Depression & DHA

May help with depression, memory, concentration and
vision.

What is DHA?

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is an essential fatty acid (EFA). EFAs are called “essential” because we must obtain them from diet. DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid commonly found in fish oil. EFAs are necessary for good health, and DHA is a wellknown key to a healthy nervous system.

It is the building block of the brain – 60 percent of the brain is fat, and DHA is the most abundant fat in the brain and the retina. It plays a role in the structural development of retinal, neural, and synaptic membranes. DHA is essential in communication between the brain and nervous system. It plays a role in the cell membrane. Without DHA and other fatty acids, communication within this system can break down or become less effective.

The body’s ability to synthesize DHA, which is limited in all people, may decline with age. We get some DHA in our diets, but vegetarians might get less. Rich sources of DHA are red meats, animal organs and eggs. Research indicates that low levels of DHA may be involved in a number of health problems relating to the nervous system.

Depression

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition presents research indicating that omega-3 fatty acids, specifically DHA, may reduce the risk of depression. The authors associate the increase in depression in the past century with the decline in consumption of DHA. They also note that there are lower rates of major depression in societies that consume large amounts of fish, a key dietary source of DHA.

AIM GinkgoSense combines ginkgo biloba, bilberry, lutein, zeaxanthin, and DHA in a synergistic product to maintain your neuro health.

Check out AIM GinkgoSense at www.AimForBalance.com

Reference:  AIM GinkgoSensedata sheet

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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

Protect Your Heart

Protective Steps for Your Heart

Eat a balanced diet low in cholesterol, sodium, saturated fats, and trans fats and rich in whole grains, vegetables, and healthy fats.

This is the first step in managing your weight, keeping your blood pressure down, controlling your blood sugar levels, and lowering your cholesterol.

Although cholesterol intake from the diet does count, most of the cholesterol in your blood is actually produced by your own liver when you are stressed, so managing your stress levels is very important. Furthermore, regular exercise is extremely beneficial for heart health.

The next step is smart supplementation with AIM CellSparc 360, a combination of plant-derived coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), fish oil, and tocotrienols (vitamin E) for proven cardiovascular support. Their synergistic action results in the ultimate heart health supplement to ensure adequate energy production at the cellular level.

To produce its cellular energy source, adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the body must have coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which is found in cell membranes and in the mitochondria—energy factories of the cells. However, our bodies produce less CoQ10 as we age, so supplementation is crucial.

Therefore, CellSparc 360 helps to support and maintain cardiovascular health by providing CoQ10.

According to an article in the American Journal of Cardiology, coenzyme Q10 is “an essential cofactor for mitochondrial energy production.” To spark your cells, increase your energy levels, and maintain overall health, supplement with CoQ10. Small amounts of CoQ10 are found in some foods (e.g., spinach, broccoli, some vegetable oils, animal organs, and some types of fish), but it can be reduced or destroyed by cooking or refining.

The liver can manufacture CoQ10 but is unable to produce enough if the body is deficient in any essential enzymes or cofactors— such as vitamins B3, B5, B6, B12, C, or folate. Furthermore, stress and pollution deplete CoQ10 from our tissues, and aging makes CoQ10 production even more difficult.

Key Benefits and Features:

  • Supports cardiovascular health
  • Helps maintain healthy triglyceride and cholesterol levels
  • Increases energy production at the cellular level
  • Helps maintain gum health
  • Quick absorption into the bloodstream
  • Provides a potent antioxidant
  • Contains 60 mg of plant-derived coenzyme Q10, 100 mg of Palm oil providing 30 mg of tocotrienol/ tocopherol complex, and 238.8 mg of fish oil per capsule
  • No artificial flavors or fillers
  • No harsh solvents used in coenzyme Q10 extraction process
  • More than 15 years of safe and beneficial use by AIM Members
  • 30 softgel capsules
  •   GLUTEN – FREE CERTIFIED                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Reference:  AIM CellSparc 360® Data Sheet
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Enthusiasm Draws a Crowd

Be Passionate about What you do and others will be drawn to you!

Be Passionate about What you do and others will be drawn to you!

Have you ever noticed how some people can really draw a crowd? It is usually because they are enthusiastic about life and that passion overflows into whatever they are doing. People enjoy and flock to enthusiastic people. This passion influences every aspect of their life. Real enthusiasm is hard to miss and cannot be faked. It permeates the very being and cannot be restrained. Over time, this type of personality can greatly influence others and can make and keep that person more successful in business than others.

I think that being an enthusiastic leader can help keep my team members motivated and can help fuel their passion. I am hoping that by sharing my passion for life and truly caring about each person…that I can draw a crowd.

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Vitamin B2 Riboflavin

Mushrooms are high in Vitamin B

Mushrooms are high in Vitamin B

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is part of the B Vitamin group.

Good source of Riboflavin Vitamin B2
Mushrooms are a good source of Riboflavin Vitamin B2
The name “riboflavin” comes from “ribose” (the sugar whose reduced form, ribitol, forms part of its structure) and “flavin”, from Latin flavus, “yellow”.

It is best known visually because it imparts color to vitamin supplements and the yellow color to the urine of persons taking it.

It helps to turn fats, sugars and proteins into energy. Very important for our bodies! It is needed to repair and maintain healthy skin. It is important for healthy nails, skin and eyes. It also helps to regulate the body’s acidity.

Click this link to watch my free webinar on pH: Alkalinity & Acidity in the Human Body http://www.instantpresenter.com/WebConference/RecordingDefault.aspx?c_psrid=EA50DE868049

Tops foods containing Vitamin B2: mushrooms, watercress, cabbage, asparagus, broccoli, pumpkin, bean sprouts, mackerel, milk, bamboo shoots, tomatoes, and wheat germ. Vitamin B2 works best with other B Vitamins & Selenium. It is best supplied as part of the B complex and taken with food.

Deficiency symptoms :

Ariboflavinosis or riboflavinosis is a very painful ,red tongue with sore throat, swollen, chapped and severely cracked lips, and inflammation of the corners of the mouth.
There can be oily scaly skin rashes on genital area and other soft folds of skin.
The eyes can become itchy, watery, bloodshot and sensitive to light.
Due to interference with iron absorption, riboflavin deficiency could cause anemia.
Deficiency of riboflavin during pregnancy can result in birth defects including congenital heart defects and limb deformities. Riboflavin deficiency has been implicated in cancer.
Daily Requirement: RDA 1.6 mg (May vary depending on body weight)

100% of 6 B Vitamins PLUS 6 KEY electrolytes in 2 servings!

100% of 6 B Vitamins PLUS 6 KEY electrolytes in 2 servings!

Toxic Levels: Not a concern. It is water soluble, any excess will be excreted and you may have bright yellow urine.

Adversaries are antibiotics, tea, coffee, birth control pills, alkaline agents, sulfur dioxide (a preservative) overcooking & processed foods.

Supplement with AIM Peak Endurance…Contains six of the B vitamins important to metabolism – B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B12 Contains all six major electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and chloride) in proper balance

View data sheet https://www.theaimcompanies.com/datasheets/2/72E.pdf

AND/OR BarleyLife Xtra…a whole food with 2% of your Daily Value in just 1 teaspoon. Find it at www.myaimstore.com/aimforbalance

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Oxygen and Acidity

Acid pH means less oxygen in the cells

 

Oxygen levels in the body are directly related to pH.

Increasing pH from 4.0 pH to 5.0 pH increases oxygen to the cells by ten fold. Each whole number increase by tenfold again, so 4.0 pH to a 6.0 pH increases oxygen by 100 times and raising pH from 4.0  pH to 7.0 pH increases oxygen levels by 1,000 times.

Unless the body’s pH level is slightly alkaline, the body cannot heal itself.  You cannot  improve your health until pH levels are above 7.  All drugs and medications ( over the counter & prescription) are toxic and can cause the pH to be acidic.

Acid decreases the body’s ability to repair damaged cells, decreases the ability to get rid of  heavy metals and it makes the body more susceptible to fatigue and illness.  Everything pivots on a balanced pH.  When body pH drops , enzymes are deactivated, digestion is interrupted; vital nutrients are not effectively assimilated.

Disease cannot survive in an alkaline state.   But, in a low oxygen/low pH (acidic) state, viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold, fungus, Candida and Cancer cells all thrive.

An acid pH can result from poor nutrition, eating too many foods that leave an acid ash,  stress and anxiety, lack of sleep, exercise, environmental toxins, a slow ITT that leaves toxins accumulating in the colon, or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try to raise the pH by using the minerals in the alkaline reserve, mainly sodium from the stomach and calcium from the bones, as well as potassium, magnesium and iron.    This is the cause of Osteoporosis and a number of other diseases.

If there are not enough minerals in the alkaline reserve,  acids buildup in the cells, causing pain, which may be diagnosed as Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, MS, Lupus, etc.

To order products that can help balance the body’s pH, go to  www.aimforbalance.com

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Vitamin D powerhouse in AIM’s Veggie D

All Natural Vitamin D

A vitamin D powerhouse

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.

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

 

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Soda and an acidic pH

Cola and acid pH

Soda lowers your pH

In order for our body to work at it’s best, we must maintain body fluids in the slightly alkline range, 7.1 to 7.5 pH. The pH scale goes from 0 (totally acid) to 7 (neutral) to 14 (totally alkaline). Most degenerative diseases are linked to acidity, including cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, gall and kidney stones,to name a few.  Cancer and all diseases, as well as fungi, bacteria and yeast thrive in an acidic, oxygen-poor environment.

When I check people’s pH with a simple saliva test, and it is slightly on the acid side…they just say, “oh, it’s just a little off”.  They don’t realize  that  every point on the pH scale is ten times  more acidic than the previous number -for example from 7 to 6 is 10x, from 7 to 5 is 100x etc. From 7 to 2 is 100,000x more acidic.

Now let’s talk about sodas/colas.  I personally have no use for them and I think they are causing lots of damage to our youth.  Colas are around 2.5 pH range.  I haven’t found a soda above 3.0.

Diet sodas are even worse and are the most acidic.  In addition to be acidic, they can cause you to gain weight.  They alter the blood chemistry, making changes in your metabolism leading to a slower metabolic rate and causing the formation of fat to store the acids to protect the body.

Over the long term, the effects of colas are devastating to the body. Acidity, sugars, and artificial flavors and sweeteners can shorten your life significantly.

I had read in several places that it takes 32 glasses of alkaline water at an alkaline pH of 9.0  to neutralize the acid from one 12 oz. cola or soda.  Well since I am very inquisitive,  I wanted to see if it was true.  I scaled back this experiment to 3 ounces of cola and added water at a pH of 9.0, 8 ounces at a time.   I tested the pH after each 8 ounce glass.  I used ordinary tap water, but I added small amounts of simple baking soda to bring the pH to 9.0.  I am not sure how scientific I was but my conclusions are as follows:

At 8 ounces—3.5 pH

16 ounces—4.0 pH

24 Ounces—5.0 pH

32 ounces of water ( 4- 8 ounces glasses) the pH reached 6.0

40 ounces—6.0 to 6.5 pH

48 ounces— 6.5 pH

56 ounces—7.0 pH

64 ounces of water (8-8 ounce glasses) the pH reached 7.0 to 7.5 range.  I think I will have to test on a larger sclae and record my results.

Remember, when you drink a cola or soda, the body will use up reserves of its own stored alkaline buffers, (Your alkaline reserve, I call it your body’s checking account) mainly calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium and DNA to raise the body’s alkalinity levels, especially to maintain proper blood pH levels. Acidic blood levels cause death! If the acid state continues—Your body will have to dig deeper, as your reserves are used up and no deposits are made.  I call this the body’s credit card system.  Your body will take minerals from your bones and tissues to neutralize acid.  But, like all credit cards, the payment comes due.  When this card is called in, the very integrity of bones and tissues are the payment…soft bones and osteoporosis, among other dangers.. your body’s mineral supply is used up.

Sodas, water and many other liquids, pass very quickly through the stomach into the small intestine where they are assimilated through the openings in the villi in the walls of the intestines.  Liquids do not remain in the digestive tract, they go into the bloodstream and are filtered through the liver and the kidneys.  What is not needed by the body is sent to the bladder to be urinated out. Along the way, these liquids come in contact with virtually every cell in your body. If the liquid is acidic and unhealthy, it will negatively affect the body.

 

I often have free classes on pH.  Check out my class schedule athttp://myfatherswellness.wordpress.com/classes/

or www.aimforbalance.com ot email me at [email protected]

 

 

 

 

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pH and AIM BarleyLife

Super Green Plant Enzymes

AIM BarleyLife Helps Balance your Body's pH

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.

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.  To order AIM BarleyLife,Go to http://www.theaimcompanies.com/products/barleylife/powder_and_capsules.aspx?prodcode=5809E&lid=691954

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

 

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AIM BarleyLife Products

BarleyLife Xtra powder

Great taste, amazing nutrients!

AIM BarleyLife capsules• 280 vegetarian capsules / 40 servings• Provides a full spectrum of nutrients• Capsules dissolve rapidly for excellent assimilationand absorption• Great for travelers and people “on the go”• Free of animal products, soy, and wheat.

AIM BarleyLife Sample Packs— in convenient single servingsAIM’s Sample Packs come in handy, resealable pouches containing six single servings of BarleyLife or BarleyLife Xtra. Heading out on vacation or just a quick trip somewhere? Want to share BarleyLife with someone? Looking for a handy way to carry some BarleyLife as you go about your day? The single serving Sample Packs are the answer.

AIM BarleyLifeXtra powder— when taste makes all the differenceBarleyLife Xtra is a delightful, cherry-apple flavored green barley juice powder with 18 different fruits and vegetables. With only one gram of sugar per serving, BarleyLife Xtra provides a healthy, nourishing alternative to the plethora of sugar-filled drinks available today. Children and adults alike enjoy this smooth, pleasant drink. • 9.03 oz (256 g) powder / 57 servings• Provides a full spectrum of nutrients• No artificial sweetener, coloring, or preservatives• Free of animal products, soy, and wheat• Each 4.5 g serving of BarleyLife Xtra contains 4 g BarleyLife• Great source of vitamin C—a 4.5 g serving contains 34 percent of the Recommended Daily Intake.

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

Reference: AIM data sheet 2011

 

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Folic Acid

Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food. Folic acid is a form of folate that is found in some foods and also in supplements. Folic acid helps produce and maintain new cells—it is needed to make DNA and RNA, the building blocks of cells. This is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as infancy and pregnancy.

Research has shown that women who take folic acid before and during pregnancy have a 70 percent reduction in incidents of spina bifida and other neural tube defects. Folic acid also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer. Both adults and children need folate to make normal red blood cells and prevent anemia.

Three servings a day of AIM BarleyLife provide over 30 percent of your RDI of folic acid.

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

Reference: AIM data sheet 2011

 

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