Month: March 2013

Need Some Productive Sleep?


It’s two in the morning, you have a big day ahead, but you can’t stop looking at the clock and dreading the fast approaching alarm. Nights like these seem to become more frequent as you age and losing sleep isn’t good. Doctors suggest 7-8 hours of restful sleep to recharge our batteries for the trials and tribulations of daily life, but how often do we actually feel rested in the morning? The usual routine consists of hitting the snooze button multiple times before falling out of bed and reaching for the first caffeinated beverage. This too is not healthy.

Current sleep aides on the market seem great, but often fall short of achieving the rested feeling when waking. How can you obtain this seemingly fleeting concept? Our answer is Productive Sleep. It’s Life Priority’s latest supplement designed by life extension scientist Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, it was specifically designed to help you feel rested and more alert in the morning.

Most nights, people lay down and think about their day, plan for the next or worry about what’s ultimately out of their control. Quieting the mind isn’t always easy. The Productive Sleep formulas contains gabba, choline, thenuses glycine to help your mind reach a state of relaxation and achieve REM (rapid eye movement) which is the ultimate sleep goal. REM allows you mind to power down and get ready for the next day; it also helps with memory and retention. Glycine helps improve fatigue, liveliness, peppiness and clear-headedness. Productive Sleep utilizes glycine along with other ingredients that combine to deliver one of the top sleep-aides on the market today. Productive Sleep is so great, that you can take it before a nap to get the most out of those necessary 30 minute power naps. Unlike other products, Productive Sleep doesn’t leave you feeling groggy if you don’t sleep for a full eight hours.

Using Productive Sleep can also help you monitor your weight. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation lowers your levels of a hormone that regulates appetite called leptin. So if you don’t get a good night’s rest, you can feel hungrier during the day and overeat which leads to weight gain.

In addition to using Productive Sleep, try exercising at least 30 minutes a day to tire your body, cut out caffeine before bed and use the bathroom before you get in bed. All of these things can help you sleep through the night and feel rested in the morning.

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Fifteen Facts You Probably Never Knew About Vitamin D and Sunlight Exposure


(Compiled by Mike Adams, based on an interview with Dr. Michael Holick, author, The UV Advantage)

Vitamin D supports the health in many ways. Many individuals who suffer from osteoporosis, depression, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and even effects diabetes and obesity are seeing great benefits from getting more Vitamin D. Many medical professionals are now prescribing it or advising their patients to get more of nature’s sunlight.

Vitamin D is perhaps the single most underrated nutrient in the world of nutrition. That’s probably because it’s free: your body makes it when sunlight touches your skin.

Truth is, most people don’t know the real story on vitamin D and health. So here’s an overview taken from an interview between Mike Adams, the Health Ranger and Dr. Michael Holick.

1. Vitamin D is produced by your skin in response to exposure to ultraviolet radiation from natural sunlight.

2. The healing rays of natural sunlight (that generate vitamin D in your skin) cannot penetrate glass. So you don’t generate vitamin D when sitting in your car or home.

3. It is nearly impossible to get adequate amounts of vitamin D from your diet. Sunlight exposure is the only reliable way to generate vitamin D in your own body. or to supplement with D3.

4. A person would have to drink ten tall glasses of vitamin D fortified milk each day just to get minimum levels of vitamin D into their diet.

5. The further you live from the equator, the longer exposure you need to the sun in order to generate vitamin D. Canada, the UK and most U.S. states are far from the equator.

6. People with dark skin pigmentation may need 20 – 30 times as much exposure to sunlight as fair skinned people to generate the same amount of vitamin D. That’s why prostate cancer is epidemic among black men — it’s a simple, but widespread, sunlight deficiency.

7. Sufficient levels of vitamin D are crucial for calcium absorption in your intestines. Without sufficient vitamin D, your body cannot absorb calcium, rendering calcium supplements useless.

8. Chronic vitamin D deficiency cannot be reversed overnight: it takes months of vitamin D supplementation and sunlight exposure to rebuild the body’s bones and nervous system.

9. Even weak sunscreens (SPF=8) block your body’s ability to generate vitamin D by 95%. This is how sunscreen products actually cause disease — by creating a critical vitamin deficiency in the body.

10. It is impossible to generate too much vitamin D in your body from sunlight exposure: your body will self-regulate and only generate what it needs.

11. If it hurts to press firmly on your sternum, you may be suffering from chronic vitamin D deficiency right now.

12. Vitamin D is “activated” in your body by your kidneys and liver before it can be used.

13. Having kidney disease or liver damage can greatly impair your body’s ability to activate circulating vitamin D.

14. The sunscreen industry doesn’t want you to know that your body actually needs sunlight exposure because that realization would mean lower sales of sunscreen products.

15. Even though vitamin D is one of the most powerful healing chemicals in your body, your body makes it absolutely free. No prescription required.

Information obtained by Life Priority and provided for educational purposes only.

Information compiled by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, based on an interview with Dr. Michael Holick, author, The UV Advantage)

 Not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any medical condition. . rev 3/2013 800-787-5438