C Is for Calcium

What comes to mind when you hear the word calcium? Milk? Maybe. For many people, the childhood push to drink milk is related to calcium for strong bones. So the thought of bones is also likely to pop into your head when considering calcium. This makes sense because we know that 99 percent of theContinue reading “C Is for Calcium”

Keeping It Simple

It seems that their will always be an endless amount of health advice for people to follow. This has been going on for centuries. In the late 1500s, Luigi Cornaro, a Venetian nobleman, wrote a bestselling book titled, The Art of Living Long. Over 400 years later, Suzanne Somers, an American actress, wrote the bestsellerContinue reading “Keeping It Simple”

Hats Off to Ruth Coble

Back in July of 1990, a future “Queen” became an AIM Member in North Carolina. Today, Ruth Coble is Queen of the Greensboro chapter of the Red Hats Society, which connects like-minded women who help to enrich people’s lives. BarleyLife Xtra has enriched Ruth’s life, so she shared her story as follows. I was bornContinue reading “Hats Off to Ruth Coble”

Men Aging Well

Imagine a young man in his teens beginning a fitness routine and continuing it through his middle-aged and senior years. What if most men did this? How would exercise affect their health as they age? On a nutritional level, what if this imaginary teen’s parents had been advocates of wholesome food and raised him toContinue reading “Men Aging Well”

ReAssure SP Works!

Shared by Cindy Ponchot, Star Sapphire Director Thanks to eharmony®, I met an extremely sweet man. Don Watson lived quite a distance away from me, so we had long conversations on the phone while getting acquainted. While we were chatting, he would frequently have to excuse himself to use the bathroom. Either his bladder wasContinue reading “ReAssure SP Works!”

Boosting Bone Health

  We all know that calcium is a mineral that makes bones strong and healthy. It’s a fact that over 99 percent of all the calcium in our bodies is located in our teeth and bones.1 The rest is found in our tissue, blood and fluid outside of our cells. That small percentage of calciumContinue reading “Boosting Bone Health”

A Word about Nutrients

Some words do not require a definition. You sort of know the meaning without having to check a dictionary. One of those words is nutrient, and it’s something you just know is good for you. By consuming a healthy and balanced diet, you ingest nutrients that provide nutrition for your body. Two of the mostContinue reading “A Word about Nutrients”

Healthy Results with AIM

Shared by AIM Member David Lentz I was diagnosed with heart arrythmia at age 55. My cardiologist put me on a low-dose beta-blocker. Then he suggested I take a blood thinner as well. I didn’t want to do that, so he told me to take a daily aspirin instead. I followed his advice for aContinue reading “Healthy Results with AIM”