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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.

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

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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.

 

Synthetic vs Natural, What’s the Difference?

What is the definition of natural ingredients and what is the definition of synthetic ingredients? There’s always a debate in the health community about the benefits of synthetic ingredients (created in a laboratory) in nutritional supplements. The recent trend and belief is that all-natural everything is the best choice, but is that true?

According to Durk Pearson, there really isn’t a difference between creating synthetic ingredients in a lab and the all-natural ingredient. In our daily diets, we ingest foods with countess chemicals that can be both beneficial and harmful. Since this is the case, all-natural may not be the best if we can eliminate those bad chemicals in our supplements. He uses the example of Na-PCA, “which is the primary natural moisturizer in your skin.” If your diet isn’t such that it allows for your body to produce Na-PCA in an adequate quantity, then your skin may become dry and cracked, but you can find it in other places. Na-PCA is an ingredient in some moisturizers, so it can be produced in a lab and result in the same positive outcome for you. Instead of having to watch what you eat and drink, or wait for your body to naturally produce it, you could supplement your body with a moisturizer which contains Na-PCA and receive the same benefits.

Life Priority owner, Greg Pryor, explains that glucosamine (an amino sugar) is found in the body because we create it from the food we eat and is essential for cartilage and joints. This would be an example of a natural ingredient; however, you can extract that same molecule and use it for supplements. Glucosamine can be processed from crustaceans in a three-step process. Even though it’s extracted using science, our body doesn’t differentiate between the two forms because they both have the same molecular structure. Therefore, an argument can be made there is no real difference between natural and synthetic.

The same can be said for other ingredients as well. Vitamin C is a well-known vitamin that everyone focuses on to a great extent. All-natural Vitamin C can be obtained and ingested through our diets, but to obtain the adequate amount if Vitamin C could require sacrifices you’re not willing to make. So, there are Vitamin C supplements that can help us reach our target amount and stay healthy. Of course, not all supplements and their ingredients are made equal, so you should always exercise caution and prudence when choosing a nutritional supplement. Here at Life Priority, we believe that high quality lab created supplements are extremely beneficial to your and your health, because you can remove any environmental toxins.

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.

Greg Pryor: Fighting the Stress of Post Season Baseball

KC Royals 1985 World Series Win

KC Royals 1985 World Series Win

After I attended my first MLB game in Cleveland, Ohio as a 7-year-old, I became “addicted” to baseball.  Fortunately I was able to spend 16 seasons as a professional player (5 seasons for the Kansas City Royals).  I have experienced the depths of stressful feelings that baseball can create, on and off the field.  Last season, all KC Royals fans were treated to one of the best postseason runs in baseball history.  I noticed a resurgence of incredible love for Royals baseball from thousands of “veteran” fans and new ones.

We were constantly on the edge of our seats during the month of September and October as we lost work time and sleep!  Some of us forgot what day of the week it was! From the glorious night of last season’s Wild Card game versus the Oakland A’s to the last out of the World Series….WE FELT STRESSED!

The ’15 Royals team has been so much fun to watch from spring training to the inevitable day we clinched our first American League Central Division title since 1985! We are thinking ahead of who our opponents might be in the Division playoffs, and, hopefully, the American League championship and World Series game. Again, it is STRESS time for many Royals fans!

As a co-owner of a health and nutrition company for the past 20 years (lifepriority.com), this is a great time to inform you about how stress affects us and offer some information that might help increase your natural defense systems to deal with the stress in our lives, especially all Royals fans!

Stress is the body’s natural response to threatening situations, and it affects everyone. Stress can be good, like buying a

brainnew car, or bad, like running up credit cards. Either way, your body and mind react to such situations with a heightened state of readiness, which is called the “fight or flight” response. This reaction causes your brain to make hormones including adrenaline and cortisol.

Adrenaline gives you more energy by increasing your heart rate and blood pressure.  Cortisol increases the amount of glucose in your blood and impairs bodily functions that might be harmful in a fight or flight situation, such as digestion and reproduction. This can help you perform well on a test or at a sporting event, but it can also distract you, keep you up at night, and make you lose your appetite.

Stress becomes chronic when your body does not shut off its stress response, so you are always in a heightened state of readiness.  This affects your immune system and can lead to mental and physical health problems.

One of the ways that you can defend yourself is to make sure that you provide your body with stress-reducing nutrients through your diet. To ensure that your diet provides you with enough of those nutrients, you should consider supplementing your diet with a potent, high-quality multi-vitamin with adequate amounts of B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D3, and omega-3 fatty acid. Life Priority offers the following products that allow you to touch all of your nutritional bases so put them into your daily nutritional “lineup”: One Per Meal Lifeguard, Sunlife, Omega-3 Priority, Vita C2, Lift and Mind.  Read about these great products and other Life Priority products at www.lifepriority.com 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.

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!

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.

 

Are There Any Valid Reasons for Not Using Dietary Supplements?

Are There Any Valid Reasons for Not Using Dietary Supplements?  Greg Pryor

I apologize for the leading headline but I was trying to get you to read at least the first paragraph of my short article.  My short answer to the question is that, in my opinion, there is NO reason for anyone to not use at least one dietary supplement.  I began using a supplement in the late ’60’s when I was in high school.  My mom put a little red “One A Day” multiple vitamin pill next to my dinner plate and told me to take it after I ate. I have been taking some supplements all my career, but I didn’t understand why I should be using dietary supplements until 1991—-24 years later!

In ’91, I was introduced to the great value of using dietary supplements by a friend.  After I analyzed the product line offered by Company A, I became a distributor.  However, after 3 years of successful marketing of Company A products, my wife, Michelle, and I decided to form our own company, www.lifepriority.com.  We began offering the same products (but with the Life Priority label) offered by Company A.

Initially, I had joined Company A because I began using nutritional formulas called Designer Foods®.  The Designer Foods® were formulated by 2 famous nutritional research scientists, Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw®.  Michelle and I KNEW that the Designer Food®LifeGuard Daily Antioxidant Supplement formulas worked since we felt better soon after we began using them!

Now, after talking to users and non-users of supplements for the last 25 years, I have come to the following conclusions.   Many users do not know what supplements to take, how much to take and when to use them.   Many non-users reason that “supplements don’t work”, “they cost too much”, “they go right through you”, “I get what I need from my diet”, “I am allergic to them”.

There are a few givens in this life.  We are all aging.  Getting the right nutrients in our diet can slow up the aging process.  Most of us do not get enough of the essential nutrients in our daily diet. If we become sick, mentally or physically, we do not enjoy life as much and can be a burden on our family.

Please visit our company, Life Priority, at www.lifepriority.com.  If you want to discuss anything about your use (or non-use) of dietary supplements, email us at customerservice@lifepriority.com.  We will give you a free consultation regarding your current use of supplements and offer suggestions on what you might add to your diet to help you live a healthier life with more mental and physical energy.

KC Royals 1985 World Series Win

KC Royals 1985 World Series Win

To Your Health- Greg Pryor, President Life Priority Inc.  MLB Alumni 1971-1986

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.

Nutritional “Lineup”To Combat Stress of PostSeason Baseball!

 

Greg Little League Baseball

Me- kneeling behind the baseball!

After I attended my first MLB game in Cleveland, Ohio as a 7-year-old, I became “addicted” to baseball.  Fortunately, I was able to become a pro baseball player for 16 seasons. I played in the majors for the Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals. I experienced the depths of stressful feelings that baseball can create, on and off the field.

Baseball fans are constantly on the edge of their seats during the months of September and October as they lose sleep over each crucial loss. Sometimes I even forget what day of the week it is! From the Wild Card games to the last out of the World Series….WE FEEL STRESSED!

As a co-owner of a health and nutrition company for the past 20 years (lifepriority.com), this is a great time to inform you about how stress affects us and offer some information that might help increase your natural defense systems to deal with the stress in our lives, especially all baseball fans!

Stress is the body’s natural response to threatening situations, and it affects everyone. Stress can be good, like buying a

brainnew car, or bad, like running up credit cards. Either way, your body and mind react to such situations with a heightened state of readiness, which is called the “fight or flight” response. This reaction causes your brain to make hormones including adrenaline and cortisol.

Adrenaline gives you more energy by increasing your heart rate and blood pressure.  Cortisol increases the amount of glucose in your blood and impairs bodily functions that might be harmful in a fight or flight situation, such as digestion and reproduction. This can help you perform well on a test or at a sporting event, but it can also distract you, keep you up at night, and make you lose your appetite.

Stress becomes chronic when your body does not shut off its stress response, so you are always in a heightened state of readiness.  This affects your immune system and can lead to mental and physical health problems.

One of the ways that you can defend yourself is to make sure that you provide your body with stress-reducing nutrients through your diet. To ensure that your diet provides you with enough of those nutrients, you should consider supplementing your diet with a potent, high-quality multi-vitamin with adequate amounts of B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D3, and omega-3 fatty acids. Life Priority offers the following products that might allow you to touch all of your nutritional bases so put them into your daily nutritional “lineup”: One Per Meal Lifeguard, Sunlife, Omega-3 Priority, Vita C2, Lift and Mind.

Read about these great products and other Life Priority products at www.lifepriority.com today!

To Your Health a Life Priority-Sincerely, Greg Pryor

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

Be a Royal Blood Donor- Save a Life Today!

I have been donating blood on a regular basis since 2002. I made the decision to donate blood for the following reasons.Greg Royals 1985

  1. Blood is needed every 2 seconds.
  2. About one in seven people entering the hospital needs blood.
  3. Blood is always needed for treatment of accident victims, cancer patients, hemophiliacs and surgery patients.
  4. Blood cannot be manufactured or harvested.
  5. Only 37% of our country’s population is eligible to give blood, and less than 10% donate annually.
  6. If I do not need blood, at some point I will know a friend, neighbor, family member, or co-worker who needs a blood transfusion.

Your investment of time and your gift as a volunteer blood donor deliver the greatest possible return. Donating blood takes about one hour, including a mini-physical and health interview. Within about 10 days, your blood will have already reached someone in need. Where else can you volunteer one hour of time and save up to three lives?

When I donate, I visit one of the 6 local KC Area Community Blood Centers which is part of an independent, not-for-profit organization.  The Kansas City Royals and the Community Blood Centers are having the annual “Royals Week” blood drive this year from Monday, July 6 through Sunday, July 12. Schedule your blood donation today!

Please help the effort and schedule a visit to one of  your local Donor Centers. Donors can access the website at www.savealifenow.org to learn more about CBC and access Schedule Your Appointment Now to set up an appointment during that week.  Get in the Game!  Donate during July 6 to July 12th!

Thank you! Go Royals!

Greg Pryor

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Improving lives a priority for former Royal Greg Pryor: by Jeff Deters

Greg Pryor has been retired from baseball for nearly 30 years, but he’s still involved in the game he loves in a unique way.

Pryor, who served as a backup infielder for the Kansas City Royals from 1982 to spring training of 1987, owns and operates Life Priority (www.lifepriority.com), a health and nutrition company that’s geared toward improving ones physical fitness and mental health. The company offers scientifically-formulated nutritional supplements and has been in business since 1994. Its clientele includes everyone from pro athletes to umpires to normal people looking to better their lives.greg-pryor-stretching-royals-fantasy-camp-2012With all the advances in science and health since he retired, Pryor said he would have liked to have had that knowledge back when he played.

“There are so many things that an athlete can do now to improve their performance both mentally and physically that were not available to athletes in my era,” Pryor said. “And it wasn’t that they weren’t available, it was that we just didn’t know about them…..to see the full article, visit The Topeka Capital-Journal or follow the link below.

http://m.cjonline.com/sports/2016-08-14/improving-lives-priority-former-royal-greg-pryor#