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Vitamin D helps beat the winter blues

A tasty way to get your daily dose of Vitamin D

A tasty way to get your daily dose of Vitamin D

Vitamin D may help relieve pain for women with type 2 diabetes as well as depression.

Just in time to help you combat those winter blues. Veggie D provides natures very best vitamin D source from shiitake and button mushrooms.

It is available in powder or capsules.

Get the BEST PRICE by becoming a wholesale member… order yours at  www.aimforbalance.com

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Reading Food labels webinar part 1 Tami Cole

Check out my latest webinar that I presented through The AIM Companies about the basics of how to read food nutrition labels. It lasts about an hour and is packed with tips to equip you to make healthier fodd purchases, plus a food ingredient comparison you may not believe! I worked hard on it, so I hope you enjoy it. Comment if you can please…thanks! Understanding Food Nutrition Labels Part 1 http://www.instantpresenter.com/WebConference/RecordingDefault.aspx?c_psrid=EA54D785894B
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AIM Products for Pets

Much of the nutrition found in AIM products works as well on pets as it does on humans, with whole-food concentrates benefiting both. The all-natural nutrition in products like AIM BarleyLife® can be part of a dog or cat’s daily diet, and positive results can be experienced in a variety of areas.

Barley grass juice powder

BarleyLife is one of the most common pet-friendly products because of its concentrated juice powder of nutrient-dense barley grass. The vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, and enzymes in BarleyLife make it an ideal supplement to a dog or cat’s daily nutrition needs.  BarleyLife

Both dogs and cats may see benefits in anti-inflammatory activity, antioxidant ability, immune system support, and overall good health.

For dogs less than 50 pounds, AIM recommends using 1⁄2 teaspoon of BarleyLife once a day mixed into the dog’s food or sprinkled on top of the dog’s food. For dogs 50 pounds and up, the serving increases to
1⁄2 teaspoon two times per day.
For cats, AIM recommends using 1⁄8 or 1⁄4 teaspoon of BarleyLife with food once daily.

Essential fatty Acids for health

AIMega® and its organic seed oil blend of essential omega-3 and -6 fatty acids may help both dogs and cats with improved coat, fewer hairballs, and constipation relief. Additionally, they may experience health benefits for their skin and nails, as well as their cardiovascular system as AIMega is a natural anti-inflammatory

For dogs, AIM recommends using one capsule for every 20 pounds of weight (up to 4 capsules), twice daily. For a 60-pound dog, this would mean three capsules, twice daily. For cats, AIM recommends one to two capsules per day.  To administer the AIMega, open the capsules with a pair of scissors and squeeze the oil onto the food.

For better joint health

Frame Essential  Joint health is also an area that both dogs and cats can see benefits from AIM Frame Essentials®, which combines glucosamine complex (sulfate and hydrochloride) with methylsulfonyl-methane (MSM) and boswellia extract to promote healthy joints.
For dogs under 40 pounds, AIM recommends one capsule daily. For dogs 40 pounds and above, the serving may increase to two capsules daily. Frame Essentials is best taken with food,
and note that there may be a choking risk if small dogs are fed whole capsules. In these instances, it is best to sprinkle the contents of the capsule onto the food.
For cats, AIM recommends one capsule daily, opened and sprinkled onto food.

Digestive health for dogs and cats can be positively impacted by AIM

Great for digestive health

FloraFood®and its combination of three friendly bacteria.
FloraFood can help pets maintain a healthy balance of good bacteria in the gut.
For both dogs and cats, AIM recommends one FloraFood capsule daily, with food. The capsule may be broken open and sprinkled onto or mixed into food. Do not feed the whole capsule to cats as it may get lodged in the throat. With nutrition from AIM, you can help to keep your pets in good health and possibly avoid costly trips to the vet. For the prevention or relief from the common health issues of dogs
and cats, AIM has natural answers.

Benefits and Features

  •  Improves your pet’s overall health
  •  Counteracts inflammation
  •  Improves coat appearance and skin health
  •  Maintains healthy joints
  •  Balances friendly bacteria
  •  Provides antioxidant activity and immune system support

To order products go to http://myaimstore.com/aimforbalance/

Reference AIM Pets Products data sheet 2012

Mercury, a toxic heavy metal

So pretty, yet SO TOXIC

What is mercury?

Mercury is the 80th element on the periodic table and has the chemical symbol Hg. Elemental mercury is a silver-white, heavy, mobile, liquid metal at room temperature. It is the only metal on the periodic table that is found as a liquid at room temperature. Properties of mercury are that it contracts or expands evenly when heated or cooled, it remains a liquid over a wide range of temperatures, it does not stick to glass, and its ability to conduct electricity.

Mercury is a fat-soluble toxin.  It is, by far, the most toxic metal on the planet AND the most powerful neurotoxin, as well. It is second only to plutonium in its reactivity and toxicity.  Unlike other heavy metals, mercury binds tenaciously to the fat-soluble neurological tissue. That’s why it loves to bind to brain neurons – because the brain is over 60% fat. Mercury is always the last metal to be eliminated as it “hides behind” the other metals and lies in the deeper strata of the tissue.

Once mercury is in the body it is difficult to remove because it binds very strongly to human tissues.  It can have  a severely damaging effect on the liver and when  in the bloodstream, the liver is unable to process it for elimination. In serious cases, this toxin can accumulate in and suffocate the liver, leading to liver damage or even death.

Mercury is  a catalyst to infection. It is directly immunosuppressive. Immunosuppression involves an act that reduces the activation or efficiency of the immune system.

The steady release of mercury into the environment has resulted in current levels that are three to six times higher than the estimated levels in the pre-industrial-era atmosphere. We can take in mercury by eating fish, which have absorbed it into their tissues from the water. Mushrooms can accumulate high levels if grown in contaminated soils. Some dental amalgam fillings contain mercury. Metallic mercury is also used in a variety of household products and industrial items, including thermostats, fluorescent light bulbs, barometers, and glass thermometers.

Modern day uses of mercury include:

  • as a catalyst
  • in ritual practices
  • in most ammunition
  • electric switches
  • thermometers
  • fluorescent lights
  • barometers
  • thermometers
  • schools
  • medical schools

Looking at all the things that contain mercury, it is pretty obvious that we all have been exposed to it in one degree or another. But how well is our body eliminating the mercury it comes in contact with on a daily basis?   Some people have the genetic ability to easily detoxify mercury and eliminate it from the body, while others are genetically susceptible to its accumulation even from low-level, everyday exposure.

Removes the heavy metals, lead, mercury and cadmium

How do I get rid of the heavy metals in my body?
there is a way to remove harmful levels of heavy metals from the body – it’s
called chelation.

HumiKleanse datasheet

A substance is “chelated” when it is grabbed, trapped, and transformed by a chelating agent. The chelating properties of humic acids have been exploited for a long time in the purification of wastewater.
In effect, the unique formulation of humic and fulvic acids in Humifulvate® acts like a magnet for the large atoms of heavy metals, capturing them so they can be flushed out of the body through normal processes of elimination.

AIM HumiKleanse®: A pure, plant-derived source of humic and fulvic acid.  The physical and chemical properties, water conditions, vegetation, and
microbial fauna of a given soil determine the quality and quantity of the humic
substances in peat. Humifulvate® comes from 3,000- to 10,000-year-old peat
moss and is in a natural conservation area free from industry or agriculture.

AIM HumiKleanse® is a natural chelating supplement that helps your body rid itself of heavy metal accumulations while enhancing the body’s ability to utilize trace minerals. AIM’s product contains Humifulvate®, a unique combination of humic and fulvic acids, which act like a magnet for the large atoms of heavy metals. Once captured, they are flushed out of the body through the normal elimination process.

  • Helps to remove toxic substances from the body
  • Helps prevent the absorption of toxic substances
  • May increase the retention of calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium

Reference: AIM HumiKleanse data sheet

http://acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~scintech/mercury/Whatis_mercury.htm

Juicing-all the benefits without the mess

AIM DOES all the work–our bodies REAP the nutrients!

JUICING

Juicing is separating the juice of a fruit or vegetable from its fiber. It is a means of receiving optimal nutritional benefit from the fruits and vegetables we eat. Although there is value in eating raw fruits and vegetables, juicing provides a means to ensure that we are able to ingest and absorb the maximal amount of nutrients available.

Studies show that juice can provide most of the basics of human nutrition, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals, as well as phytochemicals and enzymes. Phytochemicals are simply plant chemicals that are thought to be essential to health. They have been found by the American Dietetic Association to be beneficial in at least four of the leading causes of death—cardiac disease, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. Enzymes are essential for the thousands of chemical reactions that occur throughout the body—the production of energy at the cellular level, the facilitation of digestion, the absorption of digested nutrients, and the rebuilding and replenishing of all that the body requires for metabolism to occur.

How healthy is juicing? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, three raw carrots (216 g, or a little less than one half pound) contain about 2 g of protein, 21 g of carbohydrates, 60 mg of calcium, 1 mg of iron, 696 mg of potassium, 22,026 International Units (IUs) of vitamin A in the form of betacarotene, 19 mg of vitamin C, 30 mcg of folate, and traces of many more vitamins and minerals.

Carrots-all the nutrients-in powder form

Dr. Norman W. Walker (1981) explains that a diet without fresh, raw vegetable juices is deficient. This is because when raw vegetables are eaten instead of juices, a large amount of them is used as energy during the digestion and absorption processes. Juices are ingested and assimilated within 15 minutes and this enables the nutrients to be used almost in their entirety for the nourishment of the cells. In 1976, he said, “Juices are very liquid food, mostly organic water of the finest quality with nourishing atoms and molecules in comparatively microscopic volume. It is the microscopic volume for which the cells and tissues are starved!”

Whole food juice concentrates-Nutrition made EASY!

If you find it challenging to get the recommended daily servings of vegetables, try the AIM Garden Trio®.   order here for AIM’s Garden Trio

You’ll get the vital nutrients found in three important foods – green barley, carrots and beets. Each is packed with the essential enzymes found in whole-juice products, plus antioxidants and a host of other nutrients to maintain good health. You’ll promote a healthy immune system, have more energy, and wake up every day feeling great! The Power of Powders: increased absorption irrespective of stomach acidity levels; faster absorption as tablets have to be broken down; easier to take for those with swallowing problems; larger servings of nutrients are easier to take.

  • Helps maintain whole-body health
  • Helps maintain a healthy immune system
  • Provides increased energy
  • Benefits of juicing without
    the inconvenience
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AIM’s Veggie D is a Vitamin D Powerhouse

Vitamin D Powerhouse!

AIM Veggie D

An exciting new ingredient and an exciting new taste have come together to form the new Veggie D™ from The AIM Companies!

A vitamin D powerhouse, Veggie D derives its D from an all-natural source never before found in a beverage: shiitake and button mushrooms.

Combined with a blend of twelve vegetables and lycopene-rich tomatoes, the mushrooms give Veggie D™ a savory taste — smooth and rich in a beverage concentrate or hearty and full-flavored in a soup or sauce.

The new Veggie D™ is unlike any other vitamin D product you can find, and it gives this product lineup a savory, satisfying taste treat.

To order now, go to  http://www.theaimcompanies.com/products/veggie_D/powder.aspx?prodcode=5749E&lid=691954

The Science Behind The Product:  Few companies can boast an all-natural, food source of vitamin D. And none can say their D comes from both shiitake and button mushrooms.

The AIM Companies is the first.  Veggie D™ provides 500 International Units (IU) of vitamin D per serving, 126 percent of the Daily Recommended Intake (US). The AIM Companies™ chose mushrooms as a source of vitamin D2 over animal sources of vitamin D3, which are primarily derived from lanolin or sheep wax.

Wild mushrooms naturally create vitamin D2 when exposed to sunlight. Commercially grown mushrooms are grown in the dark and only contain a minimal amount of vitamin D. AIM’s mushrooms are exposed to UVB light, which simulates natural sunlight exposure. After this short exposure to UVB light, the mushrooms are dried and milled into powder.

The Nutrition Benefits of Veggie D™:  With 500 IU of vitamin D per serving, Veggie D™ is an ideal source of this essential vitamin and one of the healthiest alternatives available.  The importance of this sunshine vitamin is growing as research mounts as to vitamin D’s benefits for osteoporosis, high blood pressure, cancer and several autoimmune diseases.

The most commonly known benefit of vitamin D is that it aids in the absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones.

In addition, it works in the body to modulate cell growth, boost immune function and reduce inflammation. Many cells have vitamin D receptors. This explains the vitamin’s many benefits.

Deficiencies in D are common due to lack of sun exposure and the few naturally-occurring whole-food sources of the vitamin. Such deficiencies can lead to heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

Without D, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen. Upwards of forty million adults in the United States have or are at risk for osteoporosis, which is most often associated with poor calcium intake and absorption. Children must be careful, too, as a vitamin D deficiency may result in rickets, a disease of the bones.

Veggie D’s other nutritional calling card is lycopene, a pigment that gives tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables their red color. Lycopene acts as an antioxidant in the body, protecting against free radical damage.

The most common association with lycopene is with the prostate. Several studies have shown that lycopene helps lower the risk of prostate cancer and may increase energy.

Its antioxidant properties also help with reducing bad cholesterol and protecting against infertility, osteoporosis, and eye diseases.

The Savory Taste of Veggie D™

Veggie D™ has a savory, hearty taste. The vegetable and tomato mix lends a robust flavor that works well as a nutritious beverage, a complementary mix-in or a tasty ingredient in foods.

On its own, Veggie D™ has a rich taste with veggie ingredients that pop. Combined with other AIM vegetable concentrates like BarleyLife or the garden Trio, Veggie D™ complements the products.

Try Veggie D™ in a multitude of different ways in the kitchen — as a soup, a sauce, or an ingredient in a variety of dishes. Here are just a few foods that could do with a sprinkle of Veggie D™:

  • Hearty soups
  • Pasta sauces
  • Salads

Whether you try Veggie D for its savory taste, its vitamin D delivery, or its fourteen natural food ingredients, you won’t be disappointed.

For more information or to order products, go to  www.aimforbalance.com

Reference:  AIM Living Well magazine May 2012

pH and AIM BarleyLife

Our cells cannot function efficiently if the pH (which measures acidity and alkalinity) is not in a narrow range. Many foods are acidifying, and when we consume too many of them, the acid-alkaline balance is upset. Green barley grass contains the alkalizing minerals potassium, calcium, and magnesium. These minerals neutralize acidic materials and can help maintain a healthy acid-alkaline balance.

Helps Balance your Body's pH

Fast Food is Fast Absorption

In 1964, only 1 person in 214 contracted Cancer. Today it is 1 in 3 females and 1 in 2 males. The determining factor between health and disease is pH. It is not uncommon for the average American to test between 4 pH to 5 pH.                                 Oxygen levels in the body are directly related to pH.   Research has proven that disease cannot survive in an alkaline state, however, viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold, fungus, Candida and Cancer cells thrive in a low oxygen, / low pH environment.  There are two factors that are ALWAYS present with cancer no matter what else may be present. Those two factors are Acid pH and Lack of Oxygen.

AIM BarleyLife: has a strong alkalizing effect, which helps keep the ratio between acidity and alkalinity in our body fluids balanced.   Green barley leaves contain a multitude of    enzymes. Enzymes are essential for the thousands of chemical reactions that occur throughout the body, including the absorption of digested nutrients.   order AIM BarleyLife

Chlorophyll has been studied for its potential in stimulating tissue growth and in stimulating red blood cells in connection with oxygen supply. A remarkable similarity has been found between chlorophyll and the red pigment in the blood. According to an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, chlorophyll fed to laboratory animals reduces absorption of three dietary carcinogens.

Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin, plays an important role in growth and development,    immune functions, red blood cell production, reproduction, and the development and maintenance of healthy skin, hair, and mucous membranes.  The vitamin A in BarleyLife is beta-carotene, which is the most efficient of the carotenoids for conversion to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is also an important antioxidant known to protect cells.

Folic acid helps produce and maintain new cells—it is needed to make DNA and RNA, the building blocks of cells.  Folic acid in BarleyLife helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer.                                                                                                                                                 References:  AIM BarleyLife data sheet 2011

Improve you pH

Here are five steps you can follow to improve your health and increase your alkaline reserve status:

1. Eat at least 3 servings of fresh fruit per day.  Try different types, like

Fresh vegetables are alkalizing

Balancing your pH with fresh vegetables & fruits

an orange, an apple and 1 cup of berries, the more variety, the better.  Different colors of fruits & vegetables, give us different nutrients.

2.  Eat as many vegetables as you can.  6 to 7 servings is so good for your body.  You may have to start out slow.  Try adding one new serving of  fruit or vegetables each day until you get the recommended daily allowance (RDA)  Raw is best, you can mix them in salads or have them as a snack with a homemade dip.  Take 1/2 cup plain Greek organic yogurt and thoroughly mix in  about 1/2 teaspoon dill weed (or other unsalted spice), it makes a great dip.  (See another recipe below)

3. Add more cooked vegetables to each meal, but don’t overcook the vegetables, leave them a bit crunchy,add more to soups

4. Eat fewer high protein foods. Eat smaller portions of beef, poultry, pork, and fish, while continuing to add more raw &  cooked vegetables to meals.

5. Begin to lessen the amount of sugar, salt, coffee, tea, cola drinks, and processed foods.

Cottage-Cheese Veggie Dip:  Servings 1      Time: 5 mins                                                                                       Quick Meal         Contains Dairy        Vegetarian              GERD-friendly                Nutritional Info (Per serving):  Calories: 120, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 561mg, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Total Fat: 2g, Carbs: 14g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Protein: 14g

Ingredients                                                                                                                                                                  1/2 cup(s) cottage cheese, low-fat (Organic if you can find it or  like Cabot’s)                                       1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning                                                                                                    1/2 cup(s) carrot(s), baby                                                                                                                                    1/2 cup(s) peas, snow, or snap peas

Preparation:  Combine cottage cheese and lemon pepper. Serve with carrots and peas or your favorite low GI vegetables.  (Organic cottage cheese & yogurt are slightly acidic, but when mixed with the vegetables, it will be less acid forming in your body)

I encourage you to make dietary changes slowly. Rapid changes will cause toxins to be dumped into your system which is already bogged down and make you feel worse! As you make these changes slowly, you’ll begin to crave wholesome foods and adding AIM’s BarleyLife, JustCarrots and LeafGreens is a simple and easy way to add all the benefits of fresh, live fruits & vegetables without the hassle of cleanup when juicing the ingredients yourself…Go to  www.aimforbalance.com