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Posts tagged: Memory & Cognition

Red Seal's Health Blog


Managing Your Stress Levels

Stress…. is the unhealthy response to the pressures of everyday life

Letting stress get the best of you may be doing you more harm than you think.

Everyday news includes round-the-clock coverage of natural and man-made disasters. Earthquakes and floods. Wars and terrorist attacks. Just 10 minutes of watching the news can make your stress level soar.

Compounding matters, you’ve got a big presentation in an hour, and you’ve hardly had a chance to prepare. Urgent e-mails keep popping onto your display screen, each one sending a stab of anxiety through your chest. As you frantically scribble notes for the presentation, your heart races, your palms sweat and your head pounds.

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What are B-vitamins and how do they work?

We’ve all stared at the cereal box label during breakfast and wondered what words like riboflavin, folic acid and pyridoxine mean.

Has your mom ever reminded you to eat a balanced diet and “make sure you eat your greens”?

The words on your cereal box and your mother’s good advice both involve vitamin B. The B vitamins are a group of eight individual vitamins, often referred to as the B-complex vitamins. We will take a look at how the B vitamins work so you can begin to understand why these essential vitamins should be in your diet. We’ll also look at some of the more serious conditions that can result from B vitamin deficiencies.

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Vitamins and Minerals for Health and Vitality

The importance of vitamins and minerals to health, fitness and vitality is undisputed. A sufficient intake helps us to look good, feel good and enjoy life to the full – whatever our age! It is recommended that we eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables each day in order to achieve an optimal intake of vitamins and minerals. However, a supplement may also help to safeguard your dietary intake.

Vitamin A – essential for healthy eyes, skin and growth. Also an important antioxidant and immune system component.

Biotin – takes part in the metabolism of protein, fats and carbohydrates and plays a helping role in the production of antibodies.

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