Looking Into Probiotics

With the essential connection made between human health and good bacteria, it is no wonder there have been so many studies on the use of probiotics that supplement the body’s own population of bacteria. Currently, over 1,300 human clinical trials are listed on the ClinicalTrials.gov website and nearly 300 more on the International Clinical TrialsContinue reading “Looking Into Probiotics”

4 Things You Should Know About the Microbiome

1 Antibiotics have a detrimental effect on the microbiome, destroying good bacteria along with those that cause infections. Many people take antibiotics for a cold or the flu, but both illnesses are caused by viruses that antibiotics cannot kill. Studies indicate long-lasting disruption of the microbiome even from short-term antibiotic use. Childhood exposure to antibioticsContinue reading “4 Things You Should Know About the Microbiome”

Boosting Bone Health

  We all know that calcium is a mineral that makes bones strong and healthy. It’s a fact that over 99 percent of all the calcium in our bodies is located in our teeth and bones.1 The rest is found in our tissue, blood and fluid outside of our cells. That small percentage of calciumContinue reading “Boosting Bone Health”

The Probiotic and Prebiotic Connection

Over the years, The AIM Companies has stressed the importance of good gut bacteria known as probiotics. The latest research is now confirming the significance of prebiotics—types of fiber that good bacteria eat—establishing that these two go hand in hand to improve and maintain good health. AIM offers healthy sources of both: FloraFood probiotics and fit’Continue reading “The Probiotic and Prebiotic Connection”

The Good and Bad Bacteria Balance

There’s a bacterial balancing act going on inside your gut microbiome: the microorganisms in your intestinal tract. And you want them to be dominated by good bacteria (probiotics) that keep you healthy. Overpopulated, bad bacteria can cause bloating, diarrhea, constipation and other bowel disorders as well inhibit the absorption of nutrients that your body needs.Continue reading “The Good and Bad Bacteria Balance”

The Mind-Stomach Connection

  Many claim to operate on their gut instinct, meaning they rely less on facts and standard procedure and more on certain mysterious feelings that emanate from the midsection, twinges of instinct or suspicion for example.  Although gut-trusting results may vary from gut-owner to gut-owner, there does seem to be a definite connection between theContinue reading “The Mind-Stomach Connection”

Celebrate a Healthy Cell Environment with AIM

AIM’s Mission and Promise to You  In April, we celebrate our planet and the diverse and abundant organisms (like us) that are living well thanks to the goodness and bounty of the natural world. So when selecting wholefood nutritional supplements, the first thing you want to do is to make sure that whatever you choose comes direct from nature and doesn’t contain harmfulContinue reading “Celebrate a Healthy Cell Environment with AIM”

CoCoa LeafGreens and FloraFood: A Winning Combination

Cocoa and probiotics seem like an unlikely pair, but if you think about it, there was probably a time when peanut butter didn’t know jelly’s sweet embrace or when bacon was eggless. But a new study from the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry suggests that the gut microbiome interacts with cocoa flavanols and their confluence may help staveContinue reading “CoCoa LeafGreens and FloraFood: A Winning Combination”

3 Things You May Not Know About Your Gut

Your intestines and stomach, these often overlooked, workaday organs that thanklessly digest your food, may house unique forms of life, never before discovered by science. While not yet proven, researchers in Paris believe that hidden among our mostly uncatalogued gut flora are microbes with highly unusual DNA that may actually be a whole new category ofContinue reading “3 Things You May Not Know About Your Gut”

5 Nutritional Strategies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome affects a significant segment of the population (around 15%).  The underlying cause or causes of IBS is unknown, but it often manifests in a variety of symptoms like cramps, diarrhea, gas, bloating and constipation.  To complicate matters further, each sufferer’s symptoms can be triggered by any number of factors specific to the individual.Continue reading “5 Nutritional Strategies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome”