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You Can Do Something About Arthritis Pain

Arthritis affects over than forty-six million Americans. Millions more are at risk for the condition. Are you one of them?

A survey provided by the AARP suggests you might be. Look at the following statements and see if any of them apply to you:
Over the age of forty-fiveTen pounds or more overweightYou've had a serious knee injuryYou did, or currently do, spend more than three hours per day doing heavy lifting on a regular basis  If any one of these conditions applies to you, then chances are good that you are at risk for arthritis.

Such a broad survey might seem overly simplistic. However, it makes sense when you consider the broad reach of arthritis.

Arthritis is a blanket term that describes more than one hundred specific medical conditions, ranging from back pain to fibromyalgia. Generally speaking, arthritis deals with problems of the joints, which include swelling, pain, stiffness, and joint damage. In these terms, it’s easy to see how prevalent arthritis can be.

Dee Sanders

The Truth About Soy Protein Isolate

A few summers ago, I unexpectedly ran into an old friend. During our conversation, he asked me to try a new weight-loss shake he was marketing. To humor him, I took one of his samples.

After I got home, I looked on the back of the package and read the list of ingredients. The first one listed? Soy Protein Isolate.

Uh oh.

I already knew soy was bad for you. But I didn't know the extent of it. Here is a list of long-term health risks I found:
AsthmaCancer - Breast, Liver, Uterine, Colon, Thyroid, Pancreas, ProstateBrain and Nervous System DamageInfant AbnormalitiesThyroid Disorders - HypothyroidismKidney StonesImmune System ImpairmentSevere Food AllergiesImpaired FertilityHarm During Pregnancy and NursingErectile DysfunctionBreast Enlargement in Men (Gynecomastia) And much more According to one health website, soy protein isolate mimics estrogen so well it can cause breast enlargement in men. It also can cause erectile dysfunction, decreased facial hair, mood swings and lowered sper…

J.R. Celski - Olympic Athlete

As one of the rising stars in short track speedskating, J.R. Celski skated to two bronze medals at the 2010 Winter Olymipcs in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. J.R. earned medals in the 1,500-meter race and the 5,000-meter team relay, showing no ill effects from a life-threatening injury only months earlier in the Olympic Trials.

J.R.'s story - one of determination, perseverance and hope - made the nineteen year-old's efforts all the more impressive and earned him respect and notoriety on Olympics telecasts and in media coverage. His Olympic success was magnified due to his young age and tough circumstances. He ended the three-week competition as the heir apparent to the U.S. speedskating throne, held by teammate Apolo Anton Ohno.

The continued health and success of J.R. Celski both on and off the ice include a mix of products from The AIM Companies™ - LeafGreens®, Garden Trio®, AIMega®, Peak Endurance®, CalciAIM®, Cellsparc 360®, Proanycnol® 2000, PrepZymes® and Herbal F…

Recovering From September 11th, 2001

Some events, often tragic, are just too riveting to ever forget. Pearl Harbor. The assassination of John F. Kennedy. Man landing on the moon. We all have our moments in time that will stick with us forever.

And there is September 11th, 2001. The terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a thwarted attack to another target in Washington, D.C., resulting in a crashed airplane in Pennsylvania. When it was over, there were 3,017 dead, more than 6,000 injured.

Michael Golden, from Bayside, New York, was one of the countless thousands who showed up at the World Trade Center devastation to help with clean-up and rescue. His work began that first night and continued for two more weeks. He wore a mask and was covered head-to-toe in a protective suit. He only removed them to drive his truck away from the site. He figured he was safe from all the debris.

He was wrong.

"One year later," recalls Michael, "I developed permanent damage to my sinuses and throat. I w…

Overcoming Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and More

"For many years since 1981, I have been suffering with chronic arthritis and fibromyalgia. My rheumatologist prescribed a number of medications (Aledrex, Bertra, Vioxx), but I did not want to take them. A short time after taking them I told my doctor, 'No more.' I would rather deal with the pain, because I felt they were doing me more harm."

"I have a long, long history of heart disease in my family. I have always believed in 'natural' healing, even as a teenager. I am now seventy years old. My goal is to get off medication."

I first saw Dr. Chen's name on a small news clipping in my cardiologists' office. I asked my cardiologist about her, and he only had high praises for her. It was two years later when I saw a flyer in my local organic supermarket with her name on it. I called her immediately and went to my first meeting of the 'Healthy Weight for Life' program the following evening.

"I feel I have found what I have been loo…

"In November I will be sixty-one years old. I really don't feel any different than when I was thirty. That's the bottom line."

Kathie Fitzpatrick is a busy woman, balancing work, ministry, writing, speaking and everything else in between.

"BarleyLife helps me stay on a busy schedule that would be impossible for some people my age," she says.

"But shhhhh! Nobody knows. I am often mistaken for about thirty-eight to forty-five or so!"

Kathie's busy schedule would be an understandable excuse for fatigue or aging, yet she juggles all her different activities with ease.

Kathie works full-time as a real estate agent and income property owner in Yakima, Washington.

In addition to her day job, she is the head of a non-profit youth services organization called Young Lion’s Youth Ministry Program, a ministry that is used worldwide for youth detention. She travels to various speaking engagements and holds performances for teenagers, wearing a leather jacket or rhinestone pants. Even the kids don't know how old is Kathie.

"They don't guess my age, or they might not listen to me as wel…

Acid Reflux, Digestive Enzymes and Good Health

Enzymes are proteins that behave like a workforce, making it all happen inside the body down to the cellular level. Thousands of enzymes are present within individual cells and body systems, and each one has a function.

Your body requires specific enzymes to digest food, transport nutrients, balance cholesterol and triglycerides, clean out toxins, strengthen your immune system and so many other functions.

In other words, enzymes act as the catalysts for all biochemical reactions in your body, so you need to maintain a strong workforce.

Your body naturally produces enzymes, and they are also present in food. However, cooking food deactivates most of its enzymes. If you eat processed foods, you might not have enough workers to thoroughly digest the bulk of this modern diet.

Without enough food enzymes, your body draws on its other enzymes to help with digestion, compromising other body systems, such as your immune system.

When food is not properly digested, it can lead to a buildup o…

Dads Need The Daily Essentials

Men’s health can often be neglected. Dads give a lot of themselves at home, work, and play, so it is important that their health is given a once over every now and then. For some dads, that may mean a trip outside their comfort zone - the doctor’s office.

One of the biggest obstacles to a healthy dad is helping him overcome his invincibility. According to a 2001 report by the American Centers for Disease Control, men are 33 percent less likely to visit a doctor than women. So the bravado of being a guy has its risks because most medical problems can be addressed if there is awareness of the initial symptoms.

Men's Health Risks

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for both men and women. However, the first onset of cardiovascular problems occurs, on average, ten years earlier for men. Risk factors include age, family history and race. Some of these factors cannot be controlled, but others can. For example, heart disease also strikes those with high blood pressure as wel…

Crisis In Nutrition: The ORI Speech by Tom Naughton

Tom Naughton of "Fat Head" recently spoke at a conference for the Office of Research Integrity in Washington, D.C.

In this twenty minute video, Naughton explains why more and more people are ignoring doctors, nutritionists and government health agencies. Instead, they are turning to blogs and social media for advice on health and nutrition.

The Health Benefits of Sulforaphane in LeafGreens™

The benefits of LeafGreens™ should only be better, now that broccoli sprouts have been added to the product. As one of the most highly nutritious vegetables, broccoli is part of a balanced, vegetable diet.

One of the chief attributes of broccoli is sulforaphane. A phytonutrient, sulforaphane has anticancer, antidiabetic and antimicrobial properties. It is most commonly found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. The cruciferous name translates to "cross-bearing" and refers to the four-petaled flowers in a cross shape that distinguish this vegetable family.

Among cruciferous vegetables, the broccoli sprouts (Brassica oleracea) used in LeafGreens™ contain the highest concentration of sulforaphane. What's more, by using sprouts in the LeafGreens™ blend, The AIM Companies™ is able to provide more than sixty-five times the amount of sulforaphane by weight than what is found in mature broccoli. That makes for a significant difference.

With many positive nutritional benefit…

How Do We Get Kidney Stones?

Numerous studies show that magnesium deficiency may be responsible for kidney stones, a condition that occurs from a build-up of calcium that cannot be efficiently excreted from the body. Risk factors include a history of hypertension and low dietary intake of magnesium.

One of the primary roles of magnesium is to keep calcium from calcifying or solidifying into crystals. In the presence of magnesium deficiency, stones can form from:
A diet high in sugar, fructose, alcohol, and caffeine which pulls calcium from the bone and excretes it through the kidneys. Calcium supplementation to the exclusion of magnesium and other minerals. High levels of oaxalic acid—found in spinach, rhubarb, parsley, chocolate, tea, and coffee—which binds to calcium making it insoluble. Phosphoric acid found in soft drinks depletes magnesium while eating away at bone. Again, ample evidence exists for using magnesium to dissolve calcified kidney stones.

In addition to dietary changes, including six to eight gla…

Sally Fallon Talks About The USDA Food Pyramid

Fifteen Gold Nuggets About BarleyLife®

Why BarleyLife® Is The Best Green Powder On The Market
Compiled by Jann Abrams R.N. and Janet Pauly R.N.

1. BarleyLife® is a fresh, concentrated whole food juice powder from young organically grown barley grass; available in powder or veggie capsules. It is well documented that green vegetable juices are the most nutrient dense, protective, and healing foods in the diet. Sadly, the most often eaten "vegetable" in North America is French fries. Vegetables that are not nutrient dense, such as iceberg lettuce and French fries, do not offer the kind of protection that BarleyLife® does. Drink BarleyLife® several times a day and see the enormously positive impact it will have on your health and quality of life.

2. Our bodies were designed to take in nutrients from foods. BarleyLife® is a whole-food concentrate and our bodies know exactly what to do with foods. When all the nutrients arrive in the small intestine at the same time they act as transporter molecules for each other and…

Bacteria For Breakfast?

The notion of consuming live bacteria may be a little hard for some people to swallow.

Traditionally, we are taught that bacteria cause disease and are therefore something to be avoided.

Lately, however, we are being told that certain kinds of bacteria are actually good for us. But exactly how do they benefit our health?

What Are Probiotics?

The word probiotic literally means "for life" - signifying its health promoting properties. Although many different definitions of a probiotic have been proposed, the most widely used, scientifically valid and therefore the accepted version is: "A live microbial food supplement that beneficially affects the host animal (that’s us) by improving its intestinal microbial balance."

In 2001, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations defined probiotics as "live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host." For human adultuse, this includes fermented mil…

Diet Soft Drinks Make You Gain Weight



"A study, in fact, of four hundred people, those who drink two or more diet sodas a day, increase their waist size by seventy percent."

Do You Need a Multivitamin?

Everyone that doesn't eat perfect, or is under stress, or has a chronic disease should be on some form of a multivitamin.

First of all, our soil is not as nutrient dense as it once was.

Second, I don't know anyone that eats perfectly every single day, and at every single occasion, and is never under any form of stress.

Drinking alcohol, stress, and eating white refined foods actually depletes our bodies of vital nutrients.

Most importantly though, a high quality whole-food supplement is a great insurance policy for your body to be functioning at the highest possible level.

The nice thing about BarleyLife® Xtra is it also comes complete with enzymes, antioxidants, and more.

Without vitamins, minerals and cofactors, our bodies can't do the work they need to do each day.

Most people are not deficient in one or two nutrients. Most people are deficient in a a whole bunch of nutrients.

What they are deficient in is nutrition and that deficiency of whole food nutrition is made …

The Impact of Whole-Food Nutrition on Brain Cancer

On February 9, 2010, Timothy Young left the police academy in Kilgore, Texas, where he had worked as an instructor for eleven years.

Shortly after arriving at the home of his parents, he collapsed on the floor of the kitchen and had to be rushed to the hospital.

The doctors discovered a glioblastomamultiforme (GBM) - a brain tumor that grows aggressively and spreads quickly. The grade 4 tumor, which is the worst kind, measured 5.8 x 5 x 4.3 centimeters (2.3 x 2 x 1.7 inches), which is slightly larger than a golf ball.

Since the local hospital was unable to handle such a life-threatening condition, Timothy was transferred to MD Anderson Cancer Center, a world-renowned cancer center in Houston, Texas.

Up until the very moment that he was told that he had a cancerous tumor growing inside his brain, Timothy had been in good health through his thirty-eight years.

Born in Dallas, Texas, he survived childhood without ever having the chicken pox, stitches, or a broken bone. With no warning s…

Wheat and Breast Cancer

"A word from the breast cancer world. My prediction: Wheat elimination will prove to be among the most important things a woman can do to reduce risk for this cancer due to the marked reductions in excessive estrogen levels. Add in iodine and vitamin D and I think a BIG effect results." - Dr. William Davis, M.D.

From Chronic Sickness To Health

"Ever since I can remember, I have been sick as a result of infections. By the time I was three years old, I was already hospitalized twice with life-threatening illnesses.

Going to school was a challenge as I seemed to miss more school than I attended. I spent more days lying in bed with a fever than enjoying life in school or being with family and friends. I even did home schooling for a while because I was always sick with severe colds, the flu, or sinusitis.

My doctor put me on high dosages of antibiotics for months at a time in the hopes that the viruses in my system would be killed off. Nothing helped, and I began to accept that this was going to be my way of life.

The last battery of tests and x-rays revealed that my sinus cavity was so congested that my doctor was ready to admit me to the hospital if my fever went any higher. Sinus surgery was tentatively scheduled.

My brother's piano teacher, Janet Breitkreutz, heard how sick I was, so she shared AIM products with u…

Three Foods You Should Stop Eating

Three foods you should stop eating if you want a lean and healthy body are corn, soy and wheat.

Yet, the average adult eating a typical modern western diet in countries such as the United States, Canada and Australia consumes sixty-seven percent of their total caloric intake from some form of these three foods.

Now you see why we are having trouble with our health and weight.

The human digestive system was simply never designed to consume these substances.

If these three foods are so bad for our health, then why are they so popular?

Because these three industries are subsidized by government, who in turn promotes these "healthy" substances to the public. It's about economics, not your health.

So how do you avoid these three foods?

As much as possible, avoid foods that come in a bag, box, or wrapper. Another way to say it is, if man made it, then don't eat it.

So if you want to lose weight, avoid the doctor's office and have more energy than you know what to do w…

How To Win Against Obesity

Two out of three Americans overweight or obese. Most people know if they want to transform our bodies, they need to eat healthy and exercise. Yet roughly five percent succeed at it.

Why such a horrible failure rate?

In my humble opinion, it's the "machine" you face everyday.

This machine never gets tired. It never goes away. And it never gives up.

The machine only has one job:

Convince you to do the opposite of what's best for your long term health and
happiness.

Sometimes the machine is clever and will try to trick you. It will tell you manufactured
foods are good for you.

Sometimes the machine flat out lies. It will tell you diet products work.

And sometimes the machine tries to convince you unhealthy choices are no big deal- so it
makes consuming things like soda and energy drinks look fun or exciting.

I believe most people fail here not because they eat too much natural food, they fail
because they can't counter the effects of all the manufactured foods the m…

How To Lose Weight With The Paleo Diet



This quick video explains why Paleo/Primal, a grain-free and sugar-free diet, is the correct way to live.

People should return to a diet of nuts, fruits, vegetables in order to lose wight, improve their health and feel better.

Confessions of a Rx Drug Pusher



Gwen Olsen spent fifteen years as a sales representative in the pharmaceutical industry, working for health care giants such as Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Here is her story.

Epigenetics: Factors For Gene Expression



This nine and a half minute video is an easy-to-understand introduction to the subject of epigenetics.

This is the study of factors that determine how much, or whether, some genes are expressed in your body.

Author Tom Woods Discusses His Weight Loss

Bestselling author Tom Woods discusses his recent weight loss.

Listen to his overview about his strategy to lose weight.

For more details, be sure to visit his wife's blog.

Arthritis Relieved with BarleyLife®

When it comes to relieving the pain of rheumatoid arthritis, the whole-food concentrate BarleyLife® proved to be the answer for Christopher Hancock, who was diagnosed with this debilitating form of arthritis back in 1985.

At that time, Christopher had no idea how much this disease would affect him and his family. Severe pain, joint deformity, and fatigue eventually required that he quit his job in 2000.

His pain was alleviated by medication, but over the years Christopher had to try different drugs after a drug stopped being effective.

"Doctors warned me that everyone and their uncle would try to make me better through some ancient formula or secret that had been handed down through their families," says Christopher. "Well, when you are in severe pain, you try other things, and I tried several, which always ended in disappointment."

In 2006 a good friend of Christopher, Ken Campbell, gave him a couple of free canisters of BarleyLife®. "To be honest," sa…

Good Foods That Make You Fat

"Nutritious food can be fattening. Nutritious food can interfere with fat burning." - Dr. Heidi Dulay,Ed.D.

Note: Dr. Dulay teaches Master's Degree Level courses in Holistic Health Education. She has degrees from Harvard as well as Stanford University.

Her ongoing quest for all things healthy started with two personal battles - living down an embarrassing childhood nickname "Walking Ball" and battling cervical cancer in her thirties. Now, more than twenty years later, she's in peak health and lives to spread the word.

Does Fasting Stop Dementia, Heart Disease and More?

One day in the not-so-distant future, you may find yourself receiving some unusual health advice from your doctor: fast two days a week to prevent your brain shrinking with age.

You might be given the same advice to lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes - and even cancer.

To read the full story, click here.

You Can't Beat Powders

When the juice powder of young barley plants was introduced to the world thirty years ago, The AIM Companies™ was off to a healthy green start. Greens were soon followed by fiber and the rest is history.

Today The AIM Companies™ provides a healthy variety of nutrient-rich powders, including BarleyLife®, Just Carrots®, RediBeets®, Herbal Fiberblend® and LeafGreens™, for a number of good reasons.

Absorption of Nutrients

Powders have a direct action on gastro-intestinal tissues and nutrients are easily absorbed. And since they do not have to be broken down like tablets or caplets, the nutrients are quickly absorbed by your body and put to good use. To prepare a glass of concentrated nutrition, all you have to do is to mix the powder with cold water or your favorite beverage (depending on the powder) and drink it.

Super-Sized Nutrition

Sometimes adults need more than a single serving. Powders provide flexibility when it comes to super sizing your nutritional intake. You can adjust the servi…