Theme: Advanced Approaches to Complex Infectious Disease
Location: Courtyard Marriott, Kona Beach Hotel, Big Island, HI
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Danielle Baumgart, President of Priority One Vitamins, will join the Naturopathic Medicine Institute and Dr. Ben Reebs, to chat about #naturopathic medicine, #vitalism, and the future of #integrative medicine. Join us at 11:10am PST (2:10pm EST) on Thurs, 9/13, on Facebook Live TV, from http://facebook.com/naturopathicmedicineinstitute. You can click on the link to get a reminder, or you can head on over to the NMI's Facebook page to view.#PriorityOne is a proud sponsor of the up-and-coming The Vital Gathering 3 conference, a #naturopathic medical conference on Fri/Sat Oct 12-13 in Norwalk, CT.Learn more here: https://www.naturopathicmedicineinstitute.org/…/vital-gath…/From Danielle Baumgart's LinkedIn Page:"The nutritional business you could say is "in my blood" growing up the daughter of a nutritional salesman, and a health conscious mother. I started attending natural products shows when I was small enough to sit under the table and listen to the doctors speak to my father. As I got older my interest in health grew. My father started his own company with the help of several physician friends in the 1980's, as his company grew, he found he needed help on the business end. "This is where I slowly began my journey into the nutritional world. In the early 2000's I was the President of Priority One long enough to find out that trying to control the quality end of our product line was becoming my biggest concern. My husband and business partner decided it was time we controlled all of our production assuring the quality that we demanded would be consistent batch after batch. First Priority Manufacturing Inc was started in the spring of 2000, it has bloomed into a full contract manufacturing company. We are a cGMP facility manufacturing brands for retail, wholesale and well know international brands. Its been an interesting education, but its what I love, and that is a "Priority""From the Priority One website:"Priority One is a privately held company, founded and operated by the same family since 1988. We currently have three generations working together in the nutraceutical industry. We have not lost touch with you the health-care provider, and your patients. We are available to listen to you, and we value your thoughts."Visit http://www.priorityonevitamins.com to learn more.To learn more about how to become an associate of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute (NMI), visit www.naturopathicmedicineinstitute.org.Celebrate the healing power of nature with The NMI.#naturopathic #vitalism #naturopathicmedicine #naturopathy #nmi #naturecure #naturopathicmedicineinstitute #integrative #functional #functionalmedicine #medicine #healing #supplements #naturopathicdoctor #alternative #holistic #homeopathy #homeopathic #botanicalmedicine #herbalmedicine#herbs #tinctures #healthcare #health #priorityone
“The nutritional business you could say is “in my blood” growing up the daughter of a nutritional salesman, and a health conscious mother. I started attending natural products shows when I was small enough to sit under the table and listen to the doctors speak to my father. As I got older my interest in health grew. My father started his own company with the help of several physician friends in the 1980’s, as his company grew, he found he needed help on the business end.
“This is where I slowly began my journey into the nutritional world. In the early 2000’s I was the President of Priority One long enough to find out that trying to control the quality end of our product line was becoming my biggest concern. My husband and business partner decided it was time we controlled all of our production assuring the quality that we demanded would be consistent batch after batch. First Priority Manufacturing Inc was started in the spring of 2000, it has bloomed into a full contract manufacturing company. We are a cGMP facility manufacturing brands for retail, wholesale and well know international brands.
Its been an interesting education, but its what I love, and that is a “Priority””
From the Priority One website:
“Priority One is a privately held company, founded and operated by the same family since 1988. We currently have three generations working together in the nutraceutical industry. We have not lost touch with you the health-care provider, and your patients. We are available to listen to you, and we value your thoughts.”
The lymphatic system is our secondary circulatory system. It plays an important role in supporting our immune system and treating inflammation in the body. The lymphatic system circulates throughout the entire body. The lymphatic system is made up of lymphatic fluid, lymphatic vessels, lymphatic nodes, the spleen, the thymus, tonsils and Peyer’s patches in the gut. The lymphatic system drains and cleans up all the tissues in our body.
Lymph nodes are biological filtering units and are distributed throughout the body. Lymph nodes produce white blood cells called lymphocytes that defend the body against microorganisms and other harmful pathogens or toxins in the lymphatic fluid before it returns to the blood stream.
The obvious sign that the lymphatic system is congested or not flowing effectively is edema or swelling, but there is often more subtle signs such as lowered immune function, chronic infection, chronic inflammation and reduced detoxification capacity. Reduced immune reactivity is another sign of lymphatic congestion. The immune system can become less reactive to microorganisms or toxins if the body is in acidosis, therefore when a person says that they never get sick, it is not necessarily a good sign.
Promoting lymphatic drainage is significant in addressing inflammation. The lymphatic system removes and filters inflammatory mediators.
The lymphatic system can become congested from food intolerances, immune challenges, heavy metals, environmental toxins, surgery, scars or structural imbalances.
Food intolerances can lead to the ineffective breakdown of foods where certain proteins get caught in the lymphatic fluid. Immune challenges such as viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites whereby the lymphatic system is working to removing and eliminate these pathogens from circulation can lead to congestion of the lymphatic system. Heavy metals and environmental toxins will congest the lymphatic system as they overload the detoxification pathways and this leads to chronic inflammation. Scars or surgery or structural imbalances can lead to physical barriers in effective drainage of the lymphatic system.
When trying to improve lymphatic circulation, it important to also understand flow pathways of this closed internal system. We have a superficial lymphatic system that drains our head, neck, skin and breast tissue. Then we have a deep lymphatic system that drains all of our deep vital organs. The superficial lymphatic system drains into the deep lymphatic system, the fluid then filters through the liver and empties out the colon.
Most typical lymphatic massages only focus on the superficial lymphatic system and without properly stimulating the deep lymphatic system, there cannot be proper drainage of the superficial lymphatic system into the deep lymphatic system. Also if the liver is congested or the colon is not moving effectively, then can back up the system and cause congestion of the lymphatic system.
In order to support proper lymphatic drainage, the deep lymphatic system needs to be stimulated, the liver to be supported and the bowels need to be moving effectively.
Dr. Roberts is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the province of Alberta and clinic director at Advanced Naturopathic Medical Centre in Calgary. She is a member of the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), the Biological Medicine Network, the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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!
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!
We are amazed we are here already, the centennial of the US National Parks Service. #NatlParkService
We are so proud to have these parks!
They enable us to collect memories with our family and friends. They really are our memory makers. Are we not thankful that we have these open spaces reserved for the wildlife, plants, and natural landscapes for everyone to enjoy. Thank you Theodore Roosevelt!
These parks offer us the ability to conserve for the future and preserves history through historical sites. To enjoy recreation in a natural setting, which encourages a healthy mind and body.
These historical sites encourage us to learn from the past and inspire the following generations to improve the future. Our US National Parks encourage coming generations to unplug from electronics and get back to nature. With 58 US National Parks combined with city and county parks, the opportunities are endless. There is a park in everyone’s backyard.
When we get out and feel the air on our faces through a hike, run, job, paddle, bicycle, unicycle, skateboard, or even rollerblading we feel free. We get to see amazing natural beauties that remind us what life is about.
We can sneak away for those little moments to enjoy with our loved ones, friends or maybe even a solitary moment to regroup, refocus our goals and reevaluating where our life is leading us.
We hope to bring you pictures and enjoy the beauty of the pacific northwest #pnw where #PriorityOneVitamins is located. We live in a magnificent area and would like you to come along for the journey this year as we celebrate the US National Parks in our backyard. More posts to come of parks in our backyard.
Not only does the park service offer you a glimpse of where your park adventures may lead you, their website offers valuable history, pictures, and educational opportunities.
First, 90% of Priority One’s glandular’s are sourced from Denmark, and unlike Australian, or New Zealand glands, Denmark is the only country that has been antibiotic, and growth hormone free for all bovine and and porcine glands since 1998. This means that our glands are pure, untreated, and retain the best balance of naturally occurring hormones available on the market. glandular-sources-2014
Second, we source farm to processor, this means that not only do we have the ability to trace our glands to the country, but we retain all of the veterinarian release forms, that trace each and every animal to the farming region, and processor in which they were obtained from. This not only assures us that the glands are indeed from Denmark, but it also assures us that the glands are handled in a timely fashion, allowing them to retain the optimal freshness before processing. Most companies can not trace their glands beyond the country or region of origin.
Third, The link between antibiotics in the food chain and human resistance is striking, look at this quote: from a recent CBS report on Denmark and their success in removing this danger from the food chain.
” I think the Danish and European experience indicate that there will be real and measurable public health benefits,” she said. “There’ll be improvements in food safety and actually in the prevalence of drug resistant infections in people.” says Dr. Ellen Silbergeld
Finally, here is the link to the Australian viewpoint on antibiotics in their meat processing, and food chain, just as an excerpt, it clearly states that they feel it is highly unlikely that antibiotic resistance can develop from antibiotics in the food chain, and that farmers use antibiotics for the health of the animals. Australia’s viewpoint on antibiotic use in animals in the food chain.
Priority One is the only company on the market with a complete label
This means we require our raw material suppliers to provide us with flow charts and full disclosure of process materials so that we in turn can disclose this to you the customer! If a supplier chooses not to submit these documents our quality control personnel reject these incoming raw materials and they are not allowed in our Priority One product line.
Most companies limit their disclosure to only ingredients actually added at the time of manufacture, this as you will learn in later posts is not the whole picture, allergens, glutens, animal products and preservatives have all been found by our quality control department at the review stage and these ingredients have been rejected for use. Does your supplement company have this type of commitment to quality?
Priority One does not try to mislead the physician or patient in the labeling of our supplements. Since we manufacture in house and source our own raw ingredients we are able to know exactly what is in our products and make sure you do also!
For a label to label comparison I will be updating this post in the next few weeks so stay tuned, and you will see examples of what other supplement companies are refusing to show you on their labels!
When I say quality is an action word, I really mean it. This isn’t a glossy advertisement it is quality at work everyday with every product, and every employee. I am proud to say we are a third generation privately held company, and our family would love to show you what we do every day that makes us different than our competitors.
Yes we have an open door policy, we recommend touring and visiting our facility. We find that this helps physicians and students become more familiar with the manufacturing process as well as the terminology that comes with the manufacturing process. We feel it gives physician’s a strong voice in answering their patient’s questions. Such as where their supplements come from and details of the manufacturing process. We would be happy to familiarize you with CGMP or current good manufacturing practices, and labeling guidelines. As part of their education many students have toured our facility.
Students, from Bastyr University, NUNM, and SCNM as well as many many practitioners have already enjoyed visiting us yearly, please we extend you a warm welcome……be our guest.