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”

Grateful for Feeling Better

Shared by Hannah Kotzé, AIM Preferred Member Klerksdorp, South Africa In 1982, my husband, Gert, had a motorcycle accident that broke his collarbone and tore a nerve in his arm. Paralyzed from the elbow to his hand, he had constant arm pain that worsened when the weather was stormy or cloudy. In 2020, he startedContinue reading “Grateful for Feeling Better”

The World of Phytonutrients

Chemicals are often associated with something unnatural or harmful, negatively affecting our health through exposure or consumption. Then again, certain chemicals are essential for good health. If you’re familiar with the periodic table of elements, you might recall some of the symbols for chemicals that are naturally present in the environment. AIM Members may recognizeContinue reading “The World of Phytonutrients”

The Nature of Inflammation

There’s a theory that chronic inflammation is at the core of disease, including those that are non-infectious. Even with this realization, inflammation is usually treated after the fact. In other words, once an inflammatory condition has been identified, only then is something done to alleviate the inflammation. Testing for inflammation usually involves measuring the presenceContinue reading “The Nature of Inflammation”

Sensational Selenium

Okay, you may immediately ask yourself what makes a trace mineral such as selenium so sensational. Fair enough, so let’s begin with 3 points extrapolated from a 2019 study that describes selenium as . . . fascinating: Essential for the proper functioning of all organisms Protective against damage from free radicals Important for maintaining homeostasisContinue reading “Sensational Selenium”

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”

Serving Others by Offering Hope

Shared by Char Pelfrey AIM Director Of all the roles in life I’ve loved and endeavored to undertake, cancer survivor was not on my list. In 2016, my husband, Jerry, and I were living full, productive lives with four grown daughters and 11 grandchildren: Jerry as lead pastor of our church and I with 15Continue reading “Serving Others by Offering Hope”

Boost Immune Health this Winter

January is a cold month both weather-wise and health-wise. When the temperature drops, more often than not your immune system is suppressed by frigid degrees, lowering its abiltiy to protect. Most people figure getting a cold or catching the flu is a normal part of winter. But those in the know know that there areContinue reading “Boost Immune Health this Winter”