The Fiber Connection to Weight Loss

It’s another New Year, and with it comes two common resolutions: lose weight and get in shape. However, many people struggle with both goals. Going on the latest diet usually ends in failure. As for all the exercise options, research shows that it can lead to disappointment in regard to how little weight is actuallyContinue reading “The Fiber Connection to Weight Loss”

Moving Past My Hip Replacement

Shared by Petra Stevenson, AIM Director Being a very active person, owning an organic livestock farm and teaching fitness classes twice a week, I was not sure how to live with the fact that I needed a hip replacement. How could I deal with not being able to move around much? It was a scaryContinue reading “Moving Past My Hip Replacement”

Circulation and Energy

The natural vegetable nitrate in beets is a current focus of research because the body converts it to nitric oxide. You can think of nitric oxide as a natural vasodilator, meaning it relaxes blood vessels and makes them wider. The result is improved circulation throughout the body. Doctors often prescribe vasodilating drugs for high bloodContinue reading “Circulation and Energy”

Beneficial Beet Juice

Comparisons can make for interesting studies, especially when the people tested have significant age differences. When older people come out on top, the results can seem even more impressive. Such is the case when researchers in New Zealand and Thailand conducted a 2019 study examining the effects of nitrate-rich beetroot juice. Volunteers were chosen fromContinue reading “Beneficial Beet Juice”

A Natural Solution

Shared by Debra Pugh, AIM Director When Debra Pugh was introduced to AIM nutrition at the age of 26, it changed the unhealthy trajectory her life seemed to be on from infancy. Sickly as a baby, Debra continued to come down with a variety of ailments once she reached school age. By high school, sheContinue reading “A Natural Solution”

Physical Activity for Good Health

We human beings are funny creatures when it comes to exercise. It’s good for us, but it seems the majority of people have to force themselves to do what is physically good for them on a regular basis. Maybe it’s the word “exercise” that is off-putting for a lot of folks. It conjures up havingContinue reading “Physical Activity for Good Health”

Manufacturing Muscles

Have you ever wondered how the body makes muscles? It is suitable to use the word manufacture because it is as though your body is a natural factory for muscle production using proteins. It truly is incredible. The assembly lines in this inner factory are essentially controlled by the information in your DNA, containing theContinue reading “Manufacturing Muscles”

C Is for Calcium

What comes to mind when you hear the word calcium? Milk? Maybe. For many people, the childhood push to drink milk is related to calcium for strong bones. So the thought of bones is also likely to pop into your head when considering calcium. This makes sense because we know that 99 percent of theContinue reading “C Is for Calcium”

Keeping It Simple

It seems that their will always be an endless amount of health advice for people to follow. This has been going on for centuries. In the late 1500s, Luigi Cornaro, a Venetian nobleman, wrote a bestselling book titled, The Art of Living Long. Over 400 years later, Suzanne Somers, an American actress, wrote the bestsellerContinue reading “Keeping It Simple”

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”