DrPhil.Isagenix.com Shares Small Changes That Make Big Differences:

Posted on February 22, 2014 by


Making small changes, such as walking daily, can make a big difference for better health.

Making small changes, such as walking daily, can make a big difference for better health.

You might not think much of making small changes in your diet or lifestyle. These decisions are small, after all. It’s hard to imagine that anything spectacular could be expected from just eating a little less, walking a little more, or taking a vitamin and mineral supplement daily.To make a serious difference means big changes, right? Your biology couldn’t disagree more.

Bariatric physician and medical surgeon Dr. Rubén Treviño of Monterrey, Mexico, points out that the human body is rife with examples of how even the tiniest of changes can make tremendous differences.

In fact, just a slight change in degrees of the temperature of your body or the pH of the blood can mean the difference between life and death, the anti-aging specialist said.

Plus, he said, a daily walk of 30 minutes or more can halve your risk of type-2 diabetes (1).

“It’s the small changes that make the biggest differences,” Dr. Treviño told attendees of the Isagenix Mexico New Year Kick Off on Feb. 8 at the Hotel InterContinental Presidente in Mexico City.

For a start, Dr. Treviño said, small changes might include “eating half as much and walking twice as much.” Then, making sure that your body is getting enough high-quality dietary protein daily. Why high quality? It’s to build quality proteins such as enzymes and hormones, cellular proteins, and muscle tissue.

Dr. Rubén Treviño

Dr. Rubén Treviño

Both eating less and getting quality protein can be accomplished by replacing one or two meals a day with IsaLean® Shakes or IsaLean® Pro (called IsaShake and IsaShake Pro in Mexico), Dr. Treviño said.

Small changes might also include maintaining the body’s levels of vitamin D and CoQ10 daily. Both of these nutrients are related to cholesterol levels, Dr. Treviño said. “When a patient tells me they have cholesterol, I tell them, ‘Congrats! You’re not going to die!”

But when patients are placed on statin drugs to reduce cholesterol, which can be necessary, they should also supplement to replenish CoQ10 levels (2). CoQ10 is needed, he said, for the proper maintenance of mitochondria—the energy-producing organelles in cells—especially in the heart.

Supplementing with CoQ10 along with vitamin D helps keep the heart energized and beating soundly as it should. At the same time, taking resveratrol helps reduce oxidative stress and supports mitochondria of the heart (3). All three compounds are received when taking Ageless Actives™.

Some of the most important compounds lacking in Western diets today are omega-3 fatty acids, Dr. Treviño said. These fatty acids, particularly the fish-derived DHA and EPA long-chained omega-3s, are the most critical for the heart.

Essential vitamins, minerals, and fish-derived omega-3s are found in Essentials for Men™ and Essentials for Women™ and IsaOmega Supreme®—which combine with Ageless Actives and C-Lyte®to make up Ageless Essentials™ Daily Pack.

Lastly, Dr. Treviño said, small changes should include engaging in regular exercise daily and managing stress in a healthy way. Walking, for instance, is something most everyone can do on a daily basis.

Walk daily, walk whenever possible, and walk twice as much, he said.

A little exercise everyday helps make drastic changes all across the body. It can lead to changes in blood vessels, including helping to reduce inflammation. It also benefits organs such as the heart and the brain, and even individual cells (4).

Moreover, exercise in combination with eating quality protein such as from whey on a daily basis can help you sleep better (5;6). Sleeping well daily, in and of itself, is remarkable for its role in body maintenance and renewal.

Plus, supplementing with adaptogenic and antioxidant botanicals daily—such as are found in Ionix® Supremee+™, and t+ Chai—helps protect the body from chronic stress that inflicts daily harm. Adaptogens can also help normalize the body so that it’s better “adapted” to stress.

These same botanicals also can better athletic performance and boost recovery after workouts (7;8), so that one can quickly find the energy to exercise again the next day.

Over a lifetime, when followed consistently, these are the small changes that can be made on a daily basis that can mean looking better, feeling better, and aging well, Dr. Treviño said.

Isagenix simply allows you to make these small changes in the most convenient fashion possible.  And, for more amazing information and to connect with Dr. Phil McAllister regarding your transformation and  for more information go to drphil.isagenix.com


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  2. Rundek et al. Atorvastatin decreases the coenzyme Q10 level in the blood of patients at risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Arch Neurol. 2004;61(6):889-892. doi: 10.1001/archneur.61.6.88.
  3. Ghanim et al. A resveratrol and polyphenol preparation suppresses oxidative and inflammatory stress response to a high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal. J Clin Endocrinol Metab.2011;96(5):1409-12. doi: 10.1210/jc.2010-1812
  4. Shiraev et al. Evidence based exercise – clinical benefits of high intensity interval training. Aust Fam Physician. 2012 Dec;41(12):960-2.
  5. Madzima TA, Panton LB, Fretti SK, Kinsey AW, Ormsbee MJ. Nighttime consumption of protein or carbohydrate results in increased morning resting energy expenditure in active college-aged men. Br J Nutr 2013;1-7. doi: 10.1017/S000711451300192X
  6. Res et al. Protein ingestion before sleep improves postexercise overnight recovery. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2012;44:1560-9. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31824cc363.
  7. Kuo et al. The effect of eight weeks of supplementation with Eleutherococcus senticosus on endurance capacity and metabolism in humans. Chin J Physiol 2010;53(2):105-11.
  8. Hung et al. The effectiveness and efficacy of Rhodiola rosea: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Phytomedicine 2011;18(4):235-44. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2010.08.014