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.

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.

Healthy Results with AIM

Shared by AIM Member David Lentz

I was diagnosed with heart arrythmia at age 55. My cardiologist put me on a low-dose beta-blocker. Then he suggested I take a blood thinner as well. I didn’t want to do that, so he told me to take a daily aspirin instead.

I followed his advice for a short period of time until I heard about the AIM products from Frank and Bernadette Pickett, AIM Directors. They told me about the powerful benefits of BarleyLife, so I thought, well, if I start taking it, I’m just going to say no to taking a blood thinner or aspirin, regardless of what my doctor says.

Shortly after I started taking a daily teaspoon of BarleyLife, I began noticing results. I had better energy. And skin tags and cysts that I would have from time to time disappeared. I increased BarleyLife to two teaspoons daily and continue to do so.

My cardiologist had been im­pressed with the AIM literature I had shown him, unlike a lot of doctors that dismiss natural supplements. Most importantly, there were notable improvements in my abnormal heartbeat.

Since turning 40, I’ve been exercising and training with weights up to four days a week. And I started doing 45-minute-walks daily. Considering my age, I was in pretty good shape. In fact, my cardiologist said that I was a role model for what his other patients in their late 50s and early 60s should do. I felt pretty good about that.

As time went by, I began taking other AIM products. My diet isn’t too bad, but I don’t eat all that I should. Taking CoCoa LeafGreens a couple of times a day gives me a lot of the benefits of vegetable servings. And when my blood pressure spiked a little, Bear Paw Garlic was my choice instead of medication to keep my levels normal.

Thank goodness for AIM products and all the amazing things they do, not just for me but for others too. Wouldn’t it be great if every­one started taking AIM prod­ucts?

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve. AIM recommends following your physician’s advise and medication prescribed.

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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 Western Diet

If you are a fan of Western films, you often see cowboys enjoying a big meal at the ranch or around the chuckwagon after a long, hard day on the lonesome trail. It’s likely though that the food of your average cowpoke didn’t include veggies beyond beans. They pretty much consumed dried and fresh meat, hard cheeses, dried fruit, biscuits, coffee and . . .  yes, beans. Lots of beans.

Then again, imagine a time with no antibiotics in the grass-fed cows or dairy products, no chemicals used to grow the beans, fruit or coffee beans and no hybrid wheat flour, chemicals or preservatives in the biscuits. Maybe this “Western” diet wasn’t so bad after all. It just needed a salad and some sautéed kale on the side.

That said, cowboy fare of the Wild West is a far cry from the not-so-wild Western Diet. Consuming this modern nutrition includes a sizeable amount of saturated fats and sugar, a low intake of fiber and a procession of processed food that is far removed from that which grows naturally. It doesn’t take much thought to conclude that such a diet can’t be good for you in the end, except for the likelihood of contributing to a quicker end.

The Disease Factor

The unhealthy kind of food that contributes to a long list of modern diseases is found in today’s Western diet. Much of this is the “edible, processed and packaged stuff” found in the middle aisles of supermarkets. It’s not real food.

This “not real food” has had a major impact on the health of human beings who make it a regular part of their nutritional intake. In fact, the modern Western diet is the key factor in the onslaught of civilized diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and coronary heart disease.

Cultures that stick to local diets do not have to deal with these Western health issues. But given the poor opportunity of eating like the average North American, people in those cultures soon have to deal with Western diseases. All it takes to reverse those health problems is for them to return to eating their traditional meals. And real food is all it takes for anyone who wants to turn their health around.

Let’s Go Shopping!

You should be eating real food, especially fruit and vegetables. That’s one of the reasons farmer’s markets have become so popular. Shopping there is like having a good habit. So when you go into supermarkets, do the same thing: shop mostly in the fresh food sections and ignore most of what is on the shelves of the middle aisles. It’s processed.

Pretend as though the processed stuff is not meant for human consumption because it really isn’t, even though it is heavily advertised as convenient, wholesome nutrition. Such advertisements are to sell products and increase profits, not to maintain good health for adults, teens and children. The same can be said for the majority of fast foods. If you buy into the commercials and slogans, you buy into the Western diet and the poor health it delivers.

Your Microbiota Is What You Eat

Keep in mind that when you choose real food that provides nutrients from plants, you are feeding the microbes that are integral to maintaining your health. In 2017, the Frontiers in Immunology journal published a study analyzing the impact of the Western diet on the good bacteria that populate the intestinal tract. And it’s not good news.

The nutrients you ingest affect the microbiota and immune system, ultimately determining how well everything functions in your body. If you want a strong immune system that protects you, you can’t feed your good bacteria bad food.

AIM Supplemental Real Food Choices

The English Oxford Living Dictionary defines the word “supplement” as “A thing added to something else in order to complete or enhance it.” AIM has always recommended a whole-food diet as an essential way to maintain good health, along with taking its products as a way to enhance this healthy nutritional intake.

AIM offers healthy ways to increase your levels of plant nutrients in the concentrated powders of BarleyLife, Just Carrots, RediBeets and CoCoa LeafGreens, just to name a few of the easily absorbed, supplemental whole-food choices.

Making supportive nutrients available for your body and microbiota has possibly never been more important. Real food can help to prevent or reverse many of the modern diseases that tend to be increasing exponentially as the popularity of the Western diet grows globally. Adding the concentration of nutrients in AIM’s whole-food powders can help to increase your nutritional intake greatly.

Cowboys and cowgirls of days gone by would have likely appreciated the convenience of AIM products in their “Western” diet. Fortunately, these days AIM nutrition is available for all to distance themselves from the effects of the modern Western diet.

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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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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.

Newlyweds’ Enthusiasm for AIM NUTRITION

In March 2019, AIM Member and IRONMAN Triathlete Lew Hollan­der flew with his fiancée, Karen Jones, to the U.S. Virgin Islands and got married.

Karen shares Lew’s enthusiasm for AIM nutrition. As Lew puts it, they take a “whole bunch of stuff” including, BarleyLife, RediBeets, Calci­AIM, ProPeas and AIMega.

“The AIM products really have improved my wife’s health … and my life,” Lew stated. “We’re really healthy. A lot of people don’t take supplements, especially older people, and I don’t understand that.” Lew should know. Not only is he a scientist who does his research, he’s a recognized athlete worldwide, and there’s no stopping him.

As he approaches the age of 89, Lew continues to compete in some of the most grueling competitions ever conceived. AIM nutrition helps him to prepare for and participate in these events. And when he met Karen, Lew found a special training buddy.

“Karen is an excellent athlete,” Lew proudly exclaimed. “She’s 22 years younger, and she trains with me and … tolerates me.”

Karen began taking AIM products over a year and a half ago, experiencing some interesting re­sults that she is happy to let others know about.

“I have a lot more energy,” Karen affirmed, “and I’m happier. Taking the products is a total body makeover. It’s just awesome!”

Awesome results, awesome couple. Their AIM family sends them warm congratulations!

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.