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

It’s another New Year, and with it comes two common resolutions: lose weight and get in shape. However, many people struggle with both goals. 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 actuallyContinue 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”

Ending a Bad “Bacteria” Relationship

On the one hand, you need to have a healthy, balanced relationship with the bacteria in your microbiota because they contribute so much to your well-being. Forming a large part of immune system defense, friendly bacteria protect your inner being from the harmful kind. On the other hand, bad bacteria may manage to wiggle theirContinue reading “Ending a Bad “Bacteria” Relationship”

Balancing the Essentials

Omega-3 and omega-6 are fatty acids that your body cannot produce on its own. This means it is essential that you get them from dietary intake, whether from food or supplementation. Sourcing Your Essentials The most common food associated with omega-3 is fish, especially wild salmon, mackerel and sardines. These high-fat fish swim in coldContinue reading “Balancing the Essentials”

BarleyLife for Pets

Shared by Mary Brubaker, Preferred Member Have you ever considered that BarleyLife might be helpful for your four-legged friends? Neither did I until we had this predicament with our four-month-old golden retriever, Lily. Upon letting her out of the barn one morning, I was surprised to see her face all swollen up. Whatever could haveContinue reading “BarleyLife for Pets”

Your Immune Health

It is one of the most effective armies ever constructed. Fortunately for all of us, it wins more battles than it loses. It has no general and knows no geographic borders. Welcome to your immune system, your body’s natural de­­fense that relentlessly battles infections, bacteria, parasites and any virus identified as a threat to normalContinue reading “Your Immune Health”