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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Reboot Your Gut Health with 3 Billion Live Cells from FloraFood

Thinking back twenty years ago, did you know what a probiotic was? In 1999 AIM introduced FloraFood capsules, each con­taining 1 billion colony-forming units from a combination of Lactobacillus gasseri, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum. The belief in probiotics has changed dramatically over the past five years, and there has been an explosion of new ideas about the role that gut bacteria and the microbiome play in our health with the supplementation of probiotics.

There are hundreds of bacterial species living with our bodies with around 100 trillion microbial cells, which outnumber our own cells by 10 : 1. Microbiome live all over our bodies (inside and out), with the gut microbiota being the largest reservoir of microbiota in the body which specifically impacts the following aspects of our biology:

  •  Digestion
  • Metabolism and body weight
  • Neurological health
  • Cognition
  • Emotional well-being
  • Immune response
  • Reproductive health

That’s the reason why we need to protect our gut by taking a daily probiotic. This month, AIM will release a new and improved FloraFood, guaranteeing you 3 billion CFU (colony-forming units) per capsule of the three bacteria in the original formula. The larger dose of these three species will provide you more gut protection and improved digestive functioning.

I love getting more friendly bacteria into my body, especially for the same price. Three times the amount of probiotics at no extra cost!
—Rica Gerhardt, Ashton, ON

Many analogize the gut as being like an inner garden with bacteria living in it, so like any good ecosystem, we need to feed it the right nutrients to keep it thriving and flourishing. Prebiotics are one such nutrient that feed and ensure the gut bacteria proliferate in that inner garden. Prebiotics are found in fermented vegetables, green bananas, sweet potatoes, onions, asparagus, leeks, plus good sources of fiber such as AIM Herbal Fiberblend and AIM fit ’n fiber that contain dandelion root extract and artichoke leaf extract.

Probiotics exist in two primary forms: Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. There are many other varieties and strains available, but these are the two main ones.

Before industrialization when no refrig­eration existed and there was little food processing, people were able to obtain plenty of foods that boost immune system and maintain healthy gut flora by eating pickled, cured and fermented foods.

Nowadays with refrigeration and the overuse of antibiotics, coupled with antibacterial products, stress, poor sleep and no time for exercise, people are experiencing imbalances between beneficial and undesirable bacteria in the digestive tract, leading to a host of health problems.

I trust the quality of FloraFood and take it daily. It keeps my immune system strong, so I stay healthy even when I’m surrounded by people who are ill.
—Diane Vezina, Ottawa, ON

Specifically, gut inflammation can lead to autoimmune diseases and illnesses such as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, food sensitivities and allergies. The well accepted gut-brain axis concept is now termed by the medical profession as the microbiota-gut-brain axis. Researchers have found that probiotic therapy appears to be an interesting adjuvant in the dietetic management of celiac disease, since sufferers have lower levels of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli.1

The future of probiotics continues to excite with Harvard researchers recently announcing that certain strains of bacteria may affect the microbiome makeup to aid athletic performance. Other researchers propose that our gut bacteria should be viewed as an epigenetic entity. That is, the gut bacteria makeup regulates how your genes are expressed (positively or negatively). 2


1 Fernando de Sousa Moraes, L et al. Intestinal Microbiota and Probiotics in Celiac Disease, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, July 2014, Vol 27, Number 3, p. 482-489.

2 Stilling, R.M, Dinan T.G, Cryan, J.F. Microbial genes, brain and behaviour – epigenetic regulation of the gut-brain axis. Genes, Brain and Behavior Journal. Vol 13, Jan 2014, p. 69-84.


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


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.

AIM Changed My Life

Shared by Sandy Berry, Group Builder in Tarlton, South Africa

In 2017, I listened to an AIM presentation from Royal Emerald Director Madaleine Helm that addressed a number of health issues. My own included osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and anemia along with hot flashes that disappeared only five days after I started taking BarleyLife and using Renewed Balance.

Shortly afterward, I found out that my seven-year-old daughter, Hayley, had
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Having her tested for food sensitivities revealed she had celiac disease as well. I put her on a variety of AIM products, including BarleyLife Xtra, CoCoa LeafGreens and FloraFood. As for changing her diet, I removed anything that contained gluten. For good measure, we are busy eliminating dairy as well.

Two months later, my twenty-six-year-old daughter, Tarryn, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I gave her BarleyLife, Herbal Fiberblend, Frame Essentials and Peak Endurance as well as Renewed Balance. These products have helped her to
feel better.

As for Hayley, seven months of being on the AIM products has made a huge improvement in her well-being. I can almost say she is a different child. She’s not so aggressive anymore. And she falls asleep within fifteen minutes instead of the three hours it used to take. I really notice that her concentration is much better. Overall, Hayley is just a far more pleasant little girl. Giving her AIM products is of utmost importance to me because I believe she’s getting the best support available.

To share what AIM products mean to me and my family, I decided to study AIM’s online courses to learn more about them and how the company works. You cannot promote AIM products if you have no idea what they can do for you or how the body works. I graduated from the AIM Academy in April, so now I have a better understanding of how the body needs AIM nutrition to function optimally.

I hope that more people will educate themselves and help give other people the best possible health solutions. I will always try to increase my own knowledge so that I can give the best of myself to everyone I meet. If I can help just one person, I’ll feel I have accomplished my goal in life. This is why I now sell AIM products to all who want to better their health.

Thank you to Madaleine Helm and The AIM Companies™ for changing my life. I am truly blessed.

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


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.

Festive Season or Stressful Season?

It is hard to believe that 2017 is coming to an end. It’s been an eventful year to say the least. And December is filled with festivities that usually demand a fair bit of attention, so even the final month of the calendar may be jam-packed and challenging.

Anyone who has shopped for presents, spent money they cannot afford, made preparations for Christmas dinner or plans for New Year’s Eve probably understands that the experience is not always joyous in spite of the underlying message that it’s supposed to be.

For many people who embrace the festivities with family and friends, there may be long-distance journeys involved, which can be expensive, stressful and tiring because it’s the high season of travel: long lineups, crowds, flight delays, missing baggage and lost sense of humor. For those who are alone this time of year, it is often a time that brings on the blues.

Whether you’re a willing participant in any of the festivities this time of year or an “I’m not buying into it” observer, there is always something there to remind you that it’s happening. Believer or not, you either experience or are witness to the stress in the mad dashes to decorate, purchase presents and baste the turkey, all of which mask the true meaning of a holiday such as Christmas.

The AIM Companies™ and its Members believe in taking advantage of “Nutrition That Works!” to boost both body and spirit even more so during this festive and feast-filled season.

Supplementing the Feasts

Participating in an overindulgence of food and drink over the holidays, many people reject the idea of needing any added nutrients to their waistlines. And then there are those who totally understand that stuffing yourself like a turkey does not mean you are giving your body the nutrition it actually needs.

Throughout the year and especially around feasting occasions, supplemental nutrition from natural food concentrates such as BarleyLife greens and ProPeas vegetable protein support a healthy body and spirit. And for festive overeaters, the digestive enzymes in PrepZymes and the friendly bacteria in FloraFood will help to stop digestive system overload from the inside out.

A Side Dish of Composure

When all is not calm and bright and the festive season turns into a stressful season, you may lose your composure—that feeling of being relaxed and in control of your emotions. To help keep you level-headed, reach for a bottle of Composure. A serving of its soothing herbs can bring about inner peace even in the most stressful of situations and contribute to a much-needed, refreshing sleep.

And may the end of the year be a festive time for you and your loved ones.

AIM Star Sapphire Director Promotion

During 2011, my sweet three-year-old Leia, fondly known rather as Lulubelle, seemed to be on the verge of taking her last breath in my arms, awakening in the middle of night with a severe croup attack. She was immediately taken to emergency by ambulance to resuscitate her. It was the fright of my life that resulted in discovering that Leia was asthmatic.

This meant that she was condemned to the chronic use of cortisone, regular adrenaline for resuscitation and routine visits to the emergency room. Coincidentally, Leia’s first asthma attack happened the night before my five-year-old Chelsea had to be hospitalized for a malignant bone tumor removal and graft in her scapula. As they say: “It never rains, it just pours”.

In 2014, I was extremely grateful when my upline, AIM Director Marinda van den Bosch, introduced me to AIM Royal Emerald Director Madaleine Helm, who spoke one evening about her struggles with her asthmatic son. Madaleine used nutrition to turn around his plight, rather than feed her child chemicals that the medical industry has us believe are the only way to control such conditions.

I adopted Madaleine’s methodology and began habits that help keep the body environment healthy so that cancer and other diseases cannot survive.

I subsequently took Lulubelle off her meds cold turkey and started her on a full serving of the Garden Trio and FloraFood. Having always been somewhat savvy about nutrition and very keen on the idea of clean eating, I loved the idea of getting my girls onto BarleyLife and other AIM supplements that I deemed essential.

I also thought that I would try the business side of AIM purely to fund the cost of the products we would take. After all, I’m a single mom and already have a few work and community commitments that keep me really busy.

My AIM business grew easily as people came to hear Madaleine speak and share her many years of experience. People realized that these products really do work and can indeed change lives. Within six months, I reached Director and a few months later had two Directors in my downline. One is my closest friend, Chantel Bester, who is the most unspeakably amazing support in this business. Most recently, my third Director has put me at the Star Sapphire level.

AIM has become a remarkable sup­plement to my income. I find such joy and fulfilment helping my downline grow their businesses. I am inexplicably grateful for my wonderful upline who continue to support me and for my go-getter downline who take teamwork to a whole new level. I am completely blessed beyond!

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


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.

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.