Kosher-certified Nutritional Products

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The AIM Companies™ (AIM) is proud to announce that several of our nutritional products will be certified kosher by OK Kosher Certification. Those who practice the Jewish faith can rest easy when purchasing and consuming AIM products. Furthermore, kosher food laws set a high bar in terms of cleanliness, purity and quality. This is just another example of AIM’s dedication to providing the best, unadulterated products on the market. Our certified kosher products will be denoted with a sticker initially, but the kosher symbol will soon be added to the labels.

AIM BarleyLife, Just Carrots and RediBeets wholefood powder concentrates are now kosher-certified in the United States. They will soon be certified in our international markets as well. Watch for the OK symbol.

Natural AIM Nutrition for Families

Natural Nutrition for Families

Seeking an all-natural source for nutrition, Directors David and Miriam Borkholder from Kalona, Iowa, turned to AIM whole-food products like AIM BarleyLife® and the AIM Garden Trio®. And through consistent use and a strong belief in whole-food nutrition, they got the results they wanted … and more.

“I always liked the idea of having animals out on the grass in a natural state, getting their minerals and nutrients from plants,” said David, a dairy goat farmer. “With this vision in mind, we were looking for a product for me and my family that was closer to nature’s way—a plant form of nutrition. We are well satisfied with the AIM products.”

When the Borkholders chose AIM, Miriam was pregnant with their fifth child. The previous three of the four pregnancies had been difficult, and this one would prove to be no different. Less than two months into pregnancy, complications arose. Bleeding, which continued for two months concerned the Borkholders for the health of the pregnancy.

Approximately six weeks before her due date more complications arose, forcing them to go to the hospital. Three days later, Miriam gave birth without complication to baby Sarah. Thirty-six hours later, Sarah’s lung collapsed, and she was transferred to a children’s hospital for care.

These events challenged the Borkholders, but with their belief in whole-food nutrition and with guidance from Star Sapphire Director Marlene Rawls, they remained determined.

“We decided to continue on the AIM products,” David said. “Marlene stressed the fact that even though this pregnancy went the way it did, Miriam’s body was not built up—we needed to rebuild her body before she had another child. Miriam took therapeutic amounts of AIM products, and we saw more and more evidence that this was helping and working.”

Two years later, the Borkholders were pregnant again.

“The sixth pregnancy should have been the worst of all of them,” David said, “but it was the opposite. It was her easiest pregnancy. She was able to continue her own work all the way through the pregnancy.”

Miriam’s pregnancy went full-term. There were zero complications.

While taking AIM LeafGreens® during pregnancy, Miriam was even able to raise her iron and hemoglobin levels to within normal range—well above her traditionally low levels.

“After that sixth child was born,” David said, “we could talk to others and we were ready to listen and help.”

The Borkholders have felt blessed to see the amazing difference in the mental development of all their children. They credit AIM nutrition for the change they see and especially for the products’ prenatal support.

“We’re enjoying life,” David said. “For us, life has been different since we’ve been using the AIM products. Nutrition changed our whole life, not just the children part. That’s where we’re grateful to God.”

A Strategy for Living Well

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Have a plan.

This one rule has helped AIM Director Celeste Davis from Merrill, Oregon, grow her AIM
business and lead others to health and wellness with AIM products. Her straightforward way to better living is an essential part of her sharing.

“People work on systems,” Celeste said. “My strongest suit is helping people develop a system that they can maintain.”

For herself, Celeste found a system that helped her lose 76 pounds. A primary component was juicing. Her healthy lifestyle led her to become a certified health coach, and she began helping others to achieve weight loss and health turnarounds. Through this process, she began to notice the significant drawbacks to juicing.

“People get tremendous results when they juice, but they often don’t stick with it,” Celeste said. “It’s very labor intensive and expensive. The majority of people couldn’t continue juicing.”

So Celeste went looking for an alternative. A AIM Director Mary Arnold, a friend of Celeste’s, told her about AIM products and how AIM wholefood concentrates can replicate the benefits of juicing with less cost, time, and hassle. Celeste and her husband Phil tested the products.

“We took the AIM Garden Trio® for breakfast, an AIM ProPeas™ shake with AIM fit ‘n fiber™ for lunch, and AIM Herbal Fiberblend®,” Celeste said. “We felt great! Besides the AIM drinks, we only needed to do one meal a day. We really didn’t have any problems. That convinced me this is easy to do.”

The next step was to introduce the products to her clients.

“We were getting the same results with AIM as we did when we were juicing,” Celeste said. “People who go through my program have lower blood pressure and lower blood sugar within ten days. They can reduce the effects of diabetes and lower cholesterol. AIM’s powder juices were getting the same results.

“I tested that program on thirty people and had fantastic weight loss and health turnarounds.”

Celeste’s program, called My Busy Healthy Life, now features AIM products at the core. The four-month program is designed to put people on the path to wellness with a Biblically based diet, cleansing, and healthy living. The featured AIM products are AIM BarleyLife®, AIM Just Carrots®, AIM RediBeets®, Herbal Fiberblend, AIMega™, ProPeas, and fit ’n fiber.

Using AIM products in her wellness program has led to success with her AIM business. Celeste went from Preferred Member to Director in a three-month span, during which time her Group Volume grew from 200 points to 3,400 points. She continues to find new clients for her program through the relationships she has built with physicians who refer patients to her for help with nutrition.

It should come as no surprise that Celeste has a plan for continuing to grow with AIM.

“One of my goals is to build coaches out of my downline,” Celeste said. “The people who have worked with me have experienced profound changes. They know from experience that it works.”

Have a plan. Persevere. The blueprint for Celeste Davis’s health and wealth has been successful for her, and it can be successful for you as well.

The Ride of His Life

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The solution for Richard Porter, AIM Member, was the recovery and energy from the AIM Garden Trio®—AIM BarleyLife®, AIM Just Carrots®, and AIM RediBeets.

Richard’s problem? Finishing a daunting 300- mile bike ride.

Twice before, the 300-mile bike ride—a ride for charity from Richard’s hometown of Plainview, Texas, to the Dallas-Fort Worth area—had led to a disappointing finish and a lot of questions. The answers came from friend and AIM Director Debra Pugh who introduced Richard to the nutritious beet, carrot, and barley powders of the Garden Trio.

“I was stunned at how good I felt after trying the Garden Trio,” Richard said. “The first time I took it was in place of breakfast in the morning before a workout. I had the incredible energy for the ride—energy that I hadn’t had up to that point. That sold me.”

When he assessed his previous 300-mile ride attempts, Richard identified his problem as being one of recovery and energy. Riding 100 miles in one day is completely exhausting, and Richard aimed to do this three days in a row. On his first two attempts, he made it through two days of cycling before stopping. The third time, with the help of the Garden Trio, he completed the 300-mile journey.

“On the ride, the recovery part of the Garden Trio really became critical,” Richard said. “A trained cyclist can bike 100 miles a day. Can they do it two days in a row? Three days in a row?

“When I took the Garden Trio at night following each leg of the ride, I didn’t have the fatigue and the soreness and the lethargy that I normally had on the subsequent day of a hard ride.”

The ride was not without its obstacles. Richard encountered a twenty mile-per-hour headwind, asthma attacks, seven flat tires, and unexpected road construction. He admits that at age forty-nine he doesn’t have the same energy or stamina as he did in his youth, but he may have found his solution with the Garden Trio.

“It seems to be doing remarkably well for me as an energy drink and a recovery drink,” Richard said. “As an older athlete, being able to do a hard work out, come in and drink the Garden Trio, and get up the next day to work out again, it’s amazing.”

Richard will continue with his charity rides as he raises money for a scholarship endowment for college-age missionaries. His next ride is planned for April or May.

Garden Trio Exercise

Nutritional Strategies for Dry Eyes

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If you’re a big fan of Dr. Greger over at Nutrition Facts, you may have seen his video on “Treating Dry Eye Disease with Diet.” The video contains graphic pictures of eye surgery and extremely unhealthy eyes, so be aware of that before making the decision to view it.  Over ten million Americans suffer from dry eyes, so the problem might seem small, but it cuts a wide swath.

Among other things, the video explains that vitamin A deficiency can completely destroy your peepers. Luckily, in the developed world this problem is rare, but in the developing world a common first sign of vitamin A deficiency is the dreaded dry eyes.

Dr. Greger also cites a 1991 study titled “The Influence of Diet on Tear Function.”  To increase that beneficial eye moisture, the study suggests lowering your intake of protein, fat and cholesterol while increasing complex carbohydrates. (Smoking is also considered bad news across the board).  The research also advocates eliminating alcohol and caffeine and reducing sugar and salt.  Furthermore, the study recommends increasing vitamin A intake via red, orange and yellow veggies as well as leafy green ones and to get more folate, B6, potassium, vitamin C and zinc through dietary sources. Also, drinking water–another study showed that better hydration leads to more tear production. It’s almost too clever.

But beyond that video, we can easily find another nutritional strategy. In a 2011 study called “Current Opinion in Ophthalmology Nutritional Supplements for Dry Eye Syndrome” found that omega fatty acids–a balanced mix of omega -3s and -6s–have the potential to help dry eye disease. The American Optometric Association recommends omega fatty acids also.

So if you’re one of the millions of people worldwide who suffer from dry eyes,  there seem to be a variety of nutritional strategies available. The Garden Trio with BarleyLife Xtra provides vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and folate. AIMega provides essential fatty acids.

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A Healthy Diet Keeps You Happy According to Science

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If you think about nutrition at all–and I’m pretty sure that you must–then you’re aware of the positive impact of a healthy diet on the human body: lower risk of disease, fewer illnesses and a good body weight. What you may not know–but you probably at least suspect–is that healthy food choices can influence your mental health as well.  Now, new research published in BMC Medicine goes a long way to back up your numerous suspicions.

In their rather large study that examined over 15,000 people over a ten-year period, researchers were able to find a link between a healthy diet–defined as one high in fruits, nuts, veggies, legumes and low in processed meats and sweets–and a decrease in likelihood of developing depression. These possible depression-dampening effects were attributed to the nutritional properties of omega-3’s, vitamins and minerals.

All participants in the study were depression-free at the outset and were asked to adhere to one of three healthy diets: the Mediterranean Diet, the Pro-vegetarian Dietary Pattern and Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010.  Over the years, they filled out surveys that monitored how well they adhered to their diet of choice.

After several years, a total of 1,550 participants reported depression or had been treated for it. What the researchers found was that those who adhered to a healthy diet were less likely to have suffered from depression, and those who switched from an unhealthy diet to a healthy diet  saw the greatest depression-deflecting benefits which plateaued after sticking to the diet plan for awhile. Strict or very strict adherence to a diet plan didn’t seem to confer additional advantages. (You can, it seems, live a little).

From the Press Release:

The Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010 was associated with the greatest reduction of risk of depression but most of the effect could be explained by its similarity with the Mediterranean Diet. Thus, common nutrients and food items such as omega-3 fatty acids, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and moderate alcohol intake present in both patterns (Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010 and Mediterranean diet) could be responsible for the observed reduced risk in depression associated with a good adherence to the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010.

The AIM Companies offers a fun and convenient way to get your vitamins and nutrients through its whole food juice concentrates made from all-natural food products like the green leaves of young barley grass, beets, and carrots.  The Garden Trio–a mixture of RediBeets, Just Carrots and BarleyLife–supplies a rich mix of antioxidants, nutrients, minerals and enzymes that tastes great, supplies your body with a jolt of garden-fresh nutrition and keeps that smile on your face.

Nutritional Strides with AIM

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Recently, two of our Australian contingency undertook foot odysseys. Star Sapphire Director and Naturopath Nikola Wilkie marched beachside next to thunderous waves down the coast of western Victoria, Australia, and AIM Australian General Manager, Melinda Lewis walked through the Southern Alps, and both were powered by AIM products.

Nikola’s Journey
I walked 115km (71 miles) of the Great Ocean Walk along the coast line of western Victoria. It was a moderate walk with some difficult stretches. Carrying my own water for the day, food, and clothing ready for a change of weather was heavy enough to make me sink deeply into the sand along the beaches. In preparation for the walk, I had only been doing two laps at the Red Arrow, a popular hill circuit in Cairns, three or four times a week. Not much really, so I was expecting to suffer a bit during the seven-day walk.

I started each morning with AIM’s BarleyLife®, Just Carrots®, and RediBeets®, a heaping teaspoon of each and mid-morning another Garden Trio®, mid-afternoon another one. Each night, I slept well—after a 20km (12 miles) walk up hill and across sandy beaches, who wouldn’t?—and woke refreshed and bright. I was a bit stiff in the joints as I got out of bed on the first day, but after that I was amazingly good. I had plenty of energy, was alert and not too tired. My feet were worn out at the end of the day but by the next morning, I was good to go again.

I am so impressed with the effect of the juices. They kept my lactic acid levels low, the inflammation levels of my under-used joints as almost un-noticeable, my energy up and my mind alert. I couldn’t have asked for more.

Melinda’s Journey

Each year I participate in a walking holiday, and this year was a twelve-day adventure to the Southern Alps bordering France and Italy. I was with a group of eighteen, and we walked up to 18km (11 miles) per day with altitude increases of up to 950m (3,117 ft). Most days our walks started in towns and villages that were around 1200m (3,937 ft) above sea level.

After five days of walking, I witnessed the group’s fitness levels increasing. The steeper ascents didn’t feel as arduous. Keep in mind that to participate in one of these tours, a good degree of fitness and health is required. Strength and resistance training is also needed. We were up around 2900m (9,514 ft), and some parts of the walk were so rough and steep that some walkers would take as little as five steps and would be out of breath.

On the last day, we visited the peak of Mt. Blanc. Of the eighteen, only two of us were able to walk up and down steps and around the viewing platform—3842m (12,605 ft) above sea level— without becoming breathless or suffering from dizziness. Most other visitors struggled with the altitude. Also, it was amazing to watch members of the group downing multiple cups of Italian espressos to get them started each day. I didn’t feel the need for this. I took an AIM Red Rush™ nitric oxide performance shot one hour before our walks commenced. The beauty of it all was that a twelve-pack of Red Rush fit perfectly in my suitcase.