Drink It Up!

March 22 is World Water Day, which focuses on the importance of freshwater and its sustainable man­agement. Water is essential for all life on earth. Your body is around 50 to 75 percent water, depending on your age and gender, so the recommended daily water intake varies. The well-known “drink eight glasses a day” isContinue reading “Drink It Up!”

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”

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Aaron Noakes spent most of the first 8 years of his life in and out of hospitals due to lung disease. He could never be outside in the night air. Then God healed him. This makes Aaron’s 189-day solo hike along the Appalachian Trail as an adult camping beneath the evening skies a testimony toContinue reading “Hiking the Appalachian Trail”

Reformulation of GinkgoSense

It’s always exciting when AIM Quality Assurance finds ways to generate product improvements based on the latest scientific research. Beneficial changes have been made to the GinkgoSense formulation to further increase its effectiveness in supporting cognitive and visual function. New Ingredients, Better Results The GinkgoSense formula now includes curcumin, ashwagandha, black pepper and ginger, fourContinue reading “Reformulation of GinkgoSense”

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”

Up Your Antioxidant Intake

Like everything in life, the secret seems to be balance . . . even for breathing. The contradiction of oxygen is that you need it to stay alive, but once inside your body, it splits into single atoms with unpaired electrons. When these free radicals begin to outnumber antioxidants, oxidative stress damages cell membranes, DNAContinue reading “Up Your Antioxidant Intake”

The Fiber Connection to Weight Loss

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 actually lost. A 2012 study published in Obesity Reviews revealed that “weight loss resulting from an exercise intervention tends to be lower than predicted.” IfContinue 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”

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”

The Skinny on Omegas

Your body is made up of around 37.2 trillion cells, an estimated 35 billion of which are skin cells.  Fatty acids become structural components of cell membranes, so it is vital that your diet includes omega-3 and -6 to optimize cellular permeability and function. Both EFAs are integral to the health of the epidermal (outer)Continue reading “The Skinny on Omegas”