The All-Seasons Garden Trio

For the majority of North American AIM Members, it’s the tail end of the harvest season. Autumn weather leads to a time when gardens lie fallow, ready to endure the cold of winter and the long wait until a spring sun gives the signal for new growth. That’s just the way it is season-wise. Farmer’sContinue reading “The All-Seasons Garden Trio”

Fall Through Winter Wellness

As the seasons of lower temperatures fall on the northern climes of the United States and Canada, the cold change in the weather creates an environment that makes a person more susceptible to a cold or the flu. Chilly thermometer readings are a factor in such illnesses. The viruses that cause these ailments thrive evenContinue reading “Fall Through Winter Wellness”

4 for Immune Support

Your immune system is the first line of defense that protects you from harm from the inside out and the outside in. Regular intake of wholesome food that is primarily plant-based is one of the best ways that you can personally assist this defense system. Topping off healthy nourishment with nutrition that works adds supplementaryContinue reading “4 for Immune Support”

Plant-Based Back-to-School Protection

For students who are physically going back to school this month, there is a combination of relief and concern about this return. Things are simply not the same as they were pre-pandemic, and the new normal suggests that we are not out of the woods just yet. Being cautious is a good thing. Preventive strategiesContinue reading “Plant-Based Back-to-School Protection”

Inside Edible Plants

The plant kingdom has provided the world’s healthiest source of nutrition since the dawn of time. Today, we know that there are over 50,000 edible plants on the planet. Of course, only a small fraction of those end up in our meals. Just 12 plant sources along with five animal sources make up around 75Continue reading “Inside Edible Plants”

Aging Well with AIM Nutrition

If there is one secret to aging well, it is the sources of nutrition that you feed your body as the years go by.1 Consuming the right kinds of food adds up to “inner housekeeping” that makes for a healthy body environment. It’s a “nourishing your cells equals a healthy you” situation that is soContinue reading “Aging Well with AIM Nutrition”

Crowding (Cutting) Out the Unhealthy Stuff

The idea of crowding out the unhealthy food on your plate with more fruits and vegetables is another of those “dieting” concepts that appear on the scene on a consistent basis. Introduced around a decade ago, crowding out was considered to be one of the best and healthiest ways to diet. Some considered it toContinue reading “Crowding (Cutting) Out the Unhealthy Stuff”

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!”

AIM to Beat the Summer Heat

The heat is on in North America! As temperatures rise, energy levels lower for most people. But hey! It’s summertime. You get to spend more time being physically active outdoors. At the same time, the heat makes you sweat, so you need to replenish with water to avoid dehydration. Perspiring also makes you lose electrolytes.Continue reading “AIM to Beat the Summer Heat”

The Western Diet

If you are a fan of Western films, you often see cowboys enjoying a big meal at the ranch or around the chuckwagon after a long, hard day on the lonesome trail. It’s likely though that the food of your average cowpoke didn’t include veggies beyond beans. They pretty much consumed dried and fresh meat,Continue reading “The Western Diet”