Top Ten Features of Branson’s Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa and Convention Center

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The 2016 AIM Conference will be held in beautiful Branson, Missouri, the “Live Entertainment Capital of the World.”  We’ll be staying at the majestic Chateau on the Lake Resort. Just look at the picture. It’s a fabulous place.  You should come and hang out there in May 2016! Here’s why.

10. The Fitness Room/Tennis Court

Get your Cell Exercise down in the fitness room. It is open 24 hours a day.  There is also a tennis court if you feel like getting in some friendly competition.

9. The Fine Dining 

Every nice hotel, should have fine dining and the Chateau on the Lake is no exception. Choose from five different restaurants and eateries without having to leave the building!

8. The Pool and Poolside Dining 

Who doesn’t like a nice, refreshing dip in the pool? This hotel boasts an excellent cement pond for all your splishing-and-splashing needs. Furthermore, take your poolside relaxation to the next level by ordering a sandwich or a cold beverage from the comfort of your beach towel or deck chair.

7. The Kid’s Club

Although Club Fun will be back again next year, your children will have even more to do in Branson thanks to the Crawdaddies Kids’ Club and Sassafras Theater. Children ages 4-12 can join in the fun and play board and video games, watch movies and enjoy some arts and crafts.

6. The Spa

And while your children are enjoying the Crawdaddies Club, you can treat yourself to some spa time. Choose from a variety of relaxing services: massage, a hair salon, facials, manicures, pedicures, etc.

5. The View

The view of the sun as it sets above the still waters of Table Rock Lake is the stuff of legends. Also, looking out at the lake at any other time of day is pretty good, too.

4. Nature Trails
The resort has its own nature trails. So get up early next year and join in on the fitness walks. You’re in for a special treat.

3. The Atrium 

The Chateau’s atrium boasts an indoor stream and waterfall. Order a meal, listen to the soothing sounds of water trickling over rock and the birds singing in the trees. Pure bliss.

2. Beach Access 

As the Resort’s name implies, there is a lake nearby and you can walk to it.  The hotel is also within walking distance of Moonshine Beach, the largest sand beach in southwest Missouri.

1. Get Out On the Lake

You can rent a boat. You can pilot that boat out on the lake.  You can go fishing, water-skiing and probably rent a Ski-Doo if that’s your cup of tea-(doo). You can also rent paddleboats and other fun, water-related accessories.

So join us in Branson in 2016!

Thylakoids: How Leafy Green Vegetables May Help with Weight Loss

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It’s hard to find fault with green, leafy vegetables these days. Besides for containing lots of dietary nitrate, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber among other things, they also have a compound called thylakoids.  A thylakoid is “a membrane-bound compartment inside chloroplasts (cell-food producers) and cyanobacteria (bacteria like blue-green algae that gets energy through photosynthesis).”  New research has shown that thylakoids may help with weight loss and/or weight management through appetite suppression.

A study published at the beginning of June in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition strengthens the case for weight-loss benefits of thylakoids.  In the study, they looked at sixty obese and overweight individuals. Some were given five grams of spinach extract and others were given a placebo. Blood was drawn at various times to assess cholesterol, glucose, etc. Four hours after lunch, participants were shown images of foods and took a survey to gauge hunger. Finally, they were offered Tombstone pizzas and were told to eat as much as they liked. Those who had taken the spinach extract saw a two-hour reduction in their hunger levels after thylakoid consumption.

This isn’t the first study that links thylakoids to weight loss. Research published in the October 2014 issue of Appetite was the first human study.

In this study we demonstrated for the first time that green-plant membranes, when added to the diet daily for three months, markedly reduced body weight in overweight women. In addition, total and LDL-cholesterol levels were reduced compared to control. These findings are supported by animal studies, where body weight loss and blood lipid lowering effects have been observed (Kohnke et al, 2009 and Montelius et al, 2013).

The AIM Companies has several products–BarleyLife, CoCoa LeafGreens, BarleyLife Xtra–that contain leafy green vegetables but the most notable is Leaf Greens, a product that will be getting a new formulation soon, making it leafier and greener. It will contain several heavy hitter from the leafy green vegetable kingdom: kale, chard, arugula and spinach. And besides for being excellent sources of folate, vitamin K and carotenoids, it seems that it may aid in appetite suppression as well.

 

An Overview of AIM’s Weight Loss Products

Weight Management

Maintaining a healthy body weight is something that most of us would prefer for aesthetic purposes alone. Being fit and trim helps boost confidence and can dramatically improve your day-to-day life on a very functional level. However, being overweight has been linked to dozens of health problems. Therefore, weight loss and weight maintenance should have more than a skin-deep appeal to everyone.

Dangers of Being Overweight

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and strokes
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Gallbladder disease

Benefits of a Healthy Weight

  • More energetic
  • Confidence
  • Stronger immune system
  • Relives tension on back and joints

Related Products:

Fit ‘n fiber, Herbal Fiberblend: Fiber is low in calories and helps improve satiety.  Controls appetite. Helps regulate blood sugar.

GlucoChrom : Increases the effective actions of insulin and helps the body to maintain carbohydrates. (With diet and exercise).

ProPeas: Boosts metabolism, provides feeling of fullness, increases lean muscle mass (with exercise).

An Overview of Topical Magnesium

 

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Topical Magnesium

Magnesium is probably the most important nutrient that you’re deficient or nearly deficient in. If you’re an American, there is a three-in-four chance that you’re not getting your recommended daily allowance.  This is why magnesium deficiency has been dubbed the “invisible deficiency.”  Considering that magnesium is involved in hundreds and hundreds of reactions in the body—including nerve and muscle function,  keeping your heartbeat steady, a strong immune system, aiding  in the production of energy, helping to regulate blood glucose levels and many, many more—it is unclear why most people aren’t looking for ways to increase their magnesium intake.

Symptoms of Minor Magnesium Deficiency

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness

Symptoms of Moderate to Severe Magnesium Deficiency

  • Muscle contractions
  • Numbness
  • Cramps
  • Seizures
  • Personality changes
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Coronary spasms
  • Low-serum potassium or calcium levels

Benefits of Magnesium

Studies have shown that magnesium, along with conventional treatment, may aid with:

  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Noise-related hearing loss
  • Arrhythmia
  • Heart failure
  • High blood pressure
  • Migraine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Preeclampsia
  • Eclampsia
  • PMS
  • Restless leg syndrome

Topical Magnesium

There are several benefits to using a topical magnesium supplement like Mag-nificence Spray, Lotion and Bath Crystals.  First, transdermal magnesium bypasses the stomach problems many people suffer after taking oral magnesium. Secondly, you can specifically target troubled areas, and finally, many experts believe that the body absorbs topical magnesium more efficiently because it bypasses the digestive system and goes right into the bloodstream.

 

AIM Products and Digestion

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The Digestive System

The main function of the digestive system is to break down food into smaller bits so that the nutrients can be absorbed by the body and converted into energy.  Its secondary role is to remove the waste leftover from the conversion process.

Fiber

The average person gets only 15 grams of fiber a day. The American Heart Association recommended amount of fiber is 20-35 grams per day. Research has shown that people with high-fiber diets increase their survival rates by 22%.

Fiber comes exclusively from plants, and there are two types of fiber:  Soluble and insoluble.  Although both are necessary, soluble breaks down in water and insoluble does not.

Insoluble fiber can absorb water and keep you fuller, longer and can help make waste easier to pass. Some soluble fibers work as prebiotics.

Symptoms of low fiber intake include weight gain, constipation, blood sugar fluctuations and fatigue.  Fiber also helps control cholesterol levels and may improve mineral absorption.

Studies have shown that fiber may prevent diverticulitis, reduce the risk of first-time stroke by 7% and help your body remove the carcinogens in cooked meat.

Related Products: fit ‘n fiber, Herbal Fiberblend

Digestive Enzymes:

Digestive enzymes are proteins that act as biological catalysts that help the body convert food into usable stuff like energy or amino acids. They also facilitate the absorption of nutrients. Digestive enzymes are fragile things.  Food, in its natural state, should contain enzymes. Because so much of today’s food is processed and/or cooked, we often don’t get the enzymes that we’re supposed to.

Digestive enzymes may help with or relieve symptoms of:

  • Promoting growth of beneficial gut bacteria
  • Transforming food into nutrients
  • Tissue repair
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Gas pain
  • Stomach ache
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Immune system health

Related Product: PrepZymes

Probiotics

Probiotics are living microorganisms that regulate the movement of food through the digestive system and have been used to supplement the treatment of several digestive diseases. Additionally, probiotics help balance intestinal pH and keep unfriendly and unwanted bacteria populations from thriving. Our gut flora does a number of other beneficial bodily tasks like producing B vitamins, pathogen protection, aiding our immune systems and disarming toxic compounds.

A thriving and healthy gut microbiome can be thrown off kilter by relatively common things: stress, not eating enough fruits and vegetables, artificial sweeteners, antacids, antibiotics, toxins and individual digestion problems.

Probiotics may help with or relieve the symptoms of:

  • Infectious diarrhea
  • Traveler’s diarrhea
  • Digestion problems following or caused by antibiotic use
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intestinal infections
  • Immune system health
  • Yeast infections and urinary tract infections
  • Atopic eczema
  • Respiratory tract infections in children
  • Tooth decay

Related Product: FloraFood

Lymphatic System

As a sub-section of the circulatory system, the lymphatic system—composed of the spleen, thymus, bone marrow and lymph nodes—acts a filter for interstitial fluid. Sixteen percent of your body weight is comprised of this fluid.  It provides the cells a method of receiving nutrients and removing waste.

The lymphatic system cleans the fluid and returns it to use. As a central part of the immune system, the lymphatic system removes pathogens and toxins, generating antibodies for bacteria and viruses in the lymph nodes.

This system also plays a huge role in digestion because lipids—molecules such as fats, fat-soluble vitamins, etc—are also transported by the lymph fluid.

Herbal Release provides a unique blend of herbs that target the various mechanisms of the lymphatic system for improved digestion and overall health.  Thirty minutes after ingestion, our time-release capsules ensure delivery directly to the intestines. This product has been known to provide a gentle laxative effect.

Related Product: Herbal Release