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. A prescription antibiotic—amoxicillin—was prescribed, and she got better. But a couple weeks later Laura was sick again, so the doctor gave her a stronger prescription. Before she finishedContinue reading “CoCoa LeafGreens for Allergies”

March On with BarleyLife

March 20 is a turning point. In the Northern Hemi­sphere, the date officially marks winter turning into spring. The return of green marks the former winter landscape with new leafy growth and the promise of fresh greens from gardens and farms. Three days before the first day of spring is green-themed St. Patrick’s Day. MarchContinue reading “March On with BarleyLife”

It’s All About Nutrition

Looking at Health Awareness Calendars for 2019, it’s interesting to note that March stands out as Nutrition Month in the United States and Canada. It’s especially interesting for The AIM Companies™, given that this Member-driven organization is in the business of sharing “Nutrition that works!” It’s a simple yet significant catch-phrase that reflects the importanceContinue reading “It’s All About Nutrition”

Athletes and Plant-Based Diets

Research indicates that athletes who overtrain and push their endurance to extremes have a higher risk for heart problems, notably plaque buildup in the arteries and cell death in the heart. In other words, overdoing it athletically can increase heart attacks. This may tie in to the damage caused by oxidative stress, which occurs simplyContinue reading “Athletes and Plant-Based Diets”

The Finn Family’s Miracle

Sometimes a mother’s in­stinct works wonders. Such is the case with Tamara Finn, an AIM Wholesale Member in Ohio. If it weren’t for Tamara’s enduring faith and motherly intuition, her son, Richard, would most likely not be alive today. Even when doctors gave her a “do it or he will die” ultimatum, Tamara had otherContinue reading “The Finn Family’s Miracle”