Good Morning Greens

Let me be as honest as possible.  It would be quite unusual for anyone to say this is her favorite juice the first time she makes it. But, if you are hoping for a baby with all you do instead of passively hoping and letting life go by in the meantime, then you are going to be willing to do this drink.  It gets better every day. Drink up!  Your baby is waiting.   Good Morning Greens; In the hopper place: 1 cup Kale – this is about 2 large or 2-3 small stalks of kale. 1 cups Spinach – Spinach is something that  you can easily use that comes in baby form. 1/2 medium Cucumber 4 stalks Celery 1 Green Apple 1” Ginger root 1/2 bunch parsley; curly, flat or even cilantro will do.  1/2 bunch equals a good handful. Optional: At first you might add another apple or 1 whole cucumber to thin it out. Optional also or only: 1/2 med beet.  This will add nutrition as well as a sweetness to the juice. Read more about the Importance of Greens before or after drinking a glass. Don’t want to   Share and...

Dictionary of Natural Health

Below is an alphabetical list of words found in natural health in order to help you understand how the body works and how to get healthy.  Enzymes:  any of various proteins, as pepsin, originating from living cells and capable of producing certain chemical changes in organic substances by catalytic action, as in digestion.    Mine:   They are the spark of life when the right situations are present.  Enzymes are present in live food waiting to spark life in our bodies.   These definitions come from Dictionary.com a great resource to use for everything. Other explanations are found at Wikipedia.com as well. Share and...

Cleansing and Detoxing

At InfertilityWorkshop we believe that the best you can do for your baby is to love him before he is even conceived.  To do this cleansing and detoxification is a valuable time spent. The companies whose products we carry are those that understand this and produceproducts made specifically to deliver the body from toxic waste, chemicals, years of buildup due to poor eating habits and build the body in the process.  It is not enough,for instance to move your bowel regularly if it is forced.  Rather it is important to”build” while removing waste product and teach the body to work well on its own. Our trusted companies to this end can be found at Product Lines. These products may be purchased in our catalog store and you may write us for more information if it is not available here for you. Please read about the three month cleansing/shutdownthat many people have used in our group and around the world. Read more about detoxing the colon – Detoxing See our ProductLines page for options on detoxification and cleansing. This page is continually growing with information to help you get “squeakyclean”.  Thank you for your patience. Why Detoxify? March 2000 AIM® Partners Magazine Very simply, toxins undermine our health and removing them from thebody is one way to maintain digestive health as well as good overall health. Elson Haas, M.D., in his bookStaying Healthy with Nutrition, defines a toxin as “anysubstance that creates irritating and/or harmful effects in the body, undermining ourhealth or stressing our biochemical or organ functions.” More specifically, a bodyoverloaded with toxins can result in a number of symptoms....

Natural Health and the Prostate

Men worry about physical and mental function as they age.   But aging can be limited.    This is an excellent natural health article in general with many great tips to get you healthy and educated on the subjects of natural health and prostate health. By Dr. Andrew Meyers The idea that aging is inevitable can be a difficult concept for many men to accept. Aging, from the male perspective, is frequently associated with loss of physical and mental function and vitality. The implied stigma that comes with aging often prevents men from dealing with important health issues associated with the process. The goal of this article is to dispel the idea that aging has to be a limiting factor and to shed light onsome key health concerns for the 40-plus man. As my father, is in his mid-50s, I am personally witnessing the changes men face as we age. My father has always been vital and physically fit; however, his body is changing andwith it, his perspective. Sports-related injuries have taken their toll on his mobility,and he has had to adopt new approaches to his overall health. If we examine aging from a holistic perspective, we can see important health considerations among mind, body, and spirit. Whole health When we look at the aging process, some clear-cut research findings apply. We know from numerous studies that a whole foods diet high in fiber, low in saturated fat, and rich in nutrients is the best health-promoting approach.  Eating fresh vegetables and fruits rich in antioxidant nutrients and fiber helps reduce the risk factors for cancer. Consistent moderate exercise promotes cardiovascular...

Benefits of Pollen Extracts

Men who deal with infertility in smaller measures may benefit from the same supplement as those with prostate problems.  Prostate issues can often be tracked back to decreased fertility in males, even many years earlier.  The signs may just not have been seen.  Consider the article below and how it may relate to you. What about pollen? People sometimes confuse pollen with pollen extracts. Pollen is the substance found in plants that fertilizes other, like plants.  It consists of fine, powdery, yellowish grains or spores, sometimes in masses.  Bees collect this for the hive.  When this pollen is gathered from bees and the bee hive it is generally known as bee pollen. In a pollen extract, the pollen is gathered from plants and then is extracted in the laboratory. Bee pollen is also known as a healthful food and as a general tonic fo good health. Many athletes use it, as it is said to enhance performance. For more information on bee pollen and AIM Mountain Meadow Bee Pollen™. 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. Smooth muscle contraction is important in prostate problems because muscle contraction plays a role in allowing the bladder to void. When the muscles at the neck of the bladder are tense, urinary problems may result. Spasms...

Hypertension

Of all the illnesses that make up cardiovascular diseases (CVD)—such as heart attack, stroke, angina pectoris, atherosclerosis, and arteriosclerosis—high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is the most common. It is also a condition about which many North Americans are complacent. This is a riddle. Hypertension may be common, and we may not worry about it, but it can be deadly. Hypertension can result in serious conditions such as kidney disease to traumatic and often tragic events such as stroke, heart attack, and even death. So why the laid-back attitude? Do we just not care? It may be because of how hypertension “works.” It is quiet—there is no evidence of the disease until it has progressed to the point at which a crisis occurs. Its treatment is not without a physical cost—much of the medication used for hypertension has uncomfortable and troubling side effects. Nor is its treatment of short duration—hypertension therapy is generally lifelong. However, treatment does not have to be uncomfortable—hypertension can be lowered through three things that have no negative side effects (and actually have positive side effects); three things for which you may not have to pay extra because you use them as a matter of course; and three things that you may actually enjoy. These three things are diet, supplements, and exercise. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet is low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol; rich in fruits, vegetables, and fiber; and contains small amounts of nonfat dairy products and meat, fish, poultry, or nuts. Hypertensive volunteers who followed this diet for eight weeks saw a significant reduction in blood...

World Class Athlete

At first glance, Jim Quinn and Tony Ray do not seem to have much in common.  Jim is from the southern United states – the great state Georgia –  and has a background in a “traditional” sport: He started swimming when he was 8 years old and evolved into a triathlete after college.  Tony Ray, on the other hand, grew up on the other side of the world, in Australia, and was introduced to the decidedly nonmainstream sport of surfing when he was 7 years old: His dad gave him a surfboard for Christmas.  So what do these two world-class athletes have in common?  AIM products! 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. In November 1997, I won the OP Pro Surfing Championship in Hawaii, which is one of the most prestigious in the world.” Last February, at the Reef Big Wave Team World Championship ’98, in Baja, Mexico, Tony placed second after Carlos Burke snuck ahead of him in the last 15 minutes of the final hour. And in April, Tony 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. Tony is not hesitant to give credit to AIM products. “They work for me, I just really like them. I can definitely feel a difference in my energy levels, especially with...

Heart Disease

The ChangingParadigm Heart Disease At one time, nothing could be done about heart disease. As someone clutched their heart and gasped, we could do nothing but look on in pain. As we learned more about the heart, we developed drugs and learned how to cut open the body and partially repair the heart. Today, the death rate for all heart-related diseases is 45 percent of what it was in 1963. Many claim that drugs and surgery are the reasons for this. But, if this is so, why is “progress” slow-ing down? According to the Harvard Health Letter (January 1998), there appears to be a slight rise in the incidences of stroke and kidney disease, and a leveling of the death rate from heart disease among U.S. adults. In other words, perhaps the well-established paradigm–drugs and surgery-is not the best answer. Perhaps it is time to review our past and see what we can learn. Perhaps it is time to change the paradigm. History The history of the heart and its diseases, like all medical history, is a history of ideas: an initial idea, reinforcement of the idea, challenges to the idea, rebukes to the challenges, and, perhaps, a new idea. One of the first ideas was put forth by Erasi-stratus of Alexandria, who dissected animals and humans (probably Egyptian mummies) 2,300 years ago. He discovered the veins, arteries, and nerves, and postulated that the heart is nothing more than their junction and that the arteries contain not blood, but air, spirit, or soul (called pneuma). This entered the body through the nose, throat, and lungs-in other words, through breathing....

Healthy Cell Concept

The Healthy Cell Concept™ is one of the most important ideas that sets AIM apart from other health and nutrition companies.This concept is the basis for all AIM products and for improving quality of life. While other companies may look to just jump on the “hot product” bandwagon, AIM requires that all products adhere to the Healthy Cell Concept. The Healthy Cell Concept proposes that keeping the cell—the basic living unit of the body—healthy results in the whole body being healthy. The body and health are holistic: that is, they are both the greater whole of a number of smaller parts. The Healthy Cell Concept focuses on five of these smaller parts: Cell food, cell exercise, cell environment, cell protection, and a healthy mental attitude. These “parts” are both separate from each other and interrelated. Understanding and practicing the five ideas expressed in the Healthy Cell Concept adds up to the greater whole of a healthier life. The Healthy Cell Concept™ Cell food For our cells to be healthy, they must have pure, whole, natural, fresh foods. The best foods are raw foods, as their elements remain intact as they were created by nature. Raw foods are not modified by cooking or processes that subtract from the natural substances found in them. If we eat well, we do much toward achieving and maintaining health. Cell exercise Our cells need exercise to remain healthy. Exercise provides strength, flexibility, and mental alertness. Exercise also provides overall good health. Cell environment The environment we live in is important to our health. We may eat well and exercise, but if we live in...

Benefits of Fish Oils

Is fish oil fishy? Is fish oil passé? Health fads come and go, even in alternative health. A substance that received a good deal of acclaim a few years ago is fish oil. Recently, however, we have not heard so much about this product from the deep, as herbs seem to be the growing topic in health magazines and the popular press. Has fish oil lost its health luster? Fish oil first burst onto the cardiovascular scene in the 1970s, when epidemiological studies looking at the consumption of fish in relation to cardiovascular disease revealed that Eskimo populations that consume large quantities of fish show relatively low evidence of cardiovascular disease. This led to numerous studies exploring the potential link between fish and cardiovascular health.  Further research on fish and fish oil resulted in a tug of war. One study confirms their health benefits; another “proves” that benefits are exaggerated. A newer study reconfirms their benefits yet again, only to be “second-guessed” by yet another study. What was this tug of war and who won? Initially, it was over fish and fish oil’s effect on lipid (fats, such as cholesterol and triglycerides) levels. Consuming fish oil was said to lower, then raise, then lower, then raise cholesterol levels. One point that was agreed upon was that fish oil lowers triglyceride rates. And as for cholesterol levels? The debate over whether fish oil reduces or increases LDL cholesterol levels can perhaps best be summed up by W.S. Harris, as cited by Neil Stone, M.D., in a 1997 issue (65:4) of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Stone notes that in...

Benefits of Bentonite Clay

Bentonite Clay and DetoxFrom Dr. Bernard Jensen’s book: Guide to Diet and Detoxification Bentonite Clay and DetoxFrom Dr. Bernard Jensen’s book: Guide to Diet and Detoxification“When used with the elimination diet, these products assist in producing the most thorough elimination possible.”  He goes on to suggest that they are helpful because they do not further bulk the impactions often found in the bowel. From:  http://www.alternativemedicine.com/ Order healthy supplements at WholeFamilyHealth.com/shop The notion of eating clay to produce internal healing will no doubt strike many as farfetched if not a little primitive. But natural clay, especially the form known as bentonite, has not only been used medicinally for centuries by indigenous  peoples around the world, but has, in recent years, been increasingly prescribed by practitioners of alternative medicine as a simple but effective internal cleanser to assist in reversing numerous health problems. Clay is a great healer, according to clay expert Ran Knishinsky in The Clay Cure (Healing Arts Press, 1998), who quips I have been eating dirt every day for the past six years. Indeed, in over 200 cultures worldwide, every day people eat or drink clay the medicinal form of dirt as both a nutritional supplement and detoxifying agent, observes Knishinsky. It is not ordinary dirt of course. The name bentonite refers to a clay first identified (or named) in cretaceous rocks in Fort Benton, Wyoming. Although bentonite deposits occur worldwide, many of the largest concentrations are found in the Great Plains area of North America. Bentonite is not a mineral but a commercial name for montmorillonite, the active mineral in many medicinal clays and which comes from  weathered volcanic...