Four Brain Health Habits

Around the world, approximately 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. In the USA, over 5 million people have age-related dementias. The figure in Canada is well over half a million.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain, affecting memory, thinking, behavior and personality, and ultimately causing death. Dementia is a general term referring to a severe decline in mental ability that gets in the way of daily life. A number of diseases can cause dementia, including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and vascular issues. However, Alzheimer’s may account for 60 – 80 percent of dementia cases.

The month of June brings awareness to Alzheimer’s disease and its effect on the brain, slowly diminishing people’s cognitive abilities and quality of life over time. As the leading voluntary health organization in care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association promotes four categories of lifestyle habits that people can put into practice as they age:

1.  Diet and nutrition

2.  Cognitive activity

3.  Social engagement

4.  Physical health and exercise

These lifestyle habits have been determined to be effective for aging well because research indicates that the combination of good nutrition and mental, social and physical activities may have a greater benefit in maintaining or improving brain health than any single activity. 1

AIM Brain Nutrition

AIM nutrition gives your cells a supplemental concentration of nutrients to help improve and maintain the overall health of your body and brain. For example, the natural profusion of nutrients from plant-based food in the Garden Trio offers incredibly good nutrition that can be taken daily as a lifestyle habit. Giving your body such nutritional wealth can also have a very positive effect on your mood and mental sharpness.

To target brain health, GinkgoSense delivers Ginkgo biloba extract, which contains compounds that support brain cells by increasing energy production. The resulting increased blood flow also helps deliver these compounds and other brain-healthy nutrients. 2 At the same time, ginkgo’s antioxidant properties help protect brain cells from free radical damage, which may play a role in the onset and development of Alzheimer’s disease. 3

Lifestyle habits that support brain health are worth full-time awareness and discipline to help lead you into golden years of well-being. Make one of those habits AIM nutrition.

1 Alzheimer’s Association
2 Cambridge University Press
3 Journal of the American Osteopath Association

[References accessed April 16, 2018]

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife, Just Carrots, RediBeets and GinkgoSense and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Nutrition for Vision

Your five senses are such a daily part of being alive. Yet it is usually only when one of them is compromised that you give it the awareness it deserves.

Take vision as an example. The gift of sight is such an important sense. You only have to close your eyes and imagine never being able to reopen them to sense what life would be like without being able to see. And if you are shortsighted or farsighted, you are fortunate that corrective lenses allow you to at least see far more clearly.

If you are gifted with the sense of sight, the National Eye Institute (NEI) recommends a number of tips to keep your eyes healthy, such as wearing sunglasses, giving your eyes a rest (especially from computer and phone screens) and maintaining a healthy weight (to avoid the increased risk of developing diabetes, which can lead to loss of vision). Another of the NEI’s tips is also a focal point of The AIM Companies™: eat right to protect your sight.

Have You Ever Thought About Nourishing Your Eyes?

The right nutritional choices can help you to maintain healthy vision.

Dark, leafy greens are beneficial for the overall health of your body, given their rich source of nutrients. LeafGreens provides supplemental greens that deliver key nutrients for eye health, including lutein and zeaxanthin from spinach and kale, which also contain beta-carotene. All three nutrients are antioxidants that protect the eyes from oxidative stress.

Carrots are usually one of the first “good for eyesight” vegetables that spring to mind. Just Carrots powder is supplemental whole food that contains a concentration of carrot nutrients, including beta-carotene. Your body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, which is necessary for the conversion of light energy into electrical energy in the retinas of the eyes. The optic nerve then transmits this energy to the brain, and you have vision.

Eye GinkgoSense

For targeting eye health, GinkgoSense combines an effective ingredient that improves circulation to your eyes and key nutrients that need to be circulated to your eyes. Ginkgo biloba extract increases blood flow to the eyes and brain, making it a healthy herb for vision and memory. Only two carotenoids are present in the maculas of the eyes in sizeable amounts: lutein and zeaxanthin, so it makes sense that these nutrients are also part of the formula. Helping to prevent macular degeneration, omega-3 essential fatty
acids are another GinkgoSense ingredient. In other words, GinkgoSense is an eyeful when it comes to nutrition for vision.

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Water – The Essence of Life

“Once, during Prohibition,” said comedian W.C. Fields (1880-1946), “I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.” Of course, he was known for spiking his water, so for him it probably was not as bad as he made it sound.

Water is normally free and abundant and is necessary to replenish the body, which is composed of approximately 65 percent water. Having such a major presence in the body’s structure, water plays an obviously vital role in maintaining good health. For example, water aids digestion, flushes toxins, reduces fatigue, regulates body temperature, helps organs to function properly and, as a blood component, moves nutrients throughout the body. Plus, there is a correlation between water intake and weight control. So drinking enough water on a daily basis is essential.

The mantra for years was eight glasses of 8 ounces of water per day, or 64 ounces. No one is sure where this advice came from, but it is sometimes attributed to the Stillman Diet, which began recommending it back in 1967.

If life were only so simple.

In the last decade, a number of medical and nutrition specialists have increased the ante to 100 ounces per day (nearly 3 liters) . . . with some saying up to 20 percent of the water intake can come from food. There is even more specific advice than consuming 100 ounces of warm or cold water.

The Institute of Medicine recommends 91 ounces per day for women, 125 ounces for men . . . including the 20 percent food factor. A more specific recommendation calls for dividing your body weight by one-half and consuming that amount of water daily. The average weight for women is 169 pounds, for men it is 196 pounds.

And, just to keep something as simple as water in perspective, there are even a few studies concluding that 64 ounces per day is not necessary. But, generally, the move toward 100 ounces is becoming more the norm as a daily recommendation.

Water escapes the body in a variety of ways, so it should be replaced periodically during the day. Lungs expel up to 16 ounces of water daily just by breathing, sweaty feet account for 4 ounces, trips to the bathroom average 24 ounces of lost water daily, sleeping can result in as much as 16 ounces of water loss per night and normal perspiration aside from exercise is another 8 ounces.

The Cleveland Clinic cautions that water intake should not be confused with liquid intake. For example, liquid alternatives to water (soft drinks, juices, coffee, energy drinks) can contain 100 calories or more and a lot of sugar. The sugar content diminishes the rate water is absorbed by the body.

While comedian Fields was no friend of water, opining that water rusts pipes and
fish do disgusting things in it, nonetheless the 64 ounce recommendation is still good advice and 100 ounces per day is even better.

Water is essential for good health. And AIM powders such as BarleyLife, Just Carrots and RediBeets mix flowingly with water to create nutrient-rich beverages, delivering natural health benefits that are just a sip away.

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A Case for Supplements

First of all, this is not about a container for your supplements. It’s about making a case for supplements. Wait a minute: now it sounds like a blog about making your own supplement case. And that would just be wrong, so let’s try another paragraph of specifics.

The use of supplements has been debated over several decades with negative and positive opinions aplenty. The words “waste of money” and even “possibly harmful” are the bottom line for the naysayers. But they missed the key factors and the main point in the case for supplements.

Key Factors

All supplements are not created equal, and it is simple as ABC. If a health product does not contain:

  1. High-quality, NATURAL ingredients
  2. Actual ingredient(s) printed on the label
  3. Designated ingredient amounts printed on the label

Then the purchaser has been HAD. The supplement is not going to do much of what it purports to do for the consumer. And there are so many poor quality products (often used in the case against supplements) in the marketplace.

Main Point

The words “food supplement” mean “a substance designed to make up for a deficiency in one’s diet” (Collins English Dictionary). That is the main point of taking supplements: to make up for a deficiency. Not getting enough nutrition in the food you eat is the reason why supplementation makes so much sense.

Nutritional Deficiencies

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans reports that the average intake of some essential nutrients, such as potassium, dietary fiber, calcium and vitamin D, is so low as to be a public health concern. Low intakes of other essential nutrients are primarily due to unhealthy food choices.

What if you eat well? Well, research confirms that today’s food crops contain lower amounts of essential nutrients than those grown several decades ago. This is apparently due to soil depletion: “Modern intensive agricultural methods have stripped increasing amounts of nutrients from the soil in which the food we eat grows” (scientificamerican.com).

The Answer

So what do you do? Supplement your nutritional intake with high quality, natural health products: brand name AIM! With an extensive line of “Nutrition that Works!”, The AIM Companies™ has been a tried and true go-to source of supplemental nutrients since 1982.

For example, those in the know know the positive difference the Garden Trio can make to a person’s health. BarleyLife, Just Carrots and RediBeets make up this nutritionally rich threesome that collectively captures all that is beneficial in barley grass, carrots and beets in concentrated powders that are easily assimilated and used by the body. Correcting a nutrient deficiency is as easy as adding the Garden Trio to water, mixing and drinking. A daily drink of this combo is supplemental perfection.

And there are so many more AIM natural health products to explore that make a “convincing” case for supplements. See for yourself by visiting the online product store.

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AIM for Pure Nutrition

In the beginning, nature produced all the nutrition and medicine human beings needed to live healthy lives. All around the world, the knowledgeable use of medicinal plants grew over the ages.

From the Amazon jungles to the Middle Kingdom of China, from the continent of Africa to the plains and forests of North America, the healing ways of nature were discovered and used to treat people for their health problems.

Today, much of this natural knowledge has been artificialized by the multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical industry. A blade of barley grass or a cranberry cannot be patented, so synthetic drugs became the answer to treating health problems, not the individual patient.

Even though the connection between nutrition and good health was noted by the father of medicine, Hippocrates, somehow the truth of “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” got lost in modern medicine. Fortunately for people who choose alternative medicine, there are ways to harvest the earth’s bounty to provide natural products that help to maintain good health and prevent illness.

With this goal in mind, The AIM Companies™ introduced the juice powder of green barley grass back in 1982. AIM BarleyLife® continues to offer antioxidants, chlorophyll, enzymes, vitamins and minerals, along with an uncountable number of plant nutrients—all created by nature, providing pure nutrition in the right amount that is easily assimilated by your body.

BarleyLife helps to reduce inflammation, which is believed to be at the source of disease. Its nutritious greens also help balance your body chemistry to maintain an alkaline body environment that inhibits the onset of disease.

BarleyLife powder is also as part of the Garden Trio® with carrot and beet juice powders. AIM Just Carrots® and AIM RediBeets® are convenient ways of enjoying the many benefits of these healthy vegetables without having to juice them yourself.

And there’s so much more that AIM offers nutritionally, including AIM CoCoa LeafGreens™, nutrient-dense greens with the added antioxidant boost and delicious taste of cocoa, and AIM ProPeas™, a natural, vegan source of protein from peas.

These supplemental sources of whole foods support good health on many levels. For a healthy future, practice prevention today with pure nutrition from AIM.

Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been promoting health and providing a business opportunity with whole-food powder concentrates, like AIM’s BarleyLife , Just Carrots and RediBeets, as well as nutritional supplements

 

AIM Nutrition for Men over Forty

It is safe to say that nutrition plays a major part of a guy’s health, especially when he reaches his forties. Even though he may still feel immortal, a fellow needs the nutrients that will healthily double his age. AIM nutrition goes the distance in helping him make it to the age of eighty and beyond in good health.

Starting with vegetable juice powders, a guy can’t go wrong by supplementing his plant intake with the AIM Garden Trio which consists of BarleyLife, Just Carrots and RediBeets whole-food powder concentrates. The Trio is especially helpful for picky eaters. It bears repeating: Eat your vegetables! And if you don’t eat enough vegetables, drink them!

The juiced barley grass in AIM BarleyLife® powder combined with carrot and beet juice powders in AIM Carrots® and AIM RediBeets® arm a guy with a nutritional arsenal that rebuilds, repairs, and maintains his body in natural way.

From-the-earth vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and other plant nutrients make it easy for his to absorb this natural nutrition and use it to keep him kicking as the years go by.

The truth is that a man at any age—young or mature—benefits from the Garden Trio. It’s just that when a guy reaches the age of forty, this trio can help to keep him youthful.

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been promoting health and providing a business opportunity with whole-food powder concentrates, like the AIM Garden Trio, and nutritional supplements.

Protect Your Macula from Degeneration

Twenty-five percent of people over the age of 50 will start to lose their eyesight from various causes but the majority will lose it from a condition called Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD).  The medical system has now renamed it to simply Macular Degeneration because it is now being found in younger people.  The fact is it was never an old age disease however poor or ‘fake’ nutrition is a major contributor.  Some sufferers are as young as the age of 20.  The future for the majority of today’s young people is failing eyesight from following a poor diet.  A nutrient-deficient diet comprising of too much processed foods which are sorely lacking in antioxidants and the specific carotenoids needed to protect our eyes.

Powerful antioxidants called carotenoids in ample amounts can protect your eyes from degeneration.  As free radicals attack your healthy eyes, the macula becomes damaged.  The macula is a small part of the eye that controls central vision and provides you with the ability to see crisp detail and vivid colours.  It depends upon healthy nutrition and blood supply.  A deteriorated macula usually starts in one eye and soon affects the other.

Two specific nutrients are responsible for protecting the macula from degeneration – lutein and zeaxanthin, which are key ingredients in AIM’s GinkgoSense. Eye health was recently covered in the ABC’s summer series of Dr. Michael Mosley’s Trust Me I’m A Doctor, screened in January, he found that lutein and zeaxanthin had a protective effect on the macula.

Lutein is not made by your body.  This powerful carotenoid must be gained from food and nutritional supplements to prevent permanent vision loss.  An anti-inflammatory diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables provides a foundation for healthy vision at any age.  Many health experts are now recommending to eat up to two pieces of fruit and eight vegetables daily. Along with that, a daily lutein supplement can support eye, brain and full-body health.

Zeaxanthin is also an antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables.  It works alongside lutein to maintain the structural integrity of blood vessels that supply the macula to protect against photo-oxidation.

We need to empower ourselves by using our knowledge and taking action.  Ensure you and your loved ones are eating sufficient amounts of fruit and vegetables.  Take AIM BarleyLife on a daily basis to support your health.  Simply mix in AIM Just Carrots (containing carotenoids) and RediBeets for an added boost.  Then supplement with AIM GinkgoSense which contains the very important lutein and zeaxanthin for ongoing eye health.

NOTE: AIM (The AIM Companies) is a wholefood nutritional supplement company that has been in business since 1982.