Healthy Bones and Joints

The hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone … by a joint. Bones and joints go hand in hand … or ball in socket to be more exact when it comes to hip and thigh bones or shoulders for that matter. The structure and performance of the skeletal frame and all of its movable parts is a work of natural art.

When the skeletal frame works, it gives you the freedom to move and be active. Otherwise, we might all be plants rooted in the earth, going nowhere. It can make you think about those who choose to be physically inactive. And sadly, some people have no choice in the matter.

If your skeletal frame is working, one of the best things you can do to keep it that way is to keep moving and stay active. Being too sedentary turns good bones and joints into an “if you don’t use it, you lose it” situation over time.

‘Osteo’ Conditions

The word “osteo” relates to bones, with its origin in the Greek language: osteon. The two most common health problems related to bones and joints are osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

Osteoporosis means porous bones, which is caused by calcium loss, making bones more likely to break. Regular exercise helps to inhibit the rate of bone loss. Because exercise strengthens the skeletal frame, the risk of falling and breaking bones is reduced. The message remains “keep moving.”

Osteoarthritis might be translated as bone-joint inflammation. It’s a condition that results from the break down of cartilage (the cushion) between joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling. Again, exercise is beneficial for the joints. A study published in 2009 in the Journal of Anatomy determined that “exercise has positive salutary benefits for joint tissues in addition to its other health benefits.”1

AIM Bone and Joint Maintenance

CalciAIM
To replace and maintain the body’s calcium levels, CalciAIM provides three types of this essential mineral. CalciAIM powder mixes into a bioavailable drink that also includes nutrients required for the absorption of calcium, such as vitamin D and magnesium.

Frame Essentials
The essential components of joint cartilage structure—glucosamine and methylsulfonylmethane—are available in Frame Essentials. The formula also
includes a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic: boswellia extract, and all three ingredients may help to reduce arthritic pain, stiffness and swelling.

CalciAIM and Frame Essentials deliver supplemental building blocks for healthy bones and joints to support a strong and functional skeletal frame.

1 Journal of Anatomy 2009 Feb; 214(2):197–207
[accessed February 25, 2018]

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Tooth and Gum Health with AIM

Your overall health is greatly affected by your oral hygiene. When it isn’t optimal, your body can be negatively impacted by problems with your gums and teeth, a link caused partly by specific oral bacteria as well as factors such as nutrition and genetics.

Science recognizes the vital role that bacteria plays in keeping you healthy, from the skin, to the mucous membranes in your mouth, to the intestines. But it’s all about the proper balance between the good and the bad.

Your mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria that are essentially harmless until a biofilm is allowed to proliferate on the teeth and gums, thereby causing oral infections. Gum disease and tooth decay are two of the most common consequences of
not effectively brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis.

According to numerous studies, uncontrolled growth of oral bacteria combined with inflamed gums may even promote some diseases. In fact, due to research conducted over the last twenty-five years, it is now commonly accepted that there is a link between oral inflammation and clogged arteries, dementia, heart disease and stroke. Those with type 2 diabetes may find it easier to get oral infections due to the disease’s weakening of the immune system.

Current research is investigating how having osteoporosis—systemic loss of bone density causing weak and brittle bones—may provide a host system that is increasingly susceptible to infectious destruction of tooth and bone loss.

To protect your body from oral infections, it is essential to brush and floss your teeth daily and eat healthily, especially when it comes to limiting the amount of sugar and refined carbohydrates in your diet. And you can boost your intake of healthy foods with AIM nutritional supplements, such as BarleyLife for anti-inflammatory, cleansing greens that nurture healthy cells, CellSparc 360 for the coenzyme Q10 that has been shown to help repair gum tissue¹, and CalciAIM for calcium, which helps to protect teeth against
gum disease².

1 http://bit.ly/CoQ10Dental
2 http://bit.ly/CalciumDental

“Using AIM products like BarleyLife as an adjunctive part of our dental practice has proven to be incredibly beneficial for treating patients. Drinking these nutritional greens helps to alkalinize body pH and reduce inflammation, swelling, pain and infections. The key is educating people to change their lifestyles and to take AIM products on a daily basis.”
Drs. Ken and Lanny Donald, Chairman’s Club Directors, Surrey, BC

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results that everyone can achieve.

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The AIM Companies has been in business since 1982 providing whole-food concentrates and nutritional supplements through network marketing.

Supplemental calcium from CalciAIM

As the most common mineral in the body, calcium is required for strong bones, teeth and, yes, muscles. Yet most people do not get enough.

Supplementing with tablets or capsules can be a waste of money since the body cannot break them down easily, so most of the calcium is simply eliminated.

CalciAIM provides calcium in powder form, meaning the body can easily absorb it when taken as a beverage. And since the formula also contains nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin D and zinc, which are necessary for the body to properly absorb calcium, you will not find a better supplement than CalciAIM to increase your intake of this fundamental mineral.

Around 99 percent of body calcium (around two pounds) is stored in bones and teeth. The rest is primarily found in body fluids, such as blood. Your body depends on this additional source of calcium to assist in functions like muscular con­tractions. This
in­cludes regulating the rate of contractions of muscle in a vital organ—the heart.

If you are calcium deficient, your body begins to literally excavate it from your bones to use for other functions. Long-term removal of calcium results in the weakening of bone structure: osteoporosis. You never want to be calcium deficient.

As an example of the health risks of a calcium deficiency, Chairman’s Club Director Marilyn Shewfelt fractured both the tibia and fibula of her left leg. An X-ray revealed a clear one inch of osteoporotic bone (little or no bone density). “We started Marilyn on two servings of CalciAIM per day as soon as she was home from hospital,” explained her husband, Dr. John Shewfelt, Chairman’s Club Director and chiropractor. Twelve weeks later, when the surgeon examined new X-rays, he thought they were someone else’s. “Not only had the fractures healed well, but there was no evidence of osteoporosis in either bone!” John exclaimed. “CalciAIM continues to be a daily use product for both of us.”

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The AIM Companies is a network marketing company that has been in business since 1982. They offer whole-food powder concentrates and nutritional supplements including CalciAIM.

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

Vitamin D Linked to Fewer Asthma Attacks

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Vitamin D–which is free and sprinkled down upon us by our solar system’s sun–is also, somehow, one of the nutrients that the most people are most unlikely to get. So, of course, researchers are constantly researching the positive effects of getting adequate amounts of the stuff.

A review of studies published all over the world has provided good evidence that vitamin D may be able to reduce the risk of asthma attacks requiring hospitalization  as well as attacks where steroid medication was needed.  People who suffered from asthma were fifty percent less likely to be hospitalized if they supplemented with  25 to 50 micrograms of vitamin D daily. (Their risk dropped from 6% to 3%). However, Vitamin D did not seem to provide benefits for asthmatics in the way of day-to-day lung function.

Researchers believe that these benefits may be due to vitamin D’s ability to both bolster the immune system and reduce inflammation.  Public Health England recommends that  folks should try and get more vitamin D during winter and autumn months.

From Fox News

Adrian Martineau, a professor of respiratory infection and immunity at Queen Mary University of London who led the work, said the results were exciting, though also advised caution.

“The findings relating to severe asthma attacks come from just three trials in which the patients were mostly adults with mild or moderate asthma,” he said. More trials are needed in children and in adults with severe asthma, he said, to find out if vitamin D could also benefit these patients.

 

CalciAIM provides 70% of the daily recommended allowance of vitamin D, alongside other important vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium and vitamin C. It’s a nice, tasty way to  get the nutrients your body needs!

Vitamin D Helps Sports Performance, Heart Health

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They call vitamin D “the sunshine vitamin” because it’s one of the few vitamins that you can acquire just by sitting in a turtle-shaped kiddie pool in the backyard or just while being outside in the sunlight generally. Despite being a free vitamin that literally falls right out of the sky, nearly seventy-five percent of American adults and teens don’t get enough of it according Scientific American.

Vitamin D does a lot of great stuff. It helps you absorb calcium for bone growth. It supports the immune system, the brain, cardiovascular health, mood and the nervous system. It may also play a role in diabetes management and has been linked to reduced likelihoods of certain cancers and other illnesses.

But now, this vitamin/hormone may also play a role in sports performance. According to a preliminary study presented at the Endocrinology Society annual conference, vitamin D may be able to stop enzyme 11-βHSD1 (the enzyme we all love to hate, right?) from making cortisol, often known as the “stress hormone.”

For athletes, an increase in long-term cortisol levels can be a big bad deal because “ye olde stress hormone” can inhibit hormones that stimulate muscle growth. It can also negatively impact performance through inflammation and fatigue.  So if vitamin D can block the production of cortisol it would, in theory, improve one’s athletic abilities.

Luckily, we have to theorize very little because scientists have already tested this out. In their pilot study, the researchers gave 13 healthy adults either 50 μg of vitamin D or a placebo for two weeks.  Those in the Vitamin-D group had lower blood pressures, lower levels of cortisol in their urine, showed fewer signs of exertion after exercise and were able to cycle 30% farther than those in the group that didn’t take vitamin D. The scientists plan to follow up this study with a larger and longer one that tests a wider range of people.

Cortisol has also been linked to higher blood pressure and a mess of other cardiovascular problems. If the research plays out, vitamin D may have further applications for heart health, too.

If you’re looking for a vitamin D supplement, look no further than AIM’s CalciAIM. This great-tasting dietary supplement provides 70% of your RDA for vitamin D in every single serving. It also provides vitamin C (54%), magnesium (26%), calcium (38%) as well as several other minerals.

Nutrition That’s Working!

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Shared by Pascale Raphaelle Dennery, AIM Preferred Member in Sacramento, California

I was first introduced to AIM in 2011 by my best friend’s beau, AIM Director Bill Marriott. I had heard of Bill’s health business, but I had not met him in person because both of them lived so far away. My husband and I drove thousands of miles to meet up with Bill and my best friend in Big Sky, Montana, and Bill gave me several AIM products as gifts, including Cell Wellness Restorer™ and Mag-nificence™. I used the Cell Wellness Restorer almost immediately for relief from mosquito bites. Wow! The itching was gone. Bill also shared his experience with the AIM products and some literature.

When I returned home, I tried BarleyLife®, CalciAIM® and some other AIM products, so I signed up and became a Member. I really liked the Cell Wellness Restorer. Adding it to baths helped me recover from aches, pains and bruises.

Sometime after that, I ended up getting hospitalized. I have a genetic predisposition (MELAS syndrome). It explained why I had struggled with my health most of my life. The condition impacts my cells, and they operate at less than half of the capacity that they’re supposed to. Many of my family members are also afflicted. This makes me prone to late onset type 1 diabetes, strokes and seizures. The hospital food wasn’t very nourishing, but with sheer determination and spiritual understanding, I had an amazingly fast recovery and was discharged.

As I delved into AIM more, I learned a lot from the AIM Academy and the webinars. From what I read, I wished I could have used more AIM products from the get-go because they may have helped me deal with many stressful situations. It was an article in Living Well that inspired me to add Renewed Balance® body cream to my daily regimen. I had an “a-ha!” moment and decided to try it on my face. My eldest sister complimented me recently by saying “You look like a baby.” The biological clock is slowing as, technically, I am in my late forties!

At the moment, I use a full range of AIM products: Cell Wellness Restorer™, Mag-nificence™ crystals, Peak Endurance®, CalciAIM®, AIMega®, BarleyLife®, fit ‘n fiber® and Proancynol 2000®. And Red Rush® is just wonderful. Since I have type 1 diabetes, I don’t drink the whole bottle unless I haven’t had a lot of carbohydrates, but I do take what I need. It seems to help with the seizures. It’s a wonderful product.

BarleyLife is something that I take every day. I have a Master’s Degree in sustainable agriculture and have taken ongoing classes in horticulture and environmental science. I personally like that many of the AIM products are non–GMO, gluten-free, vegan and plant-based.