Planting Seeds of Hope

Shared by Cindy Ponchot-Watson, Star Sapphire Director in Anderson, Indiana On a cold morning in January, I sat looking at two seed catalogs that were sent to me the very first week after Christmas. “That’s too early for gardening,” some of you may think. However, true gardeners start to dream and plan their gardens whileContinue reading “Planting Seeds of Hope”

CoCoa LeafGreens for Allergies

Shared by Rose Stoltzfus, AIM Director In January 2015, our 11-year-old daughter, Laura, became really sick. We took her to the doctor, who said she had bronchitis. A prescription antibiotic—amoxicillin—was prescribed, and she got better. But a couple weeks later Laura was sick again, so the doctor gave her a stronger prescription. Before she finishedContinue reading “CoCoa LeafGreens for Allergies”

Healthy Aging … for the YOUNG

Most young people rarely spend time thinking about growing old. Or do they? One look in the mirror confirms their youthfulness day after day. But the truth that everyone comes to realize is that the mirror can become less friendly with passing time. Aging is inevitable. Aging Factors Genetics play a role, but studies ofContinue reading “Healthy Aging … for the YOUNG”

Four things you should understand about antioxidants

To understand the value of antioxidants found in many AIM products, it is vital to grasp that they protect you from the negative effects of oxygen. Breathing sustains life but also produces free radicals that attack stable molecules in your body. This can create a chain of imbalance and the spread of cellular damage fromContinue reading “Four things you should understand about antioxidants”

Sleep for Your Microbiome

It is entirely possible that stress gets between your sleep patterns and the health of your microbiome. If the bacterial balance in your gut is off, your response to stress can be off as well, keeping you tossing and turning during the night. And lack of sleep can alter the diversity of bacteria and negativelyContinue reading “Sleep for Your Microbiome”

March On with BarleyLife

March 20 is a turning point. In the Northern Hemi­sphere, the date officially marks winter turning into spring. The return of green marks the former winter landscape with new leafy growth and the promise of fresh greens from gardens and farms. Three days before the first day of spring is green-themed St. Patrick’s Day. MarchContinue reading “March On with BarleyLife”

It’s All About Nutrition

Looking at Health Awareness Calendars for 2019, it’s interesting to note that March stands out as Nutrition Month in the United States and Canada. It’s especially interesting for The AIM Companies™, given that this Member-driven organization is in the business of sharing “Nutrition that works!” It’s a simple yet significant catch-phrase that reflects the importanceContinue reading “It’s All About Nutrition”

Bacteria, the Brain and Bones

The microbiome is an amazing part of your life . . . literally. Life within life so to speak. All of the microorganisms that make up your microbiota are alive and doing their part to keep you healthy, particularly the friendly bacteria. But like everything good in life, it tends to be all about balance.Continue reading “Bacteria, the Brain and Bones”

Brain Food

Dementia is major concern for an aging population. There are steps people can take to keep their minds sharp throughout their lifetimes, and, not surprisingly, proper nutrition should be at the top of the list. In January 2018, a study was published in Neurology that revealed eating leafy greens has a positive impact on cognitiveContinue reading “Brain Food”

Athletes and Plant-Based Diets

Research indicates that athletes who overtrain and push their endurance to extremes have a higher risk for heart problems, notably plaque buildup in the arteries and cell death in the heart. In other words, overdoing it athletically can increase heart attacks. This may tie in to the damage caused by oxidative stress, which occurs simplyContinue reading “Athletes and Plant-Based Diets”