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.