I was diagnosed with stage three, triple positive Breast Cancer in September 2016 at the age of 37. My treatments have consisted of six rounds of very nasty chemotherapy medications, double mastectomy surgery, five weeks of radiation, and chemotherapy maintenance for an entire year. A common side effect of cancer treatment is weight loss, and my goal was to at least maintain my existing weight. At the time of my diagnosis, I weighed around 130lbs, which is a comfortable weight for my 5′ 8″ frame.
The hardest part of a cancer diagnosis is not the diagnosis itself, instead, it’s what all the treatments do to your body. Chemotherapy takes its toll on the body both physically and mentally. You experience fatigue unlike you have ever felt before, you can’t seem to think straight, and your sense of taste is thrown so far out of whack that the foods you used to love now taste like crap. I guess that is why so many people lose so much weight during this process because to be honest the last thing you want to do is eat when food both smells and tastes bad to you.
My main goal in this process was to not do anything that would hinder my treatment process. While I did try my best to eat healthy, I also ended up using my diagnosis as an excuse to eat whatever I felt like. This included cookies, ice cream, and any other “treat” that caught my eye in the grocery store. At every oncology appointment, I am required to have my vitals checked, which includes a weigh in. Over the last few months, I have noticed the number on the scale slowly creeping upward. I kept making excuses for myself thinking that it was because of the clothes I was wearing, or the fact that I had two fluid filled expanders in my chest. My denial suddenly became a reality a few weeks ago when I had to dress up for a job interview. Suddenly I could no longer fit into the pants that were borderline baggy on me only a year ago.
Now you may be asking yourself, so how does Isagenix fit into all this? Well, it’s actually quite simple. After much trial and error with trying to find an outfit that fit, I turned to my friends on Facebook to vent my frustrations. While my cousin, who is the same age as me, chimed in to concur that she was dealing with the same issue, it was a close friend of mine who reached out to me to advise me on how these products could help me lose weight and regain my health. She had been using this product for over four years, was a close personal friend since grammar school, and while I knew she wouldn’t recommend something that she hadn’t thoroughly vetted herself, I couldn’t help but still remain a bit skeptical.
She provided me with more info than I could ever want, all the nutritional information, as well as the success she has had while using the products. Since my cancer was estrogen positive, my biggest concern was whether or not the Isagenix products contained soy. To those who may not already know, soy can mimic estrogen in the body, and while it is not always possible to avoid it entirely, I try to be proactive and avoid it as much as possible. I was happy to learn that all the Isagenix products are free of soy, artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners. Isagenix products are also made using non-GMO, or non genetically modified, ingredients, which can be very hard to come by in the nutrition marketplace.
After having felt so crappy for so long, I finally decided that I had nothing to lose by giving the products a try. Isagenix offers a money back guarantee that if for any reason you do not like their products, or they do not deliver the results you are hoping for, you can return them for a full refund. While the 30 Day System is the most popular starter package from Isagenix, I didn’t have the funds to afford it, as I had unexpectedly lost my job in the last few weeks. I instead opted to try the IsaLean Shake in Creamy Dutch Chocolate, as well as the Ionix Supreme.
I have only used the shakes for three days so far, and I have already noticed a difference in my energy levels. Although I do still wake up a few times during the night, I now get up in the morning feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day, instead of feeling like I’m struggling to find enough energy to walk to the mailbox to get the days mail. I have also noticed an improvement in my mental focus. I no longer feel like my brain is in a constant fog, which allows me to actually focus on the daily tasks that need to be done to keep my e-commerce shops up and running. While I have not noticed any weight loss as of yet, and I wouldn’t expect to after only a few days, I am excited to see where these products take me and I encourage you to stay tuned to my site so you can follow me on my path to wellness, and possibly be inspired to try the Isagenix products for yourself. You truly have nothing to lose, and a healthy lifestyle to gain!
NOTE: This post is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Each situation is unique and I can only speak to my personal experiences with the Isagenix’s products. I encourage you to visit my website to learn more about Isagenix and determine if it is the right health and wellness solution for you.