4 Things You Should Know About the Microbiome

1 Antibiotics have a detrimental effect on the microbiome, destroying good bacteria along with those that cause infections. Many people take antibiotics for a cold or the flu, but both illnesses are caused by viruses that antibiotics cannot kill. Studies indicate long-lasting disruption of the microbiome even from short-term antibiotic use. Childhood exposure to antibioticsContinue reading “4 Things You Should Know About the Microbiome”

The Inner Workings of Fiber

The history of what is good and what is not good for you has definitely had its misleading moments over the course of time. This is especially true in regard to nutrition. One claim that misled people for nearly two centuries is that fiber is not important for maintaining your health. From the early 1800s,Continue reading “The Inner Workings of Fiber”

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!”

The Brain-Bacteria Chatline (Part 2)

Part 2 of 2 Given the importance of microbiota population and diversity, it is interesting to understand how it all begins in the human body. Microbiome development is said to start as soon as someone is born, influenced even by the method of being delivered into the world. However, recent research indicates that a babyContinue reading “The Brain-Bacteria Chatline (Part 2)”

The Brain-Bacteria Chatline

Part 1 of 2 Science has only scratched the surface of the deep relationship between the human body and the microbiome and microbiota, the trillions of microbes that inhabit the human gut. This myriad of microorganisms includes archaea, bacteria, eukaryotes, fungi and viruses. Research is also suggesting that there is communication coming from within thisContinue reading “The Brain-Bacteria Chatline”

Nutritiously Smooth Smoothies

AIM products take healthy beverages to a whole new nutritional level, and there’s no limit to the variety of smoothie creations you can make. AIM Star Sapphire Director Leré Robinson features a fine selection of recipes on her Alive Again website— http://www.aliveagainonline.com. The follow­­ing taste of the tropics with a LeafGreens variation is one ofContinue reading “Nutritiously Smooth Smoothies”

AIM for Your Gut

The microbiome remains a mystery even with all the recent buzz about its importance. And it is often linked to another word: microbiota. According to the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah, the microbiota is a “collection or community of microbes” while the microbiome is viewed as “the full collection of genesContinue reading “AIM for Your Gut”

Sleep for Your Microbiome

It is entirely possible that stress gets between your sleep patterns and the health of your microbiome. If the bacterial balance in your gut is off, your response to stress can be off as well, keeping you tossing and turning during the night. And lack of sleep can alter the diversity of bacteria and negativelyContinue reading “Sleep for Your Microbiome”

Bacteria, the Brain and Bones

The microbiome is an amazing part of your life . . . literally. Life within life so to speak. All of the microorganisms that make up your microbiota are alive and doing their part to keep you healthy, particularly the friendly bacteria. But like everything good in life, it tends to be all about balance.Continue reading “Bacteria, the Brain and Bones”

Your Heart Healthy AIM

Life is just a heartbeat away. By giving your heart the right nutrition to remain strong, the beat goes on. AIM’s natural health products can help to deliver supplemental support. Decades of research into the onset and progression of heart conditions and other diseases has lead to the recognition of chronic inflammation as a commonContinue reading “Your Heart Healthy AIM”