Fall Through Winter Wellness

As the seasons of lower temperatures fall on the northern climes of the United States and Canada, the cold change in the weather creates an environment that makes a person more susceptible to a cold or the flu. Chilly thermometer readings are a factor in such illnesses. The viruses that cause these ailments thrive evenContinue reading “Fall Through Winter Wellness”

4 for Immune Support

Your immune system is the first line of defense that protects you from harm from the inside out and the outside in. Regular intake of wholesome food that is primarily plant-based is one of the best ways that you can personally assist this defense system. Topping off healthy nourishment with nutrition that works adds supplementaryContinue reading “4 for Immune Support”

A Miracle for a Little Lilly

Shared by Linda Pretorius, AIM Preferred Member We adopted two tiny kittens that were not in very good shape. I took them home, fed them a good meal and then gave them a bath to get rid of their fleas so that we could at least handle them. Two days later, the smallest kitten weContinue reading “A Miracle for a Little Lilly”

The Benefits of Folate

It’s a fact that folate is important for women before, during and after pregnancy. An increased intake of this B vitamin helps to prevent birth defects, fuel rapid growth and fortify breast milk. Recent research indicates that folate for fathers-to-be is important as well. A study published in 2019 examined the data collected on 108Continue reading “The Benefits of Folate”

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”

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!”

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”

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”

BarleyLife for Pets

Shared by Mary Brubaker, Preferred Member Have you ever considered that BarleyLife might be helpful for your four-legged friends? Neither did I until we had this predicament with our four-month-old golden retriever, Lily. Upon letting her out of the barn one morning, I was surprised to see her face all swollen up. Whatever could haveContinue reading “BarleyLife for Pets”

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”