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Vitamin B Complex Should Now be a Must!

If you know someone who is starting to operate with diminished mental capacity, then no doubt you have been thinking about this issue for your future too. The very, very good news is that a recent patient trial by Oxford University researchers has confirmed that a daily large dose of B vitamins can “half” the rate of brain shrinkage and may slow progression towards dementia. Are you and your loved ones at risk of mental decline? Yes, more than you realize, as you will read about in a moment. So should you be taking a daily B complex vitamin? Certainly, if you want to hedge the bet when it comes to protecting your mind, and so much more.

We know that B vitamins, also known as the stress vitamins, are essential for dozens of biochemical processes. So, if you are stressed, want to support blood sugar metabolism and also help nourish a happier mood, then B vitamins are a must, each and every day.

You need to understand that if you do nothing, your risk of losing control of your mental capacity is very high. Lets looks at the statistics. Mild cognitive impairment impacts 16 percent of people 70 years of age and older worldwide. It is estimated that 50 percent of people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment will within 5 years manifest with Alzheimer’s disease, which impacts at least 26 million people worldwide.

As a doctor and author of over a dozen books, I love these kind of studies, because it is all about sharing hope and empowering people to make positive choices. B vitamins also help with how you process the food you eat, the brain chemicals that allow you to think and dream, your mood and overall health, and now with a bonus of helping provide a level of insurance for your mind’s long term processing capacity.

So how does something as simple as a vitamin B complex protect your brain? It might be as simple as lowering your homocysteine levels, a deadly amino acid that accumulates in your body if there are not enough B vitamins present on a regular and ongoing basis. Did I mention that B vitamins are also known as stress vitamins, that is because your body demands more B vitamins while under-stress and believe me as a doctor I can tell you stress is very real and a big killer, and the underlying cause of the vast majority of health issues people face.

Over the last 18 years of helping patients, I have never seen a person come back to my practice after starting B vitamins and not report feeling better. So, B vitamins provide short term gains, with huge long term potential dividends. Seems like a no brainer – protect your brain, it is counting on you.

Resveratrol is one of My ‘Must Haves’

What are you doing to protect your telomeres from shrinking?

Maintaining the size of your telomere, which is the end of the chromosomes is essential for your cells to properly replicate, and if your cells can’t, then you simply can’t survive or you will do so in a weakened capacity.

Fortunately, we now know about Resveratrol, a naturally occurring antioxidant found in a wide variety of plants including grapes, peanuts, blueberries and cranberries. But regrettably we do not eat enough of these foods to get the full desired effect. However a couple of capsules of a high quality resveratrol supplement can protect your cell’s telomeres from premature shrinkage. That is why I take Resveratrol regularly. I consider this a ‘must have’ as a foundational nutrient for anyone that is focused on a personal future with good health, wellness and vitality.

In addition to the telomere protective properties, resveratrol can help deliver the following benefits; increased antioxidant protection, decreased damage to blood vessels, help in protecting against risk factors for heart disease including obesity and diabetes, help to lessen risk for blood clots and support immune health.

It is believed that is the high presence of resveratrol in the French diet that helps protect them from the rest of their diet that can be very rich and less than optimally healthy, hence it is called the “French Paradox”.



Health Tips On the Go!

Improve Posture

  • 1.Avoid slouching. Be aware of your posture as you walk, sit, and drive, keep shoulders squared and head pulled back and up.

  • 2.Imagine a thread pulling the top of your head toward the ceiling. Visualization can help improve your sense of position.

  • 3.If your job requires you to sit for long periods, take frequent breaks to stand, stretch and shake it out.

  • 4.Maintain a strong core to help support proper posture. Add core-training exercises to your daily routine.

  • 5.A firm mattress and ergonomic pillow help achieve proper back support while you sleep, so you'll stand straighter in the a.m.

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