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”

Plant-Based Back-to-School Protection

For students who are physically going back to school this month, there is a combination of relief and concern about this return. Things are simply not the same as they were pre-pandemic, and the new normal suggests that we are not out of the woods just yet. Being cautious is a good thing. Preventive strategiesContinue reading “Plant-Based Back-to-School Protection”

Aging Well with AIM Nutrition

If there is one secret to aging well, it is the sources of nutrition that you feed your body as the years go by.1 Consuming the right kinds of food adds up to “inner housekeeping” that makes for a healthy body environment. It’s a “nourishing your cells equals a healthy you” situation that is soContinue reading “Aging Well with AIM Nutrition”

The Cocoa Brain Boost

Most people would like to keep their minds sharp, fearing age related decline in cognition and memory in their later years. Studies suggest that consuming some cocoa or chocolate every day helps keep memories from slipping away. Such research particularly affirms the cravings of chocolate lovers. Of course, the type of chocolate makes a difference:Continue reading “The Cocoa Brain Boost”

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”

Serving Others by Offering Hope

Shared by Char Pelfrey AIM Director Of all the roles in life I’ve loved and endeavored to undertake, cancer survivor was not on my list. In 2016, my husband, Jerry, and I were living full, productive lives with four grown daughters and 11 grandchildren: Jerry as lead pastor of our church and I with 15Continue reading “Serving Others by Offering Hope”

Childhood WEIGHT Issues

It’s a sad fact of modern life that so many children around the world are facing a health problem that is largely preventable: being overweight (having extra body fat) or obese (having too much body fat). The World Health Organization (WHO) presents some alarming statistics on the number of children who are affected by excessContinue reading “Childhood WEIGHT Issues”

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!”