What could be a more convincing statement of the power of AIMs 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.
If I Could Remember Your Name, I’d Ask You Where I Put My Keys
Its a pretty common experience: You just had your keys and now you cant 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 confusion are not inevitable with aging. Most people stay alert as they age, although researchers acknowledge that it takes us longer to remember things as we grow older, particularly after age 70. Our minds are like computers: the older we become, the more information we have stored on the hard drive, and the longer it takes to access it.
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 muscle contraction, anti-inflammatory action, and effects on enzymes.
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 societys subtle (and false) message that women are less psychologically and emotionally able to function than men.
We hear a lot about the harmful effects of a poor diet on our health. We hear about how it leads to obesity, how it can lead to increased risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, and how it can mean overall poor health due to lack of nutrition. Another risk of an unhealthy dietespecially if it includes large quantities of carbohydrates and simple sugarsis what it does to our blood sugar levels.
Weve heard about it from friends, read about it in herb books, and seen it on television commercials. And everything weve heard, read, and seen says much the same thing: ginkgo biloba improves our mental acuityour ability to recall and concentrate.
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.
Throughout history, women have handed down information from mother to daughter on how herbs can remedy some of the common maladies of life. Women, like the moon, change in cycles. Through menarche (the first menses), menstrual cycles, pregnancy, nursing, and menopause, herbs have been a common denominator for the wise woman and those she comforts.
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 in 1990; this does not include those who died due to a stroke or heart attack caused by high blood pressure.
As we age, disease worms its way into our lives. Arthritis, cardiovascular problems, longer-lasting colds, even cancerthey 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.