Healthy Digestive System Equals Weight Loss

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AIM FloraFood® contains three essential, friendly bacteria that support a healthy intestinal tract and a well-functioning digestive system.

Did you know friendly bacteria can also benefit weight loss?

It’s almost too good to be true. Not only do the friendly bacteria in FloraFood carry the benefits of a well-balanced digestive tract, they also may have positive influences on weight loss, according to a Japanese research team.

In their novel study, the Japanese group of researchers focused on the anti-obesity effects of lactobacillus gasseri, one of the three friendly bacteria—along with Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum—found in FloraFood. The results, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, were striking.

Eighty-seven individuals with high Body Mass Index (BMI) scores and increased abdominal fat were split into two groups. One received milk fortified with the probiotic, lactobacillus gasseri and the other received milk with no probiotic fortification. After twelve weeks, the probiotic group showed a decrease in abdominal fat and subcutaneous fat by an average of 4.6 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively. In addition, the probiotic group showed decreases in weight, waist circumference, and hip circumference.

Among the group that did not receive the probiotic, no significant differences were noted.

The metabolic effect of lactobacillus gasseri was clearly evident in this study. Researchers believe that lactobacillus gasseri’s impact on weight loss may be due to its intestinal anti-inflammatory properties and its maintenance of a healthy digestive system, two factors that can contribute to preventing body fat.

Digestive health has always been a calling card for FloraFood. The combination of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria counteracts the unfriendly bacteria in the gut, aids in the digestion of lactose and protein, cleans the intestinal tract, and purifies the colon. The benefits of friendly bacteria extend even to immune response, vitamin production, healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and protection against toxins.

You can add weight loss to the list also.

Consider adding FloraFood to your healthy weight regimen, and get the most from your friendly bacteria. With one billion friendly bacteria in each capsule, FloraFood has you covered for digestive health, weight loss, and so much more.

Doctor’s Wellness Program Grows AIM Business

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What an incredible start it has been for Dr. Joseph Vetere, an AIM Director from Carmel, New York. After signing up as a Member in June, Dr. Vetere reached the Director level three months later, signing up 24 new Members in his first 90 days.

His astonishing growth has come as a result of simple sharing as opposed to a hard-and-fast business plan.

“AIM is a godsend. It is a perfect match for what I’ve been doing,” Dr. Vetere said. “Everybody I have shared it with has been marvelously satisfied.”

Dr. Vetere has made AIM products an integral component in his wellness program, 7 Weeks to Wellness. The program, which he has been teaching in workshops, churches,
and his own chiropractic practice for 15 years, takes a holistic view on restoring health, focusing on dietary changes, rest, water, eliminations, proper supplementation, and chiropractic care.

Participants in the wellness program become AIM Members in order to integrate the AIM products into their health plan. The foundational supplements for Dr. Vetere and his program include AIM BarleyLife®, AIM Just Carrots®, and AIM RediBeets® (the AIM Garden Trio®) and AIM Herbal Fiberblend®.

“BarleyLife, Just Carrots, RediBeets, and Herbal Fiberblend are the perfect supplementation for people to get their dietary nutrients, essentially the nutrients you need that you don’t get,” Dr. Vetere said. “AIM nutrition really works hand-in-hand with what I teach from a Biblical perspective.”

Nutrition has always been a key component in Dr. Vetere’s health and that of his patients. Prior to joining AIM, he manufactured and sold his own line of nutritional supplements and had looked into the possibility of expanding his line into the network marketing industry. When that plan proved unworkable, Dr. Vetere sought an existing health company to join, and after researching the top health companies, he decided on AIM.

“The final confirmation for me was when my attorney told me, ‘I used to take this BarleyLife product twenty years ago. It’s fabulous!’” Dr. Vetere said. “That was all I needed to hear. I was in.”

Dr. Vetere keeps the Garden Trio and Herbal Fiberblend by his desk at all times, and he takes AIM PrepZymes®, AIMega®, and AIM GinkgoSense™. The health boost from AIM’s elite supplements have been noticeable from the start.

“When I first took BarleyLife,” Dr. Vetere said, “you get a rush, man. It’s not an energy boost like caffeine; it’s different. It’s better. The only way I can describe it is that you have this heightened sense of agility. You become more aware, more sharp, more vibrant, more alive.

“If you eat right, put your problems in the hands of the Lord, realize how small they are, have the proper nutrition, and follow the seven weeks to wellness, I believe that is the key to good health.” And sharing this wellness plan with others has been key to a booming AIM business.

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

Discipline Leads to Weight Loss

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Even the simplest weight loss plans are possible with desire and determination.

With her husband facing heart health challenges, AIM Director Masako Moriyama from Abbotsford, British Columbia, got serious about altering their diet— removing processed foods and unwholesome grains and sugars and replacing them with fruits, vegetables, and AIM nutrition. This simple change in diet was the impetus for getting their health back on track.

“The change was easy once the decision was made,” Masako said. “The food choices may have been simple, but it takes a strong commitment and discipline to achieve this. Everything else stayed the same. By changing what I consume, I was able to shed extra toxins and fat, even without exercise.”

Masako’s plan (see sidebar) included consistent use of AIM powder concentrates like AIM’s BarleyLife®, LeafGreens™, Herbal Fiberblend®, and ProPeas™ as well as an increase in fruits and vegetables and a decrease in unhealthy foods.

The end result: Masako lost 20 pounds in six months and went from a size 12 to a size 8.

The assist from the AIM products was substantial, and Masako’s combination of products—greens, fiber, and protein—proved ideal for her weight loss goals. The nutrient-rich greens in BarleyLife and LeafGreens have an alkalizing effect on the body, which can help create a toxin-free environment. Fiber supports a healthy digestive system, and it partners with protein to boost satiety and curb appetite.

When combined with a healthy diet of whole foods, fruits, and vegetables, not to mention the removal of processed foods and glutenous wheat, the AIM products help form a complete, simple diet plan. Even the small changes can yield big dividends, as Masako discovered, and her plan is possible for anyone.

“You can do it, too!” Masako said. “Wheat is addictive, don’t eat it. Choose to eat better. God gave you a body to take care of, and it is your responsibility to keep it well. You can be the creator of your own healthy body. It just takes discipline, encouragement, diligence, and most of all, commitment.

“When all is said and done, you will feel the difference.”

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5 Nutritional Strategies for Acne

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The connections between diet and acne are often overlooked. This is strange due to the fact that one of the most common treatments for acne is prescribing 13-cis-retinoic acid (RA) to suppress sebum in both pill and topical form. This chemical (that sounds like a Star Wars robot) is “a retinoid that could derive from the metabolism of Vitamin A.” (–“The Relationship Between Diet and Acne”).

From the aforementioned paper.

Let’s also not forget that most dermatologists are influenced by nutritional studies to recommend ingestion of isotretinoin with fatty foods. Retinol (Vitamin A), carotenoids (provitamin A) and retinoids (Vitamin A metabolites) are absorbed better with parallel intake of vegetable oils.

Therefore how could we ever rule out the possibility that diet has no effect on acne? Especially when diet influences the absorption of a nutrient or a drug that affects the mitigation of that disease? May be we cannot treat acne with nutrition but we can certainly influence it

With that quote in mind, let’s look at some nutritional choices that could influence acne.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A plays a big role in the health of the skin. A-vitamin deficiency can cause dry skin among other, greater problems. As stated previously, synthetic vitamin A is used to treat acne. This vitamin also helps the skin repair itself and boosts the immune system which can help the body fight off acne-causing bacteria.

Omega-3 

According to Web MD,  “Omega-3s have been shown to control the production of leukotriene B4, a molecule that can increase sebum and cause inflammatory acne.” This finding comes from a study released in 2008 where test subjects consumed omega-3s for two months. At the end of the study, the subjects saw a significant reduction in lesions and inflammation.

Vitamin D 

A 2014 study showed that vitamin A and vitamin D regulate the inflammatory response in acne and suggested that they could be effective nutritional tools.

Low GI Foods

A 2007 study looked at the diets of over forty test subjects. Some subjects were asked to follow a 12-week low-glycemic index diet. The subjects who did had less acne and even lost some weight.

Cut Out Cow’s Milk 

It has been suggested in several studies that the hormones in cow’s milk may worsen acne.  (Instead, you can get your calcium and vitamin D from CalciAIM).

The AIM Companies provides several nutritional supplements that can fit into a low GI diet. Additionally, we have AIMega for omega-3s, CalciAIM for calcium and vitamin D and Just Carrots and BarleyLife Xtra for your vitamin A needs.

Young Adults Who Eat Their Fruits and Vegetables Have Fewer Heart Problems Later

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The current crop of youthful people, the “Millennials” –those born between 1982 and 2001–are one of the biggest emerging markets in the world. Forbes magazine reports that they prefer cheap and convenient food with the caveat that they are also willing to pay for healthy food and will even go out of their way to search for it.  AIM provides inexpensive, healthy whole-food juice products that are both high-quality and very nutritious.

With that being said, a new study published in Circulation journal reported that young adults who eat their fruits and vegetables had less coronary artery plaque twenty years later. Researchers followed over 2,500 participants for two decades and placed the participants into three groups based on how many fruits and veggies they consumed–the most, a medium amount and the lowest amounts.

Those who ate the highest amounts of fruits and veggies (more than five servings) had a twenty-six percent lower chance of developing calcified plaque twenty years later when compared to those who ate the least. A buildup of calcified plaque is the main cause of atherosclerosis which can lead to stroke and heart attacks.

There is a widely established connection between fruit and vegetable consumption and heart health in middle-aged people. However, this is the first study that examined the diets of young adults.

So if you’re a young adult or know someone who is, then this is the perfect time to introduce them to AIM’s line of whole-food juice concentrates. They’re convenient (No-hassle juicing!). At a per-serving price they are extremely affordable, and they are also incredibly healthy.

AIM Changed My Life!

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Shared by Madaleine Helm, AIM Royal Emerald Director, South Africa

AIM was a true godsend for me and my family.

My son was born with many allergies and eczema, and he developed asthma at the age of four. I didn’t know a single thing about nutrition, so I prayed, “Lord, show me what I am doing wrong.” During the next month, He sent me to a new Bible study group, where I was introduced to the AIM products. Very skeptically, I started my son on AIM’s green barley grass powder. After using it for only a couple of weeks, my four-year- old’s asthma started to clear up. I started to read up on health and nutrition and attended a friend’s healthy cooking demonstrations. The year was 1989, and my journey with AIM to better health had started!

This same friend told me about the AIM business opportunity. Being a stay-at-home mom with a struggling marriage, this caught my attention. I told my friend that I want to do this as a business.

The struggles in my marriage propelled me to persevere in becoming financially independent and not give up. Not long after joining AIM, I went through a divorce. Being a single mom with no financial support from my husband, I found myself going through tough times. With the moral support of friends, family, and upline, and with a monthly AIM check, my son and I got our own little two-bedroom place. I started doing more AIM talks and educated myself in health and nutrition. Before long, I was seeing people in my small townhouse, using my little dining room as an AIM office.

We used the products ourselves, but some months I only had enough income to provide my son with only one product— none for myself. We became living testimonies of the benefits of taking AIM BarleyLife® and other AIM products.

AIM has provided me the opportunity to choose my hours. Through working my AIM business, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend afternoons with my son right through primary school, taking him to after-school activities and being there for every match and cultural activity. Sometimes he even went with me to do an AIM talk, sitting in the front row, swinging his legs to and fro with his little arm in the air, saying, “Mommy, may I tell them what BarleyLife did for me?”

Through high school, I was able to be there for him, too—to watch his games, to see him grow up. I always paced myself, trying not to spend too much time on my business and neglect my first priority, which was being a mother.

In this current season of our lives, my son is off to college, turning twenty-one this year, and I am able to spend more time on AIM. I have a goal to enlarge my income and to reach as many people as possible with AIM’s excellent products and business opportunity.

Today I am married to a very kind man who gives me the freedom to do health talks, meetings and training, to travel extensively and to reach those people in need of health.

In looking back, I can truly say that the Lord sent AIM into our lives and that through AIM our lives have changed.

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

The Music Plays on Thanks to AIM’s Dynamic Duo

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AIM’s Dynamic Duo—AIM BarleyLife® and AIM Herbal Fiberblend®—made a dynamic difference in the life of Stephen Distad.

In 1987, at the age of twenty-three, Stephen faced a bright future in the music industry, pursuing a master’s degree in organ church music at Baylor University. Those dreams appeared as if they would be derailed.

Stephen developed a severe case of rheumatoid arthritis, and it cast a cloud on his future in music. Tests at the Mayo Clinic confirmed Stephen’s greatest fear: The severity of his arthritis would be too great to continue with his music studies. According to the clinic’s physician’s, Stephen would eventually be resigned to a wheelchair, and he would have to change careers.

Throughout his life, he sought natural remedies for his arthritis, including a therapy with bee stings that gained notoriety in a local paper. The article caught the attention of AIM Member Douglas Waters, who went to the Distad residence in Waco with a jar of AIM green barley powder. Stephen took the powder for a week and noticed a considerable boost in energy.

The following spring, Stephen began taking AIM Herbal Fiberblend® to cleanse his body. These two products—the dynamic duo of greens and fiber—made a profound difference on his health.

One year later, tests conducted at the Mayo Clinic confirmed that Stephen was arthritis-free.

A confirmation letter from the clinic revealed that no other patients had overcome rheumatoid arthritis as severe as Stephen’s. The best treatment was to mask the side effects while the condition worsened.

Stephen embraced this new lease on life wholeheartedly. He completed his master’s degree program at Baylor. Quickly, his services came into high demand. He performed concerts in every European country, including Coventry Cathedral in England. He received a scholarship from the French government to study in Paris for one year. He performed at famed locations in New York, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and St. Thomas Church.

Currently, Stephen is an organist at Houston’s Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, where he plays for a congregation of 7,500. He also maintains a role as concert pianist.

Living the life he had always dreamed was made possible through hard work, determination, and the gift of health with AIM.

We thank Stephen’s mom, Verna Distad, AIM Director from Brownstown, Pennsylvania, for sharing this great story of the gift of health.

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