The Inner Workings of Fiber

The history of what is good and what is not good for you has definitely had its misleading moments over the course of time. This is especially true in regard to nutrition. One claim that misled people for nearly two centuries is that fiber is not important for maintaining your health. From the early 1800s,Continue reading “The Inner Workings of Fiber”

Childhood WEIGHT Issues

It’s a sad fact of modern life that so many children around the world are facing a health problem that is largely preventable: being overweight (having extra body fat) or obese (having too much body fat). The World Health Organization (WHO) presents some alarming statistics on the number of children who are affected by excessContinue reading “Childhood WEIGHT Issues”

Physical Activity for Good Health

We human beings are funny creatures when it comes to exercise. It’s good for us, but it seems the majority of people have to force themselves to do what is physically good for them on a regular basis. Maybe it’s the word “exercise” that is off-putting for a lot of folks. It conjures up havingContinue reading “Physical Activity for Good Health”

Reaching More Generations

Shared by Nicolas van Rensburg, an Independent Service Provider for The AIM Companies When AIM was founded in 1982, most Members were part of the Baby Boomer generation (born 1946-1964) and for those of you who don’t know, after the Baby Boomers came “Gen X” (born 1965-1980) and now the “Millennials” (born 1981-1996). If youContinue reading “Reaching More Generations”

The Outbreak of Psoriasis

Around the world, 125,000,000 people suffer from psoriasis, a chronic skin condition that comes and goes but is never completely cured. The cause is believed to be a malfunctioning immune system. Overactive T cells that normally protect the body begin attacking healthy skin cells. The result is thick, scaly, red patches of skin that canContinue reading “The Outbreak of Psoriasis”

Manufacturing Muscles

Have you ever wondered how the body makes muscles? It is suitable to use the word manufacture because it is as though your body is a natural factory for muscle production using proteins. It truly is incredible. The assembly lines in this inner factory are essentially controlled by the information in your DNA, containing theContinue reading “Manufacturing Muscles”

When Your Immune System Attacks . . . You!

The immune system is your body’s defense against attacks from organisms or substances that can make you sick. The primary defenders in this protective system are your white blood cells, leukocytes that include phagocytes and lymphocytes. Phagocytes envelop and destroy invasive elements, such as bacteria, dust and viruses. Lymphocytes remember invaders, allowing your body toContinue reading “When Your Immune System Attacks . . . You!”

The Brain-Bacteria Chatline (Part 2)

Part 2 of 2 Given the importance of microbiota population and diversity, it is interesting to understand how it all begins in the human body. Microbiome development is said to start as soon as someone is born, influenced even by the method of being delivered into the world. However, recent research indicates that a babyContinue reading “The Brain-Bacteria Chatline (Part 2)”

The Brain-Bacteria Chatline

Part 1 of 2 Science has only scratched the surface of the deep relationship between the human body and the microbiome and microbiota, the trillions of microbes that inhabit the human gut. This myriad of microorganisms includes archaea, bacteria, eukaryotes, fungi and viruses. Research is also suggesting that there is communication coming from within thisContinue reading “The Brain-Bacteria Chatline”

AIM to Beat the Summer Heat

The heat is on in North America! As temperatures rise, energy levels lower for most people. But hey! It’s summertime. You get to spend more time being physically active outdoors. At the same time, the heat makes you sweat, so you need to replenish with water to avoid dehydration. Perspiring also makes you lose electrolytes.Continue reading “AIM to Beat the Summer Heat”