Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Are you toxic? Take the Test..

Even though I have eaten mostly healthy foods for many years, I was gaining about 2-3 lbs each year.  I had belly and midsection fat that was going no where, no matter how hard I dieted and worked out.  I never realized that toxins hide out in fat cells and unless you do deep cleanses, they remain there.  You can't escape toxins, they are everywhere.  The environment, your workplace, cleaning products, cosmetics, shampoo, lotions, alcohol, the food you eat.  Not to mention, prescriptions, chemo and radiation.  I could go on and on.  Your weight doesn't have anything to do with how toxic you are.  EveryBODY needs to do cleansing on a cellular level.  The nutritional and cellular cleanse that I do on a regular basis, floods the body with nutrients and minerals while pulling toxins from the deepest cells and organs in your body.  If you told me a year ago that I would love cleansing, I would have told you, you are nuts.  Well, I will shout it from the rooftop, I LOVE CLEANSING.  It is healthy, gives you renewed energy and is empowering.  It gets better and better with each cleanse day.  I am not saying it is always easy, I am saying it is ALWAYS worth it.
I found this online test to see just how toxic you are.  (It has nothing to do with the program I am on) Click on the link below the pictures to take the test.

Are YOU Toxic?

Are you toxic?  What are you doing to remove these harmful toxins from your body?  Watch this short video to see where toxins may be lurking.  The human body has powerful cleansing systems, including our stomach, intestines, lymphatic, liver, kidneys and skin that naturally eliminate toxins.  But those defense systems can become overloaded with exposure to environmental toxins such as pesticides, herbicides, processing agents and artificial ingredients.  An accumulation of these toxins may eventually influence our body's natural functions and health.  If you are ready to cleanse those toxins and impurities from your body and become healthier than you ever imagined, leave me a message with your contact information.

To Your Health,

Is Chewing Gum Bad for Your Health?

Do you chew gum?  I can honestly say, it has been many, many years since I had a piece of chewing gum.  When I began my "healthier" journey, I decided to pour myself into research about the products I was putting in my body on a daily basis.  While reading, I came across this interesting piece of information about chewing gum.  If this is true, I am very happy I am NOT a gum chewer. 

 ANY type of gum - sugar free or not - is NOT healthy for you.  There are a lot of toxins in it. --------------by Matthew Christodoulou

After a friend on Facebook had shared an article about gum, I was a bit surprised, but not entirely shocked, at just how harmful and non-harmonious with our bodies that gum can be. I gave up chewing gum a couple years ago myself and recommend it for anyone else, or at least looking into alternatives! Check out this information for facts about gum that you should definitely know, especially if you are a regular chewer…

Recently, about thirty women, were asked whose ages were mostly under the age of forty, if they carried chewing gum with them. Twenty seven of the thirty were able to pull out a pack of gum, some even going as far as telling me why they loved a particular brand/flavor of gum.

While this demographic is not representative of all women, 90% of them chewed gum on a daily basis, some consuming more than one stick per day. As with many things that we expose our bodies to on a daily basis, let’s take a moment and analyze the ingredients of chewing gum and ask some important questions that pertain to whether it contributes to good health.

How many of us have looked at the ingredients on a pack of gum?

If you have, do you know what each one of the substances is?

Is a stick of chewing gum more of a “cancer stick” than a cigarette?

As you will see below, commercial gum products are some of the most toxic substances that you can expose your body too and literally can lead to some of the worst diseases on the planet.

Here is a list of the most common ingredients in the most popular chewing gum products on the market:

Sorbitol, Xylitol, Mannitol, Maltitol, Gum Base, Glycerol, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil and Starch Aspartame –Acesulfame, Soy Lecithin, Colors (titanium oxide, blue 2 lake, red 40), BHT, Malic Acid, Citric Acid

Ingredient #1: Gum Base.
Imagine if someone came up to you and said, “Hey, would you like to chew on some tire rubber and plastic?” You probably would politely decline and want to report this person to a doctor for a psychological evaluation. “Gum base” is a blend of elastomers, plasticizers, fillers, and resin. Some of the other ingredients that go into this mix are polyvinyl acetate, which is frequently referred to as “carpenter glue” or “white glue”. Paraffin wax is another ingredient that is a byproduct of refined petroleum. Is chewing plastic, petroleum and rubber safe? As you chew, these substances leach into the mouth and body. Yummy.

Ingredient #2: Aspartame.
The controversy surrounding this substance is widespread. It is one of the most body toxic substances we can consume. The political corruption and money trail behind this agent of disease is a mile long. Aspartame has been linked to all of the major brain diseases including Alzheimer’s and ALS. It is also considered a prime contributor to many other diseases such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, asthma, obesity, and many others. It is in many diet products on the market today, but in the long run actually contributes to obesity due to his extreme acidity. Aspartame is an excitotoxin, which over excites neurons in the brain until they burn out and die. Dr. Russell Blaylock is the leading expert on Aspartame and other excitotoxins and I would highly encourage you to see the documentary entitled “Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World”.

#3: Hydrogenated Coconut Oil and Starch.
Hydrogenation is chemical process that adds hydrogen across a double bonded carbon. This is done to increase the shelf life of a product, turning oil into a more plastic like substance. This process also creates Trans fats, which are now known to be very harmful to health.

Ingredient #4: Colors (titanium dioxide, blue 2 lake, red 40).
Titanium dioxide is a nanoparticle that is very common in sunscreen and many other health products, including synthetic nutritional supplements. New evidence is leading in the direction of this substance being carcinogenic, leading to cancer. We as humans are drawn to things that are colorful. Artificial food colorings, such as red 40, are made from petroleum and are dangerous to our health. Many people have extreme allergies to these substances and they have been implicated in contributing to ADD and other disorders and diseases.

Ingredient #5: Sorbitol, Xylitol, Mannitol, Maltitol.
These sugar alcohols are originally made from sugar, but are altered so much that they are considered sugar free. As a general rule, when nature is altered and changed to make a “better” product, more often than not, the result is something that is not healthy. Some even go so far as to say that these products are far worse than sugar and can stimulate weight gain. Other side effects can include abdominal pain and diarrhea. Is sugar alcohol better than sugar? Neither are good substances, so comparing the two is somewhat pointless.

Chewing Gum and Digestion
Every time you chew gum, your brain is tricked into thinking that you are eating food. Therefore, it sends signals to your stomach, pancreas and other organs involved in digestion to prepare for this “food”. Your salivary glands and pancreas will begin to emit enzymes, which are necessary to digest food and absorb nutrients from food. Constant emission of enzymes over time will deplete enzymes and over time this process can slow down. If you are not breaking down and absorbing food properly over time, you will get disease because the body needs nutrients to rebuild and thrive.

A Great Alternative for Fresh Breath
A great alternative to chewing gum is to carry around a small bottle of organic food grade peppermint oil and when you would like fresh breath, just put one drop in your mouth and you will have achieved the same effect. You can find many food grade oils that are wonderful for helping you have fresh breath.

Nothing in chewing gum is natural. It is chemical goop that in no way contributes to health or is good for your teeth. Don’t be fooled by fancy advertising. The five ingredients that we reviewed above, in one form or another, contribute to disease and poor health. Is this really a risk that you want to expose yourself to all for the sake of fresh breath? In the future, perhaps we will see that chewing gum may be as much of a contributor to disease as are cigarettes.

To Your Health,

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Check Out My Isagenix Website

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To Your Health,                                    

My Before and Where I Am Today.....

My before and Where I Am Today.....
When I see pictures of myself before I began my journey to a healthier life, I see toxic fat and inflammation.  I have lost 37lbs and 57 inches.  I see someone that was sad and embarrassed.  Someone that was missing out on life and all it has to offer.  It had become routine to make excuses when ask to a function because it was too difficult to find anything to wear that I felt pretty in.  Putting on a swimsuit was out of the question. It was painful to walk past a mirror and see myself looking overweight and frumpy.  Today, I feel happy and proud of how far I have come.  I am not as thin as I would like to be but I no longer hide my flaws with sweaters and jackets.  I embrace each and every day with confidence and appreciation and know that I have found the secret to the "fountain of youth".  Life is good.  If you are feeling like my before picture, I would love to show you how easy it is to lose weight and enjoy your life too. 

To Your Health,