Cranberries Being Studied as Way to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance

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This Thanksgiving when you gather with friends and family, you’ll likely eat or at least be next to cranberry sauce. You might look at that sauce and think, “hey, that’s tasty!” or you may think something along the lines of “oh my, none for me,” but you probably won’t think “I bet these cranberries will help reduce worldwide antibiotic resistance.”

But that’s exactly what some scientists thought, although they are likely paid decent salaries to think about cranberries a lot. In any case, those thinking-about-cranberries scientists were at  the International Conference on Polyphenols and Health where they presented evidence that cranberries may reduce the likelihood of recurring urinary tract infections. They went on to say that if more people drank cranberry juice then there would be less urinary tract infections, resulting in people using fewer antibiotics.

This is a big deal because nearly half of all women suffer from a urinary tract infection during their lifetime. (Men just above 10%). The most common treatment for these UTIs is antibiotics.

Antibiotics are a relatively new thing in terms of human history, and they were really great because they have saved millions and millions of lives, but some bacteria have adapted and became resistant to them. So a lot of scientists are now thinking we should use fewer antibiotics overall, so these bugs won’t be able to adapt as easily. And that’s where cranberries come in. They may be able to help a large-scale problem by reducing the likelihood of a small-scale one.

If you’d like to try a top-tier cranberry product, The AIM Companies offers CranVerry+,  a unique combination of (500 mg) cranberry extract, resveratrol, mangosteen and beta-glucanase. It’s non-GMO and vegan. Be thankful for cranberries!

Relief from Urinary Tract Infections

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Shared by Rosie Reichert, AIM Preferred Member, San Antonio, Texas

I suffered for over fifteen years with symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Having been diagnosed with fibromyalgia as well, the years were filled with discomfort whenever I had to urinate and severe pain in my back, legs, pelvis, and kidneys. It was difficult for me to walk or physically do much of anything.

I took many medications, including antibiotics, saw my doctor monthly, and had several hydrodistention of the bladder procedures for my urinary issues. But there was no relief from the pain. Nothing helped.

My son Daniel, an RN in a hospital intensive care unit, became concerned that I was taking so many antibiotics that eventually they would become ineffective against the bacteria causing the infections. He was right. Over time, nothing helped to stop the recurring UTIs. I was so discouraged, depressed, and tired of having no relief month after month, year after year.

I mentioned my health problems to my Destiny Church friends, Yoli Huron (Star Sapphire Director) and Marta King (Group Builder). They encouraged me to try AIM products, sharing several testimonials of Members who experienced relief from pain and improved their health.

In December 2011, I began taking AIM BarleyLife® and AIM Composure®, and later added AIM CranVerry®+, specifically for the UTIs, and AIM FloraFood®, for the healthy bacteria that I truly believed helped me so much. Within two months, I began to feel the positive effects of taking these natural supplements. Today I am free from UTIs and doing so much better with the fibromyalgia. Thank you, Jesus, for leading me to AIM products through my friends at Destiny Church.

I am also so grateful for Dr. Yu-Shiaw Chen (Chairman’s Club Director), who has given me so much inspiration through her webinars and private classes in Stony Brook, New York. I call her book, Healthy Eating Wholesome Living, my healthy Bible. I am taking AIM fit ’n fiber™, AIM ProPeas™, and AIM GlucoChrom™, and I have lost thirteen pounds. Dr. Chen encourages me to continue with my goal to lose weight.

On a final note, I thank AIM for giving us all the best products ever because they do give results.

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