It’s a Stressful World

April 7 of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight an area of concern for the World Health Organization (WHO).

Each year, the theme for World Health Day relates to a current health issue affecting the globe. There seems to be a never-ending supply of health concerns that affect people’s well-being. Whatever the WHO theme, being concerned about maintaining good health is timely any day of the year, anywhere in the world. And one theme that is worth consideration is the rise of stress.

Health-Hazardous Stress

The world is a stressful place to live in these days. Perhaps the increase of psychological tension is a by-product of so-called modern life. With the technological advances in instant com­munication via devices, people are inundated with worldwide, bad news events minute-by-minute during any given day, adding to stress levels.

WebMD.com provides an interesting definition of this health hazard: “stress is the body’s reaction to harmful situations—whether they’re real or perceived.” That last bit is of vital importance because many people experience stress from situations that are taking place only in their minds. Justifiable or not, worrying about what might happen can lead to needlessly disappointing experiences, sleepless nights and ill health.

There’s no way to measure the accumulation of mental and physical damage from stress on human health. But endless causes for concern—remote or personal—that fil­ter through the modern human mind can add up. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Stress that’s left uncheck­ed can con­tribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.”

Everyone experiences stress. Some of it can actually be helpful for getting things done or preventing you from getting hurt. But this only works in small doses. Otherwise, you have to find a way to manage stress. Composure is the key.

AIM Composure

Keeping calm and in control under stressful situations means you are able to maintain your composure. But it isn’t always possible when you are feeling overwhelmed. A natural way to get back on track is to take the calming herbs in AIM Composure to help you regain your own.

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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.

Sleep for Your Microbiome

It is entirely possible that stress gets between your sleep patterns and the health of your microbiome. If the bacterial balance in your gut is off, your response to stress can be off as well, keeping you tossing and turning during the night. And lack of sleep can alter the diversity of bacteria and negatively impact the state of your microbiome. It’s a two-way street that may cause a disease-developing situation.

Dysbiosis

Chronic sleep loss can create an abnormal relationship with your microbiome. This disturbance can lead to dysbiosis, a disruption of balance that studies have shown can cause the onset of a variety of health problems, including gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome and colon cancer.

Your microbiome is made up of all the microorganisms that inhabit your body from the inside out. A good majority of them are the good bacteria that live in your colon, where the largest percentage of your immune system is located. And because these healthy microorganisms are key players in the body system that protects you from infection and disease, it makes sense that your health can be compromised when there is an imbalance between the good and the bad bacteria.

Repopulating the good guys by taking probiotics—supplemental friendly bacteria—and nurturing them with prebiotics, the types of fiber that bacteria feed and thrive on, can restore a healthy balance. And a healthy microbiome helps you to handle stress and sleep much better.

AIM for Your Microbiome

You can help maintain the health of the good guys by taking AIM nutrition that targets the well-being of your microbiome: supplemental friendly bacteria, the food that keeps them healthy and calming herbs that find the off-switch of a stressed-out mind.

Each FloraFood capsule of probiotics contains three billion live cells to repopulate your intestinal tract with the good bacteria that maintain a balanced microbiome … and your health.

Each serving of fit ’n fiber provides 8 grams of prebiotics that feed the good bacteria and further increase their numbers.

Each capsule of Composure provides a variety of natural herbs that can help to combat the stress that may be keeping you awake at night and messing with the relationship you have with your microbiome.

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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.

AIM Nutrition Changed My Life

Shared by Tina Wilkerson, AIM Director and Personal Trainer

Back in 2001, after my daughter, Jordan, was born, I felt very poorly. I had a number of health issues: fatigue, headaches, aching joints, and I was overweight. At that point in time, I wasn’t a personal trainer yet, but I began a wellness journey that would change my life for the better and allow me to help others do the same.

The Journey

I managed to go from size 14 to 2, but, honestly, I didn’t do it in a healthy way. I wish I had had the knowledge that I have now so that I wouldn’t have taxed my body as hard as I did. I would have been able to maintain my weight in a healthy way.

During my wellness journey, I got into personal training and opened my own studio. However, the stress of starting a business and raising a daughter caught up with me. I regularly worked 12-hour days, and I was getting sick a lot and taking antibiotics probably four times a year.

Discovering AIM

Six years ago, I met Star Sapphire Director Leré Robinson, who mentored me on the use of AIM products. I started on a committed regimen of the Garden Trio, FloraFood, AIMega, Composure and Renewed Balance body cream. Within three months, I was feeling completely renewed, capable and energetic.

I credit AIM nutrition with these positive changes because I didn’t do anything else that was different. As a personal trainer, I already exercised and ate well, so it was the AIM products that really changed my life.

That’s when I started telling all of my clients about AIM, recommending products not only for losing weight but for improving all kinds of body functions. Those who come to my studio are generally middle-aged woman, many of whom have chronic pain, don’t sleep well, have poor digestive function and hormonal imbalance. Many want to improve their mobility, or what I call the “feel good” factor.

In addition to the exercise component to enhance mobility, I use AIM products to improve their wellness on an intracellular level. Addressing external factors of wellness, such as exercise (mild to moderate), sufficient sleep, sun exposure, etc., and the internal factors of eating well and supplementing with AIM products has helped a lot of my clients to get stellar results. They are able to look better, move better, feel better and be better from the inside out.

AIMing for Weight Loss

Most of my clients have weight loss goals. Last year, I ran a six-week weight-loss challenge. I had them replace their highest calorie meal of the day with a ProPeas shake. The average weight loss was eight pounds.

ProPeas and fit ’n fiber are mostly used for meal re­placements, having developed a couple of recipes that include adding kale or spinach and a teaspoon of healthy oil. Almost all of my clients also use Peak Endurance for supplemental energy.

The combination of AIM products and functional exercise—movement that helps you age well—is a sustain­able, balanced approach to weight loss and wellness, which I believe is healthiest after experiencing my own health journey and 14 years as a personal trainer.
At the same time, there are definitely unhealthy, unsustainable ways to lose weight. Because of my own history, I don’t encourage extreme exercise, which is not helpful and likely harmful for your body in the long run.

As men and women age, exercise can actually become counter-productive very quickly. Exercise naturally creates inflammation in the body. And if you’re an older person, overweight, have health issues, have been on a lot of meds or you haven’t moved well in a long time, then you’re already walking around with a lot of chronic, low-grade inflammation.

Increasing inflammation with the wrong kind of exercise is only going to make matters worse. And while we’re on the subject, reducing inflammation with AIM whole-food concentrates such as BarleyLife is an ideal approach to wellness. And as for exercise, you just have to move smart.

I don’t even like to use the word exercise; I just think movement. The right kind makes everything better; the wrong kind makes everything worse. Keep moving in the right way that makes you feel better and your life better.

Everything that has transpired in the 10½ years that I’ve owned Elite Personal Training has come out of my own wellness journey, just like my use of the AIM products. I will continue to promote them in my studio because they have changed my life and have been changing the lives of my clients.

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.

Natural Nutrition from AIM

Shared by Rebecca Liu, AIM Chairman’s Club Director

Since joining The AIM Companies (AIM) in 1988, we have benefited a lot! Not only financially, but more importantly, we have learned so many concepts about maintaining good health through the use of natural nutrition from AIM. And I have a number of experiences that I would like to share.

In April 2017, I broke out in hives, so on some parts of my body, large areas of rashes and bumps appeared on my skin. Some looked like big mosquito bites that were red, itchy and swollen; the worst were near my waist. These eruptions popped up usually in the middle of every night. It was really annoying!

I went to a pharmacy to ask what I should do, and the pharmacist gave me an antihistamine, which is a drug used to treat allergic reactions. I only tried it once and didn’t want to use it anymore because I didn’t believe allopathic medicine would cure this skin problem.

Later, it occurred to me that I could apply Mag-nificence lotion to the affected area. After about 10 minutes, the redness, burning and swelling disappeared and the itching stopped. I continued using AIM’s topical magnesium for a few months and got rid of this skin problem. No more suffering during the night. Another great benefit is that magnesium helps you sleep, so I get a good night’s sleep. It’s so great . . . killing two birds with one stone.

For many years, I had a poorly functioning digestive system. Although many others suffer from constipation, my problem was loose, watery bowel movements. I had to go to the bathroom five or six times a day, even once or twice during the middle of the night. Again, it was very annoying. Not long ago, I started taking FloraFood on a regular basis. Wow! A few days later I was having regular bowel movements once or twice a day.

I also treasure Composure. I take two capsules before bedtime. It helps improve the quality of my sleep. I feel much better, more refreshed and full of energy the morning after having a deep sleep throughout the night.

From all of these experiences I’ve learned “The body is the best doctor, and food is the best medicine.” Hurray! Long Live AIM!

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.

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.

Is It Time for Inner Spring Cleaning?

Shared by Members Toni Lund, Teresa Schumacher and Amanda Maradiaga

What has happened to the health of people in this great nation of ours? Many of today’s diseases have come about because of drastic changes in our environment, food that is being chemically treated and food additives that are toxic to our systems. So we suffer from illnesses that never plagued mankind before.

The colon is at the root of these problems. A regular diet of refined carbohydrates and a lack of dietary fiber increases the transit time of bowel wastes and stimulates the production of putrefactive bacteria in the bowel. When the colon is impacted with sugar, hamburgers, French fries, etc., how can the body ever expect to assimilate any good nutrients? Such eating habits have contributed to our nation’s obesity epidemic. This is all the more reason to clean the impacted fecal matter from our colons and eat healthier food to maintain them.

“It’s like I always said,” commented Teresa Schumacher, Chairman’s Club Director and formulator of Herbal Fiberblend, “you would never wax a floor before sweeping and mopping it first.” You can’t absorb any good nutrients from the food you eat if you don’t clean out the colon first.

Pharmacy or Farmacy?

When most people get sick, they turn to the “pharmacy” for their ailments. Yet our ancestors turned to the “farmacy”—wholesome food and natural medicine.
Teresa Schumacher is 92 years old and doesn’t take any prescription medications. She continues to take BarleyLife, Herbal Fiberblend and Composure daily. With a combination of healthy eating and AIM products, she has managed to stay healthy. Teresa is still helping people and loves to hear from those she has helped over the years.

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Cleansing the Colon

While we recommend maintaining a daily habit of keeping your bowels moving, we are often asked how often one should do a more intense cleanse, a “spring cleaning” of sorts. Remember, it’s easier to clean a colon that’s well maintained than to clean a colon that’s had a year of binging and gorging.

Herbal Fiberblend, BarleyLife and Composure along with Just Carrots, RediBeets and PrepZymes should be used on a daily basis to maintain good health. But as mentioned before, with all the chemicals and additives in our food, even a well-kept colon could use a good spring cleaning every three or six months, and annually.

Here are some of our favorite cleanses; complete details can be found in the books, Cleansing the Body and the Colon for a Happier and Healthier You and Candida the Slow Killer (available as Kindle Editions on amazon.com or contact the authors for hard copies).

Accelerated 3-Week Cleanse

This cleanse uses Herbal Fiberblend, BarleyLife, RediBeets and Composure. It also includes Cascara Sagrada (optional) usually found at your local health food store.

Gall Stone and Liver 3-Day Cleanse

This cleanse uses Herbal Fiberblend, BarleyLife, Composure and RediBeets.

Candida Control Program (3-Month Cleanse)

This cleanse uses Herbal Fiberblend, BarleyLife and Composure. Full details of this cleanse can be found in Candida the Slow Killer.

Parasite Cleanse Using Para 90

This cleanse is not in either book, but we have recommended it often to people. Take 3 Para 90 capsules per day for 30 days in conjunction with taking Herbal Fiberblend, BarleyLife and Composure twice daily. Take 1 Para 90 capsule with each dose of Herbal Fiberblend and then one capsule before bed.

As with any good cleanse, FloraFood is recommended to replenish friendly bacteria and maintain gut flora balance.

Herbal remedies are foreign to many people. It takes a little more convincing to help them understand the value of being responsible for their own health. If we take care of ourselves and not wait until we get sick, how much better off we will be? This is why the AIM products are so valuable.

I had terrible pains in my colon every time I had a bowel movement, they would last from 8 to 10 hours. I was unable to work and couldn’t afford to see a doctor. A friend of mine recommended Herbal Fiberblend. I took it that night and have been taking it faithfully for 12 years and have had no pain!   –Ken S.

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I have been taking Herbal Fiberblend for 10 years. I notice a difference when I take it versus when I run out and can’t take it. With regular use, I notice no yeast infections; I rarely get the flu or a cold. Although I was diagnosed with IBS, I have regular bowel movements and the gas and bloating I experienced are gone.
–Jennifer O.

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

Managing Inflammation Improved My Life

Shared by Jan Kusch, AIM Preferred Member

Jan Kusch headshotMy journey with AIM began in February 2012, when I had been diagnosed with chronic dermatomyositis, a rare auto­immune disease that attacks the muscle and skin, resulting in weak muscles and irritated skin condition on my hands, neck, chest, scalp, face and eyelids.

Strangers would walk up to me and ask if I had shingles. My arm and leg muscles hurt so badly, I could hardly endure driving the car or using the computer keyboard, plus walking was becoming a challenge.

My doctor kept prescribing more medications, and I seemed to be getting worse. At the same time, my mother was at the end stages of Alzheimer’s, my only son was serving as an army lieutenant in the northern mountains of Afghanistan and my health insurance business was a challenge to maintain due to Obamacare.

Then, two things happened that turned my life around. Rosie Reichert, a dear friend who is an AIM Director, called to invite me to a meeting to learn about AIM products. I immediately placed an order. Simultaneously, I was contacted by the doctor’s office. I had been on a waiting list to become a new patient. Many prayers were answered at the same time!

I told my new doctor about the AIM products I had started taking, and she was on board for me to use them. She immediately sent me to physical therapy, changed my diet to gluten-free and reduced my medications. It took about one year to go from weekly injections of methotrexate—a drug used to treat certain types of cancer, psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis—to none.

My disease is all about managing inflammation. The AIM products I use daily are BarleyLife juice powder and capsules, AIMega, Composure, RediBeets, Peak Endurance, Proancynol 2000 and FloraFood as well as Mag-nificence spray and Herbal Fiberblend as needed. I credit these products with improving my quality of life. I was even able to travel with my son to Europe in the fall of 2016 for two weeks, visiting England, France and Ireland.

I am thankful for the support and quality products that The AIM Companies™ has provided. I am excited to share my story and encourage you to give AIM a try.

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