Fit is the New Thin: Mélanie’s Story

It is important to note that maintaining an ideal weight for your body composition goes well beyond being skinny or thin. It’s about being fit. It’s the new thin in wellness.

Over the years, many Members (The AIM Companies’ distributors) have managed their weight by using a variety of AIM products, including BarleyLife, ProPeas, fit ’n fiber and GlucoChrom. A selection of recent testimonials comprise the “Fit Is the New Thin” series, beginning with a personal success story from Mélanie Villeneuve, an AIM Group Builder who lives in  Quebec with her husband and their two daughters.

Weight Loss Made Easy

As a working mom with two young girls, I need a lot of energy. But I had been experiencing health issues: stomach problems and mostly feeling tired all the time. I had poor nutritional habits and was overweight. I wanted to take charge of my health.

In September 2017, I started using AIM products, learning about their benefits for my family from AIM Director Sylvie Adam. I began by taking BarleyLife Xtra every morning for a month because I wanted to try one product first on myself and see if I felt any different.

After only four days, I noticed an increase in my energy levels, better digestion and reduced bloating. And at the end of that first month, I had lost 8 pounds.
Since then, I’ve been eating healthy, alkaline, raw food along with taking additional AIM products: the Garden Trio, which my girls love, ProPeas, fit ’n fiber and GlucoChrom. When I weighed myself four months into this lifestyle change, I had lost 30 pounds … and I’m keeping it off!

I couldn’t keep this a secret just for myself, so I’m promoting this healthy lifestyle and building an AIM business in the process. I began by telling family and friends about AIM nutrition. Some people didn’t recognize me after my weight loss. I look healthier, happier and fitter.

AIM makes it easy to introduce good nutrition to your routine, and you can start by changing one thing at a time. I know that I am now at my best to take care of my family. I’m full of energy, so I can do whatever I want. And I’m also ready to help people who want better health.

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.

 

No Longer Suffers with Hay Fever

Shared by Angela Lu, AIM Director

Initially, when I came to America, I suffered from serious hay fever every spring. My friend who lived far away in Texas would send me canisters of BarleyLife powder, instructing me to take it on an empty stomach every morning to improve my health so that I would be no longer troubled by this allergy. I tried it for several months and it worked.

Little by little, I also noticed that my skin and hair quality improved. Even when I had knife cuts or oil burns from working at my restaurant, BarleyLife helped me to heal quickly, and I never needed to worry that these injuries might get infected.

For almost 30 years, BarleyLife has been my only supplement. One of its main benefits is to strengthen our body cells, and it makes me strong to be able to do the physically demanding work required at the restaurant. My health is even better than when I was young.

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.

AIM BIG Contest Standings – October 7, 2018

Earn Celebration Packages, Extra Nights and Cash to Orlando, Florida

Below are the current AIM BIG Contest standings to let you know what you’ve earned! Join the AIM family in Orlando, Florida, from June 20-23. When you accrue points, you can earn up to two Celebration Packages and two additional nights at The Rosen Centre in Orlando! Plus, if you are within the top 30 winners, you can earn from $1,000 to $5,000 in prize money.

If you have between 350 and 699 contest points, you’ve already earned 1 celebration package, valued at $750 USD. If you have between 700 and 999 points, you’ve earned 2 celebration packages. If you’ve reached 1,000 to 1,499 contest points you have earned 2 celebration packages plus one extra night. If you have reached 1,500 or more contest points, you’ve earned 2 celebration packages plus two extra nights, valued at $1,880 USD!

Below is a listing of the top 100 Memberships contest points as of 11:59 p.m. MT, October 7. For full contest details, go to AIM BIG Contest flyer.

Membership Name Points
Miller, Joseph W. and Emma M. 8012
Miller, Matthew and Karen D.  3418
Stoltzfus, Levi J. 3029
Avodah Financial, LLC 1958
Jada, Shaheer 1933
Peterson, Ralph S. 1903
Long, Michelle and Tad 1883
Jada, Muhammad 1833
Bloemhof, Herman 1740
Paquin, Ginette 1618
Jada, Razia 1607
Jada Shaik, Raeesa 1573
Miller, Lester and Lydiann J. 1573
Vawda, Moonira 1520
Schiele, Loren E. and Kathleen 1234
Fisher, Andrew and Ruth 1150
Jonsson, Shona 1124
Reineke, Elise 1093
Gloria Smith D/B/A Aim for Health 1086
Ponchot, Cynthia K. 948
* 933
Greens For Life, Inc. 931
Mary A. (Toni) Lund Family Trust 926
Upfold, Jon and Julie 831
Helm, Madaleine 802
Shaw, Dixie and Eddie 775
Settsu Derma Shine, Ltd. 768
Stoltzfus, Sarah K and John K. 732
Stoltzfus, Rose A. and David 709
Quantum Knowledge Pty., Ltd. 709
Trust, Krause Health 707
Hochstetler, Perry L. and Mary 700
Breitkreutz, Janet and Darrel 698
Ascent Strategies, Inc. 697
The Natural Way Network 693
Carolyn D. Kling 686
Vladimirsky, Bella I. 684
Baty, Erin and Michael 680
Donald, Lanny and Ken 671
Robinson, Leré and Eddie 670
Miller, Rosie L. 647
Du Randt t/a Metabole Pty Ltd, Charl and Malinda 642
Trak Consulting, Inc. 632
Ger, Juliet 614
Kaufman, Eldon and Rachel 613
Desai, Hafiza 610
Van der Westhuizen, Tanya 604
Knapton, Joyce and Rory 600
McPherson, Muriel and George 594
McCrea, Cathy S. 583
Maradiaga, Amanda 568
Toft, Heidi and Mike 553
Ghoor, Sadia 542
Weber, Ron E. and Mary C. 539
van der Walt, Erna 522
Davis, Celeste R. 510
Shu, Loretta C. and Joseph S. 494
C and S Knight Enterprises, Inc. 485
Raber, Mary A. 485
Esther A. Faseun, D/B/A Wise Health Options 482
Smith, Leoné 479
Russ, Ananda and Herbie 477
Miller, Glenn and Laurie 475
Casavant, Monique 475
Brown, Charlie and Joyce 453
Kuret- Coetzer, Tanya 450
Gerhardt, Ulrike E. (Rica) 447
Stutzman, Paul and Susie 445
c/o Health and Babies, Yulanda Ridge 436
Miller, LaVern L. and Linda E. 435
King, Michael and Mary C. 433
Swarey, Susan M. and Jacob C. 432
Van Rensburg, Chris and Joan 431
Weitsz, Vanessa 430
Jones, Derrinda and Yvette 427
van der Walt, Marietjie 427
Cole, David F and Linda 424
Blasingame, Pat and Gene 422
Mullet, Nathan and Lori 422
Stoltzfoos, David F. and Ruth A. 421
Christian Traders S&ED 407
Cover, Carol 405
Troyer, David E. and Regina 403
Lambright, Lester P. and Esther E. 402
Lagerwall, Fay 401
Jackson, Joanne and Wayne 389
Villeneuve, Melanie 384
Brooks, Laura E. 384
Eicher, Sam D. and Rosa 374
Swarey, Solomon L. and Hannah S. 370
McLean, Krys and Bill 369
Pems 369
Gullion, Loretta 368
Thiessen, Darlene 366
Yu-Shiaw Chen, PhD 364
Miller, Barbara M. 361
Pugh, Debra A. 352
Berkin, Arnold and Judy 352
Brown, Jenny Ann 349
Revolution Solution, Inc. 342
* Membership wishes to remain anonymous.

Plan to join your AIM family at our 2019 Celebration in Orlando, Florida, from June 20 thru 23.

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Since 1982, The′ AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

LeafGreens and RediBeets for Liver Health

As part of your body’s digestive system, the liver is a triangle-shaped organ weighing around three pounds but plays a weighty role in the health of your body. Your liver is involved in over 500 functions, including bile production for digestion, detoxification and carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism.

One of the liver’s primary functions is acting as a filter. All of the blood that passes through your digestive tract goes through the liver, which metabolizes your dietary nutrients into useful substances, storing essentials such as glycogen (sugar), vitamins and minerals and delivering them to cells when required.

The liver also filters toxins in the blood, so it plays a vital role in eliminating the compounds that can harm you along with giving your body the nutrient it needs. Every body needs such an effective filter.

Liver Support from AIM

All of the AIM whole-food powders can be beneficial for your liver by providing useful nutrients that are easily absorbed, circulated through your liver and directed to your cells when and where needed.

Examining LeafGreens and RediBeets for some of their unique nutrients and benefits, including detoxifying properties, gives you an idea of how AIM nutrition can support liver health.

LeafGreens

Along with the juice powder of young barley plants, LeafGreens con­tains the powders of spinach and four cruciferous vege­tables: arugula, broccoli sprout, kale and Swiss chard. A 2015 review article that examined plant consumption determined that “Green leaves are the best for liver health.”1

The leafy greens in LeafGreens are detoxifying and extraordinarily rich in plant compounds that your liver will recognize as useful substances. For example, sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts “is likely to be highly effective in improving liver function through reduction of oxidative stress.”2 Lutein in spinach may help to decrease inflammation and oxidative stress in the eyes and the liver.3

RediBeets

One of the unique nutrients in RediBeets is betaine, a key liver nu­trient found in vegetables like spinach and beets. The American Jour­nal of Clinical Nutrition pub­lished a 2004 article on betaine that reported the following:

• Studies show that be­taine improves liver function

• Betaine prevents or reduces accumulation of fat in the liver.

• This important human nutrient is absorbed rapidly and helps to maintain liver health.”4

Furthermore, a 2016 study showed that “betaine can halt and even reverse progression of the disruption of liver function.”5

LeafGreens and RediBeets are two great choices among AIM whole-food powders that support liver health with Nutrition that works!

References accessed August 1, 2018

1 Plants Consumption and Liver Health [Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Journal 2015]

2 Sulforaphane-rich broccoli sprout extract improves hepatic abnormalities in male subjects [World Journal of Gastroenterology 2015]

3 Lutein decreases oxidative stress and inflammation in liver and eyes . . . [Nutrition Research and Practice Journal 2012]

4 Betaine in human nutrition [The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2004]

5 Betaine chemistry, roles, and potential use in liver disease [Biochimica et Biophysica Acta Journal 2016]

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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.

Picture Perfect and Happily Healthy with Help from AIM Nutrition

Shared by George McPherson, Chairman’s Club Director

Over the years, I have dealt with a number of health problems, some far more serious than others. To this day, the AIM products have played a major role in keeping me healthy.

When Herbal Fiberblend first became available in 1988, I was dealing with painfully aggravating hemorrhoids, to the point where I had to have one of them removed. Thanks to Herbal Fiberblend, those uncomfortable issues are history.

In 2002, I was diagnosed with a deadly disease: prostate cancer. An appointment was scheduled for me to have surgery at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. At that time, the immediate medical response was to remove the prostate if the PSA appeared to be elevating.

We decided to monitor and wait, and, in the meantime, we got connected to a naturopathic doctor who felt we were on the right track to try alternatives. I started on a series of chelation therapy and homeopathic medicines along with large amounts of the AIM products … and no surgery!

Nine years later, however, I had a blockage in my bowel and had immediate surgery to remove a tumor. The surgeon sent samples of this growth to test for cancer.

A few days later, the surgeon told us that the tumor was cancerous and recommended chemotherapy. He referred me to an oncologist, who said his reports showed I was nearing stage-4 prostate cancer and suggested I be a candidate for a new trial of experimental chemo.

That’s when my wife, Muriel, stepped in and stalled for time from any further “medical” moves. Again, my naturopathic doctor treated me naturally and complimented us for taking the AIM products.

I passed the 80-year mark in March of 2018 and still enjoy good health. I continue to take the Garden Trio, AIMega, Frame Essentials, PrepZymes, fit ’n fiber mixed with Herbal Fiberblend, which tastes good, along with a few others.

Now the route that we took to deal with prostate cancer the past 16 years may not be the answer for everybody, but it sure has worked for me.

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.

4 Beet Things Worth Knowing  

1 Beets are a variety of Amaranthaceae, which is the same plant family as Swiss chard. Like chard, beetroot greens can be eaten for an incredibly rich source of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. The roots are naturally sweet so some people may wonder whether or not it’s a fruit. But both the greens and root are edible vegetables. It’s the sweetness that may be confusing, especially since beetroot contains more natural sugar than any other vegetable. There are around 9 grams of sugar in one cup of cooked beets. One serving of AIM RediBeets contains only 3 grams of natural sugar from this super nutritious root vegetable.

2 Some people do not appreciate the somewhat earthy taste of beetroot. The source of that particular flavor is an organic compound that occurs naturally in beets:  geosmin. Beets that taste the best have a balance between geosmin and sugar. Interestingly enough, there’s a connection to the smell produced by rainfall on soil because of the presence of geosmin. Human beings have an incredible ability to detect the odor of geosmin in the air when rain falls on earth and disturbs this compound.  In fact, the estimation is that people can detect geosmin in as low a concentration as 5 parts per trillion. By comparison, that would be around one teaspoon of geosmin in 200 Olympic swimming pools. Consider this olfactory sensitivity the next time you get a whiff of rain . . . or a taste of beets.

3 The three main varieties of beets are red, golden and Chioggia.  An Italian heirloom variety, Chioggia beets are named after a town near Venice. This especially sweet beet is aptly nick-named both candy cane and candy stripe beet for its appealing red and white rings when the root is sliced. Golden beets are named for their interior orangey-yellow color. They tend to have an earthier taste and less sweetness than red beets due to the likely dominance of geosmin over sugar. Crimson red to the core, red beets are the most common type to appear on dinner tables, especially as a cooked vegetable or in delectable bowls of borscht soup. Red beets are the variety used to make the juice powder in RediBeets.

 4 Your best bet for understanding the nature of beets is 3 words than begin with bet: betalains, betacyanins and betaine. Betalains are water-soluble plant pigments. One classification is betacyanins, the pigment in red beets. Beetroot extracts containing betalains are used as food coloring in edibles that include soups, sauces, jams, fruit yogurt and ice cream. This distinctive pigment also finds its way into cosmetics and drugs. But beyond the outer use of coloring, betalains provide inner benefits for people from various health properties: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cancer-inhibiting and chemo-preventative. The betaine in beets is an amino acid compound that can help break down fatty acids in the liver and help people to recover from liver damage. Betaine may also help the liver to process harmful chemicals, such as carbon tetrachloride and ethanol, and eliminate them from the body.

The more you learn about beets, the more you realize that eating these vegetables and supplementing with RediBeets can support better health.

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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 RediBeets and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Fit Is the New Thin!

If people buy into “model” images in fashion magazines, then ultra-thin is the ideal body type. But if emaciated skinny is the look a woman is striving for, then she is likely headed in an unhealthy direction.

Going gaunt for guys is the same detrimental journey although, comparatively, more male models project strong, toned body types. It’s a contradiction in body images. To further illustrate this conflicting “model” example, a study in the UK showed that female mannequins used to model clothes in stores were underweight human sizes . . . but not the male mannequins. This represents another good reason not to buy into unhealthy body types.

The fact of the matter is that a person can be thin but not necessarily fit or healthy. At the same time, people can be overweight for their height and physiology due to their musculature but fit and healthy overall. Fit is the new thin, the idea being to focus more on health and fitness than on the number that pops up on a scale. This is a goal that can lead people in a healthy and successful direction.

A Fit Way to Manage Weight

In making an attempt to get rid of pounds that you no longer want to carry around, the most important thing to remember is that you have to burn more calories than you consume. Eating large amounts of high-quality, nutrient-rich, plant-based food fills you up with natural fiber but without high calories or fat. Making this one lifestyle change will make a huge difference in becoming lighter and fitter, not to mention, healthier.

Exercise Your Weight

Moving to better food and moving physically are a win-win weight-loss combination for fitness. Even a little exercise goes a long way. If you are a newbie, ease your way into walking, swimming, etc. to give your body a chance to slowly adapt. Get addicted to your exercise routine, to the point that you crave it. You are actually  capable of craving exercise instead of ice cream. It all begins with a decision to make a change.

AIMing for Fit Is the New Thin

Supplements have often been associated with exercise and weight loss. Just like any lifestyle change, making the right choices that help not hinder you are important to your physical goals. AIM has a lot of right choices.

fit ’n fiber

It’s in the name. Fiber helps to make you fit by contributing to your weight loss goals. It reduces your calorie intake by making your stomach feel full: fiber swells up as it absorbs liquids, taking up more space in the gastrointestinal tract. Supplementing with fit ’n fiber not only increases the “feeling full” factor, it provides prebiotic food for the friendly bacteria in your microbiome.

ProPeas

Pea protein is an ideal, plant-based supplement for contributing to lean musculature. One serving of ProPeas gives you 12 grams of protein that takes around four hours to fully digest, so, like fiber, you feel full for longer periods of time. And each serving is only 60 calories, which contributes to the “burning more calories than you consume” goal for losing weight.

Available as individual products, fit’ n fiber and ProPeas can also be purchased in product combinations: Weight Loss (USA and Canada), Lean Team (USA only) and CoCoa Smoothie Pack (USA only). The Weight Loss combo also includes GlucoChrom, which enhances the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats.

On a final note, supplementing your plant-based food intake with a variety of choices in AIM greens adds so many easily absorbed nutrients without a lot of calories. For example, a serving of BarleyLife is only 15 calories. When it comes to nutritional support for your “Fit Is the New Thin” journey, AIM is on your side.

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