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.

BarleyLife for Pets

Shared by Mary Brubaker, Preferred Member

Have you ever considered that BarleyLife might be helpful for your four-legged friends? Neither did I until we had this predicament with our four-month-old golden retriever, Lily.

Lily

Upon letting her out of the barn one morning, I was surprised to see her face all swollen up. Whatever could have happened?

I immediately thought that it could be allergies and called the vet to confirm my suspicion. He agreed, suggesting it could be from a spider bite or something she may have eaten. Being a puppy, she chewed on anything that interested her, so who knows what could be this allergy culprit?

The vet recommended giving her Benadryl before it got worse. Unfortunately, I had no such thing in my medical supplies, but I did have an idea I thought might work.

You see, I have this favorite product called BarleyLife Xtra that I use everyday, so why not share some with Lily? I think I read somewhere that BarleyLife can help with allergies.

I mixed a few teaspoons of the greens with some milk and set it in front of her, eager to see what she would do. Lily sniffed it, lapped it a bit and then turned her sad-looking eyes the other way.

“Come on,” I coaxed her, and she lapped it up until she’d all but cleaned the dish.
I thought “Let’s see if that helps.” I monitored her and within an hour, I believe the greens started working. The swelling had already gone down by half.

As the day went on, the swelling slowly vanished, so there was no need to give Lily the Benadryl that my husband brought home after work.

Our eight-week-old Shiba Inu puppies love this green drink, too. Our three-year-old son loves BarleyLife Xtra, and I found him sharing it with the puppies. They nearly went crazy for it.

Though we don’t feed it to our pets on a regular basis, I know I have something to try should they need it.

As for our family, we take even more AIM products daily, especially Herbal Fiberblend. We no longer have constipation problems like we used to and enjoy a happier, healthier lifestyle. And we thank God for leading us to these products.

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

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CoCoa LeafGreens for Allergies

Shared by Rose Stoltzfus, AIM Director

In January 2015, our 11-year-old daughter, Laura, became really sick. We took her to the doctor, who said she had bronchitis. A prescription antibiotic—amoxicillin—was prescribed, and she got better. But a couple weeks later Laura was sick again, so the doctor gave her a stronger prescription. Before she finished taking that antibiotic, she became ill again. Once more, we took her to the doctor. That time, they said Laura had allergies and gave her an allergy medication.

Near the end of February, Laura had a lot of earaches, sore throat and a cough, and she battled with being sick off and on for the rest of the school term. Laura missed 20 days of school that year. In the summer, Laura quit taking the allergy medication. The end of August came and along with it came swollen glands.

We started connecting Laura’s swollen glands in the summers of 2015 and 2016 to allergies, so she started taking the allergy medication again daily right through June 2017. The winter and spring had gone better, but Laura still missed 13 days of school all due to allergies. We also tried some natural products, but nothing helped.

Then I learned that CoCoa LeafGreens helped people with allergies. I was still looking for something natural to help Laura, so we decided to give AIM products a try in June of 2017, even though I didn’t know much about them.

The results for Laura were amazing after she started taking CoCoa LeafGreens, Herbal Fiberblend and BarleyLife Xtra. And she did not get swollen glands that summer.

In December 2017, Laura still coughed off and on due to allergies, so we started giving her Herbal Release. After taking that for two weeks, her cough stopped. As of April 2018, Laura missed only one day of the school term due to allergies.

Laura now takes CoCoa LeafGreens, Herbal Fiberblend, Herbal Release, BarleyLife Xtra, AIMega, FloraFood and Composure. She has not had one single allergic reaction yet this winter and spring. We have been so grateful for AIM products and to Chairman’s Club Director Emma Miller for all the time she took in helping us to improve Laura’s health. Also God Almighty for giving someone the wisdom to make these products.

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.

March On with BarleyLife

March 20 is a turning point. In the Northern Hemi­sphere, the date officially marks winter turning into spring. The return of green marks the former winter landscape with new leafy growth and the promise of fresh greens from gardens and farms.

Three days before the first day of spring is green-themed St. Patrick’s Day. March 17 celebrates the culture of Ireland through parades, music, dancing, drinking, etc., and of course, wearing green, which can pretty much be a fashion choice any day of the year.

Wearing green on the inside through AIM nutrition ought to be a healthy choice that happens every day of the year. And spring and St. Patrick’s Day can serve as symbolic reminders to “March” on with lifestyle choices that include BarleyLife.

Going Inner Green

Members have been wearing green from the inside out ever since they began taking AIM products such as BarleyLife. Put some on your tongue and green is seen. It’s primarily chlorophyll that gives barley grass and all other plants their green pigment. The beauty of the chlorophyll in BarleyLife is that the 22.4 grams per serving is in balance with the multitude of natural nutrients that spring to green life as barley grass grows.

AIM harvests young barley plants long before the grass grows to golden grain. These fresh young greens are quickly turned into an easily assimilated juice powder with pretty much all of the fiber removed. That’s because people lack the enzymes required to break down grass fiber. AIM makes the incredible balance of natural nutrients in barley grass available for human consumption.

Consuming the concentrated green nutrition in BarleyLife:

  • Elevates plant-based nutrient intake
  • Cleanses and detoxifies
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Delivers antioxidant protection
  • Helps to reduces inflammation
  • Supports the the body’s acid-alkaline balance

By the way, you don’t need a seasonal change or “The Luck the of Irish” to enjoy the benefits of BarleyLife. You just need AIM.

“If you are ever on a sinking ship, grab your BarleyLife. It will sustain you for some time before you are rescued. It is a whole food and essential for health. You can live on BarleyLife for a while, so be sure and grab it … right after your life jacket.”
Michelle Long, Chairman’s Club Director

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

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It’s All About Nutrition

Looking at Health Awareness Calendars for 2019, it’s interesting to note that March stands out as Nutrition Month in the United States and Canada. It’s especially interesting for The AIM Companies™, given that this Member-driven organization is in the business of sharing “Nutrition that works!” It’s a simple yet significant catch-phrase that reflects the importance of the right kind of nutrition.

Nutritious, whole food works to maintain good health, and AIM’s high-quality, whole-food concentrates and supplements can help to take natural nutrient intake to optimal levels.

The Rise of Digestive Diseases Worldwide

On the poor nutritional side, a North American diet that includes too many processed and fast foods has undoubtably been a major factor that contributes to a variety of health problems.

A 2008 National Institutes of Health report on the burden of digestive diseases provides some convincing evidence as to what can happen when you regularly put the wrong kind of foods into your mouth: gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, digestive cancers, etc. 1 To further illustrate the power of poor nutrition, you only have to look to changes in the Far East.

Several Asian countries whose pop­ulations had seemed to be immune are
now experiencing the onset and rise of many of these North American diseases, primarily due to the adoption of poor nutrition over the past 40 years or so. Before the transition toward industrialized societies, most people’s eating habits were healthier until modernization introduced the convenience of processed and fast foods.

A Medical Perspective

A steady diet of poor nutrition shows that a lifestyle move away from wholesome food results in poor health. Of course, there are other factors that can trigger digestive and other diseases, but, over time, dietary factors top the list.

Numerous enlightened minds in the medical profession, including Dr. Dean Ornish, founder and president the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, and Dr. Alona Pulde, co-author of The Whole Foods Diet, emphasize that lifestyle changes, with good nutrition leading the way, can make an incredibly positive difference in your well-being.

The AIM Perspective

The AIM Healthy Cell Concept™ focuses on five factors that promote healthy body cells, a key element in your overall state of health. Nutrition is the first factor, and the AIM intention of providing natural sources of supplemental nutrition is not only to get people’s health back on track but to keep it there.

Nurturing cells with easily absorbed, natural nutrients from AIM supplements can help to optimize healthy food intake, making a huge nutritional difference at the cellular level and supporting body health from the inside out.

Along with nutrition awareness, March is also the month that contains the first day of North American spring, when gardens begin to reappear after a long, cold winter. So let’s take a look at the Garden Trio: three examples of AIM “Nutrition that works!” to make cells healthy.

The Garden Trio

BarleyLife, Just Carrots and RediBeets comprise a nourishing trio of whole-food concentrates that provide an unparalleled combination of plant-based nutrients.

BarleyLife

Barley grass grows with a fibrous root system that acts like a nutritional sponge, absorbing nutrients from the soil and sending them up into sprouting green shoots. Young barley grass is believed to be the most nutritious plant on the planet, but because of its high concentration of fiber, the human digestive system is not “grass-enabled.”

AIM delivers barley’s potent greens as an edible leaf juice powder to give people easy access to its abundance of natural vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, chlorophyll and unique plant nutrients. Nutritious, cleansing, detoxifying, alkalizing and inflammation-reducing … that’s BarleyLife.

Just Carrots and RediBeets

Carrots and beets are taproot vegetables that you can think of as units of underground food storage. Their fleshy roots absorb nutrients from the earth and keep them in what are literally protective, fibrous containers.

Like barley grass, AIM taps into the treasure of nutrients in carrots and red beets to create easily assimilated juice powders with minimal fiber.

Carrots are a very good source of beta- carotene, potassium, vitamins B6 and B7 and a variety of antioxidants and plant nutrients that support whole-body health, particularly in regard to the eyes and skin. Just Carrots delivers all the benefits of this orange taproot filled with nutrition.

Red beets store a rich source of polyphenols, betalains, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and vegetable nitrates, providing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, circulatory and detoxification support that promotes good health and improved liver function. Each canister of RediBeets stores these nutrients and benefits, so tap into them to improve and maintain well-being.

The concentration of nutrients in the Garden Trio will provide a daily awareness of nutrition . . . and that works!

Reference:
1 http://www.niddk.nih.gov/about-niddk/strategic-plans-reports/burden-of-digestive-diseases-in-united-states

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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.

Athletes and Plant-Based Diets

Research indicates that athletes who overtrain and push their endurance to extremes have a higher risk for heart problems, notably plaque buildup in the arteries and cell death in the heart. In other words, overdoing it athletically can increase heart attacks.

This may tie in to the damage caused by oxidative stress, which occurs simply through the breathing process. Endurance athletes really push their use of oxygen, so oxidative stress may have a greater negative effect on their bodies.

Pushing It with Poor Nutrition

Back in 1977, The Complete Book of Running was published, influencing the widespread popularity of running as a healthy exercise. The book’s author, James Fixx, promoted the idea of pushing yourself through pain to reach the eventual high of running.

Seven years after the publication of his book, James Fixx died of a heart attack while running. An autopsy showed that he had atherosclerosis—arterial plaque buildup. The truth is that Fixx had a genetic predisposition for cardiovascular issues. His father died from a heart attack at the age of 43. But James believed that by pushing himself physically, he could avoid the same fate.

Moderation and Wholesome Food

By comparison, Jack LaLane was a fitness guru who penned a number of books and had his own TV show for over 20 years. LaLane’s father died of a heart attack at the age of 50, so he had the same health threat as Fixx. But LaLane lived to the ripe old age of 96.

The key differences between these two advocates of fitness were the intensity of their exercise routines and nutrition. Fixx believed in overdoing exercise and had a poor diet. LaLane promoted exercise in moderation, ate lots of fruits and vegetables, took supplements and promoted juicing big time. Exercise and good nutrition turn out to be a winning combination.

Scientific Support

A review published in the online journal Nutrients (January 2019), shows the correlation between endurance athletes and their dietary intake. It is known that consuming plant-based food is important not only for heart health but for the overall well-being of the human body. But for athletes that push their physical limitations, a plant-based diet is critical for their cardiovascular health.

Studies show that the nutrients from plants can have a positive effect on blood pressure levels, blood sugar levels and blood-fat concentrations as well as contribute to reversing plaque buildup in the arteries. Plant-based diets also promote a healthy body weight, improved tissue oxygenation and reduced inflammation and, especially for athletes, reduced oxidative stress.

The wealth of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties are major factors in the nutritional value of a plant-based diet for protecting the heart and the body from cellular damage.

AIM Nutrition

Supporting a plant-based diet, The AIM Companies provides an incredible selection of concentrated plant nutrition in whole-food concentrates, such as the Garden Trio: BarleyLife, Just Carrots and RediBeets.

AIM nutrition has been supporting the endeavors of athletes for years, including Lew Hollander, who in 2014 became the oldest athlete to compete in an Ironman triathlon. In his late eighties, Lew continues to push the boundaries of physical limitations with AIM nutrition on his side. As Lew says, “I love the AIM products. They have contributed to my ability to live a very active life in old age.”

Whether you are an athlete or not, AIM nutrition can help to make a healthy difference in how you feel and move through your lifetime.

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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 Finn Family’s Miracle

Finn-momSometimes a mother’s in­stinct works wonders. Such is the case with Tamara Finn, an AIM Wholesale Member in Ohio. If it weren’t for Tamara’s enduring faith and motherly intuition, her son, Richard, would most likely not be alive today. Even when doctors gave her a “do it or he will die” ultimatum, Tamara had other ideas.

“Back in June 2010,” Tamara related, “Richard noticed a pea-sized lump in his groin, so he went to our family doctor, who gave him antibiotics and pain medicine as well as ultrasound that showed he had a hydrocele, causing fluid buildup in the scrotum. Three months went by with several visits to doctors, but he wasn’t getting any better, and the lump continued to get bigger. Richard went to a urologist and had blood work and more tests done that only confirmed the initial diagnosis.”

In the meantime, Tamara had begun doing research because Richard was getting sicker and sicker. “His feet would turn purple,” Tamara stated. “He was so pale and had little energy. And the lump was growing so large that Richard couldn’t even wear jeans to work, only sweat pants.” It was Richard’s father who had been monitoring the growth of this mass.

The situation continued for months and by December, Richard was suffering horribly. His doctors wanted to do more tests but not until January 2011. “That’s when I had enough,” Tamara exclaimed. On Christmas Eve, they took him to the hospital. “It was in the emergency room that I first saw his tumor by accident. By then, it was the size of a small basketball.”

Tamara told the doctors that they wouldn’t leave until Richard was given a contrast CAT scan. It would later reveal that he had cancerous growths throughout the skeletal muscles in his body, including lesions on all of his bones and a 6 cm mass pressing on the aorta and his lungs, which explained the discoloring in his feet from poor circulation. Richard had one of the rarest types of adult cancer: embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. Their family doctor and a urologist had totally misdiagnosed his condition.

“Richard was hospitalized for around two months,” Tamara stated, “and given chemotherapy that made him increasingly sick. And they were feeding him snacks of cookies, cupcakes and ice cream. I told them they were actually feeding the cancer with sugar. They asked me how I knew this, and I replied ‘I’m not stupid. I did the research.’ And I made them stop.”

Tamara began bringing wholesome food to the hospital. Through their church, Tamara had met AIM Star Sapphire Director Cindy Ponchot, who told Tamara about her own successful battle against cancer using AIM nutrition. With the help of some fund-raisers, Tamara was able to purchase high-quality organic food and AIM supplements for Richard. “Of course, when I told the doctors about AIM nutrition, they said it wouldn’t help,” Tamara noted.

After around eight treatments, Richard told his mother that he couldn’t take any more chemotherapy, even though he had around 40 more treatments remaining and radiation that would follow. He had gone from about 180 pounds down to 115.

Finn-at-180-and-115

“The chemo was killing him,” Tamara said. “The doctors had originally told us that Richard would live for only a month, but with chemotherapy and radiation, maybe six months.” But Tamara told her husband, “Richard’s not going to die. He’s going to be a miracle. So don’t worry.”

After a heart-to-heart talk with Richard, Tamara, her husband, family and friends all supported his decision to stop chemotherapy. “I still had an overwhelming feeling that he was going to be a miracle but was still scared to death as any mother would be,” Tamara said.

The doctors disagreed, noting in Richard’s medical chart that by them refusing to continue with chemo or radiation, Richard was going to die. She angrily told them to never say this to her son, and that they were not God and only He would decide the fate of Richard.

Along with a strict, organic diet that included wild salmon and raw vegetables, Tamara and her husband had begun giving Richard AIM smoothies three to four times a day while hospitalized and later at home. “I gave him a blend of products, such as BarleyLife Xtra, Just Carrots, RediBeets, as well as AIMega, FloraFood and PrepZymes. Digesting food used up much of his energy, so the digestive enzymes really helped his immune system fight the cancer,” Tamara explained.

By the second month of being on this diet, Richard went back for a checkup, and the doctors couldn’t find any cancer in his body. “They attributed this to the initial chemo therapy and said the cancer would return within 90 days and he would die unless treatment continued, but we knew better,” Tamara said. “Seven years later and now 29 years old, Richard is still cancer-free.”

There’s even more to Tamara’s belief that her son was going to be a miracle. His physicians said he would never have children, but Richard is the proud father of a daughter named Mya. After Tamara posted his cancer story with side-by-side photos of a terribly ill Richard and a terribly happy Richard with his newborn daughter, fiancé and stepson, people from all around the world have been contacting her. And she gives them health consultations for free. Tamara believes in sharing miracles.

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve. AIM recommends that members follow advice given by medical professionals.

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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.