A Miracle for a Little Lilly

Shared by Linda Pretorius, AIM Preferred Member We adopted two tiny kittens that were not in very good shape. I took them home, fed them a good meal and then gave them a bath to get rid of their fleas so that we could at least handle them. Two days later, the smallest kitten weContinue reading “A Miracle for a Little Lilly”

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 Best of Beets

The new look of RediBeets arrived in North America in early 2020. Rebranded RediBeets continues to provide all the best of beets from a pure extracted juice that is dried into a concentrated powder. One of the many healthy benefits of beets is that they contain an incredibly rich source of nitrate, a nitrogen-oxygen compoundContinue reading “The Best of Beets”

A Little Bit About Me … and BarleyLife

Shared by Shirley Palmerton, AIM Member At 91 years old, I’m healthy, active and pain-free. People regularly say to me, “You’re amazing . . . what do you do.” To be honest, I get sick of hearing that. I mean, I do what I can do.  The truth is, I’ve had a difficult yet wonderfulContinue reading “A Little Bit About Me … and BarleyLife”

A Fifty Percent Chance of Survival

Shared by Leah Miller, AIM Director In 2016, my 11-year-old son, Jerry, had an accident involving gasoline. Over 85 percent of his body was burned. The first day at the hospital, the doctor told us nutrition was the only thing that would get him through. I was so amazed to hear a medical doctor sayContinue reading “A Fifty Percent Chance of Survival”

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”

The Fiber Connection to Weight Loss

Going on the latest diet usually ends in failure. As for all the exercise options, research shows that it can lead to disappointment in regard to how little weight is actually lost. A 2012 study published in Obesity Reviews revealed that “weight loss resulting from an exercise intervention tends to be lower than predicted.” IfContinue reading “The Fiber Connection to Weight Loss”

Moving Past My Hip Replacement

Shared by Petra Stevenson, AIM Director Being a very active person, owning an organic livestock farm and teaching fitness classes twice a week, I was not sure how to live with the fact that I needed a hip replacement. How could I deal with not being able to move around much? It was a scaryContinue reading “Moving Past My Hip Replacement”

The Skinny on Omegas

Your body is made up of around 37.2 trillion cells, an estimated 35 billion of which are skin cells.  Fatty acids become structural components of cell membranes, so it is vital that your diet includes omega-3 and -6 to optimize cellular permeability and function. Both EFAs are integral to the health of the epidermal (outer)Continue reading “The Skinny on Omegas”

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”