Aging Well Tips

Moms deserve a day every May that honors them because they have one of the most demanding, unpaid jobs in the world. As such, motherhood can speed up the aging process. Yet not all women age at the same pace, which is why there are so many questions about this aspect of being alive.

Why Do Some Women Age Better Than Others?

Aging is a stressful concern for many women (and, for that matter, many men). Such individuals want to avoid the outward signs of aging even though growing older comes immediately into visual effect at birth. And what happens to the body during a lifetime is a combination of many factors, including genetics, environment, lifestyle, attitude and nutrition.

It is a long-standing belief that genetics rule the health of the body and how it ages. However, regarding the body as a collection of cells and looking after those “building blocks” in terms of stress, defense, environment, exercise and nutrition management—collectively known as The AIM Healthy Cell Concept™—can influence the turning on or off of genes that impact health.

Telomere Tips

At the end of DNA-containing structures known as chromosomes are tips called telomeres. Their length de­termines the speed of the aging process: the faster telomeres shorten, the faster the cells—and the body—age. This is one of science’s most recent ways to explain why some women age better than others.

Chromosomes-Telomeres

Think of those telomere tips as antennas that pick up messages in terms of thoughts and actions. This explains why lifestyle factors affect telomere length. Physical and mental en­vironment, responses to stress, physical activity and nutritional intake are some of the factors that can influence telomeres. The longer the telomeres, the healthier the cells are in structure, function and replication.

Food for Thought

A woman by the name of Elizabeth Blackburn made scientific discoveries about the role of telomeres in the aging process that earned her a Nobel Prize. Professor Blackburn would go on to co-author the best-selling book, The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Ap­proach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer.

As one of many participants in her chromosome research, Elizabeth noted that eating a primarily whole-food diet has quantifiable effects on telomeres. She maintains this lifestyle choice, has long telomeres and also happens to be a mom.

So one of the best lifestyle choices women can make for healthy aging is to eat a lot of plant-based food to help keep their telomeres long. And supplementing with AIM nutrition ups the intake of natural plant nutrients.

A fine example of telomere-boosting plant nutrition is the organic flax seed oil source of
omega-3 in AIMega. In an inter­view published in The Guardian, Professor Blackburn stated, “Hav­ing adequate omega-3 fatty acids really seems to relate to better telomere maintenance and the easiest way to ensure that may be a supplement.”

Along with aging well, the desired lifespan is one with a long “health span” and a short “disease span.” Maintaining long telomeres may be one of the best tips for making this a reality.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

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 of twins, who begin life with identical genes, reveal that environment and lifestyle changes can have a great effect on how they age. For example, alcohol consumption, medication, smoking and stress were factors in the aging differences between twins. Those who avoided these negatives looked more youthful than their twin siblings. Such results support a healthy aging focus.

Talkin Bout My Generation

Generation after generation eventually must face the aging process. Generational names and timeframes are not an exact science but here’s a guideline: The Silent Generation, born between 1925 and 1945; Baby Boomers, 1946 to 1964; Generation X, 1965 to 1976; Millennials, 1977 to 1995; and the presently overlapping iGen and Alpha generations.

Those in the younger generations who are fascinated with celebrities, their fashion style and use of makeup and cosmetic surgery, are encouraged to cover up or remove any signs of aging. At the same time, many are keen to maintain their physiques and physical health with exer­cise and nutrition. Such a focus re­quires deter­mination, open-mindedness and curiosity.

The trick for AIM dis­tri­bu­tors is to make a con­vinc­ing ar­gument to younger generations that the long-term, healthy aging benefits of AIM nutrition at the cellular level will serve them well for a long lifetime.

Healthy Aging Factors from AIM

Over the years, Members who have personally experienced or witnessed health improvements through the use of AIM products can attest to their long-term benefits. AIM parents have been able to raise healthier children, giving them a consistent concentration of nutrients that arms them with a healthy aging advantage.

The idea is that the younger you start taking products such as the Garden Trio, the earlier you introduce healthy aging factors at the cellular level. And all generations can benefit from healthy aging factors from AIM.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Anti-Aging AIM Supplements

In the overall anti-aging AIM product lineup, the following four supplements can help turn back the hands of time.

Proancynol 2000

Every time you take a breath, you inhale life-giving oxygen. But breathing also has a death-giving aspect in the form of oxidation. Oxygen loves to steal electrons from stable molecules in your body, turning them into unbalanced free radicals that damage cells, proteins, lipids and DNA. This destruction accumulates and increases over time causing age-related illnesses that include diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.1 Your main defense against free radical damage is antioxidants.

Proancynol 2000 contains seven antioxidant-providing ingredients: green tea leaf extract, rosemary leaf extract, grape seed extract, N-acetylcysteine, lycopene, alpha-lipoic acid and selenium, delivering an incredible diversity of protective antioxidants. For example, green tea extract is literally loaded with polyphenols2 such as catechins, the benefits of which include preventing cellular damage, protecting neurons and increasing the antioxidant activity of blood. You give your body a wide range of antioxidants from just this single ingredient. So with seven antioxidant-packed ingredients, Proancynol 2000 helps protect you from the damaging and ultimately aging effects of free radicals.

Frame Essentials

Joint pain is an inner sign of aging. Frame Essentials helps to revital­ize aging joints with a combination of interacting ingredients: glucosamine sul­phate, glucosamine hydro­chloride, boswellia extract and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). You can think of them as reparative building material for joints.

The glucosamine sulphate in Frame Essentials may also help prevent one of the most visible effects of the passing of time: skin aging. A 2017 study concluded that “glucosamine sulphate has a positive effect on epidermal and dermal markers associated with age.”3 Support your inner and outer frame against the wear and tear of time with Frame Essentials.

GinkgoSense

As the years go by, time dominated by free radicals can have a damaging effect on sight and thought processes. “Almost every single one of the risk factors we have for macular degeneration can be linked to free radicals,” stated Dr. Lylas Mogk, ophthalmologist and author of Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight. Age-related memory loss can result from the brain’s susceptibility to free radical damage due to its high rate of oxygen use, high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids and relatively low antioxidant capacity.4

GinkgoSense supports eye and brain health with a combination of natural, anti-aging ingredients—ginkgo biloba extract, bilberry fruit, omega-3, lutein and zeaxanthin—that improve blood flow to the brain and eyes and deliver powerful antioxidants that fight free radical damage.

BarleyLife

In 2018, a review article published in the online journal Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity analyzed the nutritional makeup and health benefits of barley grass powder as “the best functional food that provides nutrition and eliminates toxins from cells in human beings.”6

With a natural source of antioxidants, chlorophyll, enzymes, minerals, phytonutrients and vitamins from the juice powder of young barley plants, BarleyLife nourishes the cells with nutrients that repair, build and protect the body. It’s a must for anti-aging nutrition.

There’s even more to explore among AIM’s whole-food concentrates and natural supplements that promote healthy aging. The 2018 AIM Prod­uct Catalog contains them all, and you can find it and more at www.theaimcompanies.com.

[References accessed June 29, 2018]
1 Studies on free radicals, antioxidants, and co-factors [Clinical Interventions in Aging 2007]

2 Beneficial effects of green tea [Chinese Medical Journal Published online 2010]

3 Efficacy of Glucosamine Sulphate in Skin
Ageing [Skin Pharmacology and Physiology 2017]

4 Free radicals in brain, functions and failures

5 Anti-Aging Effects of Probiotics [JDD Jan 2016]

6 Preventive and Therapeutic Role of Functional Ingredients of Barley Grass for Chronic Diseases in Human Beings [Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity 2018]

The Fountain of Youth Is Filled with CoCoa

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The anti-aging industry rakes in over 260 billion dollars a year worldwide. Annually, Americans shell out nearly 11 billion on cosmetic surgery. Seems like everybody is willing to pay a pretty penny to have some control over the aging process. Ironically, one of the best tried-and-true methods for that is absolutely free. It’s called exercise.  It’s been shown to keep your veins younger and your skin younger, and it’ll help you stave off age-related diseases. It also keeps you fit and trim.

Exercise’s best friend is diet. A balanced diet may actually be more important than exercise in terms of overall health and body composition. However, unlike exercise which you can just go outside and do at any time, food costs a bit of money. Since you have to buy (or possibly hunt, catch, grow or farm) the stuff anyway, you should choose foods that may have natural anti-aging properties, like CoCoa LeafGreens for example.

A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that women who consumed 320 milligrams of cocoa flavanols daily saw decreases in skin roughness and improvements in skin elasticity and facial wrinkles. The researchers believe that the antioxidants found in cocoa were responsible for these benefits.

The study concludes: (Journal of Nutrition)

 

In moderately photo-aged women, regular cocoa flavanol consumption had positive effects on facial wrinkles and elasticity. Cocoa flavanol supplementation may contribute to the prevention of the progression of photo-aging.

The AIM Companies offers CoCoa LeafGreens as part of a healthy diet. Not only does our product contain three types of cocoa, but it also provides the nutritional power of five vegetables: spinach, field pea, faba bean, barley leaf and broccoli sprouts. It’s a potent and tasty way to get your daily antioxidants.

AIM Academy Graduate at 91

AIM Graduate

As long as you are still breathing, it is never too late to do something different or accept a new challenge, such as going back to school. Just ask Elizabeth Roy, who graduated from the AIM Academy in May 2014 at the age of ninety-one. “In April I started studying at the AIM Academy every day,” explained Elizabeth, “just like going to school. One night I was studying and then looked at the clock. I said to myself, ‘This girl should go to bed.’ It was after eleven.”

Always eager to learn, Elizabeth also participates in webinars, such as the one on Skin Care presented by AIM Director Tami Cole. Using a paste made from AIM BarleyLife® Xtra, Elizabeth gave herself a facial. “It makes my skin so smooth!”

As both an AIM Director and Living Well Coach, Elizabeth remains humble and humorous. “I’ll really have to hurry to become a really good Living Well Coach. I don’t have all that much time left in my days on earth,” joked Elizabeth. “Time is of the essence, so as the saying goes … ‘get cracking kid!’” That’s exactly what she intends to do.

With obesity bearing the weight of many modern health problems, Elizabeth has no qualms talking to people about weight issues. “I took off almost thirty pounds two years ago after a blood analyst advised me to go gluten- and dairy-free. Along with the help of my AIM smoothies, the weight came off and stayed off,” remarked Elizabeth, adding that being so much lighter, she is sometimes “lifted off the ground by a strong breeze.”

Losing weight increased her energy levels as well. “I am up at the crack of dawn and spend hours at the piano and my knitting and sewing machines, as well as looking after my washing and ironing.” Elizabeth tells friends and acquaintances about AIM products whenever the opportunity strikes up in conversations.

On Thursdays and Saturdays, Elizabeth works at a farmer’s market in a mall, where she promotes AIM nutrition, making sure her AIM smoothie is visible to passersby. “I feel sorry for people who don’t know about products like the AIM Garden Trio® and AIM Herbal Fiberblend®,” exclaimed Elizabeth. “Years ago, I used to be stiff with arthritis. Recently I walked into a jewelry store where I was asked ‘How can you walk without a cane at your age?’ I said, ‘Would you like to see me raise my leg and put my foot on your counter?’ And I did.”

Congratulations to Elizabeth Roy for graduating from the AIM Academy and for her many impressive achievements!

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results that everybody can achieve.