Gum Disease and Heart Disease Risk

Health news in 1997 included the idea that gum disease is a risk factor for heart disease. As interesting (silly? far-fetched?) as the idea that bleeding gums result in heart attack appears to some, it is a serious thought to others. Prevention magazine’s dental advisor, Dominick DePaola, D.D.S., Ph.D., has listed the gums-heart connection as a 1997 health breakthrough.

DePaola, writing in the December1997 issue of Prevention, notes that the pockets formed in gum disease have one of the highest concentrations of bacteria in the body. This bacteria can “leak” into the bloodstream and be carried to the heart. The bacteria then have the potential to damage the heart walls or valves. The bacteria may also spur blood clotting, which, in turn, can result in heart attack or stroke. read more

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For Better Body Frame Health: AIM Frame Essentials

AIM Frame Essentials offers a unique glucosamine complex in a highly digestible format that can promote ease of movement and provide much needed support for overworked and stressed joints and joint tissue.

While many other supplements may only contain one form of glucosamine, two types of glucosamine are incorporated into AIM’s Frame Essentials formula, making this supplement truly unique. When taking AIM Frame Essentials, users will benefit from glucosamine sulfate plus glucosamine hydrochloride. read more

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Don’t Wait For The Pain

It is far better to give your body what it needs to prevent joint and range of motion problems than to wait for the problems to happen. The glucosamine, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), and boswellin extract in AIM Frame EssentialsŽ are the perfect ingredients for maintaining healthy joints and promoting ease of movement.

To put it into perspective, we talked to one person who is very active and whose joints get a lot of wear. This is Debbi Lawrence, a three-time Olympic walker in her forties, she understands that her intensive training regimen is bound to take its toll on her joints. read more

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Causes of Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number one killer in North America. These diseases—such as heart attack, stroke, angina pectoris, atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis, and high blood pressure—and their risk factors are so interrelated that it is very difficult to say “where it all begins.” One place to look when sorting this out is with atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is the buildup of plaque in the arteries. The danger is that plaque can lead to aneurysms and blood clots, and clots in turn can result in thrombosis, heart attack, and stroke. read more

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DHA Supplementation

When we think of aging, we think of the obvious—wrinkles and achy joints, for example. We usually don’t consider things such as worsening vision or memory loss until we are well on our way to senior status. But we should. After all, the disorders that may go along with the aging of the nervous system are some of the most frightening problems we face—dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and macular degeneration, for example. However, there is a way to fight this “neuro aging.” Use dietary supplements. read more

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Antioxidant supplements and how they improve health

Antioxidants, long known as the mainstay of “alternative health”, are no longer so alternative.

Antioxidants, and their archenemy, free radicals, once the domain of health radicals and panned by many medical professionals, are now discussed in the same breath as fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Mainstream health magazines address them routinely, and last December they showed up in the nationally syndicated comic strip “Thatch.”

Much of the talk in the mainstream revolves around four antioxidants: beta carotene, vitamins C and E, and the mineral selenium. This quartet does bring you powerful benefits, and these substances, and their benefits, are acknowledged by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). read more

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Debbie Lawrence: Olympic Hopeful

Debbi Lawrence has twice been a member of the U.S. Olympic race walking team. Will she—with the help of AIM products—make it three times this summer? We all know of the Olympics. Every four years, the best athletes in the world meet to compete and share the joys of competition. We watch their efforts to do their best and admire them, whether they are on the podium receiving a gold medal or simply in the locker room with a personal best.

But how do they get there?

Unknown to many, the Olympic trials—competing for a place on the team—may be more competitive and more stressful than competing in the Olympics. Just ask Debbi Lawrence, who competed in the U.S. Olympic race walking trials in 1992 and 1996 and both times made the Olympic team. read more

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Sea Salt for Skin Health

Water is the center of life. The food we grow depends on water—without it, it withers and dies. The body is approximately 70 percent water, and, although we can live without food for about eight weeks, without water, we could only survive for about 10 days. Despite the obvious importance of water to our lives—as nutrition and for survival—the healing properties of water are often forgotten.

Water is a healer with a long history. According to archaeological evidence, balneology—using natural mineral waters for the treatment of disease—has been with us for more than 5,000 years. read more

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Nutrition of Athletes

Since being introduced to the AIM products, Tony has caught the wave and is riding high. He has discovered new strength and believes that this has translated into moving to the next level.

“Since I’ve been on the products, I’ve had a lot of success. They’ve really helped. I have won the OP Pro Surfing Championship in Hawaii, which is one of the most prestigious in the world.”

At the Reef Big Wave Team World Championship in Baja, Mexico, Tony placed second after Carlos Burke snuck ahead of him in the last 15 minutes of the final hour. Tony then competed in the Rip Curl Bells Pro, where he again surfed against the best in the world and Outsurfed The Four-Time World Champion, Kelly Slater. read more

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How to Reduce Stress and Increase Good Health

We often speak of being “stressed out.” The pressures of a job, of school, or of a relationship build up and we find ourselves on edge, nervous, losing sleep, and eating excessively. We are stressed out until the situation is resolved and our life returns to some degree of normalcy.

But stress goes beyond this—it encompasses much more than the examples given above and can harm us much more than losing some sleep or gaining a few pounds can.

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., one of the world’s leading experts on pain management and chronic disease, contends that all illness is stress-induced. And although this may be difficult to grasp—especially to those of us who think of stress only in terms of job pressures, family pressures, and so on—it is a true statement, and, in the medical world, nothing new. read more

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