ReAssure SP Works!

Shared by Cindy Ponchot, Star Sapphire Director

Thanks to eharmony®, I met an extremely sweet man. Don Watson lived quite a distance away from me, so we had long conversations on the phone while getting acquainted. While we were chatting, he would frequently have to excuse himself to use the bathroom. Either his bladder was really small, or his prostate was enlarged. We would laugh about it, but I guess it wasn’t a laughing matter.

After we married, it became obvious that he needed help with this problem. We often made the 96-mile trip to visit my family in Ohio. Along the way, Don always needed to find a place to relieve himself.

Both of us like taking motorcycle trips, but it was bothersome to remain close enough to civilization so that we could always find a bathroom. I can’t count how many times we would pull up to our driveway after a road trip, and Don would run as fast as he could to get into the house to use the bathroom.

The urgency and frequency was very frustrating for Don. For me it was just an annoyance, but I felt badly for him. Knowing that ReAssure SP was an AIM product that helped men with these issues, I asked him if he would give it a try.

Don had overcome his diabetes in 2018 by using the AIM products and making healthier choices, so he was open to trying this natural product. Almost three months went by when we noticed that Don was not getting up in the night to use the bathroom even once. And we were not having to stop as often on our road trips. We were so excited.

I confess that I forgot to order enough one month, and his problem started coming back. I make sure this doesn’t happen anymore.

ReAssure SP doesn’t require you to become a vegan, cut out sugar or stop drinking coffee. Just take two a day for at least three months and see how your life becomes easier. It worked for Don.

I am so grateful that AIM pro­vides us with the best quality supplements to help us live better and healthier lives.

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Boosting Bone Health

We all know that calcium is a mineral that makes bones strong and healthy. It’s a fact that over 99 percent of all the calcium in our bodies is located in our teeth and bones.1 The rest is found in our tissue, blood and fluid outside of our cells. That small percentage of calcium is vital for nerve, muscle and heart health.

If there isn’t enough calcium present in our bodies, excavating cells known as osteoclasts begin to borrow it from our bones. The long-term effect is osteoporosis, a disease that makes bones porous instead of hard and dense.

Osteoporosis deve­lops slowly over time without noticeable symp­toms until a bone fracture occurs. One of the primary ways to determine a problem is to take a bone mineral density test.

According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, prevention of this disease includes a nutritious diet, an adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D, and regular weight-bearing activity, such as walking, climbing stairs or weight lifting.

Additionally, vitamin K has been shown to increase bone density and reduce fractures.2 Omega-3 essential fatty acids also support bone density.3 A number of osteoporosis studies indicate that the internal microbiome plays a role in bone health and taking probiotics can increase bone mass.4

AIM Supplements for Healthy Bones

Supplementing with CalciAIM in­creases calcium intake from powder, not tablets or capsules. It makes an easily absorbed beverage that includes vitamin D, magnesium and zinc for nutritional assistance with calcium absorption. And each serving delivers a safe amount of calcium because the body can only absorb so much at one time.

Nutritional help from AIM also includes whole-food powders such as BarleyLife and CoCoa LeafGreens, which provide a concentration of plant-based nutrients, including an incredibly rich source of vitamin K.

Taking AIMega capsules delivers omega-3 from organic flaxseed for a plant-based source of essential fatty acids.

The good bacteria in FloraFood deliver three billion live cells per capsule, providing a super source of pro­biotics to repopulate gut flora.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

A Word about Nutrients

Some words do not require a definition. You sort of know the meaning without having to check a dictionary. One of those words is nutrient, and it’s something you just know is good for you. By consuming a healthy and balanced diet, you ingest nutrients that provide nutrition for your body.

Two of the most common words in the AIM product catalog are nutrients and nutrition. All AIM whole-food concentrates provide nourishment in keeping with AIM’s Healthy Cell Concept.

Food is the first avenue of the Healthy Cell Con­cept, providing a common-sense explanation: Our cells need the nutrients from fresh, whole foods as well as high-quality nutritional supplements. Con­sistent nutrition for your body can improve pH, prevent inflam­mation and support the immune system.

Nutrient Breakdown

  • Nutrients are classified into six categories: carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, protein and water. Nutrients are also sub-grouped into two broad classifications, macronutrients and micronutrients.
  • Macronutrients are energy producers that you need in large amounts: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. They provide the fuel your body needs to function.
  • Micronutrients are consumed in small amounts and include vitamins and minerals.
  • Water is in a nutrient category of its own.

Nutrients are important for three reasons:

1 Carbohydrates, fats and proteins supply the energy required for the multitude of chemical reactions involved in proper functioning of the body. Energy is measured in calories, and fats have more than either carbohydrates or protein. By comparison, one gram of fat has nine calories, whereas each gram of carbohydrates and protein contains only four calories.

2 Minerals, fats and protein are the foundational blocks for building, maintaining and replenishing bones, teeth, organs and tissues. Carbohydrates are broken down by the body into glucose, which provides a source of energy. Excess glucose can end up as fat stored in adipose tissue.

3 All six nutrient categories play a role in regulating body functions that include sweating, temperature, metabolism, blood pressure and thyroid function. Homeostasis is the desired outcome, when all the different functions of the body fueled by nutrients are in balance.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Healthy Results with AIM

Shared by AIM Member David Lentz

I was diagnosed with heart arrythmia at age 55. My cardiologist put me on a low-dose beta-blocker. Then he suggested I take a blood thinner as well. I didn’t want to do that, so he told me to take a daily aspirin instead.

I followed his advice for a short period of time until I heard about the AIM products from Frank and Bernadette Pickett, AIM Directors. They told me about the powerful benefits of BarleyLife, so I thought, well, if I start taking it, I’m just going to say no to taking a blood thinner or aspirin, regardless of what my doctor says.

Shortly after I started taking a daily teaspoon of BarleyLife, I began noticing results. I had better energy. And skin tags and cysts that I would have from time to time disappeared. I increased BarleyLife to two teaspoons daily and continue to do so.

My cardiologist had been im­pressed with the AIM literature I had shown him, unlike a lot of doctors that dismiss natural supplements. Most importantly, there were notable improvements in my abnormal heartbeat.

Since turning 40, I’ve been exercising and training with weights up to four days a week. And I started doing 45-minute-walks daily. Considering my age, I was in pretty good shape. In fact, my cardiologist said that I was a role model for what his other patients in their late 50s and early 60s should do. I felt pretty good about that.

As time went by, I began taking other AIM products. My diet isn’t too bad, but I don’t eat all that I should. Taking CoCoa LeafGreens a couple of times a day gives me a lot of the benefits of vegetable servings. And when my blood pressure spiked a little, Bear Paw Garlic was my choice instead of medication to keep my levels normal.

Thank goodness for AIM products and all the amazing things they do, not just for me but for others too. Wouldn’t it be great if every­one started taking AIM prod­ucts?

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve. AIM recommends following your physician’s advise and medication prescribed.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

The Western Diet

If you are a fan of Western films, you often see cowboys enjoying a big meal at the ranch or around the chuckwagon after a long, hard day on the lonesome trail. It’s likely though that the food of your average cowpoke didn’t include veggies beyond beans. They pretty much consumed dried and fresh meat, hard cheeses, dried fruit, biscuits, coffee and . . .  yes, beans. Lots of beans.

Then again, imagine a time with no antibiotics in the grass-fed cows or dairy products, no chemicals used to grow the beans, fruit or coffee beans and no hybrid wheat flour, chemicals or preservatives in the biscuits. Maybe this “Western” diet wasn’t so bad after all. It just needed a salad and some sautéed kale on the side.

That said, cowboy fare of the Wild West is a far cry from the not-so-wild Western Diet. Consuming this modern nutrition includes a sizeable amount of saturated fats and sugar, a low intake of fiber and a procession of processed food that is far removed from that which grows naturally. It doesn’t take much thought to conclude that such a diet can’t be good for you in the end, except for the likelihood of contributing to a quicker end.

The Disease Factor

The unhealthy kind of food that contributes to a long list of modern diseases is found in today’s Western diet. Much of this is the “edible, processed and packaged stuff” found in the middle aisles of supermarkets. It’s not real food.

This “not real food” has had a major impact on the health of human beings who make it a regular part of their nutritional intake. In fact, the modern Western diet is the key factor in the onslaught of civilized diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and coronary heart disease.

Cultures that stick to local diets do not have to deal with these Western health issues. But given the poor opportunity of eating like the average North American, people in those cultures soon have to deal with Western diseases. All it takes to reverse those health problems is for them to return to eating their traditional meals. And real food is all it takes for anyone who wants to turn their health around.

Let’s Go Shopping!

You should be eating real food, especially fruit and vegetables. That’s one of the reasons farmer’s markets have become so popular. Shopping there is like having a good habit. So when you go into supermarkets, do the same thing: shop mostly in the fresh food sections and ignore most of what is on the shelves of the middle aisles. It’s processed.

Pretend as though the processed stuff is not meant for human consumption because it really isn’t, even though it is heavily advertised as convenient, wholesome nutrition. Such advertisements are to sell products and increase profits, not to maintain good health for adults, teens and children. The same can be said for the majority of fast foods. If you buy into the commercials and slogans, you buy into the Western diet and the poor health it delivers.

Your Microbiota Is What You Eat

Keep in mind that when you choose real food that provides nutrients from plants, you are feeding the microbes that are integral to maintaining your health. In 2017, the Frontiers in Immunology journal published a study analyzing the impact of the Western diet on the good bacteria that populate the intestinal tract. And it’s not good news.

The nutrients you ingest affect the microbiota and immune system, ultimately determining how well everything functions in your body. If you want a strong immune system that protects you, you can’t feed your good bacteria bad food.

AIM Supplemental Real Food Choices

The English Oxford Living Dictionary defines the word “supplement” as “A thing added to something else in order to complete or enhance it.” AIM has always recommended a whole-food diet as an essential way to maintain good health, along with taking its products as a way to enhance this healthy nutritional intake.

AIM offers healthy ways to increase your levels of plant nutrients in the concentrated powders of BarleyLife, Just Carrots, RediBeets and CoCoa LeafGreens, just to name a few of the easily absorbed, supplemental whole-food choices.

Making supportive nutrients available for your body and microbiota has possibly never been more important. Real food can help to prevent or reverse many of the modern diseases that tend to be increasing exponentially as the popularity of the Western diet grows globally. Adding the concentration of nutrients in AIM’s whole-food powders can help to increase your nutritional intake greatly.

Cowboys and cowgirls of days gone by would have likely appreciated the convenience of AIM products in their “Western” diet. Fortunately, these days AIM nutrition is available for all to distance themselves from the effects of the modern Western diet.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Ending a Bad “Bacteria” Relationship

On the one hand, you need to have a healthy, balanced relationship with the bacteria in your microbiota because they contribute so much to your well-being. Forming a large part of immune system defense, friendly bacteria protect your inner being from the harmful kind.

On the other hand, bad bacteria may manage to wiggle their way to the walls of your urinary tract, attaching themselves and creating infections. It’s a toxic relationship that you really need to end as quickly as possible.

Anyone who has experienced recurring urinary tract infections can relate to the idea of having an internal stalker that just won’t let you go. You literally have to find a way to give this bacteria the slip. CranVerry+ can show them the slippery way forward and out.

The Crimson Slip

The plant world is alive with limitless health benefits. Yet who would have thought that a tart red berry typically used for a festive sauce contained just what you need to end a one-sided attachment to unfriendly bacteria? Native Americans figured it out hundreds of years ago, using cranberries to treat kidney and bladder issues, long before scientific research got in “berry” deep.

Originally, it was thought that the acidity of the cranberry prevented bacteria from sticking to the cellular lining of the urinary tract. Then the chains of flavonoids called proanthocyanidins (PACs) were identified as the compounds in cranberries that gave bacteria the slip. Even though many other fruits provide PACs, only those found in blueberries and cranberries have a slippery way of detaching bacteria.

AIM chose the effectiveness of cranberries to do the job when they introduced CranVerry+.

One of the Good But Sometimes Bad Guys

Most people have heard of E. coli, which is short for Escherichia coli, a common bacterium found in the human gut. Most strains are harmless, but some can cause a variety of serious health issues, including respiratory illness, pneumonia, meningitis and intestinal and urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) is the primary strain that causes UTIs, having a particularly sticky way of adhering to the lining of the urinary tract. Adhesive, hair-like appendages called fimbriae allow the bacteria to stick to other surfaces. A consistent presence of PACS helps to prevent these hairy hangers-on from attaching, allowing bacteria to be flushed from the body. Sick relationship ended.

Bacteria Be Gone

Recurring urinary tract infections are quite common when treated with antibiotics. In fact, recent research reveals the frightening fact that antibiotic-resistant bacteria are reproducing rapidly, and combinations of antibiotics are being prescribed. However, the proanthocyanidins in cranberries have been shown to be effective against antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains, providing a natural way to prevent recurring UTIs.

Native Americans had it right in choosing what is available in the natural world. Fortunately, natural choices have been made conveniently available in AIM products such as CranVerry+, effective for ending an unhealthy relationship with one of the bad guys.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Balancing the Essentials

Omega-3 and omega-6 are fatty acids that your body cannot produce on its own. This means it is essential that you get them from dietary intake, whether from food or supplementation.

Sourcing Your Essentials

The most common food associated with omega-3 is fish, especially wild salmon, mackerel and sardines. These high-fat fish swim in cold water. The trouble is you cannot be sure if they are free of mercury or other contaminants, which would pretty much counteract the benefits of any omega-3.

Dark green leafy vegetables, such as kale and spinach, are a safe omega-3 choices, particularly if you buy from local farmers or an organic supplier, moderating the ingestion of herbicides or pesticides.

Also of the plant world, avocados, olives, walnuts and sunflower, pumpkin and flax seeds are healthy sources of omega-6. Additionally, flaxseed oil just happens to contain high levels of alpha-linolenic acid: omega-3.

An organic source of flaxseed oil is the key omega-3 ingredient in AIMega: a plant-based omega-3 and -6 supplement. The omega-6 in AIMega is linoleic acid, from the organic oils of sunflower and sesame seeds and olives. So AIMega delivers both essential fatty acids, providing an ideal “supplemental” choice.

It’s also ideal for another essential reason: balance. AIMega gives you a 2 to 1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6. The reason for this goes a long way back in time and all the way back to the present.

Historical Balance

Things change over time but not always in a good way. This is the case with the history of human beings and their intake of omega-3 and omega-6.

In studies of early human beings, it has been determined that they had a ratio of roughly 1:1 of both essential fatty acids, a fine balance that keeps omega-3 and -6 working well together. Our early ancestors got these essentials from meat, wild plants, eggs, fish, nuts and berries.

Jump ahead to the modern Western Diet, and suddenly people are getting way too much omega-6 and not even close to enough omega-3. The use of cereal grains instead of grass to feed livestock has changed the fatty acid profile that humans ingest when they eat meat. This along with the intake of refined vegetable oils and processed foods has greatly altered the quantity, quality and ratio of essential fatty acids.

In fact, the ratio of omega-6 to -3 jumps as high as 25:1 in some estimates although the average is likely somewhere in the middle. And that means increased inflammation in the body.

Inflammation

In short, omega-3 decreases inflammation. That’s a good thing because inflammation is said to be the underlying cause of disease.

Omega-6 increases inflammation. This is also a good thing when it comes to the body’s ability to respond inflammatorily to injured tissues from burns, physical trauma, bacteria, toxins or other causes.

You cannot see it happening internally, but a simple paper cut is a great visual and physical sense of the positive side of inflammation. The redness you see and the rawness you experience is your body using inflammation to heal.

This inflammatory response is the way that the body protects you. But it’s a balancing act: no inflammation unless required to improve your health. Having an omega-6 dominant diet upsets that balance right down to the cellular level.

Cell Membranes

The primary components of every cell in your body are omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids. If your intake is a healthy ratio, then omega-3 helps you stay on top of inflammation. But if you’re getting too much omega-6, inflammation dominates.

A high omega-6 to -3 ratio promotes the onset and progression of health issues, such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Increased levels of omega-3 have preventative effects, helping to maintain good health.

So balancing your intake of omega-3 and -6 contributes greatly to maintaining healthy cells and keeping inflammation useful not harmful. Supplementing with AIMega can help to maintain that balance.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.