Increase Your Risk of Life! With Fats!

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Being alive is pretty exciting. As a living, breathing human, you have a lot of great options available. You can read a book, hug your children, whistle in the shadow of a statue or admire a nearby toucan. It is literally up to you. And now, there may be a simple way to extend the miracle of life!

According to a study published in the  Journal of Clinical Lipidologyfolks with higher levels of of EPA and DHA omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in their blood tended to have a greater rate of survival when compared to those with the lowest levels.

The study analyzed 6,500 post-menopausal women ( ages 65-80). They had their polyunsaturated fat levels tested in 1996 and their health outcomes were tracked until 2014. Other factors were also measured: smoking and drinking habits, exercise levels, genetic history, etc. By the end of the study, nearly one-third of the women had passed. Scientists put all the information together and were able to say that their “findings support the view that higher EPA and DHA omega-3 levels are associated with better overall health.”

Researchers estimate that it takes only one gram of EPA or DHA to increase PUFA levels from the lowest to the highest. Polyunsaturated fatty acids can be acquired from fish or from seeds that come from plants like flax or sunflower. Making sure that there is an adequate amount in your diet might extend your life, all it takes is a few simple dietary changes and/or regular supplement usage.

Related AIM Products

AIMega contains 2 grams of polyunsaturated fatty acids from the oils of sunflower seed, flaxseed, olives and sesame seeds in every three-capsule serving.

CellSparc 360 has 100 mg of palm oil and 238 mg of fish oil in every serving along with CoQ10.

And GingkoSense contains 2.5 grams of DHA (as fish oil) along with the world-famous ginkgo biloba extract,  bilberry extract, lutein and zeaxanthin.

These great products may help extend a great life! Try one today.

Alex Frisk in the Net!

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AIM nutrition powered AIM-sponsored Athlete Alex Frisk through academic and athletic demands at Red Deer College during the fall of 2016.

“The term was awesome! I found it easier to be awake all day in terms of energy,” Alex stated. “Even staying after class to study in the library after getting through a day of studying. Not taking naps at all. And the best grades I’ve gotten yet.”

Alex’s knee injury that she received while playing on a men’s roller hockey team in July 2016 hasn’t held her back on the ice. As one of three goalies on the Red Deer College Queens, Alex helped her team to reach first place in the league. Highlights of the fall include being in net for the first annual Pink in the Rink fundraiser in support of women’s cancer. “My parents were there to watch me play,” Alex said. And in the game that put her team in first place, Alex had a shutout, blocking twenty-three shots on net.

In April, Alex will participate in the trials for a spot on Team Canada’s roller hockey team. And in May, she is getting married, so 2017 is shaping up to be an incredible year for this talented young woman.

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Heart Help

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As the hardest working organ in the body, the heart deserves all the help it can get. Yet so many people go through life doing things that give their hearts a hard time: poor diet, lack of exercise, stressful thoughts, just to name a few of the hard-hearted things they may do.

On top of bad habits, the aging process brings about a reduction in the body’s production of adequate levels of nutrients, so supplementation becomes a vital part of a healthy lifestyle especially when it comes to helping the heart beat.

CellSparc 360
Let’s face it; hearts require an awful lot of energy to do their lifelong job of keeping people alive. One vital, heart-boosting nutrient is the antioxidant and energy sparker, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). To keep beating, the heart depends on sufficient amounts of CoQ10, sparking energy production at the cellular level. A reduction in CoQ10 production is bound to negatively affect heart function in the long run.

Supplementing daily with CellSparc 360 lends a vital helping hand to the heart, providing CoQ10 along with DHA and EPA and vitamin E.

AIMega
Omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids cannot be synthesized by the body, so eating omega-rich foods and boosting intake with a supplement are essential. In fact, as components of every cell in the body, good health depends on a daily supply of these good fats.

Helping both the heart and blood vessels, omega-3 essential fatty acids reduce arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), lower blood pressure levels, decrease triglyceride levels, slow the buildup of plaque in the arteries and reduce blood vessel inflammation.

AIMega delivers the omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids that the body requires daily.

Bear Paw Garlic
In countries where garlic is consumed in large amounts, there are fewer incidences of cardiovascular disease. Over the years, research has indicated garlic provides a variety of benefits that include helping to maintain cardiovascular health and healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Providing these heart helping benefits, Bear Paw Garlic offers a unique form of garlic: the leaves of wild garlic that grows on the forested mountains of central Europe.

The Immune System and the Cancer Connection

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In 1971, the National Cancer Act waged a war on cancer. Massive research followed although cancer continues to be the second leading cause of death to this day.

Three main treatments are given to people with cancer: surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Other forms of treatment like hormonal therapy, biological therapy and stem cell transplant are also used, depending on the type of cancer. And there is a barrage of drugs prescribed for all forms of treatment.

Medical science has also explored the idea of using the body’s immune system to battle cancer: immunotherapy. The year 2013 saw the introduction of checkpoint inhibitors, drugs that trigger the immune system to identify and destroy cancer cells.

Sometimes the immune system is not able to recognize cancerous cells. The presence of specific proteins can make it seem cancer cells are normal to the immune system’s T-cells. It’s like being surrounded by friends, a few of which turn out to be mortal enemies. And they can multiply if left undetected.

Checkpoint inhibitor drugs block the ability of cancer cells to deceive the immune system, allowing T-cells to identify and kill them. But supporting the immune  system with these drugs can cause side effects, including a variety of inflammatory conditions.

There is also a long-standing belief that a natural, whole-body approach to battling diseases such as cancer can reactivate the body’s ability to heal itself with a strengthened immune system and without harmful side effects. More and more doctors are saying as much in magazine articles, books, videos, TED talks, etc. , including Dr. Lissa Rankin (New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine) and Dr. Dean Ornish (New York Times bestselling author of The Spectrum).

It is believed that the key requirements of the body to heal itself are:

  • A low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet
  • Moderate exercise
  • Stress management
  • Social contact

The AIM Healthy Cell Concept has always recommended these requirements, and The AIM Companies has been providing supplemental, whole-food nutrition that supports a strong immune system since 1982.

The following products are just a handful in the AIM lineup: BarleyLife, AIMega and Herbal Fiberblend deliver essential plant-based nutrients that maintain good health. Peak Endurance and Red Rush suppor t exercise programs. Composure contributes to stress management. And being part of the AIM family offers connections to likeminded individuals.

The fact is that a strong immune system is vital for maintaining good health. And it is a widely held view that by giving the body what it requires to strengthen its defense, it can heal and take care of itself for a lifetime.

5 Nutritional Strategies for Dry Skin

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Not only is the wintertime cold, but it is also dry. This is because cold air holds less water, making it drier. A parched, arctic environment can wreak havoc on the skin, causing an array of discomforts: itching, pain, outbreaks of eczema and psoriasis and, of course, the dreaded dry eyes.  Faithful applications of lotion and moisturizer and fewer showers may help, and there are some dietary approaches as well.

1.Make Sure You’re Not Vitamin Deficient

True vitamin deficiencies are rare in the developed world as we are more likely to be simply insufficient. However, it would be wise to make sure you’re getting adequate amounts of vitamin A, iodine and riboflavin (B2). Deficiencies in these vitamins can cause dry skin as well as other, greater problems.

Related Products: BarleyLife Xtra, BarleyLife, Just Carrots and Peak Endurance

2.Omega-3 Fatty Acids

There is no better nutrition for your skin than omega fatty acids. It’s possible that they can be useful for almost any skin problem, including wrinkles.  They play a key role in the upkeep of the cell membrane which lets the good stuff into the cell and throws the bad stuff out. A well functioning cell membrane also helps to prevent cellular dehydration.

Related Products: AIMega, CellSparc 360

3.Vitamin C 

You may be taking vitamin C to prevent colds during the winter, but mighty vitamin C might help with dry skin, too. Vitamin C is a boon for the skin overall, and a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found evidence that vitamin C may relieve skin dryness.

Related Products: BarleyLife Xtra, Peak Endurance, CalicAIM

4. Zinc 

One of the symptoms of zinc deficiency is rough, dry skin, but zinc plays such a large role in skincare that it deserves its own bullet point. Many use zinc for acne, eczema and to ward off wrinkles. It provides general antioxidant protection for your skin and plays a big part in the stabilization of the cell membrane, an important component of cell hydration.

Related Products: CalciAIM, ReAssure SP

5. Probiotics 

Believe it or not, the bacteria in your gut can affect the quality of your skin. A belly full of healthy bacteria reduces inflammation. There is good evidence that unchecked inflammation empowers skin problems like acne, eczema and psoriasis. Probiotics assist the skin’s barrier function and helps your skin hold onto more moisture.

Related Products: FloraFood

Celebrate a Healthy Cell Environment with AIM

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AIM’s Mission and Promise to You 

In April, we celebrate our planet and the diverse and abundant organisms (like us) that are living well thanks to the goodness and bounty of the natural world. So when selecting wholefood nutritional supplements, the first thing you want to do is to make sure that whatever you choose comes direct from nature and doesn’t contain harmful chemicals that can pollute your body. The AIM Companies knows this. That’s why we only use plants that are tested for the absence of over 300 pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and other harmful chemicals. The USDA reports that 50% of foods that are labeled “organically certified” still contain chemical residues. Our Quality Assurance Department will reject any ingredients that test positive. The AIM Companies goes above and beyond to ensure that you receive the highest-quality, healthiest wholefood products and nutritional supplements.

Cleansing 

If you’re feeling worn out or if you’re walking around all day in a haze, if you feel bloated, constipated or congested, if you get sick more often than normal or have worsening allergies, it could be due to a toxin buildup. Your body works hard at removing toxins through organs like the liver, lungs and kidneys, but if you’re eating too much fat, sugar and meat, toxins can begin to accumulate rapidly and may be a real nuisance to your wellbeing. Luckily, there are quite a few nutritional strategies for detoxifying.

Fiber

Fiber is one of the best nutritional tools for cleansing. Sometimes toxins and other gunk can accumulate inside the walls of your intestines which can prevent you from absorbing valuable nutrients. A healthy dose of deep-cleansing fit ‘n fiber or Herbal Fiberblend may be able to help keep your digestive system running smoothly and your intestine walls gunk- and toxin-free.

Lymphatic Cleanse

The lymphatic system is an often overlooked but highly essential part of the immune system. It acts as a filter for the body’s ubiquitous interstitial fluid, and it also transports fats and vitamins. Herbal Release is the pinnacle of lymphatic cleanses.

Probiotics 

The gut does more than digest food. It’s also home to a wild environment unlike any other on the planet, the gut microbiome. And it is estimated that 70% of our immune system is housed in our midsections. All those unpleasant, aforementioned toxin-bringers (sugar, fats, meat, etc.) and things like stress and illness can wreak havoc on your internal environment. That’s why a probiotic like FloraFood is so important. It restores balance to your body by promoting the growth of healthy, natural gut bacteria.

Pollution

The World Health Organization estimates that over 1 million people die each year from the effects of air pollution. Most of those deaths and many related health problems can be tied back to oxidative stress.

Antioxidants 

High levels of oxidative stress means that your body is out of balance. When pollution is high, the body becomes inundated with free radicals and cannot produce enough antioxidants to fend them off. That’s why it’s important to reach for an antioxidant supplement like Proancynol 2000 or a wholefood product with a high ORAC score like BarleyLife. Each contains the building blocks of free-radical protection that your body can use to defend itself.

Dietary Nitrate 

Air pollution has also been linked to endothelial dysfunction dysfunction (aka dysfunction of the veins), and pollution caused by heavy traffic has been shown to increase blood pressure and decrease blood flow. Scientists tested beet juice to see if it would help to mitigate this phenomenon. When people drank beet juice, their blood flows were unhampered and improved. You can obtain your daily dose of dietary nitrate from Red Rush or RediBeets.

Vitamin C

A study published in Epidemiology looked at subjects who suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). On days when the air pollution levels were highest, their symptoms were the worst and many were admitted to the hospital. However, if they had low levels of vitamin C, the chances of a COPD sufferer ending up in the hospital was 1.2 times greater, leading researchers to believe that vitamin C’s antioxidant properties offered some protection against the pollution. And you can find vitamin C in Peak Endurance and BarleyLife Xtra.

Sun Damage 

Although humans, animals and all the plants need sunlight to survive, too much of a good thing can be a bit dangerous and unpleasant. That’s why it’s important to be responsible about soaking up those vitamin D-filled rays. One nutritional tip for keeping your skin healthy and young in the sun is through the use of omega-3 fatty acids. Sun damage can cause wrinkles, and omega-3s may help reduce inflammatory compounds that speed up the wrinkling process. Get your essential fatty acids from AIMega.

 

 

3 Exciting New Discoveries About Omega-3 You Need to Know

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There are a lot of fats in this world, and they get a bad rap.  Even the word “fat” has a lot negative connotations hanging from it like so much unwanted adipose tissue. But fats can be a good thing. For starters, you need fat in your diet because it helps the body produce energy, build cell membranes and absorb minerals. The trick is knowing which fats are healthy and which ones are not.

Trans fat, for example, is bad for you, but polysaturated fats like omega-3 and omega-6 can be very beneficial. In fact, the omegas are necessary for blood clotting, muscle movement and more. They are also well-known for their ability to promote heart health, but a few recent studies show they may have other benefits as well.

Omega-3 and B-Vitamins Team Up to Tackle Alzheimer’s Disease 

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a combination of B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids significantly reduced age-related brain shrinkage, a major contributor to Alzheimer’s disease.  Those with higher baselines of omega-3 had 40% less shrinkage compared to the placebo group.  Try Peak Endurance with your AIMega.

Low Levels of Omega-3 Linked to Bipolar Disorder

Researchers at Penn State found that sufferers of bipolar disorder tend to have lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids that cross the blood-brain barrier than people who do not suffer from that affliction. The why behind it is still unclear. Some researchers speculate that people with bipolar disorders may process fatty acids differently. The scientists behind the study are currently investigating dietary approaches using fatty acids for bipolar disorder.  This study was published in Bipolar Disorders.

Omega-3 May Help Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis 

A study published in Rheumatology looked at whether or not omega-3 could lower someone’s risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by a fault in the immune system. Autoantibodies erroneously attack organs and tissue which causes pain and suffering. In the study, blood tests showed a link between low levels of omega-3 and high levels of out-of-whack antibodies. The researchers speculate that omega-3 fatty acids may be able to play a role in the prevention of rheumatoid arthritis in those who are at risk but haven’t developed RA symptoms yet.

Get Your Omegas From AIMega!

The AIM Companies offers the world’s best fats in its essential AIMega. Your body can’t produce omega fatty acids on its own, so you need to make sure you get enough for heart health, immune health, to reduce inflammation and more!