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.

Share your experience with Priority Lipo below in comments for a free bottle!


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!

 




Create an Unstoppable Morning Routine

A great morning routine is a sure way to win the day, as it sets the productive tone for the rest of your activities. Taking the “I’ll figure it out” or “I’ll get it done when I feel motivated” attitude will set you up for failure. Follow a daily routine and you will be amazed by how calm, organized and refreshed you are.

Drink 20 oz. of water

The importance of staying hydrated is greatly underestimated. Upon wakening, you haven’t had any water in 8-9 hours.  Drinking a lot of water in the morning will give you lasting energy throughout the day, as opposed to caffeine that has an inevitable crash. Added bonuses: Water fires up your metabolism, hydrates you, helps your body flush out toxins, gives your brain fuel, and can assist in weight loss.

Meditation/deep breathing

Taking a few minutes to quietly meditate and breathe in the morning is key. When you give time to yourself to be calm and centered, you will be amazed at how much more you can give to others.  Some people even choose to wake up at the crack of dawn to create this time for themselves. This gives them a calm and serene period before the hectic day arrives or the kids wake up. The best part: meditation or a few minutes to yourself breathing deeply is an incredibly productive use of your time. Studies have shown that meditation increases focus, memory, productivity and creativity – just to name a few. Everybody wins!

Do something you love

It is very important to include something you enjoy in your morning routine. It will allow you to have something to look forward to each morning and subsequently help you to stick to this routine. If you go to a 5 am spin class or run a few miles that is great, but make sure it is something you want to be doing. You shouldn’t be dreading getting out of bed.  Make sure your routine is fit to you and what makes you happy, not what you think you should be doing. Some examples of what you could do: watch cute puppy videos, look up a inspirational video on YouTube, open up your favorite book, look at a photo album, etc.

Get creative with this one, this time is for you and can be used however you like!

Write a journal entry

This journal could be on paperwork or on an app like OneNote, Evernote, or just Microsoft Word. Include prompts such as something you learned yesterday/this week, 5 things you’re grateful for, 5 things you appreciate yourself for and what to focus on for the day.

Look at your calendar to plan out the day

Before you get into the thick of it, it is important to plan so that you can win the day. By doing this in a quiet, centered space, you will be much more likely to get everything done that you want to that day instead of rushing trying to remember everything you have to do. Having everything written down and planned out will give you a peace of mind that it will all get done.

Kevin Kruse, the author of 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management begins his morning with five minutes of stretches, while doing the following:

  • Mentally recitation of his personal mission statement
  • Listing three items of gratitude
  • Reminder of his three big goal areas (Health, Wealth, and Love)

The key here is to plan out what specific things you can do that to get closer to your larger goals. All you have to do is be a little bit better than yesterday. Planning out specific small steps to a larger long term goal is key, it makes the journey less daunting and more feasible.

You don’t need a lengthy meditation routine or a wide resource of expensive equipment, books, etc. Everything can be done with what you already have. Don’t get hung up on the details, this is an outcome oriented approach. You mainly need to get clear on your goals and intentions, then everything seems to work out much easier. You just need something that helps you set your mind on what you want to focus on for the day, and set your heart and mind in the right attitude.

Go out there and have an amazing day!

contributions from Julia Feindt at SCNM, Year Two Naturopathic Medical Student interested in the mental emotional, mind-body connection, psychology, fitness and helping people reach their highest potential @wholebodyheal

 




Guest Blog: SIBO – “Gut Health, Real Estate, and Too Much of a Good Thing”

 

Gut Health, Real Estate, and Too Much of a Good Thing       

Dr. Autumn W. Farr, M.S., N.D.

Our body has a natural symbiotic relationship with our environment.  We eat food and absorb nutrients, we drink water and hydrate our cells, and we interact with people and develop relationships.  A change in any of these determinants of health can shift our body into a physical, chemical, or emotional imbalance.

We also have a unique relationship with the microscopic bacteria that naturally inhabit our intestinal tract.  An imbalance in this bacteria can also cause us to experience a shift in mental-emotional-physical health.  One example of bacterial imbalance includes Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).  This overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine crowds out the healthy gut flora and interferes with natural digestive processes such as nutrient absorption, waste elimination, and energy metabolism.  As a result, SIBO can lead to nutrient deficiencies, toxin overload, low energy, and a variety of physical, mental, and emotional symptoms.  Bacteria can be beneficial to healthy digestion, but only under the parameters of the right type, the right amount, and the right location.

SYMPTOMS

SIBO symptoms can present in a variety of ways.  The overpopulation of intestinal bacteria can cause digestive complaints such as abdominal pain, gas, bloating, nausea, constipation, or diarrhea.  The shift in energy metabolism and the depletion of nutrients can contribute to headaches, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and a generalized thought that you don’t quite feel like “yourself.”  Weight changes, skin breakouts, and musculoskeletal pain are also part of the SIBO symptom profile.  Due to the broad range of symptoms, other diagnoses are often pursued before arriving at the correct diagnosis of SIBO.

DIAGNOSIS

The bacteria in the digestive tract produce hydrogen gas and methane gas.  Breath tests are used to measure and analyze the gases that are produced by the bacteria.  These breath tests can be used to diagnose SIBO as well as to guide treatment plans and to monitor outcomes.  Stool tests can show the profile of organisms in the digestive tract, allowing for targeted treatment of the specific bacteria that contribute to the imbalance.

TREATMENT

Treatment of SIBO often involves a strict nutrition plan and appropriate supplementation as well as promotion of healthy bowel elimination patterns and prevention of SIBO recurrence.  The beauty of naturopathic medicine is the commitment to discovering the cause of an imbalance in health.  The cause of SIBO may be an underlying imbalance in gut chemistry, nutrition, lifestyle patterns, and environmental factors.  Structuring an appropriate treatment plan with therapeutic nutrition, supplementation, and elimination patterns may help to relieve symptoms.  Determination of the original cause of SIBO overgrowth in each individual will be vital to preventing recurrence.

BALANCE

The intestinal lining of our gut is valuable real estate.  Ideally, we want to fill that space with organisms that are beneficial for our body as a whole.  Imbalance or overcrowding can compromise the structure, the function, and the integrity of that area.  This is an excellent reminder for us to be mindful of our own personal “real estate” of body, mind, and spirit.  True health begins when we make a conscious decision to fill our time, our space, and our mind with meaningful relationships, healthy nutrition, and mindful lifestyle practices.

PREVENTION of SIBO:

  • Work with professional medical providers to optimize your nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle choices.
  • Restore your digestive tract so that you can feel happy, healthy, and balanced.
  • Make space in your life for healthy choices, a healthy lifestyle, and healthy relationships.

Dr. Autumn W. Farr is a board-certified naturopathic physician with a medical practice in Bellingham, WA. She uses a unique combination of nutritional biochemistry, constitutional homeopathy, and naturopathic modalities to help people to feel their best.


Leave a comment below on your experience with SIBO and share this blog post on social media to be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to our site!