A Life with AIM

Remembering Dr. Mary Ruth Swope, Oct. 28, 1919 – Sept. 1, 2018.   

In the world of AIM Diamonds, there are individuals who shine exceedingly bright during their time as Members. One of those brilliant lights has faded away, and it is appropriate that The AIM Companies™ sends word to the entire AIM family of the passing of Dr. Mary Ruth Swope at the age of 98.

Interestingly enough, Dr. Swope was initially reluctant to become a Member, having declined on three separate occasions of being asked to join by David and Cece Brewer, Royal Emerald Directors. After she prayed on their offered opportunity, God told her, “The way is clear. There are no hindrances.” The year was 1982.

Dr. Swope went on to become a Chairman’s Club Director and, in 2016, she was inducted into the Eight Million Dollar Club, incredible achievements for someone who originally had no intention of being in business. She attributed her record at AIM as an outstanding business builder to God having a plan for her life.

Part of the plan was having a wonderful post-retirement life with less daily pressure and more time for spiritual development, study, travel and gardening, all the things she was unable to do while working as a university dean and professor. Dr. Swope had attained her doctorate in administration from Columbia University in New York City.

After joining AIM, she educated herself on the nutritional benefits of barley grass and the AIM Member Income Plan. Then Dr. Swope began giving away AIM’s juice powder of young barley plants, asking for only testimonials in return. Recipients shared their personal stories on how BarleyLife was beneficial for a wide variety of health issues, including skin problems, heart disease, fatigue, diabetes and arthritis.

Opportunities to speak all around the country came her way, along with radio and TV interviews that generated phone calls and letters from people wanting to know more about BarleyLife. AIM president and co-owner Dennis Itami acknowledged that Dr. Swope reached more people directly through radio and TV broadcasts than any other Member. She also authored a number of books.

The wealth she gained from her AIM business was donated to pastors, ministries, orphans, widows and a variety of charities. Once she reached her 70s, Dr. Swope’s efforts to help others were assisted by Charlotte Bates, her aide and friend. This incredible team worked non-stop and traveled to most U.S. states and over 20 countries in an effort to help others.

Dr. Mary Ruth Swope and the time of her life with AIM will always be cherished and fondly remembered.

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


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.

Published by The AIM Companies

The AIM Companies pioneered the use of plants—barley, carrots, and beets—as vehicles to deliver the body concentrated nutrition conveniently. Founded in 1982 in Nampa, Idaho, The AIM Companies has operations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, providing AIM products to more than 30 countries around the world.

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