Monday, January 16, 2012

Isagenix to be Featured on TLC Show January 21

Isagenix to be Featured on TLC Show January 21
Set your DVRs!

On January 21, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, the TLC network will be featuring Isagenix Co-Founder Kathy Coover, 2011 IsaBody Challenge Winner Jill B., 2nd-Place IsaBody Winner and Fitness Competitor Lisa W. and 2010 Ms. Bikini America and Ms. Bikini Universe 2010 Lori Harder in a special segment.

The segment will feature famed “Taxi” actress Marilu Henner highlighting incredible transformation stories of these dynamic Isagenix ladies. Set your DVR and make sure you share the news with your friends, family and prospects.

Be sure to check your local listing for viewing times and don’t miss out!

Here’s a sneak peek at the segment:
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Isagenix Presented at World Anti-Aging Medicine Conference

On the final day of the 19th World Congress of Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Medicine in Las Vegas, a roomful of forward-thinking medical professionals gathered to learn about a safe, effective nutritional cleansing system for reducing body fat while preserving muscle.

Robert Watine, M.D., of Port Charlotte, Florida, gave the presentation on Dec. 10, sharing his personal experience in incorporating the Isagenix system as an adjunct therapy to standard medical practice in his own patients. The products, he explained, are a combination of high-protein, nutrient-dense meal replacement shakes on Shake Days, the use of an herbal beverage along with liquid fasting on Cleanse Days, and supplementation with adaptogens.

He presented pre- and post-treatment clinical outcome measures after one and three months of the dietary intervention in several of his patients. Each showed marked improvements after following the system for at least three months—body weight, plasma lipids, liver function, renal profiles, and markers of blood sugar management. No side effects were reported.

Each of the patients reported improved quality of life defined by more energy, better sleep, improved concentration, and/or better athletic performance.

“This is of real significance,” Dr. Watine said. “This is quality of life improvement doing nothing other than changing a way you eat. Eating more correctly, giving the body what it needs.”

Fat Loss and Muscle Anabolism

Dr. Watine said the patients using the system lost body fat while maintaining or, when combined with resistance exercise, gaining lean body mass. The system works, he said, by incorporating nutrition that promotes muscle anabolism and cellular cleansing, and facilitating fat loss through cellular pathways that increase the number of mitochondria in cells. Optimizing muscle size (sarcomere volumization) the Isagenix way, Dr. Watine says, is the “trick to fat burning.”

He told attendees he started using the products in his practice because patients would often come to him saying, “I’ve tried everything, I eat like a bird, I can’t get rid of the body fat.”

Obesity can complicate most chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and asthma. The integration of Isagenix products into mainstream medical practice for reducing obesity can improve clinical outcomes.

The products had now improved the quality of life in hundreds of his patients. “It’s quite impressive,” Dr. Watine said.

Dr. Watine practices community based general internal medicine in the office at Southwest Florida Medical Center for Age Management, Wellness and Rejuvenation in Port Charlotte, Florida. He also is on staff at Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Peace River Regional Medical Center, and Fawcett Memorial Hospital.
He graduated from University of Miami School of Medicine in 1985, completing his internship and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center from 1985 and 1988. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

The World Congress of Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Medicine is a conference organized by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). A4M is comprised of 22,000 or more members from 105 nations worldwide. The organization promotes advancement and research into methods to optimize the human aging process.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What’s the Right CoQ10 for Your Heart?

from Isagenix Health

Everyone ages 30 and older should supplement with coQ10 to protect heart health. There is just no question because natural production of this vital heart-energizing nutrient peaks in a person’s early 20s and then biosynthesis lessens with age.

By age 60, biosynthesis has decreased by half (see graph below showing typical plasma levels of coQ10 with age) and the need for supplementation becomes more critical if a person is taking heart medications like statins that inhibit coQ10 production further.

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With almost a quarter of the 120 million people of the Baby Boomer generation in the United States taking statin drugs, many suffer from muscle fatigue, a sign of severely depleted coQ10 levels and they don’t know it.
“CoQ10 supplementation would definitely help these individuals and it is indeed a big market,” says William Judy, Ph.D., who has been studying the nutrient for nearly 40 years and its several pathways and benefits in the body.

Not only is supplementation with coQ10 critical for the health of your heart, Dr. Judy says, but also other organs including the brain, kidneys and liver. Each need high amounts of coQ10 to function smoothly.

So, the question becomes what kind of coQ10 supplement to take? There are several to choose from on the market. But when it comes to efficacy, the biggest problem is finding a product that is efficiently absorbed into the body.

Eight Times More Absorption

Solving the problem of poor absorption of fat-soluble coQ10 is one of Dr. Judy’s greatest achievements with his development of technology to dissolve coQ10 in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and then using flaxseed oil as a stabilizer to prevent recrystallization.

“The monoglyceride in the product is the lipid-transport molecule that carries coQ10 across the intestinal absorption cells,” Dr. Judy says.

This is the technology found in Isagenix Ageless Actives, which boasts 100 milligrams of coQ10 per 2 softgels. In a comparison trial, adult subjects absorbed eight times more of the patent-pending coQ10 than dry powder where only 1 percent was absorbed.

The form of coQ10 used in Ageless Actives is ubidecarenone, or ubiquinone, a more stable form of the molecule. Other forms of coQ10 such as ubiquinol are highy unstable and are generally converted to ubiquinone in the stomach before absorption.

The dosage of coQ10 found in Ageless Actives, combined with Dr. Judy’s patent-pending absorption technology, offers potent protection against oxidative stress that could harm the integrity of cardiac tissue.
The supplement helps restore coQ10 to youthful levels and, within only a few weeks of taking Ageless Actives, coQ10 is replenished in all cells of the heart and the body leading to increased energy levels and better overall health.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

A Newly Discovered Reason to Avoid Fast Food and Popcorn

Perfluoroalkyls, which are chemicals used to keep grease from leaking through fast food wrappers, are being ingested by people through their food and showing up as contaminants in blood.

Perfluoroalkyls are stable, synthetic chemicals that repel oil, grease, and water. They are used in surface protection treatments and coatings for packages.

The specific chemicals studied were polyfluoroalkyl phosphate esters (PAPs), which are the breakdown products of the perfluorinated carboxylic acids used in coating the food wrappers.

Common Dreams reports:
"The researchers used the PAP concentrations previously observed in human blood together with the PAP and PFCA concentrations observed in the rats to calculate human exposure to the chemical perflurooctanoic acid, PFOA."


  Environmental Health Perspectives October 29, 2010 [Epub ahead of print]

Dr. Mercola's Comments:
Perfluoroalkyls, which are chemicals used to keep grease from leaking through fast food wrappers, are being ingested by people through their food and showing up as contaminants in blood.
Perfluoroalkyls are stable, synthetic chemicals that repel oil, grease, and water. They are used in surface protection treatments and coatings for packages. The specific chemicals studied were polyfluoroalkyl phosphate esters (PAPs), which are the breakdown products of the perfluorinated carboxylic acids used in coating the food wrappers.

You know that eating fast food is not good for you, but now you have a new reason to avoid it as it turns out that even the wrapper used to store the food until you eat it is toxic.

You may not realize it, but you and your family are continually exposed to a hazardous class of chemicals called perfluoroalkyls, which include perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS).

Common, everyday sources of exposure include:
Drinking water
Food packaging / Fast food wrappers
Microwave popcorn
Non-stick pots and pans
Cord blood and breast milk
Stain-proof clothing
Carpet and fabric protectors
Flame retardants

According to recent survey results, these chemicals can be detected in nearly all people in the US, including children! 

And it's not just PFOA and PFOS that show up. The CDC's Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, 2009 (which is considered the most comprehensive assessment to date of the exposure of the U.S. population to chemicals in our environment), detected a total of 12 different types of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in Americans tested.

I've written many articles about one of the most common sources of these hazardous chemicals, namely non-stick cookware. But the study above brings up yet another pervasive source – fast food wrappers!

Regulators' Assumptions Proven All Wrong – Again!

Three years ago, environmental chemists Scott Mabury and Jessica D'eon established that food wrappers are indeed a source of perfluorinated chemicals, specifically polyfluoroalkyl phosphate esters, known as PAPs.

PAPs are byproducts of perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs, which include PFOA), which are commonly used to coat different types of food wrappers.
In this study, the pair shows that these chemicals can, and do, transfer from the wrappers into the food, and that food wrappers are in fact a source of human exposure to PFCAs, including PFOA.

According to Madbury, our regulators made three assumptions about these chemicals, all of which have now been proven wrong:
  1. The chemicals will not migrate from the paper into the food
  2. The chemicals will not become available to your body
  3. Your body will not process these chemicals

The Many Health Dangers of PFCs

These chemicals are part of an expanding group of chemicals commonly referred to as "gender-bending" chemicals, because they can disrupt your endocrine system and affect your sex hormones.

But researchers have also linked them to a range of other health dangers.
In animal studies, PFOA has been associated with:
  • "Significant increases in treatment related deaths" in rat offspring at doses that did not affect the mothers
  • Serious changes in the weight of various organs, including the brain, prostate, liver, thymus, and kidneys
  • The deaths of a significant number of rat pups of mothers that had been exposed to PFOA
  • Damage to the pituitary at all doses in female rat offspring (The pituitary secretes hormones that regulate growth, reproduction, and many metabolic processes. Change in pituitary size is associated with toxicity)
  • Tumor development after prolonged exposure
Other studies have linked various PFC's to:
  • Infertility -- A study published in the journal Human Reproduction last year found that both PFOA and PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate), dramatically increased the odds of infertility.

    PFOS increased the risk of infertility anywhere from 70 to 134 percent, while PFOA was linked to a 60 to 154 percent increase in the chance of infertility.

  • Thyroid disease -- A study published in May of this year in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that PFOA can damage your thyroid function. Individuals with the highest PFOA concentrations were more than twice as likely to report current thyroid disease, compared to those with the lowest PFOA concentrations.

    Your thyroid contains thyroglobulin protein, which binds to iodine to form hormones, which in turn influence essentially every organ, tissue and cell in your body. Thyroid hormones are also required for growth and development in children. Thyroid disease, if left untreated, can lead to heart disease, infertility, muscle weakness, and osteoporosis.

  • Cancer -- PFOA has been associated with tumors in at least four different organs in animal tests (liver, pancreas, testicles and mammary glands in rats), and has been associated with increases in prostate cancer in PFOA plant workers.

    The EPA has ruled PFCs as "likely carcinogens," and has stated that PFOA "poses developmental and reproductive risks to humans."

  • Immune system problems -- Several studies by scientists in Sweden indicate that PFC's have an adverse effect on your immune system. As described in a report on PFC's by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), PFOA was found to decrease all immune cell subpopulations studied, in the thymus and spleen, and caused immunosupression.
  • Increased LDL cholesterol levels – A recent study in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine implicates both PFOA and PFOS. Children and teens with higher PFOA levels had higher levels of total cholesterol and LDL or "bad" cholesterol, while PFOS was associated with increased total cholesterol, including both LDL cholesterol and HDL or "good" cholesterol.
For more information on the studies linking PFC's with various health problems, please review the Environmental Working Groups extensive report on this topic.

What Can You Do to Protect Your Health?

I strongly recommend avoiding any product you know contain these toxic compounds, particularly non-stick cookware, but also foods sold in grease-proof food packaging, such as fast food.

Clearly, if you're eating fast food, PFC's from the wrapper may be the least of your problems, but I think it's still important to realize that not only are you not getting proper nutrition from the food itself, the wrappers may also add to your toxic burden.

Most important of all, however, is ditching your non-stick cookware, because they're a MAJOR source of PFC's, particularly PFOA. The moment you heat them, they start to liberate fluoride vapors that are so toxic they will kill small birds!

Every time you cook with them, you inhale these chemicals, and the food in the pan absorbs them too, turning every home-cooked meal toxic...

As for identifying other products to avoid, the Environmental Working Group has done an extensive search for common products containing PFC's. You can look through their listings here.

Keep in mind that avoiding these products is especially crucial for pregnant women or couples who want to have children, since PFC's can have a serious impact on your fertility, and on your baby's delicate hormonal system.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Coffee Drinker? Too Much Caffeine May Not Be Good For You

Via 'Doc Wellness', Dr David Orman, 12/28/2010

If starting your day with a cup or coffee or two, having another while you\’re on the road, another after arriving at work, and another to get through the afternoon slump, and perhaps a can of pop or a candy bar after work followed by an ice tea and ice cream after dinner, you may have a serious caffeine addiction.

Many people often feel irritable as the next day\’s events are closing in on them at bed time and are restless about the next day\’s problems race through their mind. It\’s been like this for years for many of us, with an estimated 80 percent of adult Americans being regular coffee drinkers and each adult coffee drinker averaging 3.3 cups of coffee per day, without taking into account other sources of caffeine.

Caffeine can be found in tea, chocolate, soft drinks, and medicines, but is most often consumed in coffee. Coffee is somewhat popular because of the stimulating effect of its caffeine constituent, but it can contribute to irritability, depression, diarrhea, insomnia, and other disorders. The number one legal mind-altering drug in the world, caffeine is odorless, slightly bitter and can be found in coffee, tea, kola nuts, ilex plants, mate, and cocoa. You may know and accept that you have a caffeine habit, but many people are convinced that they need a pick-me-up from time to time in order to get through the day. What is important is that caffeine is not actually giving you the burst of energy, but instead negative moods and emotions.

The coffee tree, which is a small evergreen, has smooth leaves and clusters of fragrant white flowers that mature into red fruits that are about half of an inch long. The fruit contains two seeds usually, which become raw coffee beans when dried. After roasting, coffee contains more than 700 volatile substances including acids, alcohols, and even residues of cancer-causing pesticides. In all fairness, caffeine does act as a mild stimulant to the nervous system when used in moderation, which results in a feeling of well-being and alertness. It increases the heart rate, urination, and stimulates the secretion of stomach acid.

Although a little caffeine may wake us up and give us a sense of energy, too much caffeine actually hurts our moods and overall well being. Two cups of caffeine per day seems to have a positive effect, but research shows that even one cup a day is enough to cause dependence. Caffeine may temporarily improve your mood and give a sense of vitality, it wears off and your mood and energy levels crash to levels even lower than before. Additionally, our bodies adjust, causing us to need more caffeine to give us the same desired effect. Caffeine does not provide any energy or increase our alertness. Instead, it stimulates our bodies.

Excessive intake of coffee can lead to restlessness, insomnia, and heart irregularities. Those people who drink a lot of coffee often complain of jittery nerves, chronic anxiety, frequent bouts of diarrhea or loose stools, and restless nights. Coffee can also cause stomach and intestinal problems, as well as coronary diseases. An occasional cup of coffee is one thing, but depending on a cup to keep you awake is something entirely different.

Harsh symptoms of withdrawal such as headache, fatigue, and depression are common among regular caffeine users. Caffeine also causes the body to expel vital nutrients like b vitamins from the body that we need to function. If you consume more than two cups of coffee each day then a multi-vitamin should be taken once daily to help replenish was is lost by the diuretic effects of caffeine in the body.