Month: February 2018

7 Simple Natural Suggestions for Postpartum “Baby Blues”

Here are 7 simple and natural ways found to be effective in helping new mothers with the “baby blues”. The term “baby blues” refers to the first days and weeks after your new baby arrives can be sweet and savored, but they can also be overwhelming. Consider these 7 simple natural suggestions:

  1. Start with your Diet your diet will help support you in your effort to be healthier and have more energy. Diet is one of the most important things you can do for both your health and the health of your
    newborn baby. I suggest you meal plan with the goal of a good nutritional plan to get the best nutrients from a healthy diet. Be sure to get lots of fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Meal planning will help you analyze your diet and make life easier and save time and money. Keep plenty of healthy snacks, apples, carrots, nuts and fruit juices handy to help insure your blood sugar levels and make sure you are getting enough fluids. (Hydrated)

Staying hydrated especially when breastfeeding is essential. Dehydration can cause fatigue, irritability and confusion.  Try to consume at least 8 glasses of water a day or herbal teas, sparkling water can help with fluid intake but sweeten with natural honey or stevia.

  1. Supplements can help support your diet and intake of essential nutrients for a Life Priority Omega-3 Supplementshealthy diet. Many women continue to take their prenatal vitamins for 3 to 6 month period after the baby is born. Omega3 Priority is a supplement that can help with moods and brain health. Many healthcare professionals recommend taking during and postpartum. It has been reported taking 1000mg of Omega3 fish oil every day, will make a big impact on your mood, your stress levels and your overall emotional well-being. Within a day or two of beginning to take fish oil many report feeling less stress and overwhelmed by their emotions. If you don’t like eating fish, supplementing can be a simple and easy choice.           Niacin & B Vitamins (found in our Lift formula) are supportive of more energy and fatigue. Niacin can help to ease symptoms of depression, and B-vitamins in general help lift your mood and energy.  Vitamin D3 has been found to help support hormone regulation. People who don’t get enough sunshine can get a form of SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Vitamin D3 is especially valuable in the winter months when there is limited sunlight. 
  1. Fresh Air going outside, and getting fresh air, can really help you to feel better and boost your mood. Also getting some sun (Vitamin D3), is good for you, and good for the baby; it helps to reduce jaundice. Make an effort to get outside at least once every day that the weather is cooperative. Sometimes with a newborn it can feel hard to get out the house, but staying home alone with a baby all the time can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness and can make your baby blues worse. Aromathery or Essential Oils – can help to boost mood and reduce stress and anxiety during the postpartum period. Some of these oils include sandalwood, lavender, citrus oils. Make up a room spray, simply add water and several drops of essential oils in a little spray bottle and spray it around your house as often as you like.
  1. Light Exercise- Exercise helps to clear your mind boosts your serotonin levels, and helps your body bounce back from pregnancy, which will also help you to feel better. Walking is a great way to get moving and start getting back into shape. You do need to be careful not to overdo it. (Be sure to check with your doctor, especially in the first postpartum weeks) Taking a  short walk/jog about three times a week can really be a great bonding time, put your baby in a carrier or stroller and take a light walk around the block. Get out of the house by yourself and talk a quick walk, after the baby is fed and content or sleeping, leave dad or a friend in charge.
  1. Rest -Making sure you rest and get enough sleep during those early weeks. When the baby is sleeping you may feel like you need to use that time to catch up on getting things done, but try to make an effort to sleep some of the time when your baby is sleeping. Getting enough sleep can really make a big difference in how you feel. So while you don’t always have to sleep when the baby is sleeping, babies sleep a lot, try to make it a point to try to sleep with the baby at least once during the day. Maybe adjust your bedtime to even go to bed early and catch up on that much needed sleep.
  1. Talking many women have found that one of the best ways to deal with the” baby blues” was to talk about it. Sharing your emotions and feelings are very important. All women go through a hormone imbalance after a pregnancy. Diet and exercise will definitely help but it is very important to talk about what you are feeling. Newborns sleep all the time, and will sleep pretty much anywhere, so you don’t have to worry about being at home for nap time. Taking advantage of this time by making a point to meet with family and friends will help to ease those feelings of isolation.
  1. Ask for help the first few days, weeks, and even months with a newborn can feel overwhelming. Between the time spent sitting and nursing, to caring for older children, it seems like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. Try to get as much help from others as you can – whether it’s accepting meals, offers to watch your older kids, or even cleaning your house.

Finally, with the support of family and friends, you cannot only help feel better, but get better support. Having a good support system to find ways to help ease stress and the feelings of being overwhelmed, as well as finding  ways to boost moods and balance your  hormones, will help you to feel  better. *If you are experiencing baby blues, or stronger feelings of depression, the most important thing you can do is to seek medical help,  talk it over with your doctor or midwife to find a treatment plan that will work for you.* 

To Your Health!  

*Information is provided is for educational purposes only. Information is NOT intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition.

Information sourced from Baby Blues: A Naturopathic Approach for Postpartum Health By Dr. Nancy Lins, ND)

Americanpregnancy.org/first-year-of-life/baby-blues/

Mayoclinic.org

Postpartum baby blues symptoms

Signs and symptoms of baby blues — which last only a few days to a week or two after your baby is born — may include:

  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Sadness
  • Irritability
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Crying
  • Reduced concentration
  • Appetite problems
  • Trouble sleeping 

Postpartum depression symptoms

Postpartum depression may be mistaken for baby blues at first — but the signs and symptoms are more intense and last longer, eventually interfering with your ability to care for your baby and handle other daily tasks. Symptoms usually develop within the first few weeks after giving birth, but may begin later — up to six months after birth. Postpartum depression symptoms may include:

  • Depressed mood or severe mood swings
  • Excessive crying
  • Difficulty bonding with your baby
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Loss of appetite or eating much more than usual
  • Inability to sleep (insomnia) or sleeping too much
  • Overwhelming fatigue or loss of energy
  • Reduced interest and pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  • Intense irritability and anger
  • Fear that you’re not a good mother
  • Feelings of worthlessness, shame, guilt or inadequacy
  • Diminished ability to think clearly, concentrate or make decisions
  • Severe anxiety and panic attacks
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide

Information sourced from the Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/postpartum-depression/basics/symptoms/con-20029130

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.

Know the Facts on Supplement Safety – NPA Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D. 10.14.2015

Dear NPA member:97-of-dietitians-recommend-supplements-CRN-survey_dnm_headline

We have learned about a new “study” that will be released at 5 pm ET today that, among other things, suggests that 23,000 people per year visit an emergency room due to dietary supplements.  Despite being funded in part by FDA and being co-authored by FDA officials, this number was NOT derived from the official AER reporting data (which showed about 3,300 AERs in 2012), a point we are stressing to media.  We will forward the study as soon as it is made public.  Other points the study tries to make is to suggest that all supplements should come in childproof packaging and that supplements in pill form should conform to the 22 mm standard for pharmaceuticals.  We are saying that many supplements including iron already come in childproof packaging so additional requirements are unnecessary.

We know that USA Today will be writing a story on the study and have already conducted an interview with the reporter, Liz Szabo.  Our main points will be reflected in our official NPA news release, but these are some of the views we shared with the reporter this morning:

“The facts are that adverse events from supplements are extremely low given their widespread usage, and most of these are the result of three factors:  accidents, people not consulting with their doctor, or misuse of a product combined with other health factors.  Supplements are safe, which is why millions of Americans use them every day.”

  1. Dietary supplements have a mandatory serious adverse event reporting requirement and those data are available – be happy to show that to you.
  2. The official AER data shows a much different picture, with fewer than 3,300 happening in 2012.
  3. Hospitals are ADDING supplements to formularies – if hospitals thought there were legitimate concerns this wouldn’t be happening.
  4. Weight loss, body building and sexual enhancement are the top three problem areas in our industry, because that’s where we see the most internet, fly-by-night outfits that don’t adhere to good manufacturing practices.
  5. Everyone needs to consult with their doctor or caregiver, and especially those who use some of the products in these areas.
  6. Supplements are safe, which is why millions of Americans use them every day.
  7. The facts are that adverse events from natural supplements are extremely low especially compared to pharmaceuticals, which is why demand for natural alternatives is growing.
  8. The facts are that adverse events from supplements is extremely low given the widespread usage, and most of these are the result of three factors:  accidents, people not consulting with their doctor, or misuse of a product combined with other health factors.

As always, we are happy to answer any questions about this and will share information as soon as it becomes available.

Best regards,

CEO & Executive Director, NPA

1773 T Street, NW

Washington, DC 20009

Testimonial: Dave Wickersham- Former MLB Pitcher

A great friend, and former MLB pitcher, Dave Wickersham is a valued Life Priority customer.

In a 10-season career, Wickersham posted a 68–57 record with 638 strikeouts and a 3.66 ERA in 1123 innings, including 29 complete games, five shutouts and 19 saves. Notably, Wickersham has been one of four players (fellow pitchers Aurelio Monteagudo, Moe Drabowsky and Ken Sanders being the other three) to play for both Kansas City-based major league teams, the Athletics and Royals. (sourced from Baseball Reference)

Wickersham also pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals.

Dave Wickersham signed his autograph with a Bible verse, Colossians 3:17: “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Recently, I asked Dave a few baseball questions and his use of dietary supplements.

The following is a Q & A with Dave:

Greg:  What is a good memory about playing in MLB?

Dave: Being able to play with and against the best players in the world for 10 years.

Greg:  What was your biggest personal thrill in your Royals career?

Dave:  Coming in relief against the Yanks with the bases loaded and none out and getting out of it with no runs scored.

Greg:  Would you have done anything differently during your career?

Dave:  I can’t think of anything that I would have done differently accept trying for a bigger contract after winning 19 games!

Greg:  Why do you use dietary supplements?

Dave:  Because they have helped me live a better quality of life.

Greg:  Why do you use products from Life Priority (www.lifepriority.com)?

Dave: Because of the Pryor’s’ enthusiasm for the products. They have never led me astray.

Thanks for the memories Dave!  Let’s play two!

Dave Wickersham Uses JD, Lifeguard COQ10, Lift Caps

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.

Team Smile-Maximum Dental Health Should be a Life Priority!

Improve your total body health… starting with your mouth! by Greg Pryor

Many people do not realize overall health begins in your mouth. When the subject of

Dr. Busch_Teamsmile

Royals TeamSmile Event with Dr. Bill Bush, Brian McRae and Greg Pryor

health and fitness is discussed the issue of oral health is sometimes overlooked. In the past few years, the serious — even fatal – – consequence of deferred dental care in young people has received growing attention in the United States. A case where a boy died as the result of an untreated abscessed tooth brought this problem to light on a well-known news show. This story inspired people, including a Kansas City dentist, to reach out to members of the dental community to find a way to make a difference right here in their communities. Last July, I met Dr. Bill Busch, a co-founder of TeamSmile, at a TeamSmile event at Kauffman Stadium.

TeamSmile, based out of Kansas City, was created with the mission of facilitating partnerships between dental professionals, pro sports teams and dental organizations.The goal of these partnerships is to provide life changing dental care and instruction to children who otherwise would not have access to it. For several seasons, the Kansas City Royals have partnered with TeamSmile to host a free dental health education screening and treatment clinic at Kauffman Stadium for children associated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City. Kids receive free dental care in between taking in all of the attractions of the Outfield Experience. Brian McRae, another former Kansas City Royal, and I represented the Royals at the TeamSmile event, signed autographs and talked to the kids. See TeamSmile at www.teamsmile.org.

Clinical research suggests strong links between periodontal disease and chronic, systemic inflammation throughout your body. Without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease, and also heart disease. Several bacteria species causing periodontitis have been found in the atherosclerotic plaque in arteries in the heart and elsewhere. This plaque can lead to a heart attack. Oral bacteria could also harm blood vessels or cause blood clots by releasing toxins resembling proteins found in artery walls or the bloodstream. The immune system’s response to these toxins could harm vessel walls or make blood clots more easily. It is also possible mouth inflammation revs up inflammation throughout the body, including the arteries, where it can lead to heart attack and stroke. Along with brushing properly, regular flossing and diet, scheduling dental appointments for checkups and cleanings should be considered.

A proper diet can provide many of the essential nutrients needed for healthy gums and optimum dental health. Since most of us do not eat properly, using the right supplements to insure maximum dental health should be a priority. There are many nutrients that have a positive effect on oral health. Everything from receding gums and tooth sensitivity can often be attributed to a vitamin C deficiency. It is estimated gums turn over at least 20 percent of their collagen every single day. Collagen supports the gums by promoting both circulation and strength. Vitamin C inhibits the formation of plaque and tartar. In fact, vitamin C is referred to as the “invisible toothbrush.” Studies have also shown calcium and vitamin D decrease bone loss and supplementation may also improve tooth retention. Some other important nutrients known to aid in oral and dental health include CoQ 10, calcium/magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids and a high-quality multivitamin, multimineral.

Life Priority offers all of the nutrients mentioned above at www.lifepriority.com through the product names CoQ Priority, 3-Way Calcium, Magnesium Priority, Omega-3 Priority, Vita-C2, and One Per Meal Lifeguard. I invite you to investigate the “game-changing” products offered at www.lifepriority.com. It is much easier to be a winner in life when you “feel” like one!

If you have any questions about Life Priority products, please visit lifepriority.com, call Life Priority at 1-800-787-5438 or email us at customerservice@lifepriority.com.

www.kcsportspaper.com Published January 2016

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.

 

Stress less with Music

I need a personal assistant, as I always manage to pack my days from beginning to end with various different tasks, events and plans. Everything from work and working out to obligations with friends. Unfortunately, I do not have a personal assistant, and it’s not uncommon for me to overbook myself and spread myself too thin. Having several different things I’m passionate about, leaves me wanting to be everywhere doing everything at once! Now that It is the holiday season, I have to fit shopping and family parties into the mix, which makes things even more intense and exhausting!

So what do I do when I think I’m about to spin out of control or simply pass out? The answer lies embedded in so many of my memories. For as long as I can remember, I have always turned to music. When I was on the bus to an away basketball game, after a longMan on treadmill day of class and friends, I would put on my headphones to unwind. Humming to myself, eyes closed, I would listen to the calming tones of The Vines. My mind would instantly go from running in circles to standing still, and fully focused on the game.

When I leave the house in the morning, my mind is already running through all the different tasks that lie before me, and it’s not uncommon for me to forget things in the mix! But it has been proven that music can help your memory! Knowing this, I wrote a little song to help me remember the basics! I sing, “don’t forget your phone, keys or purse, because that is the worst”. That’s right, I have been known to forget my purse, but when you have so many distractions, things get left behind!

There have been several other times in my life that I have found a sweet comforting calm in the arms of a good song. One time in particular happened my senior year of college. I was wrapped up in classes, cheerleading, choir, church and friends, when I received a call from my sister. My mom had fallen very ill, and needed to be hospitalized. I rushed home from Iowa to be with her, and stay up with her in ICU overnight. As she screamed in pain, weaving in and out of sleep, I sang to her. I sang old church hymns and Jason Mraz songs, all of our favorites. As the sun came up, she finally fell asleep, right as I was losing my voice. To this day she doesn’t remember that night, as the medication and her condition at that time wiped her memory of those hours. As I left in the morning (since my sister was there to stay with her) the overnight nurses of the ICU thanked me for singing and bringing comfort to the other patience. I’m glad I was able to bring music to that place of high stress and tension, but I wasn’t singing for them. I was singing for myself. In the wake of senior year stress, and my mother’s illness, I was singing to myself to find calm in the hurricane of life. I don’t know if I would have made it through the night without those old familiar songs to ease the weight of stress and worry on my heart.

In the hustle of life, it’s easy to get lost in the comings and goings and all the things that seem so important. But none of those things are more important than your personal health.  as it has the power to take you back to the first time you heard that song and really felt what it means. A song can simply help you breathe.

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.

The Uplifting Power of Lift!

Lift

Even though people know cutting back on sweets and increasing physical activities are the keys to living healthy, finding the energy to do so can be tough. Of course with so many energy-boosting products on the shelves today, it can be difficult to tell the good from the bad. The injection of high amounts of sugar and caffeine isn’t healthy, but that’s where Lift comes in.

Lift is one product that might naturally help increase energy and fight weight gain at the same time. Lift uses L-phenylalanine (an amino acid that helps control appetite) to battle pesky late night cravings and aid the stomach in determining when it’s full. L-phenylalanine also plays a role in determining how happy or depressed someone is. So by using Lift, one also fends off depression and has a more uplifting attitude.

In addition, Lift also has 80 mg of caffeine (same as a regular cup of coffee) to provide some energy, but this is not why it’s so helpful. The nutrients in Lift may stimulate the production of noradrenaline (the body’s version of adrenaline) to boost brain activity and energy. By using the natural ingredients of Lift, noradrenaline and L-phenylalanine are increased to possibly help fight hunger cravings, produce more energy and lead to a happier 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.

Effects of Exercise and Supplementation on Mood

Guest blog from Nicole May, Personal Trainer

I remember reading a story a few years ago about a depressed housewife who, at age 44 and 100 pounds overweight, knew that she needed to change her life. She first went to her doctor, who prescribed an antidepressant, but she thought there had to be a more natural way.
She knew she did not have a “Prozac deficiency,” but more of an exercise and whole food deficiency. She threw the prescription in the trash, started walking on her treadmill, eventually started running on her treadmill and never looked back. She also changed her diet to a more clean, whole, unprocessed diet and started taking some supplements. She is cured of her depression and obesity, and is now in her late 50s. She is a fitness model, who has won several competitions; she is also an author of several books, owns a publishing company and conducts speaking engagements all over the world.
This story always inspires me because it is an example of how our society today is over-medicated, and under-active, and under-nourished. It also shows that no matter our age or our fitness level, we can make small changes. I had seen years ago with my clients, their changes in attitude when they would exercise. Some of them could only walk for a few minutes outside due to health issues, but would tell me that their attitudes would change just from a short walk!
Studies have shown time and again that exercise increases endorphins, improves sleep, increases nerve cells, and keeps our minds sharp. I have also had periods of time over my career in which I am not able to exercise due to injuries and I notice a difference in mood and attitude when I am not able to work out.
Another important factor for overall attitude and health is supplementation. I have experienced in my life, and seen in others the effects of supplements on quality of life. Supplements that I have used and love:
Omega-3 Priority
Researchers say the results suggest diets lacking in omega-3 fatty acids may cause the brain to age faster. “People with lower blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids had lower brain volumes that were equivalent to about two years of structural brain aging,” says researcher Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH, of the Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and the Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Lift, Mind and Muscle Memory
The B complex and L-Phenylalanine in Lift, the Choline in Mind, and the L-Arginine in Muscle Memory helps keep me motivated and focused to not only exercise but in all activities in my everyday life. They also help my muscles recover so I am able to exercise almost every day and keep my attitude and mood uplifted!
Joint Decision
The Glucosamine found in Joint Decision is thought to help the body sustain ligaments, tendons and cartilage. I can say that with my “Retired Gymnast Body” my knees had gotten very sore as I got older, however I have been taking Joint Decision and can say for a fact that my knees are now virtually PAIN FREE!!
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.

Put Your Heart Into Your New Year’s Resolutions

Article by Greg Pryor published in Kansas City Sports & Fitness.

The New Year is all about new beginnings, and there’s no better time to make a resolution and improve your heart health. The New Year offers an irresistible opportunity to start fresh and reaffirm your commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Since February is Heart Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to kick those bad eating habits in favor of enjoying nutritious meals that will leave you more than satisfied and help your heart perform its best. I have a few simple tips  to ensure that you get off to the right start in 2014!

Take Your Multivitamin

First, a Lifeguard. This is the most important supplement you can take – a high-quality multivitamin is a must! Vitamins and minerals are essential to good nutrition and good health. Ideally, we should get our nutrients and micronutrients in food with a balanced, healthy diet. That’s not always possible. According to a report published in the Spring 2013 issue of Wise Traditions, the journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, deficiencies of vitamins A, D, K, B1, B3, B6, B12 and folate, and of minerals iodine, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, chromium and manganese can all contribute to mental instability and violent behavior.

A recent article, “Violent Behavior: A Solution in Plain Sight” by Sylvia Onusic, PhD, CNS, LDN, seeks reasons for the increase in violent behavior in America, especially among teenagers. “We can blame violence on the media and on the breakdown of the home,” Onusic said. “But the fact is that a large number of Americans, living mostly on devitalized processed food, are suffering from malnutrition. In many cases, this means their brains are starving.”

In fact, doctors are seeing a return of nutritional deficiency diseases, such as scurvy and pellagra, which were declared eradicated long ago by public health officials. Many of these conditions cause brain injuries as well.

No one goes swimming without a lifeguard present, so don’t let your health drown in the numerous challenges to your body experiences every day. Help protect yourself with Lifeguard, a multivitamin that can keep your health above water.

Get Your OMEGA 3 Fatty Acids

According to the American Heart Association, OMEGA 3 fatty acids such as those found in fish oil benefit the hearts of healthy people, and those at high risk of or who have cardiovascular disease. OMEGA 3 fatty acids have been shown to protect against heart disease by inhibiting the formation of blood clots, preventing potentially deadly heartbeat abnormalities, and lowering triglyceride levels that can increase the risk of heart attacks. A study of nearly 4,000 men and women aged 65 years and older found that those who ate at least one serving of fatty fish every week were 35% percent less likely to die of a heart attack.

Research sponsored by the National Institute of Health links higher consumption of OMEGA 3 to a lower risk of depression and better response to treatment for manic depression and schizophrenia.

Don’t Forget Arginine

Another nutrient than has been getting a lot of attention is arginine. There is a growing body of solid scientific evidence that an amino acid, L-arginine (arginine for short) can significantly protect against the development of coronary artery disease.

Stay Active with Healthy Joints

As a former athlete, I love the benefits if using glucosamine for my joints! I have been using glucosamine HCl (G HCl) for more than 16 years. It is a fabulous natural product that is essential for the health of all cartilage. It has great scientific evidence for safety and efficacy.  Everyone gets G HCl from their diet but many do not get enough over time or excess wear and tear. Using G HCl as a supplement may be your safest way to avoid inflamed joints. Keep your joints healthy and keep moving, as exercise is vital to good heart health.

Enjoy a Healthier, Happier You

With almost a month already on the books in 2014, don’t lose sight of your resolutions already. Instead, make your health your top priority. Adding a multivitamin, Omega-3 fatty acids, arginine and glucosamine to your diet can help you become healthier. Use this New Year wisely, to create a healthier and happier 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.