The Journey Home

Shared by Marcelle Meijer, AIM Preferred Member in Pretoria, South Africa. Upon my return from the U.S. 18 months ago, I was at a crossroads in my career. In search of more direction, I enrolled in a life coaching program. On this journey of discovery and soul searching, it became very clear what resonated withContinue reading “The Journey Home”

Make Your Dreams Happen

Shared by Toni Lund, AIM Chairman’s Club Director Visiting Gettysburg, Phil­a­delphia and Washington gives you a great insight into the history of America and how far it has come as a country. Our forefathers had a dream, and they took action to make it come true. It’s something we all should do when pursuing ourContinue reading “Make Your Dreams Happen”

Life Sketch of Leora at Age 100

Leora Morton Gertsch Collins Ward has lived a long and interesting yet challenging life for over 100 years. Born in Mapleton, Utah, Leora was an exceptional student who would go on to become a teacher. Leora has nine children and has outlived three loving husbands. Her second was in the Air Force, a career thatContinue reading “Life Sketch of Leora at Age 100”

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”

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”

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”

CoCoa LeafGreens for Allergies

Shared by Rose Stoltzfus, AIM Director In January 2015, our 11-year-old daughter, Laura, became really sick. We took her to the doctor, who said she had bronchitis. A prescription antibiotic—amoxicillin—was prescribed, and she got better. But a couple weeks later Laura was sick again, so the doctor gave her a stronger prescription. Before she finishedContinue reading “CoCoa LeafGreens for Allergies”

Ruth’s Million Dollar Journey

Being among the Elite group of AIM Members in the Million Dollar Club goes far beyond a dollar figure. It’s really about all the people you have been able to help along the way. This is what you truly come to understand from Chairman’s Club Director Ruth Overholt, who reached this AIM milestone in MayContinue reading “Ruth’s Million Dollar Journey”

The Question of Digestion

In January 2008, a report was published with the ominous title, “The Burden of Digestive Diseases in the United States.” It’s not an easy or pleasant read: gastrointestinal infections, digestive cancers, gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Since its publication eleven years ago, the burden seems to have grown heavier. And it’s no longer justContinue reading “The Question of Digestion”