Month: June 2017

Energy Boost

With the temperatures reaching record numbers lately, it can be a challenge to get out and do much of anything. Most of us would rather curl up in a dark, air-conditioned room than spend time under the blazing sun outside.

But what if it’s not just the heat that’s making you tired? What if a lack of energy has been a struggle for you for more than the last few months? If so, know that you’re not alone. Millions of Americans feel the same way. That’s why we at Life Priority want to offer a few tips on how to increase your get-up-and-go even when the heat is on!

First, it’s a good idea to examine what may be zapping your energy. Common culprits include lack of sleep, an unbalanced diet, lack of exercise, not enough sunlight, dehydration and, of course, outside forces like cell phones and technology. On top of that, you may be experiencing high stress levels from work or family or have undiagnosed health issues such as anemia, hyperthyroid or low blood sugar. To be completely sure, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with your doctor to get a thorough exam.

While your doctor may discover an internal cause for your lethargy (which is why it’s important to get checked out), there’s a good chance that your energy level could be enhanced simply by incorporating a few changes into your lifestyle.

To start, take a look at your diet. Are you consuming a lot of processed, sugary snacks and beverages? Sugar can cause your blood sugar to spike and then crash, leaving you tired and foggy. Instead of cookies, candy or potato chips, try snacking on fruits or nuts. The protein in nuts sustains you longer than refined sugar, and fruits such as bananas have helpful nutrients like potassium, which converts blood sugar into energy.

Next, get moving! Exercise stimulates blood flow and prevents all kinds of diseases and health problems. It also helps your mentality by releasing feel-good hormones into your body and helps you sleep better at night, which gives you more energy during the day. It doesn’t take much—just 30 minutes a day 3-5 times a week–to feel the effects. Plus, getting out and moving also allows you to unplug from the world and just enjoy nature. (Though, with these temperatures, it might be good to enjoy that nature early in the morning while it’s still tolerable.)

Beyond diet and exercise, it is also important to get enough sleep. Most Americans are underslept, falling far short of the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep per night. This not only decreases energy, but also facilitates diseases and other health issues. Set an alarm in your home to help you remember to head to bed at a time that allows you to get the recommended total of shut-eye. Yes, it will take discipline, but your body will thank you!

With the big three of diet, exercise and sleep being covered, there are also a few other tricks you can try when it comes to increasing your energy. For instance, try popping a mint or chewing a minty gum. The scent ups alertness by stimulating your trigeminal nerve, which is the same nerve that’s activated by smelling salts. Or, consider drinking a cup of green tea. It contains theanine, which calms you while leaving your mind clear. Finally, if possible, take a power nap. According to Harvard research, 30-minute midday naps prevent energy from flagging further, while hour-long naps actually boost energy and performance. And, if all else fails, take the advice of Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., the medical director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers and massage your ears. A quick 30-second rub stimulates energizing acupuncture points that give you a quick mental boost.

We Americans are so busy that we don’t often prioritize the things that give us life and vitality. However, if we want to regain our strength and be able to enjoy our day-to-day, we need to start treating our bodies with care and giving them what they need. So, take our advice and get serious about regaining your energy. Talk to your doctor and start incorporating healthy habits into your routine. Then, enjoy the boost of life and joy that comes your way!

 

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

5 Tips for Improving Your Sleep Quantity & Quality

Few things in life are as universal and as neglected as sleep. While our society does not necessarily promote healthy lifestyles or sleep patterns, you can take your health into your own hands by implementing these tips for better and more restorative sleep.

The Importance of Sleep

Young woman relaxing in bed

Sleep is crucial for our health including our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Each person has a different level of sleep that is optimal for their needs. Part of it depends of genetic factors and part based on physiological factors such as age, sex, and previous sleep amounts. According to the National Sleep Foundation, a simplified definition for what entails an adequate amount of sleep is a sleep from which one wakes up naturally with a feeling of refreshment.

Negative Effects Of Inadequate Sleep

According to Psych Central, there are a multitude of negative long-term and short-term effects caused by insufficient amounts of quality sleep. These include:

  • Lower stress threshold: When you’re tired, even simple and mundane tasks can become more challenging.
  • Memory impairment: Deep levels of sleep encourage the growth of connections between cells, and REM assists memory formation.
  • Impaired concentration: Alertness and focus can decrease with insufficient levels of sleep. With sleep deprivation, you can have difficulty concentrating on tasks and can be overconfident in your ability to perform.
  • Higher resting blood pressure: Increased blood pressure can result from a lack of sleep. Even losing half a night of sleep can increase blood pressure in people with hypertension.
  • Increased appetite: If you consistently experience insufficient sleep, you may find yourself eating more in order to maintain levels of necessary energy, and thus increasing your propensity for obesity.
  • Greater risk of cardiac morbidity: Several factors can lead to an increased risk of heart attacks. Sleep deprivation is among them, and sleep deprivation leads to increased inflammation.
  • Decreased optimism and sociability: Sleep deprivation can impair your mood, making you less hopeful and enjoy social interactions less.
  • Lower creativity: Sleep deprivation may decrease the ability to experience emotions and think innovatively.

Also, there may be a link to sleep deprivation over the span of one’s life and the increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. According to an article in Medical News Today, those suffering from Alzheimer’s tend to spend less time asleep, and had higher levels of fragmented sleep compared with others who don’t.

Common Obstacles to Good Sleep

Stimulants such as coffee and nicotine can interfere with sleep patterns. Alcohol can also disrupt sleep, and the resulting quality of sleep will be subpar. Also, excessive noises, high or low temperatures and bright lights can detract from quality sleep. Studies are also showing that the use of mobile devices and watching screens near bedtime can impair the quality and quantity of your sleep, because of a blue light they emit that signals your brain to be awake and alert.  Eliminate these factors as much as possible before going to bed to promote the more restful, restorative sleep you need.

5 Tips for Improving Your Sleep

  1. Avoid caffeine (in coffee, chocolate, cola and tea) and tobacco for four to six hours before heading to bed. If you can, even consider eliminating these stimulants from your lifestyle!
  2. Consider putting away the screens an hour or so before bed. The blue light and brain activity keeps you awake longer, and may have you tossing and turning in bed at night.
  3. Create a bedroom environment that is more conducive for sleeping you greatly increase the chance of getting a restful night of sleep. Keep your bedroom quiet, dark and cool to promote restful slumber.
  4. Establish a pre-sleep routine to condition yourself for bed. Instead of jumping straight from activity to sleep, create a wind-down, transitional period where you partake in relaxing, non-stimulating activities such as recreational reading, taking a bath or practicing relaxation techniques.
  5. Refrain from lying awake in bed, as this can train your brain to associate your bed with being awake. It is best to only use your bed when you are sleeping. If after 15 minutes you find yourself staring up at the ceiling, completely alert, then get out of bed and read or do some other similarly quiet activity until you feel drowsiness begin to set in again.

Sleep Quantity AND Quality

Getting healthy, restorative sleep is about more than just he number of hours you clock each night. It’s also important to get productive sleep that leaves you feeling refreshed, because sleep is when your brain actively works on improving neuronal plasticity. This can have beneficial effects on your cognition and memory.

Good, quality sleep is so important that we have formulated our Productive Sleep supplement to try and help equip your brain with the resources it needs which may make it easy to slip into sleep and get the restorative rest your brain and body need.

productive-sleep

Do You need some Monday Motivation?

Mondays I believe set the tone for my whole week.  Here are some of the things that I do to help prep for my Monday Motivation!

  1. I am a List maker- I make a list of the tasks I would like to accomplish. I usually keep a list going of tasks that I need to complete. My list is pretty long, but that helps me to focus, prioritize and key into the areas of my personal and business that I want to focus on each day!  What I do is use that “ongoing” list to create my daily list. I always take just a couple minutes to do this every night before I go to bed.  I find that I don’t lay in bed thinking about all the things I have to get done tomorrow because I have already done that, made my notes, created my list and and I am ready for the day.  I love feeling I am making wise use of my time. I create my monthly calendars 6 months in advance and update my home and travel plans weekly.
  2. I  prepare myself for Monday by creating  Sunday night “Me Time” A self care routine. The weekends can be exhausting catching up on all the home projects. My emotional bank account  is empty and I need to refill. Some of my favorite things to do include– something as simple as taking a bath, taking some time to journal, reading a book, or listening to classical music, or watching my favorite tv show! Just this little bit of “me time”is enough to fuel me for my Monday Morning Motivation.

3. Getting up an extra 15 mins earlier-getting prepared for Monday helps make the morning a breeze,  I find that when I don’t have these things in order I feel can feel exhausted and overwhelmed.

  1. The most important thing I do is get mentally prepared–I always start my day (every Liftday) with a glass of water and my vitamins. My favorite beverage is a combination of Lift and Mind. I knew the 1st time I took Lift that something very special helped me and my ability to think and prioritize my day. I felt energized and ready to jump into my day. After 20 years of working in the health and nutritional world I am convinced that the formulas of Lift and Mind are so valuable for the health of the human brain. Two very valuable ingredients L-phenylalanine and choline are MIND Brain Health Supplementwell documented to support memory focus and motivation.
  2. I alway have breakfast- I believe Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! You can’t run a car on empty and you can run your body without supporting your health with a healthy breakfast.

Remember, you are the CEO! The CEO of your Life, Family or your Business.  I have looked at my Mondays and how they affect the rest of my week- Mondays have a huge impact on me and my week, and I want to do everything in my power to start my week of right!

 

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

Drink Water

Dr. Lawrence Houston MDWith the warm months upon us, I get frequent questions from my patients about daily fluid consumption. Did you know that your body has a regulatory mechanism just for that? It is located in the hypothalamus, and if you listen it will tell you when to drink up. Keep in mind that some liquids can do more harm than good. Caffeine and alcohol can both have a diuretic effect, promoting dehydration. The amount of fluid necessary varies based on activity level, ambient temperature, and your individual metabolic rate. Generally, six to eight large glasses of water daily is sufficient for sedentary activities. Just listen to your body, and when you’re thirsty, DRINK WATER!

Dr. Larry Houston, MD

Can Omega-3s Help Prevent Cardiovascular Disease in Women?

Countless health hazards and risks threaten us daily. With more and more pollutants in the air, and in our food and water, staying healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is becoming more challenging. In addition to eating properly, people should also know about the main contributors to our health concerns. One disease which doesn’t receive a lot of attention is heart disease, the leading killer of both men and women in the U.S. And it’s especially harmful and deadly for women. Women need to know about the dangers of heart disease and what they can do to possibly prevent it.

Cardiovascular Disease is the #1 Killer of Women

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death of American women, killing more than one third of them who contract cardiovascular disease.
  • 35.3% of deaths in American women over the age of 20, or more than 432,000, are caused by cardiovascular disease each year.
  • More than 200,000 women die each year from heart attacks – 5x more women as breast cancer.
  • More than 159,000 women die each year of congestive heart failure, accounting for 56.3% of all heart failure deaths.

How Women Can Avoid Heart Disease with Omega-3s

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Research shows strong evidence that the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, can boost heart health and lower triglycerides.  Omega-3s are found in fatty layers of cold-water fish and shellfish, plant and nut oils, English walnuts, flaxseed, algae oils, and fortified foods. In the opinion of Life Priority Inc., the modern diet is deficient in adequate amounts of Omega-3s so we feel that using a fish oil supplement is the most effective and logical way to get adequate amounts of Omega-3 in your diet. There are the two main types of Omega-3s:

  1. Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These are plentiful in fish and shellfish. Algae often provides only DHA.
  2. Short-chain omega-3 fatty acids are ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). These are found in plants, such as flaxseed. Though beneficial, ALA omega-3 fatty acids have less potent health benefits than EPA and DHA. You’d have to eat a lot to gain the same benefits as you do from fish.

Omega-3s are considered essential fatty acids. We need them for our bodies to work normally. Since essential fatty acids are not made in the body or are inefficiently converted from ALA to EPA and DHA, we need to get them from our diet.

EPA and DHA help maintain the healthy function of the brain and retina.  DHA is a building block of tissue in the brain and retina of the eye.  It helps with forming neural transmitters, such as phosphatidylserine, which is important for brain function.  Omega-3s are also thought to play an important role in reducing inflammation throughout the body – in the blood vessels, the joints, and elsewhere. Experts say that DHA and EPA have better established health benefits than ALA.

In our opinion, supplementing with Omega-3s is a no-brainer, especially for women.  From menstrual cramps to menopausal symptoms and breast cancer, Omega-3s can help women of all ages in many ways.  Omega-3s can help with hot flashes, osteoporosis, mood, memory, cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, lowering LDL cholesterol while helping to increase HDL levels and more.

Other Ways to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Supplementing your Omega-3s can have a significant positive impact on your health, but it should also be combined with other efforts to protect yourself from this cardiovascular killer. Below are several other positive changes you can make in your life to reduce your risk for heart disease:

  • Quit smoking.
  • Maintain a healthy BMI and waist circumference.
  • Exercise daily.
  • Pass on the processed foods.
  • Lower your sugar intake.
  • Have one glass of red wine per day.
  • Cut back on red meat, up your fish intake.

Life Priority offers OMEGA-3 PRIORITY, a concentrated (60% vs. the normal 30%), pharmaceutical-grade Omega-3 supplement.

Life Priority Omega-3 Supplements

We formed a company to help people get access to these research-based, high-quality dietary supplements. Remember, keep an open mind to new ideas, but always do your own homework, and combine that with common sense to figure out what’s best for you.

 

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

Life Priority - Eyes on Vitamin D

Eyes on D3

Thanks to recent research, the power of vitamin D3 is making headlines again. And, as the weather turns warmer, the timing couldn’t be more perfect to talk about the benefits of such an environment-related key to our health.

Life Priority - Eyes on Vitamin D

Also known as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D3 is manufactured in the body’s skin when it is exposed to sunlight. To date, it has proven effective in preventing cancer, enhancing bone health, lowering blood pressure and decreasing depression. And now its anti-inflammatory properties are being highlighted through a recent study of aging mice.

In this study, a group of mice with age-associated visual impairments caused by retinal inflammation were given doses of vitamin D3 for a period of six weeks, while another group with the same condition was given a controlled placebo. During that time, the retinal inflammation of the mice receiving D3 injections decreased significantly compared to those receiving the placebo. In fact, the D3 treatments also appeared to positively affect chronic inflammation in other areas of the rodents’ bodies overall.

What does this mean? It means great news for everyone who is fighting to maintain their eyesight as they get older. Simply getting more vitamin D3 could be an easy way to keep your vision intact for as long as you are!

Unfortunately, vitamin D3 only helps if we get adequate amounts of it. With so much of our attention being focused on avoiding the sun and lowering our risk of skin cancer, most of us don’t get the amount of D3 we need in order to reap its benefits.

This summer, instead of avoiding the sun altogether, adopt a balanced approach to sunlight and enjoy the outdoors. You’ll not only boost your mood and lower your risk of various diseases, you’ll also increase your chances for improved eyesight. If opportunities for outdoor activity aren’t readily available for you, consider talking to your doctor about vitamin D3 supplementation. It could be just the thing you need to see clearly for years to come!

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

Persistent Infections Can Be Silent Killers: Helicobacter Pylori

The Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw®life-extension-book
Life Extension NewsTM
Volume 20 No. 2 • March 2017

PERSISTENT INFECTIONS CAN BE SILENT KILLERS: HELICOBACTER PYLORI

It is generally accepted that persistent infections (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitical, etc.) can have serious effects on health by inducing hyperactivation of the immune system, such as by increasing the release of inflammatory cytokines. One such persistent infection is Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), now well known for increasing the risk of ulcers and of gastrointestinal cancers (Herrera, 2009). The bacterium, believed to infect 40-50% of the world’s population, has been linked to many systemic diseases, including cardiovascular disease (Danesh, 1999) and cancer and some evidence suggests that it indirectly contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. (Malaguarnera, 2004). In fact, a recent paper reports that H. pylori triggers double-strand breaks in DNA, which is consistent with its carcinogenic properties (Toller, 2011).

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

A presentation at a scientific meeting by M. Niehues and A. Hensel was reported in the journal Planta Medica (Niehues and Hensel. In vitro interaction of L-Dopa with bacterial adhesins [responsible for the adhesion of the bacterium to gastric epithelial cells] of Helicobacter pylori: an explanation for clinical differences in bioavailability?” Planta Medica 75:877-1094 (2009). The researchers here reported the surprising effect of H. pylori on the availability of L-Dopa taken by Parkinson’s disease patients. The L-Dopa became attached to bacterial adhesins from the H. pylori, leaving less unbound L-Dopa for actually treating Parkinson’s. The authors of the presentation suggest that this mechanism may explain why Parkinson’s patients infected with H. pylori do less well on a similar amount of L-Dopa as patients who are not infected with H. pylori.

Thus, Parkinson’s disease patients might benefit by eliminating or reducing H. pylori present in their systems. A dietary supplement available for this purpose that is both safe and effective (as well as inexpensive) is mastic, the gum resin of the mastic tree, Pistacia lentiscus L. Sandy takes Life Enhancement’s Bye-Lori Plus,™* which contains mastic, because Durk was infected with H. pylori for decades before eradicating it with antibiotics and Sandy wants to make sure she didn’t “catch” it from him.

*This is an unsolicited plug.

HELICOBACTER PYLORI AND ARGININE

Pathogens such as Helicobacter pylori and Toxoplasma gondii defend themselves against their host’s immune system by producing arginases that limit nitric oxide (a powerful pathogen-killing substance) production by depleting L-arginine (Grohmann, 2010). Thus, increasing L-arginine might be another way to help eradicate Helicobacter pylori infections. We both take L-arginine (6-12 grams/day) in available in Muscle Memory™ .

References

Danesh et al. Helicobacter pylori infection and early onset myocardial infarction: case-control and sibling pairs study. Br Med J. 319(30):1157-62 (1999).
Grohmann and Bronte. Control of immune response by amino acid metabolism. Immunol Rev. 236:243-64 (2010).
Herrera and Parsonett. Helicobacter pylori and gastric adenocarcinoma. Clin Microbiol Infect. 15(11):971-6 (2009).
Malaguarnera et al. Helicobacter pylori and Alzheimer’s disease: a possible link. Eur J Int Med. 15:381-6 (2004).
Toller et al. Carcinogenic bacterial pathogen Helicobacter pylori triggers DNA double-strand breaks and a DNA damage response in its host cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 108(36):14944-9 (2011).

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.

*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

 

Guy’s Guide to a Healthier Lifestyle

It’s not an unknown fact: most men only go to the doctor when they are sick. This creates the generalization that men are much too casual or disinterested in their health. We urge that men (and women) get an annual physical so they can address any underlying concerns that may be present in their health so they can be referred to a specialist if need be. We also urge that men become at least a little interested in their health and start following these easy steps to live a balanced healthy lifestyle.

  1. Weight Management Maintain a healthy weight through a well-balanced diet and exercise. The male body tends to change with age as testosterone levels begin to decline. Muscle mass becomes harder to keep and unhealthy pounds can start to add up. Make sure you are continuing exercise and staying active through these periods to avoid drastic changes in your muscle and heart health. Muscle Memory may be a good supplement to add to your diet if you have a need for muscle recovery and enhancement.
  1. Limit Trans-Fat Consumption Trans-Fats are a threat to both our waistlines and hearts. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than one in three men have heart disease. The American diet that is full of processed, trans-fat ingredients doesn’t help this statistic. Arm yourself against heart disease risks by eliminating or limiting trans-fat in your diet. The AHA recommends closing out trans-fat consumption to 1 g a day. So become diligent in removing this harmful and in some cases, fatal ingredient.
  1. Eat More Fish Start consuming more fish that contain essential fatty acids. The two essential fatty acids are Omega-6 and Omega-3. They are essential because our bodies don’t produce them on its own, we can only get them from our diets. Salmon, mackerel, herring, and albacore tuna all contain high amounts of essential oils. There is not set daily recommendation for essential oils, but some health organizations advise 250-500 mg per day. This number goes up if you have coronary artery disease. If you are not consuming enough fish in your diet alone, consider Omega-3 Priority for supplementation.
  1. Lycopene Influence Lycopene is an antioxidant that gives certain foods their red coloring. This antioxidant is known for its anti-cancer properties most notably, prostate cancer. With prostate cancer being the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, it is critical that men take preventative measures. Lycopene can be found in tomatoes, watermelon, guava and pink grapefruit. The most abundant of these sources are tomatoes, and lycopene’s impact is increased when the tomatoes are cooked. If you are a male and not getting enough of these cancer fighting foods in your diet, our Prostate Priority contains 30 mg per serving as well as other ingredients to help maintain healthy prostate functioning.
  1. Take a Multivitamin Not all vitamins are LifeGuard Daily Antioxidant Supplementcreated equal. Before purchasing, it is important to do your research and make sure that you are spending your money on a quality product. When it comes to multivitamins, their function is to fill any diet “holes” that you may have that are inhibiting your immune system operation. Lifeguard is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to keep diets balanced and immune systems strong for fighting diseases.
  1. Maintain Regular Physicals with your Health Care Professional

As mentioned, men are the worst offenders of doctor visit ducking. It is important that you try to break that habit. A yearly physical can keep you in check and address any concerns should they arise. Men are more susceptible to stress, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and depression so please make sure you are getting screened and treated for these and any other health concerns.

Guys, take our advice and incorporate these easy tips to become a healthier man!

Are You Afraid of Losing Your Mind?

pam-h-overland-parkOf all the conditions that I can acquire, I am mortified at the prospect of “losing my mind.” (My other fear is losing my eye sight-which is another blog for another time.)

Ever since several years ago when I was a pharmaceutical rep selling an Alzheimer drug, I have been closely monitoring the development of new agents in the battle of preventing and treating dementia. Having worked with senior care physicians, care takers and skilled nursing centers that had Alzheimer’s patients is enough to terrify anyone to take any and all supplements that might prevent any loss of brain power.

When I became acquainted with Life Priority, and learned of the extensive scientific skill of Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, and how they only formulate products with top quality and proven ingredients, did I believe that I was being proactive for my own brain health. PS Priority, especially, has been proven to help increase neurotransmitter receptor sites and help keep cell membranes flexible and supports good memory function.

Why waste your money on brands that you cannot follow the lifeline of the supplement from beginning to end? The timeline is clear from inception to market on Life Priority’s PS, a truly designer supplement of unmatched quality.

I don’t know if I’ll ever be stricken with dementia of any type. I do know that my goal is to be true to quality supplements and a lifestyle that will lead me to grace and good memory in my aged years.

For me it’s Life Priority’s Life Caps, Mind, PS Priority, and Muscle Memory that I’m counting on, as I can only imagine the beautiful sunset of my old age.

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

Mommy in the Sky: 5 Simple, Healthy Tips to Fly Safe

Guest article by Paige Cook- Flight Attendant for Southwest

  1. Stay hydrated!  Nothing can feel more exhausting than not having enough water in your body.  Dehydration causes headaches, exhaustion, and constipation.
  2. Use hand sanitizer!  I read a study recently about how long certain germs and viruses can flourish on an airplane. It’s ideal that you use hand sanitizer and avoid touching your face.
  3. Pack healthy snacks!  Airport food isn’t always the healthiest option. Pack some almonds, an apple, or a Clif Bar.  Eating to fuel your body rather than to satisfy your taste buds will help keep your energy levels high!
  4. Lift Caps!  Sometimes I need a little extra perk to keep me going.  Airport coffee is expensive and doesn’t have added nutrients.  I’ll take Lift Caps at the beginning of my day and it always makes me feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
  5. Rest! Make sure you rest up before your trip.  A rested body makes for a stronger immune system!

Paige is a wife and mother of two who has worked eight years at Southwest as a flight attendant. She loves traveling, staying healthy, interacting with people and running marathons, so she  knows what it takes to stay healthy when traveling.