Natural Anxiety Support – Guest Blog by Dr. BreAnna Guan

Natural Support for Anxiety

Anxiety can be crippling and cause great discomfort. Thankfully there are countless natural products and lifestyle strategies that support calm and relaxation. This article will cover my favorite go-to items and lifestyle hacks for soothing anxiousness as well as my favorite products. This is not medical advice but rather a list of my favorites. Please talk with your provider before starting any new lifestyle or supplements.

LIFESTYLE

Sleep – just consider a tired toddler, and it is so clear how much we need sleep to maintain balance. Having a regular sleep schedule may be just as important as the number of hours of sleep. Give this gift to yourself and support your immunity as well.

Spend time outdoors
– nature and green spaces increase parasympathetic activity (rest and digest). Nature has a way of slowing us down and getting us outside of ourselves and gives us a greater connection and sense of oneness with creation and humanity. Can you make this a regular habit during times of stress?

Balance blood sugar
– nothing causes anxiety like skipping meals and high sugar processed foods! If you’re consuming these foods, gradually back off them and include healthy fats and proteins with abundant greens to keep you feeling relaxed and calm.

Green leaves
– (lettuce, arugula, and etc.) are alkaline and reduce inflammation take down the burden of inflammation and acidity in our bodies. Less physical stress leads to less mental stress. Aim to have a large serving with at least two meals per day.

Breath
– take deep breaths or belly breathing to help focus, calm, and collect when thoughts, feelings or emotions lead, to overwhelm. Set aside time at the top of each hour or in between tasks to simply pause and breathe. Simple yet effective

Hormone balance – 
if your a menstruating female and your hormones are out of balance due to estrogen dominance, PCOS, peri-menopause/menopause or luteal phase defects you’re less likely to have the calming protection of health progesterone levels. Talk with your doctor about supporting progesterone and get your levels checked.

Sweat 
– amazing exercise will be a game-changer and support focus and increase feelings of strength and confidence. Startup gradually and do something you enjoy preferably outside! Get that tension out and move!

SUPPLEMENTS

Theanine– an extract from green tea, the amino acid increase a sensation of calm and relaxation. Best taken away from meals. Effective and gentle calm support

GABA –
 a neurochemical made by our own nervous system to support calm. This is a little strong and more direct-acting than theanine. I like the liposomal extracts. 

Kinder Calm
– by Priority One – a chewable formula designed to support the body’s natural response to environmental stresses, great for sleep support. 

Magnesium – threonate format crosses the blood-brain barrier and supports calm and sleep. Other forms are not strong. This could cause drowsiness. Citrate and Glycinate are other forms that I recommend for daily supplementation. 

Skullcap
– This beautiful herb helps with focus and reducing the thoughts that just won’t stop. Also helpful for sleep.

Chamomile and lavender
 tea- are wonderful for children and gentle enough to use regularly. You can even make these into popsicles or ice-cubes for the little ones.

Ashwagandha
– an herb that supports the endocrine system, especially adrenals and thyroid. Used for children and elderly this nourishing herb is a wonderful go-to keep you strong through periods of high stress. 

Dr. BreAnna Guan is a Massachusetts based doctor & graduate of Bastyr University in Seattle, who specializes & focuses on women’s and children’s health and health aging/prevention. Find out more here

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February Special – Hormone Clear is 20% off

Hormone Clear is a unique combination of amino acids, antioxidants, and nutrients that support the liver’s detoxification pathways of endocrine disrupting chemicals, EDCs, and the body’s own production of hormones. This is an exclusive product formulated by Dr. Marianne Marchese designed to be used for both men and women’s health conditions as well as detoxification and cleansing plans. Dr. Marianne Marchese is a leader in both environmental medicine and women’s health.

Dr. Marchese formulated Hormone Clear by choosing ingredients that assist the liver in metabolizing the body’s own production of hormones and EDCs.  The ingredients in Hormone Clear include: Vitamin B-12 (as methylcobalamin), Folate (as (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid), Calcium (as calcium d-glucarate), BioResponse DIM, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and N-Acetyl L-Cysteine.

Methylcobalamin and methyltetrahydrofolic acid both provide co-factor and methylation support for phase one and phase two liver metabolism of hormones and EDCs.  Calcium d-glucarate (CDG) and Diindolylmethane (DIM) support multiple detoxification pathways and provide hormonal support. Both DIM and CDG support testosterone and estrogen balance and assist with metabolism of endocrine disrupting compounds. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) and N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) are powerful antioxidants that also support glutathione production in the body. These directly aid in the metabolism of chemicals that disrupt men’s and women’s hormonal health.

Both patients and practitioners are constantly seeking ways to restore balance and aid the body’s natural ability to clear hormones. Hormone Clear is designed for people interested in optimizing their hormonal system or for those who have known exposure to EDCs. It can be used as a stand-alone product or in conjunction with her other formulas from Priority One, Cofactors Support and Hepa Cleanse. This product is contraindicated in pregnancy and with lactation.

As a special offer to our loyal customers, we are offering 20% off of Hormone Clear in the month of February. Please use code “CLEAR20” to receive this offer on your website or phone order!

Valid for up to 12 bottles, this offer cannot be combined with other offers (such as a percentage off for a show special) and is not available for distributors. It can be combined with our premium specials. 

Please join us for upcoming events where Dr. Marianne Marchese will be speaking:

March 27 – 29, 2020
Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine

April 03 – 05, 2020
Environmental Health Symposium

References

  1. Crinnion, Walter, Pizzorno, Joseph. Clinical Environmental Medicine. Elserver. 2018
  2. Marchese, M. 8 Weeks to Women’s Wellness. The Detoxification Plan for Breast Cancer, Endometriosis, Infertility and other women’s health conditions. Smart Publications. 2011.
  3. Hodges RE, Minich DM. Modulation of Metabolic Detoxification Pathways Using Foods and Food-Derived Components: A Scientific Review with Clinical Application. J Nutr Metab. 2015:1-23.
  4. Cline JC. Nutritional aspects of detoxification in clinical practice. Altern Ther Health Med. 2015 May-Jun;21(3):54-62.

June Product Special : Priority Zyme

Presenting our special for the month of June: 20% off Priority Zyme – our proteolytic enzyme formula supporting a healthy inflammatory response!

Proteolytic enzymes, also called protease, are enzymes that break down proteins. First into smaller fragments called peptides and eventually down to their components, amino acids. There are different types of proteolytic enzymes classified according to the sites that they catalyse the cleavage of proteins. The best known proteolytic enzymes are found in the digestive tract. [1] Proteolytic enzymes are essential regulators and modulators of inflammatory responses in the body. In inflammation responses they have several important actions, which include taking part in the production of macrophages and natural killer cells, and the ability to act on pathogenic immune complexes. In some cases they have been known to prevent the formation at inception, which is regulatory or stimulating to the immune system.

In regards to modulation of the immune system, proteolytic enzymes work in several ways: one is the ability to reduce swelling of mucous membranes by decreasing capillary permeability. Another is improved circulation as enzymes reduce blood viscosity, which in turn increases the oxygen and nutrients in the bloodstream. Additionally, proteolytic enzymes also work to break down plasma proteins which enhance their flow into the lymphatic system, promoting a speedy resolution to pain and swelling from injuries.

To receive the monthly special, enter discount code “enzymes” at checkout.  The purchase discount is valid for up to 12 bottles.
Offer is valid June 1st – 30th 2019. More information is available here on our website.

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1.       https://www.britannica.com/science/proteolytic-enzyme


February Special Product Spotlight – Biotic Extra

February Special Product Spotlight – Biotic Extra

Do you have a routine in place for maintaining your immune system through the changing seasons?
Start by taking advantage of our February product special supporting the maintenance of a healthy immune system, featuring one of our favorite products: Biotic Extra.
Biotic Extra is a unique natural combination of vitamins, minerals, and botanicals specifically designed to nourish a healthy immune system.*
In fact, it’s a Bio Vegetarian formulation with the added benefits of Arabinogalactan, Shiitake Mushroom, Miatake Mushroom, Cordyceps, and a Vegetarian Capsule. 
Biotic Extra is 30% off on our Website using promo-code biotic19 through 2/28/2019.

Also, be entered to win a $100 gift certificate by commenting below or sharing this special on Facebook here!

Limited to 6 bottles. Cannot be combined with other offers. Can be combined with premium specials. Not available to distributors.
Available through February 28, 2019.



January Special Product Spotlight – Priority Lipo

January Special Product Spotlight – Priority Lipo

This month we are supporting healthy liver function for our loyal customers with 30% off of our formula Priority Lipo.

Priority Lipo nourishes already healthy liver function with the support of ayurvedic herbs.*

This vegetarian formula utilizes lipotropic nutrients and herbs to support the normal elimination of undesirable compounds from the body, while promoting healthy lipid metabolism.*

Just add items to your cart on our Website, enter the promo code  LIPO19 during checkoutand your discount will apply.

Also, be entered to win a $100 gift certificate by commenting below or sharing this special on Facebook here!

Not available to distributors, cannot be combined with other discounts.
Promotion Available until January 31, 2019.

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Priority One Upcoming Events:
January 24th – 27th, 2019
Theme: Advanced Approaches to Complex Infectious Disease
Location: Courtyard Marriott, Kona Beach Hotel, Big Island, HI

8th Annual OncANP Conference
Feb 15-17, 2019
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa | San Diego, CA




November Product Spotlight – Reflux Soothe and Licorice Plus

This month we are featuring Reflux Soothe and Licorice Plus

Licorice Plus provides soothing support for the gastrointestinal tract in a natural licorice flavored chewable tablet.*

Designed to stimulate the body s natural protective factors in the gastrointestinal tract providing relief for occasional stomach discomfort.*

 

 

 

Reflux Soothe is a specialized formulation by Dr. John Hahn that has been designed to provide relief for occasional indigestion.*

Buy two Reflux Soothe, get two Licorice Plus for free!

Just add all items to your cart on our Website, enter the promo code “2for2” and your discount will apply.

 

Also, be entered to win a $100 gift certificate by sharing this special on our Facebook here

 

Priority One Upcoming Events:
December 2018

OANP – Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians

December 1st – 2nd, 2018
Theme: 23rd Annual Pharmacy and Ethics Conference “Polypharmacy and Deprescribing: When Less is More”
Location: Portland Waterfront Marriott Hotel
December 8th, 2018
Location: Bastyr Center for Natural Health Clinic
January 2019
January 24th – 27th, 2019
Theme: Advanced Approaches to Complex Infectious Disease
Location: Courtyard Marriott, Kona Beach Hotel, Big Island, HI
Do you have an upcoming event you would like us to attend such as an Open House or Grand Opening? Contact us at marketing@priorityonevitamins.com – we’d love to support your events by providing samples and the option to send a Priority One representative to join you.

 

 




October Special Product Spotlight – Methyl Balance and B-12 Rapid Shot

October Special Product Spotlight – Methyl Cycle and B-12 Support

 This month we are featuring Methyl Balance and B-12 Rapid Shot

Methyl Balance is a balanced support for the whole methyl cycle in a physician designed, patient result oriented formulation.*

Dr. Paul Anderson designed this supplement as both a chronic support for people needing the whole methyl cycle and associated pathways supported, as well as a next step maintenance formula for those no longer needing higher dose methyl cycle support.

The nutrients are in doses and forms designed to create support with balance.  Dose intensity can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing daily dose without altering the balance effect.*

B12 Rapid Shot was designed to support the rapid delivery of high potency B12 without the pain.* It is a great tasting high potency B12 supplying 5,000mcg of methylcobalamin per nano tablet.

Methylcobalamin is the active form of vitamin B12 that acts as a cofactor for methionine synthase in the normal conversion of homocysteine to methionine.

It also acts as a methyl donor and participates in the synthesis of SAM-e (S-adenosylmethionine), a nutrient that is active in individuals with normal responses to occasional external stressors.*

Buy Methyl-Balance, get B-12 Rapid Shot free!

Just add all items to your cart on our Website, enter the promo code “freeb12“and your discount will apply.

Also, be entered to win a $100 gift certificate by commenting below or sharing this special on Facebook here!

Not available to distributors, cannot be combined with other discounts.
Promotion Available until October 31, 2018.

 

Priority One Upcoming Events:
October 2018
 
October 6th-7th, 2018
Location:Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ
October 6th-7th, 2018
Theme:  “Clinical Pearls in Daily Practice”
Location: Lynwood Convention Center, Lynwood, WA
October 12th-13th, 2018
Theme: “Therapeutic Order in Clinical Practice”
Location: Naturopathic Medicine Institute, Norwalk, CT
October 20th-21st, 2018
Theme:  “Strategies for Promoting Healthy  GI Gunctions and Supporting the Health of the Alimentary Canal”
Location: National University of Natural Medicine

November 2018
November 2nd, 2018
Location: Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
November 2nd – 4th, 2018
Theme:  “The Future of Medicine, An Integrative Approach”
Location: The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa, Calsbad, CA
Do you have an upcoming event you would like us to attend such as an Open House or Grand Opening? Contact us at marketing@priorityonevitamins.com – we’d love to support your events by providing samples and the option to send a Priority One representative to join you.



September Product Spotlight – Diamend

This month the focus is on Diamend, an exclusive formula in partnership with Dr. Mona Morstein.

Can you say “Optimal Blood Sugar Metabolism and Maintenance” 5 times fast?

It might sound like a tongue-twister, but can be a life-twister for some, and it’s a healthy state everybody should strive to support in themselves.

Formulated by Dr. Mona Morstein, Diamend supplies a broad spectrum of therapeutically dosed antioxidants as a complete comprehensive support to the pathways that maintain healthy sugar metabolism.*

It is designed to provide support and balance for optimal blood sugar metabolism and maintenance, and to help maintain insulin balance within the normal range.*

For more information click here.

Also, be entered to win a $100 gift certificate by sharing this special on Facebook here!

 

Now released, an exciting new book from Dr. Mona Morstein 
 
Enter to win a copy from Priority One Vitamins by posting in the comments below!
Priority One Upcoming Events:
September 2018
September 28th-30th, 2018
Theme: Advanced Approaches to Complex Infectious Disease
Location: Double Tree Resort by Hilton, Portland, OR
Booth: 9
October 2018
October 6th-7th, 2018
Theme:  “Clinical Pearls in Daily Practice”
Location: Lynwood Convention Center, Lynwood, WA
October 12th-13th, 2018
Theme: “Therapeutic Order in Clinical Practice”
Location: Naturopathic Medicine Institute, Norwalk, CT
October 20th-21st, 2018
Theme:  “Strategies for Promoting Healthy  GI Gunctions and Supporting the Health of the Alimentary Canal”
Location: National University of Natural Medicine

Do you have an upcoming event you would like us to attend such as an Open House or Grand Opening?
Contact us at marketing@priorityonevitamins.com – we’d love to support your events by providing samples and the option to send a Priority One representative to join you.



July Product Special ~ Bladder & Urinary Tract Support

July Special Product Spotlight – Bladder & Urinary Tract Support

We are featuring two of our products in this months spotlight:

Urgent-Less is designed to support healthy bladder function. Don’t let bladder frequency interrupt your day, Priority One’s Urgent-Less is an ideal natural support for healthy bladder and prostate maintenance.

It is built around the patented ingredient Go-Less. Go-Less® from Frutarom is a combination of two natural ingredients, pumpkin seed (EFLA 940®) and nonGMO SoyLife®, soy germ 40% isoflavone.

Urgent-Less also provides the proprietary supportive ingredients buchu leaf, rehmannia root and cinnamon bark.

This synergistic formulation is an ideal natural support for healthy bladder and prostate maintenance.*

 

Urinary Defense contains both juniper berries and the patented ingredient CranLife Cranberry Extract, Anthocyanins. CranLife provides 1.2 mg/g of anthocyanins and 30% natural cranberry fiber.

It is a 100% cranberry extract, containing no preservatives, sweeteners or other flavorings

and has the merit of ensuring the delivery of the active anthocyanins to the lower gastrointestinal tract for enhanced absorption and utilization. Urinary Defense supports urinary tract comfort.

Buy 2 Urgent Less get 1 Urinary Defense free – Add all items to your cart and your discount will apply! Just follow the link to our website here:

http://www.priorityonevitamins.com/Urgent-Less-60-Vegetaria…

Plus, be entered to win a $100 gift certificate by sharing this special on Facebook here!

Not available to distributors, cannot be combined with other discounts.
Promotion Available until July 31, 2018.



Zinc for Healthy Glowing Skin?

Zinc for healthy glowing skin? Absolutely! Recent studies in Turkey have shown that zinc supplementation helps your body’s natural protection processes. Especially in the skin. It soothes redness and maintains normal oil production minimizing breakouts.

This research shows that people who suffer from acne have lower levels of zinc compared to the control group of those with clear skin, In one study alone the difference was 24% between the two groups.

When bacteria invade a blocked pore they sometimes cause severe irritation in the area. This is the source of the red painful bumps associated with breakouts.

Furthermore, these studies show that acne prone skin reacts stronger to this bacteria than non-acne prone skin.

Zinc is a strong antioxidant, it maintains lower levels of keratin in the skin allowing for the pores to open and remain clear easier.

Remember Zinc Orotate is known for its high bio-availability and has been shown to be effective against all breakouts.

Zinc Orotate was one of our most popular products in 2017!

To support caring for your skin and so much more, we have a special product offer for our loyal customers – Buy 2 Zinc Orotate, receive a bottle for FREE!

Post your comment below or share this blog post to enter to win a gift pack from Priority One –  including a bottle of Zinc Orotate, a $25 gift certificate & a reusable bag filled with samples!