Sugar, Sugar

Sugar is naturally present in the healthiest foods on earth: fruits and vegetables. It’s part of the nutritional mix that includes the essential nutrients and beneficial phytonutrients found in plants. That’s the key to the healthy side of sugar. Whether it is a natural part of the nutrition you ingest or it has been addedContinue reading Sugar, Sugar

Looking Back at Earth Day

Even though Earth Day was celebrated two months ago on April 22, the message is clear: the future of the Earth is a global concern every day of the year. Presently, human beings have only one planet to live on. The possibilities in regard to large-scale, outer-space options remain distant. In the meantime, this planetContinue reading “Looking Back at Earth Day”

Body Booster Packs a Wallop!

These days, we can all use a nutritional boost on a regular basis. For a supplemental boost of nutrition, AIM provides a great selection of whole-food powders and natural health products to choose from for increasing your intake of beneficial nutrients and phytonutrients. Available for boosting in the U.S. and Canada is one of AIM’sContinue reading “Body Booster Packs a Wallop!”

Four Generations of Wellness

Shared by Lynn Roberts, AIM Director in Ruscom Station, Ontario AIM is a company of integrity attested to by my use of their products for 32 years. I give them credit in part for being able to do all the things I do at the young age of 76.I have been a Member of theContinue reading “Four Generations of Wellness”

Defining Functional Foods

Back in the 1980s, the concept of functional foods first came into being in Japan. The country’s health care costs were skyrocketing, so the Ministry of Health and Welfare looked to nutritional ways to improve health for its aging population. The result was a policy that officially approved foods for specified health uses: functional foods.Continue reading “Defining Functional Foods”

P–biotic Confusion?

Sales of probiotics have continued to skyrocket over the years among health-conscious individuals. At the same time, an August 2021 survey of 1,004 people revealed that only a small percentage of them understood the relationship of probiotics to a healthy microbiome as well as optimally functioning digestive and immune systems. Overall, there was limited awarenessContinue reading “P–biotic Confusion?”

Plant-Based Food and Diabetes

Both America and Canada make November an awareness month for diabetes, a disease that affects over 400 million people around the globe. A connection has been made between poor nutrition and the worldwide rise of type 2 diabetes.1 Considered to be a global epidemic, type 2 diabetes develops when the body is unable to produceContinue reading “Plant-Based Food and Diabetes”

The Science Behind Food as Medicine

These days, we seem to be bombarded from all directions with information from both reliable and unreliable sources. It requires sifting through it all to find convincing evidence based on wisdom not ignorance.  Much of this informative bombardment has little impact on our lives unless we are making personal choices that could end up beingContinue reading “The Science Behind Food as Medicine”

Aging in Good Health

Each of us would like to live to a ripe old age in overall good condition. Unfortunately, no magic wand or pill can guarantee this will happen. All we can do is adopt lifestyle choices that are known to support good health and stick with them. In spite of endless choices available, the ones thatContinue reading “Aging in Good Health”

Communicating Bacteria?

With a firm connection between good health and the community of bacteria that reside in the human body, an immense amount of research continues to be conducted into these tiny microbes. The discovery of possible communication going on in the bacterial world has sparked yet another focus of discovery. To do so requires getting reallyContinue reading “Communicating Bacteria?”