What Makes Essential Fatty Acids ESSENTIAL?

Contrary to negative thoughts about fat, the human body uses it as a major source of fuel energy and helps with the absorption of carotenoids and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. So fat is a nutrient that every body needs . . . in moderation and from healthy sources. Fat is acquired from a variety of fatty acids: the building blocks of the fat in food and the body.

Fatty Acid Breakdown

Trans – found in processed products created by food manufacturers (fats harmful to the body and should be avoided)

Saturated – the body can synthesize and needs for physiological and structural functions

Monounsaturated – some of which the body synthesizes and requires for good health

Polyunsaturated – the body cannot synthesize yet essential for good health 1

Polyunsaturated omega-3 and -6 are referred to as essential fatty acids because the body lacks the enzymes to synthesize them, so they must come from nutritional intake. Linoleic acid (LA) is the parent fatty acid of omega-6 while alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is the parent fatty acid of omega-3. 1

AIMega contains a balanced 2:1 ratio of omega-3 (ALA) and -6 (LA) from organic seed oils because most people do not get enough omega-3 and far too much omega-6 from poor nutritional sources.

Essential Fatty Acids Are Important

Omega-3 and -6 are structural and functional components of every cell in the body. Healthy cellular membranes depend on the presence of these essential fatty acids so that they remain flexible and permeable, allowing nutrients to enter and waste to exit. Consuming these essential fatty acids helps to modify membrane composition and molecular structure.

If cell membranes are healthy, then cells are healthy. Since the body is constructed of cells from the inside out to the skin layer, then healthy cell membranes are integral to the overall health of the body.

In particular, increasing omega-3 fatty acid intake increases the omega-3 content in red blood cells, immune cells, atherosclerotic plaques, heart muscle tissue and other cell types throughout the body. 2

The benefits of omega-3 (ALA) may include inflammatory response modulation, central nervous system function and behavior improvements and cardiovascular system protection. 3

It’s a fact: the body needs a regular supply of essential fatty acids. AIMega delivers.

1 www.nap.edu/read/10490/chapter/10
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2 lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/other-nutrients/essential-fatty-acids#introduction
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3 www.researchgate.net/publication/249402716_Update_on_alpha-linolenic_acid_Nutrition_ReviewsC_Vol_66_No_6
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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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My Journey to Success

Shared by Marinda van den Bosch, AIM Star Sapphire Director

My journey to success started three years ago with my sickly boy, Roan. It was not my intention at all to start AIM as a business. After a consultation with Royal Emerald Director Madaleine Helm (my upline) I just wanted my friends and family to hear about this natural way of healing. Madaleine conducted my first AIM talk on hormones for friends and family. After that I was literally sold out of all the products she discussed.

Marinda

I saw such a difference with my own children after I put them onto a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. I used the Garden Trio, FloraFood, Herbal Fiberblend and AIMega to supplement them.

I started organizing more and more talks and got to learn about the AIM business and the AIM products. When I started the AIM business, I reached Director status within three months. Becoming Star Sapphire Director looked so far ahead, I thought that will only be after many, many years of hard work. However, Madaleine was such a great help to me in setting up my AIM business that I was able to reach Star Sapphire level within three years.

I have built a great downline and we work together as a team, and what an amazing team this has become. I help my downline however I can. It is very important to do this as the stronger they become, so do you. It is also very important to focus on your own first level clients, to encourage them to stay on the products. Following up with clients is also very important as well as keeping track of their results. Every client is different, and each one has specific needs.

The extra AIM income each month is such a help to our family. Working AIM as a business is really worth it. I really don’t do this only for the money but to help other people with their health, and I really have a passion for nutrition. I have so many powerful testimonies on different products. Each and every AIM product is amazing for what it helps to achieve.

I am really working hard to achieve the next level in my AIM business. I encourage everyone who has a passion for nutrition and health to make AIM a successful business.

As the mother of four children, AIM as a business works perfectly for me. I can be with my children in the afternoon, to help with school work or extra murals and still help hubby with his business if needed. I organize my own hours. Running an AIM business gives you a lot of flexibility. I hope to build my business stronger and stronger in 2018.

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The Miraculous Heart

The human body is an amazing creation of cells, tissue and organs, making up a variety of systems that operate independently over a lifetime. The cardiovascular system could be thought of as ground zero when it comes to inner physical activity of the body. And the hardest working organ in the “life” business is the heart. It truly is a work
of wonder.

Your heart beats non-stop day and night. It only gets some slow-down respite when you relax or sleep. Otherwise, it works continuously, adjusting to your every movement and physical demand. It’s a “heart-felt” responsibility that goes largely unnoticed.

Maintaining this muscular organ at the center of your life is vital. So much can be done to be mutually supportive of your heart, especially in regard to regular exercise, wholesome nutrition and supplemental help from AIM. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. This is only one of the many reasons why your heart needs all the support you can give it.

Energy-Sparking CellSparc 360

Your heart uses so much energy to function. Taking CellSparc 360 is one of the best things you can do to help keep it going. CellSparc 360 increases the presence of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), an energy-sparking antioxidant found in nearly every cell.
Inside the mitochondria—mini-power plants of your cells—CoQ10 is essential for transporting electrically charged particles required to generate energy. Without CoQ10, energy production stops.2

Unfortunately, your levels of CoQ10 peak around the age of twenty-one and by the age of eighty decline by 65 percent. Supplementing with CellSparc 360 on a daily basis helps to maintain the body’s required levels of an essential element of energy production.

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Cell-Lubricating AIMega

Your beating heart and circulatory system deliver nutrients through the membranes of your cells. AIMega provides omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids that are necessary for the healthy structure and permeability of cell membranes: nutrients can enter and waste can be removed. This process is greatly affected by your levels of omega-3 and -6, which the body cannot produce. They must come from your nutritional intake. Supplementing with AIMega delivers these two essential fatty acids from organic seed oils: plant-based nutrition.

Furthermore, one of the many benefits of omega-3 is its ability to reduce inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation can damage blood vessels and promote heart disease.

Heart-Healthy Bear Paw Garlic

Bear Paw Garlic is no ordinary source of this amazing vegetable. Unlike the common cloves, Bear Paw comes from the leaves of wild alpine garlic, which grows in mountainous areas of Europe.

For centuries, garlic has been an ingredient of a healthy diet. Additionally, this herb has been used for a number of heart and blood system conditions, including high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, coronary heart disease, reduced blood flow caused by narrowing of the arteries and atherosclerosis: hardening of the arteries.3 Bear Paw Garlic adds a heart-healthy supplement to a nourishing diet.

Bountiful BarleyLife

Foundational nourishment for the heart must include greens. BarleyLife provides an incredibly rich source of nutrients, including antioxidants, en­zymes, minerals and vitamins, from the easily assimilated juice powder of young barley plants.
Your body will benefit from the nutritional support of AIM supplements. It’s a thought worth taking to heart.

1. Regina Avraham, The Circulatory System (Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2000), 13–14, 31–35.

2. Alan H. Pressman and Sheila Buff, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vitamins and Minerals (Indianapolis: Alpha Books, 2007), 336.

3. WebMD: Garlic, accessed December 7, 2017

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Who Needs Fatty Acids?

If you are trying to convince people that they have to ingest essential nutrients on a daily basis because their bodies cannot manufacture them, why name these substances “fatty acids?” You may as well tell people they have to consume “corrosive oils” or “greasy inflammatory compounds” because “fatty” may not be good for you. And swallowing “acids” is insane.

Perhaps essential fatty acids should have been called “golden inner body oil” because in spite of a deceiving title, essential fatty acids are like liquid gold when it comes to good health. And the fact is: omega-3 and -6 are essential fatty acids. Every “body” needs them and no “body” can make them, so you have to ingest “fatty acids” to be healthy whether you like the sound of them or not.

Fatty Acid History

In the early 1800s, a French chemist by the name of Michel-Eugène Chevreul was the first to identify fatty acids, which he apparently also termed “acid fat” and “oily acid” as well. Obviously he had no idea that one day they would be essential to the human body. Michel-Eugène was into making soaps and candles from animal fats.

 

The first people to coin the phrase “essential fatty acids” were George and Mildred Burr, a husband-and-wife team who discovered that fatty acids were critical to health (www.asbmb.org). They identified linoleic acid (an ingredient in AIMega) as an essential fatty acid, a term that was coined by the Burrs. Their thorough analysis determined that if fatty acids were missing in the diet of test rats, a deficiency syndrome ensued and often led to rodent death.

If you’re thinking “you dirty rat” you have to recognize that rodents are used as human models in medical testing because “genetic, biological and behavior characteristics closely resemble those of humans, and many symptoms of human conditions can be replicated in mice and rats” (www.livescience.com). Besides, the experiments of the Burrs affect our lives to this day: omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids are a vital part of our diets.

AIMega’s Essential Fatty Acids

There are two essential fatty acids that cannot be synthesized in the body: linoleic (remember the Burrs and their rats) and alpha-linolenic. They must come from food or supplements. Found in plant foods, these basic fats are used to build omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (www.pcrm.org). Plant-based sources include legumes, green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds.

It was already noted that linoleic is part of the AIMega formulation. Alpha-linolenic is its second essential fatty acid. Both fatty acids are from a healthy, plant-based source: organic oils of flax, sesame and sunflower seeds.

The benefits of essential fatty acids include:

  • Healthy structure, growth and function of cell membranes
  • Development and function of the brain and the nervous system
  • Normal thyroid and adrenal activity
  • Hormone production
  • Regulation of blood pressure, liver function and immune response
  • Active role in the transport and breakdown of cholesterol
  • Healthy skin and hair
  • Inflammation balance: omega-6 increases inflammation while omega-3 decreases it

The last point is the main reason AIMega is a balanced 2:1 ratio of omega-3 and -6. Inflammation is a necessary part of the inflammatory response: get a cut of your hand and it gets inflamed as part of the healing process. However, too much omega-6—a big dietary problem these days—and you have too much inflammation in the body.  AIMega alleviates this issue.

So it’s not a matter of “Who needs fatty acids?” We all do. It’s a matter of getting a healthy source such as AIMega that the body can utilize.

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AIM Star Sapphire Direction Promotion: Ginette Paquin

 

July turned into a special month for Ginette Paquin this year. She promoted to AIM Star Sapphire Director, reaching an elite position in the AIM Member Income Plan.

When Ginette joined AIM back in 1998, she was already on the road to quick promotions, becoming a Preferred Member within a month. In less than a year and a half, she promoted to Director. To date, Ginette has 117 memberships in her downline.

Over the years, her AIM journey has taken Ginette to the distant shores of Madagascar and back. After operating a health clinic for fourteen years in her native Quebec, Ginette closed it in 2009. Then she and her husband, Mario Foster, moved to Madagascar, where Ginette did mission work. And she brought AIM products to share with the locals.

Working with children living on the street, Ginette got involved with Love-n-Care Ministries. Later, they founded Youth Challenge, which worked to teach children French, sign language and life skills as well as be fed two nutritious meals when they come to school. They have funded the building of schools that children attend for free. Along with receiving a basic education, the children study music, sewing, embroidery and life skills.

Using income from her AIM business, Ginette and Mario have helped to fund ministries and missionaries in Madagascar as well as provide a private-school education for eleven children in need.

Ginette and Mario have been married for thirty-one years, raising two children of their own. Their son Philippe and his wife Josée have three children, Nadia, Gabriel and Nicolas. Their daughter Jennifer is the mother of Kelly-Anne and Noah. All of Ginette and Mario’s family members are on the AIM products, including their five grandchildren. As for her own favorites, Ginette chooses the Daily Essentials Pack (Canada) — BarleyLife, Herbal Fi­ber­blend and AIMega — plus CellSparc 360.

When Ginette returned to Canada in 2015, people began calling her about re-opening her clinic. “I believe my calling is to help others with their health,” Ginette stated. ”It gives me additional freedom to help more people.” Meeting people in their homes or having them visit her home has been beneficial in helping to educate them on nutrition and to regain their health by using the AIM products. “Datasheets are my favorite sales tool. So much information is given at meetings, so having datasheets in their hands to see and read is very helpful.”

“We are so grateful for The AIM Com­panies™ and the products they offer that helped changed our lives as well as the lives of those we share with,” Ginette said. “I would like to personally thank Andrée Jobin from French Services for all her help, support and friendship. When we were in Madagascar, she was always so helpful.”

Ginette’s advice for building a successful AIM business is to truly want to help others with their health, adding “When you love your neighbors and do good for them, God will open the door and all will fall into place.”

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results that everyone can achieve.

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Supplements … Natural or Synthetic?

When considering supplements-vitamins, minerals, or other nutritive products-one of the first questions you should ask is: Are they synthetic or natural?
Synthetic supplements supply chemically constructed nutrients cooked up in a laboratory that may be of little use to your body and possibly do more harm than good. Some studies of supplement use reveal negative results in test groups taking synthetics:

  • More deaths from lung cancer, stroke, and ischemic heart disease in male smokers using synthetic beta-carotene and vitamin E
  • Birth defects increased by 400 percent in pregnant women taking synthetic
    vitamin A

Your body is natural, so it responds well to natural ingredients. AIM’s high-quality, wholefood concentrates and herbal supplements are made for your body. Nature created their nutrients, which work synergistically to deliver your body’s required nutrition and health benefits.

Supplements are Necessary

Before the age of convenience foods, nutrition came from whole foods that provided natural proportions of necessary vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, phytonutrients, etc. In today’s world, farmland is not as nutrient-rich as it was over a half century ago, so modern crops provide fewer of the required nutrients. Even eating healthily does not guarantee that you are giving your body all that it needs.

Supplementation is necessary for maintaining a strong, healthy body and slowing down the aging process.

AIM Offers the Best

Over thirty-five years ago, The AIM Companies(tm) recognized the nutritional value of whole foods when it first introduced concentrated powders. Today, AIM’s natural garden of nutrition includes a harvest of concentrated whole-food powders and natural health products.

Concentrated Whole-Food Nutrition

Your body easily absorbs the natural nutrients in AIM whole-food powders. Concentrated greens like AIM BarleyLife, AIM BarleyLife Xtra,  AIM LeafGreens and CoCoa LeafGreens nourish your cells with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, chlorophyll, and phytonutrients packaged and delivered by nature. The many health benefits of juiced carrots and beets are a sip away with AIM Just Carrots and AIM RediBeets. Derived from non-GMO peas, AIM ProPeas delivers healthy vegetable protein for building, maintaining, and replacing tissues in muscles, organs, and body systems. You can’t beat powders for delivering nutrients in balanced-by nature proportions.

Natural Health Products

Choosing synthetic drugs to deal with health issues is a growing dependency all around the world. AIM offers natural choices for prevention, improvement, and maintenance with high quality, natural health products, AIM Bear Paw Garlic for heart health, and seed oils in AIMega providing omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids for the structure, function, and maintenance of every cell in your body.

Necessary for good health and ideal body weight, fiber helps to keep your digestive system working optimally. AIM Herbal Fiberblend contains natural sources of fiber and herbs for cleansing, detoxifying, and maintaining your digestive tract. AIM fit ‘n fiber offers an additional source of fiber that is complementary to Herbal Fiberblend, a healthy product to help you lose weight. Big-box stores and drugstore chains sell cheap, synthetic vitamins and supplements with few or poor health benefits. But remember, nature produced your body. You should not fuel it with anything processed, packaged, or synthesized in a laboratory. Natural or synthetic? It’s your choice. Make AIM yours.