutrition or so I thought before I found the Isagenix line of products. I've always been an avid athlete with distance running being my sport of choice in my teens and early 20's transitioning to strength training in my mid 20's til the present.
Eating 5-6 small meals a day was the habit that worked best for me and it still does. Before using Isagenix I would amp myself up in the morning with coffee and a protein shake from one of the many big companies I saw advertised in the health and fitness magazines I read. It was always a challenge to me to find one that agreed with my stomach however since I have struggled with IBS since I was a little girl. I would have my mid-morning snack and an energy drink (I didn't get the name 'Rockstar' by chance! Ha!) and then a healthy lunch, but would crash in the afternoon at work and go for another coffee. Even though the energy drinks and coffee aggravated my IBS I needed the boost so I drank them anyway. My energy levels were like a roller coaster throughout the day and I often reached for some type of sleep aid at night to help me sleep. My sleep was restless and I often had nightmares.
In summary, before Isagenix my energy levels were crazy throughout the day, my IBS was as frustrating as ever, my stress levels were through the roof at times which weakened my immune system and made me vulnerable to whatever bug was going around, I had headaches more often than I'd like to admit, and my sleep was by no means restorative!
Intro to Isagenix
I had been studying nutrition on my own for many years. In 2013 I decided to enroll in an amazing holistic health coaching program through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition out of NYC to learn even more about various dietary theories and different aspects of 'nutrition'. I learned so much on my own through the education and experiences I had myself and now wanted to help others understand the benefits of good nutrition and what is best for their unique bodies and lifestyles. When I completed that year-long program I became an avid advocate for organic, all natural whole foods and supplements with no artificial additives.
Coincidentally (although I don't really believe in coincidences!) a friend of mine introduced me to Isagenix products in that same year in August of 2013. She is an extremely successful and internationally known fitness and figure trainer for women and men. Her name is Cathy Savage and she owns Cathy Savage Fitness. She is known for her all natural approach to nutrition for her clients and if you've ever seen the fresh faces of a Savage girl you will understand what a beautiful reflection they are of Cathy's approach to nutrition and heart-felt training. She is in the Boston area and choreographed my night posing routine to music for the first bodybuilding competition I did in 2007. I trusted her completely and my life has done a complete 180 since I started using these products!
The Isagenix line of products met my every expectation! They go beyond just whey protein and vitamins. There is also a fabulous cellular cleanse product that helps our bodies get rid of the toxins that are in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, the cleansers we use in our homes and even the lotions we put on our bodies! It's not a laxative or gut cleanse rather it's a gentle cellular cleanse. There is another product full of plant-based adaptogens that has helped on many levels: it has helped me handle stress better, which keeps my immune system and me strong and healthy as a horse. The adaptogens in this product have also enhanced my performance in the gym. And for those of you who are vegetarians or vegans they also have a line of plant-based products that are just as effective and delicious!
What is Isagenix?
ISAGENIX is a safe and easy to use health system that utilizes advanced nutritional technology to cleanse the body of impurities and replenish the body with optimal nutrients. It was developed by John Anderson, the formulator behind many GNC, Nature’s Way and Met-Rex products with decades of experience in the industry and more than 2,500 products to his credit. Isagenix is the culmination of his life’s work and the line he saved for his own business. This series of products contain the highest quality natural botanicals, herbs, antioxidants, digestive enzymes, minerals and protein in the correct proportions to first cleanse the body internally on the cellular level, then deliver the nutrition our bodies need for optimal health. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have benefited from this product since its debut in 2002, some with life altering results. What makes Isagenix such a unique and powerful weight reduction, weight control and health optimizing product?
Isagenix addresses two factors which lead to excess weight and disease in a way that no other health and supplement company has. These two factors are ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICITY AND NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY, which lead to overweight and stressed out individuals.
There are three primary goals these products are designed to meet: fat loss and cellular cleansing, energy and performance (for athletes), and healthy aging. There's also a gentle all natural skin care line that I use every day as well.
I have been enjoying and benefiting from the Isagenix products along with organic healthy whole foods as often as I can since 2013. Sure I still have my cheat meals sometimes but knowing I have the Cleanse for Life product to help clean up my body keeps me on track with my health goals.
What I have experienced now that I have these products in my body is an absence of my IBS symptoms (which is a miracle for me!), stable energy levels throughout the day, deeper more restorative sleep, fewer headaches, less likely to feel stress, and I am rarely sick - less susceptible to colds and flu and other bugs. Strangely enough, I also do not crave coffee or energy drinks any more. I didn't cut them out intentionally I just don't want them.
The icing on the cake (excuse the junk food reference!) is that you can build a business out of your home by sharing these products with others! I didn't purchase the products with that intent in mind, but when I experienced the great results from them I wanted to share them with everyone I could! And when you do share them, you not only help others have more energy, sleep better, release fat, increase lean muscle, strengthen their immune system, and age gracefully but you can begin to live the lifestyle of health and wealth that you dream of!
My 'why' is my son and this amazing planet that we live on! My mission is to increase the health and wealth of the people and protect and preserve the environment for all of the critters on this planet as well as the planet itself. Health = wealth. Isagenix is an environmentally conscious company and being an Environmental Science major that is extremely important to me. I want to do all I can with my time and money to protect this beautiful blue green globe we call home.