New Kiwi Kleanse 20% OFF

Priority One is excited to present our newest chewable formula, Kiwi Kleanse!

Kiwi Kleanse is a delicious natural kiwifruit-flavored chewable tablet containing Actazin & marshmallow root.

This new exclusive formula is designed to provide easy-to-administer relief for occasional constipation including in children and pregnant women.  The active ingredient Actazin is a non-GMO, cold-pressed kiwifruit powder sourced from New Zealand.  It contains a unique combination of bioactive nutrients that effectively and gently support the digestive and laxation processes. 

These active components are clinically shown to increase bowel movements in healthy individuals.  Additionally, Actazin contains polyphenols, which are micronutrients known for their wide range of health benefits, including the potential to reduce temporary mucusal inflammation caused by poor digestion. The kiwi enzyme, actanidin, is a proteolytic enzyme that breaks down proteins, which may help to reduce bloating and abdominal discomfort. 

Kiwi Kleanse includes prebiotic properties, which support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.  These bacteria, when allowed to multiply, produce essential short chain fatty acids that provide metabolic fuel for the colon.

Research on the levels of vitamin A and C in the kiwi fiber have been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect, which may contribute to the gut’s motility & ability to keep things moving. Kiwi fiber is a source of both soluble and insoluble fiber with the ability to increase water retention, which provides for softer and bulkier stools. 

The ingredient of marshmallow root is noted for it’s ability to produce natural mucilage to support and soothe the digestive tract. 

As a special offer to our loyal customers, we are offering 20% off of Kiwi Kleanse in the month of November. Please use code “kiwi20” to receive this offer on your website or phone order!

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September New Product release from Dr. Marianne Marchese!

We are excited to announce September will feature our 3 new exclusive products formulated by Dr. Marianne Marchese. Cofactors Support, Hormone Clear, & Hepa Cleanse.

The September special is limited to 6 bottles of each of the 3 new products by Dr. Marchese, author of the best-selling book, 8 Weeks to Women’s Wellness!

Hormone Clear is a comprehensive formula targeting hormone balance. It provided nutrients that help break down and clear from the body estrogens and estrogen mimicking chemicals.

BioResponse DIM is the only DIM with proven absorption and activity, as demonstrated independently performed clinical students. DIM supports beneficial estrogen metabolism.

Hepa Cleanse supports liver and gallbladder function to increase bile production and enhance detoxification.

Cofactors Support is a multivitamin and mineral supplement providing nutrient cofactors needed for enzyme reactions during detoxification

Buy 1 product, get 1 for free. Add all items to your cart, enter coupon code for your products chosen & your discount will apply! Limited to 6 bottles of each of the 3 new products.

Promo code: drmarchese

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.


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Biofilms role in today’s health.

What is a BioFilm?

Biofilms are little communities of organisms in your body that join forces to avoid elimination. The protective coating they form is officially called a polymer matrix, which is like a “force field” or barrier that keeps drugs like antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals or any other antimicrobial from being effective in removing them. They are a huge concern in the medical community at the moment, however, many patients and physicians don’t even know about them. 

Biofilms are capable of adapting to many environments and thus can be found in all parts of the body. These areas include teeth, sinuses, tonsils, eustachian tubes of the middle ear and the intestines. Biofilms in the intestines can lead to chronic digestive and allergic responses often seen in difficult cases.

Immune Imbalance

The immune system is responsible for attacking, controlling and eliminating biofilms. In healthy individuals, this happens regularly, however, in susceptible individuals, biofilms can take hold and begin to wreak havoc on the whole body, specifically the immune system.

T-Cells

By launching an attack on the biofilms via immune cells (macrophages, natural killer cells, cytotoxic T cells and T lymphocytes) the body also creates a significant amount of inflammation. What happens then is the immune system shifts to what we call a TH2 dominant state with the TH1 cells in a lowered state. By shifting to TH2 dominance, the body is then unable to launch a full TH1 attack and eliminate the biofilm. It is most likely constantly battling the biofilm, but simply doesn’t have enough strength to eliminate it.

A TH2 dominant state is very common in many conditions. The TH2 dominant state is what we find in many people with traditional allergies. If you have an overactive TH2 dominant system, you will tend to have food allergies and sensitivities or airborne allergies and an increase in histamine release. This may even be confused with histamine intolerance. Some things that may push someone towards TH2 dominance include genetic predisposition, toxic substances and heavy metal exposure.

Biofilms and the Gut

One of the reasons you may have biofilms in the first place is due to early exposure to antibiotics. There are actually good biofilms that can be destroyed by antibiotics. These good biofilms and healthy gut flora provide a natural type of defense to foreign invaders.   Without the good biofilms as a defense mechanism, bad biofilms can proliferate and destroy the gut lining and increase permeability, a term commonly coined as “leaky gut”. With leaky gut, the intestinal barrier is compromised and allows substances to move into the bloodstream. By allowing different substances into the bloodstream, inflammation begins and things such as food allergies and sensitivities eventually alter the health of the immune system. The leaky gut will lead us to a TH2 dominant state as I mentioned above. Leaky gut also can slow down digestion, decrease toxin clearance and initiate proinflammatory chemicals.

Clinical Research

Research in gut health and immune system responses to permeable gut linings are revealing significantly new understandings into how these natural defenses work. This new research also helps us learn how to support the body’s ability to maintain a balanced and healthy gut flora.  

Dr. Paul S. Anderson is on the leading forefront of biofilm research and education.  

We are excited to announce that we have received exclusive access to Dr. Paul Anderson’s webinar on BioFilms, worth $59.00 – and are offering it to you for FREE!

Visit this page for more information.

Good health to you!

Danielle Baumgart, President

Priority One Nutritional Supplements Inc.




Cherries and summer go hand and hand…

Hello everyone!

Strawberries ripening on the vine.

Summer has finally arrived and many of us have brushed off the moss (at least for us, Pacific North Westerners) strawberries are ripening and the cherry trees are teaming with growing cherries.

Cherries ripening on a branch.

 

I love cherries I try every year to beat the birds to our trees and make at least one cherry pie for my husband, but the race is on again. I check every morning to see if they are ready.  (I will include my cherry pie recipe at the end of this post for those who’d like to try it)!

Cherries and summer go hand and hand, did you know that cherries naturally reduce levels of uric acid in the body?1,2

Uric acid is a naturally occurring acid in the body but when it is present in high-levels it can contribute to the painful temporary deposits on joint surfaces.

These deposits can be brought about by a variety of factors, one of which is an abrupt temporary rise in serum uric acid levels. This in turn can be secondary to several environmental issues that are part of our summer fun; travel, especially air travel, hiking or other outdoor adventures, BBQ’s and alcohol can all lead to dehydration and concentration of uric acid.  One episode and your summer fun can all but be ruined.  So here are some summer tips for you:

First hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! As I am writing this I am sitting in an airport lounge waiting for yet another flight (road warriors hear me now) I woke up at 4 am for my first flight and promptly forwent my usual first thing first coffee before functioning, for WATER, yes water should always be what I start with but that’s another story for another day.

After security sparkling water and a coffee finally, 60 minute plane ride = 20 ounces of more water.  With breakfast water, and now almost boarding for my next leg and a 20 ounce organic herbal tea!

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

So what am I saying? Drink Your Water! Not only does it dilute the temporary uric acid spikes but it makes your skin look so much better! Believe me you don’t want to be that flyer that ages ten years during your flight.

Second, watch that alcohol, it doesn’t mean you can’t imbibe but do so wisely, alternate between drinks with water, apply the social drinking rule of no more than one drink an hour.

Red Wine

Did you know that the type of alcohol you choose also makes a difference? Beer is the biggest culprit, with spirits coming in better, and as always my favorite wine is the best choice for keeping your healthy uric acid levels within the normal range.

Sweet fresh cherries.

 

Finally, eating fresh fruits and vegetables, low inflammation foods, and of course healthy doses of cherries!

 

 

If you would like an alternative for when cherries are not in season check out our new UA Clear.

UA Clear has been formulated by Dr. John Hahn, it boasts VitaCherry® a standardized extract of sour cherry containing powerful anthocyanins, which give cherries their distinctive red color.

I hope you enjoy the following Baumgart Summer Cherry Pie

Danielle Baumgart, President

 




Announcement & Collaborations

I am so excited to announce two huge collaborations for Priority One.

As many of you may know my philosophy has always been that gleaning knowledge from entrenched hands of physicians is the best way to develop and study cutting edge formulations.  We have worked with many respected physicians throughout the years on the development of some of our most beloved formulations. Continuing on this voyage we are proud to announce two exiting projects in 2017!

First we have formed an exclusive relationship with Dr. Mona Morstein for the development of her ground breaking formulation Diamend!

If you are not yet familiar with her work with patients to maintain healthy #glucose levels then please visit her website and read her Bio at http://azimsolutions.com/morstein/  and on her website www.lowcarbdiabetes.org It’s fascinating! @YourAIMSolutions @DrMonaMorstein 

She has been featured in #NDNR and will be featured in the #TownsendLetter soon discussing her support for patients striving to achieve healthy lifestyles and beat back the “American Diet”  See our website for more information on Diamend for maintaining normal glucose.

Secondly, we are pleased to announce our continued relationship with Dr. Paul S. Anderson – Medical Director of Advanced Medical Therapies, CEO as a professor who speaks worldwide he continues to share his expertise in #oncology, #chronicillness, #IVtherapy #genomicconditions #autoimmune and #infectiousdisorders.

ConsultDrAnderson is a valuable peer supported information to help naturopathic students with board exams, support for complex clinical cases and protocols, webinars, blog, and his most current research.

If these were not enough Dr. Paul Anderson has taken his expertise to another level in developing a new revolutionary industry changing conference series. Advanced Applications in Medical Practice or AAMP. Priority One is proud to be a sponser of this event in two locations this year Scottdale, AZ this month and Portland, OR in October. This new series of conferences enables physicians to elevate their educational learning to another level, beyond just the basics. This conference is offering case study discussions, evening workshops, webinars, Q&A, think tank break outs, and so much more. 

Dr. Paul S. Anderson has developed two new products for us Methyl Balance and Biofilm Phase-2 Advanced both of which have been used in his clinic. As an international lecturer on #SIBO, #oncology support and #methylation with clinical data to support his findings, he is a leader in this field of medicine.

These two amazing cutting edge formulations are just what you’ve been looking for!

Research is showing that small intestine bacterial overgrowth is a subject that many physicians are keenly interested in, and one that is sure to impact your practice and patients even more as awareness grows.  We were privileged to attend the recent SIBO convention in Lombard, Illinois where Dr. Anderson was a leading speaker on the subject.

More exciting events are coming from Priority One this spring!   We are eagerly looking forward to the opening of our newly expanded laboratory the end of this month.  Check back for pictures soon!

As always wishing good health to you!

Danielle Baumgart, President

Danielle S. Baumgart, President