Plant-Based Food and Diabetes

Both America and Canada make November an awareness month for diabetes, a disease that affects over 400 million people around the globe. A connection has been made between poor nutrition and the worldwide rise of type 2 diabetes.1 Considered to be a global epidemic, type 2 diabetes develops when the body is unable to produceContinue reading “Plant-Based Food and Diabetes”

The Science Behind Food as Medicine

These days, we seem to be bombarded from all directions with information from both reliable and unreliable sources. It requires sifting through it all to find convincing evidence based on wisdom not ignorance.  Much of this informative bombardment has little impact on our lives unless we are making personal choices that could end up beingContinue reading “The Science Behind Food as Medicine”

Immunity versus Autoimmunity  

These days, it’s as though a strong immune system has moved to the top of the list of what you need to stay healthy. This has always been true. It’s your primary defense for preventing or limiting infection. And there’s never been a recent time in history that emphasizes this fact more. Simply put, aContinue reading “Immunity versus Autoimmunity  “

Plant-Based Back-to-School Protection

For students who are physically going back to school this month, there is a combination of relief and concern about this return. Things are simply not the same as they were pre-pandemic, and the new normal suggests that we are not out of the woods just yet. Being cautious is a good thing. Preventive strategiesContinue reading “Plant-Based Back-to-School Protection”

14 Years of Wellness

Shared by Beth Lin, Preferred Member in Rocky Point, New York I used to have many minor yet annoying health problems. For instance, every fall and winter I would come down with a cough, runny nose, voice loss, cracked mouth corners, broken fingernails and itchy elbows.I would scratch my skin so much that it becameContinue reading “14 Years of Wellness”

Back by Popular Demand: Corporate Training

The resounding success of the GROW 2021 AIM Corporate Training makes it a hard act to follow. But rest assured, the planning for 2022 is underway. As the details come into focus, AIM Members will be the first to know what lies ahead for next year’s virtual event. In the meantime, although access to theContinue reading “Back by Popular Demand: Corporate Training”

Aging in Good Health

Each of us would like to live to a ripe old age in overall good condition. Unfortunately, no magic wand or pill can guarantee this will happen. All we can do is adopt lifestyle choices that are known to support good health and stick with them. In spite of endless choices available, the ones thatContinue reading “Aging in Good Health”

Classified Fiber

The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University really knows how to break down fiber from indigestible terminology: puns intended. It’s not surprising. Since 1996, this research institute has investigated “the function and role of  micronutrients, phytochemicals, and other constituents of food in maintaining human health and preventing and treating disease.” And fiber is definitelyContinue reading “Classified Fiber”