Keeping It Simple

It seems that their will always be an endless amount of health advice for people to follow. This has been going on for centuries.

In the late 1500s, Luigi Cornaro, a Venetian nobleman, wrote a bestselling book titled, The Art of Living Long. Over 400 years later, Suzanne Somers, an American actress, wrote the bestseller Ageless, a book about reversing the aging process. And there have been countless “health” books published in between Luigis’s and Suzanne’s and many, many more that have since followed.

Case in point: all of the clean eating books. Essentially, you are eating clean when you consume natural, whole foods and avoid processed and refined packaged food. Not exactly a new idea, is it? Health books come and go, and then something else comes along to top the bestseller lists.

Like so many trends that rise and fall, it’s often a case of repackaging an idea that has been around for awhile and presented as new. If it becomes wildly popular, the concept sticks around for awhile until most people realize it doesn’t work for them. And then something else comes along to take its place.

With so many concepts to choose from, it can be difficult to find one that works.

Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity

When Henry David Thoreau wrote his literary masterpiece, Walden, a major theme of his from start to finish was simplicity. It’s a concept that applies to all aspects of life. So if you are looking for a way to maintain your health, it’s best to keep it simple.

The AIM Companies has kept it simple for over 37 years: Take care of your cells, and your body will take care of you. And one of the most important ways to keep your cells healthy is to give your body “Nutrition that works!”

The Healthy Cell Concept

First introduced in 1983, The Healthy Cell Concept takes you down five avenues that keep your cells in fine form: food, exercise, environment, protection and attitude. Each contributes to the function, growth, repair and replication of the trillions of cells in your body.  

Exercise keeps you and your cells healthy. An external environment that is good for you is also beneficial for your cells. Protection from a strong immune system keeps you and your cells disease-free. Even your attitude affects your well-being. Being able to manage stress, for example, is a necessary “attitude” avenue for maintaining good health.

But first and foremost is the avenue of food, which is how AIM came into being. Making the incredible nutrition in barley grass available for human consumption paved the way to creating a green powder that the world knows as BarleyLife.

The Grass IS Always Greener on the Barley Side of the Field

Seriously, who would have thought that consuming barley grass could be a way to keep you and your cells healthy? Cows don’t talk. But it’s healthy for livestock to graze on greens such as barley, which has been shown to be the most nutritious of all the grasses. 

It was Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara who analyzed over 450 different plant species over several years. He determined that barley grass had the widest spectrum of nutritional components, including numerous enzymes and antioxidants.

In spite of his remarkable conclusion, Dr. Hagiwara stated, “It would take lifetimes of research to discover or understand the mysteries in the barley juice.” Turning this nutritious grass into a juice that could be dried and consumed as a powder is what led AIM to distribute BarleyLife.       The rest is history.

So, first came AIM’s juice powder of young barley plants and then The Healthy Cell Concept soon followed, offering simple ways to maintain good health. The idea of “clean eating” is essentially the “food” avenue of this concept.

And supplementing a nourishing diet with the concentrated nutrients found in barley grass, which is not something you can simply toss on your food plate, gives your cells an unprecedented source of whole food to keep them healthy.

AIM has made it simple to tap into this natural source of nutrition along with a selection of plant-based, whole-food powders and other natural health products that keep your cells healthy. It’s that simple.

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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.

The Diabetes-Alzheimer’s Connection

So little is certain about the cause of deadly diseases such as Alzheimer’s, and the drugs prescribed to treat them can be likened to shots in the dark: hit or miss. Mostly miss.

Destroying neurons and eventually leading to brain deterioration, Alz­hei­mer’s negatively affects a per­son’s memory, communication skills, reasoning, social behavior and the ability to function independently. Alzheimer’s drugs have a 99.6 percent failure rate, likely because they mask the symptoms and don’t address the “unknown” cause.

One train of thought is that Alzheimer’s could be related to type 2 diabetes, which results from a lack of insulin or its ineffective use. This results in high blood glucose levels and increased inflammation. Alzheimer’s has been given the nickname type 3 diabetes due to its association with insulin resistance in the brain.

If the brain cannot get glucose into its cells and produce energy, inflammation is produced instead. Reduced brain glucose metabolism just may be at the core of this insidious disease. This “fuel shortage of the brain” can start at a relatively young age and eventually lead to age-related Alzheimer’s.

Healthy lifestyle changes, especially in regard to nutrition, physical activity and sufficient sleep, have been shown to possibly prevent and even reverse a variety of debilitating diseases, including type 2 diabetes. Such choices are now believed to help prevent type 3 diabetes, better known as Alzheimer’s.

AIM for Nutrient-Rich!

As every AIM Member knows, AIM products cannot be sold or advertised as cures and treatments for any disease. The intention is to improve the nutritional profile of those who use AIM supplements.

Taking nutrient-dense, whole-food concentrates, such as BarleyLife, Just Carrots, RediBeets or CoCoa LeafGreens, goes hand in hand with healthy dietary choices that are preventative in nature.

Adding targeted nutrition, including GinkgoSense for memory health and AIMega for brain-healthy fats, increases appropriate nutrient intake for a sharp mind.

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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.

Hats Off to Ruth Coble

Back in July of 1990, a future “Queen” became an AIM Member in North Carolina. Today, Ruth Coble is Queen of the Greensboro chapter of the Red Hats Society, which connects like-minded women who help to enrich people’s lives. BarleyLife Xtra has enriched Ruth’s life, so she shared her story as follows.

I was born and raised on my family’s 206-acre farm in Seagrove, North Carolina. In high school, I met Harold Coble, the love of my life. We got married and were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Harolyn and Demetria.

Having studied computer technology, I had the awesome privilege to work at many fine companies for almost 40 years before retiring.

As a proud member of Madam Cheek’s Extraordinary Ladies of Dis­tinction, I currently serve as Queen. With the assistance of Red Hat member’s and friends, I coordinated a hat drive for men and women suffering from cancer. As a result of everyone’s hard work, we have been able to donate over 6,000 handmade hats.

“For over 29 years now, I’ve been taking a variety
of AIM products. My favorite is BarleyLife Xtra, and I take a heaping tablespoon twice daily. It really makes me feel a lot younger. Actually, people often give me compliments, thinking I am much younger. I am blessed to be living a healthy, active and productive life in my seventies. And I love having fun!

I am convinced AIM products have
enhanced my lifestyle and contributed to the wonderful health I am experiencing now.”

Ruth Coble

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.

Men Aging Well

Imagine a young man in his teens beginning a fitness routine and continuing it through his middle-aged and senior years. What if most men did this? How would exercise affect their health as they age?

On a nutritional level, what if this imaginary teen’s parents had been advocates of wholesome food and raised him to look at popular processed and fast food as poison for his body? What if most men grew up craving salads, vegetables, fruit and other healthy whole foods? How would this affect their aging process?

Men who can answer these “What if” and “How would” questions with “Been there, done that” answers are more than likely in good shape and health. That’s what the research says about such choices in life.

Eating well and regular exercise takes care of equally important factors, such as getting sufficient sleep and stress management, so this combo is a fine recipe for aging well.

The reality is that the majority of men have not made these healthy moves from a young age. But research also shows that it is never too late to start exercising and change eating habits. Doing so adds quality of life to the aging process, and that’s a benefit worth the effort.

AIM Jump-Start

For men of all ages, supplemental nutrition from AIM can bolster both their nutritional intake and physical activity.
In making a change to eat better food, which includes a lot of nutritiously edible plants, you can’t do much better than taking BarleyLife’s juice powder of young barley plants. And guys who have never quite enjoyed vegetables can offset that dislike (and deficiency) by increasing their green intake with whole-food concentrates such as BarleyLife, LeafGreens or chocolaty CoCoa LeafGreens.

AIM also has what a fellow needs to nutritionally support his exercise routine, whether he’s been at it for some time or just beginning. The Sports Pack gives him energy-packing Peak Endurance, nitric-oxide-boosting RediBeets and lean-
muscle-building ProPeas.

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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.

ReAssure SP Works!

Shared by Cindy Ponchot, Star Sapphire Director

Thanks to eharmony®, I met an extremely sweet man. Don Watson lived quite a distance away from me, so we had long conversations on the phone while getting acquainted. While we were chatting, he would frequently have to excuse himself to use the bathroom. Either his bladder was really small, or his prostate was enlarged. We would laugh about it, but I guess it wasn’t a laughing matter.

After we married, it became obvious that he needed help with this problem. We often made the 96-mile trip to visit my family in Ohio. Along the way, Don always needed to find a place to relieve himself.

Both of us like taking motorcycle trips, but it was bothersome to remain close enough to civilization so that we could always find a bathroom. I can’t count how many times we would pull up to our driveway after a road trip, and Don would run as fast as he could to get into the house to use the bathroom.

The urgency and frequency was very frustrating for Don. For me it was just an annoyance, but I felt badly for him. Knowing that ReAssure SP was an AIM product that helped men with these issues, I asked him if he would give it a try.

Don had overcome his diabetes in 2018 by using the AIM products and making healthier choices, so he was open to trying this natural product. Almost three months went by when we noticed that Don was not getting up in the night to use the bathroom even once. And we were not having to stop as often on our road trips. We were so excited.

I confess that I forgot to order enough one month, and his problem started coming back. I make sure this doesn’t happen anymore.

ReAssure SP doesn’t require you to become a vegan, cut out sugar or stop drinking coffee. Just take two a day for at least three months and see how your life becomes easier. It worked for Don.

I am so grateful that AIM pro­vides us with the best quality supplements to help us live better and healthier lives.

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.

Boosting Bone Health

We all know that calcium is a mineral that makes bones strong and healthy. It’s a fact that over 99 percent of all the calcium in our bodies is located in our teeth and bones.1 The rest is found in our tissue, blood and fluid outside of our cells. That small percentage of calcium is vital for nerve, muscle and heart health.

If there isn’t enough calcium present in our bodies, excavating cells known as osteoclasts begin to borrow it from our bones. The long-term effect is osteoporosis, a disease that makes bones porous instead of hard and dense.

Osteoporosis deve­lops slowly over time without noticeable symp­toms until a bone fracture occurs. One of the primary ways to determine a problem is to take a bone mineral density test.

According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, prevention of this disease includes a nutritious diet, an adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D, and regular weight-bearing activity, such as walking, climbing stairs or weight lifting.

Additionally, vitamin K has been shown to increase bone density and reduce fractures.2 Omega-3 essential fatty acids also support bone density.3 A number of osteoporosis studies indicate that the internal microbiome plays a role in bone health and taking probiotics can increase bone mass.4

AIM Supplements for Healthy Bones

Supplementing with CalciAIM in­creases calcium intake from powder, not tablets or capsules. It makes an easily absorbed beverage that includes vitamin D, magnesium and zinc for nutritional assistance with calcium absorption. And each serving delivers a safe amount of calcium because the body can only absorb so much at one time.

Nutritional help from AIM also includes whole-food powders such as BarleyLife and CoCoa LeafGreens, which provide a concentration of plant-based nutrients, including an incredibly rich source of vitamin K.

Taking AIMega capsules delivers omega-3 from organic flaxseed for a plant-based source of essential fatty acids.

The good bacteria in FloraFood deliver three billion live cells per capsule, providing a super source of pro­biotics to repopulate gut flora.

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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.

A Word about Nutrients

Some words do not require a definition. You sort of know the meaning without having to check a dictionary. One of those words is nutrient, and it’s something you just know is good for you. By consuming a healthy and balanced diet, you ingest nutrients that provide nutrition for your body.

Two of the most common words in the AIM product catalog are nutrients and nutrition. All AIM whole-food concentrates provide nourishment in keeping with AIM’s Healthy Cell Concept.

Food is the first avenue of the Healthy Cell Con­cept, providing a common-sense explanation: Our cells need the nutrients from fresh, whole foods as well as high-quality nutritional supplements. Con­sistent nutrition for your body can improve pH, prevent inflam­mation and support the immune system.

Nutrient Breakdown

  • Nutrients are classified into six categories: carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, protein and water. Nutrients are also sub-grouped into two broad classifications, macronutrients and micronutrients.
  • Macronutrients are energy producers that you need in large amounts: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. They provide the fuel your body needs to function.
  • Micronutrients are consumed in small amounts and include vitamins and minerals.
  • Water is in a nutrient category of its own.

Nutrients are important for three reasons:

1 Carbohydrates, fats and proteins supply the energy required for the multitude of chemical reactions involved in proper functioning of the body. Energy is measured in calories, and fats have more than either carbohydrates or protein. By comparison, one gram of fat has nine calories, whereas each gram of carbohydrates and protein contains only four calories.

2 Minerals, fats and protein are the foundational blocks for building, maintaining and replenishing bones, teeth, organs and tissues. Carbohydrates are broken down by the body into glucose, which provides a source of energy. Excess glucose can end up as fat stored in adipose tissue.

3 All six nutrient categories play a role in regulating body functions that include sweating, temperature, metabolism, blood pressure and thyroid function. Homeostasis is the desired outcome, when all the different functions of the body fueled by nutrients are in balance.

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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.