Spring Clean Your Supplements

Unless you’re a physician or pharmacist, understanding supplement labels can be difficult. Let AIM help you with this task as we give five simply tips on how to choose a healthy multivitamin!

Spring Cleaning Your Refrigerator and Pantry

While it’s that time of year when most of us go through our closets and store away winter coats, warm sweaters and thicker pants to make room for lighter and more colorful clothing, have you ever considered spring cleaning your refrigerator or pantry in preparation for the upcoming season of fresh produce and healthier eating?

Five Ways to Avoid Overindulging During the Holidays

    Between work parties, gift exchanges and cookie swaps, December can be a time of high-sugar intake, low-physical activity and overindulgence. The good news – you can effectively stay on track with a healthy lifestyle while not completely depriving yourself!  Using these five strategies can help you stay full of holiday cheer without overdoing it. … Continued

A Diabetes Discussion

  Since November 14th is World Diabetes Day, a day dedicated “to raise awareness of diabetes, its prevention and complications, and the care that people with the condition need,” we decided to sit down with Kathryn Peeden, M.D. (Dr. Katie) to discuss the Type 2 Diabetes epidemic in the United States.   AIM: Hi Dr. … Continued

School Lunches Around the Globe

Childhood obesity has been called “one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century”. Globally, an estimated 43 million preschool children (under age 5) were overweight or obese in 2010, a 60 percent increase since 1990. (1) The problem affects countries rich and poor. Of the world’s 43 million overweight and obese preschoolers, 35 million live in developing countries. By 2020, if the current epidemic continues unabated, 9 percent of all preschoolers will be overweight or obese—nearly 60 million children. (1)

Omega 7’s for Heart Health

As we wind down the month of February, we have been focusing on heart health. By now it is common knowledge that taking a quality fish oil is essential to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Adding Omega-3 fatty acids to your diet and supplement regime supports your immune system, healthy brain function, and cardiovascular health. Adding Omega-7 to your supplement regime may help reduce the #1 cause of death in America for both men and women from recent research.

Your Heart on Hawthorn

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease¹. The Mayo Clinic defines heart disease, or cardiovascular disease (CVD), as any “condition[s] that involve[s] narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as infections and conditions that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or beating rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease.”²

De-Stress by Enjoying Your Food

I LOVE peppermint mochas. LOVE them. This is a song I made up about them that I sometimes sing to my husband when we’re driving home from our Thanksgiving celebrations… what do you think?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

With coffee shops selling

And everyone telling you “Peppermint mochas sold here!”

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

It’s the hap-happiest season of all…

Move Over Quinoa! Meet Kaniwa

Move over quinoa!

There is a new kid on the block and it is called Kaniwa (pronounced ka-yee-wa). Originally from the Andes Mountains in Peru, it has just made it’s way onto the superfood list in the States. Most similar to quinoa, a very popular pseudograin, it actually comes from a seed – which makes it gluten-free. It provide another great option for people suffering from celiac disease or gluten intolerances.