Seeking an all-natural source for nutrition, Directors David and Miriam Borkholder from Kalona, Iowa, turned to AIM whole-food products like AIM BarleyLife® and the AIM Garden Trio®. And through consistent use and a strong belief in whole-food nutrition, they got the results they wanted … and more.
“I always liked the idea of having animals out on the grass in a natural state, getting their minerals and nutrients from plants,” said David, a dairy goat farmer. “With this vision in mind, we were looking for a product for me and my family that was closer to nature’s way—a plant form of nutrition. We are well satisfied with the AIM products.”
When the Borkholders chose AIM, Miriam was pregnant with their fifth child. The previous three of the four pregnancies had been difficult, and this one would prove to be no different. Less than two months into pregnancy, complications arose. Bleeding, which continued for two months concerned the Borkholders for the health of the pregnancy.
Approximately six weeks before her due date more complications arose, forcing them to go to the hospital. Three days later, Miriam gave birth without complication to baby Sarah. Thirty-six hours later, Sarah’s lung collapsed, and she was transferred to a children’s hospital for care.
These events challenged the Borkholders, but with their belief in whole-food nutrition and with guidance from Star Sapphire Director Marlene Rawls, they remained determined.
“We decided to continue on the AIM products,” David said. “Marlene stressed the fact that even though this pregnancy went the way it did, Miriam’s body was not built up—we needed to rebuild her body before she had another child. Miriam took therapeutic amounts of AIM products, and we saw more and more evidence that this was helping and working.”
Two years later, the Borkholders were pregnant again.
“The sixth pregnancy should have been the worst of all of them,” David said, “but it was the opposite. It was her easiest pregnancy. She was able to continue her own work all the way through the pregnancy.”
Miriam’s pregnancy went full-term. There were zero complications.
While taking AIM LeafGreens® during pregnancy, Miriam was even able to raise her iron and hemoglobin levels to within normal range—well above her traditionally low levels.
“After that sixth child was born,” David said, “we could talk to others and we were ready to listen and help.”
The Borkholders have felt blessed to see the amazing difference in the mental development of all their children. They credit AIM nutrition for the change they see and especially for the products’ prenatal support.
“We’re enjoying life,” David said. “For us, life has been different since we’ve been using the AIM products. Nutrition changed our whole life, not just the children part. That’s where we’re grateful to God.”