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 […]

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AIM Athletes in Action

What could be a more convincing statement of the power of AIM’s nutritional line-up than a 42-year-old woman competing in her fourth Olympics and racing against girls half her age? Beginning her athletic career in high school and college as a national champion runner, Debbi Lawrence dreamed of running in the Olympics. In 1981, a […]

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Memory Problems

If I Could Remember Your Name, I’d Ask You Where I Put My Keys It’s a pretty common experience: You just had your keys and now you can’t find them anywhere. About 75 percent of people over age 50 say they have had some sort of “memory problem” in the past year. Memory loss and […]

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Pollen Extract for Prostate Health

Pollen and pollen extracts have long been used to maintain good health. Perhaps the better-known pollen product is bee pollen, which has been used as a tonic for centuries. Another pollen product, pollen extract, is beginning to become known for helping to maintain urogenital health. Literature on pollen extract focuses on three physiological effects: Smooth […]

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PMS and Menopause: Politics, Medicine, and Health

In Western society, two points on the continuum of the female hormonal cycle are somewhat politicized and quite “medical-ized.” PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and menopause carry society’s subtle (and false) message that women are less psychologically and emotionally able to function than men. PMS and menopause have also come to be regarded as diseases. We speak […]

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Boost Your Brain Power with Ginkgo Biloba

We’ve heard about it from friends, read about it in herb books, and seen it on television commercials. And everything we’ve heard, read, and seen says much the same thing: ginkgo biloba improves our mental acuity—our ability to recall and concentrate. Long known as a “memory herb” in folklore, science is now validating the ability […]

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Coenzyme Q10 The Fuel We Need For Life

Every day, the some 100 trillion cells in the body work hard. They ingest and digest nutrients, remove waste, and reproduce. Healthy cells provide the energy that ensures that we wake up in the morning, get to work, enjoy different types of recreation, and make it to bed at night. To perform all the tasks […]

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High Blood Pressure

By age 60, about six in ten Americans have blood pressure high enough to treat with drugs. Millions more have blood pressure high enough to raise the risk of heart attack or stroke. High blood pressure can damage the blood vessels of the heart, the brain, the eyes, and the kidneys. It killed 33,000 people […]

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Beta Carotene for the Immune System

As we age, disease worms its way into our lives. Arthritis, cardiovascular problems, longer-lasting colds, even cancer—they seem to sneak up on us at a certain age, doing their best to ruin the quality of our lives, just when we should be enjoying a bountiful retirement. In the past, people accepted this as one of […]

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