Month: November 2017

Well Fed but not nourished?-Sourced from Newhope

breakfast-plate-iStock_000015084476SmallWidespread nutrient shortfalls: public health crisis?

“Government data has confirmed that our population is not getting all the key nutrients we need from food alone,” said Steve Mister, president and CEO of CRN. “We seem to be generally well-fed, but not necessarily well-nourished. Dietary supplements play the important role of filling nutrient gaps, and our industry is armed to support efforts to get our population’s nutrition to where it should be.”

An educational briefing, “Widespread Nutrient Shortfalls: A Public Health Crisis?” was held for Capitol Hill staffers last week by the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC), in cooperation with the leading trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry—the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Natural Products Association (NPA) and United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA). The briefing posed the question, “What do nearly 300 million Americans have in common?” The answer, “nutrient shortfalls,” was presented by the briefing’s speaker, Victor Fulgoni, Ph.D., senior vice president, Nutrition Impact LLC.

Dr. Fulgoni, who was instrumental in the approval of three nutrition health claims authorized by FDA, walked the audience through key data from the U.S. Government’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) that demonstrates how nutrient shortfalls exist for several vitamins and minerals, and why this could have a negative impact on our population’s health. He also discussed ways in which nutritional gaps could be filled.

“Dr. Fulgoni’s presentation underscores the need for better understanding nutritional gaps and the potential health benefits of dietary supplements,” said John Shaw, CEO of NPA. “Millions of Americans find that taking supplements in accordance with their doctor’s guidance can minimize vitamin and mineral deficiencies for supporting long-term health.”

This was the fourth DSC educational briefing for the 113th Congress and the 19th briefing since the DSC was formed in 2006.  Source URL: http://newhope360.com/nutrition/widespread-nutrient-shortfalls-public-health-crisis

 

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.
Portrait of a young woman sneezing In to tissue

Flu Season—-The Best Defense is a Good Offense

cold_immunity_0Lifeguard LogoThe best bet to avoiding downtime with the flu is to build up your health and immunity year round, not just during flu season.  Support your immune system’s natural defensive functions… work on eating right- minimize your SUGAR intake, get plenty of exercise and sleep…and fill in the gaps with high quality dietary supplements!

Here are 3 tips of my simple tips to help you strength your immune system and prepare for the cold and flu season!

Get a Lifeguard—- Multivitamins help in many ways when it comes to strengthening your immune system. With all the dieting and living a healthy lifestyle, you are your own worst enemy. With such a fast-paced world, knowing what’s healthy and what isn’t can be confusing. Of course, we all know fast-food restaurants and those deliciously fried food aren’t healthy for us, but they are quick and easy. The problem is that those foods and many others don’t allow us to take in the right amount of nutrients. In fact, one would have to eat an extensive amount of food, and thus negate those healthy benefits. So, multivitamins help balance everything out and One-Per-Meal Lifeguard™ is one such product.

Lifeguard™ is packed with about two-dozen nutrients to help battle free radicals (naturally produced toxic waste within the body) which damage the immune system, and thus can lead to more health risks like cancer. The antioxidants target the free radicals and help reduce them to provide a stronger immune system and a healthier you. After all, it’s much cheaper to purchase a bottle of multivitamins for a month’s supply rather than accumulating hospital visits and bills. Make the proactive choice today to create a healthier you by adding a multivitamin to your diet and save time and money at the same time. I have used a multivitamin for over 20 years and I firmly believe it’s the best value for your health.

Get more VitaminD3 from —Sunlife™ Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)to be specific is very important and bettered absorbed by the human body to support the immune system. Vitamin D, vitamin C, and zinc are essential for preventing respiratory infections of all kinds. In fact, a respected Japanese study* This study suggests that vitamin D(3) supplementation during the winter may reduce the incidence of influenza A, especially in specific subgroups of schoolchildren  Some say that this study concludes that vitamin D3 was as effective as vaccine in preventing flu, including pandemic flu.

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), most people need to take 1000–5000 international units/day of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). But there is considerable variation from person to person. The vitamin D blood level should be measured before taking vitamin D supplements or increasing solar UVB exposure. Vitamin D levels should also be measured a few months later.

Vitamin D may support the immune system in the following ways:

  • Reduce the risk of diseases that affect the brain (cardiovascular disease and hypertension)
  • Provide antioxidative mechanisms
  • Regulate calcium levels
  • Regulate the immune system
  • Enhance nerve conduction (signals)
  • Helps rid body of toxins

Wash your Hands.… Most flu infections occur via hand-to-mouth, hand-to-nose, and hand-to eye transmission. Most aerosol particles produced by coughing and sneezing quickly settle out onto objects in the environment. People touch their faces hundreds of times per day, usually without noting it or realizing it.

Make your Health a Life Priority… to Your Health!

Michelle Pryor

References:

*http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20219962

Randomized trial of vitamin D supplementation to prevent seasonal influenza A in schoolchildren. This study suggests that vitamin D(3) supplementation during the winter may reduce the incidence of influenza A, especially in specific subgroups of schoolchildren. This trial was registered at https://center.umin.ac.jp as UMIN000001373.

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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.
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Healthy Treats Naughty & Nice List

The holidays have so many exciting and sometimes stressful things going on, ranging from family, shopping, decorating and food. There are so many different things going on that staying healthy might take a back seat to the rigors and pleasures during this special time of year. Besides always being on the run, what people consume plays a huge role in their health.

Here are our dos and don’ts for holiday eating this year. Find out what foods and drinks made our naughty and nice lists below.

DO: Water

Water is very important to overall health because the human body needs an adequate amount to function properly. In addition, drinking water can also curb appetite and help people feel fuller so they won’t eat as much. Finally, water is healthier than other alternatives like alcohol and other holiday favorites.

Glass of Water with Lemon

DON’T: Eggnog

Eggnog is a classic holiday favorite, but it can get people into trouble with all the calories packed into this delightfully tasty drink. Each glass of eggnog can contain more than 300 calories, and if alcohol is added, that number can increase significantly.

DO: Seafood

Seafood might sound like a strange suggestion during the holiday season, but it’s a very good choice. Seafood isn’t as fatty as other holiday classics, and can be just as great tasting and satisfying. Also, seafood is high in protein, which can be helpful in losing weight and keeping the pounds off when exercising regularly.

Seafood - King Prawns

DON’T: Ham and Turkey

Although ham and turkey are the signature entrees for the holidays, both can be full of calories. Turkey (and other dark meat) contains more than 350 calories and over 20 grams of fat per serving. People may think it’s quite healthy, but in reality in can be quite fatty.

DO: Light Snacks

Everyone likes to reach for cookies and pie and everything in between, but incorporating snacks like fruit and vegetables instead of desserts can help keep the pounds off. A nice apple croissant or ranch dressing combined with a fruit or vegetable can satisfy those hunger cravings without adding the extra weight.

Snacks - Fruits & Veggies

DON’T: Pies and Sugary Desserts

Around this time of year, people start baking their famous pies! They taste so great and everyone marvels at their baking expertise. They are reluctant to exchange recipes because they know their pies and specialty dessert recipes are one-of-a-kind. While all this is true, most pies are made with ingredients loaded with calories. Some pie slices can contain more than 400 or 500 calories! These great-tasting treats may not be worth the extra calories in the end.

We hope this guide will help you choose more wisely between the naughty and nice treats this holiday season. We wish you the happiest of holidays from all of us at Life Priority.

 

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 Holiday Travel Tips

Traveling during the holiday season, especially during Thanksgiving, Christmas and The New Year, is the most expensive time to travel. Everyone has somewhere to be, and with that business, the airlines raise their prices just to keep up with the demand. Here are a few things I have learned over the years through personal experience, that you might find to be helpful during this high travel holiday season!AirplaneTravel_IMG_8080 (2)

  1. Plan ahead Book holiday travel early to get the best prices and fly non-stop. For those of you, who tend to procrastinate, or finding
    your plans changing last minute, try to search for flights at different times during the day, as well as different web sites. Since flight attendance is constantly changing, so are the prices of tickets!

Planning ahead goes beyond just booking the flights you need when you need them. Try signing up for fare alerts if you are flying. If you know your favorite airlines, sign up for their sale alerts, subscribe to newsletters and keep tabs on Twitter and other forms of media. This will allow you to take advantage of new promotions and sales the second they become available!

Since weather conditions are a concern this time of year, try to book a Non-Stop flight, and avoid getting stranded during a layover. If you do have to make a connection, try to steer clear of airports that experience frequent weather delays when picking your route.

Another good tip is to travel on off peak days. This means, that instead of heading out on a Friday or Saturday, try leaving town on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Since they are less popular days to travel, the demand is lower, and so is the potential price of the tickets!

  1. When you’re finally ready to travel, try packing light and pack only what you really need! Also, pack some healthy snacks to avoid the overpriced unhealthy snacks in the airport. If you pack light, you can avoid checking bags; carry-on is the absolute best to dodge fees and save time while checking in. You can always buy or borrow your toiletries at your destination if you need to. Make sure your laptops and oversized electronics are convenient to get to in your carry-on bag when you go through security.

Caution: Don’t over pack your bag – you’ll avoid weight limitations, and if it is opened for inspection

Send holiday gifts ahead of time or buy online and ship them directly. If you have to bring your gifts, do not wrap them until you get to your destination; if a security officer needs to inspect a package, they may have to unwrap your gift.

  1. Get to the airport EARLY! You can check in for your flight online at home or from yAirport Max_BElour phone up to 24 hours before your flight departure time and print out your boarding pass so you can go straight to the security line. If you don’t have access to a computer or printer, you can also go to the self-check-in kiosks at the airport, which usually have shorter lines.

Don’t get to the airport at the last second, arrive 1-2 hours before departure and give yourself plenty of time as flights are overbooked around the holidays and you could get bumped.

If you do have extra time it means less stress. Be sure to pack a good book or some holiday music to keep you in the holiday spirit.

  1. Last, but not least, be proactive and take your vitamins! I always take 2 Joint Decision capsules whenever I fly, as I find it helbest Joint decision pictureps me alleviate any stiffness in my muscles and joints from the flight. To stay healthy on the naturally germy plane, wash your hands and avoid touching your face or mouth and carry a small hand sanitizer.

Also, as a former flight attendant, I like to rinse my mouth out before and after flights with saltwater to help minimize any additional germs and throat discomforts during the holiday cold and flu season. I also carry throat lozenges (Zinc & vitamin C) as the air pressure can make my throat dry and scratchy. Also, drink water to keep you from becoming dehydrated while traveling.

Here’s to healthy and happy Holiday travels to you and your loved ones! Michelle Pryor

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.

3 Tips to Protect Your Immune System in the Fall

The human body is a complex organism which requires many parts and systems to function properly for us to keep going. The immune system is vital to our survival, but many people take for granted that it will perform its duties. In reality, maintaining a healthy immune system is very important, and everyone should develop habits to ensure its vitality.

Have a Healthy Diet

One obvious thing is to create a healthy diet. Your body needs the right nutrients and vitamins and in the right amounts. Fast food is a popular dinner or lunch decision because it’s so quick, but the food usually doesn’t have the right nutrients our bodies crave. A balanced diet comprised of fruits and vegetables is a good place to start, and eating healthy meats is also important. Reducing the intake of sugar can also help keep you healthy.

Supplement Your Diet

In addition to eating the right foods, you should also consider nutritional supplements to strengthen your diet. There is no way to obtain the proper amount of nutrients from your diet alone, so supplements can help you reach the optimal level. Vitamin C and Vitamin D take on an added importance this time of year with less sun and more things in the air to potentially make us sick.

One supplement that can really help you this fall and winter is Lift. Lift is an all-natural energy supplement which can keep you ready for the day ahead. In addition to boosting energy, Lift also helps boost your mood. Stress can wear on your body and make you more susceptible to sicknesses. With Lift, you can help your body stay healthy and active.

Another supplement that is important to a healthier diet is LifeGuard. LifeGuard is a daily multivitamin packed with 27 different nutrients designed to help keep you healthy. During the colder months, everyone can use LifeGuard to help combat different illnesses. Infusing your body with the right amount of nutrients and vitamins is vital to your health.

Wash Your Hands

Finally, and one of the more basic things you can do to stay healthy is to wash your hands. We touch so many surfaces on a daily basis which can house countless bacteria and the illnesses of others who have touched them. Make sure to frequently wash your hands thoroughly every day as an added benefit to your immune system.

To Your Health!

 

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.
Portrait of a young woman sneezing In to tissue

3 Tips to Prepare Yourself for Cold & Flu Season

As the weather changes, so do health risks. The temperature lowers, winds change and things begin to die off, but the cold and flu is just getting warmed up. The fall brings many cases of the cold and flu, and staying healthy can be especially difficult during these later months. Although these seasonal illnesses rear their nasty heads, you can take these steps to help stay healthy.

Wash Your Hands

You may hear this all the time, but one simple thing you can do to help you combat bacteria and stay healthy is to frequently wash your hands. Now is the time to start making it a habit, before the cold and flu season really kicks in.

Portrait of a young woman sneezing In to tissue

You touch so many surfaces every day and pretty much all of them are contaminated with bacteria from nature and other people. It is very important to frequently wash hands and use wipes or hand sanitizer. If you can keep your hands clean, it greatly reduces your risk of contracting the flu or cold. You should also disinfect common areas and heavily used surfaces in your home and workplace.

Eat Your Fruits & Veggies

Another important and seemingly obvious cold and flu prevention method is to eat more fruits and vegetables. With the seasons changing, days become shorter and thus the nutrients you receive from the sun are harder to attain in the necessary amount. A healthy and balanced diet of fruits and vegetables is important to staying healthy.

The nutrients and vitamins found in fruits and vegetables can help your body function at a high level to prevent colds and flu before they happen, or minimize them if you do fall ill. If you can help your body stay strong, then it can potentially ward off illnesses easier and keep you going in your busy life.

Once again, don’t wait to start ramping up your fruit and vegetable intake. Start making it a habit now, and build up your immune system for the oncoming cold and flu season before it starts making the rounds in your office.

Lower Your Processed Sugar Intake

Of course fruits and vegetables aren’t enough to keep you healthy. A healthy diet with less sugar is very helpful, but you should also look into health supplements. The fall and winter season are extremely difficult to stay healthy during because attaining the right amount of nutrients and vitamins is harder, and then add all the delicious baked goods that come with the holiday season and it becomes extra challenging.

One way to balance your diet better and resist processed sweets a little easier is to take an effective multivitamin and give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs. For example, One-Per-Meal Lifeguard is a daily multivitamin designed for consumption after every meal, and it’s packed with 25 essential vitamins and nutrients. If you can supplement your diet with Lifeguard, it could really help provide you with the right amount of nutrients to fight off the cold and flu.

In addition, Sunlife could also help you with your Vitamin D-3 intake. With less sun it’s harder to get what we require from the sun, but Sunlife is designed to support your health.

Ready to Fight Cold & Flu?

These are just a few tips to stay healthy during the fall and winter months. Your health is very important and taking the right steps to ensure you stay healthy is vital. So don’t be kept in the dumps by a cold or the flu this year; be proactive and make sure you stay upbeat and healthy during the changing of the seasons.

 

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.

4 Good Reasons to Say No to Soda Pop, and Yes to Real Lift

The holidays are fast approaching and that means bake days and cooking days. Cookies, pies, potatoes, ham and turkey are big hits during the holiday season, but another item often fills our stomachs. Soda pop is an easy buy at the store and everyone loves it, but pop is not healthy for us and can hurt us more than we realize. Herein lies the case against soda…

soda-caffeine-crash-sxc-292253_7874Weight Gain & Diabeties

Pop may taste great, but it’s full of sugar and calories. With all the sugar infused into each can, consuming pop on a regular basis may lead to weight gain and increased difficulty in losing weight. In severe cases, pop can also lead to the development of diabetes due to all the sugar intake which is harmful to your body.

Weaker Teeth

In addition to potential problems with weight, pop can all lead to weaker and less healthy teeth. Pop can help develop an acid coating on your teeth when the sugar it contains is combined with the bacteria in your mouth. This can cause staining, weakening of the enamel, tooth decay and cavities. If you’ve ever seen someone who drinks pop more frequently than the norm, some of them will have build up on their teeth from the sugar.

Caffeine Crashes

Of course pop also contains caffeine and sometimes people need the extra pick-me-up, but infusing your body with a rush of caffeine isn’t healthy. You can experience a caffeine crash later and feel more tired than before you consumed the pop. Also, caffeine can make people jittery, and putting the body through the highs and lows of caffeine spikes of crashes isn’t beneficial.

The Alternative to Soda

Lift, on the other hand, is an all natural drink that might help boost energy, but it does more than that. Lift could help curb your appetite and help you lose weight. L-phenylalanine can help you not eat as much, and at the same time help you feel more upbeat and happy.

Yes, as mentioned before, Lift could naturally boost your energy, but it’s also a great alternative to pop. So this holiday season reach for a glass of Lift instead of a can of pop. At the same time, try to make more health conscious decisions during Thanksgiving and Christmas by watching what you eat and drink; your health with thank you.

To Your Health!

 

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.

Fall Into Good Health!

Bright orange leaves scatter the ground, a cool air nips at passersby and carved pumpkins decorate porches; fall is truly here. Of course with October, comes Halloween and all the candy we can eat. Even though these sugary treats are quite appetizing, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

With kids back in school, life can be hectic. They almost always need help with homework (when they manage to sit down and do it), sports and afterschool activities are numerous and finding energy for the next full day of work and kids is difficult. Instead of reaching for your fifth double-shot espresso foam latte, invest in a much healthier, natural product. Lift is a safe way to produce energy by utilizing L-phenylalanine which helps to increase noradrenaline (the brain’s version of adrenaline). This ensures a more natural “lift” rather than a caffeine infused jumpstart that only lasts a couple of hours. In addition to boosting energy, Lift also helps curb your appetite so you don’t crave those unhealthy snacks throughout the day.

Running from work to home to school functions can be tough on the joints, especially when the weather starts to turn cooler. Popping some aspirin is one viable choice, but it only masks the problem. Joint Decision is a dietary supplement that actually seeks to be a part of the solution. It helps increase glucosamine levels in the body which can repair cartilage and aid joint pain. Glucosamine supplements are used by multiple athletes at the professional and collegiate levels to reduce injury time and increase stability to prevent future problems. Joint Decision comes in capsule form and can be a life-saver when those aging body parts need a hand.

As you run around town, you may come across the J.C. Nichols Park fountain sporting pink water. October is the official month of breast health awareness and it’s important to recognize the strong men and women afflicted by such a crippling illness. Even though breast cancer is most commonly associated with women (due in large part to the vast number of women affected) men can develop breast cancer. So, it’s important for both men and women to check themselves for irregularities and consult a doctor if needed. Men and women should also know that omega-3 fatty acids help to inhibit and suppress cancer. Therefore, Omega-3 Priority is an ideal supplement for those who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Instead of letting the candy monster and other possible obstacles derail your health, stay ahead of the game by visiting lifepriority.com to inquire about these and other great nutritional supplements. To your health.-MT

 

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.

Keeping a Healthy Attitude Through the Holidays!

“Everything that happens in your brain … every memory … every thought … every emotion … every innovation … every “wow, that’s great!” …Durk Pearson, Scientist, Author-Life Extension

After spending 16 years as a professional baseball player (5 years in KC with the Royals), I really enjoyed the 2012 post-season baseball games, especially the World Series.   To me, the end of the World Series signals the beginning of the wretched winter months in KC.  This article may help you deal with “baseball withdrawal” and the cold, grey winter months ahead.

When I was a player, I never imagined that, in 2012, I would be writing tips for readers on how to use certain nutrients to help the brain deal with life in the Midwest.  Having spent my high school and college years in Florida, I couldn’t believe that people would live in a climate where the sun was absent for weeks at a time.  Now, as a full-time Kansas resident since ’87, a father of 3 grown daughters, and a small-business owner since ’94, I know why we live here.

Give Your Brain a LIFT With Phenylalanine-natural mood elevator!

I wish that I knew about the value of using phenylalanine when I was playing in the major leagues.  Sometimes I was mentally exhausted before many games but I still had to perform in front of thousands of people.  I didn’t find out about phenylalanine until 1991, 4 years after I retired.  I would have used it before every game I played if I had to do it all over again.

What is Phenylalanine?

Phenylalanine a nutritional supplement that can help curb your appetite and elevates your mood

Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that acts as an appetite suppressant by promoting the release of intestinal hormone-cholecystokinin-which signals the brain to feel satiated after eating.

Here’s how appetite control works: cholecystokinin (CCK) is released as food enters the stomach. It tells the digestion to slow down and then gives the message to the brain that you are ‘full’… so your appetite naturally decreases. This takes time – usually around 20 minutes. If you take Phenylalanine in 30 minutes to one hour before eating a meal, you’ll notice that you’ll feel full faster- so you don’t fill up on extra calories that you don’t need! And not only that, you’ll stay full longer so you don’t get that late afternoon or after-dinner snack attack. Before you know it, those extra pounds you’ve been carrying around will start to melt away-safely and effortlessly.

Lose weight and stay positive!

Once you have made up your mind to lose weight, you should make that commitment and go into it with a positive attitude. Think like a winner, and envision yourself the way you want to look and feel. Don’t get discouraged if you slip now and then, and eat something you know you shouldn’t have. We’re all human. If you eat something you know isn’t good for you, enjoy it without feeling guilty. You don’t have to be perfect! It’s not what you do occasionally that counts, it’s what you do consistently on a daily basis.

 Stay Mentally Sharp

Phenylalanine also helps boost mental awareness and energy by stimulating the brain using “natural” caffeine. So instead of reaching for an energy drink that will only leave you with a sugar high, I choose to use a more natural approach. If I’m more alert and have more energy, I feel ready to take on the various challenges of the day and am more apt to stay true with my dietary regiment.

 Boosts Mood

According to Priscilla Slagle, M.D., author of The Way Up From Down, “Diet changes and natural supplements an alter your brain chemistry so that you can think and perceive positively.” Phenylalanine is found in a variety of foods, including almonds, avocados, bananas, brown rice, cheese, corn, eggs, fish, lima beans, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and soy products. Problem is, you’d have to eat lots of extra calories in order to get an effective amount. Taking a supplement of phenylalanine is much easier.

I invite you to investigate ways that you can have the best winter of your life.  If you have mental fatigue and lack motivation,  I invite you to use either LIFT and/or LIFT CAPS from Life Priority at www.lifepriority.com.  A serving of either product contains 600 mg of phenylalanine per serving (cost is about .50/serving!).  Both products contain other co-factors that enhance the effects of the phenylalanine.  Both products, created by highly-intelligent scientists, work in about 30 minutes and will help you feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for about 4 to 6 hours.

Vitamin D-3 “Sunlife” for Body and Brain!

Vitamin D-3 is an essential fat-soluble vitamin that plays a role in many important body functions. Your body stores vitamin D and can make it when your skin is exposed to sunlight.  It is best known for working with calcium in your body to help build and maintain strong bones. My suggestion on taking  a Vitamin D-3 supplement: be sure it’s cholecalciferol and not ergocalciferol.

Immunity is reduced or hampered if Vitamin D-3 levels are low in our body. Many experts recommend 5,000 or more international units of Vitamin D-3 per day to help boost the immune system. It is thought that the cough and cold season may in part be due to lack of adequate sun exposure during the winter months. Supplementing with Vitamin D-3 should help boost immunity and resistance to many common viruses.

Lastly, there is a concept called cognitive reserve. It explains why some peoples’ brains have the physical changes of disease but none of the symptoms. Those without the extra connections and without healthy brain tissue are more likely to suffer the symptoms earlier. Vitamin D plays an important role in the creation of and integration of new brain cells.  Personally, I use 4,000 iu of vitamin D-3 per day (2,000 iu 2 times a day) through my Life Priority product, Sunlife, available at www.lifepriority.com.

Make a good Joint Decision!-Keep your Body Moving Make the right decision for your Joints

Nutrition and Exercise are so important to staying healthy. I strongly suggest using a glucosamine supplement to keep the joints and cartridge healthy. My favorite is joint Decision or Total Joint Complex. The daily supplementing of glucosamine has been well establish in the last 15 years!

To Your Health! Greg Pryor

  1. Kravitz HM, Sabelli HC, Fawcett J. Dietary supplements of phenylalanine and other amino acid precursors of brain neuroamines in the treatment of depressive disorders. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1984;84/1 Suppl:119-23.

 

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.

L-Phenylalanine: The Perfect Holiday Lift

Appetite out of control this holiday season?

Big Thanksgiving Dinner

How will you manage your appetite over the holidays?

Phenylalanine may be the answer! Okay you’ve decided to lose weight and take charge of your health. But how do you deal with those late night snack attacks and mid-afternoon cravings for candy, cookies, soda, and chips – especially with Thanksgiving and Christmas looming ominously in the near future.

No matter how hard you try to avoid calorie-laden carbs, let’s face it-after a lifetime of bad eating habits, it’s tough. And even if you’ve switched over to eating fruits and air-popped popcorn, the carbohydrates quickly add up, which can contribute to a rapid increase in blood sugar levels, and in turn  the body responds to by raising levels of insulin. Eventually, if this pattern continues, your body becomes overwhelmed by the amount of insulin and is sluggish in response to it. So you end up developing insulin resistance and possibly Syndrome X… which inevitably results in weight gain, a thickening around the middle, and a craving for sweets, breads, or other carbohydrates shortly after a meal-which only adds to the vicious cycle of trying to get off the carbohydrate merry-go-round.

If you’re really serious about controlling your appetite and are tired of battling your cravings and added pounds, here’s a safe way to control your appetite and finally get your weight under control! Phenylalanine is the nutritional supplement that curbs your appetite and elevates your mood

What is Phenylalanine?

Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that acts as an appetite suppressant by promoting the release of intestinal hormone-cholecystokinin-which signals the brain to feel satiated after eating.

Here’s how appetite control works: cholecystokinin (CCK) is released as food enters the stomach. It tells the digestion to slow down and then gives the message to the brain that you are “full,” so your appetite naturally decreases. This takes time – usually around 20 minutes.

Phenylalanine is found in a variety of foods, including almonds, avocados, bananas, brown rice, cheese, corn, eggs, fish, lima beans, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and soy products. Problem is, you’d have to eat lots of extra calories in order to get an effective amount.

If you take Phenylalanine in 30 minutes to one hour before eating a meal, you’ll notice that you’ll feel full faster, so you don’t fill up on extra calories that you don’t need! And not  only that, you’ll stay full longer so you don’t get that late afternoon or after-dinner snack attack. Before you know it, those extra pounds you’ve been carrying around will start to melt away-safely and effortlessly. Not only can Phenylalanine suppress your appetite and help you lose weight, it can elevate your mood.

Lose weight and stay positive!

Once you have made up your mind to lose weight, you should make that commitment and go into it with a positive attitude. Think like a winner, and envision yourself the way you want to look and feel. Don’t get discouraged if you slip now and then, and eat something you know you shouldn’t have. We’re all human. If you eat something you know isn’t good for you, enjoy it without feeling guilty. You don’t have to be perfect! It’s not what you do occasionally that counts, it’s what you do consistently on a daily basis.

L-phenylalanine is one of the main ingredients in these two Life Priority products:

Life Priority Lift Caps

Lift Caps™
Lift Caps™ were designed by Life Extension scientists Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw for their own use. Lift Caps™ fire up your brain naturally and jump starts your day. They are in capsule form – a convenient alternative to Lift™ powder. They contain important ingredients for making and using noradrenaline, the brain’s version of adrenaline and an important neurotransmitter (used by nerve cells to transmit information). Read More About Lift Caps Here

Life Priority Lift Powder

Lift™ Powder
Lift™ Powder is an energy-boosting nutritional supplement to help you fire up your brain naturally and add the key nutrients to help eliminate mental fatigue. A great tasting natural fruit flavored drink mix containing the important nutrients; B12, B6, and L-phenylalanine with the right co-factors to help promote a long lasting energy Lift. Lift™ nutritional supplement fires up your brain and naturally and jump starts your day. It contains two important ingredients for activating and using noradrenaline, the brain’s version of adrenaline and an important neurotransmitter. Read More About Lift Powder Here

Caution: Phenylalanine should not be taken by pregnant women, or those who suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, phenylketonuria, skin cancer, or anxiety attacks. It should not be used it taking MAO inhibitor drugs, commonly prescribed for depression.

LIVE LONG & PROSPER!

The information provided is for educational purposes only. Recommendations are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or competent health care professional.

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.