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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.

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

When I turned 40 – 25 years ago – I reached a major turning point in my life.  I was not too many years from finishing a 16-year career in professional baseball, but I was also married with three young girls and was in a new career.  Tougher than dealing with all of that was the fact that, for the first time in my life, I was faced with feeling the physical and mental aging process.   I had less mental energy; I was losing my muscle mass expanding out of my size 34 jeans.  I started getting frequent mouth ulcers.  I got debilitating flu at least 2 times a year.  Luckily, in 1991, things changed for the better.

I was introduced to two nutritional research scientists, Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, whose lives’ work was to find out how to slow the aging process. Durk and Sandy shared truthful, scientific information with me about how using certain nutrients in adequate amounts could have a dramatic effect on my health.  My wife, Michelle, and I have been sharing this information through our company, Life Priority, since 1994.

As we all age, our risks of getting heart disease, high blood pressure, cancers, dementia, and other diseases increase.  In the case of men, there is also a chance for getting prostate cancer.

Since September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness month, every year I dedicate an article to helping educate men about simple steps for how to improve the health of the prostate gland. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men, with an estimated 239,000 men diagnosed in 2013.

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Here are my 4 simple tips to promote prostate health:

  • Get a yearly physical, including a prostate exam, with a healthcare professional.
  • Set lifestyle goals! Educate yourself about what certain nutrients and foods promote overall health, especially prostate heath.
  • Exercise! Be concerned about excess belly fat.
  • Take high-quality dietary supplements! These supplements are formulated to help insure against the gaps in your diet.

For overall health and to encourage a healthy prostate, consider consuming the following list of nutrients that should be in your diet, especially men that are 40 and older:  lycopene, zinc, vitamin D-3, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, and Co-Q 10. 

It is often difficult to get enough of these nutrients from your diet.  You can get most of the nutrients listed above from Life Priority through our One-Per-Meal Lifeguard, Omega-3 Priority, Prostate Priority, Sunlife, 3-Way Calcium, Magnesium Priority, and CoQ Priority products.

I personally use all of the Life Priority supplements listed above every day.  I am almost 65 and I do not take any medications. I no longer get colds, the flu or mouth ulcers.  I have great mental energy and focus.  Most of us can’t get everything that our body needs from the diet, so we hope you’ll reach your own turning point like I did!

Treat yourself to a healthier, more energetic life. Please investigate the information on each product listed above.  For a free, personal, nutritional counseling session with me, send me an email to customerservice@lifepriority.com or call me at 1-800-787-5438. 

Using some baseball terminology, I feel like I can “touch all of my bases” through the use of the 4 different Life Priority supplements below.   All men who want to “score” with their health, including the prostate, can hit a “Grand Slam” by using these 4 supplements every day:

  • One Per Meal Lifeguard™ – First Base – You can’t get to first base nutritionally without using a great multiple vitamin/mineral (multi) after  every meal to fill in the nutrition gaps lacking in your diet. One Per Meal is a potent, research-based, multi with a great blend of all of the B vitamins and potent anti-oxidants.  Take one capsule of One Per Meal Lifeguard™ 3 times a day after meals for a solid “base hit”.
  • Omega-3 Priority™ – Second Base – Get in scoring position with our Omega-3 Priority.  Omega-3 Priority is a pharmaceutical-grade, concentrated fish oil product that is good for both heart and brain health and the prostate.  Getting the essential omega-3 fatty acids in adequate amounts in the diet is difficult.  Researchers believe fish oil helps lower heart disease risk through several mechanisms: It mildly thins the blood, helps prevent arrhythmias, lowers triglyceride and homocysteine levels, and protects the cardiovascular system from inflammation. A 2011 study, a low-fat diet plus a hefty 5-gram daily dose of fish oil slowed prostate cancer cell proliferation in patients awaiting surgery. Another new study found that in healthy young people, fish oil lowered not only inflammation markers, but also anxiety.
  • Prostate Priority™ – Third Base – You are ready to score now with Prostate Priority.  Prostate Priority is a special blend of nutrients combined to support a health prostate.  These nutrients include saw palmetto, lycopene, pygeum, pumpkin seed oil extract, vitamin D3 and zinc.  Lycopene is a carotenoid found in tomatoes, papaya, and other reddish foods, Lycopene appears to increase antioxidant activity in the body protecting against DNA damage according to a recent study. The study also indicated that lycopene lowered heart disease risk factors like hypertension and C-reactive protein (CRP). Some research links high lycopene blood levels with protection against prostate and other cancers; eating lycopene-rich diced tomatoes or tomato paste also appears to protect against UV skin damage.
  • Sunlife™ – Home Plate – You will score with Sunlife.  You will get stranded on third base if you do not get adequate amounts of vitamin D3 in your diet.  One capsule of Sunlife provides 2,000 iu of Vitamin D3 in each capsule.  Despite a flood of recent research news supporting the values of vitamin D3 for the brain, bones, muscles, and the immune system, most people are deficient.  In several studies, low blood levels of vitamin D have been associated with increased heart disease risk.

I have my nutritional bases covered… Do you?  Don’t get caught looking at strike 3! An out of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Greg Pryor
MLB Player 1971 – 1996
President of Life Priority, Inc.

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.

Husband & Wife at Doctor's Appointment

Women Can be Partners in Men’s Health

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, with as many as 30,000 men dying from this potentially deadly disease each year. The most important thing that men can do is to get tested on an annual basis in order to catch prostate cancer early and stop it in its tracks before it’s too late. Women can play a vital role in helping in the effort.

Women Can Give the Men they Love a Nudge

As a whole, women are much more consistent about staying on top of their health, making annual appointments to deal with female health issues and seeing a doctor when they occasional health concerns. However, men tend to be more reluctant about going to the doctor. They often ignore any potential symptoms and health problems and try to tough it out. This often leads to the manifestation of serious health issues that could have been prevented, or at least managed before they got worse, when men are proactive.

How can women help? Women can encourage the men in their lives to take preventative measures by going to doctor on an annual basis and getting tested for prostate cancer beginning at age 40. It only takes a simple blood test to catch this life-threatening disease in its early stages. Prostate cancer generally does not have symptoms until it is in an advanced stage, and even affecting other organs. The main goal is to diagnose this disease before it progresses, and women can continue to urge the men they love to go to make that doctor’s appointment.

Husband & Wife at Doctor's Appointment

 

Women Can Watch for Warning Signs of Prostate Cancer

While there are no overt symptoms of prostate cancer in early stages, there are some signals that may be warning signs. Women need to pay close attention to their loved ones in the event that there is a change in a man’s health that could indicate prostate cancer. Men often don’t complain when they are dealing with startling symptoms. Oftentimes it’s up to the women in their lives to take note of any changes, and even empower the men in their lives to take action. Signs of prostate cancer that women should look out for include:

  • Frequent visits to the bathroom
  • Urine stains on underwear
  • Complaints that the urine flow is weak and must be forced out
  • Difficulty with urinating
  • Urination that burns or is painful
  • Blood in the urine
  • Pain during ejaculation
  • Chronic pain in the thighs, hips, and lower back

Women Can Schedule the Doctor’s Appointment if Symptoms Persist

An occasional complaint is usually not a big concern. On the contrary, if men show symptoms on a daily basis that are progressively getting worse, or are showing a combination of the signs listed above, seeing a doctor is a must. And whenever there is blood during urination, there should be no delay. There is always a possibility that other issues are occurring, such as kidney stones or a urinary tract infection. But on the chance that it’s prostate cancer, time is of the essence. If you have to, schedule the appointment for him yourself. You would do anything to save his life, even if it means he’s a little cranky about it at first, wouldn’t you?

Women Can Help Catch Prostate Cancer While it is Treatable

When caught at the earliest stages, prostate cancer has an exceptionally high cure rate. But when it is ignored, it is considered the silent killer. With something as simple as a blood test to indicate that there is a problem, doctors can recommend treatment options. Every man is different and each case is unique. Determining the right fit will depend on the individual. Treatment options include monitoring, surgical removal, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, cryosurgery, bisphosphonate therapy, and biologic therapy. The treatment process will be adjusted over time as a medical team keeps tabs on progress. But the only way this can happen is if men get to the doctor’s office in time. Be diligent and do what it takes to spot the signs and get your main man into the doctor’s office!

Women Can be Partners in Men’s Health

For all the women who have stubborn men, it’s time to do more than ask them to go to the doctor. Women need to educate the men in their lives and explain to them how serious it can be if they do not take care of themselves. Remind them of what’s at stake. Awareness and prevention are key factors in promoting a man’s well-being.

It is our hope that men will recognize the fact that a visit to the physician could change their lives for the better. Making that appointment might be inconvenient. Discussing various problems can be embarrassing. Men simply don’t like to open up about their health issues. However, getting regular check-ups is the responsible choice, one that will make it much more likely to enjoy many years ahead. Women need to remind the men that they love that getting checked regularly for prostate cancer can avoid a great deal of pain and suffering.

Let’s face it – prostate cancer doesn’t only affect men. It has major consequences for everyone who cares about them, including the women who love them. Mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives can all team up during National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to prompt their loved ones to take action. It’s a movement that can continue throughout the year to save more lives from prostate cancer.

Women Can Help Men Be Proactive

Life Priority offers a supplement called Prostate Priority™ that may help support your ProstatePriority_550x550prostate health. Prostate Priority™ contains ingredients that can be beneficial for maintaining a healthy prostate function. Prostate Priority™ contains the saw palmetto berry used in Europe since the 1970s to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy. More than 20 double-blind, placebo controlled studies have proven that saw palmetto is an extremely effective nutritional tool for prostate health. Consider working this supplement into your main man’s daily vitamin regimen.

 

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.