There Is HOPE for Our Kids!

Shared by Janeen Whitmer, AIM Preferred Member

At the end of the 2014-15 school year for 3rd grade, my daughter Kayla was tested and diagnosed as having a language processing disorder. School work was very difficult for her, and it became increasingly difficult to keep her attention. Homework was taking hours at night. The special education teacher recommended ADD and ADHD medication, but I didn’t feel that was the best way to help Kayla. I was sure that I could find a better solution to help her out from the cage her mind was in.

I decided to change our family’s eating habits. I started reading labels and almost completely cut out sugar and processed foods. I was very careful to buy organic wherever possible, and we tried to limit gluten.

The following school year, Kayla started speech and language therapy twice a week and was showing signs of improvement. However, at home she was still struggling with homework and hated going to school. We would both end up in tears by the time I dropped her off to school.

By the end of the year, I was at my wits’ end. It felt hopeless, but I was not going to give up on my daughter. I knew that she was trapped inside her mind, and I just needed to find the key to help her out.

That summer, I read everything I could get my hands on concerning ADD, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. It all clicked. The way she would flap her arms if she was excited, the way she couldn’t sit still but seemed to sit on the edge of her seat with her whole body contorted with tension and the way she sat on the side at recess while everyone else played together. Everything I read spoke of a gut-brain connection.

From there I turned to AIM. I have been taking BarleyLife ever since my mom started me at age eight with barley juice powder. It was my prenatal, and as soon as my kids could hold sippy cups, they started getting their Garden Trio every morning.

I opened a capsule of FloraFood into Kayla’s Garden Trio every morning. In the afternoon, the kids would take their Herbal Fiberblend and fit ’n fiber mixture.

In the fall of 2016, her teacher noticed Kayla’s attention span was much better. She was bringing home the average amount of homework for a 5th grader and all her classes seemed to be clicking. At recess, she was even joining the other kids to play, and the smile was reaching her eyes.

“I was sure that I could find a better solution to help her out from the cage her mind was in.”

She was still meeting with a therapist twice a week but not showing much progress. So I incorporated PrepZymes into our daily routine. I would open the capsule right into her fiber mixture. The result was almost instant. Everything clicked and this spring, the therapist felt that Kayla may be able to test out of special education as early as next fall. She’s meeting all her goals and even joined the volleyball team this spring. She’s happy and we haven’t had a morning filled with tears all year.

There is hope for our kids. They don’t have to be trapped inside their own minds. Educate yourself. Get your whole family involved. Be strong and have faith. Our kids deserve it. Thank you, AIM.

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

FloraFood Saves the Day

Shared by Brenda Ratich, AIM Preferred Member

My son, Tyrel, began having severe abdominal cramps when he was around fourteen years old. I talked to a few parents who said it could be Crohn’s disease, but Tyrel’s medical checkup showed that it wasn’t. Still the problem persisted.

Being a young athlete who played basketball in high school, Tyrel sometimes had to spend an hour or more in the bathroom because of the terrible cramps. To avoid spending so much time in the students’ toilets, he would often sneak into the teachers’ private washroom.

Occasionally, he got caught on the way out by a teacher who would say “You know that’s for teachers only, right?” Tyrel would answer, “I know.” But because of his good rapport with the teachers, they all knew that he must have had a good reason for not following the rule.

Fortunately, Flora­Food was recom­mended to me by Alison Douglas (AIM Director), who even­tually became my sponsor. Within a week or so of taking this probiotic from AIM, Tyrel finally found relief from the painful cramps. It made such a positive difference in my son’s life.

Tyrel’s twenty-two now, so he’s been using FloraFood for around eight years. He is studying at Simon Fraser University, where he recently became an alumnus of the SFU football team.

During his football years as a defensive lineman, Tyrel would have no abdominal cramping as long as he consistently took FloraFood. But every once in a while, he couldn’t be bothered and stopped taking it. His symptoms returned after a week, and then he would start complaining about the cramps.

“Within a week or so of taking this probiotic from AIM, Tyrel finally found relief from the painful cramps. It made such a positive difference in my son’s life.”

I would have to ask him, “Are you taking your FloraFood?” He wasn’t of course. And he couldn’t afford an attack before a football game because he wouldn’t be able to play. As soon as he went back on FloraFood, Tyrel was back in the game!

These days, Tyrel is taking a variety of AIM supplements, including AIMega, Just Carrots and BarleyLife Xtra (because he likes the sweet taste) to boost his nutritional intake. And he won’t be without his FloraFood!

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

IBS Basics

Chronic bowel disorders can make life miserable for people who have them, affecting the absorption and digestion of food by the body and causing symptoms that include constipation and diarrhea. Conditions such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are forms of inflammatory bowel disease.

And then there is irritable bowel syndrome, commonly referred to as IBS. This disorder affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States and 5 million in Canada, which has one of the highest rates of IBS in the world.

Affecting the colon (large intestine), IBS is deemed a chronic condition that can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms; e.g., abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, cramping, diarrhea and flatulence.

What Causes IBS?

Like so many ailments, the exact cause of IBS is not certain. However, a number of factors can play a role, including bacterial overgrowth, food triggers and stress as well as hormones. Women have double the incidences of IBS compared to men, and research indicates that estrogen and progesterone fluctuations during the menstrual cycle may increase flare-ups.

Whichever factor is involved, IBS negatively affects the normal muscular contractions of the intestinal walls, which move food through the digestive tract until it is eliminated.

With IBS, the contractions can be more intense and for a longer duration, leading to bloating, diarrhea and gas. This type is known as IBS-D (for diarrhea). Or the contractions can be weak, which slows down the passage of food waste and creates dry, hard stools: IBS-C (for constipation). Some sufferers have both symptoms: IBS-M (for mixed).

Reducing IBS Symptoms

For the most part, reducing IBS symptoms can be accomplished through stress management and changes in lifestyle and diet. For example, some common food triggers are broccoli, cabbage, chocolate, fats, milk and alcohol, so any symptom activators should be avoided.

Increased physical activity seems to help most people with IBS, so even walking more can be a positive lifestyle change.

Since stress worsens IBS symptoms, managing stress levels by breathing calmly, getting sufficient sleep, or through meditation, hypnosis, etc., helps to reduce their intensity.

Supplemental Help for IBS

Fiber supplements that contain in­gredients such as psyllium can alleviate constipation when taken with lots of water. And they may create less bloating than fiber-rich foods. The best method to supplementing with Herbal Fiberblend (or fit ’n fiber) for IBS is to start out with small amounts and gradually increase intake over time. Too much too soon can overwhelm the digestive tract of an IBS sufferer.

Additionally, Herbal Fiberblend’s soluble and insoluble fiber and cleansing herbs act as a soothing balm on intestinal walls, and these botani­cals may contri­bute to a return of normal muscular contractions that lead to healthy digestion and elimi­nation.

Repopulating healthy bacteria in the colon with FloraFood can contribute to balanced intestinal flora, which may alleviate symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain and irregular bowel movements.

The easily assimilated nutrients in BarleyLife may help to counteract the food absorption issues associated with many bowel disorders, providing a natural source of vitamins and minerals along with a wealth of plant nutrients that support whole-body health.

Note: Herbal Fiberblend, fit ‘n fiber, FloraFood and BarleyLife are products from The AIM Companies, a wholefood juice concentrate and nutritional supplement company with a network marketing opportunity . Established in 1982.

Combat Seasonal Allergies with Nutrition

The rate of seasonal allergies is on the rise. Luckily, there are several dietary strategies that can alleviate or ameliorate symptoms.

Omega-3s with AIMega

Inflammation occurs when the immune system reacts to injury, illness or irritant. An allergy is often nothing more than an inflammatory overreaction to a perceived threat: a particle of dust, pollen. Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to help soothe inflammation in people with either allergies or asthma.

Probiotics with FloraFood

Preliminary research sug­gests that probiotics might aid seasonal allergy suffers. Beneficial gut bacteria help to regulate the immune system’s response to allergens, re­lieving symptoms.

Green Tea Extract with Proancynol 2000

Your aunt may have been right when she told you to drink green tea for hay fever. Researchers in Japan found that green tea contains a compound (EGCG) that blocks certain allergic responses. Plus, green tea brims with antioxidants.

Quercetin with LeafGreens and CoCoa LeafGreens

Quercetin is a pow­er­ful plant flavonoid. In test tube studies, quercetin stopped im­mune cells from releasing allergy-causing histamines. It also has antioxidant proper­ties that can reduce inflammation.

Vitamin C in BarleyLife Xtra and Peak Endurance

Most often used to prevent the common cold, Vitamin C also has antihistamine properties. Several studies have shown that vitamin C might reduce allergy symptoms as well.

Note:  The AIM Companies provides AIMega, LeafGreens, CoCoa LeafGreens, BarleyLife Xtra and Peak Endurance.  We are a wholefood juice concentrate and nutritional supplement network marketing company that has been in business since 1982.

Nutritional Strategies for Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a common tick-borne illness that affects around 300,000 individuals every year. It causes severe pain, swelling in the joints, arthritis, rashes and worse. If detected early, Lyme disease can be treated and abolished, but many will suffer for months on end with some developing post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (also known as chronic Lyme disease or PTLDS).

Scientists believe that PTLDS may be caused by residual tissue damage and chronic inflammation. Dietary factors can ease or increase inflammation. Sugars, gluten and dairy will fan the fires of inflammation, but there are several dietary approaches that will diminish it.

Good fats, the kind found in fish, flaxseed and olive oil are well-known and stalwart inflammation fighters. Look for those fats in AIMega and CellSparc 360.

Fruits and vege­­tables pro­vide in­flam­­mation-fighting antioxidants, and there might be no better source of plant-based an­ti­oxidants than those found in BarleyLife or BarleyLife Xtra.

CoCoa LeafGreens and Leaf­Greens con­tain quercetin, a substance that may assist with Lyme-related bladder issues, allergic reac­tions and pain.
Finally, probiotics such as FloraFood have been recommended for leaky gut issues associated with PTLDS.

Note: The AIM Companies is a wholefood juice concentrate and nutritional supplement network marketing company that has been in business since 1982.

I was having pain in my hips, knees, shoulders, jaw as well as severe headaches. At times the headaches were unbearable. Within a year, it became more difficult to do household tasks. I was praying every day that God would help me.

A family friend heard of my condition and brought me BarleyLife. After three days of taking it, I was up cleaning the house. When my husband came home from work, I was doing dishes. He was surprised that I was up and feeling so much better. He said, ‘That stuff works, keep taking it.’ So I did.

Later, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease and was put on a 90-day plan. I kept up with the AIM products and my health and energy began improving every day. I was no longer experiencing those horrible headaches and the pain in my joints was reduced.

—Judy C.

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

5 Nutritional Strategies for Dry Skin

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Not only is the wintertime cold, but it is also dry. This is because cold air holds less water, making it drier. A parched, arctic environment can wreak havoc on the skin, causing an array of discomforts: itching, pain, outbreaks of eczema and psoriasis and, of course, the dreaded dry eyes.  Faithful applications of lotion and moisturizer and fewer showers may help, and there are some dietary approaches as well.

1.Make Sure You’re Not Vitamin Deficient

True vitamin deficiencies are rare in the developed world as we are more likely to be simply insufficient. However, it would be wise to make sure you’re getting adequate amounts of vitamin A, iodine and riboflavin (B2). Deficiencies in these vitamins can cause dry skin as well as other, greater problems.

Related Products: BarleyLife Xtra, BarleyLife, Just Carrots and Peak Endurance

2.Omega-3 Fatty Acids

There is no better nutrition for your skin than omega fatty acids. It’s possible that they can be useful for almost any skin problem, including wrinkles.  They play a key role in the upkeep of the cell membrane which lets the good stuff into the cell and throws the bad stuff out. A well functioning cell membrane also helps to prevent cellular dehydration.

Related Products: AIMega, CellSparc 360

3.Vitamin C 

You may be taking vitamin C to prevent colds during the winter, but mighty vitamin C might help with dry skin, too. Vitamin C is a boon for the skin overall, and a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found evidence that vitamin C may relieve skin dryness.

Related Products: BarleyLife Xtra, Peak Endurance, CalicAIM

4. Zinc 

One of the symptoms of zinc deficiency is rough, dry skin, but zinc plays such a large role in skincare that it deserves its own bullet point. Many use zinc for acne, eczema and to ward off wrinkles. It provides general antioxidant protection for your skin and plays a big part in the stabilization of the cell membrane, an important component of cell hydration.

Related Products: CalciAIM, ReAssure SP

5. Probiotics 

Believe it or not, the bacteria in your gut can affect the quality of your skin. A belly full of healthy bacteria reduces inflammation. There is good evidence that unchecked inflammation empowers skin problems like acne, eczema and psoriasis. Probiotics assist the skin’s barrier function and helps your skin hold onto more moisture.

Related Products: FloraFood

Bacteria Derived from Human Strain

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Three strains of bacteria  derived from a single sample were donated by the University of Tokyo and the Medical University of Japan. They were obtained by an oral swab from a healthy, living infant.

This one-time collection of bacteria was then isolated, identified, purified and mass produced. The bacteria, acquired nearly thirty years ago, have been naturally replicated.

Q: Why Use Human Strains?

A: Human strain/natural probiotics are proven to be better at adhering to the human intestine.

Human strains are suitable for both production and survival in the human intestinal tract.

Bacteria derived from dairy and other sources are less likely to remain in the intestinal tract of humans. They may afford only temporary, if any, benefits. Human strains show better colonization and effectiveness.