Friday, April 5, 2013

Side effects

E-how has published a partial list of the worst side effects...

Side Effects of Isagenix

Isagenix is a cleansing program but if often causes painful side effects and danger to life....


  1. Headaches are one of the most common side effects associated with Isagenix. Both those who lost weight on the program and those who did not have reported feeling pain in their temples. These headaches ranged from minor, dull pains to intense, blinding headaches.
  2. Shaking

  3. Those who have completed the Isagenix program sometimes complained about feeling nervous or having a "shaky" feeling. Experts believe that this is the result of the body not getting enough food while on the program. 
  4. Vomiting

  5. A very small number of people on the Isagenix program experienced vomiting, especially when using the shakes as part of the program. The vomiting is sometimes the result of the stomach and taste buds reacting with the ingredients used. Many of the people who claimed to experience vomiting said that the side effect disappeared after a few days. This is one of the very rare side effects associated with using Isagenix, and it is reported in only a small number of cases.
  6. Dizziness

  7. Dizziness is an often reported side effect associated with Isagenix. Like the shaking, this is often connected to the lack of food. It typically appears towards the end of the cleanse because the body needs more food to survive. In other cases, it may begin to appear earlier as the body tries to adjust to the sudden reduction in calories. The user usually feels dizzy when standing suddenly or making quick movements.
  8. Heart Rate

Side Effects of Isagenix |

Sunday, March 31, 2013

isagenix and depression

Isagenix linked to depression?  Apparently yes, according to a new research study soon to be published in a major scientific journal.  Stand by for details as we learn them.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Isagenix might cleanse your body--but it will definitely cleanse your wallet

One of the most informative sources of fact-based skepticism and useful context regarding Isagenix, and the way shady MLM businesses operate in general, is over at Real Scam, a website forum focused on sorting out what is a scam, and what is not a scam.

In the conversation thread Isagenix: Cleanse your body or your wallet? -- posters share takeaways from the efforts of serious scientifically minded people to figure out if Isagenix is legitimate. The results are dissapointing, such as this exerpt from Harriet Hall, M.D. :

"I didn’t set out to write an article about this. It started when I received an e-mail inquiry about Isagenix. I posted my answer on a discussion list and it was picked up and published on the healthfraudoz website. Sandy Szwarc approved of it and kindly reposted it on her Junkfood Science blog.
As I write, the comments on the healthfraudoz website have reached a total of 176. A few commenters approved of what I wrote, but the majority of commenters tried to defend Isagenix. Their arguments were irrational, incompetent, and sometimes amusing.

It was as if no one had actually read what I wrote. No one bothered to address any of my specific criticisms. No one even tried to defend Isagenix’s false claims that toxicity accounts for most disease, that the body protects itself from toxins by coating them with fat, and that internal organs become clogged and deteriorate if you don’t “cleanse.” No one offered any evidence that “detoxification” improves human health. No one tried to identify any of the alleged toxins or show that they are actually removed. No one tried to provide any rationale for the particular combination of ingredients in Isagenix products (242 of them!).  
No one questioned my assertion that “no caffeine added” was inaccurate because green tea was added and it contains caffeine. No one commented on my observation that the amount of vitamin A in the products was dangerous and went against the recommendations of The Medical Letter. No one offered any evidence that more weight was lost by adding Isagenix to a low calorie diet and exercise. I offered some alternative explanations that might account for people believing it was effective when it wasn’t; no one commented on that. The medical advisor on the Isagenix website argued that at $5 a day Isagenix is less expensive than open heart surgery. I pointed out that that was a laughable false dichotomy: it’s not a matter of choosing between open heart surgery and diet supplements.
No one commented on that. Instead of rational responses, we got …
Rebuttals to Negative Testimonials
“Evidence” that it works
Defense of Multi-Level Marketing
Personal Attacks on Me
Attacks on the Medical Profession
Attacks on Science
Attacks on FDA and Big Pharma
Off-the-Wall False Claims
Try It for Yourself
Haven’t Tried It But Plan To
It’s a Scam
2 Jokes
Funny, Unhelpful, and Bizarre Comments"

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Is Isagenix a Scam?: Why Isagenix is Sold via Pyramid Network Marketing

Is Isagenix a Scam?: Why Isagenix is Sold via Pyramid Network Marketing: Why is Isagenix sold via MLM? Why not sell it at your local health-food store. The answer tells you a lot about why you should avoid Isagenix and other products sold in this way...

Can you Trust this Man? - YouTube

Isagenix Scam Review -- Can you Trust this Man? - YouTube: A leechy guy who depends on pyramid schemes for his wealth shills for isagenix. Not a credible source, so state the obviousl

The 5 Worst Things You See While Working in Fast Food

The 5 Worst Things You See While Working in Fast Food | When I asked her to sign the slip of paper indicating that I planned to drop out of college, my English professor told me, "Whatever you do in life, make sure it involves writing." And with that, I moved to Wisconsin and embarked upon a four-year stint working in fast food restaurants.
If you've ever earned your keep by flipping burgers, you already know what kind of horrifying sights await anyone brave enough to venture into the greasy back room of a fast food restaurant. As for the rest of you, let me assure you, it's much worse than you can imagine back there.
Here are five awful things I've seen while working in fast food restaurants.

Arianna Huffington: Mindfulness, Meditation, Wellness and Their Connection to Corporate America's Bottom Line

Arianna Huffington: Mindfulness, Meditation, Wellness and Their Connection to Corporate America's Bottom Line: Though awareness is growing, there are still too many companies that don't yet realize the benefits of a focus on wellness. "The lack of attention to employee needs helps explain why the United States spends more on health care than other countries but gets worse outcomes," wrote Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. "We have no mandatory vacation or sick day requirements, and we do have chronic layoffs, overwork, and stress. Working in many organizations is simply hazardous to your health." And thus to the health of your company as well. "I hope businesses will wake up to the fact that if they don't do well by their employees, chances are they're not doing well, period," Pfeffer said.