The Opportunity to Help Others with Nutrition Truths

Shared by Herman Bloemhof Shared by Herman Bloemhof AIM Director

My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2014. We didn’t know about any alternative options or nutrition, so she endured a terrible route of treatments: six weeks of chemotherapy, a double-breast mastectomy, radiation therapy and expensive medication that cost over $2,000 a month, all of which damaged her overall health and caused horrific side effects. After all of these treatments, we got hold of a documentary called The Truth about Cancer and began exploring more about nutrition.

Madaleine Helm, a nutrition advisor and AIM Royal Emerald Director, introduced us to the AIM products, which we started taking a few months after my wife’s treatments. We followed Madaleine’s suggested regimen, but the damage had already been done. We couldn’t turn around all of the side effects fast enough.

One of my wife’s wishes while she was still in hospital was that I had to share everything we learned with our three boys, their future wives and children, friends and anybody who wanted to live a healthy life. At that point in time, my heart was broken. I reminded her that the healthy route we tried wasn’t working for her, and she reminded me that we had started too late; the damage had already been done. Sadly, I lost her in September 2016.

We never planned to develop an AIM business. We only wanted to use the opportunity to help those who are ill and those that don’t want to become ill, showing them the natural way to live a healthy, disease-free life as we believe God created man to experience.

In less than four months of joining AIM, I became a Director. I have continued to take the products and follow a healthy lifestyle. Many people ask me what I’m doing as they can see that I have lost a lot of weight, and I’m feeling the best I’ve felt in my whole life.

I have to say that in the first few months following my wife’s death, it slowed me a bit down in planning and facilitating talks and selling AIM products. But after attending the AIM Celebration in Nashville, I decided that I had to continue as she wished: doing talks and consultations and spreading the good news. I also decided to name my AIM business “Nutrition Truths.”

First we give all the glory to God, advising people who come to the talks about the natural way that we believe He intended. When treating illnesses, we should not be enslaved by all the medicines that have numerous side effects. I am a pharmacist by occupation although I’m no longer directly involved in the pharmaceutical environment. With my “New Truths” learned—and walking the talk—I don’t believe in chronic long-term medication. I have converted to the natural route. 

I can’t explain how this AIM thing is just working and doing the best for me. I’ve lost more than fifty pounds (27 kilos) by following this natural route of using AIM products.

I am taking the following AIM products:

  • AIMega contains the essential fatty acids that keep my heart healthy and help prevent blood clots.
  • Without my daily Garden Trio, I just can’t function. BarleyLife makes my day just gel. Just Carrots helps keep my cells healthy, and RediBeets helps keep my liver healthy.
  • Herbal Fiberblend capsules help to cleanse my bow­els and detoxify my body.
  • GinkgoSense also assists in preventing blood clots.
  • Peak Endurance: Wow! Without this energy drink, I would definitely not be able to keep my busy daily schedule.I am so passionate about my new way of living!

I am so passionate about my new way of living!

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

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The AIM Companies has been in business since 1982 providing whole-food concentrates and nutritional supplements through network marketing.

Alex Garb at Her 2nd World Roller Championship

Back in August 2016, Alexandra Frisk became the first Canadian AIM-Sponsored Athlete, having been selected as a goalie on the Canadian women’s roller hockey team. Team Canada won the world championship held in Italy in June 2016.

Since then, Alex has been a busy young lady: going to school, playing goalie on her college hockey team in Alberta, moving back to British Columbia, continuing her education for a career in optometry and getting married. Coincidentally, Alex was offered a goalie position on the 2017 Canada Inline Team on May 28: the day after her wedding.

Alex has taken on the last name of her husband, Matthew Garb, who plays for Team Canada’s men’s roller hockey. Both Alex and Matt will compete at the World Roller Games during the first week of September in Nanjing, China. (Note: The results of this world championship will be published in the November issue of Living Well magazine.)

Back in 2015, AIM Chairman’s Club Director Dr. Lanny Donald had introduced AIM products to Alex when she had her wisdom teeth removed. BarleyLife helped before and after surgery, and Alex continued to use it because she wasn’t taking any vitamins. Alex stated, “I knew it also had a lot of other nutrients that would help me as a student athlete.”

Coming on board as an AIM-Sponsored Athlete allows Alex a monthly supply of complimentary AIM products, which have really made a positive difference in regard to her academic and athletic challenges. With BarleyLife at the core of her supplemental program, Alex takes a variety of AIM products, including AIMega, GinkgoSense and Red Rush.

AIMega delivers the omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids that every cell in her body requires on a daily basis. GinkgoSense keeps Alex mentally sharp for her demanding studies and helps her to maintain good circulation. Red Rush delivers a nitric-oxide boost of stamina that gives Alex a competitive edge.

“I’m so grateful for support from The AIM Companies™ and the nutritional benefits of AIM products,” Alex acknowledged.

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The AIM Companies is a network marketing company that has been in business since 1982 providing whole-food powder concentrates and nutritional supplements like BarleyLife, AIMega, GinkgoSense and Red Rush.

Protecting Your Cognitive Reserve

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and not a day goes by without discussion about this disease as the global population ages. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and it is unknown why one individual develops dementia and another does not. Dementia affects 5 percent of the population over age sixty, with the incidence doubling every five years, affecting up to 30 percent for those above age eighty.

Genetic influences play a role in our brain development and influence its resilience. While there is little you can do about your genetic profile, incorporating protective factors can increase your cognitive reserve and reduce your risk of developing dementia and associated diseases.

Certain life experiences determine one’s cognitive reserve and protective factors include: education, physical activity and mental and social activity. Well-known risk factors that can create vascular results or neuronal damage include an unhealthy diet, alcohol misuse, smoking, diabetes, obesity and hypertension.

Ginkgo biloba has been one of the most widely researched herbs for the treatment and prevention of cognitive decline and is also known as a nutrient application for eye health. A number of trials have examined the effects of G. biloba in healthy cognitive intact older adults. It has been shown to be effective in improving memory and cognitive function in healthy adults. (1,2,3)

1. Stough C.et al. Neuropsychological changes after 30-day Ginkgo biloba administration in healthy participants. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 2001:4(2):131-134.

2. Elsabagh S, et al. Differential cognitive effects of Ginkgo biloba after acute and chronic treatment in healthy young volunteers. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2005:179(2):437-466.

3. Kennedy DO, et al. The dose-dependent cognitive effects of acute administration of Ginkgo biloba to healthy young volunteers. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2000:151(4):416-423.

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“I have been tak­ing AIM Ginkgo­Sense since 1994 and like the fact that it has great antioxidant capabilities along with as­sisting good capillary blood flow to the eyes and mental clarities. I am now sixty years of age and can still read the Supplement Facts on the GinkgoSense label without reading glasses! I find that when I go off my GinkgoSense my vision starts to go a little blurry. I enjoy taking many of the other AIM products.”
—Rob Hetherington, AIM Director

Protect Your Macula from Degeneration

Twenty-five percent of people over the age of 50 will start to lose their eyesight from various causes but the majority will lose it from a condition called Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD).  The medical system has now renamed it to simply Macular Degeneration because it is now being found in younger people.  The fact is it was never an old age disease however poor or ‘fake’ nutrition is a major contributor.  Some sufferers are as young as the age of 20.  The future for the majority of today’s young people is failing eyesight from following a poor diet.  A nutrient-deficient diet comprising of too much processed foods which are sorely lacking in antioxidants and the specific carotenoids needed to protect our eyes.

Powerful antioxidants called carotenoids in ample amounts can protect your eyes from degeneration.  As free radicals attack your healthy eyes, the macula becomes damaged.  The macula is a small part of the eye that controls central vision and provides you with the ability to see crisp detail and vivid colours.  It depends upon healthy nutrition and blood supply.  A deteriorated macula usually starts in one eye and soon affects the other.

Two specific nutrients are responsible for protecting the macula from degeneration – lutein and zeaxanthin, which are key ingredients in AIM’s GinkgoSense. Eye health was recently covered in the ABC’s summer series of Dr. Michael Mosley’s Trust Me I’m A Doctor, screened in January, he found that lutein and zeaxanthin had a protective effect on the macula.

Lutein is not made by your body.  This powerful carotenoid must be gained from food and nutritional supplements to prevent permanent vision loss.  An anti-inflammatory diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables provides a foundation for healthy vision at any age.  Many health experts are now recommending to eat up to two pieces of fruit and eight vegetables daily. Along with that, a daily lutein supplement can support eye, brain and full-body health.

Zeaxanthin is also an antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables.  It works alongside lutein to maintain the structural integrity of blood vessels that supply the macula to protect against photo-oxidation.

We need to empower ourselves by using our knowledge and taking action.  Ensure you and your loved ones are eating sufficient amounts of fruit and vegetables.  Take AIM BarleyLife on a daily basis to support your health.  Simply mix in AIM Just Carrots (containing carotenoids) and RediBeets for an added boost.  Then supplement with AIM GinkgoSense which contains the very important lutein and zeaxanthin for ongoing eye health.

NOTE: AIM (The AIM Companies) is a wholefood nutritional supplement company that has been in business since 1982.

Increase Your Risk of Life! With Fats!

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Being alive is pretty exciting. As a living, breathing human, you have a lot of great options available. You can read a book, hug your children, whistle in the shadow of a statue or admire a nearby toucan. It is literally up to you. And now, there may be a simple way to extend the miracle of life!

According to a study published in the  Journal of Clinical Lipidologyfolks with higher levels of of EPA and DHA omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in their blood tended to have a greater rate of survival when compared to those with the lowest levels.

The study analyzed 6,500 post-menopausal women ( ages 65-80). They had their polyunsaturated fat levels tested in 1996 and their health outcomes were tracked until 2014. Other factors were also measured: smoking and drinking habits, exercise levels, genetic history, etc. By the end of the study, nearly one-third of the women had passed. Scientists put all the information together and were able to say that their “findings support the view that higher EPA and DHA omega-3 levels are associated with better overall health.”

Researchers estimate that it takes only one gram of EPA or DHA to increase PUFA levels from the lowest to the highest. Polyunsaturated fatty acids can be acquired from fish or from seeds that come from plants like flax or sunflower. Making sure that there is an adequate amount in your diet might extend your life, all it takes is a few simple dietary changes and/or regular supplement usage.

Related AIM Products

AIMega contains 2 grams of polyunsaturated fatty acids from the oils of sunflower seed, flaxseed, olives and sesame seeds in every three-capsule serving.

CellSparc 360 has 100 mg of palm oil and 238 mg of fish oil in every serving along with CoQ10.

And GingkoSense contains 2.5 grams of DHA (as fish oil) along with the world-famous ginkgo biloba extract,  bilberry extract, lutein and zeaxanthin.

These great products may help extend a great life! Try one today.

Our AIM-Nourished Travels

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Shared by Jan Baxter, AIM Director in Waterloo, Ontario

My husband Wayne and I are both in our early seventies, and we do enjoy traveling. The first thing I pack is our First AIM Kit to help us maintain our health. We use recycled containers for our nutritious AIM powders such as the Garden Trio®, ProPeas®, and CalciAIM™. Depending on how many days we’ll be traveling, I pack an equal number of small, plastic bags containing a daily supply of encapsulated supplements that include AIM GinkgoSense™ and AIM PrepZymes®.

In celebration of our forty-second anniversary, we planned a Caribbean cruise over Christmas 2014. A few days before our trip, I sent a message to AIM Online to check which products we would need for Jamaica after hearing about the chikungunya virus spread by mosquito bites. Symptoms include fever, muscle pain, headaches, nausea, and rash. It affected hundreds of thousands of people in the Caribbean, spurring a state of emergency in Jamaica. Keith Duff (AIM Regional Meeting and Training Director) suggested that I also pack extra AIM Proancynol® 2000 for antioxidants and AIM FloraFood® for friendly bacteria.

We like adventure but opted for a taxi ride around the town of Falmouth, Jamaica instead of taking a bamboo raft trip down the Martha Brae River that runs through lush, green vegetation where mosquitoes breed.

On the beautiful island of Roatan, we went on a five-hour, 20-mile, guided bike tour through tropical rainforests with fourteen others despite the 900 F (300 C) temperature and the hilly, narrow roads. We took a well-deserved break at a beach to unwind and do some snorkeling. Thank goodness I had some convenient sample packs of AIM BarleyLife® (for energy) and AIM Peak Endurance® (for ATP and electrolytes) to mix in my water bottle. Biking back to the ship gave us an interesting insight into the life of the locals. Back onboard, it was wonderful to rub on AIM Mag-nificence™ lotion to relax our sore, stressed muscles.

Two days later, sixteen of us took a 5-hour, clear kayak and snorkel trip. The transparent kayak made it even easier for us to see the incredible variety of colorful fish and coral below us in the crystal clear water. Later, our snorkeling adventure gave us an even closer look at the marine life.

Not only did we enjoy these excursions, we also survived them due to the wonderful AIM products that we’ve been taking daily for over seventeen years. We owe our health, wellness, and active lifestyle to them. Thank you, AIM, for Nutrition that Works!

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve

GinkgoSense Is a Smart Move

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Women, you know that keeping your senses about you in a chaotic world is a challenge. It would be great to have supplemental brain power at your fingertips. From the time you’re young enough to collect thoughts right on through the more mature stages of life, you are bombarded with too much information. Time can take a toll on a jam-packed memory. Taking AIM GinkgoSense can help a lady to stay smart and sharp in spite of it all.

GingkoSense is about improving circulation through- out the body, and optimal blood flow is vital for the brain. Your brain is at the center of all body activities, whether thoughtless—balancing, breathing, digesting, etc.—or thoughtful, such as trying to remember the name of that movie actress starring in that film you enjoyed but can’t remember the title of either.

Your brain is hard at work all the time, even while you sleep so it requires an awful lot of cellular energy, which, of course, comes from your nutritional intake. And it gets to the brain via blood circulation which GinkgoSense enhances with its blend of ginkgo biloba, bilberry, marigold extracts and DHA. It is very important to carefully think about the kind of nutrition you circulate to your brain. Is yours a French-fried, cake-headed, soda-drenched burger brain or a whole-food nourished mind? It makes a huge nutritional difference to your control center, let alone the rest of your body.

The main ingredient of the GinkgoSense formula comes from the leaves of the ginkgo biloba tree, the standardized extract of which contributes a circulatory boost that can improve brain function, memory, concentration, and overall mental clarity. Just what a woman needs in a demanding world.

P.S. You can tell the guys it will work for them just as well.