Almost a year ago – in June of 2012 – my husband was introduced to Isagenix, a nutritional program designed to help him shed some unwanted pounds and help him feel better.
You see it had only been a few months since his wife and daughter were diagnosed with Cowden’s Syndrome. Meghan had had knee surgery (her 4th) in February of 2012. I had my mastectomy, with the subsequent DCIS diagnosis, in March, and a hysterectomy in May. By June the stress eating was evident as he just didn’t feel well. We all needed his energy level to stay high. There was certainly no time for our anchor in the storm to get sick or run down.
So, with the guidance of a friend – an Isagenix consumer and “pro” herself, we got him started on a 30 day program designed to help cleanse his body of unwanted toxins. The thirty day program was a breeze for him. He is one of the most determined people I know when he puts his mind to it. It wasn’t long into those 30 days when he started finishing the extra vegetables at dinner, and choosing water over soda. He just FELT better.
The information below is from the Isagenix website.
Nutritional Cleansing unlocks the miracle of the human body
Nutritional Cleansing increases the health benefits you’ll receive from the ancient health practice of cleansing. The herbs, vitamins and minerals that aid cleansing do two things:
- Accelerate the removal of impurities from the body.
- Nourish the body with vital nutrients to rapidly revive health.
A cleansed and revitalized body is stronger, resists illness better, is more efficient and performs at a higher level than one that is filled with impurities. Many people notice an ability to reach and maintain their ideal weight.
So when the thirty days were up, he chose to continue on a maintenance program. He uses the Isagenix for one or two meals a day, and snacks. It fits in with the “on the go” lifestyle of a NYC employee.
And, as he sees fit – he opts to do a “cleanse day” where he drinks a power packed vitamin supplement and lots of water. He eats very little food. And he always feels better when he is done. He knows now that toxins build up in the body, and he knows when its time to let them go.
10 months later he is down a solid 35 pounds and countless inches. No fluctuation greater than about 3 pounds. It is gone for good. The future is wide open, because as soon as his schooling is over – the exercising will begin again, and the remaining 15 pounds he looks to lose I am confident will melt away.
So how does all this have anything to do with “Beating Cowden’s?”
Here’s how I see it.
I haven’t used the Isagenix program, because I have not had a need to lose weight. But, I have learned so much from reading and watching.
Essential to the program is the release of toxins.
This, I know a lot about from being Meghan’s mom. From a young age it was evident toxins were difficult for her body to process. She seemed to hold onto things, food dyes, additives, “extras” in everything she ate. Nothing seemed to agree with her. An almost exclusively organic diet became essential.
We used Epsom Salt baths in the younger years to help clean out what her body couldn’t get rid of.
I learned about biochemisty, and methylation. I learned about Vitamin B12 and its ability to help her get rid of toxins.
So, over the last few weeks and months, when Meghan’s pain level has gotten progressively higher again, it was time for me to reevaluate.
Looking closely at her diet, there wasn’t much to clean up.
I have Dr. Elice looking closely at her blood. 28 vials this week!
But, it occurred to me that stress – life experiences – could be equally toxic. So I started to wonder if the stressful situations in our life were causing a decline in Meghan’s overall health.
This week we changed churches and schools.
I haven’t heard her laugh like this in months.
There is a spark to her smile, and a hope in her eyes.
Her hip still hurts. There is a knot in the side. There are aches and pains – but somehow… she seems just a little less toxic.
Felix is taking the Isagenix – but we have all benefited.
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