Four Brain Health Habits

Around the world, approximately 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. In the USA, over 5 million people have age-related dementias. The figure in Canada is well over half a million.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain, affecting memory, thinking, behavior and personality, and ultimately causing death. Dementia is a general term referring to a severe decline in mental ability that gets in the way of daily life. A number of diseases can cause dementia, including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and vascular issues. However, Alzheimer’s may account for 60 – 80 percent of dementia cases.

The month of June brings awareness to Alzheimer’s disease and its effect on the brain, slowly diminishing people’s cognitive abilities and quality of life over time. As the leading voluntary health organization in care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association promotes four categories of lifestyle habits that people can put into practice as they age:

1.  Diet and nutrition

2.  Cognitive activity

3.  Social engagement

4.  Physical health and exercise

These lifestyle habits have been determined to be effective for aging well because research indicates that the combination of good nutrition and mental, social and physical activities may have a greater benefit in maintaining or improving brain health than any single activity. 1

AIM Brain Nutrition

AIM nutrition gives your cells a supplemental concentration of nutrients to help improve and maintain the overall health of your body and brain. For example, the natural profusion of nutrients from plant-based food in the Garden Trio offers incredibly good nutrition that can be taken daily as a lifestyle habit. Giving your body such nutritional wealth can also have a very positive effect on your mood and mental sharpness.

To target brain health, GinkgoSense delivers Ginkgo biloba extract, which contains compounds that support brain cells by increasing energy production. The resulting increased blood flow also helps deliver these compounds and other brain-healthy nutrients. 2 At the same time, ginkgo’s antioxidant properties help protect brain cells from free radical damage, which may play a role in the onset and development of Alzheimer’s disease. 3

Lifestyle habits that support brain health are worth full-time awareness and discipline to help lead you into golden years of well-being. Make one of those habits AIM nutrition.

1 Alzheimer’s Association
2 Cambridge University Press
3 Journal of the American Osteopath Association

[References accessed April 16, 2018]

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife, Just Carrots, RediBeets and GinkgoSense and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Nutrition for Vision

Your five senses are such a daily part of being alive. Yet it is usually only when one of them is compromised that you give it the awareness it deserves.

Take vision as an example. The gift of sight is such an important sense. You only have to close your eyes and imagine never being able to reopen them to sense what life would be like without being able to see. And if you are shortsighted or farsighted, you are fortunate that corrective lenses allow you to at least see far more clearly.

If you are gifted with the sense of sight, the National Eye Institute (NEI) recommends a number of tips to keep your eyes healthy, such as wearing sunglasses, giving your eyes a rest (especially from computer and phone screens) and maintaining a healthy weight (to avoid the increased risk of developing diabetes, which can lead to loss of vision). Another of the NEI’s tips is also a focal point of The AIM Companies™: eat right to protect your sight.

Have You Ever Thought About Nourishing Your Eyes?

The right nutritional choices can help you to maintain healthy vision.

Dark, leafy greens are beneficial for the overall health of your body, given their rich source of nutrients. LeafGreens provides supplemental greens that deliver key nutrients for eye health, including lutein and zeaxanthin from spinach and kale, which also contain beta-carotene. All three nutrients are antioxidants that protect the eyes from oxidative stress.

Carrots are usually one of the first “good for eyesight” vegetables that spring to mind. Just Carrots powder is supplemental whole food that contains a concentration of carrot nutrients, including beta-carotene. Your body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, which is necessary for the conversion of light energy into electrical energy in the retinas of the eyes. The optic nerve then transmits this energy to the brain, and you have vision.

Eye GinkgoSense

For targeting eye health, GinkgoSense combines an effective ingredient that improves circulation to your eyes and key nutrients that need to be circulated to your eyes. Ginkgo biloba extract increases blood flow to the eyes and brain, making it a healthy herb for vision and memory. Only two carotenoids are present in the maculas of the eyes in sizeable amounts: lutein and zeaxanthin, so it makes sense that these nutrients are also part of the formula. Helping to prevent macular degeneration, omega-3 essential fatty
acids are another GinkgoSense ingredient. In other words, GinkgoSense is an eyeful when it comes to nutrition for vision.

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Healthy, Happy and Very Active

Shared by Whitey Johnson, AIM Group Builder

I was introduced to AIM’s barley grass powder by Carolyn and Jim Kling, Chairman’s Club Directors. They told me that it was quickly assimilated by the body. At that time, I was taking a bunch of vitamins and minerals, but I didn’t feel well. Right away these supplemental greens made a difference, and I felt better. It wasn’t an instant high; I just felt better. So I really got excited about it. That was about eighteen years ago now. It started out as a supplement. Now it’s an investment.

Before being introduced to AIM, my health wasn’t good. Our family had a history of disease. Dad died early of cancer, mom had Parkinson’s and there was diabetes and a whole bunch of other issues too. So I wasn’t doing well at all. I ate and drank all the bad stuff. My wife Brenita and I started changing our diets. If you put the right fuel in your body, you start feeling a healthy difference.

Then I found out about the Garden Trio. I take it in the morning, followed by two more servings of BarleyLife during the day. It helps with everything. I also learned about Herbal Fiberblend: it cleans out the plumbing so that nutrients can get through the intestinal wall. That stuff is really amazing.

I also take Proancynol 2000, CellSparc 360, GinkgoSense, ReAssure SP and AIMega daily.

As for my career, I started in construction when I was seventeen and worked as a general contractor building custom and high-end homes. Anyway, I began having a little problem with my memory. In carpentry and construction, you have got to remember numbers. I didn’t want to write them down, but I was having trouble remembering them well in my head.

GinkgoSense made a big difference. It started clearing things up in my head. My memory just kind of improved and excelled. It even helps when you’re driving. If your memory is working well, it helps with everything.

I started on ReAssure SP because I had an issue there, and it really helped me. All my tests are good and no prostate cancer.

So I’m healthy, happy and very active at the age of eighty-seven. You can better help your community and family if you have good health. You can function better, and our goal is to keep improving. By the way, we are very pleased with AIM’s service as the products get to us very quickly. We’re so thankful for The AIM Companies™.

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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.

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!

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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.