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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FAT

There are so many contradictory ideas floating around about fat and the amount you should consume in your diet. Just like most things in life, one size doesn’t fit all. So it is good to turn to science and not just the latest diet fad to try to find some answers.

The focus of the November 2018 issue of Science magazine was diet and health, and the introduction to this special edition included the following statement: “Advice on what constitutes a healthy diet is more prevalent and more inconsistent than ever.” Fat is a large part of the inconsistencies.

The questions of which type of diet is better—high-fat and low-carbohydrate or low-fat and high carbohydrate—were addressed in a review that looked at whether or not dietary fat had gone from being an enemy to a friend. Or is it just the type of fat that you consume?

Again, confusing, contradictory suggestions are out there. That’s why the relationship between what you consume and what it does to your health is worth scientific examination to sort out what is best even though science doesn’t have the definitive answer for everyone.

Scientific Results

Apparently no specific dietary ratio of carbohydrates and fats is best for most people. As well, people have different metabolisms, so whichever diet is chosen, it won’t necessarily deliver similar metabolic effects.

The closest thing to an answer in the review is that many people do well with a quality diet in regard to a reduction of processed foods, such as refined grains and sugar, and a considerable healthy variety of macronutrients, namely protein, fats and carbohydrates. This answer is one that The AIM Companies has been suggesting for nearly four decades.

Essential Fatty Acid Results

The specific results in regard to fat, from an AIM perspective, are not surprising either. Omega-3 and -6 are essential fatty acids because the human body cannot synthesize these polyunsaturated fats that are “critical components of every human cell membrane.” Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are available in a balanced 2:1 ratio of omega-3 and -6 in the organic seed oils in AIMega.

The review results go on to state that both EFAs are precursors of the eicosanoid hormones that mediate immunity, inflammation, insulin resistance and blood clotting. One of the monumental statements is that increasing omega-3 intake alters expression of more than 6,000 genes.

The review also referenced a large cohort study that indicates higher intake of polyunsaturated fat lowered the risk of type 2 diabetes, especially in regard to blood levels of linoleic acid, which is found in each capsule of AIMega.

As far as cholesterol is concerned, saturated fats increase blood cholesterol concentrations, whereas polyunsaturated fats reduce cholesterol levels, so the “essential” quality of fat counts.

In the end, whatever you consume, it all boils down to quality. That’s why choosing the best foods and supplements is so important for your health. Supplements such as AIMega provide a quality source of fat that is essential for good health.

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The Great Value of Nutrition

Star Sapphire Director Promotion: Vanessa Weitsz

Being an AIM Member and active independent distributor for the past three years and promoting to Star Sapphire Director in May 2018 has been such a beautiful journey for me. Although it was my own serious health condition that instigated my introduction to the AIM products, I am very grateful I was given this opportunity.

I have been sharing the good news about nutrition with family and friends. Being actively involved in health events has allowed me to reach many people. Introducing the idea of “Eating yourself to health” has become my goal and full-time profession.

I’m passionate about unveiling the truths about the great value of nutrition to the human body. Due to the widespread popularity and transparent dominance of modern medicine in Western society, nutrition as a powerful aid to restore health is generally perceived as inferior. However, substantive data proves the opposite to be true. My own testimony and those of so many people I have advised on healthy eating also testify to this.

Contributing to the significance of nutrition, the AIM Healthy Cell Concept™ helps to improve the overall quality of life by using five avenues: Food, Exercise, Environment, Protection and a Positive Attitude. The idea is that any efforts made in these five avenues will result in stronger constitutions and healthier lives for people and their trillions of cells. And it’s never too early or too late to get started.

You can further edu­cate yourself with a variety of other AIM literature, including product datasheets and the AIM Member Income Plan. Endorsed by AIM, the Chrysalis Networx online Business Training Platform provides all the tools you need to start your own AIM business. I greatly appreciate The AIM Companies’ wide spectrum of easily accessible resources on nutrition and business principles.

I feel truly blessed and proud to be associated with a company that has operated with absolute integrity for over 36 years, caring so much for its Members and helping people get well naturally. Every time I get to give BarleyLife to people, it’s the best feeling knowing I have helped improve their quality of life. I look forward to seeing The AIM Companies™ grow from strength to strength as more and more people’s lives are impacted positively and the good news spreads.

My sincerest hope is that the truth and proven benefits of nutrition really comes to the forefront in the world. This may trigger an increasing number of people to at least be aware of and consider an alternative medical route before deciding on modern medicine as the only treatment available to combat their illnesses.

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

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Earth Day Message

In 1969, a major oil spill off Santa Barbara polluted beaches for thirty-five miles along the California coast. Up to that point in time, this environmental disaster had been the worst oil spill in America’s history. Images of blackened coastline and oil-drenched wildlife shocked and appalled people all around the world.

The devastation motivated Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. senator from Wisconsin, to bring together the wealthy and the-not-so wealthy, those living in rural areas and those living in big cities, Republicans and Democrats, all in support of the very first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Before the year’s end, the United States Environmental Protection Agency had been created.

By 1990, Earth Day was recognized in over 140 countries, bringing global awareness to environmental issues. Today, over a billion people in 192 countries celebrate April 22 as a day to change environmentally destructive human behavior as well as create policies that nurture the health of our shared planet.

The AIM of Earth Day

Back in 1983, AIM introduced The Healthy Cell Concept™, guidelines that involve five components to help keep your cells healthy. One of them is environment.
By examining the conditions of your environment, you may find factors, such as air pollution, exposure to chemicals or the degradation of agricultural land, which can negatively impact your cells and affect the health of your body. Doing whatever you can do to make environmental lifestyle changes to keep your cells healthy has a positive effect on your overall wellness.

With The Healthy Cell Concept in mind, imagine the earth as one immense cell that needs to be kept healthy for all of the life that inhabits it. It’s the only cell we’ve got. By taking care of the earth, we take care of the human race.

Focusing on the agricultural envi­ronment, we know that polluted or nutrient-depleted soil does not produce wholesome food. Yet nutrition is a major factor in staying healthy. So it is crucial that plant-based food draws essential nutrients from the earth’s soil as it grows. People need access to health-maintaining harvests because proper nutrition works.

The AIM Companies™ has succeeded in providing supplemental Nutrition that Works! By using plant-based ingredients grown without the use of pesticides, AIM contributes to a healthy earth environment and healthy human beings.

Without nutrient-rich soil, our days on earth would be numbered, one of the many important reasons for acknowledging the message of Earth Day.

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Barley Baby

The nutrition a woman chooses for her herself can have a profound effect on both her health and that of her children. Tanya van der Westhuizen, AIM Director, knows this to be true after experiencing two completely different pregnancies: before and after AIM Nutrition that Works.

After her first child was born prematurely, Tanya found herself constipated, depressed and overweight, while still craving unhealthy food. “I had no idea of what was going on with my hormonal system and body,” she admitted. “And I did not know anything about nutrition or the impact it could have on the development of a baby.”

The health of her firstborn was compromised by a weak immune system. Like Tanya, her little boy suffered from a bad skin condition and had food issues. Every time new teeth came in, he would get sick. “I wish somebody had told me about BarleyLife earlier,” Tanya stated, whose poor health continued, and she suffered two miscarriages.

After a few years of feeling that every system in her body was dysfunctional, Tanya was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack and kill thyroid cells, creating chronic inflammation in the thyroid gland and affecting hormonal balance. And a blood test revealed that she was extremely sensitive to milk, eggs and chicken.

Everything Changes

A few years later, lifestyle adjustments, including a better diet and AIM supplements, began changing everything for the better. “I basically prepared my body for two years before getting pregnant again,” Tanya said. “I took the Garden Trio, AIMega and Herbal Fiberblend and used Renewed Balance.” By 2016, Tanya was in good health and pregnant.

“I am living proof of how nutrition—more fruit and vegetables and avoiding inflammatory foods—changed my body,” Tanya exclaimed. After giving a full-term birth to a healthy baby girl, Tanya did not struggle with excessive weight gain, sore ankles, bad skin, water retention or postnatal depression. And her baby was developing so well that they called her the Barley Baby, who has no health issues and sleeps well. “I firmly believe the excellent nutrition achieved by taking BarleyLife was a major contribution.”

“We are still using AIM products happily and successfully,” Tanya added, “proof that AIM products help improve your family’s health.

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

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A Leader Thinks Outside the Box

Being an independent distrib­utor opens a world of ways to share the benefits of AIM products. It’s a great idea to always keep your options open and look for new opportunities that you may have never considered.

Darlene Vandermey, AIM Director, decided to try something different after attending The AIM Companies’ 2017 Celebration in Nashville and hearing comments from her friends Mary Weber, AIM Star Sapphire Director, and Barb Snodgrass, AIM Director. “I needed to think outside the box,” Darlene admitted.

Approaching her church committee, Darlene offered to teach classes entitled “Achieve Vibrant Health Physically, Spiritually and Mentally.” Not only was her kind proposal given the green light, the space she needed would be free, so she did not have to charge for the classes. “I thought people might bring friends,” Darlene said, “so it could also work as a community outreach.”

For six weeks from mid-September to October 2017, Darlene taught on Wednesdays, giving people the choice of morning or evening classes so that they never had to miss out on the valuable information she wished to share. “The average attendance between the two classes was eighteen people,” she noted.

Focusing on the Healthy Cell Concept (HCC), Darlene showed one component of the AIM DVD each week. The informative 1½-hour classes included AIM products for each HCC topic, a scripture verse, visuals, and aspects of Darlene’s recovery from fibromyalgia by using AIM products and making lifestyle changes. Week six concentrated on digestive health.

Darlene regularly empha­sized the out­standing quality control of AIM products. One class included a “Self-Care” session, offering hand soaks in Mag-nificence CWR and BarleyLife facials. During class breaks, participants enjoyed AIM drinks and healthy snacks featuring AIM ingre­dients. Recipes for each were provided on the final class.

At the end of six weeks, there was a display of scrapbook pages with pictures and sayings that Darlene had prepared weekly. During the last class, she held a prize draw and shared the benefits of becoming an AIM Member, having played the DVD of the “In Partnership For Life” song at the end of each class.

By thinking outside the box, Darlene found a new way of sharing both the AIM products and the Healthy Cell Concept. “Many of those who attended are now AIM Mem­bers enjoying vibrant health,” Darlene stated. “Thanks, AIM,
for amazing products, sup­port and being there for Members!”

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

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Healthy Cells

Since 1983, The AIM Companies™ has promoted a concept that focuses on keeping cells healthy. Appropriately enough, it is called The Healthy Cell Concept.

If you can step back from yourself and consider how your physical being began with the merging of human reproductive cells, which replicated into the cells that created you as a child in the womb, it suggests that life begins and ends in the cells of the body.

The health of your cells determines the well-being of your body. If your cells replicate into healthy (or even healthier) cells, then your body remains healthy. But if your cells replicate into less healthy ones, then your physical state also becomes less healthy. If it’s that simple, how does it get so complicated?

Poor Choices and Situations

Examine the food you eat, the beverages you drink, how active you are, the environment you live in, how you cope with stress, and the joy or lack of joy in your life. These examples are factors that connect to the Healthy Cell Concept. Some are things you choose while others are situations you find yourself in, willing or not.

Perhaps the most important factor is the nutrition you choose. The nutrients in the food you eat are what fuel your cells. Nutrient-dense food delivers the support your cells need to keep your body in good health.

Some people may have the good fortune to be able to select organic produce that has been promoted as best for good health. Not everybody can afford this kind of whole food. Or maybe you live where this kind of food is unavailable or outrageously expensive, so you have to make do with what is available or affordable. In either situation, you most likely still need supplemental nutrition because of the decreased amount of nutrients in both organic and non-organic food crops.

Good Choices

Taking AIM’s natural health products to maintain the health of your cells is a good choice, and AIM offers a healthy selection of Nutrition that Works! Supplementing with whole-food powders such as BarleyLife or LeafGreens helps to top up your food intake with plant nutrients that maintain a healthy cell environment. Healthy cells equal a healthy body.