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Appetite out of control? Lift may just be the answer!

Once you have made up your mind to lose weight, you should make that a goal and go into it with a positive attitude. The Life Priority Lift or Lift Caps formula can help you think like a winner, and envision yourself the way you want to look and feel. It’s not what you do occasionally that counts, it’s what you do consistently on a daily basis.

Appetite out of control? Lift or Lift Caps with L-Phenylalanine may be the answer!

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! The Lift formulation with the amino acid L-Phenylalanine-a nutritional supplement that helps curb your appetite and elevates your mood.

So 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 satisfied after eating. The amino acid L-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.

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-which the body responds to by raising levels of insulin. Inevitably weight gain, occurs around the middle, with 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 take Lift or Lift Caps with L- Phenylalanine, 30 minutes to one hour before eating a meal, you’ll notice that you’ll might feel more alert and 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. Lift is a  great support for those of who need more motivation and energy to exercise too! Lift can help support a more productive and positive exercise regiment. Before you know it, those extra pounds you’ve been carrying around will start to melt away-safely and effortlessly.

 So Stay Positive with Lift, and Exercise!

 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!

FDA Disclaimer

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.

Information provided for educational purposes only. *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

*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 information provided is for educational purposes only. Recommendations are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or competent health care professional. REV. 9/16

 

Life Priority Whey of Life Protein

Life Priority is very excited to offer one of the most valuable nutrients for the body—protein!!

Did you know that your organs, tissues, muscles and hormones are all made from proteins? The protein found in foods is used by every part of the body to develop, grow and function properly.

It can be argued that nothing is more important than consuming protein foods, and because proteins are involved in just about every body function, it’s important that you consume foods high in protein every day, during every meal to prevent protein deficiency, which can wreak havoc on the body.

Studies show that eating a high-protein diet has a number of health benefits. Not only does it help you maintain and lose weight, but it also works to stabilize your blood sugar levels, improve your ability to learn and concentrate, reduce brain fog, boost your energy levels, support your muscles and bones and support the absorption of important nutrients.

Many people make the mistake of trying diets that involve calorie counting and deprivation. On a high-protein diet, you will feel completely satiated after eating, and you won’t have to deal with the blood sugar highs and lows that lead to cravings and moodiness. You’ll be surprised to see how many foods you can eat on a high-protein diet. Even people on a vegetarian or vegan diet, who sometimes turn to processed foods for energy, have enough high-protein foods to choose from.

We need to eat plenty of protein foods every day to keep our metabolisms running, our energy up and our blood sugar levels stable.

You might eat enough protein overall, but do you eat the right kinds?

Life Priority takes all the guess work out of getting enough of the right protein with our Whey of Life Protein.

We now offer WHEY OF LIFE protein. WHEY OF LIFE is a flavorless, high grade, whey protein isolate that offers 20 grams of protein per serving. Our WHEY OF LIFE mixes instantly in just plain spring water or you can add it to most any beverage. Get the high-grade WHEY OF LIFE protein from Life Priority today and start experiencing the great results that using enough protein can give 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.

4 Essential Supplements for Men’s Health-Greg Pryor

I have been an advocate for vitamins and supplements since I started my professional baseball career in 1971, with the Washington Senators.

Please take a seat on the bench and consider the 4 simple tips below.

Tip #1  Use LIFEGUARD™ a High-Quality Multi-Vitamin, Multi-Mineral with Each Meal  Your body needs nutrients 24 hours a day so using supplements after each meal is very logical. Most of the food we eat is devoid of virtually all the trace minerals we need for survival so  consider using a high-potency multi-vitamin with each meal to help provide free radical protection and to build up the immune system. Food that is sold in markets today is less nutritious than it was 50 years ago

Tip #2-OMEGA3 PRIORITY™ Use the “Essential” Nutrient, Omega-3. One of the major building blocks of the brain, the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is critical for optimal brain health and function at all ages of life.  Getting enough DHA from the diet is impractical (some people don’t like or eat fish) and the easiest way to consume it is from fish oil. Omega 3 is one of the most researched and added value supplements due to the value it provides for brain and cardiac health. Make getting a high quality Omega-3 a top priority.

Tip #3  JOINT-DECISION™ OR TOTAL JOINT COMPLEX ™ Nutrients for Joint Health.I have been using glucosamine HCl since 1996 to keep my joints and cartilage healthy.  Since ’96, my company, Life Priority has enjoyed helping thousands of people understand how using a high-quality form of glucosamine can help support and maintain healthy joints. Using glucosamine has allowed me to play golf with less joint pain and also participate in the KC Royals Fantasy Camp each year.

Tip #4-PROSTATE PRIORITY™ Specific Nutrients for Maintaining a Healthy Prostate Prostate health becomes more important with age, particularly for men over the age of 40. There are certain nutrients that can help support the health of the prostate including, lycopene, saw palmetto, pygeum, vitamin C, vitamin D-3 and zinc.

I feel that the use of quality supplements in the right dosages at the right times can help you live a healthier life and slow up the aging process.

To Your Health, Greg Pryor, Life Priority co-owner; health advocate

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.

Information provided for educational purposes only. *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

*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.

B Proactive With Your Brain Health-Vitamin B Is the Key

As we age, our brains accrue more and more stress. The rigors of life can slow our minds and thinking ability down while also causing problems with memory. Yes, our age plays a role on cognitive function, but we could also be deficient in essential vitamins, like Vitamin B.

A lack of Vitamin B in your diet can come at a hefty price. Symptoms include moodiness, trouble sleeping, a mental haze, and lack of energy. None of these are good, and can disrupt anyone’s day or even way of life.  The scary thing is that deficiencies in Vitamin B are not just limited to the elderly. Anyone can be deficient at any age. Vitamin B can be found in leafy greens, legumes and fruits.

Life Priority Lift PowderOf course incorporating more of those Vitamin B sufficient foods in your diet are important, but sometimes even that isn’t enough. Adding supplements to your diet can really help ensure you’re getting enough of the right vitamins and minerals for your body to be healthy.

Lift and Mind are two Life Priority products which include Vitamin B in their formulas. Both are designed with the intention to help give your brain and mind a mental boost and eliminate mental fatigue. Lift might MIND Brain Health Supplementhelp you feel less tired and more alert and energetic for the day ahead. Mind on the other hand, could possibly help with your memory, thinking and analyzing skills. These products just might be able to help you feel 20 years younger mentally and more rejuvenated. If you have any of the symptoms listed above, see if Lift and Mind can help your brain start feeling younger today.

 

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.

When is the Best Time to Exercise?

Fit Women on Exercise BikesWhen is the Best Time to Exercise?

One of the most controversial subjects in the fitness world is what time of day is the best time to exercise. Scientists have been going back and forth on this for years.  It is still inconclusive.  That was also a very common question from my clients as a personal trainer. The answer I would give them was that it doesn’t matter.  I would rather see you work out at any time as long as you get it in.  It’s whatever time works for you and whatever time you will stick with.  For me personally, exercise tends to wire me and give me energy, therefore I am not able to work out at night.

For my body, morning exercise works best for me but I am also a morning person. If you are a night owl or work nights, then it may be better for you to work out at night.  I also know people who get a second wind at noon or on their lunch hour.  I personally feel my best and have the most energy to work out between the hours of 9:00am and 1:00pm.  If you only have time to work out at 5:30 in the morning and you think you can stick to this routine, then by all means please get in a routine at 5:30 in the morning!  At the end of the day, what matters is that you did something, even if it is only being able to squeeze in a 15 minute walk at 8:00pm after dinner. If you are trying to lose weight, science is still science and it comes down to calories in and calories out.  The bottom line is that it doesn’t really matter what time of day you exercise as long as you get it in somewhere and you do what you know you can stick to.

A couple of products that I love and use myself to get me motivated to exercise are the Lift and Muscle Memory from Life MuscleMemory_550x550Priority. The Lift can help you get in the mood to exercise if you are feeling a little unmotivated that day.  Also the Muscle Memory helps muscle recovery due to the Amino Acid L-Arginine.  I have found that these two products when used together, give me the best workouts and help my body recover for the next workout!

In the end, exercise should be fun and you should not dread it.  If this means that you need to wait until noon on your lunch hour to feel energetic to take a walk, then so be it.  At least you have done something and you are on your way to a healthier lifestyle!

Nicole May, PT and Fitness Instructor

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.

 

What Happens to MLB Players Now That The Season Is Over?

“What Happens to MLB Players Now That The Season Is Over? by Greg PryorGreg Royals 1985

What a great World Series!  The great game of baseball and another Fall Classic showed the world why, in my opinion, baseball is the best team sport ever invented.  For most professional baseball players their “cherished” off season is here. A small percentage of players will go to play winter ball in Mexico, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, or the Dominican Republic.  Most players will stay in the States and enjoy their families who they don’t get to see much during the season.

One of the bad things that happens to players on clubs that make the postseason, especially the Indians and the Cubs, is that they will have a much shorter off season. In just 4 short months (exactly 120 days), players on World Series teams will be reporting to spring training.  The “real” MLB ballplayers know that their 2017 season has already begun and they are not wasting time getting ready.

The story of the 2016 MLB World Champs began on the first day of spring training last March at their training site in Arizona.  In reality, the beginning of a baseball season for a “real” MLB player begins on the day that his season ends.  As one who participated in 16 seasons of pro baseball, the 7 month grind of no weekends off and an average of 28 games per month from March to October is not for the feeble minded or physically weak. No offense to the talented players in the NFL, NBA, and NHL who have their own tough grind, but I consider the “combined” mental and physical stress of a MLB season to be the toughest of all sports.  Proper off season preparation by individual players is one of the most important aspects of winning a World Championship.  The story of what George Brett did between the end of the 1984 and the beginning of the 1985 season is a good example.

In 1984, the Kansas City Royals won the American League West Division title but George had one of his worst seasons.  For him, hitting a paltry .284 and driving in only 69 runs was very disappointing and he was challenged by the then-owner, Avron Fogelman, to show people the real Brett in ’85.  George used the off-season to get ready and every Royals fan remembers what happened.  George added 50 points to his average, doubled his RBI output and the Royals went on their first World Series crown.  George put in the workout time during the off season and it paid off.

Next March, around 1,300 pro ballplayers, those on MLB rosters and invitees, will report to the MLB spring training sites of their team.  Older players will be trying to keep their jobs and younger players will be trying to take someone else’s job.  A few will report with jobs locked up because of the size of their contract or the high level of their ability.  Regardless of any of that though, the amount of physical work that they all will have put in over the previous 5 months (but just 4 months for the World Series teams) will determine what kind of season that they, and their teams, will have.

Most MLB players have their own winter workout regimen. The team trainer will give them suggestions and workout schedules to follow but most players will be on their own program.  Many MLB players hire personal trainers to oversee their grueling workouts and to hold them accountable for showing up and putting in the effort.

Being motivated to do effective offseason work is one thing, but the most difficult part of getting ready for another MLB season is to determine what exercises to do, what muscle groups to use, how often to exercise and how many hours or days to rest between exercises.  Every offseason I would try and put on 10-15 lbs of muscle by hiring a trainer to “punish” me during workouts.  I wanted to break my muscles down enough so that they would grow back stronger.  At age 21, I weighed 165 pounds when I signed my first pro contract.  Over my 10 yr. MLB career my weight was between 185-190 lbs. Had I not gotten stronger and quicker, I never would have earned a MLB job.

Another very important aspect of off season conditioning is the diet.  Although MLB players probably eat nutritious meals, I am confident that most use some dietary supplements to help them recover more quickly from workouts.  I did not know until after I was done playing that there are many nutrients not easily found in a decent diet that can have a wonderful effect on muscle recovery after workouts. Some are best used before workouts and some are best used afterwards.

In 1994, my wife and I formed a health and nutrition company called Life Priority, Inc. Life Priority can be located at www.lifepriority.com and offers a line of high quality, results-oriented, scientifically-formulated health supplements to the marketplace.  If you are interested in learning how to get better workouts as a pro player or a weekend warrior, please contact me at customerservice@lifepriority.com.  I will be glad to help evaluate your current regimen and offer time-tested solutions to help you get better results from your workouts.  In 1991, I became a customer of the Life Priority products and, because of my results and the results of others, I joined the health industry.  Make your decision now! The “off season” is shorter than you think!  Get ready for a great 2017!

 

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.

DO YOU INGEST ENOUGH CHOLINE? The Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw® Life Extension News Volume 18 No. 2 • June 2015

The Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw®
Life Extension NewsTM
Volume 18 No. 2 • June 2015

SEE BELOW IN THIS SECTION ON CHOLINE:
THE VAGUS NERVE, WITH ITS MAJOR NEUROTRANSMITTER BEING ACETYLCHOLINE,

DO YOU INGEST ENOUGH CHOLINE?

Are You One of the 92% of the Population
That Does Not Consume the Adequate Intake of
Choline Recommended by the Institute of Medicine?
CHOLINE is an Essential Nutrient But Much More

An article in a food industry trade journal (Hutt. “Choline: the Silent Deficiency,”Prepared Foods, Jan. 2015) warns that Choline is the “Silent Deficiency” and cites Institute of Medicine data from 2007 to 2010 showing that 92% of Americans are not getting the recommended AI (adequate intake) of choline, 550 mg/day for men and 425 mg/day for women (more is recommended in the case of pregnant and lactating women). The article points out the opportunity for the food industry to “do well by doing good” (our words, not the article’s) by fortifying foods with choline. As they explain, the FDA allows a claim of a “good” source of choline for a product containing 75 mg of choline chloride or 137.5 mg of choline bitartrate per serving. To be permitted to say your product is an “excellent” source of choline, the FDA requires that the product contains twice this much per serving. The article goes on from there to discuss a number of health benefits from taking choline, typically (as in most trade publications) providing no references to the scientific literature on choline! Incredibly, the article claims that choline sales are not reported by companies that track the supplement market other than Nielsen/SPINS, which reported the combined sales of choline and inositol in 2012, with these sales in natural/mass channels reported to reach an unbelievably tiny $428,000. What gives? How can a nutrient as important as choline and ingested at such an officially estimated meager level by most Americans have escaped notice?

Chances are that you are not getting enough choline in your diet and, unless you take a choline supplement, you are not ingesting the AI recommended by the Institute of Medicine, an amount that (on the basis of the scientific literature) is on the low side of what would be optimal. Here are a few of the important health benefits provided by choline, some of which you have undoubtedly read about but others you are likely to have never heard of. You should know about these if you are not yet taking a choline supplement.

NOTE TO OUR READERS: In order to keep this newsletter from expanding beyond the bounds of a reader’s reasonable time to spare, we have not included much of what we had written up on beneficial effects of choline. More on that in a later newsletter!

CHOLINE FOR MEMORY AND LEARNING

One of the oldest known and studied effects of the cholinergic nervous system is its relation to learning and memory, with one early influential paper from 1974.1 A later paper2 showed that acetylcholine in the forebrain regulates adult hippocampal neurogenesis and learning. A recent paper3 reported that in a community-based population of nondemented individuals, participants in the Framingham Offspring Cohort (744 women and 647 men aged 36–83), higher concurrent dietary choline intake was related to better cognitive performance.

References

  1. Drachman and Leavitt. Human memory and the cholinergic system. Arch Neurol.30:113–21 (1974).
  2. Mohapel, Leanza, et al. Forebrain acetylcholine regulates adult hippocampal neurogenesis and learning. Neurobiol Aging. 26:939–46 (2005).
  3. Poly, Massaro, et al. The relation of dietary choline to cognitive performance and white-matter hyperintensity in the Framingham Offspring Cohort. Am J Clin Nutr.94:1584–91 (2011).

THE CHOLINERGIC NERVOUS SYSTEM IS THE MAJOR ANTIINFLAMMATORY PATHWAY

THE CHOLINERGIC
ANTIINFLAMMATORY PATHWAY

A MAJOR REGULATOR OF INFLAMMATION

INFLAMMATION, A RECOGNIZED CAUSE OF
CANCER, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, AGE-
ASSOCIATED DISEASES, AND
AGING ITSELF

An early (2007) review paper1 on the cholinergic antiinflammatory pathway quoted Claude Bernard who thought that health was due to equilibrium in the “milieu interieur” by a “continuous and delicate compensation, established with the most sensitive of balances” (“Lessons on the phenomena of life common to animals and vegetables”). This early view foresaw in a simple sketch the new understanding of health that we have today and in which the cholinergic antiinflammatory pathway plays a major role in maintaining that “balance” of which Claude Bernard wrote.

The review1 then discussed the emergence of the “cytokine theory of disease” in which defensive molecules, the inflammatory cytokines, produced by the immune system can cause the signs, symptoms, and damaging after effects of disease. The cholinergic antiinflammatory pathway is important in preventing the damage that can be caused by massive releases of these cytokines in response to various diseases. In one example, a major cytokine, TNF-alpha (tumor necrosis factor alpha) is released in response to gram-negative bacteria but excessive amounts of that release can cause septic shock. With the problem of antibiotic resistance increasingly making it difficult to treat septic shock, this condition has a high mortality rate.

The Vagus Nerve

An early discovery was that the vagus nerve served as a conduit for signals from the cholinergic nervous system to modulate the production of inflammatory cytokines. For example, the review1 notes that, “an accidental discovery revealed that intracerebral administration of a molecule that inhibited TNF production also increased efferent vagus nerve activity and inhibited inflammation outside the CNS.” The mechanism responsible for this effect was found to be acetylcholine, the major vagus nerve neurotransmitter. Acetylcholine signals the inhibition of cytokine synthesis via the vagus nerve.

Galen

Keep in mind that this was an early review on a research area about to explode, and it continues to expand at a dramatic pace today. The review points to scientific evidence suggesting that signaling via the vagus nerve can affect many aspects of human health, noting specifically that sudden death, increased morbidity and mortality following cardiac surgery in hostile or depressed patients, and increased death rates in patients with sepsis or organ failure have been linked (as of the date this paper was published and supported by new evidence since then) to decreased vagus nerve activity. These are just three examples out of many medical conditions in which deficient vagus nerve activity plays an important role.

One of those mysteries that remains unexplained is noted at the end of the review, where it is mentioned that clinical antiinflammatory responses may be linked to the fat induced stimulation of the cholinergic antiinflammatory pathway as in the case of rats, using fish oil, soy oil, olive oil or other fats. And, now (to the review, “now” is 2007), the review says, a major source of systemic TNF during lethal challenges is the spleen, the source of Galen’s black bile. The review finishes by asking: How did the ancient Greeks know? (It may have simply been that the ancients noticed that when people had this black gunk emerging from the spleen, they were unlikely to survive.)

Reference

  1. Tracey. Physiology and immunology of the cholinergic aniinflammatory pathway.J Clin Invest.117(2):289–96 (2007).

Choline Attenuates Immune Inflammation in Patients with Asthma

A 2010 paper2 reported that, in a randomized study, 76 asthma patients were treated with 1500 mg of choline chloride twice daily + pharmacotherapy or with pharmacotherapy alone (pharmacotherapy was inhaled steroids and long-acting beta adrenergic agonist), with short acting beta adrenergic agonist given as needed. There was a significant decrease in symptom/drug use score of patients receiving choline from baseline, but no significant change in the symptom/drug use score from baseline in the standard pharmacotherapy alone group patients. Choline was also reported to significantly decrease peripheral eosinophil counts and Th2 response (the immune system activity that occurs during active disease) such as lower IL-4 levels and reduced TNF-alpha levels in the choline treated patients.

These results indicate activation of the cholinergic antiinflammatory pathway by treatment with choline in human asthma patients.

Reference

  1. Mehta, Singh, et al. Choline attenuates immune inflammation and suppresses oxidative stress in patients with asthma.Immunobiology.215:527–34 (2010).

Dietary Choline and Betaine Intake Associated with Reduced Levels of Inflammatory Markers in Healthy Adults

In an early study (2008)3 in the runup of research following the discovery of the cholinergic antiinflammatory pathway, a cross sectional survey of 1514 men and 1528 women with no history of cardiovascular disease was carried out (the ATTICA Study). Compared with the lowest tertile of choline intake (<250 mg/d), participants who consumed >310 mg/d had, on average, 22% lower concentrations of C-reactive protein [with high levels linked to poor cardiovascular health], a commonly used measure of inflammation, 26% lower concentration of IL-6 (an inflammatory cytokine), and 6% lower concentration of tumor necrosis factor alpha, another inflammatory cytokine. (Similarly, those who consumed >360 mg/d of betaine had an average of 10% lower homocysteine levels, 19% lower C-reactive protein, and 12% lower concentrations of TNFalpha than did those who consumed <260 mg/day.)

This was an associational study, thus did not provide evidence for cause and effect. But it was an early study and much more was to come in later research to support these findings as having causal implications.

  1. Detopoulou et al. Dietary choline and betaine intakes in relation to concentrations of inflammatory markers in healthy adults: the ATTICA study. Am J Clin Nutr. 87:424–30 (2008).

HEART FAILURE

A 2014 paper4 reported that chronic stimulation of the vagus nerve improved left ventricular function in a canine model of chronic mitral valve regurgitation. As the authors explain, autonomic dysregulation, failure of the systems regulating (for example) respiration and heart function, is characterized by activation of the sympathetic nervous system (adrenergic) and declining activity of the vagus (cholinergic) nerve and is an important contributor to the progression of heart failure. “One of the key features of chronic heart failure (CHF) is the autonomic sympathetic/parasympathetic (adrenergic/cholinergic) imbalance, which is usually characterized by excessive sympathetic drive accompanied by parasympathetic withdrawal.” They further explain that the use of inhibitors of sympathetic activity (such as beta adrenergic receptor blockers) is one of the ways that has been used to treat this problem but, “[o]n the other hand, reversing the sympathetic/parasympathetic imbalance by enhancing parasympathetic activity through vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) becomes an obvious potential therapeutic approach.”

In this study, dogs had mitral valve regurgitation induced experimentally and were treated with electrodes that stimulated the vagus nerve. The results showed improved contractile function and significant improvement (that is, reduced expression) of inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein.

  1. Yu, Tang, et al. Chronic vagus nerve stimulation improves left ventricular function in a canine model of chronic mitral regurgitation.J Transl Med. 12:302 (2014).

YOU MAY NEED MORE CHOLINE THAN THE AMOUNT RECOMMENDED BY THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE

New Study Reports Genetic Differences Between Ethnic and Racial Groups in Amount of Choline Required

The Institute of Medicine of the National Institute of Health defines the “adequate intake” (AI) for choline as 550 mg/day for men and 425 mg/day for women. Many Americans are said not to ingest the AI for choline, which can result in fatty liver, liver damage, muscle damage, and may promote eventual dementia. In this new paper,1 scientists report that genetic differences (identified as single nucleotide polymorphisms, SNPs) between ethnic and racial groups indicate that the amount of choline required will differ between these groups. Seventy-nine humans were fed a low choline diet and 200 SNPs in 10 genes related to choline metabolism examined to determine associations with organ dysfunction. Some people on low choline diets presented with muscle damage, others with liver damage.

As the researchers note, the setting of dietary recommendations has not (or has rarely) considered genetic diversity in the need for daily intake of nutrients. They suggest that the simplest and safest way to deal with this is to set dietary recommendations at a level high enough to meet the needs of those with the greatest requirements. That may indeed be the simplest and safest way, but what these researchers probably have not considered is that dietary programs (school lunches, food stamps, etc.) are based upon these dietary recommendations and setting the level high enough to meet the needs of those with the greatest requirements would be quite a bit more expensive for these government programs than setting it at a level that would meet the requirements of the average American. Moreover, when you think of the case of choline, the foods that can supply it (eggs, dairy, and fish, for example) tend to be on the expensive side or perhaps on the yucky side (liver).

Add to the genetic variation the decreasing ability of older persons to transport choline into the brain2 and it appears likely that a significant fraction of the populace may require a higher intake of choline than that recommended by the Institute of Medicine of the National Institute of Health, where experiments on nutrition are usually done on college students. A recent paper4 showed that a donor of peroxynitrite, a potent oxidant, as well as other oxidants, caused rapid dose-dependent inhibition of the sodium-coupled high-affinity choline transporters, suggesting one possible mechanism for the decreased choline transport in older persons.

It has also been reported that choline acetyltransferase, the enzyme needed to convert choline to acetylcholine, is inhibited by exposure to excitatory amino acids.3 Taurine and the antiinflamatory compounds naturally formed from it, taurine bromamine and taurine chloramine, are able to provide protection against these inflammatory excitatory amino acids and, hence, are likely to help prevent the suppression of choline acetyltransferase formation resulting from exposure to excitatory amino acids.

References

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  1. da Costa, Corbin, Niculescu, et al. Identification of new genetic polymorphisms that alter the dietary requirement for choline and vary in their distribution across ethnic and racial groups. FASEB J.28:2970–8 (2014).
  2. Cohen, Renshaw, Stoll, Wurtman, et al. Decreased brain choline uptake in older adults. An in vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. 274(11):902–7 (1995).
  3. Louzada et al. Taurine prevents the neurotoxicity of beta-amyloid and glutamate receptor agonists; activation of GABA receptors and possible implications for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders. FASEB J.18:511–8 (2004).
  4. Cuddy, Gordon, et al. Peroxynitrite donor SIN-1 alters high affinity choline transporter activity by modifying its intracellular trafficking. J Neurosci.32(16):5573-84 (2012).

CHRONIC FATIGUE

Central Fatigue May Be Associated with Low Activity of the Vagus Nerve and Hence of Low Parasympathetic (Cholinergic) Nervous System Activity

Central fatigue is chronic fatigue, lasting six months or more, characterized by a persistent sense of tiredness, has been reported to generally correlate poorly with traditional markers of disease.1 “In general, hypoactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, autonomic nervous system alterations characterized by sympathetic overactivity and low vagal tone, as well as immune abnormalities, may contribute to the expression of CF [chronic fatigue].”1 “Central fatigue generally correlates poorly with traditional markers of disease and is frequently associated with other psychosocial factors, such as depression, sleep disorder, anxiety, and coping styles, which suggests that dysregulation of the body’s stress systems may serve as an underlying mechanism of CF.”

For example, the authors explain that glucocorticoids, stress hormones, play an important role in the regulation of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), restraining SNS responses after stress and under resting conditions. The paper suggests that although glucocorticoids are often considered immunosuppressive, it may be more accurate to call them immune modulators and that they can have important antiinflammatory effects via negative feedback to the immune system’s production of inflammatory cytokines. Thus, like the cholinergic antiinflammatory pathway, glucocorticoids help to keep the sympathetic nervous system under control.

Despite many attempts to pin down CF to specific immune abnormalities, to hypercortisolism or hypocortisolism, results have been inconsistent. However, the paper reports that a recent and robustly designed study2 showed that “fatigue not only in its severe and chronic form, as in CFS [chronic fatigue syndrome], but also in its milder forms, is associated with increased inflammation, as indexed by elevated plasma C-reactive protein levels and white blood cell counts, even after adjusting for depressive status. This study further supports the notion that the symptom of fatigue, rather than a diagnosis of CFS itself, may be what is clinically associated with inflammation.”

References

  1. Silverman, Helm, et al. Neuroendocrine and immune contributors to fatigue. PM R.2(5):338–346 (2010).
  2. Raison, Lin, Reeves. Association of peripheral inflammatory markers with chronic fatigue in a population-based sample. Brain Behav Immun. 23:327–337 (2009) PubMed: 19111923.

ORGASM!!!

A 2005 paper1 reported a study by fMRI of the brain regions activated during orgasm by vaginal cervical mechanical self-stimulation in women with spinal cord injury. A number of areas of the brain were activated during orgasm, with the authors concluding that, “the Vagus nerves provide a spinal cord-bypass pathway for vaginal-cervical sensibility and that activation of this pathway can produce analgesia and orgasm.” The authors comment that some patients, both men and women, who have spinal cord injury described an intensely sensitive to the touch area of skin near their injury and which when stimulated in the right way, can produce orgasm. Just an interesting little tidbit here. Too bad they didn’t try choline supplementation in some of these patients.

Reference

  1. Komisaruk, Whipple. Functional MRI of the brain during orgasm in women. Annu Rev Sex Res.16:62–86 (2005).

BEST FOOD SOURCES FOR CHOLINE IF YOU CHOOSE TO GET IT FROM YOUR DIET

Your brain on choline.

The March 2004 USDA Database for the Choline Content of Common Foods tells you that the highest food sources for choline include egg yolk, raw, fresh (682.4 mg choline moiety/100 g of food), chicken liver, all classes, cooked, pan-fried (308.5 mg choline moiety/100 g of food), veal, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, pan-fried (411.0 mg choline moiety/100 g of food). Perhaps a more palatable source is one egg, whole, cooked, fried (272.6 mg choline moiety/100 g of food), while a hardboiled egg contained 225.2 mg choline moiety/100 g of food.

“Choline moiety” is choline contributed by free choline, phosphatidylcholine, phosphocholine, glycerophosphocholine, and sphingomyelin.

Inflamed By Love

A poem by Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle) includes this line:

“Love is like a fever which comes and goes quite independently of the will.”

Curiously, it appears that, although Stendahl could have known nothing about inflammatory cytokines, love is very likely to be like a fever in the sense of representing a state of systemic inflammation.

The researchers who published a recent paper1were studying the possibility that social interactions of various types, particularly negative and competitive interactions, would be associated with heightened proinflammatory cytokines. Subjects were 122 healthy young adults who kept diaries for 8 days that described positive, negative, and competitive social interactions. Within 4 days they were subject to the Trier Social Stress Test in which oral fluids were collected before a laboratory-imposed stressor and at two time points after the stressor and analyzed for inflammatory markers.

The results showed that leisure time competitive activities did not correlate with increased proinflammatory cytokine levels, but competing for another’s attention, such as (the paper states this explicitly) a ROMANTIC PARTNER is correlated with increased proinflammatory cytokine levels as was academic/work-related (i.e. bringing home the bacon) competitive events. The authors propose that the leisure time competitive activities may be perceived as challenging rather than threatening, whereas competing for the attention of a romantic partner or competition in an academic/work-related situation might be considered threatening.

The authors’ analysis of the results are also interesting and consistent with what we know about the regulation of inflammation. They note that social stress increases sympathetic nervous system activity—for example, rodent models of social stress have been shown to increase sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity, where SNS is based upon adrenergic neurotransmission, and to decrease parasympathetic activity (based upon cholinergic neurotransmission), which is inversely related to inflammation. The authors note, however, that only 522 competitive events (or an average of 4.28 per person) were reported and it would be helpful for looking at differences between different subtypes of competitive events if more participants were included.

Perhaps, then, the state of love that Stendahl called a “fever” might be mitigated by taking a supplement that increased parasympathetic nervous system activity, thereby reducing the hyperinflammatory state that love seems to induce in many as a response to the social stress it represents. It may seem strange to think of romantic “love” as a dysfunctional state that might be improved with appropriate “treatment” (in this case, a choline supplement or a cholinesterase inhibitor such as galantamine, which might help by increasing parasympathetic nervous system activity) but to many (if one is to judge by the book of love poems2 by famous poets that included the Stendahl poem the state of love can be almost akin to insanity, with alternating periods of ecstasy and agony. In another place (forget where at the moment), rock star Ted Nugent was quoted as saying that love was like a “tire iron,” presumably meaning that his experience of it was a bit overwhelming. Try a choline supplement, Ted, it might make the experience less stressful, more like a rubber mallet than a tire iron.

A couple of speculations: We wonder whether what is called “lovesickness” might be similar to the form of sickness behavior observed in animals and humans when they are in an inflammatory state with high levels of proinflammatory cytokines. One other oddity is that prolactin, another stress hormone that has proinflammatory effects,1 is released in large quantities during orgasm, adding yet another twist to the relationship between romantic love, sex, and inflammation.

References

  1. Chiang, Eisenberger, et al. Negative and competitive social interactions are related to heightened proinflammatory cytokine activity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.109(6):1878–82 (2012).
  2. Love, a Book of Quotations,edited by Ann Braybrooks (Dover Publications, 2012).

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Get “Physically Prepared” For Another MLB Baseball Season!

Get “Physically Prepared” For Another MLB Baseball Season!- Greg Pryor

I played pro baseball for 16 yrs, and over 9 seasons in MLB.  At the end of each one of my minor league and major league seasons, I would immediately begin a physical fitness program to get ready for spring training and the next season.  An exception to that schedule took place after my first MLB season withGreg Royals 1985 the Chicago White Sox in 1979.

I married my wife, Michelle, on January 31, 1979 which was right before spring training.  Since we didn’t take a honeymoon after our wedding, right after the ’79 season, Michelle suggested that we take a 3 week trip to Europe for our honeymoon!  I was shocked that she would even consider taking me out of my postseason “routine” to travel to Ireland, England, Germany, Holland and France.  We did take our honeymoon to Europe but I went on to have my best season in MLB in ’79, so go figure.

The only player that I ever played with that did not need an off-season workout program was Bo Jackson.  In my opinion, he was the best athlete in history.  He was blessed with every physical tool that you would ever want.  Athletes in other sports were on a lower plane compared to Bo.  I was on deck when he hit the longest HR in Royals history in ’86.  His swing sucked the air out of my lungs and I about fainted! Just kidding, but Bo could simply do it all better than anyone else.

The current Royals players have their own conditioning program they follow during the off season.  They had a shorter off season than any of the other MLB players because of  their World Series victory!  I have been told that Royal left fielder, Alex Gordon, is very diligent regarding his workout regimen which, I hear, is done 12 months a year.  If that is true, that is the extreme and I commend Alex for his dedication and preparation.  Normally, after the season is over, MLB players take a few weeks off and begin a fitness program to follow by the trainer and/or strength coach, and most players do their conditioning without someone cracking a whip over their heads during workouts. When I played, I had my best workouts when I had someone with me urging me (screaming at me) to put in more effort in my exercises.

We all have a free choice as to what personal exercise program to follow whether our goal is to simply feel better, lose fat, or to compete in a sport.  Whatever exercise program we choose can increase the level of free radicals that form in our blood during the activity.  Excess free radical production can overwhelm your cells and oxidative stress rises far beyond healthy levels. Over time, this damage increases your risk of heart disease, cancer, and exercise associated muscle damage.

Our bodies naturally protect themselves against free radicals with a class of substances LifeGuard Daily Antioxidant Supplementcalled antioxidants.  Wiser people than me suggest that in order to maximize exercise, to minimize oxidant damage, and to get more blood in the muscles during exercise, a person
should use certain nutrients in adequate amounts, via supplements, PRIOR to a workouts.

Since 1994, Life Priority has been advising athletes on the importance of and proper use of certain antioxidants and other nutrients prior to workouts.  Prior to workouts, there are certain antioxidants and other nutrients to ingest that will lower potential free radical damage and will also help create better blood flow inside of the muscle.  Exercise can help you live a healthier life but using the right nutrients prior to exercise can maximize the benefit of the time that you spend doing those exercises.  Contact Life Priority at customerservice@ lifepriority.com for more information on how to maximize your workout potential!  Hey, the harder you work, the luckier you can get!

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Coaching/Managing a Team…Is It For Everyone? by Greg Pryor

Coaching/Managing a Team…Is It For Everyone?Greg Royals 1985

From age 7 to 37, I played baseball under the guidance of dozens of coaches and managers.  From age 7 to 22, I played as an amateur, and then, after I signed my first pro contract with the Washington Senators in 1971, I played 16 years as a professional.  I would like to offer some personal views on the subject of coaching and/or managing.

Prior to playing in high school and college, my teams were coached by volunteers.  My most vivid memories of “volunteer” coaches was how loudly they screamed at me and my teammates.  My college coach at Florida Southern College, Hal Smeltzly, had the most pleasant personality of all of my baseball coaches. He was a great motivator and I never remember him screaming.  As I look back though, the bad coaches simply help me appreciate the good ones.

As an example, when I became a professional, my first manager got frustrated with my poor performance during first game of a double-header.  As he was reading out the lineup for the second game to the team, he looked at me and said, “Pryor, you can take your uniform off and I don’t care what you do.”  I was crushed.  If I did not have the desire to improve and have that “no matter what” attitude, I would not have an ’85 KC Royals World Series ring!

KC Royals 1985 World Series Win

KC Royals 1985 World Series Win

Advice for Volunteer Coaches

In my opinion, baseball is the best team sport in the world.  Thanks to all volunteers and parents for helping young people learn how to play baseball.  Mostly, the game is learned between the lines during the games by players who desire to improve.  Players will get tested by the competition and then find areas that need improvement.  Players will remember your “nice” personality more than your “expertise”.  When I coached my girls in softball for 5 summers, my practices were organized so that most of my players were moving—doing something to improve.  During your practices, create drills that help all players stay as active as possible.  Ask parents not to yell at the umpires or coach from the stands.  Check out my tips on how to be a better ballplayer below.

Advice for Paid Coaches/Managers

The odds say that 99.9% of your players will not become a pro ballplayer.  You do have a 100% opportunity to help a young player improve as a high school or college player.  Being paid to coach does not equate to being a good coach.  Each player thinks differently. You need to know how they think and adjust accordingly. If you are worthy, you will know how to explain the better way to run, catch, hit and throw.  You will recognize which players want to get better and who are more teachable. Your coaching ability will be reflected by the improvement of your players.  Be cheery and positive. Please do not try to force improvement through constant guilt and negativity.

Whether age 7, 37, or 97, being healthy is one of the most valuable areas of your life.  Since 1994, my company, Life Priority, has offer potent, high-quality, time-tested, health and nutrition products.  One of our 19 products, One Per Meal Lifeguard, is a multi-vitamin, multi-mineral that was created by highly intelligent nutritional research scientists. It could be the MVP that can help keep your immune system in the “WIN” column.

 Here are some of my favorite tips on how to play and enjoy the best game ever invented “BASEBALL”

  1. Baseball is a tough sport to master. Have fun learning how to do it.
  2. Strive to be teachable. Every MLB player was taught by other people.
  3. Ask for help. If you are struggling with catching, hitting or throwing, ask for help!  
  1. You can always get better. Your competition is practicing somewhere.   
  2. Don’t make a habit of making excuses because of umpires and coaches.  
  3. If you have good practice habits, you will improve your chances to succeed.
  4. Treat your glove like it is your friend. Take care of it!  
  5. The baseball “knows” if you are scared. Be ready!
  6. Do drills to improve your feet quickness to help make plays easier.
  7. Commend the performance of your teammate(s).
  8. Expect that every pitch will be hit to you! Want it to be hit to you!
  9. The ball will always find the guy who isn’t concentrating.
  10. Learn how to “get the seams” ASAP on ground balls before throwing.
  11. Throw “over the top” with your fingertips right over top of the long seams.
  12. Be aggressive when fielding ground balls. You will make more plays!
  13. If you bobble a ball, use your bare hand to pick it up–not your glove.
  14. Find ways to make your grip and wrists stronger.
  15. To get a better jump on ground balls, anticipate where the ball will be hit.
  16. Develop your own style of getting ready for pitches.
  17. Know where you are going to throw the ball before it is hit to you.
  18. Run everything out! Run everything out! Expect the unexpected!
  19. Look forward to hitting with runners on base.
  20. Don’t worry; you are going to get another hit no matter how bad you are going.
  21. Respect your teammates, coaches, and your parents.  
  22. Be the “cheerleader” in the dugout. Nobody wants to play around a bad attitude.
  23. Hall of Famers, Ted Williams and Wade Boggs, almost always took one strike before hitting. It might help you.
  24. Change your hitting approach when you get 2 strikes. Be a great 2 strike hitter.
  25. The best pitch that you will see all day might be the next one.
  26. Don’t assume anything in baseball. Expect the unexpected!
  27. Don’t be a timid hitter. Swing hard!!

 Tips from Greg Pryor, former MLB infielder with Rangers, White Sox, and Royals

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Summer Hydration 101: Hydration Through Supplementation

As we continue this health journey with you, we want to highlight our second pillar of health success. With summer practically here and the temperatures rising, hydration has never been more important. Drinking water and keeping hydrated can seem like a monotonous task that we don’t really give much thought to, but in the grand scheme of things, hydration is what keeps us alive.

The institute of medicine recommends that men drink 13 cups (3 liters) of total beverages per day and women should intake 9 cups (2.2 liters) of beverages per day. These numbers of course are different for everyone and depend on activity level, living climate, and overall quality of health.  

Our bodies use water in a variety of ways, many of which are essential for life:

  • Carrying nutrients and oxygen to our cells
  • Flushing bacteria out of our bodies
  • Aiding in digestion
  • Normalizing blood pressure
  • Stabilizing the heartbeat
  • Cushioning joints
  • Protecting organs and tissues
  • Regulating body temperature
  • Maintaining electrolyte balance

Summertime poses a threat to our hydration levels as people begin to spend more time outside and in the sun. The increasing temperatures and humidity levels put us at risk for dehydration and  heat illnesses. When we are losing water (sweating) and not replacing our deficits, we disrupt many of our bodies normal functions and can start experiencing serious side-effects that can lead to worse conditions. Weakness, low 

Young woman drinking water after fitnessblood pressure, dizziness, confusion, and dark-colored urine are all signs of dehydration that can easily be prevented with proper intake of fluids.

For most of us dehydration is 100% preventable yet we always seem to fall short at drinking the recommended amounts. There are a handful of healthy ways to add flavor to your water like fruit infusion, sugar free flavorings, or even water soluble supplements. Life Priority offers a handful of mixable supplements so you can receive your nutrients while remaining hydrated! Drink up friends!

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