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Does Blood Pressure Medication Cause Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies?

High blood pressure medication puts you at risk for vitamin and mineral deficiencies, including:
Vitamin B1 MagnesiumPotassiumCalciumCoenzyme Q10The best way to lower high blood pressure (hypertension) and reduce your risk for heart disease is through a healthy diet, regular exercise and other changes in lifestyle (more sleep, less stress, etc).

Nutrition That Works - Testimonials

Two Year-Old Boy No Longer Constipated

"At two years of age, our baby boy was often sick and in the hospital. Because he couldn't eliminate his bowels very well, the doctor did a colostomy on him. His bottom looked as if it had been burned because of Candida in his body. We had to keep a very strong ointment on him.

After he started taking two teaspoons of BarleyLife Xtra and FloraFood each day, he has been able to eliminate and clean his system out. After using the AIM supplements, we have seen such a difference and he seldom gets sick. He is now 3 years old and such a different child. I think he has enough energy now to make up for all the times he was sick! He now runs and plays like other little children.

We are very thankful to have learned about the AIM nutritional supplements. They have made such a difference in our little son!" - Alvin and Fannie Miller, Frederickstown, Ohio

No More Juvenile Arthritis 

In March of 2009, eleven year-old Zach attended an AIM nutriti…

The Skinny on Obesity: Stress and Your Weight

Here’s episode six of the “Skinny on Obesity” series.

Stress can cause you to eat more. But when you are stressed, what kind of food are you eating?.

Pyramid Politics

"Some recommendations on diet and nutrition are misguided because they are based on inadequate or incomplete information. That hasn’t been the case for the USDA’s pyramids. They are wrong because they brush aside evidence on healthful eating that has been carefully assembled over the past forty years." - W.C. Willett, Harvard School of Public Health

 "There is considerable concern today that the diet the Pyramid illustrates is responsible for the current epidemic of cardiovascular disease. The concurrent epidemics of obesity and type-2 diabetes are unintended consequences that can also be attributed to this diet." - Alice Ottoboni, Ph.D., Journal of the American Physicians and Surgeons

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help Your Brain Age Better

A recent study shows that people with low levels of omega-3 fatty acids are more likely to have memory problems as well as a brain that ages faster.

"People with lower blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids had lower brain volumes that were equivalent to about two years of structural brain aging." - Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH, of the Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research and the Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles. (To read the full article, Click Here.)

Omega-3 fatty acids help your brain age more slowly and reduce inflammation. Research also shows these essential fatty acids may lower your risk of heart disease, cancer and arthritis.

Unfortunately, our bodies do not produce omega-3 fatty acids on their own. Essential fatty acids have to come from diet and supplementation if we are to reap the many benefits they offer.

Good sources of omega-3 fatty acids include walnuts, flaxseeds, fish, olive oil and winter squash.

Yet, most Americans h…

Escape The Bad Dietary Advice

"Too many people are suffering needlessly, taking drugs to mask the symptoms of diseases they shouldn’t have in the first place. As Dr. William Davis said in his talk, to a large degree our health-care system is simply treating the effects of consuming mutant wheat and other bad foods. That’s got to change." - Tom Naughton, writer and creator of the documentary, 'Fat Head'

P.S. To read Naughton's blog, click here.

If you’re interested in watching the film, "Fat Head" (which I highly recommend), you can check it out here on Hulu, watch it on Netflix, or buy the DVD.

How To Keep Berries Fresh Longer

One way to keep your berries fresh longer is to prevent molding. The key to preventing moldy berries is vinegar.

Prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider work best) and ten parts water.

Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl them. Drain, rinse if you like (the mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar) and put in the fridge.

The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit.

Raspberries will last a week and strawberries almost two weeks, without getting moldy and soft.

Do Vitamins Boost Brain Power?

There is something you can take right now to get your brain going. It's something you should be taking every day - your daily vitamins.

A series of new studies in the British Journal of Nutrition, Psychopharmacology and Human Psychopharmacology finds that vitamins can boost your brain power.

If you're not taking anything now, it's not too late to start because the benefits begin almost immediately.

In one of the studies, researchers found that women given multivitamin and mineral supplements improved in both accuracy and speed on multitasking tests. Children between the ages of eight and fourteen showed better accuracy in tests that require attention.

And for men, a B complex was enough to boost their scores on cognitive tests and improve their mental energy so they weren't worn out at the end of those tests. (By the way, B vitamins also protect against dementia.)

So whether you're interested in long-term brain protection or just want a boost for Words with Friend…

The Skinny on Obesity Part 5: Generation XL

A trend of obese infants is one indication that obesity can be passed on from mother to fetus.

This video looks towards the next generation, with an emphasis on preventive care and pre-natal health.

To see the previous video in the series, Part 4, click here.

Brr! Can Frigid Temps Lead to Weight Loss?

Finally, an upside to the frigid temperatures that have gripped much of the nation - all the shivering could help shed a few pounds.

"The body wants to maintain a balance, a homeostasis of 98.6 degrees," said author Tim Ferriss, who promotes this type of "thermal dieting." "If you make it cold, the body will do everything it can to get back to 98.6. And it has to burn calories to do that - heat equals calories."

Ferriss, the best-selling author behind "The 4-Hour Workweek" and the just-released "The 4-Hour Body," is known for his lessons on how to manipulate the body to your advantage.

Using winter to lose that winter weight is just one example. He said people can burn up to fifty percent more calories by exposing themselves to below-freezing temperatures, which causes the body to work overtime.

"There's actually a type of fat called brown adipose tissue - BAT," he said. "Cold can trigger this BAT. It actually produces h…

“Vegebals are poisonus says sciencetists”

Are your kids veggie haters too?

What if they could get eighteen fruits and vegetables a day - without taking a single bite?

To learn more, Click Here.

How To Cook Bacon

Animal fats have lots of good fatty acids that fight disease, absorb vitamins and lower cholesterol. It's a myth that eating animal fat makes you fat. Best of all, it tastes good!

One way to make sure you're getting enough fat in your diet is to eat fatty cuts of meat. If you don’t already, learn to love bacon. And when you cook it, don't wait until all the fat is gone.

If the bacon droops over a finger and hangs down on both sides, then it passes the test.

Life is good. God is good. And bacon is good!

Why America's Obesity Campaign Continues To Fail

In a recent Newsweek article, Gary Taubes wrote,

"...the very first childhood-obesity clinic in the United States was founded in the late 1930s at Columbia University by a young German physician, Hilde Bruch. As Bruch later told it, her inspiration was simple: she arrived in New York in 1934 and was “startled” by the number of fat kids she saw - 'really fat ones, not only in clinics, but on the streets and subways, and in schools.' "

"What makes Bruch’s story relevant to the obesity problem today is that this was New York in the worst year of the Great Depression, an era of bread lines and soup kitchens, when 6 in 10 Americans were living in poverty. The conventional wisdom these days - promoted by government, obesity researchers, physicians, and probably your personal trainer as well - is that we get fat because we have too much to eat and not enough reasons to be physically active. But then why were the PC- and Big Mac-deprived Depression-era kids fat? How can …

The Skinny on Obesity: Sugar - A Sweet Addiction

What causes us to eat more?

In “Sugar: A Sweet Addiction”, Dr. Robert Lustig explains the science between sugar and obesity.

Note: You can watch video number three in the series, "The Number One Cause of Obesity: Insulin" by clicking here.

Exercising For Health and Weight Loss

Total Cholesterol (not related to) Heart Disease

This video packs a punch in less than two minutes.

Eating For Health and Weight Loss