You Snooze You Lose

The definition of snooze is a short, light sleep. It can be considered a luxury to have a snooze in the middle of a work day. The truth is that we live in a world where people often need afternoon naps because they don’t get enough sleep. But if you are only having a snooze at night, you are losing out on 7 – 9 hours of uninterrupted, healthy sleep.

Most people are aware that eating wholesome, natural food and exercising regularly contribute to good health. These good habits are lifestyle choices. Sleep is just as important for your health, and you don’t have a choice. You have to sleep.

The number of hours and quality of sleep you get has a great impact on your state of health just like the amount and quality of food you eat and exercise you get. You can have an ideal diet and exercise routine, but even these good habits will be negatively impacted by sleep deprivation, which is all-too-common in modern society.

Sleep Statistics

According to the The National Sleep Foundation, “50 to 70 million Americans are affected by chronic sleep disorders and intermittent sleep problems that can significantly diminish health, alertness and safety.” In 2017, Statistics Canada reported that “Short sleep duration and poor sleep quality are prevalent among Canadian adults. About one-third sleep fewer hours per night than recommended for optimal physical and mental health.” In fact, Canada ranks third among the world’s most sleep-deprived countries, just one step ahead of the USA in fourth place. Neither of these standings is a source of pride when ranking the worst sleepers in the world!

What Keeps You Awake at Night?

At some point in time, everyone has a poor night of sleep. It’s not fatal. It’s a part of being alive. But when poor sleep becomes a regular occurrence, it’s a nightmare for your daily life in terms of memory, concentration and mood and an increased risk of health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and weight gain.

A survey of 384 business leaders by the Center for Creative Leadership revealed that two major psychological reasons for sleepless nights are:

  1. Work-Related Stress
  2. Dissatisfaction with Work-Life Balance

Of course there are many other things that can keep people awake at night—shift work, family obligations, financial concerns, depression, sleep apnea, hormone imbalances, etc. Some people even believe that sleeping is a waste of time or that less is more, including some famous folks past and present who didn’t and don’t get enough sleep on purpose.

For most people who lie awake at night, tossing and turning right through the wee hours of the morning, a good sleep is healing. And getting enough sleep on a regular basis provides a number of psychological and physical benefits.

How Many Hours Should You Sleep?

The target of 8 hours of sleep at night is still relevant for most people although it varies according to age. Some people’s sleep patterns are consistent while others are all over the clock. If you are not sleeping well, there are unnatural and natural ways to sleep better.

To Pill or not to Pill

Sleeping pills are the most common remedies, but taking such medications can result in many negative side effects. You really don’t want to depend on any drug to sleep properly because one of the side effects is psychological dependence.

AIM for Good Sleep

The AIM Companies promotes the Healthy Cell Concept to maintain overall health and getting enough sleep is a recognized factor in maintaining healthy cells, which, in turn, support a healthy body. Along with eating wholesome food and exercising, taking AIM supplements gives your cells a nutritional advantage.

And when you can’t sleep, AIM has nutritional and topical products that promote restful nights. AIM delivers Composure on both sides of the United States and Canada border.  Composure is a natural health product containing herbs that have a calming effect on stressed-out minds and bodies. For those who occasionally or regularly have difficulty getting to sleep, having Composure within reach offers a helping hand to dreamland.

Magnesium can be thought of a relaxation mineral that plays a pivotal role in activating the neurotransmitters that calm the mind and body. AIM provides the Mag-nificence line of topical magnesium that is truly magnificent. You have a choice of lotion, spray and CWR bath additive, all of which deliver this essential mineral by applying magnesium to your skin.

A long night of health-promoting sleep is an essential ingredient for good health. Composure and Mag-nificence can assist you in getting to that desirable state of rest.

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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.

Product Certifications: Why They Matter

Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Kosher and Vegan

For consumers who want accessible information to assess products they pick up from store shelves or view online, certain certifications can be a deciding factor in making choices.

The same can be said for AIM independent distributors sharing the healthy benefits of AIM products: certifications matter. The AIM Companies recognizes their importance and has taken steps to certify the AIM lineup. Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Kosher and Vegan certifications help assist Members and those beginning to learn about AIM in choosing high-quality AIM supplements. Some certification logos are already printed on a variety of AIM product labels.

Non-GMO

Nature creates plants and animals that are NOT genetically modified organisms: Non-GMOs. Every AIM product is certified Non-GMO, one of several important certifications in regard to food and natural health products.

Unlike what occurs in nature, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are “bioengineered” plants or animals through the use of gene-splicing. Genetically modified foods remain a worldwide concern. The safety of consuming GMO food is unproven even though Americans have been eating genetically modified ingredients in most processed foods since 1996.

A wide range of environmental damage and health risks has been linked to GMO food. By 2020, all food makers in the USA will have to label bioengineered (BE) food and ingredients. Having bioengineered (BE) on the label instead of genetically modified organism (GMO) suggests the negative association that GMO has in the minds of people all around the world.

It’s worth repeating: every AIM product is certified Non-GMO.

Gluten-Free

Celiac disease is a widespread health problem, roughly affecting 1 in 100 people globally. Those with this disorder have to avoid foods that contain gluten because eating these proteins found in wheat and other grains can cause damage in the small intestine, leading to a number of uncomfortable symptoms and poor absorption of food nutrients.

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity has been deemed “The New Frontier of Gluten Related Disorders” in a 2013 study, so gluten issues are affecting even more people. Being able to identify gluten-free foods and supplements is of utmost importance to anyone with gluten sensitivity.

The AIM Companies has tested for the presence of gluten in all of its products. The vast majority tested gluten-free. Members and those new to AIM can refer to the and AIM website to easily identify all of these gluten-free products, including BarleyLife powder, which is a safe “superfood” for anyone with gluten issues.

Kosher

Kosher food laws set a high bar in terms of cleanliness, purity and quality, so people not only of the Jewish faith look for the OK symbol on labels. The AIM Companies has achieved kosher certification for the Garden TrioBarleyLife, Just Carrots and RediBeets—as well the BarleyLife powder in the 180-gram canisters and sample packs and will continue to expand kosher certification to its product lineup. Watch for the OK symbol.

Vegan

For anyone following a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, it is essential to know what can and cannot be consumed. The certified vegan logo indicates products that do not contain animal products or by-products and have not been tested on animals. All of the AIM products that are certified vegan can be easily identified with this logo on the AIM website and AIM product catalog.

As time and label space allow, more of these certification logos will appear on AIM product labels. In the meantime, if you are an independent distributor, let people know about product certifications whenever you share your knowledge of AIM nutrition. Certifications matter.

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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.

 

 

Joining the AIM Family

Shared by Lee Buckle, AIM Royal Emerald Director

Joining The AIM Companies™ in July 1997 was the start of another exciting journey. I had just arrived back from a year of sailing the Indian Ocean with my husband and two small children. For six months, we were on an uninhabited island called Chagos, where we ate loads of fish, rice, tinned and dehydrated vegetables … no fresh vegetables. Well, on leaving the island, my hair was falling out at a scary rate and my teeth felt loose. I am convinced it was a lack of fresh vegetables, fruit and mainly enzymes.

On our return, I started working half days as a pharmacist in a wholesale company. Stuck in a back office placing phone orders, I was so unhappy, having no face-to-face chatter with people, only four walls. My children were in school and aftercare.

A pamphlet of this strange barley grass product caught my attention: a salad in a glass! What a perfect product for sailors. I joined and, to my husband’s horror, I ordered a 6-pack of BarleyLife. I loved the product.

My first AIM meeting was like joining a family. As I learned about the other AIM products, I became more and more excited, and I started introducing them to people. Herbal Fiberblend became one of my favorites. The idea that all disease starts in the colon made so much sense. We are what we eat.

I won my first package for two to the AIM Conference in Phoenix, Arizona in 1998. What an experience. Within six months of joining AIM, my commission check matched my salary check. I resigned from work and starting working AIM full time.

I was blessed to be able to work at home around my children for 16 years and be at every hockey match and swimming gala. I networked at every function. Networking is my passion!

I love helping people to work on the reason for their dis-eases and the changes in their lives as they take control. I also love traveling, so getting onto an airplane is exciting as it takes me to so many stunning places and enables me to meet awesome people.

And my boyfriend, Lourens, and I own a couple of pharmacies, where we also sell AIM products that make an impact on many lives.

At age 56, I run half marathons and cycle in mountain-bike races. I know that what you put into your mouth determines your health. I have amazing energy and just love life. I feel very blessed.

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.

Guys and Supplementation

It can be a challenge to convince most guys that supplementing beyond muscle-building protein powder is a good thing. So let’s start there.

If you’re a guy reading this (or if you’re reading this and know a guy), ProPeas is a natural way to supplement protein intake. Building lean muscles, maintaining a healthy weight and boosting a fat-burning metabolism are just a few benefits of pea protein for men of all ages. It’s plant-based, so ProPeas is a healthy alternative to consuming meat.

Beyond supplemental protein, there’s so much more from AIM to support men’s health

Giving Guys a Healthy Helping Hand

Maintaining good health is often something that guys think about after there’s a problem. But proactive men know that eating (and sleeping) well, exercising and supplementing with AIM whole-food concentrates and natural health products contribute to their overall well-being and reduce the risk of many diseases.

AIM for Longevity

After Chairman’s Club Director Keith Thompson began tak­ing AIM products, his sons noticed a big difference in him. By using products such as energy-boosting Peak Endurance, Keith has gone rock climbing with his middle son, impressing people with his ability to make it through the really challenging parts. And he’s gone on 10-mile kayak trips and 22-mile bike rides with his boys. “I couldn’t have done any of this without AIM products,” Keith admitted. “My sons wish that I could have taken them when they were growing up.”

Chairman’s Club Director George McPherson has also been able to maintain an active lifestyle, and younger men and colleagues envy his strength and endurance. “I don’t know where I would be today without the AIM products,” George stated, relating the time many years ago when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Immediate surgery had been recommended. But he decided to opt for naturopathic IV treatments and AIM products, including the Garden Trio and Herbal Fiberblend along with ReAssure SP for prostate health. And to this day, George has never required the surgery.

Almost 30 years ago, Chairman’s Club Director Dr. John Shewfelt began taking BarleyLife, which is his favorite food. John and his wife, Marilyn, along with their kids and grandkids have seen positive health benefits over the years by taking AIM products such as BarleyLife.

For example, at the age of 64, John decided to have a thorough heart examination “to see how the old ticker was doing.” When he went in for the results, the cardiologist told him he had the heart of an ox and that all of his blood vessels were perfectly clear—no plaque buildup. “The cardiologist also said that he knew I used green food nutrition because none of his other patients had such healthy arteries. He had emigrated from Hong Kong, where he used to see healthy arteries all the time because people use green nutrition to stay healthy,” John stated. “When I finally told him about BarleyLife, he said ‘don’t stop using it’ and I never will.”

AIM’s Healthy Nutritional Edge

From a young age, AIM Director Dan Nichols had an unhealthy fear of disease. His father died at the age of 53 from a heart attack and his grandmother had cancer. In 2003, he came across healthy eating and juicing. “I suddenly realized you could fight disease with nutrition,” Dan stated, noting he has also been involved with regular exercise since his teen years.

After meeting AIM Star Sapphire Director Leré Robinson, Dan was introduced to AIM’s juice powders and got to know the heart of AIM. One of his children had allergies that were relieved by taking products recommended by Leré, including Leaf Greens and BarleyLife. For his entire family, BarleyLife would become a daily nutritional supplement. And Dan began a morning routine, taking BarleyLife Xtra, RediBeets and Peak Endurance as well as a daily shake made with ProPeas and fit’ n fiber. With healthy eating and AIM supplements, he and his family continue to “fight disease with nutrition.”

Bruce Crevier, AIM Preferred Member and AIM-sponsored athlete, turned a childhood fascination with basketball spinning into an entertaining show that would eventually take him and his family all across the USA and to over forty countries. Bruce and his wife Diane and their 12 children even performed their “Spin-tacular Basketball Show” on episodes of America’s Got Talent.

For good health, the Creviers had been juicing at home for many years but found it difficult to do when on the road. Finding The AIM Companies™ and whole-food concentrates like the Garden Trio allowed Bruce and his family to continue this healthy routine while traveling. And in 2017, the Creviers became the very first AIM-sponsored group whose demanding performances benefit from Nutrition that Works!

AIM has been in the business of helping people with high-quality supplements since 1982. Many of those individuals are guys who know that AIM nutrition helps to keep them in good health. But there will always be room for more AIM supplement guys.

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 BarleyLifePeak Endurance and ProPeas and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Travel Plans? Stay Healthy!

In North America, summer is on the way. It’s a typical time of year to take a vacation. What’s more, leisure time that involves traveling to familiar, new or exotic places is usually something that most people daydream about and look forward to regardless of the season. It’s all about getting away from it all.

Some people set out on vacation with a drugstore supply of medications just in case they get sick along with any medical prescriptions. Others may have to scramble for medicine if the symptoms of common travel ailments stop them in their tracks. And some cast their fate to the wind and just go. AIM people pack prevention in the form of “Nutrition that Works” to protect their health before, during and after their travels.

Packing AIM Prevention

For any journey, getting there and back in good shape is desired by all who travel. But it doesn’t always work out that way right from day one. For example, if you’re taking public transportation, basically you’re encapsulated with strangers inside your choice of vehicle. Traveling by plane raises the risk of illnesses such as colds or the flu possibly by sharing recirculated air or touching in-flight magazines, contaminated trays and armrests, lavatory door handles, etc. And this can get your journey off to a sick start.

You have a choice to help prevent becoming sick by taking antioxidant-rich Proancynol 2000 or trying to find cold or flu medicine after getting sick. Members know that increasing levels of antioxidants with Proancynol considerably reduces the risk of illnesses, whether on the ground or up in the air somewhere.

Bring along the healthy gut bacteria in FloraFood to prevent ailments such as traveler’s diarrhea or other stomach bugs or you may have to scramble to find medications to counteract the bad bacteria in your gut after ingesting contaminated food or water. Members are aware that maintaining the population of good bacteria in the gut with FloraFood helps to prevent stomach problems especially while traveling.

And you simply can’t go wrong by packing BarleyLife in lightweight Sample Packs to supplement your nutritional intake with the jam-packed nutrients in barley grass.
If travel is in your plans, pack prevention by packing AIM nutrition.

In the summer of 2017, I packed AIM products for my trip to China, where I competed in the roller games for Team Canada. With all of the traveling, stress and different foods, many of the other participants got sick. Taking supplements such as BarleyLife, FloraFood and Proancynol 2000 kept me healthy.

Alex Garb, AIM-Sponsored Athlete

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

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like FloraFood and Proancynol 2000 and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Why BarleyLife Is Unique

Part 1

There are many kinds of barley grass products in the marketplace. None is as good as BarleyLife. It’s a strong statement, and here are some initial reasons that make it a true one.

Barley Whole-Leaf Powder: Bad

Many new Members may not recognize the difference between AIM’s barley leaf juice powder and the whole-leaf powder in other barley grass products.

Under a microscope, whole-leaf powder looks like ground leaves because that is exactly what it is. And when whole leaves of barley grass are dried and ground, you get a mostly indigestible powder with few absorbable nutrients because unlike livestock that grazes on grass, humans cannot digest the cellular walls of grass fiber to release its incredible source of natural nutrients.

AIM has always taken a different approach to accessing the wholesome food available in green barley grass. Obviously, the entire details of the process that AIM has developed over the last three and a half decades cannot be revealed here because our competitors would love to get their hands on this secret information.

Barley Leaf Juice Powder: Good

To begin with, a lot of care and attention goes into making BarleyLife. AIM uses only young barley plants that are short in stature while at the height of their nutrient content. The grass is processed in a way that breaks down the fibrous cellular walls that enclose the nutrients, releasing them so that the juice can be concentrated and dried into an easily digested, bioavailable powder.

This is accomplished by mac­erating the barley leaves into tiny pieces and putting them into a press that draws out all of the juice. The remaining debris, mostly fiber, is taken away and used as cattle feed or a soil additive. This vital detail once again points out that these indigestible components are included in barley whole-leaf powders made by our competitors.

What’s more, our juicing process is conducted at a low temperature to preserve the nutritional content of the barley leaves. When it reaches the spray drying stage, a low temperature is also used for the same reason. AIM gets the most nutrition out of every single leaf so that Members get the highest quality BarleyLife possible.

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

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

Four Brain Health Habits

Around the world, approximately 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. In the USA, over 5 million people have age-related dementias. The figure in Canada is well over half a million.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain, affecting memory, thinking, behavior and personality, and ultimately causing death. Dementia is a general term referring to a severe decline in mental ability that gets in the way of daily life. A number of diseases can cause dementia, including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and vascular issues. However, Alzheimer’s may account for 60 – 80 percent of dementia cases.

The month of June brings awareness to Alzheimer’s disease and its effect on the brain, slowly diminishing people’s cognitive abilities and quality of life over time. As the leading voluntary health organization in care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association promotes four categories of lifestyle habits that people can put into practice as they age:

1.  Diet and nutrition

2.  Cognitive activity

3.  Social engagement

4.  Physical health and exercise

These lifestyle habits have been determined to be effective for aging well because research indicates that the combination of good nutrition and mental, social and physical activities may have a greater benefit in maintaining or improving brain health than any single activity. 1

AIM Brain Nutrition

AIM nutrition gives your cells a supplemental concentration of nutrients to help improve and maintain the overall health of your body and brain. For example, the natural profusion of nutrients from plant-based food in the Garden Trio offers incredibly good nutrition that can be taken daily as a lifestyle habit. Giving your body such nutritional wealth can also have a very positive effect on your mood and mental sharpness.

To target brain health, GinkgoSense delivers Ginkgo biloba extract, which contains compounds that support brain cells by increasing energy production. The resulting increased blood flow also helps deliver these compounds and other brain-healthy nutrients. 2 At the same time, ginkgo’s antioxidant properties help protect brain cells from free radical damage, which may play a role in the onset and development of Alzheimer’s disease. 3

Lifestyle habits that support brain health are worth full-time awareness and discipline to help lead you into golden years of well-being. Make one of those habits AIM nutrition.

1 Alzheimer’s Association
2 Cambridge University Press
3 Journal of the American Osteopath Association

[References accessed April 16, 2018]

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

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