My journey with Isagenix
My acupuncture parents are all about prevention/preventative heath. All through my childhood, I would always hear: “if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.”
In college, I studied Exercise Physiology because I cared about staying healthy. I worked as an EMT and a stress lab technician (monitoring heart function while people exercised) out of college. I started seeing the effects of poor lifestyle habits. As a Physician Assistant, I would often hear patients joke: “whatever you do, don’t get old.” People attributed their ailing health to their age.
I have been interested in quality of life as I age, for as long as I can remember. Meeting enough people from all ages, I believe that age is really a mental state. I DON’T believe in having our age define who we are, what we are capable of, or allowed to do.
Over a year after my son was born, I couldn’t get rid of stubborn belly fat, even with doing cardio and core exercises 3x/week and “eating healthy.” I became vegetarian and shortly after dropped the weight.
Some people count calories…as a vegetarian, I was counting protein and struggling to get in over 30g of protein a day, without going overboard with my carbohydrate intake. After my daughter was born, I started noticing muscle loss. I was going up the stairs one day and looked down at my thighs. To my shock, they were stick thin, like I had just gotten out of a concentration camp. I thought I was going to have to switch back to eating meat.
At the time, I recently finished a 30 day green smoothie challenge, bought organic, bought from local farmers, but found myself spending more time in the kitchen, prepping my smoothies that didn’t make me feel any different. I was exhausted and felt like I was wasting my life away in the kitchen for minimal return. If I couldn’t keep this up, how could others, who don’t care as much as I do about health?
I was introduced to the science behind telomeres by a chiropractor. It was eye-opening for sure, and I needed to see for myself. I was open to trying a supplement that would support the health of my telomeres, but I wasn’t interested in shakes. Knowing there was a 30 day money-back guarantee, I decided, what the heck. Clearly what I had been doing before wasn’t working and I WISHED I had a 30 day money-back guarantee for the green smoothies I made and the time I slaved in the kitchen!
Here’s the science behind the 2 products
I reluctantly/hopefully/skeptically started with.
For the science lovers, here is a 23 min video that had my skeptical physician hubby and I consider this nutrition: