Belle’s Story

Shared by Michelle Long —Chairman’s Club Director in Cleburne, Texas Belle is our 10-year-old German shepherd who acts more like she’s three in terms of her activity level and athleticism.In the fall of 2020, she developed a slight limp in one of her front legs that became progressively worse though intermittent. A few weeks later,Continue reading “Belle’s Story”

The Nature of Inflammation

There’s a theory that chronic inflammation is at the core of disease, including those that are non-infectious. Even with this realization, inflammation is usually treated after the fact. In other words, once an inflammatory condition has been identified, only then is something done to alleviate the inflammation. Testing for inflammation usually involves measuring the presenceContinue reading “The Nature of Inflammation”

The Skinny on Omegas

Your body is made up of around 37.2 trillion cells, an estimated 35 billion of which are skin cells.  Fatty acids become structural components of cell membranes, so it is vital that your diet includes omega-3 and -6 to optimize cellular permeability and function. Both EFAs are integral to the health of the epidermal (outer)Continue reading “The Skinny on Omegas”

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!”

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”

Balancing the Essentials

Omega-3 and omega-6 are fatty acids that your body cannot produce on its own. This means it is essential that you get them from dietary intake, whether from food or supplementation. Sourcing Your Essentials The most common food associated with omega-3 is fish, especially wild salmon, mackerel and sardines. These high-fat fish swim in coldContinue reading “Balancing the Essentials”

Newlyweds’ Enthusiasm for AIM NUTRITION

In March 2019, AIM Member and IRONMAN Triathlete Lew Hollan­der flew with his fiancée, Karen Jones, to the U.S. Virgin Islands and got married. Karen shares Lew’s enthusiasm for AIM nutrition. As Lew puts it, they take a “whole bunch of stuff” including, BarleyLife, RediBeets, Calci­AIM, ProPeas and AIMega. “The AIM products really have improvedContinue reading “Newlyweds’ Enthusiasm for AIM NUTRITION”

Aging Well Tips

Moms deserve a day every May that honors them because they have one of the most demanding, unpaid jobs in the world. As such, motherhood can speed up the aging process. Yet not all women age at the same pace, which is why there are so many questions about this aspect of being alive. WhyContinue reading “Aging Well Tips”

Well-Fed Eyes

If you are what you eat and the eyes are the windows to the soul, nutrition can affect just how clearly you see through your windows. The cornea of the eye can be likened to a window letting in light that is transformed into vision, images produced on the retina. As the inner lining ofContinue reading “Well-Fed Eyes”

CoCoa LeafGreens for Allergies

Shared by Rose Stoltzfus, AIM Director In January 2015, our 11-year-old daughter, Laura, became really sick. We took her to the doctor, who said she had bronchitis. Shortly thereafter she became ill again. Once more, we took her to the doctor and that time, they said Laura had allergies. Near the end of February, LauraContinue reading “CoCoa LeafGreens for Allergies”