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Greg Pryor – September 2018 Men’s Health!

September Celebrates of Men’s Health!

In today’s fast-paced lifestyles, most men are faced with increasing mental and physical demands as they age. Personally, I have found that an easy, logical way to slow up my aging process is to keep my body and brain more fit through the use of a few essential supplements with each meal.

I urge all men to consider, at least, the use of the following supplements:

  •  Lifeguard-a high-quality multivitamin created to try and help to provide immune support and fill in the gaps of your diet,
  •  Omega-3 Priority™-a potent omega-3 supplement for heart (EPA) and brain health (DHA),
  • Prostate Priority™ specific nutrients that may help promote a healthy prostate,
  •  Joint Decision™ or Total Joint Complexglucosamine that may help to support and maintain healthy cartilage health.

I feel that the consistent, daily use of the right nutrients in supplement form (and in adequate amounts!) is one of the most important health decisions that we can make. Based on the past 20 years of being in the dietary supplement industry through my company, Life Priority, and my 16 year career as a pro athlete, I feel strongly that using high-quality supplements is imperative. Your diet is most likely lacking in one or more essential nutrients. You can help yourself feel better and slow up your personal aging process by using high-quality supplements.

In addition, men are at increased risk for heart related issues including heart attack and cardiovascular disease. They are also at a higher risk for prostate cancer. Both heart disease and prostate cancer affect millions of men every year and take many away from their families and friends too soon. If men can incorporate more exercise, consume more fish with essential fatty acids (EFA’s), visit their doctors regularly and watch out for depression and high blood pressure, stop smoking and use a daily multivitamin, they can increase their life expectancy and live healthier, fuller lives.

I have been involved as a retail customer or a marketer of dietary supplements since 1991.  Don’t leave your physical and mental well-being up to anyone else! It’s your life! Your body, including your brain, is aging each day and you can give yourself a better chance at living a healthier (and happier!) life by simply using enough of the right nutrients each day with meals or at bedtime.

I helped form Life Priority, Inc. in 1994 to secure the nutritional products I wanted for my own personal use.  A major reason that Life Priority was formed was because of the research of 2 scientists who were the co-authors of a NY Times best-seller Life Extension, A Practical Scientific Approach, which was written specifically for doctors. The authors, Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, wrote Life Extension so that doctors could understand how using certain nutrients in adequate amounts could slow up the aging process.

To Your Health!

Greg Pryor-Life Priority President, Co-Founder and  #1 Customer

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.

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

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

Cardiovascular Disease is the #1 Killer of Women

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

How Women Can Avoid Heart Disease with Omega-3s

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

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

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

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

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

Other Ways to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

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

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

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

Life Priority Omega-3 Supplements

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

 

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

Brush Up On Healthy Habits!

Our parents always asked us if we had brushed our teeth when we were younger, and they may have been on to something with their persistence. Other than the obvious benefits of healthy teeth like having a nice smile and a clean mouth, brushing your teeth also helps the rest of your body. With so many germs on our hands and the food we eat, a clean mouth is the first line of defense to keep our body healthy and protected.

How are oral health and overall health connected?

Brushing TeethBacteria can be found almost anywhere on or within our body, but most bacteria are harmless. Simple prevention methods like washing your hands, bathing and practicing good oral hygiene can prevent serious problems and health risk from occurring. However, without proper hygiene, especially brushing and flossing, bacteria can reach dangerous levels. Oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease can be particularly crippling due to their delicate nature. Practicing good oral hygiene is a must.

Improper dental care can lead to larger health issues that may include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, endocarditis, and various other conditions.  Also, some medications like painkillers and decongestants may reduce your natural saliva flow. Saliva is important because it rinses/washes away food and helps break down acids from bacteria in the mouth saliva washes away food and neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth. Thus, saliva is crucial in protecting you from an overgrowth of bacteria in your mouth that could lead to more harmful health issues.

Life Priority’s Suggestions to Improve Oral Health

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day (after breakfast and before bed)
  • We suggest a NON-Fluoride toothpaste, like Tom’s Fluoride-Free Toothpaste
  • Floss daily. I prefer to use a floss with wax, coupled with The Doctor’s BrushPicks
  • Eat a healthy diet and limit between-meal snacks. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables and fresh juice
  • Take your supplements to insure a healthy foundation, specifically Calcium for healthier teeth

Calcium helps to maintain healthy teeth.  When calcium levels are low, the jawbone surrenders the mineral to other areas of the body in need. As the jaw weakens, teeth loosen, creating gaps susceptible to bacteria that can cause infection, inflammation and bleeding.

  • Replace your toothbrush every three to four months or sooner if bristles are frayed. I would suggest Oral-B because it’s a quality American-made product.
  • Schedule regular dental checkups at least every 6 months. Contact your dentist as soon as an oral health problem arises. Please notify your dentist if you’re taking any medications.

Need a calcium boost?

Life Priority's 3-Way Calcium Complex Supplement

If you need a little help getting enough calcium in our diet, our  3-Way Calcium™ supplement offers three different sources of Calcium, tricalcium phosphate, calcium citrate, calcium ascorbate, calcium borate for high bioavailability and absorption, so they reach your bones quicker and are utilized more effectively. 3-Way Calcium™ also includes several nutrient co-factors which help the body use calcium ABCD. Four capsules of Durk & Sandy’s 3-Way Calcium™ contain 1,000 mg of calcium, the same amount in 20 ounces of milk and 800 iu of Vitamin D, or the amount in 1/2 gallon of fortified milk.