Monday, March 16, 2015

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Healthy Game Day Recipe: Vegetarian Cauliflower Buffalo “Wings”

Cauliflower Buffalo Bites
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A vegan approved, healthy take on hot wings.
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower; chopped into bite size piece
  • ½ cup brown rice flour
  • ½ cup water
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Pinch of granulated garlic powder
  • Non-stick spray
  • ***Sauce***
  • 1 tsp. Earth Balance butter substitute; melted
  • ½ cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown rice flour, water, garlic powder and salt. Mix thoroughly with a whisk.
  3. Dip cauliflower pieces in the batter until coated evenly, then place on a lightly greased, non-stick baking sheet.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the batter hardens, then flip with a spatula and bake for another 5 minutes.
  5. Whisk together Frank’s Red Hot sauce and Earth Balance butter substitute in a small bowl.
  6. When the cauliflower is finished, take a plastic pastry brush and evenly brush each piece with the hot sauce mixture.
  7. Bake coated cauliflower for an additional 8-10 minutes, or until cauliflower is crispy, and sauce looks absorbed.
  8. Remove from oven.
  9. Let cauliflower bites set out for at least 20 minutes before serving.
  10. Enjoy!


Saturday, March 14, 2015

The #1 Children's Vitamin Brand in the US contains ingredients that most parents would never intentionally expose their children to, so why aren't more opting for healthier alternatives?




Kids vitamins are supposed to be healthy, right? Well then, what's going on with Flintstones Vitamins, which proudly claims to be "Pediatricians' #1 Choice"?  Produced by the global pharmaceutical corporation Bayer, this wildly successful brand features a shocking list of unhealthy ingredients, including:
On Bayer Health Science's Flintstones product page designed for healthcare professionals they lead into the product description with the following tidbit of information:
82% of kids aren't eating all of their veggies1. Without enough vegetables, kids may not be getting all of the nutrients they need.
References: 1. Lorson BA, Melgar-Quinonez HR, Taylor CA. Correlates of fruit and vegetable intakes in US children. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009;109(3):474-478.
The implication? That Flintstones vitamins somehow fill this nutritional void. But let's look a little closer at some of these presumably healthy ingredients....
ASPARTAME
Aspartame is a synthetic combination of the amino acids aspartic acid and l-phenylalanine, and is known to convert into highly toxic methanol and formaldehyde in the body.  Aspartame has been linked to over 40 adverse health effects in the biomedical literature, and has been shown to exhibit both neurotoxicity and carcinogenicity [1]  What business does a chemical like this have doing in a children's vitamin, especially when non-toxic, non-synthetic non-nutritive sweeteners like stevia already exist?
CUPRIC OXIDE
Next, let's look closer at Cupric Oxide, 2mg of which is included in each serving of Flinstone's Complete chewable vitamins as a presumably  'nutritional' source of 'copper,' supplying "100% of the Daily Value  (Ages 4+), according to Flintstones Vitamins Web site's Nutritional Info.[2]
But what is Cupric Oxide? A nutrient or a chemical?
According to the European Union's Dangerous Substance Directive, one of the main EU laws concerning chemical safety, Cupric Oxide is listed as a Hazardous substance, classified as both  "Harmful (XN)" and "Dangerous for the environment" (N).  Consider that it has industrial applications as a pigment in ceramics, and as a chemical in the production of rayon fabric and dry cell batteries. In may be technically correct to call it a mineral, but should it be listed as a nutrient in a children's vitamin? We think not. 

Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.













COAL TAR ARTIFICIAL COLORING AGENTS

A well-known side effect of using synthetic dyes is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. For direct access to study abstracts on this topic view our Food Coloring research page.  There is also indication that the neurotoxicity of artificial food coloring agents increase when combined with aspartame,[3] making the combination of ingredients in Flintstones even more concerning.

ZINC OXIDE
Each serving of Flinstones Complete Chewable vitamins contain 12 mg of zinc oxide, which the manufacturer claims delivers 75% of the Daily Value to children 2  & 3 years of age.  Widely used as a sun protection factor (SPF) in sunscreens, The EU's Dangerous Substance Directive classifies it as an environmental Hazard, "Dangerous for the environment (N)."  How it can be dangerous to the environment, but not for humans ingesting it, escapes me.  One thing is for sure, if one is to ingest supplemental zinc, or market it for use by children, it makes much more sense using a form that is organically bound (i.e. 'chelated') to an amino acid like glycine, as it will be more bioavailable and less toxic.

SORBITOL
Sorbitol is a synthetic sugar substitute which is classified as a sugar alcohol. It can be argued that it has no place in the human diet, much less in a child's. The ingestion of higher amounts have been linked to gastrointestinal disturbances from abdominal pain to more serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.[4]

FERROUS FUMARATE
The one clear warning on the Flinstone's Web site concerns this chemical. While it is impossible to die from consuming iron from food, e.g. spinach, ferrous fumarate is an industrial mineral and not found in nature as food. In fact, ferrous fumarate is so toxic that accidental overdose of products containing this form is "a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6." The manufacturer further warns:
Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.


HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL
Finding hydrogenated oil in anything marketed to children is absolutely unacceptable. These semi-synthetic fatty acids incorporate into our tissues and have been linked to over a dozen adverse health effects, from coronary artery disease to cancer, violent behavior to fatty liver disease.[5]

GMO CORN STARCH
While it can be argued that the amount of GMO corn starch in this product is negligible, even irrelevant, we disagree. It is important to hold accountable brands that refuse to label their products honestly, especially when they contain ingredients that have been produced through genetic modification. The 'vitamin C' listed as ascorbic acid in Flintstones is likely also produced from GMO corn. Let's remember that Bayer's Ag-biotech division, Bayer CropScience, poured $381,600 of cash into defeating the proposition 37 GMO labeling bill in California. Parents have a right to protect their children against the well-known dangers of genetically modified foods and the agrichemicals that contaminate them, don't they? GMO corn starch is GMO, plain and simple. We'd appreciate it if Bayer would label their "vitamins" accordingly.  
In summary, Bayer's Flintstone's vitamin brand is far from a natural product, and the consumer should be aware of the unintended, adverse health effects that may occur as a result of using it.



A WISER CHOICE is ISA KIDS!   
A HEALTHIER and SAFER CHOICE!
Contains 100 percent of the recommended daily amount of 16 essential vitamins that promote healthy development of cartilage, bones and teeth, and support healthy metabolism and immunity.* Give your kids what their food might be missing.
  • Vitamin C and D for healthy development of cartilage, bones and teeth*
  • Vitamin B for healthy metabolism
  • Vitamins A and C to support the immune system*
  • Great tasting and easy to chew
  • No artificial colors or flavors  /


  • How is IsaKids Essentials unique?
    This natural multivitamin contains 100% of the recommended amount of 16 essential vitamins and minerals that kids need to grow healthy and strong.

  • What benefits does IsaKids Essentials provide for children?
    Contains a natural base of fruits and vegetables to provide whole food nourishment for growing minds and bodies, including antioxidants for fewer sick days. Essential minerals are included for healthy bones, teeth and eyes and B vitamins for healthy brain function.
    • Kids may experience:
    • More well days*
    • Increased mental focus*
    • Stronger bones and teeth*
    • Healthy eyes*
    • Aids in healthy brain function*
  • Why do children need vitamins and minerals?
    It is important that active, growing children receive all the vitamins and minerals they need every day. Vitamins and minerals help release energy from food and help build muscle, bone, blood and other vital tissue. Without a regular supply of vitamins and minerals, children cannot maintain good health and normal growth.

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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    Flinstone article by Sayer Ji, Founder  

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    Military Family Enlists for Early Retirement

    Meet Isagenix Millionaires No. 138  Cindy & Darren!
     www.wolfeagle.isagenix.com  Independent Isagenix Associate 

     “We had a very hectic lifestyle,” says Cindy, a former gym owner. Her husband Darren was in Special Operations in the Canadian military, and these parents of two felt rushed all the time. “Darren was away a lot,” Cindy remembers, “and we dreamed of being together more.”

    About 7 1/2 years ago, Cindy’s friend Dani introduced her to Isagenix. It was an instant hit with their family. Cindy immediately saw the potential in starting an Isagenix business. So she decided to try the products.

    “I had great results that I started sharing with my clients at my gym, family, and friends. And, over the course of three years, part time, I created a six-figure income.” 

    Cindy’s Isagenix income meant she could have an early retirement at 40, but she wanted more. She’d seen her friend Dani retire her husband and wanted to do the same for Darren. She put her mind to it and succeeded! Darren had committed 35 years of service in order to earn a full pension. He was making a very good income, but he says, “I had managed to get myself promoted to a rank where I was no longer doing the daily things I really loved about the military.”

    Cindy had been asking him for several years to consider retiring, and so one day he made her a deal.
      “I told her, when you replace my income, I will put in my release.” Two years later, she did just that. “While I could have walked away with 30 day’s notice, my loyalty to my team drove me to give them a year to plan my replacement.” 

    Darren was able to step into his new life after 26 years at 44 years old rather than at 53! “Our reason to get up in the morning now is to make sure we’re there for the kids before they go to school,” shares Darren. “And that’s probably the best part of what we do now,” he continues. He jokes that now that his kids are teenagers they don’t openly admit it, but he and Cindy know they appreciate him being home. Darren and Cindy are not afraid to admit that they are happy designing their own lives and catching up on lost time as a couple.

    The Secret to Their Success At the heart of Cindy and Darren’s success are three things: goals, integrating their business into their everyday lives, and creating curiosity (rather than using sales pitches).

    Early on, Cindy’s goal was retiring Darren. Their next big goal is to find a destination to retire, and relocate their family and business. Along the way, they’re also working to help their team members create their own success stories. And in the midst of all of that, they’ve managed to cumulatively earn over a million dollars with their Isagenix business. When Cindy started building the business, she was busy raising two kids, and running a gym and a household. However, she was committed to success with Isagenix, and not only fit Isagenix into the “pockets of her day,” but made her business a priority.

    Eventually she hired a virtual assistant to help her let go of time-consuming tasks like sorting emails. Nowadays, says Cindy, “We don’t have set Isagenix hours. We really build it into our days.” In fact, after a recent house hunting trip Cindy says, “We have five realtors interested in what we do!” Darren elaborates, Everything we do, that we’re going to do anyway, we manage to fit Isagenix into that.” For them, that means going out of their way to meet new people when they go to the gym and making the most of their time. Another one of their secrets? Whenever they’re traveling together, even on their drive to the gym, whoever isn’t driving uses that time to catch up on emails and social media.
    Darren says his focus is on creating curiosity. “Military people, police, and people like that—they don’t like to be approached with any kind of sale,” he shares. So he and Cindy can focus on getting to know people, creating curiosity, and simply sharing their 10- or 30-second story.

    “People buy from people they know, like, and trust,” Cindy emphasizes. “Be passionate and genuine and most importantly, don’t be afraid to talk to people!” Anyone who knows Cindy is aware of what she calls her “2-foot” rule. “If you are within two feet of me, you are going to be talking to me,” she laughs. “I am naturally curious, and I enjoy meeting people.” 


    Cindy and Darren live by their motto of “Prepare. Live Life.” And now they enjoy meeting others and sharing the Isagenix opportunity every day. - See more at: ISAGENIX








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    Recipes for Green Smoothes by LLBS



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    20 Reasons you should Drink Lemon Water in the Morning

    Adding lemon to water not only quenches thirst better than any other beverage, but it also nourishes our body with vitamins, minerals and trace elements which we absolutely need. Lemon with water can be considered the best natural energy booster. When we wake up in the morning, our bodily tissues are dehydrated and are in need of water to push out toxins and rejuvenate the cells. In other words, this homemade “lemonade” helps eliminate internal toxins, regulating proper kidney and digestive tract functions by forcing them to work as smoothly as possible.
     Drink hot water with lemon first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
    20 Unbelievable Reasons To Start Your Day With Water and Lemon
    1. Water with lemon provides the body with electrolytes which hydrate your body. As lemons contain good amount of electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.
    2. Water with lemon is good for the joints, reducing pain in the joints and muscles.
    3. Warm water with lemon helps digestion as lemon contains citric acid. It interacts with other enzymes and acids which easily stimulate the secretion of gastric juice and digestion.
    4. The liver produces more enzymes from water with lemon than from any other food.
    5. Water with lemon cleanses the liver. Lemon juice stimulates the liver to release toxins.
    6. Water with Lemon helps fight infections of the respiratory tract, sore throats and inflammation of the tonsils. This is due to the anti-inflammatory properties of lemon.
    7. Warm water with lemon helps regulate natural bowel movement.
    8. Water with lemon is indispensable for the normal work of metabolism. Since lemon is a powerful antioxidant, it protects the body from free radicals and strengthens the immune system.
    9. Water with lemon aids in proper functioning of the nervous system (as lemon  has a high content of potassium). Depression and anxiety are often the result of low levels of potassium in the blood. The nervous system needs a sufficient amount of potassium to ensure sustainable signals to the heart.
    10. Water with lemon cleanses blood, blood vessels and arteries.
    11. Water with lemon can help lower blood pressure.  A daily intake of one lemon can reduce high blood pressure by 10%.
    12. Water with lemon creates an alkalizing effect in the body. Even if you drink it immediately before a meal,  it can help your body maintain a higher level of pH. The higher the pH, the more your body is able to fight diseases.
    13. Water with lemon is good for the skin. Vitamin C in lemon, improves our skin by rejuvenating the body.  Drinking water with lemon regularly (every morning) will improve the condition of your skin.
    14. Water with lemon  helps to dilute uric acid, the built up of which leads to pain in the joints and gout.
    15. Water with lemon is beneficial for pregnant women. Since lemons are loaded with Vitamin C, it acts as an adaptogen helping the body cope with viruses such as colds.  Furthermore, vitamin C helps the formation of bone tissue of the unborn baby. At the same time, due to the high content of potassium, a mixture of water with lemon helps forming cells of the brain and nervous system of the baby.
    16. Water with lemon relieves heartburn. For this, mix a teaspoon of lemon juice in half a glass of water.
    17. Water with lemon helps dissolve gallstones,  kidney stones, pancreatic stones, and calcium deposits.
    18. Water with lemon helps with weight loss.  Lemons contain pectin fiber, which helps suppress hunger cravings. Studies have proven  people with a better alkaline diet have lost weight faster.
    19. Water with lemon helps with tooth pain and gingivitis.
    20. Water with lemon prevents cancer. This is due to the fact that lemons are a highly alkaline food. Multiple studies have found that cancer cannot thrive in an alkaline environment.
    So, when life gives you a bunch of lemons, make water with lemons.
    Article originally posted on Livingtraditionally.com republished with permission

    Monday, March 9, 2015

    Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Pharmaceutical Drugs

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    Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Pharmaceutical Drugs

    By Sayer Ji
    Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
    Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant has revealed over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications, as well as 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects. This entire database of 1,585 ncbi-hyperlinked turmeric abstracts can be downloaded as a PDF at our Downloadable Turmeric Document page, and acquired either as a retail item or with 200 GMI-tokens, for those of you who are already are members and receive them automatically each month.  Given the sheer density of research performed on this remarkable spice, 

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    Sunday, March 8, 2015

    GREEN TEA & Caffeine May Be Good for Multiple Sclerosis!



    Green Tea & Multiple Sclerosis

    Antioxidants

    Polyphenol antioxidants in green tea extract improve multiple sclerosis symptoms by inhibiting certain enzymes that promote the disease, according to a study published in the March 2011 issue of the journal “Neurochemical Research.” In the tissue culture study, nerve cells exposed to green tea extract showed lower levels of tissue-degrading matrix metalloproteinase enzymes. Researchers concluded that green tea and other foods high in polyphenol antioxidants may be a powerful tool in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

    Anti-Inflammatory

    Japanese researchers reported that green tea’s anti-inflammatory properties may be helpful in preventing and treating chronic inflammatory diseases, including multiple sclerosis. Green tea inhibits a compound known as tissue necrosis factor, which promotes tumor formation and inflammation. In the study on laboratory animals, four months of green tea supplementation inhibited tissue necrosis factor and interleukin, another pro-inflammatory molecule. The study was published in the April 2001 issue of the “Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.”

    Nerve Damage

    Researchers at the Institute of Neuroimmunology of the Neuroscience Research Center in Berlin, Germany found that the green tea compound epigallocatechin-3-gallate, EGCG, suppressed a laboratory animal form of multiple sclerosis. In the study, EGCG reduced symptoms dramatically when given at or after the onset of symptoms. EGCG also protected against nerve damage in the brain. Researchers concluded that green tea may offer a viable natural option for treating and preventing multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory brain diseases by exerting both anti-inflammatory and nerve-protective benefits.

    Caffeine

    Caffeine in green tea may improve multiple sclerosis symptoms, according to Allen C. Bowling, Ph.D., author of the book “Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis.” Caffeine counteracts fatigue and improves mental alertness. Caffeine also inhibits the activity of white blood cells and alters the activity of certain brain receptors that may prove to be beneficial for multiple sclerosis.

    Suppressive Effects

    Green tea epigallocatechin-3-gallate offers suppressive and protective effects against multiple sclerosis, according to Robert Luebke, editor of the book “Immunotoxicology and Immunopharmacology.” Polyphenol antioxidants in green tea inhibit the pro-inflammatory enzyme cyclooxygenase-2, or COX-2, as well as interferon and tissue necrosis factor. In animals, green tea extract inhibits relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
    Source : http://www.livestrong.com/article/507903-green-tea-multiple-sclerosis/

    ART by Tom Peters 


    Friday, March 6, 2015

    2015 ISABODY CHALLENGE® PRIZES & RULES

    The annual Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the year’s top fifteen Challenge finalists.

    GRAND PRIZE WINNER

    • $25,000 USD Cash
    • Personal photo shoot
    • Paid trips to*:
      • 2015 and 2016 Celebration
      • 2015 IsaBody Challenge Transformation Cruise
      • 2016 New Year Kick Off
      • 2016 Top Achievers
      • Isagenix University*
      • Powerful Presentations
    • Personal Trainings:
      • Business Training with Isagenix Co-Founder and Executive Vice President Kathy Coover
      • Personal Training with Strategic Consultant David Wood
      • Product Training with a Scientific Advisory Board Member
      • Fitness Training with the Coovers’ personal trainers, Jill and Scott Knight
    *Paid expenses include registration, hotel, airfare, ground transportation, and free admission to The Gala. The Grand Prize Winner will receive trips to all Isagenix Universities from August 2015-July 2016.

    CHALLENGE FINALISTS (5 PER JUDGING PERIOD)

    • $3,000 USD Cash
    • Free registration and paid expenses for you and a guest to the event in which you are selected as a Finalist*
    • Free registration and paid expenses for you and a guest to 2015 Celebration for the selection of the Grand Prize Winner.*
    • Paid trip for you and a guest on the 2015 IsaBody Challenge Transformation Cruise *
    *Paid expenses include accommodations, airfare, and ground transportation.
    Note: In order to be eligible for each trip, winners must maintain or improve their results. “Maintenance” photos will be required prior to booking the awarded trips.

    HONORABLE MENTIONS (10 PER JUDGING PERIOD)

    • $1,000 USD Cash
    • Free Tickets* to:
      • Isagenix University
      • New Year Kick Off
      • Celebration
    *Tickets will be provided following the event in which the Participant is selected a finalist.

    ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

    Those that complete their IsaBody Challenge will receive:
    • $200 Product Certificate
    • Exclusive IsaBody Challenge T-Shirt
    • IsaBody Challenge Achievement Certificate
    • One entry into the 2015 IsaBody Challenge Transformation Cruise Drawing
    • The opportunity to have stories, and “before” and “after” photos on the Isagenix website, in company publications, and in promotional materials.
    Note: To qualify, participants must complete a 16-week Challenge period by submitting “before” photos, “after” photos, an essay and “maintenance” photos, if required. The date you upload your “after” photos will determine which Challenge judging period you will participate in. Check your Back Office for deadlines for each Challenge. Three winners will be selected each year through a random drawing to travel on the 2015 IsaBody Challenge Transformation Cruise.  To learn more about Isagenix click here.  

    THE ISABODY CHALLENGE OFFICIAL RULES & REGULATIONS

    2015 ISABODY CHALLENGE CRITERIA

    JUDGING PROCESS

    The winners will be those Participants with the most compelling stories as to “why” and “how” improving their physical image has improved their lives. Participants will be required to submit an essay and “before” and “after” photos. Participants are also encouraged to submit other materials such as body fat analyses, lifestyle photos, and home videos to further supplement their essay and demonstrate their overall transformation. A physician or qualified trainer at a local health club can measure body fat. Any inappropriate material will be deemed invalid. All essays must be in English. A panel of unbiased judges, from the Isagenix Corporate Management Team, will select all winners. Each judge will score each contestant on a scale based on 50 percent from the essay and 50 percent from the “before” and “after” photos. A positive weight will be given to those that have competed in a previous IsaBody Challenge®. Judges will be notified if a Participant has submitted additional material and will have the opportunity to evaluate them if they choose to learn more. The scores will be tabulated to give each contestant a cumulative score from each judge. The scores of these judges will then be combined to give each contestant a final score, which will be used to determine the winners. The decision of the judges is final.
    Note: If a Participant finishes the Challenge three weeks or more prior to the Challenge end date, they must submit four final “maintenance” photos. If selected, Participant must maintain their success to the satisfaction of the judges, to be eligible for consideration as a finalist.   Photo Gallery 

    WRITTEN ESSAY (50 PERCENT OF SCORE)

    The essay should be approximately 250-500 words and must describe how their transformation using Isagenix has improved and impacted their life. The essay is required to be submitted no more than two weeks after the Participants Challenge end date. Topics for discussion may include but are not limited to: What your Challenge goals were and how you achieved them, why you entered the Challenge, how Isagenix products benefited you, how you will motivate others to achieve success through the use of the Isagenix products and your next IsaBody Challenge goal.
    Essay must include:
    • Participant name
    • “Before” and “after” weight
    • Height
    Supplemental material may be attached to the essay as long as the file is 2 MB or less. Some examples are listed below.
    • Body fat analyses
    • Medical Reports
    • Photos
    • Measurements
    • Testimonials
    • Business Statistics
    Note: The essay and photo sizes must be 2MB or below. Once submitted the completed entry becomes the sole property of Isagenix to be used in any manner deemed appropriate. Contestants may also mail in additional information to:
    Isagenix
    Attn: IsaBody Challenge
    2225 S. Price Rd.
    Chandler, AZ, 85286 USA

    “BEFORE” AND “AFTER” PHOTOS (50 PERCENT OF SCORE)

    In order to qualify for judging, each Participant must submit four “before” and four “after” photos. “Before” photos must be taken on the Participant’s start date. “Before” Photos must be uploaded within two weeks of the participants start date. “After” photos must be taken on the Participant’s Challenge end date. Full-body photos must be taken in the upright position. “After” photos must be uploaded within two weeks of the Participant’s end date. If the deadline is missed, email IsaBodyChallenge@IsagenixCorp.com for more information.
    Four Photos Required for Judging:
    • One frontal photo with a date and time stamp or current day’s newspaper taken on the established start date.
    • One frontal view without a newspaper or date and time stamp
    • One profile (side view) photo
    • One back photo

    PHOTO ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION:

    • The photos must be authentic, not altered or modified. If any photo tampering is evident Participant will be immediately disqualified.
    • The date on the paper or time stamp must match the day the contestant begins their Challenge.
    • The same type of clothing is recommended to be worn in all photos.
    • High-quality photos (300 dpi) are recommended to show the best and most detailed results.
    • Unusually revealing or provocative photos will be deemed invalid.
    • The purpose of the photos is to demonstrate a clear body transformation that has been achieved through hard work, effort and determination in completing a comprehensive nutrition and exercise regimen, incorporating the Isagenix products.
    • Photos must be 2 MB or smaller to be uploaded into the Associate Back Office.
    • The file format for uploaded photos is JPG.
    • Participants should take the photos using a white or light-colored solid backdrop for optimal visibility.
    • All photos sent to Isagenix become the property of Isagenix. They will not be returned and may be used in any manner deemed appropriate by Isagenix. The contestant should retain digital, hard copies and/or negatives for their own records.
    • Since the photo with the newspaper is for verification of the date of the photo, the date or headline must be visible in the photo or a date and time stamp must be used.
    • A digital image upload feature is available via the IsaBody Challenge “Contest” page in the Associate Back Office.

    PARTICIPATION IN PREVIOUS CHALLENGES (POSITIVE WEIGHT)

    The completion of a previous Challenge is not a requirement to be selected as a winner; however it will be weighted positively during the judging process. Participants can sign up for back-to-back Challenges, but may not do two Challenges simultaneously. Participants must complete their previous Challenge before entering the next one. Participants can restart their Challenge at any time.
    Note: By participating in the IsaBody Challenge and submitting your entry into the Associate Back Office the Participant agrees to the following terms:

    “MAINTENANCE” PHOTOS AND WEIGHT

    To be considered in the judging process, Participants must maintain or improve their success. Participants who complete their Challenge period three weeks or more prior to the Challenge Judging must submit four final “maintenance” photos that must comply with all guidelines as set forth for the “before” and “after” photos. These will be used during judging to verify that the Challenge results have been maintained through the end of the Challenge. Dates requiring maintenance photos are as follows:
    • Celebration Challenge completed prior to May 30, 2015; maintenance photos will be required between June 13, 2015 and June 20, 2015.
    • New Year Kick Off Challenge completed prior to October 18, 2014; maintenance photos will be required between November 1, 2014 and November 8, 2014.
    • Top Achievers Challenge completed prior to February 7, 2015; maintenance photos will be required between February 21, 2015 and February 28, 2015.

    CHALLENGE ELIGIBILITY

    • Men and women 18 years of age and older, as of their registration date, are eligible to participate in the IsaBody Challenge.
    • All Participants must be residents of the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico.
    • Corporate Isagenix employees including but not limited to corporate contractors, corporate consultants, and temporary employees are not eligible as winners or trip companions.
    • Participant must be an Isagenix Independent Associate or Isagenix Preferred Customer during the time they are enrolled in the Challenge.
    • A minimum of 500 BV is required throughout the participant’s 16-week Challenge period.
    • Participants must use Isagenix products and cannot use similar or competitive products from any other company during the time they are participating in the IsaBody Challenge.
    • Participants cannot utilize any body-transforming procedures including but not limited the lap band, gastric bypass, liposuction, HCG, HGH or other similar treatments.
    • Winners and enrolling sponsors may be required to sign an affidavit attesting to their use of Isagenix products during the Challenge period. Participants may also be required to sign a waiver, and submit a validation letter written by participant’s sponsor at the end of the Challenge verifying contestant followed all of the rules and regulations of the Challenge.
    • All Participants must submit a completed online registration form in order to be eligible for the Challenge which includes uploading “before” photos at the time of registration and “after” photos at the time of completion.

    CHALLENGE TIME LINE

    2015 New Year Kick Off
    • Last join date to be eligible for the 2015 New Year Kick off judging is July 19, 2014
    • The Challenge end date is November 8, 2014
    • All completion materials must be submitted no later than November 8 2014 in order to be eligible for judging. Note: Materials submitted after this date will be included in the following judging period.
    • Winners will be announced before December 1, 2014
    2015 Top Achievers
    • Last join date to be eligible for the 2015 Top Achievers judging is November 8, 2014
    • The Challenge end date is February 28, 2015
    • All completion materials must be submitted no later than February 28, 2015 in order to be eligible for judging. Note: Materials submitted after this date will be included in the following judging period.
    • Winners will be announced before March 24, 2015
    2015 Celebration
    • Last join date to be eligible for 2015 Celebration judging is February 28, 2015
    • The Challenge end date is June 20, 2015
    • All completion materials must be submitted no later than June 20, 2015 to be eligible for the 2015 Celebration judging. Note: Materials submitted after this date will be included in the following judging period.
    • Winners will be announced before July 15, 2015
    Note: Isagenix will only judge Participants that submit “before” and “after” photos taken on the start and end date of their Challenge. Your 16-week Challenge period begins the day you take your “before” photos with the newspaper and complete the online registration form. The system allows you to set the start date two weeks back from the current date. If you register and are not satisfied with your initial weight loss, you may restart at any time. All Challenge requirements must be received by Isagenix no later two weeks after the Participant’s end date.

    RULES AND REGULATIONS     

    Isagenix must receive all materials no later than two weeks after the Participant’s Challenge end date. It is each participant’s responsibility to provide Isagenix with the correct contact information. Only one entry per person, per Challenge is permitted. Isagenix is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected postage due to mail entries, typographical or other errors in the printing of the offer, administration of the Challenge, print and online ads, or in the announcement of the prize.
    All entries, and any copyrights therein, become the sole property of Isagenix and will not be returned. By entering, Participants agree to abide by these rules and warrant and represent that their entry is authentic, unaltered and their original work, and grant to Isagenix the right to edit, publish, promote and otherwise, use their entries, without restriction, in any and all media, for any purpose whatsoever, and without further permission, notice or compensation.
    The odds of winning the Challenge depend on the number of people entering and completing the stated requirements. This cannot be determined in advance.
    The decision of the judges with respect to selection of the winners, and in regard to all matters relating to this Challenge, shall be final.
    Challenge finalists will be notified by phone or by email. The Grand Prize Winner will be determined during Celebration and will be revealed on stage at the event. Stories and photos of the winners and runners up will also be posted on the Isagenix website after the announcement is made.
    IsaBody Challenge Participants may not solicit local media regarding their participation in the Challenge without prior written consent from the Isagenix Communications department. 

    Isagenix makes no express warranty, guarantee or representation of any kind concerning the prizes. Certain restrictions may apply. If winner cannot take the trip during specified date, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected.
    I hereby grant Isagenix an unlimited license to use my name, likeness, voice or written materials in any future Isagenix publication, advertisement or promotion. I also certify that my testimonial or endorsement of the Isagenix products is true and voluntary and provided of my own free will. I understand that I will not be entitled to receive any remuneration of any kind for the future use of my name, likeness, voice or written materials.
    Participants agree to abide by these rules and the binding decisions of the judges. All prizes are nontransferable. Winner is responsible for paying taxes on their winnings. All federal, state, and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner. Winner will be required to verify purchases and results or an alternate winner will be selected. Travel companion of trip winner may be required to execute a liability release and verification of age prior to ticketing.
    All winners and travel companions will be responsible for obtaining their Visa and any other documents needed to enter or leave the United States.
    Challenge winners must provide information necessary to complete Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 (in the United States). All Participants are responsible for any tax forms or information required in their country of residence.
    Each Participant assumes all risk of injury, loss or harm of any kind arising from participation in or prizes awarded as a result of this Challenge, and Isagenix shall not be responsible or liable for damages of any kind arising there from. Participants release Isagenix and its directors, officers, executives and employees from all risk, harm, loss, injury or damage that may occur from participating in or resulting from the Challenge.
    Participants may modify their diet and/or training program to suit their goals. Participants are encouraged to seek the assistance and advice of a qualified personal trainer. Prior to beginning any weight-control program or exercise regimen, it is recommended that a physician be consulted.
    Isagenix reserves the right to award additional prizes at the judges’ discretion. Isagenix reserves the right not to award all prizes in the event that there are an insufficient number of qualified entries received that meet the minimum standards established by the judges.
    The IsaBody Challenge, all rules and regulations, and any supporting documents are subject to change without prior notice.
    $25,000.00 CASH

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