Looking Into Probiotics

With the essential connection made between human health and good bacteria, it is no wonder there have been so many studies on the use of probiotics that supplement the body’s own population of bacteria. Currently, over 1,300 human clinical trials are listed on the ClinicalTrials.gov website and nearly 300 more on the International Clinical TrialsContinue reading “Looking Into Probiotics”

The AIM Commitment to High-Quality Ingredients

AIM has been committed to high-quality ingredients ever since 1982, when the uniquely rich source of nutrients found in young barley grass was made available. That’s when the AIM commitment began, and it continues to this very day. You don’t have to look far into the AIM lineup to find examples. The following represent aContinue reading “The AIM Commitment to High-Quality Ingredients”

Gut Bacteria Get Organized

Extensive research continues into the gut microbiome to learn even more about the role that bacteria play in the biology and health of human beings. One of the most recent accomplishments by an international team of scientists has to do with being bacterially organized. Their undertakings published in Nature Biotechnology are a bit mind boggling:Continue reading “Gut Bacteria Get Organized”

5 Ways to Support Your Immune System

1  Regulate Sleep and Stress When we sleep, our body heals, repairs and restores itself, so do everything you can to get 7–9 hours of sleep nightly. AIM Composure is a calming blend of herbs that can help you to avoid sleepless nights. Learn to manage your stress levels, which suppress your immune system andContinue reading “5 Ways to Support Your Immune System”

Reinforce Your Bond with Good Bacteria

It’s funny that in the 1970s dietary fiber was defined as “the skeletal remains of plant cells that are resistant to digestion … .” 1 Fortunately, we have since learned that the indigestible part of plants is an essential nutrient that has a positive impact on the entire body, not just the digestive system. TheContinue reading “Reinforce Your Bond with Good Bacteria”

A Fifty Percent Chance of Survival

Shared by Leah Miller, AIM Director In 2016, my 11-year-old son, Jerry, had an accident involving gasoline. Over 85 percent of his body was burned. The first day at the hospital, the doctor told us nutrition was the only thing that would get him through. I was so amazed to hear a medical doctor sayContinue reading “A Fifty Percent Chance of Survival”

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”

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”