Four Favorite Brands of 2015

In addition to launching Writestream Publishing LLC and adding a seventh show, Get Fit Feel Fabulous with Britt to our Writestream Radio Network, I also discovered some fabulous brands in 2015:

1. Isagenix – “Solutions to Transform Lives”

I came across Isagenix nutritional products in early 2015 via my friend Britt Allen, host of Get Fit Feel Fabulous. At 75, Britt is a dynamic, active achiever who truly wants to help others become healthy and financially secure. In my first month on these products I lost 20 pounds and about 15 inches, and continue to get closer to my ultimate goal. Beyond weight loss, however, Isagenix products provide optimal nutrition and convenience. And the company has excellent customer service. When my last shipment arrived with a damaged box of IsaPRO chocolate (one of the packets had ripped open, covering everything in chocolate powder), I took pictures and called the corporate office. The rep was courteous and efficient: all I had to do was explain what happened and give him the Lot #. He immediately sent out a replacement box – no photos required.

If you want to be as healthy and vibrant as possible, I highly recommend Isagenix.

2. Glowosity Skin Care – My longtime friend, singer/songwriter/actress Ava Aston extended her brand by releasing Glowosity this year. Lisa and I interviewed her on Love Liberty & Lip Gloss twice in 2015 and I started using her products this past July. Having been blessed with beautiful skin, I’d been frustrated in recent years by things like dryness under my eyes. After just a few days of using the products there was noticeable improvement. Now my skin is soft and radiant. Best of all, Ava has priced her line as low as allowed by law to make them accessible to as many people as possible. It’s not network marketing; it’s simply purchasing great products online and having them delivered to your door. And the products work for men and women. Listen to our interview below to learn more.

3. Hummingwell Wellness Bars – I discovered these delicious bars when I met Writestream client Sabrina Hernandez-Cano, co-author of Miami Breast Cancer Experts. Sabrina is an award-winning nutritionist who developed Hummingwell with her friend Allen Breteson (one of the people to whom the book is dedicated). These bars are especially good with coffee but great anytime for either a snack (one bar) or a meal replacement (two bars).

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4. doTerra Essential Oils – Having used essential oils to help with gum problems with excellent results, I was already aware of at least some of their health benefits. However, after attending a gathering via a good friend who swears by their products, I discovered doTerra. Our host, health coach Eve Colantoni, shared her incredible story (which you can read here) and provided an excellent overview of doTerra and the many uses of essential oils. I’m just getting started but so far I love the supplements, orange oil, and lemon oil I’m using. I must say, the highest quality products always seem to come from network marketing companies; in doTerra’s case, they offer the best deals for wholesale customers who just want to use good products.


Hummingwell with Isagenix

There are many paths to healthy and plenty of high-quality products to choose from. As you know, I’ve been happily using Isagenix since February of this year, which helped me lose 25 pounds (so far) and about 15 inches. While I haven’t visited the scale or taken measurements lately, I’m just one size away from my goal. More importantly, I’m continuing to experience high energy and overall good health.


When you work from home, temptations abound to goof off, skip a workout, miss a deadline, or eat something bad because no one is watching over your shoulder. But if excellence is defined as doing the right thing when no one else is watching, I’m very pleased with my level of discipline (with work and holistic living) and commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

I’ve recently started on Ageless Essentials with Product B and regularly take IsaLean and IsaPRO shakes as meal replacements, in addition to drinking their recently introduced coffee every morning.



However, I believe there’s always room for more quality products in my life — which is why I ordered Hummingwell Bars. I’d tasted them at the Miami Breast Cancer Experts Book Signing on October 17, since Hummingwell co-founder and MBCE co-author Sabrina had given them out as cute party favors in clear plastic bags wrapped with pink ribbon.  They are absolutely delicious and give me a much-needed chocolate fix. Since two bars = a meal, I’ve been eating two of them with coffee for breakfast, with great results. These bars are healthy, nutritious, and filling.

Best of all, ordering online (both Isagenix and Hummingwell) is a convenient way to do my grocery shopping since my time is limited. In the end, it saves not only time but money. And I cannot overstate the fact that I’m eating well and providing my body with the best nutrition possible. What could be better?

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Barry Lapes’ Amazing Weight Loss Journey

Do you sometimes get stuck on your way to a goal, especially if it involves weight loss and improved health? I know I’ve been there in the past before discovering Isagenix, the same program the inspiring Barry Lapes employed to lose 237 pounds!

At this point in my journey, I am about two months away from my goal, losing steadily but not too quickly. I’ve learned that it’s really about the journey — the renewed energy, improved nutritional intake, better health — and NOT simply about weight loss. Yes, my desire to lose weight and my frustration at my lack of progress using every method that previously worked for me was my initial motivation for starting Isagenix.

I’ve since sponsored several people who are now enjoying the same wonderful health benefits. Like me, most of them were first attracted to the possibility of releasing pounds and inches, but now they are also experiencing even great benefits like improved sleep and reduced migraines. One of my associates is a committed athlete who researched the products diligently before getting involved and is now starting her own Isagenix business.

Whatever your reason for considering Isagenix, the video below featuring Barry Lapes on Dr. Oz will inspire and motivate you along your personal health journey. If I’m ever feeling “stuck” and/or upset that I still have a few more pounds to go, I plan to watch this video over and over again.

Congratulations Barry! Visit his website Barry Craig Lapes for more information.